Pope Francis and the ‘Angel of Peace’ Scandal

By: TSVI SADAN, Israel Today— A scandal recently erupted after media reports such as that by BBC’s David Willey quoted Pope Francis as telling Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting on May 16: “You are an angel of peace.” The Vatican was subsequently forced to issue a clarification that ultimately did little to alleviate…

‘It’s not politically correct to be anti-Semitic, but it’s super-in to be anti-Israel’

By LAHAV HARKOV, JPOST— The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is the new anti-Semitism and wants to destroy Israel, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Wednesday, in response to a motion to the agenda from coalition and opposition MKs calling to fight those who seek to delegitimize Israel. The discussion was marked by shouting matches over…

Palestinians Attacked for Marching With Israelis

By: ISRAEL TODAY STAFF, Israel Today— Palestinian participants in a co-existence march with Israelis were attacked by fellow Palestinians on Thursday. The victims were taking part in the annual “Jerusalem Hug” march, the purpose of which is, according to the group’s website, “…to promote a peaceful experience, a life of freedom and joy to all…

How to Defend Israel? Talk About Rights. Not Just Security

By: Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary Magazine— Israel diplomats were reportedly shocked this week when their country’s new deputy foreign minister asked them to speak up about Israel’s rights in the conflict with the Palestinians rather than just its security needs. As the Times of Israel reports, Tzipi Hotovely raised more than a few eyebrows when she…

Christian Zionist in Israel filming anti-BDS movie

By: JTA, JPOST— Laurie Cardoza-Moore, the head Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a Christian-Zionist group, was in Israel this week filming segments for a film about the BDS movement in an attempt to show what she believes is “farce of BDS.” The satirical film, which will require several trips to Israel and which she says…