Orthodox Rabbis compare Obama to Nebuchadnezzar

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— The Traditional Orthodox Rabbis of America (TORA) condemned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) anti-settlement resolution as racist, comparing Obama, with a “perfect record of failure”, to evil kings like Nebuchadnezzar and Titus. TORA was formed to focus on the critical task of offering an authentic Torah viewpoint to the…

Israel warned Obama over UN vote, calling on Trump for help

By Michael Wilner, JPost— The Israeli government asked President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to intervene before a vote scheduled for Thursday at the UN Security Council condemning its settlement activity in the West Bank, just as Barack Obama planned to allow the resolution to pass. The Obama administration intended to let the resolution, spearheaded by…

Poll: Palestinians Prefer Federation With Jordan

By Aviel Schneider, Israel Today-— Is an independent Palestinian state really all that important to the local Arab population? Well, not exactly, at least not according to a recent Palestinian opinion poll. The touted two-state solution seems to be more in line with the interests of Western powers than it is for Israelis and Palestinian…

What Netanyahu means when he talks about ‘ethnic cleansing’

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— By Sunday afternoon, the video in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posits that dismantling Jewish West Bank settlements in the framework of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is akin to “ethnic cleansing” had garnered nearly a million views, 14,000 likes, numerous condemnations from Israeli politicians and a stinging rebuke from…

Top Trump advisor to ‘Post’: Settlement annexation legitimate if PA continues to avoid real peace

By Danielle Ziri, JPOST— CLEVELAND – Israeli annexation of settlements in the West Bank could be viewed by a Trump administration as a legitimate way for Israel to move forward if the Palestinians continue to avoid a real and genuine peace deal, David Friedman, a senior advisor to Donald Trump, told The Jerusalem Post on…