Tillerson criticizes U.S. decision to abstain from U.N. Israel vote

By Steven Mufson and Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post— Rex Tillerson condemned the Obama administration’s decision not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution critical of Israel’s development of settlements on the West Bank. The former ExxonMobil chief said the resolution was “not helpful” and “undermines” the conditions for peace talks to continue. He described Secretary…

Biblical Origins of the 70-Nation Anti-Israel Paris Conference

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— High ranking officials from 70 nations of the world will gather in Paris on January 15th in an attempt to force Israel to accept a two-state solution with the Palestinian Authority. By so doing, they will be fulfilling a momentous Biblical prophecy foretold thousands of years ago. When Israeli statesman…

In Congress, a new battle emerges: 2 states or not 2 states

BY RON KAMPEAS, Times of Israel— There’s a striking difference between competing bids in Congress addressing last month’s UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements. It’s not that they differ on the United Nations – the two nonbinding congressional resolutions under consideration condemn the Security Council, as well as the outgoing Obama administration for abstaining…

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…