Trump ‘aggressively’ pursuing Netanyahu to attend inauguration

By Times of Israel-— Deputy Minister Michael Oren on Thursday slammed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s address on the peace process as historically inaccurate, offensive and dangerous, and called for a total reset of US-Israel ties. Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, also said that the outgoing administration’s critical view of the Israeli…

Trump Tightens Jewish Relations Ahead of January Inauguration

By Elizabeth Kratz/JNS.org President-elect Donald Trump, who frequently takes pride in his track record as a negotiator, this week named one of his campaign advisers on issues related to Israel as the incoming administration’s special representative for international negotiations. Real estate transactions lawyer Jason Dov Greenblatt, who alongside U.S. ambassador to Israel appointee David Friedman…

Obama enrages Israel on way out of the door

By Garth Kant, WND— Israeli officials are furious with President Obama for allowing the U.N. to pass a resolution Friday demanding the Jewish state “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.” With the U.S. taking the extraordinary move of abstaining, the Security Council unanimously passed the resolution,…

No Holds Barred: Tillerson can influence Arab governments to recognize Israel

By Shmuley Boteach, JPost— The pro-Israel community should welcome Tillerson’s appointment. President-elect Donald Trump has nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state. Given his extensive involvement in the Middle East with the Arab oil producers and seeming lack of exposure to Israel, the immediate response of some in the pro-Israel community has…

ADL’s Greenblatt: Trump Has ‘More Intimate Relationship With Jewish People Than Any Other President’

By Adelle Nazarian, Breitbart— The Anti-Defamation League’s Jonathan Greenblatt said that President-elect Donald J. Trump “walks into the Oval Office with a more intimate relationship with the Jewish people than any other president in the history of the United States of America.” Greenblatt made the statement while participating in a “dinner-style information conversation” about political…