Annexation vs. Sovereignty: Words Matter

By Arsen Ostrovsky and Richard Kemp, JNS.org— Words matter. They drive narratives. They influence policy. And they shape people’s perceptions. The current debate over whether Israel’s proposed actions in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) — in accordance with President Donald Trump’s “peace to prosperity” plan — amount to “annexation” or the “application of sovereignty”…

Palestinians: Don’t Believe UNRWA, They Are Not Helping

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) claims that it is on the “frontlines of responding to COVID-19,” and its officials are appealing for donations to help Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. According to an UNRWA statement from April 5: “UNRWA is doing its part to flatten…

Palestinians returning from UN with ‘our tail between our legs’

By  Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will hold several diplomatic meetings before returning to Ramallah from New York, members of his delegation to the United Nations said on Wednesday. A senior Palestinian official said Abbas wants to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi, and discuss…

‘Unprecedented’ UN report links BDS movement to anti-Semitism

By Israel Hayom and JNS— Israeli, Jewish and pro-Israel groups all applauded the publication of an “unprecedented” United Nations report on anti-Semitism, which, among other issues, links anti-Semitism to criticism of Israel and the BDS movement. “This report marks one of the first times the UN has addressed the issue of anti-Semitism in any detail,”…

In first-ever review, UN racism panel presses Palestinians on anti-Semitism

By JNS , Israel Hayom Staff— The United Nations’ anti-racism committee began a mandatory two-day review on Tuesday of the policies and practices of the Palestinian Authority, whose delegation responded by criticizing experts of the 18-member panel for asking about anti-Semitic incitement based on evidence provided by the international human rights group UN Watch, whose…

CNN Commentator Marc Lamont Hill Calls for the Eradication of Israel

By Kayla Koslosky, Christian Headlines— CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill spoke on Wednesday at the opening meeting of the United Nations commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People where he urged for the elimination of Israel. Hill started his speech by noting, what he called, the blatant violations of human rights implemented…