Israel will ask Congress to stop US aid to Palestinians

By TIMES OF ISRAEL— Israel is poised to ask Congress to stop funding the Palestinian Authority, a day after the Israeli government froze NIS 500 million ($127 million) in Palestinian tax revenues collected on Ramallah’s behalf, in response to the Palestinian Authority filing a request to join the International Criminal Court earlier this week. An…

In stinging defeat, UN rejects Palestinian bid for statehood

By LEA SPEYER, BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS— The UN Security Council rejected on Tuesday the Palestinian draft resolution calling for the full Israeli withdrawal from East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria by the end of 2017. The resolution, which was submitted on Monday by Jordan on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, called for peace negotiations to center…

Netanyahu promises to ‘vigorously’ oppose Palestinian moves at UN

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH and HERB KEINON, JPOST— As the Palestinian Authority said Sunday it planned to move forward to secure support for the draft resolution it presented the UN Security Council last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “vigorously oppose it” and not accept any “diktat.” Netanyahu, speaking at a Hanukka candle-lighting…

Obama threatened Netanyahu with dropping UNSC veto against anti-Israel moves

By DAVE BENDER, ALGEMEINER— In a dramatic development, Israeli cabinet members are warning that US President Barack Obama threatened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US may opt not to oppose future hostile UN Security Council votes, unless Israel accedes to American policy demands, Israel’s NRG News reported on Sunday. “The prime minister told colleagues…