The United Nations: World’s Leading Purveyor of Antisemitism

By ANNE BAYEFSKY, GATESTONE— The UN is not having a conference on the threat that global antisemitism poses to international peace and security. This is lunch-time. The courageous organizer, assisted by the principled representatives of the small state of Palau, is independent of the UN. The facilities are not free. But why couldn’t the UN,…

PA plan seeks Palestinian state, IDF pullout within 3 years

By TIMES OF ISRAEL— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plans to present a framework for renewed peace talks with Israel, according to a Palestinian ex-minister close to Abbas. In an effort to jumpstart stalled peace talks and expedite the establishment of a Palestinian state, Abbas is preparing to present Israel with a specific timetable for…

Obama Using Hamas Terror as Leverage Against Israel

By ISRAEL TODAY— Israelis were once again left dumbfounded by the behavior of the American Administration after US President Barack Obama on Monday appeared to be using Hamas terrorism as leverage to get Israel to resume peace negotiations under Palestinian terms. Earlier in the day, the White House was found whining to the press as…

Syria Asks UN to Take Action Against Israel

By ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7— Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad, on Sunday asked the United Nations to take actions against Israel, claiming it violated the 1974 ceasefire agreement in the Golan Heights. According to Syria’s SANA news agency, Mekdad spoke with the Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, who is visiting…

The politics of the Palestinian right of return

By ASAF ROMIROWSKY and ALEXANDER JOFFE, FORBES— US-backed negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are entering a critical period. With reports suggesting Israeli acceptance of the 1967 lines and land swaps, what about Palestinian concessions? Two issues are paramount: the ‘right of return’ and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Palestinian Authority President…

Netanyahu at UNGA: Israel will stand alone if needed in preventing Iran nuclear weapons

By MAYA SHWERDER, JPOST — A steadfast Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made clear in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that Israel would not accept a nuclear armed Iran, and would “stand alone” if necessary to achieve that aim. “Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, even if we…