Netanyahu under pressure regarding Israel's biblical heartland

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself under increasing pressure both for and against adopting a recent study concluding that the Jews have a legal and historical right to resettle Judea and Samaria. Judea and Samaria are, of course, the biblical heartland of ancient Israel, a region central to the…

Video: Perilous Times

The Republican Jewish Coalition presents “Perilous Times,” a mini-documentary in which Israeli experts and everyday citizens candidly discuss their concerns about the U.S.-Israel relationship under Pres. Obama. “Please share it with everyone you know who is planning to vote for this man again next month. I don’t want anyone to have the excuse that they…

Debate dynamics

By Boaz Bismuth, ISRAEL HAYOM— President Barack Obama did not deliver the goods, but for the moment, it seems he has earned more sympathy than his Republican rival Mitt Romney. Obama has also recently managed to widen the gap between him and his opponent in swing states like Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin,…

Obama, Democrats, and the Jews

By ISI LEIBLER, ISRAEL HAYOM— The disproportionately high profile of American Jews in the U.S. presidential election contest and the efforts invested by both candidates portraying themselves as supportive of the Jewish state has assumed surrealistic levels. Overall, Israel’s standing in the U.S. today is at an all-time high. Yet, the Democratic convention spotlighted the…