Rep. Walsh introduces legislation to defend Israel

Today, Congressman Joe Walsh introduced a resolution supporting Israel’s right to annex Judea and Samaria in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to press for unilateral U.N. recognition of Palestinian statehood. It anticipates the General Assembly vote on recognition of Palestinian statehood scheduled for September 20. The resolution coincides with a bill being introduced…

Cliche-based foreign policy

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee kicked up a political storm this week. Tuesday Ros-Lehtinen introduced the United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act. If passed into law it would place stringent restrictions on US funding of the UN’s budget. The US currently funds 22…

Contesting Corruption at the United Nations

BY REID SMITH, AMERICAN SPECTATOR— House Republicans have announced plans to introduce legislation that would allow individual member states to choose which activities at the United Nations they want to fund. House Foreign Affairs Chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is leading the charge for the voluntary budget measure that would also cut funding for Palestinian refugees, channel…

US Foreign Aid to the PA: Counterproductive

BY AMB. YORAM ETTINGER, NEW MEDIA JOURNAL— The US Administration is trying to reassure Congress that foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) is a key to peaceful coexistence with Israel. However, a current study of Abu Mazen’s and Salam Fayyad’s school text books – conducted by veterans of Israel’s Intelligence community – reaffirms that…

Danon’s ‘annexation campaign’ set to begin

BY GIL HOFFMAN, JPOST As the Palestinian Authority prepares to ask the United Nations General Assembly to declare a Palestinian state unilaterally, a pressure campaign began Wednesday asking Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to unilaterally annex the West Bank. The campaign is the brainchild of Likud MK Danny Danon, who has sponsored a bill that would begin the…

White House web site removes Israel as the country in which Jerusalem is located

BY ISRAEL INSIDER— Daniel Halper, writing in the Weekly Standard, reports that “at 3:22 p.m., I posted this photo of Vice President Joe Biden and Shimon Peres, with an accompanying caption that indicated it had been taken last year in Jerusalem, Israel: The point of posting the photo was to show that, although the State…