Marco Rubio Hits Trump, Takes Strong Stand for Israel

By Tyler O’Niel, PJ Media-— Florida Senator Marco Rubio gave a powerful defense of Israel in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. He attacked President Obama and Republican front-runner Donald J. Trump for not supporting the Jewish state. If elected president, he promised “a foreign policy of moral clarity,” and that America would take sides (“we’re going…

Head of Conference of Presidents: Anti-Semitism in the US on the rise

By Attila Somfalvi, Ynetnews— Three-quarters of American Jewish students say they witnessed or experienced anti-Semitism on a campus, American-Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein told Ynet on Wednesday. “It’s not Europe yet, but (anti-Semitism) is definitely on the rise,” said Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, which is…

Obama backtracks on Israel defense package to counter Iran nuclear deal

By DEBKAFILE— US President Barack Obama has retracted on his pledge of an extra defense package to compensate Israel for the damage caused its security by the nuclear deal concluded with Iran last year. This flat refusal, reported here by DEBKAfile’s Washington sources, confronted Israeli officials when they met last week with heads of the…