Christie Speaks Strongly In Aim for Jewish Support

By: DONNY WEBER. JPOST— While speaking at an event this Monday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticized US President Barack Obama’s relationship with Israel indicating the current administration’s approach towards the Jewish State has been shameful. Christie hinted his support–should he ultimately gain the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination and win the…

How Orthodox Money Is Reshaping Republican Politics

By:NATHAN GUTTMAN, Forward— Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have long appreciated the importance of tapping into the pool of Jewish donors, who are among the most generous political contributors in the nation. But until recently, Orthodox Jews have been an elusive target. Like their Democratic counterparts, Republican candidates chose to go after more secular —…

Rubio: Palestinian statehood not currently possible

By: JTA, Times of Israel— US Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a candidate for the Republican nomination for president, said he would not pursue a two-state solution for the Israel-Palestinian conflict right now. “I don’t think the conditions exist for that today,” Rubio said Wednesday during a question-and-answer session hosted by PBS’s Charlie Rose at…

Ex-CIA head sees ‘strategic’ threat for Israel in boycott campaign

By: ELHANAN MILLER, Times of Israel— NEW YORK — Israel is facing a “strategic threat” in the form of the international boycott, divestment and sanction campaign, former CIA chief David Petraeus said on Monday. Petraeus said that Israel was currently experiencing “the best of times and the most worrisome of times.” He was speaking during…

Diaspora-Indiana senate passes anti-BDS resolution

By: JTA, JPOST— Indiana state senate passed a nonbinding resolution opposing boycotts of Israel. Resolution 74, adopted earlier this week, makes Indiana’s legislature the second in the United States to pass a resolution condemning BDS, or the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign. Tennessee passed a similar appeal last month. The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously…

Netanyahu: Independence Day a ‘Renaissance of National Culture’

By TOVA DVORIN, ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a special video greeting on Wednesday night, in honor of Israel’s 67th Independence Day. In the message, which was broadcast during the annual Independence Day event on Mount Herzl, Netanyahu spoke about Israel as a source of pride. “Independence Day is an occasion for…

Israeli document poses 10 key questions about ‘irresponsible, dangerous’ Iran deal

By TIMES OF ISRAEL— Israel on Monday posed 10 questions to the US-led negotiators with Iran that it said underlined “the extent of the irresponsible concessions given to Iran” in the framework agreement reached last Thursday, and made clear “how dangerous the framework is for Israel, the region and the world.” The questions were listed…

Official: White House was part of bid to oust Netanyahu

By AVI ISAACHAROFF, TIMES OF ISRAEL— The White House was directly involved in an attempt to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last week’s general election, during a nadir in ties between the Israeli leader and US President Barack Obama, a senior Jerusalem official said Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told…