Ambassador Haley: US will block any appointment of Palestinian to UN post

By World Israel News— US Ambassador to the United Nation (UN) Nikki Haley on Tuesday told Congress that the Trump administration’s policy was to prevent any Palestinians from serving in UN positions, unless and until the US recognizes an independent Palestinian state. “If we don’t recognize Palestine as a state, we needed to acknowledge, also,…

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Israel gears up for Jerusalem sovereignty fight in UNESCO

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— Israel is pushing to sway the 21 nations on UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to reject a resolution disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, when the committee meets in Krakow, Poland, July 2-12. The diplomatic battle comes at the same time Israel is dealing with the American Jewish community over the centrality of…

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ZOA Appalled: Abbas’ PA Calls for UNESCO Resolution Designating Hebron a Palestinian Site

By ZOA— The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is appalled that Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA) is seeking to have the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) register the Old City of Hebron, one of the four Jewish holy cites mentioned in the Bible and site of the Tomb of the Jewish Patriarchs…

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Israel gears up for Jerusalem sovereignty fight in UNESCO

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— Israel is pushing to sway the 21 nations on UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to reject a resolution disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, when the committee meets in Krakow, Poland, July 2-12. The diplomatic battle comes at the same time Israel is dealing with the American Jewish community over the centrality of…

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Washington Saying Ramallah Isn’t Giving Peace a Chance

By JNI MEDIA— The meetings last Wednesday and Thursday, between resident Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and US special envoy to the peace process Jason Greenblatt with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, were described as “disheartening” by PA officials who spoke to Al-Hayat. According to the PA officials, the…

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US pressure on Israel? No need to panic!

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom— Can Israel afford to defy US presidential pressure to concede land, which is historically and militarily critical to the future of the Jewish State? US presidential pressure has been an integral part of the US-Israel saga since 1948. However, in retrospect, US pressure on Israel has been based…

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Israel, American Jewry and Trump’s God

By Caroline Glick, JPOST— Earlier this month Norway, Denmark and Switzerland did something surprising. Norway announced that it was demanding the return of its money from the Palestinian Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Secretariat, for the latter’s funding of a Palestinian women’s group that built a youth center near Nablus named for PLO mass murderer…

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Analysis: Time to recognize Israel as world’s oldest victim of ‘fake news’

By Judith Bergman, WorldIsraelNews— Academic and media professionals, journalists and diplomats, governmental, non-governmental and international organizations have been rewriting the history of Israel – both ancient and modern – for decades, portraying Israel as an abhorrent state, guilty of the lowest forms of crimes. The concerted and massive effort to denigrate a modern state –…

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‘Devastating’ survey shows huge loss of Israel support among Jewish college students

BY AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN, Times of Israel— More than a decade ago, a diverse focus group of Americans was asked to describe a typical Italian house. Words like “lush, food, cooking, maternal, welcoming” quickly rolled of the tongue. The same group was asked about an Israeli home and a very different vibe was described: “concrete, strict,…

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