Joint Statement from Jason Dov Greenblatt and David Friedman, Co-Chairmen of the Israel Advisory Committee to Donald J. Trump

By Jason D. Greenblatt, Medium— It has been an exhilarating election cycle. Approximately seven months ago, we were blessed to have been tapped by Donald J. Trump to be his top advisors with respect to the State of Israel. We have been fortunate to work with a talented team of people and have put together…

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Trump advisor: ‘West Bank settlements are not an obstacle to peace’

President elect Donald Trump does not condemn Jewish building over the pre-1967 lines, nor does he believe in dictating the terms of any peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinian, a close legal advisor, Jason Greenblatt, told Army Radio on Thursday morning. “Mr. Trump does not view the settlements as being an obstacle for peace,” Greenblatt…

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America and its people

By Inna Rogatchi, Rogatchi Foundation— The last hours before the election day in the USA, not expecting a miracle, I have glanced on the TV screen, almost by chance. I saw a giant crowd of Mannequins at the Clinton’s rally, both literally and metaphorically: celluloid faces with an identical expression of pretending, supporting does-not-matter what…

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Trump Victory Means End of ‘Palestinian State’

By Israel Today Staff, Israel Today— Israeli politicians and commentators, like most others around the world, woke up Wednesday morning in shock over Donald Trump’s upset victory in the US presidential election. But Israel was probably one of the few countries where most people viewed Trump’s win as a good surprise. For months, local polls…

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Netanyahu hails Donald Trump as a ‘true friend’ of Israel

BY ILAN BEN ZION AND STUART WINER, Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his election victory, saying the Republican is “a true friend of the State of Israel.” Netanyahu’s remarks were released a few hours after Trump proclaimed victory over his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in a surprise…

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THE RISE OF GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM

By Susan Warner, Frontpagemag— When Israel declared its independence from Britain in 1948, it was an exuberant nation with a population beleaguered by the tragic murder of 6 million relatives, friends and fellow Jews in the Shoah. In 1948, many of the nascent country’s newest citizens’ recent memories were of years of brutal deprivation, murder,…

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In UNESCO, Palestinians claim ownership of Dead Sea Scrolls

By Israel Hayom— The Palestinian Authority is planning to claim ownership of the Dead Sea Scrolls and demand that UNESCO order Israel to surrender the artifacts, Israel Hayom learned over the weekend. Discovered in the Qumran Caves in the eastern Judean Desert between 1947 and 1956, the scrolls — a trove of 981 different texts…

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‘The world has not learned the lessons of the Holocaust’

By Gol Kalev, JPOST— Rabbi Israel Meir Lau is one of the more prominent consensus figures in Israel. A Holocaust survivor who lost nearly his entire family, the rabbi rose from the horrors of the Buchenwald death camp to become the chief rabbi of Israel and chairman of the Yad Vashem Council. The 38th generation…

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Israelis Vote, Rabbis Predict Trump Victory

By Israel Today— Israelis with American citizenship have finished voting, and local rabbis are predicting victory for Republican candidate Donald Trump in next week’s US presidential election. American citizens living in Israel, most of them holding dual Israeli citizenship, finished casting their absentee ballots this week, and an exit poll conducted by iVoteIsrael revealed most…

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Will Obama administration betray Israel at the UN?

By Isi Liebler, The Algemeiner— Throughout his entire presidential term of nearly eight years, President Barak Obama has insisted that he “has Israel’s back.” The reality is that Obama’s appalling foreign policy has been geared toward the creation of “daylight” between the US and Israel. To this end, Obama reneged on the long-standing bipartisan policy…

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Antisemitism in America is rising on the Right and the Left

By Adam Milstein, JPOST— For thousands of years Jews have been targeted, persecuted and hated for a range of irrational and paradoxical reasons. We have been blamed for the crucifixion and killing of Jesus, even though Jesus was a Jew. We have been hated for maintaining our distinct Jewish identity – and, when we do…

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