Methodist church meeting votes down BDS resolutions

By TAMAR PILEGGI, Times of Israel— The United Methodist Church has rejected several resolutions calling for the 12-million-member Protestant church to divest from companies engaging in business with Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. Church committees over the weekend voted down four Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions resolutions brought to a vote at the church’s quadrennial…

Do Israelis prefer Clinton or Trump in the White House?

By HERB KEINON, JPOST— Hillary Clinton would be a better US president in terms of Israel’s interests than Donald Trump, according to an Israel Democracy Institute poll of Israeli attitudes on the two leading presidential candidates released on Monday. When asked which of the two candidates would “be better from the standpoint of Israeli interests,”…

Absent from AIPAC, Sanders slams Israeli occupation, ‘disproportionate’ use of force

BY REBECCA SHIMONI STOIL, Times of Israel— WASHINGTON — While declaring his commitment to Israel’s security, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) accused Israel of using disproportionate force in its military operations and pilloried the settlement policies of the Netanyahu government, in a speech released Monday while the candidate campaigned in Salt Lake City,…

Hillary Clinton Wanted to ‘Shame’ Israel Into Compliance

By Israel Today Staff, Israel Today— A large number of Israelis remain supporters of Hillary Clinton in her bid to become the next president of the USA, despite earlier revelations of her disdain for their own leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But the latest release of emails from Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State suggest…