‘ALLY’: MICHAEL OREN’S MEMOIR TO EXPOSE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S ABUSE OF ISRAEL

By: Joel Pollack, Breitbart— Former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren is set to release a new memoir June 23: Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. The book tells the story of Oren’s four years (2009-13) as Israel’s representative in Washington–and reveals just how hostile the Obama administration is towards Israel. Though he argues Obama is…

Why Would “Christ at the Checkpoint” Compare Israel to ISIS?

By: OLIVIER MELNICK, New Antisemitism— While I was recently traveling throughout Israel, I drove about 600 miles. Looking at the landscape around me, I quickly realized that we were often driving nearby the Palestinian territories and at times even through some Arab neighborhoods. It was as if someone had ripped pages from the Bible and made…

Defense minister: Palestinian state unlikely ‘in my lifetime’

By MITCH GINSBURG, Times of Israel— Israel’s defense minister on Tuesday mirrored contentious remarks made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the run-up to national elections in March, cautioning against the notion of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and stating that he did not foresee such a development in his lifetime. Moshe Ya’alon,…

Anti-Semitism is the Motivation for the BDS Campaign Whose Goal is to Delegitimize Israel

By: Amb. Freddy Eytan, JCPA— Israel is rightly alarmed at the escalating scale of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. BDS constitutes a concrete threat to the future of Israel’s economic, academic, cultural, sports and political standing. BDS is not only a well-organized and structured global operation that aims to push for Israel to withdraw…

US Supreme Court: No ‘Israel’ allowed on passports of Americans born in Jerusalem

By: YONAH JEREMY BOB, JPOST— In a major blow to a 13-year-old effort to bolster Jerusalem’s status under American law as an undisputed part of Israel, the US Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a Congressional law which authorized placing “Israel” on passports of Jerusalem-born Americans. The 6-3 split ruling was also a…

South Carolina becomes first US state to take action against anti-Israel boycotts

By: MICHAEL WILNER, JPOST— WASHINGTON – South Carolina’s governor has signed into law a bill to stop efforts to boycott, divest and sanction Israel on Thursday afternoon, in a first for the nation on a statewide level. The bill makes no mention of Israel directly, but prevents public entities from contracting with businesses engaging in…

Column One: The new government’s war on BDS

By: CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is less than a month old, but it’s already apparent that it is different from its predecessors. And if it continues on its current diplomatic trajectory, it may do something that its six predecessors failed to accomplish. Netanyahu’s new government may improve Israel’s position internationally.…