Op-Ed: Obama redefines Palestinian terrorism; Israel will pay the price

By Stephen M. Flatow, Israel National News— When does Palestinian terrorism against Israelis not count as terrorism? When the Obama administration redefines it for political purposes. The State Department’s annual report on human rights around the world was released this past week, and it included an unprecedented denunciation of Israel. The Israeli security forces are guilty…

Israel and “Palestine”: What International Law Requires

By Louis René Beres, GateStone Institute— Under relevant international law, a true state must always possess the following specific qualifications: (1) a permanent population; (2) a defined territory; (3) a government; and (4) the capacity to enter into relations with other states. While this contingent condition of prior demilitarization of a Palestinian state may at first…

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,”…

The Israel–Passover-USA linkage

By Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report— Passover While Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” – partially based on the teachings of Moses, Judge Gideon and Prophet Samuel – cemented the 1776 American Revolution against the British crown, the Passover legacy cemented the Jewish Revolution (against the Egyptian crown), Jewish nationhood and the Jewish state. The Passover legacy contributed…

False Moral Equivalence as a Tool to Demonize Israel

By Manfred Gerstenfeld and Jamie Berk, Gate Stone Institute— False moral equivalence is one of a series of major fallacies. False moral equivalence comparing Israel’s actions to those of the Nazis was used by several prominent social-democratic politicians, including French President François Mitterrand, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou. Another…