The political left remains convinced that Obama is on solid ground in doing whatever he can to make it harder for the incoming Trump administration to do what it was elected to do.
The fact is that no Israeli government has established a single new settlement in more than twenty years.
While I am no fan of Obama, I must state–loud and clear–that he did not betray Israel. Everything that happened in the UN on December 23 was due to one person and one person only: Benjamin Netanyahu.
In the recent election, voters declared that the old ideas don't work and America needs new ideas. Maybe it needs timeless ideas. Can the Bible restore the society underlying American democracy?
Why should foreigners that loathe the West seek to live in the West? As Trump said, why should America-or any country-not allow in ONLY immigrants who love us and who respect our laws and way of life?
Putting Elor on trial was not moral. Convicting him was immoral! When terrorists act, they lose their right to exist, and anybody who eliminates a terrorist performs a most just and lofty moral act.
With Trump's victory, Obama’s vision for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was threatened. Obama felt compelled to create facts on the ground in order to orchestrate revenge against Netanyahu
There's good news and bad news. First the bad news: Pres. Obama has 2 weeks left in office. Now the good news: Pres. Obama has ONLY 2 weeks left in office. Let's hope he goes on an early vacation.
If Haaretz had its way, it’s progressive and politically correct to ignore the wishes of Israeli Arabs who don’t want to be described as Palestinian and call them, Palestinian regardless.
It is ludicrous to argue that the settlements are an “obstacle to peace,” because they were not an obstacle to Israel offering the Palestinians a state on three separate occasions.
It is little known that hundreds of thousands of Arab squatters in ''Arab East Jerusalem'' live on land still owned by the Jewish National Fund.
FACT: The only state without 1 town named for a biblical site is Obama’s home state, Hawaii, adding a touch of irony to the lame-duck POTUS' refraining from vetoing the UN resolution condemning Israel
The most abhorrent aspect of the UNSC resolution is the fact that it tries to give control of all Jewish holy sites in the “occupied” areas to the Palestinians.
For those who support a Jewish, Democratic Israel, committed to civil rights for all its citizens- including the right to not be murdered-David Friedman is the right choice for US Ambassador to Israel
Real moderation, tolerance and co-existence on the Arab side, with an accurate Western understanding of the historical, legal & social factors perpetuating the situation, would make all the difference
The Judean Rose cites her 10 Condemnations of the most recent and offensive UN/US travesty
It seems the Chanukah party co-hosted in Washington by the country of Azerbaijan and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish organizations was THE Chanukah party to attend in the Capital
Most of my fellow Israelis' (especially my neighbors here in YESHA) objections to Secretary Kerry’s speech stems from assumptions he makes. We find these assumptions absurd. Here's the SHORT list:
For the last night: Chanukah is a multifaceted festival and we aspire to reveal its many faces so that they may shed their radiance on the nation returning to its land and to its independence.
A nation that acknowledges the importance of spiritual values alongside national security and material prosperity becomes a national candle on the world arena, a veritable 'light unto the nations'
Obama's considerable self-regard, coupled with his very thin skin, has propelled him to scapegoat and punish a blameless target for his frustration and rage. The target? Jewish Israel.
Kerry’s speech was a few tossed bones to Israel while again stabbing Israel in the back with a proposal that endangers the Jewish state.
Kerry and the Obama team won't acknowledge that Israel is the victim and the Palestinians are the aggressors nor recognize the difference between democratic Israel and the terror-promoting PA regime.
Kerry has demonstrated a complete lack of understanding of international diplomacy and Kerry's hubris has deluded him to believe that every one of his colossal failures was actually a success.
Commenting on Kerry’s speech, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon said the Obama Administration “acted against Israel at the U.N., and any claim to the contrary is a distortion of reality.”