The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: December 30th, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
The Palestinian Authority has decided to support and encourage a “low-level” popular uprising in the strategic West Bank, according to Palestinian and Jordanian intelligence sources. The Palestinian and Jordanian sources told this column the decision empowers local leaders of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah organization to lead what would be viewed as a “popular […]
Posted on: December 23rd, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
Intelligence officials from Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the U.S. held a meeting last week to discuss specific responses to Iranian retaliatory attacks during a potential war with Tehran, this column has learned. A senior Egyptian intelligence official said the main talks, which took place in Amman, revolved around the possibility of Iranian-directed Palestinian and Islamic […]
Posted on: December 16th, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
The Palestinian Authority has been negotiating an understanding with the Obama administration regarding a Palestinian threat to unilaterally ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state outside of negotiations with Israel, this column has learned. According to a senior PA official, the PA’s chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, headed a team that held a series […]
Posted on: December 16th, 2009News & Views → Global
WASHINGTON - Opinion polls are expected to provide a simple answer to an important question: What are the people thinking? But the details often reveal a much more complicated picture.
Posted on: December 9th, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
The Obama administration in recent weeks has stepped up its monitoring of Jewish construction projects in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, this column has learned. This column reported in Augustthat Obama’s Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, oversaw the establishment of an enhanced apparatus based in the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem that closely monitors […]
Posted on: December 9th, 2009News & Views → Global
WASHINGTON - A U.S. congressman is the latest to call for a Justice Department investigation into whether a pro-Palestinian group has been raising money on college campuses for Hamas.
Posted on: December 2nd, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
Van Jones, President Obama’s controversial former “green jobs” czar, serves on the advisory board of an independent environmental organization actively working with the White House, this column has learned. Jones resigned in Septemberafter this reporter and Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck exposed that Jones founded a communist revolutionary organization and signed a statement […]
Posted on: December 2nd, 2009News & Views → Global
WASHINGTON - Some conservatives are accusing the Anti-Defamation League of launching a partisan attack following its report asserting that a "current of anti-government hostility" has swept the United States in the year since Barack Obama was elected.
Posted on: December 2nd, 2009News & Views → Global
Jerusalem, as it has so many times in the past, is today occupying center stage in the world theater. Once again the City of David is under siege. Not by an invading army, but by pressure exerted by nations to relinquish Israeli sovereignty over Jewry's eternal capital.
Posted on: November 25th, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
A radical who served as an adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign recently keynoted an environmental activist festival whose satellite event was addressed by former Weather Underground terrorists William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Cornel West, a professor at Princeton University, addressed the Washington, DC Green Festival, an event promoting environmental awareness whose speaker […]
Posted on: November 25th, 2009News & Views → Global
WASHINGTON - As Sarah Palin embarked on a tour for her just published book Going Rogue, she became the latest prospective Republican presidential candidate to criticize the Obama administration's policy on Israel.
Posted on: November 18th, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
A top Palestinian Authority official told this column that the PA reached an understanding with the Obama administration regarding a Palestinian threat to unilaterally ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state outside of negotiations with Israel. Ahmed Kurei, former PA prime minister and member of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee, […]
Posted on: November 18th, 2009News & Views → Global
WASHINGTON - A State Department report on religious freedom is drawing sharp criticism from Orthodox Jewish groups over its portrayal of Israel.
Posted on: November 11th, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
A former U.S. diplomat slated to become the No. 2 Iran official at the State Department serves on the board of a controversial Iran council that has argued against imposing sanctions on Tehran and has received funding from groups tied to billionaire George Soros. John Limbert, a former ambassador to Mauritania, reportedly was […]
Posted on: November 4th, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered the Palestinians backing for a halt to Jewish construction in the strategic West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem this past weekend, but the Palestinian Authority refused her proposal, this column has learned. Palestinian diplomatic sources said Clinton passed an offer to the Palestinians from Israel that would […]
Posted on: October 28th, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
This week’s riots on the Temple Mount were directly incited by the Palestinian Authority, whose official media outlets and institutions have been stoking Arab flames by claiming right-wing extremist Jews are attempting to threaten the Al Aqsa mosque. Official PA television and radio have been calling on Muslims to “storm” the Al Aqsa Mosque […]
Posted on: October 21st, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
Obama Official: We Controlled The News President Obama’s presidential campaign focused on “making” the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was “controlled,” White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference. “Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything […]
Posted on: October 14th, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
Senior Palestinian Authority officials told this column that the Obama administration guaranteed the PA that it would pressure Israel over a Palestinian state in exchange for the PA’s withdrawal of support for immediate UN action over an investigation claiming Israel committed war crimes. The PA officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the guarantees […]
Posted on: October 14th, 2009News & Views → Global
PRAGUE - When President Obama announced at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh late last month that Iran had built a secret nuclear plant in Qom, southwest of Tehran, he was followed by a visibly angry French President Nicolas Sarkozy and an unusually harsh British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Posted on: October 7th, 2009News & Views → News Briefs
The “Temple Mount” does not exist and neither Jews nor Christians should be allowed to pray on the site referred to by that name, Dimitri Diliani, the spokesman for Fatah in Jerusalem, told this column in an interview. “Don’t use the term Temple Mount,” Diliani said. “It doesn’t exist. I don’t know where […]
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