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27,000 New Israelis Came Home in 2016, Down from 31,000 in 2015

29 Kislev 5777 – December 29, 2016
Aliyah from Brazil increased significantly, with the arrival of some 760 new immigrants this year, compared with 497 in 2015.

Catholic Patriarchs Bewail Torment, Disappearance, of Mid-East Christians

'How would they welcome Christmas, but in tears and anxiety for their future!' one patriarch wrote.

AG Approves Netanyahu Criminal Interrogation with a Warning

So far, every investigation against the PM that was approved by the AG since his appointment has ended with a dismissal of the case for lack of supporting evidence.

Trump to Israel: Stay Strong!

29 Kislev 5777 – December 28, 2016
Nothing like it has ever been done before, even during the two Clinton Administrations.

Russian Foreign Minister Warns Kerry: Keep your Dirty Laundry Out of UN SC

Lavrov warned against bringing the US domestic agenda into the work of the Middle East Quartet and the United Nations Security Council.

Proper Zionist Response to UN Resolution: Knesset Inaugurates Jerusalem Jubilee Celebration

The images will be displayed at the Knesset over the next two weeks, and then travel around the world in 2017, providing people everywhere with the opportunity to celebrate 50 years of a unified Jerusalem.

Democratic Whip to Kerry: Shut Up!

'I urge Secretary Kerry and the Administration not to set forth a formula, which will inevitably disadvantage Israel in any negotiation.'

Yesha Council Envoy Calls Kerry ‘Ignorant’

'John Kerry is a stain on American foreign policy who is ignorant of the issues.'

Back Stabbing Arab Gets 35 Years

Following the attack, Meri posted on Facebook a picture of himself with the killer with the caption: 'My praises to the Shahid.'

Ukrain’s Deputy Speaker: Mend Ties with Israel by Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Our advice to all the foreign missions in Israel is to beat the crowds and start moving their own embassies to the capital, while the rates are relatively reasonable.

And Now for Something Completely Different: State Dept. Spokesman Lying through Teeth [video]

"What I’ll say is that we reject the notion that the United States was the driving force behind this resolution. That’s just not true."

Exposed: Transcripts Show Obama Team Conspired with Abbas, Erekat, on Anti-Israel UN Vote [video]

Kerry advised Erekat the PA should ask for parameters to a forced permanent solution, after discussion with the Saudis, who a few years ago had advanced a two-state based Middle East peace resolution.

President Rivlin to Israeli Christian Leaders: ‘United Jerusalem Is the Eternal Capital of Israel...

27 Kislev 5777 – December 27, 2016
'I stand here today to repeat in the clearest way: the State of Israel is deeply committed to ensure the religious rights of all faith communities in Jerusalem and throughout Israel.'

Ivanka Trump Posts Family Hanukkah Picture from the Pacific

Donald Trump is about to become the very first US president who has halachically Jewish grandchildren (the Clintons' son-in-law is Jewish, too, but that's just not good enough for Jewish law).

Trump: UN Nothing But a Good Time Club

At the AIPAC conference, obviously anticipating the events of last Friday, Trump promised: 'When I’m president, believe me, I will veto any attempt by the UN to impose its will on the Jewish state. It will be vetoed 100 percent.'

Santa Monica Synagogue Smeared with Feces on First Night of Hanukkah

'It’s so sad that at this time people should feel that they want to express themselves in such a negative way,' Chabad Rabbi Boruch Rabinowitz said.

Bennett’s ‘Breaking the Silence’ Bill Bars Anti-IDF Groups from Israeli Schools

MK Lapid said 'Israel's school system must not permit entry of organizations that slander IDF officers and soldiers, calling them criminals and encouraging insubordination. Consider what happens to a student who hears these stories just before joining the Army.'

Gush Etzion Residents Boycott Arab Destroyer of Netiv Ha’avot

The Netiv HaAvot neighborhood of Elazar was built in 2001 on land which was later claimed–with the urging and support of Peace Now–by the Mussa family of al-Khader, near Bethlehem.

Biden on Pushing Ukraine’s Anti-Israel Vote: I Din’ Do It

President Obama personally directed his Administration's lobbying efforts ahead of the expected vote. Obama, vacationing in Hawaii, convened a discussion Thursday with Biden, Kerry and other top national security officials.

Netanyahu Reportedly Cancels Meeting With British PM May

27 Kislev 5777 – December 26, 2016
PM Netanyahu has reportedly opted out of a meeting next month in Davos with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

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