Category Archives: Israel

New York Times Declares ‘Setback‘ for Netanyahu as He Wins Israeli Election

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won an historic fifth term in Israeli’s national elections Tuesday, with his Likud Party narrowly edging the opposition Blue and White Party and the right-wing bloc of parties likely to form the next government.

Yet the New York Times had declared the election a “setback” for Netanyahu, based on exit polls that showed Likud losing by a substantial margin to the opposition, led by former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief of staff Benny Gantz


Hamas Plans to Use Children as Human Shields in Mass Border Riots This Weekend, Israeli UN Envoy Warns

In a letter to the UN Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon wrote, “Hamas has cancelled school on 30 March so that children will be free to attend the riots. As always, Hamas will exploit these children as human shields and compensate the rioters and their families, should they suffer injuries.”


Trump says US will recognize Israeli control of disputed Golan Heights

President Trump on Thursday said the U.S. will recognize Israeli control of the disputed Golan Heights territory, delivering a diplomatic win for prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of a tough reelection race.

“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” Trump tweeted.

Meanwhile Justin pretends he has restored Canada’s status as an “honest broker” … by funding the Pallie Terrorists.


Israel vs. its Enemies in Europe

Ireland’s Senate recently voted to support organizations, many headed by terrorists , in imposing a boycott on Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East. This, while hardly ever uttering a critical word about countries such as China, IranNorth Korea, Russia, Turkey, Mauritania, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, NigeriaSudanor South Sudan. The singling-out of Israel probably tells more about Ireland’s longstanding history of anti-Semitism than about the country it has been targeting, particularly since it ignores that state’s major contributions to world, including in the field of medicine. Take, for example, cancer research.

The national executive director of the Israel Cancer Research Fund, Mark A. Israel, recently explained why a tiny country such as Israel — in which the “rate of cancer deaths for Jews… is among the lowest in the world” — has made so many important strides in the fight against the deadly global disease for which there is not yet a cure.


The young German Jews who left everything behind — and moved to Israel

People who were born and raised in Israel are not used to hearing that their upbringing is something to be envious of. The country is engaged in a bloody conflict with the Palestinians, military service is compulsory and it has one of the highest inequality rates in the West. Israelis also work some of the longest hours among states within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

These statistics do not make Israel an obvious immigration destination, particularly when coming from Germany — another OECD member that tops Israel in a number of key areas, including average wages and PISA performance. But for some German Jews, the dry figures are irrelevant. They decided to move to Israel anyway — and they have no regrets.


Israel’s AG announces intent to indict Netanyahu in corruption probes

Exactly 40 days before national elections, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced Thursday his decision to pursue an indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery and corruption charges pending a court hearing.

Following months of speculation, Mandelblit announced charges against Netanyahu in three criminal graft cases that have plagued the premier for the past three years.

Netanyahu was slapped with the most laden charges — bribery, fraud and breach of trust — in “Case 4,000”, in which police suspect that Netanyahu granted regulatory benefits to telecommunications giant Bezeq in exchange for positive news coverage by the Walla news website, which is owned by Bezeq’s controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch.


PA minister ignores brutal murder of young Israeli woman but criticizes Israel for searching in mosque for murderer

Three days ago, a 19-year-old Israeli woman, Ori Ansbacher, was stabbed several times and brutally murdered in Jerusalem. DNA from the scene led Israel to the Palestinian, 29-year-old Arafat Arfiah, who was captured after soldiers entered a mosque and seized footage from its security camera.


The German Government goes after friends of Israel, not anti-Semites

Unfortunately, the Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (Verfassungsschutz) has not released its 442-page report explaining why they consider us to be a threat to democracy. The report has, however, been leaked to several left-leaning media outlets such as the Tagesspiegel and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The reasons that are given are an embarassment to the German government and the head of the Federal Secret Service Thomas Haldenwang, and must make everyone very worried who is concerned about radical Islamic terror and the safety of Jews and Christians in Germany.

One example is a quote by me, which was taken completely out of context. However, even on its own, this quote is the opposite of a threat to the German constitiution – I was actually urging the secret service to investigate certain types of unconstitutional activities.