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 By Sean Savage    News    October 21, 2016

UNESCO resolution denies Jewish, Christian ties to Temple Mount

The United Nations cultural body, UNESCO, passed a resolution Thursday, Oct. 13, that condemns Israeli actions at Jerusalem's holy sites and ignores any Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the...

 

At a time of Jewish introspection, Donald Trump offers hope

By Jason Dov Greenblatt NEW YORK (JTA)—As my family and I prepare for Rosh Hashanah, we look back with grateful hearts for the brachot, blessings, in our lives. We take time to reflect on the joys and the challenges, the ups and downs, that we...

 

Will Black Lives Matter drive a wedge between Jews and African-Americans?

As a minority group that has faced down centuries of anti-Semitism, the Jewish people have long stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other long-suffering and persecuted minority groups such as African-Americans. This was evident during the Civil Rights...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    September 2, 2016

Amid rise in campus anti-Semitism, pro-Israel students prepare for challenging year ahead

For most students, the dog days of August are one final chance for summer traditions such as hitting the beach or visiting national parks with their family before heading back to campus. For dozens of pro-Israel college students, however, learning...

 

Israel, Iran, and terror: where Clinton VP choice Tim Kaine stands on Jewish issues

In the aftermath of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Democratic contender Hillary Clinton tapped U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    July 29, 2016

Pence's support for Israel rooted in faith

After a selection process that more closely resembled a reality television show than the usual political appointments, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that his choice...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    July 1, 2016

Tension over missile defense funding further complicates Obama's legacy on Israel

Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama’s relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been fraught with tension. Even within the framework of that tension, strong American military aid for Israel has been a constant...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    June 24, 2016

What does the U.K.'s vote on EU membership mean for Jews and Israel?

Once controlling an empire spanning every continent, the United Kingdom has been undergoing an identity crisis in recent years. In 2014, Scotland, which has been part of the United Kingdom for over...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    May 27, 2016

Gaza reconstruction falls by the wayside as Arab states leave Palestinians hanging

When it comes to the security situation at Israel's borders in recent years, no border has been more perilous for the Jewish state as its southern boundary with the Gaza Strip. Israel unilaterally...

 

British Labour Party engulfed by convergence of the far left and anti-Semitism

Jewish leaders in the United Kingdom have voiced their displeasure with the Labour Party amid an anti-Semitism scandal within its ranks that continues to engulf the country's second-largest party....

 
 By Sean Savage    News    March 25, 2016

With the Russian drawdown in Syria, Israel seeks reassurances

On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise announcement that he would withdraw the “main part” of Russian forces from Syria, in an announcement that shocked many of the countries concerned about the ongoing conflict in the...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    February 12, 2016

Indiana measure is latest state-level setback for BDS

The Indiana House of Representatives passed new legislation that targets businesses or other entities engaging in the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, marking the latest victory in the fight against BDS on the U.S. state...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    February 5, 2016

Influx of Mideast migrants brings fear of renewed anti-Semitism to Germany

While Germany takes pride in confronting its Holocaust past and maintaining a strong relationship with Israel, the European nation's recent influx of more than a million Middle East migrants-many...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    January 29, 2016

PA's uncertain future creates angst on both sides of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The ongoing wave of Palestinian terrorism that has plagued Israel since last fall has also brought to the fore the Palestinians’ frustration with their own leadership. While Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has been blamed for...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    January 29, 2016

Israel's homegrown Islamic State threat grows larger

While the threat of border clashes with Islamic State terrorists fighting in the Syrian civil war has concerned Israeli leaders for some time now, the recruitment of Israeli Arabs to form their own...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    January 22, 2016

PA's uncertain future creates angst on both sides of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The ongoing wave of Palestinian terrorism that has plagued Israel since last fall has also brought to the fore the Palestinians' frustration with their own leadership. While Palestinian Authority...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    January 15, 2016

Sound of silence: Iranian-Saudi tension highlights U.S. pullback from the region

Amid heightened tensions between the two most powerful Muslim nations in the Middle East, experts say the loudest sound might be American silence. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Shi'a Muslim dissident who...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    January 1, 2016

Hamas-Islamic State cooperation adds new layer to Middle East threats

In a region full of challenges and short on solutions, reported cooperation between Hamas and the Islamic State branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula-considered by many experts to be the terror group's...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    January 1, 2016

From flotilla to friends? Turkey-Israel reconciliation not so simple

Israel and Turkey are close to signing a deal to normalize diplomatic ties following a secret meeting in Switzerland between senior officials. Reports indicate that incoming Israeli Mossad chief...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    December 18, 2015

Israel's mission in Abu Dhabi: blip on the radar or breakthrough?

In recent years, the so-called “Arab Spring” uprisings, the Syrian civil war, and the growth of jihadist terror groups like Islamic State have countered the perception that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the root cause of instability in the...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    December 11, 2015

Where do Israeli interests fit in the Russia-Turkey-Syria puzzle?

The Syrian civil war continues to fester and has now drawn in nearly every major world power, including the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Syria's neighbor of Turkey, who all...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    November 6, 2015

Can Paul Ryan create a 'blank slate' and allay House's partisan divide on Israel?

Strained ties between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama in recent years have stood in contrast with a warm relationship between Netanyahu and Congress, particularly in the House of Representatives, which has...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    October 23, 2015

Abbas's tongue targets Temple Mount, and Israel says the result is terror

The Hamas terrorist group is open about its mission of destroying Israel. But the current wave of Palestinian terror consuming the Jewish state has led Israeli leaders to instead blame the unrest on Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    October 2, 2015

Israel copes with Syrian civil war's game of Russian roulette

The bloody and seemingly endless civil war in Syria has taken a new twist over the past month, with reports emerging that Russia has started to significantly beef up its military presence to help its...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    August 28, 2015

Christian Zionist speaks at U.N.

The Christian Zionist organization Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) convened a special session at the United Nations in New York City on Aug. 11 to help Christians learn more about the...

 

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