In Trump vs. ‘the Squad,’ American Jews have picked the wrong target

July 19, 2019 by  
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In the showdown between U.S. President Donald Trump and “the Squad” of four far-left minority congresswomen, Jewish organizations in America have overwhelmingly condemned Trump’s remarks. Read more

Trump reverses Obama-UN treachery on West Bank and East Jerusalem

June 19, 2019 by  
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President Trump’s decision to back Israel’s claims to sovereignty in the West Bank and Jerusalem has resurrected America’s commitment to the Jewish people made by President Bush and Congress in 2004 after that commitment had been subsequently repudiated by President Obama in the last month of his Presidency in December 2018. Read more

Trump consigning Russia-PLO collusion to dustbin of history

May 2, 2019 by  
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President Trump’s inexorable march towards releasing his  “deal of the century”  has seen his decisions on Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and the PLO undermining 55 years of Russia-PLO collusion aimed at eliminating the State of Israel and establishing Russian supremacy in the Middle East. Read more

Trump should reaffirm core Bush-Congress commitments to Israel

February 1, 2019 by  
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President Trump’s decision to reverse his partial US Government shutdown – the longest in history – could have important consequences for the release of his long-awaited plan to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict – postponed yet again until after Israel’s elections in April. Read more

Trump must enjoin UN to condemn Hizballah, UNIFIL and Hamas

December 25, 2018 by  
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President Trump should urgently enjoin the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to condemn Hizballah and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) following Israel’s discovery of four tunnels dug from Lebanon into Israel…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump stand shames UN rejection of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

December 5, 2018 by  
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December 6 marks the first anniversary of President Trump’s historic and ground-breaking announcement to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the American Embassy to Jerusalem…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump triumphs as Oman and Brazil step up and PLO bows out

November 7, 2018 by  
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Oman has broken ranks with the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) by endorsing President Trump’s efforts to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Grappling with the roots of anti-Semitism after Pittsburgh

November 2, 2018 by  
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As Jews around the world grieve for those who were slaughtered in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the reaction of many in both Jewish and non-Jewish circles has demonstrated a refusal to acknowledge the true significance of what happened. Read more

Trump’s PLO shutdown paves way for Jordan-West Bank reunification

September 27, 2018 by  
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President Trump’s decision to close the PLO mission in Washington, cancel the visas of the Palestinian Ambassador and his family and order their bank accounts be closed – mark the PLO’s final humiliation for condemning Trump’s proposed peace plan before its contents have even been published…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump is not an unindicted co-conspirator

September 14, 2018 by  
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During Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) questioned the legitimacy of the judge’s appointment to the High Court.  Blumenthal said in his opening remarks:  “The president of the United States who has nominated you is an unindicted co-conspirator…”  Senator Cory Booker has also characterised Trump as “an unindicted co-conspirator”…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

What’s on and off the table when it comes to Middle East peace

September 2, 2018 by  
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Long eluding his predecessors, U.S. President Donald Trump has not shied away from attempting to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he has called the “deal of the century”…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Trump administration released tens of millions in aid to Palestinians

August 3, 2018 by  
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The Trump administration quietly released tens of millions of foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority recently that had been frozen as part of a review process. Read more

Trump opens door for talks with Iran to isolate the ayatollahs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s manner, in which he initially puts forth his most ferocious face and then an extended hand, creates a situation that the interlocutor doesn’t expect…writes Fiamma Nirenstein/JNS. Read more

Trump should reject PLO and UN propaganda on East Jerusalem

August 2, 2018 by  
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President Trump’s as-yet unannounced “ultimate deal”  to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict has received a setback following Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reassuring Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that Saudi Arabia would oppose any Trump peace plan that did not accept the PLO stance on East Jerusalem becoming the capital of an independent Palestinian Arab state. Read more

Is Trump being tricked into war with Iran?

According to Fox News prime-time star Tucker Carlson, the mainstream media is characteristically missing the big story…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Trump exposes UN hypocrisy on PLO, Hamas and Israel

July 26, 2018 by  
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President Trump has challenged United Nations (UN) member States to put their money where their mouths are in a hard-hitting speech delivered by US Permanent Representative to the UN – Ambassador Nikki Haley – at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East on 24 July. Read more

U.S. President Trump: A balance sheet

July 25, 2018 by  
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin served to increase the paranoia about him to an all-time high…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Can the US and Israel rely on Putin to force Iran out of Syria?

July 17, 2018 by  
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U.S.  President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin just concluded a bilateral summit in Helsinki, Finland, that proved to be one of the most widely anticipated meetings in years—or, at least, since the meeting with North Korea.writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Wishful thinking isn’t enough when it comes to Mideast peace

President Trump’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Arabs, his attempt at the “deal of the century,” will apparently soon be revealed to the world…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

False narrative haunts PLO and UN as Trump courts Arab States

June 29, 2018 by  
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Nabil Abu Rudeineh – spokesman for Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – has angrily reacted to President Trump’s intensive diplomatic efforts seeking to enlist  Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in advancing Trump’s long-awaited “deal of the century” to end the Arab-Jewish conflict. Read more

Jordan baulks at replacing PLO in negotiations with Israel on Trump plan

June 22, 2018 by  
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President Trump’s long-awaited plan on ending the Arab-Israeli conflict will be further delayed following a flurry of diplomatic activity over the past week…writes David Singer. Read more

Citing ‘chronic bias against Israel’ the US quits the UN Human Rights Council

June 20, 2018 by  
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that the U.S. is pulling out of the U.N. Human Rights Council, citing the world body’s “chronic” bias against Israel as one of the primary factors for the withdrawal. Read more

Trump, Kim and the ‘good citizen’

June 17, 2018 by  
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One of the many memorable scenes in “The Lives of Others”—an exemplary German movie whose plot centers on the Stasi secret police in the late, unlamented German Democratic Republic—involves the indiscreet telling of a joke about Erich Honecker, the Soviet puppet who served as the GDR’s head of state…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

PLO rejects Trump lifeline on negotiations with Israel

June 15, 2018 by  
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President Trump – still mulling over the release of his ultimate peace deal to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict – has seen the swift rejection of the call by Jason D. Greenblatt – Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations – to have Dr Saeb Erekat replaced as chief negotiator for the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in future negotiations with Israel…writes David Singer. Read more

Macron, Merkel and May should adopt Trump policy on Jerusalem

May 14, 2018 by  
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The opening of the American Embassy on 14 May in Israel’s capital – Jerusalem – should be replicated by fellow-democracies France, Germany and The United Kingdom (“the Democratic Trio”) without delay…writes David Singer. Read more

How to separate chaos from policy

Another day, another Trump outrage…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Former Israeli and U.S. top diplomats express admiration, caution on embassy move

February 27, 2018 by  
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After much speculation over when U.S. President Donald Trump would make good on his campaign promise, the United States announced on Feb. 23 that it will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Let’s talk truthfully about the issues behind mass shootings

February 18, 2018 by  
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Jewish groups don’t hesitate to weigh in after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., but the futile nature of the discussion about guns points toward more culture-war bitterness rather than solutions…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

The predictable liberal response to Pence

January 31, 2018 by  
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Listening to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the Knesset was a euphoric experience…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Palestinian leader Abbas slams Trump and calls Israel a ‘colonial project’

January 16, 2018 by  
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During a two-hour speech to the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) Central Council, Palestinian Authority (PA) President and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas slammed President Donald Trump’s attempts to jumpstart peace negotiations as well as America’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

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