US return to ‘flawed’ UN Human Rights Council draws criticism

February 9, 2021 by  

U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken announced that the United States will return to the U.N. Human Rights Council, reversing a move by the Trump administration, which withdrew from the international body in 2018. Read more

Jewish pro-Trump groups accuse Facebook of censorship ahead of US elections

November 1, 2020 by  

Over the last several months, the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming presidential election have left many Americans feeling confused and uncertain about the future. Read more

Groups on far-left, far-right co-opt Black Lives Matter movement to target Israel

Groups on the far-right and far-left, including pro-Palestinian organizations with links to terrorism, have been engaged in a campaign to co-opt the Black Lives Matter movement to target and delegitimize Israel. Read more

Major Jewish groups mobilise against hate while unsure about its causes

January 6, 2020 by  

The recent violent attacks against Jews in Monsey, N.Y., and Jersey City, N.J., have garnered national headlines and have brought further awareness to the sharp rise in anti-Semitism in the United States, and especially, the New York metropolitan region. Read more

What is the real story behind Judaism in Hungary?

September 23, 2019 by  

The history of Europe and the Jewish people is one that has seen some of humanity’s most remarkable triumphs and darkest periods. Read more

Netanyahu vows to annex settlements after election, starting with Jordan Valley

September 11, 2019 by  

In a major announcement less than a week before Israel’s general elections on Sept. 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex all settlements if re-elected, starting immediately with the Jordan Valley. Read more

Palestinian groups behind Omar-Tlaib cancelled trip express anti-Semitism, links to terrorism

August 18, 2019 by  

The Palestinian groups that were part of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) cancelled trip to Israel and the West Bank have a public record of openly expressing anti-Semitism, supporting the BDS movement, as well as fostering sympathy of and links to terrorist groups. Read more

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon: Anti-Zionism, BDS are the new forms of anti-Semitism

March 28, 2019 by  

The Jewish state has seen remarkable diplomatic success in recent years—from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as its official capital last year to Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights this week, to emerging relations with countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. For many observers, Israel has gone from a shunned country to a respected member of the international community. Read more

Amid Christmas season, Middle East Christians face despair and threat of extinction

December 26, 2018 by  

As one of the three great Abrahamic faiths, Christianity has deep roots in the Middle East…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Amid rising antisemitism in Europe, are Jews now safer in the East than the West?

December 9, 2018 by  

The October attack on the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh has put a renewed spotlight on anti-Semitism in the United States, which has seen an uptick in recent years…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Shift or strategy: US votes ‘no’ on UN resolution censuring Israeli control over Golan Heights

November 18, 2018 by  

The United States for the first time voted against an annual U.N. resolution condemning Israeli control over the Golan Heights at the world body. The decision by the United States to change its stance on the resolution, after previously voting for years to abstain, may be part of a broader shift in American policy towards the Golan Heights. Read more

After Khashoggi: How the Sunni feud between Saudi Arabia and Turkey plays out in the Mideast

October 27, 2018 by  

The ongoing drama surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul has dominated global headlines in recent weeks…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

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

September 2, 2018 by  

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

Legislation aims to make U.S. aid to Palestinian refugee agency contingent on reform

August 2, 2018 by  

New legislation introduced in the U.S.Congress recently is seeking to make American aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA)—the U.N. refugee agency that is solely dedicated to the Palestinian refugees—contingent on reform…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

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

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

Ireland goes ahead with legislation to boycott products made in Israeli settlements

July 12, 2018 by  

Ireland’s Senate approved legislation on Wednesday to boycott products made in Israeli settlements. Read more

Despite signs of moderation, Presbyterian Church continues trend of targeting Israel at its General Assembly

June 26, 2018 by  

At its biennial General Assembly last week in St. Louis, the Presbyterian Church USA, one of the largest mainline churches in American Protestantism, continued to express support for the anti-Israel BDS movement by passing a number of resolutions condemning Israel. Read more

Jewish NGO condemns ‘wholesale misappropriation’ of Holocaust amid outcry over US border policy

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a Jewish human rights NGO that teaches the lessons of the Nazi Holocaust, has denounced the “wholesale misappropriation” of the Holocaust amid on the ongoing outcry over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating children from migrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Haley: UN makes “morally bankrupt judgement” after passing resolution condemning Israel

June 14, 2018 by  

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn Israel’s for using “excessive force” against the Palestinians…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Does Russia care about stopping Israel-Iran escalation?

The situation in Syria saw a massive escalation on Thursday with Israel carrying out its largest airstrikes against Iranian and Syrian military targets in the country since the civil war began in 2011…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

‘Iran lied big time,’ Netanyahu claims about its nuclear program

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that Iran has “lied big time” about the nature of its nuclear program…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Iran’s plummeting currency reflects country’s economic, military concerns

April 15, 2018 by  

With much of the world focused on the military confrontation in Syria over that country’s use of chemical weapons, Iran’s economy took a major hit as its currency plunged to record low levels…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

A one-on-one with Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon

March 23, 2018 by  

Despite the role of the United Nations in helping establish the State of Israel in 1947, the world body has long been a forum used by other nations to single out and condemn the Jewish state. Read more

Slain soldier’s father becomes advocate ‘for right vs. wrong’

March 20, 2018 by  

Stuart Force never imagined that he would spend his retirement traveling across the United States, knocking on doors on Capital Hill…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Trump cites Iran-deal wrangles in Tillerson firing, Iran hawk Pompeo in at State

March 14, 2018 by  

President Donald Trump fired U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, while announcing that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would replace Tillerson at the State Department…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Abbas calls for multilateral peace conference on behalf of Palestinians; Netanyahu calls it more of the same

February 21, 2018 by  

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas took to the international stage on Tuesday to call for a conference to advance peace efforts amid a falling out between the Palestinians and the Trump administration. Read more

Latest chapter unfolds in ‘developing story’ of covert Israeli-Saudi relationship

November 7, 2017 by  

A flurry of reports involving Israel and Saudi Arabia in recent weeks has increased speculation on the current extent of covert relations between the countries, including with regard to their mutual foe of Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process…writes Sean Savage/ Read more

The hope of change at UNESCO lies with new French Jewish leader

October 22, 2017 by  

The election of the first Jewish director-general of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO, French politician Audrey Azoulay, is raising hope that with her background and political experience, she could return the organisation to its original mission…writes Sean Savage/ Read more

After Trump decertifies Iran deal, Congress must decide its future

October 15, 2017 by  

In fulfilling a key campaign pledge, President Donald Trump announced in a White House speech on Friday he decertified the Iranian nuclear deal as part of a new and tougher approach towards the Islamic Republic. The move brings a new level of challenges and uncertainty in handling one of the most complex international agreements in recent years…writes Sean Savage/ Read more

Upcoming UN ‘blacklist’ of companies tied to Israel invokes anti-Semitism, experts say

August 30, 2017 by  

An upcoming “blacklist” of major international companies with business ties to Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem represents yet another attempt by anti-Israel actors in the United Nations to single out and demonize the world’s only Jewish state, experts say…writes Sean Savage/ Read more

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