Biden’s reward to UNRWA for bad behaviour

July 21, 2021 by  
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The United States transferred $135 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday. Read more

Abdullah-Biden meeting will not help resolve Jewish-Arab conflict

July 12, 2021 by  
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The meeting between Jordan’s King Abdullah and President Biden at the White House on 19 July seems set to achieve absolutely nothing towards resolving the 100 years-old conflict between Jews and Arabs. Read more

US suspends Abraham Fund; UAE urges Israel not to cancel pipeline

July 10, 2021 by  
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The Biden administration has suspended the Abraham Fund, which was established with the signing of the Abraham Accords in the fall of 2020, U.S. and Israeli sources told the business daily Globes. Read more

UN head urges Biden to lift Iran sanctions

July 1, 2021 by  
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday called on the Biden administration to lift sanctions on Iran as stipulated by the 2015 nuclear accord signed between Iran and world powers. Read more

Former ambassador Gold: World powers must work to prevent Iran’s quest for hegemony

“Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch.” Read more

The irrational faith in reason of the liberal intellectual

Anyone who imagines that the increasingly aggressive behaviour of the Iranian regime will force U.S. President Joe Biden to abandon his attempted revival of the lethal 2015 nuclear deal is almost certainly in for a rude awakening. Read more

Bennett and Biden: early conversation

June 14, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden spoke by telephone last night. Read more

Gantz meets with Biden officials as US lawmakers encourage Iron Dome replenishment

June 4, 2021 by  
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz arrived in Washington on Wednesday as part of his two-day trip to shore up support for Israel’s security and request $1 billion to help Israel replenish its Iron Dome interceptor rockets. Read more

Biden welcomes Herzog

June 3, 2021 by  
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The U.S. President Joe Biden extended his “warm congratulations” to Isaac Herzog on his election to serve as the 11th President of the State of Israel. Read more

Netanyahu: Israel will get rid of Iran’s existential threat, even if US opposes

June 2, 2021 by  
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If faced with the difficult situation of having to choose between an Iran armed with nuclear weapons or a diplomatic clash with Washington following an attack on Iran, Israel would choose the latter, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared. Read more

The strategic consequences of Bennett’s megalomania

June 1, 2021 by  
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There is little point at this stage of the game in mentioning the depths of moral depravity and treachery into which Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked have descended. Read more

Actions, not bromides, are how the West must confront rabid antisemitism

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and his counterpart, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, visited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week to offer help in building on the ceasefire with Hamas. Read more

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former Ambassador David Friedman: ‘Trump administration would have given Israel free reign to defend itself’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken was dispatched to Israel by U.S. President Joe Biden this week in the direct aftermath of an acute conflagration highlighted by 11 days of indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas on Israeli population centres and pinpoint Israeli airstrikes on Hamas installations in Gaza in retaliation. Read more

Senior Hamas leader says on British TV: Israel has no right to exist

May 25, 2021 by  
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Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar told Britain’s Sky News on Monday that Hamas is open to talking with U.S. President Joe Biden. Read more

How will we know who won the war?

May 24, 2021 by  
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Maybe one day, we will discover that the impetus for Hamas’s latest onslaught against Israel wasn’t the pending Israeli Supreme Court decision about whether or not to respect the property rights of Jewish landlords in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

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Biden’s skin-deep support for Israel

May 21, 2021 by  
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Until Wednesday, President Joe Biden had maintained a fairly supportive posture towards Israel in the face of the Hamas terror regime in Gaza’s launch of its newest round of war against the Jewish state. Read more

Abbas’s snubs work like a charm on Biden

April 7, 2021 by  
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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas may be facing serious challenges to his reign in Ramallah, but he’s having no trouble playing the powers-that-be in Washington. Read more

Biden declares Trump two-state solution dead and buried

January 26, 2021 by  
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An apparent attempt by the outgoing US Ambassador to Israel – David Friedman – to preserve the two-state solution proposed in former President Trump’s Vision for Peace (Vision) – lasted about two hours – before being shredded in the garbage bin of history by the newly-elected President Biden. Read more

Israel goes back to the future

January 18, 2021 by  
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In an interview with The New York Times last month, President-elect Joe Biden restated his intention to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Israel opposes this plan because the 2015 deal ensures Iran will become a nuclear-armed state. Read more

Biden and Israel’s unsteady right

December 7, 2020 by  
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In an interview with the New York Times on Tuesday, presumptive President-elect Joe Biden reaffirmed his plan to return the United States to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Read more

Trump will not let UN, PLO and Biden bury his Peace Plan

December 1, 2020 by  
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The Trump-haters are circling Trump’s liferaft promising a comprehensive Middle East peace – but Trump can repel their determined efforts to sink it if he is not nominated as President when the Electoral College votes on 14 December. Read more

Should we care if Biden cools off relations with Saudis?

November 12, 2020 by  
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It’s the greatest of ironies. It wasn’t that long ago that Saudi Arabia was thought of as an implacable enemy of Israel and the Jewish people. Read more

UNRWA says it has run out of funds, cannot pay employees

November 11, 2020 by  
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said on Monday that it has run out of funding to pay the salaries of its staff across the Middle East. Read more

Palestinians sigh in relief after Biden victory: ready to resume negotiations and coordination without preconditions

November 9, 2020 by  
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A sigh of relief and satisfaction, disgust for President Donald Trump and anticipation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s weakening, along with fears of renewed tension between Fatah and Hamas – this is how the Palestinian arena reacted to Joe Biden’s victory. Read more

More congratulations for the Biden-Harris camp

November 9, 2020 by  
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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council and the Zionist Federation of Australia have congratulated Joe Biden on his election as the President of the United States, and his running mate Kamala Harris, who becomes America’s first female vice-President. Read more

Abbas congratulates Biden as Palestinians celebrate Trump’s defeat

November 9, 2020 by  
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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in a statement on Sunday and alluded to the possibility that the P.A. would end its boycott of the administration in Washington when he assumes office. Read more

Senior campaign official says Biden would keep Golan Heights recognition

November 3, 2020 by  
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Were former U.S. Vice President and current Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to be elected, he would likely not reverse the U.S. recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a senior Biden campaign official told JNS. Read more

Biden praises UAE, Bahrain normalization deals with Israel

September 17, 2020 by  
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Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden applauded the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for normalizing ties with Israel. Read more

Top foreign-policy adviser says Biden would keep ‘all’ US sanctions on Iran ‘in place’

June 18, 2020 by  
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If elected president in November, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden would have all U.S. sanctions on Iran stay in place, including the ones enacted under U.S. President Donald Trump, according to the presumptive Democratic nominee’s top foreign-policy adviser. Read more

Biden: West Bank annexation ‘will choke off hope for peace’

May 20, 2020 by  
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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said on Tuesday that if Israel applies sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, it would “choke off any hope for peace,” according to audio obtained by JNS. Read more

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