Emma Watson is right

“Free Palestine!” says actress Emma Watson.  She’s right. Read more

At Washington grilling, Biden official confirms plans to reopen consulate for Palestinians

November 5, 2021 by  
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Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Matt McKeon confirmed on Wednesday that the administration is seeking to reopen the U.S. Consulate for Palestinians in its original location in Jerusalem. Read more

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

PA refuses Israel’s offer to transfer 1m COVID-19 vaccines

June 20, 2021 by  
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The Palestinian Authority (PA) cancelled an agreement in which Israel was to transfer over one million Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to the PA, claiming the Pfizer vaccines were damaged. Read more

Chief rabbi calls out South Africa’s president over Israel ‘apartheid’ allegations

May 27, 2021 by  
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South Africa’s Sunday Times published an open letter by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who compared Israel to South Africa under apartheid. Read more

Bob Carr targets Israel again

May 4, 2021 by  
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Former NSW Premier and former Minister for Foreign Affairs Bob Carr has sent an email to “to all supporters of Palestine in the Australian Labor Party”. Read more

Australia commended for UN vote

December 3, 2020 by  
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The Zionist Federation of Australia has commended the Australian Government for maintaining its principled voting record in the United Nations. Read more

ICC moving ahead with investigation against Israel 

June 10, 2020 by  
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The International Criminal Court has announced it will move ahead with its investigation against Israel even though Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas declared the annulment of all agreements with Israel and the United States. Read more

Senior Palestinian official: ‘Our only option is to sever ties with Israel and the US’

June 4, 2020 by  
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The Palestinians’ only option now is to “entirely reject” the U.S. peace plan and sever relations with the United States and Israel, according to PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat. Read more

ICC gives Palestinians until June 10 to clarify status of Oslo Accords

May 30, 2020 by  
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The International Criminal Court in The Hague is requesting clarification from the Palestinian Authority regarding its recent announcement that all agreements with Israel and the United States had been annulled. Read more

PLO opens door to Jordan returning to Judea and Samaria

May 25, 2020 by  
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Advancing an end to the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict has become a miraculous possibility since the formation of an Israeli Government of National Unity just seven days ago. Read more

Abbas declares end to agreements with Israel, US

May 20, 2020 by  
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Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas declared an end to the agreements signed with Israel and the United States and said he was turning over responsibility for the PA territories back to Israel. Read more

Trump should champion legal migration from West Bank and Gaza

July 1, 2019 by  
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President Trump should consider championing legal, voluntary and financially-assisted emigration from Gaza and the West Bank by calling on Jordan and Egypt to open their border crossings and grant residency status to Gazan and West Bank Arabs seeking a better future for themselves and their families. 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

British government plans inquiry into incitement in Palestinian textbooks

July 8, 2018 by  
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The British government is set to review the Palestinian Authority’s educational curriculum over growing concerns that British taxpayers are paying for the Palestinians to teach children incitement and antisemitism. Read more

Palestinians assault women journalists … and the world yawns

Nothing exposes the incredible hypocrisy of Israel’s critics more than their response to the treatment of Palestinian Arab women…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Penalty shootouts…writes Michael Kuttner

July 6, 2018 by  
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In the final rounds of the FIFA world cup, results must be decisive. Read more

Israel braces for violence as manhunt for terrorist behind Samaria attack continues

January 14, 2018 by  
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As the manhunt continues for the terrorist who killed Israeli father of six Raziel Shevah in Samaria earlier this week, Israeli security forces are bracing for violence. Read more

128 countries reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

December 22, 2017 by  
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128 members voted in the United Nations general assembly to reject Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ignoring American threats to remember those voted against Washington. Read more

Trump threatens to cut aid to countries who support UN Jerusalem measure

December 21, 2017 by  
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President Donald Trump threatened to cut off foreign aid to countries that back an upcoming United Nations General Assembly resolution that seeks to annul America’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

Palestinians bringing Jerusalem measure vetoed by US to UN General Assembly

December 21, 2017 by  
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Following Monday’s U.S. veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for the withdrawal of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinians will initiate a vote on the same measure in the U.N. General Assembly today [Friday AEDT/NZDT]. Read more

UN passes wave of anti-Israel resolutions, disavows Israeli ties to Jerusalem

December 3, 2017 by  
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The United Nations General Assembly passed six anti-Israel resolutions on Thursday, including a measure disavowing Israeli ties to Jerusalem and its holy sites….Australia abstained, New Zealand voted for the motions. Read more

Year zero: the Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration

October 29, 2017 by  
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For the Palestinians, the year zero is not 1948, when the state of Israel came into being, but 1917, when Great Britain issued, in the November of that year, the Balfour Declaration—expressing support for the establishment of a “Jewish national home” in Palestine…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

WJC welcomes FIFA decision to drop Palestinian push against Israeli soccer teams

October 28, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the decision by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Council to decline the Palestinian Football Association’s long-standing push for punitive measures against the Israeli Football Association on the grounds that it is a complex political dispute unrelated to football. Read more

America and Israel quit UNESCO over “Palestine” fiasco

October 16, 2017 by  
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UNESCO’s decision to admit “Palestine” as a member state in 2011 in apparent breach of UNESCO’s own Constitution has come back to bite UNESCO with a vengeance – as America and Israel now give formal notice of their intention to quit UNESCO on 31 December 2018…writes David Singer. Read more

The Case for Kurdish Independence

October 3, 2017 by  
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Over 90% of Iraq’s Kurdish population have now voted for independence from Iraq. While the referendum is not binding, it reflects the will of a minority group that has a long history of persecution and statelessness…writes Alan M. Dershowitz. Read more

Trump won’t swallow Erekat’s PLO-Palestine poison pill

October 3, 2017 by  
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Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat has managed to grab international headlines to promote yet another PLO canard regarding the 100-years-old Jewish-Arab conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Interpol and the Palestinians: Where’s a cop when you need one?

The good news is that it turns out Interpol isn’t the international police agency that movies and television shows have led us to believe. The bad news is that the international community just gave the Good Housekeeping seal of approval to those who traffic in terrorism…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more

Indigenous Friends of Israel

July 6, 2017 by  
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The Indigenous Friends of Israel has been established to counter Bob Carr’s anti-Israel comments and to maintain Australia’s bipartisan support for Israel. Read more

WJC decries UNESCO vote challenging Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem

July 5, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has denounced a UNESCO World Heritage Committee vote in favour of a motion challenging Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem, and urged member states convening in Krakow to vote against a Palestinian request denying Jewish historical ties to the Old City of Hebron. Read more

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