March 12, 2021

Czech Republic opens embassy branch in Jerusalem

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi after inaugurating a new embassy branch in Jerusalem, March 11, 2021. Source: Gabi Ashkenazi via Twitter. (JNS) — The Czech Republic opened a branch of its Israel embassy in Jerusalem […]
March 12, 2021

South Africa’s Chief Justice exposes hypocrisy of apartheid claims about Israel

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng addresses the Judicial Officers Association of South Africa’s annual general meeting held at Kopanong Conference Hotel in Benoni. Credit: GCIS/Government of South Africa/Flickr. by Ben Cohen (JNS) — As of this writing, South Africa’s Chief Justice […]
March 10, 2021

CUFI at 15: Awakening the “sleeping giant” of Christian Zionism

Supporters of CUFI at the 2019 “Night to Honor Israel” at Pastor John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. Source: CUFI via Facebook. by Sean Savage (JNS) — This year, Christians United for Israel, one of the most powerful […]
March 4, 2021

The Imperative to Stop UNRWA’s Antisemitic Incitement

by David Bedein The recently incorporated think tank, the Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research, has covered the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s education programs for the foreign press and the diplomatic corps ever since August 2000, when […]
March 4, 2021

International Criminal Court’s Israel probe “hypocritical” and antisemitic

Chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda, December 2019. Credit: Mike Chappazo/Shutterstock. by Sean Savage (JNS) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague announced on March 3 her intention to open an investigation […]
March 3, 2021

J Street and the Inconvenient Reality of Palestinian Antisemitism

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas. Photo by Flash90. by Moshe Phillips Dylan Williams of J Street, in a recent op-ed, called on the Biden administration to “rebuild the U.S. relationship with moderate Palestinian leaders.” Since presumably J Street would not […]
March 1, 2021

Washington Post apparently doesn’t want to get Israel vaccination story right

A COVID-19 vaccine injection is prepared at a vaccination center in South Tel Aviv, Feb 14, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90. by Sean Durns (CAMERA) — The Washington Post can’t seem to get Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination policy right. Or perhaps […]
February 24, 2021

Unmasking Palestinian “human rights” groups as unconcerned about Palestinian Christians

by Hillel Frisch (BESA Center) — Recently, an Arab Christian gynecologist, Dr. Salamah Qumsiyeh, was brutally attacked in Bethlehem. His assailant attempted to slash his wrists (there is a video that documents the wounds the doctor sustained — it is […]
February 24, 2021

Israel Ambassador’s first U.S. trip: Southern Civil Rights tour

Ambassador Gilad Erdan talks with David Jackson of the Philos Project while crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of the 1965 Bloody Sunday civil rights demonstrations. by Larry Brook For his first United States tour after being named Israel’s ambassador […]
February 23, 2021

ADL program a reminder for Jews to be vigilant against violent hate

by Richard Friedman There are a growing number of haters on the far right, driven by white supremacy, antisemitism, anti-government radicalism, grievance mindsets and conspiracy theories. These were among the takeaways from a recent online program on hard-right hate groups, […]
February 22, 2021

Conspiracy Theories and Today’s New Antisemitism

Protesters at “Unite the Right” rally, Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. Image Credit: Anthony Crider/Wikimedia Commons by Charles Lipson Today’s conspiracy theories, like their predecessors, frequently target Jews. This age-old hatred was on shameless display during the Capitol riots, where […]