Israel Relations

August 8, 2020

Biden apparently intervenes to keep phrase “occupation” out of Democratic platform’s Israel positions

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Credit: Flickr (JNS) — Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic Party nominee for president, personally intervened to keep the word “occupation” out of the official party platform, according to a […]
May 25, 2020

Many Happy Returns: Investment in Israel Pays Off Huge for America

by Frank Musmar (BESA) — The United States and Israel have a mutually beneficial relationship that provides America with a high return on its annual $3.8 billion investment. Between 1985, when the U.S. and Israel signed a Free Trade Agreement, […]
March 10, 2020

Three trips in one: Alabama’s Merrill takes Israel tour for Secretaries of State

Secretaries of State at the Western Wall. Alabama’s John Merrill is third from left. by Richard Friedman  (Israel InSight) — “The trip was tremendous. It was something I always wanted to do. I think it is something everybody should do. […]
January 19, 2020

Honored in Jerusalem, Texas Governor says don’t mess with Israel

(Israel InSight) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott has a message — don’t mess with Israel. At a visit to the Friends of Zion Heritage Center in Jerusalem on Jan. 17, Abbott received the Friends of Zion Award. During the presentation, […]
January 16, 2020

Idaho has culture that “appreciates” Israel

Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) with staff in his congressional office. Source: Facebook. by Jackson Richman (JNS) — Rightly or wrongly, the first thing that comes to mind when most Americans think of Idaho is potatoes. Yet the northwestern state, which […]
January 13, 2020

Ceremonies in Montgomery, at Knesset celebrate Alabama declaration on unity of Jerusalem

On Dec. 9, the Alabama-Israel Task Force held a ceremony at the office of Governor Kay Ivey. Pictured are Robert Somerville, director of Awareness Ministry; John Buhler, AITF co-chair; Pastor Patrick Penn, advisory board of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem; […]
December 18, 2019

Two Miracles on Capitol Hill: Israelis and Palestinians, Republicans and Democrats

From left: Heather Johnston, founder and executive director of USIEA; Ashraf Jabari, a Palestinian business and community leader from Hebron; and Avi Zimmerman, co-founder of the JSC. Credit: Eitan Tal. By Richard Friedman It’s rare that one miracle happens. But […]
December 13, 2019

International faith-based group sees Israel up close and personal

Faith-based pro-Israel parliamentarians in Jerusalem for the Israel Allies Foundation’s annual Chairman’s Conference hand a resolution calling for elected officials worldwide to oppose the BDS movement to Likud Party Knesset member Gideon Sa’ar, December 2019. Credit: Jerusalem East Gate Foundation. […]
March 11, 2019

“Historic Occasion” as Tennessee expresses support for Israel

Above: Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Israeli Consul General Judith Varnai Shorer and Sen. Mark Pody are joined by Nashville rabbis at the signing ceremony for a proclamation of support for Israel on March 7 With Israeli Consul General Judith Varnai […]