Israel Relations

May 20, 2021

Alabama Legislature Passes Resolution Backing Israel, Criticizing Hamas

Israel Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon pins an Israeli-American flags pin onto Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s lapel. Photos by Hal Yeager, office of the governor by Larry Brook Continuing a long legacy of the state’s support for Israel, in the final […]
March 31, 2021

Despite slide among some Democrats, U.S. support for Israel still strong

American and Israeli flags flying together. Credit: John Theodor/Shutterstock. by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — Gallup has released its annual survey data regarding American opinion toward Israel, and the news is once again mostly positive. Support for the Palestinians has increased […]
March 12, 2021

Kosovo to open embassy in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis in Jerusalem on March 11. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL by Ariel Kahana and Yori Yalon (Israel Hayom) — […]
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 […]
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 […]