U.S. Government

December 16, 2021

In the Middle East, we can’t trust the CIA’s judgment

by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — Most people probably remember Jack Nicholson’s iconic line in the film “A Few Good Men”: “You can’t handle the truth!” After reading that CIA director William Burns said the agency “doesn’t see any evidence that […]
November 21, 2021

La. Senator Kennedy calls for accountability in Palestinian schools

Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana introduced the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act to address whether Palestinian students are being taught inaccurate or racist content about Israel and the Jewish people. “The Middle East will never experience peace until […]
September 20, 2021

Israel’s new U.S. ambassador seeks to heal rifts, bolster bipartisan support

Michael Herzog. Credit: Danny Kitri by Israel Kasnett (JNS) — The Jewish People Policy Institute bid farewell last week to its longtime senior fellow Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Herzog, who was recently appointed Israeli’s Ambassador to the United States. Participating […]
August 27, 2021

Biden, Bennett become “fast friends” in first meeting

U.S. President Joe Biden with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office at the White House, on Aug. 27, 2021. Source: Embassy of Israel/Twitter. by Dmitriy Shapiro (JNS) — After a number of delays as a result of […]
August 4, 2021

Ohio Pro-Israel voters likely tipped scales in Brown’s surprise defeat of Squad-backed candidate

Shontel Brown. Credit: Shontel Brown/Facebook. by Dmitriy Shapiro (JNS) — Pro-Israel and establishment Democrats secured a major victory on Aug. 3 as their favored candidate, Cuyahoga County council member Shontel Brown, handily defeated former State Sen. Nina Turner to become […]
July 26, 2021

A Palestinian state would cripple U.S. interests in the region

by Yoram Ettinger (JNS) — Would a Palestinian state resolve or exacerbate the Israel-Palestinian conflict? Would a Palestinian state enhance or erode Middle East stability? Would a focus on the Palestinian issue bolster or cripple the expansion of the Israel-Arab […]
June 2, 2021

Visiting Israel, Sen. Graham says $1 billion Iron Dome replenishment sought

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on May 31, 2021. Credit: GPO/Kobi Gideon. (JNS) — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on June 1 that Israel would be requesting a billion dollars in U.S. aid […]
May 18, 2021

America Must Stand with its Allies when International Law is Violated

The aftermath of a Hamas rocket barrage on central Israel, which left 55-year-old Ramat Gan resident Gershon Franco dead, May 15, 2021. Photo by Gili Yaari/Flash90. by Gerard Filitti The world is watching warily to see whether the Biden Administration […]
May 14, 2021

House Divided: Moderate, Progressive Democrats clash on House floor

Rep. Eliane Luria (D-Va.), a Birmingham native, speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. May 13, 2021. Source: Screenshot/C-Span. by Dmitriy Shapiro (JNS) — Two blocs of Democratic members of […]