In the face of widespread criticism that one of the leading candidate to chair the Democratic National Committee is anti-Israel, the party’s slate of nominees have agreed to participate in a candidate forum hosted at a restaurant owned by a fierce critic of the Jewish state.
Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer have announced support for a resolution that rejects the United Nations’ recent decision to condemn Israeli settlements erected in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
A delegation of Republican senators is moving forward with an effort to freeze some funding to the State Department until the U.S. embassy in Israel is formally moved to Jerusalem, according to new legislation.
Senior Obama administration officials are scrambling to provide explanations after multiple reports, including in the Washington Free Beacon, identified the White House as being a chief architect of a recent United Nations resolution condemning the state of Israel, according to conversations with multiple former and current U.S. officials.
Congress is already setting the stage to cut off United States funding to the United Nations in the wake of a hotly contested vote last week in which the Obama administration permitted an anti-Israel resolution to win overwhelming approval, according to Congressional leaders, who told the Free Beacon that the current administration is already plotting to take further action against the Jewish state before vacating office.
Multiple sources from across the Jewish organizational world and in Congress are accusing the Obama administration of stabbing “Israel in the back” on Friday by choosing not to veto a United Nations resolution censuring the Jewish state, according to conversations with sources.
A vote by the United Nations Security Council to condemn the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank was postponed on Thursday.
Donald Trump has nominated bankruptcy attorney David Friedman to be the United States ambassador to Israel, the president-elect’s transition team announced Thursday night.