Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) called on the Trump administration Thursday to resume plans to relocate the American embassy Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone went on an anti-Israel rant that did not make it to air during his panned appearance Monday on the CBS comedy program “The Late Show.”
Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan (Wis.) was a no show at an anti-Israel forum on Capitol Hill that he was responsible for orchestrating, according to those present for the Thursday morning briefing, which centered around criticizing Israel.
Israeli military forces are quietly conducting operations to counter the threat of Islamic State terrorists along the Sinai border area with Egypt, according to senior Israeli defense officials who described ISIS as the “most quickly advanced threat we’ve ever had.”
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday visited Jerusalem for the first time, where she described the U.N.’s treatment of Israel as “bullying.”
Jerusalem’s Old City was a prize for Israel to dream about but too charged to reach out for. Although the Israel Defense Forces had drawers filled with contingency plans for virtually every conceivable target and circumstance in the Middle East, there was none in 1967 for the Old City, which was the closet target of all—literally a stone’s throw from the border dividing Jerusalem into two cities.
The retail outlet Sears is facing scrutiny for selling a line of t-shirts declaring, “Free Palestine, End the Israeli Occupation,” according to offerings listed on the chain’s website.
The United States is expected to signal on Tuesday that it might withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council unless reforms are ushered in including the removal of what it sees as an “anti-Israel bias,” diplomats and activists said.