Former Democratic New York Mayor Ed Koch recently expressed disappointment in President Obama’s treatment of Israel, telling a Jewish crowd last weekend that no one “can rightfully say that President Obama is the best president” for Israel.
A new advertisement scheduled to run in Florida makes the case that President Obama has pushed the Democratic Party to embrace anti-Israel policies, according to a copy of the ad obtained by the Free Beacon.
When David Wolpe, a well-known Los Angeles Rabbi, was asked last week to deliver the benediction at the Democratic National Convention, he could not have known that his words would be spoken in the midst of an intense controversy over the status of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
JERUSALEM—Ari Shavit, one of Israel’s most influential journalists, made the four-hour drive up to the Golan Heights from Jerusalem last month and parked on high ground overlooking the broad plain stretching towards Damascus, 35 miles to the east.
Democratic delegates are unhappy with the party brass’s decision to include Jerusalem and God in the party platform.
A number of Democratic delegates were perplexed by the spectacle that took place on the convention floor in Charlotte on Wednesday, when a loud majority appeared to vote down amendment to include “God” in the official party platform and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Democratic lawmakers expressed confusion Wednesday evening over their party’s decision to omit several key pro-Israel passages from the Democratic platform, including explicit support for Jerusalem remaining the Jewish state’s capital city.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was silent as a senior Egyptian official stated during a joint press conference that his country would only uphold its peace treaty with Israel if the Jewish state returns to its 1967 borders and gives Palestinians control over portions of Jerusalem.
A U.N.-supported puppet show encourages Palestinian children to ditch cigarettes and instead take up machine guns against Israel, as video footage shows.