Palestinians Pushing Agenda at UNESCO

Anti-Israel report issued by U.N. body that recognized ‘Palestine’
Palestinian boys wave national flags / AP

A controversial United Nations body that granted Palestine member status has falsely claimed that Israel is intentionally destroying holy sites in Jerusalem, prompting complaints from the United States, the Israeli government, and American Jewish groups.

Under Siege

World must focus on threat from radicalism, says Israeli expert
Palestinian hurls stones at Israeli forces during a protest / AP

Israeli government leaders should shelve a proposal to reignite peace talks with the Palestinians and focus on the evolving threat from the Arab world, said one Israeli security expert at a policy forum Monday.

Fun Run for Hamas-Run Gaza

U.N. relief agency sponsors 5K to benefit Gaza Strip
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A group affiliated with a U.N. relief agency that has been accused of supporting anti-Israel views will host a 5K event to benefit the Gaza Strip — which is currently governed by terror group Hamas — next month.

Embracing Terrorism

Palestinian president refuses to fire official who honored terrorist
Mahmoud Abbas / AP

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has failed to take action after a bipartisan collation of lawmakers called on him earlier this month to fire a senior official who honored a Palestinian terrorist for murdering an Israeli civilian.

A Shavuot Faux Pas

J Street hosts dinner at Chinese restaurant on Jewish holy day
Palestinians commorate Nakba Day / AP

Jewish Democrats are upset with the liberal fringe group J Street for hosting a congressional dinner event on Wednesday evening during a major Jewish holiday.