Israeli Defense Minister: Kerry is 'Obsessive,' 'Messianic'

Joel B. Pollak Big Peace 14 Jan 2014

Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe “Boogy” Ya’alon, is facing criticism from the opposition after slamming U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported earlier on Tuesday that the outspoken Ya’alon had said that Kerry, who recently completed his tenth trip to the region […]

Netanyahu sends Christmas greeting from snowy Jerusalem

“This is Jerusalem of gold, now it’s Jerusalem of snow,” the prime minister says.

The Jerusalem Post 12/24/2013

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recorded a Christmas greeting to Israel’s Christian friends from a snowy Jerusalem, wishing them “the warmest Christmas greetings” from “the city of peace, Jerusalem.”

“This is Jerusalem of gold, now it’s Jerusalem of […]

Netanyahu: I Will Not be Silent on Iran

PM responds to Olmert: “When I see that interests vital to the security of Israel’s citizens are in danger, I will not be silent.”

Elad Benari Arutz Sheva/Israel National News 12/2/2013

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu clarified on Sunday evening that he has no intention of stopping his warnings against a nuclear Iran.

Netanyahu’s comments came […]

Anti-Semitism Becomes Respectable in D.C.

Evelyn Gordon Commentary Magazine 12/1/2013

Anti-Zionism, as Jonathan noted, is acquiring “an undeserved veneer of respectability in Barack Obama’s Washington”: The latest anti-Zionist screed to hit the bookstores will receive a prominent platform at an event organized by the New America Foundation, a prestigious Washington think tank headed by a former senior Obama administration official. […]

UN Declares 2014 ‘Year of Solidarity With The Palestinian People,’ Passes Six Resolutions Condemning Israel…

Zip Weasel Zippers 11/27/2013

The U.N. couldn’t be any more biased against Israel if it tried.

The U.N. General Assembly is poised to condemn Israel in six resolutions today, the most significant of which declares 2014 as a “Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.”

In a related development, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has categorically […]

Valerie Jarrett, Chicago, and the Iran Deal

Joel B. Pollak Big Peace 26 Nov 2013

Last week, the Times of Israel reported that senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett had been leading talks with Iran in secretfor a year before the formal negotiations in Geneva this month. While the White House denied the report “100 percent,” the existence of back-channel talks has […]