Monthly Archives: June 2016

Trump advisor questions media silence on Hallel murder

Jpost Reports- WASHINGTON – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s top Israel advisor condemned the “brutal killing” of Hallel Yaffa Ariel on Thursday, and called on the Palestinian Authority to take “concrete measures” to stop incitement to terrorism. “Our hearts … Continue reading

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Senator to ‘Post’: Congress acts to shut loophole on Palestinian convict stipends

Jpost Reports- US Sen. Dan Coats (R-Indiana) says he is optimistic that the House will adopt his new language for next year’s State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill. WASHINGTON — The Senate is acting to fully shut a loophole that … Continue reading

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MKs to Ban: Eliminate ‘poisonous’ anti-Israel discrimination from UN

Jpost Reports- MKs Oren and Bar-Lev called for the UN chief to tell his currently unnamed successor “to eliminate the bias and discrimination that has poisoned the relationship” between the UN and Israel. The UN must rid itself of anti-Israel … Continue reading

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Netanyahu to Kerry: Turkey deal to have ‘immense’ impact on Israeli economy

Jpost Reports- Ahead of expected formal announcement of detente, US secretary of state meets PM in Rome. ROME – An agreement to normalize ties with Turkey after six years will have a positive impact on Israel’s economy, Prime Minister Benjamin … Continue reading

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Iranian president under scrutiny over execution of juveniles

Jpost Reports- A UN report, along with one by Amnesty International, has spurred commentary from ordinary Iranians on social media. BEIRUT  – The case presented by the Iranian judiciary was simple: In the southern province of Fars, Fatemeh Salbehi suffocated … Continue reading

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Herzog: ‘compensation for those who attacked IDF soldiers is inconceivable’

Jpost Reports- Opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Monday that reaching a detente with Turkey is an important diplomatic step for Israel, but paying monetary compensation for “those who attacked IDF soldiers is inconceivable” he said in reference to the slated … Continue reading

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Netanyahu slams Abbas ‘blood libel’ as he flies to Rome in new diplomatic push

Jpost Reports- PA President rejected a European Parliamentary initiative to meet Rivlin, says ending conflict will halt global terrorism. In a harsh exchange, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with a blood libel on Thursday, in … Continue reading

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How far can Israel and the Arab states go?

Jpost Reports- The gaps between Israel and the Sunni Arab states remain huge, but common interests could produce a positive dynamic. AFTER A lengthy hiatus, the wheels of Arab-Israeli diplomacy are again spinning. On May 17, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah … Continue reading

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Abbas retracts charge that rabbis called to poison Palestinian water

Jpost Reports- PLO issues statement of retraction after the PA president made the unsubstantiated charge in an address Thursday to the European Parliament. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (photo credit:REUTERS) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday morning retracted accusations that … Continue reading

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Herzog implies Israel should hold vote on two-state solution

Jpost Reports- ‘We need to ask the citizens of this country whether they want an Israeli-Palestinian state or an Israeli state.’ In the same spirit of the ‘Brexit’ vote, opposition leader Isaac Herzog implied Sunday that the Israeli public vote … Continue reading

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