UNESCO’s executive board will revisit the recent resolution adopted on Jerusalem at the behest of the Mexican government, which seeks to change its vote. Mexico voted in favor of the resolution last week, but triggered a special clause allowing them to demand a recast vote in order to change its decision.
Tensions in Israel’s culture sphere escalated again on Sunday when Minister Miri Regev called on the Haifa Municipality to cancel a performance by an Israeli Arab rapper due to what she described as his subversive ideology.
Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton wrote to her senior advisors, a few days after the Israeli elections, that she believes that a “Potemkin” peace process between Israel and the Palestinians (meaning a peace process that was only for show) was better than no peace process at all, a Clinton campaign email posted on WikiLeaks shows.
World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder was questioned by Israeli police last week in connection to the fraud probe into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The head of the Anti-Defamation League harshly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that Palestinians supported the “ethnic cleansing” of Jews in the West Bank, saying the term was inappropriate to describe the removal of settlers and that his argument was unreasonable.
Despite the media-inspired doom and gloom over Hillary Clinton’s stumble at the 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York on Sunday, passing out is not necessarily an obstacle to a woman becoming a national leader.
A group of former government ministers and members of Knesset launched a broad public campaign on Monday, calling for a referendum on the future of the territories as the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War approaches. Several civic organizations, along with intellectual figures and cultural and academic leaders have also joined the initiative.
An ex-wife of Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said he made anti-Semitic remarks during a fight over the education of their two daughters.
Is Mel Gibson still blaming his problems on the Jews? That seems to be what Glenn Beck said last week on his radio show — and what a staffer wrote in a post on the conservative talk radio host’s website. Beck said Gibson told him the “Jewish People” had stolen his movie “The Passion of the Christ” before it came out in theaters “and used it to attack him and make his life hell before the film’s release,” reported the Daily Beast on Thursday.
The Jerusalem Day flag march in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City took off in relative calm on Sunday evening, following earlier concerns of friction between Jewish revelers and local Arab residents.