U.N. UPDATE: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says President Barack Obama deserves a ‘badge of honor’ for standing up against the Palestinian bid for statehood.
Bipartisan support for Israel in Congress remains steadfast, as evidenced by the recent special election in New York’s Congressional District 9, where each candidate tried to out-Israel the other.
Lawmakers from both parties want to punish the Palestinian Authority for its statehood bid by cutting American aid. Trouble is, even Israel thinks that’s a bad idea.9
Some South African Jews played key roles in the struggle to end apartheid. But Jewish leaders worked with the regime and Israel had wide-ranging ties with Pretoria.26
It’s unclear whether Lithuania’s foreign minister will attend a YIVO event. The function has become a flashpoint between the Baltic nation and world Jewry.46
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