(JTA) — A state-owned newspaper in Austria published an Op-Ed arguing that the cause of jihadist terrorism in Europe is incomparable with “expressions of desperate resistance” by Palestinians against Israelis. The Op-Ed titled The “Islamist Terrorism” by journalist Liza Ulitzka appeared last week in the Wiener Zeitung daily, which is owned by the office of Austria’s Federal…5
NEW YORK (JTA) — The difference between the proportion of Republicans and Democrats who sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians is the largest it has been in surveys dating to 1978, according to a new report. While 74 percent of Republicans sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians, the number is 33 percent for Democrats, according to a Pew…12
An Australian mayor whose father’s family is Jewish is under fire for boycotting an annual synagogue event because of what he called Israel’s provocative policies.
President Barack Obama played down fallout from a U.S. abstention on a United Nations resolution last month demanding an end to Israeli settlements in occupied territory, saying it did not trigger a significant break in relations with Israel.56
Israeli settlers and their American evangelical supporters are among the invitees to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20th.16
(JTA) — The Iran nuclear deal is “on life support,” President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming chief of staff said. Reince Priebus told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that it is not clear how the Iran nuclear agreement will continue under Trump. “We all know that President-elect Trump doesn’t like the Iran deal, thinks it’s a…
President-elect Donald Trump said that he would appoint Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, to broker a Middle East peace deal, The Times of London newspaper reported Sunday.49
ROME (JTA) – Hundreds of people took part in a counter-demonstration in central Milan to protest an ultra-rightwing rally held in another downtown location. The two demonstrations Saturday took place about two miles apart, and no incidents were reported. Local media said the counter-demonstrators greatly outnumbered those at the far-right rally organized by the Forza Nuova movement….
Britain said on Sunday it had reservations about the outcome of a Middle East peace conference in Paris, saying it risked “hardening positions.”7
(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League jumped to the defense of Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, after President-elect Donald Trump criticized him on Twitter. Trump was responding to Lewis’ comments made Saturday on NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” in which he said Trump is not a “legitimate president,” based on reports of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Lewis…5
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