Hotovely had said that American Jews don’t serve their country.
Hotovely said she didn’t intend to offend lone soldiers serving in Israel, or Jewish families who have members who served in the U.S. Army.
If the Jewish community truly cares about free speech, we need to be consistent in standing for it — on the left and the right.
After students claimed that Tzipi Hotovely was racist and therefore violated Hillel’s standards, Hillel backed out but Chabad stepped up.
“No one can hijack the Israeli-American community. The crowd did seem to differ from the political line of the conference, and maybe the leadership.”
Israeli right-wingers weren’t buying Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s statements on peace, calling them empty rhetoric in the face of his policies.
The organizer of a Jerusalem conference for political conservatives said he is bewildered by an Israeli foreign ministry decision to shut out a Swedish participant on the assumption that her party has “neo-Nazi tendencies.”
A Trump transition team member cancelled a meeting with Israel’s deputy foreign minister because of her refusal to host a far-right Swedish politician.
Israel summoned the Swedish ambassador on Wednesday to convey what it described as its “rage” at a call by Stockholm’s top diplomat for an investigation to determine whether Israeli forces were guilty of extrajudicial killings of Palestinians.
Benjamin Netanyahu is frantically seeking to placate right-wing voters amid reports he accepted the 1967 borders as the basis for talks with the Palestinians, J.J. Goldberg reports.