Palestinian statehood

Trump Victory: Good News, Bad News For Jews – Part I

Donald Trump's victory may be good news for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who congratulated the president-elect and called him a "true friend" of Israel, but it is bad news for the overwhelming majority of American Jews, who voted (71-24) for Hillary Clinton.

Beyond boasting about his deal-making skills and saying he could be an impartial broker in Israeli-Palestinians, Trump has shown no real interest in reviving the peace process; neither have Israeli and Palestinian leaders.  The Israeli right is delighted.

Matisyahu Performs ‘Jerusalem’ In Spain Amid Palestinian Protests

08/23/2015 - 20:00

American Jewish singer Matisyahu sang his song “Jerusalem” as protesters waved Palestinian flags at a music festival in Spain.

Matisyahu performing at the opening ceremony of the European Maccabi Games on July 28, 2015, in Berlin. JTA

Spanish Festival Apologizes, Re-Invites Matisyahu To Perform

08/18/2015 - 20:00

The Spanish Rototom Sunsplash music festival has issued a lengthy apology to Matisyahu for disiniviting him from performing, and has invited him again to perform on his original concert date.

Matisyahu performing at the opening ceremony of the European Maccabi Games on July 28, 2015, in Berlin. JTA

Matisyahu Calls Festival Cancellation 'Offensive' And 'Appalling'

08/17/2015 - 20:00

American Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu spoke out against the organizers of a Spanish festival that canceled his performance because he refused to endorse Palestinian statehood.

Matisyahu Ousted From Spanish Festival For Not Endorsing Palestinian State

08/16/2015 - 20:00

Matisyahu was disinvited from a Spanish music festival because he would not publicly endorse Palestinian statehood.

Who Really Wants Palestinian Statehood?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been trying to assure the Americans and Europeans that he still supports the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite a mountain of evidence that it is a case "that may be what I said but it's not what I meant."

He says he supports it in principle, but in practice there's a lot of contradictory evidence:

Bibi Abandons 2-State Solution

As the election got closer and tighter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved farther and farther away from his 2009 commitment to the two-state solution.

In the years since that speech at Bar Ilan University, his position has gone from "yes, but' to "hell, no" with a few stops in between.

Did Bibi Outsmart Himself?

The unprecedented ploy by Benjamin Netanyahu (R-Jerusalem) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to go behind the back of the President of the United States to lobby the Congress against the administration's Iran policy could well cause more harm to Israel than anyone else, threatening serious damage to the bipartisan consensus so many have worked so hard for so long to establish.

Abraham Foxman: The Palestinian One-State Fantasy

12/16/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Many of us who are avid supporters of Israel are used to lamenting over and over again the bias of the United Nations.  The most recent occasion for these complaints was the vote of the General Assembly to change the status of Palestine at the U.N. to non-member observer state.  On such occasions, it is often pointed out that if the Palestinians introduced a resolution stating that the earth is flat, they would be able to obtain a majority in the General Assembly.  Such is the bias against Israel. 

Abraham Foxman

UN Legitimizes Palestinian Terror Regimes

12/02/2012 - 19:00
Special To the Jewish Week

The United Nations General Assembly has voted to make ‘Palestine’ a ‘non-member state’ of the UN. This has done no less than legitimize the two Palestinian regimes that promote terrorism, murdering Jews and Israel’s destruction. How can the world claim to be fighting terrorism when it has just declared that two terrorist regimes should enjoy sovereignty?

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