A car bomb exploded in Hezbollah’s southern Beirut stronghold yesterday, reportedly killing five and injuring at least 20 in what an Israeli terrorism expert said is further evidence that the civil war in Syria is spilling over into Lebanon.
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A number of Jewish groups are planning wide-reaching ads in time for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington.
J Street is paying for a New York Times ad featuring an appeal by about 90 leading Israelis, including retired generals, noted scholars and prize laureates, calling on Israel to recognize Palestinian statehood and negotiate a deal with the Palestinians based on 1967 lines.
A battle of the ads is shaping up this week in Washington, D.C. to coincide with the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A coalition of human rights groups, including the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, has placed 100 “End US Aid to Israel” advertisements in Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority subway cars.
The Israel Project, a nonprofit pro-Israel group, is launching its own ad campaign both in print in Washington and nationwide on four cable TV stations.
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A majority of Americans oppose a declaration of Palestinian statehood absent a peace agreement with Israel, a new poll finds.
The poll released this week by the Israel Project showed 51 percent of registered U.S. voters oppose a proposal that the Palestinian Authority "unilaterally declare an independent Palestinian state WITHOUT a signed peace treaty with Israel," while 31 percent support it.
Controversial oath could end up testing
American Jews’ loyalty.
James D. Besser
Some pro-Israel groups insist it’s nothing more than an Israeli version of America’s “pledge of allegiance,” but to Israeli civil rights groups the move to amend a loyalty oath for non-Jews seeking citizenship is one more big step away from the state’s democratic ideal.
And some Jewish leaders here say the debate now raging in Israel could have a devastating impact — both on Israel’s international standing and on a population of younger American Jews who are already drifting away from pro-Israel commitment.