June 14, 2024

White House Responds to Stefanik’s Israel Speech: ‘No Better Friend to Israel’ than Biden

Allison Robbert/Bloomberg via Getty Images The White House issued a statement responding to Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (R-NY) speech to the Israeli parliament in which she criticized President Joe Biden for stopping a shipment of weapons to Israel. White House spokesperson Andrew Bates issued a statement in response to Stefanik’s speech, pointing out that Biden had been

NY Democrats are abandoning Israel: Letters to the Editor — May 14, 2024

The Issue: The refusal of various New York politicians to condemn President Biden’s abandonment of Israel. It’s truly a rude awakening for New York’s Jews to find themselves abandoned by representatives whom they thought were pro-Israel, especially Sen. Chuck Schumer (“NYC Dems AWOL on Israel,” Editorial, May 11). Another New York Dem who’s gone silent […]

Joe Biden: Ceasefire in War with Israel ‘Up to Hamas’

While speaking at a fundraiser in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, President Joe Biden said there could be a ceasefire in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas if the U.S.-designated Islamic terror group “would release” the remaining hostages. “There would be a ceasefire tomorrow if Hamas would release the hostages, the women and the elderly

Psaki: Biden Should Have Cut Off Weapons to Israel Earlier

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday on CBS’s “The Late Show” that President Joe Biden should have cut off weapons to Israel sooner. Wednesday on CNN, Biden said he would not supply offensive weapons for Israel to attack Rafah. Psaki said, “I do think that there’s some leverage we’re all seeing being

Top House Armed Services Dem: ‘Huge Problem’ White House Says Biden’s Israel Threat ‘Not Really the Admin.’s Position’

On Thursday’s broadcast of NewsNation’s “The Hill,” House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) stated that President Joe Biden’s statement to CNN on weapons to Israel “is not really the administration’s position” according to people in the White House he’s spoken to, he’s “frustrated by that”, and such misstatements are “a huge

Top House Armed Services Dem on Biden Israel Threat: ‘White House Needs to Clean It Up’ or It Emboldens Hamas

On Thursday’s broadcast of NewsNation’s “The Hill,” House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) said that the White House “needs to clean…up” President Joe Biden’s comments on Israel to CNN “and reiterate our support for Israel,” because “To the extent it looks like we are separating from Israel, that just gives Hamas

Ilhan Omar on Biden Withholding Arms from Israel: ‘What Young People Across the Country Were Protesting For’

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) celebrated President Joe Biden declaring that the United States would withhold artillery and other weapons if Israel invaded Hamas’s last stronghold, Rafah. In a post on X, Omar stated that Biden’s comments about “not supplying” Israel with the weapons to invade Rafah were “what young people across the

Lawmakers Criticize Biden over Threat to Stop Supplying Weapons to Israel

Several lawmakers criticized President Joe Biden for threatening to withhold weapons and artillery if Israel invades Rafah, Hamas’s last stronghold. During an interview with CNN reporter Erin Burnett, Biden said he had “made it clear” that if Israel moves to invade Rafah, the United States would not supply them with “the weapons.” “I made it clear that

U.S. Diplomat Who Quit Over Biden’s Approach to Israel Speaks Out: ‘Wrong Side of History’

The United States diplomat who quit over President Joe Biden’s handling of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas spoke out, saying she feels that the U.S. is on the “wrong side of history.” Hala Rharrit, the first U.S. diplomat to resign over the Biden administration’s policy regarding the Israel and Hamas war, had spent

Bernie Sanders on Israel: ‘This May Be Biden’s Vietnam’

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Thursday on CNN International’s “Amanpour” that the pro-Palestine demonstrations on college campuses could be President Joe Biden’s Vietnam. Host Christiane Amanpour said, “So I want to ask you, my question to you is what do you think now is going to happen to Biden and his campaign? Where do you think

Watch: Pro-Palestinian Activist Slashes Historic British Painting over Support for Israel

A radical pro-Palestinian activist defaced a historic British painting depicting Lord Arthur James Balfour at Cambridge University over his ties to the formal establishment of the Jewish state of Israel. Police have launched an investigation after an activist from the militant ‘Palestine Action’ activist group destroyed a 1914 portrait of Lord Balfour at Trinity College of the

Durbin: I Think Israel Is Lying About How It Uses our Weapons, ‘Need to Challenge Them’

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that he doubts Israel’s assertions to the U.S. that it is using weapons provided by the United States in accordance with international law because of “The humanitarian disaster taking place in Gaza and the deaths of so many innocent people

Dem Rep. Himes: Hamas Steals Aid, But Israel Needs to Get More Aid in

On Wednesday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) stated that Hamas “has a long history of stealing aid,” and “needs to stop that” but Israel also should inspect land shipments of aid much faster so more aid can get in and praised the U.S. airdropping aid into Gaza. Himes said, “Look, the humanitarian

Israel Faces ‘Color Revolution’ as Opposition Protests, Gantz Wants New Elections

Israel faces the prospect of a U.S.-backed “color revolution” in the middle of its war against Hamas terrorists in Gaza as the opposition backs street protests against government, and a key cabinet minister has demanded new elections. A “color revolution” is a coup d’état accomplished through mass protests targeting the existing government, elected or not

Speaker Johnson: Believers Have a ‘Biblical Admonition to Stand with Israel’

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said Thursday on Newsmax TV’s “The Record” that his bill for foreign aid was necessary because there is a “Biblical admonition to stand with Israel.” Host Greta Van Susteren asked, “Can you guarantee the American people that money that goes to Gaza will actually go to humanitarian aid? Who is monitoring

NBC’s Bradley: Israel May Have Made ‘Deeply Destabilizing Move’ for Iran and Whole Region by Striking Back

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “11th Hour,” NBC News Foreign Correspondent Matt Bradley stated that the explosions in Iran “could be a deeply, deeply destabilizing move by the Israelis, and again, not just for the Iranians, but for the entire region” including Syria. Bradley began by saying, “I think for a lot of folks here

Michigan: Anti-Israel Protesters Chant ‘Death to America,’ ‘Death to Israel’ on International Al-Quds Day

Anti-Israel protesters in Dearborn, Michigan, closed out Ramadan by chanting, “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” during an International Al-Quds Day rally. Video of the protest went viral on social media Sunday, showing activists condemning both Israel and America in the harshest of terms. Activist Tarek Bazzi of the Hadi Institute said chants of “Death

Giuliani: Reagan Would Have Hit Iran Before the First Missile Got to Israel

Saturday on Newsmax2, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani argued the correct response to Iran’s attack on Israel would have been to hit Iran at the earliest stages of the strike as possible. Giuliani argued that was what former President Ronald Reagan would have done if he were facing similar circumstances. “I really do

WATCH: Crowds in Iran Celebrate Missile, Drone Attacks Against Israel

Atta Kenare / AFP via Getty Crowds of pro-regime demonstrators poured into the streets of Tehran, the Iranian capital, overnight Saturday into Sunday as Iran launched more than 200 drones and cruise missiles against Israel. The Hindustan Times reported: Iranians have flooded the streets in large numbers to celebrate Iran’s attack on Israel. Numerous videos and

Jordan Joined U.S., U.K. in Intercepting Iranian Drone Attack on Israel

AMNUN, Galilee, Israel — Jordan joined the U.S. and the United Kingdom in helping to intercept drones that Iran launched against Israel on Saturday night, according to Israeli and international news sources. Jordan’s involvement marks one of the few times that an Arab country has assisted in defending Israel, marking a potential watershed in Israel-Arab

House Speaker Mike Johnson Will Push Aid for Israel, Ukraine this Week

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said he will be pushing aid for Israel and Ukraine this week as part of a national security package he has been working on for several months. “The Republican speaker has sat for two months on a $95 billion supplemental package that would send support to the U.S.

1,000 Swedish Musicians Want Israel Banned from Eurovision 2024 for ‘War Crimes’

Recording artists Robyn, Fever Ray, Viagra Boys, and 1,000 more members of Sweden’s music community are demanding that Israel be excluded from Eurovision 2024. On Monday, more than 1,000 members of the Swedish music community signed an open letter demanding that the European Broadcasting Union, Eurovision’s governing body, exclude Israel from this year’s Eurovision Song

European Union Warns Israel Conflict Risks ‘Spillover’ Into Other Countries

BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union on Saturday expressed deep concern over reports that the Israeli military intends to take its battle against Hamas to the town of Rafah at Gaza´s border with Egypt where more than a million people have escaped the fighting. The EU’s top diplomat warned that conflict is likely to spread

Dem Rep. Slotkin: Biden’s Addressing Lefty Critics by Breaking Usual Practice with Israel

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” 2src24 U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) said that President Joe Biden is addressing left-wing critics of his Israel policy by having conversations with Israel that are typically done in private in public. She also stated, “I think that the President is being earnest when he’s saying

International Court of Justice Rules on ‘Genocide’: Israel Must Produce a ‘Report’

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague delivered its preliminary judgment Friday on whether Israel is committing “genocide” in Gaza, ordering Israel to produce a report in one month but not making a finding on whether Israel was committing “genocide.” The ruling took almost no note of the genocidal nature of Hamas’s terror

Surrender: Blinken Tells Netanyahu Israel Can’t Defeat Hamas

Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week that Israel cannot defeat Hamas — that there is no “military solution,” and that Israel will have to accept a Palestinian state. Netanyahu reportedly rejected the idea. NBC News reported Wednesday that Blinken, and Biden, are therefore trying to work around Netanyahu

South Africa Misquotes Bible, Netanyahu in Accusing Israel of ‘Genocide’ at The Hague

South African lawyer Tembeka Ngcukaitobi misquoted the Bible on Thursday in accusing Israel of “genocide” against Palestinians at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, as it tried to turn the victim of Hamas’s terror attack into the aggressor. Ngcukaitobi cited statements by various Israeli officials responding to the October 7 attack as if

Exclusive – ZOA: Biden ‘Clearly Influenced’ by Obama’s ‘Hatred of Israel’, ‘Intentionally’ Seeks to ‘Harm’ Jewish State

President Joe Biden has been “clearly influenced” by ex-President Barack Obama’s “hatred of Israel,” according to Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) head Morton Klein, who accused the Democrat president of “intentionally” seeking to “harm the Jewish State,” while highlighting how he has boosted Iran since taking office, and has “never criticized the Israel-haters in Congress.”

John Fetterman Distances Himself from Progressive Left on Israel

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) has now publicly distanced himself from the hard progressive left for their stance on Israel after weeks of outwardly expressing support for the Jewish state. Fetterman’s support for Israel has been no secret, even going back to his U.S. Senate campaign. In April 2022, for instance, he told Jewish Insider that he

Dem Rep. Moulton: Border, Israel, and Ukraine Are Important, But We Need Citizenship for DACA Kids

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN International’s “State of the Race,” Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) stated that Israel and Ukraine funding are important and border security needs to be tightened, but House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) is “catering to the extremists” by putting them together because it doesn’t include “a pathway to citizenship for kids

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