Tag: US

Questionable friends

“In life, we never lose friends, we only learn who the TRUE ones are.” This unattributed quote came to mind as Afghans were being thrown to the wolves once again. Over our long and tortuous history,...

UNRWA chief rejects calls to fire antisemitic staff

Israeli officials are up in arms over the UN agency for Palestinian refugees' refusal to take action against employees who incite violence and promote antisemitism online. A report by UN Watch, a Geneva-based nongovernmental organization...

Whistling in the wind

Trying unsuccessfully to change something which cannot be changed is the simple meaning of “whistling in the wind." This definition perfectly encapsulates most of the challenges we are facing at the present time. Whether it is...

Envoy will first need to root out anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party

U.S. President Joe Biden’s choice of Emory Professor Deborah Lipstadt as America’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism has not been greeted with the unqualified approval that might have been expected for such...

Republican senator’s hold on US funding to Palestinian territories remains in place

A Republican senator has vowed to continue holding up a portion of US aid to Palestinians due to a controversial program that provides payments to families of individuals who kill Israelis. “As long as there is any...

Portman, Colleagues Introduce UNRWA Accountability and Transparency Act

Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and his colleagues in the Senate, led by Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID), introduced the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Accountability and Transparency Act . This...

Which promised land?

The Fourth of July anniversary this week has turned out to be a somewhat more auspicious time for soul searching among many Jews than has been the case in past years. Michael Kuttner This national holiday...

US Resumption Of Foreign Aid To The Palestinians – Analysis

On April 7, 2021, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the Biden Administration’s plan to resume various forms of aid to the Palestinians that had been discontinued under the Trump Administration. Separately in March,...