AIPAC Bars Press from Panel on Press Freedom

The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) barred journalists from a panel on press freedom at its annual policy conference in Washington, DC, on Sunday.

AIPAC press freedom (Allison K. Sommer / Twitter)

Caitlyn Jenner to Give Speech Praising Israel in March

Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner, will deliver a speech at a pro-Israel gala in March, praising Israel’s human rights record and specifically its tolerance toward transgender individuals.


NSC Purge: McMaster ‘Deeply Hostile to Israel and to Trump’

Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick wrote Wednesday evening that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is purging pro-Israel staff from the National Security Council, turning the administration against President Donald Trump’s policies.

H.R. McMaster (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

Texas Governor, Israeli PM Reaffirm Strong Ties During Call

Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke by phone to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday about three bills lawmakers passed during the 2017 legislative session which reaffirm strong ties between the Lone Star and Jewish states.


Mattis Pick Would Risk Confirmation Fight with Pro-Israel Groups

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s reported choice (via the Washington Post) of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as Secretary of Defense risks a fight with pro-Israel groups similar to the one that faced former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel in his confirmation fight in early 2013.

James Mattis (Alex Wong / Getty)

Hillary Clinton Has Not Done One Thing for Israel

Democrats struggle to name a single thing Hillary Clinton has done for Israel in decades of political life. But it is easy to find several anti-Israel things Clinton has done.

Hillary Clinton Suha Arafat (Sven Nackstrand / AFP / Getty)

More Christian Zionists than Muslims in U.S.

Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, recently announced that is has surpassed 3 million members. According to recent estimates, that is more than the total number of American Muslims.

Christian Zionist John Hagee of CUFI (Gali Tibbon / AFP / Getty)

Dem Rep Rips Breitbart Editor as ‘Orthodox’ Jew at Anti-Israel Convention

Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), speaking on Monday at the 2015 J Street convention, praised the far left “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace” organization for backing her 2010 re-election campaign against Joel Pollak, Breitbart News’s Senior Editor-at-Large and Breitbart California Editor.

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When ‘Coexist’ Means ‘Everyone Except You’

The circle of caring and empathy often extended by liberal Americans to all and sundry is not as universal as it seems. It tends to exclude those who take pride in fighting for their country and their values–as well as those who are under attack and have no choice but to fight. And it often excludes pro-Israel Jews, and Israelis.

Coexist, Russell Simmons (Associated Press)