Issues

U.S. – Israel Relationship

The United States was the first country to recognize Israel’s independence in 1948, and the first country to recognize Israel’s right to claim Jerusalem as its capital. Israel’s close relationship with the United States has benefited both countries tremendously. Our countries strengthen each other through national security cooperation, joint military training and shared military technology, mutual economic investment, and scientific research and development. More than a pragmatic alliance, the close friendship between our countries is based on shared democratic values. The Judeo-Christian worldview emphasizes personal freedom, universal civil rights and places a deep value on all human life. This is the value system upon which America was founded and it is reflected in Israel’s vibrant society. Support for Israel has historically been one of the only issues that generates consistent bipartisan agreement amongst elected officials.

Donald Trump Jr. calls out BBC over Jerusalem attack headline

Monday, June 19, 2017

US President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Jr., on Saturday called out the BBC for a headline on the Jerusalem terror attack that neglected to mention the Israeli Border Police officer stabbed to death, and focused only on the three Palestinians killed without noting that they were the assailants. “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in … Read More

Condemning Virginia shooting, Netanyahu says Israel stands with US

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday sent wishes for a fast recovery to the victims of the Virginia shooting attack, saying Israel stands with the US on this “difficult day.” A rifle-wielding critic of US President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican … Read More

Haley slams UN human rights report for ‘singling out Israel’

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday slammed a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for its “unfair bias” in “singling out Israel.” The US envoy condemned a report released just a day earlier that accused both Israel and the Palestinians for failing to probe war crimes. but … Read More

Top Israel and UN officers spar in front of Nikki Haley – report

Monday, June 12, 2017

Israel’s deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, and the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon reportedly got into a heated argument while giving a tour of the tense border to visiting US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday. According to a Channel 2 news report Sunday, Haley … Read More

Palestinians paid terrorists $1b in past 4 years, Knesset panel hears

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Palestinian Authority has paid out some NIS 4 billion — or $1.12 billion — over the past four years to terrorists and their families, a former director general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and ex-head of the army’s intelligence and research division told a top Knesset panel on Monday. Setting out the figures, … Read More

US veterans seek healing in Israel

Saturday, May 27, 2017

About 20 veterans commit suicide across the US each day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. An organization providing spiritual healing, suicide prevention and peer support programming for veterans believes Israel is part of the solution. Leading up to Memorial Day, which this year is May 29, JNS is spotlighting the stories of six … Read More

Want to make peace in the Middle East? First stop terror

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Visiting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem yesterday, President Trump shared a key insight.  He noted that “Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded.”  As Trump seeks to end a conflict that has resisted the best efforts of each of his predecessors going back to … Read More

Nechama Rivlin’s moving gift to Melania Trump and the First Son

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

US First Lady Melania Trump was the recipient of one very moving gift dedicated to her 11-year-old son Barron by none other than Israel’s First Lady, Nechama Rivlin (wife of President Reuven Rivlin) during the former’s stay in Israel. Melania accompanied her husband, US President Donald Trump, on his maiden tour abroad as sitting president. … Read More