White House National Security Adviser pleads with House Republicans to move on aid bill

Republican US House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson indicated again on Wednesday he has no immediate plans to allow the chamber to vote on a $95 billion package of international security assistance for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. “We’re not going to be forced into action by the Senate,” Johnson said at House leaders’ weekly […]

South African Christians to hold nationwide prayer for Israel

Hundreds of South African Christians are expected to gather in significant towns nationwide next Sunday to offer prayers for both South Africa and Israel. They intend to show solidarity with the Jewish state and to disassociate themselves from what they perceive as South Africa’s unfounded accusation of genocide against Israel. “Many of the Christian […]

Israel aims to woo Christian tourists as Gaza war continues

Israel’s Tourism Minister Haim Katz headed to Nashville on Sunday to take part in the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Christian media convention and deliver a message that “Israel is safe for tourists.” NRB, which opens Tuesday, is the world’s largest convention for Christian media. This year, more than 4,000 communicators will take part in […]

Norway PM sees imminent deal to transfer tax funds between Israel and Palestinians

In agreement to unfreeze tax funds earmarked for the Palestinian Authority (PA) that are held by Israel is “imminent,” Norway’s prime minister, whose country is working as an intermediary, said on Saturday. Under interim peace accords reached in the 1990s, Israel’s finance ministry collects tax on behalf of the Palestinians and makes monthly transfers […]

US policy expert calls to revise Biden-Netanyahu relationship

Richard Haass, former head of the Council on Foreign Relations and former member of the US State Department, approached senior aides and leaders last month, such as US Vice President Kamala Harris, to outline a plan to change the relationship between US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in light of […]

Rep. Tlaib accuses IDF of sexual violence against Palestinian children

US Representative Rashida Tlaib refuses to support a congressional resolution denouncing Hamas’s utilization of rape and sexual violence during and after the October 7 massacre. The bill, introduced by Democrat Lois Frankel of Florida, was approved by a 418 to 0 vote, with Tlaib opting to vote “present.” Tlaib explained her refusal to support […]