US envoy to UN: America is committed to Abraham Accords and two-state solution
September 14, 2021 — The White House meeting between Biden and Bennett affirmed the two nations as allies and their shared goal of keeping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Both agreed to keep trying diplomacy for now, but to prepare for the worse.
Bennett calls for ‘rapid international action’ to thwart Iran’s nuclear plans
September 13, 2021 — The world must not miss a second chance to neutralize Iran’s growing nuclear threat -- not only to annihilate Israel, but to destroy efforts to achieve world peace.
US state divests from Ben & Jerry’s over decision to stop sales in Israeli settlements
September 10, 2021 — Arizona has divested funds from Ben & Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, following its BDS decision to stop sales in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, in the strongest anti-BDS move taken by a US state to date.
Trump says recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was his greatest accomplishment
September 9, 2021 — I was on a conference call last week with former US president Donald Trump. When he was asked what was his greatest accomplishment as president, he said he believes it was what he did for the State of Israel.
Facebook restores the Jerusalem Prayer Team’s page
September 3, 2021 — Seventy-five million evangelical followers combatting antisemitism are celebrating today, because Facebook has restored the page of the Jerusalem Prayer Team, the largest pro-Israel social network site in the world, three months after being shut down.
Lapid critiques American withdrawal from Afghanistan
September 3, 2021 — Foreign Minister Yair Lapid offered the first public Israeli criticism of US President Joe Biden’s Afghanistan departure, calling it the “right decision” but not “in the right manner.” “It was probably the right decision that wasn’t performed in the right manner and yet I suggest everyone listen to President (Joe) Biden’s last speech about the necessity of the move itself,” Lapid told reporters.
Israel opposes US reopening consulate in Jerusalem for Palestinians
September 2, 2021 — The ongoing dispute over the consulate in Jerusalem may take multiple twists and turns as long as both Biden and Bennett remain in leadership. In contrast with the strong working relationship between Trump and former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden and Bennett have only recently held their first in-person meeting in Washington.
COVID surge concerns Israel -- especially as schools reopen
September 1, 2021 — Nearly 11,000 new coronavirus cases were reported on Monday, drawing concern as the nation prepares to begin the new school year. “At least 10,947 new virus carriers were identified on Monday, with 7.65% of people tested returning a positive test,” The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday.
Plan B for Israel and the US on Iran
August 31, 2021 — Both are planning to respond to Iran’s nuclear development. The White House meeting signaled that, if there is no deal, 'other activities' will begin.
The prayer team and Afghanistan
August 30, 2021 — I love what I'm writing to you about something extremely important -- the amazing growth of the prayer movement globally. Today we have Jerusalem Prayer Team members all over the world. Shockingly, we have more than 10 million in Muslim countries. But I want to talk to you about something that's really burdening me, and I'm sure it will concern you. We have 621,206 Jerusalem Prayer Team members in Afghanistan. Yes, I want to say that again: in Afghanistan. How is that possible? Afghanistan is a Muslim country.
Ten Years of Coverage
August 25, 2021 — Welcome to the debut issue of the second decade of the Jerusalem World News. We are proud of our new design, which reflects a reality that, unfortunately has not changed that much for the better since our first edition, on September 11, 2011, which featured my interview with former Iranian president Ahmed Adinejad at the United Nations.