The latest updates on Israel. As a result of the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine in 1947, which formed an Arab and Jewish state—with Jerusalem designated as an international city—the Jewish Agency declared state independence in 1948 while Arab leaders rejected the plan. Tensions, and many wars, have persisted between the two factions ever since. A liberal democracy with a parliamentary government, Benjamin Netanyahu is the current and longest serving prime minister.  

A New Low for Antisemitism at the UN

Just when you thought the United Nations could not stoop any lower in its relentless antisemitism, this past week, it reached a new despicable low, with obscene antisemitic comments made by a U.N. Human Rights Council official, alleging "the Jewish Lobby" controls social media.