The reason for the season — now outlawed by the UN?

By Tomas Sandell in The Times of Israel There could not have been a more bizarre backdrop to the already infamous UN Security Council Resolution 2334 than the simple fact that the resolution was passed on December 23rd, when world leaders tried to contradict the core...

Israel is the legal frontier of Europe

By Andrew Tucker Ninety-nine years ago, on 2nd November 1917, the British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour wrote a letter to Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, conveying the content of the decision of the British War Cabinet three days...

An Open Letter to Hagai El-Ad of B’Tselem

Dear Hagai, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tomas Sandell and I am a friend of Israel. Please do not stop reading here because I have more to say. Although we have not met in person, I had the opportunity to listen to you in the United Nations in New York the...

Israel’s best friends?

As soon as the UNESCO resolution had been ratified by the executive board of the UN agency for culture, science and education on Tuesday, the blame game started in Jerusalem. How could this happen? Why did the Foreign Ministry not react in time? Why did they not...

The Christian legions can win Israel’s diplomatic war

TOMAS SANDELL SEPTEMBER 23, 2012, 8:29 AM O ne morning a few years from now, the world may suddenly wake up to discover that a new Islamic state called Palestine has been established on what used to be Jewish heartland, and with the Old City of Jerusalem as its...