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Behind the French Enthusiasm for Iran – Amb. Freddy Eytan (JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 23, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 23, 2019 Behind the French Enthusiasm for Iran – Amb. Freddy Eytan (Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) From the day Emmanuel Macron entered the French Presidential Palace in May 2017, he has tried to improve France’s image in the international arena and play a central role in resolving conflicts. Macron is essentially […]

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Jason Greenblatt and the Inconvenient Truth of Palestinian Rejectionism by EJ Kimball (Daily Wire via M.E. Forum)

By   /  September 22, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 20, 2019 Mainstream media outlets have derided President Trump’s yet-to-be-released Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as a “sideshow divorced from reality” that is “destined to fail,” and it’s become fashionable to attribute this to the shortcomings of his soon-to-be-departed Middle East special envoy, Jason Greenblatt. But claims that Greenblatt “wasn’t the right guy” for the job are dead […]

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Trump Admin Challenges University Program Promoting Islam, by Meira Svirsky (Clarion Project)

By   /  September 22, 2019  /  academia, anti-Semitism, double standards, International  /  No Comments

Sept. 22, 2019 Left-wing academics are up in arms about the threat by the Trump Administration threat to cut federal funds for a program promoting Islam that may violate the Constitution, promote anti-Semitism and advance “ideological priorities” that have nothing to do with the purpose of the program. As reported by AP, the program in question is run by University of […]

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A note on Tuesday’s elections, by Caroline Glick

By   /  September 20, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Sept. 19, 2019 The US media coverage of the Israeli election has misrepresented the results of Tuesday’s vote. This isn’t necessarily deliberate. Israeli elections are inscrutable for most foreigners, particularly for Americans who are used to the clarity of the presidential system and two-party system. Here are a few of basic facts about how the […]

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The Myth That Israelis Did Not Vote Overwhelmingly for a Right-Wing Government, by Dov Fischer (Spectator)

By   /  September 20, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Sept. 20, 2019 A “national unity government” is not what Israeli citizens voted for. In America we call it “Fake News.” In Israel, in Hebrew, it is called “Fehk Nooz.” The Hebrew translates into English as “Once again, the leftists of the media trying to deceive and convince people that their leftist lies bear any […]

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How Saudi Arabia Failed to Protect Itself from Drone and Missile Attacks – Natasha Turak (CNBC via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 20, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 20, 2019 How Saudi Arabia Failed to Protect Itself from Drone and Missile Attacks – Natasha Turak (CNBC) Saudi Arabia, the planet’s third-highest defense spender, fell victim to a drone and missile attack on the world’s largest oil facility. The kingdom’s defenses are designed for entirely different threats. The low-flying and relatively cheap drones and […]

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Antisemitism & harassment on University campuses (summaries of 3 articles by Daily Alert, with links)

By   /  September 20, 2019  /  academia, anti-Semitism, International  /  No Comments

Sept. 20, 2019 Report: Anti-Semitic Harassment at U.S. College Campuses Hits Historic Levels – Adam Kredo Anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses aimed at pro-Israel students jumped by 70% from 2017 to 2018, according to a new study by the AMCHA Initiative, that monitors anti-Semitism on more than 400 college campuses. It has recorded 2,500 anti-Semitic incidents […]

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Israel’s Gantz Would Likely Maintain Netanyahu’s Foreign-Policy Stance – Felicia Schwartz (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 20, 2019  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 20, 2019 Israel’s Gantz Would Likely Maintain Netanyahu’s Foreign-Policy Stance – Felicia Schwartz If he becomes Israel’s next leader, retired Gen. Benny Gantz, 60, would likely follow the same path as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Gantz served as the head of Israel’s military from 2011 to 2015, while Netanyahu was the prime minister. President Trump […]

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Authorities Blamed Muslim Mechanic’s Jet Sabotage on “Contract Dispute”, Then His ISIS Ties Came Out, by Daniel Greenfield (FPM)

By   /  September 19, 2019  /  International, media bias, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Sept. 18, 2019 “An American Airlines mechanic accused of disabling a navigation system on a flight scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport appeared in federal court Wednesday morning, at which time he was denied bond. According to federal prosecutors, Islamic State group propaganda video showing graphic murders was discovered on Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed […]

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Aide Says Arafat Planned the Second Intifada as Early as 1997, by Elder of Ziyon (Algemeiner)

By   /  September 18, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Sept. 18, 2019 Al Resalah has an interview with Bassam Abu Sharif, a political advisor to late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. According to Abu Sharif, the Oslo Accords were an “ambush” to Palestinian dreams, and — despite being warned — Arafat only realized this in January 1997, when the Hebron Agreement was signed. Click here for […]

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