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Is Anti-Semitism the Only Bigotry That’s Subject to Debate? by David Gerstman (The Tower via Israel 21c)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  academia, anti-Semitism, double standards, hypocricy, International  /  No Comments

Nov. 21, 2017 In the wake of its controversial decision to host a panel discussion on anti-Semitism that includes Linda Sarsour and Rebecca Vilkomerson, the executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), the New School chose to defend its choice of panelists, saying, that engaging in “debate” is critical to its role as an academic institution and […]

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‘Journalist’ Ayat Oraby: Mainstream or Extreme? by Samantha Mandeles (American Spectator via M.E. Forum)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  friends/enemies, incitement, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Nov. 14, 2017 On October 20, 54 Egyptian policemen were killed in a firefight with “militants” in the desert, 80 miles from Cairo. Local media reported the police were attacked by the Hasm Movement, a terrorist organization that the Egyptian government claims is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. Governments around the world offered statements of sympathy to the Egyptian […]

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Welcome Home Jihadis! by Khadija Khan (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  International, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Nov. 16, 2017 After a humiliating defeat in Syria and Iraq, thousands of European jihadis are set to return home. Western governments seem set to roll out the red-carpet for them as if they were heroes rather than turncoats. The UK has launched an integration program, Operation Constrain, for its homecoming jihadis to provide them […]

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France: Escalating Muslim Anti-Semitism by Yves Mamou (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  anti-Semitism, International, Islam, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Nov. 16, 2017 “My mother said that Arabs are born to hate Jews.” — Abdelghani Merah (brother of Mohamed Merah, a French Muslim terrorist who murdered seven people), speaking on French television. “I heard with my own ears, Mohamed Merah’s mother saying: “in our religion it is permitted to kill Jewish children.” — Mohamed Sifaoui, […]

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U.S. Jews and Israel’s Right to Be Heard, by Evelyn Gordon (Commentary)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  hypocricy, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Nov. 15, 2017 What’s so threatening about mainstream Israeli opinion? The growing divide between Israeli and American Jews was a major topic of conversation at this week’s annual meeting of the Jewish Federations of North America. It was also the topic of a lengthy feature in Haaretz, which largely blamed the Israeli government. Inter alia, it quoted former U.S. Ambassador to […]

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Iranian front-runner loses race for influential UNESCO post, by Raphael Ahren (TOI)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Nov. 16, 2017 Israeli envoy says behind-the-scenes effort scuttled Ahmad Jalali’s election, which would have ‘radicalized’ the cultural agency A South Korean diplomat was elected on Thursday as the new chairperson of UNESCO’s Executive Board, surprisingly beating his Iranian colleague, who had long been favored to get the job. Click here for full article

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Israeli Scientists Have Helped Develop Life-Saving Cancer Drugs – Benjamin Brafman (JTA via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Good works, Israel  /  No Comments

Nov. 17, 2017 Israeli Scientists Have Helped Develop Life-Saving Cancer Drugs – Benjamin Brafman Israel has made disproportionately large contributions to the fight against cancer. A breakthrough in the 1980s by Israeli scientist Eli Canaani was critical to the development of Gleevec, a drug that has saved the lives of millions diagnosed with leukemia. Velcade, a […]

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Why a Growing Number of Religious Women Want to Serve in the Israeli Military – Ruth Eglash (Washington Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Nov. 17, 2017 Why a Growing Number of Religious Women Want to Serve in the Israeli Military – Ruth Eglash (Washington Post) All Israelis are drafted into the military at age 18, with a few exceptions. Religiously observant women, known in Israel as modern Orthodox, traditionally have opted to enroll in national service, volunteering in schools […]

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Myths and Facts: Palestinian Bedouin Encampments in the Jordan Valley – Meir Deutsch (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 17, 2017 Myths and Facts: Palestinian Bedouin Encampments in the Jordan Valley – Meir Deutsch Recent headlines accuse Israel of planning to evict hundreds of Palestinian Bedouin from two villages in Israel’s Jordan Valley – Ein al Hilweh and Umm Jamal. While it has been claimed that the residents “have been there for decades,” aerial […]

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Why a Marshall Plan for Gaza Is a Bad Idea – Efraim Inbar (J. Post)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Nov. 17, 2017 Why a Marshall Plan for Gaza Is a Bad Idea – Efraim Inbar Some have advocated a “Marshall Plan” – a massive international mobilization – for the improvement of Gaza’s living conditions in the belief that this will reduce anti-Israel violence. Yet the belief that poverty leads to terrorism is unsubstantiated. There has […]

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