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Boycotting Israel Doesn’t Help Bring Peace (and it isn’t meant to…Ed.) – Yossi Klein Halevi (LA Times via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  BDS, History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 21, 2019 Boycotting Israel Doesn’t Help Bring Peace – Yossi Klein Halevi The movement to boycott, divest and sanction fundamentally misreads the Israeli temperament. When Israelis feel unfairly judged, they push back. Israelis don’t believe their country deserves unique opprobrium. The UN denounces Israel more often than violations in all other countries combined. Yet […]

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Review Of Qatari Islamic Education School Textbooks For The First Half Of The 2018-2019 School Year (Reviewed by MEMRI)

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 19, 2019 Review Of Qatari Islamic Education School Textbooks For The First Half Of The 2018-2019 School Year “…However, a review of these books, especially those for junior high and high school (grades 7-12), reveals that much of their content does not promote these goals, and in fact undermines them: The textbooks for grades […]

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Poll Shows No Weakening of American Jewish Support for Israel – Elliott Abrams (Council on Foreign Relations via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Feb. 20, 2019 Poll Shows No Weakening of American Jewish Support for Israel – Elliott Abrams Articles regularly tell us that American Jews are becoming increasingly distant from and disenchanted with Israel. But it seems that what everyone knows is simply wrong, as we learn from J Street, who did a post-election survey of American Jews […]

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Summaries of 2 articles on the arming of Turkey by the US & Russia (Daily Alert)

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 20, 2019 U.S. Blocks Transfer of F-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey – Ilhan Tanir President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill that blocks the transfer of the country’s F-35 new generation fighter jets to Turkey until the U.S. Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense submit an update to the report regarding the […]

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At Warsaw, European Ministers Embraced the Need to Counter Unacceptable Iranian Behaviors – Dennis Ross (Washington Inst. for Near East Policy via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb 20, 2019 At Warsaw, European Ministers Embraced the Need to Counter Unacceptable Iranian Behaviors – Dennis Ross I moderated a panel last week at the Peace and Security conference in Warsaw. The event was marked by a variety of convergences that should make Iran take notice. European ministers reemphasized that they would not walk away […]

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Hamas’s Popularity: A Reality Check, by Prof. Hillel Frisch (BESA)

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 20, 2019 The photos and particularly the videos of Hamas’s 31st anniversary commemoration in Katiba Square in Gaza evoke the impression of a vibrant, extremely popular movement after 11 years of rule over Gaza. This impression is patently false. Click here for full article

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Gaza’s self-inflicted health crisis shows why peace remains a fantasy by Evelyn Gordon (JNS via Mosaic)

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb. 18, 2019 Gaza’s health system is on the verge of collapse, Israeli defense officials warned last week. Their report echoed an international aid agency’s findings that Gaza hospitals are severely short of doctors, especially specialists, and lack 60 percent of necessary medications, including basics like painkillers and antibiotics. Entire hospital departments have closed due […]

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Summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert, on what really happened in Poland (during WW2)

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, History, Holocaust, International  /  No Comments

Feb. 19, 2019 Knesset Speaker Edelstein: We Have a Right to Say What Really Happened in Poland – Lahav Harkov (Jerusalem Post) Poland cannot deny that some Poles collaborated with the Nazis, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein told the Jerusalem Post on Monday. “We don’t have to collectively blame all the Poles or forget those who acted differently, but […]

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How Israel Sees Eastern Europe – Zev Chafets (Bloomberg via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Feb. 19, 2019 How Israel Sees Eastern Europe – Zev Chafets Many Europeans wonder how Israel can make common cause with the nationalist leaders of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia – the Visegrad nations. Given Israel’s precarious history, it is a highly pragmatic country. Looking the other way has been the practice of every […]

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Palestinians Reject Participation in Israel-Arab Railway (i24News via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 19, 2019 Palestinians Reject Participation in Israel-Arab Railway (i24News) Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh on Friday rejected an Israeli offer to establish a railway link between Israel and several Arab states that would go through the West Bank. “Israel offered us the chance to participate in a railway scheme linking Haifa to Jenin (in […]

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