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Summaries of 4 articles by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  October 10, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, International, Islamic fundamentalism, media bias, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Oct. 10,  2019 1) “We Were Ready to Fight”: Inside the German Synagogue – Chris Pleasance and Tim Stickings (Daily Mail-UK) Jewish worshipers, including 10 Americans, watched on security cameras as the neo-Nazi attacker tried to break into the synagogue in Halle. Roman R., 31, told local media that the majority of those inside – including the […]

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Gilead Resembles an Islamic Theocracy, not Trump’s America by Phyllis Chesler (Quillette via M.E. Forum)

By   /  October 8, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 2, 2019 Margaret Atwood, whose work I have long admired, is now being hailed as a prophet. It is quite the phenomenon. According to the pundits, Atwood’s 1985 work, The Handmaid’s Tale, which Mary McCarthy once savaged, and the recently-published 2019 sequel, The Testaments, are dystopias which aptly describe the contemporary climate change crisis, toxic environments, the […]

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How the Syrian War Shifted Attitudes towards Arab-Israeli Rapprochement – Hadeel Oueis (Washington Inst. for Near East Policy via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 8, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 8, 2019 How the Syrian War Shifted Attitudes towards Arab-Israeli Rapprochement – Hadeel Oueis (Washington Institute for Near East Policy) The Syrian civil war has slowly shifted the dynamic of who is considered an “enemy” in the Arab world. The war has reinforced the conviction of a broad group of Arab governments and peoples that […]

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Arab plumbers in Haifa refuse to charge Holocaust survivor (EoZ)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Holocaust, Israel  /  No Comments

Oct. 6, 2019 Here is a nice story that was only in the Hebrew-language media a couple of weeks ago. Simon and Salim Matri, Arab citizens of Israel, came to do plumbing work worth around NIS 1000 for an elderly woman, Rosa Meyer, in Haifa. As they spoke to her, Rosa revealed that she was a Holocaust […]

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Summaries of 2 articles on Paris police attacker

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  International, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Paris Police Attacker a Radicalized Islamist, Says French Prosecutor – Kim Willsher (Guardian-UK) (Daily Alert, Oct. 7, 2019) A police administrator who stabbed and killed four people at Paris police headquarters on Thursday was a radicalized Islamist who slit the throat of at least one of his victims, France’s national anti-terrorist prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard revealed on […]

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Book Review: “I Am Not A Spy,” the adventures of a Zionist Jew in the Arab world (EoZ)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, books, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 6, 2019 I met Michael Bassin this past week. He is a super-nice, friendly, outgoing guy, and he told me about a book he wrote about his adventures in the Arab world and later in the IDF. If I hadn’t met him in person, I wouldn’t have believed the stories in the book. And […]

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The Zionist Movement Did Not Seek to Dispossess the Palestinian Arabs – Efraim Karsh (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  books, History, Human Rights, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 7, 2019 The Zionist Movement Did Not Seek to Dispossess the Palestinian Arabs – Efraim Karsh (Wall Street Journal) David Ben-Gurion’s stature as Israel’s founding father would seem to be eminently secure, given his crucial, perhaps indispensable, role in salvaging the Jewish people from political oblivion and reinstating it in its ancestral homeland. Tom Segev’s A […]

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PA Removes Mention of Agreements with Israel from Textbooks – Elior Levy (Ynet News via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  incitement, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 7, 2019 PA Removes Mention of Agreements with Israel from Textbooks – Elior Levy (Ynet News) The Palestinian Authority removed all trace of agreements signed with Israel from its textbooks. The only agreement still mentioned is the 1993 Oslo accords, but even those are mentioned less favorably and in less detail than in earlier versions […]

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Paris Police Attacker a Radicalized Islamist, Says French Prosecutor – Kim Willsher (Guardian-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Oct. 7, 2019 Paris Police Attacker a Radicalized Islamist, Says French Prosecutor – Kim Willsher (Guardian-UK) A police administrator who stabbed and killed four people at Paris police headquarters on Thursday was a radicalized Islamist who slit the throat of at least one of his victims, France’s national anti-terrorist prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard revealed on Saturday. Witnesses […]

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Muslim Boy Who Forced Jewish Boy to Kiss His Shoes Was Acting in Accord with Islamic Law, by Robert Spencer (Geller Report)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  International, Islam  /  No Comments

Oct. 6, 2019 The initial incident story is as appalling and horrifying as any you’ll read this week: according to Australia’s The Age, “a 12-year-old Jewish student was forced to kneel down and kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate,” as the children around them took video that circulated widely on social media. Even worse, “no […]

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