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The Real Birthright: Inheriting Our Jewish Story – Gil Troy (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 21, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 21, 2019 The Real Birthright: Inheriting Our Jewish Story – Gil Troy Birthright, which has brought over 700,000 young Jews to Israel since 1999, is not a partisan program. It’s not basic training for propaganda wars. It is a Jewish identity-building program offering Israel 101 – a basic introduction to a great gift that too […]

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Hoenlein: UNESCO Has Distorted the History of the Jewish People – Shaked Karabelnicoff (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 21, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Jun. 21, 2019 Hoenlein: UNESCO Has Distorted the History of the Jewish People – Shaked Karabelnicoff UNESCO has been washing away evidence of Jewish history in Israel, according to Malcolm Hoenlein, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. “Why would UNESCO devote their energy, time and resources to rewrite and distort the […]

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The invention of Palestinians, by JEROLD S. AUERBACH (JNS)

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  History, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 17, 2019 In the beginning of the 20th century and continuing throughout British Mandatory rule, there was little discernible evidence of Palestinian national consciousness. Click here for full article

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Non-Jewish British Soldier Who Fought for Israel in 1948 Dies at 97 – Stephen Oryszczuk (Jewish News-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, Holocaust, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 14, 2019 Non-Jewish British Soldier Who Fought for Israel in 1948 Dies at 97 – Stephen Oryszczuk (Jewish News-UK) Tom Derek Bowden, a non-Jewish soldier from Britain who died on Monday aged 97, was one of 5,000 foreigners who volunteered to fight for the State of Israel in the 1948 War of Independence. These volunteers […]

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Palestinian Arabs Who Fought the Nazis – Maya Margit (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  books, friends/enemies, History, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 14, 2019 Palestinian Arabs Who Fought the Nazis – Maya Margit Jerusalem Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini’s ties with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy are well-documented. Less known is the story of 12,000 Palestinian Arabs who volunteered to serve in the British army during World War II in North Africa and Europe, often fighting side-by-side […]

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International Law Supports Israel Retaining Some of the West Bank – Alan M. Dershowitz (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  History, International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Jun. 13, 2019 International Law Supports Israel Retaining Some of the West Bank – Alan M. Dershowitz (Ha’aretz) I participated in the drafting of UN Security Council Resolution 242 back in 1967, when Justice Arthur Goldberg was the U.S. Representative to the UN. I had been Justice Goldberg’s law clerk, and he asked me to come […]

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What Did David Friedman Say that Was New? – Amb. Dore Gold (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  History, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 12, 2019 What Did David Friedman Say that Was New? – Amb. Dore Gold (Ha’aretz) It is hard to understand the outrage in Ha’aretz in response to U.S. Ambassador David Friedman, who voiced support for Israel retaining a portion of the West Bank. After all, historically, U.S. policy always left open this very possibility. This was the heart of the […]

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The U.S. Accepts Israel’s Territorial Rights – Amnon Lord (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

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Jun. 12, 2019 The U.S. Accepts Israel’s Territorial Rights – Amnon Lord U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman’s remarks are not as dramatic as they seem. Friedman essentially said that the U.S. administration would no longer try to negotiate a settlement based on the 1967 lines and will recognize Israel’s sovereignty in the settlement blocs or […]

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How Gaza’s Past Reflects Gaza’s Present, by Dany Shoham (Algemeiner)

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 11, 2019 “The first Philistines (not to be confused with present-day Palestinians) were invaders originating from Kaphtor (Cyprus or Crete), who arrived on the Gaza coast — close to Grar Stream. They were aggressive and determined.”….. ….”While the Strip’s current inhabitants are not descended from ancient non-Arab Philistines, they bring Gaza’s ancient past — […]

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Ten ways the Palestinians failed to move toward a state during Oslo: Yair Hirschfeld’s critique of Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine (Fathom Journal)

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June, 2019 Yair Hirschfeld was one of the two original architects of the Oslo accords. In this extended critical review of Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine. A Political History From Camp David to Oslo (Princeton University Press, 2018), he argues that the book justifies Palestinian negativism, distorts history, and perpetuates a narrative that can only lead […]

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