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2 Good News Stories (JTA/J.Post & WSJ)

By   /  November 21, 2019  /  BDS, friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Netherlands cuts aid to Palestinian Authority over terrorist salaries The country had given about $1.6 million directly to the Palestinian Authority annually to pay the salaries of justice ministry employees. By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA    NOVEMBER 21, 2019 https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Netherlands-cuts-aid-to-Palestinian-Authority-over-terrorist-salaries-608527   The Dutch government has cut funding for the Palestinian Authority over its salaries to terrorists serving time in […]

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Hungary Blocks EU Statement Condemning U.S. Shift on Settlements, by Raphael Ahren (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 20, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Nov. 20, 2019 Hungary Blocks EU Statement Condemning U.S. Shift on Settlements– Raphael Ahren (Times of Israel)     An effort to get all 28 EU states to issue a joint statement condemning the U.S. decision to no longer consider Israeli settlements as illegal is being blocked by Hungary, according to a diplomatic source.   […]

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Protests in Iran (summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert, Nov. 20, 2019)

By   /  November 20, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Amnesty: At Least 106 Killed in Iran Protests – Jon GambrellAmnesty International said Tuesday it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran. It “believes that the real death toll may be much higher, with some reports suggesting as many as 200 have been killed.” The protests began Friday and quickly spread […]

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Pompeo Busts the “Occupation” Myth (summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert, Nov. 20, 2019)

By   /  November 20, 2019  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Pompeo Busts the “Occupation” Myth – Eugene Kontorovich (Wall Street Journal) Israeli settlements in the West Bank do not violate international law. That is now America’s official view, repudiating the conclusions of a 1978 State Department memorandum. The four-page 1978 memo written by legal adviser Herbert Hansell was hardly a thorough study and cited no precedent […]

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Turkey: Erdogan’s Campaign against the West by Giulio Meotti (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism  /  No Comments

Nov. 9, 2019 “Europe is a cultural continent, not a geographical one… It is its culture that gives it a common identity. The roots that have formed it, that have permitted the formation of this continent, are those of Christianity. […] In this sense, throughout history Turkey has always represented another continent, in permanent contrast […]

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TO THE STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE, A LETTER FROM AN ANGRY BLACK WOMAN, by Chloe Valdary (Tablet Magazine)

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Lies & Deceptions, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

July 28, 2014 ‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’ Click here for excellent article

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Summaries of 3 articles on legality of Israeli settlements by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  History, International, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 19, 2019 Israel’s Rights in the West Bank under International Law – Amb. Alan Baker Israel’s rights in the West Bank did not originate with the 1967 Six-Day War. The Balfour Declaration issued by the British government in 1917 acknowledged the indigenous presence and historic aspirations of the Jewish people to reestablish their historic national […]

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Israel’s Rights in the West Bank under International Law, by Amb. Alan Baker (Tablet via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  History, International, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 20, 2019 Israel’s Rights in the West Bank under International Law – Amb. Alan Baker Israel’s rights in the West Bank did not originate with the 1967 Six-Day War. The Balfour Declaration issued by the British government in 1917 acknowledged the indigenous presence and historic aspirations of the Jewish people to reestablish their historic national […]

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Full text of Pompeo’s statement on settlements (TOI)

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 19, 2019 Breaking with decades of policy, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declares Israel’s West Bank settlements not ‘inconsistent with international law’ Click here for full statement

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In landmark ruling, EU’s top court says settlement product labeling mandatory, by Raphael Ahren (TOI)

By   /  November 12, 2019  /  BDS, double standards, friends/enemies, hypocricy, International  /  No Comments

Nov. 12, 2019 Palestinians fete decision, urge Europeans not only to label but to ban West Bank goods; EU delegation in Ramat Gan: We still reject ‘any form of boycott or sanctions’ on Israel Click here for full article

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