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For Some Arabs, Ahed Tamimi Is No Longer an “Icon” – Khaled Abu Toameh (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 21, 2018 For Some Arabs, Ahed Tamimi Is No Longer an “Icon” – Khaled Abu Toameh Two months after she was released from Israeli prison for assaulting an IDF soldier, Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi is rapidly losing her status as an “icon” of the Palestinian “resistance” against Israel. During a visit to France last weekend, […]

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EU Using Bedouin Encampment Evacuation “to Poke Israel in the Eye Politically” – Jeremy Bowen (BBC)

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  double standards, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Israel, Israel's legal case  /  No Comments

Sept. 21, 2018 EU Using Bedouin Encampment Evacuation “to Poke Israel in the Eye Politically” – Jeremy Bowen After ten years of legal battles, Israel’s Supreme Court has authorized the evacuation of the residents of the Bedouin encampment of Khan al-Ahmar to an alternative site. Responding to EU criticism of the decision, Israeli cabinet minister Naftali […]

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Palestinian Human Rights Activist Bassem Eid At EU Parliament: Europe Should Cut The Funding Of BDS Like Trump Cut That Of UNRWA (MEMRI)

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  BDS, friends/enemies, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 14 2018 Speaking at the EU Parliament in Brussels, the Jerusalem-based Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid criticized Europe for turning a blind eye, for centuries, to the economic plight of Gaza, saying that “dignity can be achieved only via economic prosperity.” Accusing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement of “trying to use the Palestinians […]

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3 Israeli Medical Innovations (Israel Hayom & J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  Good works, Israel  /  No Comments

Sept. 14, 2018 Israeli Researchers Develop Groundbreaking Leukemia Drug – Ran Reznick (Israel Hayom) Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have recently developed a breakthrough drug to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the most aggressive cancers. Professor Yinon Ben-Neriah, who heads the research team, said the new drug “targets many leukemia proteins at […]

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AS I SEE IT: Demonizing Israel and the hijacking of language, by Melanie Phillips (J. Post via Isarpundit)

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, apartheid, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 14, 2018 More pertinently, Israel has been up against a black propaganda exercise which has inverted truth and lies with devastating effect. If there’s one refrain which gets me chewing the carpet, it’s the plaintive question, “Why is Israel unable to get its message across?” The naivety behind this question is itself a large […]

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Generation Z perspective: Why are my peers embracing anti-Semitism and socialism?, by Noah Phillips (JNS)

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, double standards, friends/enemies, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 13, 2018 From universal health care to equality for minorities and the LGBTQ community, Israel should be their model nation. Instead, they vilify the Jewish state and advocate replacing the only de-mocracy in the Middle East with another Islamic theocracy that would imprison and execute gays, and treat women and minorities as second-class citizens. […]

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New York Times Stumbles in a Strange Front-Page Antisemitism Story, by Ira Stoll (Algemeiner)

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2018 A front-page New York Times news article appears under the headline “U.S. Revives Rutgers Bias Case In New Tack on Anti-Semitism.” The Times article hypes what it describes as a “significant policy shift.” It claims that the federal education department and its assistant secretary, Kenneth Marcus, “put the weight of the federal government behind a definition of anti-Semitism that […]

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Do Zionists Have Civil Rights?, by Noah Rothman (Commentary)

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  academia, anti-Semitism, BDS, friends/enemies, International, Israel, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2018 Smeared for doing the job. When then-presidential candidate Donald Trump famously declared his intention to be a “neutral” arbiter of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories and put the onus for resolving the conflict on Jerusalem, few observers could have predicted that Trump would run one of the most pro-Israel administrations in […]

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Shutting Down the PLO (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Shutting Down the PLO – Editorial The Palestine Liberation Organization was allowed to open an office in Washington in 1994 after the Oslo accords produced hope for a new era of reconciliation between the PLO and Israel. That hope has never been fulfilled, notably since Yasser Arafat began the second intifada after walking away from the […]

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EU Spokesman Upholds Israel’s Jewish Nationality Law (IMEMC News-PA, via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2018 EU Spokesman Upholds Israel’s Jewish Nationality Law (IMEMC News-PA) Arab-Israeli MK Ayman Odeh left disappointed after a meeting on Sep. 4 with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini to request that the body condemn and call for the cancellation of Israel’s new nation-state law. An EU spokesperson said that the law “is first […]

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