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U.S. Jews and Israel’s Right to Be Heard, by Evelyn Gordon (Commentary)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  hypocricy, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Nov. 15, 2017 What’s so threatening about mainstream Israeli opinion? The growing divide between Israeli and American Jews was a major topic of conversation at this week’s annual meeting of the Jewish Federations of North America. It was also the topic of a lengthy feature in Haaretz, which largely blamed the Israeli government. Inter alia, it quoted former U.S. Ambassador to […]

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Israeli Scientists Have Helped Develop Life-Saving Cancer Drugs – Benjamin Brafman (JTA via Daily Alert)

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Nov. 17, 2017 Israeli Scientists Have Helped Develop Life-Saving Cancer Drugs – Benjamin Brafman Israel has made disproportionately large contributions to the fight against cancer. A breakthrough in the 1980s by Israeli scientist Eli Canaani was critical to the development of Gleevec, a drug that has saved the lives of millions diagnosed with leukemia. Velcade, a […]

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Why a Growing Number of Religious Women Want to Serve in the Israeli Military – Ruth Eglash (Washington Post via Daily Alert)

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Nov. 17, 2017 Why a Growing Number of Religious Women Want to Serve in the Israeli Military – Ruth Eglash (Washington Post) All Israelis are drafted into the military at age 18, with a few exceptions. Religiously observant women, known in Israel as modern Orthodox, traditionally have opted to enroll in national service, volunteering in schools […]

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Myths and Facts: Palestinian Bedouin Encampments in the Jordan Valley – Meir Deutsch (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 17, 2017 Myths and Facts: Palestinian Bedouin Encampments in the Jordan Valley – Meir Deutsch Recent headlines accuse Israel of planning to evict hundreds of Palestinian Bedouin from two villages in Israel’s Jordan Valley – Ein al Hilweh and Umm Jamal. While it has been claimed that the residents “have been there for decades,” aerial […]

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Cleaning up east Jerusalem, by David M. Weinbert (Israel Hayom)

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Nov. 17, 2017 This week, Jerusalem municipal officials and workers swept overnight into A-Tur on the Mount of Olives to clean up the neighborhood. Under police protection, they hauled away abandoned vehicles, piles of garbage, and rubble from ruined buildings. They took down dangerously placed signs and illegal sheds. They erased graffiti, fixed broken street […]

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Report: Students for Justice in Palestine Threatens Free Speech on Campus, by Rachel Frommer (Free Beacon)

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Nov. 15, 2017 SJP activists have applauded terrorists, engage in violence and intimidation The anti-Israel national campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a terror-affiliated, anti-free speech organization endangering American campuses, according to a new report from a Jerusalem research institute. Co-authored by Dan Diker and Jamie Berk of the Jerusalem Center for […]

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Alan Dershowitz explains the legal standing of the state of Israel and it’s rebirth in 1948. (Prager University via J-TV via Facebook)

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  anti-Semitism, History, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Nov. 13, 2017 Click here for 5 min. video  

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Call to Action: Oppose Iran’s Bid to Chair  Executive Board of UNESCO

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Call to action, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

PRESS RELEASE   FSWC Calls on Canada to Oppose Iran’s Bid to Chair Executive Board of UNESCO   TORONTO (November 15, 2017) – In light of the upcoming election for chair of the Executive Board of UNESCO,  Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is launching a community-wide petition to call upon Canada and […]

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The Dishonesty of the “Palestinian Narrative” – Adam Levick (UK Media Watch via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Nov. 14, 2017 The Dishonesty of the “Palestinian Narrative” – Adam Levick (UK Media Watch) The Guardian published an op-ed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Nov. 1 that included nearly every distortion and lie within what’s known as the “Palestinian narrative.” The language used by Abbas frames Jews as interlopers with no historical or religious connection to the land, […]

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Knesset Sets Up Task Force to Keep EU Funds Away from Terrorists – Gideon Allon (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

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Nov. 14, 2017 Knesset Sets Up Task Force to Keep EU Funds Away from Terrorists – Gideon Allon The Knesset is setting up a special task force designed to ensure that money the European Union donates to the Palestinian Authority for welfare purposes will not be funneled to terrorist elements and used against Israel, or to […]

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