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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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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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To be a Free People in Our Land

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  Israel, Jewish Community, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Bs”d15 Cheshvan, 5780Nov. 13, 2019 To be a Free People in Our LandRav Shachar ButzchakRav, Moshav Mivtachim At this moment, I am sitting in our Beit Midrash in the Yeshiva of Sderot, preparing a shiur. And a siren suddenly calls out the phrase that is too familiar “Red Alert!”, “RedAlert!”. After a few seconds the […]

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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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Naftali Bennett silences Palestinian Arab activist with one question, by Leah Rosenberg (Israel Unwired)

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  BDS, Israel, Mid. East news, tech.  /  No Comments

Mar. 20, 2019 This Palestinian Arab activist tried to talk about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that aims to weaken the state of Israel. She tried to confidently say it would succeed and that it is growing and growing. But Israeli politician Naftali Bennett came back with the perfect response. Click here for […]

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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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Lebanon Protests Are Breaking “Fear Barrier” – Scott Peterson (Christian Science Monitor via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 14, 2019  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 14, 2019 Lebanon Protests Are Breaking “Fear Barrier” – Scott Peterson (Christian Science Monitor)    The veteran Hizbullah fighter can’t count how many times he has been to Syria, but he now refuses to return there and curses the organization to which he has devoted his life.    More Hizbullah fighters have returned from Syria […]

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For UNRWA, the Party’s Over, by Ron Prosor (JNS via Algemeiner)

By   /  November 13, 2019  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Nov. 13, 2019 When I heard that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Commissioner Pierre Krahenbuhl had resigned, I was shocked. After all, the United Nations does not have the best track record when it comes to investigating corruption allegations against its own agencies, let alone […]

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