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How Students for Justice in Palestine Undermines Tolerance and Peace, by Natalie Segev (Algemeiner)

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  academia, anti-Semitism, BDS, International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

July 18, 2018 In 1967, after the Six Day War, the leaders of eight Arab countries convened and adopted the Khartoum Resolution. This resolution implemented “The 3 No’s” — no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, and no negotiations with Israel. Fast forward 50 years and a similar policy has been implemented on US […]

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PA: Palestinians have a “right” to kill Israelis, PA will continue to pay the prisoners’ salaries (PMW)

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 17, 2018 PA responds to Israeli law against the PA’s terrorist salaries Palestinians have a “right” to kill Israelis PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Spokesman Hassan Abd Rabbo: “The [Israeli] legislation… targets the history of our people’s struggle and its right to resist the occupation” PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: “The Martyrs and prisoners are […]

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“Israel Is More Humanitarian than our Arab Brothers” – Bel Trew (Independent – UK, via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Good works, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 18, 2018 “Israel Is More Humanitarian than our Arab Brothers” – Bel Trew Syrian shopkeeper Diaa, 24, had his face torn open by a missile that struck his village in Deraa province. His legs and arm had also been broken. Diaa says he would have died had he not been hospitalized in neighboring Israel. Western […]

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Why Russia Needs Israel – Prof. Hillel Frisch (JTA via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 17, 2018 Why Russia Needs Israel – Prof. Hillel Frisch Why has Russia under Putin acknowledged Israeli red lines aimed at preventing the buildup of an Iranian military presence in Syria? To fully understand Putin’s acceptance of Israeli involvement in Syria, one must consider the balance of power that existed between Czarist Russia and its […]

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After ISIS, Secrets Of Jewish Mosul Emerge From The Rubble, by Seth J. Frantzman and Omar Mohammed (Forward via Mosaic)

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  History, Islamic fundamentalism, Jewish Community, Judaism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 9, 2018 Islamic State (IS), like the Taliban, systematically destroyed ancient religious sites in the places that came under its control—some because they were associated with non-Muslim religions, others because they were venerated by Muslims in a way that IS deemed idolatrous. Alongside the physical destruction resulting from the war itself, this policy has […]

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Tzipi Livni writes against the “Right of Return” (Guardian-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  double standards, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 16, 2018 Pushing the Palestinian “Right of Return” Doesn’t Help Peace – Tzipi Livni In the past few months, I’ve heard voices in the UK, including senior members of the Labour shadow cabinet, calling for the “right of return” of Palestinian refugees to Israel. As a supporter of peace based on the principle of two-states-for-two-peoples, […]

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Recent events along the border with Gaza (summaries of 5 articles by Daily Alert, with links)

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 16, 2018 Palestinians in Gaza Fire 200 Rockets at Israel on Saturday, Israel Retaliates with Airstrikes – Anna Ahronheim 200 rockets and mortars were fired by Palestinians in Gaza towards Israel since Friday, with 40 of them intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System and another 73 landing in open territory. 13 landed in communities […]

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Readers’ Blog: BDS will have no effect on the Israeli economy by Clive Hyman (Irish Examiner)

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  BDS, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 No. Will it persuade Israel to change its policies vis à vis the Palestinians? No. Will it make the members of your parliament feel good about themselves? Probably. So in essence, this is simply the political equivalent of masturbation. The real effect, if this were enacted, could be unemployment for Palestinians who […]

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Photos: Unfinished Palestinian Parliament a Grim Symbol – Dusan Vranic (AP via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  History, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 13, 2018 Photos: Unfinished Palestinian Parliament a Grim Symbol – Dusan Vranic (AP) The would-be Palestinian parliament is empty, a glum reminder of what might have been. Pigeons have covered the unused plenum hall with thick layers of droppings. Construction began in 1996 in Abu Dis, just outside Jerusalem city limits, as Israel and the […]

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Arab Community Leader Determined to Run in Jerusalem Municipal Election – Khaled Abu Toameh (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 Arab Community Leader Determined to Run in Jerusalem Municipal Election – Khaled Abu Toameh Ramadan Dabash, an east Jerusalem community leader who has formed an Arab list to run in the upcoming Jerusalem Municipality election, said Wednesday he is determined to proceed despite PLO secretary-general Saeb Erekat’s recent call to boycott the election. “Who is […]

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