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Hizbullah Is a State Above the State – Udeid Nassar (Arab Weekly-UK via Daily Alert)

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Sept. 14, 2018 Hizbullah Is a State Above the State – Udeid Nassar In Lebanon, Hizbullah controls sites that are off limits to Lebanese security and army forces. Hizbullah has its own economic, financial and services institutions. It has its own channels for external relations functioning just like any other ministry of foreign affairs. The party […]

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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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Ending the Palestinian exception, by Caroline B. Glick (J. Post via Israpundit)

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

Sept. 14, 2018 The Palestinian exception involves giving the Palestinians and their supporters a pass for actions that would otherwise be illegal, simply because they are Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists. Click here for full article

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Must Read: “Oslo at 25: A Personal View, by Douglas Feith (BESA via Mosaic)

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  double standards, History, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Must Read, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Sept. 13, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Perhaps the most important misperception about Oslo is that it is – or was – a peace process, a two-sided affair, a matter of give-and-take in which each side’s promises depended on fulfillment of the other’s promises. My view, as a witness to some of the relevant history, is that it […]

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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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Protesters in Basra, Iraq, Storm Iranian Consulate – Qassim Abdul-Zahra (AP via Daily Alert)

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Sept. 12, 2018 Protesters in Basra, Iraq, Storm Iranian Consulate – Qassim Abdul-Zahra (AP) Protesters in Basra, Iraq, stormed the Iranian consulate on Friday. Iran controls powerful Shiite militias in Basra which are held responsible for poor public services and corruption. Protesters have torched offices belonging to the Iranian-backed militias, chanting, “Iran, out, out!” They also burned […]

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U.S. National Security Adviser Bolton: “We Will Not Allow the ICC to Constrain Israel’s Right to Self-Defense” (Lawfare Inst.-Brookings via Daily Alert)

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Sept. 12, 2018 U.S. National Security Adviser Bolton: “We Will Not Allow the ICC to Constrain Israel’s Right to Self-Defense” U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton told the Federalist Society in Washington on Monday: “I am here to make a major announcement on U.S. policy toward the International Criminal Court, or ICC….In theory, the ICC holds […]

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