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The True Story of an Iranian Sportsman’s Fight for Life – Nicolas Messner and Pedro Lasuen (International Judo Federation via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 3, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Pop Culture  /  No Comments

Sept. 3, 2019 The True Story of an Iranian Sportsman’s Fight for Life – Nicolas Messner and Pedro Lasuen (International Judo Federation) For years, Iranian athletes have been prohibited from competing in any sport against Israel. From questionable injuries, to throwing matches, Iranian athletes across all sports have been ordered to crush their own dreams. On […]

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Egypt Criticizes Its Judoka Who Refused to Shake Hands with Israeli Opponent – Itamar Katzir (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 30, 2019  /  Mid. East news, Pop Culture  /  No Comments

Aug. 30, 2019 Egypt Criticizes Its Judoka Who Refused to Shake Hands with Israeli Opponent – Itamar Katzir (Ha’aretz) The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has criticized an Egyptian judoka, Mohamed Abdelaal, for refusing to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent, Sagi Muki, who defeated the Egyptian in the semifinals of the World Judo Championships. The ministry […]

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Palestinian Arab workers share in Mellanox payout (Reuters-UK via Michael Ordman’s Good News Israel Newsletter)

By   /  June 30, 2019  /  Good works, Human Rights, Israel, Pop Culture  /  No Comments

Jun. 30, 2019 Palestinian Arab workers share in Mellanox payout. Palestinian Arab engineers working for Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies are poised to share in a $3.5 million payout when the company’s takeover by U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp is completed. They will cash in stock options worth up to $40,000 per person. Click here for […]

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Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism wins the pop-culture primary by Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS via Israel Hayom)

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, International, Islam, Pop Culture  /  No Comments

May 12, 2019 The real defeat for those who worry about the legitimization of Jew-hatred wasn’t in Congress but on the late-night comedy television shows. Click here for article

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Year-long UK arts fest celebrates contributions of refugees from Nazi Europe, by Anne Joseph (TOI)

By   /  March 2, 2019  /  History, Holocaust, Israel, Pop Culture  /  No Comments

Mar. 2, 2019 Curator of ‘Insiders/Outsiders,’ opening March 2, says Jews fleeing persecution produced influential music, art, writing and design in their adopted country Click here for article & photos

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BIBI JITTERS – COFFEE CHAIN SAYS NETANYAHU STILL HITS ISRAELI TASTE BUDS, BY HAGAY HACOHEN (J. Post)

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Israel, Pop Culture  /  No Comments

Feb. 25, 2019 Popular coffee chain Cofix predicts Netanyahu to win April elections as 55% of their patrons opted for a take out with his mug. Click here for full article

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The Left Lends Cover to Anti-Semitism, by Ben Shapiro (National Review)

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, books, International, Pop Culture  /  No Comments

Dec. 18, 2018 Ignoring anti-Semitic actions or comments depending on the perpetrator’s ethnicity or background allows hatred of Jews to spread. This week, The New York Times Review of Books printed an interview with Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple. The interviewer asked Walker to list the books on her nightstand. Most were unobjectionable. One […]

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Ex-NBA star Dikembe Mutombo moved to tears in Jerusalem (AP & Israel Hayom)

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Pop Culture  /  No Comments

Nov. 29, 2018 Hall of Famer says his devout parents made him dream of visiting the holy city • Mutombo, in Israel to inaugurate sports center for Israelis and Palestinians at YMCA, says life in conflict-ridden Congo helps him relate to “politically troubled” places. Click here for article & photos

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Israeli-Ethiopian is Best Female Director at TIFF (Michael Orman’s Good News Israel newsletter)

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  International, Judaism, Movies, Pop Culture  /  No Comments

Sept. 24, 2018 Israeli-Ethiopian is Best Director.  Aalam-Warqe Davidian won the “Best Female Director” award at the Toronto Film Festival. Her debut “Fig Tree”, in Amharic with Hebrew and English subtitles, takes place in Ethiopia at the end of the Ethiopian Civil War. Davidian, 38, made Aliya from Ethiopia at the age of 11. Click here […]

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Novelty Item: PALESTINIAN MUSICIANS: ‘HABIBI YOU CAN DRIVE MY CAR’ HONORS SAUDI WOMEN, by Hagay Hacohen (J. Post)

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  Human Rights, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Pop Culture  /  No Comments

July 5, 2018 Palestinian cellist Naseem Alatrash and Syrian singer Nano Raies recorded a cover version of “Baby You Can Drive My Car” by the Beatles to honor the Saudi Arabian decision to allow female citizens of the kingdom to drive, beginning on June 24. Click here for article & 3 min. music video

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