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Israel Returns to the Polls, while Palestinian Democracy Is Frozen (AFP-RFI-France via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 10, 2019  /  double standards, Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 10, 2019 Israel Returns to the Polls, while Palestinian Democracy Is Frozen (AFP-RFI-France) When Israelis vote next week it will be their sixth general election since 2006, when Palestinians last had the chance to cast ballots in parliamentary polls. 30-year-old Palestinians have never had the opportunity to choose their leadership. “For both the Palestinian Authority […]

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Does Israel Abide by International Standards of Human Rights? – Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  double standards, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 20, 2019 Does Israel Abide by International Standards of Human Rights? – Jennifer Rubin The New York Times asked the Democratic presidential candidates the same 18 questions, including asking whether Israel abides by international standards of human rights. Here is the answer they should have given: You know it’s weird you are asking about the only true […]

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Must watch: Why Don’t You Support Israel?, by Stephen Harper (Prager University)

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, double standards, Human Rights, International, Israel, Mid. East news, Must Read  /  No Comments

May 13, 2019 Israel is one of the most free and most prosperous countries in the world. Not only is Israel a booming economy and a wellspring of innovation, it is the only democracy in the Middle East. So why is it so controversial to support the Jewish state? Stephen Harper, the 22nd Prime Minister […]

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RESERVISTS ON DUTY GIVE TESTIMONIES AT EU FOR THE FIRST TIME, by Ilanit Chernick (J. Post)

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 26, 2019 Four combat soldiers told their personal stories while serving in the IDF Click here for article

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 Israeli Arab Activist: Israel Is My Country and I Am Proud of It…runs in Likud party’s primaries (summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert)

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  apartheid, friends/enemies, Human Rights, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 10, 2019 Muslim Arab Woman Competing in Likud Party Primaries(Times of Israel) Dima Tayeh, from Kafr Manda in the Galilee, made headlines on Tuesday when she told Hadashot TV she was running in the Likud party’s primaries. “There is no other country in the Middle East that respects its citizens and gives them as much equality […]

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Israel Has Not Disenfranchised the Arabs – Lt.-Col. (ret.) Peter Lerner (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 1, 2019  /  Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 1, 2018 Israel Has Not Disenfranchised the Arabs – Lt.-Col. (ret.) Peter Lerner Anti-Israel activists have claimed that as Israel once again heads for elections, millions of Palestinians are disenfranchised. That claim is false. Ever since the Oslo Accords, 98% of the Palestinian population in the territories enjoys self-governance. They have a Palestinian Legislative Council […]

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Israel’s Version of Democracy Is in Good Health – Zev Chafets (Bloomberg via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 25, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Dec. 25, 2018 Israel’s Version of Democracy Is in Good Health – Zev Chafets (Bloomberg) Israel now ranks 30th out of 167 countries in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual survey of national democracies. It is sandwiched between France and Belgium. The Economist calls these “flawed democracies,” a designation that also include the United States. Since 2009, Israel has moved up […]

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Italy follows US lead in ridding itself of UN madness, by Fiamma Nirenstein (JNS)

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Sept. 14, 2018 It’s truly a stretch of the imagination to assume that we are witnessing democratic debate inside the U.N. General Assembly. Click here for full article

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Israeli Arabs and Jews Drive Past Another Turning Point, by Daniel Gordis (Bloomberg News)

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 21, 2018 An opportunity to come together to protest the controversial nation-state law dissolves into ugly Palestinian chants. “The Arabs,” Abba Eban, the eloquent Israeli diplomat, said almost half a century ago, “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” The pithy line was classic Eban — slightly funny, obviously memorable and, sadly, true. […]

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The Misrepresentation of Israel’s Democracy – Matthew Continetti (Commentary via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  apartheid, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 20, 2018 The Misrepresentation of Israel’s Democracy – Matthew Continetti Reasonable people and friends of Israel may disagree about the necessity and utility of the new nation-state law. Such disagreement, however, ought to be based on facts. The Los Angeles Times described the nation-state law as “granting an advantageous status to Jewish-only communities.” But that is false: […]

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