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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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Does Turkey Belong in the Future of NATO? by Nonie Darwish (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 15, 2018 Loving one’s native culture and feeling comfortable in it is normal. Western leaders have respected the rights of new immigrants to love the cultures from which they have come. But unfortunately, those same leaders are tearing apart their own cultures by turning love of one’s own country into an unforgivable sin, when […]

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Israel Is Proud of Who We Are – Naftali Bennett (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

Aug. 16, 2018 Israel Is Proud of Who We Are – Naftali Bennett We Israelis are proud of who we are. We are proud of our Jewish traditions and identity, and we are proud of the equality and freedoms for all our people. Last month our government passed the Nation State Law, which reaffirms the centrality […]

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Sweden’s prophet Per Ahlmark, by Hillel Neuer (UN Watch via J. Post)

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, Community Activism for Israel, double standards, friends/enemies, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Aug. 7, 2018 “What you each have in common,” said Per Ahlmark to a hall filled with several dozen of his friends from the Swedish Liberal Party, intelligentsia and media, invited to a January 2009 Stockholm conference celebrating his 70th birthday, “is that you are all defenders of democracy and freedom, enemies of totalitarianism and […]

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A message to the Jewish nation from a Druze Zionist friend, by Atta Farhad (JNS)

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 2, 2018 There are no Druze in the world who can claim a better and freer life than the Druze citizens of Israel. Click here for full article

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