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Study Abroad in Turkey, Anyone?, by Ben Cohen (JNS)

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  BDS, double standards, friends/enemies, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 23, 2018 Earlier this month, the Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter published a moving article in Time magazine about how President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s mushrooming tyranny is impacting his own family. “This month, my dad will face trial in Turkey for ‘membership of a terror group,’” the New York Knicks center wrote. “He is a university professor, not […]

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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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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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A plea for discussion on Israel’s nation-state law, by Asa Kasher (TOI)

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Human Rights, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 9, 2018 We need a meaningful discussion about Israel’s new Fundamental Law. Yet once you mention Israel, darts are thrown, and the nature and complexities of the law itself are cast aside. We should explore several questions. Given the new law, what is the difference between a Jewish and a non-Jewish citizen of Israel? […]

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A Democratic Nation State of the Jewish People – Sara Greenberg (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  Human Rights, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 8, 2018 A Democratic Nation State of the Jewish People – Sara Greenberg (Jerusalem Post) As Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Advisor for World Communities, part of my job is to listen to what people around the world have to say. Much of what I have heard from critics following the passage of Basic Law: Israel – […]

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Critics of Nation-State Law Misunderstand Israel’s Constitutional System – Evelyn Gordon (JNS via Daily Alert) and link to 2nd related article

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Human Rights, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 3, 2018 Critics of Nation-State Law Misunderstand Israel’s Constitutional System – Evelyn Gordon (JNS) Much of the criticism of Israel’s new nation-state law stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of Israel’s constitutional system. The new law isn’t meant to be read in isolation, but in concert with other Basic Laws enshrining Israel’s democratic system. Israel doesn’t […]

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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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Everything You’ve Heard about Israel’s Nation State Bill Is Wrong – David Hazony (Forward via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  Human Rights, Israel  /  No Comments

July 26, 2018 Everything You’ve Heard about Israel’s Nation State Bill Is Wrong – David Hazony (Forward) Critics went ballistic over Israel’s new Nation State Law, which passed last week with the aim of affirming the country’s Jewish character. The New York Times published four different pieces, each more critical than the last. But the truth is, the […]

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Liberman calls on ‘hypocritical’ Europeans to cut ties with Iran (TOI)

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2018 Europe has no qualms about giving cash to Iranian regime which imprisoned teen over dancing video, but then interferes with Israeli security concerns, defense minister charges Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday called out European countries for being hypocritical in condemning Israel over its security activities while having no qualms about trading […]

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Time to wake up to Erdoğan’s Turkey, by Sarah N. Stern (JNS)

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 5, 2018 The regime continues to trample on the right of its citizens, including freedom of speech, of association, and the rights of ethnic and religious minorities. Click here for full article

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