Comment: Accusing Bernie Sanders of ‘blood libel’ – the future of US-Israel relations

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN, JPOST— He accused us of bloog libel. He accused us of bombing hospitals. He accused us of killing 10,000 Palestinian civilians. Don’t you think that merits an apology?” asked former ambassador to the US and current MK Michael Oren. He was reacting to an April 4 interview with US Democratic presidential…

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Congress Wants States To Plan for Aiding Holocaust Survivors

By JTA, Forward— A new provision in the bill funding assistance for the elderly directs the federal government to issue guidance to states on serving Holocaust survivors. The Jewish Federations of North America lobbied for the inclusion of the provision in the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, first approved in 1965. In a statement…

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Video: Abbas tells Palestinians entire state of Israel “occupied”

By Ruthie Blum, Algemeiner— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks in “two languages” when articulating his policies on Israel, a Jerusalem-based research institute reported on Wednesday. According to the Palestinian Media Watch report, when Abbas addresses Palestinians – and through his PA-controlled media — he consistently refers to the entire state of Israel as “occupied” territory.…

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Russia’s S-300 Defense Missile System To Be Shipped To Iran Soon, Report Says

By Suman Varandani, International Business Times— Russia will begin the first shipment of the S-300 air defense missile system to Iran in the coming days, Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying Tuesday. “I don’t know if this will happen today, but they (S-300 missiles) will be loaded (for shipment to Iran),”…

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Turkey is playing a ‘double game’ with Israel

By Ari Yashar, Israel National News— Senior sources in the Israeli security establishment accused Turkey on Thursday of playing a “double game” in rapprochement talks with Israel, even as the negotiating teams on both sides met the same day in an undisclosed location. “There isn’t really anyone to talk with in Turkey. At this point…

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US Jewish group slams Bernie Sanders for misstatements on 2014 Gaza war

By Danielle Ziri, JPost— The Anti-defamation League called on presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to correct “misstatements” he made regarding the 2014 conflict between Israel and Hamas. In an interview with the New York Daily News published on Monday, Sanders said Israel’s actions during the 2014 war in Gaza were “disproportionate.” “My recollection is over 10,000 innocent…

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Fear of Muslim radicals drives Jewish exodus from French schools

By Arutz Sheva staff, Israel National News— French Jews are increasingly avoiding public schools, the leader of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF) stated Tuesday – amid skyrocketing anti-Semitism and major waves of French Jewish Aliyah. “The numbers for this year were very high, over 900 anti-semitic attacks, and we do not expect…

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Israel’s Christian Minority

By Shadi Khalloul, Gatestone Institute— Christians in Israel, as well as all other minorities, understand today that serving in the Israeli military is essential. Many Christians and other minorities in Israel share the same fears: they understand that in this region, Israel is the only island of safety that allows them freedom and democratic rights.…

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Ben Carson: Yes, Obama Is Anti-Semitic

By Gil Ronen, Israel National News— Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson accused President Barack Obama Sunday of being anti-Semitic, as evidenced by Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Carson told Fox News Sunday, in response to a question on his criticism of the Iran deal, : “Well, all you have to do,…

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Erdogan meets with US Jewish leaders in reconciliation effort

By JTA, JPOST— Relations between Turkey and Israel hit a new low following Israel’s deadly raid in 2010 of a Turkish ship attempting to breach its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Jewish leaders in Washington reportedly to smooth ties as Turkey and Israel seek to reconcile. Jewish groups…

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