False Moral Equivalence as a Tool to Demonize Israel

By Manfred Gerstenfeld and Jamie Berk, Gate Stone Institute— False moral equivalence is one of a series of major fallacies. False moral equivalence comparing Israel’s actions to those of the Nazis was used by several prominent social-democratic politicians, including French President François Mitterrand, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou. Another…

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Netanyahu vows Golan Heights will remain part of Israel forever

By RAPHAEL AHREN, Times of Israel— The Golan Heights will forever remain part of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday during the first-ever cabinet meeting held on the Golan. Speaking in the Israeli town of Ma’aleh Gamla, next to an archaeological site where Jewish rebels stood off against Roman soldiers nearly 2,000 years ago,…

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If American Jews and Israel Are Drifting Apart, What’s the Reason?

By Elliott Abrams, Mosaic Mag— Everyone knows that American Jews and Israel are drifting apart—and everyone is confident of the reasons why. Israel, it is said, has become increasingly nationalistic and right-wing; “the occupation” violates liberal values; and the American Jewish “establishment,” with its old familiar defense organizations and their old familiar apologetics, has lost…

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Liberal American Jews unjustly hate Evangelicals

By Melanie Phillips, JPOST— Traveling in the U.S. last week I found Jews, like many others, in a state of extreme agitation. The Trump phenomenon, they raged, was beyond belief. How could America be doing this to itself, possibly nominating as a presidential candidate a man who was a crude and unstable know-nothing, a bigoted…

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Fast-growing Pentecostal movement enthusiastically affirms support for Israel

By Bradley Martin, JNS.ORG— Bishop John E. Putnam stood at the podium and exclaimed to the crowd, “Who here loves Israel and the Jewish people?” The thunderous applause indicated the ecstatic approval by more than 500 pastors, ministers, and their families attending a recent conference of United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI). Putnam, superintendent of UPCI’s Wisconsin…

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Messianic Jewish group lobbying for ‘1-state solution’

By: LEO HOHMANN, WND— The Messianic Jewish movement has opened a lobbying office in Washington, D.C., that will push the U.S. government to support Israel and ditch the so-called “two-state solution” that has been promoted by Republican and Democrat administrations for decades. The Alliance for Israel Advocacy will take a different approach to lobbying Congress…

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What did Americans know as the Holocaust unfolded? Quite a lot, it turns out.

By Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post— Growing up in Lowell, Mass., in the 1950s and ’60s, Andrea Hoffman learned about the Holocaust at Hebrew school and later married into a family that included Holocaust survivors. Along the way, certain questions haunted her. “I’ve always wondered what people knew. When did they know it? How did they…

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Sanders’ new Jewish outreach director sees ‘F— you’ Netanyahu post go viral

By JPOST Staff, JPOST— Bernie Sanders’ recently hired Jewish outreach coordinator condemned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year in an expletive-ridden social media post accusing him of sanctioning mass murder. The Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday reported that it had obtained screenshots of Simone Zimmerman’s original post full of obscenities and a later edited version…

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Jews welcome Dutch church declaration calling Martin Luther’s anti-Semitism ‘unacceptable’

By World Jewish Congress— In a text published at a seminar in Utrecht on Monday, the PKN declares that Luther’s anti-Jewish statements were “unacceptable” and part of the “dark pages” of Lutheran church history. Rabbi Raphael Evers of the Dutch Jewish umbrella organization NIK welcomed the declaration, saying: “I sometimes get the question whether the…

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Is Obama planning his revenge on Netanyahu?

By DANA SOMBERG, JPOST— During his final year in the White House, US President Barack Obama is preparing a metaphorical roadside IED for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It cannot be that the tainted relations between the two leaders will not end with Obama exacting some sweet revenge.” Variations of the above statement have been uttered…

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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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