Prelude to a pogrom

By David Nabhan, The Jewish Chronicle— Very recently filmmaker Ami Horowitz documented how Portland State University students reacted when being asked to pledge money to purchase explosives to bomb Israeli schools, hospitals and synagogues. Far from recoiling in shock and horror or immediately placing calls to Homeland Security, the students reacted in a different way:…

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There Has Never Been a Sovereign Arab State in Palestine

By Eli E. Hertz, Myths and Facts—   The artificiality of a Palestinian identity is reflected in the attitudes and actions of neighboring Arab nations who never established a Palestinian state themselves. The rhetoric by Arab leaders on behalf of the Palestinians rings hollow. Arabs in neighboring states, who control 99.9 percent of the Middle…

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A J Street man on the Democratic ticket

By Michael Wilner, Jpost— For seven and a half years, the policy advocates of J Street have felt blessed. Lobbying for diplomatic flexibility with Iran and for a tougher US line against Israel’s settlement activity, the liberal Jewish-American group has been repeatedly bolstered by a president who, prior to taking office, had a short track…

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Stop giving charity to Hamas

By Elliott Abrams, Israel Hayom— I’ve written about a half dozen times in the past about UNRWA, the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinians. Simply put, UNRWA has long employed individuals who are sympathetic to Hamas, and who engage in acts of anti-Semitism, but the organization has overlooked their actions and indeed often protected them.…

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Hezbollah news: Is Putin Jewish?

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— A Lebanese news service made the shocking claim this week: the Russian President Vladmir Putin‘s increasingly close ties with Israel are because he is Jewish. On Tuesday, reporter Sami Kleib wrote an article titled, “Putin’s Jewishness: Does it serve the Arabs and Syria?”. The article appeared in As-Safir, a leading…

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Russia and Rauol Wallenberg: Unfinished Business

Historical Analysis By Inna Rogatchi, The Rogatchi Foundation (C) Inna Rogatchi, 2016- The Presidential Archive and Its Closed Envelopes In 1990, Russian president Boris Yeltsyn did quite unusual for the Soviet and post-Soviet ruler deed: he admitted the guilt of the Soviet regime. The matter was the massacre of the Polish officers in Katyn by…

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Can Israel’s New Proactive UN posture lead to security council seat?

By Sean Savage, JNS.org— Long panned for harboring deep anti-Israel bias, the United Nations (UN) has often been discounted by critical Israeli leaders as an organization with little hope for any success. However, after a tireless effort by the Israeli delegation to the UN, earlier this summer the Jewish state was selected for the first…

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Bravo to Israel for finally taking action against BDS

By Isi Leibler, Israel Hayom— The recent decision by the interior and public security ministers to establish a special task force aimed at expelling foreigners engaged in anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions activities is a long overdue remedial action against anti-Semites and renegade Jews who demonize and delegitimize Israel. In this context, I applaud the…

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Israel’s let-down: Putin-Erdogan hook-up with Iran

By Debkafile— The talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Reccep Erdogen in St. Petersburg scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, are causing trepidation among Israel’s policy-makers and military leaders. Their summit takes place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, concluding nine months of hostility between the two capitals that was sparked by Turkish jets shooting…

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The discriminatory laws that do not discriminate

By Joel Golovensky, Jpost— On Thursday, the movement for Black Lives announced it would engage in BDS actions against Israel because, among other reasons, “Israel is an apartheid state with over 50 laws on the books that sanction discrimination against the Palestinian people.” It credits Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in…

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Petty Arab apartheid, Olympic-style

By Gerald Steinberg, JPost— In the bad old days in South Africa, “petty apartheid” was the term used for the daily oppression and humiliation of blacks through separate public water fountains, bathrooms, buses, cafeterias and similar facilities. This strictly enforced separation was a sign of the black population being viewed as subhuman. Since 1948, petty…

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Was Israel’s founding illegal?

By Susan Michael, ICEJ— The Palestinian Liberation Organization Charter states that “Zionism is a colonialist movement in its inception.” This claim – echoed by many throughout the Middle East and beyond – asserts that Israel was founded illegally The truth is that Israel’s founding had a firm basis in international law – and thousands of…

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