Sanders names Israel bashers to Democrat platform-drafting committee

By Mark Ellis, The Christian Post— Last week presidential candidate Bernie Sanders named several outspoken critics of Israel to the Democrat platform-drafting committee that will undoubtedly provoke a fight over U.S. policies toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One Sanders appointee, Cornel West, a Princeton University philosophy professor, referred to “the Israeli massacre of innocent Palestinians, especially…

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How Effective Have the BDS Efforts Against Israel Been?

By Brian Schrauger, Israel Today— Foreign capital flow to Israeli assets hit a record high of $285.12 billion last year, nearly triple of what this figure was in 2005, Bloomberg News reported last week. And while the Israeli economy has been slowing as of late, it is still performing better than that of the United States…

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Who were the 1948 Arab refugees?

By Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom— Contrary to conventional “wisdom,” most Arabs in British Mandate Palestine — and most of the 320,000 1948 Arab refugees — were migrant workers and descendants of 1831-1947 Muslim immigrants from across the Arab world. At the time, Britain enticed Arab immigration and blocked Jewish immigration. Thus, between 1880 and 1919,…

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Palestinian Christians target Western Evangelicals

By Shira Sorko-Ram, Maoz— There is a minority of Palestinian Christians who love Israel and believe what the Bible says about God’s purposes for His chosen people. These Christians risk their lives when they share this truth with the other 98% of Palestinians who are Muslims. Their belief that the Word of God foretold the rebirth of…

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Video: Rabbi Sacks explains the new anti-Semitism

By Ari Soffer, Israel National News— At the height of the UK Labour Party’s anti-Semitism crisis in April, former British Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks penned a blistering critique of anti-Zionism, which he branded “the new anti-Semitism.” In an interview with the BBC on Wednesday, Rabbi Sacks elaborated on why today’s anti-Israel movement is the…

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Third of American students say BDS justified–survey

By Globes— One-third of American students believes that a boycott of Israeli is justified and represents a legitimate means of bringing pressure to bear, according to a survey carried out in the US in advance of a United Nations conference tomorrow, Channel 2 News Online reports. Channel 2 originally reported that the survey covered the…

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