South Carolina becomes first US state to take action against anti-Israel boycotts

By: MICHAEL WILNER, JPOST— WASHINGTON – South Carolina’s governor has signed into law a bill to stop efforts to boycott, divest and sanction Israel on Thursday afternoon, in a first for the nation on a statewide level. The bill makes no mention of Israel directly, but prevents public entities from contracting with businesses engaging in…

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Column One: The new government’s war on BDS

By: CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is less than a month old, but it’s already apparent that it is different from its predecessors. And if it continues on its current diplomatic trajectory, it may do something that its six predecessors failed to accomplish. Netanyahu’s new government may improve Israel’s position internationally.…

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Israelis and Saudis Reveal Secret Talks to Thwart Iran

By: ELI LAKE, Bloomberg View— Since the beginning of 2014, representatives from Israel and Saudi Arabia have had five secret meetings to discuss a common foe, Iran. On Thursday, the two countries came out of the closet by revealing this covert diplomacy at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. Among those who follow the…

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Fight Against ISIS Could Take ‘A Generation or More’

By Arutz Sheva Staff, Israel National News— The Islamic State group is a “global threat” that will take a generation or more to defeat, Washington’s envoy for the US-led coalition fighting the jihadists said Wednesday. Despite “strategic momentum” against ISIS – or Daesh as he called it – General John Allen conceded, in a keynote speech…

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Pope Francis and the ‘Angel of Peace’ Scandal

By: TSVI SADAN, Israel Today— A scandal recently erupted after media reports such as that by BBC’s David Willey quoted Pope Francis as telling Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting on May 16: “You are an angel of peace.” The Vatican was subsequently forced to issue a clarification that ultimately did little to alleviate…

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Tzipi Hotovely: Continuing a Legacy from the Prophets of Israel

By: RON TOROSSAIN, Breaking Israel News— How heartwarming it is to see Israel’s new deputy foreign minister, the nations’ most senior diplomat, Tzipi Hotovely, speaking clarity and truth to power. Israel’s claim to the land is clear –and having a strong, Zionist woman who believes in the historical bond between the people and the Land…

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HUGE MARCH IN NEW YORK CITY IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL

By: Sara Abramowicz, Breaking Christian News— “Anyone who thinks that the United States is abandoning its support of Israel—obviously they weren’t in Central Park today, because they would have found out that there is strong, passionate sentiment to stand with Israel.” –Mike Huckabee (New York, NY)—New York City hosted the 51st annual Celebrate Israel Parade…

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Jerusalem Post Editorial: Jew Hatred

By: JPOST EDITORIAL, JPOST— Wild anti-Semitic conspiracy theories floated by high-profile public figures and politicians – including heads of state – have been making headlines in recent weeks. It’s worth looking at these outbursts of Jew hatred in light of comments made by US President Barack Obama in a much-discussed interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey…

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THE JEWISH PROBLEM – FROM ANTI-JUDAISM TO ANTI-SEMITISM

By DAVID TURNER, JPOST— In a thoughtful, heartfelt and well-written article appearing in the on-line Jewish-American periodical Tablet, Ebb Tide in the Golden Country, All is not as it was for Jews in America, Rich Cohen describes a bleak picture for Jews in the United States. Much of what he writes carries the weight of…

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‘It’s not politically correct to be anti-Semitic, but it’s super-in to be anti-Israel’

By LAHAV HARKOV, JPOST— The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is the new anti-Semitism and wants to destroy Israel, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Wednesday, in response to a motion to the agenda from coalition and opposition MKs calling to fight those who seek to delegitimize Israel. The discussion was marked by shouting matches over…

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Jeb Bush: Move US Embassy to Jerusalem

By: Ahuva Balofsky, Breaking Israel News— Former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush told supporters Saturday that he believes in Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital, and would like to see the American embassy moved there, CNN reported. Speaking in Nashville at the Tennessee GOP’s Statesmen’s Dinner, Bush answered a question regarding whether Jerusalem should remain…

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Erdoğan: ‘Liberate Jerusalem’ from the Jews

By: ELDAD BECK, ynetnews— Just one week before upcoming parliamentary elections in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and officials in his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) found a unique way to try and secure a victory at the polls by calling for the “liberation” of Jerusalem. “Conquest is Mecca, conquest is Saladin, it’s to…

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