‘Silent Intifada’ Rages in Jerusalem

By ISRAEL TODAY— By outside appearances it would seem life in Israel has returned to normal following the conclusion of the summer’s Gaza war. However, in Jerusalem, what the Israeli press has dubbed the “silent intifada” is raging, and growing more dangerous by the day. On Tuesday night, a 44-year-old religious Jewish man was badly…

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Pope Says Christians in Iraq Suffering ‘Just Like the Jews’

By AFP— Pope Francis has warned that Christians in Iraq and Syria face persecution just as Jews have in the past, a prominent American Jewish leader said Thursday. “You have suffered, now it’s our turn,” World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder said the pope told him in a private audience. Francis also repeated his recent…

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The United Nations: World’s Leading Purveyor of Antisemitism

By ANNE BAYEFSKY, GATESTONE— The UN is not having a conference on the threat that global antisemitism poses to international peace and security. This is lunch-time. The courageous organizer, assisted by the principled representatives of the small state of Palau, is independent of the UN. The facilities are not free. But why couldn’t the UN,…

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‘Occupation’ and anti-Semitism

By EVELYN GORDAN, COMMENTARY— A Yale University chaplain recently resigned “on his own initiative” over a letter to the New York Times blaming Israel and the Jews for anti-Semitism. Clearly, nothing Israel does or doesn’t do justifies attacks on Jewish citizens of other countries, but even if it did, Rev. Bruce Shipman’s reasoning would have…

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