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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East Jerusalem’s Arabs bite their nose to spite their face

By RON JAGER— This week we sadly witnessed yet again rioting and violence in east Jerusalem including the use by local Arab residents of lethal weapons against Jewish neighborhoods, Jewish motorists, and police and military forces. East Jerusalem’s Arab residents are trying to destroy any semblance of co-existence in Jerusalem, the Capitol of the State…

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Ted Cruz booed for supporting Israel at Christian conference

By ARI SOFFER, ARUTZ 7— Leading Republican Senator and Christian supporter of Israel Ted Cruz (R-Tx) was booed off stage at a gala dinner in support of the Middle East’s embattled Christian minority, after voicing support for Israel. Cruz was the keynote speaker at the event, hosted by the recently-founded In Defense of Christians (IDC)…

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