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  • Ellison holds edge in DNC race

    02/22/2017 5:39:35 AM PST · by yoe · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ben Kamisar and Owen Eagan
    As Democrats head to Atlanta this weekend to vote on their party’s next chair, the race to lead the Democratic National Committee chair is coming down to its two leading candidates. Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) has the edge over former Labor secretary Tom Perez in The Hill’s new survey of DNC members. But while both men claim they are close to securing commitments from the majority of the 447 voting members, neither candidate is assured victory.
  • Trump pledges to unite 'divided country' after African-American history museum visit

    02/21/2017 9:47:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday to combat bigotry and unite what he called a "divided country" after wrapping up his first visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. "Today and every day of my presidency I pledge to do everything I can to continue that promise of freedom for African-Americans and for every American," Trump said, calling his tour "a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry and hatred and intolerance." "We're going to bring this country together. We have a divided country that's been divided for many, many years, but we're going to...
  • Have You Noticed Media Pushing a National Narrative of Anti-Semitism Today? – Here’s Why…

    02/21/2017 9:31:53 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 02/21/2017 | Sundance
    Many people are noticing a rather familiar, albeit oddly timed, leftist “anti-Semitism” narrative being pushed into the media broadcasts over the past 36 hours. Yes, it seems to have come out of no-where. Why? No-one is really understanding what’s going on. Understandably, the right-side of the political continuum are referencing the media push from the position of their own camp; that makes them defensive. However, the actual motive of the professional corporate media to push this meme has nothing to do with President Trump or republicans – it’s an internal maneuver and transparently Clintonian. {..snip..}
  • CNN Allows Left-Wing Guest to Accuse Trump of Creating 'Cancer of Anti-Semitism'

    02/21/2017 3:48:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jackson Richman
    During a softball interview on CNN Tuesday afternoon, Steven Goldstein, director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect bashed and lambasted President Donald Trump for his statement this morning denouncing bigotry, espcially anti-Semitism, and pinned recent Jew hatred on Trump's campaign, and now, administration. Beforehand, a panel on the network's Inside Politics discussed Trump's campaign and presidency's possible affect on hate crimes against Jews. On CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin Goldstein said, "Our president is creating an incubator of hatred. When you don't respond to anti-Semitism as well as Islamophobia and racism in a real time, when you wait days and sometimes week to respond to attacks, you are sending a signal to the haters...
  • CBS’s Brennan Touts SPLC in Hitting Spicer from Left on Attempts to Link Trump to Anti-Semitism

    02/21/2017 2:05:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 21, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    After President Donald Trump spent a long weekend at Mar-a-lago, Sean Spicer held his first White House press briefing of the week on Tuesday. There, he faced a slew of questioning about a string of nationwide anti-Semitic crimes, including the touting of the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to suggest Trump’s led to a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. CBS White House correspondent Margaret Brennan began her questioning by explaining that she wanted “to give you a chance to respond to something cause I think the President's remarks and your clarification about where he stands on anti-Semitism is clear.”Brennan...
  • The Arab ("Palestinian") Israeli conflict is ALL about Arab Islamic racism, bigotry

    02/21/2017 4:16:29 AM PST · by FreedomUS · 4 replies
    Here is an example. El Shehaby, blue, declines to shake hands with Israel's Or Sasson, white, after losing during the men's over-100-kg judo contest in Rio. Mark Schreiber, AP What the Olympics Say About Arab Racism Refusing to shake Or Sasson's hand was a manifestation of anti-Israel racism in the Arab world, with big implications for our place in the Middle East. David Rosenberg 16.08.2016 | 21:14  Israel can take some consolation from the official tut-tuts that followedEgyptian judoka Islam el-Shehaby http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.737160?v=440DE42F1D433BA0D12DD37AAA52F5F9 It's not about "settlements" Mr Obama!
  • Vandals target historic Saint Louis Jewish cemetery

    02/20/2017 7:43:03 PM PST · by ncfool · 11 replies
    Fox 2 news, St Louis ^ | February 20, 2017 | Self
    Very sad to see this news story about the desecration of a St. Louis Jewish cemetery. This cemetery dates back to 1893 in the St. Louis suburb of University City. Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery vandalized sometime Sunday evening with over 100 headstones being destroyed or damaged.
  • THOUSANDS IN DETROIT CHANT ‘ALLAHU AKBAR’ AS LOUIS FARRAKHAN HOLDS MASSIVE JEW-HATING RALLY

    02/20/2017 10:10:30 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 59 replies
    nowtheendbegins ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2017 | Geoffrey Grider
    The Nation of Islam had its annual gathering in Detroit over the weekend and thousands of attendees chanted “Allahu Akbar” as Louis Farrakhan made his way onto the stage. During his appearance at Joe Louis Arena, Farrakhan denounced Jews and told them they are not God’s “chosen” people. “I want to disabuse the Jews today of the false claim that you are the chosen of God — that Israel or Palestine belongs to you,” he said. “I want to disabuse you of that. I’m going to tell you about your future. You that think you have power to frighten and...
  • U-M Course Aims To Help Students Spot ‘Fake News’

    02/20/2017 7:23:35 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 23 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | February 16, 2017 5:20 PM | Staff
    One of the course designers, Doreen Bradley, director of learning programs and initiatives at the U-M Library, says misinformation, disinformation, half-truths and propaganda have always been around, but are these days so readily sharable that students encounter a much greater volume than ever before. Students taking the class will: •Learn how to find trusted sources of statistics. •Be challenged to confront their own biases. •Consider how their opinions, and the opinions of others, can affect the interpretation of news items. •Practice dissecting a news graph in order to understand the message that graph is trying to convey. •Assess how their...
  • How a pro-Palestinian American reporter changed his views on Israel and the conflict

    02/19/2017 10:46:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 15, 2017 12:17 | Hunter Stuart
    … Before I moved to Jerusalem, I was very pro-Palestinian. Almost everyone I knew was. I grew up Protestant in a quaint, politically correct New England town; almost everyone around me was liberal. And being liberal in America comes with a pantheon of beliefs: You support pluralism, tolerance and diversity. You support gay rights, access to abortion and gun control. The belief that Israel is unjustly bullying the Palestinians is an inextricable part of this pantheon. Most progressives in the US view Israel as an aggressor, oppressing the poor noble Arabs who are being so brutally denied their freedom. […]...
  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett pulls out of NFL players Israel trip

    02/12/2017 7:03:34 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 11, 2017 | STEPHEN COHEN
    Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett won't make a planned trip to Israel out of concerns the visit will be used for political purposes. Bennett, 31, was scheduled to go to to Israel along with several other NFL players later this month, but decided against it after an open letter to the players from The Nation on Thursday
  • Keith Ellison: Jews Are ‘Slave Traders’ Trying To ‘Oppress Minorities All Over The World’

    02/08/2017 5:15:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 8, 2017 | Amber Randall
    Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison once accused Jewish people of oppressing “minorities all over the world,” Ellison’s former college classmate revealed in an interview. Mother Jones interviewed former classmate Michael Olenick who worked as the opinions editor at the University of Minnesota’s student newspaper, The Minnesota Daily. Olenick said that Ellison, who went by Keith Hakim at the time, argued that “white Jews” were routinely oppressing minority groups. “European white Jews are trying to oppress minorities all over the world,” Olenick remembers Ellison arguing. “Keith would go on all the time about ‘Jewish slave traders,'” according to the Mother Jones...
  • UN Gay Rights Envoy: Religious Freedom ‘Not an Absolute Right’

    02/07/2017 6:26:56 AM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The United Nations envoy for gay rights has declared that when there is a clash between homosexual rights and religious liberty it must be recalled that “freedom of expression and religious freedom are not absolute rights and may be limited if necessary.” In a recent public consultation, the UN’s newly appointed “independent expert” on the defense of LGTB rights, Vitit Muntarbhorn, said that negative moral judgments on homosexual activity were a recent phenomenon, stemming from “colonial law.”
  • Beware of Anti-Semitism in Germany

    02/04/2017 9:29:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    Paris did not burn during World War II. Whether it is fact or myth, General Dietrich von Cholitz, German military governor of Paris, is said to have disobeyed Adolf Hitler's orders in August 1944 to destroy the French capital and instead surrendered to Free French forces on August 25, 1944. Cholitz portrayed himself as the savior of Paris, but he was no model of righteousness or humanitarianism. He had taken part in the liquidation of Jews in Russia, had pulverized the city of Rotterdam in spring 1940, and had destroyed much of Leningrad in the siege of the city. Yet,...
  • Rashid Khalidi Worries that Jews Will ‘Infest’ the Trump Administration

    Rashid Khalidi Worries that Jews Will ‘Infest’ the Trump Administration The famous Columbia professor repeatedly used a Nazi-era metaphor to depict Jews as vermin. Rashid Khalidi is unapologetic. The longtime Columbia University professor last month said repeatedly that supporters of Israel would “infest” the Trump administration — language that evokes the imagery and metaphors of the Nazis. But for all the on-campus sensitivity seminars and trigger warnings that dominate our age, don’t expect an apology in this case. Apparently, no language, even if it is dehumanizing and deeply rooted in historic anti-Semitism, is out of line in condemning Israel. Professor...
  • At least 17 bomb threats called in to JCCs nationwide in third wave of harassment

    02/01/2017 6:53:55 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    JTA ^ | January 31, 2017
    At least 17 Jewish community centers across the United States were targeted with bomb threats in the third wave of such mass disruption this month. Paul Goldenberg, the director of Secure Community Network — an affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America that advises Jewish groups and institutions on security — said the threats were called in late Tuesday morning. Some of the messages were live, he confirmed. “[I]n the past we know that the numbers can grow exponentially,” he said, adding that perpetrators have been “leveraging technologies to make mass calls.” Goldenberg confirmed that threats had been called...
  • French Court Rejects Palestinian Demands

    02/01/2017 7:47:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    A new sheriff arrived in town with the appointment of Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In her first speech, she indicated the disproportionate contribution by the United States -- 22% of the UN budget and 28% of UN peacekeeping operations -- to the world organization. The UN budget should be subject "strategic cutting," and sometimes withholding of dues. In picturesque language, Haley spoke of the need for a strong U.S. role at the UN. She had already made clear during her testimony on January 18, 2017, to the Senate Foreign Relations...
  • Canadian school bans Israelis because of 'settlements'

    01/31/2017 8:39:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 02/01/17 04:16 | Elad Benari
    A trade school in Canada which banned Israeli applicants due to Israel’s alleged “illegal settlement activity” rescinded the ban on Tuesday following an intervention by B’nai Brith Canada and members of the Canadian Jewish community. Stav Daron, an Israeli engineering student and amateur carpenter, had hoped to take a course at the Island School of Building Arts (ISBA), located on Gabriola Island in the province of British Columbia. However, when he tried to confirm his registration in January, he was told via email that, “Due to the conflict and illegal settlement activity in the region, we are not accepting applications...
  • Academic boycott launched AGAINST U.S. after Trump Immigration Executive Order

    01/31/2017 6:10:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 1-31-2017 | William A. Jacobson
    It's not like I told you so.But I told you so. Many, many times.To those in the U.S. academic community who support the academic boycott of Israeli academics because they don't like the policies of the Israeli government, I warned that they better prepare for the day when foreign academics start to boycott them for the actions of the U.S. government.That day has arrived sooner than I thought. Though the boycott of U.S. academics being mounted is much less severe than the boycott sought against Israel, it's a boycott nonetheless.The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: Some faculty members are calling...
  • Norwegian newspaper apologizes for calling Trump’s son-in-law ‘the Jew’

    01/27/2017 11:06:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 27 January 2017 12:18 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has apologized for a formulation used when describing Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. On January 12th, Aftenposten wrote in an article about Kushner that “the Jew Kushner reportedly pushed for David M. Friedman as the new ambassador to Israel”. The Norwegian Jewish society Det Mosaiske Trossamfund (DMT) took offense to the wording and asked the newspaper to issue an apology. “It is anti-Semitic when Aftenposten journalists believe that Kushner’s Jewish identity explains why he allegedly pushed to get Friedman as ambassador. This is a coarse generalization based on the myth that Jews...
  • UN chief says populism has triggered a rise in intolerance

    01/27/2017 6:12:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2017 4:31 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    The rise of populism has triggered an increase in anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of intolerance, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday. The new U.N. chief told several hundred people, including Holocaust survivors, at the U.N.’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust that “a ‘new normal’ of public discourse is taking hold, in which prejudice is given a free pass and the door is opened to even more extreme hatred.” Guterres, who as Portugal’s prime minister spurred Parliament in 1996 to revoke a 16th century letter expelling all Jews from the country, said people like him who grew...
  • Fordham University’s Ban on Pro-Palestine Student Group Draws Backlash From Justice Groups

    01/27/2017 8:14:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 7:56 am, January 24, 2017 | Nahema Marchal
    Fordham University’s refusal to recognize a campus chapter of the pro-Palestine group — Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) — as an official student club has drawn widespread criticism from civil and constitutional rights groups, who claim the decision was politically motivated. […] In a joint 11-page letter to the Jesuit institution, released last week, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Palestine Legal affirmed that the denial not only violated free associated principles but was a blatant case of discrimination in violation of Title IV of the Civil Rights Act, pointing that all four applicants for the SJP chapter’s executive...
  • Senior Russian lawmaker: Jews still seeking to destroy our churches

    01/26/2017 5:30:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | January 25, 2017 2:07pm
    The deputy speaker of the Russian parliament intimated that Jews are using their positions in the media and government to continue the work of ancestors who “pulled down our churches.” Peter Tolstoy at a news conference Tuesday on plans to move a cathedral in St. Petersburg appeared to blame Jews for anti-religious persecution under communism. He referred to the descendants of people who on 1917 “jumped out of the Pale of Settlement” in the churches statement. The Pale of Settlement was an area of western Imperial Russia beyond which most Jews were not allowed to settle. This changed after the...
  • Trump inauguration rabbi attacked with antisemitic hate speech [first Orthodox Rabbi since Reagan]

    01/24/2017 5:51:03 PM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 22 January 2017 | Tamara Zieve
    “Obviously a lot of people who don’t like Jews had a tough time seeing a Jew stand up proudly before the world." He continued: “Bless all of our allies around the world who share our beliefs, ‘By the rivers of Babylon, we wept as we remember Zion... If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.’” (Psalm 137) His participation in the ceremony was questioned and opposed in a change.org petition posted by a Los Angeles businesswoman, Myra Stark. The petition read: “Hier is the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, named for the heroic Nazi-hunter,...
  • New Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community Centers Across US Raise Alarms

    01/19/2017 11:29:37 AM PST · by justiceseeker93 · 43 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan. 18, 2017 | Unknown
    Jewish community centers around the country were again targeted with bomb threats Wednesday morning, a week after a spate of similar threats against many centers. Centers in at least 17 states were targeted Wednesday with bomb threats. Centers in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Delaware, Connecticut, Alabama, California, Maine, Tennessee, South Carolina, Missouri, Texas and Kansas all received threats. Threats were made to at least seven JCCs in Florida, New Jersey, Delaware, Tennessee and North Carolina last week.
  • In final press call, Obama says Israeli-Palestine status quo 'unsustainable'

    01/18/2017 5:13:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.18.2017 | Jane Mcintosh
    For the last time, Obama took reporters’ questions in the White House briefing room on Wednesday. It was his last official event before President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Friday. On international issues, Obama admitted he continued to be “worried about the Israeli-Palestinian issue. The status quo is unsustainable.” He said it was bad for the Palestinians, the region and for national security. In his final news briefing, he expressed concern that the “moment may be passing” for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He added, “I don’t want to predict today what could end up happening,” in an...
  • Kerry: Israel marching towards being a 'unitary state'

    01/17/2017 9:50:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 01/17/17 02:04 | Elad Benari
    Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that it was the fault of Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) that a peace deal was not agreed upon during the Obama administration. Speaking to Christiane Amanpour on CNN, Kerry rejected Amanpour’s assertion that the administration failed to broker a peace deal. “The leaders of the two countries involved — one country and one entity, the Palestinian Authority — have failed to come to the table and reach agreement. You know the old saying — you can lead a horse to water, you can’t make it drink. Now, we...
  • When Anniversaries Collide: Dr. Martin Luther King and Emile Zola

    01/16/2017 7:58:07 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 12 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 16, 2017 | Craig Johnson
    By Craig Johnson This weekend marks the 88th anniversary of the birth of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929).  It also marks the 119th anniversary of the famous letter, “J’accuse!” It was written by influential French writer, Emile Zola, and published in the French newspaper, L’Aurore, on January 13, 1898. Zola wrote the open letter to Felix Faure, President of France.  “J’accuse” is French for “I accuse”.  Zola accused President Faure of antisemitism in the unfair charging and convicting of French Army staff officer Alfed Dreyfus.  The charge was espionage, which carried a sentence of...
  • The Synagogues Are Burning Again in Germany

    01/15/2017 4:11:32 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Stream ^ | January 13, 2017 | The Synagogues Are Burning Again in Germany
    There is shocking news this week from Germany. Three Palestinian Muslims who torched a synagogue in Wuppertal, Germany have been given suspended sentences because their actions allegedly represented a justified criticism of Israel. A regional court has upheld the decision of a lower court, also agreeing that the actions of these Muslim men were not antisemitic. And to think that this happened in Germany, a nation that still bears the shame of the Holocaust.According to many historians, the Holocaust began on the evening of Nov. 9, 1938, known today as Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. On that fateful...
  • Kerry Attending Mideast Peace Conference, But Won’t ‘Box In the Incoming Administration’

    01/15/2017 8:49:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2017 | 4:28 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry is participating in a French-hosted conference on Mideast peace less than a week before the end of the administration to ensure U.S. views are heard, but with no “intent to in any way box in the incoming administration,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Thursday. At the same time, however, Toner declined to say whether Kerry would act to ensure that a communique coming out of Sunday’s conference does not call on the Trump administration to reconsider a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. French officials have suggested that the...
  • John Kerry, 72 Countries Set to Gang Up On Israel At Paris ‘Peace’ Summit on Sunday

    01/13/2017 9:20:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/13/17 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In a shameful display of rogue diplomacy, 72 countries – minus Israel – are set to attend a Middle East “peace” conference in Paris on Sunday widely expected to set the parameters for a future Palestinian state. Fresh from his 70-minute speech two weeks ago largely singling out Israel for condemnation, lame-duck Secretary of State John Kerry will represent the U.S. at the Mideast confab. There, Kerry is slated to represent the Obama administration in crafting a “consensus” document on an Israeli-Palestinian deal. This after a U.S. abstention last month allowed the passage of a United Nations...
  • PA top dogs threaten that moving US embassy to Jerusalem “declaration of war on all Muslims”

    01/09/2017 4:08:02 AM PST · by Ray76 · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jan 8, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    If President-elect Trump moves the US embassy to Jerusalem, this move will be a direct rebuke to “Palestinian” efforts to rewrite history and claim that the Jews have no historical connection to Jerusalem. The “Palestinians” and their allies are already portraying this as a grievous affront, and pusillanimous Western leaders such as John Kerry are echoing their claims, apparently in the belief that if they tiptoe around the thug and appease him, peace will ensue.
  • PERFECT: DNC CHAIR CANDIDATE FORUM TO BE HELD AT ANTI-ISRAEL RESTAURANT

    01/06/2017 5:48:18 AM PST · by DFG · 12 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 01/05/2017 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports that the Democratic party’s slate of nominees for DNC chair has agreed to participate in a candidate forum hosted at a restaurant owned by a rabid critic of Israel. The decision to hold it there may give the leading contender for DNC chair — the rabidly anti-Israel and one-time Louis Farrakhan backer Keith Ellison — something of a “home field” advantage. Sadly, however, it’s far from clear that any of the participants will feel out of place. (Tom Perez is the only contender who has not confirmed he will attend.) The restaurant...
  • US House passes motion repudiating UN resolution on Israel

    01/05/2017 9:23:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 6, 2017, 2:25 am | Eric Cortellessa
    The US House of Representatives passed a scathing rebuke Thursday night to a United Nations Security Council resolution the Obama administration allowed through last month that condemned Israeli settlements as illegal. House Resolution 11 declared the UN motion a “one-sided” effort that is an obstacle to peace, placing disproportionate blame on Israel for the continuation of the conflict and encouraging Palestinians from engaging in direct, bilateral negotiations. […] Introduced by California Rep. Ed Royce (R) and New York Rep. Elliot Engel (D), the top two members of the House Foreign Affairs committee, the resolution was co-sponsored 105 other House members,...
  • American Islamic Scholar: Horrific Antisemitism Rampant Among Muslims Antithetical to Their Religion

    01/05/2017 4:24:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 1-5-17 | Lea Speyer
    A prominent American Muslim scholar stated publicly last month that his community is rife with “horrific” antisemitism and racism against non-Muslims — something he said is antithetical to the teachings of Islam, the Canadian Jewish News reported. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf — co-founder of the Islamic liberal arts school Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California — made this assertion while addressing the Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) conference in Toronto at the end of December. Yusuf bemoaned witnessing fellow Muslims expressing “some of the worst racism,” especially through “anti-Jewish rhetoric.” Referring to his 20-year relationship with Arab Islamic scholar Sheikh Abdullah Bin...
  • State Dept.: Moving Embassy to Jerusalem Could ‘Needlessly’ Put Diplomats, Troops ‘in Harm’s Way’

    01/05/2017 8:25:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 5, 2017 | 4:12 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could endanger U.S. diplomats and Marine guards there and elsewhere in the region — “and needlessly so” — State Department spokesman John Kirby warned Wednesday. He said the Obama administration, like previous ones, believes relocating the embassy “is not a good idea.” “It’s not constructive to the overall peace process. It could actually put some of our people, some of our troops, those that work at the embassy, in harm’s way, and needlessly so.” “It could exacerbate tensions not just there but elsewhere in the region too,” Kirby added,...
  • Why the Anti-Israel Sentiment? World opinion against Israel comes from a great many factors

    01/05/2017 7:34:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/05/2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Secretary of State John Kerry, echoing other policymakers in the Obama administration, blasted Israel last week in a 70-minute rant about its supposedly self-destructive policies. Why does the world — including now the U.S. — single out liberal and lawful Israel but refrain from chastising truly illiberal countries? Kerry has never sermonized for so long about his plan to solve the Syrian crisis that has led to some 500,000 deaths or the vast migrant crisis that has nearly wrecked the European Union. No one in this administration has shown as much anger about the many thousands who have been killed...
  • Belgian actor blasts ‘criminal procreation policies of the Jews in Israel’

    01/04/2017 5:11:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-29-16
    According to a 2014 study by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, the Jewish state has "one of the highest birthrates in the developed world." A well known theatre actor from Belgium told one of his country’s best-read weeklies that he is infuriated by the “procreation policies of the Jews in Israel.” Wannes Cappelle, 37, made his remarks in an interview published Sunday in De Zondag. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. “Those procreation policies of the Jews in Israel, to name one example, is simply a crime. It infuriates me,” Cappelle was...
  • Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' becomes German bestseller

    01/03/2017 6:34:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 01/03/17 | Deborah Cole
    The first reprint of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in Germany since World War II has proved a surprise bestseller, heading for its sixth print run, its publisher said Tuesday. The Institute of Contemporary History of Munich (IfZ) said around 85,000 copies of the new annotated version of the Nazi leader's anti-Semitic manifesto had flown off the shelves since its release last January. However, the respected institute said that far from promoting far-right ideology, the publication had enriched a debate on the renewed rise of "authoritarian political views" in contemporary Western society. It had initially planned to print only 4,000 copies...
  • EU drone spying on Jewish towns crashes near Mt. Hevron

    01/02/2017 12:19:50 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 15 replies
    Israel National News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Gary Willig
    A drone with a video camera which crashed in a wooded area on Mount Hevron revealed a European Union (EU) espionage operation intended to spy on and gather intelligence about Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. The footage from the drone was retrieved after it crashed in view of residents of the town of Ma'on in Judea, Channel 2 reported. The footage shows the drone flying low over residents before crashing next to a car. It was then retrieved by the residents.
  • Netanyahu Makes Trump His Chump

    01/01/2017 5:29:12 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 98 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 01/01/17 | Thomas L. Friedman
    For those of you confused over the latest fight between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, let me make it simple: Barack Obama and John Kerry admire and want to preserve Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel. I have covered this issue my entire adult life and have never met two U.S. leaders more committed to Israel as a Jewish democracy.
  • Fight nearly erupts between Obama and Trump Son-In-Law Jared Kushner

    01/01/2017 8:44:54 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 87 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/1/16 | Gene Tierney
    A BREAKING NEWS, Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) communique is reporting that a comment allegedly made by outgoing President Obama to President Elect Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner in their secret meeting Wednesday at a Marine Corps Base in Hawaii was so antagonistic that US Secret Service agents had to intervene! Their meeting "erupted in a Scream Fest that caused US Secret Service protective agents to intervene before physical violence was caused." Kushner was reacting to stark criticism of his father in which Obama, "suggested/implied that his father, Charles Kushner, might be safer living in Israel if the Trump team didn't like...
  • Jimmy Carter’s Lifelong Pursuit of a Palestinian State

    12/30/2016 4:55:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2016 | A.J. Caschetta
    Perhaps sensing that he would soon have to relinquish his position as America’s worst ex-president, Jimmy Carter reminded everyone last month how he earned the title with yet another call for the U.S. to recognize a Palestinian state. Carter’s call is a departure from American diplomacy, which insists, per UN Resolution 338, that an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement can only be reached through negotiations “between the parties.” Carter’s presidency was mired in bad foreign policy decisions, and his post-presidency has been marred with excusing terrorism, attempting to revise history, and meddling in the affairs of every subsequent occupant of the White...
  • Mark Zuckerberg says he is NOT an atheist and believes 'religion is very important'

    12/30/2016 4:55:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:30 EST, 30 December 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has clarified that he is not an atheist, ending years of speculation about his religious beliefs. The revelation came in a comment underneath a post Zuckerberg originally posted on Christmas Day, wishing his followers a merry Christmas and a happy Hanukkah. Someone asked: “But aren’t you atheist [sic]?” prompting Zuckerberg to say he was not and that he believes religion to be “very important”. Zuckerberg, who was raised Jewish, has cultivated an interest in Buddhism through his wife and met the Pope last summer, did not elaborate on his beliefs and did not explicitly say if...
  • White House: Obama will veto any other UN resolution critical of Israel

    12/30/2016 6:43:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 29, 2016, 1:19 am | Eric Cortellessa
    President Barack Obama will not allow any further United Nations measures critical of Israel to pass during the remainder of his term, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes promised on Wednesday. When asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if secretary of state John Kerry had indicated in his speech earlier Wednesday that the US would veto any other potential UN resolution that may come forward during the rest of Obama’s presidency, Rhodes said “yes.” Since the anti-settlements resolution passed in the Security Council last Friday, Israel has expressed concern that another measure may come up before the international body for a...
  • British government slams Kerry's speech

    12/29/2016 7:41:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 12/29/16 21:08 | Gary Willig
    … A spokesman for the British Prime Minister issued a statement criticizing Kerry’s focus on the Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem. “We do not… believe that the way to negotiate peace is by focusing on only one issue, in this case the construction of settlements, when clearly the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is so deeply complex.” The spokesman also criticized Kerry’s description of the current government in Israel as “the most right-wing government” in Israeli history. “And we do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically-elected government of an...
  • [ November 28, 2016] Jimmy Carter: America Must Recognize Palestine

    12/29/2016 1:34:48 PM PST · by Fedora · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/28/2016 | Jimmy Carter
    We do not yet know the policy of the next administration toward Israel and Palestine, but we do know the policy of this administration. . .I am convinced that the United States can still shape the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before a change in presidents, but time is very short. The simple but vital step this administration must take before its term expires on Jan. 20 is to grant American diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine, as 137 countries have already done, and help it achieve full United Nations membership. . .
  • Relations between Obama, Netanyahu camps hit rock bottom

    12/29/2016 11:33:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2016 1:53 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    It took eight years of backbiting and pretending they got along for relations between President Barack Obama’s administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to finally hit rock bottom. Though they’ve clashed bitterly before, mostly notably over Iran, the two governments seemed further apart than ever after a speech Wednesday by Secretary of State John Kerry and last week’s United Nations resolution. The key question for the Obama administration, newly willing to air grievances with Israel on live television, is why now? …
  • Sweden hits back at anti-Semitism accusations

    12/29/2016 8:30:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 28 December 2016 14:53 CET+01:00
    A spokesperson for Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström has hit back at a Jewish human rights organization ranking some of her comments among the most anti-Semitic or anti-Israel remarks of 2016. The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), which is headquartered in Los Angeles, lists the Swedish minister's comments in eighth place in its ranking of the “ten worst global anti-Semitic/anti-Israel incidents”. […] A spokesperson for the Swedish foreign minister hit back at the center on Wednesday. “The list is clearly not serious,” wrote Erik Wirkensjö in an e-mail to public broadcaster SVT. “It mixes up anti-Semitism and criticism of the State...
  • PA CBS: Jewish, Arab populations to be equal in a year

    12/29/2016 5:22:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/16
    The Palestinian Authority's Central Bureau of Statistics says the number of Jews and Arabs will be equal in "historical Palestine" - the area between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea - by the end of 2017, according to Kol Yisrael government radio. The bureau's forecast is based on an estimated three million Arabs in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, nearly two million in Gaza and 1.5 million within the 1949 Armistice Line....