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  • Controversial monument divides Hungarians, angers Jewish community

    07/24/2014 1:44:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 23/07/2014 - 09:03
    Protests in central Budapest remain ongoing since Sunday (20 July), after a controversial monument dedicated to “all the victims” of Hungary’s German occupation was erected during the night of 20 to 21 July, the Hungarian press reports. The plan to set up the monument for the 70th anniversary of Hungary’s Nazi German occupation was announced at the end of last year and was heavily criticized by opposition parties and civil society ever since, contending that it was aimed at distorting the nation’s role in the Holocaust. Critics of the monument—which depicts Hungary as the Archangel Gabriel being attacked by a...
  • Will Obama Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory Over Hamas?

    07/23/2014 5:59:34 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/23/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Important columns by former attorney general Michael Mukasey and Caroline Glick make the point that in Israel’s defensive war against Hamas, the main thing to focus on is not the missiles; it’s the tunnels. Perhaps more significantly, they demonstrate that the Obama administration, in its mulish appeasement of the Muslim Brotherhood-Sunni supremacist axis that even Islamic governments (indeed, even the Saudis) are shunning, is subverting a golden opportunity to achieve decisive victory over Hamas – the necessary precondition if there is ever to be a stable Israeli-Palestinian settlement. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Judge Mukasey explains that Hamas’s strategic...
  • Calgary: Pro-Palestinian protesters aren't the problem, the cops are

    07/23/2014 6:27:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    As Canada Free Press reported, Pro-Palestinian demonstrations have taken place in many cities and countries throughout the West. These protests occasionally turned violent as did the one held last Friday in Calgary, Alberta. But what happened in Calgary was different.
  • Growing opposition to Israel in Germany

    07/22/2014 4:50:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 22.07.2014 | Jeanette Seiffert
    “Berlin police cower before Jew-haters,” proclaimed a headline in the Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel—and this line has been posted numerous times on social networking sites. It was reported that a group of Arabs shouted “Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come out and fight alone” at a recent demonstration and police officers did not interfere.In many European cities, what began as peaceful protests turned into outpourings of anti-Jewish sentiments and violence against counter-demonstrators. […] The Gaza conflict has stirred up public opinion in Europe, and it has brought Israel-hatred to Germany along with it, according to political scientist Stephan Grigat. […] Grigat has...
  • France: “They’re shouting ‘Death to the Jews’ and attacking synagogues. It’s completely out

    07/22/2014 12:07:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | 7/21/14 | Robert Spencer
    The thoroughly cowed and compromised dhimmi BBC identifies the rioters only as “youths,” as if its readers will naturally understand that young people have a problem with Israel. No mention is made, of course, of Islamic antisemitism, or of the violent Muslim riots that we have seen all over the world in the last couple of weeks. Video from France here. Note that they’re shouting “death to Jews,” not even bothering with the figleaf “death to Israel.” Their antisemitism is naked and open, as they know French authorities can do or will do nothing to stop them. “Gaza conflict: France...
  • Hamas 'happy' with Obama's $900 million pledge [2009 Flashback: Never Forget!!]

    07/21/2014 2:37:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    WND.com ^ | 2/24/09 | Aaron Klein
    Hamas is “very happy” with a pledge this week from the Obama administration to provide $900 million in aid for rebuilding the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, a spokesman from the Islamist organization told WND. “We are very happy with this decision,” said Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum, speaking by cell phone from Gaza. “In the first place, this money will go toward reconstructing efforts.”
  • Hot Mic: Kerry Mocks Israel: 'A Hell of a Pinpoint Operation'

    07/20/2014 11:45:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/20/14 | Daniel Halper
    Fox News Sunday reports on a hot mic that caught John Kerry mocking Israel's "pinpoint operation" against Hamas in Gaza: [Video]
  • Violent Protests Against Israel in London, Paris, Chile, Belgium

    07/19/2014 8:49:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 7/19/2014, 10:22 PM | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Parts of central London were brought to a standstill on Saturday as thousands of pro-Palestinians marched in protest against Israel’s offensive in Gaza, while in Paris a banned demonstration descended into violence. Organizers of the London rally claimed that “tens of thousands” of people joined the march from Prime Minister David Cameron’s office to the Israeli embassy, many of them chanting “Israel is a terror state”. Police refused to give an estimate for the number present but several roads through the centre of the capital were closed during the three-mile (4.8-kilometer) march, which passed off peacefully. …
  • U. Illinois Prof: Zionists partly to blame for recent outbursts of anti-Semitism (tax $ at work)

    07/19/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/19/2014 | William A. Jacobson
    Steven Salaita is one of the leaders of the anti-Israel academic boycott movement in the United States. He even has authored a guide for other faculty as to how to implement boycotts of Israel at their own universities.Salaita currently is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech and starting in August will join the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s American Indian Studies Dept.Salaita’s Twitter feed is crudely anti-Israel and has been since long before the recent Gaza conflict. Maybe that will be an issue for a later day.But for today it’s worth noting that Salaita is following the path we...
  • US Jews furious over 'Washington Post' cartoon showing Netanyahu punching Palestinian infant

    07/18/2014 1:11:07 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 43 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Friday, July 18, 2014 | Staff
    A prominent American Jewish organization is denouncing The Washington Post for posting an animated cartoon on its YouTube channel depicting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu beating a Palestinian infant. The caricature is aimed at apportioning blame equally between Israel and Hamas for the suffering of Gazan civilians. It was created by Ann Telnaes, one of the newspaper’s editorial cartoonists. The Simon Wiesenthal Center declared its outrage over the cartoon. In a statement released to news agencies on Friday, the center’s associate dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, said the clip was “disgusting.” "It is disgusting that The Washington Post would present an animated...
  • Backgrounder: The Students for Justice in Palestine-Making Jew-hate fashionable on campuses

    07/17/2014 5:10:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | Lee Kaplan
    Backgrounder: The Students for Justice in PalestinePosted By Lee Kaplan On July 17, 2014 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) today exists as a consortium of campus “clubs” throughout the American and Canadian college systems which work to oppose the existence of Israel and to promote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the Jewish state. There are at least 80 chapters of these clubs on campuses throughout the US and Canada. The SJP goes under other assorted names on some campuses. Names such as Palestine Solidarity Committee or Students for...
  • There’s something very ugly in this rage against Israel

    07/17/2014 5:25:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    spiked-online.com ^ | 7-15-2014 | Brendan O’Neill
    Why are Western liberals always more offended by Israeli militarism than by any other kind of militarism? It’s extraordinary. France can invade Mali and there won’t be loud, rowdy protests by peaceniks in Paris. David Cameron, backed by a whopping 557 members of parliament, can order airstrikes on Libya and British leftists won’t give over their Twitterfeeds to publishing gruesome pics of the Libyan civilians killed as a consequence. President Obama can resume his drone attacks in Pakistan, killing 13 people in one strike last month, and Washington won’t be besieged by angry anti-war folk demanding ‘Hands off Pakistan’. But...
  • After Another Rocket Salvo, Hamas Agrees to UN Ceasefire

    07/16/2014 5:11:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas agreed on Wednesday night to a temporary humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, but not before firing another salvo of rockets towards Israel. "The group agrees to a ceasefire for five hours," starting from 10:00 a.m. local time Thursday, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement quoted by the AFP news agency. "The Palestinian factions agreed to accept the offer from the United Nations for a cooling-down on the ground for five hours starting from 10 in the morning," he told the news agency. Shortly before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning, however, sirens were heard in the Eshkol region, Hof...
  • Paris: Police Ban Pro-Palestinian Protest Due to Anti-Semitism

    07/16/2014 2:44:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 7/16/2014, 8:36 PM | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Paris police have banned pro-Palestinian activists from demonstrating this Saturday night, an official told AFP Wednesday, after violent protesters blockaded French Jews in a local synagogue and attacked them earlier this week. Saturday night’s protest was planned for the Barbas–Rochechouart metro station near the northern Gare du Nord train station, the official said. However, Paris police oppose the demonstration, citing “serious risks to public order” in “a context of elevated tension,” according to news broadcaster RTL. Protesters have already taken to Twitter, they said, with the intent to “smash the Jews” in Saturday’s protest. “We’ll smash the Jews Saturday,” wrote...
  • Activist Exposes Brandeis University Anti-Israel Faculty Listserv

    07/16/2014 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/15/2014 | Chloé Valdary
    One may have believed that the revocation of an esteemed award from human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Brandeis University was the lowest level the school could stoop in kowtowing to fascist, racist influences among Brandeis faculty. Yet one would be wrong. In an all-new bombshell uncovered by Brandeis student Daniel Mael, an entire listserv used by Brandeis professors and teachers has been leaked to the public. This email list, entitled “Concerned” contains several exchanges between professors bashing conservatives, Jews, Christians, and anyone who views America as a force for good in this world.Donald Hindley, professor of comparative politics...
  • Assignment Asking Students Whether The Holocaust Was Real Results In Disturbing Answers And Grades

    07/16/2014 8:13:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | Caroline Schaeffer
    Approximately 2,000 eighth graders in the Rialto, CA, school district received a shocking in-class essay assignment in May, which led to an outcry from the community and a public apology from district administrators. The assignment asked students to discuss whether the Holocaust “was an actual event in history,” or whether it was “merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain,” the San Bernadino Sun reports. After the justified outrage ensued, district administrators insisted that not one single student had argued against the reality of the Holocaust. But the San Bernadino Sun, after sifting through hundreds of student...
  • Anti-Israel Protesters Trap Hundreds of Jews in Paris Synagogue

    07/14/2014 4:18:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/14/2014 | Abe Katsman
    Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of Hamas and residents in the Gaza Strip, reports The Times of Israel.Several thousand demonstrators marched through the streets of Paris behind a large banner that read "Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People".(snip)Blogger Elder of Zion carries a report that the protests were far more menacing and anti-Semitic than the main news sites have reported. According to a first-person account, protesters also chanted "Death to the Jews," "Hitler was right," "Hamas Resistance," "Jihad! Jihad! Jihad!" and "Palestine must finish the job...
  • Muslim Protesters in Paris Chant “Death to the Jews”, Attack Synagogue

    07/13/2014 4:20:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/.13/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New Nazis have arrived. The firebomb went off Friday night at the entrance to the synagogue of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a northeastern suburb of the French capital. A Middle Eastern man assaulted a Jewish 17-year-old girl on a Paris street near the Gare du Nord train station by spraying pepper-spray on her face, shouting: “Dirty Jewess, inshallah you will die.” In Belleville, an eastern suburb of Paris, a demonstration Saturday by a few dozen people against Israel’s attack on Hamas featured calls to “slaughter the Jews,” according to Alain Azria, a French Jewish photojournalist who covered the event. The crowd also...
  • U.S. intervenes in Europe’s circumcision wars

    07/13/2014 12:14:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | July 8, 2014 2:18pm | Ron Kampeas
    The Obama administration’s anti-Semitism monitor has added an issue to his office’s portfolio: defending circumcision in Europe. Circumcision has become a top focus for Ira Forman, the State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. He has been using the pulpit his office provides to warn European governments that moves to ban ritual circumcision could lead to the demise of their countries’ Jewish communities. “Because circumcision is essentially universal among Jews, this can shut down a community, especially a small vulnerable community,” Forman said. No European country has outright banned the practice, but there is increasing pressure to do...
  • Woman kicked off plane after argument about Israel conflict (Jewish Woman Forced Off)

    07/13/2014 10:51:49 AM PDT · by equalator · 37 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 7-12-2014 | Scott Heins
    Dr. Lisa Rosenberg, a physician from New York, was returning home from vacation boarding a flight from PBIA to John F. Kennedy International Airport. She said she had just finished a phone conversation with a colleague when a woman said she was offended by Rosenberg’s remarks. “I was saying how it was good Israel found the students that killed the Palestinian teenager and how it was exemplary not making them into heroes, but seeking to publicly try them,” Rosenberg said. “I said any other country would have made these students out to be martyrs and celebrating them.” Rosenberg added that...
  • Jewish leader: Europe should fight anti-Semitism

    07/08/2014 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 8, 2014 11:54 AM EDT | Lori Hinnant
    The head of the European Jewish Congress appealed Tuesday for European governments to take tougher action against anti-Semitism—and has made France his starting point. French citizens are suspected in the two deadliest attacks against European Jewish institutions in the past few years—a shooting at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May, and an attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, southwestern France, in 2012. And French Jews are emigrating to Israel in record numbers, in part because of a fear of rising anti-Semitism from the far right and extremist Islam. …
  • Man Beaten, Chased in Malmo for Hanging Israeli Flag

    07/08/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/8/2014 | Israel National News
    A 38 year-old man was assaulted in Malmö, Sweden, on Sunday - for the sole crime of hanging an Israeli flag in his window. The assailants broke the man's window first, prompting him to seek the perpetrators, police said. "After that the man went out onto the street to see what was going on. Then he was attacked and it was on the basis of the flag. That is the information we have at present," police told the TT news agency Monday. They added that ten people chased the man from his building, wielding iron pipes. He managed to narrowly...
  • US Asks Israel to 'Show Restraint in Response'

    07/07/2014 4:03:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/14 | Moshe Cohen
    The United States on Monday night condemned the rocket fire by Hamas against Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday night in the wake of the heavy rocket fire on Israel. Kerry asked Netanyahu to “act with restraint” in his response to Hamas' pounding of southern Israel. With that, State Department spokesperson Jean Psaki said that the US supported Israel's right to defend itself. “We condemn the firing of missiles at Israel and support Israel's right to defend itself.” Kerry, she said, had spoken to Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and asked...
  • Norway Calls on ‘Occupier’ Israel to Show Restraint

    07/04/2014 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    INN ^ | 7/5/2014, 1:05 AM | Elad Benari
    Norway’s Foreign Minister on Friday warned against an escalation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), and also made sure to point a finger at Israel as “an occupying power”. “The events of the last few days clearly show how quickly the current tense situation could spiral out of control. I urge both the Israelis and the Palestinians to exercise restraint,” Foreign Minister Borge Brende said in a statement. “It is important to seize upon the initiative for a ceasefire, which now appears to be coming from the Palestinians. Israel, as the strongest party, has a particular responsibility to show...
  • Andrew Klavan: Who Put the BS in BDS?

    07/03/2014 3:57:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 7-2-2014 | Andrew Klaven
    n which our host, Andrew Klavan, points out that the leftists behind the current Boycott, Divestment and Sanction, or BDS, efforts against the State of Israel are not at all anti-semitic. They just hate Jews and want to kill them... TRANSCRIPT: RT: WHO PUT THE BS IN BDS? I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Many people have voiced disapproval of the BDS movement. Personally, I feel if some hapless schmuck likes to be chained up while a woman smacks him with a whip that’s nobody’s business but... No, wait, maybe that’s BDSM, the sex thing. BDS is...
  • As Global Anti-Semitism Rises, We Must Stop Funding Terror

    07/03/2014 6:38:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 3, 2014 | Daniel Mael and Chloe Valdary
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - As Global Anti-Semitism Rises, We Must Stop Funding TerrorPosted By Daniel Mael and Chloe Valdary On July 3, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Reprinted from TruthRevolt.org.As many in the Western world grieve and attempt to comprehend the brutal murder of three Israeli teenagers — including one American — emotions abound. Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel, three yeshiva students from central Israel, were kidnapped and murdered by Arab terrorists while on their way home from school.  Their crime was simply that they were Jews daring to live in...
  • It’s Jew-Hatred, Stupid-Why Kerry’s peace negotiations were always doomed to fail

    06/27/2014 5:18:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | Richard Cravatts
    The disheartening, though not entirely surprising, breakdown of talks between Israel and the Palestinians marked yet another failure by the two sides to come closer to an agreement that would usher the way for a Palestinian state. Yet, no sooner had the talks collapsed than blame was being assigned by both Secretary of State John Kerry and chief U.S. negotiator Martin Indyk—and naturally it was Israel that bore the brunt of their criticism. Echoing the sentiments of Palestinian leadership itself, Kerry and Indyk pointed to the dreaded settlements as the principal sticking point of the talks, with Indyk suggesting that...
  • The Show Will Go On: New York Met to Produce Anti-Semitic Opera

    06/25/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 6/25/14 | Ahuva Balofsky
    “I will set no base thing before mine eyes; I hate the doing of things crooked; it shall not cleave unto me.” (Psalms 101:3) he New York Metropolitan Opera has decided to cancel the simultaneous broadcast of controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” during its upcoming season but has agreed to host the show in the upcoming season. The American opera, by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, portrays the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro passenger liner by the Palestine Liberation Front, during which Jewish-American hostage Leon Klinghoffer was murdered and thrown overboard. The English-language opera has been...
  • Nazi Sympathizer Rushes Field at World Cup, FIFA Does Nothing

    06/22/2014 3:55:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 6/22/2014, 9:30 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Racist and anti-Semitic incidents at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil continued Saturday, according to Yahoo News, when a Nazi sympathizer rushed the field during the Ghana-Germany game. No security attempted to stop him, eyewitnesses said, as he took off his shirt to reveal a Nazi message. A photo of the incident shows a man standing with numbers and phrases in German scrawled in black paint or marker across his chest. According to FIFA’s own website, Article 3 of its Statutes claims that the competition rejects all racism or discrimination, and implies that legal action will be taken against...
  • U.S. Presbyterian Church to shed investments in Israel protest

    06/21/2014 6:02:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 13 replies
    courant.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | Eric M. Johnson
    A deeply-divided gathering of U.S. Presbyterian Church elders and ministers narrowly voted on Friday to divest the religious group's holdings in three American companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian Territories. As a result of the vote the church will divest holdings worth roughly $21 million in Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions. "We as a church cannot profit from the destruction of homes and lives," said Reverend Gradye Parsons in a statement about the decision at its meeting in Detroit. "We continue to invest in many businesses involved in peaceful pursuits in Israel." Members of...
  • Savage: VIDEO of Muslims Attacking Jews at Demo for Kidnapped Jewish Teens but NY Times Blames

    06/20/2014 7:32:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/20/14 | Pamela Geller
    There was a humane demonstration in Paris in support of the three Jewish boys who were kidnapped last week by jihad savages. Muslims, of course, attacked the Jews. It’s indicative of just how horrible it really is in Europe — that it is an act of real courage to attend a rally in support of kidnapped Jewish children. Islamic Jew-hatred – it’s in the quran. Political and media elites attack and smear me for our bus and subway ads. But did they cover this barbarity? Of course not. The enemedia is hellbent on destroying my colleagues and me. They voluntarily...
  • A ‘new anti-Semitism’ rising in France

    06/20/2014 10:59:05 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2014 | By Anthony Faiola
    PARIS — “I am not an anti-Semite,” French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala says with a devilish grin near the start of his hit show at this city’s Théâtre de la Main d’Or. Then come the Jew jokes. In front of a packed house, he apes Alain Jakubowicz, a French Jewish leader who calls the humor of Dieudonné tantamount to hate speech. While the comedian skewers Jakubowicz, Stars of David glow on screen and, as the audience guffaws, a soundtrack plays evoking the trains to Nazi death camps. In various other skits, he belittles the Holocaust, then mocks it as a...
  • ‘Klinghoffer’ Composer Responds to Met’s Decision

    06/20/2014 2:03:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-18-14 | Michael Cooper
    John Adams said he learned that the Metropolitan Opera was scrapping plans to transmit his opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” to movie theaters around the world when the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, told him on Sunday by telephone that he had gotten “unimaginable pressure” from some Jewish groups that oppose the work. “I asked Peter if, before summarily canceling this, he would open it up to some kind of a public dialogue,” Mr. Adams recalled on Tuesday, in his first interview since the Met announced that it was dropping the opera, scheduled to appear this fall on its popular...
  • Presbyterian Leader to Jews: Abandon Israel For America

    06/17/2014 4:34:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies
    JPUpdates ^ | 6-17-14 | Boruch Shubert
    A leader of the Presbyterian Church has added to the already existing tensions between his sect and the Jewish community by publicly calling on the Jewish people to leave Israel and permanently settle in the United States. Reverend Larry Grimm of the Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church in Colorado, a longtime advocate of the movement to economically and socially boycott the Jewish state, said that Jews should realize that America is the true Promised Land. Grimm’s statement comes as the Presbyterian Church (USA) prepares to vote at its General Assembly on whether to formally divest from Israel. In a posting on...
  • IDF Reveals Hamas in Turkey Likely Behind Kidnapping

    06/19/2014 4:40:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 6/19/2014, 8:20 PM | Ari Yashar
    A senior IDF source said Thursday that the search for the three Israeli teens kidnapped by Hamas terrorists last Thursday suggests that Hamas leadership abroad, and particularly in Turkey, is behind the abduction. The source told Walla! that in particular Salah al-Arouri, a Hamas leader living in Turkey, has been a key source behind terror attacks in Judea and Samaria in recent years. Reports last December revealed that Turkey has replaced Iran as the leading financial backer of Hamas since 2012; Turkey is the only NATO member to recognize Hamas. According to the reports, Ankara has hosted a Hamas presence,...
  • French Jews leave for Israel in increasing numbers

    06/19/2014 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2014 9:54 AM EDT | Lori Hinnant and Tia Goldenberg
    Increasing numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam. More than 5,000 are on track to leave this year, the most since after the Six-Day War in 1967. Israel, seeing the influx as a success, is doubling down on its efforts to attract Europeans, planning to dedicate $29 million over two years to bring in new immigrants. France has the world’s third-largest Jewish population after Israel and the United States—about 500,000, according to rough estimates in a country that has outlawed...
  • Israel Grasps the Basketball Crown: Israel Excels in Science, Art, Culture and Now, Sports

    06/17/2014 6:53:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2014 | Michael Curtis
    Who would have thought Israel would dream the impossible dream, fight and beat the undefeatable foe not only in the fields of science, startup companies, art, or culture, but in those of sport? Its barely imaginable world victory was registered on May 18, 2014 when the Israeli basketball team, Maccabi Electra TV, won the Euroleague Basketball Championship. Maccabi beat Real Madrid 98-86 in Milan in overtime in the finals after defeating CSKA of Moscow and Emporio Armani Milan in earlier rounds. With its victory, Maccabi may have reached the moon, but its joy was not unalloyed. Maccabi supporters sang the...
  • As Presbyterian Church (USA) Meeting Begins, Simon Wiesenthal Center Severs All Relations

    06/15/2014 4:52:09 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 22 replies
    algemeiner ^ | June 15, 2014 | Joshua Levitt
    As the biannual general meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA) begins this week in Detroit, Jewish human rights group The Simon Wiesenthal Center said they have severed all relations with the controversial church. The group also called on PC (USA) members to vote down the anti-Israel agenda that has been praised by David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and Press TV, a semi-official Iranian government news channel.
  • No, Eric Cantor Didn’t Lose Because Of Anti-Semitism

    06/13/2014 5:21:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.13.14 | Megan Cairns
    Most of us are still trying to figure out exactly what was behind Eric Cantor’s shocking primary loss on Tuesday. But some on the left were able to jump to conclusions almost immediately after the election. Their hypothesis? Eric Cantor is a victim of Tea Party anti-Semitism. Even ignoring the fact that Dave Brat was not technically a Tea Party candidate, the theory has zero supporting evidence. It is ridiculous to suggest that a district that has been electing Cantor since 2000 recently developed a case of raging anti-Semitism. This is a case of liberals assuming that everyone is as...
  • ‘Unleash the hashtags of war’: Samantha Power’s condemnation of Iraq militants lacks key ingredient

    06/12/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT · by heartwood · 24 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | Staff
    Iraq is falling back into militant hands and contingency plans are being made to evacuate the American embassy in Baghdad. But maybe the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. can stop the militant advance with one thunderous, intimidating tweet: Samantha Power ✔ @AmbassadorPower Follow Strongly condemn attacks in Mosul by the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (#ISIL), and its efforts to turn back clock on #Iraq's progress.
  • Muslims Gas Jews Outside Paris

    06/11/2014 7:04:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/10/14 | Laurence Allezy with MP
    Fresh on the axe attack on young Jewish teens comes this story. What drives this vicious Jew-hatred in the Muslim world? The quran — which apparently is fine. But speak of it and you will be smeared, targeted and marginalized as a racist-islamophobic-anti-Muslim-bigot. Apparently French authorities have not yet labeled this hate attack as “anti-semitic.” They refused to to designate the torture and savage murder of Ilan Halimi as hate, too, if you remember, despite the fact that that was all about and only about targeting and slowly torturing a young Jewish man. Two young Jews attacked in Sarcelles Laurence...
  • Support for Israel Now Grounds For Expulsion at New York Unitarian Church

    06/05/2014 4:05:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 5, 2014 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Support for Israel Now Grounds For Expulsion at New York Unitarian ChurchPosted By Spyridon Mitsotakis On June 5, 2014 @ 12:31 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments The Unitarian-Universalist Community Church of New York, after 10 years of cooperation with and sponsoring events of the Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), is now concerned that their tax-exempt status may be threatened, internal Church sources say. It comes at a time when persistent RCP presence on the Church has led to a polarizing climate.In the background is an escalating conflict between the RCP and an alliance of moderate leftists, Israel...
  • Rolling Stones to Perform in Israel Despite Pressure From Pink Floyd Members to Cancel

    06/04/2014 6:32:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4 | William Booth AND Ruth Eglash June 4
    Recently, two surviving founders of Pink Floyd sent the rock band equivalent of a diplomatic cable — an open letter published in Salon — to the Rolling Stones. They asked Mick Jagger and his crew to cancel their first-ever concert in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle against occupation. But Pink Floyd hit a wall. The Stones not only went on with the show Wednesday night in Tel Aviv but delayed their opening by 45 minutes to allow devout Jews time to reach the concert after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, during...
  • Palestinian Researcher: Zionist Movement Collaborated with the Nazis in Perpetrating Holocaust

    06/03/2014 3:31:21 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | April 28, 2014 | Al-Alam TV (Iran)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Palestinian-Lebanese researcher Walid Muhammad Ali, which aired on Al-Alam TV on April, 28, 2014: Walid Muhammad Ali: It is imperative that we uncover the truth about the Zionist movement's role in the crime [of the Holocaust], which was perpetrated against the Jews, as well as against the Gypsies and many other European minorities. Interviewer: Are you referring to the doubts over the extent of what occurred? Walid Muhammad Ali: Indeed, this is a matter of research, yet it is considered taboo in the West, because, obviously, the figures are inflated. On principle, we...
  • Al Jazeera Senior Analyst: Jews Should Know Their Place

    06/03/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/3/14 | Adam Kredo
    Al Jazeera English’s senior political analyst is under fire for telling a prominent Jewish writer that he “gives Jews a bad name” and should know his place by showing “some Jewish humility.” Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst and host of its show Empire, made the comments on Twitter after Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg complimented Al Jazeera. Goldberg had tweeted a link to an article in the left-leaning Israeli publication Haaretz headlined, “Why all Jews are cowards,” with the commentary: “Haaretz publishes headlines that al Jazeera never would, in part because al Jazeera is often more sophisticated.” This prompted...
  • ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at Berkeley--Coming soon to a university near you

    06/04/2014 4:30:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 4, 2014 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at BerkeleyPosted By Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene On June 4, 2014 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments [To order David Horowitz and Robert Spencer's pamphlet Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future, click here.]What’s an “Islamophobia”-promoting academic to do when there simply aren’t enough hate crimes to sustain the mythical narrative that Muslim-Americans are persecuted for their religion? The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender came up with a brilliant idea for this spring’s Fifth Annual...
  • UN Chief Welcomes Hamas-Fatah Government

    06/03/2014 2:31:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/2014, 11:50 PM | Elad Benari
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed on Tuesday the formation of the new Palestinian “unity government” which includes the Hamas terrorist group. In a statement, Ban expressed hope that new opportunities for progress towards a two-State solution with Israel will emerge soon, saying the UN had received assurances that the Hamas-Fatah deal would be implemented on the basis of previous commitments such as the recognition of Israel and non-violence. …
  • EU keen to revive passenger data bill after Brussels terrorist attack

    06/02/2014 12:47:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 06/02/2014 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    A bill designed to allow police access to EU airline passenger details would help prevent future attacks by suspected terrorists inside Europe, says the European Commission. EU home affairs spokesperson Michele Cercone on Monday (2 June) told reporters in Brussels the 2011 EU passenger records name (PNR) proposal—which has been stalled due to opposition from the European Parliament—“could facilitate the endeavors of the member states” to fight what he said was a growing internal security threat. The proposal would oblige airlines flying to and from the EU to hand over the personal details of the passengers onboard. The renewed interest...
  • Egyptian Court Gives Death Sentence to ‘Jewish’ Islamists

    06/01/2014 11:29:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | June 1, 2014 | By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    An Egyptian court that sentenced to death 37 Islamists and handed life terms to 492 others defended its verdict on Sunday, saying the men were “demons” who followed Jewish scripture. […] In one trial in March, 529 were sentenced to death for the killing of a police officer but the court later upheld the sentencing against only 37 of them, while the rest were jailed for life. […] In a statement Sunday to justify its decision, the court […] described the men as “enemies of the nation” who used mosques to promote the teachings of “their holy book, the Talmud,”...
  • Z-Street Wins Ruling Against IRS – Was Targeted By Obama Officials Because of It’s Pro-Israel Views

    05/31/2014 11:00:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/31/14 | Jim Hoft
    Z Street representative Lori Lowenthal Marcus spoke out in March 2013 about the harassment the pro-Israel group received from the Obama IRS: “They told us terrorism happens in Israel. Therefore, they had to look into our organization because they thought we might be funding terrorism. We’re a purely educational entity. We didn’t fund anybody. We barely funded ourselves.” Remember: This is the same administration that wouldn’t call the Benghazi massacre a terrorist attack but accused a pro-Israel group of supporting terror.