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  • Hamas Lawmaker: Koran Says We Must Massacre Jews

    03/24/2014 12:47:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 3/24/2014, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    A lawmaker from Hamas recently called for a “massacre” of Jews, explaining that Koran indicates that this must be done. In a televised address the lawmaker, Yunis Al-Astal, also said that Jews must be forced to pay the “jizya” tax, which under the strict Islamic Sharia doctrine, non-Muslims living under Muslim sovereignty must pay in return for the ruler’s protection. Jihadist rebels who have taken control of areas in Syria have imposed such a tax on Christian minorities. …
  • Arab envoys say no to Israel as a Jewish state

    03/09/2014 4:34:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2014 3:33 PM EDT
    Arab foreign ministers on Sunday rejected Israel’s demands that the Palestinians recognize it as a Jewish state, saying such a move would undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees. In a resolution released at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, the foreign ministers called the issue of Palestinian refugees an integral part of a comprehensive and just peace. It blamed Israel for the floundering of peace negotiations. The Arab statement offers strong backing to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who said publicly last week he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state despite facing strong international pressure. Abbas did...
  • U.S.: No Need for PA to Recognize Israel

    03/08/2014 7:09:08 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/9/2014 | Elad Benari
    The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Quds newspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that both sides recognize this position as part of the final agreement.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been adamant on the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, explaining that the Arabs’ refusal to recognize Israel stands at the heart...
  • Wendy Sherman to Israel: Don't Make Iran Talks Harder

    02/22/2014 9:23:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/14 | Elad Benari
    Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of state for political affairs and the head of the American negotiation team to the nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers (P5+1), said Saturday that the goal is to reach a permanent agreement with Iran by July 20. Sherman was speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, where she arrived in order to brief the Israelis on the latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 in Vienna. In what appeared to be a warning to Israel, she said the United States hopes no one will interfere with the talks. "We don't enter these talks with...
  • Russian Lawmaker: ‘Jews Destroyed Russia’

    02/13/2014 4:40:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    INN ^ | 2/14/2014, 12:13 AM | Ari Yashar
    A Russian Member of Parliament (MP) burst out in an anti-Semitic tirade last Thursday, attacking other Russian lawmakers as “Jews” responsible for the 1917 Communist revolution and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Oleg Bolychev, an MP from the ruling United Russia party, called his opponents “Jews, mired in opposition,” during a debate at the regional parliament in Kaliningrad, reports AFP. “At the start of the 1990s, foreign spies were infiltrated into our government who oversaw the destruction of our state,” claimed Bolychev. “You destroyed our country in 1917 and you destroyed our country in 1991.” …
  • (Israel) MKs Walk out of EU Head’s Anti-Israel Speech

    02/12/2014 11:01:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 2/12/2014, 2:27 PM | Maayana Miskin
    A speech in Knesset Wednesday given by the head of the European Union Parliament caused outrage, and ultimately sparked a walk-out. Several MKs expressed upset as EU parliament president Martin Schulz, who spoke in German, repeated as fact Palestinian Authority claims of Israeli discrimination regarding allocation of water in Judea and Samaria, and of a “blockade” on Gaza. Schulz condemned Israeli “settlements” east of the 1949 armistice line as “an obstacle to peace,” and claimed, “The blockade of Gaza creates despair and extremism.” …
  • Hareidim Protest Yeshiva Funding Freeze: ‘We’re Ready for War’ (Israel)

    02/06/2014 8:37:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 2/6/2014, 5:19 PM | Ari Yashar
    Thousands of hareidim protested Thursday at the entrance to Jerusalem and in Bnei Brak over the sudden freezing of funding for all yeshivas, which was ordered retroactively by Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Wednesday. […] Hareidi MKs have responded with fury to the ruling and freeze; MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) accused the High Court Wednesday of “declaring war” on the hareidim, while MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) decried the “ongoing campaign of persecution. The government is attacking everything connected to religion or to the Torah world.” …
  • Official in Merkel’s bureau meets with anti-Zionist Jews (“Neturei Karta”)

    02/03/2014 9:18:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.03.14, 14:17 | Eldad Beck
    A high-ranking official in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bureau met with representatives of the radical, anti-Zionist Neturei Karta haredi group on International Holocaust Day last week. The official met with four members of the group in Berlin when they were protesting the existence of the State of Israel and the Zionist exploitation of the Holocaust for political reasons. Ynet revealed that the official is a department head in the chancellor’s bureau, and against convention met with them openly. Members of Neturei Karta confirmed that the purpose of the meeting was to make it clear to the Germans that Zionism doesn’t...
  • John Kerry Threatens Israel With Boycotts if Talks Fail

    02/01/2014 11:03:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2014, 6:51 PM | Ari Yashar
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday threatened Israel that a failure in the peace talks would lead to global boycotts and delegitimization of the Jewish state. The warning comes as no surprise to those familiar with reports earlier in the month, which revealed that Kerry is orchestrating the European boycotts against Israel. Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon responded to Kerry’s threats of boycotts, saying “we respect Secretary of State Kerry, but will not hold talks with a gun to our head. Friends don’t put ultimatums on the security of the state of Israel.” …
  • Hatred of the Jews: More Than the Banality of Memory

    01/31/2014 4:57:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    When the White House scribblers were putting the finishing touches on the State of the Union address, President Obama took a moment to commemorate memory. Monday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most notorious of Hitler's death camps. "Each year on this day," he said, "the world comes together to commemorate a barbaric crime unique in human history." But not quite the whole world. Anti-Semitism thrives in the Middle East, where certain politicians vie to see who can say the ugliest things about Jews, and such sentiment is surging in Europe. Bloody...
  • Bennett: Jews in ‘Palestine’ would be killed

    01/28/2014 10:28:56 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 34 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/28/2014 | SPENCER HO
    Palestinians would kill Jewish Israelis left under their rule, Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday, continuing a campaign against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ostensible willingness to leave Israeli settlers under Palestinian rule under a future peace agreement. Bennett also outlined his own plan for the West Bank — which he has largely been mum about since joining Netanyahu’s government — under which Israel would annex most of the territories. “Do you know why? Why Jews cannot live under Palestinian rule? Do you know why? Why Palestinians can’t rule over Jews?” Bennett said in an address at the...
  • ‘No Reason or Justification’ for European Anti-Semitism

    01/27/2014 3:21:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 1/26/2014, 11:57 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) is presenting to the government Sunday new statistics on anti-Semitism in Europe—and the results are revealing. […] An online survey conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights revealed that in 2013, 23% of respondents refrained from attending Jewish events or religious services for fear of being attacked on their way there; 38% are afraid to wear religious symbols, like the yarmulke or kippah, in public; and 66% view anti-Semitism as having a major and constant impact on their lives. Worse, European Jews believe that their governments view anti-Semitism...
  • Pig heads in boxes sent to Jewish targets in Rome

    01/25/2014 9:09:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2014 10:47 AM EST
    Italian police say they are searching for the sender of pig heads to Rome’s main synagogue, the Israeli Embassy and a city museum hosting an exhibit on the Holocaust. […] The deliveries were made Friday, three days before an international memorial day for Holocaust victims. …
  • Evidence: Arabs Staging ‘Price Tag’ Attacks, Blaming Jews

    01/23/2014 12:29:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 1/22/2014, 4:49 PM | Gil Ronen
    For years, Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria have been accusing Arab and leftist activists of falsely blaming them for “price tag” revenge attacks that they never carried out. Now, one determined resident of Samaria appears to have found a “smoking gun”, documenting how local Arabs have been damaging olive trees and then reporting the incidents to authorities and the media as “price tag” attacks carried out by local Jews. “Price tagging” is a phenomenon associated with fringe elements of the Israeli Right, in which assailants vandalize Arab-owned property in revenge for terrorist attacks or military demolitions of Jewish homes...
  • American academic boycott of Israel draws congressional fire

    12/22/2013 4:51:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 12.22.13, 13:10
    The heads of the bipartisan Congressional Israel Allies Caucus have strongly condemned an American organization of professors for their newly endorsed boycott of Israeli academic institutions, saying the move smacks of double standards. The American Studies Association members voted last week in favor of an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities, in protest of Israeli policies towards the Palestinians. Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin slammed the organization as a “radical leftist group”, but expressed concern that the embargo could be adopted by other academic institutions. …
  • US, Germany Threaten IDF Not to Move Academies to Mt. Scopus (in Jerusalem)

    12/19/2013 1:32:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/19/2013, 10:58 AM | David Lev
    The United States and Germany have issued an ultimatum to the IDF, a report Thursday said: No American or German army officers will work with IDF training academies if the army goes ahead with plans to relocate them to Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. The ultimatum could explain why Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced earlier this week that the plan to move them was to be delayed. Sources said that the IDF has begun looking for other sites for its military program as a result. …
  • Op-Ed: The EU Auditors Report: A PA-EU Financial Scandal

    12/15/2013 11:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/13 | David Singer
    European taxpayers are supporting a massive fraud. The European Union (EU) has become embroiled in a financial scandal of massive proportions in relation to the financial assistance given by it to the Palestinian Authority (PA) since 1994. This appears very clear from the comprehensive European Court of Auditors Report dated 22 October 2013 which was only made public this week. The Report reveals the following: .....
  • Nelson Mandela was close to Jews, resolutely loyal to Palestinians

    12/07/2013 1:25:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 6, 2013, 1:54 am | Raphael Ahren
    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela had close friendships and alliances with many Jews, but his relationship with the Jewish state was complicated. While always courteous and never hate-filled, the South African icon’s dealings with Israel were overshadowed by Jerusalem’s staunch support for his tormentors and, even more so, his ironclad loyalty to the Palestinian cause. In the name of reconciliation, he made no ongoing issue of Jerusalem’s strong long-term partnership with the apartheid regime after he was released from a lengthy prison sentence and became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He professed the legitimacy of Zionism as Jewish nationalism and,...
  • Anti-Semitism Becomes Respectable in D.C. [Obama's D.C.]

    12/05/2013 5:38:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12.01.2013 | Evelyn Gordon
    Anti-Zionism, as Jonathan noted, is acquiring “an undeserved veneer of respectability in Barack Obama’s Washington”: The latest anti-Zionist screed to hit the bookstores will receive a prominent platform at an event organized by the New America Foundation, a prestigious Washington think tank headed by a former senior Obama administration official. But frankly, I don’t see why anyone should be surprised. After all, anti-Zionism is merely an offshoot of a much older evil, anti-Semitism. And since the original has become perfectly respectable in Barack Obama’s Washington over the last month, why be surprised that the offshoot is as well? Exhibit A...
  • EU Threatens Action Against Israel and PA if Talks Fail

    12/03/2013 10:01:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/13 | Elad Benari
    The European Union (EU) is apparently fed up with the lack of progress in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) and is threatening to take action against both sides if the talks fail. A senior EU official said Tuesday that the bloc was considering cutting its annual aid to the PA if the current round of talks fails to end in an agreement. The EU provides the PA with about 300 million Euros in aid per year. As well, the official was quoted by Israeli media as having said, the 28-nation bloc was considering reviving its plan...
  • Popes vs. Jews

    12/03/2013 9:21:24 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 11/29/'13 | Bruce Bawer
    J’accuse, of course, is the title of the most famous open letter ever published, in which Emile Zola, the most celebrated French author of his time, charged the French government, in January 1898, with illegally sentencing Captain Alfred Dreyfus to life in prison. Dreyfus, who was Jewish, had been charged with spying and convicted of treason, and Zola charged that Dreyfus had been framed precisely because he was Jewish. The Italian writer Giulio Meotti’s decision to give his new book the title The Vatican against Israel: J’accuse is no coincidence. His topic, like Zola’s, is institutional anti-Semitism – the institutions,...
  • Obama's Munich

    11/26/2013 10:19:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of State John Kerry chose to recall disarmament agreements between the United States and the Soviet Union. A better analogy would be the 1938 Munich Pact, which gave Hitler part of Czechoslovakia in the vain hope that war could be avoided. It is worth noting that several of the nations that were signatories in Munich, namely Germany, France and Britain, are also part of the current deal with Iran. There is another flaw in Kerry's analysis. Deal...
  • ‘Hot Mic’ Catches UN Disbelief at Anti-Israel Bias

    11/17/2013 1:06:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 11/17/2013, 1:07 PM | Tova Dvorin
    On Thursday, a United Nations interpreter expressed on a “hot mic” the thoughts of many UN observers: that the incessant emphasis on condemning Israel—for crimes real or alleged—is uncalled for and excessive. In the video, a Spanish-English translator appears to stop her simultaneous translation to note the oddity to a colleague. “I mean, I think when you have five statements, not five, like a total of ten resolutions on Israel and Palestine, there’s gotta be something, c’est un peu trop, non? [It’s a bit much, no?] I mean, I know… There’s other really bad stuff happening [around the world], but...
  • EU Study: Jews in Germany Fear Rising Anti-Semitism

    11/08/2013 5:52:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 08, 2013 – 05:16 PM | Barbara Hans
    On Friday, the Vienna-based European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released a report titled “Discrimination and Hate Crime against Jews in EU Member States: experiences and perceptions of antisemitism.” The online survey polled 5,847 self-selected individuals who identified as Jewish in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the UK, states in which an estimated 90 percent of European Jews live. … In Germany, the KPMD, a service for registering crimes, has recorded a decline in anti-Semitic crimes since 2009. However, by itself, that says nothing about the perceptions of Jews living in Germany. According to the FRA...
  • “Don’t Let Anti-Semites Define Hate” (Israel to European Union)

    11/05/2013 11:46:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 11/5/2013, 5:45 PM | Ari Soffer
    MK Shimon Ohayon (Likud-Beytenu) has urged European diplomats to prevent anti-Semites from taking over the discourse over anti-Semitism, urging them to push for the implementation of the “Working Definition of Anti-Semitism” adopted in 2004 by the European Union Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC). … Citing a soon to be publicized study by the EU’s own Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)—which replaced the EUMC in 2007—which will show a significant rise in anti-Semitism over the past five years, Ohayon noted that “Anti-Semitism in Europe is at its greatest peak since the end of the Second World War.” Insisting that “Europe...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION 10-31-13 !

    10/31/2013 5:24:05 PM PDT · by sushiman · 15 replies
    10/31/13 | sushiman
    Borders , language and culture !
  • Germany to Israel: Attend UN Human Rights Council—Or Else

    10/28/2013 9:35:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 10/27/2013, 1:39 PM | Tora Dvorin
    Germany’s foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has warned Israel to face a periodic United Nations Human Rights Council (U.N.H.R.C.) Periodic Review—or face severe diplomatic consequences, according to a Haaretz report (Sunday). … In a personal letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Westerwelle warned that Israel’s failure to attend the periodic evaluation—a review infamous for its anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian measures—would alienate Israel’s allies and cause “severe diplomatic damage”, Haaretz reports. …
  • British Anti-Israel MP Gets More Than He Bargained for at Debate (Galloway)

    10/15/2013 7:39:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 10/15/2013, 2:35 PM | Ari Soffer
    Anti-Israel sentiment on British campuses is nothing new. … But the UK’s most famous anti-Israel Member of Parliament got a little more he bargained for at a debate at the prestigious Oxford University. … When it came to the audience Q&A session, after several minutes one audience member stood up and, facing Galloway, delivered a speech of his own—in Hebrew, whilst holding an Israeli flag. After Galloway claimed to feel “threatened” by the episode, the student, named as Jonathan Hunter, switched to English, condemning Galloway for his support of Middle Eastern dictators, including former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. When the...
  • EU Seeks to Calm Israeli Bodies Hit By Boycott

    09/08/2013 2:00:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 9/8/2013, 9:14 AM | Kochava Rozenbaum
    The European Union (EU) is seeking to reassure Israelis who are concerned about the economic harm caused by the EU’s decision to forbid its member states from cooperating, transferring funds, or giving scholarships or research grants to bodies in Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. A senior delegation from the European Union will arrive in Israel early this week to examine ways of preventing damage to Israeli entities operating beyond the 1949 Armistice Lines. …
  • Israeli labor bill for settlers sparks uproar

    09/08/2013 1:52:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2013 12:36 PM EDT | Tia Goldenberg and Aron Heller
    At first glance, a proposed new bill asking Israel’s parliament to extend Israeli labor law to the West Bank and protect women against unlawful dismissal seems innocuous enough. But critics say that under the guise of woman’s rights, the bill’s true intent is to further entrench Israeli control over occupied territory the Palestinians seek for their future state. The debate sheds light on the complex and distinct legal system Israel has cultivated during its 46-year control of the West Bank. Since Israel has never annexed the territory, it technically remains under military rule, creating a bewildering legal reality. …
  • Israeli tourists find ‘Hitler wine’ in Italy

    08/18/2013 10:50:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.19.13, 07:35 | Ofer Petersburg
    A number of Israeli families were in for a bitter surprise recently as they entered a large liquor store in the Dolomites region in northern Italy: Some of the wine bottles sold in the store were covered with pictures of Nazi leaders, including Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and Hermann Göring. … The tourists, who were shocked to see the portraits of the Jewish people’s destroyers, pulled out their smartphones in order to photograph the shelves, but were pushed away by the store workers who refused to let them take pictures after learning that they were from Israel.The salespeople told the...
  • UN chief admits bias against Israel

    08/16/2013 10:38:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 08.16.13, 20:20 | Omri Efraim
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with students at the UN headquarters in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, and admitted that his organization was biased against Israel. Responding to a student who said Israelis felt their country was discriminated against in the international organization, Ban confirmed that there was a biased attitude towards the Israeli people and Israeli government, stressing that it was “an unfortunate situation.” … Addressing the attitude towards Israel, Ban said that the Jewish state was a UN member and should therefore be treated equally like all other 192 member states. Unfortunately, he added, Israel has been criticized...
  • Egypt Blockades Gaza: Where Are the Flotillas?

    08/12/2013 5:57:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 9, 2013 at 5:00 am | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Hamas has finally admitted that it is the Egyptians, and not Israel, who have turned the Gaza Strip into a “big prison.” … Why haven’t the “pro-Palestine” activists been sent to the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing to voice solidarity with the residents of the “big prison”? The answer is obvious: First, the activists’ main goal is to condemn Israel and hold it solely responsible for the miseries of Palestinians. The activists do not care about the Palestinians’ suffering as much as they are interested in advancing their anti-Israel agenda. They devote most of their energies and efforts...
  • Watchdog Group: Soros Funding Conflict in Israel

    08/06/2013 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 8/7/2013, 1:46 AM | Maayana Miskin
    Billionaire George Soros’ philanthropy is bad news for Israel, according to an in-depth report from the NGO-Monitor watchdog group. The report listed the many causes in Israel, or pertaining to Israel, that are funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations. Among the top beneficiaries of OSF funding is Human Rights Watch, which has been criticized for targeting for criticism, and falsely libeling, the state of Israel. Another is J Street, which describes itself as “pro-Israel” but has been termed anti-Israel by others for, among other things, welcoming proponents of a boycott on Israel at its national conference and honoring IDF soldiers...
  • Embarrassment as Anti-Israel Claims Debunked (Boycotters Fail)

    08/06/2013 6:01:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 8/6/2013, 10:44 AM | Ari Soffer
    Pro-Israel activists have derided the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) anti-Israel movement, after a widely-trumpeted “success” in their campaign to isolate Israel was revealed to have been fabricated. … Last week, Electronic Intifada, a blog aligned with the BDS movement, announced its latest “victory,” claiming that Delta Air Lines had decided to stop serving a snack produced in the Barkan Industrial Zone, due to its location in Samaria. … Veteran Israeli activist Avi Mayer, however, was unconvinced, and promptly discovered that claims of a boycott were completely false. In a letter to Mayer (which he promptly published on his Facebook...
  • Canadian Muslim Leader: Zionism Will be Eternally Shamed

    08/04/2013 9:05:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 8/5/2013, 1:13 AM | Elad Benari
    A prominent leader of the Muslim community in Toronto took advantage of the Al-Quds Day rally in the city’s downtown to incite against Israel and wish for the end of Zionism, Shalom Toronto reports. … Zafar Bangash, a noted Islamic movement journalist and commentator and a leader of the Muslim community in Toronto, spoke at the rally and stressed the importance of focusing on the struggle to “liberate” the Al-Aqsa mosque, according to Shalom Toronto. … He described a vision “for the future of Palestine” as the establishment of a state not based on ethnic cleansing, but one which treats...
  • Deny Israel’s Existence—Win $100!

    08/04/2013 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 8/4/2013, 4:07 PM | Ari Soffer
    It is a ritual that has become part of the political scenery. As Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiators gear up for “peace talks” with their Israeli counterparts, and as the Israeli government prepares to make “good will gestures” which include releasing 104 convicted murderers, the PA’s own TV stations continue to broadcast programs which appear uninhibited by such feelings of “good will.” A recent Ramadan TV competition (video below), exposed by Palestinian Media Watch, offers PA Arabs $100 if they guess the correct answers in a quiz about the geography of “Palestine”—which includes Israeli cities such as Jaffa, Ashdod and Meron,...
  • Hating Jews: A Global Study

    08/01/2013 10:52:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | 8/1/13 | Bruce Bawer
    “The study of antisemitism,” admits Bruno Chaouat, a professor of French in Minnesota, “can be tedious.” This admirably candid confession appears relatively early in the pages of Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives, a collection of nineteen new essays edited by Alvin H. Rosenfeld, the distinguished director of Indiana University’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and author of several major books about the Holocaust. Chaouat is right, of course: while a single anecdote about irrational hate can breed sorrow, anger, and/or shock, a thick book consisting entirely of such material is more likely to be, quite simply, numbing. It is...
  • EU 'Concerned' About Israeli Cold Shoulder in Yesha European Union expresses concern over

    07/26/2013 6:43:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 7/26/13 | Elad Benari, Canada
    The European Union expressed concern on Friday over a directive by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to suspend contact with Europe on matters related to Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, responded to the decision by saying, "The EU is concerned by reports in the Israeli media that the Israeli Minister of Defense has announced a number of restrictions affecting EU activities supporting the Palestinian people." Kocijancic stressed, however, "We have not received any official communication from the Israeli authorities. Our delegations on the spot are seeking urgent clarifications.” Israeli media outlets...
  • EU's Ashton Adds to 'Settlement' Discrimination EU foreign policy chief pushes introduction

    07/23/2013 4:19:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/23/13 | Rina Tzvi
    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is pushing for comprehensive guidelines to introduce separate labeling for products made by Jews in Judea and Samaria, Israeli-daily Haaretz reported on Tuesday. According to the report. Ashton sent a letter to European commissioners urging them to draft the guidelines by the end of 2013. The EU last week published guidelines that forbid the 28 members of the bloc from funding or dealing with Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, alleging that the areas are “illegally occupied.”
  • Court: Passport law on Jerusalem unconstitutional

    07/23/2013 2:11:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2013 3:21 PM EDT | Frederic J. Frommer
    A federal appeals court Tuesday declared unconstitutional a law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on their U.S. passports, the latest ruling in a case that stretches back a decade. … The case was brought by parents of an American boy named Menachem Zivotofsky, who was born in a Jerusalem hospital soon after the law was passed. The parents wanted to list Israel as his birthplace, but the U.S. has refused to recognize any nation's sovereignty over Jerusalem since Israel’s creation in 1948—so the boy’s U.S. passport only says “Jerusalem” as his birthplace. The Bush...
  • Lapid: EU Ban Will Promote Terrorism, Not Peace (Israel ‘settlements’)

    07/19/2013 2:47:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 7/20/2013, 12:10 AM | Elad Benari
    The European Union’s new ban on areas located beyond the 1949 Armistice Lines will do nothing to advance peace talks, Finance Minister Yair Lapid wrote on Friday. In fact, said Lapid in an op-ed which appeared in the New York Times, the ban will simply encourage terrorist groups. “As the American secretary of state, John Kerry, leads new efforts to reinvigorate peace talks among Israelis and Palestinians, one of the obstacles—if not the main one—is the presence of extremist Palestinians and their supporters,” he wrote. … According to Lapid, “The world shouldn’t make things easier for extremists. It’s challenging enough...
  • New EU guidelines limit Israel funding

    07/19/2013 1:01:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2013 2:18 PM EDT
    The European Union has published new guidelines explicitly banning any EU funding of Israeli institutions operating in territories occupied since the 1967 Mideast war, despite vigorous Israeli objections. The EU holds that Jewish settlements in territories such as the West Bank and east Jerusalem are illegal. The Palestinians want some of those territories for their hoped-for state. After EU officials announced plans this week for the new guidelines, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with several European leaders to express his opposition. …
  • Israeli PM rejects EU ‘dictate’ on borders

    07/17/2013 1:21:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 16.07.13 @ 20:10 | Andrew Rettman
    Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has said outsiders cannot tell him where his country begins or ends in reaction to new EU guidelines on settlements. Speaking in a 40-second-long TV clip in Hebrew on Tuesday (16 July), he noted: “I will not let anybody harm Israelis living in Judea and Samaria, the Golan and Jerusalem … We will not accept any external dictates regarding borders.”He added the EU should focus on Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program and Syria's civil war instead of the Arab-Israeli conflict. …
  • Polish parliament shuns religious animal slaughter (kosher and halal)

    07/12/2013 10:00:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2013 8:53 AM EDT
    Polish parliament’s lower house has voted to reject a government plan to reinstate the religious slaughter of animals. … Until January, Poland was making good business exporting kosher and halal meat to Israel and Muslim countries, but religious slaughter was banned under pressure from animals’ rights groups, which say it causes unnecessary suffering because the livestock aren’t stunned before being killed. …
  • Paul McCartney: They Threatened to Kill Me if I Played in Israel

    07/10/2013 8:18:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    inn ^ | David Lev
    When rock legend Paul McCartney came to Israel in 2008, he was, at least to some extent, taking his life in his hands. Not because of Israel's sometimes precarious security situation, but because he was threatened by BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) anti-Israel groups. “I got death threats, but I'm coming anyway,” the singer was quoted as saying by Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs researcher Adam Shay. “I got explicit death threats, but I have no intention of surrendering. I refuse to cancel my performances in Israel,” Shay quoted McCartney as saying.
  • Brotherhood Leader: Egyptian Army 'Worse Than the Jews'

    07/08/2013 10:54:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    inn ^ | 7/8/13
    Egypt's temporary President Adli Mansour announced the establishment of a commission of inquiry which will investigate the events surrounding the deaths of at least 51 people Monday in clashes outside a military building in Cairo. At least 435 people were wounded as well in the incident. Most of those killed were Muslim Brotherhood members, and the chain of events leading to the deaths were being hotly contested by the Brotherhood and the Egyptian Army. The Brotherhood claimed that those killed were innocent, doing nothing more than holding a sit-in against the ousting of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in what they...
  • Palestinian president: Jews should hear Arab view

    07/05/2013 11:09:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 1:44 PM EDT
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is reaching out to Jews around the world to listen to the “Arab point of view” on stalled peace talks with Israel. … Palestinians say they will not talk unless Israel stops building Jewish housing in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, which they claim for their future state, along with the Gaza Strip. …
  • Kansas Jewish Man Refused Entry into Britain

    07/01/2013 6:28:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    INN ^ | 7/1/2013, 10:29 AM | Gil Ronen
    A Jewish student from Kansas was denied entry into Britain for a summer job several weeks ago—apparently due to a customs agent’s anti-Semitism. After being detained for more than nine hours, he was put back on a plane to the United States by customs officials. During that time he was never told why he was being denied entry. According to the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, the British man who had offered Louis “Chip” Cantor summer work experience, Kevin Shilling, said the British border agent he spoke to in his attempt to get Cantor admitted into Britian made more than one...
  • Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Montréal Shoe Store

    06/28/2013 7:33:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 6/28/2013, 3:46 AM | Dalit Halevi
    In the latest anti-Semitic incident in Montreal, the phrase “f--- Israhell” and two swastikas were scrawled on June 14 on the Naot shoe store located on St. Denis Street, Shalom Toronto reported. … The Jewish-owned Naot shoe store has been over the past two years the target of a boycott campaign led by the anti-Israel group PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity). Activists from PAJU try to persuade the public not to buy Israeli products. …