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  • Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour Says Zionists Can’t Be Feminists

    03/14/2017 3:19:16 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 14, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Prominent Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, a leader in the feminist movement, said in an interview published Monday that Zionists cannot be feminists. Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, spoke with Collier Meyerson of the Nation about the relationship between feminism and Zionism, the movement to reestablish and maintain a Jewish nation in Israel, the Jewish people's ancient homeland. Sarsour was dubbed a "champion of change" by the Obama administration and has been active in the feminist movement, serving as co-chair of the Women's March on Washington the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration and helping...
  • Unite behind human rights and vote yes to divest

    03/08/2017 8:37:52 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    Daily Illini ^ | 3/8 | Muhammad Yousuf
    Alleging divestment is anti-Semitic depends on the conflation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. Our critiques of Israel’s practices are not attacking people of the Jewish faith or heritage.
  • 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. […]...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Schumer worried Kerry 'has emboldened extremists'

    12/28/2016 7:00:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 82 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 28, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    "While Secretary Kerry mentioned Gaza in his speech, he seems to have forgotten the history of the settlements in Gaza, where the Israeli government forced settlers to withdraw from all settlements and the Palestinians responded by sending rockets from Gaza into Israel," Schumer said in a statement. "This is something that people of all political stripes in Israel vividly remember.
  • Sweden welcomes UN vote denouncing Israeli settlements

    12/26/2016 10:58:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 24 December 2016 09:34 CET+01:00
    The Swedish government has welcomed Friday’s UN resolution calling for Israel to end illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, with Foreign Minister Margot Wallström calling the decision “very positive”. […] In a statement, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the resolution “shameful”. Sweden is scheduled to join the security council for two years starting in January 2017, and will chair the council during that month. …
  • Is there a reason why the US should stay in the UN?

    12/24/2016 6:31:30 PM PST · by richardtavor · 72 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 24, 2016 | Staff
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations following the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday. The vote was able to pass the 15-member council on Friday because the United States broke with a long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel and did not wield its veto power as it had on many times before - a decision that Netanyahu called "shameful".
  • Swedish Foreign Minister tweets about trip to 'Palestine'

    12/18/2016 10:08:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 18/12/16 06:32 | Elad Benari
    Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, who was refused meetings with Israeli ministers during her visit to the region, on Saturday tweeted about her visit to “Palestine”. “Returning from Palestine. Action is needed to save the two state solution. Settlements and demolitions thwart conditions and hope for peace,” tweeted Wallstrom, who visited Ramallah and met with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki. The Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that during her visit to Ramallah, Abbas decorated the Swedish minister with an award he calls the Grand Star of the Order of Jerusalem. Speaking in a press conference...
  • Castro still Israel’s enemy, prominent Cuban dissident warns on rare visit

    08/09/2016 5:39:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/9/16 | Raphael Ahren
    Oscar Biscet, a well-known human rights activist from Havana, spent over a decade in Cuban prisons for a host of alleged crimes: dishonoring national symbols, public disorder, inciting delinquent behavior, and, ultimately, crimes against state security. “They put me in a very tiny cell full of tuberculosis patients,” he recalled last week. In another case of the perverse treatment he received for publicly opposing the regime, the prison guards threw him into a small cell with mental patients who had not been given their medication. “They are more subtle than Hitler and Stalin, but they have the same mechanisms,” he...
  • 'Black Lives Matter' movement arrives in Israel

    08/01/2016 4:07:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 07/31/16 22:38 | David Rosenberg
    A delegation from the radical “Black Lives Matter” movement arrived in Israel last week to promote what the group called “the fight for dignity, justice and freedom”. […] During the trip to Israel, the BLM delegation participated in a raucous anti-Israel protest in the Samarian village of Bilin, near Modi’in Illit. Two Arab protesters were taken into custody during the event, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an reported. The BLM delegation in Israel highlighted the movement’s international goals, expressing its opposition to what it described as the “genocide” of Palestinian Arabs at the hands of “Zionist vigilantes”, as well as capitalism, and the...
  • Congressman: Jewish Settlers Are Like Termites

    07/25/2016 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/25/16 | Adam Kredo
    A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state. Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) launched into a tirade against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians, comparing Jewish people who live in disputed territories to “termites” that destroy homes. Johnson also compared Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a remark that drew vocal agreement from those in the room. “There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get...
  • Ken Livingstone fired from radio show for anti-Semitic remarks

    05/29/2016 9:35:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 5/28/2016, 9:39 PM | Ari Soffer
    Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has been fired from his radio show, in response to anti-Semitic comments made last month. Livingstone has already been suspended from the Labour Party, where he was until recently a senior policymaker, after claiming in an interview that Adolf Hitler was a Zionist, and appearing to back some of the Nazi dictator’s earlier policies before he “went mad.” “Let’s remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews,” Livingstone...
  • Bill Clinton: I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state

    05/14/2016 3:21:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 75 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/16 | Ari Soffer
    Former President Bill Clinton delivered an impassioned defense of both his own foreign policy legacy and that of his wife, Hillary Clinton, who is currently the Democratic front runner for presidential elections later this year. During a Friday campaign event in Ewing Township, New Jersey, Clinton was heckled over his wife's support for Israel - prompting the former president to hit back, blaming the Palestinians for turning down generous peace offers. "She and the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt stopped the shooting war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza," Clinton responded to the heckler, who had shouted "What about Gaza?"...
  • Anti-Semitism as anti-Zionism, circa 1946

    05/01/2016 7:42:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5/1/16 | Norman Goda
    Seventy years ago this month, a committee of 12 scholars and statesmen completed an 80-page report that is all but forgotten today. The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry Regarding the Problems of European Jewry and Palestine, consisting of six British and six American members, was a British idea. Under pressure from President Harry Truman to allow 100,000 Jewish survivors in Europe’s DP camps to emigrate to the British Mandate, Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin proposed the joint committee as a way to outflank the White House. Between January and March 1946, the Committee heard testimony in Washington, London, numerous sites in Europe,...
  • Where UNESCO and ISIS Converge

    04/23/2016 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Last month, UNESCO’s director general Irina Bokova issued a statement congratulating Russian- backed Syrian forces for liberating the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS). Bokova said Palmyra “carries the memory of the Syrian people, and the values of cultural diversity, tolerance and openness that have made this region a cradle of civilization.” Bokova added, “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, and UNESCO will do everything in its power to document the damage so that these crimes do not go unpunished. I wish to remind all parties present of the absolute necessity to preserve this unique...
  • Sanders Yiddish ads blast 'wicked' Netanyahu, rightwing Zionists

    04/19/2016 8:49:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 4/19/2016, 10:30 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Both Republican and Democratic candidates have been courting Jewish voters ahead of Tuesday’s New York primary vote, looking for an edge in competitive districts with large Jewish populations. Orthodox Jews, who make up a significant portion of New York’s Jewish population, have become an important bloc in the New York primary for both parties. […] While Orthodox Jews tend to lean more Republican than Democrat by a margin of 55% to 31%, some Hasidic sects, including the staunchly anti-Zionist Satmar, have lent their support in the past to Democratic candidates. Yiddish flyers distributed by a pro-Sanders group and bearing the...
  • Biden: 'Overwhelming frustration' with Israeli gov't

    04/18/2016 8:02:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:58 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged “overwhelming frustration” with Israel’s government on Monday and said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration has led Israel in the wrong direction, in an unusually sharp rebuke of America’s closest ally in the Middle East. Biden, in a speech to the advocacy group J Street, offered a grim outlook for peace efforts, reflecting dim hopes for progress during the remainder of the Obama administration. Although he said both Israelis and Palestinians shared blame for undermining trust and shirking responsibility, he was emphatic in his critique of Netanyahu’s government, suggested his approach raised “profound questions” about how...
  • Sanders: Obama not far enough on the Palestinians' side

    04/17/2016 3:38:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/16 | Ari Yashar
    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has recently had a spate of anti-Israel comments, and on Sunday he continued the streak as he said US President Barack Obama has not been far enough on the Palestinians' side. Video In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC, Sanders was asked about his debate with frontrunner Hillary Clinton last Thursday, in which he attacked Israel for taking "disproportionate" measures in defending itself from Hamas terrorists in 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Stephanopoulos showed a clip from the debate in which Sanders called for the US to take an "evenhanded" approach vis-a-vis Israel...
  • UNESCO renames Western Wall “Al-Buraq Plaza”

    04/17/2016 3:07:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/17/16 | Robert Spencer
    There is a concerted effort among “Palestinians” and their supporters to erase all evidence of the historical connection of Jews to Israel. The UN, controlled by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, is a willing partner in these efforts. Besides being motivated by Islamic Jew-hatred, this endeavor is in line with the Islamic supremacist tendency to appropriate the holy places and sacred figures of other religions.“UNESCO Renames Western Wall ‘Al-Buraq Plaza,’” by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News, April 17, 2016 (thanks to Janice): On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a...
  • Bernie Sanders’ new Jewish outreach director is outspoken critic of Israeli occupation

    04/13/2016 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | April 12, 2016 4:04pm | Uriel Heilman
    Simone Zimmerman, the Bernie Sanders campaign’s newly hired national Jewish outreach coordinator, is quite familiar with the American Jewish establishment. She is used to fighting against it. During the 2014 Gaza war, Zimmerman was one of the leaders of a group of young Jews that held regular protest vigils outside the offices of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, reading the names of Palestinians and Israelis killed in the conflict. She opposes Israel’s occupation, wants Hillel to allow participation by groups that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, is against Jewish federation funding for...
  • NATO: A Military Entangling Alliance

    03/11/2016 6:30:50 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 March 2016 | John F. McManus
    On February 10, 2016, defense ministers from the 28 member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) met in Brussels at the organization’s headquarters. NATO Secretary General, Norway’s Jens Stoltenberg, announced unanimous approval of a plan to beef up the alliance’s presence in Eastern Europe.One day later, Stoltenberg revealed that participants in the alliance agreed to deploy ships in the Aegean Sea to aid refugees fleeing from war-torn Syria. He anxiously told reporters that the new mission was “not about stopping or pushing back refugee boats.” It was a humanitarian venture.Asked about U.S. participation in the new mission, American...
  • Belgian crisis center tells Jewish victims Israel doesn't exist

    03/31/2016 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 3/31/2016, 1:00 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Brussels terror attacks which killed 35 people earlier this month also injured hundreds more — among them many foreign citizens, including several Israelis. But when a Jewish volunteer called up the Belgian government’s Crisis Center to arrange flying the Israeli victims home, the operator — who identified himself only by the Arabic first name Zakaria — chose to inform him that Israel doesn’t exist, and insisted the victims should be sent to “Palestine.” The shocking incident, along with an audio recording of the conversation, was published in the Belgian Jewish monthly Joods Actueel. …
  • A European PATRIOT Act Will Not Keep People Safe

    03/28/2016 11:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Ron Paul
    It was not long after last week's horrifying bombings in Brussels that the so-called security experts were out warning that Europeans must give up more of their liberty so government can keep them secure from terrorism. I guess people are not supposed to notice that every terrorist attack represents a major government failure and that rewarding failure with more of the same policies only invites more failure. I am sure a frightened population will find government promises of perfect security attractive and may be willing to allow more surveillance of their personal lives. They should pause a little beforehand and...
  • Roger Stone: Ted Cruz Won’t Sue National Enquirer “Because The Allegations are Mostly True”

    03/27/2016 7:32:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 142 replies
    Day #1 – National Enquirer publishes a story claiming: “Five Romps That Could Destroy Ted Cruz”. Three “mistresses” identified BACKSTORY HERE Day #2 – (Morning) Senator Cruz mostly denies accusations Blames Donald Trump. Compares Donald Trump to a “Rat”. Day #2 – (Afternoon) The Daily Beast reveals source of story was Marco Rubio campaign operatives. Multiple reports confirm video exists of encounters. Day #3 – Former Cruz Communications Director faces increased social media scrutiny for flirtations and intimate behavior. Today, Roger Stone, the man specifically accused by Senator Ted Cruz of planting the story, speaks out in interview. Denies involvement,...
  • Isreal Ex-ambassador: Obama 'fabricated' diplomatic crises with Israel

    03/25/2016 6:09:17 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 7 replies
    Isreali News ^ | 3/25/16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Last year, Kulanu MK and former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren received heavy criticism in some circles for his book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. With the release of the book’s Hebrew edition, Oren spoke to Arutz Sheva, discussing in depth the tensions between Israel and the Obama administration and the push back he received for the English edition. The book, which created controversy for what some considered an unfair portrayal of President Barack Obama, elicited rare public condemnations from senior officials, including former US special envoy to the Middle Easy Martin Indyk. “When I wrote...
  • Italian politician Mara Carfagna: “If the West abandons Israel, it will be abandoning itself”

    03/21/2016 4:10:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/21/16 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    “Mara Carfagna: ‘If the West abandons Israel, it will be abandoning itself,'” a translation of “Mara Carfagna: ‘Se l’occidente abbandona Israele, abbandona se stesso,’” L’Informale, February 11, 2016: Mara Carfagna, the Minister for Equal Opportunity from May 2008 to November 2011, among Italian politicians has been one of the stoutest defenders of Israel. Mindful of ethical issues and civil rights, she was chosen by Berlusconi to be in charge of the civil and human rights section of his party, Forza Italia.We wanted to speak with her not only about Iran, but about the growing antisemitism in Europe, and the boycott...
  • AIPAC rebukes Trump for anti-Obama comments

    03/22/2016 6:59:18 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 85 replies
    The hill ^ | 3/22/16 | Julian Hattem
    The president of the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC rebuked of Donald Trump on Tuesday, scolding him for his harsh comments about President Obama. “Last evening something occurred which has the potential to drive us apart, to divide us,” AIPAC President Lillian Pinkus said during the final day of the organization’s annual policy conference in Washington. “We say, unequivocally, that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks and we take great offense against those that are levied against the president of the United States of America from our stage.” “While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of...
  • At the UN, ISIS and Israel are equal

    03/17/2016 12:56:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | Thursday, March 17, 2016 8:11 AM | Giulio Meotti
    Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London, Penny Green, is the first candidate for the role of the UN envoy to Israel and the Palestinian territories, a position that the Human Rights Council in Geneva will soon fill. Ms. Green would be a truly “impartial” choice. She accuses Israel of being a “criminal state”, of being guilty of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid” and she even compares Israel to the Islamic State. Green has also complained that the US and the UK have not yet begun to bomb Israel for its “massacres”. The other “impartial” candidate, Canadian Professor Michael...
  • UN: Canada to resume funding agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA)

    03/16/2016 3:27:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2016 4:42 PM EDT
    … A statement Wednesday says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pleased that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government decided to restart the funding for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency. Canada discontinued the funding in 2010 during the administration of Conservative leader Stephen Harper amid criticism that the agency funded schools that had become hotbeds of anti-Israeli extremism. …
  • UC proposal on intolerance says 'anti-Zionism' is unacceptable on campus (PC patrol)

    03/16/2016 1:40:35 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 15th 2016 | Teresa Watanabe
    University of California officials are proposing to include "anti-Zionism" as a form of discrimination that is unacceptable on campus, according to a long-awaited draft statement on intolerance released Tuesday. The inclusion immediately drew sharply divergent reactions, with pro-Israel groups hailing it as a needed step to protect Jewish students from hostility and those supporting Palestinian rights criticizing it as a naked attempt to suppress criticism of the Jewish state. Scholars were similarly divided over whether a statement meant to express the UC regents' principles against intolerance should include Zionism -- historically an international movement to establish a Jewish homeland and...
  • Sanders To Dearborn Muslims: Israel's Existence To Blame For Mideast 'Hatred And Warfare'

    03/08/2016 8:54:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 3/8/16 | Robert Kraychik
    Indirectly invoking the left-wing and Islamic narrative of Israel’s existence as the cause of political dysfunction in the Middle East, Senator Bernie Sanders implied to supporters at a campaign rally on Monday in Dearborn, Michigan - home of one of the nation’s largest Arab and Muslim communities - that “hatred and warfare” in the Middle east region were the fault of Israel. Praising former Democrat presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton for their presumably good faith-endeavors to resolve the Israeli-Arab conflict, Sanders implied that America unjustifiably treated the various parties unequally. In other words, allegedly favorable treatment of Israel at...
  • ADL: Farrakhan praises Trump for refusing Jewish campaign donors

    03/01/2016 11:43:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 3/1/16 | Rosie Perper
    The Anti Defamation League, who chastised Donald Trump for his lack of response after being endorsed by infamous KKK leader David Duke, said on its official website on Tuesday that anti-Semitic Islamic religious leader Louis Farrakhan has thrown his support behind the bombastic presidential hopeful. Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Farrakhan delivered his statements in support of Donald Trump during his 2016 Saviors’ Day ser­mon on Sunday at the NOI’s Mosque Maryam in Chicago in which he also made anti-Semitic accusations of Jew­ish gov­ern­men­tal control. "[Donald Trump] is the only mem­ber who has stood in front of [the] Jew­ish com­mu­nity,...
  • Lebanese Politician Denies the Holocaust, Says: Zionism Controls the West, Taking Hold of the East

    02/20/2016 9:55:33 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2/9/16 | Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)
    On a recent TV show, Lebanese politician Vera Yammine said that the Holocaust was "shrouded in unclarity," and that the Jews "always fear exposure about the Holocaust, and are always eager to use it as a pretext." Yammine, a member of the political bureau of the Marada Movement, said: "Zionism has taken hold of the West and is taking hold of the East, and especially of the Arab world." She further said: "There is no such thing as ISIS or the Al-Nusra Front. All these terms have emerged from a single womb, the womb of Zionism. The show aired on...
  • UK to ban public bodies from boycotting Israel

    02/14/2016 3:33:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 2/14/2016, 3:49 PM | Ari Soffer
    The British government is to announce measures aimed at preventing local councils, unions and other public institutions from launching boycotts against the State of Israel this week. [...] The guidelines would enable the government itself to take action against organizations which boycott Israel, as well as empowering other bodies to take boycotters to court. They would prevent any public body from promoting a boycott of country signed up to the World Trade Organization's government procedural agreement, the paper (The Times) reported. ...
  • Donald Trump Is An ďż˝Authoritarianďż˝ and Is ďż˝Dangerousďż˝, says Ron Paul

    08/25/2015 3:26:55 PM PDT · by z taxman · 121 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | July 20, 2015 | Lina Bryce
    Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul blasted the presidential hopeful, Donald Trump for being “authoritarian” on Alan Colmes’ Show recently. Paul’s comments about Trump came about when he was asked if Donald Trump was good or bad for the Republican Party, to which Paul replied, chuckling, “Well I don’t even care whether he’s good or bad for the Republican party. I don’t have much interest in that per se. But, I think he’s a dangerous person and a lot of people find him kind of funny and they love him, even libertarian types love him…” When Colmes presses Paul to explain...
  • The brutal BDS tactics that harmed hundreds of Palestinians

    02/12/2016 3:56:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/2/16
    For over eight years the Israeli company SodaStream has been dealing with ongoing attacks by the BDS movement, calling to boycott it over its factory in Mishor Adumim to the east of Jerusalem that eventually it was forced to move to the Negev in late 2014. Large economic losses inflicted by the BDS boycott movement forced the company to make the move - but the big losers in the story are the hundreds of Palestinian Arab employees of SodaStream who lost their jobs and income. SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum spoke to Yedioth Aharonoth about the hardships which came to the...
  • Eight ISIS, Taliban recruits joined Galloway convoy to Gaza

    02/10/2016 11:35:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 2/9/2016, 5:05 PM | Ari Soffer
    A brutal ISIS torturer wasn't the only jihadist terrorist who traveled with former British MP George Galloway to Gaza, it has been revealed. According to a recent report, Alexander Kotey left the UK on Galloway's "Viva Palestina" convoy to Gaza in 2009, and from there eventually made his way to Syria to join the Islamic State terror group. [...] As many as eight Muslim extremists who would later be convicted of or involved in terrorist activities joined the convoy, according to The Times. Among them were Amin Addala and Reza Afsharzadegan, both known associates of Emwazi from west London; and...
  • NPR apologizes for map that erased Israel

    01/26/2016 9:29:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/26/16 | Eric Cortellessa
    WASHINGTON — National Public Radio’s (NPR) ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen released an explanation and apology Monday for a map published on the news organization’s website that erased Israel from the Middle East. On January 24, NPR’s blog Goats and Soda, which covers health and culture issues around the world, ran a piece titled, “What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears.” The post focused on travelers’ anxieties for the coming year, and included an illustration of the Middle East and North Africa, the region of the world that travelers most perceive as being at risk. “The map portion...
  • NPR illustrative photo wipes Israel off the map [Numbers 23]

    01/25/2016 11:08:00 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/25/2016 | Staff
    In an article published on National Public Radio's (NPR) website Monday, a map of the Middle East failed to include Israel, labeling Palestine in its place. The map was an illustration accompanying the article "What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears." The article referenced travelers' fears of Islamic radicalization and extremism in the region. Immediately following the publication, the website's comment section was flooded with criticism from readers and journalists who questioned the online publication's decision to use an illustration of this nature. As a result of the abundance of complaints, NPR removed the photo and...
  • British MP compares anti-Israel university riot to Kristallnacht

    01/24/2016 11:28:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2016, 2:10 PM | Ari Soffer
    A senior British MP has compared a violent anti-Israel riot at a London university last week to kristallnacht, as condemnation of the violence carried out by pro-Palestinian activists continues to mount. In an interview with Sky News on Sunday morning, Sir Eric Pickles - a former minister who now serves as the United Kingdom's Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues - likened the incident, in which windows were smashed and at least one Jewish student was physically assaulted, to the Nazi pogrom in which anti-Semitic thugs ransacked Jewish-owned synagogues, shops and other establishments in Germany. ...
  • Chinese president declares support for Palestinian state

    01/22/2016 12:06:20 PM PST · by Objective Scrutator · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 1/22/16 | Ynetnews
    China supports the creation of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday during an Arab League convention in Cairo. The Palestinian issue "should not be marginalized," Xi said, according to Xinhua, China's official news agency. "We are in favor of putting in place a new mechanism to promote peace as to the Middle East question, and support efforts made by the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation toward this end," said the leader of the world's most populous country and its second-largest economy. Xi declared that that Beijing "firmly supports the...
  • UK doctors try to oust Israel from World Medical Association

    01/20/2016 10:23:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 1/20/2016, 6:52 PM | Cynthia Blank
    A group of 71 British physicians have begun to exert pressure on the World Medical Association (WMA) to revoke the membership of the Israel Medical Association (IMA), it was revealed in a Knesset meeting on Wednesday. IMA representative Dr. Ze'ev Feldman announced the disturbing new step during a Knesset Science and Technology Committee meeting on the subject of boycotts against Israeli academic institutions. "The sword of the boycott has been raised against the scientific medical community in Israel," he declared, warning that Israel’s medical doctors are "in grave danger." "The professional British journals have adopted the idea of letters to...
  • Western Europe Jewish migration to Israel hits all-time high

    01/14/2016 9:57:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 14, 2016 10:03 AM EST | Aron Heller
    Jewish immigration to Israel from western Europe has reached an all-time high as a result of a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, a leading nonprofit group said Thursday. The Jewish Agency, which works closely with the Israeli government and acts as a link for Jews around the world, reported that 9,880 western European Jews immigrated to Israel in 2015 -- the highest annual number ever. The vast majority, close to 8,000, came from France where a rise in anti-Semitic attacks has shattered the sense of security of the world's third-largest Jewish population. ...
  • Clinton received plan to secretly galvanize Palestinian protests

    01/11/2016 7:31:01 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 12, 2016 | By Eric Cortellessa
    WASHINGTON--A former top US diplomat suggested Washington foment Arab Spring-style Palestinian protests as a method of pushing the Israeli leadership into making moves, a new batch of emails from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton shows. On December 18, 2011, Thomas Pickering, a former US ambassador to Israel who also served as undersecretary of state for political affairs under former president Bill Clinton, emailed Clinton a recommendation to spark Palestinian demonstrations, led by female protesters, to push Jerusalem into talks. Upon receiving the message, Clinton asked an aide to print it out. Without detailing how the US would spark these...
  • Michael Moore Protests Outside Trump Tower With "We Are All Muslim" Sign

    12/17/2015 12:48:24 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 90 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/17 | Yahoo Movies
    Michael Moore wants Donald Trump to go away so the country can elect a “real president.”
  • American UN ambassador criticizes Israeli 'settlement growth'

    12/13/2015 8:33:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 12/13/15 | Elad Benari
    The United States ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, spoke at the Haaretz Conference in New York on Sunday, where she criticized Israel for "continued settlement growth" and urged both Israelis and Palestinians to renew peace efforts. "We are under no illusion that achieving peace is easy - it takes tough choices by both sides," she said before criticizing both sides and adding that "we have not seen sufficient commitment from either side to create conditions for peace." Specifically with regards to Israel, Power claimed that "continued settlement growth raises questions about Israel’s long-term objectives," according to remarks quoted by...
  • ISIS Leader: ‘Islam Is the Religion of War’ [not peace]

    12/09/2015 6:22:03 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has released a call to arms which asks Muslims everywhere to physically join ISIS in the area it now controls or simply take up the struggle against unbelievers wherever they are. The title of the message "March Forth Whether Heavy or Light" comes from a verse in the Koran which calls on believers to "strive with your wealth and your lives in the cause of Allah." In Baghdadi's view that striving is ISIS's war against unbelievers. "O Muslims, Islam was never for a day the religion of peace. Islam is the religion of war," al-Baghdadi...
  • BDS fail: Pro-Palestinian group uses Israeli firm to build site (SJP uses Wix)

    11/27/2015 6:37:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 11/27/2015, 4:14 AM | Ben Ariel
    The University of Denver's branch of Students for Justice in Palestine decided to build a new website in order to disseminate its call for a boycott of Israel. However, the creators of the website failed to realize that the company they used to build the site, Wix, is an Israeli company that provides a free platform for web development. Another website, Israellycool.com, noticed the ironic BDS fail and reported about it, before the Students for Justice in Palestine website was taken down to be replaced with an error message. ...