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  • To Remember, and Not to Sell

    01/23/2020 5:06:59 AM PST · by NorseViking · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 23.01.2020 | Editorial
    If the reports are true that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends on expressing support for the campaign that Russian President Vladimir Putin is conducting against Poland over the past few months, then it is a bad joke at the expense of the victims of the Holocaust, and its survivors, in whose name world leaders are gathering on Thursday at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem. At the center of Putin’s campaign is the accusation that Poland caused the outbreak of World War II, while minimizing the large role played by the Soviet Union.
  • Israel Election Results: Netanyahu’s Loss Creates an Opening for Trump — and for American Jewry

    09/19/2019 11:18:36 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 34 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/19/19 | Amir Tibon
    WASHINGTON — The results of Tuesday’s election left U.S. followers of Israeli politics in a state of confusion, with Israel’s political future seemingly harder to predict than ever. While it is clear to everyone in Washington that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost the election, it is much less clear who actually won it. Also unclear: Whether Israel will have a government in the next few months or if another election will have to take place in the winter. With 98 percent of the votes counted on Thursday afternoon, Netanyahu had almost certainly failed in both of his election objectives. First,...
  • Tribe of Dan: Sons of Israel, or of Greek Mercenaries Hired by Egypt?

    09/16/2019 4:27:13 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Dec 04, 2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    Samson the Greek? 3,000-year-old archaeological finds at Tel Dan suggest that the Danites were Aegean soldiers hired by Canaan's Egyptian overlords to keep order. The Tribe of Dan, one of the 12 "Israelite tribes," may have started as no such thing. New archaeological evidence suggests that the Danites originated with mercenaries hired from the Aegean and Syria by the Egyptian overlords of Canaan to keep order. According to the Bible, after the Israelites conquered Canaan, the land was split between the tribes – with the exception of the tribe of Dan. Bitter at their lot, the tribe went northward, conquered...
  • Ancient Tablets May Reveal What Destroyed Minoan Civilization

    09/16/2019 4:21:23 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 54 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 10, 2019 | Philippe Bohstrom
    The Minoans and their capital Knossos weren’t incinerated by volcanic blast from Thera or flattened by quake as thought, but tellingly: their writing system changed. The mystery of what happened to the Minoan civilization has tormented archaeologists for over a century, and the tale has now taken a new twist. Nothing happened to them, say archaeologists who have been excavating the island of Crete for over thirty years. This extraordinary people, who produced palatial architecture unparalleled in the Aegean region at the time, were not immolated by the volcanic eruption of Thera as once thought, crushed by earthquake, or squashed...
  • The Messianic Zionist Religion Whose Believers Worship Judaism (But Can't Practice It)

    09/03/2019 4:00:36 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 88 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 12, 2018 7:39 PM | Ofri Ilany
    But the Noahides are a theological phenomenon of very recent vintage. It’s a form of Zionist mission, which seeks to create a world religion whose believers adore the Jewish people and the State of Israel – without belonging to either. The believers are required to accept the supremacy of Judaism but are not accepted into the Jewish people and are even barred from upholding such commandments as Sabbath observance. Anyone who wishes to be a Noahide is called upon mainly to recognize the Jewish people and its state. ... He called on them to renounce Christianity and to burn their...
  • Report: Trump opened investigation into Iran deal supporters

    05/07/2018 6:00:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 05/05/18 23:40 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Aides to US President Donald Trump hired a private Israeli intelligence firm to create a “dirty ops” campaign against key Obama-era officials, the Observer reported. The firm was asked to find “dirt” on security adviser Ben Rhodes and former US President Barack Obama’s deputy assistant, Colin Kahl. Both individuals played key roles in the 2015 “Iran deal,” and sources claimed that Trump’s team contacted the Israeli firm just after Trump’s 2017 visit to Israel. […] The Observer claimed to have seen documents proving that the intelligence firm was ordered to investigate the personal lives of both Rhodes and Kahl, including...
  • Putin’s Syrian Dilemma: Back Israel or Iran?

    02/22/2018 1:41:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 19 Feb 2018 | Anshel Pfeffer
    With perfect timing, and taking advantage of the vacuum left by Obama’s decision not to get involved in Syria, Putin had put Russia back on the geopolitical map. He made a surprise visit to Damascus in December to declare: Mission accomplished. He should have learned from former U.S. President George W. Bush never to say that – because now everything is starting to fall apart for the Russians.
  • Police Have Tape of Telecom Mogul Pushing for Positive Netanyahu News Coverage

    02/22/2018 5:58:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/22/2018 | Haaretz
    Walla news site CEO Ilan Yeshua recorded Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch pressing him to tilt the site's coverage in favor of the prime minister and his family, report says The police reportedly have a tape of Israeli telecom mogul Shaul Elovitch pushing for positive coverage of Benjamin Netanyahu on his company's news site, the latest thorn in the prime minister's side as he tried to deflect claims that he offered a quid pro quo for positive news coverage. According to the daily Yedioth Ahronoth Thursday, the CEO of the Walla news site has given the police recordings in which Elovitch,...
  • Holocaust Denier, anti-Semite Set to Clinch GOP Congressional Primary in Chicago

    02/05/2018 6:32:21 AM PST · by Joe Dallas · 38 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/5/18
    An avowed anti-Semite, Holocaust denier and former leader of the American Nazi Party is set to become the Republican nominee for a congressional seat in Illinois, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Sunday. Arthur Jones, 70, is running unopposed in the GOP primary for Illinois' 3rd Congressional District on March 20, making him a shoo-in to face the Democratic incumbent in the November election. Jones has stood for public office many times since the 1970s, always unsuccessfully.
  • Whisper it, but Israel's Ultra-Orthodox community is starting to talk about homosexuality

    09/23/2017 12:27:24 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/23/2017 | Judy Maltz
    I still can't copy, even though I restarted my iPad. Yikes! Read at the link.
  • Haaretz editor declares war on Zionism

    07/18/2017 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 07/18/17 09:27 | updated: 09:31 | David Rosenberg
    An editor of the left-wing Haaretz daily chastised French President Emmanuel Macron for calling anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism, praising anti-Zionism as “resistance” against racism and apartheid. Asaf Ronel, the world news editor for Haaretz, criticized Macron’s recent statement that anti-Zionism was a “reinvention” of anti-Semitism. “We will never surrender to the messages of hate; we will not surrender to anti-Zionism because it is a reinvention of anti-Semitism,” said Macron on Sunday. Responding to Macron’s comments via Twitter, Ronel rejected the comparison, and denounced Zionism as being “inherently racist”. Ronel also praised anti-Zionism for “resisting” the evils of modern Zionism....
  • Haaretz plumbs 'new low' after calling terror victim a 'racist'

    04/13/2016 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 4/12/2016, 8:53 PM | Hezki Ezra
    Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) harshly criticized Haaretz Tuesday, after television and film critic Rogel Alpher called a film shown in memory of terror victim Dafna Meir “racist.” “It seems that there’s no limit to the lows Haaretz can reach,” Ben-Dahan stated. “Haaretz stopped being Zionist a long time ago.” “As is typical of leftists, Rogel Alpher — instead of dealing with the unique character of Dafna Meir — threw around the usual leftist accusations, ‘racism’ and ‘occupation’,” he added. A Palestinian teenager stabbed Meir, a mother of six, to death in Othniel in January, in front...
  • Sick performance at Ha'aretz conference

    03/06/2016 6:56:11 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/3/16 | Gil Ronen
    A sick performance that was part of the Ha'aretz Israel Culture Conference at the Tel Aviv Museum Sunday was cut short and the "artist" made to leave the stage. The performer, Ariel Bronz, inserted a flag into a part of his nether anatomy in front of the crowd, which predictably reacted harshly. According to Israel Hayom's Dror Eydar, the flag was an Israeli flag. According to some reports, the artist also threw juiced oranges at the audience after he was booed. In a Ha'aretz interview in October, Bronz said that he sees his art as a form of terror and...
  • Maine Governor Who Compared IRS to Gestapo Endorses Trump

    02/26/2016 5:31:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    haaretz ^ | Feb 27, 2016
    Gov. Paul R. LePage of Maine, known for his belligerent style and racial comments has endorsed Donald Trump's bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Friday. "I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular," said LePage, hours after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also backed his former presidential campaign rival. "So I think I should support him because we're one of the same cloth," LePage said on the Howie Carr Show, according to Politico.
  • 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...
  • Haaretz OpEd Calls to Attack Right-Wingers With Baseball Bats (Israel’s WaPo)

    08/13/2015 8:00:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 8/13/2015, 3:05 PM | Moshe Cohen
    The way to deal with right-wing activists like Bentzi Gopshtain, according to radical leftist Nissan Schorr, is to attack him with a baseball bat. In fact, doing so is “my dream,” he wrote in left-wing paper Haaretz Wednesday. “I would set up a militia and go out into the street with whiskey bottles and baseball bats, and look for Bentzi Gopshtain and his friends in the Lehava group, in order to release my anger on them,” he said. […] Gopshtain, the chairman of anti-assimilation group Lehava, was summoned for questioning on Tuesday by the Judea-Samaria District Police, about his alleged...
  • Why Netanyahu's party hopes Obama stays angry

    03/01/2015 11:08:09 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 29 replies
    http://www.haaretz.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | By Yossi Verter
    Senior members of the Likud party – including, some say, even the most senior of them – are keeping their fingers crossed for President Barack Obama. They hope that he won’t fall ill, that he won’t fly off to some distant continent, that a cat won’t get his tongue, and that he won’t become suddenly faint-hearted about the escalating confrontation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As in the well-known joke about the sadist and the masochist, the Likudniks are eager to continue being pummeled by Obama directly or by his secretary of state or by his national security adviser. They’ve...
  • Likud says Herzog breaking fundraising laws (foreign donations)

    02/01/2015 7:02:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Zionist Union connected to V15, an organization working to bring down the government, which has received funding from non-Israeli citizens, Likud charges. Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog has violated laws prohibiting accepting funds from non-Israeli citizens and foreign funded organizations and governments, Likud MKs said Sunday at a Tel Aviv press conference. Deputy ministers Tzipi Hotovely and Ophir Akunis, MKs Miri Regev and Yariv Levin, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyer presented evidence connecting the Zionist Union to V15, an organization working to bring down the government, which has received funding from non-Israeli citizens S. Daniel Abraham and Daniel Lubetzky....
  • Likud asks elections panel to bar campaigning by organization affiliated with Obama strategist

    01/30/2015 12:17:28 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | January 30, 2015 | By Rory Arad
    Likud petitioned the Central Elections Committee on Wednesday for an order barring campaigning by the V15 organization, after Haaretz earlier this week reported on the organization’s efforts to replace the Likud-led government. V15, which stands for Victory 2015, is partnering with the pro-peace organization OneVoice. Its goal is to recruit thousands of volunteers who will go door to door before the election to persuade as many as one million people to vote to change the government. To this end, it hired Jeremy Bird, the national field director of U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, to organize its efforts. The Likud...
  • Netanyahu's Likud moves ahead in election polls as party seeks ban on Obama-affiliated organizations

    01/31/2015 10:04:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Despite claims by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson that Speaker Boehner’s invitation to PM Netanyahu has “backfire[d] on them both,” in the real world Netanyahu’s Likud Party has just moved ahead in the latest poll of the Israeliu electorate. The Jerusalem Post: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party reached the top spot in a Panels Research poll taken for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister newspaper, Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua, on Thursday for the first time since Labor and Hatnua joined forces on December 10 to create the Zionist Union. The Likud Party is firing back against the efforts of Obama-affiliated...