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  • France's Emmanuel Macron buffeted from all sides in row over secularism

    12/08/2023 11:18:25 PM PST · by RandFan · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec 9 | BBC
    Emmanuel Macron has been accused of betraying the French Republic after he took part in a Jewish ceremony inside his official residence, the Elysée Palace. In a country where the separation of religion is itself a religion, the lighting of a Hanukkah candle inside the historic Salle des Fêtes on Thursday was immediately denounced by politicians of both right and left. The president had invited France's Chief Rabbi Haïm Korsia to light the first of eight candles on a Hanukkiah, or candelabra, marking the start of the Jewish festival of lights. The occasion was the award to President Macron of...
  • US vetoes UN resolution backed by many nations demanding immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

    12/08/2023 6:44:20 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/08/2023 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution Friday backed by almost all other Security Council members and dozens of other nations demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Supporters called it a terrible day and warned of more civilian deaths and destruction as the war goes into its third month. The vote in the 15-member council was 13-1, with the United Kingdom abstaining. The United States' isolated stand reflected a growing fracture between Washington and some of its closest allies over Israel's monthslong bombardment of Gaza. France and Japan were among those supporting the call...
  • German State To Refuse Citizenship to Anti-Israel Migrants

    12/08/2023 5:49:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 7 replies ^ | — December 8, 2023 | Chris Tomlinson
    A German state has called for the denial of citizenship to migrants who hold anti-Israel views as the country continues to contend with a surge of antisemitism since the October 7th massacres by the terrorist group Hamas, with the state urging other regional governments to follow their lead. The state of Saxony-Anhalt, located in Germany’s east, has stated that all migrants looking to become German citizens will be required to write that they do not support the dismantling or destruction of the state of Israel. According to a report from broadcaster Deutsche Welle, the new policy was announced by the...
  • Mayor of Maine city says he will never run for office again, citing threats . Removed Star of David. Replaced with Dreidel.

    12/08/2023 3:28:36 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 53 replies
    Wmtw ^ | Editor
    The mayor of Westbrook says he will not run for another term and, in fact, will never run for public office again. Michael Foley, who was just elected last year, tells Maine's Total Coverage he has been harassed, including receiving threatening emails and phone calls related to a recent holiday lights controversy. Earlier this month, the city removed a Star of David from its Riverwalk light display and replaced it with a dreidel. The star is a historic religious symbol in Judaism. Foley says it was removed based on legal requirements that prevent government entities from appearing to endorse a...
  • 'I'm Sorry': Harvard President Issues Apology Amid Outrage Over Congressional Testimony

    12/08/2023 12:27:38 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 69 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/8/23 | Leah Barkoukis
    Harvard President Claudine Gay has apologized over her controversial remarks during a House Education committee hearing this week. Gay testified alongside Elizabeth Magill, the president of the University of Pennsylvania, and Sally Kornbluth, head of MIT, during a hearing about the rise of antisemitism on college campuses. All three women have faced intense criticism for failing to definitively state that calling for genocide against Jews would be considered a violation of harassment and bullying policies. When Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) posed the question to Gay, she said it depended on the context. “It does not depend on the context,” Stefanik,...
  • Mufid Fawaz Alkhader: Islamofascist- info so far

    12/08/2023 11:07:47 AM PST · by Milagros · 14 replies
    Compiled | Dec 2023
    What we know so far about the Arab Muslim l: Mufid Fawaz Alkhader. * Born in Iraq. * Oct/7/2023: shouted "free Palestine", fired two rounds outside a NY Temple as they were about to celebrate Hanukkah. * His English is limited . * Age - 28. __ LINKS: 1 2
  • UPenn Loses a $100 Million Donation Over Its President's Kill All the Jews Trip-Up

    12/08/2023 7:57:48 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 12/7/2023 1945 hrs | Matt Vespa
    University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill is learning that free speech has a cost. She, along with Claudine Gay and Sally Kornbluth, the presidents of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively, testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, where Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) asked all three women if calls for Jewish genocide constituted harassment. All three ladies gave waffled answers that were both cold and insipid to the more significant issue of the antisemitism facing Jewish students amid the war in Gaza. A University of Pennsylvania donor is withdrawing a gift worth around $100 million to...
  • Shots fired outside of (Albany) New York synagogue hours ahead of first night of Hanukkah

    12/08/2023 6:19:52 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 19 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 12/7/2023 | Eyewitness News
    The person in custody allegedly made "threatening statements" at the time of the shooting. Hochul declined to elaborate, but a law enforcement official says witnesses reported hearing the man yell "Free Palestine."
  • Penn loses $100 million donation over antisemitism hearing

    12/07/2023 3:02:59 PM PST · by CFW · 33 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/07/23 | Dan Primack
    A University of Pennsylvania donor is withdrawing a gift worth around $100 million to protest the school's response to antisemitism on campus. The big picture: The final straw for Ross Stevens, founder and CEO of Stone Ridge Asset Management, was Tuesday's widely criticized congressional testimony by Penn president Liz Magill. Details: The gift from Stevens, a Penn undergrad alum, was given in December 2017 to help establish a center for innovation in finance.
  • Two of NM’s three U.S. reps. refuse to vote to condemn antisemitism

    12/07/2023 10:55:52 AM PST · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Piñon Post ^ | December 6, 2023 | Piñon Post staff
    Two out of New Mexico’s three congressional representatives refused to vote to condemn and denounce “the drastic rise of antisemitism in the United States and around the world,” with Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury (D-NM-01) being the only member of the delegation to vote for the measure. The measure read that the U.S. House “strongly condemns and denounces all instances of antisemitism occurring in the United States and globally; (2) reaffirms and reiterates its strong support for the Jewish community at home and abroad; (3) calls on elected officials and world leaders to condemn and fight all forms of domestic and global...
  • Jewish student accuses college of looking the other way on hate crimes after videos of campus attacks surface

    12/07/2023 6:27:01 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | December 7, 2023 | Jon Raasch
    Attacks against University of California, Berkeley, students wearing Israeli flags aren't being investigated as hate crimes, said a graduate student who claimed the students were assaulted because of their Jewish identities. In two incidents, assailants aggressively tried to take Israeli flags from students, shoving and cursing at them in the process, videos reviewed by Fox News show. In one, a crowd gathered around a student draped in an Israeli flag who was struck in the head with a metal water bottle. The videos are part of a lawsuit filed last week by the Brandeis Center — a pro-Israel nonprofit —...
  • Harvard President Claudine Gay says her antisemitism comments were misunderstood and insists school WILL take action against students calling for the genocide of Jews after ferocious backlash and donor boycott

    12/06/2023 12:49:44 PM PST · by knighthawk · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6 2023 | JEN SMITH
    Harvard President Claudine Gay is today walking back her shocking comments on antisemitism, insisting her words have been 'confused' and that the school will take action against anyone threatening Jewish students. Gay and the presidents of UPenn and MIT have been eviscerated for telling congress yesterday that calls for the genocide of Jews do not violate their codes of conduct. After ferocious backlash and a donor boycott, Gay released a statement today insisting she'd been misunderstood.
  • Massie questions whether it’s legal for AIPAC to operate in the same way other powerful lobbies do

    12/06/2023 7:25:33 PM PST · by RandFan · 44 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Dec 6 | Greenwald
    Rep. Thomas Massie: “I actually won't accept the premise that AIPAC has the right to interfere in an American election on behalf of a foreign country—And if they do, we have guidelines and guardrails for that, which they seem to be exempt from.”
  • Germany says EU will discuss possible sanctions on radical Israeli settlers

    12/06/2023 2:09:40 PM PST · by FarCenter · 23 replies
    Berlin welcomes US visa ban on settlers who have committed violence in West Bank, says EU foreign ministers to discuss similar measures next week Germany on Wednesday said that the EU member states will discuss possible sanctions on radical Israeli settlers. German Foreign Ministry spokesman told a news conference in Berlin that the issue will be discussed during an EU foreign ministers meeting next week. “We welcome that the US has adopted a clear stance, as just as we are, and now will take concrete measures in the form of entry restrictions,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Sebastian Fischer said. “It is...
  • UN chief Guterres invokes Article 99 of charter over Gaza crisis

    12/06/2023 12:06:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/2023 | MIRANDA NAZZARO
    United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday invoked Article 99 of the UN charter for the first time, citing a “severe risk of collapse of the humanitarian system in Gaza,” as the war rages on between Israel and militant group Hamas. In a letter to José Javier De la Gasca Lopez Domínguez, the current UN Security Council President, Gutteres said he expects “public order to completely break down due to desperate conditions, rendering even limited humanitarian assistance impossible.”
  • Hatred of Western Civilization Stokes the Campus Antisemitism Crisis. Campus mobs would destroy Israel first, then America.

    12/06/2023 3:31:17 AM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 6, 2023 | William A. Jacobson
    The unspeakable brutality and depravity of the October 7 Hamas assault on Israel led soon afterward to aggressive protests on many of our college campuses. The protests (and declarations, blog posts, marches, signs, etc.) were overwhelmingly in favor of Hamas, not the victims. Liberal feminist and women’s-rights groups were silent or dismissive of the widespread gross sexual abuse of Israeli women during the attack. At a large rally near campus, one professor at my school (Cornell) said that the attacks were “exhilarating.” While paying lip service to protecting civilians, his visceral reaction to what was known to be a barbaric...
  • Weimar America: Are We Headed For A 1930s Nightmare?

    12/04/2023 9:39:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 12/04/2023 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Something eerie, something creepy, is happening in the world—and now in America as well.</p><p>The dark mood is brought on by elite universities, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion industry, and massive immigration from illiberal nations and anti-Enlightenment societies.</p><p>At Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York, hundreds of students rioted on news that a single teacher in her private social media account had expressed support for Israel.</p>
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Weimar America - We may be headed for a 1930s nightmare

    12/04/2023 4:47:47 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 92 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 4 Dec, 2023 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Something eerie, something creepy, is happening in the world—and now in America as well. The dark mood is brought on by elite universities, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion industry, and massive immigration from illiberal nations and anti-Enlightenment societies. At Hillcrest High School in Queens, New York, hundreds of students rioted on news that a single teacher in her private social media account had expressed support for Israel. Waving Palestinian flags, and screaming violent threats, the student mob rioted, destroyed school property, sought the teacher out and tried to crash into her classroom—before she was saved from violence by other teachers...
  • Governor rebukes Philadelphia protesters for chanting outside Israeli restaurant

    12/04/2023 2:16:47 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/2023 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Protesters marching in Philadelphia against the bombardment of Gaza chanted about genocide Sunday outside an Israeli-style restaurant, leading Gov. Josh Shapiro to call the demonstration “antisemitic.” In Philadelphia’s Center City and University City neighborhoods, hundreds of people marched to criticize Israel’s military actions in Gaza, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. However, it was unclear why some specifically protested the restaurant. A video of demonstrators outside of Goldie Falafel depicted people chanting, “Goldie, Goldie, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide,” which garnered backlash from the Democratic governor
  • Maine Town Removed a Star of David From its Holiday Display - Called "Offensive"

    12/03/2023 7:47:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2023 | Karen Townsend
    A suburb of Portland, Maine removed a Star of David from its annual holiday lights display. A local Arab-American organization complained and called it “offensive.” The reason is the Israel-Hamas war. How convenient for the normalization of antisemitic sentiments. Unlike most Arab countries, there is religious freedom in America. There is, however, a separation between church and state. Mayor Michael Foley is using the excuse of the Constitution’s Establishment Clause for the removal. Religious displays are forbidden on public property. Here is the kicker – local Jewish groups agreed and want the Star of David removed and replaced with a...