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Israel (News/Activism)

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  • The Washington Post’s Disgrace

    05/18/2024 3:48:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 17, 2024 | Washington Free Beacon Editors
    Some wealthy Jews would like to influence American public opinion. They also appeal to their elected representatives. That is the "news" in a Washington Post "exclusive" that ran Thursday, and the paper makes clear that there is something very untoward about it. The piece, by reporters Hannah Natanson and Emmanuel Felton, is based on an inside look into an online chat that included New York City mayor Eric Adams and several wealthy New York businessmen. In that chat, several people pressed Adams to send the New York Police Department to clear out Columbia University’s dangerous, disgraceful, and violent pro-Hamas encampment,...
  • Erdogan claims: Israel will target Turkey next

    05/18/2024 6:33:50 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/16/24 | Elad Benari
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed on Wednesday that Israel would "set its sights" on Turkey if it succeeded in defeating Hamas in the Gaza Strip, AFP reported. "Do not think that Israel will stop in Gaza," Erdogan told his party lawmakers in the parliament in the capital Ankara. "Unless it's stopped... this rogue and terrorist state will set its sights on Anatolia sooner or later," he added, referring to the large Turkish peninsula also called Asia Minor that comprises more than half of Turkey's territory. "We will continue to stand by Hamas, which fights for the independence of its...
  • IDF kills top Islamic Jihad commander in Rafah amid wave of Gaza airstrikes, battles

    05/18/2024 4:27:44 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/18/24 | Emanuel Fabian
    The Israeli Air Force struck more than 70 targets across the Gaza Strip in the past day, the military says, as ground forces operate in Rafah, Jabaliya, and the Netzarim Corridor. According to the IDF, the targets included weapon depots, infrastructure, and buildings belonging to terror groups, as well as operatives. One of the airstrikes in Rafah hit a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative, who the IDF says was head of logistics for the terror group in the city in southern Gaza. “As part of his role, he was responsible for preparing the enemy for the IDF maneuver in Rafah,”...
  • Dave Ramsey Steps In To Rescue Pro-Israel Conference After Nashville Hotel Cancels

    05/17/2024 10:41:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | May 16, 2024 | Kassy Akiva
    Financial planning guru says providing a safe place for the event is a gift to friends from Israel.. Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey is rescuing a pro-Israel conference from cancellation after a Nashville hotel backed out from hosting because of alleged threats by anti-Israel activists. When Ramsey heard that a Nashville hotel revoked access for the Israel Summit, an event scheduled for next week that will feature prominent Christians and Jews, organizers say Ramsey got in touch and offered not only to host it, but also to help make it even bigger. “Dave Ramsey reached out and said, ‘You’re going...
  • Hamas Top Dog Antony Blinken Sends a Stern Demand to Israel-Will anyone ask Blinken to explain himself?

    05/17/2024 4:47:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 17, 2024 | Robert Spencer
    I hate to say “I told you so” — well, no, actually I don’t mind saying it at all. On May 8, I wrote:“Yes, we’re on Hamas’s side now. It’s as official as it can get without Old Joe Biden asking Congress for a declaration of war against Israel: the Biden regime has thrown the weight of the United States government behind the effort to save Hamas.”If you thought that was hyperbole or hysteria, consider the fact that on Sunday, senior Biden regime apparatchik Antony Blinken made it unmistakable, issuing a demand to Israel that could have been spoken by...
  • Current fighting in Jabaliya is among the war’s ‘most violent,’ says IDF

    05/17/2024 3:14:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/17/24 | Emanuel Fabian
    Recent fighting in northern Gaza’s Jabaliya is being described by officers as some of the most intense amid the ongoing war, as Hamas operatives are launching massive numbers of RPGs at tanks and armored vehicles. Late Saturday, Israeli tanks of the 7th Armored Brigade rolled into Jabaliya, an area that the military had previously operated in and claimed to have dismantled Hamas’s battalions. The latest operation, however, is focused on areas deep in the Jabaliya refugee camp, which the IDF did not reach during the initial ground offensive. The IDF has so far reported killing more than 200 gunmen in...
  • Police kill armed man trying to set fire to synagogue in France, says minister

    05/17/2024 1:15:32 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/17/24 | AFP
    French police have killed an armed man who was trying to set fire to a synagogue in the northern city of Rouen, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin says. “National police in Rouen neutralized early this morning an armed individual who clearly wanted to set fire to the city’s synagogue,” Darmanin writes on X. A source close to the case tells AFP the man was wielding a knife and an iron bar before he was shot by police.
  • 'October 7' play opens in NYC, telling victims stories through verbatim accounts

    05/16/2024 6:53:59 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 4 replies ^ | 5/16/2024 | Emma-Jo Morris
    A play telling the harrowing stories of victims, and heroes, of the October 7 attacks on Israel opened in New York this (my stupid tablet deleted a bunch of words in 1st paragraph; Sorry...) leer and Ann McElhinney as “a cultural mo The show, which is being put on in Midtown Manhs the blood-curdling accounts of the worst attack in Israel’s history, in the exact words of those who experienced it, collected in a series of interviews conducted by McAleer and McElhinney. The venue is under permanent police protection. “What we have in this theatre is a piece of magic,...
  • Gaza ‘Floating Pier’ Completed by U.S., Connected to Shore by Israel

    05/16/2024 11:46:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The “floating pier” built by the U.S. Navy off the coast of Gaza was completed on Thursday, and connected to the shore by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops. President Joe Biden announced the port project in his State of the Union address in March to augment land routes to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. He promised that there would be no American “boots on the ground”; the U.S. is relying on the IDF to provide onshore security for the port. Today at approximately 7:40 a.m. (Gaza time) United States Central Command personnel supporting the humanitarian mission to deliver additional humanitarian...
  • A century of Arab rejectionism is reason for no two-states -A century of conflict would seem to prove that there is no two-state solution and that it would be a dangerous option to pursue

    05/16/2024 11:40:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | MAY 16, 2024 | YISRAEL MEDAD
    The two-state solution has been proposed for decades – with the application of the titular adjective, “moderate.” Attempts to bring it about have been unsuccessful. In multiple ways, the Arab side rejects or undermines it. It is not politically correct to ask whether rejectionism is the political and diplomatic tactic of those who imagine themselves as the Palestinian people. In today’s climate, it is unacceptable even to inquire whether it is an ideological position, a culturally inculcated pattern, or a natural outgrowth of Islamist religious construct. Nevertheless, a short historical overview can suggest that those possibilities need be investigated. Time...
  • Washington’s Betrayal of Israel-The damage being done.

    05/16/2024 8:08:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 16, 2024 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    The Jerusalem Post’s editors take a dim view of Biden’s threat to halt military aid — 500-pound bombs, 2000-pound bombs, artillery shells — if the IDF goes beyond the outer perimeter of Rafah. They soberly set out all the reasons why the Bidenite distancing itself from its ally, Israel, makes no strategic or moral sense. More on their response to what can only be called a great betrayal of an ally can be found here: “Betrayal of allies: US pauses munitions, while threatening Israel’s security – editorial,” Jerusalem Post, May 9, 2024:Amid the conflict in Gaza, the United States administration’s...
  • Nation Building’s Last Stand in Gaza-Israel’s war teaches us what we should have done after September 11

    05/16/2024 8:04:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 16, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rafah isn’t just the last stand for Hamas, but for an entire foreign policy establishment.The desperate effort to keep Israeli soldiers from going into the last Gaza stronghold of the Islamic terrorist organization is about more than the sum of the geopolitical parts.After nation building failed in Afghanistan and Iraq, and everywhere else it’s been tried, the radioactive ‘Palestinian’ nation building experiment from over 30 years ago is its last hope.Long before George W. Bush tackled nation building after 9/11, his father began the era of turning Muslim terrorist groups into countries with the project to give the PLO a...
  • WATCH: Israel Shares Footage of Gunmen in UN Compound in Rafah

    05/16/2024 6:09:28 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2024 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) shared drone footage Tuesday of terrorists in a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) compound in Rafah, near several United Nations (UN) vehicles, including gunfire by the terrorists.Israel's foreign minister, Israel Katz, said that the UN was working with the terrorists, and called on UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini to resign (as Katz has done in the past).The IDF released a statement:During IDF operational activity in eastern Rafah on Saturday, terrorists were identified in UNRWA's central logistics compound alongside UN vehicles.In the footage, a number of terrorists and gunfire can be seen near UN vehicles...
  • Turkey’s Erdoğan: Netanyahu would ‘make Hitler jealous’ [Islamist diminishes Hitler]

    05/16/2024 12:14:36 AM PDT · by Freeleesy · 22 replies
    JNS ^ | May 12, 2024
    Turkey was in "constant contact" with and supports Hamas, which is not a terrorist group, said the Turkish leader. ... Erdoğan has made a habit of comparing Netanyahu and Israel to Hitler and the Nazis... Last week, Foreign Minister Israel Katz accused Erdoğan of acting like a “dictator” by blocking the country’s ports to Israeli imports and exports as part of a trade war. “This is how a dictator behaves, disregarding the interests of the Turkish people and businessmen, and ignoring international trade agreements,” tweeted Katz. Erdoğan’s government, which openly supports Hamas in its war against Israel, announced export restrictions...
  • Biden Backs Internal Revolt in Netanyahu Government over Postwar Gaza

    05/15/2024 5:54:58 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/15/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    President Joe Biden is backing an internal revolt within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government over the fate of postwar Gaza, after defense minister Yoav Gallant publicly declared his opposition to long-term Israeli rule there. Gallant made an unexpected televised address in which he stated that he was opposed to Israeli military rule or civilian rule in Gaza after Hamas, and preferred rule by non-terrorist Palestinians with help from Arab states.
  • The Legacy of the Maalot Massacre

    05/15/2024 3:48:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    Tablet ^ | MAY 13, 2024 | HILLEL KUTTLER
    An intersection opposite the central bus station in Tzfat illustrates the interwoven trauma between that city and the Galileean town of Maalot, a half-hour’s drive away. At the intersection, one sign designates the road’s name as 22 Children of Tzfat Street, while a sign at the adjacent bus stop calls it 22 Children of Maalot Street. Fifty years after a notorious terrorist attack that killed 28 Israelis near and in Maalot, including 22 students on a field trip from a Tzfat high school, places and people testify to the lingering pain.
  • Putting Keanu Reeves, Lady Gaga, Taylor Jenkins Reid on ‘Zionist’ Blacklists Boosts Hamas’ Mission

    05/15/2024 3:46:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2024 | Social Links forDavid Christopher Kaufman
    In the 1950s, lists naming accused communists and homosexuals were used as tools for blackmail, influence-peddling and ruin. Clandestine dossiers played a part in the Rwandan genocide that claimed the lives of 1 million ethnic Hutus 30 years ago, as well the purges of elites and intellectuals during periods of political upheaval in China, Cambodia and, of course, Nazi Germany. Today, the woke left are putting together their own lists of the “Zionists” in our midst. These lists are just as dangerous, just as disgusting.Titled “is your fav author a zionist?” the document features a rainbow flag’s worth of categorized...
  • US wants Arab states to join peacekeeping force in Gaza

    05/15/2024 7:02:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/24
    The Biden administration is urging Arab states to join a "peacekeeping" force which would control Gaza once the war ends, the Financial Times reported. The initiative aims to fill the vacuum which would be created in Gaza once Hamas is toppled and until a "credible Palestinian security apparatus" could be established. Among the countries the US has been discussing its plans with are Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Morocco, all of which are "considering" the initiative. The US has also spoken to Saudi Arabia about the plan, but the Saudis are unwilling to deploy their own forces to the...
  • US national security adviser: We don't view killings of Gazans by Israel as genocide

    05/15/2024 12:40:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/5/24 | Elad Benari
    US national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters on Monday that President Joe Biden's administration does not view the killings of Palestinian Arabs in Gaza by Israel in its war with Hamas as genocide, Reuters reported. Sullivan said the United States wants to see Hamas defeated, adding that Gazans caught in the middle of the war were in "hell" and that a major military operation by Israel in Rafah would be a mistake. "We do not believe what is happening in Gaza is a genocide. We have been firmly on record rejecting that proposition," he said. .....
  • Biden advances $1 billion in arms for Israel amid Rafah tensions

    05/14/2024 8:48:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/14/2024 | John Hudson
    The Biden administration informally notified congressional committees Tuesday that it planned to move forward with more than $1 billion in weapons deals for Israel, said U.S. officials familiar with the matter, a major transfer of lethal aid that comes a week after the White House paused a single shipment of bombs because of concerns that a planned assault in southern Gaza could cause immense civilian casualties. The arms deals allow for the potential transfer of $700 million in tank ammunition, $500 million in tactical vehicles and $60 million in mortar rounds, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of...