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Israel (News/Activism)

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  • Fringe far-right conference to advocate occupation and settlement of south Lebanon

    06/15/2024 8:40:41 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 6/15/2024 | Sam Sokol
    Members of a small far-right group advocating the annexation and settlement of southern Lebanon are set to hold a video conference on Monday, claiming their approach is the “only solution” to the ongoing clashes with Hezbollah amid increasingly vocal calls for Israel to invade its northern neighbor. “More assassinations in Lebanon, more firing of missiles, more alarms in the northern settlements, and no real change is visible on the horizon,” the Uri Tzafon organization said in a statement last week decrying the current escalation in the north. As an alternative, it invited the public to participate in what it is...
  • Citing rescued hostage, captive soldier’s mom says women were held as slaves. ["Palestine" Islamofascism]

    06/15/2024 8:11:09 PM PDT · by Freeleesy · 1 replies
    TOI ^ | June 15, 2024
    Citing rescued hostage, captive soldier’s mom says [B]women were held as slaves. Mothers share accounts of their children’s captivity at conference, with one saying girls forced to clean and cook By TOI Staff. Shira Albag, mother of hostage Liri Albag, speaks during a conference of the Female Municipal Leaders' Forum in Ganei Tikva, June 14, 2024. Screen capture: Ynet, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law. The [B]mother of Liri Albag, a 19-year-old female soldier abducted on October 7, shared information Friday about her daughter that she said came from freed female hostages[/B] and also matched the...
  • Controversial Columbia Law Review Article Subverted Standard Editing Process

    06/14/2024 12:24:49 PM PDT · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 5, 2024 | Jessica Costescu
    A Columbia Law Review article that argues Jews "capitalized on the Holocaust to create a powerful narrative that monopolizes victimhood" was subject to an atypical editing process that omitted "a large number of Jewish students," according to sources familiar with the process. While prospective pieces are typically available for the Law Review's roughly 100 members to assess ahead of publication, the "Nakba" piece was handled behind closed doors by a group of roughly 30 student editors, according to Columbia Law School professor Joshua Mitts. While that group edited the piece "over several months," Mitts said, other editors—including Jews—were unaware even...
  • U.S. to Offer Landmark Defense Treaty to Saudi Arabia in Effort to Spur Israel Normalization Deal

    06/14/2024 4:05:24 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | June 9, 2024 | Stephen Kalin, Michael R. Gordon
    The Biden administration is close to finalizing a treaty with Saudi Arabia that would commit the U.S. to help defend the Gulf nation as part of a long-shot deal to encourage diplomatic ties between Riyadh and Israel, U.S. and Saudi officials said. But the success of the diplomatic effort hinges on Israel’s commitment to a separate Palestinian state, and more immediately an end to the war in Gaza, an unlikely proposition amid months of fruitless cease-fire talks and an Israeli weekend raid to retrieve hostages from the heart of the territory. The U.S. aims to present Israeli leaders with an...
  • Democrats Plan to Protest, Disrupt Netanyahu Speech to Congress

    06/14/2024 3:32:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/14/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    Democrats plan to disrupt Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a special joint session of Congress on July 24 in an unprecedented show of hostility to the democratically-elected leader of a close American ally. 56 Democrats boycotted Netanyahu’s speech in 2015, when Republicans invited him to argue against then-President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. This time, Axios reports, “Democrats plan to go bigger than a boycott”: The proposals include a press conference, a vigil, or an event with families of those taken hostage by Hamas, many of whom feel Netanyahu hasn’t done enough to free their loved ones....
  • Palestinians' Heroes: Murderers, Rapists and Kidnappers of Babies

    06/14/2024 4:23:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | June 14, 2024 | Bassam Tawil
    Support for Hamas also coincides with the Biden administration's and some European nations' ongoing promotion of creating a Palestinian state right next to Israel. This move would not only open the door for more atrocities against Israelis, but would also put Israel in grave danger because the Palestinian state, even under the supposedly watchful eye of a chaperone, would essentially be ruled by the same murderers and rapists who took part in the October 7 carnage. These European nations — Ireland, Norway, and Spain — have sent a message to the Palestinians that the only way they can get international...
  • Report: Undercover Israeli Agents, Including Women, Hid in Gaza for Weeks Before Hostage Rescue

    06/14/2024 7:21:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/14/2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Israeli agents — including women — infiltrated into the city of Nuseirat in central Gaza and gathered intelligence for weeks before the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched a successful raid on Saturday to rescue four Israeli hostages. That’s the report from the UK Jewish Chronicle, which published what it said was a detailed account of the rescue mission in which Noa Argamani, 25, Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 40, were saved. The Chronicle reported: In order to finally verify the information and to prepare the ground for the operation, another team of undercover soldiers (including...
  • No Haven for Hamas

    06/14/2024 6:15:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 14, 2024 | Matthew Continetti
    End the ceasefire talk and let Israel defeat Hamas. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's eighth trip to the Middle East since the terrorist atrocities of October 7, 2023, has gone about as well as the previous seven. That is to say: Not well at all. Blinken went to the region to pressure Israel and Hamas into accepting Biden's latest ceasefire proposal for the war in Gaza. Biden released the plan on May 31. It would proceed in three stages. First, there would be a six-week truce during which Hamas would release some hostages in exchange for terrorists held in Israel,...
  • Poll: Support for Hamas on the rise among Palestinians, now double Fatah’s

    06/13/2024 8:31:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 6/13/24 | Gianlucca Pacchiani
    A poll released Wednesday found rising support for the Hamas terror group among Palestinians, both in the West Bank and in Gaza. The poll, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) between May 26 and June 1, found that overall support for Hamas in the Palestinian territories stood at 40%, a six-point increase from the previous survey three months ago. Only some 20% support the Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, which governs Palestinian areas of the West Bank. Before the war, overall support for Hamas stood at 22% and support for Fatah stood...
  • 'What is Hamas waiting for?’: Palestinians in Gaza beg terror group to take truce deal.

    06/13/2024 2:50:00 PM PDT · by Words Matter · 19 replies
    TOI ^ | June 13 2024
    In rare criticism, Gazans slam Hamas leaders in Qatar, ‘sleeping comfortably, eating and drinking’, say terror group doesn’t care about ‘ending suffering of the Palestinian people’. The war in Gaza erupted after Hamas’s October 7 attack, which saw some 3,000 terrorists burst across the border into Israel by land, air and sea, killing some 1,200 people and seizing 251 hostages, mostly civilians. Vowing to destroy the terror group and free the hostages, Israel launched a wide-scale military attack that the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry says has left more than 36,000[sic] people in the Strip killed or presumed dead in the...
  • Israeli Soldiers, Facing Hezbollah, Use Medieval Trebuchet to Fling Balls of Fire

    06/13/2024 2:16:38 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jun 2024 | JOHN HAYWARD
    A video went viral on Thursday that showed Israeli troops using a trebuchet to lob fireballs over the wall near the Israeli border with Lebanon, apparently to clear brush. The Israeli broadcaster KAN published a video of the “creative solution” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers used to reportedly clear dense brush near the border with Lebanon. Trebuchets, which drop a heavy weight to propel a long throwing arm with a sling assembly on the end, have considerably longer range and better accuracy than older catapult designs. They were regarded as such a marvel of technology in their day that...
  • Rocky waters: The multiple challenges faced by the US's lofty aid pier plans

    06/13/2024 6:42:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JUNE 13, 2024 | JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    The “hastily constructed" maritime corridor was not equipped to withstand the roughness of the Mediterranean Sea, which worsens at this time of year A truck carries humanitarian aid across Trident Pier, a temporary pier to deliver aid, off the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, near the Gaza coast, May 19, 2024. (photo credit: VIA REUTERS) Following extensive repairs in Ashdod, the US temporary aid pier in Gaza went back into action on Saturday, only to be closed again a day later due to rough waters, reported the Wall Street Journal on...
  • Nasrallah realizes the IDF can kill him': Hezbollah leadership shaken after Israeli elimination

    06/13/2024 4:22:26 AM PDT · by bert · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/13/2024 | SHAKED SADEH
    "The powerful elimination worries Hezbollah members. They now understand that the IDF knows much more about them than they know about us," says Professor Amatzia Baram. Approximately 250 rockets were launched on Wednesday towards northern Israel, disrupting the holiday calm with successive alerts. Rockets that exploded in open areas caused fires. In the city of Tiberias, a siren was activated for the first time since October. These launches come after the assassination of senior Hezbollah official Sami Taleb Abdullah, whose rank was equivalent to a brigadier general in the IDF. For the past 20 years, Abdullah had led rocket fire...
  • Radicals plan to 'shut down DC' when Netanyahu addresses Congress

    06/13/2024 4:55:33 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 32 replies ^ | 6/12/2024 | Elizabeth Wiebel
    A far-left organization in New York City that has been at the forefront of anti-Israel protests has vowed to “shut down DC” when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to speak before Congress. Netanyahu will be speaking before a joint meeting of Congress on July 24. The People’s Forum wrote in a post on X on Wednesday that the group would be shutting down Washington, DC, when Netanyahu arrives and would “issue a notice of a citizen’s arrest.” “The people charge Benjamin Netanyahu with genocide,” the group wrote. “When the car criminal comes to Washington DC on July 24, we...
  • Hamas-Supporting Anti-Semites Are Somehow Getting Even More Brazen and Vile

    06/13/2024 4:09:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 12, 2024 | Guy Benson
    Having laid relatively low in recent weeks, America's pro-terrorism contingent is back with a vengeance -- seemingly energized in opposition to Israel's successful hostage rescue mission over the weekend. Perhaps that timing is a coincidence, but I doubt it. The Hamas mob's political allies and apologists often insist that it's unfair to frame their words, chants and actions as pro-Jew-murder, or even as expressions of anti-Semitism. Well, let's check in on what just happened in New York City, where Hamas supporters protested an exhibit dedicated to the victims of the Nova music festival, where terrorists from Gaza slaughtered hundreds of...
  • Masked anti-Israel protesters take over NYC subway car, tell ‘Zionists’ to raise their hands: ‘This is your chance to get out’

    06/12/2024 9:59:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 109 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/11/2024 | Patrick Reilly
    Masked anti-Israel protesters took over a New York City subway car on Monday and demanded to know if there were any “Zionists” on the train — then warned them: ‘This is your chance to get out.” The sickening moment came after protesters rallied in Union Square Park in Manhattan and held up a banner that read “Long live October 7.” One antisemitic demonstrator at the event yelled that he wished “Hitler was still here” to “wipe out” the Jews. Later, the mob of protesters lit flares and waved flags associated with Hezbollah and Hamas in front of the Nova Music...
  • 'Zionists raise you hands:' Masked anti-Israel activists take over NY subway car

    06/12/2024 1:46:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/24
    A group of anti-Israel activists took over a subway car in New York City on Monday and demanded to know if there were any Zionists on board. The masked activists yelled, "Raise your hands if you're a Zionist! This is your chance to get out!" The incident occurred the same day as an anti-Israel rally in which demonstrators justified the atrocities committed by the Hamas terrorist organization on October 7 and called for more violence against Jews and Israelis. Protestors marched from Union Square to the site of the Nova Music Festival Exhibition in downtown Manhattan. Video from the protest...
  • Squad’ Rep. Jamaal Bowman trending toward landslide loss to NY Dem rival George Latimer: new poll

    06/12/2024 1:10:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 11, 2024 | Carl Campanile
    New York “Squad” Rep. Jamaal Bowman is being accused of lying about his positions on Israel — publicly suggesting one thing and then allegedly flopping while privately groveling to a radical socialist group. Bowman — who is in the fight of his political life against Democratic Party challenger George Latimer — previously publicly condemned a heinous anti-Israel protest supported by the Democratic Socialists of America “in the strongest possible terms.’’ He seized on the moment to crow that he had let his DSA membership lapse after a previous falling out with the group for visiting Israel and voting for defense...
  • Hamas seeking US guarantees over Gaza ceasefire plan, sources say

    06/12/2024 7:31:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JUNE 12, 2024
    Negotiators from the US, Egypt and Qatar have been trying for months to mediate a ceasefire and free the hostages, more than 100 of whom are believed to remain captive in Gaza. Hamas wants written guarantees from the United States for a permanent ceasefire and the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip in order to sign off on a US-backed truce proposal, two Egyptian security sources said. Mediators Qatar and Egypt said Hamas had responded on Tuesday to the phased ceasefire plan for an end to the eight-month war between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group, without giving...
  • Hamas Insists the U.S. Played a Role in Rescue Raid

    06/12/2024 6:30:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 12, 2024 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Nothing is too absurd for Hamas to claim - or for the world’s Jew-haters to believe. The brilliantly executed rescue of four hostages by the Israelis has left Hamas deeply chagrined. Another spectacular feat for Israel — and defeat for Hamas — simply cannot be accepted. So some have insisted that others — the Americans — must have played a role in the operation. It’s nonsense. The Americans have said that they been contributing some intelligence to the Israelis about where hostages were believed to be held — it’s not known exactly how much, or how useful it was —...