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Israel (News/Activism)

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  • Noam Chomsky: Apology for anti-Semitism 'serious blow to academic freedom'

    10/28/2021 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/10/21 | Cnaan Lipshitz
    Some 500 scholars, including the prominent linguist and Israel critic Noam Chomsky, accused a Scottish university of curbing free speech after a student publication apologized for a 2017 essay it said promoted “an unfounded anti-Semitic theory.” The essay, published in the University of Glasgow’s eSharp magazine in 2017, was titled “Advocating Occupation: Outsourcing Zionist Propaganda in the UK.” Its author, Jane Jackman, wrote that, “Whilst initially strengthening ties with the Jewish Diaspora, Israel’s longer-term objective was to conscript and resource a cohort of grassroots Zionist supporters to carry the Israeli narrative into the broader sphere of society.” ......
  • Biden Under Fire for Decision to Grant Syrian Dictator’s Cousin a US Visa

    10/27/2021 8:24:23 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 27, 2021 | Adam Kredo
    Biden admin silent as lawmakers worry it seeks to normalize relations with Assad The Biden administration’s decision to grant the cousin of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad a U.S. visa is drawing outrage on Capitol Hill and generating concerns the United States seeks to normalize relations with Assad and unwind sanctions on his embattled government. Ali Makhlouf, the son of U.S.-sanctioned Syrian business tycoon Rami Makhlouf and Assad’s cousin, was seen in Los Angeles earlier this month driving a $300,000 Ferrari. His appearance raised questions about how he was able to obtain a U.S. visa, given his father’s presence on the...
  • Israel envoy to brief US over ban on Palestinian groups

    10/26/2021 12:50:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 26 October 2021 | TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press
    An Israeli Foreign Ministry official says the country is sending an envoy to Washington amid a deepening rift with the Biden administration over six outlawed Palestinian rights groups TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel is sending an envoy to Washington amid a deepening rift with the Biden administration over six outlawed Palestinian rights groups, a Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday. Israel last week designated the prominent Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations, sparking international criticism and repeated assertions by Israel's top strategic partner, the United States, that there had been no advance warning ...Zarka said he personally updated U.S. officials...
  • AOC-Squad backed pol beaten in closely watched Ohio House primary; loser co-chaired Sanders prez bid

    10/25/2021 1:45:45 PM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies ^ | 8/4/21 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Far-left Democrats were dealt a big blow as former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, was defeated by Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown in a much-anticipated special US House primary election. With 96.5 percent of precincts reporting, Brown led Turner by 4,380 votes out of more than 71,000 votes cast. Turner conceded the race soon after 10 p.m. local time, telling supports: “On this night, we will not cross the river.” The contest in Ohio’s 11th District, a deep-blue constituency that includes most of Cleveland, parts of Akron and several majority-black precincts in between...
  • Iran’s supreme leader urges reversal of Arab states’ normalization with Israel

    10/24/2021 4:04:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/24/2021
    The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco all said in 2020 they would normalize ties with Israel, as Washington under the administration of then-US president Donald Trump made Arab-Israeli rapprochement a foreign policy priority. “Some governments have unfortunately made errors — have made big errors and have sinned in normalizing (their relations) with the usurping and oppressive Zionist regime,” Khamenei says... “It is an act against Islamic unity, they must return from this path and make up for this big mistake,”
  • Archaeologists Find Rare ‘Balm of Gilead’ Gemstone Near Jerusalem’s Western Wall

    10/24/2021 6:39:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    CBN NEWS ^ | 10-22-2021 | Julie Stahl
    Just north of the City of David (ancient Jerusalem), archaeologists believe they have found the first of its kind engraving on a precious gem of a biblical plant known to many as the Balm of Gilead. Deep underground in a 2,000-year-old drainage ditch next to Jerusalem’s Western Wall, archaeologists say a rare artifact from Second Temple times was uncovered. “It is a stone seal made of semi-precious amethyst stone with an engraving of a dove and a branch of a tree with fruit on the branch,” said Eli Shukron, former archaeologist of the Israel Antiquities Authority. What was surprising was...
  • BREAKING: Israeli physicians, scientists advise FDA of ‘severe concerns’ regarding reliability and legality of official Israeli COVID vaccine data

    10/22/2021 9:12:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    America's Frontline Doctors ^ | October 22, 2021 | Mordechai Sones
    An independent Israeli group of physicians, lawyers, scientists, and researchers called the Professional Ethics Front today advised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the upcoming FDA discussion on administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5-11, expressing “severe concerns” regarding the reliability and legality of official Israeli COVID vaccine data.“We are aware that the state of Israel is perceived as ‘the world laboratory’ regarding the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as reflected by statements made by Dr. Albert Bourla, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other senior figures in leading health authorities throughout the world,” the letter reads....

    10/22/2021 9:16:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | October 21, 2021 | Staff
    Terrorist Ali Harbi Ali had an Instagram page, that was quickly scrubbed before anyone could get a look at his radical postings. Ali Harbi Ali was a radical Somali terrorist, hated Israel and the US and was the son of a wealthy Somali radical living in London. MP Sir David Amess was murdered by Ali Harbi Ali. His Instagram bio quotes "Death to Israel" Amongst other things this is truly shocking that these people are allowed into our country even after they are under watch by counter terrorism. Why are they not deported @pritipatel? — Lord Simon (@LordSimon20) October...
  • Anti-Israel Groups Are Spearheading the ‘Grassroots’ Campaign Pushing Amazon and Google to Cut Business Ties With Israel

    10/22/2021 7:41:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 5 replies
    freebeacon ^ | October 21, 2021 | Alana Goodman
    A coalition of longtime anti-Israel activists and groups is spearheading a "grassroots" campaign by Google and Amazon employees calling on the companies to cut business ties with Israel, drawing accusations that it's an astroturf operation. On Oct. 12, a group of "anonymous Google and Amazon employees" published an open letter in the Guardian calling on their employers to pull out of a project with the Israeli government to develop a cloud data system—called Project Nimbus—and "cut all ties with the Israeli military." The authors said they were withholding their identities "because we fear retaliation" and claimed "more than 90 workers...
  • Attack hits Syria base that houses US troops; no US injuries

    10/20/2021 3:36:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    APnews ^ | 10-20-21 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    A military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack on Wednesday, but a U.S. official said no American troops stationed there were injured or killed. The official said the attack appeared to include at least one drone strike and possibly groundfire. It was not yet clear who carried out the attack. U.S. and coalition troops are based at the al-Tanf garrison to train local Syrian opposition forces on patrols to counter Islamic State militants.
  • Suicide drone attack targets U.S. military base in Syria…

    10/21/2021 5:45:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on October 20, 2021 3:20 pm
    #UPDATE Unconfirmed: —A militia contacted the base of the Global Coalition against Daesh in the Al-Tanf area that it should be evacuated. —An hour later five drones attacked the base. —One drone reportedly entered #Syria from #Iraq. —No casualties. — Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) October 20, 2021 The US base at Al-Tanf, in Syria’s southern Homs province, has reportedly come under attack by either missiles or a drone. No casualties were reported, and the US Central Command blamed “Iranian-backed militias.” Reports of the attack appeared online around 10 pm local time on Wednesday, initially mentioning a “suicide drone” and multiple...
  • Climate Activist Org Cancels Appearance at DC Statehood Rally over Jewish Groups’ Participation

    10/21/2021 12:38:13 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 20 October 2021 | CAROLINE DOWNEY
    The Washington, D.C., chapter of climate-activist organization Sunrise movement canceled its speaking appearance at a rally for D.C. statehood and federal voting legislation over Zionist Jewish groups’ participation in the event. Sunrise DC cited the Jewish Council on Public Affairs, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism as groups that support Zionism and the State of Israel in its withdrawal letter.... ...“Given our commitment to racial justice, self-governance, and indigenous sovereignty, we oppose Zionism and any state that enforces its ideology,” the statement read. The organization then accused Israel, which it called a...
  • Alta Fixsler to be buried in Israel

    10/20/2021 8:32:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies ^ | 10/20/2021 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    "Alta, we wanted you the way you were. You were important, precious and sweet...we will not forget you." Alta Fixsler was brought to Israel to be laid to rest Wednesday in Jerusalem. The two-and-a-half-year-old Alta was disconnected from the ventilator at a UK hospital and passed away after a lengthy legal battle. "The plan was to bring her to Israel and take care of her here," her father Avraham Fixsler, said at the funeral at Har HaMenuchot Cemetery. "She came to Israel in another way. She is here and this is her place. Now it will be good for her....
  • 14 Iranian Army Officers Killed In Mysterious Damascus Bus Blast: Is Israel Behind It?

    10/20/2021 7:57:33 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies
    Israel365News ^ | 10/20/21 | JNS
    At least 14 people were killed and several others were wounded in central Damascus on Wednesday morning in an explosion on a Syrian military bus, Syrian state TV reported. According to additional reports from Syrian and Lebanese outlets, the casualties were Iranian officers. Syrian state TV showed footage of the charred bus, reporting that the blasts occurred while people were heading to work and school. As of yet, according to the reports, no organization has claimed responsibility for the blast, which occurred at a main bus-transfer point under the Hafez al-Assad bridge, where vehicles converge and head out to different...
  • Biden working to add Saudi Arabia to Abraham Accords

    10/20/2021 4:25:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/10/21
    The Biden administration is holding meetings with Saudi Arabia on the issue of normalization with Israel, Walla! reported. According to the report, the US would like to see Saudi Arabia join the Abraham Accords. US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan raised the issue in his meeting with the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit to the kingdom last month, three US and Arab sources familiar with the issue said. According to the sources, bin Salman did not reject outright the possibility....
  • First case of AY4.2 Delta sub-variant detected in Israel

    10/19/2021 7:33:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 39 replies ^ | 10/19/2021 | i24 News
    Boy returning from Moldova diagnosed with new mutation which experts fear may be more virulent than ancestor strain and could hamper country's exit from ongoing fourth wave of infections. Health officials on Tuesday evening reported the first case of the highly contagious AY4.2 Delta sub-variant of coronavirus has been identified in Israel. The variant has recently been detected in several European countries and is believed to have fueled resurgence of cases in the UK. The carrier has been identified as an 11-year old boy who tested positive for the Delta descendent upon returning from Moldova....
  • Details of Beirut clashes remain unclear as Lebanon marks protests anniversary

    10/18/2021 7:27:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2021 19:27 | TZVI JOFFRE
    The details of the shootout in Beirut over the weekend which killed seven people and injured dozens remained unclear on Sunday morning, as the investigation and finger-pointing continued and as Lebanon prepared to mark two years since anti-government protests swept the nation. The shooting began as Shi'ite Hezbollah and Amal supporters marched through the Tayouneh area of Beirut where it meets Ain El Remmaneh and Chiyah, a site famous for sectarian clashes between Shi'ites, Sunnis and Christians during the 1975 civil war in Lebanon, as it marked the border between east and west Beirut. The Lebanese Forces have rejected the...
  • Greece underscores 'threat of war' with Turkey at signing of defense pact with US

    10/15/2021 12:34:28 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 14 October 2021 | Joel Gehrke, Foreign Affairs Reporter |
    Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias underscored the persistent “threat of war” with Turkey in a meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the signing of a deal to upgrade defense cooperation between Athens and Washington. “Greece is facing a casus belli, a threat with war if it exercises its sovereign rights and, I have to say, Greece is facing daily provocation,” Dendias said Thursday at the State Department. “Greece is committed to resolve disputes with diplomacy and always in accordance with international law.”... ...Dendias hailed the revisions to the U.S.-Greece security deal as a bulwark against Turkey, which also...
  • Venezuelan President Maduro's close aide extradited to US (Hezbollah dirty money man in Latin Am.)

    10/16/2021 8:27:56 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 17, 2021
    Saab was charged with money laundering in the US One of President Nicolás Maduro's closest aides has been extradited from Cape Verde to the United States, where he's been charged with money laundering. The US Treasury says Alex Saab worked as a front man for Mr Maduro's regime. The Venezuelan government suspended talks soon afterwards with the US-backed opposition. The talks were to resolve a political crisis that has led to violence and the collapse of the economy
  • White House quietly removes sanctions on Iranian missile companies

    10/15/2021 6:29:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 10/14/21 | Dan Verbin
    An advocacy group that warns about the threat of a nuclear Iran has sounded the alarm after the US Treasury Department last week without explanation lifted sanctions on two firms that produced ballistic missiles for the Iranian regime. United Against Nuclear Iran is questioning why the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFA) suddenly announced it would be removing sanctions on Mammut Industrial Group and its subsidiary Mammut Diesel. Both companies were sanctioned in September 2020 for “providing support to an entity in Iran’s ballistic missile program.”