Tag Archives: Israel

Hamas Looks for Trouble

School bus struck by laser-guided antitank rocket fired across Gaza border

When I heard that Hamas had fired an antitank missile across the border directly at an Israeli school bus, wounding the driver and critically injuring a child — only the fact that the bus was otherwise empty prevented an even more horrendous outcome — I thought: they want a war. The fact that the attack […]

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Flash: American-Backed Egyptian “Moderate” (Next President?) Threatens War On Israel!

Everything has been so predictable. Designated “moderate” and U.S.-backed Egyptian leader Muhammad ElBaradei has made a profoundly shocking statement that should change U.S. policy overnight, show how disastrous Obama Administration policy was, and mark the beginning of the coming electoral defeat for the president. But presumably nothing will change. ElBaradei, a presidential candidate, said the […]

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Goldstone recants — but does it matter?

Everyone has by now heard that Richard Goldstone has made a remarkable statement: that the conclusion of his eponymous report was wrong. In these words, he repudiates the primary blood libel of the report, that the intent of the IDF in Gaza was to punish Palestinian civilians for their support of Hamas: Our report found […]

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Professors Call BS On Campus Anti-Israel Groups

At college campuses across the US, student organizations that attack Israel have become more and more active, and obnoxious, over the past decade. The members are drawn from some of the Moslem students and their far leftist companions. Most students are there to get an education, or at least get their degree ticket punched. While […]

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Moty & Udi Meet a Rabbinical Student

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Yesterday I mentioned an article by Rabbi Daniel Gordis that I found positively shocking (although on second thought, not so surprising). Gordis, a Conservative rabbi who made aliyah to Israel from the US in 1998, tells us about some American rabbinical students:

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Richard Goldstone: “Oops”

Yeah, Richard Goldstone’s op-ed in the Washington Post is making major waves. Is this a mea culpa? Eh. Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes. Read it all, but here’s a snip: …The allegations of intentionality by Israel were based on the deaths of and injuries to civilians in situations where our fact-finding […]

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Hummus Wars on The Boston Common

Street Theater Flops in Boston

Busy as little bees they were for weeks planning their latest anti-Israel gala.  Having expended their capital on “Occupation” and “Apartheid” the Cambridge based group that had become a fixture at the Park St. subway entrance at the Boston Common would now try out their Marat-Sade routine au sujet de BDS, but not just any […]

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Beinartism

Israel has a problem. OK, Israel has a lot of problems, but one of the biggest is American Jews who take as their primary sources the loud but demographically unimportant media and academic Left in Israel; and, combine ignorance with remarkable arrogance to apply American paradigms and analogies to Israeli society and politics, and conclude […]

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Joel Mowbray reports: J-Street defends the indefensible – J-Street suffered a humiliating defeat yesterday on Capitol Hill…

Joel Mowbray reports: J-Street defends the indefensible – ‘J-Street suffered a humiliating defeat yesterday on Capitol Hill — which means Israel scored an important victory. The George Soros-funded “pro-Israel” group inexplicably mobilized its machinery to oppose a bipartisan letter that merely called on President Obama to pressure the Palestinian Authority to end its longstanding practice […]

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NY judge cites PLO offices in US as he allows lawsuits over Israel bombings to proceed

NY judge cites PLO offices in US as he allows lawsuits over Israel bombings to proceed – ‘A New York judge has concluded that he has jurisdiction to preside over litigation resulting from a lawsuit filed against the Palestine Liberation Organization by victims of bombings in Israel. Federal Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said in […]

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Alan Dershowitz: Norway’s “Boycott” of Pro-Israel Speakers

Alan Dershowitz: Norway’s “Boycott” of Pro-Israel Speakers – ‘…My hosts expected…that their offer to have me present a somewhat different academic perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be eagerly accepted, since I have written half a dozen books on the subject presenting a centrist view in support of the two-state solution and against civilian settlements […]

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Fifty Tunisian Jews Have Already Moved to Israel

The Great Synagogue, Tunis

Some 50 Tunisian Jews have already moved to Israel since the start of the Jasmine uprising, The Jerusalem Post reports. The Israeli government plans to offer financial incentives to attract still more: (With thanks: Lily) Israel is planning to offer Tunisian Jews interested in emigrating following the recent uprising in the country a special absorption […]

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Belgian-Arab Artist’s Electric Chair with Hebrew Inscription Pulled from European Commission Display

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This via Philosemitism. It’s not so much that it’s offensive as much as it just seems like crap. So subversive it’s inscrutable. I mean really, what’s the point? I suppose the banner is a bit of standard Israeli construction site warning tape (where the signs are generally in English, Hebrew and Arabic)… Shock and Withdraw […]

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Boycott and Be Damned?

Young students are idealistic and enthusiastic. Being so they are ideal foot soldiers for the cynical manipulations of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns run internationally. The Global BDS Movement publishes the following on its web page.  Note that it is posted by StoptheWall (their first mistake, since the security fence is a wall […]

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Visual Update of British Cheek-Biting Incident

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Yes, Jews are now in danger of being bitten in the UK for incorrect political thought. This is a visual update to the post below: Jewish pro-Israel Activist Physically Assaulted at University of London SOAS (Bitten on Cheek!) Is this what they mean by “the new antisemitism”?

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UN Women’s Rights Commission Singles Out Israel for Condemnation, Ignores Iran

UN Women’s Rights Commission Singles Out Israel for Condemnation, Ignores Iran – ‘…Iranian prison guards rape female dissidents before executing them, lest their victims go to heaven as virgins. Iranian men get to avail themselves of temporary marriages, de facto legalizing the institutionalized slavery and rape of prepubescent girls. Iranian women are consigned to the […]

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Moty & Udi: at the Purim Party

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Not everyone is a Star Wars fan, but we are all familiar with the double standard under which it is just fine to accuse ‘Zionists’ of every despicable behavior imaginable, while it is considered inappropriate — and often dangerous — to talk about the Arab and Muslim propensity to terrorism.

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Mazin Qumsiyeh’s Propaganda Tour Comes Back to America!

You remember Mazin. The terror of Andover? Yale’s embarrassment? Denouncer of the Zionist “disease?” Discreditor of friendly newspapers. He finally jumped ship and moved back to the disputed territories where he’s continued his efforts to discredit academia in the less truth-accuracy hobbled environs of Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities. He can also be closer to the […]

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Towards a More Pluralistic Mideast and N. Africa?

Berber child in Morocco

The ‘revolutions’ sweeping the ‘Arab’ world could also allow the indigenous peoples of the Middle East – whose identity, language and culture has long been suppressed – to throw off the yoke of Arabism and Islamism. Could a more pluralistic Middle East and North Africa emerge? Arye Tepper looks at the increasingly close relations between […]

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Alan Dershowitz: Israel Now Has The Right To Attack Iran’s Nuclear Reactors

Alan Dershowitz: Israel Now Has The Right To Attack Iran’s Nuclear Reactors – ‘Iran’s recent attempt to ship arms to Hamas in Gaza is an act of war committed by the Iranian government against the Israeli government. The Israeli Navy seized the ship, loaded with weapons designed to kill Israeli civilians, and traced the weapons […]

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