Glick: Rather than stand with Israel against Hezbollah, the Biden administration is siding with Hezbollah—Iran’s Lebanese foreign legion against Israel

Israel’s Choice: Independence or Appeasement
Caroline Glick
September 23, 2022

Caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid and his supporters in the media went berserk Tuesday after Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out against the gas deal the Biden administration is mediating between Israel and Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon. Since Hezbollah launched two drones against Israel’s Karish gas platform in July, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has repeatedly threatened to blow up Karish if Israel brings Karish online without first surrendering to Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon large swathes of sovereign Israeli land underneath Israel’s recognized maritime economic zone, including the Qana gas field. READ MORE

JNS: Caroline Glick and the Anti-Semitic Zeitgeist Seemingly apropos of nothing, on September 19 the Amsterdam-based online travel giant announced that it intends to place warning labels on lodgings owned by Jews in Judea and Samaria (i.e., the West Bank). According to the company’s press release, a statement will be placed next to listings in Israeli communities in those areas saying, “A visit to this area may be accompanied by an increased risk to safety, human rights, and other risks to guests and the local community.”

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Many Iranians, particularly the young, have come to see Amini’s death as part of the Islamic Republic’s heavy-handed policing of dissent and the morality police’s increasingly violent treatment of young women

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
Will Iran’s clerics survive the latest wave of unrest?
AP and ILH Staff
September 21, 2022

Under President Raisi, a hard-liner elected last year, agents of the morality police appear to have been unleashed. Despite the recent crackdown, some demonstrators still chant “death to the dictator,” targeting both Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s rule and Iran’s theocracy, despite the threat of arrest, imprisonment and even the possibility of a death sentence…Protests have erupted across Iran in recent days after a 22-year-old woman died while being held by the morality police for violating the country’s strictly enforced Islamic dress code. The death of Mahsa Amini, who had been picked up by Iran’s morality police for her allegedly loose headscarf, or hijab, has triggered daring displays of defiance, in the face of beatings and possible arrestREAD MORE

JEWISH INSIDER Masih Alinejad saw this coming The Iranian dissident has attracted the regime’s ire for her passionate criticism of the country’s modesty laws. Now, she watches women march in the streets in Tehran while in hiding in the U.S.

VOICE OF AMERICA Elon Musk Seeks to Bring Starlink Internet Service to Iran SpaceX chief Elon Musk says he will seek to bring his Starlink satellite internet service to Iran. The billionaire businessman suggested his plans in a message on Twitter.

TIMES OF ISRAEL Biden hails ‘brave’ Iranian women in UN speech as protests continue US president says he stands with women fighting for their rights; protests across country continue after 22-year-old killed by morality police for wearing hijab too loose

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“Lapid’s embrace of the two state solution at the UN is a break with his immediate predecessor Naftali Bennett and contrasts sharply with his political rival Benjamin Netanyahu”

Lapid Calls for Two State Solution to Conflict With Palestinians in UN General Assembly Address
Andrew Bernard
September 22, 2022

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Thursday called for a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. “An agreement with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, for Israel’s economy and for the future of our children,” Lapid said. “Despite all the obstacles, still today a large majority of Israelis support the vision of this two state solution. I am one of them. We have only one condition: That a future Palestinian state will be a peaceful one. That it will not become another terror base from which to threaten the well-being, and the very existence of Israel...READ MORE

JNS UK prime minister considering moving embassy to Jerusalem British Prime Minister Liz Truss told Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid on Wednesday that she is considering moving the British embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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With Hezbollah ensconced in Lebanon and Syria, Hamas controlling Gaza, and a weak Hashemite monarchy in Jordan, the West Bank is the final remaining outpost for Iran

Will Iran Soon Control the West Bank?
Sean Durns
September 18, 2022

The Islamic Republic of Iran, Henry Kissinger once remarked, must decide whether it is a nation or a cause. But the regime’s choice has been clear since its founding four decades ago: it is a revolutionary project—and an imperial one at that. And Tehran now aims to spread its empire to Israel’s doorstep. Violence is rising in the Palestinian Authority-controlled (PA) West Bank, also known as Judea and Samaria. But many members of the press and policymakers are failing to ask why. READ MORE

FDD Hezbollah Emerging as Winner from Israel-Lebanon Maritime Talks Israel and Lebanon are apparently close to a final agreement delineating their maritime border after a Lebanese government delegation met with the Biden administration’s energy envoy, Amos Hochstein, this week in New York. If the deal goes through, the Biden administration will have turned Hezbollah into a significant player in the Eastern Mediterranean energy industry, a development that will both enrich the terrorist group and expand its regional influence.

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Primarily in response to PMW’s exposing the PA’s #PayToSlay policy in 2011, the PA’s income from foreign aid has plummeted by 90%

Why is the PA not paying its employees their full wages?
Maurice Hirsch
September 18, 2022

The Palestinian Authority is once again complaining about its alleged financial crisis. As a consequence of the alleged crisis, for months the PA has only paid its employees 70% – 80% of the salaries due to them. As usual, the PA is deflecting any responsibility for its situation and is merely blaming Israel. This approach was summed up in a statement of PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh following the July 31, 2022 decision of Israel’s Security Cabinet to implement Israel’s Anti-Pay-for-Slay Law that withholds tax money from the PA by the amount the PA pays in salaries to terrorists. READ MORE

JERUSALEM POST Lee Zeldin: Antisemitism ‘has to be found, confronted and crushed’ “I don’t believe that a dollar of US tax dollars should go to the Palestinian Authority if they continue rewarding terrorism.”

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The US and the #Holocaust: “Public opinion was not in charge of US immigration policy; President Roosevelt was”

PBS Holocaust documentary perpetuates well-worn myths to glorify FDR, says historian
Matt Lebovic
September 18, 2022

Early in his new film “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” documentarian Ken Burns claims the United States admitted more Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany than any other country on Earth. The problem with this statement, according to historian Rafael Medoff, is that it flies in the face of publicly available data on refugees from that period. Clocking in at six hours, “The U.S. and the Holocaust” begins airing on PBS this week. In recent press interviews, Burns said he attempted to handle Roosevelt “more critically” for “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” compared to the previous, somewhat glowing treatments of FDR in his other documentaries on the period. READ MORE

NEW YORK POST Ken Burns compares sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard to rise of Nazis Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has sparked outrage by comparing the relocation of border crossers to idyllic Martha’s Vineyard to the rise of Nazi Germany before the horrors of the Holocaust. The Brooklyn-born, longtime Democratic donor made the direct comparison Thursday while appearing on CNN to promote his new film, “The US and the Holocaust.”

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#Woke Capitalism: “The lawyers noted that Ben & Jerry’s has a demonstrated history of championing its favored social causes through product launches, such as an ice cream flavored “Anti-Trump Pecan Resist”

Ben & Jerry’s founders accuse parent company of blocking social mission
Devin Sean Martin
September 19, 2022

The co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s have accused its parent company, Unilever, of infringing on the ice cream company’s rights to control its social mission. The accusation by ice cream tycoons Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield comes amid a lawsuit against Unilever filed by Ben & Jerry’s after Unilever sold the Israeli branch of the popular ice cream maker to a local licensee in June when the company decided not to sell its frozen treats in the West Bank. “Unilever has usurped their authority and reversed a decision that was made. And we can’t allow that to happen,” Cohen told MSNBC on Sunday, his first comment about the issue since the lawsuit was filed. READ MORE

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“Sabra” is the Hebrew slang term for a native-born Israeli Jew. A sabra is a prickly pear cactus fruit and it is used to metaphorically describe Israelis as rough and sharp on the outside but soft on the inside.

Disney to roll out Israeli superhero in ‘Captain America’ film — irking Arabs
Ariel Zilber
September 14, 2022

The Walt Disney Company is planning to introduce an Israeli comic book superhero in Marvel’s next installment of its “Captain America” film franchise — prompting worry among Arabs that it will reinforce negative stereotypes to a mass audience. Sabra, also known as Ruth Bat-Seraph, is a fictional “human mutant” superheroine who moonlights as a Mossad agent and a police officer. She possesses great strength and stamina. The character, whose costume includes the blue Star of David that is emblazoned on Israel’s national flag, has made occasional cameos in comic book versions of the “Incredible Hulk” as well as the “Amazing Spider-Man” and “X-Men.” READ MORE

CNN Disney’s new Israeli superhero film hits a raw nerve with Arabs  The classic 1981 Marvel comic page shows the giant green Hulk, tears streaming down his face as he yells at Sabra, an Israeli superhero and agent of the country’s Mossad spy agency. The corpse of a young Palestinian boy, killed in an explosion by apparently Arab “terrorists” at his feet “Boy died because boy’s people and yours both want to own land! Boy died because you wouldn’t share!” the Hulk says.

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Survey shows that labeling Jews as #Islamophobes is extreme #gaslighting

Survey: US Jews are not Islamophobic – but 26% of Muslims themselves are!
September 16, 2022

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding has released its 2022 survey on Muslims in America. The survey shows that Jews are the one faith group that is most tolerant towards Muslims. Even more than Muslims themselves! The Discrimination and Islamophobia section of the survey shows that in their Islamophobia Index, which averages to responses for several questions about Muslims, Jews were by far the most tolerant – and Muslims looked at themselves in a worse light than the average American does. 17% of Jews were considered Islamophobic according to this index, while 25% of the general public did – and 26% of Muslims themselves. READ MORE

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This came from rabbinical interpretation, not the Bible: Moses never wore tefillin, nor did he place a mezuzah on his tent. King David and his son Solomon never wore yarmulkes, nor did any king of Israel. Even the kosher laws and how circumcision must be performed are not biblical”

Yom Kippur is not a Biblical Holiday
Israel Drazin
September 19, 2022

As with Rosh Hashanah, Orthodox Jews like me recognize that Yom Kippur is not mentioned in the Bible. It replaces another day known as Yom Hakippurim, mentioned in the Bible in Leviticus 16:29–31, 23:27–32, and Numbers 29:7–11. Orthodox Jews follow the Oral Law, the ways that the rabbis interpreted the Torah. This can be called Rabbinical Judaism in contrast to Biblical Judaism. The rabbinical interpretations of the Torah resulted in many changes. Some examples are: The rabbis delineated 39 types of behaviors that are prohibited on Shabbat. They are not in the Torah. READ MORE

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