“There’s a good reason the century-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has not been solved: it can’t be”

AMERICAN PURPOSE
The Peace Illusion
by Michael Mandelbaum
November 29, 2020

The Biden Administration would be well advised, however, not to resume one particular feature of pre-Trump American foreign policy: the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. For three decades, successive American presidents invested diplomatic capital and their own time in that process. Then-Vice President Biden assisted President Obama in attempting to bring about a settlement of the now century-long conflict through the establishment of a Palestinian state that would exist peacefully next to Israel. The effort failed in the past and is doomed to fail in the future as well, for a central but little-recognized reason: the Palestinians do not want such a state. Their overriding goal is the destruction of Israel and they will enter into no arrangements that require their acceptance of a Jewish state in the Middle East as permanent and legitimate. READ MORE

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“The left in America wants to indoctrinate us to believe that the only thing that matters about a person is their skin color”

NEW YORK POST
How the explosion in critical race theory is poisoning America
by Joshua Mitchell
November 28, 2020

How likely are we to heal our country’s wounds if we divide our fellow citizens into “white people” who are stained, and “people of color” who are innocent and pure? This ghastly enterprise is being undertaken by the left in America today. White employees go to work and are compelled to sit through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion humiliation sessions, which inform them that they are frauds whose success has been purchased by the suffering of non-whites. White government employees, thinking that their task is to work for the good of the entire body politic, are forced to attend Critical Race Theory workshops where they learn there is no body politic at all, only impure white people who collectively conspire to violate innocent people of color everywhere, using the power of the state to do so. READ MORE

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“Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s car bombed and shot at; blaming ‘Zionists,’ adviser to Khamenei vows to ‘descend like lightning on killers’; scientist has been called ‘father of Iranian bomb’”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Alleged head of Iran’s nuclear weapons program is assassinated near Tehran
by Staff and Agencies
November 27, 2020

The alleged head of Iran’s nuclear weapons program was assassinated Friday near the capital Tehran, Iran’s defense ministry said. The ministry confirmed the death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a professor of physics and an officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, after it was widely reported in Iranian media. “This Friday afternoon, armed terrorist elements attacked a car carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the Ministry of Defense’s Research and Innovation Organization,” it said. “During the clash between his security team and the terrorists, Mr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was seriously injured and taken to hospital. READ MORE

ISRAEL HAYOM ‘Death of nuclear program chief won’t stop Iran,’ supreme leader vows Iran has blamed Israel for the assassination, threatening “significant retaliation. “Once again, the wicked hands of the global arrogance, with the usurper Zionist regime as the mercenary, were stained with the blood of a son of this nation,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement on Saturday. Iran generally uses the term “global arrogance” to refer to the United States.

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“But as his interrogations went on, he realized that his interlocutors were only interested in information about Jews—particularly, Jews at the Pentagon””

NEWSWEEK
A Call for Late Justice for Col. Larry Franklin
by Caroline Glick
November 27, 2020

Last month, in a small town in West Virginia, a 74-year-old husband and his invalid wife were hospitalized for several days after eating rotten food the husband fished out of a dumpster. For the past decade and a half, former Pentagon intelligence analyst and operative Col. (retired) Lawrence (Larry) Franklin and his wife Patricia have lived in utter destitution….The problem with Col. Franklin’s plight isn’t simply that he is a long-suffering innocent patriot. It’s that Col. Franklin [a Catholic] was targeted and prosecuted, and his life was destroyed, to advance an anti-Semitic political agenda. That agenda sought to make an example of a mid-level bureaucrat in order to send a signal to other public servants that they shouldn’t oppose a policy of appeasing Iran, and that they must have nothing to do with Jews inside or outside of government who consider Iran a threat to America. READ MORE

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“Incoming president Joe Biden is reportedly close to selecting a vocal Israel critic to serve as his White House press secretary”

FREE BEACON
Biden Eyes Israel Critic as White House Press Sec
by Adam Kredo
November 25, 2020

…Karine Jean-Pierre, a longtime campaign adviser and incoming vice president Kamala Harris’s chief of staff, is currently the “top candidate” for the job, according to NBC News. Jean-Pierre was senior adviser and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, a far-left anti-Israel group that defends boycotts of the Jewish state, from April 2016 until August 2020, when she was hired as chief of staff for Harris. Jean-Pierre has been a vocal critic of Israel, accusing the Jewish state of committing “war crimes” and, during the Democratic primary, celebrating Democrats who boycotted the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. She praised those lawmakers for “boldly choosing to prioritize diplomacy and human rights over the power of a lobbying organization.” READ MORE

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Israel’s ‘Reservists on Duty’ shows fruitful Israeli display in Dubai (UAE) market. Amazing.

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“Whoever carried out the hit, it is all but certain that Trump gave it the nod”

SPECTATOR
Why this Iranian assassination is all about Trump
by Jake Wallis Simons
November 27, 2020

The news that Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen ‘father of the bomb’ Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, met his end in a hail of bullets near Tehran today comes as no surprise. As with so many things these past four years, this is all about Trump…Trump has always made as many enemies as friends. Some would say more so. But when it comes to the Middle East, even people who naturally dislike him confess a sense of dread at the impending Biden years. I count myself among them. To understand why, let’s rewind to the summer of 2016, when the Syrian war was at its height.One afternoon, while I was on a story in Paris, I received a phone call from an Iranian dissident who wanted to pass me details of a covert Revolutionary Guards’ headquarters in Damascus. READ MORE

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Vienna rabbi attack comes weeks after “Islamist terrorist” killed four people near city’s main synagogue

ALGLEMEINER
Woman Screaming ‘Slaughter the Jews’ Attacks Rabbi in Central Vienna as Onlookers Stand By
by Staff
November 27, 2020

A woman screaming “Slaughter the Jews” attacked a rabbi in broad daylight on a Vienna street on Thursday afternoon as passersby reportedly looked the other way. The attack occurred at 4pm in the Austrian capital’s Third District. The woman, said to be about 50 years old, approached the rabbi at a tram stop shouting “Slaughter the Jews” and brandishing a knife. She then ripped the rabbi’s hat and kippah from his head and kicked him before fleeing the scene. According to Austrian media reports, the rabbi — who was not seriously harmed — told police officers that despite the presence of several witnesses, no-one came to his aid. READ MORE

BBC NEWS Vienna shooting: The night my safe city lost its innocence For almost four decades Vienna escaped the kind of large-scale attacks that have hit places such as Paris, London and Berlin. That changed on Monday night, when a 20-year-old gunman, described by Austrian authorities as an “Islamist terrorist”, killed four people and wounded more than 20 others.

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“We hear a lot of the talk about how the deaths in Florida were ‘preventable’. What about the ones in Illinois?”

FEDERALIST
Why Is Big Media Hiding That Illinois Has Far More COVID Cases Than Florida? Because Illinois Has A Democrat In Charge And Tighter Lockdowns
by Jordan Davidson
November 27, 2020

…Months after outlets such as CNN, NPR, the Washington Post, and others continually targeted Florida for increasing coronavirus cases, the corporate media ignored Illinois, which recorded 15,415 cases in just one day. That’s more than Florida ever reported in a single day, yet Florida is singled out for negative news attention. “This is despite Illinois’ population being 40% lower,” Youyang Gu, creator of a COVID-19 projection website reported. While Illinois continues to see climbing cases and deaths, outlets such as MSNBC, NPR, and CNN are choosing to hyperfocus on states with Republican leaders such as Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, who have chosen different COVID-19 mitigation techniques. READ MORE

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A decision about restricting religious services offers a window into the two tribes competing for dominance in the country today

TABLET MAG
The Supreme Court Emerges as a Microcosm of America
by Liel Leibovitz
November 25, 2020

Supreme Court decisions rarely make for page turners, but the one handed down last night, siding with Jewish and Catholic groups opposing the draconian restrictions placed on religious services by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is an exception. In just 33 pages, the highest court in the land gave us a thrilling study in how the two tribes that compete for dominance in our ravaged America approach the world. First, and briefly, the victors. The five majority justices—Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and new member Amy Coney Barrett—dispensed with the notion that the observant Jews and Catholics who petitioned the court were somehow insufficiently zealous in guarding their communities against the pandemic or responsible somehow for its spread. READ MORE

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