“Over the years, Israel’s various security branches have developed a penchant for liquidating dangerous enemies who seek to inflict harm on the Jewish State”

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Israel’s Long Arm Reaches Peddler of Death
by Ari Lieberman
August 17, 2018

The spasm of Hamas-provoked violence that gripped the Gaza Strip and parts of southern Israel last week has halted for the time being. According to credible reports, Israel informed Cairo that it would begin targeting Hamas leaders and commanders if Hamas failed to rein in its assorted thugs and gangsters. Hamas heeded the call, and for good reason. READ MORE

TIMES OF ISRAEL Head of Syrian intel’s ‘Palestine Department’ said assassinated Ahmad Issa Habib reportedly shot in head by unknown assailants; he was responsible for ‘the struggle against Israel’

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Lawsuit alleges “Newton public school students are propagandized with materials that slander Israel and the Jewish people, and that falsify history to promote the Islamic religion in public schools”

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Massachusetts Taxpayers Sue Over Anti-Semitic, Pro-Islam School Lessons
by Adam Kredo
August 17, 2018

A group of Massachusetts-based taxpayers are suing the school committee in the city of Newton, a wealthy, liberal enclave, over what they claim is the leadership’s ongoing promotion of anti-Semitic school materials and the promotion of Islamic religious beliefs, according to an announcement from the organization handling the lawsuit…The lawsuit stems from a controversy of Newton Public Schools use of what the group claims are “unvetted educational materials” produced by the Saudi Arabian oil company ARAMCO and the Qatari government, which has long been cited for its funding of terrorism….READ MORE

 

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“Proof that truth is stranger than fiction, author Marguerite Duras’s details of Nazi-occupied Paris must be seen to be believed in this autobiographical film, out in the US Friday”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
In its search for a taken husband, ‘Memoir of War’ is haunting punch in the gut
by Jordan Hoffman
August 17, 2018

The impact of Nazism on ordinary citizens remains a fascinating and heartbreaking subject, and films on this topic show no sign of easing up. Nor should they. The latest, “Memoir of War,” based on Marguerite Duras’s autobiographical book published in 1985 (but written in part as a journal as events unfolded), is a punch to the gut — but also remarkable for its specificity. The details of Parisian life during its occupation (and the days just after liberation) can only be researched so far; to know it one has to have lived it. READ MORE

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Malaysian Prime Minister: “The Jews are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively”

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Malaysian prime minister defends his right to be anti-Semitic
August 15, 2018

Anti-Semitism is an artificial construct created to silence critics of the Jews, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said. “There is one race that cannot be criticized. If you are anti-Semitic, it seems almost as if you are a criminal,” Mohamad said in an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, denying that he disliked Jews, as such. …Mohamad, an avowed anti-Semite, was sworn in as prime minister in May, nearly two decades after he last held office. He is well known for his anti-Semitic rhetoric, writing on his personal blog in 2012 that “Jews rule this world by proxy.” READ MORE

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Peter Beinart detained by Shin Bet at Ben Gurion airport with a possible assist from Canary Mission

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AG to further examine reasons for American-Jewish critic’s questioning at Ben Gurion Airport
by Tova Tzimuki
August 14, 2018

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said on Tuesday that he intends to look further into the reasons why the prominent Jewish-American critic of Israel, Peter Beinart, was detained for an hour on Monday evening after landing at Ben Gurion Airport by Shin Bet agents for political questioning. Mandelblit launched the probe on the matter following public criticism leveled against the Shin Bet in the aftermath of the incident, despite apologies by the agency and by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for what was described as an administrative mistake. READ MORE

NEW YORK TIMES Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jewish Journalist Prompts Uproar Activists have also pointed to a shadowy organization called the Canary Mission, which says it “documents people and groups that promote hatred of the U.S.A., Israel and Jews on North American college campuses.” Some of those questioned at Israel’s border control suspected their interrogators were using information drawn from detailed dossiers about them on the organization’s website.

JNS Protect Israel from terrorists, not its critics Profiling real security threats is right. Interrogating the Jewish state’s critics is wrong.

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“One Labour insider says that because of top aide Seumas Milne, if the party came to power ‘Israel would have to assume diplomatic relations were unofficially null and void'”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
The man behind the curtain in Corbyn’s Oz: A virulently anti-Israel spin doctor
by Robert Philpot
August 14, 2018

In the court of Jeremy Corbyn, few wield more power and evoke stronger reactions than Seumas Milne. The British Labour party leader’s director of communications and strategy, Milne is a hardline and uncompromising left-winger, and a fierce opponent of Israel. If Corbyn makes it to Downing Street, his most senior aide is likely to act as an outrider, reinforcing and encouraging an anti-Zionist agenda that will be unprecedented in a West European state…Milne’s hostility to Israel and his hard-left politics are not a matter of mere speculation. READ MORE

I24NEWS Netanyahu, Corbyn clash amid Munich wreath-laying dispute Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday slammed UK’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for his attendance at a memorial honoring the terrorists behind the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre after photographs surfaced days ago.

NATIONAL REVIEW Jeremy Corbyn, Anti-Semite He has a long history of honoring and supporting those who libel Jews, deny the Holocaust, and vow to destroy Israel.

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“The JCPOA was such a wonderful gift given by the Obama administration to Iran that even after the re-imposition of the sanctions, Iran prefers to stay in the deal than to leave it”

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The Iranian Regime is in Deep Trouble
by Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser
August 12, 2018

The re-imposition of the first round of sanctions by the Trump administration proves much of what we already knew regarding Iran’s future policies and the confrontation over its nuclear project: 1) It demonstrates that US administration is true to its word and fulfills its campaign commitments when it comes to acting in the interests of the US and global security. 2) The impact on the Iranian economy, which already is in tatters, is going to be harsh and the efforts of Iran and Europe to mitigate it are doomed to fail. This is because the “blocking statute” that the EU has announced in response does not have the power to prevent any reasonable company from cutting its economic relations with Iran…READ MORE

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