“The nuclear deal was really quite straightforward. The Iranians pretended they did not have nuclear ambitions and we pretended to believe them”

NEW YORK TIMES
How Israel, in Dark of Night, Torched Its Way to Iran’s Nuclear Secrets
by David E. Sanger and Ronen Bergman
July 15, 2018

The Mossad agents moving in on a warehouse in a drab commercial district of Tehran knew exactly how much time they had to disable the alarms, break through two doors, cut through dozens of giant safes and get out of the city with a half-ton of secret materials: six hours and 29 minutes. The morning shift of Iranian guards would arrive around 7 a.m., a year of surveillance of the warehouse by the Israeli spy agency had revealed, and the agents were under orders to leave before 5 a.m. to have enough time to escape. READ MORE

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“The leaders of the two countries said Russia and the United States are working together to ensure Israel’s security.”

JERUSALEM POST
Putin: Trump ‘paid particular attention’ to Israel’s security at summit
by Staff
July 16, 2018

Russia and the United States are working together to ensure Israel’s security with regards to the advancement of the Syrian regime against rebels near the Golan Heights, US President Donald Trump said to reporters after a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Trump “paid particular attention” to Israel’s security during the summit, the Russian leader said at a joint press conference after the summit Monday…Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “welcomed the deep commitment” of the US, his office said in a statement released after the summit. READ MORE

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CAMERA on Campus: “We’re seeing Jewish-led anti-Israel groups such as If Not Now working hard to infiltrate campuses, summer camps and Israel trips”

JNS
Young Jews address new campus threats at CAMERA’s annual student conference
July 12, 2018

More than 80 students from nearly 70 campuses will be in Boston from July 29 to Aug. 1 for a high-level training conference on how to successfully respond to campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activism. The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is hosting the conference…“The fact that this is our eighth Student Leadership Conference, with one of the highest attendance records to date, means that students who support Israel are still plagued by hatred-filled anti-Zionist campaigns on campus,” said Aviva Rosenschein, CAMERA’s international campus director. READ MORE

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“Lambasting progressive Jewry as inauthentic at best, Jonathan Neumann writes that ‘American Judaism is broken because the Jewish Left broke it’”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
An author predicts Diaspora Jewry’s death, at the hands of Tikkun Olam liberals
by Matt Lebovic
July 13, 2018

Liberal Jews in the United States have “distorted” Jewish teachings to align with a narrow political agenda, according to the author of a new book called, “To Heal the World? How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel.”  Published on June 26, the book “sets out to slaughter the sacred cow of Tikkun Olam, at whose udder too many unlearned Jews have suckled,” according to author Jonathan Neumann. He blames American Jewry’s leaders for not only reinventing aspects of their ancient heritage, but also for causing damage to Israel by aligning with groups hostile to the Jewish state. READ MORE

JEWISH PHILANTHROPY Can Israeli Culture Save Jewish Philanthropy? Once a source of unity for the community, support for Israel’s defense has instead become a growing source of division. This however is no more than a symptom of a deeper problem. Simply put, the communal life, culture, and cohesion of the American Jewish community is declining to the point of existential crisis.

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Notice to MailChimp readers, there is apparently an outage…

Today’s 5am MailChimp report did NOT go out as usual due to a MailChimp outage. They have been contacted and we’re awaiting resolution. Of course, any time you want to view posted content, click on ArchitectGuy.

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“Cease-fire follows more than 40 Israeli air-strikes launched since Friday amid more than 100 rockets fired at southern Israel by militants in the Gaza Strip”

NEW YORK POST
Israel agrees to cease-fire with Hamas
by Eileen AJ Connelly
July 14, 2018

Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire brokered by Egypt on Saturday after waves of Israeli jets slammed the Gaza Strip in retaliation for dozens of rockets fired from the Palestinian territory — one of the worst flare-ups of violence since 2014. “Egyptian and international efforts succeeded in ending the current round of escalation,” a Palestinian official told Reuters. A spokesman for Hamas, which controls Gaza, and a statement from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group separately confirmed a truce was reached. READ MORE

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“As far as the Europeans are concerned, Iran can kill whoever it wants [eg Israelis] so long as it doesn’t attack Europe”

WASHINGTON TIMES
Iran’s greedy demands
by Clifford D. May
July 10, 2018

Britain, France and Germany are three of America’s closest allies, but they don’t always act like it. Last week in Vienna, their foreign ministers met with the foreign ministers of China and Russia, strategic adversaries of the U.S., as well as the foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a regime whose rallying cry for almost 40 years has been “Death to America!” Their mission: To undermine U.S. policy; to relieve the economic pressure that the Trump administration is attempting to bring to bear on Iran’s rulers in order to change their aggressive and lethal behavior both at home and abroad. READ MORE

JERUSALEM POST Caroline Glick: A glimpse of Europe’s true face Six days before the Vienna summit, Belgian security forces arrested members of an Iranian terror cell as they made their way to Paris to blow up a rally held that day by the Iranian opposition movement Mujahedin e-Khalq…Thousands attended the rally in Paris. Among the many VIPS present were former prime minister Ehud Barak, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. The arrests in Belgium drove home the fact that Iran has developed a massive terror infrastructure in Europe.

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