#WithFriendsLikeThis #UNESCO denial of Jewish links to #Jerusalem was drafted by Jordan

Jordan’s chilly peace with Israel
by Michael Freund
October 27, 2016

Yesterday marked the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty, an event heralded at the time as a historic breakthrough, one that would bring about a warm and lasting reconciliation between the two countries for generations to come. So much for the desert-driven delusions of the past. For while the accord has certainly resulted in mutually beneficial arrangements, such as the 15-year gas deal signed by Jerusalem and Amman last month, the sad fact is that although Jordan may be Israel’s neighbor, it isn’t really much of a friend….According to the kingdom’s official Petra News Agency, the text approved by UNESCO “was prepared by the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, and presented by the Jordanian mission to UNESCO in coordination with the Palestinian mission.” READ MORE

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Baehr: “It is reasonable to ask if some of the #Jewish #Trump critics could at times have found something else to write about this year, such as supporting down-ballot Republicans or even criticizing Trumps’ opponent, Clinton”

The Jews will lose in November
by Richard Baehr
October 27, 2016

Barring some unusual development in the next two weeks — another health scare for the Democratic nominee, some shocking new revelation about pay for play between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department, FBI agents resigning in disgust over the decision by the bureau not to seek charges over the email scandal, or a massive polling error unseen in recent history, the next president come January 20, 2017 will be Hillary Clinton. Current trends suggest a victory somewhere in the range between Barack Obama’s margins in 2008 and 2012: a 4% to 7% popular vote victory, and an Electoral College win with well over 300 votes for Clinton. READ MORE

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“‘Capital of #GolanHeights’ holds many attractions for visitors, from an award-winning winery to a living-history museum and nature reserves”

Katzrin beckons tourists to cool, green northern Israel
by Abigail Klein Leichman
October 23, 2016

This town [Katzrin] of 8,500 residents boasts clear air, green vistas fed by natural springs, fun activities and a rich history you can see and touch. The modern town is situated near the original Katzrin, which flourished in Byzantine/Talmudic times before it was destroyed by a massive earthquake in 749 CE and lay fallow for 500 years. READ MORE

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“What’s truly infuriating and disappointing about the UNESCO vote is the deafening silence of significant Christian figures”

Not a Peep from the Pope
by David Weinberg
October 26, 2016

Last Friday, Israeli TV10 anchorwoman Ayala Hasson asked the Executive Board chairman of UNESCO whether that international organization would adopt a resolution that said Christians had no ties to the Vatican or that Moslems had no ties to Mecca. “Such a resolution would never happen,” replied Michael Worbs of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Of course not. Such things only happen to the Jews.READ MORE

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“The growing trend in which anti-Zionists use the tragedy of the Holocaust to attack Israel”

The Rise of ‘Soft’ Holocaust Denial
by Zach Ben-Amots
October 2016

After Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel died in July at the age of 87, American leaders mourned the loss of his globally respected advocacy for peace and tolerance. “Elie Wiesel was one of the great moral voices of our time, and in many ways, the conscience of the world,” President Barack Obama wrote. Some anti-Zionist opportunists, however, leapt to slander Wiesel for his lifelong Zionism and support for Israel. READ MORE

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Israel preparing to confront Egypt-controlled Sinai which has become “fertile ground for terrorists, smugglers and infiltrators”

IDF Coed Commandos Step Up Training for Potential ISIS Attack on Israel From Sinai
by Ruthie Blum
October 23, 2016

The IDF battalion charged with safeguarding Israel’s border with Egypt has been stepping up its preparation for potential ISIS attacks from the Sinai Peninsula, where members of the terrorist organization have been operating, the Hebrew news site nrg reported on Sunday. According to the report, Caracal – the Israeli army’s first completely co-ed combat battalion – is being particularly vigilant, as it is the only force separating innocent civilians in southern Israel from the possible wrath of Islamic State-affiliated groups. In addition, its commander told nrg, the terrorists in question could decide at any minute to shift their attention away from operations against Egypt and turn their sights on the Jewish state. READ MORE

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Pull up a chair–by far the best explanation of the #Trump phenomenon

How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind
by David Wong
October 12, 2016

I’m going to explain the Donald Trump phenomenon in three movies. And then some text. There’s this universal shorthand that epic adventure movies use to tell the good guys from the bad. The good guys are simple folk from the countryside…while the bad guys are decadent assholes who live in the city and wear stupid clothes. In Star Wars, Luke is a farm boy…while the bad guys live in a shiny space station. In Braveheart, the main character (Dennis Braveheart) is a simple farmer…and the dastardly Prince Shithead lives in a luxurious castle and wears fancy, foppish clothes. READ MORE

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