US-Israel drill, one of the largest Israel Air Force drills in years, will include long-range flights such as those that Israeli pilots might need to make in order to reach Iran

Israel, US to hold air drill simulating striking Iran nuclear program
Anna Ahronheim
November 28, 2022

The Israel Air Force this week will hold one of its largest drills in years with the United States Air Force simulating offensive strikes against Iran’s nuclear program. The drill will take place from Tuesday until Thursday over the Mediterranean Sea and Israel. It will include long-range flights such as those that Israeli pilots might need to make in order to reach the Islamic Republic. The exercise will include refuelers as well as fighter jets from both forces. READ MORE

JPOST Iran publishes list of ‘sensitive’ sites in Israel to strike in future war Media outlets close to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have published a list of “sensitive” sites that could be targeted in a future war. The reports listed a number of buildings and sites in Israel in what was clearly intended as a threat. Iran’s list of “sensitive” sites includes the Knesset, government buildings, warehouses, facilities and institutions.

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The FBI announced that it will be investigating the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh but was silent when an American was injured in a bombing.

The FBI should investigate the attack on US citizen in Jerusalem bombing
Stephen M. Flatow
November 27, 2022

The Biden administration’s Justice Department recently announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the accidental death of an Arab-American journalist in Israel. So why isn’t it investigating this week’s intentional attempted murder of a Jewish American citizen in Israel? Shireen Abu Akleh, a reporter for the Qatari media agency Al Jazeera, was accidentally shot and killed while covering a shooting attack by Palestinian Arab terrorists against Israeli soldiers in Jenin last May. The incident has already been thoroughly investigated by the Israeli government, journalists, and so-called human rights organizations. None of the inquiries could determine who actually fired the fatal bullets, nor could they find evidence that the shooting was intentional. READ MORE

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Best explanation of why CRT and ethnic studies are antisemitic

Legal Scholar Suzanna Sherry: CRT and DEI Inherently Racist and Anti-Jewish
November 22, 2022

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) are extremely important human rights ideals, and educational programming is an essential element in the effort to achieve them. On campus and in the workplace, there has been a dramatic and pervasive rise in DEI personnel and programming. At the same time that ever-increasing resources are devoted to DEI, however, there has been an unprecedented explosion in virulent Jew-hatred. DEI, and its parent ideology, critical race theory (CRT), uphold the racist and Marxist libel that Jews are blessed with an inordinate level of “white privilege,” and, because the Jewish state “oppresses” Palestinians, Jews are guilty of racist atrocities against non-white people. This presentation by Vanderbilt legal scholar Suzanna Sherry explains that the ideas behind DEI and CRT are inherently racist — thus anti-Jewish — and “we have to get rid of them.” READ MORE

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“Britain is changing into a multicultural state. The bonds of society that keep everyone together are fraying fast”

An altered state: There is no such thing as a multicultural society
Melanie Phillips
November 30, 2022

A society only exists where its inhabitants regard themselves as bound together by a culture composed of language, religion, law, literature, traditions, customs and so on expressed through civic and political ideals embedded in the historic development of that culture. Different ethnicities can sign up to the norms established by that culture, even if they are newcomers who didn’t share in its development. But there has to be an identifiable overarching culture to which they can sign up. Multiculturalism, by contrast, means that no one culture defines a nation which is composed instead of a babel of cultures. Moreover, multiculturalism holds that the indigenous culture cannot declare its values superior to any other. So it cannot lay down cultural norms which everyone is expected to share. Multiculturalism therefore destroys society as a body of people with a shared collective national vision. READ MORE

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ZOA also demands that President Biden publicly condemn overt Jew-haters Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, AOC, Betty McCollum, Cori Bush, Jamaal Bowman, Ayanna Pressley, and others

ZOA Deplores Pres. Trump Dining with Jew-Haters Kanye West & Nick Fuentes, and Demands He Condemn Them
November 27, 2022

…The Zionist Organization of America calls upon President Trump to live up to his own powerful words, to condemn in the strongest possible terms Jew-hater Kanye West and avowed holocaust denying, white supremacist, Jew-hater Nick Fuentes. ZOA deplores the fact that President Trump had a friendly dinner with such vile antisemites. His dining with Jew-haters helps legitimize and mainstream antisemitism and must be condemned by everyone. It is particularly incumbent on America’s influential ex-presidents to confront and condemn the antisemites who are spreading Jew-hatred throughout our country now. Therefore, ZOA also demands former Presidents Clinton and Obama condemn avowed antisemite Louis Farrakhan, the source of much of Kanye West’s and other Jew-haters’ bile. READ MORE

NEW YORK POST Republicans slam Trump’s judgment after ‘troubling’ meeting with Kanye West, Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes The former president has acknowledged that he met with West, who goes by Ye​, and Fuentes, who took part in the white supremacist marches in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 and has remarked that the “math doesn’t seem to add up” for the 6 million Jewish deaths in the Holocaust.

JERUSALEM POST Adam Milstein: Kanye West’s antisemitism inspired by Louis Farrakhan Farrakhan must be treated as a persona non grata in America. For too long, his poisonous presence and rhetoric have been tolerated.

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“Recruiters also justified hiring discrimination with various comments: “Jews are greedy,” “Jews killed Jesus,” “Jews are an inferior race,” “Jews are oppressors” and “Jews are less capable”

A quarter of US hiring managers discriminate against Jews, survey shows
November 27, 2022

A quarter of hiring managers say they are less likely to move forward with Jewish applicants, according to a survey conducted by a San Francisco-based employment resource firm. In light of recent high-profile cases of antisemitism in the U.S., polled 1,131 recruiters. Twenty-three percent say they want fewer Jews in their industry, while 17% add that managers have told them to avoid hiring Jews. The top reason for discriminating against Jews, the results show, is a supposed fear of their “power and control,” with 38% of hiring managers citing that excuse. READ MORE

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Police suspect remotely detonated devices were packed with nails; 22 hurt; security forces hunt for suspects; no claim of responsibility; Hamas hails attack

Israeli teen killed as terror bombings target 2 bus stops at entrances to Jerusalem
Emanuel Fabian
November 24, 2022

Two explosions at two bus stops near entrances to Jerusalem on Wednesday morning killed one person and left another 22 people injured, police and medics said. Police described the explosions as a terror bombing attack. The first explosion occurred close to the main entrance of Jerusalem in Givat Shaul, shortly after 7 a.m., peak commuter hour. Eighteen people at the bus stop were injured in the blast, including two critically and two seriously, medical officials said. The victims were taken to two hospitals in Jerusalem. One of the victims injured in the first blast later died at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, hospital officials said. He was named as 16-year-old Aryeh Schupak, a yeshiva student from Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood, and a dual Israeli-Canadian national. READ MORE

JPOST Shin Bet thwarts bus bombing by Gazan with work permit The announcement comes 24 hours after two bombs placed at bus stops in Jerusalem killed a teenager and wounded at least 22 more people.

TIMES OF ISRAEL Teen terror victim Aryeh Schupak mourned as ‘fighter’ after Jerusalem bombing Schupak, 16, decided to go to class in morning despite feeling sick, says yeshiva head; father: ‘Appreciate every minute with the child and with the family’

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Initial reports indicated that Tiran Fero, 18, was already dead when snatched by Palestinian gunmen from West Bank hospital, but uncle says ‘they disconnected him from machines’

‘Murder’: Uncle of Israeli snatched in Jenin says teen was still alive when taken
November 23, 2022

The uncle of an 18-year-old Israeli who was snatched by Palestinian gunmen from a hospital in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Tuesday said his nephew was still alive and connected to a ventilator when he was taken. “This is murder. It’s a terrorist attack. He was sedated and on life support, he was alive,” Edri Fero said in an interview with the Kan public broadcaster on Wednesday. Tiran Fero from the Druze-majority town of Daliyat al-Karmel was critically injured in a car crash in Jenin and taken to a hospital in the Palestinian city due to his severe condition. READ MORE

ASSOCIATED PRESS Body of Israeli teen taken by militants returned to family Palestinian militants disconnected him from hospital equipment while he was still alive and took him away, according to his father, Husam Fero.

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Israeli-Arabs, who undeniably enjoy greater rights and freedoms in Israel than in any of the surrounding states, are drifting away from their Israeli identity

Israel must reclaim its Arab citizens
Mark Dubowitz and Jonathan Schanzer
November 18, 2022

The rise of right-leaning candidates in Israel’s November 1 election has been derided by a gaggle of breathless commentators, notably The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, lamenting the end of Israel as we once knew it. First, it should be noted that such prognostications are wildly premature; Israel’s government has yet to be formed. Moreover, it’s worth noting what these observers have until now ignored: the elections were heavily influenced by the 11-day war in May 2021, also known as Operation Guardian of the Walls. Amid heavy rocket fire by the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas, significant numbers of Arab-Israeli citizens staged a series of riots, attacking Israeli homes, schools, synagogues and hospitals. A little more than a year later, with troubling questions still lingering about coexistence, votes gravitated to the pugilistic law-and-order campaign of the Religious Zionist bloc led by Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir. READ MORE

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Today, 90% of Britain’s demographic growth comes from immigration. The same shift is taking place in Sweden.

Is Multiculturalism Destroying Western National Identities?
by Giulio Meotti
November 20, 2022

…Multiculturalism is becoming a key tool in the dissolution of national identities and the label of “populism” serves to exorcise a rational reaction to the great fears that have besieged Western societies for several decades: the fear of people facing massive, unregulated immigration; the fear that Western culture will dissolve into a blob of relativism and parallel societies (even The Economist denounced it); the fear of countries without external borders or internal moral legitimacy. It is the fear of a cultural disintegration that has been insidiously validating the probability the sociological majority disappearing and, ultimately, society itself. READ MORE

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