Dershowitz to DNC: It’s either me or Ellison, take your pick

THE HILL
I will leave the Democrats if Keith Ellison is elected its chairman
by Alan Dershowitz
February 24, 2017

Tomorrow the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will have to choose the direction of the Democratic Party, as well as its likely composition. It will be among the most important choices the DNC has ever had to make. There has been powerful push from the hard-left of the Democratic Party, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to elect Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) chairman.  If he is elected, I will quit the party after 60 years of loyal association and voting.  I will become an independent, continuing to vote for the best candidates, most of whom, I assume, will still be Democrats.  But I will not contribute to the DNC or support it as an institution.  READ MORE

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#UN: “a mountain of unaccountable bureaucracy and moral sludge…the job of trying to bring about any kind of genuine reform is like trying to clear a mudslide with a teaspoon”

PJ MEDIA
Truth, Terror and Nikki Haley’s Challenge at the UN
by Claudia Rosett
February 23, 2017

In any of the world’s genuine fights against terrorism, the UN has more often been part of the baggage than a help in lightening the load. Note, for instance, the UN’s genial attitude toward the terrorists of Hezbollah, and de facto support via UNRWA — the UN’s Palestinian “refugee” agency — for Hamas (groups the UN does not recognize as terrorist), plus the UN’s impotence against the likes of ISIS. The burden of actually combating terrorists has been carried by a number of the UN’s member states, such as the U.S., and the UN’s favorite punching bag, Israel. READ MORE

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Defense to appeal Elor Azaria manslaughter conviction [VIDEO]

ISRAEL HAYOM
63% of Israelis support pardon for Hebron shooter Elor Azaria
by Lilach Shoval and Gideon Allon
February 23, 2017

Two days after Pvt. Elor Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter in January for shooting and killing an incapacitated Palestinian terrorist in Hebron last year, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, an Israel Hayom poll reveals that 63% of the public favors a pardon for him. The poll, conducted in conjunction with the New Wave Research Institute, showed that 63% of Israelis wanted Azaria to be pardoned, 24% opposed any reduction to his sentence, and 13% said they did not know. A presidential pardon is one possibly way of commuting Azaria’s sentence. READ MORE

TIMES OF ISRAEL Arab League denounces ‘racist’ 18-month sentence for Hebron shooter

JERUSALEM POST Netanyahu says he backs pardon for Hebron shooter Elor Azaria

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“On Monday morning St Louis awoke to discover that nearly 200 tombstones were toppled in a nearby Jewish graveyard” [VIDEO]

DAILY NEWS
Vice President Pence visits vandalized Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, decries anti-Semitism
by Cameron Joseph
February 22, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence visited a Jewish cemetery on Wednesday where vandals recently toppled hundreds of tombstones, decrying anti-Semitism during the stop. Pence swung by Chesed Shel Emeth Society, a historic Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Mo., that suffered extensive vandalism over the weekend amidst a rash of anti-Semitic threats since President Trump’s November election victory. READ MORE

GATEWAY PUNDIT Hundreds of supporters join Pence to clean up vandalized cemetery

DAILY NEWS Muslim-Americans raising funds to help repair Jewish cemetery

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Twenty years ago this week, “two IDF troop-carrying helicopters collided mid-air killing all 73 soldiers in the blink of an eye”

INSPIRATION FROM ZION
How Israel taught me the meaning of “E pluribus unum”
by Forest Rain
February 19, 2017

I can’t believe it’s been twenty years. I remember it like it was yesterday. It’s not the day itself I remember, just one vivid scene that forever changed me. I was in 10th grade. Recess. Suddenly the school sound system was broadcasting the news…There was dead silence. The moment the news began every student froze on the spot. A silent scattering of statues, everyone was listening intently to the report…And then I heard the names. READ MORE

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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky shares the stage with convicted terrorist and murderer of Jews

OBSERVER
Media Ignores Disturbing Alliance Between ‘Progressives’ and Anti-Semites
by Paul Miller
February 22, 2017

Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner were inseparable friends studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. But that all changed on a fateful February day in 1969, when members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine bombed a SuperSol supermarket, ending the lives of both young men. So, you’ll understand my anger and revulsion when I saw the convicted mastermind of the terror attack, Rasmea Odeh, standing with Representative Jan Schakowsky as she addressed an anti-travel ban rally in Chicago last month. Odeh served 10 years in an Israeli prison before being released in a large-scale prisoner swap. READ MORE

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Fired for observing Passover

JNS
Jewish civil rights groups ignore Jewish victim of discrimination
by Joshua Sharf
February 21, 2017

…What if you sued, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as well as the local Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) kept a studied silence during your entire legal fight? “Again, not possible,” you insist. Guess again. Because that’s exactly what happened to Susan Abeles. Abeles is an Orthodox Jew, and up until spring of 2015, was an employee of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Every year for the past 26 years, she had taken vacation time for the first two and last two days of Passover, always emailing her supervisors at the beginning of the year to let them know the dates of the Jewish holidays. READ MORE

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