Category Archives: Israel & Middle East

“Attorney general who brought the charges against Netanyahu, Avichai Mandelblit, is due to leave office at month’s end, and both prosecution and defense see benefit in concluding the negotiations beforehand”

FDD Possible Netanyahu Plea Deal Could Shake Up Israeli Politics by Shany Mor January 25, 2022 Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is mulling a plea deal that would spare him prison time but likely bar him from politics for … Continue reading

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“The terrorist stopped me from being a parent, he shouldn’t stop me from being a grandparent”

JERUSALEM POST Bereaved families fight to use deceased child’s sperm to be grandparents by Anna Ahronheim January 25, 2022 Bereaved families who lost their sons during military service are fighting the state to allow them to become grandparents by using … Continue reading

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“Many of the states promoting and supporting the establishment of the UN commission among the most ardent and prevailing human rights violators in the international community”

JERUSALEM CENTER FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS The UN Descent to its Deepest Depths of Hostility against Israel by Alan Baker January 23, 2022 The inherent, long-existing political hostility against the State of Israel within the United Nations, in general, and the … Continue reading

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“If you think the reason Israel gets so much support in Congress is the money and influence of the pro-Israel lobby, you might be surprised to learn that that lobby ranks 20th on the most recent list of congressional donors”

NEW YORK TIMES What an Antisemite’s Fantasy Says About Jewish Reality by Bret Stephens January 21, 2022 A man travels 4,800 miles from the north of England to the heart of Texas. Once there, appearing to be homeless, he gains … Continue reading

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“In each case, except for the attacks in the synagogues in Pittsburgh and Poway, the assailants were Islamists and Palestinian terrorists”

WHITE ROSE Woke Terrorism by Thane Rosenbaum January 22, 2022 …It goes without saying that other planned attacks—in an astounding number of different nations—have not gone so well. The law of averages when it comes to Jews confronted with those … Continue reading

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Historian Eliezer Tauber explores how Palestinian propaganda backfired by turning a bloody battle into a fateful blood libel

TABLET MAG Remember Deir Yassin! by Gil Troy January 20, 2022 Deir Yassin. For decades it was the main count in the Palestinian indictment against Zionism and Israel. In the 1970s, when Palestinian terrorists butchered schoolkids and Olympic athletes, they … Continue reading

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“Never has a U.S. president given up so much leverage so quickly for absolutely zero gain”

WASHINGTON EXAMINER Biden saves Iran from itself by Richard Goldberg January 20, 2022 President Joe Biden came into office pledging to rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear deal quickly and then negotiate a follow-on agreement to address the deal’s many flaws. … Continue reading

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Hundreds of American rabbis across the political spectrum sign open letter pushing back against increasing intolerance within Jewish community

JEWISH JOURNAL Will Rabbis’ Statement Spark a Moment of Reckoning for the Jewish Community? by Monica Osborne January 13, 2022 The past nearly two years have left indelible marks on the soul of America. We have become increasingly divided on … Continue reading

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The bad guy was killed. The good guys were saved. But the reaction to the hostage-taking in Colleyville, Texas, should alarm American Jews.

COMMON SENSE Being Jewish in an Unraveling America by Bari Weiss January 17, 2022 Last week, I met a rabbi in Los Angeles. We talked about surfing where to get the best pizza in the city and her kids and … Continue reading

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Only 2nd time an Israeli-led measure at UN has ever passed; initiative earns 114 cosponsors, approved by consensus; Iran opposes but can’t force vote since it hasn’t paid UN dues

TIMES OF ISRAEL UN General Assembly adopts Israeli resolution aimed at combating Holocaust denial by Jacob Magid January 20, 2022 The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution aimed at combatting Holocaust denial on Thursday, in what was just the … Continue reading

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