Category Archives: Israel & Middle East

Jewish Social Justice Warriors: “In today’s climate, speaking the truth about those who do physical violence to Jews is itself called violence”

TABLET MAG And are we prepared for postmodern activism and the new realities of the Jewish people? by Josh Block December 11, 2017 …Yet too many Jewish leaders continue to fetishize a wonderful 1960s model of social-justice activism whose foundational values … Continue reading

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“By moving America’s embassy to Jerusalem, the U.S. confronts the bigoted double standards of the international community” [VIDEO]

NATIONAL REVIEW Donald Trump Strikes a Blow against International Anti-Semitism by David French December 6, 2017 President Trump’s decision to formally recognize that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and to announce plans to move America’s embassy to the seat of Israel’s … Continue reading

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Trump’s first White House Hanukkah Party [VIDEO]

TIMES OF ISRAEL At White House Hanukkah party, Trump celebrates his Jerusalem decision by Eric Cortellessa December 8, 2017 US President Donald Trump strode onto the stage at the White House Hanukkah Reception with a particular air of confidence on Thursday … Continue reading

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Iran to SaudiArabia: Drop your new pal Israel and nobody gets hurt

WASHINGTON POST Iran says ‘good relations’ possible if Saudis change by Associated Press December 10, 2017 President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia if it stops bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with Israel. … Continue reading

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Birthright expands program to age 32

WALL STREET JOURNAL Birthright Israel Raises Eligibility Age to 32 By Ian Lovett December 6, 2017 Birthright Israel, the organization that sends young Jews on free trips to Israel, will raise the age of eligibility to 32 from 26, widening … Continue reading

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“Even after President Trump’s Wednesday announcement, U.S. passports for citizens born in Jerusalem won’t say they were born in “Jerusalem, Israel,” but instead just “Jerusalem””

WASHINGTON EXAMINER US passports won’t reflect Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by Joel Gehrke December 7, 2017 President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel won’t be reflected on State Department documents, including passports, officials … Continue reading

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“The UN Security Council that has failed so miserably in Syria, now sits in judgment against Israel, a country that has actually saved thousands of Syrians, ostensibly their enemies”

THE TOWER If Israel Were a Normal Country by David Gerstman December 8, 2017 If Israel were a normal country, having the United States place its embassy in its capital city would not be newsworthy. If Israel were a normal … Continue reading

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