Category Archives: Israel & Middle East

“In ongoing fracas around Yair Lapid’s speech on antisemitism’s place in the family of hatreds comes an unstated reckoning between Zionist expectations and a bitter reality”

TIMES OF ISRAEL A hatred that dwells alone? Antisemitism debate cuts to heart of Zionist vision by Haviv Rettig Gur July 26, 2021 On July 14, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid suggested in a speech that antisemitism was not as special … Continue reading

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“The new Israeli government — which combines parties from the right to the far-left and includes an Arab political party in the coalition — has received positive gestures from across the Middle East”

THE HILL Israel Is Making New Friends, with Netanyahu Out of Office by Seth J. Frantzman July 26, 2021 Nineteen years after Israel’s observer status at the African Union was ended during the Second Intifada, Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid … Continue reading

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“The home of an entire family shouldn’t be demolished for the action of one individual,” the Americans pontificated. But the arrogance was only beginning

JERUSALEM POST The world reacts to Israel with arrogance and hypocrisy by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner July 22, 2021 The US State Department reached a new level of sanctimonious ridiculousness when, after the IDF destroyed the home of a Palestinian lone-wolf terrorist … Continue reading

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Gaslighting Jews to get the right poll results

BESA Jews Gaslighting Jews: A Primer by Alex Joffe July 22, 2021 A recent poll purports to capture the attitudes of American Jews regarding Israel and politics. While the poll boasts the sensational result that 22% of American Jews apparently … Continue reading

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Iranian Judoka says ‘todah’ to Israelis for support

NEW YORK POST Iranian defector wins judo silver medal, dedicates win to Israel by Yaron Steinbuch July 28, 2021 An Iranian defector who won the Olympic silver medal for Mongolia in judo has dedicated it to Israel – saying “Thank … Continue reading

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“The IOC has never before heeded the call to remember slain athletes, at times suggesting that honoring the Israeli athletes could be divisive”

JTA For first time, Olympics opening ceremony honors Israeli athletes murdered in Munich July 23, 2021 For the first time ever, the Olympic Games held a moment of silence during the opening ceremony for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered during … Continue reading

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“A perception is gaining traction in the US that American Jews are turning on Israel, especially young American Jews”

JERUSALEM POST US Jewry failed to teach its youth about Israel, here is the result by Herb Keinon July 14, 2021 …What didn’t make the top 10 was that 28% of those [American Jews] polled – and 38% of those … Continue reading

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Desperate to advance its “realignment” policy, the Biden administration is doing everything it can to satisfy the Iranians

NEWSWEEK Biden Is Iran’s Survival Strategy by Caroline Glick July 13, 2021 …The [Iranian] regime has two plans to avoid the wrath of the people—repression and sanctions relief. And the Biden administration is giving the Iranian regime every reason to … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s new flavor of the month: Boycott the Jews

NEW YORK POST Israeli president calls Ben & Jerry’s boycott ‘a new form of terrorism’ By Jorge Fitz-Gibbon July 21, 2021 Ben & Jerry’s boycott of “Occupied Palestinian Territories” represents “a new form of terrorism,” Israeli President Isaac Herzog said … Continue reading

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“Court documents show that Iran has long been trying to kidnap an Iranian journalist living in Brooklyn”

FDD How Iranian Intelligence Hunts Down Dissidents While Protecting Al-Qaeda by Thomas Joscelyn July 16, 2021 The Department of Justice made a stunning announcement this week. Four Iranian nationals have been charged with plotting “to kidnap a Brooklyn journalist, author and … Continue reading

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