Category Archives: Politics

From an AG reader: “I keep looking and looking but I can’t find this story in the NY Times or the WashPo or on CNN or NPR – I just don’t understand it”

ALGEMEINER ‘They All Play Together’: 35 Children From West Bank, Gaza and Around the World Find Life-Saving Heart Care in Israel by Sharon Wrobel June 24, 2021 A Tel Aviv-area medical center is now treating about 35 children from around … Continue reading

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Matti Friedman: “When consuming news from Israel, there’s a list of questions I ask when deciding if I’m getting sane information or a narrative of a different kind.”

SAPIR Eight Tips for Reading About Israel by Matti Friedman Spring 2021 … Israel is a Jewish country, home to a plurality of the world’s Jews. The powerful story being woven around Israel is a story about Jews. This is an … Continue reading

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“Not naming the distinctly left-wing roots of this hatred suggests that those doing the condemning do not want to alienate supposed allies”

JEWISH CHRONICLE When it comes to anti-Israel attacks on Jews, it’s time to name the enemy by Gil Troy June 23, 2021 …On June 3, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs defined “antisemitism, especially in its modern guise of … Continue reading

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From the Netherlands: “One Israeli-born mother of three teenagers said her two youngest children felt compelled to hide the fact that they are Jews, because of the vilification of Israel by classmates, often with the knowledge of their teachers”

ALGEMEINER ‘My Child Doesn’t Want to be Jewish Anymore’: Dutch Education Ministry Urged to Clamp Down on ‘Free Palestine’ Antisemitic Bullying by Ben Cohen June 23, 2021 A Dutch parliamentarian is demanding that the Ministry of Education in The Netherlands … Continue reading

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“Moving Israel to the Pentagon’s Middle East command could lead to progress on the Abraham Accords, experts say”

JEWISH INSIDER Why Israel’s move to CENTCOM matters by Gabby Deutch June 23, 2021 When Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi traveled to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., yesterday, the … Continue reading

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“Only time will tell whether Israel has been successful in buying for itself some time before it needs to “mow the grass” in Gaza again”

JERUSALEM POST 10 insights from the recent Gaza war by Efraim Inbar and Eran Lerman June 21, 2021 Only time will tell whether Israel has been successful in buying for itself some time before it needs to “mow the grass” … Continue reading

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“The Jewish community leadership has become so wedded to the new “progressive” ideology that it forbids community discussions, inquiries or challenges to it”

JNS America’s failing Jewish establishment: The case of the Rochester Federation by Patti Munter June 21, 2021 …My Federation’s accommodation, if not adoption of this new dispensation, especially its negative treatment of Israel, has been noticed: Back in 2014, I … Continue reading

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Khaled Salem, a pro-Israel Arab Democrat in primary to unseat Chuck Schumer

ARUTZ SHEVA Schumer-Challenger: Israel is “NATO’s South-Eastern Flank” by Mark Langfan June 22, 2021 Khaled Salem, a naturalized American Arab running in the Democrat primary to unseat Sen. Chuck Schumer, has a simple message for President Biden: Israel is a … Continue reading

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“Israeli national security leaders are reluctantly coming to the conclusion that they may soon be forced to take unilateral military action to neutralize the Iranian threat”

ALL ISRAEL NEWS Meet the only living Israeli prime minister ever to order the IDF to destroy a foreign nuclear reactor by Joel C. Rosenberg June 18, 2021 Israel is the only country in the world to have ever used … Continue reading

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Tarantino: “If I’m going to be in another country, the country that handled COVID the best is probably the best country to be in”

JERUSALEM POST Tarantino to Kimmel: ‘Israel was the best country to be in’ during COVID by Hannah Brown June 23, 2021 Movie director and sometime Tel Aviv resident Quentin Tarantino said on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night that he was happy … Continue reading

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