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Rashida Tlaib & the "One-State Solution" - A Euphemism For The Destruction Of Israel | United with Israel

The well-documented history of Arab rejectionism is largely ignored by “progressives” since it does not fit into their narrative of Arabs as perpetual “victims” and Israel as the “villain.”

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War Crime!: Placing a Note in the Western Wall

I urge all visitors to join me in a conspiracy to violate the UN Security Council Resolution...Obama, himself, engineered the Resolution. He pushed it through the Security Council despite some reservations by other members, including Egypt, which

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There's Nothing Progressive About Terrorists Targeting Civilians—Except When Israelis Are the Victims

Many Western progressives, including those in elected office, who claim to support peace, equality, and social justice, seem to think it is OK for Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to launch rockets at Israeli civilians.

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Yair Netanyahu: Gaza Proves ‘Land for Peace’ Means ‘Land for War'

Imagine the south of the U.S. being bombarded by missiles for days at a time. Such is the reality here in Israel as I write this.

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The Reality of the 'Two-State Solution' – Jewish Policy Center

Last week, Jared Kushner, one of the administration’s point men on the Middle East, dispensed with the term “two-state solution” in its impending peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians. “The two-state solution has failed,” he said. Not fo

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FLEISHER: Explaining The Clash Of American Liberal Jewry And Israeli Nationalism

The recent landslide election of Benjamin Netanyahu and the ascendancy of the Israeli Right has deepened the rift between Israeli and American Jews — the latter of whom disproportionately identify with the political Left.

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How Bibi Did It:
The West’s most successful politician scores again

Watching Benjamin Netanyahu win elections has become so customary that it is easy to miss the profound significance of his April 9 victory. When Netanyahu lost to Ehud Barak in 1999—the last time he was booted from office in an election—the Labor Party alliance won 26 seats.

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Donald Trump, Morton Klein, and Effective Jewish Leadership | Spengler

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN April 13 that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to extend Israeli sovereignty to West Bank settlements wouldn’t hurt the administration’s forthcoming peace plan, a gesture of support to the Jewish State unthinkable un

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Analysis: AIPAC's moment to step back from two-state solution

AIPAC conference registered a first. It invited to speak an official representative from across the Green Line. Will it signal a more open position by the pro-Israel lobbying giant toward the Arab-Israel conflict?

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The Campaign to Make Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitism Unassailable

Two prominent American-Islamist political activists, both avowed opponents of Israel’s existence, renewed complaints last week that the recent controversy involving Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN)’s series of antisemitic statements was unjust.

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Why Israel Must Destroy Hamas Once And For All

To again borrow from one of my favorite (perhaps apocryphal) Einstein aphorisms: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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Why Anti-Zionism is the New Anti-Semitism (And Why They Are The Same Thing) | The Star

Current practitioners of anti-Semitism excuse themselves by falsely separating between the Jewish religion and the Jewish people.

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Dems shouldn’t support anti-Israel Rep. Ilhan Omar – She doesn’t speak for me and other American Muslims

Rep. Ilhan Omar is a leading critic of Israel in Congress and pretends this has nothing to do with her feelings about the Jewish people.

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Liberals' Anti-Semitism Problem Isn't Going Away

There are three questions that can best gauge whether people are being critical of Israel's policies or critical of the existence of the Jewish state.

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Where Are America’s Jewish Leaders?

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Photo: Screenshot. Israel is once again facing major new international military and political challenges. Yet despite …

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Alan Dershowitz: Time to tell the truth about the Palestinian issue

The New York Times ran one of the most biased articles about the conflict by a mainstream newspaper.

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Termites, Bigots and GOATs: Rationalizing Complicity with Anti-Semitism

Consider the front page story in the New York Times Sunday Review, which singled out the Palestinian issue as "one of the great moral challenges of our time" -- ignoring Syria, Ukraine, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Chechnya, Tibet, Cyprus and many far greater

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Palestinians' Anti-Semitic Stereotyping of Jews

Abbas and the Palestinian leadership are clearly trying to drag Israel into a religious conflict with all Muslims, not only Palestinians. The Temple Mount has become their favorite platform for disseminating blood libels.... If anyone is defiling the

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Is Rashida Tlaib Guilty of Bigotry?

To single out only the "Jew among nations," and not the dozens of far more serious violators of human rights is bigotry pure and simple, and those who support BDS only against Israel are guilty of bigotry. What is unacceptable is discriminatory actions,

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How Israel-Haters Use a False Framework to Spread Their Hate

In The New York Review of Books, anti-Zionist author Antony Loewenstein wrote an article called “Exporting the Technology of Occupation.”...

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US: Why should we fund PA hospitals, when Abbas diverts money to pay terrorists?

State Department defends its defunding of Palestinian Jerusalem hospitals by noting that the PA intends to give monthly stipend to family of terrorist who killed US-born Ari Fuld

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Painting a Fuller Picture on Hebron

Less than a year ago I decided it was high time for me to visit Hebron. After all, Hebron is the world's oldest Jewish city,

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U.S. is Taking an Axe to the "Peace Process." That’s Good. – Jewish Policy Center

The Trump administration has restored the United States to the position of honest broker – emphasis on “honest” – and taken a hatchet to a series of fantasies underlying the notion of an Israeli-Palestinian “peace process.”  

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Israel and the grave danger of media bias

Misinformation matters because media outlets have great power. They shape the way we understand the world and, ultimately, drive our behavior.

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Kudos to Netflix For Dropping Farrakhan 'Documentary'

Those who create the magic that is Hollywood are currently confronting a multitude of challenges, from new technologies to mega-mergers...

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Natalie Portman’s disgusting denigration of the Holocaust - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

What does Natalie Portman want?

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Why The Trump Team Is Wrong About Hamas

JNS.org –Donald Trump’s senior Mideast advisers are proposing to give Hamas billions of dollars if it will recognize Israel and...

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NO HOLDS BARRED: The apotheosis of Sheldon Adelson

Where have we seen one of the foremost contributors to politics in the world dedicate his influence to the interests of his people over and above any personal consideration?

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An open letter to the participants who left their Birthright trip

These young adults affiliated with IfNotNow chose to feign ignorance. I’m conflicted. On the one hand, I am hesitant to engage with you because a response would give your rhetoric a degree of legitimacy. On the other hand, your rhetoric is so presumptiv

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Terror kites, terror tunnels, suicide bombings, stabbings, rock-throwing: the lie of the Palestinian “right of return”

Nazi politician and propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels once advised: “When one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. [One should] keep up the lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.”

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Krauthammer 2002: What is intolerable is Jewish assertiveness, the Jewish refusal to accept victimhood

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Boycotting Israel is a hopeless misdiagnosis of the problem

Any suggestion of boycotting the Eurovision, or boycotting Israel in any other way, betrays a catastrophic misunderstanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Israel’s winning strategy against Hamas - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

“What is the strategy for Gaza?’ asked Jelin during a live interview for Channel 2 news.

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Why Hamas wants thousands of Palestinians to die next week

Palestinian terrorist group Hamas is arranging for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to march on the Israeli-Palestinian border next Monday and Tuesday. Addressing Palestinians in Gaza, Hamas' leader there portrayed the protests as a peaceful effort t

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Rampant Holocaust denial in the Arab world

The problem is in the hearts and minds of Arab youth.

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Israel's Birthday: Jewish Power at 70 Years

Israel is a safeguard for Jews, not a vanity.

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Incoherent U.S. policy on Syria mystifying allies, empowering enemies - International news - Jerusalem Post

Experts contend that both Russia and Iran would be empowered should President Trump move ahead with military withdrawal from Syria.

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Analysis: Strike in Syria shows Netanyahu follows through on threats

The message of Israel's alleged strike on Homs is clear: Israel has interests and intends to act upon them.

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Donald Trump Jerusalem Embassy Move: A Good First Step | National Review

Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will help, but the best way to restore order in the Middle East would be to stop sending aid to Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian government ...

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Trump’s Non-Radical Decision on Jerusalem

This is not a radical position. It has been the consensus in the United States for more than two decades,

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Donald Trump Strikes a Blow against International Anti-Semitism

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

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Pro-BDS contributions to Jewish groups -- a Trojan horse? | The Times of Israel

Ahead of the UN's Ambassadors Against BDS conference, a look at the strange bedfellows partnerships between Muslim and Jewish communities may make

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Here’s A List Of All The Muslim Countries That Ban Jews | Daily Wire

Fake news infected the body politic this week as liberals lost their minds over President Trump’s falsely-labeled “Muslim ban,” which bars refugees from seven high-risk Muslim majority countries (previously identified by President Obama’s own Depa

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Alan Dershowitz: Why I Will Leave the Democratic Party If Ellison Is Elected its Chairman

Tomorrow the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will have to choose the direction of the Democratic Party, as well as its...

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Israel Is Not the Occupier | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

This past summer, the section of the Republican Party’s platform on Israel included a key statement made in anticipation of...

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Obama’s Late Hit on Israel

Obama’s last-minute betrayal of Israel on the United Nations Security Council resolution is shameful and poorly thought out,

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Why Are Jews Not 'Radicalized?' | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

According to the most popular and largely dominant theory of why Muslims become radicalized, the more they feel discriminated against, the more likely they are to engage in terrorism and join terrorist groups such as Islamic State. This theory claims to b

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Cory Booker Admits Iran Deal Blunder

On the most important vote affecting Israel’s security in a generation, Mr. Booker has failed.

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Not an uprising against occupation. An uprising against Israel

Op-ed: In bloody, unmistakable capital letters, the perpetrators of this new round of evil mayhem proclaim to Israelis: We don’t want to live alongside you. We want to kill you

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Palestine: The Psychotic Stage - WSJ

In The Wall Street Journal, Global View columnist Bret Stephens on the truth about why Palestinians have been seized by their present blood lust.

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Why the Jews Are the Canary in the Coal Mine

Even in the matter of "slavery," the Torah works toward the natural and ideal condition of each and every individual person, which is freedom. In the Torah system, if a master strikes his slave and wounds him, the slave goes free. If a master ha

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Mike Huckabee's the Bomb Thrower? | Yonason Goldson | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

“This President’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history.  It is so naive that he would trust......

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The fiction of the Israel-Palestine peace dividend - David's Harp - Israel News | Haaretz

Sorry, RAND: Israel is doing fine economically without peace, and the Palestinians should be skeptical that their state will bring them much prosperity.

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The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts: How Obama and Israel Changed the Stakes of Jewish Power

Last week an issue that has simmered for some time in private conversations burst out into the open—in a very unpleasant way. At the Jerusalem Post conference in New York on June 7, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew offered a stirring defense of the White Ho

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Blog: Yesterday I was informed that I am not a resident of Israel - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Six Supreme Court Justices from the United States informed me that, as far as they were concerned, I am a resident of Jerusalem, Full Stop.

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Time to be honest about Israel's capital (Opinion) - CNN.com

Frida Ghitis: Diplomacy sometimes creates moments of delusion. That fact is on clear display when it comes to how the United States treats Jerusalem.

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J Street: The Jewish enemy within - www.jewishaz.com: Your Voice

In late March 2015, a New Yorker article concluded that despite the difficult economic conditions of many Israelis, the Israeli public by and large did not trust Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni, who head the Zionist Union political bloc, with Israel’s secu

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Barack Obama’s Anti-Semitism Test

Is US President Barack Obama an anti-Semite? This question has lingered in the air since his first presidential bid in 2008. It first arose due to the anti-Semitic sermons that Jeremiah Wright, his pastor for more than 20 years, made as Obama and his family sat in the pews.

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When did America forget that it’s America?

On a number of occasions during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Israeli government has appealed to the United States and its allies to demand a change in Tehran’s aggressive behavior. If Iran wishes to be treated as a normal state, Israel has said, then it should start acting like one. Unfortunately, these appeals have been summarily dismissed.

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The unfolding farce of Obama’s deal with Iran

The president didn’t sign a bad framework deal with the ayatollahs. He left it unsigned, open to ever more worrying interpretation.

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Peace, the Grand Delusion of the Jews

“Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow.”  —Abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass On one sunny August afternoon in Boston in 2014, I made my way through the Boston Common public park and watched from a distance as people bega

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Krauthammer: No peace in our time

Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are now dead because Netanyahu has declared that there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel’s prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection does not portend more strife in the Middle East.

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The Iranian Regime on Israel's Right to Exist — Atlantic

The foreign minister says his country is friendly to Jews. But his country seeks the elimination of the country in which nearly half the world's Jews live.

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Netanyahu’s Moment | The Weekly Standard

Sometimes a speech is just a speech. Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech about Iran policy on March 3 will not be his first address to Congress. It will make familiar, if important, arguments. One might assume that, like the vast majority of speeches, it would soon be overtaken by events in Israel and the United States and the world.

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No Holds Barred: Susan Rice and the politicization of genocide - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

Is there any dirty job for the Obama administration that Susan Rice is not prepared to do? Need someone to fraudulently blame the murder of an American ambassador in Libya on a stupid film? Send Rice to the Sunday morning talk shows.

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Charles Krauthammer: On the cusp of an epic capitulation

A sunset clause? The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling.

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Alan Dershowitz: Democrats' Boycott of Netanyahu 'Appalling, Irresponsible'

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has slammed Democrats for planning to boycott a controversial speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week to Congress.

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Alan M. Dershowitz: The Appalling Talk of Boycotting Netanyahu - WSJ

In The Wall Street Journal, Alan M. Dershowitz writes that Congress has every right, and even an obligation, to hear the Israeli leader speak about the Iranian threat.

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Netanyahu: If Iran nuclear deal is good, why hide it from Israel? | The Times of Israel

No responsible PM could refuse invitation to speak to Congress on issue that threatens israel's survival, he tells visiting US Jewish leaders

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Obama’s offensive against Netanyahu backfires - The Washington Post

The Obama administration is going all out to see that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is defeated, but the campaign of veiled threats and anonymous leaks is backfiring: Instead of sinking in the polls, Netanyahu is rising.Obama's offensive against Netanyahu isn’t working.

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Why Netanyahu, The Churchill Of Our Time, Must Speak Before Congress

It is fitting and proper--indeed essential for our very security--that Speaker John Boehner has extended an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran and its efforts to develop nuclear weapons and

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Have Jews ever been safe in France? | Warren Adler | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

There is a jewel of a museum in the Marais district of Paris. It is the Musée d'Art et......

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NY Times Lethal Anti-Israel Journalism Strikes Again - Op-Eds - Arutz Sheva

Like the White House, the New York Times is potentially guilty of incitement to genocide and defamation; certainly, they are guilty of slanting the news about Israel in every way possible.

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The time for marches is over; it's time to act over anti-Semitism - Telegraph

In every Jewish school in Europe parents drop their children wondering, just wondering, what might happen. That has to change

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For Zion's sake: Netanyahu in Paris – pushing Israel’s dignity to the front row - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

To the Left, Netanyahu’s trip to Paris was a public relations disaster for Israel.

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The dilemma of France's liberal Jews - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews

Opinion: Analysis: Paris terror attacks worsen the situation of secular French Jews, many of whom still believe in the Republic's universal values and feel that France, rather than Israel, is their national home.

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Do Jews Have a Future in France? - The Daily Beast

There is no future for Jews in France as long as Europeans refuse to confront the tacit acceptance of violence by many of the continent’s Muslims.

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Je suis Charlie, Je suis Ilan: why is this different?

As thousands of Israelis waited for the snow to fall yesterday in Jerusalem, parents found themselves attempting to entertain......

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Boycotts Go Both Ways | Gedalyah Reback | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

Another day, another report about a boycott, or a threat, or a sanction, or an insult, or a divestment,......

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A stinging defeat for Abbas, but no great victory for Israel | The Times of Israel

Netanyahu persuaded Nigeria to abstain as UN Security Council rejected Palestinian statehood, but could only muster US and Australian opposition, and the French let Israel down

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Rinsing Israel Out of Europe: The Zionistfrei Movement - WSJ

In The Wall Street Journal, Brendan O’Neill writes that in Britain, France, Spain and beyond, a drive to ban products from the Jewish state is picking up speed.

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Why do we keep saying it's not anti-Semitic? - Independent.ie

There are wars, there are terrorist attacks and there are pogroms. What occurred this week at the Har Nof Synagogue in Israel was age-old anti-Semitism. It was not political, it was not

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What about the Jewish Nakba? - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews

Opinion, Ben-Dror Yemini: Op-ed: For decades, the Palestinians have nurtured the ethos of the Nakba while Israel chose to downplay the persecutions and expulsion of the Arab Jews. It is time to set the record straight.

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Why I Was Called a Nazi | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Last week, among other things, I was told by a Palestinian student visiting FSU that the 67 innocent Jews murdered in Hebron in 1929 were actually not Jews, but Arabs. I was also told I am less of a person than Hitler because at least Hitler had the chu

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7 reasons why the Palestinian crisis & the Black struggle for freedom are absolutely nothing alike | Dumisani Washington

The “parallels” between the Palestinian plight and that of African-Americans have been made for decades, and this has always......

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No Holds Barred: The ferocious battle for Israel at New York University

Over the last few years NYU has emerged as one of the most hostile campuses to Israel in the United States.

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Israel Must Be Defended on American Campuses | New York Observer

Who better to respond to Abbas’s blood libel than the world’s foremost voice against genocide, Elie Wiesel?

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Fundamentally Freund: From Gaza to Catalonia: Europe’s insufferable hypocrisy

Perhaps it is time for someone to pull Mogherini aside and whisper into her ear: before you start offering unsolicited advice to Israel, you might want to get your own hypocritical house in order.

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Latest Amnesty International report shows ignorance, bias and excuses Hamas war crimes

It is clear that Amnesty is more interested in damning Israel with war crimes charges than with the truth.

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‘Don’t let this ‘murderer’ speak at King’s College’

‘‘I do not think that the university should condone violence such as this in letting him justify......

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Rabbi Shmuley: Bibi the “Chickensh*t” Who Won’t Play Ball with Obama | New York Observer

You know you’ve seen it all when an American administration is reduced to calling a world leader – and a primary ally – a “Chickensh**t.”

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When Jews moving into non-Jewish neighborhoods elicits scorn from liberals | CiF Watch

Imagine if Jerusalem authorities forbade Palestinians (those with permanent Israeli residency) from moving into Jewish neighborhoods in west Jerusalem, citing the need to protect the delicate demographic balance of the capital, and keep such neighborhoods

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A Jewish Israel, equal for all | Aliza Lavie | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

Patricia Marks Greenfield's Op-Ed for the Washington Post last week (An Israel equal for all, Jewish or not)......

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Joan Rivers' High Holy Day Sermon | Avi Mayer | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

Can we talk? Saturday, Yom Kippur, marks thirty days since Joan Rivers' passing. She may not have been a rabbi......

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Dear Fellow Liberals: I’m Done Apologizing for Israel | TIME

Some years ago, I was seated at dinner next to a British law professor, whom my husband, also a law professor, had invited to a conference that he’d organized. The conversation soon turned, as conversation often does among professional intellectuals, to Israel...

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In Praise of Student Supporters of Israel | Cherryl Smith | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

In spite of the many biases, phobias, anti-“isms” and micro-aggressions studied at universities, anti-Israelism does not seem to be......

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Seven ways you don't get Jews to criticize Israel‏ | Stacy Herlihy | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

I am a Reform Jew. This means that I wear my Judaism lightly, like a small heirloom pin. I......

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Take Away Their Guns -- Then We'll Talk

There will never be peace in the Holy Land until Hamas is totally disarmed.

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2014 Gaza Conflict Is Part of Hamas' Long, Effective War on Israel | New Republic

That there won't be one—and that there will be one.

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Open letter to Geraldo Rivera from a former soldier in the IDF | Micha Danzig

Mr. Rivera, If you are going to repeatedly go on the news and quote the Hamas talking points and assert......

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‘Non-kosher’ Islamists and ‘kosher’ ones | JPost | Israel News

Some in the international community will want to signal to the world’s Muslims that they have nothing against them and will try to differentiate between the bad evil folks, such as Islamic State and the good evil folks: Hamas.

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Why Jordan Doesn't Want More Palestinians

By mistreating the Palestinians and depriving them of their basic rights, Jordan and other Arab countries are driving them into the open arms of extremists, especially Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Jordan, Lebanon and Syria

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Who's responsible for these anti-Semitic attacks? Give me one guess...

I was attacked by a swan the other day, as I walked along the bank of the River Stour in Kent. The creature climbed out of the water and lunged…

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Students for Justice in Palestine: What's in a Name? | Dumisani Washington

My friend and colleague, Chloé Simone Valdary wrote a brilliant article exposing the hypocrisy and the brazen appropriation......

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Battling dark emotion at the Gaza border | Shmuley Boteach | The Blogs | The Tim

It was a moving day. Almost too moving. And I don’t know how to quite process the emotions. Having arrived with my family in Israel, we traveled to Sderot, the beleaguered city of twenty-five thousand in Southern Israel which Hamas uses for target practice. More than twelve thousand deadly rockets have been fired at its inhabitants. Every home has a bomb shelter.

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Fear, fatalism or support: Why isn't Gaza revolting against Hamas?

Experts divided on whether fear of Hamas, anger at Israel, or the lack of alternatives is keeping Gazans quiescent

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Down with the Yellow Star

Give me a yellow star. A dreary, cloth patch sewn in the shape of a Star of David that every Jew was forced to wear in Nazi Germany along with every country the Germans conquered; every country allied with Germany ; every culture looking to expose the hated Jew.

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Why Jews unite more than Christians | David Suissa | Jewish Journal

Imagine that you are a Jew, and that you are president of the United States. Your security adviser has just whispered in your ear that 200 Jewish girls in Africa have been kidnapped and are being threatened with rape.

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The West is ignoring the practitioners of 'disproportionate’ violence

It’s Hamas and Isis who are willingly sacrificing the lives of men, women and children - not Israel

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How Israel was seduced by deceptive calm in Hamas's Gaza | The Times of Israel

The Netanyahu government preferred to ignore the tunneling and rocket-production as it sought 'quiet above all'. Is it about to repeat the mistake?

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Making David Into Goliath | FrontPage Magazine

Empathizing with the underdog is a natural human instinct. When we see a little David facing off against a mighty Goliath, our hearts go out to the little guy. But what happens when Goliath pretends to be David and then accuses David of really being Goliath?

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Who is the real enemy? | Masada Siegel | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

I was working at CNN as a field producer on Sept 11, 2001. In disbelief, I watched smoke pour out of the enormous gash in the World Trade Center. Soon after, the building started to fall.

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The Israel you never hear about | Masada Siegel | The Blogs | The Times of Israe

This handsome smiling face reached out to me from Facebook grabbing my attention, and then I read the post. IDF......

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Hamas Versus Israel: Moral Clarity Awards | David Harris

To be sure, there have been a few testy moments between Washington and Jerusalem during the tension of war, but they shouldn't be confused, not for a moment, with the strength of this enduring, unique, and mutually beneficial relationship....

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Artists without borders. Or facts. | Opinion | Jewish Journal

I am an Israeli, I am an American, and I am an artist. As such, the following topic is especially irritating to me. As the war in Gaza breaks yet again, we have seen an influx of artists and celebrities chipping in with their personal two cents. It can come in the shape of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz signing an open letter condemning Israeli ‘genocide’: a curiously indefensible position given the tremendous Palestinian population growth since 1967, not to mention Israeli provision of aid and medical care (even in this present war) to wounded Palestinian civilians. Or it can come in the form of a popular catch phrase such as #FreePalestine, tweeted from the likes of Rihanna and Selena Gomez.

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In Defense of Zionism - WSJ

They come from every corner of the country—investment bankers, farmers, computer geeks, jazz drummers, botany professors, car mechanics—leaving their jobs and their families. They put on uniforms that are invariably too tight or too baggy, sign out their gear and guns. Then, scrambling onto military vehicles, 70,000 reservists—women and men—join the young conscripts of what is proportionally the world's largest citizen army. They all know that some of them will return maimed or not at all. And yet, without hesitation or (for the most part) complaint, proudly responding to the call-up, Israelis stand ready to defend their nation. They risk their lives for an idea.

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Krauthammer: Clueless in Gaza - The Washington Post

John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America’s Arab partners, starting with the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas was stunned that Kerry would fly off to Paris to negotiate with Hamas allies Qatar and Turkey in talks that excluded the PA and Egypt.

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The UN must end its anti-Israel campaign | Mark Meadows

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) announced that it is launching an “independent” inquiry into Israel’s......

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The lesson of the lone soldier | JPost | Israel News

Three soldiers, Sean Carmeli and Max Steinberg from the United States and Jordan Ben-Simon from France, were killed in the early days of the ground battle.

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The trouble with UNRWA

Israel privately says the UN's Palestinian refugee organization -- now a prominent factor in the war with Hamas -- is biased, hostile, and shouldn't exist at all. So why doesn't Israel want it abolished?

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Why I Decided To Start Wearing A Kippah

First off, don’t get all excited, I am not converting to Judaism, I have two serious issues that I c...

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This is why Americans go fight in the Israeli army

This week, two Americans serving in the Israel Defense Forces were killed in Gaza. Max Steinberg, from Los Angeles, was 24. Sean Carmeli, 22, came from Texas. Both were Lone Soldiers—Israel’s term for troops with no immediate family living in Israel. I used to be one of them.

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To the Students for Justice in Palestine, a Letter From an Angry Black Woman –

The student organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is prominent on many college campuses, preaching a mantra of “Freeing Palestine.” It masquerades as though it were a civil rights group when it is not. Indeed, as an African-American, I

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UN vs. Israel

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BILL WHITTLE: THE CASE FOR ISRAEL

As Israel is under attack from Hamas in the Gaza strip and BDS -- Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions -- right here in America, Bill Whittle makes the historic...

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Why do people hate Israel? | Dennis Prager

We live in a bad world.

There is nothing new about that. The world has been pretty bad since its inception. That’s why God destroyed it and started all over again (with little to show for the new experiment, one might add).

From a moral perspective, look at the world since 2000.

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UN probe of Israel will only encourage Hamas war crimes | JPost | Israel News

Israel should have nothing to fear from an objective investigation. It should also have nothing to fear from the UNHRC “investigation” – if its biases are exposed for all to see.

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Massacre at Yarmouk | Jonathan Messing

Yarmouk was home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in the country before the conflict began. 180,000 Palestinian civilians called it home. Now only 20,000 remain. Food and medical supplies are routinely denied entry and starvation is one of the three main causes of death. Recently, in the Jarabulus area, 22 people were killed and thrown into the streets to instill fear in the population. Some of them were children.

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Larry Elder - Why There Can Never Be 'Peace in the Middle East'

Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest to think the power of his personal diplomacy can bring

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UN And International Community Share Gaza Guilt - Michael Medved

If the international community has nothing much to say about a governmental entity launching literally thousands of rockets against civilian targets in a n

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    I'm Done Apologizing for Israel

    I ask the enraged critics of Israel's defensive responses to Hamas: Would you have us not respond to this monstrosity? Do you think it's not worth losing the PR battle to retain our humanity and save as many lives as possible?...

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    Six Reasons Why Americans Should Care About The War Between Hamas and Israel

    Hamas and al-Qaeda are of the same ilk. Brothers in arms, both Islamist terrorist groups are funded by Iran and theologically motivated to wage a violent jihad, or holy war, against the West.

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    Articles: Israel: Damned if they do, damned if they don't

    Have you heard the saying “working twice as hard to be half as good?”

    This is precisely the dilemma Israel finds itself in all too often. Currently Israel is again embroiled in an unwanted battle of self-defense against Hamas, an enemy obsessed with its destruction.

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    Charles Krauthammer: Moral clarity in Gaza

    Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking.

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    Which Palestinians should I trade places with?

    A friend recently asked me, “why don’t you trade places with the Palestinians for a while, to get a truer feeling for their position?” It was an interesting proposition, but I needed more clarity. Which Palestinians should I trade places with?

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    MAEL: Boston's Anti-Israel Activists Encourage Bigotry and Support for Terrorism

    Just over a year since the tragic Boston bombing, which saw four people murdered and hundreds injured, pro-terror sympathy has made its way to the streets of Boston. Three rallies, all claiming to rally support for the victims of Gaza, quickly revealed th