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Three Israeli Paratroopers Reenact Their Iconic 1967 Western Wall Liberation Photo

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Posted by    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:30am 4/30/2017 at 10:30am

Last week, the three Israeli paratroopers whose images were photographed as they stood in silent awe in front of Jerusalem’s Western Wall (the Kotel) shortly after its capture during the Six-Day War returned to the Old City to remember the moment and

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Teens Honored for Objecting to School Assignment to Defend Hitler’s Genocide Against Jews

https://twitter.com/MiriamElman/status/856278068448579584
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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:30pm 4/24/2017 at 5:30pm
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On February 15 two 17-year-old central NY high school students—Jordan April and Archer Shurtliff—raised objections to a homework assignment in which they were required to either oppose or defend the extermination of Jews.

Their teacher, Oswego County High School teacher Michael DeNobile, asked them to

write an internal memorandum within the highest ranking...

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Jewish Voice for Peace Passover Haggadah: “Next Year in al-Quds!”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 10:55am 4/9/2017 at 10:55am

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a non-Jewish organization that undermines the fight against, and enables, antisemitism by legitimizing and mainstreaming the anti-Israel movement’s assault on Jewish identity.

JVP presents itself as a social justice organization committed to non-violence and peace. But as we’ve documented in dozens of posts, its tactics and...

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Fliers Call to End “Jewish Privilege” at U. Illinois

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Posted by    Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00pm 4/3/2017 at 7:00pm

Several weeks ago a series of fliers appeared on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Most of the hateful fliers disparaged American Jews as privileged whites and connected this alleged ‘Jewish privilege’ to social injustice in...

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Senior Hamas Terror Planner Mazen Faqha Assassinated in Gaza

https://twitter.com/Jtruzmah/status/845711165103603712
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Posted by    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:00am 3/26/2017 at 10:00am
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Mazen Faqha was a Hamas official responsible for organizing a 2002 suicide bombing attack in Israel.

Found guilty and given a life sentence for the crime that killed nine people and injured scores more, he was among the over 1000 terrorists—many of them also with blood on their hands and serving life...

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Israel passes law barring foreign BDS activists from entry

http://www.israellycool.com/2015/11/14/code-pinker-ariel-gold-slips-up-in-description-of-her-arrest/
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Posted by    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/9/2017 at 2:30pm
http://www.israellycool.com/2015/11/14/code-pinker-ariel-gold-slips-up-in-description-of-her-arrest/

On Monday night (March 6), Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) passed in its second and final reading a law barring the entry of foreign nationals who have “knowingly and publicly” called for boycotting Israel or who “represent an organization” that calls for such a boycott.

The law extends the ban to those foreign...

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RIP David Rubinger: Israel’s Iconic Photographer Dies at 92

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Posted by    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/3/2017 at 1:30pm

David Rubinger, the celebrated Israeli photojournalist renowned for taking the iconic June 7, 1967 photo of Israeli soldiers in front of the Western Wall (the Kotel) in Jerusalem shortly after its capture during the Six-Day War, died on Wednesday March 1.

His death was announced yesterday by his children.

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Another deeply flawed report about IDF from “Breaking the Silence”

http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/inside/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-High-Command-Shovrim-Shtika-Report-January-2017.pdf
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Posted by    Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:05pm 2/27/2017 at 6:05pm
http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/inside/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-High-Command-Shovrim-Shtika-Report-January-2017.pdf

Breaking the Silence (BtS)—Shovrim Shtika in Hebrew—is a group of Israeli veterans who collect and disseminate ‘testimonies’ of alleged breaches of military ethics which they claim were witnessed and perpetrated by soldiers while they were serving in the West Bank and Gaza.

BtS activists present themselves as patriotic Zionists who love their...

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NY Dept Education apologizes for ‘Anti-Israel’ cartoon on statewide exam

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Posted by    Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/10/2017 at 4:00pm

On Wednesday, the New York State Education Department apologized for including an ‘anti-Israel’ political cartoon on its global studies Regents Exam.

The exam was administered to 10th graders back on January 24.

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NY Regents Exam Features Anti-Israel Cartoon

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Posted by    Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/2/2017 at 2:30pm

Anti-Israel and antisemitic propaganda are common on America’s college and university campuses. But as we’ve highlighted in a number of recent posts, this discriminatory and biased messaging and materials appears to be filtering down into the public education system.

In a post last April we noted how anti-Israel materials have been systematically introduced...

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Will Israel bar entry of foreign BDS activists?

http://www.israellycool.com/2015/11/14/code-pinker-ariel-gold-slips-up-in-description-of-her-arrest/
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Posted by    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:00am 2/1/2017 at 7:00am
http://www.israellycool.com/2015/11/14/code-pinker-ariel-gold-slips-up-in-description-of-her-arrest/

On Monday Jan. 30, Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) was set to pass into law a bill that bars BDS (boycotts, divestments and sanctions) advocates from the country.

The bill would extend the ban to those who back the anti-Israel BDS movement as well as those who support the boycott of settlement goods...

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Palestinian Rock-Throwing Spikes Since UN Anti-Israel Resolution

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Posted by    Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:30am 1/13/2017 at 11:30am

In an Israeli TV interview conducted earlier this week at the White House, President Obama dismissed the criticism that he had betrayed Israel by opting not to veto United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2334.

The U.S. abstention allowed the Security Council to adopt the resolution on December 23. It branded Israel’s...

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“Jewish Voice for Peace” Hijacks Chanukah for Anti-Israel Messaging

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Posted by    Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 6:00pm 1/1/2017 at 6:00pm

Despite its name, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) isn’t Jewish or for peace. It’s a radical group that provides cover to the anti-Israel movement, particularly on campuses, by legitimizing and mainstreaming its assault on Jewish identity.

As we’ve noted in prior posts, JVP usurps various Jewish celebrations, religious holidays, and commemorative life-cycle...

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Prof. Miriam Elman in WaPo: Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, for peace sake

http://diplomacy.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/explorer/places/170432.htm
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Posted by    Friday, December 30, 2016 at 4:00pm 12/30/2016 at 4:00pm
http://diplomacy.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/explorer/places/170432.htm

Last week I was invited by an editor of The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog to contribute an article focusing on the issues surrounding president-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The article, “

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More Anti-Israel Propaganda in Mainline Churches: “Living Resistance Tour”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7:30pm 12/22/2016 at 7:30pm

In a number of recent posts (see here, here,

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Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus (Film Review)

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Posted by    Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 9:00pm 12/17/2016 at 9:00pm

What’s happening to Jewish and pro-Israel students on many American universities and colleges from coast to coast is horribly ugly. On “hotspot campuses”...

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November 30: Commemorating departure and expulsion of Jews from Arab and Muslim lands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS1xxhVqzi4
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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00pm 11/30/2016 at 9:00pm
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Today Israel marks a national day remembering the Jewish departure and expulsion from Arab and Muslim lands.

In a series of events that spanned over three decades (from the 1940s through the 1970s) and have rarely been acknowledged until very recently, nearly one million Jews were expelled from their homes across the...

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