Posts by Miriam Elman  (Page 2)
 

UNESCO’s Exec Board ratifies resolution purging Jewish connection to Temple Mount

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/19/2016 at 4:00pm

Wrapping up its session in Paris that began several weeks ago, yesterday the United Nation’s cultural agency adopted a Palestinian and Arab state-sponsored resolution on Jerusalem that ignores both Jewish and Christian attachments to Jerusalem’s sacred sites.

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UNESCO attempts to erase Jewish connection to Temple Mount

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Posted by    Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00am 10/14/2016 at 7:00am

The United Nation’s cultural body—UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)—passed a resolution in Paris yesterday that challenges both Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem’s holy sites.

The resolution was passed as Item 25 (titled “Occupied Palestine”) of the provisional agenda for UNESCO Executive Board’s 200th session.

The document (full text here) was...

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Jewish Voice for Peace hijacks High Holidays for anti-Israel messaging

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:00pm 10/5/2016 at 7:00pm
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Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a non-Jewish organization that provides cover to the anti-Israel boycott movement (BDS) by legitimizing and mainstreaming its assault on Jewish identity.

As we’ve noted in prior posts (see here and here), JVP activists operate in multiple arenas to exploit Jewish culture and traditions, putting them into...

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Syracuse U Pro-BDS Faculty Issue Call to ‘Resist’ Events Co-hosted with Israeli Institutions

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/4/2016 at 4:00pm
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Last month, Syracuse University (SU) made headlines when a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department dis-invited an award-winning Israeli NYU Professor and filmmaker from a campus event out of fear of offending the political sensibilities of her BDS-supporting colleagues (see our prior posts covering the story).

At the time, pro-BDS faculty ...

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Rosh Hashanah Message for Pro-Israel College Kids

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Posted by    Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11:45am 10/2/2016 at 11:45am
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Tonight at sundown begins the two-day festival of Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year. It marks the start of the fall holiday season which culminates on October 25, a day dedicated to celebrating the Torah.

It’s become a custom to wish people a sweet, happy, and healthy New Year by...

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Anti-Israel activism course reinstated at UC Berkeley

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:00pm 9/20/2016 at 6:00pm

Yesterday the University of California at Berkeley rescinded its suspension of a course, Ethnic Studies 198: Palestine: A Colonial Settler Analysis—a vehemently anti-Israel, one-credit, once-a-week, student-led course.

The entire purpose of the course appears to be political advocacy and organizing, in violation of university policy for an academic class.

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IDF Rescues Jewish Worshippers Attacked Trying to Visit Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:00am 8/26/2016 at 7:00am

Early Tuesday morning, roughly 60 ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews tried to make an unauthorized visit to Joseph’s Tomb, located inside the Palestinian city of Nablus near the biblical city of Shechem.

According to multiple media reports (see here and 

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Terrorist Serving Multiple Life Sentences for Murder May be Next Palestinian President

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/24/2016 at 2:30pm
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Last Thursday, Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) reported that Arab-Israeli MK Yosef Jabarin traveled to Hadarim Prison to visit with top Palestinian terror mastermind Marwan Barghouti.

After the visit, Jabarin reportedly claimed to be “impressed” by the terrorist’s “serious intention” to run for chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA), despite being holed...

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Never forget: Sbarro Pizzeria Massacre, Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/9/2016 at 2:30pm
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On this day 15 years ago, a Hamas terror gang based in the West Bank executed a bombing attack on a busy restaurant in the center of Jerusalem.  In the horrific act of savagery 15 people were killed, including 7 children.

Two U.S. citizens were among those murdered. Four additional Americans were wounded...

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VIDEO: Combating Anti-Zionist Antisemitism

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Posted by    Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 6:30pm 8/7/2016 at 6:30pm

On Sunday, July 31, 2016, I drove down to Ithaca, NY to give a talk titled “Hate Speech and the New Antisemitism: Why Anti-Zionist Extremism is on the Rise and What We Can Do to Stop It”.

The lecture was sponsored by the Ithaca Area United Jewish Community (IAUJC).

The Ithaca Coalition for...

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Palestinian Authority Honors Refrigerator Bomber Who Murdered 15 Israelis

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Posted by    Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:30pm 7/25/2016 at 5:30pm
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On July 18, 2016, in a well-attended public ceremony in downtown Ramallah, the Palestinian Authority (PA) honored the life and work of Ahmad Ibrahim Jbara.

Jbara, also known by his nom de guerre Abu Sukkar, was a terrorist who masterminded a deadly 1975 bombing attack in Jerusalem in which 15 people were murdered...

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Family of 13-year-old girl murdered by Palestinian terrorist ascends Temple Mount

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:00am 7/13/2016 at 7:00am

On Tuesday morning July 12, 2016, the family of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Israeli girl who was brutally stabbed to death on June 30th as she lay asleep in her bed, was granted special permission to visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem—the most sacred site in Judaism.

Hallel’s anguished parents, Rina...

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Non-Muslims Banned From Temple Mount During Ramadan – Including ME!

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Posted by    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 9:00pm 7/4/2016 at 9:00pm
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Over the last few weeks, hundreds of thousands of devout Muslims were guaranteed unfettered access to their holy spaces on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount—the most sacred site in Judaism.

Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, which concludes on July 5, additional units of Israel’s National Police were mobilized to ensure that worshippers could...

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More Temple Mount incitement: “Allah, annihilate all the Jews… enable us to kill them!”

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Posted by    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 7:30pm 6/19/2016 at 7:30pm
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Since 1967 — when Israel liberated the Jewish holy sites in eastern Jerusalem — the Temple Mount has been administered by agreement through the Islamic Waqf, a Jordanian-funded trust which oversees the site’s day-to-day religious functions.

The Temple Mount is the most sacred site in Judaism, sanctified as the place where the Jewish...

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Another anti-Israel water libel: The supposed Ramadan water cut off

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Posted by    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:00pm 6/17/2016 at 12:00pm

Several media watch dog groups (see here and here) have blasted reports published in

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BDS Leaders Slam Leftist U.S. Peace Groups

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Posted by    Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 9:00pm 6/9/2016 at 9:00pm
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This past Sunday Omar Barghouti blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 157 which directs NY state agencies to counter-boycott those companies that engage in discriminatory pro-BDS business activities.

Barghouti (52) is one of the biggest names in BDS.

He’s writes prolifically in support of the BDS agenda, goes on frequent speaking tours where he delivers vehemently...

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Jerusalem Reunited 1967: Three Israeli Soldiers, One Iconic Photo

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Posted by    Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/4/2016 at 7:00pm

Tomorrow (June 5) is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day).

The newest addition to the Jewish calendar, it’s held on the 28th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar—six weeks after...

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