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Son of Hamas Leader at JPost Conf: “there is an Islamic problem”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00am 5/25/2016 at 7:00am
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This past Sunday more than 1,500 people—along with dozens of members of the media and press—attended The Jerusalem Post’s 5th Annual Conference in New York City.

The one-day event, themed “Israel, the U.S. and the Free World Facing Global Terror,” was held at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in the heart of Times...

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United Methodists Vote to Break Ties with Anti-Israel “U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/19/2016 at 2:30pm

In an unexpected move, the United Methodists decided on Tuesday to call on the church’s mission agency to withdraw its membership in the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (USCEIO).

Based in Washington, D.C. the USCEIO is a vehemently anti-Israel umbrella organization for the boycott, sanctions, and divestment (BDS) movement. Its...

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Will United Methodists Lead The Way In Rejecting Anti-Israel Divestment?

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Posted by    Monday, May 16, 2016 at 2:00pm 5/16/2016 at 2:00pm

Every four years the United Methodist Church General Conference (UMCGC) meets to make policy decisions and set the direction for the denomination.

From May 10th through May 20th, 864 delegates (half of them clergy) are convening at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland to consider over 1,000 resolutions.

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Israelis Celebrate 68 Years of Independence

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:36am 5/11/2016 at 11:36am

The Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism (Yom Ha’zikaron) began yesterday when a memorial siren at 8:00 p.m. brought Israel to a standstill. It marked the start of the commemoration day nationwide, with an official state candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall (the Kotel)...

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Anti-Israel ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ Funding Network Revealed

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Posted by    Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/8/2016 at 7:30pm

In the saturated market of U.S. anti-Israel activism, the political organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) plays a starring role.

In many posts (see a partial list here), we’ve highlighted how JVP provides the façade of American Jewish support for pro-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) organizations arrayed against the Jewish state. By...

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Palestinian rioters in Nablus attack Jewish worshippers

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Posted by    Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:30am 5/2/2016 at 8:30am

This past week during Passover, Palestinians rioted and assaulted several Jews on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Judaism’s most sacred site.

As we highlighted in an earlier post, the mere sight of Jews at their holiest place was seen by Muslims there as an affront. Two Jewish men who dared to pray were beaten...

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Temple Mount, Passover 2016: Muslims Riot, Harass Visitors

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Posted by    Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 10:30am 5/1/2016 at 10:30am

This past week, during the intermediate days of Passover (Chol Hamoed), nearly 900 Israeli Jews, roughly 100 to 300 per day, ascended Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Thousands of tourists also visited the sacred place over the course of the week.

The site is the place of the two Jewish Temples in antiquity. It’s considered...

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Anti-Israel activists hijack Passover, turn it into Palestinian liberation event

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Posted by    Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:51pm 4/21/2016 at 1:51pm

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a non-Jewish organization that gives cover to the anti-Israel boycott movement (BDS) and its political war on Israel by washing away the stains of anti-Semitism that are central to the BDS movement’s founding, actions and identity.

As we noted in a prior post, JVP operates in...

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Time to Honor Our April 14, 2004 Commitments to Israel

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Posted by    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm 4/14/2016 at 7:00pm

Twelve years ago President George W. Bush delivered a two-page letter to the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

The exchange took place at a White House press conference on April 14, 2004.

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Unitarian Universalist Association joins anti-Israel divestment effort

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Posted by    Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:15pm 4/10/2016 at 7:15pm
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In a recent post, we highlighted how Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) is being promoted in America’s liberal Protestant churches.

As we discussed, a malicious strain of anti-Israelism has taken root in these progressive churches largely because of a deep-seated organizational dysfunction:

A vocal and strong minority within the church have led the...

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Free Avera Mengistu – Mentally disabled Israeli captive in Gaza

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 8:30pm 4/6/2016 at 8:30pm

In a post last December we highlighted the history of Israel’s prisoner exchanges with various Palestinian armed factions. As we noted:

For the past three decades, Israel has been forced to exchange scores of incarcerated terrorists for a mere handful of its POWs. In the majority of these lopsided prisoner swaps the...

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U.S. Embassy: Next Year in Jerusalem?

http://diplomacy.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/explorer/places/170432.htm
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Posted by    Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9:30pm 3/27/2016 at 9:30pm
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The Republican candidates made a lot of pledges to the record-breaking pro-Israel crowd at last week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, D.C.

Among them was the promise that they’ll move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

So, if he becomes President, will Donald Trump, Ted Cruz...

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State Dept: ISIS Committing Genocide

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Posted by    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 2:30pm 3/17/2016 at 2:30pm
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At a 9:00am press conference this morning, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the Islamic State’s actions perpetrated against ethnic and religious minorities, including Christians, are “genocidal” and constitute crimes against humanity.

In the brief (10 minute) statement, Kerry refers throughout to the Islamic State (ISIS) as Daesh, its Arabic acronym.

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Congressional Deadline to Classify ISIS Atrocities as Genocide Looms

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:00pm 3/16/2016 at 6:00pm

This past Monday, in a rare example of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously (393 to 0) passed a non-binding resolution declaring the horrors committed by the Islamic State against Christians and other religious monitories to be genocide and crimes against humanity.

The State Department has until tomorrow (March 17) to...

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The Legal Case for Israel’s ‘Settlements’

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Posted by    Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:45pm 3/10/2016 at 5:45pm

Most people around the world firmly hold to the view that Israel’s residential housing communities built in Judea and Samaria/the West Bank are “illegal”.

For years, this fictitious claim has fed a wild campaign of incitement and ‘lawfare’ against Israel, based on the myth that Jews have no legal right to live...

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ALERT: Three U.S. Churches to Vote on Anti-Israel Resolutions this Spring

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:30pm 2/21/2016 at 7:30pm

This spring three U.S. mainline churches, the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), the United Methodist Church (UMC), and the Unitarian Universalist Church (UU), will feature a number of anti-Israel BDS-related resolutions at their annual meetings.

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activists are already anticipating that “2016 could be the biggest year yet for...

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The Nation magazine mishandles prominent Rabbi’s complaint of anti-Semitic essay

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/31/2016 at 7:30pm

In November 2015, The Nation, a prominent progressive magazine, published an essay by controversial professor Steven Salaita which raised compl...

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