Posts by Miriam Elman  (Page 4)
 

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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Fighting The Hate: When Does Anti-Israel Become Anti-Semitic?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00pm 1/16/2016 at 8:00pm

Last week I drove out to Rochester, NY to give a talk titled ‘Fighting the Hate: When Does Anti-Israel Become Anti-Semitic?’.

Sponsored by ROC4Israel, a new pro-Israel organization that we featured in a post back in October, my lecture centered on how legitimate criticism of Israel can be distinguished from criticism that...

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Five Lessons from the Iran-Saudi Blowup

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:00am 1/5/2016 at 7:00am

The fallout from the execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia on Saturday will roil the Middle East region for some time to come. Below, I review the recent developments since our last posts (see here and here) and discuss some of the lessons to be learned from...

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Scottish BDS Activist Gets 12 Months for Acid Attack

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/28/2015 at 7:30pm

According to media reports last week (see, for example, here and here) Scott Harrison, a Scottish anti-Israel activist, was sentenced last week to a year in jail.

Back on October 25, 2014 he threw acid in the face of an 18-year-old woman manning a stall in Glasgow shopping center. The stall was...

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Guide to How Anti-Israel Activists Hijack Christmas

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 11:00am 12/25/2015 at 11:00am

Drawing on the stories of the annunciation of the birth of Jesus, Christmas is viewed as a time of peace and goodwill to all.

But for anti-Israel activists and organizations, the holiday season is a perfect occasion to conduct political warfare against the Jewish state.

NGOs, The PA, and The Hijacking

For years vehemently...

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The Palestinian Prisoner-Exchange Extortion Racket

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 11:30am 12/23/2015 at 11:30am

In two recent posts (see here and here) we reported on the December 20 assassination of Lebanese Druze terrorist Samir Kuntar in Jaramana, a suburb of Damascus.

As we highlighted, Kuntar received three life sentences for his role in a 1979 terrorist attack which brutally devastated an entire Israeli family.

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Anti-Israel activists attack progressive St. Louis Rabbi who supports #BlackLivesMatter

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 11:31am 12/8/2015 at 11:31am

A controversy brewing in St. Louis progressive activist circles sheds light on how the anti-Israel movement’s effort to demonize Israel by hijacking the Black Lives Matter agenda is intensifying.

At issue is an offensive poster and cartoon featuring the image of a prominent St. Louis Rabbi Susan Talve. Both were circulated last...

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Jewish Voice for Peace can’t seem to stay away from Alison Weir

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:30pm 12/1/2015 at 6:30pm

Last week on November 22, Al-Awda—the Palestine Right to Return Coalition—proudly announced on Twitter the co-hosting, with Jewish Voice for Peace and others, of Alison Weir at an event in Cleveland:

It isn’t surprising that Al-Awda would take the lead in promoting Weir and her group and website If Americans Knew (IAK). The two...

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Another Week of Israeli Victims – One Wedding, Two Funerals, and a Stabbing

http://www.memri.org/report/en/print8815.htm
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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 8:54pm 11/26/2015 at 8:54pm
http://www.memri.org/report/en/print8815.htm

Israelis have endured yet another week of nonstop terrorism.

As we’ve noted in a number of prior posts, the ongoing attacks are a consequence of a “systematic Palestinian incitement to violence”. Really it’s nothing new. But in recent weeks it’s involved much of the Palestinian political and spiritual leadership preaching a visceral...

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The Day the United Nations Condemned Israel and the Jewish People

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 6:30pm 11/15/2015 at 6:30pm

Forty years ago, on November 10, 1975, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted resolution 3379, which declared the Jewish people’s national aspirations to live in their ancient homeland to be a form of racism.

On that day, 104 UN delegates acted shamefully. But two ambassadors—one...

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What Do Palestinians Really Want? New Study Reveals Disturbing Answers

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 8:30am 11/5/2015 at 8:30am

As we’ve noted in a number of prior posts, for weeks Palestinian politicians and religious authorities have been invoking wild conspiracy theories in official print, TV and social media channels often centered on claims that Jews are putting Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque in danger.

In reality no Jews are “violently invading” the Al-Aqsa...

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A Wing and a Prayer: American WWII Aviators Who Flew For Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00am 10/20/2015 at 7:00am

In a previous post, I noted that the U.S.-Israel military relationship remains solid. But back in 1948, America failed to support Israel militarily when the fledgling Jewish state needed it most.

In fact, as former Middle East peace envoy Dennis Ross writes in his important new book, the U.S. government was downright hostile to Israel in...

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U.S.-Israel Relationship Still Solid, Despite Obama

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 12:00pm 10/18/2015 at 12:00pm
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For years we’ve been reporting how President Obama has been trying to insert as much daylight as possible between the United States and Israel.

But the reality is that the American-Israeli “special relationship” will weather the storm of this “needlessly combative” administration.

Israel is wildly popular among the American public. Americans recognize the...

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To shoot rock throwers, or not, that is the Israeli question

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Posted by    Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00pm 9/27/2015 at 12:00pm

This Thursday Israel’s 10-member security cabinet unanimously voted to approve a series of tougher measures against Palestinian rock and firebomb throwers.

The new measures are be...

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