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Israel Thwarts Planned Attack on Jewish Temple Mount Worshippers

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Posted by    Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 4:30pm 9/13/2015 at 4:30pm
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Yesterday we posted on Israel’s decision to outlaw as “unlawful organizations” two Islamic Movement-funded groups which for years have been harassing and intimidating non-Muslim visitors to Jerusalem’s revered Temple Mount, Israel Finally Outlaws “Temple Mount Screamers”:

As we noted, while the new policy comes as a welcome move for many devout Jews...

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Israel Finally Outlaws “Temple Mount Screamers”

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Posted by    Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/12/2015 at 7:30pm
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This week Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, signed an order banning male Murabitun and female Murabatat Islamist groups from Jerusalem’s sacred Temple Mount (Har HaBayit).

In an earlier LI post we highlighted how these groups have been maintaining a permanent presence on the site, and intimidating and harassing non-Muslim visitors on a...

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Reverse Pinkwashing: Exploiting isolated Israeli anti-gay violence to excuse widespread Palestinian LGBT persecution

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10:30am 8/6/2015 at 10:30am

After a murder and multiple stabbing at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade last Thursday, by an individual who perpetrated an attack a decade ago, the anti-Israel movement has kicked into high gear.

There is a concerted effort to undermine an indisputable truth — Israel is the safest, most-welcoming, most open society for...

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Jewish Day of Mourning Greeted by Palestinian Riots on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 8:30am 7/27/2015 at 8:30am

Yesterday July 26, 2015, Jews worldwide marked Tisha B’Av, an annual fast and day of mourning that commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples.

The 37-acre Temple Mount compound (roughly about the size of 15 football stadiums) in Jerusalem’s walled Old City, where the Temples once stood, is Judaism’s most...

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Israeli Priest Slams Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:30am 7/24/2015 at 8:30am

On July 16, Israel’s Christian Empowerment Council (CEC) released a short pamphlet titled Test The Spirits: A Christian Guide to the Anti-Israel Boycott Movement (BDS).

It’s authored by Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth in the Galilee.

The new guide garnered some publicity in Israel.

But here in the U.S., other...

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RIP American Marine Lou Lenart: Israel’s 1948 War Hero

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:16pm 7/21/2015 at 7:16pm

Louis (Lou) Lenart, an American fighter pilot during World War II who later helped to fend off an Egyptian advance on Tel Aviv during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence passed away on Monday (July 20) at his home in the central Israeli city of Ra’anana.

Lenart is a legend in Israel, where...

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Jewish Voice for Peace – “Jew Washing” the anti-Israel movement

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Posted by    Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 7:00pm 7/12/2015 at 7:00pm
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In recent posts we have discussed Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a U.S. based organization that has established itself as the “Jewish wing” of the Palestinian solidarity movement.

JVP plays a critical role in numerous aspects of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the United States by giving...

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Sabeel – The anti-Israel Christian activists you never heard of

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 8:00pm 6/28/2015 at 8:00pm

Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, a Palestinian Christian organization headquartered in Jerusalem, is a group you probably never heard of. But Sabeel plays a critical role in seeking to reverse Christian support for Israel around the world.

In the U.S., Friends of Sabeel – North America (FOSNA) is behind or involved in...

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Jewish Voice for Peace? Not really

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Posted by    Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10:00am 6/11/2015 at 10:00am

In the saturated market of pro-Palestinian activism, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has emerged as a major player.

On its website, JVP now boasts over 60 member-led chapters across the country and more than 200,000 online Facebook and Twitter supporters.

These days it’s also flush with new funding sources.

According to the Anti-Defamation League...

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*Shock* – Media ignores the good in Jerusalem Day

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2:55pm 5/20/2015 at 2:55pm

Last Sunday tens of thousands of Israelis participated in the annual Jerusalem Day march and flag procession, which runs through the Old City’s Muslim Quarter en route to the Western Wall.

Jerusalem Day—Yom Yerushalayim—celebrates the reunification of the city following the 1967 Six Day War. As a tribute to the holiday, in...

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Five Reasons to Celebrate Jerusalem Day

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Posted by    Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:30am 5/15/2015 at 11:30am

This Sunday 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 the Passover seder and one week before the eve of the holiday of Shavuot.

In June 1967, 28 Iyar was the third day of the...

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The Battle Over Jerusalem Day March

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:32pm 5/14/2015 at 2:32pm
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This Sunday is Yom YerushalayimJerusalem Day—the newest holiday on the Jewish calendar, celebrating the reunification of Israel’s capital.

This Sunday’s festivities are expected to attract tens of thousands of Israelis from across the country for the annual march from Jerusalem’s center of town to the Western Wall, and the popular Dance of...

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Academic freedom for those who seek to destroy academic freedom

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Posted by    Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 11:00am 5/3/2015 at 11:00am

It’s only been a few weeks since the last scandal and already UCLA is embroiled in yet another controversy over its alleged anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist campus climate.

Back in February, in an incident that generated media headlines and a tidal wave of condemnations, several student government leaders questioned sophomore Rachel Beyda’s eligibility...

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1948 – How American Jewish Pilots Helped Win Israel’s War of Independence

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:30pm 4/21/2015 at 8:30pm

Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism (Yom Ha’zikaron) begins at sunset. It transitions on Wednesday evening to Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut).

Due to the time difference, Israelis are already honoring the 23,320...

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Cancelled Southampton anti-Israel conference was academic fraud

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:45pm 4/13/2015 at 7:45pm

It’s getting tougher to be a Jew in Britain.

According to a report by the UK’s Community Security Trust, anti-Semitic incidents have skyrocketed in 2014, reaching the highest levels ever recorded.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center reports that British Jews are increasingly afraid to visit Jewish-owned stores.

A recent UK study finds that almost half...

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Anti-Semitic Blood Libels Fuel Middle East Conflict

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Posted by    Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:15pm 3/29/2015 at 6:15pm
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In a few days the world’s Christians and Jews will celebrate Easter and Passover. It’ll be a weekend of good food (and at my seder, plenty of good Israeli wine)—but most of all it’ll be an affirmation of freedom and faith, an expression of joy, hope and renewal.

But for many people...

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The Truths of the Gaza War Revealed

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:30am 3/24/2015 at 7:30am
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Between July 17 and August 5 of2014, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) destroyed 32 tunnels in Gaza — 100 kilometers of concrete-lined and accessorized passageways dug deep beneath the earth’s surface with openings near Israeli homes and kindergartens. Hamas murdered dozens of the nearly 900 diggers in its employ, fearing that...

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