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Will the New Center-Left Coalition Unseat Netanyahu?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:00pm
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Following the dissolution of the Israeli government this week, Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog and Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni agreed to join forces in an effort to unseat Likud as the governing party.

At The Times of Israel Haviv Rettig Gur wrote a positive analysis of the merger, arguing that in bringing...

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European Diplomat: Of course we hold Israel to a higher standard

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4:50pm
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We know that Israel is held to a higher standard of conduct than the Palestinians and its neighbors.

A Danish diplomat, in a troubling yet refreshing admission of the obvious, admitted it at a Jerusalem Post forum, and Caroline Glick blasted him:

Europe should apply a double standard to Israel when judging its...

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Can Obama Get the Government He Wants in Israel?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:53am
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Last week Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu started the process of dissolving his government coalition to bring about new elections in March of next year. One needn’t be a particularly close observer of politics to know th...

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Will Early Elections in Israel End Netanyahu’s Career?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4:20pm
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Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his finance minister (Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid) and justice minister (Tzippi Livni of Hatnua), both coalition partners, effectively bringing down the current government and forcing new elections now scheduled for March 17.

The latest polls suggest that Netanyahu would be able to form the...

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Reports: Israel bombs Syrian missile transfers to Hezbollah

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:04am
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Iran recently boasted how it had transferred via Syria game-changing missiles to the terrorist Hezbollah, which controls much of Lebanon and is fighting alongside the Assad regime in Syria.

Israel has warned about such missile transfers, and reportedly (without Israel admitting it publicly) bombed convoys and facilities in Syria to stop...

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Anti-Israel groups now exploiting Eric Garner death, too

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:00am
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We previously documented the exploitation of the death of Michael Brown and the riots in Ferguson by anti-Israel groups, Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge.

That Ferguson exploitation involved spreading false claims about Israeli training of the Ferguson police, trips to Ferguson by...

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How the Media Aids Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00am
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In August, former AP journalist Matti Friedman wrote a devastating account in Tablet Magazine of the Associate Press’ bias against Israel.

Friedman has followed up with a new article in The Atlantic, What the media gets wrong about Israel. One part of Friedman’s new expose is about the unexamined role Non-Governmental Organizations...

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Jewish Nakba Day

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 9:37am
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“Nakba” is the phrase Arabs use to refer to the creation of Arab refugees from the British Mandate of Palestine created during the civil war and then Arab armies invasion after Arabs rejected the U.N. General Assembly 1947 Partition Plan.

Had the Arabs accepted that plan, there would have been an Arab state created...

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Sick: BDS groups spread photoshop of Concentration Camp inmates holding anti-Israel signs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9:24am
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We are dealing with some really sick minds when it comes to the proponents of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement propaganda machine.

The latest is from a group with over 91,000 Facebook fans, called “I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists.”

That phrase is an integral part of the BDS movement, which falsely seeks...

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“I will f**king slap you” – More Cornell anti-Israel intimidation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:57am
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We previously posted video of anti-Israel protesters getting in the face (literally) of pro-Israel students at Cornell who were holding counter-protest signs, Cornell Pro-Israel students taunted: “F**k You Zionist scums”.

The incident depicted in the prior video actually was the second incident of the day, I have learned.

Prior to that confrontation, Ilan...

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Iran’s really, really, really good nuke week

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00am
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It’s interesting to see headlines that the P5+1 talks in Vienna about Iran’s nuclear program were called a failure.

On one very important level they were a success. No there was no agreement on a long term deal to roll back Iran’s nuclear program. But there was an agreement to extend the...

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Israel to ease self-defense gun restrictions after Jerusalem synagogue attack

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:18am
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Two East Jerusalem Arabs attacked a synagogue in Jerusalem during morning prayers, using meat clevers, knives and a pistol to kill the Rabbi and three worshipers.

The NY Times reports that all four were Rabbis.

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Two Israelis Killed in Separate Knife Attacks Following PA Incitement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 4:00pm
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Two Israelis were killed yesterday in separate terror attacks by knife wielding assailants.

Yesterday morning, a 20 year old soldier, Almog Shiloni, was stabbed in Tel Aviv. The Times of Israel reports:

Almog Shiloni, 20, of Modiin, died of multiple wounds to his stomach and chest, an official from the Sheba Medical Center...

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Breaking: Rasmea Odeh found guilty (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 10, 2014 at 12:02pm
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William A. Jacobson has covered this trial extensively. See:

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Obama 2008: Israel can keep its undivided capital of Jerusalem, if it likes it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:34am
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Yesterday was oral argument at the Supreme Court in a lawsuit over whether Congress had the power to designate Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel on passports.

The case is Zivotofsky v. Kerry, and the issue is a fight between Congress and the Executive Branch, Via Scotus Blog:

Issue: Whether a federal statute...

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Israel Builds Homes, World Screams; Egypt Destroys Homes … *Crickets*

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:02pm
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Elder of Ziyon picked up on a recent bit of hypocrisy when Egypt began destroying hundreds of homes along the Sinai’s border with Gaza. In So where are the Rachel Corries for Egypt?  Elder writes:

800 homes demolished in the next few days? Israel has never demolished so many in so little time.

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One of those “chickenshit” operations

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30am
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The senior official in the Obama administration who referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “chickshit” probably has much more courageous things than Operation Isotope on his resume.

Operation Isotope was a raid involving the rescue of hijacked Sabena Flight 571, and Netanyahu was a participant, along with another Israeli Prime...

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