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American-Israeli Academic Collaboration Soars Despite BDS Efforts

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:00pm 12/10/2016 at 2:00pm
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Despite ongoing BDS efforts, academic collaboration amongst American and Israeli scholars has skyrocketed in our nation’s universities over the past decade.

Tablet Magazine reports:

Contrary to what one might expect given...

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Keith Ellison 2010: Israel “has mobilized its Diaspora in America to do its bidding”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 12/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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It has not been a good couple of weeks for Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison in his quest for Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Ellison was fast out of the gate, with major endorsements from Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and many others.

But then some inconvenient facts came out...

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Israel, India Strengthen Science and Technology Cooperation

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 12:30pm 12/5/2016 at 12:30pm
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Today, Israel’s Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis lands in India for a four-day visit aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of science and technology. Minister Akunis is accompanied by a high-profile delegation comprised of several senior Knesset members and government officials, including the head of Israel Space Agency,...

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November 30: Commemorating departure and expulsion of Jews from Arab and Muslim lands

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00pm 11/30/2016 at 9:00pm
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Today Israel marks a national day remembering the Jewish departure and expulsion from Arab and Muslim lands.

In a series of events that spanned over three decades (from the 1940s through the 1970s) and have rarely been acknowledged until very recently, nearly one million Jews were expelled from their homes across the...

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2010 audio: Keith Ellison complains U.S. Mideast policy turns on “what is good or bad” for Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:30pm 11/29/2016 at 8:30pm
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Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison was an early favorite for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. He quickly garnered top endorsements, including from Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

But then Ellison’s past came back to haunt him, specifically his membership in and support for Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam and his more recent...

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Anti-Israel Activists: Israel Should Have Planted More Arson-Resistant Trees

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 10:30am 11/27/2016 at 10:30am
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Since October 2015, Israelis have endured stabbings, car rammings, and shootings in a wave of Palestinian violence that’s tapered off somewhat but hasn’t really come to an end.

Now it looks like arson can be added to the list.

This past week Israel has been battling massive fires with at least some of...

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Arab Social Media Cheers as Fires Devastate Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/24/2016 at 2:30pm
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The Arab world has taken to social media to celebrate a massive brush fire that continues to destroy northern and central Israel. The Times of Israel notes they use #israelisburning to express their joy, moving it to the third most popular hashtag in the world.

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West Bank Settlers Urge Army to Return Palestinian Teen’s Body

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 8:30am 11/22/2016 at 8:30am
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For Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorist groups, the most prized possession is the body of an Israeli, alive or dead. Those bodies are used both to inflict mental anguish on the Israeli public, but also to trade for prisoners who themselves have killed or attempted to kill Israelis.

It’s a sad, ghoulish...

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Did Obama’s “Daylight” with Israel Bring Peace?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/21/2016 at 2:30pm
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Early on in his first term, President Barack Obama suggested that in order to achieve peace between Israeli and the Palestinians, there needed to be more “daylight” between the United States and Israel.

Obama, according to a report on a meeting between the president and American Jewish leaders, said, referring to the...

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Huckabee: No, I have not been appointed Ambassador to Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:00pm 11/18/2016 at 9:00pm
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There was tons of speculation today that Mike Huckabee had been offered the position of Ambassador to Israel.

It was stoked when The Daily Mail ran the story:

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Soros-funded groups fight scrutiny of Keith Ellison’s Nation of Islam past

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6:00pm 11/17/2016 at 6:00pm
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Keith Ellison, Democratic Congressman from Minnesota, is the favorite to become Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

He has the support of big names like Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Harry Reid, among others.

Yet for years there have been questions about Ellison’s past association with Louis Farrakhan and the Nation...

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Ariel University: How a tiny Israeli city builds a high-tech bridge to India

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:30am 11/17/2016 at 11:30am
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With Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin touring India on an 8-day visit, Ariel University is taking this historic opportunity to connect with Indian universities and tap into South Asian country’s huge talent pool. Professor Yehuda Danon, President of Ariel University, is accompanying the presidential delegation, along with fifteen other heads of Israeli universities. Along with...

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What if Donald Trump did Move the American Embassy to Jerusalem?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/15/2016 at 4:00pm
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Miriam Elman had an excellent post on Sunday on the possibility that, once inaugurated as president, Donald Trump would do what none of his predecessors ever did despite their promises and move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.

The reason that Bill Clinton and George W. Bush never followed the...

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Israel’s President Rivlin meets Indian Premier Modi; talk trade, technology and education

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:00am 11/15/2016 at 10:00am
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin received a ceremonial welcome at the presidential palace in New Delhi, earlier today. Prime Minister Narandra Modi and senior members of his cabinet where present at the occasion as the visiting Israeli Head of State was given a Guard of Honour by the three services of Indian military....

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Palestinian UN Envoy threatens Trump: If US Moves Embassy to Jerusalem We’ll ‘Make Their Life Miserable’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 12:05pm 11/13/2016 at 12:05pm
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Prof. Miriam Elman had a post earlier today on Donald Trump’s promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Israel’s capitol, U.S. Embassy: Next Year in Jerusalem?

It’s worth highlighting one piece of news in that post, via Haaretz, Palestinian UN Envoy: If Trump Moves Embassy to Jerusalem We’ll ‘Make His...

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U.S. Embassy: Next Year in Jerusalem?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:30am 11/13/2016 at 7:30am
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President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a promise that the United States would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of the Jewish state.

He also vowed that when he became president he’d relocate the U.S. embassy from its current beachside location in Tel Aviv to the Holy City.

 

Now, some are saying that...

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Trump Asks Netanyahu to Visit White House

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:57pm 11/9/2016 at 5:57pm
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President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have known each other for a long time.

Trump has just reached out to Netanyahu and invited him to the White House after his inauguration:

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