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Israel Introduces Sea-Based Iron Dome

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/18/2016 at 4:00pm

Israel has debuted a sea version of their successful Iron Dome to provide more protection from Hamas and Hezbollah.

The sea Iron Dome will also protect the natural gas fields off the coast of Israel. The...

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Why did Brown/RISD Hillel host an anti-Israel “Nakba Day” event?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/17/2016 at 6:00pm
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I know a cover-up happened at Brown/RISD Hillel over an anti-Israel “Nakba Day” event held on the premises organized by a small group of leftist Jews and anti-Israel campus allies.

How do I know? I was there.

Such an event arguably violated Hillel International’s Israel Guidelines (aka Standards of Partnership), but it is not...

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Israel: Hamas Training ISIS Terrorists in Gaza

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:30am 5/17/2016 at 10:30am

Islamic State (ISIS) is getting logistical and military support from Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas, a senior official of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) told the press. IDF’s Major General Yoav Mordechai revealed that terrorists belonging to Hamas and ISIS were now conducting joint military exercises in Gaza — along the southern...

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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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The Rhodes to Perdition

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10:00am 5/16/2016 at 10:00am

There continues to be fallout from the profile of Obama adviser Ben Rhodes that appeared in Sunday’s New York Times magazine last week.

Much of discussion of the article has surrounded who demonstrated bad faith,...

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Hezbollah Biggie Badreddine Blown Up, Big Mystery Follows

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/14/2016 at 7:30pm
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We reported on Friday that top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in an explosion in Syria, but that the circumstances were unclear, Another top Hezbollah commander killed – but who dunnit?.

Badreddine was considered a master bomb maker, credited with developing that combination of explosives and gas that took down the...

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Another top Hezbollah commander killed – but who dunnit?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:31am 5/13/2016 at 10:31am

There have been a series of assinations of top Hezbollah commanders in the recent past, including Imad Mughniyeh (mastermind of almost all attacks on Israel and the U.S.), his son Imad Mughniyeh (who was killed along with several high level operatives and an ...

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Netanyahu Jokes With Would-be Hashtag Hijackers During #AskNetanyahu Live Q&A

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/12/2016 at 4:00pm

As part of the Israeli Independence Day celebrations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted a live question and answer session on Twitter. Respondents tweeted questions using the #AskNetanyahu hashtag.

Typical of most hashtag events, ne’er do wellers loaded up #AskNetanyahu with all kinds of silly questions. Unlike most hashtag events, Netanyahu responded.

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Palestinian Child Exploitation – 10-year old “Journalist” Janna Jihad

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:30am 5/12/2016 at 8:30am
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You may recall the name Janna Jihad.

Janna is a member of the Tamimi clan from Nabi Saleh. Among the more infamous Tamimi members is Ahlam Tamimi, the woman who organized the Sbarro Pizza restaurant suicide bombing in 2001, and then broke out with a huge smile when she learned that more...

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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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Israeli murdered by Palestinian teens in supermarket given posthumous military honor

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 9:00pm 5/10/2016 at 9:00pm

Today is Israel Memorial Day, in which those killed in combat and in terrorist attacks are remembered.

One of my goals is to follow up on the victims of the Knife Intifada. Last week I updated regarding the murder of Israeli mother Dafna Meir, who was stabbed in her home by a...

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Pew Survey a wake up call on anti-Israel activism on campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 9:30pm 5/8/2016 at 9:30pm
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As you know if you have been reading Legal Insurrection for years, we regularly track Gallup and Pew surveys of attitudes among Americans of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

What we see is that support for Israel among the entire U.S. population remains at near historical highs. For example, the Gallup survey released in...

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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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Iowa Governor Will Sign Anti-BDS Legislation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad confirmed he will sign a bill that will not allow public companies to do business with firms involved in Israel boycotts.

Iowa’s Senate passed House File 2331 last week in a 38-9 vote. The legislators hope the bill counters “efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.”...

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Palestinian “child” convicted in murder of Dafna Meir

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00pm 5/5/2016 at 7:00pm

If you spend any time reading propaganda from the anti-Israel movement, you will hear how Israel imprisons Palestinian “children,” meaning anyone under the age of 18.

Of course, many if not most of those children were participating in attacks on Israelis and are 15, 16 and 17 year olds who have both...

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NATO Establishes Israel Presence at Headquarters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:45pm 5/5/2016 at 1:45pm

NATO has accepted Israel’s request to establish an office at the headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The decision went through because Turkey decided to stop opposing Israel’s attempts at opening an office at NATO. A non-NATO country needs unanimous consent from all NATO members in order to collaborate with the organization.

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Kuwait Airways Stops Inter-European Flights Instead of Accepting Israeli Passengers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00pm 5/4/2016 at 2:00pm

Kuwait Airways has decided to stop all of their inter-European flights instead of accepting Israeli passengers.

The Lawfare Project filed civil and criminal complaints against the airlines in Geneva, Switzerland, over their discrimination policies. They claimed the policy violated “the Swiss Penal Code as well as the Swiss constitution, which protects individuals...

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