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1974 Ma’alot Massacre – My search for the brother and sister in the iconic photo

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7:45pm 6/18/2016 at 7:45pm

As Legal Insurrection readers know, my recent trip to Israel was intended to give me a chance to meet and help document the stories of the victims of the recent so-called Knife or Stabbing Intifada, such as the family of Yaakov Don.

Because my trip was cut short from two weeks to...

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Another anti-Israel water libel: The supposed Ramadan water cut off

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:00pm 6/17/2016 at 12:00pm

Several media watch dog groups (see here and here) have blasted reports published in

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Israel: If Hezbollah unleashes its huge missile arsenal, Lebanon is toast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9UbxYRCcU8
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 9:00pm 6/16/2016 at 9:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9UbxYRCcU8

We know that media outrage and exaggeration, combined with biased anti-Israel Non-Governmental Organizations and U.N. agencies, form a strategic asset for terrorist groups like Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The international reaction to Israeli self-defense measures ignores actual international legal standards, and substitutes completely politicized measures, such as “disproportionality.” That...

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Leading German bank shuts down anti-Israel BDS account

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11:30am 6/16/2016 at 11:30am

What should be first of its kind, a leading German bank has shut down an account connected to the anti-Israel boycott campaign — also know by the acronym of BDS. Commerzbank, Germany’s second largest bank, closed the account of anti-Israel and pro-BDS website “Der Semit”. The action is expected to have implications for other banks providing services...

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Prime Minister Netanyahu Says What We’re All Thinking About Orlando Terrorist Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 3:30pm 6/15/2016 at 3:30pm

Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, released a statement on the Orlando terrorist attack that targeted the LGBTQ community this past weekend. His statement was posted to Facebook.

Unlike many American politicians, PM Netanyahu had no problem identifying the terrorist’s motives or speaking directly to the ideology behind them.

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Hamas Calls for a “Month of jihad” Against Israelis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:30am 6/14/2016 at 10:30am

While the U.S. mainstream media is still busy churning out stories pondering on the motives of the shooter who killed 50 people in a Gay Club on Orlando, making it the worst terrorist attack since 9/11, the people in Israel are bracing up for another wave of intensified terror. The Gaza-based Islamic terrorist...

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Remembering Yaakov Don – Murdered in Palestinian terror shooting on November 19, 2015

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 8:40pm 6/8/2016 at 8:40pm

One of the goals of my recent trip to Israel was to meet with the families of the victims of the ongoing Palestinian violence, sometimes referred to as the Knife or Stabbing Intifada.

Of course, the Knife or Stabbing Intifada hasn’t only been knives and it hasn’t only been stabbings — there...

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Gunmen Kill 4 at Tel Aviv Market

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 4:00pm 6/8/2016 at 4:00pm

Two gunmen allegedly dressed as Orthodox Jews killed four people at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday.

The police managed to shoot and disarm the gunmen.

Three people remain in critical condition while four others have serious injuries.

Police have not confirmed if the gunmen dressed as Orthodox Jews as one...

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BDS is an Assault on Diaspora Jewry and American Civil Society

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:30am 6/8/2016 at 11:30am

For the past decade, anti-Israel activists in the United States and Europe have called on pension funds, universities and churches to sell their stock in companies that do business with Israel, particularly its defense establishment. They have also called for people and governments to boycott Israel, its products and services.

It’s part...

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Cuomo anti-BDS Executive Order fallout: Boycotters HATE being boycotted!

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4:00pm 6/6/2016 at 4:00pm

Leftist media and BDS supporters have railed against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order that will not allow state agencies to engage with businesses that participate in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel.

They have thrown around typical scare words like “blacklist” and “McCarthyism” while praising a “grassroots”...

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Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Directing Divestment of Public Funds Supporting BDS

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-first-nation-executive-order-directing-divestment-public-funds-supporting
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/5/2016 at 3:00pm
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-first-nation-executive-order-directing-divestment-public-funds-supporting

Despite heavy campaigning against this move by the misnamed Jewish Voice for Peace, New York joins the growing number of states to divest public funds supporting the BDS movement against Israel.

In an executive order, Governor Cuomo takes a “first-in-the-nation action [to] ensure that no state agency or authority engages in or...

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Jerusalem Reunited 1967: Three Israeli Soldiers, One Iconic Photo

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/4/2016 at 7:00pm

Tomorrow (June 5) 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...

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Bernie Sanders sets up nasty Dem Convention fight over Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:30am 6/1/2016 at 11:30am
https://www.facebook.com/PeopleForBernie/photos/a.1657630031123871.1073741829.1645816202305254/1803513749868831/?type=3&theater

Bernie Sanders made some waves recently by putting two well-known anti-Israel polemicists on the Democratic Party platform committee, Cornel West and James Zogby.

It looks like a platform fight over Israel is in the offing, A Split Over Israel Threatens the Democrats’ Hopes for Unity:

A bitter divide over the Middle East could...

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Depravity: Anti-Israel ‘pinkwashing’ group seeks boycott of ‘Tel Aviv Pride’ events

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6:30pm 5/29/2016 at 6:30pm

Scheduled from May 25th through June 3rd, Tel Aviv Pride is a week-long series of events that celebrate gay life.

For over nearly two decades, it’s become one of the city’s most popular annual festivals. Tens of thousands of gay Israelis and LGBTQ tourists from around the world enjoy the extravaganza, which...

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Meet the women training to defend their homeland from ISIS

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/meet-the-women-training-to-defend-their-homeland-from-isis-694100547798
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9:00pm 5/28/2016 at 9:00pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/meet-the-women-training-to-defend-their-homeland-from-isis-694100547798

As of now, I’m still planning on heading to Israel at the end of next week, though that could always change last minute. Family health issues seem under control at the moment, and I’m going with one of my daughters so I really didn’t want to cancel if at all possible.

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Palestinian Media Celebrates Murder of U.S. Tourist

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 3:00pm 5/25/2016 at 3:00pm

The official Palestinian Authority television celebrated the death of U.S. tourist Taylor Force, calling his murderer a martyr 11 times in the broadcast.

From the report:

Official PA TV newsreader: “In Qalqilya, hundreds of citizens accompanied the body of Martyr Bashar Masalha [to his burial]…”

Official PA TV reporter: “After delays by Israel in...

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Son of Hamas Leader at JPost Conf: “there is an Islamic problem”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00am 5/25/2016 at 7:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv_o2Lmo5xw

This past Sunday more than 1,500 people—along with dozens of members of the media and press—attended The Jerusalem Post’s 5th Annual Conference in New York City.

The one-day event, themed “Israel, the U.S. and the Free World Facing Global Terror,” was held at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in the heart of Times...

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