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UN Peacekeepers in Syria Escape to Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1:00pm
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The United Nations announced yesterday that it was withdrawing all of its United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) peacekeepers out of Syria due to “[t]he situation in UNDOF on the Syrian side and the area of separation has deteriorated severely over the last several days.”

Armed groups have made advances in the...

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“Cruz’s action was an act of moral leadership”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 8:31pm
http://youtu.be/COb64GdfYM0

I only followed in passing the incident where Ted Cruz was booed off the stage at a gathering to support Christians in the Middle East after saying that Israel was the best friend Christians have in the Middle East.

The Daily Caller reported:

Sen. Ted Cruz was booed offstage at a conference for...

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Member of Hamas’ Leadership Implicated in Kidnapping

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 4:07pm
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Long time Palestinian affairs reporter Avi Issacharoff yesterday reported that the plot that led to the kidnapping and killing of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel was done with the foreknowledge of Hamas’s leadership. Issacharoff’s report further buttresses Israel’s long held claim that Hamas was responsible for the kidnappings and...

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Human Rights Expert: UN is “Leading Global Purveyor of Anti-Semitism”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:00pm
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Yesterday leading human rights expert Anne Bayefsky made the case (video embedded below) that the United Nations (UN) is the “leading global purveyor of anti-Semitism.”

Although her speech was given on UN property it was not sponsored by the UN as The Times of Israel reports:

On the third floor of the...

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Israel winning the social media war … in China

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 7:00am
http://english.cntv.cn/2014/04/10/VIDE1397122920758164.shtml

I guess it is not really surprising that Israel is doing well in Chinese social media.

Israel and China have signed a series of new trade agreements in recent months, including academic cooperation, as we detailed in Israel-China tech deal another blow to BDS.

Those expanding trade connections, based in large...

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Of course, BDS supporter hijacks ALS ice bucket challenge to bash Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 5, 2014 at 4:40pm
Ohio U. Student Senate President Megan Marzed "Blood Bucket Challenge)

I know readers probably are skeptical when I constantly tell you how pathological the hatred of Israel is among many Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) supporters on campus.

I am not exaggerating. At all.

Israel hatred consumes their lives such that everything is politicized and used as an excuse to attack...

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Hiding Sotloff’s Jewish Israeli Identity from ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 3:05pm
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Steven Sotloff, the journalist whose beheading by the Islamic State was announced earlier this week, was not only Jewish, but an Israeli citizen. Apparently Sotloff became an Israeli citizen when

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How Hamas’ Casualty Figures Became News

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
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Central to the charge that Israel’s conduct warrants an investigation by an “independent” commission to investigate whether it committed war crimes is the premise that Israel, in defending itself against rockets launched by Hamas into its territory, caused a disproportionate number of civilian deaths.

Since a commission appointed by the anti-Israel United...

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Israel Takes Out Syrian Drone

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 8:38pm
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Israel has reportedly fired upon and shot down a Syrian drone that invaded Israeli-controlled airspace this Sunday. Although the Israeli military does not believe that the drone was launched as part of an attack on Israel, the tensions in the Golan Heights borderlands have officials on alert.

From the Wall...

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Virulently anti-Israel George Galloway attacked

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 11:51am
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A 39 year old man was arrested for beating up notorious anti-Israel MP George Galloway yesterday.

The Guardian reports:

The Bradford West MP was released from hospital on Saturday morning having suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib as well as facial bruising. Neil Masterson, 39, has been accused of shouting about the...

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Support for Israel remains strong after Gaza conflict

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00pm
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In July, in the early part of the Gaza conflict, Pew Research came out with a survey indicating that support among Americans for Israel’s actions in Gaza was strong overall and consistent...

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Anti-Israel “progressives” enraged at Elizabeth Warren

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 3:04pm
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Now I come to praise Elizabeth Warren.

Warren long has made sense when it comes to the Middle East, in her strong support of Israel and her understanding of the neighborhood in which Israel lives. Whatever her other positions, we should at least acknowledge when she is right.

And she did so...

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Netanyahu: Israel won, Hamas lost

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:01pm
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Israelis Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, just held a press conference.

Netanyahu, facing increasing criticism at home, laid out the case why the Gaza conflict was a success: Hamas lost 5-7 years of military tunnel and rocket build-up, over...

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Why is the media so biased against Israel? Let us count the ways

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:24pm
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Three recent articles have critiqued the media’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, especially in the context of Operation Protective Edge.

Previously, I covered Richard Behar’s takedown of reporting from Israel in Forbes and yesterday Prof. Jacobson highlighted

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U.N. Kangaroo Commission II assembled to investigate Israel and Gaza

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:00pm
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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has appointed a former New York State judge, Mary McGowan Davis to be the third commission member to investigate possible war crimes that might have occurred during Operation Protective Edge. The commission is to be headed by Prof. William Schabas.

UN Watch reports:

The President of...

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Gaza ceasefire announced (Live Updates and Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12:41pm
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Another Gaza ceasefire has been announced, this time without a time limit.

Via The Times of Israel:

Army Radio quotes “the most senior and official” Israeli government source confirming that Israel has accepted the Egyptian proposal for an open-ended truce.

The official says the terms do not include any response to Hamas demands, including...

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The most important article on anti-Israel media bias you’ll read anytime soon

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9:21am
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I hate when people refer to a column as “important,” because the reality is that few columns are important in the real world.

But I consider the column at The Tablet written by former AP Middle East reporter Matti Friedman to be important.

Readers have been emailing and tweeting the link...

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