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Israel passes law barring foreign BDS activists from entry

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/9/2017 at 2:30pm
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On Monday night (March 6), Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) passed in its second and final reading a law barring the entry of foreign nationals who have “knowingly and publicly” called for boycotting Israel or who “represent an organization” that calls for such a boycott.

The law extends the ban to those foreign...

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Indian PM Modi’s stand-alone Israel visit ‘shocks’ Palestinian leadership

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/6/2017 at 5:00pm
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What is being seen as a sharp departure from India’s longstanding Middle East policy, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be visiting the Palestinian Authority during his historic visit to Israel, the first ever by a sitting Prime Minister of the country.  “Contrary to expectations that Modi would...

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March 8 International Women’s Strike platform calls for destruction of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 3:45pm 3/6/2017 at 3:45pm
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The so-called “Day Without A Woman” strike scheduled for March 8 was first conceived by a group of extremists under the banner of the International Women’s Strike, through a call to action posted in The Guardian newspaper, 

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The Most Important Article that You Didn’t Read about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/5/2017 at 6:00pm
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Last week Gen. (ret.) Michael Herzog (brother of Israel’s opposition leader Isaac Herzog) wrote a remarkable article (.pdf) in The American Interest.

Herzog, who has been involved in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations since 1993 didn’t write his article to place blame (though he does) for the failure of the 2013-2014 talks overseen by then-Secretary of...

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RIP David Rubinger: Israel’s Iconic Photographer Dies at 92

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/3/2017 at 1:30pm

David Rubinger, the celebrated Israeli photojournalist renowned for taking the iconic June 7, 1967 photo of Israeli soldiers in front of the Western Wall (the Kotel) in Jerusalem shortly after its capture during the Six-Day War, died on Wednesday March 1.

His death was announced yesterday by his children.

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Another deeply flawed report about IDF from “Breaking the Silence”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:05pm 2/27/2017 at 6:05pm
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Breaking the Silence (BtS)—Shovrim Shtika in Hebrew—is a group of Israeli veterans who collect and disseminate ‘testimonies’ of alleged breaches of military ethics which they claim were witnessed and perpetrated by soldiers while they were serving in the West Bank and Gaza.

BtS activists present themselves as patriotic Zionists who love their...

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BDS Panel at CPAC: How to Defeat the Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:30pm 2/23/2017 at 8:30pm

CPAC 2017 has shown its support for Israel in numerous ways, but the panel on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) provided excellent points to defeat the movement.

“BDS isn’t about taking Israel out of business,” said Lisa Daftari from Foreign Desk News. “It’s about taking Israel off the map.”

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Iran Threatens U.S With a “Slap in the Face”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:30pm 2/23/2017 at 5:30pm
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An Iranian commander with the Revolutionary Guard has threatened America with a “slap in the face” should she underestimate’s the regime’s military.

From Reuters:

“The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake,” said General Mohammad...

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Nikki Haley’s epic Moynihan-like defense of Israel at U.N.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/21/2017 at 2:30pm

Nikki Haley always has been pro-Israel. But as U.N. Ambassador, she doesn’t get to voice purely personal opinions, but rather, speaks for the administration.

Yet, any ambassador cannot help but bring his or her own style and wording to the job.

We certainly saw that with Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan, when he lambasted the...

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Obamaleaks: Suspicious Haaretz “scoop” about Netanyahu blocking “regional peace plan”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 5:00pm 2/19/2017 at 5:00pm

Barak Ravid, the diplomatic correspondent for the Israeli daily Haaretz, has a reputation of getting great scoops, especially of the sort that makes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu look bad.

In a story with a sensational headline that has lit up anti-Netanyahu social media, Ravid reported, Exclusive Kerry Offered Netanyahu Regional Peace Plan...

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More Gallup data confirms American public’s overwhelming Israel support

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 9:00pm 2/16/2017 at 9:00pm

A few days ago I wrote about the latest Gallup polling as to whether Americans sympathized more with Israel or the Palestinians.

Consistent with prior years, Americans overwhelmingly favor Israel by more than a 3-1 margin, while Bibi Netanyahu’s popularity has soared, Gallup: Americans still LOVE Israel a lot, Netanyahu popularity soars.

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Trump-Netanyahu Joint Press Conference

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:07pm 2/15/2017 at 12:07pm

The press conference is now over. Video below.

Quick Takes: Much warmer relationship than the tense Obama-Bibi appearances, where they could hardly contain their disdain for each other.

Substantively, Trump did exactly what any good mediator would do — not try to impose a solution on the parties. His point was that whatever...

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New Hamas Chief Yehya Sinwar is radical even by Hamas standards

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00am 2/15/2017 at 7:00am
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Hamas, the terrorist group dedicated to Israel’s destruction, in the Gaza Strip has a new leader, and it shouldn’t be surprising that he’s a convicted murderer.

Convicted of the murder of other Palestinians who had been accused of helping Israel, Yehya Sinwar was imprisoned in 1989 and served 22 years until he...

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Gallup: Americans still LOVE Israel a lot, Netanyahu popularity soars

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10:00am 2/13/2017 at 10:00am

Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting the U.S. this week, and will meet President Trump.

An important question is what is the status of the American popular opinion towards Israel.

There is a misconception that American political support for Israel is a result of the “Israel Lobby” and “Israel Firsters.” Those are...

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NY Dept Education apologizes for ‘Anti-Israel’ cartoon on statewide exam

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/10/2017 at 4:00pm

On Wednesday, the New York State Education Department apologized for including an ‘anti-Israel’ political cartoon on its global studies Regents Exam.

The exam was administered to 10th graders back on January 24.

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NY Regents Exam Features Anti-Israel Cartoon

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/2/2017 at 2:30pm

Anti-Israel and antisemitic propaganda are common on America’s college and university campuses. But as we’ve highlighted in a number of recent posts, this discriminatory and biased messaging and materials appears to be filtering down into the public education system.

In a post last April we noted how anti-Israel materials have been systematically introduced...

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Amid growing ties, Israel-India mark 25 years of diplomatic relations

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:30am 2/1/2017 at 11:30am

This week, India and Israel celebrate 25 years of bilateral diplomatic ties. On January 29, 1992, foreign ministers from Israel and India signed an agreement establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Jerusalem in June or July to highlight the significance of this...

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