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Israeli leftist brags turned in Palestinians who sell land to Jews, risking their death and torture

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:35pm 1/9/2016 at 8:35pm
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This story is almost too unbelievable to be true, but it is true.

Ezra Nawi is not just another Israeli leftist activist. He was one of the most prominent Israeli activists engaged in direct action to interfere with Israeli military activities in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).

Nawi’s actions brought him accolades...

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Terrorist from Tel Aviv attack killed in northern Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 8, 2016 at 10:37am 1/8/2016 at 10:37am
Nashat Milhem Tel Aviv Gunman

Nashat Milhem, the Israeli Arab gunman who killed two people at cafes in Tel Aviv a week ago and who is believed responsible for killing an Israeli Bedouin cab driver, had been on the run since the shooting.

After a massive manhunt, Milhem...

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Experiment shows Facebook quick to take down anti-Palestinian incitement, not so quick on anti-Israeli incitement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:00pm 1/6/2016 at 9:00pm
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Is Facebook more tolerant of anti-Israel incitement than it is of anti-Palestinian incitement?

That’s something Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center, sought to test.

Shurat HaDin is a private Israeli law group that describes itself as follows:

Shurat HaDin is at the forefront of fighting terrorism and safeguarding Jewish rights worldwide. We are dedicated...

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Five Lessons from the Iran-Saudi Blowup

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:00am 1/5/2016 at 7:00am
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The fallout from the execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia on Saturday will roil the Middle East region for some time to come. Below, I review the recent developments since our last posts (see here and here) and discuss some of the lessons to be learned from...

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Top Ten Media Fails of 2015 – Israel Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 4, 2016 at 5:00pm 1/4/2016 at 5:00pm
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CAMERA – the Committee for Accuracy in Middle-East Reporting in America – has released its Top Ten MidEast Media Mangles for 2015.

There are some doozies, from all the usual sources: The New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, MSNBC, AP, The Guardian and Ha’aretz.  There’s also the perennial phenomenon of media silence...

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Obama Tough On Israel, Pushover For Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8:30am 1/4/2016 at 8:30am
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Two ongoing news stories that broke this past week show the Obama administration’s contrasting styles towards America’s top Middle East ally and a rogue nation that continues to flout international law. Obama and his top officials have no problem playing hardball with Israel, but become like Rex the dinosaur in Toy...

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“Next year in Jerusalem” takes on new meaning in France

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 10:30am 1/3/2016 at 10:30am
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In response to a year bookended by Islamist terror attacks in Paris, France has seen a rise in anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic attacks.  If the French/Islamist conflict continues to victimize Jews, as appears increasingly likely, it will further accelerate French Jewry’s demise.

In January the BBC wrote, “France is emerging from one of...

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“First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 8:00pm 1/2/2016 at 8:00pm
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I’m surprised I had not heard the phrase in the title of this post before today.

Though I’m certainly familiar with the concept, it’s one we’ve explored here many times when discussing (i) that the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the inability of Muslims to accept any non-Muslim entity in the...

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A-Wa they can

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 1, 2016 at 9:22pm 1/1/2016 at 9:22pm
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A somewhat unlikely story, via The Washington Post, These singing sisters are wildly popular in Yemen. And they’re Israeli Jews:

With their ebony hair and Yemeni accented Arabic, singing sisters Tair, Liron and Tagel Haim would probably not seem out of place on the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.

But the sisters, collectively...

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Shooting attack on Tel Aviv cafes (UPDATES)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 1, 2016 at 1:01pm 1/1/2016 at 1:01pm
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At least two people were killed in a terror attack on cafes in the heart of Tel Aviv.

The gunman purchased goods at a store then pulled out what is described as a submachine gun and started firing, before escaping.

Details on the gunman are still developing, but the latest reports indicate he...

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France’s Jewish Problems Are Not New

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 1:00pm 12/31/2015 at 1:00pm
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This week’s release of a trove of documents from the Vichy era are a reminder of anti-Semitism’s long history in France, even as France’s Jews increasingly flee to Israel.

NPR reports:

The documents, which were previously only partially accessible to researchers, will make “information such as the activities of the special police, who...

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Amid Growing Ties, Indian Foreign Minister Swaraj to Visit Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11:30am 12/31/2015 at 11:30am
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India’s Foreign Minister Shushma Swaraj is expected to visit Israel in the second half of January.

Indian news channel NDTV reported that the much awaited trip would take place around January 16-19, three months after the historic visit by first ever Indian head of state to Israel, when President Pranab Mukherjee visited to the Jewish State...

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BDS’s Economic Impact Isn’t The Point

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 10:00am 12/30/2015 at 10:00am
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A recent article from Adrienne Yaron has an important kernel of truth surrounded by a myriad of analytical errors and false conclusions.  The central point that BDS is a cover for defamation of Israel and development of a critical mass of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish hatred on false pretenses is sound.  The...

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New Year’s Eve Terror Warning: Major European Cities on Alert

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:30am 12/29/2015 at 11:30am
European cities warned of possible terror attack, says Vienna police

According to British newspaper Express, city of London and other European capitals have been warned about an imminent terror attack “on or before New Year’s Eve.” The security alert issued by an unnamed intelligence agency specifically mentions the likelihood of an attack on shoppers and revellers in crowded places around New Year’s Eve in a European city.

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New York Considering Strongest Anti-BDS Law in the U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 28, 2015 at 10:00am 12/28/2015 at 10:00am
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Proponents of the Boycott, Divest & Sanction (“BDS”) campaign are faced with growing legislative opposition.  In the US, New York is poised to become the third state to enact binding anti-BDS legislation.  In Britain, new rules will essentially prohibit BDS in local government altogether.

Proposed New York Law

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Meeting Refugees Coming Ashore In Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 7:00am 12/27/2015 at 7:00am
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WAJ Intro: Mirit Hadar is our friend in Ithaca. She is Israeli, and is traveling to Greece over winter break as a volunteer with IsraAID. Mirit will post about her journey, at Legal Insurrection and her own website. This is her second post. Part 1 is here.

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Volunteering was mostly about meeting people,...

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U. Haifa Arab students shout down Yale supporter of coexistence

Yale Univ. Dr. Omer Salem Heckled at U. Haifa
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 9:32pm 12/26/2015 at 9:32pm
Yale Univ. Dr. Omer Salem Heckled at U. Haifa

We have carried many stories over the years about anti-Israel activists in Europe and the U.S. using the heckler’s veto to shut down speeches and events.

A recent example was at the University of Texas at Austin, when members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee disrupted an Israel Studies event, then claimed their...

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