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Turkey, Israel Will Normalize Ties

Netanyahu Turkey
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/26/2016 at 5:00pm
Netanyahu Turkey

No, it’s not April 1. Israel and the Turkish government, led by anti-Semitic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have agreed to normalize relations after “six years of animosity” due to the 2010 Mavi Marmara ship.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım will formally announce the deal on Monday at 1PM local time (6AM ET).

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Stop blaming the victims of the Tel Aviv cafe terror attack

https://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/740643767129116672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 7:00am 6/25/2016 at 7:00am
https://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/740643767129116672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

The victim-blaming narrative that says that Israel’s so-called “occupation” of the West Bank is responsible for Palestinian violence has been getting a lot of air time since the murder of four by a terrorist in Tel Aviv earlier this month. It has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Politico, and has...

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US, Israel Sign Cyber Defense Agreement

Israel and US sign cyber defense cooperation agreement
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9:00am 6/23/2016 at 9:00am
Israel and US sign cyber defense cooperation agreement

Israel and the United States have signed an agreement aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in the field of cyber defense. The Cyber Defense Cooperation Agreement penned on Tuesday, June 21, seeks to build joint infrastructure in cyber defense, create partnerships in private sector, fund research, and develop new technologies. The agreement wants to improve the...

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VIDEO: No truly “Lone Wolves” in the Palestinian Knife Intifada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qqyyM2R5Ms
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00am 6/21/2016 at 7:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qqyyM2R5Ms

Earlier this year, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs released a report on the so-called Knife Uprising (Intifada), The Knife and the Message: The Roots of the New Palestinian Uprising (pdf. version

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More Temple Mount incitement: “Allah, annihilate all the Jews… enable us to kill them!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ojsT1lEGdQ
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 7:30pm 6/19/2016 at 7:30pm
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Since 1967 — when Israel liberated the Jewish holy sites in eastern Jerusalem — the Temple Mount has been administered by agreement through the Islamic Waqf, a Jordanian-funded trust which oversees the site’s day-to-day religious functions.

The Temple Mount is the most sacred site in Judaism, sanctified as the place where the Jewish...

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

Ma'alot Massacre - Galil Maimon and his sister Tzippi combined images w border
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7:45pm 6/18/2016 at 7:45pm
Ma'alot Massacre - Galil Maimon and his sister Tzippi combined images w border

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

Israel cut water supply The Independent original headline w border
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:00pm 6/17/2016 at 12:00pm
Israel cut water supply The Independent original headline w border

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

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
German bank shuts down anti Israel BDS account

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

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

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

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
Hamas Calls for a Month of jihad Against Israelis

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

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

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
Tel Aviv

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

[BDS protester, San Francisco,  July 2014]
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:30am 6/8/2016 at 11:30am
[BDS protester, San Francisco,  July 2014]

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!

Cuomo signs anti-BDS legislation
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4:00pm 6/6/2016 at 4:00pm
Cuomo signs anti-BDS legislation

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

Soldiers at Western Wall Then and Now
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/4/2016 at 7:00pm
Soldiers at Western Wall Then and Now

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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