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Jerusalem Mayor: “Licensed, trained gun owners can save lives”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11:30am 10/8/2015 at 11:30am

It’s far from clear that there is a “Third Intifada” in Israel.

But there are multiple attacks daily by Palestinians, usually involving rock throwing and knives.

It’s a very personal type of attack fueled by incitement in Palestinian and some western social media over the Temple Mount / Al Aqsa Mosque.

Many of the...

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Civilian Casualties: Does U.S. Hold Itself to Same High Standards It Holds Israel?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 1:00pm 10/6/2015 at 1:00pm

The hypocrisy of this administration with respect to Israel can, at times, be stunning. One of those times was in August of 2014, in the middle of the Israeli military operation known as Operation Protective Edge, which was designed to stop rocket-fire emanating from Gaza.

A school run by UNRWA, the UN agency that...

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Yom Kippur War – October 6, 1973

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10:00am 10/6/2015 at 10:00am

There are certain events when you just remember exactly where you were when you heard the news.

I was on stage for a third-grade practice of a school play when a teacher walked into the room (the gym, which also was the school theater and lunch room) and told everyone that Martin...

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Third Intifada?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrPNa6tlSEM
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 9:04pm 10/3/2015 at 9:04pm
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The First and Second Intifadas were bloody, with thousands killed.

The Second Intifada was particularly gruesome, with Palestinian suicide bombers blowing up restaurants, buses and just about every other civilian target they could reach. Israel reacted by constructing the security barrier and launching Operation Defensive Shield.

In the past couple of weeks in...

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Roger Waters, you stand shoulder to shoulder with terror

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7:00pm 10/3/2015 at 7:00pm

Dear Roger Waters,

Often in the past you have written detailed letters to colleagues in the music business, encouraging them not to perform in Israel because it supposedly is an apartheid state.

Having read your latest letter to Bon Jovi, I won’t waste my time drawing the differences with Apartheid South Africa and the moral stand that...

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Netanyahu shames U.N. for “deafening silence” over Iran threats to destroy Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 2:40pm 10/1/2015 at 2:40pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the U.N. General Assembly today.

It was a powerful speech — one of, if not his best. The full speech is at the bottom of the post. The full text is here.

Here are some highlights.

Too bad neither John Kerry nor Amb. Samantha Power were...

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To shoot rock throwers, or not, that is the Israeli question

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00pm 9/27/2015 at 12:00pm

This Thursday Israel’s 10-member security cabinet unanimously voted to approve a series of tougher measures against Palestinian rock and firebomb throwers.

The new measures are be...

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Sderot (Israel) under rocket attack again

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:30pm 9/18/2015 at 2:30pm

Last spring I visited Sderot, the Israeli town on the Gaza border.

Sderot is best known internationally as the town most frequently under rocket attack with almost no warning because of the short distance. Sderot has developed extensive shelter systems, as I discussed in Israelis shelter in place near Gaza. The system...

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Unseen: Exploited and enslaved Indian workers in Gulf States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjqQLVRZyyw
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 1:48pm 9/15/2015 at 1:48pm
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Recently, refusing to take any Syrian refugees, Fahad Alshalami, a senior official of Kuwait explained to the media that “it is not right for us [Kuwait and other Gulf States] to accept a people that are different from us. We don’t want people that suffer from internal stress and trauma in...

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Israel Thwarts Planned Attack on Jewish Temple Mount Worshippers

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 4:30pm 9/13/2015 at 4:30pm
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Yesterday we posted on Israel’s decision to outlaw as “unlawful organizations” two Islamic Movement-funded groups which for years have been harassing and intimidating non-Muslim visitors to Jerusalem’s revered Temple Mount, Israel Finally Outlaws “Temple Mount Screamers”:

As we noted, while the new policy comes as a welcome move for many devout Jews...

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Left-wing Israeli “human rights” group upset with internet democracy

https://twitter.com/btselem/status/642382699634819072
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:15pm 9/12/2015 at 9:15pm
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Anyone who knows anything about internet polls and surveys knows that they are not scientific.

And they can be the most democratic (small “d”) of votes — he who gets out the vote wins. Kind of like the Iowa Caucuses.

B’Tselem is a left-wing Israeli “human rights” Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that receives foreign...

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Israel Finally Outlaws “Temple Mount Screamers”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/12/2015 at 7:30pm
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This week Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, signed an order banning male Murabitun and female Murabatat Islamist groups from Jerusalem’s sacred Temple Mount (Har HaBayit).

In an earlier LI post we highlighted how these groups have been maintaining a permanent presence on the site, and intimidating and harassing non-Muslim visitors on a...

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India, Israel strengthen cooperation in higher education

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:00pm 9/10/2015 at 1:00pm

With many European campuses and lecture halls serving as training grounds for anti-Israel activism and boycott campaigns, Universities and research institutions in India are queuing up to cooperate with Israel.

This week, Tel Aviv University signed cooperation agreements with three leading academic institutions in India. University of Mumbai, Wellingkar Institute of Management...

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The ‘I Can’t Breathe’ case you never heard of

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 8:00pm 9/9/2015 at 8:00pm

The death of Eric Garner made famous the phrase “I can’t breathe.” The whole world has heard of Eric Garner.

You probably never heard of Shelly Dadon. Or that she was Israeli. Or that her last words were “I can’t breathe.” Or that she was murdered May 1, 2014, stabbed dozens of times...

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September 1972 – The Munich Massacre

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:30am 9/4/2015 at 11:30am

For those of us of a certain age, The Munich Massacre is etched in our memories as much as almost any other historical event.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. in the morning on September 5, 1972 in West Germany [still September 4 in the U.S.], Palestinian “Black September” terrorists took Israeli Olympians hostage...

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Bassem Tamimi and the Use of Children as Political Props

http://bassemtamimi2015speakingtour.weebly.com/
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 10:00am 9/3/2015 at 10:00am
http://bassemtamimi2015speakingtour.weebly.com/

Just a week before the prominent Palestinian activist leader Bassem al-Tamimi embarks on a month-long speaking tour in the U.S., he and his family attracted massive media attention when a clip of one of the clashes they provoked with the IDF went viral.

The Tamimis are used to sympathetic media coverage, including a fawning New...

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Iran deal done – now must come the reckoning

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 9:00pm 9/2/2015 at 9:00pm

The Iran nuclear deal, which is so bad in so many ways explained here so many times, is a done deal.

Democrats now have enough votes in the Senate to prevent an override of an Obama veto of a resolution of disapproval, if it even gets to a vote given Democrats are...

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