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The Nation magazine mishandles prominent Rabbi’s complaint of anti-Semitic essay

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/31/2016 at 7:30pm

In November 2015, The Nation, a prominent progressive magazine, published an essay by controversial professor Steven Salaita which raised compl...

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No, NLRB did not rule that unions could boycott Israel

https://platosguns.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/shocker-united-electrical-workers-union-embraces-anti-israel-bds-paul-millerobserver-com/
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00am 1/29/2016 at 10:00am
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The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) decided earlier this month that unions may “endorse” the boycott, divest and sanction (“BDS”) campaign against Israel without running afoul of the National Labor Relations Act’s (the “Act”) ban on so-called “secondary boycotts.” But the case did not affirm that unions actually could engage in...

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Israeli Technology to Track Terrorists on Social Media, Prevent Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2:30pm 1/28/2016 at 2:30pm

With the recent wave of terrorism unleashed on Israeli civilians, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government is investing in technology to pre-empt “lone wolf” attacks. Since September 2015, more than 100 stabbings attacks have taken place and 29 Israelis have died, including an American teenager. The terror attacks in Israel are not limited to knife attacks alone, about 40...

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Today in terror – Twin sisters in bomb plot and Israeli fights off stabbers with shopping cart (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:41pm 1/25/2016 at 7:41pm

Terror attacks in and against Israeli Jews now are daily occurrences. Most don’t make their way into the U.S. media.

Two recent examples are twin 18-year old sisters arrested for bomb making, and at stabbing attack which left two Israeli women injured but could have been much worse.

The Times of Israel reports:

Iraeli...

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Jewish Voice for Peace helps disrupt Israeli LGBTQ group Sabbath event

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 9:00pm 1/24/2016 at 9:00pm

A Wider Bridge is an Israeli group that promotes not only LGBTQ rights, it does so in the context of promoting cooperation across religious and ethnic lines.

When A Wider Bridge was scheduled to hold a Sabbath event at the Creating Change conference in Chicago, the invitation initially was revoked under pressure...

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Vox Distorts History In 10-Minute Video About Arab-Israeli Conflict

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRYZjOuUnlU
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:34pm 1/21/2016 at 3:34pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRYZjOuUnlU

Vox.com, which purports to “explain” things, has turned its attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The results are not pretty. Truth takes a backseat to revisionism and a combination of ignorance and propaganda forces out knowledge.

Here’s the video, but be sure to read the explanation below as to how it misleads:

In general the content...

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Rising Anti-Semitism in Germany: Ominous Indicator

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:30am 1/21/2016 at 11:30am

Shocked by the wave of violent anti-Semitism in Germany following the Gaza conflict of 2014, the Central Council of Jews, apex body of Jewish organisations in Germany in called for the rally “Stand up! Never again anti-Semitism!” on September 14, 2014. The event was attended by German Chancellor Merkel, President Joachim...

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15-year old Palestinian arrested in stabbing murder of Israeli mother in front of children

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:53am 1/19/2016 at 12:53am
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We reported recently on the murder of Israeli fertility nurse and mother of six Dafna Meir by a Palestinian.

Meir fought back but was stabbed to death in front of her children, as one child tried to help her:

A tear-choked Renana Meir, 17, apologized over her mother’s body on Monday for...

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Reports: Palestinian stabs Israeli woman to death at home in front of children (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 4:30pm 1/17/2016 at 4:30pm

This has eerie resemblance to the stabbing to death of the Fogel family in 2011, including 6 month old Hadas as she slept in her crib.

Reports indicated that a Palestinian man entered a home in a settlement near Hebron, and stabbed to death a mother in front of her three children....

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Fighting The Hate: When Does Anti-Israel Become Anti-Semitic?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00pm 1/16/2016 at 8:00pm

Last week I drove out to Rochester, NY to give a talk titled ‘Fighting the Hate: When Does Anti-Israel Become Anti-Semitic?’.

Sponsored by ROC4Israel, a new pro-Israel organization that we featured in a post back in October, my lecture centered on how legitimate criticism of Israel can be distinguished from criticism that...

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Intersectionality: Lies about Israel, lies about Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11:30am 1/14/2016 at 11:30am
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The trend for the BDS movement is to make demonization of Israel the center of the progressive universe through the theory of “intersectionality.”

Israel is placed at the center of all evil in the world, the unifying focus

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U.S. interference in transparency law dispute disrespects Israeli democracy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 1:00pm 1/13/2016 at 1:00pm

The US State Department is criticizing Israel’s proposed “Transparency Law,” suggesting that Israelis should not know when foreign governments are influencing their domestic politics.

If enacted, the current version of the Transparency Law would deem an Israeli Non-Governmental Organization (“NGO”) a foreign agent if it receives more than 50% of its budget...

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Palestinian child parades in mock suicide belt … in Bethlehem

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8941.htm
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:00am 1/13/2016 at 10:00am
http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8941.htm

There is no sadder commentary on why peace is not yet possible than the exploitation of children by Palestinians in the war against Israel.

It’s a lot more than the types of confrontations staged by Bassem Tamimi, where young children are sent to confront Israeli soldiers in the hope of creating a...

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0CDxZoKdiA
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:35pm 1/9/2016 at 8:35pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0CDxZoKdiA

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, 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

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

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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