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Israel’s Revenge Is That “We Are Still Here”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 9:35am 6/7/2015 at 9:35am
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My wife and I are back, after an intense two weeks in Israel.

From the Lebanese to Gaza borders, from the Mediterranean Sea to Judea and Samaria, from the cool evenings of Jerusalem to the heat of the Negev Desert, from an apartment in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of...

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South Carolina Passes Anti-BDS Law

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 5, 2015 at 1:00pm 6/5/2015 at 1:00pm
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South Carolina passed an anti-BDS bill, that was signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley yesterday, prohibiting the state from doing businesses with firm or individuals who engage in a “boycott of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom South Carolina can enjoy...

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Last Days in The Jerusalem Suburbs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:00am 6/5/2015 at 7:00am
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On June 12, 2014, a terror cell affiliated with Hamas kidnapped Naftali Fraenkel (16), Gilad Shaer (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19) in the West Bank.

After an intensive hunt and crackdown on Hamas throughout the West Bank, they were found dead. The murderers months later were located and killed by Israeli forces.

Contrary...

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Negev Bedouin problems – real and imagined

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:15am 6/4/2015 at 8:15am
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Problems between the Bedouins in the Negev desert area in the south of Israel and the government over redevelopment plans have received a lot of media attention, including at Legal Insurrection:

As with every problem in Israel, there are dozens...

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Obama’s Cynical Synagogue Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:30am 6/3/2015 at 8:30am
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President Obama’s speech a week and a half ago at Washington D.C. synagogue Adas Israel was alternatively promoted as both an opportunity to address the scourge of anti-semitism, and a chance to reach out to American Jews. The speech did nothing to advance either goal and was tone-deaf to any Jews, or Americans for that...

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Israelis shelter in place near Gaza

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8:30pm 5/31/2015 at 8:30pm
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Our journey off the usual tourist trail through Israel continued today with a visit to border areas near Gaza.

Sderot is famous for being the closest Israeli town to Gaza, and the first and most frequent target. The Sderot Media Center...

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Cruz: No Federal Funds for Universities that Boycott Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 4:00pm 5/31/2015 at 4:00pm
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Professor Jacobson has written extensively about the BDS movement and the effort to boycott the boycotters.

Senator Ted Cruz has a new idea. Take federal funds away from schools that boycott Israel. He made the remarks at the Champion of Jewish Values International Awards Gala. Among attendees was Sheldon Adelson, an influential...

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The “Good” Samaritans of Mount Gerizim

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00pm 5/30/2015 at 8:00pm
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In 2013, I traveled extensively in Samaria. You can find photos and description of that travel here, To Samaria and back.

On Friday, May 29, 2015, I traveled to Mount Gerizim and the Samaritan community, on a high peak in Samaria.

Mount Gerizim overlooks the city of Nablus...

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Yet another reason to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:30pm 5/29/2015 at 6:30pm
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Ah, the beach in Tel Aviv.

The Featured Image shows the view north from in front of my hotel.

There is a huge amount of construction going on up and down the beach — luxury hotels and residence buildings.

The building on the far right in the Featured Image is the U.S. Embassy.

That’s right, the...

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LIVE: Palestinians stop push to ban Israel from FIFA

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:30am 5/29/2015 at 10:30am
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According to Haaretz, the Palestinians have backed off their push to ban Israel from FIFA. Watch live:

Haaretz reports:

4:50 P.M: Palestinian soccer chief welcomes Eini’s call for a handshake, but demands FIFA vote on compromise deal: “Let bygones be bygones,” Rajoub said.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter told the congress that at this point...

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Look who I found

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:00am 5/29/2015 at 7:00am
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That’s Legal Insurrection reader Joel E. who lives in a town near Tel Aviv, and reached out to me when he read I was heading for Israel.

The featured image is us at a really good falafel place near the beach.

I also saw Legal Insurrection favorite and sometimes contributor “Anne in Petah...

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Big Win for Washington anti-BDS Activists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:05pm 5/28/2015 at 6:05pm
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We’ve provided extensive coverage of the BDS movement’s battle against the inclusion of Israeli-made products at food cooperatives. Most recently (and closest to the hearts of the Legal Insurrection team,) the members of the Ithaca-based GreenStar Food Co Op won a very hard-fought battle against BDS activists fighting for a referendum...

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Khawaled Village – Bedouin Pride in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:15pm 5/28/2015 at 1:15pm
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Continuing on my tour in northern Israel, on May 27, 2015, I visited the Bedouin village of Khawaled led by our guide Hassan Khawaled.

Most of the people in the village have the village name as a last name, or a variant, such as the first Israeli Bedouin diplomat Ishmael Khaldi, who...

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Israeli school bus bombing survivor reunites with nurse who saved him – 45 years later

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:00pm 5/26/2015 at 9:00pm
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On Tuesday, May 25, 2015, we continued our tour of northern Israel along the Lebanese border, stopping at Moshav Avivim.

While our discovery of a memorial to the victims of the Haifa Bus 37 suicide bombing and our visit to Ziv Hospital in Safed, and its Syrian patients, were unexpected, our visit to the...

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Meet an Israeli Doctor Saving Syrian Lives and Limbs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 8:30pm 5/25/2015 at 8:30pm
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Yesterday I reported on the Haifa Bus 37 suicide bombing in 2003, and how I stumbled on the Memorial during my first full day in Haifa.

Today was a travel day that took us even fur...

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Remembering Haifa Bus 37 Suicide Bombing

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8:00pm 5/24/2015 at 8:00pm
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In Israel, you are never far away from terror or the memory of terror. I learned that by chance tonight.

We arrived in Israel late afternoon yesterday, May 23, 2015.  Today was planned as a rest day to try to adjust to the 7-hour time difference.

From the airport we headed directly...

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Israeli civil servant commits suicide after viral Facebook attack

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 6:30pm 5/24/2015 at 6:30pm
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An Israeli civil servant committed suicide on Saturday after a Facebook post accusing him of racism went viral.

Ariel Ronis, 47, managed the Population, Immigration and Border Crossing Authority (PIBA) offices in Tel Aviv. Last week, a black Israeli woman posted a note on Facebook about her experiences in the office,...

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