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Another top Hezbollah commander killed – but who dunnit?

Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah Military Commander, Is Killed in Syria
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:31am 5/13/2016 at 10:31am
Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah Military Commander, Is Killed in Syria

There have been a series of assinations of top Hezbollah commanders in the recent past, including Imad Mughniyeh (mastermind of almost all attacks on Israel and the U.S.), his son Imad Mughniyeh (who was killed along with several high level operatives and an ...

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Netanyahu Jokes With Would-be Hashtag Hijackers During #AskNetanyahu Live Q&A

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/12/2016 at 4:00pm
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As part of the Israeli Independence Day celebrations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted a live question and answer session on Twitter. Respondents tweeted questions using the #AskNetanyahu hashtag.

Typical of most hashtag events, ne’er do wellers loaded up #AskNetanyahu with all kinds of silly questions. Unlike most hashtag events, Netanyahu responded.

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Palestinian Child Exploitation – 10-year old “Journalist” Janna Jihad

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:30am 5/12/2016 at 8:30am
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You may recall the name Janna Jihad.

Janna is a member of the Tamimi clan from Nabi Saleh. Among the more infamous Tamimi members is Ahlam Tamimi, the woman who organized the Sbarro Pizza restaurant suicide bombing in 2001, and then broke out with a huge smile when she learned that more...

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Israelis Celebrate 68 Years of Independence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:36am 5/11/2016 at 11:36am
Israel Independence Day 2016

The Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism (Yom Ha’zikaron) began yesterday when a memorial siren at 8:00 p.m. brought Israel to a standstill. It marked the start of the commemoration day nationwide, with an official state candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall (the Kotel)...

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Israeli murdered by Palestinian teens in supermarket given posthumous military honor

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 9:00pm 5/10/2016 at 9:00pm
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Today is Israel Memorial Day, in which those killed in combat and in terrorist attacks are remembered.

One of my goals is to follow up on the victims of the Knife Intifada. Last week I updated regarding the murder of Israeli mother Dafna Meir, who was stabbed in her home by a...

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Pew Survey a wake up call on anti-Israel activism on campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 9:30pm 5/8/2016 at 9:30pm
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As you know if you have been reading Legal Insurrection for years, we regularly track Gallup and Pew surveys of attitudes among Americans of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

What we see is that support for Israel among the entire U.S. population remains at near historical highs. For example, the Gallup survey released in...

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Anti-Israel ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ Funding Network Revealed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/8/2016 at 7:30pm
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In the saturated market of U.S. anti-Israel activism, the political organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) plays a starring role.

In many posts (see a partial list here), we’ve highlighted how JVP provides the façade of American Jewish support for pro-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) organizations arrayed against the Jewish state. By...

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Iowa Governor Will Sign Anti-BDS Legislation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad confirmed he will sign a bill that will not allow public companies to do business with firms involved in Israel boycotts.

Iowa’s Senate passed House File 2331 last week in a 38-9 vote. The legislators hope the bill counters “efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.”...

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Palestinian “child” convicted in murder of Dafna Meir

Dafna Meir Israeli Mother Stabbed to death
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00pm 5/5/2016 at 7:00pm
Dafna Meir Israeli Mother Stabbed to death

If you spend any time reading propaganda from the anti-Israel movement, you will hear how Israel imprisons Palestinian “children,” meaning anyone under the age of 18.

Of course, many if not most of those children were participating in attacks on Israelis and are 15, 16 and 17 year olds who have both...

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NATO Establishes Israel Presence at Headquarters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:45pm 5/5/2016 at 1:45pm
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NATO has accepted Israel’s request to establish an office at the headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The decision went through because Turkey decided to stop opposing Israel’s attempts at opening an office at NATO. A non-NATO country needs unanimous consent from all NATO members in order to collaborate with the organization.

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Kuwait Airways Stops Inter-European Flights Instead of Accepting Israeli Passengers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00pm 5/4/2016 at 2:00pm
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Kuwait Airways has decided to stop all of their inter-European flights instead of accepting Israeli passengers.

The Lawfare Project filed civil and criminal complaints against the airlines in Geneva, Switzerland, over their discrimination policies. They claimed the policy violated “the Swiss Penal Code as well as the Swiss constitution, which protects individuals...

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VIDEO: Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:30am 5/3/2016 at 8:30am
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The newest offering from Prager University asks an interesting question. Why are there still Palestinian refugees and no Jewish refugees?

Dumisani Washington of Christians United for Israel hosts the video and points out a number of facts which are frequently ignored by critics of Israel.

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Palestinian rioters in Nablus attack Jewish worshippers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:30am 5/2/2016 at 8:30am
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This past week during Passover, Palestinians rioted and assaulted several Jews on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Judaism’s most sacred site.

As we highlighted in an earlier post, the mere sight of Jews at their holiest place was seen by Muslims there as an affront. Two Jewish men who dared to pray were beaten...

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Temple Mount, Passover 2016: Muslims Riot, Harass Visitors

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 10:30am 5/1/2016 at 10:30am
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This past week, during the intermediate days of Passover (Chol Hamoed), nearly 900 Israeli Jews, roughly 100 to 300 per day, ascended Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Thousands of tourists also visited the sacred place over the course of the week.

The site is the place of the two Jewish Temples in antiquity. It’s considered...

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Remembering the Mike’s Place Suicide Bombing, Tel Aviv, April 30, 2003

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9:30pm 4/30/2016 at 9:30pm
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Earlier today I saw a tweet by Arsen Ostrovsky regarding the bombing of Mike’s Place in Tel Aviv in 2003:

I had heard of it, but only vaguely.

The list of Palestinian suicide bombings is

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German Left Mainstreaming Anti-Israel Hate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:30am 4/28/2016 at 11:30am
Anti-Israel campaign in Germany

Anti-Israel boycott campaign, the so-called BDS movement, and other anti-Israel groups are carrying out a coordinated campaign to hijack the May Day demonstrations in Germany with an aim of spreading their anti-Semitic and anti-Israel message. The blatant anti-Semitism and the hatred of Israel these groups propagates is getting so repugnant that it is...

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Real Palestinians tire of bloody Intifada, as BDS chickenhawks cheer it on

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:25pm 4/23/2016 at 10:25pm
Northeastern SJP Protest Long Live Intifada Sign

By now, it is common for supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on campuses to interrupt speeches and chant “Long Live the Intifada.”

At UT-Austin, the chant was shouted by a group from the Palestine Solidarity Committee as they interrupted an event put on by the Israeli Studies Department....

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