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Senior Hamas Terror Planner Mazen Faqha Assassinated in Gaza

https://twitter.com/Jtruzmah/status/845711165103603712
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:00am 3/26/2017 at 10:00am
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Mazen Faqha was a Hamas official responsible for organizing a 2002 suicide bombing attack in Israel.

Found guilty and given a life sentence for the crime that killed nine people and injured scores more, he was among the over 1000 terrorists—many of them also with blood on their hands and serving life...

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Nikki Haley for the win: UN withdraws anti-Israel report and official resigns

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7:30pm 3/19/2017 at 7:30pm

Last week the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), a group comprised entirely of Arab countries, issued a report accusing Israel of practicing apartheid against the Palestinians. Having a U.N. group make such an accusation was considered a major propaganda win for the anti-Israel movement.

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‘Big Bang Star’ Mayim Bialik takes on Linda Sarsour’s anti-Zionist slur

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/18/2017 at 5:30pm

Big Bang Star Mayim Bialik has a strong response to Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour’s claims that a Zionist cannot be a feminist.

Sarsour’s attack on Zionist feminists took place in a column in the far-left The Nation magazine, Can You Be a Zionist Feminist? Linda Sarsour Says No.

Sarsour has generated much controversy...

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Israel defeats Cuba for 4th straight win in World Baseball Classic

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/218980042/israel-beats-cuba-to-stay-unbeaten-in-wbc-17/
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/12/2017 at 12:00pm
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WUT!

Israel’s remarkable run in the World Baseball Classic has now carried into the second round.

After three straight wins to top Pool A in Seoul,...

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Israel passes law barring foreign BDS activists from entry

http://www.israellycool.com/2015/11/14/code-pinker-ariel-gold-slips-up-in-description-of-her-arrest/
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/9/2017 at 2:30pm
http://www.israellycool.com/2015/11/14/code-pinker-ariel-gold-slips-up-in-description-of-her-arrest/

On Monday night (March 6), Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) passed in its second and final reading a law barring the entry of foreign nationals who have “knowingly and publicly” called for boycotting Israel or who “represent an organization” that calls for such a boycott.

The law extends the ban to those foreign...

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Indian PM Modi’s stand-alone Israel visit ‘shocks’ Palestinian leadership

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/6/2017 at 5:00pm
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What is being seen as a sharp departure from India’s longstanding Middle East policy, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be visiting the Palestinian Authority during his historic visit to Israel, the first ever by a sitting Prime Minister of the country.  “Contrary to expectations that Modi would...

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March 8 International Women’s Strike platform calls for destruction of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 3:45pm 3/6/2017 at 3:45pm
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The so-called “Day Without A Woman” strike scheduled for March 8 was first conceived by a group of extremists under the banner of the International Women’s Strike, through a call to action posted in The Guardian newspaper, 

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The Most Important Article that You Didn’t Read about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/5/2017 at 6:00pm
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Last week Gen. (ret.) Michael Herzog (brother of Israel’s opposition leader Isaac Herzog) wrote a remarkable article (.pdf) in The American Interest.

Herzog, who has been involved in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations since 1993 didn’t write his article to place blame (though he does) for the failure of the 2013-2014 talks overseen by then-Secretary of...

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RIP David Rubinger: Israel’s Iconic Photographer Dies at 92

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/3/2017 at 1:30pm

David Rubinger, the celebrated Israeli photojournalist renowned for taking the iconic June 7, 1967 photo of Israeli soldiers in front of the Western Wall (the Kotel) in Jerusalem shortly after its capture during the Six-Day War, died on Wednesday March 1.

His death was announced yesterday by his children.

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Another deeply flawed report about IDF from “Breaking the Silence”

http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/inside/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-High-Command-Shovrim-Shtika-Report-January-2017.pdf
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:05pm 2/27/2017 at 6:05pm
http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/inside/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-High-Command-Shovrim-Shtika-Report-January-2017.pdf

Breaking the Silence (BtS)—Shovrim Shtika in Hebrew—is a group of Israeli veterans who collect and disseminate ‘testimonies’ of alleged breaches of military ethics which they claim were witnessed and perpetrated by soldiers while they were serving in the West Bank and Gaza.

BtS activists present themselves as patriotic Zionists who love their...

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BDS Panel at CPAC: How to Defeat the Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:30pm 2/23/2017 at 8:30pm

CPAC 2017 has shown its support for Israel in numerous ways, but the panel on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) provided excellent points to defeat the movement.

“BDS isn’t about taking Israel out of business,” said Lisa Daftari from Foreign Desk News. “It’s about taking Israel off the map.”

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Iran Threatens U.S With a “Slap in the Face”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:30pm 2/23/2017 at 5:30pm
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An Iranian commander with the Revolutionary Guard has threatened America with a “slap in the face” should she underestimate’s the regime’s military.

From Reuters:

“The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake,” said General Mohammad...

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Nikki Haley’s epic Moynihan-like defense of Israel at U.N.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/21/2017 at 2:30pm

Nikki Haley always has been pro-Israel. But as U.N. Ambassador, she doesn’t get to voice purely personal opinions, but rather, speaks for the administration.

Yet, any ambassador cannot help but bring his or her own style and wording to the job.

We certainly saw that with Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan, when he lambasted the...

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Obamaleaks: Suspicious Haaretz “scoop” about Netanyahu blocking “regional peace plan”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 5:00pm 2/19/2017 at 5:00pm

Barak Ravid, the diplomatic correspondent for the Israeli daily Haaretz, has a reputation of getting great scoops, especially of the sort that makes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu look bad.

In a story with a sensational headline that has lit up anti-Netanyahu social media, Ravid reported, Exclusive Kerry Offered Netanyahu Regional Peace Plan...

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More Gallup data confirms American public’s overwhelming Israel support

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 9:00pm 2/16/2017 at 9:00pm

A few days ago I wrote about the latest Gallup polling as to whether Americans sympathized more with Israel or the Palestinians.

Consistent with prior years, Americans overwhelmingly favor Israel by more than a 3-1 margin, while Bibi Netanyahu’s popularity has soared, Gallup: Americans still LOVE Israel a lot, Netanyahu popularity soars.

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Trump-Netanyahu Joint Press Conference

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:07pm 2/15/2017 at 12:07pm

The press conference is now over. Video below.

Quick Takes: Much warmer relationship than the tense Obama-Bibi appearances, where they could hardly contain their disdain for each other.

Substantively, Trump did exactly what any good mediator would do — not try to impose a solution on the parties. His point was that whatever...

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New Hamas Chief Yehya Sinwar is radical even by Hamas standards

http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/hamas-names-top-terrorist-as-new-leader/
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00am 2/15/2017 at 7:00am
http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/hamas-names-top-terrorist-as-new-leader/

Hamas, the terrorist group dedicated to Israel’s destruction, in the Gaza Strip has a new leader, and it shouldn’t be surprising that he’s a convicted murderer.

Convicted of the murder of other Palestinians who had been accused of helping Israel, Yehya Sinwar was imprisoned in 1989 and served 22 years until he...

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