Posts by Miriam Elman  (Page 6)
 

Guide to How Anti-Israel Activists Hijack Christmas

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 11:00am 12/25/2015 at 11:00am

Drawing on the stories of the annunciation of the birth of Jesus, Christmas is viewed as a time of peace and goodwill to all.

But for anti-Israel activists and organizations, the holiday season is a perfect occasion to conduct political warfare against the Jewish state.

NGOs, The PA, and The Hijacking

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The Palestinian Prisoner-Exchange Extortion Racket

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 11:30am 12/23/2015 at 11:30am

In two recent posts (see here and here) we reported on the December 20 assassination of Lebanese Druze terrorist Samir Kuntar in Jaramana, a suburb of Damascus.

As we highlighted, Kuntar received three life sentences for his role in a 1979 terrorist attack which brutally devastated an entire Israeli family.

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Anti-Israel activists attack progressive St. Louis Rabbi who supports #BlackLivesMatter

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 11:31am 12/8/2015 at 11:31am

A controversy brewing in St. Louis progressive activist circles sheds light on how the anti-Israel movement’s effort to demonize Israel by hijacking the Black Lives Matter agenda is intensifying.

At issue is an offensive poster and cartoon featuring the image of a prominent St. Louis Rabbi Susan Talve. Both were circulated last...

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Jewish Voice for Peace can’t seem to stay away from Alison Weir

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:30pm 12/1/2015 at 6:30pm

Last week on November 22, Al-Awda—the Palestine Right to Return Coalition—proudly announced on Twitter the co-hosting, with Jewish Voice for Peace and others, of Alison Weir at an event in Cleveland:

It isn’t surprising that Al-Awda would take the lead in promoting Weir and her group and website If Americans Knew (IAK). The two...

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Another Week of Israeli Victims – One Wedding, Two Funerals, and a Stabbing

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 8:54pm 11/26/2015 at 8:54pm
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Israelis have endured yet another week of nonstop terrorism.

As we’ve noted in a number of prior posts, the ongoing attacks are a consequence of a “systematic Palestinian incitement to violence”. Really it’s nothing new. But in recent weeks it’s involved much of the Palestinian political and spiritual leadership preaching a visceral...

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The Day the United Nations Condemned Israel and the Jewish People

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 6:30pm 11/15/2015 at 6:30pm

Forty years ago, on November 10, 1975, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted resolution 3379, which declared the Jewish people’s national aspirations to live in their ancient homeland to be a form of racism.

On that day, 104 UN delegates acted shamefully. But two ambassadors—one...

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What Do Palestinians Really Want? New Study Reveals Disturbing Answers

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 8:30am 11/5/2015 at 8:30am

As we’ve noted in a number of prior posts, for weeks Palestinian politicians and religious authorities have been invoking wild conspiracy theories in official print, TV and social media channels often centered on claims that Jews are putting Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque in danger.

In reality no Jews are “violently invading” the Al-Aqsa...

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A Wing and a Prayer: American WWII Aviators Who Flew For Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00am 10/20/2015 at 7:00am

In a previous post, I noted that the U.S.-Israel military relationship remains solid. But back in 1948, America failed to support Israel militarily when the fledgling Jewish state needed it most.

In fact, as former Middle East peace envoy Dennis Ross writes in his important new book, the U.S. government was downright hostile to Israel in...

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U.S.-Israel Relationship Still Solid, Despite Obama

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 12:00pm 10/18/2015 at 12:00pm
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For years we’ve been reporting how President Obama has been trying to insert as much daylight as possible between the United States and Israel.

But the reality is that the American-Israeli “special relationship” will weather the storm of this “needlessly combative” administration.

Israel is wildly popular among the American public. Americans recognize the...

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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.

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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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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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Reverse Pinkwashing: Exploiting isolated Israeli anti-gay violence to excuse widespread Palestinian LGBT persecution

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10:30am 8/6/2015 at 10:30am

After a murder and multiple stabbing at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade last Thursday, by an individual who perpetrated an attack a decade ago, the anti-Israel movement has kicked into high gear.

There is a concerted effort to undermine an indisputable truth — Israel is the safest, most-welcoming, most open society for...

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Jewish Day of Mourning Greeted by Palestinian Riots on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 8:30am 7/27/2015 at 8:30am

Yesterday July 26, 2015, Jews worldwide marked Tisha B’Av, an annual fast and day of mourning that commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples.

The 37-acre Temple Mount compound (roughly about the size of 15 football stadiums) in Jerusalem’s walled Old City, where the Temples once stood, is Judaism’s most...

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Israeli Priest Slams Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:30am 7/24/2015 at 8:30am

On July 16, Israel’s Christian Empowerment Council (CEC) released a short pamphlet titled Test The Spirits: A Christian Guide to the Anti-Israel Boycott Movement (BDS).

It’s authored by Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth in the Galilee.

The new guide garnered some publicity in Israel.

But here in the U.S., other...

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RIP American Marine Lou Lenart: Israel’s 1948 War Hero

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:16pm 7/21/2015 at 7:16pm

Louis (Lou) Lenart, an American fighter pilot during World War II who later helped to fend off an Egyptian advance on Tel Aviv during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence passed away on Monday (July 20) at his home in the central Israeli city of Ra’anana.

Lenart is a legend in Israel, where...

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Jewish Voice for Peace – “Jew Washing” the anti-Israel movement

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Posted by    Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 7:00pm 7/12/2015 at 7:00pm
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In recent posts we have discussed Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a U.S. based organization that has established itself as the “Jewish wing” of the Palestinian solidarity movement.

JVP plays a critical role in numerous aspects of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the United States by giving...

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