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Israel Heads for Third Election as Deadlock Continues

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00am 12/12/2019 at 9:00am
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Israel is heading for a third election in eleven months after repeated rounds of negotiations failed to yield a coalition government.

In consecutive elections, which took place in April and September, neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party nor the opposition Blue and White alliance managed to secure a majority in a...

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Israel to Present Iran’s Violation of Nuclear Agreement to UN Security Council

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:00am 12/6/2019 at 9:00am
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Israel is set to present Iran’s violation of the nuclear agreement to the United Nations Security Council later this month, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz confirmed on Thursday.

“Iran is developing missiles capable of carrying a nuclear payload while violating UN Security Council resolutions,” he said.

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International Criminal Court Declines to Prosecute Israel Over 2010 Gaza Flotilla Incident

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9:00am 12/3/2019 at 9:00am
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has declined to open an investigation against Israel over the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident.

The decision came after the ICC appeals judges ordered their chief prosecutor to reconsider her previous rejection of calls for probe into the 2010 raid. In May 2013, Comoros, a small Muslim-majority Indian...

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Bolivia Restores Diplomatic Ties with Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/30/2019 at 12:00pm
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A decade after Bolivia’s socialist President Evo Morales severed all ties with Israel, the South American country has reestablished full diplomatic relations with the Jewish State. The decision was announced by the country’s new Foreign Minister Karen Longaric who took office as part of an interim government after the long-serving socialist...

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Vassar President: It was anti-Semitic to shout at Israeli Jewish speaker “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:00pm 11/19/2019 at 2:00pm
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Search for Vassar College in Legal Insurrection’s archives, and you’ll find scores of posts documenting Vassar students’ efforts to shut down speech with which they disagree. This is a longstanding problem on today’s college campuses, and it is perhaps most commonly manifested in attacks on Israeli, pro-Israel, and/or Jewish speakers.

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Pompeo: Israeli ‘Settlements’ Not Illegal Under International Law

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00pm 11/18/2019 at 6:00pm
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a major policy shift on Monday by declaring that the United States no longer considers Israeli ‘settlements’ to be illegal under the international law. The statement reverses the U.S. State Department’s long-held policy that regarded Israeli ‘settlements’ in the region of Judea and Samaria, also...

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Pallywood: Amnesty Int’l Falsely Blamed Israel for Palestinian Missile That Hit Gaza Human Rights Office

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:00pm 11/13/2019 at 6:00pm
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Israel has asked the rights group Amnesty International to apologize for leveling false charges against the country’s armed forces for targeting the Gaza offices of a human rights organization.

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Top EU Courts Makes Israeli “Settlement” Product Labeling Mandatory

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00am 11/12/2019 at 11:00am
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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that goods produced outside Israel’s pre-1967 lines must be labeled as such, and may not be marketed as Israeli products. The judgment will impact food products imported into Europe from East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, Judea, and Samaria, which the European Union does...

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J Street Radicalization: Conference Speaker compares Netanyahu to Louis Farrakhan and stands by Tamika Mallory

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 6:00pm 11/10/2019 at 6:00pm
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J Street is a  group that calls itself  “pro-Israel.”  Yet “J Street’s critics argue that J Street is nothing more than a Trojan horse meant to weaken American support for Israel.” As we wrote in 2009:

J-Street is a ruse. We’ve seen this before. Only Israel is wrong. Only Israel is...

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Prof. Miriam Elman – 5th Anniversary at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:00pm 11/9/2019 at 9:00pm

September 17, 2014, changed my life forever.

I gave a speech in Syracuse, NY, for the Jewish Federation of Central New York about the anti-Israel movement on campus. I can’t find a video or audio of the appearance, but I remember one thing in particular.

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UK: Jewish Chronicle Urges British Voters Not To Elect Jeremy Corbyn As Prime Minister

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00pm 11/9/2019 at 2:00pm
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The leading British Jewish newspaper has pleaded with UK voters not to vote for Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of racism. British Jews “worry about the prospect of Mr Corbyn as prime Minister,” London-based Jewish Chronicle wrote in a blistering front-page editorial on Friday.

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Israeli Supreme Court approves deportation of Omar Shakir, anti-Israel activist working for Human Rights Watch

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 8, 2019 at 3:00pm 11/8/2019 at 3:00pm
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Ending an 18-months legal battle, Israel’s Supreme Court decided last Tuesday to uphold the Interior Ministry’s refusal to renew the work visa of Omar Shakir, who had first entered the country as “Israel and Palestine Country Director” of Human Rights Watch (HRW) in February 2017. The court reportedly ruled that Shakir...

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UNRWA Chief Suspended Amid Corruption Investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:00am 11/7/2019 at 11:00am
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The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for “Palestinian Refugees” (UNRWA) has been suspended amid ongoing investigations into widespread corruption under his watch.

Internal investigations “revealed management issues which relate specifically to the (UNRWA) Commissioner-General” Pierre Krahenbuhl, a statement issued by the UN said on Wednesday.

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Sanders Receives Endorsement From Anti-Israel Rep. Rashida Tlaib

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00am 10/29/2019 at 7:00am
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2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is Jewish, received the endorsement of anti-Israel Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over the weekend.

Then on Monday Sanders announced his own “quid pro quo” to Israel. He even said he would use American aid to Israel as “leverage” to force the country to “change...

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Czech Parliament Condemns Anti-Israel Boycott Movement as Antisemitic

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8:00pm 10/27/2019 at 8:00pm
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The Czech parliament passed a resolution last Tuesday condemning the Israel boycott movement as antisemitic.

The non-binding resolution calling on the government to stop funding to groups promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish State, was adopted with overwhelming support from the deputies in the country’s Lower House,...

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We still don’t know who will be the next Israeli Prime Minister

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:30pm 10/24/2019 at 7:30pm
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When we covered the Israeli elections in April 2019, we assumed that someone, likely Likud led by Benjamin Netanyahu, would emerge with a majority coalition in the 120-seat Knessed. But it didn’t happen, with Netanyahu unable to form a coalition.

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Warren: ‘Everything is on the Table’ If Israel Moves in ‘Opposite Direction’ on Two-State Solution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:00am 10/21/2019 at 9:00am
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren threatened to cut off Israel if the country moves “in the opposite direction” of a two-state solution. From The Hill:

“Right now, Netanyahu says he is going to take Israel in a direction...

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