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Gulf Arab States declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:00am 3/3/2016 at 10:00am

Amid renewed tensions between Iran and the Sunni Arab States, the six member Gulf Cooperation Council has declared Iranian-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.

Since 1980s, Iran has been exercising control over Lebanon through its proxy Hezbollah, a Shia Islamist military outfit. Tehran-funded Hezbollah does not only controls Lebanon but also carries out terrorist operations on behalf of its...

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Another big legal loss for BDS, this time in Spain

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/2/2016 at 1:00pm
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Opponents of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (“BDS”) campaign against Israel won a significant tactical victory in hostile territory last month.

In January, the city of Aviles, Spain – just inland of the Bay of Biscay on the northern shore of the Iberian Peninsula –  passed a resolution adopting BDS.  The Association...

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9th Circuit Affirms Iran’s Terror Victims Can Seize Funds

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00pm 2/29/2016 at 4:00pm

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment allowing victims of Iranian terror to attach a judgment owed to Iran.  This is separate from the Bank Markazi case argued before the Supreme Court last month.

In this case –  Ministry Of Defense And Support For The Armed forces Of The...

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Gallup: Americans still overwhelmingly support Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/29/2016 at 1:00pm
http://www.gallup.com/poll/189626/americans-views-toward-israel-remain-firmly-positive.aspx?g_source=Politics&g_medium=lead&g_campaign=tiles

Gallup released today its annual survey of American opinion regarding Israel and the Palestinians.

The survey shows that support for Israel versus the Palestinians remains near historical highs, slightly up from last year:

Americans’ views about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remained steady over the past year, with 62% of Americans saying their sympathies lie...

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George Galloway booed at Brexit rally

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 5:30pm 2/28/2016 at 5:30pm
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Apparently, some Brits, too, are fed up with the anti-Semitism permeating the halls of power in England.

Last week, I wrote about recent instances of anti-Semitism on Britain’s campuses and how it reflects...

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Anti-Israel activists shout down lecture at U. South Florida, harass speakers

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:00pm 2/27/2016 at 9:00pm
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4771409,00.html

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement always has used disruption and intimidation on campus as a tactic to initimidate Israeli and pro-Israel speakers and students on campus. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a leader in this regard, but hardly alone.

There have been two developments in the past...

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British Campus Anti-Semitism on Display During Israel Hate Week

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:00pm 2/24/2016 at 6:00pm

The annual tour of lies and hate known as Israel Apartheid Week kicked off Monday in England, with stops coming around the world.  The U.S. edition is set for March 27-April 3.

Monday morning, Londoners taking the underground were greeted by a series of new advertisements targeting companies with business in Israel. ...

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Why Abbas Doesn’t Want Peace or Statehood

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 1:30pm 2/24/2016 at 1:30pm

One the best commentaries I’ve seen on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was published last week in Haaretz.  The article by Israeli author, Gadi Taub asked, Does Abbas Really Want Israel to Withdraw From the West Bank?

Unsurprisingly the answer Taub suggests is “no.”

Taub’s column can be reduced to 5 main points as to...

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HSBC Shuts Down Terror-Linked Account

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:00am 2/24/2016 at 10:00am

British banking giant HSBC shut down accounts held by Islamic Relief Worldwide (“IRW”) last month.  IRW has long been suspected of funnel...

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The Foreign Policy Conversation Democrats Would Rather Not Have

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:30am 2/22/2016 at 8:30am

If you receive Morning Insurrection, you would have seen Prof. Miriam Elman’s recommendation to read Jonah Goldberg’s piece on the importance of foreign policy in the upcoming election. (If you don’t currently read Morning Insurrection see the signup box in the upper right-hand corner of Legal Insurrection.)

Goldberg wrote:

We can debate how...

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It’s just a wedding video

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:02am 2/19/2016 at 10:02am

On February 18, 2016, Tuvia Yanai Weissman, 21, was stabbed to death in a supermarket while he was shopping with his wife and baby daughter.

Another Israeli, 35, was wounded and is being treated in the hospital.

The Palestinian attackers were 14 years old. They were shot by a private citizen during the...

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Israel’s Legitimacy is not dependent on a Palestinian State, or The NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:00pm 2/16/2016 at 4:00pm

We hear from critics of Israel that Israel needs a two-state solution to be  legitimate.

Without a Palestinian state, the argument goes, Israel will rule over millions of resentful Palestinians to whom it will have to deny their basic rights in order to maintain its Jewish nature. Or if Israel enfranchises...

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UK: New Bill Aims to Block Anti-Israel Boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:00am 2/16/2016 at 10:00am

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s government has proposed new directives to combat anti-Israel boycott in the United Kingdom. Under the proposed regulations, universities, city councils, state-run health services and other government-funded public organisation will be not be allowed to discriminate against products made in Israel.

The announcement comes on the heels of...

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Anti-Israel activists hating on Bernie Sanders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCBgNYd8a08
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7:30pm 2/15/2016 at 7:30pm
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Bernie Sanders is Jewish and worked on a kibbutz in Israel in the 1960s.

Bernie supports Israel’s right to exist, though he’s decidedly more into the “balanced” approach compared to other candidates, and has questionable Middle East advisors.

Bernie doesn’t wear either his Judaism or Zionism on his sleeve, unlike his socialism. To the contrary,...

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Legislation boycotting the anti-Israel boycotters proliferates

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:00pm 2/12/2016 at 3:00pm

There has been quite a bit of BDS-related legislative activity in the several weeks, with two anti-BDS measures moving through Congress, and activity in several state legislatures.  While the legislatures universally oppose BDS, President Obama has weighed in in opposition to Congress’s pro-Israel legislation.

Federal Anti-BDS Legislation

First, Wednesday afternoon Senators Mark Kirk...

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Bernie Sanders’s Questionable Israel Advisers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:30am 2/8/2016 at 11:30am

Bernie Sanders gave a glimpse at his potential foreign policy on Sunday, and his choices of BDS supporter James Zogby and left-wing J Street raise serious questions.

Sanders, the Jewish Senator from Vermont, is infamous for his avowed socialism.  On foreign policy, he is more or less a blank slate, making his...

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The Regressive Left in Israel and the West

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0CDxZoKdiA
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:16pm 2/6/2016 at 6:16pm
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Consider this a follow-up to our prior reporting on the Regressive Left:

The concept of masochists defending sadists came from this article, The Masochists Who Defend Sadists: The Regressive Left in Theory and Practice:

I think they hated the idea of the West and of Empire, so they made a practical and intellectual alliance...

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