US Politics

State Department Accused of Misleading Congress Regarding UNRWA Textbooks

2017 State Department memo on UNRWA

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a new report, blaming the U.S. State Department for misleading Congress regarding steps the Palestinian Authority had supposedly taken to reduce incitement in PA-sanctioned children’s schoolbooks. The report, sent to Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and …

American Jewry, social media, terror, US Politics

Terrorists in Suits

Gilad Erdan (photo: Ministry of Strategic Affairs)

Israel’s Ministry for Strategic Affairs, headed up by MK Gilad Erdan, has launched a PR blitz with the hashtag #terroristsinsuits to tell the world that a study of 13 international BDS NGOs found some 30 terror activists hold leadership positions in these organizations. Of the 30, fully twenty of these terror activists served time in …

antisemitism, World Politics

Labour Official Calls to Suspend Arms Sales to Israel

Official Portrait, Emily Thornberry (photo credit: By Chris McAndrew - https://api20170418155059.azure-api.net/photo/4Kn4owXW.jpeg?crop=MCU_3:4&quality=80&download=trueGallery: https://beta.parliament.uk/media/4Kn4owXW, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61331673)

The antisemitism so obviously inherent in the UK’s Labour Party continues, this time embodied by a call to suspend arms sales to the Jewish State. It happened on January 24, when Labour Party Shadown Foreign Minister Emily Thornberry sent a letter to British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, equating Iran’s military support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, social media, terror, World Politics

Israeli Arab Murder Exposes Antisemitic Current

Aiia Maasarwe

It’s a tragedy when anyone is murdered, no matter their religion, especially when they are young. But in the wake of the horrific murder of Israeli Arab Aiia Maasarwe, some have expressed a repugnant thought: that it’s fine when the murder victims are Jewish Israelis. So noted Gav Kostonov, on Facebook: Just as the leaders …

Israeli Politics, terror, World Politics

Operation Northern Shield: Where was UNIFIL?

Hezbollah Tunnel on Israeli-Lebanese border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that with the discovery and destruction of the 6th Hezbollah tunnel leading from Lebanon into Israel, Operation Northern Shield is concluded and branded a success. The remarks were made during a visit to the Israeli-Lebanese border. The latest tunnel’s specs are impressive: 180ft deep underground 2,624ft dug under …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Replacing Israel, First Day Out

Rashida Tlaib Replaces Israel with "Palestine" post-it

On her first day in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) displayed a map with a post-it conveniently stuck atop Israel that reads “Palestine.” This prompted the following tweet by Buzzfeed reporter Hannah Allam, “Someone has already made a slight alteration to the map that hangs in Rashida Tlaib’s new congressional office.” Someone …

antisemitism, media bias

Is Antisemitism a Valid Opinion?

Antisemites Alice Walker, David Icke

The world is in an uproar over Alice Walker and her antisemitism, as expressed during a New York Times interview. Waters told the world that the book that sits on her nightstand, is rabid antisemite David Icke’s “And the Truth Shall Set You Free.” When called to task for printing what amounts to an endorsement …

Sports, World Politics

European Antisemitism: Not for Muslims Only

Belgian soccer fan holds Belgian flag

The influx of Muslim immigrants to Europe has often been blamed for the rise of antisemitism in the EU. It is certainly true that terror attacks in Europe have largely begun with someone screaming the Muslim declaration of faith. On the other hand, behavior by European soccer fans (in pubs, clubs, and stadiums) suggests that …

terror

Is Arab Terror a form of Antisemitism?

NIkki Haley at UN

Nikki Haley made it clear in presenting the failed resolution that would have designated Hamas as a terror organization, that the Hamas charter, in calling for the murder of Jews alone, is antisemitic. Haley also made it clear that when the UN condemns Israel, but not Hamas for murdering Jews, the UN sanctions antisemitism. And …

Israeli Politics, terror, US Politics, World Politics

Failed UN Hamas Condemnation: 3 Rockets Daily for 17 Years!

Map showing reach of Hamas missiles (Lencer [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, has written a poignant analysis of the failed US-sponsored resolution to condemn Hamas. The vote failed, says Danon, because of “procedural maneuverings on the part of many morally bankrupt countries that failed to affirm what is self-evident – Hamas is a terrorist organization whose actions deserve unequivocal …