Category: World Politics

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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Corbyn Tweets Chanuka Greeting Gets Pwned by Danny Ayalon

Danny Ayalon

Jeremy Corbyn keeps trying to show he doesn’t hate Jews. His latest effort was a tweet wishing Jews a happy Chanuka. Former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, tweeted the most awesome response: “Wait until he finds out Hanukkah is a Zionist holiday that celebrates the military victory of the Maccabees who liberated Jerusalem and …

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Nikki Haley to Introduce Resolution Condemning Hamas at UN

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley may be leaving her position as US ambassador to the UN at year’s end, but she’s still got a trick or two up her sleeve before she goes. Right now it’s a U.S. resolution to condemn Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, the launching of incendiary device balloons into Israel, and Hamas terror …

World Politics

Antisemitism in France Back on the Rise

A miniature from Grandes Chroniques de France depicting the expulsion of Jews from France in 1182

Antisemitic acts in France are up 69% for the first 9 months of 2018, according to a statement made by French Prime Minister Edouard Phillippe on the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, on Friday. The year 2015 was a record year for antisemitism in France. But the number actually dropped by 58% in 2016 and another …

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Iran Disses America Israel Again *Yawn*

Two American hostages during 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis

Iran celebrated on Sunday the 39th anniversary of its takeover of the U.S. embassy. This was a terrible thing that happened in 1979, during which 52 Americans were taken hostage and held for 444 days. It was the perfect day for America to restore the sanctions against Iran that had been lifted since the implementation …

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Canada to UNRWA’s Rescue

UNRWA school, Jerusalem

After the U.S. decided to cut UNRWA funding by $300 million, Canada stepped up its funding to the agency to the tune of $50 million (probably Canadian dollars). This is a shame as the US and Israel have been attempting to persuade European leaders to cut funding until such time as the agency becomes accountable …

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UNRWA Needs Israel to Rescue Employees

UNRWA school, Jerusalem

UNRWA, the bloated organization that teaches young Arab children to hate Israel and perpetuates the Arab refugee crisis is now under siege by Gazan Arabs upset by budget cuts. This is after President Trump decided to cut funding to the organization, in light of revelations by the State Department regarding the actual number of refugees …