Israel, US Politics

Israel Concerned US Leaked Israeli Intel to the Press

Iranian cargo ship, the Saviz

The NY Times last week reported that an anonymous US official said Israel was behind the Red Sea operation against the Saviz, the Iranian IRGC Navy reconnaissance vessel and floating military base. According to the report, the attack was tit for tat for recent Iranian attack on an Israeli cargo ship. The NY Times report even …

terror, World Politics

EU Celebrates Glorifier of Terror on International Women’s Day

Laila Ghannam

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate accomplished women. What it’s not: a time to celebrate women who glorify terrorists responsible for the cruel murder of Jewish civilians in Israel. But go tell it to the EU, who featured Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam under the hashtag “#InspiredByHer,” for International Women’s Day. According …

antisemitism

New Mural in Memory of Thessaloniki Holocaust Victims Vandalized

Jewish mural Thessaloniki defaced

A new mural honoring the memory of Holocaust victims from the Jewish community of Thessaloniki has been defaced. The mural, painted by street artist Same84 is 38 yards in length and more than 7 yards high. Tens of thousands of Thessaloniki Jews were exterminated by Hitler. 🚨 Appalling: a Jewish mural in Thessaloniki, Greece, has …

Israeli Politics

Ayman Odeh of the Knesset Arab Joint List Calls Israeli Arabs a “Successful Population”

Ayman Odeh

Ayman Odeh heads the Joint List, which is an alliance of the three largest Arab parties in the Israeli Knesset. Odeh is definitely NOT pro-Israel. Interviewed recently on Israel’s Channel 13, however, Odeh spoke of Arab advancement in Israel which suggests full equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel: When I look at the …

US Politics

Iranian Dissidents Protest Biden Top Defense Post Nominee Colin Kahl

Colin Kahl

Iranian dissidents are protesting President Joe Biden’s top nominee for undersecretary of defense, Colin Kahl. The dissidents say that Kahl has close ties to Iran lobbyists that act as a go-between to arrange meetings between political bigwigs and Iranian officials. Kahl has spoken at a number of events for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). …

antisemitism, coronavirus, Israel, media bias

Antisemitism is Never Funny Even When it’s on SNL

Michael Che tells antisemitic joke on SNL

Protesters chanting “Shame on NBC!” and “Antisemitism is not funny!” appropriately gathered in New York on Saturday night. Why appropriately? Because the protest was a response to antisemitic content aired on Saturday Night Live, a show broadcast live from New York City on NBC. The protesters gathered outside the entrance to NBC’s West 49th Street …

Israel, Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Israel Warns Biden Against Rejoining the Iran Deal

handshake against backdrop of Iranian flag symbolizes Iran Deal

Israel sent an official message from the Prime Minister’s office last Thursday night, warning the United States against ending the sanctions on Iran and rejoining the 2015 JCPOA. “Israel remains committed to preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons and its position on the nuclear agreement has not changed,” said the official statement, adding that “Israel …

Israel, Israeli Politics, US Politics

Biden First US President in 4 Decades to Hold Off on Calling Israel

Biden on Phone in OVal Office while lifting weight

President Joe Biden hasn’t called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though the new president has been in office now for over three weeks. Biden has spoken to a flurry of world leaders, including Russian president Vladimir Putin, and Chinese president Xi Jinping. But no call to Bibi, which makes Biden the first president in 40 …

American Jewry, antisemitism, campus antisemitism

Illinois College Forced to Limit Antisemitic “Bias Response” Team Actions due to Legal Challenge

university of illinois urbana-champaign

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “bias response” team that was said to have intimidated pro-Israel students, has been reined in by the university after it was suggested a Supreme Court review was in the workings. Speech First, a nonprofit working against college policies that violate free speech, sued the university in 2019, for policies …

antisemitism, coronavirus, Israel

Passing of the Brisker Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik ZL

Rav Dovid Soloveitchik Zl

The media had a field day reporting on the funeral of Rav Dovid Soloveitchik on Sunday, reporting huge crowds. But the truth is, even if “tens of thousands” attended Rav Dovid’s funeral, this is a small number, compared to the estimated 300,000 who turned out for Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s funeral, in the days before …