Israel, terror

Operation Breaking Dawn is Over but Southern Israelis Not Happy

Map of IJ Rockets

Israel had yet another defensive war in response to several Islamic Jihad terror attacks. The war, dubbed Breaking Dawn by the IDF, began after last week’s column and today is already over, with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt. Islamic Jihad is an Iranian proxy so no doubt, the step up in attacks was ordered by …

US Politics

Senator Marsha Blackburn Offers Back-to-School Tips to Protect Children from Wokeness

Senator Marsha Blackburn R Tennessee official photo

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has created a guide for parents as children head back to school. Why is such a guide needed? Speaking with Fox News, Blackburn said that students will be facing unusual challenges and that parents need to be ready to protect children not only from drugs and online predators, but from woke …

World Politics

Jewish Organizations in Russia Asked to Close Up Shop

putin whispers with rabbi

It was a shock to learn that Russia had asked the Jewish Agency to close down their operations. Now we learn that multiple Russian-Jewish nonprofits have been warned by the Russian government to close their doors. The organizations in question received letters described as “threatening” from the Russian Justice ministry. Putin’s government states that these …

antisemitism

Price, Lipstadt Remember AMIA and Burgas Bombings

Lipstadt Lapid

US State Department spokesman Ned Price and US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Deborah Lipstadt on Monday memorialized victims of the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the attack on a tour bus in Burgas, Bulgaria. Both events share an anniversary date. The two took the opportunity …

Israel, US Politics

Tlaib Demands Biden Pin Abu Akleh Shooting on IDF Soldier

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President Biden arrives in Israel today. In the run up to the visit, various legislators have made demands on Biden in regard to sticking it to Israel. Now Rashida Tlaib has joined the clamor, stating that Biden must find an IDF soldier responsible for the shooting death of journalist Abu Akleh. Not that there is …

Israel, World Politics

Russia Issues Stop Work Order to Jewish Agency

welcome to israel airport aliyah scene

Russia has ordered the Jewish Agency stop operating on Russian soil. The Jewish Agency confirmed they received a letter from the Russian government to this effect, but are reserving comment until the Israeli government decides how to react. In light of the war between Ukraine and Russia, the Russian Jewish community is alarmed, fearing they …

media bias

New York Times: Palestinian Deaths ‘Rarely Attract International Scrutiny’

NY Times building

Critic of the New York Times, Ira Stoll, has ridiculed the Gray Lady for its latest silly lie. This time, the lie was in an article probing the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Stoll notes Israel’s foreign minister calls Al Jazeera, a “network run by an Islamist state that is openly hostile …

American Jewry, antisemitism, terror

Jewish Federation Applauds Security Bandaid for Shuls

security guards outside Ohel Menachem synagogue

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program has just received an infusion of $360m thanks to the US House Appropriations Subcommittee. This funding will help to keep synagogues and Jewish community centers safe by bolstering security. The money will go to fund security measures such as inspection and screening systems, fences, cameras, more secure doors, additional hiring …

Israel, US Politics

Biden Postpones Trip to Israel as Bennett’s Government Teeters

Biden on Phone in OVal Office while lifting weight

Biden’s impending trip to Israel has been postponed, as Bennett’s government threatens to topple from day to day and hour to hour. Long dreaded by Israel, the visit was to include a visit to an East Jerusalem hospital without an Israeli security detail, proof that the Biden Administration has broken with tradition by not recognizing …