Israel, US Politics

Bibi Lets Biden’s Cat Out of the Bag on Iran

Naftali Bennett 13th prime minister of Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu spilled the beans about a private conversation with US President Joe Biden in his final speech before leaving his role as prime minister to assume a new role as head of the opposition: “The administration in Washington asked me not to discuss our disagreement on Iran publicly, but with all due respect, I …

Israeli Politics, terror

Surprise! UNRWA School Located Directly Above Gaza Terror Tunnel

UNRWA school gaza strip 2014

As the world jumps down Israel’s throat for responding to almost 4500 rockets shot into its cities by Hamas terrorists, it has been discovered that a terror tunnel was situated directly beneath an UNRWA school. This school complex housed the Zaitoun Preparatory Boys’ School “A” and Elementary Boys’ School “A.” The school complex was one …

Israel, media bias

Reading the NY Times, You’d Never Know it Was Israel Under Fire

new york times through lens of magnifying glass suggesting scrutiny for media bias

As Israel received a barrage of 4,360 missiles, the New York Times issued its own assault against the embattled Jewish State. Gilead Ini, writing for CAMERA, tallied up the opinion pieces and found a clear intent of anti-Israel bias: So there can be little doubt about the message New York Times Opinion editors were intent on sending, …

Israel, terror

Real Aims of Hamas in the 2021 May Ceasefire

Holon May 11 2021

What does Hamas really want and what was the reason for the latest conflagration between Hamas-led Gaza and the rest of Israel? Hamas demands during ceasefire negotiations yield the most important clue. From Reuters: Ezzat el-Reshiq, a senior member of the Hamas political bureau, told Reuters in Doha the movement’s demands included protection for the …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

The Illogic of the JCPOA—Past and Present

tehran missile display 2018

A recent report by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) looks at the purpose of the JCPOA as it was originally, and as it is today. The report tells us that only around one-fifth of the original Iran deal dealt with nuclear issues, with the rest detailing payments to Iran for “nuclear concessions.” This …

media bias

Matti Friedman: Journalists Have Become Activists

Matti Friedman

Veteran Israeli American journalist Matti Friedman has an article in the spring edition of Sapir entitled Eight Tips for Reading About Israel. Friedman may be center left, but his thoughts on journalistic integrity, and how journalists write about Israel are, if you’ll excuse the pun: right on. It’s worth reading the whole piece, but I …

antisemitism, terror, World Politics

World Protests Against Sarah Halimi Ruling

Sarah Halimi

Protests were scheduled not just in Paris, but around the world on Sunday, in response to the despicable ruling in the Sarah Halimi case. Sarah Halimi was murdered by Kobili Traoré, a 27-year-old Muslim man, in April 2017. Traoré violently beat his 65-year-old neighbor, screaming “Allahu Akbar” as he threw her out the window of …

antisemitism, social media

The Week Removes Graphic of Biden Trapped in Star of David

The week Biden trapped in blue Magen David

The Week magazine drew criticism last week, after accompanying an op-ed with a political cartoon of President Biden trapped inside a blue Star of David. After social media exploded with criticisms and outrage from Jewish leaders and other observers on social media, the magazine removed the graphic. The op-ed, entitled “Israel is Testing Biden” criticized …

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 …