Category: World Politics

Israel, World Politics

Nationalism Okay for Ukraine, Not Okay for Israel

ukrainian flag rippling in the wind

The world is cheering on Ukraine, in an expression of support for Ukrainian nationalism. At the same time, those cheering for Ukrainian nationalism, deplore Zionism, as an expression of Jewish and Israeli nationalism. Many are those who have spoken against or written about nationalism as if it were somehow a breach of human rights. But …

Israel, media bias, World Politics

NPR Claims that Israel “Loves” Putin

NPR Logo circled

NPR reporter Daniel Estrin, writing just after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, claims that Vladimir Putin is “beloved” by Israel: “Putin remains a beloved ally. His military is stationed in Syria, and he gives Israel the freedom to bomb Iranian and Syrian weapons and soldiers there.” The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, World Politics

Are We Allowed to Mention Ukrainian Jewish History?

Jewish cemetery berdychiv zhytomyr province ukraine

Some Jews have been reluctant, during the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, to mention the bloodcurdling history their ancestors experienced first hand in Ukraine. Ukraine was one of the worst places for a Jew to end up in, throughout history. There were endless pogroms and massacres, such as the Khmelnytsky Uprising of 1648, or Babi …

antisemitism, World Politics

Iran Notes “Long History” with the Jews

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, Iran (Phillip Chavin)

In case anyone doubts our story or Jewish history, know that the Iranians do not. Tehran’s representative to the Iranian parliament, Zohreh Lajevardi, referenced the Purim story in an interview with Iran’s Fars News Agency on Sunday: “The Zionist regime is the sworn enemy of Iran and Iranians, and this enmity, without any connection to …

Israel, US Politics, World Politics

Nir Barkat Speaks of Upcoming War with Iran

Nir Barkat, Likud member and former mayor of Jerusalem

Israel has been watching with its heart in its stomach as the EU and US “politely attempt to reach a deal with Iran at the cost of an existential threat to Israel,” says former mayor of Jerusalem and Likud member Nir Barkat. Meanwhile, Iran remains Israel’s biggest existential threat. It’s not the constant Arab terror, …

Israel, US Politics, World Politics

Prior to Nuke Talks, Iran Military Spokesman Calls for Destruction of Israel

Iran Brig.-Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi

Brig.-Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi, spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s armed forces, called to eliminate the Jewish state during a Saturday interview with an Iranian state-controlled media outlet. “We will not back off from the annihilation of Israel, even one millimeter. We want to destroy Zionism in the world,” said Shekarchi to the Iranian Students …

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 …

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 …

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 …