Category: World Politics

antisemitism, media bias, terror, World Politics

Jewish Man murdered by Muslim Roommate in France, Media, Government are Silent

Mohamed Dridi

Eyal Haddad has been butchered and murdered by Mohamed Dridi, his Muslim roommate, with an axe, in France. But you wouldn’t know about it from reading the news. Not in the States and not in Europe. French Jewish community leaders and European Jewish organizations are trying to get authorities to investigate. It’s hard to imagine …

Israel, terror, World Politics

Iran Gets Ready to Eliminate Israel Once Iran Deal is Signed

iran flags next to rockets

As the Biden administration inches closer to signing the Iran nuclear deal, the Iranian regime is urging its proxies in Lebanon and Gaza to get ready to make war on Israel. Once Biden gives in to Iran’s wishlist, the money will be there to complete the aims of its nuclear arms program. The goal, of …

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 …

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 …

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, …