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 …

antisemitism

Antisemitism Expected to Increase in 2021

SEPTEMBER 17 2014 Occupy Wall Street protester with sign: Google It!!! Jews control America

Antisemitism will sharply increase in 2021, according to a report issued Sunday   by the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. The reason? COVID-19, of course. Everyone knows that when there’s a plague, it’s the fault of the Jews, so it’s likely many of us suspected this might happen, just as it happened during, for instance, the …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Online Sermon at a Temple by Warnock, Interrupted by Hackers

Raphael Warnock

A Friday night online service for an Atlanta temple was interrupted by multiple hackers with the aim of shutting it down. What were the hackers shutting down exactly? A sermon delivered by Senator-Elect Raphael Warnock, a known antisemite. The sermon was meant to honor Martin Luther King, whose church Warnock leads. The same temple was …

Israel, terror

Israeli Woman Hurt in Rock-Throwing Attack on Way to Get Corona Vaccine

arab throwing rocks at Jewish cars in Judea and Samaria

A 40-year-old mother sustained a head injury while on her way to be vaccinated for COVID-19, when Arab terrorists hurled boulders at her car. Two of her children were in the car with her, at the time. While the children were unharmed, their mother is said to be “seriously injured.” The attack occurred on the …