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Martin Luther King and Zionism.

Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the rights of the black minority in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. His passionate words inspired many people to move for equal rights for all Americans. As the last MLK Day of the first Black US President is celebrated, and in the aftermath …

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Obama’s “Palestinian Land”.

On September 20, 2016, US President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. His passing comment on Palestinian Arab-Israel conflict underscored why peace did not advance, and his relationship with Israel worsened over his term. Obama’s UN remarks covered a lot of activities during his eight years …

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What do you Recognize in Palestinians?

Summary: In their eagerness to give Palestinian Arabs self-determination, Europeans have begun to symbolically recognize Palestine as a country.  However, the Europeans have failed to recognize that Palestinian actions are against the law and vision for peace. During the months of October and November 2014, a number of European countries …

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Germans have “Schadenfreude” Jews have “Alemtzev”.

Schadenfreude.  It’s a fascinating word.  It means “a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people.”  If that sounds quite mean, consider an example. Imagine a person treats you poorly, perhaps cutting your car off on the road.  Should that person subsequently run over …

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The Only Precondition for MidEast Peace Talks

Acting President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has long argued that he needed many preconditions satisfied before he would sit down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for peace talks. Those requirements included settlement freezes and releasing Palestinian Arab prisoners from Israeli jails. Netanyahu begrudgingly did both of those …

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Joe Biden ignores Jewish Rights and the history of the Jewish State.

Vice President Joe Biden addressed the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 20, 2016. He spoke passionately about the importance of the security of Israel and America’s commitment to defend Israel. At roughly the 29 minute mark of the speech, he said that “One thing is certain: the …

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Arabs in Jerusalem.

Listening to the United Nations, one might fear that Palestinian Arabs are being “ethnically cleansed” in Jerusalem due to Israeli “occupation.” Here are some facts (statistics as of 2011 as compiled by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies). Fastest Growing Group in Jerusalem and Most of the Middle East The …

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Adalah, Dismantling Zionism.

Adalah is also known as the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. It is funded by a number of left-wing organizations including: the New Israel Fund (NIF); the Ford Foundation; the Open Society Foundation (George Soros); Oxfam; and the European Commission. Adalah claims to be “an independent human …

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New York Times’ Lost Pictures and Morality for the Year 2015.

On December 27, 2015, the New York Times shared its thoughts for a “Year in Pictures.”  The Sunday Review was dominated by the waves of refugees and migrants from the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) as well as pictures of terrorism that touched much of the world.  For …

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Israel was never a British Colony:Judaea & Samaria aren’t Israeli Colonies

Many uniformed critics of Israel criticize the establishment of Israel and claim that Israel was established as a colonial outpost of Great Britain. The statement is absurd and easily disproven. International Law, Not British Law Various international laws approved the immigration of Jews to Palestine and international bodies approved the …

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US State Department select support in Fighting Terrorists.

The month from October 13 to November 13, 2015 witnessed many terrorist attacks in the MENA region and Europe. The US State Department loudly condemned the large scale attacks in Chad, Lebanon and France, but was more muted in its condemnation of the attacks in Israel. Most significantly, the State …

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Oxfam and Gaza

Oxfam seems like such a nice charity.  It’s slogan is “The power of people against poverty.” What can be controversial about that? Much of the organization’s work is focused on providing aid and services to poor communities around the world.  Work includes bringing clean water, food and basic services to …

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UNRWA – Ongoing War against Israel and Jews

On October 27, 2015, US Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-R) blasted the United Nations group that works for the Palestinians. UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, has a stated mission of helping over 5 million “Palestine refugees.” That unique and bizarre definition …

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Palestinian Job Fair for Peace.

joining terror organizations

A sad satire. The United Nations took a special interest in the high unemployment rate of Palestinians, which has led to feelings of despair and hopelessness, leaving many to resort to violence against Israelis.  As such, the UN held a meeting in October 2015 in Vienna to listen to various …

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An Inconvenient Truth: Palestinian Polls.

There were a growing number of violent attacks by ‘Palestinians’ against Israelis in October 2015.  Various politicians such as the US Secretary of State John Kerry blamed the root cause as ‘Palestinian’ frustration about ongoing Jewish “settlements” east of the Green Line. Acting President of the ‘Palestinian’ Authority Mahmoud Abbas …

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Framing the Israeli-Palestinian Arab Conflict: WSJ & NY Times.

The portrayals of the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict in the two main New York newspapers could not be more different.  Snapshots of the two papers on October 17, 2015 and the editorials from the prior days frame the conflicting attitudes. In Pictures On October 17, 2015, each paper posted a picture …

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Every Picture Tells A Story: Only ‘Palestinians’ are Victims

The “Every Pictures tells a Story” series reviews newspapers through a lens focused only on their pictures and captions. The brutal attacks that occurred in Israel during the week October 6-13 provides a good snapshot for how the New York Times viewed the conflict – the only victims in the …

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US State Department Comments on Terrorism in Israel and the Territories

FirstOneThrough There were several terrorist attacks against Israeli Jews in early October 2015.  The US State Department gave very tepid comments about the murders, especially compared to how the US reacted to the arson attacks that claimed the lives of three Palestinian Arabs in July 2015.  When one considers that …

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The UN’s Disinterest in Jewish Rights at Jewish Holy Places

On September 17, 2015, acting-President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas called out to Arabs who were fighting against Jews visiting the Temple Mount, the holiest place for Judaism, on Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar: “We bless you, we bless the Murabitin (those who …

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The Obama Administration Lays Foundation of Blame at Israel for a Potential War with Iran

Barack Obama

President Obama has not only begun to lobby aggressively to win support for the P5+1 deal on the Iranian nuclear program, he has begun to lay the foundation of blame for a potential war squarely on Israel.Diplomacy or War? US President Barack Obama: “Let’s not mince words: The choice we face is …

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