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Arab refugee: Arabs left Israel in 1948 because of leadership’s promise that it would be temporary

“We headed first from Dir al-Qasi [northern Israel] to Rmaich [Lebanon], considering what they (Arab leaders) said at the time: “By Allah, in a week or two, you will return to Palestine.” The Arab armies entered Palestine, along with the Arab Liberation Army. We left — we and those who …

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Aaron Zangi: Imprisonment, Torture and the 1969 Hangings in Iraq

Aaron Zangi was raised the oldest of three brothers in the Iraqi city of Basra. Many of his ancestors originally hailed from Iran; “Zangi” translates to ‘ringing’ in Farsi. Aaron’s father was a well-respected textile businessman who built their home in 1936 in a Muslim Arab neighborhood. Following the Farhud, …

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Myths and Facts 34: “If Israel Ends the Occupation There Will Be Peace”

New from the Jewish Virtual Library …………Palestinians and their supporters often claim that the only thing that needs to happen in the Middle East is for Israel to “End the Occupation” of the West Bank. They print this slogan on T-shirts, bumper stickers, flyers and coffee mugs. But does it …

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AIJAC statement responding to Foreign Minister Carr’s legal claims on settlements

On Friday, August 9 , AIJAC put out a statement responding to controversial remarks on Israeli settlements by Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr at Lakemba the previous day. Video on the SBS website shows Carr saying the following: We in our government, and the members of the government behind me, …

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Al-Quds Day in Melbourne: Antisemitic Images

Written by Julie Nathan, Research Officer, Executive Council of Australian Jewry………. Melbourne held its first Al-Quds Day rally this year. The short video of the rally and march shows about fifty people gathered on the steps of the State Library, with speakers giving speeches, and protestors waving anti-Israel banners. The …

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Al-Quds Day in Sydney: Delete Zionists

Written by Julie Nathan, Research Officer, Executive Council of Australian Jewry………… Around 150 people attended, plus a police contingent of over a dozen officers. An Israeli flag at the rally had the words “Delete Zionists” painted on the blue stripes, and the Star of David was circled and crossed out. …

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ECAJ statement in reponse to Bob Carr

The ECAJ – Executive Council of Australian Jewry, released the following Statement in response to the speech at Lakemba by Bob Carr “I do not accept the legal arguments put by Foreign Minister Carr. No previous Australian Foreign Minister has publicly declared that “all” the settlements in the West Bank …

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AIJAC Statement in response to remarks by Foreign Minister Bob Carr at Lakemba

LINK ……….. It was disappointing to hear the remarks made by Foreign Minister Bob Carr outside Lakemba Mosque at the celebrations to mark Eid al-Fitr on Thursday. While we commend Senator Carr for recognising that Palestinian statehood aspirations require “respect for the right of Israel to exist”, it is unfortunate that …

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The Asylum Seeker debate is getting out of hand

 Discussion started by Michael Burd…………….. The Asylum Seeker debate is getting out of hand and Jewish community Leaders, representatives, and Rabbis are all trying to out ‘’compassion” each other. One of these was AIJAC a wonderful and valuable Israeli Lobby group or at least I thought it was just a …

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Palestinians Dismiss Prisoner Release as a “Bribe”

Khaled Abu Toameh Distinguished Senior Fellow, Gatestone Institute…………….. They regard the prisoner release as something Israel was supposed to have done anyway, many years ago. Many will continue to see it as as part of an Israeli-American scheme to extract concessions, and will continue to attack Abbas for “succumbing” to …

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There is nothing remotely progressive in today’s left-wing loathing of Israel

Brendan O’Neill is the editor of Spiked, the magazine that wants to make history as well as report it, and is a columnist for The Big Issue in London and The Australian . He also blogs for the Daily Telegraph and has written for a variety of publications in both …

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The Truth about Israel – Danny Ayalon

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Israel Palestinian Conflict: The Truth About the Peace Process

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Israel Palestinian Conflict: The Truth About the West Bank

   

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The Truth About the Refugees: Israel Palestinian Conflict

The Truth About the Refugees: Israel Palestinian Conflict via The Truth About the Refugees: Israel Palestinian Conflict – YouTube.

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Jewish, Not Arab, Roots in Judaea and Samaria

Written by By Hillel Fendel..  Israel National News… US Pres. Obama’s demand that Israel not settle Jews in the Biblical areas of Judaea and Samaria ignores thoroughly-documented Jewish roots in the Land of Israel, and in Judaea/Samaria in particular. Yoram Ettinger, a former liaison for Congressional affairs in Israel’s Washington …

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BDS Sewer System: Exposing Anti-Israel Boycotts

From NGO Monitor Exposing the network of funders, NGOs, and tactics that make up the global boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Shows the powerful influence of NGOs and their funders in targeting Israel. Through the support of the European Union, individual European governments, and private foundations, NGOs …

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