Israel

International Human Rights Day for some…

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. 12th. Dec. 2013 – Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. Two days ago (Tuesday 10th December) marked International Human Rights Day which celebrated the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The blogger sphere was abuzz, and businesses and …

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Arlene in Israel – Obama on His Face

Before we get to Obama, who makes me (as most of you) terribly tired, I would like to address other topics.I have been wanting for some time to write about the issue of Bedouin settlement in the Negev, which has sparked enormous controversy and been used as a weapon against …

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Water pipeline to link the Red Sea with the Dead Sea

09 Dec 2013 Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs “This is a historic agreement that realizes a dream of many years and the dream of Herzl. The agreement is of the highest diplomatic, economic, environmental and strategic importance.” Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority on Monday afternoon (9 December 2013) signed …

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Bedouin settlement, are we missing the point?

This Op-ed, was published in the Jerusalem Post on 9/12/2013. Ari is the International Relations Director of Regavim. Recently a day of rage in Israel was initiated to protest the Begin Plan, the Governments’ proposal to accommodate Bedouin settlement in the Negev. DEMONSTRATORS AGAINST Prawer-Begin plan outside Knesset, May 28, …

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Screeching for Jewish Blood at San Francisco State University

I find it fairly remarkable that my alma mater, San Francisco State University (SFSU), funds a student organization that calls for the killing of Jews. The great irony, of course, is that SFSU is among the foremost universities in the United States dedicated to social justice and human rights, which is …

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Two Bedouin Sheikhs and the Begin Plan – video

Two Bedouin sheikhs reveal their support for the Begin Plan, Israel’s strategy to improve the welfare of the Negev Bedouin and resolve land issues in southern Israel. While Sheikh Awde A-Zanoon and Sheikh I’d Abu Rashed do not hesitate to criticize former Israeli policies toward the Bedouin, they also express …

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New Israel Fund “Stirring the Pot”

From Ma’ariv by Ben-Dror Yemini who is a senior journalist with the Hebrew only daily Ma’ariv. He lectures about the spread and impact of anti-Israel propaganda.   It has been posted as a request. There is no URL. I was told it was an op-ed in Ma’ariv so this  would …

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Has Israel lost the Negev?

Among the Bedouin community, Israeli laws barring polygamy amount to no more than rumors, and no one has ever even heard of the building code • The Bedouin have all but taken over the Negev and turned it into a neighboring country. Emily Amrousi                    Lavish villas alongside traditional tents: …

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I Love This Blade…

What are we to make of the fact that a student leader at San Francisco State University feels comfortable holding up a blade on a social media page calling for the murder of Jews in Israel? Much like SFSU President, Les Wong, I am not sure just what to make of this story, …

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John Kerry touches down in Israel – and he has a ‘PLAN FOR PEACE.’ !

  Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. 5th December 2013 – Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited Israel numerous times since commencing his term in February this year. His current touchdown in Israel, however, is the most significant …

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Canned Palestinian Children Meat

I arrived at San Francisco State University in the fall of 1996. It is getting to be a rather long time, now, but in those days the school just bubbled with politics in a way that I thought was exceedingly positive.  The Caesar Chavez Student Center was always abuzz with …

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The Sharia Bomb

The tidbit below was written by Ron Ben-Yishai and published at Y-Net: The way things look from Israel now, the assumption is that Obama has fortified himself behind a small and closed ideological circle. This circle believes in partial non-interventionism and has an aversion to international conflicts – not only in the …

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‘The Blood Libel Film”

Published with the permission of Ben-Dror Yemini, a senior journalist with the Hebrew daily Maariv, who lectures about the spread and impact of anti-Israel propaganda Original in Hebrew at “MAARIV” For the past several months a campaign has been under way in Israel and around the world, backed by an …

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The Israeli Left and the Myth of ‘Palestinian’ Susiya – an update

This is an update of an item I wrote a few months back . “An Imaginary Village invented by Real Bigots.” Susiya, is thought by some to correspond to the Biblical Carmel (Josh 15.5), a proposal made by Avraham Negev. Others argue that, in the wake of the Second Revolt …

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Australia reverses Israel vote at the UN

Tzipi Livni

Finally Australia is ‘back on track’ in regards to supporting Israel. On the resolution dealing with the non-recognition of Israel’s claims over Jerusalem, until 2004  Australia voted for this resolution. From 2004 to 2011 Australia abstained. In 2011 and 2012 Australia reverted to voting for this resolution. This year Australia …

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Gillard says “Everyone understands a state for Palestine. But not everyone says there should be a State of Israel,”

  Hon Julia Gillard 27th Prime Minister of Australia Receipt of the Jerusalem Prize Conferred by the Zionist Council of Victoria Melbourne, Australia 26 November 2013 [acknowledgments omitted] I am deeply honoured to accept the Jerusalem Prize tonight and proud to do so in the presence of so many friends. …

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‘A dummies guide to the Iranian nuclear deal’

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. 28th. October 2013 – Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. Coverage of the Iranian nuclear deal has abounded. It has also been dense and for the lay man or woman awfully confusing. For many the technical jargon of physics …

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Obama Bluffed

In a March, 2012 article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg we have this tidbit: In the most extensive interview he has given about the looming Iran crisis, Obama told me earlier this week that both Iran and Israel should take seriously the possibility of American action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “I think …

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Jews in Judaea

Jews building housing for themselves in our traditional home is considered a crime not just by the often violently racist local Arabs, but by their allies in the west. The tidbit below was written by AFP, whatever that is, and published by Y-Net: Israeli authorities have given the go-ahead for the …

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Israeli Ministers Line Up to Lambast Iran Nuclear Deal; Choice Was Between ‘Plague and Cholera’ Says Lapid

As news broke in the wee hours of the morning of an interim deal reached between Iran and world powers over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, Israeli ministers and political figures from across the political spectrum took to the airwaves with sharp critique. Editor: If photo is flattened, a WordPress …

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