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Zionism explained to a Muslim friend.

A Muslim friend recently asked “how can we discuss Zionism away from Judaism?” I offered to meet with her and explain it. As the offer has not thus far been taken up, my response to the question has now been put into writing. There is a great deal of innocent …

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Jewish organization defeats antisemitic student association.

 THEN   AND NOW Congratulations to Hasbara Fellowships Canada for its victory at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal over the student union of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The union willfully and without grounds refused to allow Hasbara Fellowships Canada to participate in a social justice-themed campus event …

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From the Island to Zion.

I have just returned from an overseas vacation with my family. My husband is Israeli and for some reason, I will sometimes get nervous if people ask where he comes from. Despite the fact that we never travel to particularly “unfriendly” countries or areas, you never can tell what sort …

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The time has come for Muslims in Canada to apologize.

The time has come for Muslims in Canada to apologize to the rest of Canada for the way we live, now, always on the edge, fearing terrorist attacks at any time, but especially at happy places and events.  We are collectively fearful of being in crowds; remember Manchester and the …

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Why do companies like Amazon and Sears think it’s ok to profit from Jew hate?

Why do companies like Amazon and Sears think it’s OK to profit from Jew hate? Why do companies like Amazon and Sears think it’s OK to profit from Jew hate? The answer is simple – because we let them. Jews and non-Jews, from fear or from apathy are allowing hate …

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Corbyn-another link in the 1000 year history of Jew hatred in Britain.

It hurts me to say this but Britain is still mired in antisemitism.  The enthusiasm for Jeremy Corbyn is another link  in the 1000 year British history of Jew-hatred.  Here is a man with ties to Hamas who has laid a wreath at the grave of a Palestinian terrorist involved …

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We Imagined it: The Ordeal of Civility without religion/ethics.

Philosopher Will Durant wrote “The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds.” We have been living in a time of hope. Hope that we would all live together as “one.”  The sixties brought us that great hope and it …

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Manchester: Cause of terror – Political Correctness.

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must~Tony Blair I was in Britain when the terror attack took place in Manchester-a mere thirty miles away from where I was staying. …

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Noura Erakat, Israel’s Smiling Enemy, Speaks at Berkeley.

If Brooklyn-based “feminist” and Palestinian apologist Linda Sarsour is the progressive-left flavor of the month, George Mason University international law professor Noura Erakat is a more intellectually significant, up-and-coming player in the growing Western, anti-Jewish, Israel-hating business. Approximately fifty people attended Erakat’s keynote address at the recent UC Berkeley conference on …

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‘Business As Usual’ following the Manchester terrorist attack.

While the police are collecting body parts of British children spread around the Manchester arena, it is reported that the British public are determined to carry on with “Business as usual.” This Business As Usual, is an admirable attitude that helped the British people survive the Nazi Blitz during WWII. …

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UC Berkeley Pits Liberalism Against ‘Islamophobia’

 Fast on the heels of the University of California’s anti-free speech “Battle of Berkeley”—in which hundreds of black-clad, left-wing, “anti-fascists” attacked Trump supporters in the streets—around five hundred students and scholars attended the weekend conference “Islamophobia & The End of Liberalism?” The conference poster featured a righteously concerned Statue of …

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Letter to the Jewish community of Detroit & Jews in the Diaspora.

Achinoam Nini was invited to perform on May 18th in the Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills.  Pressure from a local group in the Jewish community caused the performance to be cancelled.  An article was written about this in The Detroit Jewish News – this is my response to that article. I …

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Should Jews share their House of Prayer?

We all know it’s good to share, but how about sharing our prayer spaces, as an Australian church has done? A search for somewhere convenient for Friday prayers has led to an unusual joining of two communities. Every Friday, St Paul’s Anglican church in Beaconsfield hosts Muslim prayers in its …

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Jews acting as ‘ashamed’ Jews. This is for you.

One would have thought that after the Holocaust-not that long ago in time-Jews would be united against hate against us.  That we would all be proud of being Jewish and not apologetic.  That we would unite together behind AmYisrael. Here are the views of non-Jews about us. Read and learn …

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Are Liberal Reform Rabbis undermining Judaism?

What does the wicked son say? “What does this drudgery mean to you?” To you and not to him. Since he excludes himself from the community, he has denied a basic principle of Judaism. You should blunt his teeth by saying to him: “It is for the sake of this …

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UCLA’s Gelvin Buries Obama’s Middle East Policy Failures.

Barack Obama

   “How will history judge Barack Obama in terms of his policies and actions toward the Middle East?” asked UCLA Professor of Middle Eastern History James Gelvin at UC Berkeley.   A crowd of around 100 students and faculty, some in Muslim attire, crammed into a small conference room in the Center …

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I just joined Jewish Voice for Peace!

All you need is a credit card I just joined Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).  All I needed was a credit card – not even a real one.  They will probably catch on – eventually but I bet they will still number me among the members for a long time …

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The news last night.

The following is a slightly modified version of a Facebook post written last night at 10:24pm by ZFA Director of Media and Advocacy Emily Gian.  Join the conversation on Facebook here.  Just a few hours ago, I received an alert on my phone about a suspected chemical attack by the …

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Jewish Left & Conflict between Multiculturalism & Universal Human Rights

It’s very sad, really.   I am watching my former political home, the American progressive-left, rip itself into ideological pieces.   In an apparent effort to reconcile the irreconcilable – i.e., the multicultural ideal (as represented by Sharia) with universal human rights (as represented by western feminism) – it is throwing …

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Hijab Cool.

When I was growing up in the outskirts of New York City in the 1970s there was hardly a hijab to be found. Of course, when I was growing up in the outskirts of New York City in the 1970s there was hardly a Muslim to be found, either. There …

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