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An open condemnation of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

  We unequivocally condemn the horrific murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. It was unjustifiable under any circumstances. The killing was reprehensible and we hope that the criminals who did this sickening act are found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Israel is a country run by the …

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“The Israeli Army Killed Palestinian Children For Sport”: Vivid imaginations run rampant

It’s instructive to note how elements within the Western BDS movement reacted to the kidnapping crisis that began on 12 June and had its tragic denouement this week. From the start, conspiracy theories abounded.  The earliest consisted of allegations that Israel had faked the kidnapping of the three tragic teenagers …

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Obama’s Condolences for Murdered Israeli Teens Add Insult to Injury.

While world leaders offer their deep sympathy for the tragedy of the three kidnapped boys in Israel, found dead in a shallow grave on Monday, US President Obama’s condolences leave much to be desired. After his silence throughout the 18 days that the boys were missing, despite one being an …

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Say Hello to Professor Trevor Getz

One of doctor Astren’s colleagues at San Francisco State University is rather unhappy with me. In an email, professor Trevor R. Getz writes the following: Hi Mike, I’m wanted to write to apologize for your education in our department. We clearly failed to teach you critical research skills. That was …

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Jewish Useless Idiots .

I started this a week or so back, but a far more pressing issue came to hand, that of the kidnapping of two innocent boys and a youth in Judæa and Samaria. I had to finish it today as I am furious beyond belief. I don’t have words to describe …

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Australia refuses entry to Holocaust denying Bishop.

The Australia Department of Immigration this week cancelled the visa of Richard Williamson, a Catholic bishop who was scheduled to speak in rural Australia this month. Bishop Williamson has denied that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust, the Australian Jewish News reported. They reported they contacted the Department of Immigration last …

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Exhibit update “People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People and the Land of Israel”

Readers will  recall in January this year,  with no advance warning UNESCO pulled the Jewish exhibit two years in the planning and making, entitled “People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People and the Land of Israel,” after a last minute protest from the Arab League. …

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G-d Bless Australia!

Editor’s note: For those of you who are new to this site. Mike is an American, who is a very frequent and much appreciated contributor .   Tom Wilson writing in Commentary tells us: Australia has announced that it will no longer refer to East Jerusalem as “occupied territory.” Tony …

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San Francisco State University Funds Hatred

This was originally published at the Elder of Ziyon. San Francisco State University is among the most racist universities in the United States today. Last year my old alma mater funded student political organizations that called specifically for murder and presumably for the murder of Jews.  At an event sponsored by the …

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So, Just What is a “Palestinian,” Anyways?

The Philistines, of course, were a seafaring people of the Aegean islands. They were one of the rivals for regional dominance competing with the ancient Israelites along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea over one thousand years before Jesus of Nazareth walked the land. They were, needless to say, …

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US official: Obama blames settlements for failed talks

In the Times of Israel we read: Earlier this month, anonymous American officials personally involved in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks – special envoy Martin Indyk presumed to have been among them – provided a harsh assessment to a respected Israeli journalist of why negotiations failed, highlighting Israel’s continued settlement construction as …

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The false link between terror and poverty .

John Kerry

  Op-ed by Ben-Dror Yemini Political correctness is preventing enlightened people like John Kerry from seeing the real cause of radicalization in the Muslim world. In light of the turmoil of the public debate over “who is to blame” for the failed negotiations with the Palestinians, we should pay attention …

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Obama Backed Boko Haram

Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner writes the following: When congressional leaders asked the State Department to tailor American assistance to Nigeria in a way that would protect Christians from religious persecution at the hands of Boko Haram, an extremist group that kidnapped hundreds of Christian girls last month, then-Secretary …

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Boko Haram and the Death of Feminism

Feminism is dead and multiculturalism killed it. Almost a month ago Islamists broke into a Nigerian secondary school and kidnapped hundreds of young girls which, initially, they were planning to sell into slavery but, according to Reuters, they are now willing to trade for their comrades in Nigerian prisons. {By …

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Are We Intended to Believe that John Kerry is a Moron?

I voted for John Kerry for president of the United States in 2004. Of course, I also voted for Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, and the current resident of Pennsylvania Avenue. In the past Kerry has suggested that unless Israel does what he wants – which apparently is to stop the building …

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Acknowledging the Obvious: My Elder of Ziyon Weekly Column

The Elder was kind enough to publish my latest Sunday column entitled, simply, Betrayal. Here is a snippet: The progressive-left, and the grassroots / netroots of the Democratic Party, has betrayed its Jewish constituency through its acceptance of anti-Semitic anti-Zionism, and the BDS movement, as part of its larger coalition. This …

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Abbas forms alliance with a murderous terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel.

The Prime Minister of Israel. The Cabinet unanimously decided today that Israel will not negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls for Israel’s destruction. In addition, Israel will respond to unilateral Palestinian action with a series of measures. “Instead of choosing peace, Abu Mazen …

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The Leica Freedom Train.

How a German company quietly saved their Jewish employees.   The Leica is the pioneer 35mm camera. It is a German product — precise, minimalist, and utterly efficient. Behind its worldwide acceptance as a creative tool was a family-owned, socially oriented firm that during the Nazi era acted with uncommon …

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Into the fray: The Jerusalem Post Conference, my retrospective perspective

  If the 2014 Conference can spur public brisk discussion on how to remedy the some of the policy deficiencies it exposed it will have made an enormous contribution to the long-term strategic well-being of the nation. Dear Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and the entire Netanyahu government, I asked you, …

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Letter to Jews in Ukraine fake but Antisemitism is not.

  In Donetsk, Ukraine, masked men reportedly handed out a letter requiring Jews to register with the government and report all their property or they would lose their citizenship and be deported. Thankfully, by all accounts, the letter is a fake. The letter was stamped and signed by Denis Pushilin, who …

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