Tell me again – Never Again!

Supported by the  United Methodist Kairos Response, a group that advocates for policies in support of an end to the church’s complicity in Israel’s occupation, “all United Methodist missionaries who have served in the Holy Land and thousands of Palestinian Christians have asked the church to cut its financial ties to …

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How Many Candies is a Jewish Life Worth?

how many candies is a Jewish life worth

I am just wondering about proportionality and disproportionality regarding the relative numbers of candies tossed about to ecstatic Palestinian Arabs celebrating each newly decorated shaheed (martyr). What I mean is: Are the same number of candies handed out when a stabber or car-rammer manages to kill or maim a mere …

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UNESCO: The Eiffel Tower is a Sacred Muslim Site

UNESCO steals Temple Mount from Jews - Eiffel Tower is next

AMMAN, 18 April 2035 – the Jordan Daily News triumphantly proclaims that Item 19 of the 227th Session of the UNESCO Executive Board approved the resolution reaffirming that Burj Hadid (formerly misnamed as the Eiffel Tower) is a sacred Muslim site. As called for in the resolution, France is ordered …

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Using a Knife in the Public Relations Intifada

public relations intifada

Intifada victim Yonaton Azarihab knew when to take the knife out of his wound and Dafna Meir knew when to fight to keep it in. We all need to have the presence of mind they showed, in thinking of those around them and not themselves. Azarihab pulled the knife from …

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The Snowflakes of San Francisco State.

San Francisco State University is among the most racist and antisemitic universities in the United States, which is why it is partnering with An-Najah University in Nablus, which is among the most racist universities in the world. This is only fitting. Birds of a feather, and so forth. San Francisco …

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Antisemitism v anti-Semitism.

fighting antisemitism

The incorrect spelling of antisemitism is getting to me more and more of late. I feel the need to write about it in order to get people to spell it correctly by learning the meaning of the words and where they originated. Somewhere, somehow in recent years the spelling has …

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Noor al Haqiqa.

Every once in awhile an honest antisemite drops by to say hello at Israel Thrives. The image to your left is the avatar of one Noor al Haqiqa. Somehow or other Noor came across a piece that I wrote a little over two years ago entitled, Ryan Bellerose and the Indigenous Question and, lo, …

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Toward the Making of Self-Hating Jews

self-hating Jews

Self-hating Jews, I think, deplore the reflection of themselves that they see mirrored in the eyes of the non-Jewish world; this determines how they experience their own Jewishness. Non-Jewish societies have, for centuries, found reason to hate and criticize us Jews and we seem to buy into it each time …

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Once a Jew Always a Jew – Jewish Self-Hate

Ryan Bellerose, Meti Canadian, put on a kippa for a week and saw what it is like to walk around town as if he was an easily identifiable Jew. In contrast, I left Toronto in 1970 to go to university in Ottawa, leaving my Jewish neighbourhood behind and seeing myself …

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Situation in Palestine is Normal – No Need for BDS

situation in Palestine is normal

  Well, I wonder if it will comfort proponents of academic boycott of Israel to learn that the situation in Palestine is normal – according to someone with whom I communicated at An-Najah University in Nablus. I didn’t know what exactly he meant by “normal” so I sent a second …

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Open letter to the anti-Israel Left.

Guest post by Julie Nathan. This letter is addressed to that small fraction of the political Left which not only criticises Israeli government policies or practices, but also demonises and denigrates Israel at every opportunity and thus denies its legitimacy. We see you, we hear you, day after day, making …

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A silence worth breaking, the reservists fight back.

 For anyone living outside of Israel and opposed to the delegitimisation of Zionism, it is difficult not to be aware of the movement called ‘Breaking the Silence’ (BTS). ‘  The Boycott movement against Israel frequently use their material, the anti-Zionist groups on campus show their video clips on a loop …

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Responding to Antisemitism in Art on Campus

responding to antisemitism

The Jewish Defence League – JDL – is planning a protest against the antisemitic mural at York University. And a week ago, I was asked by a group fighting defamation of Israel on North American campuses to go to the site of the mural and call the police to report it as …

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Want to Boycott Israel? Ignore This PA University.

Congratulations are in order for An-Najah National University (ANU) of Nablus. It heads the list of the top 12 “Palestinian” universities, ranked by an international site that ranks over 11,000 institutions in more than 200 countries. If the supporters of academic boycott against Israel want to find evidence of the …

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