Iran Infiltrates the West Bank

editor 13 February 2016

By Khaled Abu Toameh.. Emboldened by its nuclear deal with the world powers, Iran is already seeking to enfold in its embracing wings the Arab and Islamic region. Iran’s capacity for intrusions having been starved by years of sanctions. Now, with the lifting of sanctions, Tehran’s appetite for encroachment has been newly whetted — and its bull’s-eye is the West Bank. Read more »

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Anti-Semitism a ‘recurrent problem’ in Dutch schools, gov’t report says

editor 13 February 2016

By JTA.. AMSTERDAM — Anti-Semitism is a persistent problem in some Dutch schools and especially among Muslim pupils, according to a new government-commissioned report on discrimination in education. The findings appeared in a 55-page report titled “Two Worlds, Two Realities – How Do You Deal with It as a Teacher,” which was published last week by the Dutch-Jewish journalist Margalith Kleijwegt at the request of the Dutch Ministry of Education. Read more »

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Rivlin: Peace with Palestinians seems impossible right now

editor 12 February 2016

By Times of Israel Staff.. The current security and political climate in the region renders the prospect of a peace agreement with the Palestinians a near impossibility, President Reuven Rivlin said Monday, adding that while Israel did not wish to live by the sword, the state must nevertheless always be prepared to protects its citizens and borders. Read more »

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Austrian prosecutors’ decision to allow defamation of Mauthausen inmates as ‘criminals’ causes outrage

editor 12 February 2016

By World Jewish Congress.. Oskar Deutsch, head of the Austrian Jewish community, said the article published in ‘Aula’ last year (2015) had been a “hideous inversion of victims and perpetrators”. He added that the Graz prosecutors’ decision not to press charges was like “whitewashing Nazi logic”. Deutsch called on the Austrian Justice Ministry to re-investigate the case Read more »

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Synagogue torched in Gush Etzion; PM expects global condemnation

editor 12 February 2016

By Efrat Forsher, Yori Yalon and Shlomo Cesana.. Holy books set on fire in Givat Sorek synagogue named after three Jewish teens who were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas in 2014 • Trail of evidence leads to nearby Palestinian village, prompting investigators to suspect Palestinian arsonists.  Read more »

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Why Jerusalem? (9) – Chapter 3 – Jerusalem and the Promised Land

editor 11 February 2016

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why Jerusalem? Chapter 3 – Jerusalem and the Promised Land

“…But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and He will give you rest from all your enemies around you so that you live in safety. Then to the place the Lord your God will choose as A DWELLING FOR HIS NAME— there you shall bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and the special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the Lord. Read more »

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Business Analyst Explains Why ‘You Will Work for Israel One Day’

editor 11 February 2016

By Shiryn Ghermezian.. A column published by business magazine Inc. noted that Israel’s investment in tech research and development is giving it an edge over other countries. The Jewish state is among the three countries that “understand the connection between today’s R&D investment and tomorrow’s economic success,” wrote contributor Erik Sherman on Thursday. Read more »

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Congressman: Why Is Obama Using Labeling of Israeli Goods to Pressure the Jewish State?

editor 11 February 2016

By Doug Lamborn..

An Open Letter to The Secretary of the Treasury

Dear Secretary Lew,
As I am sure you are aware, the recent “reissuance” of the West Bank country of origin marking requirements from the West Bank and Gaza has raised many questions as to its purpose and intent. The circumstances surrounding the reissuance seem odd, if not insidious. Read more »

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Anti-Semitism in Britain remains at an alarming high, community watchdog says in latest report

editor 11 February 2016

By World Jewish Congress.. The Community Security Trust (CST) of the British Jewish community recorded 924 anti-Semitic incidents in 2015, the third-highest annual total ever recorded. In its 2015 report, the CST found that the number of incidents was 22 per cent lower than in 2014 total, which marked the highest annual total ever recorded. The second-highest annual total recorded was in 2009, with 931 anti-Semitic. Read more »

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Israeli Security Forces Say Joint Effort to Intercept, Combat Palestinian Incitement on Social Media Beginning to Show Results

editor 11 February 2016

By Ruthie Blum.. Israel’s strategy to combat incitement on social media is beginning to show results, the Hebrew news siteWalla reported on Monday ( February 8, 2016) .The joint effort between the IDF, the Shin Bet domestic security agency and the Israel Police is having an effect – albeit a small one so far – a military source told Walla. Read more »

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