Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

 

Netanyahu: ‘We don’t miss diplomatic opportunities, we create them’

editor 17 November 2017

By Itamar Eichner.. After hearing the opposition accuse him of ignoring the chance for regional cooperation, failing to represent Israeli interests and preferring an Israeli apartheid, Netanyahu responds by listing his work to strengthen ties with other nations and his achievements in improving Israel’s security and economy; ‘have these diplomatic opportunities created on their own?’ asks Netanyahu. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a lengthy barrage of attacks from the Left and Center during a special Knesset session on Monday (November 13, 2017), and when it was over, he went up to answer them. (more…)

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‘We’re Working Very Hard’ on Mideast Peace Plan, US Ambassador to Israel Says at ZOA Annual Dinner

editor 17 November 2017

By Shiryn Solny.. Speaking exclusively with JNS.org, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Sunday night (November 12, 2017) confirmed a report that a team from the Trump administration is drafting an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. “We’re working very hard on it,” Friedman said of the Mideast peace proposal, in an interview at the Zionist Organization of America’s (ZOA) annual awards dinner in New York City. “It’s hard to comment on it while we’re in the middle, because it’s delicate.” He added that more information about the plan will be publicized in “a few months.” (more…)

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Tzippy and the Iceberg

editor 16 November 2017

By Caroline Glick.. Princeton University Hillel’s last minute decision on Monday (November 13, 2017) to cancel Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipy Hotovely’s scheduled address was the tip of a very dangerous iceberg. The iceberg itself was revealed the next day (November 14, 2017) on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Antisemitism Awareness Act of 2016. The bill is intended to facilitate the fight against antisemitism on campuses by requiring university authorities to refer to the State Department’s definition of antisemitism when they consider whether harassing acts were “motivated by antisemitic intent.” Nine witnesses appeared before the committee. Five supported the legislation. Four opposed it. (more…)

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Hopes betrayed: the Russian Revolution and the Jews

editor 16 November 2017

By Ben Cohen.. Another week, another centennial. Following the Balfour Declaration’s milestone, it’s now time to look back on the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, where a communist insurrection in St. Petersburg, then known as Petrograd, gave birth to a state that caused untold misery to millions for almost the remainder of the 20th century…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. [Photo top right: Bolshevik Revolution leader Vladimir Lenin. Credit: Pavel Semyonovich Zhukov via Wikimedia Commons].  (more…)

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New fingerprick-free glucose meter takes the “Ouch!” out of diabetes care

editor 15 November 2017

By Michal Marmary.. A new device to track blood-glucose levels has been launched in Israel. Today marks World Diabetes Day, a date chosen in tribute to Dr. Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, who was born on November 14, 1891.  While the discovery of insulin made survival with diabetes possible, the disease itself continues to spiral out of control around the world. (more…)

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Teach passengers on future ‘Anne Frank’ train the history of Holocaust deportations

editor 15 November 2017

By J-Wire.. Following reports that Germany’s national railway plans to name a high-speed train after Anne Frank, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder urged Deutsche Bahn to contextualise its decision and provide passengers of the ICE Inter-city Express with information about its predecessor company’s role in the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. (more…)

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3,000,000th tourist arrives in Israel

editor 14 November 2017

By J-Wire.. Israel’s three millionth tourist this year (2017) has landed in Israel, a new all-time record for incoming tourism in Israel…and received a very special guide in Jerusalem. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin welcomed the couple in the arrival hall in Ben Gurion airport: “This is a special day and an historic milestone as we break the 3-million-tourist barrier and set a new all-time record. We are set to end the year with an amazing achievement, the likes of which have never been reached since the establishment of the State. [Photo top right: Mihai Georgescu, Minister Yariv Levin, Iona Isac and Amir Halevi   Photo: Doron Barsky].  (more…)

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Israel: UNESCO Is the “Titanic of International Organizations”

editor 13 November 2017

By Amb. Carmel Shama Hacohen (UNESCO).. Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama-Hacohen told the agency’s 39th General Conference in Paris on Friday (November 3, 2017):
I would like to thank U.S. President Trump and our American allies for their courageous and just decision to leave UNESCO and for their continuous support of Israel. This new and shiny hall is highly deceptive in leading one to think that something good transpires between the walls of UNESCO, while this organization reaches a new low on every session in every respect. [Photo top right: Israeli envoy Carmel Shama HaCohen. Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon, Flash90/Channel 2 News].   (more…)

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The Daily Californian Refuses to Publish My Response to an Anti-Semitic Op-Ed

editor 10 November 2017

By Alan M. Dershowitz.. On November 3 (2017), The Daily Californian published an op-ed by Matthew Taylor, explicitly accusing me of having “blood on his [my] hands” and being “culpable for the perpetuation of…[Israeli] atrocities.” The article was worse than the cartoon itself. But when I tried to write a factual response to his false accusations, the Daily Californian categorically refused to publish it, thus demonstrating their obvious bias. I have attached my response here so it can be widely read. Taylor crosses his own line into bigotry. (more…)

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Netanyahu: Hariri’s resignation a ‘wake-up call’ on Iran threat to the region

editor 9 November 2017

By TOI Staff and Agencies..  PM Netanyahu calls on international community to address ‘Iranian aggression’ after Saad Hariri steps down, citing Islamic Republic’s ‘grip’ on Lebanon. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday (November 4, 2017) warned that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation should be a “wake-up call” to the international community to the threat posed by Iran’s regional ambitions, which he said endanger not only Israel but the entire Middle East. [Photo top right: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses Israel’s foreign policy at Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, in London, on November 3, 2017. (AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis)](more…)

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