Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

 

#EnoughisEnough

editor 20 April 2018

By J-Wire Newsdesk.. Malcolm Green says that this is the film he wishes he never made. Anti-semitism in the UK.

Or rather, the film I wish I’d never had to make. However, in the UK today, in some ‘pockets’ of our political system (rather large pockets it has to be said), antisemitism is making itself felt with a vengeance.

And whilst there is a lot of handwringing and tut-tutting going on, there is very little action to send this hatred back to the fringes and beyond. (more…)

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Israel70 | Celebrating the argument

editor 19 April 2018

By Einat Wilf with Shany Mor.. Zionism and the State of Israel are unique examples of a movement of national liberation, and a state, established as ongoing debates, claim Einat Wilf with Shany Mor. Democratic debate about the character and future of the state has been at once a necessity, a virtue, a strength and a saving grace; in fact it has defined who we are. Here’s to the next 70 years of the argument. [Photo top right: Dr. Einat Wilf].  (more…)

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Yom HaAtzma’ut 2018 / 5778 יום העצמאות

editor 18 April 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. Israeli Independence Day. Commemorates the declaration of independence of Israel in 1948. Note that Hebcal displays modern holidays like Yom HaAtzma’ut according to the Israeli schedule. Although Yom HaAtzma’ut is normally observed on the 5th of Iyyar, it may be moved earlier or postponed if observance of the holiday (or Yom HaZikaron, which always preceeds it) would conflict with Shabbat. Yom HaAtzma’ut begins at sundown on Wed, 18 April 2018. (more…)

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Yom HaZikaron 2018 /5778 יום הזכרון

editor 17 April 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. Israeli Memorial Day. Note that Hebcal displays modern holidays like Yom HaZikaron according to the Israeli schedule. Although Yom Hazikaron is normally observed on the 4th of Iyyar, it may be moved earlier or postponed if observance of the holiday (or Yom HaAtzma’ut, which always follows it) would conflict with Shabbat.

Yom HaZikaron begins at sundown on Tuesday, 17 April 2018. [Photo top right: A young Israeli soldier places a rose among the names of those soldiers who have fallen for the State of Israel, on the Memorial Day Ceremony at Latrun Armoured Corps Museum, 2003. (Sharon Perry/Flash90)].  (more…)

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Myths and facts about Gaza’s ‘march of return’

editor 17 April 2018

By Tzvi Fleischer.. The Strategist – 17 April 2018

The demonstrations along the Israel–Gaza border dubbed the ‘Great March of Return’ are a calculated and desperate propaganda move, largely organised and funded by Hamas alongside other terrorist organisations. Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since 2007, is designated in part or entirely a terrorist organisation by the United States, the European Union and Australia. It’s using the campaign to respond to its own international isolation, recent Arab–Israeli rapprochement and more overt American support for Israel’s position, such as the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. [Photo top right: Palestinians youth collect tires to burn them during demonstrations in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 4, 2018. The death toll from March 30 violence along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel rose to 17 on Monday when the health ministry in the enclave confirmed another Palestinian had died from his wounds. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90]. (more…)
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Gaza Transport Ministry Complains: Israel Won’t Give Us More Tires

editor 16 April 2018

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz.. “Woe to the wicked man, for he shall fare ill; As his hands have dealt, so shall it be done to him.” Isaiah 3:11. Just two days after Palestinians burned thousands of tires on the Israeli border with Gaza in violent protests, a spokesman for the Palestinian Transport Ministry complained of a shortage of tires, demanding that Israel supply more. As part of the Hamas-led ‘March of Return’ protest, Gazans answered calls on social media to burn 10,000 tires on Friday in an attempt to obscure the vision of IDF troops preventing infiltrators from crossing the security fence separating Israel from Gaza. [Photo top right:Prelude to 10,000 burning tires in Gaza (Photo via Twitter Ofir Gendelman)]. 
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PMW Bulletins: To avenge the Crusaders’ defeat by Muslims, the West created Israel

editor 14 April 2018

By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik..  The Palestinian Authority continues to deny Israel’s historical right to exist, claiming Israel is merely a colony of the West created illegally and it is destined “not to survive.” In an op-ed by a regular columnist in the official PA daily, Israel is described as “the colonialist satanic plant in the region on the ruins of the Palestinian people’s Nakba.” The Nakba or “the catastrophe,” is the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel: (more…)

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Analysis: In Private, Palestinian Leadership Opposes Gaza Protests

editor 14 April 2018

By Adam Rasgon.. Despite the Palestinian leadership’s public expressions of solidarity with thousands of Gazan protesters, it privately stands in opposition to the ongoing demonstrations. The Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership has taken a public stance in support of Palestinians who have been protesting for more than two weeks on the Gazan side of the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. [Photo top right: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a news conference following the extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey. (photo credit: Reuters/Osman Orsal)]. (more…)

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Analysis: Latest Israeli airstrike in Syria likely stopped new Iranian threat

editor 13 April 2018

By J-Wire.. The recent missile strike on a military airbase deep in the central Syrian desert looks like the latest instalment in a long-standing Israeli campaign to police its red lines against highly dangerous developments to its north…writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS. Usually, such strikes are driven by incoming intelligence of threatening activity underway in Syria—activity that breaches Jerusalem’s ban on Iran from constructing military bases in Syria, from setting up weapons factories there and from using Syria as a transit zone for the trafficking of advanced arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon. [Photo top right: The Syrian Tiyas Military Airbase, also known as the T-4 Airbase located in Homs province | Credit: Screenshot via Wikimapia].  (more…)

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Israel’s chief rabbi: Jews have a ‘moral obligation’ to help end the genocide in Syria

editor 13 April 2018

By JNS.. Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef declared that Israel has a “moral obligation” to intervene in what he called a genocide being committed against the people of Syria by its president, Bashar Assad. Viral images of toddlers and young children receiving emergency medical aid, inhalers and oxygen treatments have raised an international outcry against the use of chemical weapons by Assad in his protracted war against insurgents, who currently control the city of Douma northeast of Damascus. [Photo top right: Chief Rabbi Itzhak Yosef | Credit: Wikimedia Commons].  (more…)

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