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WJC condemns Polish PM’s ‘absurd and unconscionable’ claim of Jewish responsibility for Holocaust, demands retraction and apology

editor 20 February 2018

By WJC.. NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has strongly condemned Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s “absurd and unconscionable” allegation at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday (February 17, 2018) that Jews could be counted among the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and demanded an immediate retraction and apology from the Polish government. (more…)

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Abbas travels to Moscow in bid to circumvent US as main Mideast peace brokers

editor 20 February 2018

By JNS.. Abbas sees Russia as an emerging power in the Middle East, and hopes that Russia together with other international powers can serve as brokers of an arrangement that will deliver a Palestinian state. Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas traveled Russia on Monday (February 12, 2018), in an attempt to boost the standing of the Palestinian Authority and gain backing for a Palestinian state from Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the wake of deteriorating relations between Palestinians and the current U.S. administration. [Photo top right: Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow, on April 07, 2009. Photo by Dmitry Azarov / Flash90].  (more…)

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Poland’s president says he will sign controversial Holocaust bill

editor 17 February 2018

By James Masters – CNN.. Polish President Andrzej Duda says he will sign the country’s controversial Holocaust bill, but plans to send the bill to the constitutional tribunal for review. The law would make it illegal to accuse the nation of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust. It would also ban the use of terms such as “Polish death camps” in relation to Auschwitz and other such camps located in Nazi-occupied Poland. Violations will be punished by a fine or a jail sentence of up to three years. [Photo top right: Poland’s President Andrzej Duda gives a press conference to announce that he will sign into law a controversial Holocaust bill | Photo credit JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images].  (more…)

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Bill to ban circumcision introduced in Iceland’s parliament

editor 17 February 2018

By JTA.. Lawmakers from four political parties in Iceland introduced a bill in parliament that would ban the non-medical circumcision of boys younger than 18 and impose imprisonment of up to six years on offenders. Members of the ruling Left Green Movement, the Progressive Party, People’s Party and the Pirate Party submitted the bill to the Albingi on Tuesday, the RUV news site reported. Together, the parties account for 46 percent of the parliament’s 63 seats. [Photo top right: Circumcision | Photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images].  (more…)

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Rare super blue blood moon puts on a show over Israel

editor 16 February 2018

By Israel 21C.. Sky gazers in Israel joined millions of people worldwide to enjoy a rare astrological event – a super blue blood moon, not seen for more than 150 years. At moon rise yesterday evening (January 31, 2018), people across Israel took to the streets to enjoy a rare super blue blood moon, an event that hasn’t been seen by much of the world for more than 150 years. [Photo top right: The supermoon rises over Tel Aviv, on January 31. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90].  (more…)

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UNRWA: the Greatest Obstacle to Peace

editor 16 February 2018

By Gregg Roman – Israel Hayom.. U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address (January 30, 2018), alongside reports that his administration intends to put an end to the problematic definition of Palestinian refugeeism by which descendants of refugees are also granted refugee status, constitutes an important turning point in efforts to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more…)

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Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson Hails “Amazing Relationship” With Israel At CFI Parliamentary Reception

editor 15 February 2018

By Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI).. Secretary of State for Defence, Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson MP, underlined that “Britain will always be Israel’s friend” at Conservative Friends of Israel’s Annual Parliamentary Reception on Tuesday (January 30, 2018). Addressing an audience of over 250 CFI supporters, including 50 parliamentarians, the Defence Secretary praised Israel as a “beacon of light and hope, in a region where there is so much hatred and hurt”. He emphasised: “We shouldn’t underestimate how difficult it is to keep that light bright and burning”. [Photo top right: Secretary of State for Defence, Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson MP | CFI].  (more…)

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Stratasys, Dassault Systèmes, Easton LaChappelle Team Up On Prosthetic Arms Initiative

editor 15 February 2018

By Lilach Baumer.. The initiative aims to provide amputees with affordable, custom-made, battery-powered prosthetic limbs, created using 3D scanners. Nasdaq-listed Stratasys Ltd. is teaming up with multinational 3D software company Dassault Systèmes and robotics innovator Easton LaChappelle on a prosthetic arm Initiative, the company announced Monday (February 5, 2018). The companies will collaborate with Unlimited Tomorrow, an organization founded by Mr. LaChapelle to provide amputees with affordable, custom-made, battery-powered prosthetic limbs, created using 3D scanners. [Photo top right: Unlimited Tomorrow’s robotic arm. Photo: Unlimited Tomorrow].  (more…)

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The Middle East’s Coming War

editor 14 February 2018

By Ronan Bergman.. In the early hours of Saturday morning (February 10, 2018), the Middle East was on the brink of yet another war. During the night, according to my high-ranking sources, Israel’s intelligence services had been tracking an Iranian drone that was launched by the Quds division of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the Tiyas air base in central Syria. A minute and a half after the drone entered Israeli airspace, an Israeli Air Force attack helicopter shot it out of the sky. Simultaneously, eight Israeli fighter jets fired missiles at the drone’s command and control center at Tiyas, blowing it up, along with the Iranians manning the center. (Iran has denied that its drone was shot down or that its troops were killed.) [Photo top right: Remains of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that crashed in northern Israel on Saturday, after coming under antiaircraft fire. CreditAbir Sultan/European Pressphoto Agency].  (more…)

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How Palestinians Silence Palestinians

editor 14 February 2018

By Khaled Abu Toameh.. Mohammed Al-Dayeh has been under interrogation on suspicion of establishing and managing two Facebook pages — “Sons of the Martyrs” and “No to Corruption.” The Palestinian Authority claims that both accounts were used to wage a smear campaign against top Palestinian officials and accuse them of financial and administrative corruption. There is only one small problem regarding the charges against Al-Dayeh: The man cannot read or write, and as such there is no way he could have posted the offensive remarks on Facebook. [Photo top right: Mohammed Al-Dayeh (center), standing next to then-Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, March 29, 2001. (Photo credit: JAMAL ARURI/AFP/Getty Images)].  (more…)

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