Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Semitism’

 

Jewish Voice for Peace’s Hidden Agenda

editor 6 June 2017

By Rebecca Zagorsky.. When starting a political movement, choosing the right name is perhaps the most important step. We tend to make snap decisions about whether or not to support an organization based on what its name implies. The danger, of course, is that an organization can misrepresent itself with false connotations. Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has done just that, because the group does not represent the views of most Jews — and it does not stand for peace. [Photo top right: A Jewish Voice for Peace demonstration. Photo: Twitter](more…)

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French Jewish Anger Grows Over Savage Antisemitic Murder of Pensioner at Hands of Muslim in Paris Suburb

editor 1 June 2017

By Ben Cohen.. As further details emerge of the brutal murder of an Orthodox Jewish woman in a Paris suburb at the hands of a Muslim assailant last month, French Jews are increasingly worried and angered by what one prominent member of the community called an “organized silence” surrounding the case.

Dr. Sarah Halimi — a 66-year-old pensioner living in the Paris suburb of Belleville — was murdered in the early hours of April 4 by Kada Traore, a 27-year-old immigrant from Mali. [Photo top right: The Anshei Shalom Synagogue in St. John’s Wood, a Sephardic synagogue, opened 13 years ago with very few French Jews. Today, 70 percent of the 160-member congregation is French.] (more…)

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France: Emmanuel Macron, “Useful Idiot” of Islamism

editor 11 May 2017

By Yves Mamou.. Emmanuel Macron, a “Useful Infidel,” is not a supporter of terrorism or Islamism. It is worse: he does not even see the threat. Louizi’s article (Mohamed Louizi, author of the book “Why I Quit Muslim Brotherhood”, ed.), gave names and dates, explaining how Macron’s political movement has largely been infiltrated by Muslim Brotherhood militants. Is Macron an open promoter of Islamism in France? It is more politically correct to say that he is a “globalist” and an “open promoter of multiculturalism”. As such, he does not consider Islamism a national threat because the French nation, or, as he has said, French culture, does not really exist. [Photo top right:Emmanuel Macron (Image source: European External Action Service)]. (more…)

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Bigotry Is Not Only Free But Costly

editor 6 May 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. The antisemitism crisis rolls on. Ken Livingstone has doubled down on his remarks about Hitler and Zionism. Members of the National Union of Students have been outed for sending offensive tweets about Jews. Campus meetings regularly spout hideous lies and libels about Israel. Many of us are horrified that these things are being allowed to be said at all. They are racist, prejudiced, bigoted, offensive and hurtful. Views like these should be utterly beyond the pale. Really? (more…)

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As Marine Le Pen advances in French election, Jewish leaders express alarm

editor 5 May 2017

By Adam Abrams.. Jewish leaders inside and outside France expressed alarm after far-right populist Marine Le Pen’s strong showing in the first round of the French presidential election Sunday (April 23, 2017). Pro-Europe centrist Emmanuel Macron of the En Marche party and Le Pen, head of the National Front party, emerged victorious in the election’s initial phase. Macron gained 23.7 percent of the vote to Le Pen’s 21.7 percent, according to Harris poll estimates. The candidates will face off in the final round May 7, 2017. (more…)

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Why Israel? A Haven, a Homeland, a Holy Land — Yom Haatzmaut 2017

editor 4 May 2017

By Chaim Steinmetz.. Maybe it was crazy.

In February 2003, I led a mission to Israel shortly before the Iraq War. It was a time of great nervousness; when we arrived, we were greeted by full-page ads in the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz from the Canadian government, advising Canadians to be ready to leave Israel. There was enormous concern that war would break out, and that Saddam Hussein would once again fire Scuds at Israel. [Photo top right: Jerusalem – Kotel]. (more…)

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To Reach a Solution, First Define The Problem

editor 17 April 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Both proponents of the “two-state” and “greater Israel” solutions are completely missing the point… In the following video Melanie Phillips defends the opinion that before you ask “what is the solution” one should define the problem first. Watch the video below. (more…)

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The Hamas Formulation

editor 14 April 2017

By Melanie Philips.. Why is everyone so shocked by the Labour party’s decision not to expel Ken Livingstone? I wasn’t the slightest bit surprised. Indeed, I would have been amazed had it done so. Of course, his claim that Hitler had supported Zionism was a grotesque and profoundly Jew-bashing untruth. The only overtures between Zionists and the Nazis were for the Jews a desperate manoeuvre to save some from extermination, and for the Nazis a way of getting rid of them. (more…)

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Why Don’t Supporters of Palestinians Care About PA Abuses?

editor 3 April 2017

By Mitchell Bard..On college campuses and beyond, support for the Palestinians has been portrayed as a human rights campaign. While the antisemitic BDS movement is — according to its founders and leaders — a crusade to make Israel disappear, it has attracted many naïve supporters who believe ostracizing Israel will somehow help the Palestinians achieve independence. BDS has been an unmitigated failure, but it has shielded the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas from criticism for their human rights abuses. (more…)

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Kuwait Trying to Oust Knesset From Inter-Parliamentary Union

editor 25 March 2017

By Yasser Okbi/Maariv Hashavua/JPost.com Staff.. Israel’s “loud and blatant violations of international resolutions,” and not anti-Israeli or racist motives, are the inspiration for the move, claims Kuwaiti parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim. Kuwait has decided to forge ahead with a move that would attempt to expel Israel from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). (more…)

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