Posts Tagged ‘USA’

 

Linda Sarsour and the progressive zeitgeist

editor 5 June 2017

By Caroline Glick.. In US academic tradition, university administrators choose commencement speakers they believe embody the zeitgeist of their institutions and as such, will be able to inspire graduating students to take that spirit with them into the world outside. In this context, it makes perfect sense that Ayman El-Mohandes, dean of the Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy at City University of New York (CUNY), invited Linda Sarsour to serve as commencement speaker at his faculty’s graduation ceremony. (more…)

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As a Teenager, Esther Begam Survived the Holocaust. Now, at 88, She’s a High School Graduate.

editor 30 May 2017

By Miranda Cooper.. ‘I finally made something out of me’. During her adolescence, Esther Begam lost her entire family in the Holocaust. More than seven decades later, she has received one life milestone the Nazis denied her: a high school diploma. This month, in Plymouth, Minnesota, Begam symbolically graduated alongside the class of 2017 at Wayzata High School, in Plymouth, Minnesota. (more…)

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Netanyahu Welcomes U.S. Ambassador Friedman to Jerusalem, “Our Eternal Capital”

editor 20 May 2017

By The Tower.org Staff.. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday (May 16, 2017) welcomed Washington’s new ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to “our eternal capital” Jerusalem. “Welcome. It’s a pleasure to see you and to welcome you to Jerusalem, our eternal capital. I know you went to the Kotel [Western Wall]. It’s deeply appreciated by all our people,” Netanyahu told Friedman. [Photo top right: David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, visits and prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem with his family upon their arrival in Israel. May 15, 2017. Photo By: Hillel Maeir/TPS]

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Announcing the “Congressional Israel Victory Caucus”

editor 3 May 2017

By Middle East Forum.. PHILADELPHIA – April 24, 2017 – Reps. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Bill Johnson (R-OH) will launch the Congressional Israel Victory Caucus (CIVC) on April 27 at 9 a.m. The caucus’ goal: to introduce a new U.S. approach to Israel-Palestinian relations. Cong. Johnson notes that “Israel is America’s closest ally in the Middle East, and the community of nations must accept that Israel has a right to exist – period. (more…)

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The Palestinian “Internationalization” Strategy: End of the Road?

editor 23 March 2017

By Amos Yadlin and Kobi Michael.. When the Netanyahu government replaced the Olmert government and Barack Obama assumed the United States presidency, the Palestinians adopted an “internationalization strategy.” This choice reflected the Palestinian skepticism about the possibility of bridging the gaps with Israel and the hope that the international community would accept their tripartite demand: (1) establishment of a Palestinian state (2) on the basis of the 1967 borders (3) with East Jerusalem as its capital. (more…)

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World Chess Hall of Fame to Induct Four New Members. All of Them Are Jewish.

editor 7 March 2017

By Jonathan Zalman.. Paula Kalmar-Wolf, Alla Kushnir, Viktor Korchnoi, and Edward Lasker will be honored in a March 28 ceremony in St. Louis. The next time you’re in St. Louis—a wonderful city full of ribs and frozen custard and woods and blues—visit the U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame, housed under one roof just a few blocks from Forest Park. It’s an interesting place with fantastic galleries and a learning center and a quirky gift shop; it’s fun for the whole family, if you’re into the whole chess thing. (more…)

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U.S. seeks end to U.N. rights council’s ‘obsession’ with Israel

editor 2 March 2017

By Stephanie Nebehay.. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is reviewing its participation in the U.N. Human Rights Council, seeking reform of its agenda and an end to its “obsession with Israel”, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday (March 1, 2017). Washington has long argued that the Geneva forum unfairly focuses on Israel’s alleged violations of human rights, including war crimes against Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. (more…)

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The U.S.-Israel economic bond

editor 28 February 2017

By Jon Medved.. Much of the talk around President Trump’s meeting this week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House surrounds the political and security relationship between the two countries. That is important. But it is only part of the story. Despite having a tiny population of eight million people, Israel is playing a crucial role in helping to power the U.S. economy for the next generation. (more…)

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69 Bomb Threats to Jewish Community Centers since January 1. Jewish cemeteries vandalized. Anti-Semitic attacks spiking. President and top leaders speak out, call for action to protect Jewish people.

editor 23 February 2017

By Joel C. Rosenberg.. A vicious wave of anti-Semitism is hitting the United States

  • Just since the first of the year, nearly 70 Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) have received bomb threats.
  • Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized around the country — in St. Louis alone in recent days, more than 100 headstones in a Jewish cemetery were destroyed.
  • Anti-Semitic attacks on American college campuses have nearly doubled, according to ADL.

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6 Out of 7 Countries Banned By Trump Don’t Let Israelis In

editor 10 February 2017

By JNS.. “And said: ‘Thus far shalt thou come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed’.” Job 38:11. The Zionist of Organization of America (ZOA) called attention to the fact that six of the seven Muslim-majority nations covered by President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban currently deny entry to travelers who hold Israeli passports. (more…)

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