Israelis Who Support BDS

Feb 27, 2016 by

Those who believe no Israeli could possibly support the Boycott-Divestment-and Sanctions (BDS) movement, have not met Avraham Burg, a former Speaker of the Knesset and head of the Jewish Agency who was once considered a candidate for Prime Minister of Israel. Mr. Burg has made clear that he supports a world-wide boycott of Israeli goods…

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Anti-Israel Groups Protest Netanyahu’s Visit to a Liberal Think-Tank...

Nov 6, 2015 by

It isn’t often that Israel’s enemies give supporters of the Jewish State specific tools to act in Israel’s defense, but when it happens, many of Israel’s defenders believe it is incumbent on them to act quickly. On November 10, the Center for American…

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Hamas Is in Trouble: ISIS Wants Gaza; The PA-Hamas “Unity”…...

Jun 23, 2015 by

Operation Protective Edge ended last August, and while Hamas has made clear it still considers Israel its arch enemy, it now apparently sees an uneasy calm with the Jewish state as its only alternative to utter destruction.

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Israel Says Palestinian Casualty Figures from Operation Protective Edge Were 1 Terrorist for Every Civilian Killed, but There Is Evidence That Many of the Civilians were Part of “Hamas’s Civilian...

Jun 23, 2015 by

Calls to haul Israeli leaders and individual soldiers to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to answer for “war crimes” committed during Operation Protective Edge last summer have been issued by Hamas and its supporters around the world. The war, which took place in Gaza in the summer of 2014, was Israel’s response to thousands of missiles fired at Israeli civilian targets by Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other terrorist groups in Gaza, as well as the kidnapping of three teenagers by Hamas operatives in Judea. While the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) has concerned itself chiefly with condemning Israel for the Gaza conflict, the PA’s suit against Israel in the ICC includes Operation Protective Edge as well Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria and the fact that Arab terrorists are serving sentences in Israeli prisons....

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Analyst: It’s Not Shi’ite vs Sunni; It’s Shi’ite Iran vs All Arabs—and Jews...

May 27, 2015 by

While most commentators view the current strife in the Islamic world as the continuation of the ancient battle between Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims, one security analyst believes the conflict has been instigated by Iran for the purpose of dividing and then conquering the Arab world and, while at it, destroying Israel. “This war isn’t between Shi’ites, led by Iran, and Sunnis, led by Saudi Arabia. It’s actually a war between the Persian-Iranians and all Arabs, and, unfortunately, the Arabs are being played as fools by their Persian-Iranian puppeteers,” said Mark Langfan, a New York-based attorney who writes on security issues for Arutz Sheva and other publications. He also serves as chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel. According to Mr. Langfan, the Iranians have purposefully instigated Sunni and Shi’ite Arabs to fight each other,...

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Believers in the Police

May 2, 2015 by

“Believers in the Police” Is the Hesder Yeshiva of the Israeli Police Force, Infusing Faith, Ethics, and Compassion Where None Existed There is no institution in Israel which carries more approval from the citizens of the country than the Israeli Defense Forces, an army which is viewed by the vast majority of Israelis and their supporters throughout the world as the planet’s most ethical fighting force. By contrast, there is almost no organization in Israel which engenders less admiration than the country’s police force. Throughout the country, the Mishteret Yisrael is viewed as uncaring at best. Many Israelis, whether on the political right or left, describe the police as abusive, corrupt, inept, and immoral. But if Uriel Cohen has his way, that image will be changing. As CEO of the new Maaminim B’Mishtara, “Believers...

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Do You Want Al-Jazeera in Your Living Room? Al Gore’s Current TV Makes It a Real Possibility...

May 22, 2013 by

If your cable TV company carries Current TV, it is very important to ask the company to drop the station now that it has been bought by Al-Jazeera. Time Warner dropped Current TV as soon as the sale was made public. All other cable providers should do so as well, and you can help make sure this happens. Start by issuing a complaint, but remember, when you call the company, the first person to whom your call is directed may not be the proper person at all. Politely but insistently go up the ladder of authority and ask to speak with a supervisor. Remember: everyone you speak to has a supervisor. Keep climbing until you reach receptive ears. Current TV may be part of the package you are currently receiving. When you tell your...

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A Mother’s Plea: An Armed Guard For My Child...

Jan 21, 2013 by

By Sharon Gordon Editor’s note: Ms. Gordon wrote this op-ed in 1999, which is when it appeared in The Jewish Voice and Opinion, shortly after a JCC in Los Angeles was attacked by an antisemitic gunman who came looking for blood. I am a Jewish mother whose child attends a Jewish day school in New Jersey. When I first heard about the carnage in Los Angeles at the Jewish center, I thought that it could have been my child. Along with the rest of the country, I am horrified at the attempted massacre by the neo-Nazi monster Buford Furrow. Unfortunately, this type of violence is hardly a rarity nowadays. Much attention is paid to the notion that such horrors can be prevented, primarily by eliminating the tools of destruction. Certainly, keeping guns out of...

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Romney Supporters Say Even When He and Obama Agree on Mideast Policy, the GOP Candidate’s “Music” Is Better for Israel...

May 22, 2012 by

The difference between President Barack Obama’s and Republican Governor Mitt Romney’s policies and feelings towards Israel were apparent, when Mr. Romney was asked during one of their debates how he would handle a “surprise attack by Israel on Iran. It was a scenario the Obama administration had prepared for in public, with various players and spokesmen emphasizing that they would be livid and there might be a price Israel would be forced to pay. On the other hand, Mr. Romney told the moderator he was not concerned, because the hypothetical could not happen. “Our relationship with Israel would be so close, there would be no way or reason for us to be surprised,” he said. In Israel, Gil Ronen, an analyst for Arutz Sheva, said the difference between Messrs Obama and Romney is often...

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