Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

 

Fatah-Hamas reconciliation: A fusion of evils…writes Isi Leibler

editor 21 October 2017

By Isi Leibler.. World leaders – including some of our American friends – are apparently still unwilling to face reality and continue to delude themselves that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority can be induced to making a peace settlement if Israel continues to appease them and excuse their crimes. [Photo top right: Isi Leibler](more…)

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Are Jews Historical Artifacts in Europe?

editor 20 October 2017

By Naomi Ragen.. It is Friday night in Venice’s Ghetto Vecchio. I am seated in the women’s section of the Scola Spagnola, one of the most beautiful synagogues of Europe. It is packed. The women, hair covered in everything from traditional head scarves to trendy turbans wound around their heads with breathtaking panache, hug and kiss each other, sure signs of a family simcha. Young boys climb to the area in front of the Ark, undertaking various ritual roles reserved for the cute and inexperienced. The women beam. [Photo top right: Italian synagogue, Venice. Photo credit: Wikipedia](more…)

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Chinese E-Commerce Giant, Alibaba, Opening Research Lab in Israel

editor 20 October 2017

By Israel21c.. Alibaba Group Holding of Hangzhou, China, is opening a research lab in Tel Aviv as part of its new global Alibaba Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum and Outlook designed to increase technological collaboration worldwide, advance cutting-edge technology and narrow the technology gap among countries. (more…)

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Netanyahu: Israel Helps Because We are a Light Unto the Nations

editor 19 October 2017

By Israel Today Staff.. During a ceremony welcoming Christian media representatives to Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked why Israel goes so far out of its way to provide aid to disaster victims around the world. [Photo top right: Or Goyim].   (more…)

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Union threatened Palestinian artists with expulsion if they engaged in “normalization” with Israel

editor 18 October 2017

By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik.. Palestinians reject “normalization” with Israel:
Palestinian artists warned  they would be “expelled” from union if they participated in Israeli cultural festival in Jerusalem. “The union rejects the participation of any Palestinian artist in the rally, and it will expel any artist who is proven to have participated in any ceremony or festival whose goal is to create normalization with the occupation”. (more…)

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Argentine Judge Summons Ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Ongoing Probe of Cover-up of Iran’s Responsibility for 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish Center Bombing

editor 17 October 2017

By Ben Cohen.. The Argentine federal judge investigating the allegation that ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s administration conspired with Iran to hide Tehran’s culpability for the deadly 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires announced on Monday (October 9, 2017) that Kirchner has been subpoenaed to appear before him on October 26. [Photo top right: Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Photo: File]. (more…)

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Thousands visit Rivlin’s open sukkah

editor 16 October 2017

By Moran Azulay.. Mingling with some 6,000 jubilant Israelis who flocked from around the country to visit the president’s open sukkah, President Rivlin welcomes the people as ‘guests and hosts,’ tells crowds everyone is ‘responsible for one another’; Rivlin asks clown ‘What’re you doing, buddy?’ after he unexpectedly approaches and invites him to press his red nose. Thousands of Israelis flooded President Reuven Rivlin’s Open Sukkah throughout the day Monday (October 9, 2017) in Jerusalem to celebrate the festival of Sukkot marked by Jews throughout the world. [Photo top right: President Rivlin, photo credit: Mark Nayman/GPO].  (more…)

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Revisiting The Iran Deal

editor 14 October 2017

By David Harris.. This week, President Donald Trump is expected to speak on Iran and, specifically, the fate of the Iran deal (JCPOA). We have been following the Iran policy discussion closely for years, and are in touch with a wide range of decision-makers from the U.S. and overseas. From the start, AJC took a deliberative approach to the JCPOA, just as we will do depending on what the president says regarding certification/decertification of the deal and the role of Congress going forward. [Photo top right: US Pres Donald Trump, photo credit: YURI GRIPAS / REUTERS](more…)

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How Palestine “Occupies” Itself

editor 14 October 2017

By Dr. Asaf Romirowski.. BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 606, October 7, 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: “Occupation” has become an all-purpose Palestinian tool. On the one hand, the Palestinians claim the Israeli “occupation” makes serious negotiations with Israel impossible. On the other, they claim the “occupation” makes the development of local institutions and civil society impossible. Western and Israeli diplomats have largely avoided criticism of this strategy, possibly because it has become a central tenet of Palestinian identity. [Photo top right: Nabeel Shaath, Member of Fatah Central Committee, Representative of the State of Palestine. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons]. (more…)

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“Has Truth Lost All Meaning”? For Israel-Haters, Yes

editor 13 October 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Thomas Suarez is an Israel-hater. He is about to embark on a tour of America. He recently concluded a tour of Scotland. He has spoken at universities in the United Kingdom. A book he wrote, published last year, which vilifies and defames the state of Israel and which references and has been endorsed by other Israel-haters, was honoured with a launch inside a meeting room in the House of Lords. [Photo top right: Thomas Suarez described the creation of Israel as a ‘racist’, ‘fascist’ endeavour, and linked the ‘cult’ of Zionism to the Nazis, while speaking at an event organised by SOAS Palestine Society]. (more…)

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