Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

 

Israel’s police joins the political opposition to topple Netanyahu

editor 23 February 2018

By Caroline Glick.. Foreign observers may have a hard time squaring Benjamin Netanyahu’s international stature as a statesman with his suddenly vulnerable position at home. Abroad, both those that hate the Israeli prime minister and those that admire him view him as a successful leader. His diplomatic skills have transformed Israel from an international pariah, at the mercy of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the international left, to a rising star on the international scene. (more…)

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No hate of Halimi? French won’t see anti-Semitism for what it is

editor 23 February 2018

By Ben Cohen.. Flush from his victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the French elections last July, President Emmanuel Macron decided to address head on the horrific murder of a Jewish pensioner in Paris three months earlier…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. “Despite the denials of the murderer, our judiciary must bring total clarity around the death of Sarah Halimi,” Macron declared at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Jews of Paris by the Nazis. “We were silent because we did not want to see,” the president continued. [Photo top right: Emmanuel Macron wins First round French presidential elections, Porte De Versailles, Paris, France – 23 Apr 2017  Credit: Photo by Alfonso Jimenez/REX](more…)

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On the other hand – Good news from Israel

editor 22 February 2018

By Michael Kuttner.. While political scandals continue to hog the media headlines the good news tends to get buried. Here are some of the latest positive developments from the Promised Land…writes Michael Kuttner.

MALARIA BREAKTHROUGH
Israeli scientists at the Weizmann Institute have discovered a new possible defense against malaria after a research study revealed how the life-threatening disease, for which there is no vaccine, tricks and deceives the immune system to keep its life cycle going. (more…)

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Trump, Netanyahu and the post-Oslo era

editor 22 February 2018

By Caroline Glick.. You wouldn’t know it from the news, but this week, the probability that Israel will apply its law to areas of Judea and Samaria rose significantly. This week was first time that either Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu or the Trump administration ever addressed the possibility of Israel applying its law to areas of Judea and Samaria. Lawmakers from Bayit Yehudi and the Likud have prepared separate bills on the issue. MK Bezalel Smotrich’s Bayit Yehudi party bill calls for Israel to apply its law to Area C – the parts of Judea and Samaria located outside Palestinian population centers. [Photo top right: President Trump at the Israel Museum. Jerusalem May 23, 2017].  (more…)

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History Lessons from Years Under Islamism

editor 22 February 2018

By Majid Rafizadeh.. My father’s generation in Iran lived in an environment in which the Islamist party of the country’s clergy cunningly depicted themselves as intending no harm, supportive of the people, and not interested in power. So, before the revolution, many Iranians did not think that Khomeini’s party would be committing the atrocities that they are committing now or that they would have such an unrelenting hunger for power. Instead, during this time, the country thought it was on a smooth path towards democracy, with no expectation of ever returning to a barbaric era. Even the then-US President Jimmy Carter viewed Khomeini as a good religious holy man. [Photo top right: Jahangir Razmi’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the execution of Kurdish men and others by the Iranian Islamic regime in 1979].  (more…)

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Turkey Threatens to Invade Greece

editor 22 February 2018

By Uzay Bulut.. Turkey’s ruling party, and even much of the opposition, seem intent on, if not obsessed with, invading and conquering these Greek islands, on the grounds that they are actually Turkish territory. “The things we have done so far [pale in comparison to the] even greater attempts and attacks [we are planning for] the coming days, inshallah [Allah willing].” – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, February 12, 2018. [Photo top right:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently said: “We warn those who have crossed the line in the Aegean and Cyprus… Their courage persists only until they see our army, our ships and our planes.” (Photo by Elif Sogut/Getty Images)](more…)

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Argentina Begins Trials, Sentencing of Senior Officials Who Corrupted Investigations Into Iranian Bombing of AMIA Jewish Center

editor 22 February 2018

By Ben Cohen.. More than twenty years of corrupted attempts to bring to justice the Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires came into sharp focus this week, as courts in Argentina moved ahead with prosecutions of two previous administrations for their role in covering up Tehran’s responsibility for the atrocity. [Photo top right: A display in Buenos Aires of pictures and names of victims of the 1994 AMIA bombing, in which 85 people died and hundreds more were wounded. Photo: Reuters/Marcos Brindicci].  (more…)

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World Jewish Congress condemns Lukov march in Bulgaria: ‘We cannot stand by in silence as anti-Semites parade through the streets’

editor 21 February 2018

By WJC.. BRUSSELS – The World Jewish Congress has sharply condemned the “reprehensible” neo-Nazi march glorifying Holocaust promoter Hristo Lukov held in Sofia on Saturday (February 17, 2018), but praised the Bulgarian government for its “strong friendship” with the Jewish community and its “steadfast” opposition to the annual rally. [Photo top right: anti-Semitic Lukov march in central Sofia – Bulgaria | Photo credit: Courtesy of World Jewish Congress] (more…)

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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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