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Saturday, December 04, 2021
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Will There Be a BDS Movement Against the Taliban?

The BDS movement and its followers might actually have the opportunity to do something good this week. No, really.

The U.N. Human Rights Council, which usually devotes most of its time to criticizing Israel for defending itself against terrorist attacks, has called an emergency meeting to examine

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Iran’s Renewed ‘Promise’ To the Palestinians

As the Biden administration continues to talk about the need for confidence-building measures between Israel and the Palestinians to create an environment to reach a two-state solution, the leaders of various Palestinian factions are seeking Iran’s support for their jihad (holy war) against Israel.

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Ben & Jerry’s Feeds Antisemitic BDS With Our Ice Cream Money

Unilever won’t act. We all must.

As if we don’t have enough challenges. A deadly pandemic that keeps coming back again and again. Violent antisemitic hate crimes on the streets of New York and Los Angeles. Neo-Nazis, Rashida Tlaib, Rutgers University—and now Ben and

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US-Iranian Nuclear Talks Come Unglued

Negotiators at the Vienna-based talks on re-establishing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have reportedly drafted an agreement and returned to their respective capitals, apparently in the hopes of securing an endorsement for the revived “nuclear deal” with Iran—which, by the way, Iran never signed. While some differences

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Ben & Jerry’s Doesn’t Want to End the Conflict, It Wants to End the Jewish State

The company’s boycott is not about practical solutions to a thorny problem. Rather, it’s an attempt to virtue-signal and appease extremists who do not want to see a State of Israel.

Ben & Jerry’s board president Anuradha Mittal published a statement asserting that she isn’t

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Why Are ‘Progressive Jews’ Defending Ben & Jerry’s?

If you thought that American Jews were going to unite against discrimination in ice-cream sales, you were wrong. The decision of the Ben & Jerry’s company to “end sales of our ice cream in occupied Palestinian territories” was widely condemned across the political spectrum in Israel, by many mainstream Jewish groups and by

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Do They Even Know What ‘Genocide’ Means?

A new poll claims that 22% of American Jews believe “Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians.” That would be alarming—if they actually know what genocide is. But do they?

There is reason to suspect that as the word has become commonplace in public discourse, its meaning has been diluted and compromised. The unexpected ways in which the term

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The Return of Antisemitism

Germany after World War I provides a distant mirror.

Antisemitism is back with a vengeance. According to the Anti-Defamation League, acts of assault, vandalism and harassment against Jews are at the highest level “since ADL’s tracking began in 1979.”

One

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US Colleges That Partner With Al Quds University, Take Heed

Can you imagine the shock and outrage if the official website of one of the two major American political parties praised Dylann Roof, the racist perpetrator of the South Carolina church massacre?

That’s the equivalent of what the Palestinian Authority did this week. So, where’s the shock and

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Facing Disaster, the Priority Is Help and Prayer, not Politics

When everything public is seen through a partisan lens, tragedies like the Surfside disaster still bring communities together and remind us about what is most important.

It has become a trope of American culture that the idea of sending “thoughts and prayers” in response to a

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Palestinianism: Fueling Anti-Jewish Hysteria

The Palestinian war against Israel is no longer something that the West can regard as a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom they know nothing.

At a recent congressional hearing in America, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has a long history of antisemitic and anti-Israel remarks, equated

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Omar Forces a Difficult Choice for Jewish Democrats

After a surge in vioalent antisemitism inspired in no small part by vicious attacks on Israel by members of their party’s left-wing, some Jewish Democrats have had enough. After Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) compared the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban, the 25 Jewish members of the House of Representatives who are Democrats

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