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Russia Not to Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan

October 12, 2018, by

Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said that his country will not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights unless it is approved by the international community. The statement was made in response to the call by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept his nation’s presence there. Israel took the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967 […]

Israeli Court Fines New Zealand BDS Activists Responsible for Lorde Cancellation

October 12, 2018, by

An Israeli court fined two New Zealand women over $12,000 in damages for helping to persuade pop singer Lorde to cancel her concert schedued for Israel. The suit was filed under a law that permits civil suits to be brought against anyone who calls for a boycott against Israel. New Zealanders Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab […]

U of MI Requires Students to Attend Lecture Comparing Netanyahu to Hitler

October 8, 2018, by

A lecture required for University of Michigan art students featured a speaker who compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler. The Stamps School of Art & Design hosted speaker Emory Douglas, who displayed a slide showing pictures of Netanyahu and Hitler with the words “Guilty Of Genocide” across their faces. According to the school’s […]

Virginia JCC Vandalized with Swastikas

October 8, 2018, by

Saturday morning, 19 swastikas were discovered spray-painted on the walls of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, located in Fairfax, VA. Surveillance video showed a man in dark clothing spraying the building at about 4:30 AM. This is the second such incident perpetrated against the Fairfax JCC in the past 18 months. In April 2017, […]

US Ambassador: Israeli Security More Important Than Palestinian Statehood

October 3, 2018, by

Israeli security considerations would come before Palestinian statehood, said U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman a day after President Donald Trump said he favored a two-state solution. Friedman also publicly referred to “a two-state solution” for the first time during an interview with Israeli public broadcaster Kan. He said that he has difficulty with the term because […]

Danish Parliament Takes First Steps Towards Circumcision Ban

October 3, 2018, by

A parliamentary committee in Denmark has cleared the way for a nonbinding vote on a petition calling for banning nonmedical circumcision of boys for “humanitarian reasons.” The Folketingets Administration says that the text of the petition presents no constitutional obstacles. A vote could be held before November according to Lena Nyhus, an activist for the ban and […]

Threats from Iran Lead Israel to Reinforce Nuclear Sites

September 21, 2018, by

Israel is upgrading its nuclear sites in light of “repeated and explicit threats” made by Iran to attack them, a nuclear official said. Zeev Snir, director-general of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission, addressed this issue in a speech to a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The address was provided to the Israeli media. “These outrageous […]

U of Mi Prof Refuses Recommendation for Israel Study

September 21, 2018, by

A University of Michigan professor is under fire for refusing to write a letter of recommendation for study in Israel because he supports BDS. John Cheney-Lippold, a professor of American culture, declined to recommend junior Abigail Ingber for a semester of study in Israel because he supports a against Israel. “As you may know, many […]

NY Town Buys Land to Keep Jews Out

September 17, 2018, by

In an interview with the Times Herald-Record, Alex Jamieson, supervisor of the Town of Chester, NY, has said that the town is buying up available property in order to prevent an influx of Hasidic Jews. Jamieson told the newspaper that residents fear that the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel will expand into their town. “People realize […]

Paul McCartney: Jews Should Not Be Offended by “Hey Jude”

September 17, 2018, by

In 1968, The Beatles announced the single, “Hey Jude.” The song’s name did not go over well with everyone. According to McCartney, a Jewish man called him up, furious about the name, and threatened to send his son over to beat the Beatle up. The word “Jude” means “Jew” in German. According to the man, Jews […]