Category Archives: Israel double standards

Palestinians Want To Drag Israel Into International Criminal Court On Bogus Charges

The Palestinian Authority claimed on Tuesday Israel was “brutal and calculated” in killing “unarmed” protesters on the Gaza border last week, requesting Israel be brought up on charges in the International Criminal Court.

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Muslim Leaders Demand International Protection Force for Palestinians

The same Palestinians who are put in camps in Arab countries:

Muslim leaders called on Friday for an international force to be deployed to protect Palestinians after dozens of protesters were shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border this week.

At a special summit in Turkey convened by President Tayyip Erdogan, they also pledged to take “appropriate political (and) economic measures” against countries that followed the United States in moving their Israel embassies to contested Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

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Israel too Jewish? Top US mag thinks so

Day after day I make it a point never to read The New Yorker, a magazine that used to publish writers like J.D. Salinger. It topped the field in fiction and literary journalism until…until David Remnick took over as editor, turning it into tabloid smut whose main business is to resist Donald Trump.

Reading The New Yorker was like being in a place where good people relaxed and reasoned together. That was before.

These days only radical leftists need apply for positions as writers or readers and this reader finally had enough. I said so when the abuse against Trump began to feel like abuse against me. Smear tactics do that – everybody gets splattered with mud. So I quit the reading as often as messages came in urging me to read the latest, which comes in Daily and sent directly to Trash.

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GOLDSTEIN: From left or right, hatred of Jews is wrong

B’nai Brith’s annual report on anti-Semitism in Canada, released Tuesday, touched upon what has been, in my view, the major transformation of Jew hatred in Canada since the Second World War.

That is that today, the threat comes as much — if not more — from the extreme left, aided and abetted by so-called progressive politicians who pander to Jew-haters in their opportunistic search for votes, as from the extreme right, where so-called conservative politicians historically pandered to neo-Nazis and white supremacists for the same reason.

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UK newspaper publishes major article on terrorism, omits Israel

The United States government defines terrorism as any activity that is used to “intimidate or coerce a civilian population,” to “influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion,” or “to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.”

Using that definition, one can then say the Israelis have been victim to multiple vicious acts of terrorism in the last 40 years.

Yet, late last month, when the Guardian published a major 2,200-plus-word article exploring the history of urban terrorism, there was not a single mention of the many recent acts of terror experienced by Israelis.

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Why did Sweden censor the story of Malki Roth?

It is as if terrorism against Israel is different from that striking elsewhere. As if it is less severe, more excusable, more comprehensible.

Last summer a docufilm on anti-Semitism was censored by the German channel Wdr and the French channel Arte. It was the newspaper Bild which made available to readers a link to “Auserwählt und ausgegrenzt – Der Hass auf Juden” (Elected and excluded – Hatred for Jews). Reason? The film by Joachim Schroeder and Sophie Hafner did not speak badly about Israel. Now Sweden is at the center of a similar case.

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World Rewards Palestinian Terrorism, Former Anti-Israel Journalist Says

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and Honest Reporting on Monday hosted American journalist Hunter Stuart for a frank discussion on how his perception of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict shifted during his one and half years living in Jerusalem and reporting from the region.

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BDS Fail: Feds and LCBO lift ban on Israeli wines

After a week-long ban on the sale of two Israeli wines produced in the West Bank — in a style eerily reminiscent of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement — the Canadian government and LCBO backtracked late Thursday afternoon.

A mealy-mouthed statement from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency — which instituted the ban on the wines imported from Psagot and Shiloh Wineries — claimed they had not fully considered the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement in what they called their “wine labelling assessment.”

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United Church of Christ: Lying to the People in the Pews

The United Church of Christ (UCC), a liberal Protestant church with roots that go back to the Mayflower, is at it again. During the first few days of July 2017, the denomination’s deliberative body, the General Synod, will gather in Baltimore Maryland. The General Synod will approve the denomination’s budget and vote on some proposals that determine how the church’s national bureaucracy will be reorganized. The synod will also vote on a number of resolutions that call on the denomination’s officers and local churches to advocate for particular social causes that the assembly deems important.

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Who Is Threatening Israeli Journalists and Why?

According to Palestinian sources, the Israeli TV crew members were threatened by “activists” belonging to the Palestinian “anti-normalization” movement.

Yet it is now Palestinian journalists who are spearheading a campaign against Israeli reporters. These journalists believe that it is their role and duty to defend their leaders and people against negative reporting in the media. They have been taught that a journalist who dares to criticize the Palestinian Authority or Hamas is a “traitor.” They expect Israeli and Western journalists to report bad things only about Israel.

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An Open Letter to Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri, President of York University

As community organizations dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Jewish students on campus, and advocating for the Jewish community, we read your recent statements in the Canadian Jewish News (CJN) and the National Post with great interest. We were disappointed to see comments that we felt were condescending to the concerns of our community and dismissive of the concerns of our students.

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Israel Angered Over US Comment

No surprise. Look at who is occupying the Oval Office:

Israel bristled on Thursday at U.S. suggestions it may have used excessive force to confront Palestinian stabbings, and also published hospital images it said refuted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s allegation a teen suspect had been “executed”.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was using legitimate force and any other country would do the same to deal with “people wielding knives, meat cleavers, axes, trying to kill people on their streets”.

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon accused Washington of “misreading” the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying shooting knife-wielding Palestinians was self-defense. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan called the U.S. remarks “foolish”.

Thirty-two Palestinians and seven Israelis have been killed in the past two weeks of bloodshed. The Palestinian dead include 10 knife-wielding assailants, police said, as well as children and protesters shot in violent demonstrations.

The violence has been triggered in part by Palestinians’ anger over what they see as increased Jewish encroachment on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, which is Islam’s holiest site outside Saudi Arabia and is also revered by Jews as the location of two destroyed biblical Jewish temples.

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EU Should Be Pushed on Treatment of ‘Occupied Territories’

Responding to today’s Times of Israelinterview with Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, legal expert Eugene Kontorovich tweeted, “you got to ask#Bensaouda questions & didnt ask about an inquiry into settlements in Cypru[s]?” But Bensouda could actually offer a reasonable response to this challenge about double standards. The people who couldn’t – and who should therefore be hounded about it at every conceivable opportunity – are senior European Union officials who insist that any facilitation of Israeli activity in the “occupied West Bank” is illegal, yet happily facilitate Turkish activity in occupied Northern Cyprus, Moroccan activity in occupied Western Sahara, Chinese activity in occupied Tibet, and much more.

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