Amazon.com is selling T-shirts that say “Make Israel Palestine Again,” a not so subtle endorsement of ending the State of Israel. The shirts are listed as “In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.” This stands in contrast with some merchandise Amazon sells that comes from third-party sources.
My wife kicks my leg under the dinner table whenever guests rail against anti-Netanyahu and Israel critics. The U.N. and college students are also favorite targets. “Save your contrarian opinions for your articles, not the dinner table,” she reproaches me. I’m pretty black and blue, as you might imagine.
Pick up any newspaper and you might get the impression that Israel is being ruthless and aggressive when it comes to dealing militarily with the Palestinians. That is especially true for those living under the control of the terrorist group Hamas in Gaza.
Regardless of manipulation of the news by Hamas, this could not be further from the truth.
The hypocrisy of the leaders of the Arab citizens of Israel, who are now crying foul over the new Jewish Nation-State Law, has, in the past few days, reached new heights.
These are the same leaders whose words and actions for the past two decades have caused serious damage to relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel, and to the interests of their own constituents, the Arab citizens of Israel.
Israeli Arab leaders, specifically the Knesset members, say they are outraged not only because the law defines Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, but also because the new legislation does not include the phrase “full equality of rights for all citizens.”
Many believe that if only Israel had not been created from Ottoman land, if only the Muslims had continued to rule then the current problems would not exist, but what was life for Jews under Muslim rule? Look at the atrocities done against Jews in 1934.
“I’m gonna physically fight Zionists on campus next year if someone comes at me with their ‘Israel is democracy bullshit’ :)” Hazmeh wrote Friday. “And after I abolish your ass i’ll go ahead and work every day for the rest of my life to abolish your petty ass ethnosupremacist settler-colonial state.”
According to the British Foreign Office, the Golan Heights are ‘occupied’. They have been ‘occupied’ — according to the logic of the UK Foreign Office — since 1967, when Israel took the land from the invading forces of Syria. Ever since then, the Israelis have had the benefit of this strategic position and the Syrian regime has not. This fact, half a century on, still strikes the British Foreign Office as regrettable, and a wrong to be righted in due course.
Of course, since the onset of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the official position of the UK government has become ever-harder to justify.
Israel’s military says it has shot down a Syrian warplane that entered its airspace, and that the plane crashed on the Syrian-held side of the Golan Heights.
The military said in a statement that two Patriot missiles were launched at a Sukhoi fighter jet, which it said had flown about more than a mile into skies above Israel.
“It was shot down and it crashed,” Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus told reporters. “We do not have any information so far about the pilots. I do not know of any reports of parachutes being spotted, and we do not know if any pilots have been retrieved.”
Israel has just passed a piece of legislation announcing that it is, in fact, a Jewish state, in case anyone didn’t already know that. This has produced outrage in the typical corners of the Arab world, but also in America as well, among Jewish groups which are outraged that Israel has declared itself Jewish.
Palestinian leaders have condemned a “dangerous” new Israeli law that will withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in funds from the Palestinian Authority (PA) over welfare payments given to prisoners and their families.
At least, 60 percent of the Israeli population today is made up of Jewish immigrants or children of immigrants. The Jews come from about 100 countries of all colors and paths of life, but these Jews are all united in one society. If the global index of happiness and satisfaction could factor in these parameters and paradoxes, perhaps Israel would be the happiest country in the world.
It is easy to understand why the peaceful, orderly and wealthy Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, Iceland, Denmark and Australia are at the top of the “smiling nations”. These societies are not living in the midst of violent conflicts. Nor are they the target of international campaigns of isolation and boycotting. The Danes do not have at their borders thousands of weapons aimed at the centers of the civilian population.
Israel is preparing for the possibility that an onslaught by the forces of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad could see tens of thousands of Syrian refugees heading for the Israel border. The IDF is gearing up to prevent a mass breach of the frontier, but also to provide humanitarian aid to the displaced, military sources said Thursday.
With Russia’s help, Assad’s army has battered the south for more than a week with air strikes, rocket fire and crude barrel bombs, forcing more than 50,000 people to flee in search of safety. Many of them have fled toward the border with Israel, saying it was the safest since the regime wouldn’t dare strike in that area to avoid angering Jerusalem.
Israel sends aid to Syrian refugees but will not allow them to cross the border Gee I wonder why…
…Many Syrians would be deeply reluctant to take shelter in Israeli-controlled territory, even in a desperate situation.
Israel is widely thought of as an enemy by most people in Syria, although perceptions have become more mixed among supporters of the opposition as Israel has fought against the Assad regime and delivered aid.
A Tel Aviv court convicted a 19-year-old Jewish Israeli on Thursday for making thousands of bomb threats against airports and Jewish schools and community centers, mostly in the United States.
The dual US-Israeli national was arrested in March last year in southern Israel following an investigation by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. He was not named in the court filings.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old democratic socialist who became an instant Democratic Party heroine by unseating party caucus chair Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in Tuesday’s New York primary, is an anti-Israel radical.
Her victory is a further sign of the Democratic Party’s slide toward the extreme left — and toward the anti-Israel left in particular.
According to reports, two Israeli missles landed in Damascus International Airport in Syria late Monday afternoon.