Three days ago, a 19-year-old Israeli woman, Ori Ansbacher, was stabbed several times and brutally murdered in Jerusalem. DNA from the scene led Israel to the Palestinian, 29-year-old Arafat Arfiah, who was captured after soldiers entered a mosque and seized footage from its security camera.
Pall Oskar, a popular pop singer in Iceland, compared Jews to the Nazis.
At Spain’s national Goya Awards, the filmaker of “Gaza”, which won best short documentary, Julio Perez del Campo, dedicated it to “those taken by Zionist terrorism” and called for resistance against “Israeli apartheid”.
Unfortunately, the Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (Verfassungsschutz) has not released its 442-page report explaining why they consider us to be a threat to democracy. The report has, however, been leaked to several left-leaning media outlets such as the Tagesspiegel and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The reasons that are given are an embarassment to the German government and the head of the Federal Secret Service Thomas Haldenwang, and must make everyone very worried who is concerned about radical Islamic terror and the safety of Jews and Christians in Germany.
One example is a quote by me, which was taken completely out of context. However, even on its own, this quote is the opposite of a threat to the German constitiution – I was actually urging the secret service to investigate certain types of unconstitutional activities.
The co-chair of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) faction in the German Bundestag Beatrix von Storch has charged the incoming head of the German Federal Secret Service Thomas Haldenwang with ignoring radical Islamism and Anti-Semitism and attacking the AfD for criticizing them instead.
Earlier this month, I wrote a piece about why I would not be marching in any of the Women’s Marches. That piece went viral.
For the first time in fifteen years, some left feminists linked to it and wrote that I had made important points that had never been made before. Some even said that they would not be marching. Others said that given where I publish, that nothing I write should be read. What I say does not matter because I am not publishing in purely feminist and completely left-wing venues.
Funny they should say that.
“In my opinion, on an issue like Palestine, you gotta choose the side of the oppressed, Sarsour said. “And if you’re on the side of the oppressor, or you’re defending the oppressor, and you’re actually trying to humanize the oppressor, then that’s a problem, sisters and brothers, and we’ve gotta be able to say ‘That is not the position of the Muslim-American community.’”
The tumultuous relationship between Israel and UNESCO came to an end with the close of 2018. And the US has followed suit, leaving the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization after accusing it of bias against Israel. “Unfortunately, UNESCO has adopted systematic discrimination against Israel and UNESCO is being used in order to rewrite history by people who hate the Jewish people and the state of Israel,” a Foreign Ministry official said on Sunday.
The United States and Israel had announced their decisions in 2017, but, according to the UNESCO statute, withdrawals go into effect at the end of the following year — in this case after the final tick of the clock on December 31, 2018.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that his government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
However, he said Australia’s embassy would not move from Tel Aviv, until a peace settlement was achieved.
He added Australia also recognised the aspirations of the Palestinians to a state with a capital in East Jerusalem.
The status of Jerusalem is one of the most contested issues between Israel and the Palestinians.
PM Netanyahu: "Israel will not accede to, and will not sign, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. We are committed to guarding our borders against illegal migrants. This is what we have done and this is what we will continue to do." pic.twitter.com/NKg8svRAuI
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) November 20, 2018
Good but don’t send your illegals to Canada either.
Hamas and other Gaza-based Palestinian terror groups ridiculed the Hebron police commander and said the pictures were humiliating for all Palestinians.
On his visit to the Middle East last January, Vice-President Mike Pence planned to meet with local Christian leaders and to follow up on the promise he had made just a few months earlier to suffering Christian communities in Iraq and Syria: “help is on the way.” To his dismay, not a single Christian leader agreed to meet with him. The reason: the Trump administration’s announcement that it would relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Israeli aircraft struck dozens of militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday as militants fired about 30 rockets into Israel, in the heaviest exchange of fire between the bitter enemies in several weeks.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said that Canberra is open to recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, days before a by-election in an area with a high proportion of Jewish people.
Despite a late-summer lull in the number of incendiary devices, the number sent into Israeli territory has steadily increased again in October.