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Fight BDS !

Earlier today, the United Nations hosted more than 1,500 pro-Israel activists at an anti-BDS event. Most were students, with many also from communal Jewish organizations. The event, hosted by the Permanent Israeli mission to the United Nations was entitled "Building Bridges, Not Boycotts."
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Memorial Day, 2016

Today, May 30, 2016, we commemorate Memorial Day in the US, the day we set aside to honor the military personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
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Surprise, Surprise: The Iran Deal Wasn't About Nukes At All

The more stomach-churning objective is that the administration, as it turned out, really believed in its pledges to get America out of the Middle East, and decided early on that the only way to do this was to replace the United States in the region with a duumvirate of Russia and Iran. read more...

The UN and the EU - Insane Asylums Run by the Inmates

The UN - this institution where the nations meet to purportedly work on solving the world's problems - is a charade and a parody; a place George Orwell could have invented. Good is bad and right is wrong. Israel is the world's worst violator and the other nations are oases of peace, harmony and...good health?
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What's with the Democratic Party and Israel? - Continued

As a follow-up to yesterday's entry about the Democratic Party's shift away from Israel, we link to an insightful piece by Jonathan Tobin in Commentary: read more...

Democrats and Israel - What is Going on?

Without proffering a preference in this year's presidential elections, it is with much concern that we link to the following important article: Democrats drafting party platform include critics of Israel, friends of Israel - and a BDS backer read more...

Yehuda Glick's "Last Visit"

Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot and almost killed in an assassination attempt in October 2014, ascended the Temple Mount today, his last time before before joining the Knesset as a member of Likud.
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A Langfan Doubleheader!

Here is a rarity and a pleasant surprise: both William Langfan (father) and Mark Langfan (son) have articles published in Arutz Sheva at the same time! Both men are known for their passionate defense of Israel from her detractors and for their generosity toward Israeli causes. Mark, of course, is AFSI's Chairman. read more...

Meir Ettinger to be freed from administrative detention June 1

Meir Ettinger, who is the grandson of assassinated Rabbi Meir Kahane, has been in custody for nearly 10 months. read more...

Pro-Israel and Pro-Peace? Here we go again.

Isi Leibler has a piece in today's Jerusalem Post online where he quite appropriately bashes both the Anti-Defamation League and J Street, both of which claim to be "pro Israel", (with the latter organization proudly proclaiming themselves to also be "pro peace.")
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Stands Tall

The governor of Texas sent a harsh letter to US President Barack Obama on Monday, announcing that his state would not only maintain its sanctions on Iran, but strengthen them. read more...

Denying AND Preparing another Holocaust.

Over the weekend, while Israel and Jews and supporters of Israel around the world celebrated Yom HaAtzmaut - Israel Independence Day - Iran initiated another sordid Holocaust cartoon contest. As irrational as it sounds, Iran denies the Holocaust, yet would be a proud sponsor of another one.
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Yom Hazikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut are over, now it's back to reality

This week, on Yom Hazikaron, we commemorated the thousands of brave Israelis who sacrificed their lives for their country. Immediately after, we transitioned to celebration mode, as we partied and barbecued to honor Israel's 68th birthday on Yom HaAtzmaut. Outdoor festivals and parties here in the U.S. continue throughout the weekend, all around the country. A few are listed in our events section below. read more...

Oh, the irony of it all.

"This will be an irony, that the President is heading off to Hiroshima to bray about the need to rid the world of nuclear weapons," he said. "No President in our history has done more to catalyze proliferation - not just in the Pacific, but also in the Middle East, of course."
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Yom Ha'Atzmaut - Celebrate Israel's 68th Birthday!

In Jerusalem, thousands celebrated by visiting the Kotel. And hundreds of thousands of Israelis around the country will enjoy that quintessential Israeli activity held on Yom HaAtzmaut - a barbeque! - also known as a mangal (which is actually the grill on which meats are cooked.) read more...

The Terrible Iran Deal: What do YOU plan to do about it?

The revelations about the Obama administration lying to the American public during the lead-up to the Iran agreement, and the cynical and contemptible use of a pliable and agreeable press to do so, are frankly, disgusting. We would say "shocking", but there is not much about this administration anymore to be found shocking.
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Next Week: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzma'ut

This year Yom Hazikaron, or Israel Memorial Day begins at sundown Tuesday, May 10 and continues through Wednesday, May 11. It is a day to remember those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel and for all military personnel who were killed while on active duty in Israel's armed forces. read more...

Trump to Israel: Build in Judea and Samaria!

Donald Trump staked out his position on Judea and Samaria, stating that Israel should continue to build in Judea and Samaria, which we know as the heartland of Israel and the home of so much Jewish biblical history, the "cradle of Jewish civilization."
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Yom HaShoah - Thursday, May 5, 2016

In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public holiday. The day was signed into law in 1953 by the Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.
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Do the Gaza Two-Step

One doesn't need to dig beyond the surface to notice the irony: Israel announced yesterday that it is opening up another crossing into Gaza to alleviate pressure on the current crossing, and to help speed up the delivery of goods to Gaza.

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