In advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this year, three Republican members of Congress last Wednesday introduced a House resolution condemning anti-Semitic and anti-Israel vitriol in the United States and worldwide.
Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), introduced the resolution that calls out both Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for his extensive record of spewing anti-Jewish rhetoric and Women’s March leader Tamilka Mallory, who refused to condemn Farrakhan.
Also in the resolution. Rashida Tlaib is asked to explain her relationship with Abbas Hamideh, who previously stated that Israel doesn’t have aright to exist.
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On Tuesday, sniper fire from Gaza slightly wounded an IDF soldier along the Gaza border. In response the IDF attacked a Hamas military camp.
During a visit to a military base in the south, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned if Hamas escalates conflict with Israel:
“I suggest that they understand that the response will be destructive and very painful, and we are ready for any scenario and escalation.”
Israel’s IDF is the only army in the world confronting Iran’s military.
The photo here is a Facebook post from the IDF. It is the helmet the IDF officer was wearing when he was shot at – the helmet that saved his life.
AFSI donated these same types of helmets on its last trip to security personnel. It hits very close to home when we read this and is a demonstration that the work AFSI does keeps Israel safe.
Q. How much does Iran spend annually on its terror network in the Middle East?
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon warned the U.N. Security Council chamber members earlier this week:
“Follow the bloody trail of money starting in Tehran, and you will arrive at the terror tunnels in Lebanon and Gaza and the weapons warehouses in Syria. It is now trying to infiltrate Judea and Samaria.”
Q. Does the European Union continue to fund organizations that boycott Israel?
A. Yes. When the EU was questioned about this by Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs they pushed back. Story HERE. Read the Ministry’s full report “Money Trail: 2nd Edition.“
In an extraordinary statement, the IDF confirmed early today that, in a rare daytime attack, it struck multiple Iranian military targets in Syria on Sunday. This was in response to a missile fired by Iranian forces at the Golan Heights on Sunday afternoon. Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted the missile fired by Iranian forces. —Israel Hayom.
The missile that was fired by Iranians could have killed Israeli civilians.
Speaking out today, PM Netanyahu said, “We will strike at anyone who tried to harm us. Whoever threatens to eliminate us will bear full responsibility.”
Israel is a SOVEREIGN nation that has the right to defend itself.
For the last two weeks we have reported on the anti-Israel/anti-Jewish activity of freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. AFSI is keeping a close watch on the disturbing rhetoric coming from this American politician.
We are pleased to see Tlaib is starting to be challenged as reported by Jewish News Syndicate (JNS). The first is Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi not to approve a proposed congressional delegation to Judea and Samaria led by Tlaib.
Babin stated in a letter to Pelosi, “I am writing to express my extreme concern. This action, from an outspoken supporter of the ‘BDS’ Israel boycott movement … is both ill-conceived and inconsistent with our national values.”
Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt posted in a Twitter thread: “Days ago, @RashidaTlaib was photographed at an event with Abbas Hamideh, a man who has praised terrorist groups Hamas & Hezbollah and equated Zionists with Nazis. We ask her to clarify his attendance and denounce his anti-Semitism.”
On the same subject, newly elected Somali American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is a BDS supporter and virulent anti-Semite. She now sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the group that determines funding to foreign countries. This appointment could have and should have been nixed by Nancy Pelosi. A complete lack of bias and hatred should be a pre-requisite for an appointment to such an important committee. Shame on Pelosi for undermining our national values.
“Open Jew and Israel-haters Are Now in the US Congress” by Alan Bergstein who speaks out in his Arutz Sheva OpEd.
AFSI’s mission of educating the public about the REAL ISRAEL includes exposing both Tlaib and Omar. We are grateful organizations and individuals have begun to step up to the plate to denounce these open and unabashed Jew haters. Now words must be met with action.
Both politicians are a serious threat to the national values of the United States and a complete threat to Israel and the Jewish people.
Speaking the truth about Israel is Ambassador of Israel to the United Kingdom, Mark Regev.
In a recent BBC interview, Regev defended Israel’s actions at the Gaza border.
“I’d ask you the following question: In Gaza we pulled out, we redeployed behind the 1967 line, which is, from the international community’s point, the recognised [sic] border. “If we can’t defend that border, what border would you have us defend?”
Source – The JC Reporter.
Arutz Sheva reports that Israel is stepping up its fight against UNRWA.
Starting next year, UNRWA will not be permitted to operate in eastern Jerusalem and will be replaced by municipal schools.
It appears that US President Donald Trump’s decisions against the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees” provided the impetus needed to further tackle the UNRWA matter.
Reports surfaced this week that the forthcoming Trump peace plan will include dividing Jerusalem and establishing a Palestinian state on 90% of Judea and Samaria. —Wait!
Not True! US Special Representative Jason Greenblatt said Israeli TV’s reporting of Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ is not accurate nor helpful.
Nevertheless, Women in Green’s Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar responded to the information revealed this week: “We must wake up and respond with an absolute ‘NO!’ to the rumors and totally reject the American plan.”
Hint, hint…It was, is now, and always will be about Israeli SOVEREIGNTY!!
We like Matti Friedman’s piece in The New York Times. It’s a truthful and honest article on the Middle East conflict. It’s not such a simple story though people like to think it is. In a nutshell, it’s a far bigger picture with some confusing realities people prefer not to face.
Friedman’s Opinion is today’s suggested read.
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is proving to be a true friend of Israel.
In reaction to Airbnb’s decision late last year to de-list Judea and Samaria, DeSantis has ordered Florida state officials to refrain from using Airbnb while conducting state business.
A moral obligation to oppose the Airbnb policy is DeSantis’s mantra. He said, “BDS is nothing more than a cloak for anti-Semitism, and as long as I’m Governor, BDS will be DOA.”
We like that. More HERE.