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In explaining why he created an NGO to publicize the morality of the IDF, Avihai Shorshan recalled that he had two friends who died in 2014 because they tried “to do their mission without harming civilians” during Operation Protective Edge, The Jerusalem Post reported Friday. Shorshan, whose group, My Truth, made...

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MidEast

Hamas Threatens Journalists during Riots

More than 70 Palestinian journalists have been targeted by the Islamist terror organization Hamas during recent civil rights protests against the group’s misrule in the Gaza Strip, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. Mohammed al-Lahham, a senior official with the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), said during a press conference in Ramallah that...

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MidEast

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California State University (CSU) has settled a landmark lawsuit – Volk. v. Board of Trustees – with two Jewish students regarding anti-Semitism, issuing a statement Wednesday acknowledging Zionism’s importance to Jewish identity, the Jewish Journal reported. Liam Kern and Charles Volk, two San Francisco State University students (SFSU), sued the...

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MidEast

Women's March Leader Bob Bland

Bob Bland, one of the original chairs of the Women’s March on Washington, appears to have blamed the American Jewish establishment’s objections to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks as the cause of the far-right mosque attacks in New Zealand last week. Bland shared a post by activist Jesse Rabinowitz on...

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Israel

Linda Sarsour

Linda Sarsour will be the keynote speaker on March 31 in Hillsborough, North Carolina at an event sponsored by Orange County’s Department of Human Rights & Relations and The Orange County Human Relations Commission (HRC) of NC “in honor of women’s history month.” The event will be a part of...

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Israel

Abbas Greets Man Convicted of Terror

“If your citizens were being routinely attacked by terrorists, which of you would tolerate a reward system that compensated the attackers for their crimes?” That is the question United States Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt reportedly asked members of the United Nations Security Council earlier this month. “The Palestinian...

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Twenty-seven Israeli athletes with intellectual disabilities competed at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates this week, joining more than 7,000 counterparts from over 170 countries. The Israeli delegation competed in basketball (nine athletes), bowling (10 athletes), judo (two athletes) and swimming (six...

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Global Affairs

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The Jewish community in Pittsburgh – five months after suffering a xenophobic terror attack of its own – has raised over $50,000 for the victims of last week’s terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Tree of Life Synagogue, where eleven people were killed last October, launched a GoFundMe...

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Diplomacy

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Accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday paid a groundbreaking visit to the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, The Times of Israel reported. The Times called Pompeo’s visit to the historic landmark “significant,” as it “could be seen as tacit...

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Diplomacy

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In a major policy shift, U.S. President Trump announced in a tweet Thursday that the United States will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, the BBC reported. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical...

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