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Human Rights

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Code Pink, the far-left anti-war group, has been slammed by Israel Project CEO & President Josh Block for embarking on a ‘peace delegation’ to the Islamic Republic of Iran, while ignoring “ordinary Iranians fighting for freedom against a regime that tolerates no dissent,” in an op-ed published in JNS on...

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Israel

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As long as the leaders of the Women’s March, scheduled to take place Saturday, don’t disassociate themselves from bigots who espouse anti-Semitism and other bigotry, “I cannot stand alongside it,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Fla.), former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, wrote in an op-ed published Friday in USA Today....

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Israel

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Organized disruptors—both students and non-students—who shut down a pro-Israel gathering at University of California Los Angeles in May 2018 might not be prosecuted, according to information from LA City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office. Instead, they will be called to a confidential but mandatory proceeding called a “City Attorney Hearing,” an alternative...

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Diplomacy

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has appointed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to serve on the influential House Foreign Affairs Committee that oversees U.S. foreign policy and foreign aid, despite Omar’s history of anti-Israel rhetoric and her support for the anti-Semitic boycott movement, JNS reported Friday. Omar’s tweets about...

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Global Affairs

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The disturbing rise of anti-Semitism around the world highlights the need for “resistance and counteroffensive” from within the Jewish community in both the United States and Europe, prominent French-Jewish writer and public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy said in an exclusive interview with the Algemeiner’s Ben Cohen this week. Lévy, the son...

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MidEast

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While Academy Award-winning American actor-producer-narrator Morgan Freeman was in Israel again last November filming his National Geographic program “The Story of God,” he also did a playful commercial for Israeli air-conditioner manufacturer Tadiran. “From the time I played God in the movies, people seem to confuse me with Him,” Freeman intones...

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Diplomacy

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Israel, Egypt and five other governments have announced the formation of a regional organization devoted to the development of natural gas resources in Cairo, Reuters reported on Monday. A statement from Egypt’s petroleum minister stated the governments would “create a regional gas market that serves the interests of its members by...

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Europe

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The Criminal Court in the French town of Bobigny on Thursday sentenced notorious anti-Semite Alain Soral to one year in prison after he was found guilty of inciting racial hatred against Jews, Ben Cohen reported in The Algemeiner. Soral wrote in March 2018 on his website Equality and Reconciliation: “Jews...

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Diplomacy

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Having failed to issue visas for Israeli athletes to compete in the World Para Swimming Championships this summer, the Malaysian government has doubled down and issued a ban on having Israelis participate in any event hosted by the country, Reuters reported Wednesday. The Asian nation’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said that...

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Diplomacy

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to the Muslim-majority country Chad on Saturday night for a groundbreaking first-ever visit to the Central African state by an Israeli premier, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. Netanyahu will meet with Chadian President Idriss Déby, who first visited Israel during a historic trip...

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