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Silence on Saudi Arabia’s civilian casualties

Obama is silent.

So, too, the UN.

And assorted human rights groups from Turkey to American college campuses for whom civilian casualties in a defensive war waged by Israel are deemed criminal, while civilian casualties in an offensive war by Saudi Arabia are deemed. . . nothing. Silence.

The double standard is deafening.

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Yom HaShoah: Every name

On April 16, on Yom HaShoah, names of Holocaust victims will be recited from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (Israel time) at a ceremony at Yad Vashem’s Hall of Remembrance in Jerusalem. For 25 years, the Unto Every Person There is a Name project has been assiduously fulfilling its difficult and demanding task of collecting the name of each and every Holocaust victim. The names of the victims are recited at the ceremony. This year, the public is invited to submit the names of Holocaust victims online....

Hollow words

If Iran ‘messes with Israel,’ President Obama says he’ll come to Israel’s defense. But it was Obama’s taking a credible military threat off the table that led to his compromised deal with Iran to begin with. “Trust me,” President Obama in effect says to Israel in light of his flawed deal with Iran. It’s flawed because it violates Obama’s own goals going in. That was when sanctions were first imposed — when the goal was to close down Iran’s nuclear program. Everyone knew t...
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US Muslims likely outnumber US Jews

“Muslims to overtake American Jews by 2050” reads a headline, summarizing a recent Pew study. Pew counts 5.7 million American Jews and 2.75 million American Muslims. The study is misleading in the extreme. It is likely that American Muslims already outnumber American Jews. This is  because the Pew study counts as Jews those who self-identify as Jewish when asked their religion. Under the Pew study, the answer to the question “who is a Jew” is entirely subjective. A Jew becomes anyone w...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2015 08:56 )

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Kudos: Four free Jews who personify Passover

Kudos: Four free Jews who personify Passover PASSOVER EDITION 5775 SECTION C PAGE 24 Every year the IJN salutes people — known or obscure — who bring freedom into our lives. Passover, with its message of gratitude to G-d for our freedom, is the appropriate moment to say thank you. Sid Shafner: Liberator Sid Shafner, who at 93 is as mentally sharp as a razor, can recount every harrowing incident he endured in WW II. The Philadelphia native signed up for the US Army right after Pearl Harbor. Like all American soldiers,  Shafner des...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:21 )

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How the FIFA corruption scandal could affect Israel

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Blair to resign as Mideast peace envoy in June

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Record-breaking heat wave hits Israel

Uriel Heilman A record-breaking heat wave in Israel has sparked forest fires, caused flight delays and prompted a sharp increase in reported cases of dehydration and fainting. ... [Link]

Kerry to address AJC weeks before Iran deadline

Ron Kampeas Secretary of State John Kerry will address the American Jewish Committee’s annual Washington conference just weeks before a deadline on an Iran nuclear deal. ... [Link]

German man loses appeal on ‘anti-Zionist’ chants

Marcy Oster Taylan Can unsuccessfully argued that his chants at an anti-Israel demonstration last summer were purely political. ... [Link]

Iranian negotiator: Nuclear talks may be extended beyond deadline

Marcy Oster Iranian senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi told Iran’s state TV that heis not in a hurry to complete the negotiations. ... [Link]

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