Intermountain Jewish News

Oct 05th


The Other, murdered in the Jewish state

Allegedly a Jew burned a Palestinian child to death. A Jew stabbed a Jewish girl to death. Let the victims rest in peace. Let justice — blind justice — be done.

The judgment is harsh. The facts leave no choice.

Every worst stereotype of Jewish society was confirmed in a ghastly week in Israel.

A Palestinian baby, Ali Saad Bawabsha, was burned to death in a deliberate act of arson. One of his siblings is very badly burned. Others suffered lesser injuries.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 August 2015 01:43 )


Sen. Charles Schumer, remember Breckinridge Long

Sen. Charles Schumer is a key Jewish Democrat, required to vote on the Iran nuclear deal. He is still sitting on the fence. He is in line for political power as the presumptive replacement for Sen. Harry Reid as the minority leader in the US Senate. Lest the prospects of power influence the way he votes, we would call to mind the example of another leader who once had the same power over the fate of millions of Jews: Assistant Secretary of State Breckinridge Long (1881-1958), who was in charge o...

Letter to Sen. Bennet, Reps. DeGette, Perlmutter, Polis, Tipton

At press time, Sen. Bennet, and Reps. DeGette, Polis, Tipton and Perlmutter, are undecided on the Iran deal. Here is why they should vote no. I. There is a perverse advantage to witnessing atrocities up front, in person. Even the best of the witnesses will say, “then my knees went weak and I went away.”

Contempt for Congress

Since when does the UN Security Council determine the security interests of the United States? Funny. We thought that laws for the US were made by the US. Not so, it seems, under the current administration. Before giving the US Congress its say on the Iran deal — in accord with a law signed by the president — the president went to the Security Council to give it its say. This is not a mere procedural detail.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 July 2015 14:12 )


BBC: Black = white

Despite protestations — malevolent on the part of those like Iran, naïve on the part of some university students — that anti-Zionism is distinct from anti-Semitism, we have definitive proof otherwise. It’s straight from the horse’s mouth. News item in the IJN, page 6: Gazans say “yahuds” (in English, “Jews”) are responsible for the alleged massacres of Gazan children. However, the BBC, the UK’s publicly funded flagship media corporation, opted to translate “Jews” as “Is...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:22 )

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Why is a Conservative synagogue abandoning the second day of yontif?

Jas Chana Rabbi Mark Mallach explains why his synagogue is celebrating Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on one day. ... [Link]

Why Israelis are fearing a third intifada

Ben Sales The slow-burning Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flamed up in the past week with a series of terror attacks, but it has happened before. ... [Link]

What became of Holocaust survivor thought a victim?

mbrodsky A Brazilian man’s discovery at a Polish museum launches a search for his great-aunt’s family; maybe even his great-aunt. ... [Link]

Italian synagogue damaged in severe storm

mbrodsky Some of the windows were shattered and pictures showed glass littering the interior of the sanctuary in Tuscany. ... [Link]

Funerals held for 2 Jerusalem stabbing victims

mbrodsky Thousands attended the rites in Jerusalem for a 41-year-old rabbi and 22-year-old soldier killed in an Old City terrorist attack. ... [Link]

PA condemns Israel for killing 2 Palestinian attackers

Marcy Oster The Palestinian Authority said the international community must intervene without noting that the Palestinian men were killed in the wake of attacks on Jewish-Israelis. ... [Link]

Israeli officer removed after soldiers destroy journalists’ cameras

Marcy Oster Two photographers for the French news agency AFP were filming a Palestinian demonstration in the West Bank. ... [Link]

Israeli army: Palestinian boy shot himself while playing with gun

Marcy Oster The family had claimed that a Jewish-Israeli driver in the West Bank had stopped his car and shot the 6-year-old in the stomach before fleeing. ... [Link]

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