Intermountain Jewish News

Sep 03rd


Lesser of two evils: With Israel at the UN

How’s this for a choice that’s not a choice? Ask the UN to delete Israel from a blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children’s rights during conflict — but only if Hamas is deleted, too.

Or, blacklist both Israel and Hamas.

That’s the “choice” that Israel faced at the UN last week when Secretary General Ban Ki-moon submitted the blacklist to the Security Council.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 June 2015 08:19 )


Winter to summer

It seems we have gone from winter to summer with no spring in between. And if this surprises you, you haven’t been in Colorado very long. If the change in weather didn’t signal summer, some perennial Jewish community events certainly have. Last Sunday, hundreds turned out for JEWISHcolorado’s Walk for Israel at the Loup JCC. We always know summer is coming when the sea of walkers wearing and carrying blue and white meander through the Hilltop neighborhood, declaring their love of Israel....

Land of the free

Headscarves. Yarmulkes. Small items that make a big statement about freedom. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious rights. In 2008, Samantha Elauf, an 18-year-old girl, was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch strictly because she wore a hijab, the traditional Muslim female head covering. Elauf’s hijab, the court ruled, would not cause “undue hardship” on the business.

Agenda item for Colorado Legislature — Follow Illinois: Outlaw BDS

Illinois barred state pension funds from including ?companies that boycott Israel. Memo to Colorado: ?Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. “We anticipate that this legislation will become a model for similar action in many other states,” said Chicago Jewish United Fund President Steven Nasatir, upon the passage of timely pro-Israel legislation by the Illinois legislature May 18. A bill passed the state’s House of Representatives unanimously — 102-0. The bill had earlier passed...

BDS: an absurd galaxy of anti-Semitism

For many years, American Jews have debated whether anti-Israel attitudes equate with anti-Semitism. Some argued that they were not the same, while others suggested it was symptomatic of a violent storm brewing over 21st century skies. It seems the latter contingent was right. If you’ve never been to an anti-Israel or a pro-BDS rally, you haven’t been confronted by protest signs comparing Israelis to Nazis. The sight, and the implication behind it, is beyond absurd — yet you feel like some...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 May 2015 13:28 )

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