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Reprehensible moral equivalence from the White House

‘No Jews Allowed’: The White House’s cherished ‘status quo’ for the Temple Mount

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This, from White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Oct. 7:

“The US condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against Israeli and Palestinian civilians.”

Last Updated ( Friday, 16 October 2015 08:50 )

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Doctors Without Lives

The American bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan In a terrible tragedy, reflecting the worst oxymoron of all, “friendly fire,” the US killed 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday night, Oct. 4.
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Welcome, ADL national commissioners

We’re always proud to show off our beautiful city and state, but when a prestigious group such as the ADL National Commission comes to Denver, it becomes a distinct honor. We are proud that the meeting is hosted by the Mountain States regional office with its hard-working staff and dedicated board who have kept Colorado a relatively harmonious and safe place for people of all races, religions and backgrounds. A special welcome to ADL’s new national director, Jonathan Greenblatt. Copyright...

Anti-Semitism at the birthplace of Judaism

Absurdity bequeaths absurdity. As in discussions as to whether Jews incite some kind of religious or political war by visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. If Jews (or Protestants, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs, Bahai, Druze, atheists or others) visit Vatican Square, is the Vatican checking? If non-Jews — including Palestinian Muslims — visit the Western Wall, is any rabbi in Israel or elsewhere checking?
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‘Die too!’ [two-state solution]

A 22-year-old Israeli soldier is stabbed to death Oct. 3 by a Palestinian assailant. A passing rabbi rushes to scene of the attack, to try and help save an Israeli family on its way to the Western Wall. He is too late; the soldier is murdered, as is the would be rescuer. The soldier’s wife and daughter are injured. As the husband lay dead, passers by yelled at his wounded wife that they hope she will die too. So much for the supposed “common humanity” that naifs project onto all people ev...
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Jewish schools among those in UK targeted by bomb threat

Marcy Oster Some 100 bomb threats have been called into schools throughout the United Kingdom, including many in the London area, in the past month. ... [Link]

Sanders says he has consulted with J Street, Arab American Institute on Middle East

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he took advice on the Middle East from J Street and the Arab American Institute. The Vermont Independent senator, mountin... [Link]

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Alaskan rabbi blesses Senate with wish for US leadership on terrorism

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — An Alaskan rabbi, invited to offer the daily opening prayer in the Senate, prayed for the United States to lead in the fight against terrorism worldwide. “Grant, Almighty Go... [Link]

Londoner who traveled to Gaza on aid convoy is ISIS executioner

Marcy Oster Alexanda Kotey, a comrade of the notorious “Jihadi John,” reportedly was on anti-Israel lawmaker George Galloway’s convoy in 2009 and was not heard from again in England. ... [Link]

Israeli Jewish boy, 11, stabbed and wounded allegedly by Arab teen

Marcy Oster The assailant reportedly asked the boy for a lighter, and then stabbed him in the back repeatedly with scissors. ... [Link]

Labor Party approves Isaac Herzog’s plan for West Bank withdrawal

Marcy Oster The plan promotes a two-state solution even without negotiations toward a final agreement. ... [Link]

Israel could allow 30,000 more Palestinian workers into the country

Marcy Oster Unnamed senior security sources reportedly said that a policy of reserving jobs for Palestinians in Israel has been shown to restrain terror. ... [Link]

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