Archive for The Diaspora

US Envoy: Palestinians “cannot wipe away truth or history. Time to get serious!”

Jason Greenblatt mocks the Palestinian Authority for propagandizing U.S. officials’ tour of Jerusalem’s Western Wall, as a ‘violation of international law,’ tweeting, “Peace can only be built on truth and reality. You cannot wipe away truth, or history. Time to get serious!” 

By Erez Linn

 

U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt slammed the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday, saying it has not come to terms with reality.

“PA officials criticize…@AmbJohnBolton and @USAmbIsrael visit to historic Jewish areas of Jerusalem. Will these officials ever realize that peace can only be built on truth and reality?” Greenblatt tweeted.

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Canada investigates Jewish National Fund charity for IDF linked donations

The Jewish National Fund of Canada is suspected of violating tax-exempt status by funding projects linked to the IDF.
– The JNF of Canada claims it stopped funding such projects years ago, when it became clear it was against tax laws.

By Ynet

 

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Canada made headlines in Canadian media outlets Friday following allegations by local tax authorities claiming the Jewish charity funded IDF projects with donations collected in Canada.

Although Canadian law doesn’t prohibit citizens from donating money to the IDF through Israel’s Ministry of Defense, it does ban tax-exempt charities from assisting foreign armies and prohibits donors from claiming tax deductions for such donations. Continue Reading »

Iran condemns Brazil’s plan to relocate embassy to Jerusalem

With the newly elected Brazilian President promising the visiting Israeli Prime Minister that he intends to move the embassy to Jerusalem, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman threatened sanctions because such a move “will not help with peace, stability, security,” although, the Islamic republic’s relations with Brazil “will eventually be continued.”

By Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Iran has denounced plans by Brazil’s newly elected president to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Monday that such a move “will not help with peace, stability, security and retrieval of the Palestinian people’s rights.”

He added, however, that “relations with Brazil will eventually be continued.”

Jair Bolsonaro and Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: Avi Ohayon,GPO

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is visiting Brazil, said Sunday it is only a matter of time until Brazil moves its embassy to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu: Brazil relocating embassy to Jerusalem, matter of ‘when, not if’

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the first Israeli leader to officially visit Brazil, that it was a question of ‘when rather than if’ he moves the Latin American country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital.

By Reuters

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told him that it was a matter of “when, not if” he moves his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

The far-right Bolsonaro, who takes office on Tuesday and is hosting Netanyahu and the leaders of other counties for his inauguration, has said he would like to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump and move the embassy. Continue Reading »

Sacha Baron Cohen turns to FBI with tip to possible pedophile ring

The British comedian, known for his outrageous film characters that mumbles in Hebrew, pretended to be interested in procuring young boys during a shooting and was given a tip by a Las Vegas concierge.

By HAGAY HACOHEN

 

While shooting ‘Who Is America‘ British-Jewish comedian, actor, and director Sacha Baron Cohen chanced upon a possible pedophile ring, Cohen said on Wednesday as reported by the Daily Wire

Having invented a character called Gio, which is as extreme as his other famous characters such as Borat and Bruno, Cohen pretended that, as Gio, he had relations with an eight year old boy and asked if the person with whom he is speaking with might be able to silence the boy. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Drone Dome defense system used to re-open Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport in London was only able to re-open after military reinforcements were brought in, equipped with technology that was used to defeat ISIS in Syria, which the Daily Mail identified as the Israeli-made Drone Dome.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

Another drone sighting forced London’s Gatwick airport runway to close again on Friday..

Police were still unsuccessfully looking for perpetrators in a disturbance that grounded flights in the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom on Wednesday and Thursday, although British media favored the option of a lone-wolf environmentalist attack.

London – Gatwick Airport – Photo: Andre Wadman/Wikimedia

The airport has been in an ongoing dispute with its neighbors and environmental groups about expansion. Continue Reading »

‘Extraordinary times’: Israel and SIX Gulf States working together

Eye-opening revelations with ‘behind-the-scene’ Foundation for Ethnic Understanding president, who has been opening doors between Gulf State leaders and Israel for over a decade: “When in modern Jewish history have you had the forces of the United States, specifically the Trump Administration, the State of Israel, and the six Gulf states all coming together?”

By Eliran Aharon

 

Foundation for Ethnic Understanding President Rabbi Marc Schneier spoke to Arutz Sheva about his groundbreaking work bringing understanding and normalization between Israel and the Arab Gulf states: “We’re living in extraordinary times,” Rabbi Schneier said. “There’s a warming of relations between the Arab Gulf states and Israel. Continue Reading »

U.S. Congress targets Hezbollah & Hamas with anti-human shield legislation

A bill that singles out Hamas & Hezbollah as habitual offenders of an inhumane tactic that violates international law was approved in the House of Representatives and is set to pass in the Senate, before being signed into law by President Trump.

By The Media Line

 

The US House of Representatives passed legislation targeting those who use “human shields” in military confrontations with Israel. The tactic is often employed by Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah organization, who Israel says conceal their arsenals in civilian structures such as schools, homes and hospitals.

The legislation—titled the “Sanctioning of the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act”—passes to the Senate, where it is set to be approved, before heading to President Donald Trump to be signed into law. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu secures new Islamic ties through strength, not political weakness

With PM Netanyahu’s breakthrough diplomatic achievements with Abu Dhabi and Oman under its belt, Israel’s gov’t is now looking to normalize an open relationship with Saudi Arabia.

By Ryan Jones

 

For decades it has been assumed that Israel must bend over backwards in order to convince the Arab world to make peace with it. Israeli concessions and “goodwill gestures” were always the order of the day when it came to negotiations, be they with the Palestinians, or other Arab neighbors.

But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has in recent years demonstrated that the above formula is not the only way forward. Continue Reading »

Australian tv reports: Australia set to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The TV station cited the daily, The Australian, that if the government’s decision is ratified by the cabinet on Tuesday after approval was made by the national security committee on Monday, an official announcement will be given on Wednesday.

By THE JERUSALEM POST Staff

 

Australia is reportedly set to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Australian public television station SBS reported on Tuesday.

The station cited local paper The Australian, saying that the decision is to be ratified by the cabinet at a meeting on Tuesday after its approval by the country’s national security committee on Monday.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison – Wikimedia

The move would be officially announced on Wednesday, according to the report. Continue Reading »

REPORT: U.S. State Dept. occludes law that compensates victims of terrorism

In an uncharacteristic move for the most pro-Israel administration, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to be working hard to obstruct an October law that would compensate families of American victims of Palestinian terrorism, according to web-based political journalism website Talking Points Memo.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

If the Trump administration is viewed as one of the most pro-Israel administrations ever, why would it reportedly bend over backward to block a new law that would advance compensating the families of American victims of Palestinian terrorism from the Second Intifada?

Last week, Matt Lee of Talking Points Memo reported that the Trump administration, led by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is working hard to repeal, delay or amend an October law on the issue. Continue Reading »

The “New” Merkel: German Chancellor works covertly against Israel

It has been publicly exposed that the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has been waging a phone-campaign, calling central and eastern European leaders who were seriously considering relocating their embassies, from moving to Jerusalem and to preserve Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

The founding director of the European Coalition for Israel in Brussels, Tomas Sandell, announced in a shocking video message on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel waged a campaign to prevent central and eastern European countries from moving their capitals to Jerusalem to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.

This is not the Germany we once knew. This is not the even Angela Merkel we once knew when she was elected.
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5 Democrat contenders for POTUS in 2020 are against anti-BDS legislation

Pro-Israel U.S. Voters, WAKE UP!
Poll conducted this year found a mere 27% of Democrats sympathize with Israel than Palestinians, as compared with 79% of Republicans.

BY MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill combating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement making its way through Congress has earned the support of a majority of senators, save for a handful that share one thing in common: plans to run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.


No senator who has expressed an interest in running for president this cycle – Senators Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York – has joined 57 of their colleagues to cosponsor the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Above the Colombian Jungle, Israeli made “Kfir” Fighter Jets Rule

The Colombian Air Force fly Israel’s most advanced weaponry, RAFAEL made Python 5 and Derby air to air missiles as well as RAFAEL’s air to ground Spice 1000 guided glide bomb on 24 Israeli made “Kfir” fighter jet, by pilots with Elbit’s Helmet Mounted Display which is the same helmet used by IAF fighter pilots.

By Yissachar Ruas

 

As The State of Israel celebrates its 70th year of independence, some key elements of its history lives on in various and exotic parts of the World. Israel, well known for its technological prowess is considered an innovative high tech superpower. One of Israel’s most famous developments of the 1970s was its “Kfir” fighter jet. Continue Reading »

Wikimedia posts 28,000 free photos predating Israel’s independence

28,000 historic photos taken in Israel were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons’ servers after developing program detecting images whose copyrights have expired, making them freely available to anyone.

By Omer Kabir

 

28,000 public-domain photos extracted from public and private archives in Israel are now available on Wikimedia Commons, the media sharing platform operated by San Francisco-headquartered nonprofit The Wikimedia Foundation Inc., which also operates Wikipedia.

The released photos include images documenting the early days of the Jewish settlement in what later became the state of Israel. Some examples: the graduation ceremony of the first batch of Jewish air force pilots taken in 1939 in the British airport that preceded Ben Gurion International airport, Israel’s main aerial gateway; Jewish British Army recruits training for battle in 1941; and an outdoor Torah class in 1920s’ Jerusalem. Continue Reading »