Archive for The Diaspora

Israeli watchdog warns Lebanese civilians of 28 Hezbollah missile sites in Beirut

Report from the Israeli Research and Education group exposes multiple civilian sites in the Lebanese capital that are exploited for the production, storage, and launching of Hezbollah’s medium-range ballistic missiles, all provided by Iran.

By i24NEWS, Ynet

 

At least 28 missile sites connected to Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist organization have been located in civilian areas across Beirut, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday, citing a report from the Alma Research and Education Center.

The report reveals that the sites are used for the production, storage, and launches of medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, such as the Iranian Fateh-110 and its Syrian equivalent, the M600. Continue Reading »

NBA legend Charles Barkley calls out Black celebrities for anti-Semitism

Decrying anti-Semitism & racism, former NBA superstar Charles Barkley says, “We can’t allow Black people to be prejudiced also….. I don’t understand how insulting another group helps our cause.”

By Marcy Oster, JTA

 

Former NBA star and current analyst Charles Barkley has become the latest sports star to speak out against anti-Semitism among Black celebrities.

“Listen, DeSean Jackson, Stephen Jackson, Nick Cannon, Ice Cube,” Barkley said in a video tweeted out by NBA on TNT, where he serves as a studio analyst during pre-game and halftime shows. “Man, what the hell are y’all doing? Y’all want racial equality. We all do. Continue Reading »

US House Democrats pass $250M funding to Palestinians

The bill, which violates the Taylor Force Act, is earmarked “to restore humanitarian and development assistance to the Palestinians,” despite the Trump administration having ended all funding, since the Palestinians refuse to end paying assassins & terrorists life-long pensions as required by US law.

By JNS.org. and ILH Staff

 

Report: At $14.5B, Israeli startup exits nearly double in first half of 2019
Restoring US funding to PA has bipartisan support | Illustration: AP
A US House subcommittee included $250 million in funding for Israeli-Palestinian dialogue and Palestinian business development in a $66 billion spending bill passed earlier this week, despite the Trump administration defunding both areas. Continue Reading »

Palestinian leaders pressure Biden camp to nullify Trump’s pro-Israel decisions

Palestinian PM Shtayyeh, “If Mr Biden is elected in November, we hope that it will be a totally different dynamic.”
Campaign spokesman Michael Gwin, “Biden opposes any unilateral action by either side that makes the prospects of a 2-state solution less likely, including annexation, which Biden opposes now, and would continue to oppose as president.”

By  Reuters and ILH Staff

 

Palestinian leaders hope Democrat Joe Biden will tone down Washington’s pro-Israel policies if he becomes US president, and Palestinian-Americans have been pressing his campaign for a change, sources familiar with the efforts have said.

So far, their efforts have had little impact, the sources said. Continue Reading »

European court overturns France in prosecution of Israel boycott cases

The EU human rights court rules the French arrest & conviction of 12 BDS activists in 2010 over distribution of handbills calling for boycott of Israeli goods, ‘lacked any relevant or sufficient grounds’.
– France ordered to pay €27,380 ($31,150) to each BDS activist.

By Reuters

 

The European Human Rights Court (EHCR) ruled on Thursday that a French criminal conviction against activists involved in a campaign to boycott products imported from Israel had no sufficient grounds and violated their freedom of expression.

France’s highest appeals’ court in 2015 upheld rulings that convicted campaigners on the basis of inciting racism and anti-Semitism. Continue Reading »

Norway’s Parliament rejects bill to label Israeli products from West Bank

The failure of the label bill proposal ended a long anti-Israel campaign by Norway’s pro-Palestinian NGOs to force adherence to decrees passed by the European Court of Justice.
– Oslo legislator stresses that dialogue must supersede boycotts.

By Ariel Kahana

 

The Norwegian Parliament rejected a motion to label imported Israeli products manufactured in Judea and Samaria, Israel Hayom learned Monday. The bill was presented two weeks ago by left-wing parties, including the Norwegian Labor Party, but was voted down by the coalition parties and other non-affiliated parties in the Oslo legislator.

The European Union’s top court ruled in November 2019 that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels. Continue Reading »

19 Senate Democrats warn Netanyahu, Gantz against applying sovereignty

19 Senate Democrats send a letter to PM Binyamin Netanyahu & Defense Minister Benny Gantz, warning that Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, Israel’s ancestral homeland, would place Israel at risk.

By Elad Benari

 

A group of US Senators from the Democratic party have sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz in which they warn against an Israeli move to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed the United States is “complicit” in so-called Israeli occupation” and should rethink its military aid to the Jewish state.- Photo/ AP,Mary Altaffer

The letter, sent on Thursday, is signed by 19 Senate Democrats, led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). Continue Reading »

SleepyJoe seeks to restart Palestinian funding that finances ‘Pay to Slay’ Jews

1500 Rabbis outraged that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wants to keep ‘2-state solution’ viable by pressuring Israel to not apply sovereignty to Israel’s biblical heartland, to resume funding the Palestinians [despite its financing of ‘Pay to Slay’ Jews] and reopen the PLO headquarters in Washington.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 1500 traditional rabbis in matters of public policy, today called upon Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee in the 2020 Presidential race, to withdraw his statement that he would resume funding to the Palestinian Authority despite its ongoing provision of financial rewards to the families of terrorists, and his claim that Israel would ‘jeopardize a two-state solution’ were it to extend sovereignty over Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »

Tlaib criticized for ignoring Jews in Holocaust Remembrance Day tweet

U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, once again faced accusations of antisemitism and was strongly criticized for her failing to mention the Jews, or Jewish loss, in a Holocaust Remembrance Day tweet.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

US Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), a Palestinian-American politician who has faced accusation of antisemitism and is known as a fierce critic of Israel, was strongly criticized on social media after tweeting a statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) that failed to mention Jews.

Her failure to mention Jews drew strong criticism from political commentators and pro-Israel activists in the United States, including sarcastic replies and outrage from social media users. Continue Reading »

Germany institutes travel ban on senior Palestinian terrorist

Having already classified the PFLP as a Palestinian terrorist organization by the U.S. & E.U., Khaled Barakat, a senior member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, has been deemed, ‘Persona non grata’ by Berlin.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

BERLIN – The German government has issued a four-year travel ban against a senior member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who allegedly supports terrorism and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state.

The Palestinian journalist and alleged PFLP terrorist Khaled Barakat, who is based in Canada, said in a webinar in late March that the German authorities imposed a “four-year ban on me entering Germany” because “I support [the Palestinians’] right to resist Israel, call for the liberation of Palestine from river to sea… that I support the Palestinian organization and they name it the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).” Continue Reading »

FDA approves coronavirus treatment trials with Israeli drug

With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval for phase two trials, researchers are hoping that the Israeli drug Aviptadil, will be able to eliminate the so-called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), the condition responsible for the deaths of about 50% of all COVID-19 patients.

By i24NEWS

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday has cleared NeuroRx, a US-Israeli pharmaceutical company, and Relief Therapeutics, a Swiss drug development company, for phase two trials for a drug that could take on a deadly condition associated with COVID-19.

The two companies announced that the FDA issued a “study may proceed” letter — which does not amount to a full-fledged drug approval — for the substance to be tried on COVID-19 patients. Continue Reading »

UK Muslims angry after Prince Harry invited IDF soldiers to Invictus Games

Report: Prince Harry has agreed to include Israeli participation in the 2022 Invictus Games, organized by the Duke of Sussex for wounded soldiers, which drew the ire of British Muslims according to The Daily Mail.

By Yulia Karra

 

Prince Harry has drawn ire of UK’s Muslims after it emerged that he invited Israeli soldiers and veterans wounded in battle to participate in a sporting event organized by the British royal, the Daily Mail newspaper reported Sunday.

The Duke of Sussex is the founder of the international multi-sport event, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in nine sports. Continue Reading »

American Astronaut sends photo of Israel along with blessings from space

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir, whose father was brought up in Tel Aviv and fought in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, tweets amazing photo from the Intl. Space Station, accompanied with insightful blessing.

By Arutz Sheva

 

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, whose Jewish father fought in the 1948 War of Independence,tweeted her wishes for peace on earth saying with a picture of Israel from space.

“Gazing down at the city in which my father was raised,” Meir wrote, referring to the city of Tel Aviv, “I take to heart one of his most uttered expressions, ‘This too shall pass.’ Wise words to remember, in both good times and bad.” Continue Reading »

Busted: Woman indicted after attacking Israeli on NYC subway

Female NYC antisemite finally indicted for hate-crime, assault on an Israeli woman who interceded when the hostile woman was cursing a Jewish man on a NYC subway in December, telling Fox News, “She was yelling at him, shouting at him, ‘Allahu Akbar’… ‘Allah will kill you.’
– WATCH video

By i24NEWS

 

New York City prosecutors have formally indicted a woman suspected of assaulting an Israeli college student after verbally abusing her on the subway.

Footage of the incident, filmed in late December, shows 38-year-old Zarinah Ali using anti-Semitic epithets including “You f***in’ nasty a** Jews” and “You stinking a** Jew” before assaulting Israeli national Lihi Aharon. Continue Reading »

Canadian Arabic daily claims Israelis bury Arabs alive, removes organs

Canadian authorities continue to allow the Arabic publication to continue, having previously posted that Judaism is a “terrorist religion,” blamed Jews for the Holocaust, glorified suicide bombings and now publishes that Jews bury Palestinians alive and steals their organs.

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

 

An Arabic-language newspaper in the greater Toronto area published an article falsely accusing Israel of burying Palestinians alive and stealing their organs, a Jewish group said.

The Feb. 28 edition of al-Meshwar dedicates a half-page to “The Abuse of the Martyrs and the Manipulation of Their Bodies Are Jewish Commandments and Israeli Directives” by Mustafa Yusuf al-Lidawi, B’nai Brith Canada wrote in a statement Tuesday. Continue Reading »