German Foundation Rescinds Human Rights Award to  Women’s March USA

Advisory Board: “An organization that may support feminism, but discriminates against Jews and Zionists and denies Israel’s right to exist should not be honored by a democratic foundation that advocates diversity and speaks out against discrimination.”
– Co-founder Linda Sarsour sited for her antisemitism, saying, “Zionists were Nazis” and her admiration for Louis Farrakhan.

BY BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

NEW YORK – The think tank for the German social democratic party withdrew its Human Rights Award to the Women’s March USA in Washington, DC, on Thursday because doctoral students associated with the foundation accused the organizers of the march of hardcore antisemitism and support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting the Jewish state. Continue Reading »

Former Head of Mossad joins ranks at private Israeli intel firm, Black Cube

Having been embarrassingly outed in a few past operations, Ephraim Halevy, who headed the Mossad, is being recruited by the private Israeli intelligence firm to help screen potential clients as to prevent further scandals for the company.

By Ronen Bergman

 

Former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy will be joining Israeli private intelligence firm Black Cube, which has been mired in international scandals.

Halevy will sit on the company’s board of directors, head its client screening committee, and serve as a senior adviser on operational and intelligence issues, a source told Yedioth Ahronoth.

Former Mossad Chief, Efraim Halevy – Photo: Wikimedia/Eli Itkin

The source added that Halevy might even be selected as president of the company within a short time. Continue Reading »

Cleared for Publication: Officer From Elite IDF Unit Killed Deep Inside Gaza

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement, “During IDF special forces’ operational activity in Gaza, an exchange of fire broke out, during which an IDF officer was killed and an additional IDF officer was moderately injured.”
– The commander of the Al-Qassam Brigades, 6 other terrorists killed and 7 were wounded during the military operation.

By Elad Benari

 

An IDF soldier from an elite unit was killed on Sunday night during an operation in the Gaza Strip.

Another soldier was injured and evacuated to the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. Their families have been notified.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement, “During IDF special forces’ operational activity in Gaza, an exchange of fire broke out, during which an IDF officer was killed and an additional IDF officer was moderately injured.”

The statement called on residents of the Gaza envelope to listen to the instructions in their communities and obey the instructions issued by the Home Front Command. Continue Reading »

Israelis send wheelchairs to 270 disabled Guatemalan kids

Before Guatemala, thousands of the inexpensive and specially designed wheelchairs have been provided in the past few years to the children of 17 developing countries, with funding from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ MASHAV Agency for Int’l Development Cooperation.
– WATCH video clip.

By Abigail Klein Leichman

 

“The smile of the children who received the chairs will reflect the friendship and brotherhood between our peoples,” said President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales as 270 colorful child-friendly wheelchairs were distributed to disabled children in a ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Guatemala.

270 disabled children in Guatemala received Wheelchairs of Hope from Israel at no charge.

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With Oslo essentially dead, Israel legalizes and populates Amichai

The new settlement Amichai, the first in the 25 years after the Oslo Accords, is being built for families evacuated from the illegal outpost Amona, and the nearby outposts that will be annexed to it.

By Oded Shalom

 

The Shiloh Valley in the Samaria region spreads from Shvut Rahel to the Jordan Rift Valley. The entire area is covered with Cabernet grape vineyards and olive groves. On the hills above them are the outposts Ahiya, Kida, Esh Kodesh, and Adei Ad—all of which were illegally built, with demolition orders issued to all homes and structures.

Amona residents evacuate their homes, their settlement and will eventually be relocated to Amichai.

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Bahrain Officially Invites Israel’s Economy Minister to Startup Conference

This latest invitation by Bahrain follows other Gulf visits such as Israel’s PM Netanyahu’s trip to Oman, Israel’s Culture Minister Miri Regev and then last week Communications Minister Ayoub Kara, both to Abu Dhabi.

By Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP

 

Yedioth Ahronoth reports that Economy Minister Eli Cohen (Kulanu) was invited by the Arab nation of Bahrain to participate in its “Startup Nations Ministerial” conference.

Senior government officials from all over the world are expected to attend the conference to identify new policy tools that will boost technology initiatives between the two countries.

Bahrain- Google maps

The invitation comes amid a diplomatic push by Israel in the mainly Sunni Gulf, which Israel sees as an ally against Shiite power Iran. Continue Reading »

Embedded Israeli TV Crew in Gaza Reveals Truth in Gaza Under Hamas

  • Hamas encourages mothers to participate in the violence together with their young children in the hope they’ll get hurt or worse.

  • A seriously injured Arab hurt at the border protests is paid $500, moderately wounded is paid $200, & a ‘Shahid’ [martyr] gets $3000 from Iran.

  • Billboards in Gaza city depict Abbas with blood on his face, reading, “Whoever punish us doesn’t represent us.”

By Yochanan Visser

 

It doesn’t happen a lot that Israelis have the opportunity to see with their own eyes what Hamas is doing in Gaza, especially after the start of the ‘Great March of Return’ which started at the end of March and continues until this day. Continue Reading »

Dropping like flies: Another Palestinian attempting to infiltrate killed by IDF

One Palestinian killed by IDF Thursday while attempting to cross into Israel.
– Another died from wound sustained from confrontation with IDF last month.

By i24NEWS

 

Gaza’s health ministry said on Thursday that a Palestinian had been killed by Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) gunfire after attempting to cross the border fence.

The health ministry also said that a Palestinian shot last month during protests on the Israel-Gaza border has succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.

Ahmad al-Najar, 21, was shot by Israeli fire east of Khan Yunis and was later transferred to the West Bank for treatment, a health ministry spokesman said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Florida’s new Governor DeSantis: ‘My first foreign trip will be to Israel.’

READ entire interview: In first foreign interview, Republican Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Governor-elect says, ‘I will push U.S. President Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty in Golan Heights.’
– ‘I will be aggressive against BDS.’ promises Governor-elect DeSantis.

By Boaz Bismuth

 

If there is one American politician who has made support for Israel a daily agenda item, Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis is that man.

DeSantis,a Republican who for six years served in the U.S. House of Representatives, has his name on a series of legislative initiatives in Congress aimed at protecting and strengthening Israel, the highlight of which was his relentless push to relocate the U.S. Continue Reading »

Qatar to pay Hamas blackmail of $15M/per month to end border violence

Hamas leaders and Abbas’ archenemy Mohammed Dahlan met in Cairo last Friday with Egyptian officials on how to comply and pay Hamas’ blackmail of monthly payments of $15 million in cash to counter Abbas’ ending of electricity funding for the strip and his stopping salaries of ‘state employees’ in Gaza.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

In a scene reminiscent of a mafia movie, a vehicle with three suitcases stuffed with $15 million in cash passed through the Erez crossing on Thursday.

News of the transaction was reported by KAN News, which showed a photo of the three suitcases on the back seat of a vehicle. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: When Israel Shows Power, No One Cares About Alleged ‘Occupation’

At a ‘closed-door’ meeting of his Likud party, PM Netanyahu reportedly tells attendees that ‘strength’ is all that matters in foreign policy, how no one worries about any so-called ‘occupation’ when genuine regional threats actually need to be addressed.

By Israel Today Staff

 

When Israel projects weakness, it invites the international community to make dangerous demands regarding the so-called “occupation” of Palestinian territories. Conversely, when Israel projects strength, the Palestinian issue is all but ignored in favor of more significant matters.

That was the gist of remarks reportedly made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a closed-door meeting of his Likud party on Monday. Continue Reading »

Egyptian naval forces kill Gaza fisherman after crossing border illegally

Gaza’s fishermen’s union reported the death of a 32 yr-old male by “Egyptian [naval] fire” after having possibly strayed from the enclave’s waters.
– Gaza’s fishermen’s union announced a 1-day strike in protest of the killing.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

A Palestinian fisherman was killed at sea by Egyptian fire near the Gaza border on Wednesday, the fishermen’s union said.

The health ministry in Gaza confirmed that Mustafa Abu Awda, 32, had died but did not give further details.

The union said in a statement that he had been killed by “Egyptian fire”.

A fishing boat from Gaza seized last year by Israel’s navy after they found these cans of liquid fiberglass–used in construction of missiles & mortars.

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Survey: 40% of British Jews considering emigration over rampant anti-Semitism

A poll conducted by the U.K.’s Campaign against Anti-Semitism finds 90% of the British Jewish community believe Labour Party is inherently anti-Semitic.
• European Jewish ‎Association ‎appeals to EU political parties to classify ‎BDS movements as anti-Semitic‎.

By Dan Lavie

 

A new survey has found that British Jews are growing ‎increasingly concerned over anti-Semitism in the ‎country. ‎

According to data presented by Gideon Falter, ‎chairman of the Campaign against Anti-Semitism NGO, ‎‎90% of British Jews believe the Labour Party is ‎anti-Semitic and 40% are considering leaving the U.K. ‎over the rise in anti-Semitism.‎

Jeremy Corbyn seen here leading a pro-Gaza/Hamas demonstration in the summer of 2014 also later attended a ceremony at the grave of a terrorist behind the Munich Olympics massacre.- Photo: Social Media screenshot

Falter presented the data Tuesday at a European Jewish ‎Association conference in Brussels, during a session ‎on the challenges facing British Jews. Continue Reading »

Nabbed: Bulgarian officials arrest 3 Iranians with fake Israeli Passports

Once again it remains unclear how Iranians successfully traveled throughout Turkey unnoticed with counterfeit Israeli Passports or why they too sought to gain entry into Bulgaria posing as Israelis.

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN, JULIANE HELMHOLD

 

Three Iranians traveling with fake Israeli passports were detained in Bulgaria over the weekend, according to a report at The Sofia Globe.

According to the report, the men were detained at the Bulgarian border as they were attempting to cross the Kapitan Andreevo crossing into Turkey, which is the major transit point for entering Europe.

Fake Israeli Passport

The three men, aged 21, 28 and 32 arrived on October 31 and carried Israeli passports that had been “falsified,” the Interior Ministry told the Bulgarian media. Continue Reading »

Tunisia’s PM Appoints Jewish Minister of Tourism

Appointed by the Tunisian Prime Minister, the new tourism minister Roni Trabelsi, will be the second Jewish minister to have ever served in the predominantly Muslim country, after Nessim Samama, who served as the finance minister to the King of Tunis in 1860.

By Daniel Salami

 

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced 13 new appointments in his Cabinet on Monday, including several ministers. The new tourism minister is Roni Trabelsi, a Jewish man who reportedly lives in France but also holds Tunisian citizenship.

Trabelsi is a prominent and successful businessman in Tunisia, dealing mostly with tourism. He owns the Royal First Travel agency. Continue Reading »