The Bishop of Guildford, admitted “…At the very least, he [Sizer] has demonstrated appallingly poor judgment in the material he has chosen to disseminate…some of which is clearly anti-Semitic.”
The Diocese of Guildford of the Church of England ruled this week that a controversial vicar, Dr. Stephen Sizer, had in his “undisciplined commitment to an anti-Zionist agenda” crossed the line into anti-Semitism by promoting conspiracy theories against the Jews.
Dr. Stephen Sizer – Israel Today
Late last month, just around the time of International Holocaust Memorial Day, Sizer posted to Facebook a link to an article titled “9/11 Israel did it.” Continue Reading »
German judge ruled against participants at pro-Gaza rally noting that saying ‘Zionist’ is the language of anti-Semites, as a code for ‘Jew.’
By Israel Today Staff
A German judge last week equated condemnation of Zionism with anti-Semitism, undercutting the arguments of many who claim that hostile criticism of Israel is not the same as hating the Jews.
PHOTO: Pro-Gaza rally in Essen, Germany last summer – Israel Today
In judging the case of 24-year-old Taylan Can, a German citizen of Turkish decent known for is anti-Israel activism, Judge Gauri Sastry refused to allow the defendant to hide behind the notion of legitimate criticism of the Jewish state. Continue Reading »
Pro-Palestinian organizations at UC Davis University, now teach boycott tactics, and the new ‘course’ is gaining popularity .
As part of a Jewish Agency mission, dozens of young Israelis are fighting back against the ‘overtly’ anti-Semitic initiatives on campuses.
By Yori Yalon & Israel Hayom Staff
In what could be another attempt to make the delegitimization of Israel more mainstream, a pro-Palestinian group at the University of California, Davis, is now offering a new ‘academic course’ on the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators at UC Davis – Photo: David Marias
Students for Justice in Palestine said the course would cover the meaning of anti-Israel boycotts and tactics for conducting them. Continue Reading »
Israeli Arab lawmaker appeals to Vatican in a letter, asking help in stopping Arabic-speaking Christians from integrating too much with Israel.
By Israel Today Staff
Israeli Arab Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas has issued an appeal to Pope Francis to personally intervene against the enlistment of Arabic-speaking Christians in the Israeli army.
Israeli Arab Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas – Photo source: Israel Today
Haaretz reports that Ghattas’ letter was delivered to the Vatican’s representative in Jerusalem, Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, in hopes that Pope Francis would address the issue when he visits the Holy Land in May.
Like most other minorities, local Arabic-speaking Christians are not required to serve in the Israeli army, but a growing number are choosing to do so, many at the encouragement of the Nazareth-based Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum. Continue Reading »
The Neturei Karta faction in haredi neighborhood of Mea Shearim reacted to the arrest of fellow anti-Zionist member suspected of spying for Iran. ‘This kind of espionage is like killing a Jew, and you mustn’t kill any Jew – even a secular one,’ said a local resident.
By Kobi Nachshoni
After days of rumors and public ads in Mea Shearim regarding the arrest of a Hasid suspected of spying for Iran, the residents of the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem began coming to terms Thursday with the indictment of a Neturei Karta member charged with contacting a foreign agent and intention to commit treason. Continue Reading »
2 Kuwaiti Members of Parliament gave their reasons why the Kingdom can & does enter into arrangements with Israel, according to MEMRI.
Two Kuwaiti Members of Parliament gave their approval for the kingdom to have dealings with Israel, according to an English translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Meeting of Arab League – Photo: AFP
“If the security of Kuwait requires the purchase of Israeli equipment, I will do so and I will love the Israelis for it,” said MP Nabil Al-Fadhl, going against the commonly held belief in the Arab world.
“It is permitted to deal with anyone for the sake of Kuwait’s security,” he said, according to MEMRI. Continue Reading »
Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center commends Sec. of State Kerry for directly confronting Turkish PM Erdogan’s slanderous accusation against the ‘Bedrock’ of the Jewish People.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center commended U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday for directly confronting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s slanderous accusation in which he called Zionism a “crime against humanity”.
“Secretary Kerry is to be commended for publically objecting to Erdogan’s outrageous attack against Zionism, the bedrock of the Jewish people’s historic narrative,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the leading Jewish human rights organization. Continue Reading »
UK students turn against Israel: Hordes of hecklers prevent Israel’s deputy ambassador from getting a word in at University of Essex.
Jerusalem: The situation on UK campuses is grim.
Protests against Israel on UK university campuses are growing: Dozens of students disrupted last week a speech by Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to Britain Alon Roth-Snir at the Essex University, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday.
A lecture scheduled to be given by Daniel Taub, the Ambassador to Britain, was also cancelled at the University of North Ireland, due to fear of disturbances.
Roth-Snir’s speech was scheduled at the invitation of the University of Essex’s Middle East club. Continue Reading »
Samaria residents slammed leftist groups after Police investigation proved Arabs were responsible for destruction then shifted blame on area Jews.
By David Lev
Members of the Samaria Residents Council slammed leftist groups Thursday after police said that what had been thought to be a “price tag” action by Jewish residents of Esh Kodesh in the Binyamin region turned out to be a dispute between Arabs. It was the Arabs who set fire to six vehicles in the village of Korsa near Shechem last week, deliberately blaming the Jews for their activities.
Among the groups with egg on their face in the wake of the police findings is the “Rabbis for Human Rights” organization, which in the wake of the claims by Arabs that they had been attacked by Jews, issued a harsh statement condemning Esh Kodesh residents for their “hateful” activities. Continue Reading »
The host of the event was the Brooklyn College Students for Justice in Palestine, who’s aim is “helping end Israeli apartheid and the illegal occupation of Palestine.”
NEW YORK — Brooklyn College launched a probe into allegations that Jewish students were wrongly ejected from an event hosted by the school in support of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Palestinians call for a boycott – Photo: REUTERS
Karen Gould, the college’s president, on Wednesday ordered officials to conduct a “thorough independent review” of allegations that four members of the Jewish student group Hillel were told to leave the gathering organized by a pro-Palestinian group on campus last week. Continue Reading »
Rabbi Moshe Friedman, infamous for his participation with the Neturei Karta at the anti-Zionist & Holocaust-denial conference in Teheran in ’06, placed himself in the middle of a disgraceful controversy in Antwerp. Local court rescinds Rabbi’s injunction.
THE HAGUE — A Belgian court reportedly has lifted an injunction forcing a haredi girls school in Antwerp to enroll two boys.
The Benoth Jeruzalem school for Jewish girls
The injunction, which according to the Joods Actuaal monthly was lifted on Feb. 7, was issued by a judge last month following a petition by Moshe Friedman, an anti-Zionist haredi activist excommunicated by the haredi community of Antwerp. Continue Reading »
Arab caricaturists never held back criticism for the Jewish state.
Assault on Gaza returned Israel to media’s center stage after Arab spring stole its spotlight.
By Roi Kais
Political cartoonists across the Arab world have never spared criticism for Israel, but the armed conflict in the Gaza Strip this past November has spurred them to step up the satirical reproach of the Jewish state.
Cartoon published during Gaza hostilities. Caption on knife: Arab silence
“Operation Pillar of Defense has regained Israel its traditional spot in the caricature arena, after it lost the center stage to the Arab Spring,” one prominent cartoonist, who asked to remain anonymous, told Ynet. Continue Reading »