Jewish born Democratic senator Bernie Sanders, who was guilty of using Hamas propaganda figures in the past, professes to be ‘100% pro-Israel,’ but purports how PM Netanyahu’s government is “racist” and laments how US policy in the Middle East should be ‘on a level-playing-field’ …even though Israel is the only true democracy in the region.
By Associated Press, Ynet
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is standing by his criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying the US goal in the Middle East must be to try to bring people together and “not just support one country, which is now run by a right-wing, dare I say, racist government.” Continue Reading »
Leftist Haaretz journalist Amira Hass left offended after being forcefully expelled for being Jewish and attending a pro-Palestinian conference at Juderein Birzeit University.
By Nir Har-Zahav and Tova Dvorin
A Haaretz reporter was ejected from a pro-Palestinian conference at Birzeit University on Saturday, reporter Amira Hass said – simply for being an Israeli Jew.
Hass attempted to attend the “Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – Critical Perspectives” conference at the university, which is located near Ramallah where she lives.
But she was ejected from the hall by the organizers, Hass claimed, after students at the admission desk noted she worked for the Israeli publication and alerted security authorities to intervene. Continue Reading »
Likud political ad promising to end noisy Muslim call to prayer in early morning is nixed by Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran for its offensive content.
By Maayana Miskin
A Likud ad promising to end loud Muslim prayers in the early morning hours has been nixed by Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran, who heads the Central Elections Committee, Maariv/nrg reports.
The ad reads, “Silencing the muezzin in Yafo? Only the Likud can.” The muezzin is the prayer leader who broadcast the Muslim call to prayer over a loudspeaker five times a day.
Member of Knesset Omer Bar-Lev of the Labor party complained to the Elections Committee about the ad. Continue Reading »