US AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL Declares “Iran will Enter the Dustbin of History.” In a Jewish New Years toast last night at the Ambassador’s residence, the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman made it quite clear that the Mullahs of Iran will join other evil regimes in the dustbin of history.
HEY FOLKS, IT’S ALMOST SHANA TOVA TIME! Made from a ram’s horn, the shofar is one of the world’s oldest wind instruments and has long played an important role as a ritual object in Jewish history. Its curved, bent shape symbolizes our humility as we stand before God to assess and consider our actions and behaviors during the past year.
UCI WISHES OUR NEWSLETTER FAMILY A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR
- A BDS Lesson in Dishonesty via the New York Times, HONEST REPORTING, Daniel Pomerantz
- Saudi Arabia to punish “content that ridicules, mocks and disrupts religious values” with 5 years, $800,000 fine, JIHAD WATCH, Robert Spencer
- ISLAMIC INFLUENCE IN HOLLYWOOD, COUNTER JIHAD REPORT, Deborah Weiss, Esq.
- The British Labour Party’s New Definition of Anti-Semitism, GATESTONE INSTITUTE, Denis MacEoin
- Honor Killing Is Not Just a Muslim Problem, TABLET MAGAZINE, Phyllis Chesler
A BDS Lesson in Dishonesty via the New York Times
by Daniel Pomerantz for HONEST REPORTING, September 06, 2018
He claims, “Opponents of the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement are involved in a dishonest branding campaign.”
Make no mistake, the purpose of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) is to destroy Israel.
Omar Barghouti, founder, BDS:
“Definitely most definitely we oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine.”
(Separately he clarifies that “Palestine” means all of Israel.)
As’ad AbuKhalil, California State University Professor of Political Science, BDS leader and activist:
“The real aim of BDS is to bring down the State of Israel…this should be stated as an unambiguous goal.”
John Spritzler, author, BDS leader and activist:
“I think the BDS movement will gain strength from forthrightly explaining why Israel has no right to exist…”
The BDS Cookbook does an excellent job of researching and precisely sourcing dozens of similar statements from BDS founders, activists and leaders.
Saudi Arabia to punish “content that ridicules, mocks and disrupts religious values” with 5 years, $800,000 fine
by Robert Spencer for JIHAD WATCH, September 05, 2018
ISLAMIC INFLUENCE IN HOLLYWOOD
by Deborah Weiss, Esq. for the COUNTER JIHAD REPORT, March 25, 2018
Of particular concern is the success such operations have had in whitewashing Islamic terrorism and the totalitarian political, military and legal doctrine that animates it: Sharia. To the extent they have effectively targeted the film-making industry in order to shape popular perceptions and control the public narrative on critical issues of the day, these initiatives are insidious and even subversive.
The British Labour Party’s New Definition of Anti-Semitism
by Denis MacEoin for the GATESTONE INSTITUTE, September 06, 2018
- It was clear that the Chakrabarti inquiry, described by the head of a parliamentary committee as a “whitewash”, had ignored a vast swathe of submissions, chiefly from Jewish leaders, writers, and activists.
- Clearly, Jeremy Corbyn is betting that in the Britain today, anti-Semitism is quite literally the winning ticket.
- The caveat is clearly designed to let anyone accused of such biased criticism (a central feature of Labour anti-Semitism in the past) wriggle out of demands for their removal and allow Labour to dismiss all but the most unspeakable forms of anti-Semitism.
Britain’s Labour Party, which remains the chief opposition to the current Conservative government, has struggled to throw off a reputation for condoning anti-Semitism and harbouring large numbers of anti-Semites in its ranks. Revelation after revelation of anti-Jewish, anti-Zionist, and anti-Israel utterances, resolutions, and internal investigations have brought the party into serious disrepute and given the media and their political opponents endless opportunities justifiably to label the party with charges of racism. Anti-racism is, quite rightly, a value presumably respected by most people. Writing in British Future in April, Sunder Katwala says he spoke to an anti-racism rally for his local Labour group:
“I told the audience that Labour has been a trailblazer on race. That if you looked around the world, it might be difficult to find any other political party that has taken so much pride in having been a pioneer in fighting racism.”
So far, so good. Katwala, however, immediately continued:
“But I also spoke of my sadness that a party with that tradition and that history still has so much work to do today when it comes to tackling antisemitism in the Labour party itself.”
Now, this is really curious: the most anti-racist party standing accused by many of its own members and MPs of being anti-Semitic. How has that happened and how has it recently been reinforced by a decision made this July by the party’s National Executive Committee?…
Honor Killing Is Not Just a Muslim Problem
by Phyllis Chesler for TABLET MAGAZINE, September 06, 2018
It’s the most extreme form of institutionalized violence against women on the planet
I co-pioneered the study of violence against women in the late 1960s. I focused on women living in North America and Europe who had been psychiatrically diagnosed and hospitalized; were the victims of rape, sexual harassment, incest, intimate partner battering, pornography and prostitution.
I also documented the profound double standards and anti-woman biases which led to good mothers losing custody of children to abusive fathers and husbands; women sentenced to long or life prison terms when they killed batterers in self-defense; and the violence women faced as they fought for their reproductive, educational, economic, political, and religious rights around the world.
My generation of feminists believed in universal human rights. We were not multi-cultural relativists. We called out misogyny when we saw it and did not exempt a rapist, a wife-beater, or a pedophile because he was poor (his victims were also poor); or a man of color (his victims were also people of color); or because he had an abused childhood (so did his victims).
Like other American feminists, I was also active in the civil rights and anti-war movements—but unlike such feminists, I had “once lived in a harem in Afghanistan.” This is the opening sentence of my book An American Bride in Kabul. I lived with my mother-in-law in a polygamous household in posh purdah; this meant I was not allowed out without a male escort. My father-in-law had three wives and twenty-one children—facts my Westernized husband failed to mention during our American college courtship. I saw women in burqas stumbling around on the streets of Kabul, and forced quite literally to sit at the back of the bus.