Study: BDS Has Zero Impact on Israeli Businesses – CLICK HERE TO VIEW/READ!
The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has complexly failed in its mission to financially harm the Jewish state and has no impact whatsoever on its economy.
Israel’s Globes financial news reported last week that a study of the impact of BDS on the Israeli economy estimates the damage at 0.004 percent, while some companies even benefit from the boycott.
One Israeli business reported that BDS activists demonstrating in front of its store in London left after two days when the media lost interest. After they left, the number of buyers at the store was four times the number on an ordinary day. Local non-Jewish residents who support Israel came especially to buy at the store in order to demonstrate their sympathy for Israel, so BDS essentially created a boomerang effect.
- Shaw Scholar-in-Residence 2018, Edwin Black, Featured at KC Ohev Shalom – Ohev-Shalom.com, Ohev Shalom
- Australia considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving embassy – jta.org, JTA Staff
- Saudis preparing to admit Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation, sources say – CNN.com, Clarissa Ward and Tim Lister
- Iran’s Growing Influence in Syria Sparks Concern – voanews.com, Nisan Ahmado
- U.S. cracks down on transnational organized crime including Hezbollah – Reuters, Reuters Staff
Shaw Scholar-in-Residence 2018, Edwin Black, Featured at KC Ohev Shalom
by Ohev Shalom for Ohev-Shalom.com, October 16, 2018
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Friday, November 2, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.
We will begin on Friday evening with Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner. Mr. Black will speak on this topic:
“How IBM Co-Planned and Organized the Holocaust” based on the award-winning NYTimes bestseller IBM and the Holocaust.
Australia considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving embassy
by the JTA Staff for jta.org, October 16, 2018
(JTA) — Australia’s prime minister is considering officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the Australian Embassy there.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement issued Monday night in Israel that he had thanked Scott Morrison for his remarks during a phone call.
Morrison also was set to announce that he will reconsider Australia’s support of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and have his country’s United Nations ambassador vote against Palestine becoming the chair of the G77 group of developing nations, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Saudis preparing to admit Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation, sources say
by Clarissa Ward and Tim Lister for CNN.com, October 16, 2018
Ankara, Turkey (CNN) Saudi Arabia is preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources.
One source says the report will likely conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and transparency and that those involved will be held responsible.
One of the sources acknowledged that the report is still being prepared and cautioned that things could change.
The Washington Post columnist was last seen in public when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in Turkey on October 2. Previously, Saudi authorities had maintained Khashoggi left the consulate the same afternoon of his visit, but provided no evidence to support the claim.
CCTV footage shows Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate on October 2.
Khashoggi’s fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, who was waiting outside the consulate, says she did not see him re-emerge.
The disappearance created a diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and the West. Amid the fallout, international firms pulled out of a high-profile investment summit, the Future Investment Initiative conference, due to take place later this month in Riyadh.
Iran’s Growing Influence in Syria Sparks Concern
by Nisan Ahmado for voanews.com, October 16, 2018
“These countries [Russia and Iran] are digging into Syria preparing for the long haul, and the implications for the U.S. interests and those of our partners are still coming into focus,” Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said during a recent congressional hearing on U.S policy in Syria.
Lehtinen added that U.S. needs a “coherent” and “comprehensive” strategy to prevent Iran’s growing influence in the region.
“After signing a deal for additional military cooperation with Assad last month, Iran is showing no signs of leaving Syria anytime soon. The U.S. needs a comprehensive and coherent strategy for Syria that rolls back Iranian influence in the Middle East,” she said.
U.S. cracks down on transnational organized crime including Hezbollah
by Reuters Staff for Reuters, October 16, 2018
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice Opioid Research Summit in Washington, U.S., September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Al Drago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he had designated five groups, including Hezbollah and MS-13, as transnational criminal organizations to target with tougher investigations and prosecutions.