How Norway’s aid money is misused for political war against Israel. Shaun Sacks of NGO-Monitor.org speaks to “Everybody Deserves the Same Type of Human Rights” and how both Palestinian and Jewish rights are being abused by Hamas and funded by Norway. He speaks at the MIFF Forum 13, in October of 2018.
- Weaponizing Jewish alienation – JNS.org, Dexter Van Zile
- Jewish Democrats Increasingly Anti-Israel – Breitbart.com, Caroline Glick
- A New Wave of Democrats Tests the Party’s Blanket Support for Israel – NYTimes.com, Catie Edmondson
- Is Canada Knowingly Funding Extremism and Terrorism? – investigativeproject.org, Tom Quiggin
- In blow to Palestinians, US places Jerusalem consulate under embassy – TimesofIsrael.com, Alexander Fulbright
Weaponizing Jewish alienation
by Dexter Van Zile for JNS.org, October 18, 2018
Every religious faith has alienated and disaffected members. But using and exploiting disgruntled Jews to delegitimize the Jewish people, their faith and their homeland has a uniquely tragic history in Christian political polemics.
Sadly enough, this history is playing itself out at the “Christ at the Checkpoint” conference that is currently taking place at the Reed Conference Center near Oklahoma City.
Witness one of the “star” speakers at the conference: Mark Braverman, a Jew, who works with Christian anti-Zionist organizations such as Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Kairos USA (where he works as executive director), and Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding (where he works as a consultant).
Jewish Democrats Increasingly Anti-Israel
by Caroline Glick for Breitbart.com, October 18, 2018
Jewish Democrats have long taken pride in the high number of American Jews serving as Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate.
Given that the Jewish community in the United States constitutes less than two percent of the general population, the fact that nearly two dozen American Jews serve in the House and Senate is a legitimate source of pride, regardless of party.
For the past fifity years, Democratic Jewish lawmakers like Representatives Tom Lantos, Howard Berman, Steven Solarz, Shelley Berkley, Jane Harman, Nita Lowy and Elliot Engel; and Senators like Joe Lieberman and Frank Lautenberg; played key roles in forging and maintaining their party’s strong support for Israel and the U.S.-Israel alliance.
In recent years, however, things have changed. As Democratic voters and leaders have become more hostile to Israel, and as Republican voters and leaders have become more supportive of Israel, Jewish Democratic lawmakers have increasingly adopted policies and accepted support from organizations that are harmful to Israel’s national security.
A New Wave of Democrats Tests the Party’s Blanket Support for Israel
by Catie Edmondson for the NYTimes.com, October 18, 2018
Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat running for Congress in Detroit, has said she will oppose aid to Israel. “No country, not one, should be able to get aid from the U.S. when they still promote that kind of injustice,” she said. Photo Credit, Anthony Lanzilote for The New York Times
WASHINGTON — One Democratic House candidate has pledged that she will vote against bills that include aid to Israel, denouncing what she saw as the “injustice” of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. Another wrote that “Israel has hypnotized the world” with its “evil doings.”
Still another helped write a scathing book on relations between the United States and Israel, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive political star expected to win a House seat in New York, condemned the “occupation of Palestine.”
A cluster of activist Democrats — most of them young, most of them cruising toward House seats this fall — has dared to breach what has been an almost inviolable orthodoxy in both political parties, strong support for Israel, raising the specter of a crack in the Democratic Party that Republicans could use to attract Jewish supporters.
Is Canada Knowingly Funding Extremism and Terrorism?
by Tom Quiggin for the investigativeproject.org, October 18, 2018
The announcement made no reference to UNRWA’s alleged connections, and said the money is meant to help provide education and health services to Palestinians.
Funding UNWRA is not illegal in Canada, although given the agency’s reputation, it is a questionable use of taxpayer money. For instance, in August President Donald Trump withdrew $300 million in UNRWA funding. The U.S. government would no longer “shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden of UNRWA’s costs,” a U.S. State Department press release said, calling it an “irredeemably flawed operation.”
In addition to funding UNRWA, the Trudeau government gave millions of taxpayers’ dollars to Islamic Relief Canada. Some of this money is forwarded to Islamic Relief Worldwide (UK), which has been repeatedly lininvestigativeproject.orgked to Hamas.
In blow to Palestinians, US places Jerusalem consulate under embassy
by Alexander Fulbright for the TimesofIsrael.com, October 18, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move was meant to “achieve significant efficiencies and increase our effectiveness” following the opening of the embassy in May. He insisted the merger of the two missions did not signal a change in US policy on the status of Jerusalem, the West Bank, or Gaza Strip.
“The United States continues to take no position on final status issues, including boundaries or borders,” Pompeo said in a statement. “The specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem are subject to final status negotiations between the parties.”