The Unity Coalition for Israel proudly presents part one of a series by author, historian and speaker, Edwin Black on the topic, “Israel and International Law – The Historical Underpinnings.” View this short overview by Edwin filmed just this weekend by our UCI staff – CLICK HERE.
- Israel-Arab ties warm up after long deep freeze – BBC.com, Yolande Knell
- The Future of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre – tabletmag.com, Jonathan D. Sama
- Shin Bet Chief – The Quiet Is Deceptive, We’ve Thwarted 480 Terror Attacks – jewishpress.com, David Israel
- Secretary of State Pompeo’s Strong Announcement on Iran – israelunwired.com, Avi Abelow
by Yolande Knell for BBC.com, November 06, 2018
Israel’s leaders often refer to their country being in a “tough neighbourhood” but recently there have been some extraordinary signs of friendliness with parts of the Arab world.
Late last month, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife met the Sultan of Oman on a surprise, eight-hour visit – the first of its kind in over two decades.
There was a lavish dinner, traditional Omani music and what Mr Netanyahu told his Cabinet were “very important talks”, promising more trips would follow.
by Jonathan D. Sama for tabletmag.com, November 06, 2018
Is American anti-Semitism really distinctive from that of other diaspora countries? Just how worried should we be?
In the early morning hours of Oct. 12, 1958, exactly 60 years to the month before the massacre of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, a nitroglycerine bomb equal to 50 sticks of dynamite tore apart the Temple, the oldest and most distinguished Reform congregation in Atlanta. “The sound of the blast traveled heavily for miles,” Melissa Fay Greene recounts in her all-too-timely history of that sadly forgotten anti-Semitic episode, The Temple Bombing. The Confederate Underground, the group that claimed credit for the attack, promised in a telephone call “to blow up all Communist organizations. Negroes and Jews are hereby declared aliens.”
Before the rubble had even been cleared, politicians began to debate where to place responsibility for what was described as one of the worst incidents of anti-Semitism in all of American history. Ralph McGill, the courageous liberal editor of The Atlanta Constitution, blamed the demagogic rhetoric of the state’s segregationist politicians. Segregationists responded with outrage, suggesting that the bombing was instead part of a “conspiracy to bring national discredit upon the South at a time when it is fighting integration of its public schools.” The president of the militantly right-wing Citizens Councils of America insisted to reporters that efforts to pin the blame on groups such as his were entirely unwarranted, for “we’ve got a hell of a lot of Jew members.”
by David Israel for jewishpress.com, November 06, 2018
Head of Shin Bet Nadav Argaman appears before the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. (Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
In a review before the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman said “there’s relative quiet, but it is deceptive.” Argaman revealed that in the past year his organization had foiled 480 attacks, arresting 219 Hamas squads and 590 lone terrorists in Judea and Samaria.
by Avi Abelow for israelunwired.com, November 06, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the U.S. Sanctions ‘Snapping Back’ on Iran.
“Our objective is to starve the Iranian regime of the revenue it uses to fund violent and destabilizing activities throughout the Middle East and around the world. Our ultimate goal is to convince the regime to abandon its revolutionary course. Rest assured, Iran will never come close to getting a nuclear weapon on President Trump’s watch.”
Obama’s nuclear deal not only did not stop the Iranian nuclear program, but it also did not have the mandate to stop the horrendous state-sponsored terror of Iran, in the Middle East and around the world. Instead, as part of the deal, Obama illegally and secretly handed over $140 billion in cash to Iran, that was then used to further their terror activities in the Middle East and around the world.