Month: March 2018

Israel

UNHRC Resolves to Take Away Israeli Guns, US Gives Them Back

HRC Secretariat and OHCHR Officials at Human Rights Council

Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council called on the international community to stop selling arms to Israel. That was just one of five anti-Israel resolutions the UNHRC approved during its 37th month long session in Geneva. Naturally, the UNHRC wants to take away Israel’s ability to defend itself, but not to fear, the …

antisemitism

DC Lawmaker: Jews Responsible for Climate Manipulation

Trayon White shakes the hand of a constituent

Nothing like the refreshing candor espoused by DC Councilman Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) who posted a video to Facebook blaming climate change on the Jews, then expressing surprise that anyone could think that was antisemitic. Here’s what he said in the video so you can judge for yourself: “Man, it just started snowing out …

antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Toronto Airport Security Fails Sensitivity Test, Abuses Tefillin

Security agent opens tefillin at Pearson airport

A Pearson Airport security agent failed the sensitivity test in Toronto when he failed to recognize a religious Jew’s tefillin (phylacteries) and insisted on opening up the boxes to inspect the contents, a violation of religious liberty, for sure. Especially when the religious Jew, remaining respectful throughout, asked twice to speak to the agent’s supervisor. …

antisemitism

Portugal Wants Jewish Investment

River in Portugal

Portugal’s Secretary of State for Tourism Ana Mendes Godinho recently attempted to woo American Jews to spend time in and invest in Portugal. “We want a Jewish presence in Portugal and we look to Jewish investment,” said Mendes Godinho, who spent two weeks in the United States. This puts one in mind of the tragic …