American Jewry, antisemitism, Israel, Media Bias

La Times Implicates Israel in Shireen Abu Akleh’s Death

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The Los Angeles Times has ruled Israel as the guilty party in Shireen Abu Akleh’s death, going so far as to suggest that IDF soldiers deliberately targeted the Al Jazeera journalist. This conclusion, of course, is not based on any evidence. It cannot be based on evidence, because the PA will not release the bullet. …

campus

Two Ivy League Presidents Step Down—Is it Good or Bad for the Jews?

university president

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow has announced he will be leaving his position in 2023, this just after an April announcement that Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia, would similarly be stepping down. It’s all part of a shake-up begun during the pandemic, which brought about a large number of resignations and retirements, contributing to disruptions in …

antisemitism, Israel, Jewish pride

IDF Reservists to Dress as Hamas Terrorists to Protest Commission of Inquiry

Navi Pillay on left, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, right

IDF reserve soldiers took part in a protest outside the United Nations office in Geneva on Tuesday dressed as Hamas terrorists complete with “Palestinian” flags and ski masks. The protest, organized by the Shurat HaDin Law Center, is the right-wing legal association’s opening salvo against the UNHRC Pillay Commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war …

Terror

A People that Celebrates Terrorists

Japanese terrorist Fusako Shigenobu

The so-called “Palestinian” people were out celebrating this week with the release of Fusako Shigenobu, whom they refer to as a “Japanese freedom fighter.” Shigenobu collaborated with the PFLP in the 1972 Lod Airport Massacre, which killed 26 and injured 80 more. Arrested in 2000 and subsequently imprisoned, the terrorist, who killed way more many …

antisemitism, Israel

Shireen Abu Aqleh and the Unwarranted Finger Pointed at Israel

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as Israeli forces came under heavy attack by terrorist gunfire. That, however, has not stopped the world’s finger at pointing at Israel. Even though the Palestinian Authority coroner said that it was impossible to determine responsibility for Aqleh’s death. The PA, moreover, has refused to allow Israel to examine the bullet, or collaborate with the …

antisemitism

Buffalo Supermarket Shooter an Antisemite

Payton Gendron Buffalo supermarket shooter

He may have targeted black Americans, but gunman Payton Gendron, who murdered 10 and injured three others in a Buffalo supermarket, is an antisemite. The shooter’s 180-page long manifesto outlines his ideology and calls blacks and members of other ethnic groups “subhuman.” Jews were singled out by the gunman for special treatment. “I’m advocating for …

Russia

Did Putin Really Apologize? Probably Not

Sergey Lavrov

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett recently released a statement claiming that Putin had apologized for repugnant statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about Jews, Hitler, and the Holocaust, during a phone call that took place on Israel’s Holocaust Day. The Russian summary of the phone call, however, mentioned no such apology. That has led …

BDS, campus

Harvard, Not BDS, is the Problem

crimson banners hang over steps crowded with Harvard students

Liel Leibovitz at the Daily Scroll, commenting on the recent endorsement of BDS by Harvard’s student-run newspaper, The Crimson, opines that Jews arguing the opposite viewpoint are wasting their time. Leibovitz says: “Stop it. Just stop it. Stop pretending like any of this is real. It’s not: What we’re seeing here isn’t a conscientious decision …

antisemitism, campus

Princeton Won’t Adopt BDS Move after Contentious Referendum

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The recent decision in favor of a BDS-inspired call at Princeton University to boycott the Caterpillar Inc. construction company has successfully been appealed. In the run-up to the referendum on the motion, Jewish students were assured that abstentions would not be counted as non-votes, when in fact, they were, the only reason the vote passed. …

American Jewry, Quality of Jewish Life

Passover Poultry Shortage

scant supply of chicken on a supermarket shelf

Kosher consumers are confronting a chicken shortage, just in time for Pesach. So dire is the shortage that Facebook groups have sprung up to alert followers when a store restocks its shelves. In the stores themselves, customers police other shoppers’ carts, if it looks like someone is guilty of stockpiling, leaving that much fewer chicken …