Israel, Terror

Watchdog Demands State Department Disclose Names behind $1m Grant to Enemies of Israel

Department of State sign with logo

The State Department is being asked to disclose the names of those responsible for approving $1m in grant money along with the names of those who applied for it. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request comes from the America First Legal Foundation (AFLF), a watchdog group that investigates government wrongdoing. Biden’s administration is now …

antisemitism, BDS, Israel

Sierra Club Caves in to BDS Pressure in Act of “Pure Cowardice”

sierra club logo circled

The Sierra Club, national environmental nonprofit, has canceled scheduled trips to Israel after pressure from progressives and anti-Zionist groups. BDS activists threatened the organization, stating that it was “greenwashing the conflict” and “providing legitimacy to the Israeli state, which is engaged in apartheid against the Palestinian people,” this according to an email from a volunteer …

Israel, Russia

PA Arabs Hesitant to Support Ukraine

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

The Palestinian Authority is reluctant to go along with the opinion of most of the world, in regard to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, that Putin is a homicidal maniac. The most likely explanation is that Abbas doesn’t want to lose Putin’s support. Note, for example, the President Putin Palestinian Organization for Culture and Economy, …

inflation, Quality of Jewish Life, Russia

Impact of Russian Invasion of Ukraine on US Consumers

Gas pump next to pile of dollars

Americans can’t help but be touched by the plight of the underdog Ukraine, a sovereign nation under attack by Russia. We watch, seemingly helpless as Ukrainians, either stay and fight and die, or flee their native land in droves. But aside from our empathy for a small nation under attack by a big Soviet-style bear, …

American Jewry, Israel

This Year in Jerusalem: Israel Now Open to Even Unvaccinated Tourists

3 jubilant female tourists at Jaffa Gate Jerusalem

Were you hoping to be in Jerusalem for Passover this year? If so, you’re in luck. The Omicron wave is winding down in Israel, and it’s been decided that tourists are welcome to enter the country beginning March 1, no matter their vaccination status. You still have to have a negative PCR test before you …

antisemitism

AOC Says Cancel Culture Shouldn’t Apply to Lamont Hill for Demonizing Israel

AOC sucks on lollypop

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, was unfairly fired from the network for comments he made about Israel. “You talk about cancel culture,” said the New York congresswoman in an interview. “But notice that those discussions only go one way. We don’t talk about all the people who were fired. You …

antisemitism, Holocaust

ABC suspends Whoopi Goldberg following Holocaust Comments

whoopi goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg got her hand slapped by ABC, for her comments on The View about the Holocaust. The network suspended her for two weeks, in my view, not nearly long enough. Most people were upset because “Goldberg,” whose real name is Caryn Johnson, said that the Holocaust was “not about race.” As we all know, …

antisemitism

Award-Winning Mexico City Teacher Plays Hitler Games with Students

Ana Luisa Nevarez with super soaker

Ana Luisa Nevárez of Mexico City is teaching her high school students at the PrepaTec Ciudad Juárez how to do Nazi salutes. That’s when she’s not “shooting” them with super soakers, or having them pledge fealty to a specially commissioned custom Hitler doll. Complaints made to the both Nevárez and school administrators were ignored. Nevárez …

Celebrity MOTs, Israel, Jewish pride

Gal Gadot Overtakes Gigi Hadid in Number of Followers

wonder woman sculpture in Bangkok 2017

Gal Gadot has done Israel proud with her rocket-like climb to the top of Hollywood stardom. It’s not just that she’s a great actress, but that she is a warm and likeably human being. She makes Israel—and the Jews in general—look good. That’s important at a time of rising antisemitism and the overwhelming demonization of …