Israel

Hamas Commits War Crimes, John Oliver Blames Israel

Neil Grabowsky / Montclair Film Festival, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

John Oliver is known for being forthright and unapologetic. Which is why the popular comedian probably won’t apologize for blaming Israel for Hamas war crimes. Hamas has fired 3,100+ missiles in Israeli cities populated by large numbers of civilians over the past week. But Oliver reserved his criticism for Israel alone. The segment in question …

Israel, Media Bias, Terror

The Media Gets the Story Wrong on Israel and Sheikh Jarrah—As Per Usual

Lynching Shaar Ariyot (Lion's Gate) 5.10.2021

The world is furious with Israel for Arab violence in Israel. And all of the talking heads and media outlets, are trumpeting the same erroneous talking points. Sheikh Jarrah is, in reality, the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood in north Jerusalem. This neighborhood is located near the Shimon Hatzadik Cave and the Nahalat Shimon neighborhood, settled by …

antisemitism, Israel, Quality of Jewish Life

US State Department: Israel Level 4 on No-Fly List

US dept of state

Even though Israel has had remarkable success with its vaccination program against COVID-19, the State Department placed Israel—along with the UK—at level 4 on its no-fly list due to its claim that Israel has a “very high level” of COVID-19 infections. This, despite the fact that Israel has closed all but one of its coronavirus …

Israel

Annual International Bible Quiz Won by Seventeen-Year-Old Yeshiva Student

International Bible Quiz for Youth 2021

Israel’s annual International Bible Quiz for Youth takes place on Israeli Independence Day. This year, both first and second place went to yeshiva students, Gilad Avrahamoff and Dvir Barhad, respectively. Third place was taken by American-born contestant Benjamin Ram. The deciding question was “Who was the first woman to cry?” Barhad gave an incorrect answer, …

American Jewry, Celebrity MOTs

Jewish Republican Lee Zeldin to Run for Governor of New York

Lee Zeldin

New York Congressman Lee Zeldin, a Republican from Long Island, NY, on Thursday announced his intention to run for governor of New York in 2022. Zeldin, speaking of current governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who has served in the position for the past decade, said, it’s time for Cuomo to “immediately exit stage left.” Cuomo has …

Israel, Terror

Ambassador Alan Baker on the Biden PA “Reset”

Ambassador Alan Baker

The Biden Administration has restored funding to the Palestinian Authority to the tune of $90m, though the PA has done nothing with regard to ending its pay-to-slay policy of incentivizing Jew-murdering terrorists with stipends. Former Israeli Ambassador to Canada Alan Baker, in an editorial for the JPost, says this “reset” is a very bad idea: …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Liberal Jews, Quality of Jewish Life

Columbus Man Charged with Hate Crime After Threatening Jewish Neighbors

Nick and Tiffany Kinney

A Columbus, Ohio man has been charged with a hate crime in a federal district court after harassing his Jewish neighbors. The 65-year-old man, Douglas G. Schifer, came before US District Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Preston Deavers on a misdemeanor count of criminal interference with right to fair housing, carrying a potential sentence of up …

Israel, Terror

Does the Biden Administration Plan to Violate the Taylor Force Act?

Taylor Force

President Biden has pledged to restore aid to the PA as incentive to return to negotiations with Israel. A recent article by the American Center for Law and Justice (AJLC) suggests that such aid may violate the Taylor Force Act (TFA). This important article was co-written by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, JINSA and …