Shavot Wonder Pot סיר פלא Recipe – Cheesecake

Wonder Pot (Hebrew: סיר פלא‎, seer peh-leh) is an Israeli invention for baking on top of a gas stove rather than in an oven. It consists of three parts: an aluminum pot shaped like a Bundt pan except smooth-sided rather than fluted, a hooded cover perforated with venting holes, and a thick, round, slightly domed metal disc with a center hole that is placed between the pot and the flame. A Wonder Pot can be used to bake cakes, casseroles, rice, potatoes, apples, and even meat and chicken.

Shavot Wonder Pot סיר פלא Recipe – Cheesecake

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Shavot Cheesecake with a Wonder Pot

by Auntie Nosebag

Crust:
30 Israeli tea biscuits crushed
2/3 Cup butter
13 Cup sugar
Mix cookies, butter and sugar together and place in the bottom of the greased wonder pot.
Filling:
¼ Cup butter
¾ Cup sugar
¼ tsp. Salt
4 eggs, separated
2 Cups cottage cheese
½ Cup cream, or sour cream
grated rind of ½ lemon
1 tsp. Lemon juice
¾ Cup flour
Mix with beater all the ingredients except egg whites. Beat up the egg whites frothy and fold into cake batter and pour on top of the cookie crust and fill pan. Place on flame diffuser (bottom) of wonder pot and put on lowest setting and bake for 1 hour til sets.
Let the Cheesecake completely cool, then slide a sharp knife around the inside of the Wonder Pot to release the Cheesecake. Place your serving plate upside down on the Wonder Pot, Flip the whole thing over and gently tap the bottom of the pot to release the cake.

 

Mix with beater all the ingredients except egg whites. Beat up the egg whites frothy and fold into cake batter and pour on top of the cookie crust and fill pan. Place on flame diffuser (bottom) of wonder pot and put on lowest setting and bake for 1 hour til sets.

Mix with beater all the ingredients except egg whites. Beat up the egg whites frothy and fold into cake batter and pour on top of the cookie crust and fill pan. Place on flame diffuser (bottom) of wonder pot and put on lowest setting and bake for 1 hour til sets.

 

The Wonder Baker Pot סיר פלא, . The Cheesecake is done very quickly..

The Wonder Baker Pot סיר פלא, . The Cheesecake is done very quickly..

Let the Cheesecake completely cool, then slide a sharp knife around the inside of the Wonder Pot to unmold the Cheesecake. Place your serving plate upside down on the Wonder Pot, Flip the whole thing over and gently tap the bottom of the pot to release the cake.

Let the Cheesecake completely cool, then slide a sharp knife around the inside of the Wonder Pot to unmold the Cheesecake. Place your serving plate upside down on the Wonder Pot, Flip the whole thing over and gently tap the bottom of the pot to release the cake.

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Wonder Pot - Chocolate cake baked in a Wonder Pot

Wonder Pot – Chocolate cake baked in a Wonder Pot

 

 

Wonder Pot (Hebrewסיר פלאsír péleHebrew pronunciation: [siʁ ˈpele]) is an Israeli invention for baking on top of a gas stove rather than in an oven. It consists of three parts: an aluminium pot shaped like a Bundt pan except smooth-sided rather than fluted, a hooded cover perforated with venting holes, and a thick, round, slightly domed metal disc with a center hole that is placed between the pot and the flame.

A Wonder Pot can be used to bake cakes, casseroles, rice, potatoes, apples, meat, and chicken.[1][2]

History

Wonder Pot - A Wonder Pot (right) on the stove

Wonder Pot – A Wonder Pot (right) on the stove

The Wonder Pot gained popularity during Israel’s era of national austerity in the 1950s, when most citizens did not own an oven. The concept was based on models from Germany and Eastern Europe, and was first manufactured by the Palalum company (the company name was a contraction of the words pele (wonder) and aluminium). Later the Wonder Pot was manufactured by other companies in the Haredi sector, including the Matlum company, which continues to produce the item today.[1]

The Wonder Pot retained its popularity through the 1970s, especially among new immigrants who did not have ovens. During its heyday, the Wonder Pot spawned its own bestselling cookbook. The introduction of the microwave oven and a national desire to dissociate with the austerity mentality put an end to its widespread use.[3] However, the Wonder Pot is still used by Israeli Haredi families for baking kugels, and it is also popular in this sector on the holiday of Passover for those who do not have a kosher-for-Passover oven.[1][4]

Today the Wonder Pot is considered a nostalgic Israeli kitchen item. It is still sold in traditional housewares stores, via marketing outlets, and in Haredi communities such as Bnei Brak[1] and Jerusalem. In the late 2000s decade, a housewares store calling itself Seer Peh-leh (“Wonder Pot”) opened in the Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem.[5]

How it works

Place The Wonder Pot, סיר פלא, on top of the flame heat diffuser so that the bottom grove of the pot is on the rim of the flame heat diffuser.

Place The Wonder Pot, סיר פלא, on top of the flame heat diffuser so that the bottom grove of the pot is on the rim of the flame heat diffuser.

The Wonder Pot is effective at baking on top of the stove for three reasons: its aluminum material, its hole, and the metal disc separating it from the flame. The aluminium material allows heat to spread uniformly. The center hole of the pot focuses the flame and creates heat dispersion around the inside of the cake. The metal disc lifts the pot off the fire, reducing and focusing the flame. Baking in the Wonder Pot without the metal disc will produce a cake that is dry on the bottom and thick and wobbly in the center. The metal disc is sold in different thicknesses and diameters to accommodate different baking times and larger flames. The lid of the Wonder Pot is perforated with small holes to release steam. Baking time in a Wonder Pot varies from 40 to 50 minutes.[1]

The Wonder Pot produces high and airy cakes. In addition to baking, the Wonder Pot is an effective medium for cooking vegetables, legumes, and rice in layers. It can also be used to cook kugels, casseroles, pasta dishes, meat, and chicken.[1]

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Ben and Jerry’s Israel for Shavot

Ben and Jerry’s Israel-All Kashrut Cholov Yisroel NO Kitniyot-Pesach Ice Cream

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Michael Dickson-tweet-16March2023-Passover flavors of Israeli-owned Ben & Jerry’s

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New Ben & Jerry’s Limited-Edition Flavor for Lag B’Omer in Israel

By Hana Levi Julian
29 Nisan 5783 – April 20, 2023 https://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/new-ben-jerrys-limited-edition-flavor-for-lab-bomer-in-israel/2023/04/20/

Ben & Jerry's new flavor for Lag B'Omer, 'S'mores'

Ben & Jerry’s new flavor for Lag B’Omer, ‘S’mores’

Photo Credit: courtesy – Ben & Jerry’s new flavor for Lag B’Omer, ‘S’mores’

Israeli ice cream lovers, rejoice!

Ben & Jerry’s Israel has announced it will offer a brand-new flavor – in a limited edition – for the upcoming Lag B’Omer holiday.

The new flavor, “S’mores” will reprise the long-beloved sweet, created annually by countless children at summer campfires, using sweet crackers, chocolate bars and gooey, roasted marshmallows.

The name “s’mores” is an abbreviation of the phrase “some more.”

The Ben & Jerry’s version – only in Israel and only for the Lag B’Omer holiday, will feature ice cream that combines marshmallow with cookie crumbs, chocolate cookie crumbs and pieces of fudge.

The new flavor will be available in all the Israeli food chains, convenience stores and supermarkets where Ben & Jerry’s is sold.

Ben & Jerry's new Lag B'Omer S'mores flavor

Ben & Jerry’s new Lag B’Omer S’mores flavor

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Eat a Greek Salad that includes

  • Romaine lettuce
  • tomatoes,
  • cucumber,
  • sweet peppers,
  • with your favorite olives and chunks of feta or other goat cheese.
  • Season with Himalaya salt, black pepper, oregano and thyme, or the Middle-East spice mix known as zatar. Sprinkle cold-pressed olive oil liberally over the whole salad, and you’re good to go. Now you’ll have a healthy Hanukkah with no heartburn, indigestion or weight gain.

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From: The Neighborly Cookbook

Cooking with the Supernatural World

 

Authored by Suzanne Schulman/Butterfield

ISBN/EAN13: 1495436284 / 9781495436284

Get it at Amazon Great for a Hanukkah gift.

The Neighborly Cookbook, Cooking with the Supernatural World combines a real life useful cookbook with excellent recipes and tips while juxtaposed fantasy characters, the supernatural world and your Fairy godmother. Trolls, Halflings, Elves, Mermaids, Centaurs and Fairies: a real blast! Suzanne exceeds herself in creating a compilation of world wide favorite recipes to choose from much enjoyed by her family and friends alongside superb paintings and ink drawings.

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Greek style feta and spinach salad

Greek style feta and spinach salad

Greek Salad

  • 1 bunch washed and dried spinach
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 3 medium green onions
  • 3 medium Persian cucumber
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 6 oz. can black olives
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled

Thoroughly wash and dry spinach and lettuce, chop up the onions and cucumber and tomatoes.  Mix all with the olives and crumbled cheese and serve with Lemon dressing

ISRAEL AT WAR 5784: Time and Again

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4 Hostages rescued ALIVE from Gaza

Dr. Einat Wilf

Episode #1 UNRWA | Deep Dive with Dr. Einat Wilf


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Introducing Episode #1 – UNRWA of the Deep Dive series with Dr. @EinatWilf

Dr. Einat Wilf is a former member of the Knesset and author of the best-selling book “The War of Return.”

#deepdive #israelicitizenspox

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IsraeliCitizenSpox-tweet-30May2024-UNRWA

 

Episode #1 UNRWA | Deep Dive with Dr. Einat Wilf

 

Episode #2 – ‘Anti Zionism’ is now live!


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Dr. @EinatWilf is back with Deep Dive!

Episode #2 – ‘Anti Zionism’ is now live!

If you like to access a free course on Zionism and Anti-Zionism taught by Dr @einatwilf
you can access the link here: https://tikvahfund.org/course/zionism-and-anti-zionism-the-history-of-two-opposing-ideas/

#israelicitizenspox #deepdive #einatwilf #antizionism

 

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IsraeliCitizenSpox-tweet-6June2024-Anti Zionism is now live

 

Episode #2 Anti-Zionism | Deep Dive with Dr. Einat Wilf

 

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4 Hostages rescued ALIVE from Gaza


Israel Defense Forces-tweet-8June2024-4 Hostages rescued ALIVE from Gaza
Noa Argamani (25), Almog Meir Jan (21), Andrey Kozlov (27), and Shlomi Ziv (40) were rescued in a special operation by the IDF, ISA and Israel Police from 2 separate locations in the heart of Nuseirat after being kidnapped by Hamas from the Nova music festival.

They are in good medical condition and have been transferred to the ‘Sheba’ Tel-HaShomer Medical Center for further medical examinations.

We will continue to make every effort to bring the hostages home.

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Israel Defense Forces-tweet-8June2024-4 Hostages rescued ALIVE from Gaza

 


 

Noa Argamani’s dad praying at the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s holy gravesite


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Noa Argamani, taken hostage on Oct.7, was rescued yesterday in a miraculous special-forces mission in Gaza. Despite 2 rescue vehicles that broke down, Hashem made the mission succeed. The photo, from a few months ago, is her dad praying at the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s holy gravesite.
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הבקשה שנענתה: יעקב ארגמני, אביה של נועה שחולצה השבת מהשבי בעזה, מעתיר בתפילה על ציונו הקדוש של הרבי לפני מספר חודשים.

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The request was answered: Ya’akov Argamani, the father of Noa, who was rescued on Shabbat from captivity in Gaza, petitions in prayer for the Rebbe’s holy grave a few months ago.

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Rabbi Lazer Brody-tweet-9June2024-Noa Argamani’s dad praying at the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s holy gravesite

 


 

hostages return celebrations


Im Tirtzu-tweet-8June2024-hostages return celebrations
Just imagine the celebrations when all the hostages return!

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Im Tirtzu-tweet-8June2024-hostages return celebrations

 

 


 

If our leaders would say, “Thank You, Hashem” and “B’ezrat Hashem,” Hashem would give them many more reasons to smile


Rabbi Lazer Brody-tweet-9June2024-say Thank You Hashem
If our leaders would say, “Thank You, Hashem” and “B’ezrat Hashem,” Hashem would give them many more reasons to smile. Before you do something, solicit Hashem’s help by saying “B’ezrat Hashem.” Once you’ve done it, say “Thank You, Hashem”. Wait and see how successful you’ll be.

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Rabbi Lazer Brody-tweet-9June2024-say-B’ezrat Hashem-Thank You Hashem

 


 

Hamas abuses the hostages


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We are learning more about how Hamas abuses the hostages (and these are the ones held in civilian homes):

▪️Beatings “almost every day”
▪️No protein, so muscle wastage
▪️Malnutrition, periods of “almost no food whatsoever”
▪️Medical neglect
▪️No sunlight

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Eylon Levy-tweet-10June2024-Hamas abuses the hostages

 

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Hostages were beaten, abused ‘almost every day,’ says doctor who treated rescuees

10 June 2024, 10:05 pm https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/hostages-were-beaten-abused-almost-every-day-says-doctor-who-treated-rescuees/

 

File: Itai Pessach, director of the children’s hospital at Sheba Medical Center, during a television interview (courtesy of Sheba Medical Center)

File: Itai Pessach, director of the children’s hospital at Sheba Medical Center, during a television interview (courtesy of Sheba Medical Center)

 

The doctor in charge of treating the hostages rescued from Gaza on Saturday tells CNN that the abductees were regularly beaten by their captors.

 

“It was a harsh, harsh experience, with a lot of abuse, almost every day,” Dr. Itai Pessach of Sheba Medical Center says. “Every hour, both physical, mental and other types, and that is something that is beyond comprehension.”

 

According to the American outlet, Pessach says the eight months the hostages spent under Hamas captivity “left a significant mark on their health,” despite them appearing outwardly to be in good shape.

 

“They had no protein, so their muscles are extremely wasted, there is damage to some other systems because of that,” he says, adding that they said the supply of food and water varied, and that they were moved a few times and dealt with different guards.

 

“There have been periods where they got almost no food whatsoever,” Pessach adds. “There were other periods where it was a little better, but all in all, the combination of the psychological stress, malnutrition or not getting enough food or not getting the right kind of food, medical neglect, being limited to space, not seeing the sun and all of the other things have [a] significant effect on health.”

 

Elaborating on the psychological strain, he says: “As time passes, hope of being released kind of decreases and you start wondering if this would ever end… losing that faith, I think, is where you get to the breaking point.”

 


 

Rescued hostage Andrey Kozlov


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Rescued hostage Andrey Kozlov had his hands and feet bound for 2 months during captivity.

His parents have revealed the horrific conditions he was subjected to during the 245 days he spent as a hostage.

“He told us that for two months, they were tied up by their hands and feet. In the first weeks, their hands were tied behind their backs…

In other cases, they had to relieve themselves in a bucket. The terrorists engaged in psychological abuse, constantly telling each captive, ‘Israel has forgotten you.”

Source: Ynet News

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Oli London-tweet-13June2024-Rescued hostage Andrey Kozlov

 


 

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Everyone in Gaza is Hamas! There are NO Civilians.


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Why are not enough people asking the question: Why did Hamas hide hostages among 30,000 people?

Arsen Ostrovsky-tweet-8June2024-Why did Hamas hide hostages among 30,000 people

Arsen Ostrovsky-tweet-8June2024-Why did Hamas hide hostages among 30,000 people

 


 

Hamas is intentionally involving the civilian population of Gaza in its war crimes


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We need to talk about the elephant in the room.

Many Gazan civilians participated in killing, raping, and kidnapping Israelis on October 7.

It is also reported that Gazan civilians were paid by Hamas to hold hostages captive in their homes.

Hamas is intentionally involving the civilian population of Gaza in its war crimes.

The world must condemn this in the strongest terms.

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Israel Foreign Ministry-tweet-10June2024-Hamas intentionally involving Gaza civilian population

 


 

Al-Jazeera held hostages


The Persian Jewess-tweet-10June2024-Al Jazeera tries to deny links to kidnapper Abdullah Aljamal
Al Jazeera tries to deny links to kidnapper Abdullah Aljamal, despite the fact that he is literally listed on the Al Jazeera website.

But even more telling, they call the rescued Israelis “PRISONERS” and not “HOSTAGES.”

Prisoners? What was their crime? Being Jewish?
The Persian Jewess-tweet-10June2024-Abdallah AlJamal-Al Jazeera journalist terrorist
Meet Abdallah AlJamal, Al Jazeera journalist by day, terrorist kidnapper of Jewish civilians from peace festivals by night.

The Persian Jewess-tweet-10June2024-Al Jazeera tries to deny links to kidnapper Abdullah Aljamal

The Persian Jewess-tweet-10June2024-Al Jazeera tries to deny links to kidnapper Abdullah Aljamal

 

Abdallah AlJamal-Al Jazeera journalist terrorist

Abdallah AlJamal-Al Jazeera journalist terrorist

 


OSINTdefender-tweet-9June2024-Al-Jazeera held hostages
The Israel Defense Force has now Confirmed what was reported earlier today, which is that Abdallah Aljamal, a Photojournalist as well as Writer/Editor for Al-Jazeera and several other Palestinian New’s Organizations was a Member of Hamas and was holding several of the Hostages which were Rescued yesterday from the Nuseirat Refugee Camp, inside of his Home in the Central Gaza Strip. Both Abdallah and several Members of his Family were Killed while trying to Resist the Rescue of Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv who were all being held within the Home; with Chief Inspector Arnon Zamora, the Commander of the Israeli Police’s “Yamam” National Counter-Terrorism Unit, who the Operation is now named after, being Killed while entering the House.

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OSINTdefender-tweet-9June2024-Al-Jazeera held hostages

 


 

Hostages were held here


The Persian Jewess-tweet-9June2024-Everyone Knew about the imprisoned hostages
As a Middle Easterner, I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that there is ZERO CHANCE Abdullah Al Jamal imprisoned hostages in his home for 246 days without his neighbors, in laws, cousins, second cousins, siblings, and mother’s uncle’s cousin’s dentist knowing about it.

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The Persian Jewess-tweet-9June2024-Everyone Knew about the imprisoned hostages

 


Nioh Berg-tweet-8June2024-hostages were held here
Apparently this was the location in Nuseirat where the hostages were held.

If you as a civilian agree to keep hostages imprisoned in your home, you become a combatant. Simple as that.

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Nioh Berg-tweet-8June2024-hostages were held here

 

 


 

Hamas firing RPGs in a populated area


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🤷 It’s really that simple.

No one is saying Palestinian lives don’t matter. It’s about who you’re blaming and where you’re directing your anger. Hamas firing RPGs in a populated area during the IDF rescue mission tells you everything you need to know.

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HonestReporting-tweet-10June2024- Hamas firing RPGs in a populated area

 


 

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Fed up Canadians are leaving


Gad Saad-tweet-7June2024-Leaving Canada
Hopefully my family and I will follow suit. Canada is a failed society. The top 5% of earners are sucked dry in order to create the parasitic Ponzi scheme known as the socialist welfare state.
Maxime Bernier-tweet-6June2024-fed up Canadians are leaving
While the Liberals are destroying our economy and society, and importing the third world, fed up Canadians (including disillusioned immigrants) are leaving for greener pastures in increasing numbers.

Gad Saad-tweet-7June2024-Leaving Canada

Gad Saad-tweet-7June2024-Leaving Canada

 

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Start fighting for our existence

 


The Persian Jewess-tweet-11June2024-Start fighting for our existence
Dear Jews,

We could be perfect and they would still find reasons to hate us.

It’s time to stop apologizing for existing and start fighting for our existence.

Because if we won’t do it for ourselves then why in the world would anyone else want to do it for us?

The time for silence is over. SPEAK UP!
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😡☠️😎

The Persian Jewess-tweet-11June2024-Start fighting for our existence

The Persian Jewess-tweet-11June2024-Start fighting for our existence

 

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Hamas celebrates October 7 in New York

“Long Live October 7”


Aviva Klompas-tweet-11June2024-Hamas outside the Nova Exhibit in NYC-Long Live October 7
Cover of today’s @nypost shows the mob outside the Nova Exhibit in NYC with a banner that reads “Long Live October 7”

Aviva Klompas-tweet-11June2024-Hamas outside the Nova Exhibit in NYC-Long Live October 7

Aviva Klompas-tweet-11June2024-Hamas outside the Nova Exhibit in NYC-Long Live October 7

 

Hamas at Nova Exhibition in NYC


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Pro-Hamas demonstrators violently set off smoke bombs in front of the Nova Exhibition in NYC which commemorates the hundreds of Israelis murdered by Hamas at a music festival.

When people show you who they are believe them.

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Israel-tweet-11June2024-Hamas at Nova Exhibition in NYC

 

 


Todd Richman-tweet-11June2024-Hamas Protesting in front of the Nova exhibit
OMG THESE PEOPLE HAVE LOST ALL THEIR MORALS!!!! Protesting in front of the Nova exhibit, honoring the hundreds massacred, raped and kidnapped by Hamas. Totally disgusting and shameful. My sister said she was trapped inside and could not get out. Really, 2024 in NYC and Jews are unable to leave a building!?!? I thought we had a few decent people there. On my way to a charity event I stopped to speak to a few people. We even shook hands thinking we could agree to disagree. Had a good feeling about them until they started telling me that I was a Nazi and all Zionists were Nazis. And that Hitler was a Zionist and then to F@&k off. And then another got in my face until the @nypdnews told him to back off. Wow, these are my fellow New Yorkers. Freakin scary!!!!! Well you know what, I am a Loud and Proud Zionist! And I love @Israel and America. #AmYisraelChai! @bringhomenow #BringThemHomeNow

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Todd Richman-tweet-11June2024-Hamas Protesting in front of the Nova exhibit

 

 

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Auschwitz style selection line at Heathrow Airport

 


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Customs officers @HeathrowAirport selected all incoming passengers from El Al flight last night after seeing Israeli flag on suitcase & directed them to room on left where their bags were scanned. No other passengers selected for this treatment at the time. @UKLFI writing to HMRC. Does it remind you of anything?
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@HeathrowAirport the last time Jews’ luggage was segregated in Europe:

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UK Lawyers For Israel-tweet-12June2024-Auschwitz style selection line at Heathrow Airport

 

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Jacklondon-tweet-11June2024-the last time Jews’ luggage was segregated in Europe

 

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Hamas on Campus

Columbia Encampment Antisemitism April 17 24 2024

Columbia Encampment Antisemitism April 17 24 2024

Lawfare against Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Stop the Anti-Semitism on campuses


Benjamin Netanyahu-tweet-24April2024-Stop the Anti-Semitism on campuses
Anti-Semitism on campuses in the United States is reminiscent of what happened in German universities in the 1930s.

The world cannot stand idly by.

Benjamin Netanyahu-tweet-24April2024-Stop the Anti-Semitism on campuses

Benjamin Netanyahu-tweet-24April2024-Stop the Anti-Semitism on campuses

 

 

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Hamas on Campus

Columbia Encampment Antisemitism April 17 24 2024

Posted 26April2024 Documenting Jew Hatred on Campus:

This is what’s going on at Columbia University. Must Watch.
Antisemitic Pro Terrorist, Pro Communist, Hamas supporting Students camping out on the grounds of Columbia University during Finals Week. They are intimidating and fighting Christian Americans Students and Jewish Students.

 


Columbia University judenrein


Canary Mission-tweet-30April2024-Columbia University judenrein
Chaos @Columbia as President Minouch Shafik clearly has made a decision not to intervene and allow her campus to be LITERALLY taken over by the pro-Hamas mob. WATCH
https://canarymission.org/campaign/Columbia_University’s_Antisemitism_Problem

Canary Mission-tweet-30April2024-Columbia University judenrein

Canary Mission-tweet-30April2024-Columbia University judenrein

 


Students chant “Kill the Jews” at the Northeastern University


Oli London-tweet-27April2024-Students chant Kill the Jews at the Northeastern University
Students chant “Kill the Jews” at the Northeastern University campus last night.

Oli London-tweet-27April2024-Students chant "Kill the Jews" at the Northeastern University

Oli London-tweet-27April2024-Students chant “Kill the Jews” at the Northeastern University

 

 


UCLA 2024 Germany 1938

Nazis prevent Jewish Students from entering University of Vienna, Austria 1938

Nazis prevent Jewish Students from entering University of Vienna, Austria 1938

 


Dr. Eli David-tweet-30April2024-Jewish UCLA student is prevented entry
Jewish @UCLA student is prevented entry by masked pro-Palestinian mob 👇

These are exactly the scenes last witnessed in 1938 Germany.

 

Dr. Eli David-tweet-30April2024-Jewish UCLA student is prevented entry

Dr. Eli David-tweet-30April2024-Jewish UCLA student is prevented entry

 

 


 

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The Chabad Rabbi of UCLA was just physically assaulted


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The Chabad Rabbi of UCLA was just physically assaulted live on camera. The students subsequently began calling him a “Zionist pedophile Rabbi,” telling him to “go back to Poland.” We are in such a dark, dangerous time in our country, with almost no leadership fighting back

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What the real intifada is


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Come closer, children, you have nothing to fear. Your friendly neighborhood jihadists just want to wish you a peaceful intifada. Take a candy.

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Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing (MFA-Suicide bombing of No 2 Egged bus in Jerusalem – 19August2003)

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The Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing was the suicide bombing of a crowded public bus (Egged bus 2) in the Shmuel HaNavi quarter in Jerusalem, Israel, on August 19, 2003. Twenty-four people were killed and over 130 wounded. Many of the victims were children, some of them infants.[1] The Islamist militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack

Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing was the suicide bombing of a crowded public bus (Egged bus 2) in the Shmuel HaNavi quarter in Jerusalem, Israel, on August 19, 2003. Twenty-four people were killed and over 130 wounded. Many of the victims were children, some of them infants. The Islamist militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing was the suicide bombing of a crowded public bus (Egged bus 2) in the Shmuel HaNavi quarter in Jerusalem, Israel, on August 19, 2003. Twenty-four people were killed and over 130 wounded. Many of the victims were children, some of them infants. The Islamist militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

On August 19, 2003 (22 Av 5763), a Hamas suicide bomber sent out by the organization’s Hebron cell disguised himself as a Haredi Jew and detonated himself on a No. 2 Egged bus traveling through Jerusalem’s Shmuel HaNavi neighborhood. He blew himself up after entering the back door.[2] The double-length bus was crowded with Orthodox Jewish children returning from a visit to the Western Wall. The huge explosion killed 7 children and 16 adults, among them an eight-months-pregnant woman, and injured more than 130 people. The bomb was spiked with ball-bearings designed to increase injuries on the crowded bus. Hamas said the bomber was a 29-year-old mosque preacher from the city of Hebron.

Because so many of the dead were young children,[3] the media dubbed it the “children’s bus”. According to an Associated Press report,

Strollers were scattered near the stricken bus, medics carried away children with blood-smeared faces and a baby girl died in a hospital before doctors could find her parents. At least five children were among the 18 dead in Tuesday’s suicide bombing by a Palestinian militant who blew himself up on a Jerusalem bus. Forty children were among more than 100 people injured. The attack was the 100th Palestinian suicide bombing against Israelis since the latest round of fighting began in September 2000. The youth of the victims stands out in that grim list, and the government said the choice of target was particularly cold-blooded.[4]

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Twenty-three people were killed and over 130 wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a five-kilogram device packed with ball-bearings on a crowded No. 2 Egged bus in Jerusalem’s Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood. Many of the passengers were returning from prayers at the Western Wall when they were killed. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

For the ultra-Orthodox, the attack took place not only during the vacation, but also on the eve of the month of Elul, the month of selihot – the special penitential prayers recited during the week before Rosh Hashanah.

As a result of the attack, the Cabinet decided on September 1, 2003, among others, to wage an all-out war against Hamas and other terrorist elements, and to freeze the diplomatic process with the Palestinian Authority.

The victims:

– Avraham Bar-Or, 12, of Jerusalem
– Binyamin Bergman, 15, of Jerusalem
– Yaakov Binder, 50, of Jerusalem
– Feiga Dushinski, 50, of Jerusalem
– Miriam Eisenstein, 20, of Bnei Brak
– Lilach Kardi, 22, of Jerusalem
– Menachem Leibel, 24, of Jerusalem
– Elisheva Meshulami, 16, of Bnei Brak
– Tehilla Nathanson, 3, of Zichron Ya’acov
– Chava Nechama Rechnitzer, 19, of Bnei Brak
– Mordechai Reinitz, 49, and Issachar Reinitz, 9, of Netanya
– Maria Antonia Reslas, 39, of the Philippines
– Liba Schwartz, 54, of Jerusalem
– Hanoch Segal, 65, of Bnei Brak
– Goldie Taubenfeld, 43, and Shmuel Taubenfeld, 3 months, of New Square, New York
– Rabbi Eliezer Weisfish, 42, of Jerusalem
– Shmuel Wilner, 50, of Jerusalem
– Shmuel Zargari, 11 months, of Jerusalem.
– Fruma Rahel Weitz, 73, of Jerusalem died of her wounds on August 23.
– Mordechai Laufer, 27, of Netanya died of his wounds on September 5.
– Tova Lev, 37, of Bnei-Brak died of her wounds on September 12.

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JerusalemCats Comments: Showing the Truth about the Antisemite George Soros is not Antisemitic just because he claims to “Be A Jew”. Just look at Korach. He was so bad they gave him his own Parshah, Parshah Korach, Numbers 16:1.

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George Soros paying student protesters across US Colleges – report

Brendan Taylor April 26. 2024
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George Soros paying student protesters across US colleges – report

 

George Soros is paying student radicals who are sparking a nationwide surge of anti-Israel protests at colleges throughout the country, NY Post reported.

George Soros and Rockefeller foundations paying students of US colleges who are arranging nationwide protests

Two major American philanthropic foundations, Rockefeller and Soros, are backing a group that pays certain activists. These protestors are disrupting college campuses across the country, WSJ reported.

 

The anti-Israel demonstrations initially erupted when students occupied Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus lawn last week, now spreading across the nation.

 

Copycat tent encampments have emerged at various colleges, such as Harvard, Yale, Berkeley in California, Ohio State University, and Emory in Georgia. All were arranged by branches of the Soros-backed Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), resulting in clashes with law enforcement at some locations.

 

At three colleges, protests are being fueled by paid radicals who are fellows of a Soros-funded group called the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR).

 

The USCPR offers community-based fellows up to $7,800 and campus-based fellows between $2,880 and $3,660 to dedicate eight hours a week to organizing campaigns led by Palestinian organizations. They’re taught to “rise up, to revolution.”

 

This radical group has received over $300,000 from Soros’ Open Society Foundations since 2017 and $355,000 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund since 2019. The SJP’s main organization has been financially supported by a network of nonprofits ultimately backed by Soros and other left-wing investors.

USCPR fellows driving protest actions on college campuses

Three individuals serving as “fellows” have been prominent figures in the nationwide protest movement. Nidaa Lafi, previously the president of the University of Texas Students for Justice in Palestine, was spotted at a encampment at UT Dallas on Wednesday, delivering a speech urging an end to the conflict in Gaza.

 

At Yale, USCPR fellow Craig Birckhead-Morton was arrested on Monday and charged with first-degree trespassing as SJP’s branch, Yalies4Palestine, occupied the school’s Beinecke Plaza, according to the Yale Daily News. Birckhead-Morton, who also previously interned for Democrat Maryland representative John Sarbanes, later spoke at a sit-in blocking traffic in New Haven after being released from custody.

 

The most prominent fellow is Malak Afaneh from Berkeley, who serves as co-president of the Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine. She has been actively speaking at an anti-Israel protest on campus this week. Previously, Afaneh gained attention for disrupting a dinner at the law school dean’s house by shouting anti-Israel slogans. She later accused the dean’s wife of assaulting her when asked to leave.

 

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George Soros is paying student radicals who are fueling nationwide explosion of Israel-hating protests

By Isabel Vincent
Published April 26, 2024, 6:00 a.m. ET
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George Soros and his hard-left acolytes are paying agitators who are fueling the explosion of radical anti-Israel protests at colleges across the country.

 

The protests, which began when students took over Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus lawn last week, have mushroomed nationwide.

 

Copycat tent cities have been set up at colleges including Harvard, Yale, Berkeley in California, the Ohio State University and Emory in Georgia — all of them organized by branches of the Soros-funded Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) — and at some, students have clashed with police.

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Israel hate camps explode – funded by Soros

George Soros is paying agitators who are fueling the explosion of radical anti-Israel protests at colleges across the country.

The SJP parent organization has been funded by a network of nonprofits ultimately funded by, among others, Soros, the billionaire left-wing investor.

 

At three colleges, the protests are being encouraged by paid radicals who are “fellows” of a Soros-funded group called the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR).

 

At three colleges, the protests are being encouraged by paid radicals who are “fellows” of a Soros-funded group called the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR).

 

USCPR provides up to $7,800 for its community-based fellows and between $2,880 and $3,660 for its campus-based “fellows” in return for spending eight hours a week organizing “campaigns led by Palestinian organizations.”

 

They are trained to “rise up, to revolution.”

 

The radical group received at least $300,000 from Soros’ Open Society Foundations since 2017 and also took in $355,000 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund since 2019.

George Soros and Wall Street moguls financed radical anti-Israel groups behind campus protests at Columbia University. Rikki Schlott

George Soros and Wall Street moguls financed radical anti-Israel groups behind campus protests at Columbia University. Rikki Schlott

 

The University of Texas-Austin is one of the campuses where anti-Israel protests have exploded this week, copycatting the takeover of Columbia University’s lawn. AP

The University of Texas-Austin is one of the campuses where anti-Israel protests have exploded this week, copycatting the takeover of Columbia University’s lawn. AP

It has three “fellows” who have been major figures in the nationwide protest movement.

 

Nidaa Lafi, a former president of the University of Texas Students for Justice in Palestine, was seen at an encampment at UT Dallas Wednesday making a speech demanding an end to the war in Gaza.

 

Lafi, a former legislative intern for the late Democratic Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, graduated from the school last year with a degree in global business and is now a law student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Lafi was seen at the University of Texas-Austin on Wednesday leading a protest against Israel. Alamy Live News

Lafi was seen at the University of Texas-Austin on Wednesday leading a protest against Israel. Alamy Live News

 

Nidaa Lafi returned to the University of Texas, Dallas, campus Wednesday to lead a “teach-in” at the Students for Justice in Palestine’s occupation of the college lawn. She is paid as a “fellow” by a group backed by George Soros.

Nidaa Lafi returned to the University of Texas, Dallas, campus Wednesday to lead a “teach-in” at the Students for Justice in Palestine’s occupation of the college lawn. She is paid as a “fellow” by a group backed by George Soros.

In January, she was detained for blocking the route of President Biden’s motorcade after he arrived in Dallas for the funeral of Johnson, her former boss.

 

At Yale, USCPR’s fellow Craig Birckhead-Morton was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree trespassing when SJP’s branch, Yalies4Palestine, occupied the school’s Beinecke Plaza, the Yale Daily News reported.

Birckhead-Morton — also a former intern for a Democrat, Maryland rep John Sarbanes — emerged from custody to address a sit-in blocking traffic in New Haven.

At Yale, Craig Birckhead-Morton (circled) is paid up to $3,360 for his work encouraging protests. He was arrested for trespass Monday and charged with first-degree trespass.

At Yale, Craig Birckhead-Morton (circled) is paid up to $3,360 for his work encouraging protests. He was arrested for trespass Monday and charged with first-degree trespass.

 

The most high-profile of the fellows is Berkeley’s Malak Afaneh, co-president of the Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine.

 

She has been a serial speaker at an anti-Israel protest on the campus this week — which came after she first shot to prominence by hijacking a dinner at the law school dean’s home to shout anti-Israel slogans, then accused the dean’s wife of assaulting her when she asked the radical to leave.

 

Serial protester Malak Afaneh is paid by the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights as a “fellow.” She has repeatedly spoken to an encampment of students at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is a law student.

Serial protester Malak Afaneh is paid by the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights as a “fellow.” She has repeatedly spoken to an encampment of students at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is a law student.

 

UC Berkeley law student Malak Afaneh speaks to a large crowd of pro-Palestinian protesters during a protest on the campus of UC Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, April 22, 2024. AP

UC Berkeley law student Malak Afaneh speaks to a large crowd of pro-Palestinian protesters during a protest on the campus of UC Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, April 22, 2024. AP

 

The cash from Soros and his acolytes has been critical to the Columbia protests that set off the national copycat demonstrations.

 

Three groups set up the tent city on Columbia’s lawn last Wednesday: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Within Our Lifetime.

 

At the “Gaza Solidarity Encampment,” students sleep in tents apparently ordered from Amazon and enjoy delivery pizza, coffee from Dunkin’, free sandwiches worth $12.50 from Pret a Manger, organic tortilla chips and $10 rotisserie chickens.

 

Afaneh posted this video after hijacking a dinner to which she was invited by the dean of the law school and shouting anti-Israel slogans — then claimed she was the victim. TikTok/@realsairarao

Afaneh posted this video after hijacking a dinner to which she was invited by the dean of the law school and shouting anti-Israel slogans — then claimed she was the victim. TikTok/@realsairarao

 

An analysis by The Post shows that all three got cash from groups linked to Soros. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund also gave cash to JVP.

 

The fund is chaired by Joseph Pierson, and includes David Rockefeller Jr, a fourth-generation member of the oil dynasty, on its board of directors. The non-profit gives money to “sustainable development” and “peace-building.”

 

And a former Wall Street banker, Felice Gelman, a retired investment banker who has dedicated her Wall Street fortune to pro-Palestinian causes, funded all three groups.

 

Free sandwiches from upscale takeout joint Pret a Manger are on offer at the encampment, worth up to $12, and $10 rotisserie chickens. Cash for the encampment has come from billionaire investor George Soros. NYPJ

Free sandwiches from upscale takeout joint Pret a Manger are on offer at the encampment, worth up to $12, and $10 rotisserie chickens. Cash for the encampment has come from billionaire investor George Soros. NYPJ

 

Both SJP and JVP were expelled from Columbia University in November for “threatening rhetoric and intimidation.” JVP blamed Israel for the Oct 7 Hamas terrorist attack that left 1,200 Israelis dead.

 

“Israeli apartheid and occupation — and United States complicity in that oppression — are the source of all this violence,” JVP said in a statement on its website.

 

SJP called the terrorist strike on Israel “a historic win.”

 

Also on offer for the thirsty anti-Israeli protesters camped out at Columbia is free coffee from Dunkin’. Behind the scenes, the groups organizing the encampment have received cash from Soros and another former Wall Street banker. NYPJ

Also on offer for the thirsty anti-Israeli protesters camped out at Columbia is free coffee from Dunkin’. Behind the scenes, the groups organizing the encampment have received cash from Soros and another former Wall Street banker. NYPJ

 

An analysis by The Post shows how Soros and Gelman’s cash made its way to the students through a network of nonprofits that help obscure their contributions.

 

Soros has given billions to the Open Society Foundations which his son Alexander — whose partner is Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s top aide and the estranged wife of pervert Anthony Weiner — now controls.

 

In turn, Open Society has given more than $20 million to the Tides Foundation, a progressive nonprofit “fiscal sponsor” that then sends the cash to smaller groups.

 

George Soros, the billionaire investor, is the ultimate source of cash for JVP and SJP, two of the groups encamped on Columbia’s lawn. It comes via a series of intermediaries. Andrew Toth

George Soros, the billionaire investor, is the ultimate source of cash for JVP and SJP, two of the groups encamped on Columbia’s lawn. It comes via a series of intermediaries. Andrew Toth

 

Those groups include A Jewish Voice for Peace, which between 2017 and 2022 has received $650,000 from Soros’ Open Society. Its advisers include the academic Noam Chomsky and the left-wing feminist author Naomi Klein.

 

JVP has been a prominent part of the protests at Columbia and one of its student members was among a group expelled from the university for inviting the leader of a proscribed terrorist group, Khaled, to the “Resistance 101” Zoom meeting.

 

Soros has also donated $132,000 to WESPAC, called in full the Westchester People’s Action Coalition Foundation.

 

Soros’ Open Society Foundations is now controlled by his son Alexander. It has been the ultimate source of funds for all three groups that set up camp on the Columbia lawn.

Soros’ Open Society Foundations is now controlled by his son Alexander. It has been the ultimate source of funds for all three groups that set up camp on the Columbia lawn.

 

The White Plains-based nonprofit was founded in 1974 to rally for civil rights and against the Vietnam War but is now a major funder of anti-Israel groups, including Within Our Lifetime and Students for Justice in Palestine.

 

SJP has also received funding from the Sparkplug Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit run by Gelman and her husband, Yoram Gelman.

 

The couple funneled their $20,000 donation to the group through WESPAC in 2022, according to public filings.

 

Alexander Soros’ partner is Huma Abedin. The Hillary Clinton aide separated from her husband Anthony Weiner after he was caught sexting an underage girl. X/@humaabedin

Alexander Soros’ partner is Huma Abedin. The Hillary Clinton aide separated from her husband Anthony Weiner after he was caught sexting an underage girl. X/@humaabedin

 

Gelman was previously on WESPAC’s committee for Justice and Peace in the Middle East in 2009 when she was invited to Gaza by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, according to the group’s website.

 

The UN group has been slammed for its support of Hamas.

 

Gelman is on the board of the Bard Lifetime Learning Institute, an offshoot of the infamously progressive college, as well as the Jenin Freedom Theatre, located in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.

 

David Rockefeller Jr., seen with daughter Ariana, is a fourth-generation scion of the Standard Oil fortune. He chaired the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which champions progressive causes until 2022. It is now chaired by Joseph Pierson. Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.c

David Rockefeller Jr., seen with daughter Ariana, is a fourth-generation scion of the Standard Oil fortune. He chaired the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which champions progressive causes until 2022. It is now chaired by Joseph Pierson. Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.c

 

Felice Gelman, a former Wall Street investment banker, gave Students for Justice in Palestine $20,000 through Sparkplug, her family foundation. Bard LLI

Felice Gelman, a former Wall Street investment banker, gave Students for Justice in Palestine $20,000 through Sparkplug, her family foundation. Bard LLI

 

WESPAC president Howard Horowitz, a former Orthodox Jew, is a member of the New York chapter of JVP, which says it works for “advocacy and public education for Palestinian human rights.”

 

Horowitz said he embraced the Palestinian cause after time spent living in Israel, according to a report in the Israel Times.

 

WESPAC has also given money to Within Our Lifetime, founded by the ubiquitous anti-Israeli protester Nerdeen Kiswani.

 

Howard Horowitz, a former Orthodox Jew from New York, is the longtime leader of WESPAC, which funds radical anti-Israel groups, including Students for Justice in Palestine. 914Wired/ YouTube

Howard Horowitz, a former Orthodox Jew from New York, is the longtime leader of WESPAC, which funds radical anti-Israel groups, including Students for Justice in Palestine. 914Wired/ YouTube

 

Within our Lifetime uses a loophole in the law to avoid declaring how much it receives from donors by not being a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, meaning it is unknown how Kiswani has benefited.

 

However, WESPAC is named as a fiscal sponsor of Within Our Lifetime.

 

After The Post published our story, an Open Society Foundations spokesperson said: “For the record, Open Society Foundations has a long history of fighting antisemitism, islamophobia and all forms of racism and hate.

 

“Open Society has funded a broad spectrum of US groups that have advocated for the rights of Palestinians and Israelis and for peaceful resolution to the conflict in Israel and the OPT.

 

“This funding is a matter of public record, disclosed on our website, fully compliant with US laws, and is part of our commitment to continuing open debate that is ultimately the only hope for peace in the region.

 

“The Open Society Foundations proudly support the right of all citizens to peaceful protest — a bedrock principle of our democracy.”

 

None of the other groups responded to requests by The Post for comment.

 

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Who Is Funding the Pro-Hamas Protests; Are They Aiming to Take Down America?

by Robert Williams
4June2024 https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/20680/funding-pro-hamas-protests

 

  • Rather more jarring is that the Biden administration, and therefore taxpayer money, is also funding the protests, through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • “U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee… discussed oversight findings from the EPW Committee that revealed a $50 million grant was awarded from the EPA through the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to ‘Climate Justice Alliance,’ a group that engages in pro-Hamas, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic activities.” — US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, May 21, 2024.
  • “[We] went to the website of Climate Justice Alliance. This is what we found on the website that our taxpayer dollars are going to organizations such as this. This, at the bottom, is a picture of the bulldozer that went through the fence when Hamas attacked Israel on October 7.” — Senator Shelley Moore Capito, May 21, 2024.
  • The People’s Forum’s executive director Manolo De Los Santos called for the complete destruction of the United States at the conference to great applause: “We have to bring down this empire with one million cuts, and those one million cuts have to come from every sector of struggle in this room.”
  • Terrorists and their billionaire, as well as less-affluent supporters, are actively conspiring to destroy the US with the backing of foreign powers — and very little, if anything, is being done to stop it.

 

The answers to the question of who is funding the groups behind the pro-Hamas, anti-Israeli protests on US campuses, continue to grow in complexity. It appears that a multitude of donors are falling over each other to help promote the cause of the officially designated terrorist group, Hamas – whose openly stated aim is the destruction of Israel and the Jews — to impressionable young students and the public at large.

 

Politico revealed — to those who still had doubts — that many of the people bankrolling the campus protests are the same as Biden’s largest donors. They include Democratic mega-donors George Soros, and David Rockefeller Jr. of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Both have donated to anti-Israeli groups through the Tides Foundation, once described as a “charitable money laundering” organization. It sponsors anti-Israeli groups such as Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow, both of which are active in the protests. In addition, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has given nearly $500,000 directly to Jewish Voice for Peace over the past five years, and donated to the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR).

 

Hamas-affiliated Professor Hatem Bazian, a founder of Students for Justice in Palestine and chairman of American Muslims for Palestine, calls himself “an ally and partner with Jewish Voice for Peace.” Bazian began calling for an intifada in the US at least 20 years ago.

 

The Libra Foundation, founded by Democratic megadonors Susan and Nick Pritzker, heirs to the Hyatt hotel empire, has also donated money to organizations behind the protests, including Solidaire Network. According to Influence Watch:

[Susan] Pritzker is board treasurer of Solidaire Network, a left-of-center donor group supporting race, gender, and climate based causes. Its 10-year strategy is “a roadmap to liberate wealth for movements to build lasting left power in the United States.”

Rather more jarring is that the Biden administration, and therefore taxpayer money, is also funding the protests, through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee… discussed oversight findings from the EPW Committee that revealed a $50 million grant was awarded from the EPA through the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to ‘Climate Justice Alliance,’ a group that engages in pro-Hamas, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic activities.”

According to Moore Capito:

“[We] went to the website of Climate Justice Alliance. This is what we found on the website that our taxpayer dollars are going to organizations such as this. This, at the bottom, is a picture of the bulldozer that went through the fence when Hamas attacked Israel on October 7. They have a rendering on their website, it says ‘Decolonize Palestine’ and it has a picture of that same bulldozer going through that fence.

 

“If you dig deeper. They want to defund the police, defund the military, either them or their affiliates, want to have very radical, drastic initiatives that I think are anti-American, and they’re certainly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. So, the Biden administration doesn’t seem to care. $50 million dollars in December, who knows how much more in the future and other like groups because there are other associated groups with this group… all they care about is the mission, the climate mission, no matter what the radical ideas that are associated with the groups.”

Foreign actors are involved behind the scenes to foment chaos and reap the benefits of a United States in turmoil: China, for instance, is maneuvering by means of an organization named Code Pink, which has been highly active in demonstrations, sit-ins and harassment of members of the pro-Israel camp.

 

According to the New York Times, American millionaire Neville Roy Singham, “works closely with the Chinese government media machine and is financing its propaganda worldwide.” He does so through a web of organizations and in a mix of “progressive advocacy with Chinese government talking points.” The Times describes how Code Pink went from criticizing China’s human rights violations to defending its reportedly genocidal treatment of Muslim Uyghurs after Singham, in 2017, married Jodie Evans, the co-founder of Code Pink. Singham, a long-time admirer of Mao Zedong, lives in Shanghai, where he helps promote the Chinese Communist Party. His wife ardently defends China. “If the U.S. crushes China,” she said in 2021, it “would cut off hope for the human race and life on Earth.” Code Pink is currently under investigation by the House Committee on Natural Resources for its ties to the CCP.

 

Singham is also the primary sponsor of the People’s Forum, which has helped organize many anti-Israel walkouts in New York City public schools – telling students to chant the slogan advocating the destruction of Israel: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

 

Significantly, the People’s Forum was behind the recent three-day conference in Detroit, “People’s Conference for Palestine”. The event featured Wissam Rafidi, a member of the terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) — a US designated terrorist entity — who said that “there is no longer a place for a two-state solution for any Palestinian. The only solution is one democratic Palestinian land which will end the Zionist project in Palestine.”

 

Sana’ Daqqa, the wife of late PFLP terrorist Walid Daqqa — who served a life sentence in prison for kidnapping and murdering an Israeli soldier — praised the US campus protests, and then said, referring to the October 7 massacre, in Arabic called “Al-Aqsa Flood”:

“The only thing that can stop this is a flood…. This is what the resistance intended, that the flood would become floods throughout the entire region.”

US Representative Rashida Tlaib was also at the conference, where she called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “murderous war criminal”. The People’s Forum’s executive director Manolo De Los Santos called for the complete destruction of the United States at the conference to great applause:

“We have to bring down this empire with one million cuts, and those one million cuts have to come from every sector of struggle in this room. I know all of you in this movement are exhausted… but it is not about gathering and talking. It is about transforming that work into action.”

Terrorists and their billionaire, as well as less-affluent supporters, are actively conspiring to destroy the US with the backing of foreign powers — and very little, if anything, is being done to stop it.

 

Meanwhile, at the end of May, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei thanked and praised the pro-Hamas protesters on US campuses.

“Dear university students in the United States of America, you are standing on the right side of history.

 

“You have now formed a branch of the Resistance Front and have begun an honorable struggle in the face of your government’s ruthless pressure – which openly supports Zionists.”

Khamenei then added:

“Dear university students in the US, my advice to you is to become familiar with the Quran.”

Robert Williams is a researcher based in the United States.

 

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Antisemitism surging, report finds, prompting fear for future of ‘Jewish life’ in West

The US saw a 103% increase in incidents fueled by Gaza war, a global report for 2023 shows, while France stands out with near-quadrupling of cases

By Canaan Lidor
5May2024, 11:07 am Updated at 1:05 pmhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/in-global-surge-of-antisemitism-france-stands-out-with-near-quadrupling-of-cases/

 

Thousands gather for a march against antisemitism in Paris, France, November 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Sylvie Corbet)

Thousands gather for a march against antisemitism in Paris, France, November 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Sylvie Corbet)

 

In 2023, France registered the highest increase in recorded antisemitic incidents of any country with reliable statistics, according to data released in a new report that warned that current trends could threaten the very “ability to lead Jewish lives in the West.”

 

Published Sunday by Tel Aviv University and the Anti-Defamation League, the report showed a near-quadrupling of incidents in France, from 436 in 2022 to 1,676 last year. It also highlighted antisemitism on US campuses, which the head of the ADL called the “most alarming” aspect of the surge of Jew-hatred in the United States.

 

Of last year’s antisemitic incidents in France, the tally showed that 74% happened after October 7, when invading Hamas terrorists killed some 1,200 people in Israel and abducted another 253, triggering a still-ongoing military campaign by Israel in Gaza and daily exchanges of fire with Hezbollah along the border with Lebanon.

 

In the United States, the tally more than doubled, from 3,697 incidents in 2022 to 7,523 last year, with 52% of the 2023 total occurring after October 7. In Canada, the increase was from 65 to 132; in the United Kingdom from 1,662 to 4,103; in Germany from 2,639 to 3,614, and in Italy from 241 to 454.

 

On an incident-per-capita basis, French Jews, who according to the report number about 440,000, were three times likelier to experience an antisemitic attack than Jews in the US, whose population the report estimates at 6 million.

 

“For those whose views serve an anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist ideological and instrumentalist purpose, October 7 was a golden opportunity to advance further their hateful and racist fringe perspectives into mainstream conservative discourse, using it to attack rivals, mobilize supporters and attract new followers,” wrote the authors of the US chapter of the report, which is titled “Antisemitism Worldwide Report for 2023.”

 

Illustrative: Anti-Israel protesters call for an intifada at a protest in New York City, September 17, 2021. (Luke Tress/Flash90)

Illustrative: Anti-Israel protesters call for an intifada at a protest in New York City, September 17, 2021. (Luke Tress/Flash90)

 

The authors of the chapter on France interviewed Jonas Jacquelin, the rabbi of the Copernic Street Synagogue, the first Reform synagogue in France. He does not wear his kippa on the street, partly because he was raised not to and in part because he does not want to provoke antisemitic attacks, the authors wrote.

 

“The year is not 1938, not even 1933,” Prof. Uriya Shavit, head of The Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry and the Irwin Cotler Institute, wrote in a press release. “Yet if current trends continue, the curtain will descend on the ability to lead Jewish lives in the West – to wear a Star of David, attend synagogues and community centers, send kids to Jewish schools, frequent a Jewish club on campus, or speak Hebrew.”

 

The 148-page report features an essay devoted to antisemitism on US campuses, where the ADL recorded 913 incidents in 2023, or 12% of the annual tally for the entire country.

 

“Antisemitism today seems to have taken firm root in the academy,” the author of that essay, Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn, wrote.

 

On campuses across the US, anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian students have staged demonstrations that included the occupation of campus buildings and other disruptions and led to clashes with police, who have arrested hundreds of student protesters. A standoff at Columbia University in New York City between police and students occupying campus grounds ended in fresh arrests last week.

 

A car with smashed windows and anti-Israel graffiti reading ‘Intifada’ and ‘Free Gaza’ is seen at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon on May 2, 2024. (John Rudoff/AFP)

A car with smashed windows and anti-Israel graffiti reading ‘Intifada’ and ‘Free Gaza’ is seen at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon on May 2, 2024. (John Rudoff/AFP)

 

“Jewish and pro-Israel students have been physically assaulted, verbally harassed, bullied online, and generally made to feel unsafe on campus, while Jewish fraternities, Hillel and Chabad houses, and even dorm rooms have been vandalized,” Hirschhorn added.

 

Nearly 75% of American university students have said they experienced or witnessed some form of antisemitism since the academic year began, the ADL report notes.

 

“All this occurred as the leadership of academia fell silent, particularly at America’s most elite universities,” wrote Hirschhorn. She connected that reality, as she described it, to ethnic studies and discourses that vilify Jews and Israel as colonialist or oppressive; prevailing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) frameworks that fail to account for antisemitism; and Qatari and other funding from the Middle East.

 

“By dint of their affiliations, campuses sponsored by despotic and anti-Zionist regimes are sometimes silent partners to rampant human rights abuses and illiberal agendas,” Hirschhorn wrote.

 

Jonathan Greenblatt participates in a panel during the TAAF Heritage Month Summit at The Glasshouse on May 5, 2023 in New York City. (JP Yim/Getty Images via AFP)

Jonathan Greenblatt participates in a panel during the TAAF Heritage Month Summit at The Glasshouse on May 5, 2023 in New York City. (JP Yim/Getty Images via AFP)

 

In his essay in the report, Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL, called the proliferation of antisemitism on US university campuses the “most alarming” aspect of the national surge of Jew-hatred after October 7.

 

“We have seen instances where Jewish students barricaded themselves in a library because a pro-Palestinian mob was outside. We have heard stories of students being afraid to cross their campuses at night for fear of being attacked, or attending Shabbat dinners at their Hillels with armed guards posted at the doors,” wrote Greenblatt.

 

These and other events on US campuses, he added, mean that “the Jewish community is facing a crisis unseen in generations.”

 

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In Our Name: A Message from Jewish Students at Columbia University

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Hundreds of Jewish students at @Columbia just published one of the most incredible student letters I have ever read.

It’s not only magnificently written, but it also clearly articulates their experiences on campus for the past six months.

Their letter tells the story of what’s it like being a Jewish student right now better than any professor like myself could ever do.

Please take 4-5 minutes to read their letter.

Give Jewish students a voice.

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In Our Name: A Message from Jewish Students at Columbia University

To the Columbia Community:

Over the past six months, many have spoken in our name. Some are well-meaning alumni or non-affiliates who show up to wave the Israeli flag outside Columbia’s gates. Some are politicians looking to use our experiences to foment America’s culture war. Most notably, some are our Jewish peers who tokenize themselves by claiming to represent “real Jewish values,” and attempt to delegitimize our lived experiences of antisemitism. We are here, writing to you as Jewish students at Columbia University, who are connected to our community and deeply engaged with our culture and history. We would like to speak in our name.

Many of us sit next to you in class. We are your lab partners, your study buddies, your peers, and your friends. We partake in the same student government, clubs, Greek life, volunteer organizations, and sports teams as you.

Most of us did not choose to be political activists. We do not bang on drums and chant catchy slogans. We are average students, just trying to make it through finals much like the rest of you. Those who demonize us under the cloak of anti-Zionism forced us into our activism and forced us to publicly defend our Jewish identities.

We proudly believe in the Jewish People’s right to self-determination in our historic homeland as a fundamental tenet of our Jewish identity. Contrary to what many have tried to sell you – no, Judaism cannot be separated from Israel. Zionism is, simply put, the manifestation of that belief.

Our religious texts are replete with references to Israel, Zion, and Jerusalem. The land of Israel is filled with archaeological remnants of a Jewish presence spanning centuries. Yet, despite generations of living in exile and diaspora across the globe, the Jewish People never ceased dreaming of returning to our homeland — Judea, the very place from which we derive our name, “Jews.” Indeed just a couple of days ago, we all closed our Passover seders with the proclamation, “Next Year in Jerusalem!”

Many of us are not religiously observant, yet Zionism remains a pillar of our Jewish identities. We have been kicked out of Russia, Libya, Ethiopia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Poland, Egypt, Algeria, Germany, Iran, and the list goes on. We connect to Israel not only as our ancestral homeland but as the only place in the modern world where Jews can safely take ownership of their own destiny. Our experiences at Columbia in the last six months are a poignant reminder of just that.

We were raised on stories from our grandparents of concentration camps, gas chambers, and ethnic cleansing. The essence of Hitler’s antisemitism was the very fact that we were “not European” enough, that as Jews we were threats to the “superior” Aryan race. This ideology ultimately left six million of our own in ashes.

The evil irony of today’s antisemitism is a twisted reversal of our Holocaust legacy; protestors on campus have dehumanized us, imposing upon us the characterization of the “white colonizer.” We have been told that we are “the oppressors of all brown people” and that “the Holocaust wasn’t special.” Students at Columbia have chanted “we don’t want no Zionists here,” alongside “death to the Zionist State” and to “go back to Poland,” where our relatives lie in mass graves.

This sick distortion illuminates the nature of antisemitism: In every generation, the Jewish People are blamed and scapegoated as responsible for the societal evil of the time. In Iran and in the Arab world, we were ethnically cleansed for our presumed ties to the “Zionist entity.” In Russia, we endured state-sponsored violence and were ultimately massacred for being capitalists. In Europe, we were the victims of genocide because we were communists and not European enough. And today, we face the accusation of being too European, painted as society’s worst evils – colonizers and oppressors. We are targeted for our belief that Israel, our ancestral and religious homeland, has a right to exist. We are targeted by those who misuse the word Zionist as a sanitized slur for Jew, synonymous with racist, oppressive, or genocidal. We know all too well that antisemitism is shapeshifting.

We are proud of Israel. The only democracy in the Middle East, Israel is home to millions of Mizrachi Jews (Jews of Middle Eastern descent), Ashkenazi Jews (Jews of Central and Eastern European descent), and Ethiopian Jews, as well as millions of Arab Israelis, over one million Muslims, and hundreds of thousands of Christians and Druze. Israel is nothing short of a miracle for the Jewish People and for the Middle East more broadly.

Our love for Israel does not necessitate blind political conformity. It’s quite the opposite. For many of us, it is our deep love for and commitment to Israel that pushes us to object when its government acts in ways we find problematic. Israeli political disagreement is an inherently Zionist activity; look no further than the protests against Netanyahu’s judicial reforms – from New York to Tel Aviv – to understand what it means to fight for the Israel we imagine. All it takes are a couple of coffee chats with us to realize that our visions for Israel differ dramatically from one another. Yet we all come from a place of love and an aspiration for a better future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

If the last six months on campus have taught us anything, it is that a large and vocal population of the Columbia community does not understand the meaning of Zionism, and subsequently does not understand the essence of the Jewish People. Yet despite the fact that we have been calling out the antisemitism we’ve been experiencing for months, our concerns have been brushed off and invalidated. So here we are to remind you:

We sounded the alarm on October 12 when many protested against Israel while our friends’ and families’ dead bodies were still warm.

We recoiled when people screamed “resist by any means necessary,” telling us we are “all inbred” and that we “have no culture.”

We shuddered when an “activist” held up a sign telling Jewish students they were Hamas’s next targets, and we shook our heads in disbelief when Sidechat users told us we were lying.

We ultimately were not surprised when a leader of the CUAD encampment said publicly and proudly that “Zionists don’t deserve to live” and that we’re lucky they are “not just going out and murdering Zionists.”

We felt helpless when we watched students and faculty physically block Jewish students from entering parts of the campus we share, or even when they turned their faces away in silence. This silence is familiar. We will never forget.

One thing is for sure. We will not stop standing up for ourselves. We are proud to be Jews, and we are proud to be Zionists.  

We came to Columbia because we wanted to expand our minds and engage in complex conversations. While campus may be riddled with hateful rhetoric and simplistic binaries now, it is never too late to start repairing the fractures and begin developing meaningful relationships across political and religious divides. Our tradition tells us, “Love peace and pursue peace.” We hope you will join us in earnestly pursuing peace, truth, and empathy. Together we can repair our campus.

Signed:

Eliana Goldin, GS/JTS ’26

Elisha Baker, CC, ’26

Eden Yadegar, GS/JTS ’25

Rivka Yellin, Barnard ‘26

David Hidary, CC, ’26

Natan Rosenbaum, Columbia School of General Studies ‘26

Jesse Spear, GS 26

Amiel Nelson, General Studies ‘27

David Tarrab, SEAS ‘27

Nicholas Baum, General Studies/JTS ‘27

Daniella Coen, GS ‘24

Rosie Alchalel, Barnard ‘26

Robbie Fox, CC ‘24

Stephanie Tarrab, SEAS ‘25

Charlotte Roiter, Columbia/JTS ’26

Jonathan Lederer, CC, ’26

Benjamin Trau, Columbia ‘26

Daniel Katz  CC’27

Michael Pagovich, GS/JTS

Gabriel Nelson, CC ‘27

Tova Segal, Barnard/JTS, ’25

Shira Weiss-Ishai, GS/JTS ‘27

Eliana Wagner , CLS ‘26

Ayelet Glaser, Barnard ‘24

Adam Vogt, General Studies ’24

Rachel Halpern, Barnard ‘26

Rebecca Kalimi, Barnard ‘23

Mariana Lederman, Teachers College ‘24

Cecile Toussaint, School of General Studies, 2024

Jonathan Rosen, Columbia ‘25

Daniel Kroll, Columbia 24

Alexander Rosenberg GS/JTS ‘26

Josef Korich, SEAS ’27

Rachel Lisbona, general studies, 2025

Alice Loiferman, Barnard ‘27

Jamie Cappell law school 24

Jonny Rosen GS/JTS ‘25

Menachem Weiss, Columbia Law ’24

Talia Rabban, Barnard ‘25

Jacob Schmeltz, Columbia College ‘24

Shira Eisman, GSAS ‘26

Austin Stoll, GS ’24

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Jordan Sumberg GS/JTS ‘27

Haley Wiener, Barnard ‘24

Danya Gewurz, Barnard ‘24

Maytal Polonetsky, Barnard ‘27

Kyra Weisberger, Barnard ‘27

Beth Kahn ‘25

Jake Schwalbe, Columbia ‘24

Talia Bodner, GS/JTS ‘27

Bo Kizildag, Columbia ‘25

Lily Penn, GS/JTS ‘25

Matthew Meltzer, CLS ’25

Asher Strell Columbia school of General Studies 26

GF, Barnard ‘24

Dore Feith, LAW ‘25

Kendall Bender, Columbia Law School ‘24

Jessica Yeroshalmi, Columbia Law School ’26

Ron Chalamish, GS, 26

Brandon Rosenberg, Columbia Law School ‘24

Jaime Israel CLS ‘24

Raphael Kepecs, SEAS ’27

Shiri Gil, GS, ‘25

Maya Jamil, GS ‘26

Jonathan Shapiro, CC ‘18, LAW ‘25

Laura Bellows, Barnard/JTS ‘27

Lior Kreindler, Biomedical Engineering PhD

Bar Maman, GS ’26

Avital Kobrin, Barnard ‘27

Inbar Brand, GS/TAU ’25

Jacob Dubin, CLS ‘25

Gabriel Kahane, General Studies, ‘26

Noam Josse, CLS ’26

Saphira Samuels, Barnard ‘26

Aliza Ruttenberg, Barnard ‘27

Jessica Weinfeld, CC ‘27

Noa Siegel, GS ‘24

David Lederer, SEAS, ‘26

Parker De Dekér Cabral-Vásquez, Columbia College ’27

Alix Gilkarov, GS/JTS ‘26

Liv Shalom, Columbia ‘26

Sheina Benzaquen, General Studies ‘25

David Padover, CBS/CLS ‘24

Mark Kava, Law School ‘26

Daniel F. CLS ‘24

AR, Law ‘24

Dina Herzig, Columbia Law School ‘25

Dalia Moallem, Mailman ‘24

Stella Vayner, Columbia Engineering, 2026

Jonah Chill, Columbia Law School, ‘26

Avi Fixler, Columbia Law School, ‘24

Dahlia Bernstein, Barnard ‘27

Sam Lisner, SPS, 2024

Hannah Wander, CLS ‘25

Noga Aharony, CUIMC 26’

Esther Kishk, Columbia Law School 26

Victoria Kontsevich, General Studies ‘24

Maytal Rahimzada, Teachers College Columbia University ’25

Beverly Dweck, Barnard ‘27

Olya Skulovich, PhD,  ‘24, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Ariel Nurieli, Gs, 25

Ezra Dayanim, GS/JTS ‘24

Marc Nock, Mailman MPH ’24

Moshe Gershenfeld, Columbia Law School ‘24

Liam Schorr, GS/JTS ‘27

Franziska Sittig, GSAS ‘24

Rachel Freilich, CC ’27

Matan Malka, VP&S ‘25

Dori Baron, CC ‘26

Ella Waisman, SEAS, ’27

Sarah Ginsberg, Barnard ‘27

Risa Farber, SEAS ‘27

Robyn Beyda, Barnard ‘27

Frieda Catton, Barnard ‘27

Joy Reeve ‘25

Aryeh Krischer, Columbia, ’26

Bracha Weinberger, Barnard 24′

Rachel Landesman, Barnard ’25

Sam Nahins, Columbia GS ‘24

Eytan Abramowitz, SEAS ’27

Nathan J Saldinger, GS ‘24

Omer Nauer, GS ‘24

Ilana Bramson /GS/JTS ‘27

Yehuda Dicker, Columbia College ‘25

Leo Salkind Columbia GS 26

Daphna Spira, Barnard ‘24

Lucy Hecht, CC ’26

Abraham Jacobs, Columbia ‘24

Ali Levontin, GS 24

Zachary Krivine, SIPA ’24

Gideon Marcus, GS, ’25

Sally Schuster, SIPA ‘24

Yahli Bibi, GS ‘27

Michael Kolber, GS 26’

Katya Kantor, GS ‘22 SIPA ‘24

Sarah Hamerman, Columbia College ‘27

Dor Lev GS 26

Maya Jubas, CC ’25

Evgeny Manzhosov, PhD Candidate, Columbia

Aiden Englander, SEAS ‘25

Caroline Ulrich, BC ‘25

Elya Levi, SPS ‘24

Jaya Fainzilber, Touro ‘27

Lihi Tal, GS ‘25

Danielle Feit, Barnard ‘24

Danelle Tuchman, CC ’25

Jacob Resnick, GS/JTS’ 26

Liana Marks, GS/JTS ‘27

Alexander Dobensky, School of the Arts ’24

Shai Goldman, CC ’24

Andrew Stein, GS, ’25

Rebecca Dyckman, Barnard ’27

Henna Krauss, Barnard ‘27

Molly Nelson, Barnard ‘24

Simone Miller, CC ‘26

Emily Silverstein, Barnard ‘25

Stella Lessler, Columbia Engineering ‘24

Ariella Burnstein, Barnard ‘27

Ariel Slomka, Columbia GS ‘25

Yael Amiel, CLS ’24

Joseph Kaplan, CC 25

Sonya Poznansky, Columbia GS ’24

Sabrina, Columbia TAU 25

Mendi Hecht, GS ‘26

Zippy Wilson, Barnard ’26

Avi Kohn, CLS ’26

Tal Zussman, SEAS PhD

Esther Rotlevi, Neurobiology and Behavior (GSAS), ’27

Mali Lobel, GS ‘26

Tans Rosen, SEAS ’26

Meira Saffra, Barnard ’24

Eliza Binstock, Columbia College ‘27

Yasmine Abouzaglo, Columbia ‘27

Rebecca Glanzer, Columbia College ’16, Columbia Business School ’24

Nora Samadi, Barnard ‘25

Daniel Glick, SEAS 24’

Riva Rubin, Columbia College ’25

Jared Axelowitz, Columbia Law School ’25

Annika Erickson, Barnard ’24

Talia Kesselman, Columbia School of Social Work, ’24

Tallie Steiner, Barnard ‘24

Gal Lev Ari, GS’26

Noam Zolty, CLS ’22

Natalie Carnoy, Columbia College ’26

Emily Kahan, Columbia College ‘26

Noam Woldenberg, CC ‘27

Joel Sontag, Columbia Law School, ’24

Lexi Berger, Barnard ‘24

Rachel Neplokh, TAU General Studies Dual Degree ‘24

Ava Quinn, GS/JTS ’25

Ann Mizrahi, Columbia University ’24

Shimon Nataf, Columbia Law School ’26

Sam Horowitz CLS 25

Josh Sussman, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health ‘25

Eden Shaveet, Bridge to Ph.D. Scholar, ’24

Nickia Muraskin, SEAS PhD Student

Joshua Strongin, Teachers College ‘24

Sasha Isler, SEAS ‘26

Molly Litvak, CC ‘26

Alon S. Levin, Electrical Engineering PhD Student

Alex Malamud, Barnard ‘24

Hannah Solon, GS/JTS ’25

Danielle Yahalom, Barnard ’25

Emily Vayner GS/JTS ’27

Daniel Barth, GS ’24

Noa Salkind GS 26

Sapir Agam GS ‘25

Rebecca Wernick, Barnard ‘25

Asher Dayanim GS ‘24

Ariel Weinsaft, Barnard ’25

Samantha Tarlowe, GS/JTS ‘27

Simone Glajchen, Columbia College ‘27

Jessica Major, Columbia School of Social Work, ‘25

Aaron Bruce, JTS/GS ’25

Lola Hurst, Barnard ‘27

Michael Lippman, GS ‘25

Yaniv Yatziv, CBS ’25

Emma Vorchheimer, Barnard, 25’

Yola Ashkenazie, Barnard ‘24

Clementine silver Schwartz, GS ‘27

Daniel Becker, GS Tel Aviv Dual-Degree ‘25

Jessica Brenner, Barnard ‘26

Sharon Nagy, Tau-Columbia 28‘

Eliana Steinlauf, Barnard ’24

Hana Cohen, GS/JTS ‘26

Tomas Fiure, SEAS ‘24

Gabriela Bentolila, SEAS ‘25

Gabriela Bentolila, SEAS ‘25

David Rabbani, CC ‘25

Emily Bejerano, SEAS PhD ‘27

Benjamin Hadar, CSSW ’25

Ilana Goldstein, Barnard/JTS, ’26

Katie Friedman, TAU GS ’25

Danielle Dorfman, Barnard ’24

Andrew Leibert, SIPA ’24

Daniella Davis, GS, 2027

Mikael Rochman, GS 25’

Ben Wald, JTS/GS, 25’

Chloe, TAU/GS Dual Degree Program, ’25

Danielle Gillai, Barnard ‘27

Thomas Zev Huneycutt, GS ‘27

Sarah Cohen, SIPA ‘25

Maya Gal, GS/TAU ‘24

Gabriella Jacobs, TAU-Columbia ‘27

Ariana Pinsker Lehrer, Columbia School of Social Work, 25

Ayal Yakobe, GS ’24

Talia Escobedo, SOA ‘24

Trevor Siegel CC ‘24

Ara Nazmiyal, Columbia ’26

Almog Ankori, GS ‘27

Matthew Shtaynberg, JTS/GS ‘25

Maayan Malter, CBS PhD ’24

Sahar Paz, Columbia GS, 2025

Kayla Venger, Barnard ‘27

Edan Mortman, GSAS, ’26

Eliana Khoobian, GS, ‘26

Ayelet Kurz, Columbia College ’26

Loren Kertsman, Dual Degree ‘26

John Morozov, School of General Studies, ‘26

Ellie Stallman, Columbia ’26

Benny Attar, GS ’26

Corey Brooks, Columbia ‘26

 

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Natan Sharansky: A landmark letter from 500 Jews at Columbia University

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Natan Sharansky, Former Jewish Agency Chairman
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The 500

A letter from 500 Jews at Columbia University may be a landmark in the struggle to escape a stifling regime of doublethink and ensure the American Jewish future through proud and open dissent

by Natan Sharansky

May 28, 2024 https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/500-jewish-students-columbia-university

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Columbia University, April 29, 2024 SOPA Images Limited/Alamy

 

Twenty years ago, just after the second intifada, I went on a tour of American and Canadian campuses. Shaken by what I saw and heard, I told (then) Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that the major battle for the future of American Jewry will be fought on campuses. So disturbed was I by this visit, that I titled the article I wrote about it in the Hebrew press “a journey into occupied territory.”

 

The “occupiers” in my metaphor were the centers for Middle East studies that had sprouted like mushrooms in American universities to spread anti-Zionist propaganda. Their influence was palpable, not only in events they organized, but also in their effect on the Jewish students I met. While many expressed deep solidarity with Israel and support for its struggle against terror, a few young men and women told me that for them, as liberal Jews, it would be better if Israel didn’t exist. “Then,” they told me, “I won’t be perceived as responsible for such awful crimes.”

 

Such statements, which foreshadowed attempts by groups like Jewish Voice for Peace to dissociate themselves from Israel, didn’t concern me as much as yet another, and far more alarming, set of statements. People who wish to fully sever their association with Israel neither reflect nor sway the sentiments and opinions of the overwhelming majority of American Jews. No, the statements that concerned me and led me to speak of occupation and battlefields were the many variations I heard on one young woman’s quietly spoken and regretful admission that she would very much like to speak against divestment and other anti-Israel measures, but she couldn’t. Her professors won’t like it, she told me. It would harm her future career.

 

“The ideological regime of antisemitism that has entrenched itself in America’s universities will only collapse when enough Jews stop being afraid and stop unwillingly aiding it by hiding and self-censoring.”

 

Dear Lord, I thought, when I first heard these words. We are not in the Moscow of my youth, where one’s career depended on pretending to buy the Soviet credo hook, line and sinker! Yet the more students I met, the more I heard of similar, stifling concerns. Having grown up in the Soviet Union, I knew very well how catching and pervasive self-censorship can become. No one will need to “occupy” the campuses physically if the Jewish students will carry out their own occupation themselves by growing too afraid to speak their own truths.

 

Totalitarian societies survive by relying on a core of true believers to frighten even those who don’t buy the ideological party line into becoming “doublethinkers”—people who adhere to the party line in public regardless of their private thoughts—rather than outright dissidents. In the normal course of events, the percentage of doublethinkers is always on the rise, as more and more people grow disillusioned with the false promises of the regime yet continue to pledge allegiance to it out of fear instead of faith. The regime controls them not through their own convictions but through the power its institutions hold over their lives, livelihoods, and safety. In other words, it controls them by frightening them into censoring themselves on the regime’s behalf.

 

Of course America is a free country and not a totalitarian regime. However, it was impossible to miss the resemblance between the culture I encountered in the American academy 20 years ago and the Soviet worldview of my youth. Like the Communist party (following Marx), more and more people started dividing the world into oppressors (read: always bad, always in the wrong) and oppressed (read: always in the right), and claiming that whoever belonged to the first camp wasn’t worthy of the same rights, freedoms, and protections as the latter. Since Israel and successful “white” Jews elsewhere were a priori classified as oppressors, hating and indeed abusing them became less and less taboo.

 

In the past 20 years, the ideologues of this new antisemitism continued to pour their fervor into demonizing Israel, and to use every tool at their disposal to press the majority of American Jews who don’t believe their lies into becoming doublethinkers. They made it more and more difficult to get a public position in a student body for students who supported Israel or even visited it on a Birthright trip. They gaslighted Jewish students who spoke about their personal experiences of antisemitism by telling them that what they experienced was really “only” and “legitimate” anti-Zionism, putting them on the defensive for their so called “alarmism” and “rejection of legitimate criticism.” More and more Jewish students found that standing up for their beliefs marked them for discrimination and harassment. Jewish students found themselves unwilling doublethinkers in the very places that are supposed to be the bedrock and bastion of free society.

 

After Oct. 7, the campaign to vilify Israel and scare its potential supporters on campuses has exploded into the open. Explicit antisemitism became legitimate and accepted on many American campuses, as so-called “anti-Zionism” revealed itself to be a flimsy cover for unadorned antisemitism. At Drexel University, “anti-Zionist” protesters demanded that the university sever its association with Hillel and Chabad, eliminating Jewish life on campus. At the University of Toronto and other campuses, protesters proudly recite classic antisemitic canards about Jewish control of the banks and the press while calling for genocide and praising Hitler. At UCLA, the university administration reached an agreement with protesters allowing them to bar students with the “wrong” opinions—i.e., Jews—from campus. At Columbia, a leader of the student protests expressed his personal desire to kill Jews.

 

None of these are isolated incidents; they are in fact true expressions of what “anti-Zionism” means to its proponents, namely, to drive Jewish students and professors off campus or at the very least to force them to live in disguise. Jews are now routinely warned not to speak Hebrew or wear a kippa on campuses for their own protection, while their would-be harassers are lauded as heroes and are at best given slaps on the wrist which are revoked weeks or days later, when presumably fewer people are watching (imagine the outrage if female students were warned not to dress immodestly on campus for their own protection, while their would-be harassers were lauded as heroes!). A flat denial of Israel’s right to exist became an axiom that goes without saying. Surrounded by classmates and professors who celebrate the worst violations of human rights in recent history—Hamas’ horrific massacre on Oct. 7—as a legitimate step toward liberation, the Jewish students are left to fend for themselves, abandoned by the progressive allies that Jewish institutions and individuals supported unquestioningly in their own hours of need.

 

The occupation of the campuses, which 20 years ago was but a metaphor, has become a real movement with funding, leadership, and physical presence. Young Jews no longer face ostensible threats against their professional futures; they face daily threats against their physical safety and the core of their identities as Jews and as human beings.

 

It was into this foul atmosphere that Columbia’s Jewish students wrote their letter. Five hundred of Columbia’s Jewish students declared that they won’t be cowed by the haters, that they reject the attacks against their Jewish identity, and that Zionism is a part of Jewish identity. They called out their haters for the antisemites they are, and the administration of the university for downplaying and mishandling the attacks that target Jews. They flatly rejected attempts to victim-blame the Jews for the hatred that targets them. Most remarkably, they all signed the letter with their full names, proudly and openly, shedding the self-censorship and silence of the doublethinker for the proud stance of the dissident. In the days since then, more and more Jews added their names to this list.

 

When I was a dissident in the USSR, my friends and I knew well that a revolution can only start when a critical mass of doublethinkers stops being afraid and crosses the line into open dissent. Only when the masses lose their fear and drop the mask of pretense, can they lead their society into a different future. It was true in the USSR, and it is true today: The ideological regime of antisemitism that has entrenched itself in America’s universities for decades will only collapse when enough Jews stop being afraid. It will only collapse if they stop unwillingly aiding it by hiding and self-censoring, and instead speak their truths openly and loudly.

 

When we were fighting the USSR from within, we estimated that once approximately a fifth of the population will transform from doublethinkers into dissidents, the authorities will no longer be able to contain the spread of free thought. Heartwarmingly, more than a fifth of the Jews of Columbia University have already signed the letter that marks them as dissidents to the reigning ideological regime. I hope that our estimations decades ago about the tipping point from oppression to revolution will prove right in the case of this revolution as well.

 

The next year will likely be as tough for Jews on campus as this one. Of course, in democratic America there are many tools that can be used to fight antisemitism: going to court, encouraging hearings in Congress, using the press to unmask the dangerous actors who finance the new antisemitic waves, and so forth. But in order to defend your rights, you have to first define and claim them. Until America’s Jewish students publicly claim their right to their Jewish and Zionist identity, they will continue to fight at a disadvantage.

 

However, if the Jewish students of Cornell, Stanford, Harvard, and the other campuses will join Columbia’s Jews in their public statement, they stand a chance to do more than stand up for their own truths—they stand a real chance to revolutionize the campuses, defeat the antisemitic forces that have occupied them, and win the battle for American Jewry’s future.

 

Dear Jewish students of America, today, you are on the front line. The future of American Jewry, and maybe even America itself, is in your hands. Be brave.

Natan Sharansky is a former political prisoner in the Soviet Union, former minister in Israeli governments, former Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Chair of the Advisory Board of ISGAP (Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy) and CAM (Combat Antisemitism Movement), and founder and Chair of the Adelson Shlihut Institute of the Jewish Agency.

 

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Natan (Anatoly) Sharansky

(1948 – )

 

Natan Sharansky, Former Jewish Agency Chairman https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/natan-anatoly-sharansky

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Natan Sharansky is one of the most famous former Soviet refusniks and an Israeli politician, author and human rights activist.

 

Sharansky (born January 20, 1948) was born and raised in the Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union), and graduated with a degree in mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

 

Early on, Sharansky got associated with the human rights movement when he became an English interpreter for Andrei Sakharov. Later, Sharansky emerged in his own right as one of the foremost dissidents and spokesmen for the Soviet Jewry movement.<

 

In 1973, Sharansky applied for an exit visa to Israel, but was refused on “security” grounds. Following this denial, Sharansky became more overtly involved with the refusnik movement and became an activist for Soviet Jews.

 

He remained prominently involved in Jewish refusenik activities until his arrest in 1977. In 1978, Sharansky was convicted of treason and spying on behalf of the United States, and was sentenced to thirteen years imprisonment in a Siberian forced labor camp. For the first 16 months of his sentennce he was held in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison, frequently in solitary confinement and in a special “torture cell,” before being transferred to a notorious prison camp in the Siberian gulag.

 

Years after his release, Sharansky stressed the need he maintained throughout his imprisonment to remain emotionally independent. He attributed his survival of the lengthy incarceration and the brutal conditions to his resistance to any sort of emotional surrender. Hence Sharansky’s expression of the paradox that while an ordinary Russian, he was in fact a slave to the system; but that once he discovered his Jewish roots and was restricted for his allegiance to them, he was in reality a free man. Sharansky’s memoirs of his years as a prisoner of Zion are described in his book Fear No Evil.

 

Natan Sharansky, with wife Avital, thank President Ronald Reagan after his release from Soviet prison in 1986. (Photo By Nati Harnik,cuurtesy of the Israel Government Press Office(2/11/86)

Natan Sharansky, with wife Avital, thank President Ronald Reagan after his release from Soviet prison in 1986. (Photo By Nati Harnik,cuurtesy of the Israel Government Press Office(2/11/86)

 

During the years of his imprisonment, Sharansky became a symbol for human rights in general and Soviet Jewry in particular.

 

A campaign for his release was waged tirelessly by his wife, Avital, who emigrated to Israel immediately following their wedding with the hope that her husband would follow shortly. Intense diplomatic efforts and public outcries for his release were unsuccessful until 1986, when Sharansky was released as part of an East-West prisoner exchange. Sharansky became the first political prisoner ever released by Mikhail Gorbachev due to intense political pressure from Ronald Reagan and the United States.

 

Freed on the border of a still-divided Germany, he was met by the Israeli ambassador who presented him immediately with his new Israeli passport under the Hebrew name of Natan Sharansky.
He arrived in Israel on February 11, 1986, and was greeted by leading government officials, including then Prime Minister Shimon Peres, and was given a hero’s welcome.

 

In 1988, he was elected President of the newly created Zionist Forum, the umbrella organization of former Soviet activists. He also served as an associate editor of the Jerusalem Report.

 

Increasingly disappointed with Israel’s absorption of the large influx of Soviet Jews, he wrote frequently on the subject, and in 1995 created a new political party, Yisrael b’Aliyah, dedicated to helping immigrants’ professional, economic and social acculturation. In the elections the following year, the party won seven Knesset seats, and Sharansky was named Minister of Industry and Trade.

 

Sharansky served as Minister of Industry and Trade from June 1996-1999. He served as Minister of the Interior from July 1999 until his resignation in July 2000 and as Minister of Housing and Construction and Deputy Prime Minister from March 2001 until February 2003. In February 2003, Natan Sharansky was appointed Minister without Portfolio, responsible for Jerusalem, social and Diaspora affairs.

 

Sharansky resigned from the government on May 2, 2005, because of his opposition to Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan. He had served in four different Knesset governemnts.

 

In November 2006 Natan Sharansky resigned from the Knesset and assumed the position of Chairman of the then newly-established Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies of the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. In June 2009, he was elected and sworn in as Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, a post he still holds.

 

Natan Sharansky’s memoir, Fear No Evil was published in the United States in 1988 and has been translated into nine languages. Another book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror (2004) attracted wide-spread attention and was famously quoted by President George Bush during his presidency.

 

Sharansky’s latest book,  Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy (2008) is a defense of the value of national and religious identity in building democracy. He also maintains a website and blog.

 

He is married to Avital and has two daughters, Rachel and Hannah.


Sources: Joint Authority for Jewish Zionist EducationIsrael Ministry of Foreign AffairsWikipedia

 

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UC-Berkeley Law Prof: Don’t Hire My Anti-Semitic Law Students

“It’s time for the adults to take over, and that includes law firms looking for graduates to hire.”

Posted by Mike LaChance October 16, 2023 https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/10/uc-berkeley-law-prof-dont-hire-my-anti-semitic-law-students/

 

Steven Davidoff Solomon is trying to hold these students accountable. There is a lot of this going around right now and it’s encouraging.

 

He writes at the Wall Street Journal:

Don’t Hire My Anti-Semitic Law Students

 

I teach corporate law at the University of California, Berkeley, and I’m an adviser to the Jewish law students association. My students are largely engaged and well-prepared, and I regularly recommend them to legal employers.

 

But if you don’t want to hire people who advocate hate and practice discrimination, don’t hire some of my students. Anti-Semitic conduct is nothing new on university campuses, including here at Berkeley.

 

Last year, Berkeley’s Law Students for Justice in Palestine asked other student groups to adopt a bylaw that banned supporters of Israel from speaking at events. It excluded any speaker who “expressed and continued to hold views or host/sponsor/promote events in support of Zionism, the apartheid state of Israel, and the occupation of Palestine.” Nine student groups adopted the bylaw. Signers included the Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association, the Queer Caucus and the Women of Berkeley Law.

 

The bylaw caused an uproar. It was rightly criticized for creating “Jew-free” zones. Our dean—a diehard liberal—admirably condemned it but said free-speech principles tied his hands. The campus groups had the legal right to pick or exclude speakers based on their views. The bylaw remains, and 11 other groups subsequently adopted it.

 

You don’t need an advanced degree to see why this bylaw is wrong. For millennia, Jews have prayed, “next year in Jerusalem,” capturing how central the idea of a homeland is to Jewish identity. By excluding Jews from their homeland—after Jews have already endured thousands of years of persecution—these organizations are engaging in anti-Semitism and dehumanizing Jews. They didn’t include Jewish law students in the conversation when circulating the bylaw. They also singled out Jews for wanting what we all should have—a homeland and haven from persecution.

 

The student conduct at Berkeley is part of the broader attitude against Jews on university campuses that made last week’s massacre possible. It is shameful and has been tolerated for too long.

 

It’s time for the adults to take over, and that includes law firms looking for graduates to hire.

 

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CEOs Vowing Not to Hire Harvard Students Who Signed Letter Blaming Israel for Hamas Attack

“I would like to know so I know never to hire these people”

Posted by Mike LaChance, 12October2023 https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/10/ceos-vowing-not-to-hire-harvard-students-who-signed-letter-blaming-israel-for-hamas-attack/

 

Some of the student groups at Harvard who signed on to this are already scrambling to distance themselves from it. This is why.

 

The New York Post reports:

A dozen CEOs back Bill Ackman’s call to not hire Harvard students who blamed Israel for Hamas attack

At least a dozen business executives have endorsed Bill Ackman’s call to deny hiring members of student groups at Harvard who signed on to a letter blaming Israel for Hamas’ deadly attack on Saturday that killed more than 1,200 people, including at least 22 Americans.

 

Jonathan Newman, the CEO of salad chain Sweetgreen, was among a group of business honchos who seconded Ackman in urging that the signatories of the letter circulated by the a coalition of 34 Harvard student groups who “hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence.”

 

“I would like to know so I know never to hire these people,” Newman wrote in response to Ackman’s post on X on Tuesday.

 

“Same,” David Duel, CEO of healthcare services firm EasyHealth, wrote in response to Newman.

 

The backlash and possible blacklisting has led to a flurry of backpedaling by four of the initial student organizations attached to the inflammatory statement — while board members of other groups have quit to distance themselves.

 

Late Tuesday, 17 other Harvard groups joined around 500 faculty and staff and 3,000 others in signing a counter-statement attacking the other groups’ letter as “completely wrong and deeply offensive,” according to the campus paper, the Harvard Crimson.

 

A third letter from nearly 160 faculty members also ripped Harvard’s response to the scandal, writing that it “can be seen as nothing less than condoning the mass murder of civilians based only on their nationality.”

 

Fears that some of the nation’s brightest young minds had doomed their futures led former Harvard President Larry Summers to caution against singling out students who were “naive and foolish” about what they were signing.


 

Joel M. Petlin-tweet-2November2023-message for the deans of law schools
Some of the largest law firms in the country have a message for the deans of law schools who have tolerated Antisemitic activities conducted by their students:

If you want your graduates to get good jobs in our law firms, stop producing Antisemites.

Joel M. Petlin-tweet-2November2023-message for the deans of law schools

Joel M. Petlin-tweet-2November2023-message for the deans of law schools

largest law firms-Letter to Deans

largest law firms-Letter to Deans

UPDATE: 


Joel M. Petlin-tweet-12November2023-message for the deans of law schools
More law firms keep lining up in the fight against Antisemitism.

There are now 2️⃣0️⃣6️⃣ firms that have signed the @sullcrom
letter to law school deans.

Each one sends an important message. I hope that they get it and remove Antisemitic students and faculty from their campuses.

Joel M. Petlin-tweet-12November2023-message for the deans of law schools

Joel M. Petlin-tweet-12November2023-message for the deans of law schools

largest law firms-Letter to Deans-12November2023

largest law firms-Letter to Deans-12November2023

 


Examples of Anti-Semitic Law Students


See Post: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/corporations/harvard-letter-israel-columbia-ivy-davis-polk-law-firm-student-rcna120881

NBC News-tweet-17October2023-Top US law firm Davis Polk announces it had rescinded letters of employment for three law students

NBC News-tweet-17October2023-Top US law firm Davis Polk announces it had rescinded letters of employment for three law students

 



The @ColumbiaSJP @ColumbiaJVP letter had nothing to do with supporting Palestine & everything to do with celebrating & glorifying the torture, murder and mutilation of 1,300 Israelis and abduction of an additional 200. Civilians. Women. Babies. Innocents.
Do better, @Newsweek.

HonestReporting-tweet-18October2023-The @ColumbiaSJP @ColumbiaJVP letter had nothing to do with supporting Palestine & everything to do with celebrating & glorifying the torture, murder and mutilation of 1,300 Israelis and abduction of an additional 200. Civilians. Women. Babies. Innocents. Do better, @Newsweek

HonestReporting-tweet-18October2023-The @ColumbiaSJP @ColumbiaJVP letter had nothing to do with supporting Palestine & everything to do with celebrating & glorifying the torture, murder and mutilation of 1,300 Israelis and abduction of an additional 200. Civilians. Women. Babies. Innocents.
Do better, @Newsweek

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Statement on Israel and Anti-Semitism From Leading Asset Managers


Noah Pollak-tweet-20November2023-Statement on Israel and Anti-Semitism From Leading Asset Managers
Some of the biggest names in finance have signed a public statement declaring they will not hire Hamas supporters and anti-semites at their firms:

“We call on our colleagues to join us in pledging to protect and support our Jewish and Israeli employees, family, and friends against violence and hate.”

Signatories include @BillAckman, @CliffordAsness, David Einhorn, Michael Steinhardt, Sander Gerber, Jon Jacobson, Peter Feld, Seth Fisher, Jeff Talpins, Doug Silverman, Ross Stevens, @boazweinstein, @michaelfertik, Dan Sundheim, Ryan Tolkin, and many more. Over $1T total under management.

Thank you gentlemen for taking a stand.

Statement on Israel and Anti-Semitism From Leading Asset Managers

Alex Berger New York https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/asset-manager-community-supports-israel

Asset Manager Community Statement of Support for Israel

We stand united in our support for the State and people of Israel. We mourn the senseless and barbaric acts of mass terror. We condemn Hamas and their collaborators.

The attack in Israel is an attack on all of us. Israel is the Start-Up Nation. Its innovations make the world a better place.

We stand with Jewish communities around the world, which are experiencing antisemitic harassment and violence. We are profoundly disturbed by people who are indifferent when confronted with Jewish suffering or who organize to blame Jews and celebrate hate. Supporters of hate will have no place in our organizations or our community.

We call on our colleagues to join us in pledging to protect and support our Jewish and Israeli employees, family, and friends against violence and hate.

Since 1948, the State of Israel has been a source of hope, strength, and innovation. Israel has given our industry and the world an abundance of moral, intellectual, and material gifts. Now, in Israel’s hour of need, we, the undersigned, pledge to do everything we can to support the Jewish state and the Jewish people. We support Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas, and against all people, states, and organizations who threaten the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Never again will we sit by while peace-loving people are slaughtered en masse.

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The following are among the signatories to the petition.

Sander Gerber, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Hudson Bay Capital

Yoav Roth, Managing Partner, Hudson Bay Capital

Bill Ackman, Chief Executive Officer, Pershing Square Capital Management

Robert Agostinelli, Co-Founder, Rhone

Clifford Asness, Managing and Founding Principal, AQR

Brett Barth, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, BBR Partners

Zachary Berger, Managing Director, ArchPoint Investors

Andrew Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer, Aeolus Capital Management

Marty Burger, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Artisan RE Ventures

Douglas Cifu, CEO, Virtu Financial

Brett Cohen, JGB Management

Aaron Cowen, Chief Investment Officer, Suvretta

Alexander Crisses, Managing Director, General Atlantic

David Einhorn, President, Greenlight Capital

Isser Elishis, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Waterton Global Resource Management

Peter Feld, Managing Member, Starboard Value

Seth Fischer, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Oasis Management

Matan Friedman, Chief Investment Officer, Generate Capital

Stephen Goldstein, Senior Managing Director, Evercore

Adam Herz, Co-Founder, Coalition Investment Partners

Jon Jacobson, Non-Executive Chairman, HighSage Ventures

Todd Kantor, Founder and Managing Member, Encompass Capital Advisors LLC

Adam Katz, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Irenic Capital Management

Jeremy Katz, President and Chief Operating Officer, D1 Capital

Ilya Koffman, Founder and Managing Partner, Turnspire Capital Partners

Jonathan Kolatch, Partner, Jasper Lake LLC

Greg Lippman, Chief Investment Officer, LibreMax Capital

Marc Majzner, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Clearline Capital

Candice Richards, MidOcean Partners

Evan Roth, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, BBR Partners

Steven Roorda, Partner, Stonebridge Capital

George Rohr, President, NCH Capital

Douglas Silverman, Managing Partner, Senator Investment Group

Paul Singer, Chief Executive Officer, Elliott Management

Michael Steinhardt, Steinhardt Management

Ross Stevens, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stone Ridge Asset Management

Dan Sundheim, Founder, D1 Capital

Jeffrey Talpins, Chief Executive Officer, Element Captial

Udi Toledano, Managing Partner, Good Springs Capital

Ryan Tolkin, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Schonfeld

Boaz Weinstein, Founder, Saba Capital

Rich Abbe, General Partner, Iroquois Capital

Aimee Almeleh, BlueMountain Capital

Alex Berger, Managing Director, Hudson Bay Capital

Scott Black, Chief Legal Officer, Hudson Bay Capital

Shlomo Cohen, Managing Director, Jones Trading

Halit Coussin, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Pershing Square Capital Management

Seth Damski, Chief Executive Officer, Old City Securities

Victoria Drabkin, Senior Vice President, Macquarie

David Feldman, Portfolio Manager, L1

Michael Fertik, Founder & Managing Director, Heroic Ventures

Jay Freedman, Principal, KPMG

Ian Jacobs, Managing Partner, 402 Capital

Max Karpel, Partner, Akin Gump

Nadav Klugman, Partner, Mayer Brown

Sam Leffell, Hudson Bay Capital

Alan Leifer, President, Leifer Capital Advisers, LLC

Noam Lipshitz, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Amy Margolis, Hudson Bay Capital

Michael Masri, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Abel S. Osorio, Partner, Turnspire Capital Partners

Greg Racz, President and Co-Founder, MGG Investment Group

Zoya Raynes, Managing Director, Bank of America

Brian Rebhun, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

David Reichsfeld, JP Morgan

Adam Rosenbluth, Managing Director, Bank of America

Michael Roth, Ares

David Salanic, Co-Managing Partner, Whitefort Capital

Craig Sedaka, LibreMax Capital

Mark B. Spiegel, Stanphyl Capital

Matthew Weinstein, Portfolio Manager, Hudson Bay Capital

Rami Zaitchik, Director, Bank of America

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Harvard 2024

 


Harvard Chabad-tweet-25April2024-Harvard Passover 2024
I’m hearing from first-year students who, while studying for exams in their dorm room, are being confronted with terrifying chants of globalize the Intifada – a call for the murder of Jews. I’m now receiving calls from their parents who are frightened to learn that Hamas supporters are being allowed to camp out in Harvard Yard – in brazen defiance to the university’s explicit guidelines – and are chanting in support of terrorism and call for the murder of Jews.

The last two nights at the Harvard Chabad Seder table, along with Jews around the world, we read the words of the Passover Haggadah
how “in each and every generation they rise up against us to destroy us. And the Holy One, blessed be He, rescues us from their hands.” That those who seek the destruction of the Jewish people are receiving support from Harvard students and other university students around the country – as we heard today from Hamas, should shake every moral person to their core.

We call on University leadership to remove these Jew haters and Hamas lovers who are continuously and brazenly violating university code of conduct, not to mention their own humanity.

– Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi, Jackie and Omri Dahan Harvard Chabad Jewish Chaplain

Harvard Chabad-tweet-25April2024-Harvard Passover 2024

Harvard Chabad-tweet-25April2024-Harvard Passover 2024

 



Hillel Fuld-tweet–24April2024-Antisemitism in America is not so bad and you’re exaggerating
One month ago, I heard this sentence over and over: “You are being an alarmist. Antisemitism in America is not so bad and you’re exaggerating. It can never happen in America. The public wouldn’t allow it.”

Ladies and gentleman, Harvard, 2024.

Hillel Fuld-tweet-24April2024-Antisemitism in America is not so bad and you’re exaggerating

Hillel Fuld-tweet-24April2024-Antisemitism in America is not so bad and you’re exaggerating

 



Yael Bar tur-tweet-15February2024-Harvard Yard 2024
Harvard Yard 2024: Jewish students woke up this morning to see posters of innocent Israeli hostages completely defaced.

Let’s put aside discussions of codes of conduct and ousted presidents for a moment. I want to ask @Harvard: what is the value of my degree when fellow students think that it’s acceptable to use intimidation and violence as an argument? What are they learning if they repeat hateful lies to a point where the face of a kidnapped baby held by Hamas for over 4 months is too offensive to bear?

 

Yael Bar tur-tweet-15February2024-Harvard Yard 2024

Yael Bar tur-tweet-15February2024-Harvard Yard 2024

 


AsperGirl-tweet-15February2024-Harvard Graduate Hiring Freeze
1. Declare a boycott/moratorium on hiring Harvard grads
2. Recruit firms & large companies to sign on

Do we really want to encourage student bodies behind this culture? Students of the classes of 2024 – 2028 should be held to a standard

 

AsperGirl-tweet-15February2024-Harvard Graduate Hiring Freeze

AsperGirl-tweet-15February2024-Harvard Graduate Hiring Freeze

Harvard Graduate Hiring Freeze

Harvard Graduate Hiring Freeze

 



Bill Ackman-tweet-31December2023-Company Background Check Won’t Turn Up a Harvard Diploma

Bill Ackman-tweet-31December2023-Company Background Check Won't Turn Up a Harvard Diploma

Bill Ackman-tweet-31December2023-Company Background Check Won’t Turn Up a Harvard Diploma

Company Background Check Won't Turn Up a Harvard Diploma

Company Background Check Won’t Turn Up a Harvard Diploma

 

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A Jewish social work student was forced to leave her clinical rotation due to blatant antisemitism


Shirion Collective-tweet-25May2024-Jewish Student Ejected Over Woke Antisemitism
🚨 Jewish Student Ejected Over Pernicious Woke Antisemitism

Then this student receives the following email. 👇

⚠️ “We Will Not Condone White Violence. Decolonize Your Mindset (Jew).”

📰 A Jewish social work student was forced to leave her clinical rotation due to blatant antisemitism.

She then received an email from her clinical supervisor, Barbara Andrea Garza Guzman of the Transformative Justice Project of Colorado, stating,

👉👉 “TJP is not the internship for you. We stand with Palestine and denounce Zionism. We will not condone white violence. I encourage you to decolonize your colonial mindset and learn the true history of the world.”👈👈

ℹ️ It’s clear these individuals took joy in excluding her because of her faith.

🚨 Absolute scumbags: The toxic spawn of DEI brainwashing, controlled by their extreme leftist puppet masters.

✅ Want to ask the business responsible what happened?
Email, call, visit:

📇Barbara Andrea Garza Guzman, MSW, SWC
Email: barbs@tjpcolorado.org
Phone: (303) 961-7048

Elie Zwiebel
Email: elie@tjpcolorado.org

Erin Pier
Email: erin@tjpcolorado.org

Shirion Collective-tweet-25May2024-Jewish Student Ejected Over Woke Antisemitism

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When You Realize Nearly Everyone In Your University Wants You Dead

How, how, how did this come to pass? There is no evil like the academic who provides the ideological foundation for the extermination of a people, and insists that you call that program “virtue.”

Posted by Andrew Pessin 22October2023  https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/10/when-you-realize-nearly-everyone-in-your-university-wants-you-dead/

University of Wisconsin–Madison 11October2023Hamas Israel Palestine Protest

University of Wisconsin–Madison 11October2023Hamas Israel Palestine Protest

 

Four days in, after explicit images of the slaughter had been blasting around the internet nonstop for days, my college administration, and my faculty colleagues, had remained silent. In contrast, when a single Black man died by a police officer far away a few years ago the place had exploded for days. When an administrator more recently scheduled an event at a venue that 40 years earlier had racist admissions policies there were weeks of outrage, the canceling of classes and then of the administrator. The misuse of pronouns here can get you disciplined on a bias charge, in this age of microaggressions and in the name of promoting inclusion.

 

But when (now) 1400+ Jews are slaughtered in cold blood, live on camera, there is—silence.

And not just slaughtered: bloodthirsty murderers going house to house, murdering entire families, children, grandparents, medics and first responders, raping women and little girls, abusing corpses, burning down houses with their families inside like in medieval times, paragliding into a music festival with automatic weapons gunning down 260 young adults (same age as our students), not to mention taking 200+ hostages (women, children, elderly) whom they have threatened to execute publicly (assuming they are still alive) —no different from the Nazi Einsatzgruppen, except that the Nazis didn’t have the ability to also livestream their atrocities—

 

There was silence.

Actually worse: business as usual. Chatter about upcoming events, department business, the usual weekly newsletters, announcements re upcoming meetings. Nothing to talk about, folks, it’s just Jews being slaughtered on the largest scale since the Holocaust.

 

“We must take care of our students”—a wonderful rallying cry that fills up our airwaves whenever any identity group is perceived to have received a harm, however abstract that harm is, however removed that harm might be from them directly and personally.

 

Except for Jews—whose family members, friends, and acquaintances were literally just gunned down, raped, burned alive, decapitated, all livestreamed. (They used one grandmother’s phone to film their execution of her, then posted the video to her own Facebook account so everyone she knew could witness it—which is how her family learned of her fate.)

 

How would they feel if that were their grandmother?

If they watched her be executed with their own eyes?

Did this community truly have no care or concern for its Jewish members?

I didn’t want to believe it.

But this isn’t just about my institution. Apart from a small handful of university presidents who responded appropriately (such as at the University of Florida), most were either silent like mine or (eventually) expressed tepid, neutral, general words of dismay without truly acknowledging what had just happened before our very eyes. Although admittedly these responses were at least marginally better than what happened and continues to happen on many other campuses: active, large, loud rallies where students and faculty and at least the occasional administrator openly endorsed and called for the deaths of Jews.

 

But only marginally: the silence, and the tepidness, convey the same message, if slightly less explicitly.

The problem is nearly—everywhere.

 

Other people saw the problem earlier, but for me it was around 2014 that I began to understand that nearly everyone not merely at my institution but at these very many institutions, including the best institutions, really—hated—the Jews. But since I first saw it I’ve also seen it getting worse, and now it is shockingly unambiguous. I no longer have the occasional worry that my concerns are maybe a little paranoid, apocalyptic, overly emotional.

 

It is now clear.

Many, many people in our universities don’t merely really hate the Jews, but actually—want them dead.

In 2023 America, not to mention around the globe.

Take a look at the rallies the first week after the massacre at Harvard, at Yale, at Princeton, at Columbia, at Georgetown, and at the University of North Carolina where one very excited young woman screamed exuberantly, “We are all of us Hamas!”

 

Hamas, which openly calls for, and acts to bring about, the death of every Jew on the planet.

At the University of Washington rally “for Palestine” a young woman Jewish student was filmed sobbing in front of a seemingly indifferent administrator, “Why are you allowing this to happen here? They want us dead!”

 

How, how, how did this come to pass?

Know this to start: Israel is home to half the world’s Jews, and the majority of the other half are closely connected to it, identify with it, support it, have family, friends, acquaintances there. It is safe to assume that most Jewish persons on your campus either know someone who was just murdered in their homes or taken hostage and perhaps soon to be executed publicly, or knows someone who does. That means not only that most Jews on your campus have just suffered an incalculable concrete personal loss, but that anyone who wants Israeli Jews dead must also want these Jews dead—because these Jews mostly support those Jews, and may even be related to them.

 

There is no comfort in imagining, well maybe they want to kill the Jews there, but here, in the US of A, in 2023, I am safe.

Do not forget that point.

This may be the US of A in 2023, but what we’re seeing is an old story, dressed up fresh for the 21st century Western world.

 

Years of lies, fertilizing the soil, all deliberately designed to delegitimize and dehumanize the Jew, to label the Jew as inhuman, demonic, pure evil. Once you are convinced that the Jew represents evil, then killing Jews becomes not only acceptable but even obligatory. If the Jew is evil, then you in turn must be a very good person in killing him. The Christians did this for centuries, portraying the Jew as literally the fleshly embodiment of evil in their rejection and crucifixion of Jesus. The Germans and the Nazis did this for decades in racial terms, inspired by the antisemitic conspiracy-theory forgery Protocols of the Elders of Zion, even developing a whole academic discipline to document and thus demonstrate the evils of the Jews. After some decades of this program, killing Jews isn’t merely easier but becomes an act of virtue.

 

The newer lies, now also several decades old, are merely superficial variations on the older lies, aiming to better reflect the specific evils of today. The charges of “genocide,” “ethnic cleansing,” “settler colonialism,” “apartheid,” and more recently “Jewish supremacy,” not to mention probably every single thing most people believe about Gaza—you may be sure that all of these are lies, in fact easily documentable and demonstrable lies for anyone who takes a few minutes to honestly evaluate them. (Maybe people don’t know that rather unlike most “open air prisons” or “concentration camps” Gaza has four-star hotels and restaurants, luxury cars, ritzy malls, affluent neighborhoods, fancy beach resorts, and an obesity problem, not to mention a massive military infrastructure.) These charges don’t have to be true, they just have to be widely circulated, widely repeated, and widely believed, so that the Jew becomes the embodiment of whatever is considered most evil today.

 

And this is what the “pro-Palestinian” movement, along with its numerous “progressive” allies, has successfully accomplished.

 

After twenty years of the “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions” (BDS) movement against Israel, orchestrated on campus by the now more than 200 chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), their short-term goal, that of damaging Israel economically, was a bust; but the long-term goal, the real goal, has succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Whether or not a particular BDS resolution passes or fails on a given campus, the campaign itself soaks the campus in all the lies above for weeks on end, year after year. Most students don’t really follow the details, but come away thinking, man, those Jews with their genocide, apartheid, and supremacy, must really be pretty evil.

 

And now in 2023 no one blinks an eye when SJP asserts boldly, baldly, as if factually, on their recent social media celebrating the slaughter of 1400 Jews, that every single Israeli Jew is a “settler.” In today’s campus vernacular the slur “settler” rivals in evilness the slur “Nazi,” which they also sling against Israelis. If every Israeli Jew is a settler, then every Israeli Jew is evil, and therefore legitimately murdered. That includes the babies, and the grandmothers, and the unarmed dancing teenagers, and by the way it also justifies torturing them and raping the women before you murder them, which also occurred on a significant scale. (The first report to the Red Cross on the hostages noted that many suffered from “severe injuries due to rape.”)

 

Every Israeli Jew is guilty. And if every Israeli Jew is guilty, is evil, then so is every other Jew who supports them and may even be related to them.

 

There are no innocent Jews.

The actual Nazis couldn’t have orchestrated it better.

 

Those administrators, those faculty members, those students who say nothing while 1400 Jews are slaughtered—and livestreamed, with the most horrific recordings circulating the globe getting millions of views and shares and likes and celebratory comments—Do they remain silent because they too believe these Jews actually—deserve this?

 

One liberated kibbutz included the bodies of 40 babies.

Babies.

Some beheaded.

Are there no innocent Jews, who don’t deserve this fate?

 

Babies, grandmothers, dancing peaceniks, living in their ancestral homeland, in an internationally recognized UN member state, in territory that is not disputed except by those who believe that no Jew is innocent?

 

If they can’t condemn this—if they remain silent—then they must believe these Jews deserve it. I can draw no other conclusion. Is it possible that these academic colleagues, sophisticated, educated, refined, “experts” in values—for do they not daily proclaim their expertise in values, in their anti-racism, their anti-hate, their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion?—is it possible that the people we work with, share offices with, who teach our children, share the belief and value system of the ancient and medieval Christians, the modern Nazis?

 

And of the contemporary Islamic Resistance Movement, otherwise known as Hamas?

 

Hamas has made no secrets of its views. From its founding charter—which literally openly endorses the murder of every Jew on earth, and quotes repeatedly, and “factually,” from the antisemitic Nazi-worshipped forgery Protocols in order to support its view that every Jew deserves to be murdered—to literally every action, every behavior, and every statement in the 40 years since, it has been telling you exactly what it thinks.

 

They tell us this openly, and have been telling us this openly for decades. A week after the massacre their leaders called on every Muslim on earth to bring the jihad to everywhere on earth, which prompted attacks in several European countries and had the FBI on alert here.

 

This isn’t hard to figure out. This movement is not about peace, about negotiation, not about “two states,” not about “justice,” not about Palestinian self-determination, not even about bettering the lives of Palestinians, all the things that should rightly matter to genuine progressives.

 

It is about murdering every Jew on earth, starting with the ones in Israel. (They also are interested in removing Christians, for the record, but the Jews are the first priority.)

 

That the animus is not restricted to Israeli Jews is also clear by the global reaction. Mass rallies in major cities around the globe, celebrating the slaughter and attacking local Jews and Jewish institutions. And back to campuses: SJP immediately launched a social media campaign celebrating this mass slaughter of Jews (which they call “resistance”), and then launched a campaign to “bring the resistance” to every campus they could, in order to “dismantle” Zionism on every campus. Lovely words—except when “resistance” openly means “slaughter every Jew,” when “dismantling Zionism” means removing, “by any means necessary,” anyone on campus who believes that Jews have human rights too, and when they illustrate their campaign with a celebratory image of the paraglider armed with automatic weapons about to embark on gunning down every unarmed dancing teenager in his sight.

 

This is open endorsement of, and incitement to, mass homicidal violence—occurring on, and directed towards, not only Israel and Israelis but our very campuses.

 

They don’t even hide it. They’re proud about it.

They were exulting in it.

“We are all Hamas!” the young woman in North Carolina screamed. Can you imagine if she were your roommate, your classmate, your student?

 

Hamas, SJP, have never hid their intentions. “Resistance,” and “By any means necessary,” even “decolonization,” are the sanitized way they like to put it, but as you see them chuckle in glee, in ecstasy, over this mass slaughter, giving those snuff videos millions of views and likes and glowing reviews, it looks a lot less sanitary.

 

When an openly genocidal Jew-hating group declares, and then perpetrates, their intention to slaughter Jews, is it not advisable to #BelieveThem?

 

And when a campus group does the same?

Silence?

Really?

Is there any other identity group about which it would be acceptable to celebrate their mass slaughter, and campaign to bring that slaughter to your campus? What exactly are all those diversity and inclusion administrators paid to do, if not to prevent this?

 

Or at least condemn it?

But silence is what we got on my campus, and on many campuses.

 

Is that because people—our administrators, our colleagues, our students—agree? That every Jew is guilty, that every Jew is evil, that every Jew must be eliminated?

 

Is that what they are thinking, when they look at their Jewish colleagues, students—at you—even if they are good enough not to say it aloud?

 

That the answer is yes is supported by what, of course, predictably, happened next.

 

Jews began to defend themselves. And the world, including campuses, promptly erupted and continues to erupt in outrage at every single measure Jews take in so doing. There isn’t a single nation on earth that wouldn’t respond massively to such an attack, but when Jews do it, every measure is instantly labeled an aggression, an atrocity, a war crime, there will be international tribunals, etc. That is because in their eyes Jews do not have the right to defend themselves, the right that all other human beings have—because after a generation of the program academics and their students now apparently believe that Jews are so demonic they are not even endowed with the “human rights” championed by all the anti-Israel “human rights” NGOs, whose condemnations of Israeli self-defense are as loud as anyone else’s.

 

One other thing also happened next. The more decent among the academy did have some words of concern about the massacre but couldn’t resist even a nanosecond before appending to those words their “explanations,” their “context,” the “nuance,” the “what choice did they have” rhetoric—invoking, after all, the “blockade,” the “occupation,” the “apartheid,” etc. The lies, the damned lies, doing all the work, obscuring the fact that the Palestinians, even Hamas, did and do have many other choices available besides slaughtering Jews, including that of actually making peace with Israel.

 

One academic actually said the following to me. The reason she was silent to that point wasn’t that she hated Jews, she said, but that she was trying to understand the conflict from multiple sides, because it is after all extremely complicated. When this person was confronted with the mass sadistic slaughter of 1400 mostly civilian Jews including babies, in other words, her response was “I need to hear more perspectives.” Imagine saying on a campus today that you were suspending judgment on the George Floyd case, and on the general phenomenon of anti-Black racism, and while you’re at it on slavery too because the situation is “complicated” and there are other “sides,” including the side that held that all Blacks are evil and deserve to be enslaved or eliminated.

 

Is there any other identity group about which it would be acceptable to justify their mass slaughter by providing “context,” insisting on “nuance,” wanting to see the “other side”?

 

Academics are supposed to be in the subtlety and nuanced business, and indeed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is complex, and there is lots of room for reasonable debates about many aspects of it.

 

But that is not what’s going on here.

The issue at hand really is extraordinarily simple: either those raped and murdered and abused and burned and decapitated babies and families and grandmothers deserved that fate, or they did not. Any “but,” any “explanation,” any “context,” any “complication,” any “both sides,” any “all lives matter” (as many of those tepid university statements exhibited) blames the victim for their slaughter and comes down as a vote that they deserved it—because, in the end, because no other explanation is possible, they must believe that every Jew is evil, and that the medieval Christians and modern Nazis and contemporary Hamasniks have it right.

 

Anything less than outright unqualified condemnation of this act is a signal to your Jewish colleagues, peers, and students, that their very existence on this planet is an aggressive provocation to you. The tepidity and the silence may be marginally better than the “Intifada!” and “Resistance by any means necessary!” and “Death to the Jews!” chants heard on all too many campuses this past week, but they signify exactly the same thing.

 

Here is one other neat trick, pointing again to the same conclusion. Many instantly responded to the onset of the Israeli response by calling for de-escalation, by condemning genocide. Beautiful: who could be against de-escalation, and for genocide? But here’s the problem. Wasn’t Hamas’s mass sadistic slaughter of some 1400 mostly civilians just a little bit of a, you know, escalation? And part of an explicit campaign of, you know, genocide? How does one come out for de-escalation only after the Jew-slaughterers have finished their slaughter, and without even acknowledging that slaughter? How does one come out against genocide only after the openly genocidal group has finished its round of genocidal activity, and do so without even acknowledging that genocidal activity? Think about the message that sends to Jewish community members: we have no objection when you are attacked, but we condemn you when you respond. Or maybe: genocide is dreadful, except when it’s perpetrated against Jews.

 

Not to mention that there is a whole other mode of de-escalation, and genocide prevention, that these folks entirely overlook. They could demand that Hamas return all the hostages immediately and surrender, and then the war is over, instantly. You don’t get more de-escalating and anti-genocidal than that. Yet somehow that is not the mode they are calling for.

 

Make that condemnation of the Hamas slaughter, full stop, unconditional—and then perhaps we can have reasonable discussions about many things, including about the scope and nature of the Israeli response.

 

Anything else and the conclusion is inescapable: they just want Jews dead.

For the record, it is possible to be “pro-Palestinian” yet also condemn this massacre, full stop. That really isn’t so hard to work out. And yet finding a person or two on a campus taking that position will keep you busy for a pretty long time.

 

Even as I write this I cannot fully believe it, but it really is past denying. As that young woman at the University of Washington sobbed, “They want us dead.”

 

It is Hamas, I obviously believe, that is profoundly evil. But one thing to their “credit,” I suppose: they at least tell you who they are, they are open about it, they may be violent religious extremist fanatics but at least you know who you are dealing with.

 

But the academics—the professors, the administrators, now a full generation of students and young alumni—the people who justify that violence, who create entire ideologies that fertilize the ground by painting the victim as the evil one, as the one who deserves this extermination, are at least equally evil. They may not pull the trigger but they create the conditions that make the trigger pulling justifiable and therefore feasible, and do so in a massively deceptive way. The entire “Anti-Zionism” campaign of the past two decades was just that, a wolf in sheep’s clothing: take the eternal hatred of the Jew and wrap it up as “political critique,” or “human rights,” so that it will be allowed to enter the academic arena, where it will seep into the brains of unsuspecting students. In the past decade the “wokeness” and “diversity” program added fuel to this fire, prettying up that sheep, turning Western Jews into privileged white supremacist oppressors of people of color while their Israeli Jewish siblings oppress the Palestinians of color, so that in the name of all the higher virtues it became acceptable and then obligatory to start hating the Jews, all of the Jews, who now represent the ultimate evil in their 21st-century eyes. That is precisely what the medieval Christians and the modern Nazis did, and what those academic “progressives” and “Anti-Zionists” who have been propagating these vicious lies for many years under their various jargony names have been doing.

 

There is no evil like the academic who provides the ideological foundation for the extermination of a people, and insists that you call that program “virtue.”

 

“Death to the Jews!” at least has the decency to be explicit.

But the tepidity, and the silence from administration, from the diversity administrators, from the faculty, on so many other campuses—says the same thing.

 

They really want us dead.

[Featured Image: Pro-Hamas protest at University of Wisconsin (“Glory to the martyrs, glory to the murders”), via Twitter]

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Andrew Pessin is Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies at Connecticut College, and Campus Bureau Editor of the Algemeiner. Among other works he is co-editor of Anti-Zionism on Campus: The University, Free Speech, and BDS. More information about him and his work may be found at www.andrewpessin.com.

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Stumbled upon a protest today at the @UWMadison
campus, gross chants including “glory to the murders”

They believe the only good Jew is a dead Jew #IStandWithIsrael

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Geoffrey Datz-tweet-11October2023-protest at the UWMadison campus-gross chants including-glory to the murders

 

 


The folks screaming “Intifada, Revolution” on college campuses aren’t talking about Israel anymore


The Persian Jewess-tweet-18April2024-The folks screaming Intifada Revolution
The folks screaming “Intifada, Revolution” on college campuses aren’t talking about Israel anymore.

They’re talking about America.

Wake Up and Smell the Jihad.

#AmericaUnderAttack

The Persian Jewess-tweet-18April2024-The folks screaming Intifada Revolution

The Persian Jewess-tweet-18April2024-The folks screaming Intifada Revolution

 

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Why Can’t They Just Leave The Jewish Hostage Posters Alone?

Mentally healthy people just walk by a poster they don’t like. Psychopaths and sociopaths tear them down, and when you throw in DEI-infused dehumanization of Jews, you get the anti-Israel movement we now have.

Posted by William A. Jacobson, 9November2023 https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/11/why-cant-they-just-leave-the-jewish-hostage-posters-alone/

 

NYU Students Destroy Israeli kidnapped Posters

NYU Students Destroy Israeli kidnapped Posters

There has been a wave of vandalism of posters placed in various locations of Israelis who were kidnapped by Hamas, other terrorist groups, and “civilians” on October 7.

 

While I haven’t done a rigorous statistical survey, anecdotally I and others have noticed that the poster-rippers and other violent anti-Israel protesters disproportionately are young women.


Ian Haworth-tweet-9November2023-Why are most of the people tearing down pictures of hostages women
Why are most of the people tearing down pictures of hostages women?
Israel War Room-tweet-8November2023-
NEW: A USC student is caught on camera laughing and tearing down posters of Israelis kidnapped by Hamas.

 

Ian Haworth-tweet-9November2023-Why are most of the people tearing down pictures of hostages women

Ian Haworth-tweet-9November2023-Why are most of the people tearing down pictures of hostages women

 

 


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What’s really striking is how many of these violent demonstrators and kidnapped poster destroyers are young women, seems like a significant majority
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Higher education in America.
@UCLA: Covered faces wearing keffiyehs and beating the effigy of the Jew/PM of Israel.

Los Angeles. 2023.

 

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William A. Jacobson-tweet-9November2023-kidnapped poster destroyers are young women

 

 


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NYC – a couple is spotted on West 4th tearing down flyers of kidnapped Israeli children taken into Gaza by Hamas terrorists.

Recognize them? DM us!

 

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StopAntisemitism-tweet-1November2023-NYC-couple tearing down flyer of kidnapped Israeli children

 

 


Manhattan Mingle-tweet-This young poster ripper is the logic we are fighting against
This young poster ripper is the logic we are fighting against. Parents, it’s time to delete Tik Tok from your children’s devices! UES 79th Lexington @bethanyshondark @visegrad24 @canarymission @StopAntisemites @ViralNewsNYC

 

Manhattan Mingle-tweet-This young poster ripper is the logic we are fighting against

Manhattan Mingle-tweet-This young poster ripper is the logic we are fighting against

 

 


Viral News NYC-tweet-7November2023-She cut the poster like she was trying to kill the hostages
Mill basen Brooklyn NY
This person came out with a knife and started cutting a poster of kids who were either killed or kidnapped by hamas terrorists.
She cut the poster like she was trying to kill the hostages.

 

Viral News NYC-tweet-7November2023-She cut the poster like she was trying to kill the hostages

Viral News NYC-tweet-7November2023-She cut the poster like she was trying to kill the hostages

 

 


Noah Pollak-tweet-7November2023-This is what our schools are producing now
It’s amazing how many of these psychos either work in higher education or graduated from college within the past few years. This is what our schools are producing now:
Canary Mission-tweet-7November2023-
NEW Canary Mission profile. Azali Ward, who is the VP of Student Mentor Leads for Diversity Chief Office @FordhamNYC
& an asst coach @BaruchCollege, helped rip down posters of Israelis kidnapped by Hamas terrorists. https://canarymission.org/individual/Azali_Ward

 

Noah Pollak-tweet-7November2023-This is what our schools are producing now

Noah Pollak-tweet-7November2023-This is what our schools are producing now

 

 


New York Post-tweet-9November2023-NYC woman ranted-I’ll kill you Jews
NYC woman who tore down hostage fliers ranted ‘I’ll kill you Jews’ before attack, victim says https://nypost.com/2023/11/09/metro/melissa-ugur-ranted-ill-kill-you-jews-victim-says/
“The incident unfolded as hate crimes against Jewish New Yorkers skyrocketed since the raging Israel-Hamas war started last month, with a whopping 214% surge in antisemitic incidents in October, the NYPD announced Wednesday.”

 

New York Post-tweet-9November2023-NYC woman ranted-I’ll kill you Jews

New York Post-tweet-9November2023-NYC woman ranted-I’ll kill you Jews

 


StopAntisemitism-tweet-17October2023-The lack of humanity is extremely concerning
HORRIFYING- NYU students walking around campus removing posters featuring missing Israelis being held in Gaza by Hamas terrorists.

The lack of humanity by your students is not only heartbreaking but extremely concerning @nyuniversity
@NYUCampusSafety

 

StopAntisemitisms-tweet-17October2023-The lack of humanity is extremely concerning

StopAntisemitisms-tweet-17October2023-The lack of humanity is extremely concerning

 

 

There are many more examples posted at StopAntiSemitism, Canary Mission, and elsewhere on Twitter.

 

They have smug grins and a glee on their faces just like the sadists who tortured and mutilated Israelis on October 7. The posters for them are a proxy for Jews in the flesh. If you wonder how “normal” people can turn into barbarians, you are witnessing it in real time.

 


William A. Jacobson-tweet-9November2023-It’s the same glee you see
It’s the same glee you see on the faces of the people tearing down the Kidnapped posters
John Roberts-tweet-8November2023-This Canadian journalist’s reaction to screening the raw footage of 7October
This Canadian journalist’s reaction to screening the raw footage of Oct. 7:
I watched Hamas hack innocents to death. The worst part was their glee | National Post

SEE: Sabrina Maddeaux: I watched Hamas hack innocents to death. The worst part was their glee

 

William A. Jacobson-tweet-9November2023-It's the same glee you see

William A. Jacobson-tweet-9November2023-It’s the same glee you see

 

The posters attract these deranged haters like flies. They just can’t help themselves.

Why not just walk on by? Why not put up your own posters? Why the need to destroy? They are taking out some life frustration and letting loose the demons within them on Jews who are victims.

 

I read a really good description of what is at least part of the problem, by Antonio García Martínez writing at The Tablet:

The poster-rippers are merely physically enacting what most of the Western left thinks, which is that Jews cannot play the role of victim, no matter what atrocities they’ve suffered. Their ethnic antagonists, the Palestinians, have that role reserved for them, so don’t bother us with your tales of woe, Israeli Jews, no matter how sinister….

 

Westerners view the Middle East with a new wokified Orientalism: It’s an exotic stage on which to project (if not enact) their own political dramas around identity and oppression. The problem is that the liberal mind cannot imagine what’s inside the illiberal mind….

 

A lot of people are waking up to the dehumanization of Jews through CRT/’anti-racism’/DEI. We’ve been screaming about it for years. We even started a website to document how deeply the racialized pathology has spread (CriticalRace.org).

 

But we’re just “right wing” so we never penetrated the broader and mostly liberal American Jewish community. Now that Bari Weiss is writing about it, though, its okay for liberal Jews to call out the DEI monster:

People were to be given authority in this new order not in recognition of their gifts, hard work, accomplishments, or contributions to society, but in inverse proportion to the disadvantages their group had suffered, as defined by radical ideologues. According to them, as Jamie Kirchick concisely put it in these pages: “Muslim > gay, Black > female, and everybody > the Jews.”What we must do is reverse this….

 

The answer is not for the Jewish community to plead its cause before the intersectional coalition, or beg for a higher ranking in the new ladder of victimhood. That is a losing strategy—not just for Jewish dignity, but for the values we hold as Jews and as Americans….

 

It is time to end DEI for good.

It’s no coincidence that so many of the poster-rippers are in college or work at colleges. That is where the DEI-indoctrination is the most intense.

 

This is not a working class phenomenon.


NYScanner-tweet-27October2023-Friday morning in Forest Hills, Queens
Friday morning in Forest Hills, Queens. Seems like some good old New Yorkers are pissed.

 

NYScanner-tweet-27October2023-Friday morning in Forest Hills-Queens

NYScanner-tweet-27October2023-Friday morning in Forest Hills-Queens

 

 

This is a DEI-addicted illness.

 

Of course, there are other factors. Some are motivated by traditional Islamist Jew-hatred, some by traditional leftist-Jew hatred, some are just deeply unhappy and disturbed people with deep emotional problems who have found someone else to make miserable.

 

Mentally healthy people just walk by a poster they don’t like. Psychopaths and sociopaths tear them down, and when you throw in DEI-infused dehumanization of Jews, you get the anti-Israel movement we now have.

 

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Liberals more distant from Israel


JPPI-tweet-6November2023-New JPPI Poll

New JPPI Poll: The survey examines whether the events make US Jews feel “closer” or “more distant” from Israel. In this question, there is a substantial decrease in the proportion of very liberal or fairly liberal Jews who consider that the events will make them feel closer to Israel, alongside a slight increase in those who estimate that the events will make them feel “more distant ” from Israel (notably, among very liberals, from 5% to 13%). Additionally, there is an increase in the proportion of those who believe that the events will “not change” their degree of closeness to Israel.

The survey was conducted among 696 Jews in the United States.

JPPI-tweet-6November2023-New JPPI Poll

JPPI-tweet-6November2023-New JPPI Poll

 


Elder of Ziyon-tweet-6November2023-If your entire worldview

If your entire worldview is that the world is divided between “oppressors” and the “oppressed,” then anything that shows that you are wrong and sometimes Jews can be oppressed enrages you.

Which is why people tear down the “kidnapped” signs. The signs violate their religion.

Elder of Ziyon-tweet-6November2023-If your entire worldview

Elder of Ziyon-tweet-6November2023-If your entire worldview

 


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Please walk away from the people in your life who are..


Jordyn-tweet-8November2023-Please walk away from the people
To my Jewish American brothers and sisters – I mean this with love: Please, PLEASE have some self-respect. Walk away from the people in your life who are liking or sharing social media posts wrongfully accusing Israel of genocide, ethnic cleansing, or apartheid after Israeli communities were just massacred in the most inhumane, barbaric ways. I am begging you. Have some self respect and let them go.

Let. Them. Go.

Jordyn-tweet-8November2023-Please walk away from the people

Jordyn-tweet-8November2023-Please walk away from the people

 


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How are Jewish students coping with antisemitism on campus?

How are Jewish students coping with antisemitism on campus?

A @UBCPsych study is recruiting Jewish students to take part in a study on stress and coping. If you self-identify as Jewish and attend a college or university, we would love to hear from you.

https://delongis.psych.ubc.ca/participate/jewish-on-campus/

How are Jewish students coping with antisemitism on campus

How are Jewish students coping with antisemitism on campus

 

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Jewish students, university campuses can be tough places these days


noa tishby-tweet-3March2024-Jewish students university campuses can be tough places these days
I recently spoke to more than 4000 Jewish teens at @BBYOInsider. And I told them, very soon, most of you will go to college. That’s exciting. But for Jewish students, university campuses can be tough places these days.

So I want to run through a few things that you will encounter on college campuses. Because you need to be prepared.

When you get to college you’re going to run into groups which are a part of the boycott Israel movement. These groups will pretend to be all about justice, freedom and human rights, which is great, except that’s not what they are about. These groups intention is to destroy the only Jewish state in the world. They don’t hide it, they just hide it from you.

They will tell you that they don’t hate Jews, they just hate Israel or even better “Zionists”. Never mind that Zionism only means that Jews are allowed to have a state, like every other people, and that most Jews believe in that.

They will tell you that Jews have nothing to do with the Land of Israel. But the simple truth is: Israel is a massive part of Jewish identity. It’s where Jews and Judaism come from and where we have always had a presence. We’re called Jews because we come from Judea.

Why am I telling you all this? Because they want to tell you that your identity is wrong and that there is something wrong with you. That being Jewish, being a Zionist is something to be ashamed of. They want you to hide your Jewish identity.

But Jewish people are done hiding. We are not going to live in hiding. We live in a time when everyone is encouraged to celebrate who they are. Every identity is expected to be accepted. And should be. Gender identity. Sexual identity. Ethnic identity.

We have to celebrate our Jewish identity as well!

So now, at college and beyond: walk with your heads held high. Take pride in who you are and what you represent. Flaunt your star of David, invite all your friends for Shabbat. find a nice Jewish boy. We will not hide and we will not let the haters tell us who we are or who we can be.

Now go have a great weekend, have fun get inspired and don’t forget – Am Yisrael Chai

noa tishby-tweet-3March2024-Jewish students-university campuses can be tough places these days

noa tishby-tweet-3March2024-Jewish students-university campuses can be tough places these days

 

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21April2024-Jewish students at Colombia University, “Return home as soon as possible and remain home antisemitism explodes on campus.”


Belaaz News-tweet-21April2024-Jewish students at Colombia University Return home as soon as possible and remain home
🇺🇸✡️ — NEWS: Jewish Rabbi at Colombia University and Barnard College, Rav Elie Buechler, sent a WhatsApp message to all Jewish students warning them to “return home as soon as possible and remain home antisemitism explodes on campus.

“It deeply pains me to say that I would strongly recommend you return home as soon as possible and remain home…”

Belaaz News-tweet-21April2024-Jewish students at Colombia University Return home as soon as possible and remain home-Rav Elie Buechler-21April2024
Rav Elie Buechier
Dear Yavneh,
What we are witnessing in and around campus is terrible and tragic.
The events of the last few days, especially last night, have made it clear that Columbia University’s Public Safety and the NYPD cannot guarantee Jewish students’ safety in the face of extreme antisemitism and anarchy.

It deeply pains me to say that I would strongly recommend you return home as soon as possible and remain home until the reality in and around campus has dramatically improved.

It is not our job as Jews to ensure our own safety on campus.
No one should have to endure this level of hatred, let alone at school.

If you need assistance please reach out to me.

Belaaz News-tweet-21April2024-Jewish students at Colombia University Return home as soon as possible and remain home

Belaaz News-tweet-21April2024-Jewish students at Colombia University Return home as soon as possible and remain home

Jewish students at Colombia University Return home as soon as possible and remain home-Rav Elie Buechler-21April2024

Jewish students at Colombia University Return home as soon as possible and remain home-Rav Elie Buechler-21April2024

 



Dr. Logan Levkoff-tweet-22April2024-Jews are not safe in NYC
Jews are not safe in NYC.

Shame on you @Columbia.
Shame on you @nyuniversity.
Shame on you @TheNewSchool.

@NYCMayor @GovKathyHochul it’s fucking time to do something.

Dr. Logan Levkoff-tweet-22April2024-Jews are not safe in NYC

Dr. Logan Levkoff-tweet-22April2024-Jews are not safe in NYC

Nefesh B'Nefesh: Live the Dream US & CAN 1-866-4-ALIYAH | UK 020-8150-6690 or 0800-085-2105 | Israel 02-659-5800 https://www.nbn.org.il/ info@nbn.org.il

Nefesh B’Nefesh: Live the Dream US & CAN 1-866-4-ALIYAH | UK 020-8150-6690 or 0800-085-2105 | Israel 02-659-5800 https://www.nbn.org.il/ info@nbn.org.il

It’s time to come home! Nefesh B’Nefesh: Live the Dream 1-866-4-ALIYAH

 

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Israeli student at Columbia “We currently fear for our personal safety”


Shai Davidai-tweet-24April2024-Israeli student at Columbia
I just got an email from an Israeli student at @Columbia.

Don’t listen to me. Listen to them:

“Dear Shai,

I am writing to you as a concerned Israeli student at Columbia University, along with 133 fellow Israeli students. On April 23rd at 8:00 AM, we addressed a letter to President Shafik, Co-Chair Shipman, and Co-Chair Greenwald, expressing our fears about our safety on campus and the critical need for immediate action. I have attached the letter for your reference. We are reaching out because we believe that our concerns are being neglected by the university administration, and we recognize the significant role that the media is playing in these recent events. We fear further escalation of violence on campus and want to ensure that our voices are heard and that preventive measures are taken to safeguard all students. We believe that increased media attention can help bring about the necessary changes and hold the university accountable for ensuring a safe environment for everyone.

We request that when posting the letter it is done anonymously, as we currently fear for our personal safety.”

Shai Davidai-tweet-24April2024-Israeli student at Columbia

Shai Davidai-tweet-24April2024-Israeli student at Columbia

 

Shai Davidai-tweet-24April2024-Israeli student at Columbia_letter

Shai Davidai-tweet-24April2024-Israeli student at Columbia_letter

 

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Columbia is currently preventing its Jewish professors from entering the campus


Dr. Eli David-tweet-22April2024-Columbia is preventing its Jewish professors from entering the campus
🚨 Breaking: @Columbia is currently preventing its Jewish professors from entering the campus.

A dark day in the history of the US 🇺🇲
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Dr. Eli David-tweet-22April2024-Columbia is preventing its Jewish professors from entering the campus

Dr. Eli David-tweet-22April2024-Columbia is preventing its Jewish professors from entering the campus

 

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Purge Jewish faculty from universities


Caroline Glick-tweet-5May2024-Purge Jewish faculty from universities
Before 1933, Nazis were most popular in the universities. They promised upward mobility to mediocre academics who couldn’t compete with Jews.
One of the Nazis’ first acts in power was to purge Jewish faculty from German universities.
This is happening now in America.
David Bernstein-tweet–5May2024-drive Jews out of the academy
Benjamin Ginsberg of Johns Hopkins presciently argued that part of the “antizionist” coalition at American universities is motivated in significant part precisely by the desire to drive Jews out of the academy, and especially out of leadership in the academy. They see mainstream Jews as an unwelcome moderating influence (think Larry Summers), and they also resent the prominent role Jews have played in the modern university, thinking that they should be displaced by an emerging coalition of groups that does not include Jews, or at least does not include Jews who are not on the very far left.
Yashar Ali-tweet–4May2024-demanding that Hillel be fully removed from UC Santa Cruz
Let me tell you something: if you’re demanding that Hillel be fully removed from UC Santa Cruz, you’re an antisemite.

Hillel is a cultural lifeline for Jewish students.

If you want it gone – that means you want Jews gone.

There’s no negotiating on the antisemitic nature of this demand.

Also, I am intentionally not mentioning other demands because I think it’s important to focus solely on Hillel here, as the demand is so plainly antisemitic there isn’t even room for a nuanced discussion.

Caroline Glick-tweet-5May2024-Purge Jewish faculty from universities

Caroline Glick-tweet-5May2024-Purge Jewish faculty from universities

 

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Technion Israel Institute of Technology Invitation to Faculty and Students letter 26April2024


Technion Israel-tweet-28April2024-Invitation to Faculty and Students
Following the surge of antisemitism and anti-Israel rhetoric around the world: the Technion invites undergraduate and graduate students and academic faculty residing abroad to come to our campuses in Haifa to carry out their research, teaching and learning

Technion Israel-tweet-28April2024-Invitation to Faculty and Students

Technion Israel-tweet-28April2024-Invitation to Faculty and Students

 

Invitation to Faculty and Students

The Technion, Israel’s leading technological university, is troubled by the growing prevalence of anti-Israel and antisemitic rhetoric on university campuses around the world.

We extend an invitation to all faculty and students who are facing these distressing circumstances to join us for study, teaching, and research at our Haifa Campuses.

Technion, Israel invitation letter 26April2024

Technion, Israel invitation letter 26April2024

 


Talia Khan-tweet-26April2024-Technion Israel invitation letter 26April2024
Israeli universities are offering spots to people in US universities who don’t feel safe. This is circulating at @MIT right now. People will certainly take them up on the offer.

There is a Jewish brain drain going on elite US universities. We should all be concerned about the future of technological innovation in this country when some of our greatest minds are being pushed off campus for being Jews.

Talia Khan-tweet-26April2024-Technion Israel invitation letter 26April2024

Talia Khan-tweet-26April2024-Technion Israel invitation letter 26April2024

 

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Arutz Sheva http://www.israelnationalnews.com/

Aliyah is now an emergency – act on it

Israel was caught off guard and unprepared on October 7th. Is it prepared to facilitate the mass wave of Aliyah that may be coming?

Tzvi Fishman / 25April2024 https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/389003


63rd Nefesh B’Nefesh chartered Aliyah flight - Shahar Azran

63rd Nefesh B’Nefesh chartered Aliyah flight – Shahar Azran

 

In the wake of the events which took place on October 7, and because of Israel’s ongoing war against demonical enemies, the Israeli public has come to realize that many previous false conceptions must be changed in order to guarantee a better future.

 

Just as military conceptions must be changed and illusions about Hamas and other Islamic groups must be altered, conceptions regarding Aliyah must be rethought and altered as well.

 

Israel was caught off guard and unprepared on October 7th. Is it prepared to facilitate the mass wave of Aliyah that may be coming? Does Israel have a plan to evacuate the Jews of Paris, London, New York, South Florida, and LA if the violence against Jews explodes out of control around the world? Is Israel prepared to house the millions of Jewish refugees who sooner or later will flock to our shores? Has the Government of Israel purchased hundreds of thousands of emergency tents?

 

This may seem like a futuristic scenario, but it could easily come to pass and soon. Who ever thought that 300 missiles would be launched against us from Iran? Who can promise that the situation won’t heighten? The State of Israel was founded to be a refuge for all Jews. Is it prepared today to fulfill its chartered mission?

 

In response to the increasing global anti-Semitism and the havoc on college campuses throughout the United States, grassroots Aliyah activists in Israel are holding an emergency conference after the Pesach holiday in Jerusalem.

 

Yosef Mendelevich, Jonathan Pollard, Rabbi Leo Dee will be present, along with representatives from NBN and the Israel Ministry of Aliyah and Klita, and a hall filled with grassroots Aliyah activists.

 

It is obvious to us that the Master of the World is bringing about upheavals in Israel and throughout the world in order to bring His Chosen People home, just as He has done many times in out past. For decades since the founding of the State of Israel, He has waited patiently for the Jews of the West to come home on their own, but now His patience seems to be ending. As Ze’ev Jabotinsky warned a decade before the Holocaust: the Diaspora must be liquidated before the Diaspora liquidates us. It is time to come home.

 

Due to the urgency and seriousness of the situation, and to the likelihood that world Jewry will face greater outbursts of hatred as Israel continues to fight its very just war, we have to think “out-of-the-box.” Old formulas won’t help. While new programs of outreach and new incentives to lure immigrants are important, they will only succeed in bringing a few thousand more immigrants to Israel if Aliyah does not become a number-one national priority.

 

Fortunately the heads of Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Ministry of Aliyah and Klita are open to implement new ideas. They will be present at the Aliyah conference to hear what we have to say. Since they, along with the Government of Israel and its various agencies dealing with Aliyah like the Jewish Agency and the WZO, have the manpower and funding to put new ideas into practice, we hope that we can influence their dedicated, around-the-clock work.

 

By thinking together as a team, we can, with G-d’s help, bring about a revolution in our continuing Redemption which began long ago in ancient Egypt and which must gain momentum today with the ingathering of our millions of brothers and sisters from their no longer comfortable exile in the West. The call, “Let my people go!” must be resounded once again.

 

Just as Israel needs to be more aggressive in Gaza, we need to be more aggressive in Jewish communities and on college campuses throughout Diaspora. Israel is at war but there is a burgeoning war against the Jewish People everywhere. Instead of spending billions of dollars in trying to strengthen Jewish identity in the exile, the focus must be switched to Aliyah.

 

For example, the Jewish groups at work on college campuses blessedly try to strengthen Jewish students against the rabid anti-Israel sentiment – but Aliyah is not in their agenda at all.

 

-“Aliyah commando” teams of young idealistic Israelis must be sent to college campuses immediately to invite the beleaguered Jewish students to become a part of a much higher mission in the Jewish Homeland.

 

-The Government of Israel will provide free tuition for students making Aliyah and the word must be spread. Full university bachelor-degree curriculums must be immediately created in several Israel universities in various majors to offer the beleaguered college students in America a real option for escape.

Aliya college programs - Jewish Agency

Aliya college programs – Jewish Agency

-Other teams of idealists, for example from the settler community, must be sent out far and wide to bring families to Judea and Samaria where the Government is prepared to offer new and significant incentives.

 

-Diaspora Rabbis must begin to encourage aliyah. To help inspire this change, leading Rabbis in Israel must be summoned to issue a proclamation calling on Rabbis and Jewish educators in the Diaspora to actively teach the Torah commandment of living in Israel.

 

-Diaspora congregations must establish funds to help people make aliyah.

 

-Parents must push their children to go to college in Israel.

 

-Chabad must jump on the aliyah bandwagon and hand out aliyah brochures in addition to Hanukah candles and Tefillin. In addition, Chabad must be pushed to relocate its world headquarters to Israel to carry out our Pesach yearning: “Next year in Jerusalem.” It must no longer provide a “fig-leaf heksher” to Diaspora Jews as if it is OK to live in gentile lands where assimilation is constantly skyrocketing and where Jewish hatred will only get worse.

 

-And the Government of Israel must begin to build the proper infrastructure to absorb the mass wave of Diaspora refugees who will soon seek a safer haven in Israel.

 

Concurrently a much greater effort must be extending in bringing the Lost Tribes home, the myriads in India, Afghanistan, South America, and other places who maintain Jewish traditions and who want to be fully converted and immigrate to Israel. These people have proven to become outstanding citizens in Israel, hard-working, hard-fighting, happy with their new life in the Holy Land.

 

(These are just a few of the proposals that will be discussed at the upcoming Emergency Aliyah Conference and then passed on to the official government bodies. All Aliyah activists are invited to attend. The Emergency Aliyah Conference will be held at the Hibba Center in Jerusalem, 75 Herzog Boulevard, on May 1 between 5-9pm. For further information call: 0507810595).

 

Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Jewish Culture and Creativity. Before making Aliyah to Israel in 1984, he was a successful Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbis A. Y. Kook and T. Y. Kook. His other books include: “The Kuzari For Young Readers” and “Tuvia in the Promised Land”. His books are available on Amazon. Recently, he directed the movie, “Stories of Rebbe Nachman.”

 

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Not So Safe Space

 

Anti-Israel Berkeley students attacked a Jewish girl at the university


Visegrád 24-tweet-3March2024-Anti-Israel Berkeley students attacked a Jewish girl at the university
Anti-Israel Berkeley students attacked a Jewish girl at the university, choking her as other “protesters” spit in the face of another Jewish student while shouting “Jew Jew Jew Jew”

Crickets in national media.

Antisemitic physical attacks at universities are becoming a norm

Visegrád 24-tweet-3March2024-Anti-Israel Berkeley students attacked a Jewish girl at the university

Visegrád 24-tweet-3March2024-Anti-Israel Berkeley students attacked a Jewish girl at the university

 



Retsef Levi-tweet-19November2023-Liyam Chitayat antisemitism at MIT
Heartbreaking.

Courageous and authentic testimony by Israeli-American MIT PhD, Liyam Chitayat, about antisemitism at MIT.

Commons in Boston, Nov 19, 2023.

@BillAckman @MIT

Retsef Levi-tweet-19November2023-Liyam Chitayat antisemitism at MIT

Retsef Levi-tweet-19November2023-Liyam Chitayat antisemitism at MIT

Antisemitism at MIT

 


StopAntisemitism-tweet-16October2023-
Heartbreaking 💔- students at UC Berkeley plead with Vice Chancellor of DEI Dania Matos and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Steve Sutton to protect their Jewish students as promotion of Hamas intensifies on campus.

StopAntisemitism-tweet-16October2023-students at UC Berkeley plead with Vice Chancellors to protect their Jewish students

StopAntisemitism-tweet-16October2023-students at UC Berkeley plead with Vice Chancellors to protect their Jewish students

 


 


Kassy Dillon-tweet-5March2024-Smith College’s antisemitism problem
NEW: Mezuzahs were stolen from door frames and swastika graffiti has appeared near Smith College’s campus.

In response, the school’s president felt the need to condemn Islamophobia and have an advisory committee consider divesting from companies doing business with the IDF.

Kassy Dillon-tweet-5March2024-Smith College’s antisemitism problem

Kassy Dillon-tweet-5March2024-Smith College’s antisemitism problem

 


 

Annie Vail-tweet-29October2023-
Currently on a @Cornell discussion forum, the kosher dining hall (104 west) is now on lockdown and Jewish students are scared to leave their rooms. @GovKathyHochul @HenMazzig

Annie Vail-tweet-29October2023-Currently on a @Cornell discussion forum, the kosher dining hall (104 west) is now on lockdown and Jewish students are scared to leave their rooms. @GovKathyHochul @HenMazzig

Annie Vail-tweet-29October2023-Currently on a @Cornell
discussion forum, the kosher dining hall (104 west) is now on lockdown and Jewish students are scared to leave their rooms. @GovKathyHochul
@HenMazzig

 



Kyle Becker-tweet-25October2023-
NOW: Jewish students at @cooperunion
are locked in the school library because a pro-Hamas gathering found out scared Jews were sitting in the library.

So they brought the protest inside and blocked all the exits. Then the banging started.
Whateverdear-tweet-25October2023-
This is an attempted pogrom.

Kyle Becker-tweet-25October2023-Jewish students at cooperunion are locked in the school library

Kyle Becker-tweet-25October2023-Jewish students at cooperunion are locked in the school library

Whateverdear-tweet-25October2023-This is an attempted pogrom

Whateverdear-tweet-25October2023-This is an attempted pogrom

The Reaction to the pogrom

Benjamin B@dejo-tweet-26October2023-See below my email

Benjamin B@dejo-tweet-26October2023-See below my email

Benjamin B@dejo letter to cooperunion president

Benjamin B@dejo letter to
cooperunion president

 


Not So Safe Space

Eliana Rudee – Not So Safe Space 2017 contest video 1080p
2017 contest video from “Inspired by Israel” Video Contest http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/inspired-by-israel-video-contest-gallery/ on the Israel Video Network. http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/not-so-safe-space/ or https://player.vimeo.com/video/207474009
Written and Produced by Eliana Rudee, Actresses: Dana Mileguir
“Thank you to the Sderot Media Center for their footage! Published: March 20, 2017”

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Dr. Denis MacEoin to Edinburgh University Student Association ‘You have a chance to avert a very great evil’


Hillel Fuld-tweet-30May2024-Dr. Denis MacEoin to Edinburgh Student’s Association
An incredible letter written by a non-Jewish Scottish professor to his students who voted to boycott Israel

It’s a response from Dr. Denis MacEoin to the motion put forward by The Edinburgh Student’s Association to boycott all things Israeli, in which they claim Israel is under an apartheid regime.

Denis is an expert in Middle Eastern affairs and was a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly. Here’s his letter to the students.

TO: The Committee Edinburgh University Student Association.

May I be permitted to say a few words to members of the EUSA? I am an Edinburgh graduate (MA 1975) who studied Persian, Arabic and Islamic History in Buccleuch Place under William Montgomery Watt and Laurence Elwell Sutton, two of Britain ‘s great Middle East experts in their day. I later went on to do a PhD at Cambridge and to teach Arabic and Islamic Studies at Newcastle University . Naturally, I am the author of several books and hundreds of articles in this field. I say all that to show that I am well informed in Middle Eastern affairs and that, for that reason, I am shocked and disheartened by the EUSA motion and vote.

I am shocked for a simple reason: there is not and has never been a system of apartheid in Israel .

That is not my opinion, that is fact that can be tested against reality by any Edinburgh student, should he or she choose to visit Israel to see for themselves. Let me spell this out, since I have the impression that those members of EUSA who voted for this motion are absolutely clueless in matters concerning Israel, and that they are, in all likelihood, the victims of extremely biased propaganda coming from the anti-Israel lobby.

Being anti-Israel is not in itself objectionable. But I’m not talking about ordinary criticism of Israel . I’m speaking of a hatred that permits itself no boundaries in the lies and myths it pours out. Thus, Israel is repeatedly referred to as a “Nazi” state. In what sense is this true, even as a metaphor? Where are the Israeli concentration camps? The einzatsgruppen? The SS? The Nuremberg Laws? The Final Solution? None of these things nor anything remotely resembling them exists in Israel , precisely because the Jews, more than anyone on earth, understand what Nazism stood for.

It is claimed that there has been an Israeli Holocaust in Gaza (or elsewhere). Where? When? No honest historian would treat that claim with anything but the contempt it deserves. But calling Jews Nazis and saying they have committed a Holocaust is as basic a way to subvert historical fact as anything I can think of.

Likewise apartheid. For apartheid to exist, there would have to be a situation that closely resembled how things were in South Africa under the apartheid regime. Unfortunately for those who believe this, a weekend in any part of Israel would be enough to show how ridiculous the claim is.

That a body of university students actually fell for this and voted on it is a sad comment on the state of modern education. The most obvious focus for apartheid would be the country’s 20% Arab population. Under Israeli law, Arab Israelis have exactly the same rights as Jews or anyone else; Muslims have the same rights as Jews or Christians; Baha’is, severely persecuted in Iran, flourish in Israel, where they have their world center; Ahmadi Muslims, severely persecuted in Pakistan and elsewhere, are kept safe by Israel; the holy places of all religions are protected under a specific Israeli law. Arabs form 20% of the university population (an exact echo of their percentage in the general population).

In Iran , the Bahai’s (the largest religious minority) are forbidden to study in any university or to run their own universities: why aren’t your members boycotting Iran ? Arabs in Israel can go anywhere they want, unlike blacks in apartheid South Africa . They use public transport, they eat in restaurants, they go to swimming pools, they use libraries, they go to cinemas alongside Jews – something no blacks were able to do in South Africa .

Israeli hospitals not only treat Jews and Arabs, they also treat Palestinians from Gaza or the West Bank.

On the same wards, in the same operating theatres.

In Israel , women have the same rights as men: there is no gender apartheid.

Gay men and women face no restrictions, and Palestinian gays often escape into Israel, knowing they may be killed at home.

It seems bizarre to me that LGBT groups call for a boycott of Israel and say nothing about countries like Iran , where gay men are hanged or stoned to death. That illustrates a mindset that beggars belief.

Intelligent students thinking it’s better to be silent about regimes that kill gay people, but good to condemn the only country in the Middle East that rescues and protects gay people. Is that supposed to be a sick joke?

University is supposed to be about learning to use your brain, to think rationally, to examine evidence, to reach conclusions based on solid evidence, to compare sources, to weigh up one view against one or more others. If the best Edinburgh can now produce are students who have no idea how to do any of these things, then the future is bleak.

I do not object to well-documented criticism of Israel . I do object when supposedly intelligent people single the Jewish state out above states that are horrific in their treatment of their populations. We are going through the biggest upheaval in the Middle East since the 7th and 8th centuries, and it’s clear that Arabs and Iranians are rebelling against terrifying regimes that fight back by killing their own citizens.

Israeli citizens, Jews and Arabs alike, do not rebel (though they are free to protest). Yet Edinburgh students mount no demonstrations and call for no boycotts against Libya , Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , Yemen , and Iran . They prefer to make false accusations against one of the world’s freest countries, the only country in the Middle East that has taken in Darfur refugees, the only country in the Middle East that gives refuge to gay men and women, the only country in the Middle East that protects the Bahai’s…. Need I go on?

The imbalance is perceptible, and it sheds no credit on anyone who voted for this boycott. I ask you to show some common sense. Get information from the Israeli embassy. Ask for some speakers. Listen to more than one side.

Do not make your minds up until you have given a fair hearing to both parties. You have a duty to your students, and
that is to protect them from one-sided argument.

They are not at university to be propagandized. And they are certainly not there to be tricked into anti-Semitism by punishing one country among all the countries of the world, which happens to be the only Jewish state. If there had been a single Jewish state in the 1930’s (which, sadly, there was not), don’t you think Adolf Hitler would have decided to boycott it?

Your generation has a duty to ensure that the perennial racism of anti-Semitism never sets down roots among you. Today, however, there are clear signs that it has done so and is putting down more. You have a chance to avert a very great evil, simply by using reason and a sense of fair play. Please tell me that this makes sense. I have given you some of the evidence.

It’s up to you to find out more.

Yours sincerely,

Denis MacEoin

Hillel Fuld-tweet-30May2024-Dr. Denis MacEoin to Edinburgh Student's Association-1

Hillel Fuld-tweet-30May2024-Dr. Denis MacEoin to Edinburgh Student’s Association-1

 

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Hillel Fuld-tweet-30May2024-Dr. Denis MacEoin to Edinburgh Student’s Association-2

 

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How Were the Universities Lost?

The Ivy league and their kindred so-called elite campuses may soon go the way of Disney and Bud Light

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After October 7, the public was shocked at what they saw and heard on America’s campuses.

Americans knew previously they were intolerant, leftwing, and increasingly non-meritocratic.

 

But immediately after October 7—and even before the response of the Israeli Defense Forces—the sheer student delight on news of the mass murdering of Israeli victims seemed akin more to 1930s Germany than contemporary America.

 

Indeed, not a day goes by when a university professor or student group has not spouted anti-Semitic hatred. Often, they threaten and attack Jewish students, or engage in mass demonstrations calling for the extinction of Israel.

 

Why and how did purportedly enlightened universities become incubators of such primordial hatred?

After the George Floyd riots, reparatory admissions—the effort to admit diverse students beyond their numbers in the general population—increased.

 

Elite universities like Stanford and Yale boasted that their so-called “white” incoming student numbers had plunged to between 20 and 40 precent, despite whites making up 68-70 percent of the general population.

 

The abolition of the SAT requirement, and often the comparative ranking of high school grade point averages, have ended the ancient and time-proven idea of meritocracy. Brilliant high school transcripts and test scores no longer warrant admissions to so-called elite schools.

 

One result was that the number of Jews has nosedived from 20-30 percent of Ivy League student bodies during the 1970s and 1980s to 10-15 percent.

 

Jewish students are also currently stereotyped as “white” and “privileged”—and thus considered as fair game on campus.

At the same time, the number of foreign students, especially from the oil-rich Middle East, has soared on campuses. Most are subsidized by their homeland governments. They pay the full, non-discounted tuition rates to cash-hungry universities.

 

Huge numbers of students have entered universities, who would not have been admitted by the very standards universities until recently claimed were vital to ensure their own competitiveness and prestige.

 

Consequently, they are no longer the guarantors of topflight undergraduates and professionals from their graduate programs.

 

Faculty are faced with new lose/lose/lose choices of either diminishing their course requirements, or inflating their grades, or facing charges by Diversity/Equity/Inclusion commissars of systematic bias in their grading— or all three combined.

 

The net result is that there are now thousands of students from abroad, especially from the Middle East, far fewer Jewish students, and student bodies who demand radical changes in faculty standards and course work to accommodate their unease with past standards of expected student achievement.

 

And, presto, an epidemic of anti-Semitism naturally followed.

In such a vacuum, advocacy “-studies” classes proliferated, along with faculty to teach them.

“Gender, black, Latino, feminist, Asian, Queer, trans, peace, environmental, and green”-studies  courses demand far less from students, and arbitrarily select some as “oppressed” and others as “oppressors”.  The former “victims” are then given a blank check to engage in racist and anti-Semitic behavior without consequences.

 

Proving to be politically correct in these deductive gut-courses rather than pressed to express oneself coherently, inductively, and analytically from a repertoire of fact-based-knowledge explains why the public witnesses faculty and students who are simultaneously both arrogant and ignorant.

 

At some universities “blacklists” circulate warning “marginalized” students which professors they should avoid who still cling to supposedly outdated standards regarding exam-taking, deadlines, and absences.

 

All these radical changes explain the current spectacle of angry students citing grievances, and poorly educated graduates who have had little course work in traditional history, literature, philosophy, logic, or the traditional sciences.

 

Universities and students have plenty of money to continue the weaponization of the university, given their enormous tax-free endowment income. Nearly $2-trillion in government-subsidized student loans are issued without accountability or reasonable demands that they be repaid in timely fashion.

 

Exceptions and exemptions are the bible of terrified and careerist administrators.

Faced with an epidemic of anti-Semitism, university administrators now claim they can do little to curb the hatred. But privately they know should the targets of similar hatred be instead blacks, gays, Latinos, or women, then they would expel the haters in a nanosecond.

 

What is the ultimate result of once elite campuses giving 70-80 percent of their students As, becoming hotbeds of dangerous anti-Semitism, and watered-down curricula that cannot turn out educated students?

 

The Ivy league and their kindred so-called elite campuses may soon go the way of Disney and Bud Light.

They think such a crash in their reputations is impossible given centuries of accustomed stature.

But the erosion is already occurring—and accelerating.

At the present rate, a Stanford law degree, a Harvard political science major, or a Yale social science BA will soon scare off employers and the general public at large.

 

These certificates will signify not proof of humility, knowledge, and decency, but rather undeserved self-importance, vacuousness, and fanaticism—and all to be avoided rather than courted.

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Israel-Hamas War Proves America’s Ivy League Colleges Are Festering With Violent Antisemitism – Part One

“Astonishing,” “astounding,” “awesome,” and “incredible” were some of the adjectives used by Columbia University tenured professor Joseph Massad to describe the rape and murder rampage by Hamas terrorists in southern Israel on October 7. Massad, who…

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“Astonishing,” “astounding,” “awesome,” and “incredible” were some of the adjectives used by Columbia University tenured professor Joseph Massad to describe the rape and murder rampage by Hamas terrorists in southern Israel on October 7.

 

Massad, who has taught Modern Arab Politics at the New York institution since 1999, lavished praise on the barbaric attack in a piece published in the Electronic Intifada, which is edited by Ali Abunimah and infamous for promoting hateful rhetoric.

 

“What can motorized paragliders do in the face of one of the most formidable militaries in the world?” Asks Massad in his opening line, referring to the armed paragliders who swooped on the Supernova musical festival and slaughtered hundreds of revelers. “Apparently much in the hands of an innovative Palestinian resistance,” he crows in response to his question.

 

It’s truly sickening stuff; a shameless celebration of wanton violence against primarily unarmed men, women and children by a professor at one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States.

And yet, it is not surprising.

Something is rotten in America’s elite educational establishments; Ivy League schools are becoming breeding grounds for extremism and intolerance.

 

This has been no better exemplified than in the weeks since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, when students at nearly every Ivy League college have attended marches and protests where they have openly voiced their support for the Hamas attacks and called for the extermination of the world’s only Jewish state.

 


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Eretz Nehederet or ‘A Wonderful Country’ takes pro-Hamas university students to task for ignoring what’s right in front of them.

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Columbia University

Massad’s support for Islamist terrorism and indiscriminate violence against Jews is disturbing. Even more disturbing, though, is the Columbia University leadership’s refusal to take any action against — even to condemn — the academic.

 

Shortly after Massad penned the article, Columbia student Maya Platek started a petition, which has now been signed by nearly 70,000 people, calling on Columbia University to hold him accountable.

 

“Massad’s decision to praise the abhorrent attack encourages violence and misinformation in and outside of campus, particularly putting many Jewish and Israeli students on campus at risk. Moreover, many students have expressed that they feel unsafe in the presence of a professor who supports the horrific murders of civilians,” states the petition.

 

While the university has completely ignored the petition and the concerns voiced by Jewish students, members of the faculty have come out in support of pro-terror students, including more than 100 academics who signed a letter demanding that such students not face consequences for praising the attacks.

 

“In our view, the student statement aims to recontextualize the events of Oct. 7, 2023, pointing out that military operations and state violence did not begin that day, but rather it represented a military response by a people who had endured crushing and unrelenting state violence from an occupying power over many years,” the academics wrote of the attack.

 

The academics’ letter was released after a leading law firm rescinded job offers to students at Columbia University and Harvard University who signed statements in support of the attacks.

 

While Columbia University President Minouche Shafik joined forces with other college heads to announce a vague plan to combat antisemitism on campus, it appears to be a superficial effort considering that Shafik also praised the “persistence” of Columbia students accused of antisemitism.


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Jewish students at Columbia University in New York City release at statement saying they are being intimidated on campus and that the university is doing absolutely nothing about it

 

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Harvard University

Among the worst behavior witnessed on college campuses since Hamas launched its attack on Israel last month has been at Harvard University, where students belonging to the recently-formed group Graduate Students 4 Palestine (GS4P) spearheaded numerous campus protests.

 

The most shocking scenes of anti-Israel and antisemitic hatred occurred at a so-called “Stop the genocide in Gaza” die-in demonstration at the Harvard Business School on October 18, when a pro-Israeli student attempting to film the protest was assaulted by a mob that had surrounded and taunted him with screams of “Shame, shame, shame.”

 

The mob of aggressive pro-Palestinian students reportedly included one of the founders of GS4P, Elon Tettey-Temalko, a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, and Harvard Law Review editor Ibrahim Bharmal, whose name has since been scrubbed from the website page naming the board of the editors.


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The pro-murder, pro-kidnapping mob is targeting and harassing Jewish students at @Harvard.

 

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Antisemitism and hostility toward Israel and Israeli students are not new phenomena at Harvard — indeed it is a festering problem that has long been ignored by the university administration.

 

There have been numerous incidents at the elite college over the years, including the Cornel West tenure controversy, which HonestReporting has documented and is indicative of a culture of intolerance toward Israeli and Jewish students.

 

Just last month, Harvard refused to take action against Harvard Kennedy School Professor Marshall Ganz, who was found to have discriminated against Israeli students, subjecting them to “anti-Israel and antisemitic bias,” according to a third-party investigator.

 

Far from rebuking the academic, Ganz was praised for his civil rights work in the Harvard Gazette, which is the university’s official news website.

Cornell University

Classes had to be canceled at Cornell University and 21-year-old computer science student Patrick Dai was arrested after he posted several violent threats directed at Jewish classmates on a Cornell student forum.

 

Dai appeared in federal court earlier this month after he logged onto the forum using the screen name “Hamas” and threatened to slit the throats of Jewish people and described them as rats and pigs. In one post he warned he was “gonna shoot up 104 west,” in reference to a dining hall that mostly caters to Jewish students and is next to the Cornell Jewish Center.

 

While Cornell University’s president made the decision to cancel classes and condemned antisemitism on campus in a statement, it is clear that the problem of anti-Jewish hate at Cornell is more entrenched and widespread than one individual student.

 

Russell Rickford, a history professor at the college, issued an apology after he was filmed at an October 15 pro-Palestinian rally on the Ithaca, New York, campus praising the attack that had occurred one week previously. “Hamas has challenged the monopoly of violence” and “shifted the balance of power,” he told a crowd of young people. “It was exhilarating. It was energizing,” Rickford added of watching the attack unfold.

 

After initially standing by his statements, Rickford later rowed back on his remarks and apologized “for the horrible choice of words,” admitting they were “reprehensible.” He is currently on a leave of absence from the university and will not teach this semester.

 

Cornell president Martha Pollack and board of trustees chairman Kraig Kayser condemned Rickford and explained the college is “taking this incident seriously and is currently reviewing it, consistent with our procedures.” Whether that review will result in Rickford’s permanent dismissal remains to be seen.

Yale University

There have been accusations that Yale University ignores the problem of antisemitism on its campus — from inviting antisemitic speakers to visit campus and address students during Jewish holidays to anti-Jewish fliers being handed out on campus.

 

Yale also proved little had changed with regard to how it deals with antisemitism following the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war, including the university refusing to remove a professor who praised the Hamas attack.

 

Zareena Grewal, associate professor of American studies, ethnicity, race and migration, described the events of October 7 as “extraordinary,” adding in another post on X (formerly Twitter) that “Israel is a murderous, genocidal settler state and Palestinians have every right to resist through armed struggle, solidarity #FreePalestine.”

 

Despite a petition calling for her to be fired being signed by tens of thousands of people, Yale released a statement in support of Grewal’s right to “freedom of expression.”

 

Meanwhile, the Yale Daily News, which is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States, published the most extraordinary apology after initial articles it published reporting on the Hamas attacks were later “corrected” to remove reference to terrorists raping and beheading people.

 

Explaining how the actions of murderous terrorists were sanitized in this way, the student newspaper’s editor Anika Seth explained they were “wrong to publish the corrections” and claimed they only did so because the “specific forms of violence” had not been independently confirmed by the source cited in the article.

 

“It was never the News’ intention to minimize the brutality of Hamas’ attack against Israel. We are sorry for any unintended consequences to our readership and will ensure that such erroneous and damaging material does not make it into our content, either as opinion or as news,” the apology added.

 


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At the end of a column by @sahar_tartak, editors at @yaledailynews affixed a “correction”, saying claims that Hamas raped women and beheaded men are “unsubstantiated”. @Yale’s student newspaper is running cover for Hamas.
https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2023/10/12/tartak-is-yalies4palestine-a-hate-group/

 

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Why Antisemitism, Anger and Intolerance Have Infected America’s Ivy League Colleges – Part Two

We recently examined the alarming escalation in antisemitism seen on US college campuses — specifically at the Ivy League universities of Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Columbia — since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war on October…

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We recently examined the alarming escalation in antisemitism seen on US college campuses — specifically at the Ivy League universities of Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Columbia — since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war on October 7.

 

In this second part, we will look at the remaining four Ivy Leagues, charting how America’s most elite educational establishments have become havens of intolerance and why so many of their students harbor such hatred toward both Jews and the State of Israel.

University of Pennsylvania

Two weeks before Hamas’s barbaric rampage through southern Israeli communities resulted in the biggest loss of Jewish life in a day since the Holocaust, the University of Pennsylvania was embroiled in an antisemitism scandal when notorious Jew-hating musician Roger Waters was invited to speak on campus.

 

Waters, who is best known as a founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd and for goose-stepping on-stage while dressed as a Nazi, was asked to address attendees at the “Palestine Writes Literature Festival” before he was banned from campus following a backlash by critics who had noted that the event was scheduled to coincide with the Jewish High Holiday period, thus reducing the likelihood of Jewish students protesting antisemitic speakers.

 

In the lead-up to the festival, which went ahead as scheduled with Waters speaking remotely, numerous incidents of antisemitism were recorded on campus, including a swastika that was drawn inside the school’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design and the arrest of a man who entered the Penn Hillel and screamed statements such as, “F—k the Jews” and “They killed JC,” a reference to the myth that Jews are responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus.

 

In light of the Waters controversy, UPenn President Liz Magill belatedly announced her personal commitment to addressing antisemitism at the college, adding: “The University of Pennsylvania has a long and proud history of being a place for people of all backgrounds and faiths, and acts of antisemitism have no place at Penn.”

How utterly hollow those words were.

In the days and weeks after Hamas terrorists murdered and kidnapped more than 1,400 Israeli civilians, UPenn has again allowed antisemitism to rear its head on campus.

 

The university administration’s first statement to condemn the Hamas atrocity was more than a week after it took place. On Sunday, October 15, Magill sent an email to the university community.

 

“I want to leave no doubt about where I stand,” it said. “I, and this university, are horrified by and condemn Hamas’s terrorist assault on Israel and their violent atrocities against civilians. There is no justification — none — for these heinous attacks…”

However, the email apparently only came after Jon Huntsman Jr, the former governor of Utah and former US ambassador to China, Russia, and Singapore, told Magill that his charitable organization, the Huntsman Foundation, would be pulling donations from the university over the issue of antisemitism.

 

For some UPenn students, though, the email’s failure to mention Palestinians was akin to not recognizing their “existence,” and they organized a mass walkout of classes in response. Videos and photos taken of the protest show students chanting slogans such as, “Intifada, Intifada,” “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” and “Israel, Israel, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.” A handful of students reportedly harassed a rabbi who was manning a tefillin stand on the route marchers took.

 

Other wealthy UPenn donors have since followed Huntsman Jr’s lead and pulled funding from the college, including Marc Rowan, who contributed more than $50 million in 2018, and Steve Eisman, who demanded his name be removed from a university scholarship.


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NEW Canary Mission profile. Tara Tarawneh, a student at @Penn
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Princeton University

In August this year, Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli wrote a letter to Princeton University’s senior leadership about a book that was approved to go on the syllabus of the Near Eastern Studies Department’s “Decolonizing Trauma Studies from the Global South” course.

 

The book, “The Healing Humanities: The Right to Maim,” written by Jasbir Puar, falsely claims that Israel harvests the organs of Palestinians and that the country has a policy of trying to maim Palestinians.

 

Despite the text promoting a modern-day blood libel, Princeton’s President Christopher L. Eisgruber refused to remove the text from the syllabus on the grounds that it would be “censoring” the curriculum.

 

“Those who disagree with a book, or a syllabus, are free to criticize it but not to censor it,” he wrote. “Such arguments are the lifeblood of a great university, where controversies must be addressed through deliberation and debate, not administrative fiat.”

 

However, one must question the sincerity of Eisgruber’s view about fighting censorship, considering the fact that under his tenure, Princeton scrubbed the name of America’s 28th President, Woodrow Wilson, from its public policy school on the basis that Wilson’s “racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students and alumni must stand firmly against racism in all its forms.”

 

Incidentally, as Michael Goldstein pointed out in the Jewish Journal, the inclusion of Puar’s antisemitic tome in the curriculum actually marked the second time the “Israelis harvest Palestinian organs” blood libel had been legitimized on campus. Just months before the Puar controversy, professional Palestinian activist Mohammed El-Kurd, who has accused Israelis of eating Palestinian organs and lusting after their blood, was paid to give the Edward Said lecture at the university’s English Department.

 

Many in Princeton’s undergraduate student body have also been gunning to pass a resolution in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, which seeks to isolate and eventually dismantle the Jewish state.

 

What followed a March 2022 vote on BDS was reminiscent of something out of a banana republic. In total, 44 percent of students voted in favor, 40 percent voted against and 16 percent abstained, which was supposed to mean the resolution immediately failed, because abstentions prevented a majority.

 

However, a dispute ensued about how abstentions would be counted, with Eric Periman, then-president of the Princeton Committee on Palestine (PCP), which sponsored the resolution, arguing the pro-BDS camp had won.

 

Around the same time that PCP was pushing for Princeton to support BDS, the group made crystal clear its real target when it held a protest outside the campus Center for Jewish Life (CJL) in which protestors held signs with phrases commonly used by Hamas such as, “from the river to the sea” and during which PCP President Periman suggested Princeton’s Jewish students were complicit in human rights violations.

Dartmouth College

Two pro-Palestinian students were arrested at Dartmouth last month after they allegedly trespassed on the grounds of the university’s Parkhurst Hall late at night and threatened to “escalate” and take “physical action” against college administrators in a document titled the “Dartmouth New Deal,” which demands the school divest from “Israeli apartheid.”

 

“You have until the first day of the winter term to publicly address our demands and outline a plan to meet them. If you fail to do so, we will escalate and take further action,” the document reportedly warned.

 

The arrests followed at least one pro-Palestinian rally in which attendees reportedly chanted, “Israel is a terror state.”

 


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Around 1AM today, Hanover Police arrested two pro-Palestinian protesters who were camped on Parkhurst Hall’s front lawn, charging them with a misdemeanor for criminal trespassing. The two students were released on bail later in the morning.

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However, while Dartmouth has grappled with more isolated incidents of anti-Jewish hatred on campus, including a swastika being carved on the college green and a public menorah being shot at with pellets, it should be noted that the general response by the university leadership to the Israel-Hamas war last month has been commendable.

 

Spearheaded by a group of Middle Eastern academics at the college, two public forums were set up on October 9 that featured professors from Israel, Lebanon and Egypt discussing the conflict, which were attended by hundreds of students in-person and online.

 

Encouraging students to attend the forums, the university’s President Sian Leah said: “I watched with growing horror the Hamas attack on Israel this weekend, the escalating violence, and the devastating loss of life, especially among civilians… In every conflict, one of the most important roles a university can play is to help us understand it, and to make a space for dialogue and community.”

 

Leah’s dither-free response to the attacks, which was in stark contrast to the leaders of so many other colleges, was a welcome change from her predecessor Philip Hanlon, whose role in attempting to hire BDS-supporting Professor N. Bruce Duthu as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences had been criticized as another “chapter in the school’s history of anti-Semitism.”

Brown University

Brown’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), an organization that has a well-documented history of disseminating vicious anti-Israel propaganda and vilifying Jewish students, was already organizing pro-Palestinian campus protests as Hamas terrorists were still cutting their bloodsoaked path through southern Israel.

 

In addition to organizing several student walkouts, the group posted on October 12 a statement to its Instagram account in which it claimed Israel was responsible for the Hamas massacre and stated it stands in “solidarity with the Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation.”

 

At one such campus rally, an SJP member was captured on film telling the crowd: “Palestinians will die for justice and will die to return to our land. Glory to our martyrs from the river to the sea … Palestine is the hope of the world.”

 

Apparently, explicitly supporting a proscribed terrorist organization that is sworn to the destruction of both Jews and Israel is not enough to get the group banned from Brown’s campus.

 

Although Brown University’s President Christina H. Paxson has opposed calls for the college to adopt a pro-BDS stance, the school’s response to antisemitism among the Brown community has been criticized, particularly after several high-profile incidents at the college over the past two years, including swastikas drawn around campus and antisemitic threats directed toward Brown Hillel.

 

 

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It is not so difficult to explain why so many students — many of whom would proudly describe themselves as “anti-fascist” — are so intolerant toward Jews and Israel.

 

Wall Street Journal columnist Barton Swaim described the scenes on American campuses as a product of the Marxist theories that have been taught for decades in higher education establishments:

“That’s why they particularly hate Israel—a wealthy nation among neighbors whose poverty is relieved only by oil revenue. Israel is the one country in the Middle East where ordinary people stand a good chance of creating prosperity for themselves and their families. For modern progressive academics, weaned on the Marxian concept that wealth is the result of exploitation, that is precisely the reason for Israel’s guilt. They can’t behold its prosperity without concluding that the Jews have stolen their wealth from their neighbors.”

And that is the crux of it: for American students, Israel and Jews are privileged, and privilege is the new original sin.

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Shurat HaDin sues “Students For Justice in Palestine”


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Victims of Hamas, represented by Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin, launch multi-million-dollar lawsuit against “Students For Justice in Palestine”.
https://israellawcenter.org/lawsuit-launched-against-sjp/

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VICTIMS OF HAMAS TERROR LAUNCH MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR LAWSUIT AGAINST “STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE” (SJP)

https://israellawcenter.org/lawsuit-launched-against-sjp/?twclid=2-71sk10rcadw839kzble9yna0o

 

Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin, representing the victims,: Extremist SJP is a front-cover for Hamas and provides material support to terrorism

 

(New York)  Eight families of terror victims with 60 plaintiffs, among them victims of October 7th, have filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit in the Middle District of Florida under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) against Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), its affiliated network of student organizations and their leaders. The plaintiffs argue that SJP is a network established by Hamas and the ‘Muslim Brotherhood”, supported by the terror organization and directly provides Hamas with material support and resources – all in violation of American law.

 

The complaint demonstrated how Hamas has, over the last two decades, covertly extended its terrorist influence on college campuses in the United States. It furthermore showed how SJP has established a student arm of the terrorist group with the purpose of facilitating intimidation tactics, coercion policies, and spread its terrorist agenda among impressionable college students.

 

The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of Tel-Aviv, Israel and Robert J. Tolchin of Brooklyn, New York.

 

The complaint described how SJP has been established as a successor for other organizations which have been designated as terrorist organizations by the Justice Department, such as The Holy Land Foundation, and how it was deliberately created as a “network comprising more than 200 university chapters of ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ across the United States”, acting under national “terror-linked, violence-promoting” umbrella.

 

The complaint further elaborates how, by spreading Hamas’s terrorist agenda to the United States and establishing a student arm of Hamas to serve in the United States as its ‘alter‑ego’, SJP and its affiliated organizations have “knowingly conspired with and aided and abetted Hamas – a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization”. According to the complaint, SJP provided material support and resources to Hamas and “aided, abetted, and conspired with Hamas to commit international acts of terrorism.”

 

“It is time to uncover the true colors of SJP and to take off the masks that covered the faces of those who stand behind this blood thirsty and violence encouraging entity” said Nitsana Darshan Leitner, founder and President of the Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center, “These aren’t innocent, peaceful college student: it is the same terrorist conspiracy that butchered thousands of innocent people, tortured and raped men, women and children. If we don’t act urgently against these organizations, America will face the very real threat of its own October 7th.”

 

According to one a family member of one of the Negev kibbutz victims: “The cries of joy, rising from all over America’s campuses, on the very same day they butchered my son/daughter, the intimidating parades calling to murder what’s left from my family, the calls to annihilate Israel, the Jewish students that are repeatedly intimidated and attacked on campuses, the burning of the American flag – where do they think it will all end? I urge Americans to wake up, before so many will suffer the terrible fate my family did.”

 

Shurat HaDin is assisting the families to go on the legal offense against the extremist student groups who are simply instrumentalities of Hamas in Gaza.

 


 

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StandWithUs legal Action against Antisemitism

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StandWithUs Supporting Israel

The StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department has never been busier as we respond to the explosion of antisemitic events since the massacre by Hamas on October 7. In a given year, we typically receive around 270 requests for legal help. In the last few weeks, since October 7, we have received nearly 400 requests through our legal hotline.

 

In response, we are utilizing all legal tools at our disposal, including sending demand letters and preparing Title VI complaints against universities, filing discrimination complaints, building cases for potential lawsuits, holding campus police accountable for misconduct, and so much more.

 

While many of the cases are coming from StandWithUs-affiliated students, we are also seeing an influx of new students, professors, and community members who have never before reached out to StandWithUs. We are also utilizing the hundreds of lawyers in our pro bono network like never before. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support
from the legal community.

We Have Reached Out to Thousands of Universities Nationwide

In line with StandWithUs’ commitment to supporting students facing anti-Jewish bias, we’ve reached out to thousands of universities nationwide. We’ve reminded them of their legal responsibilities to Jewish and Israeli students and outlined specific actions they should take to align themselves with Title VI, civil rights laws, and criminal laws.
Read the letter here.

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Read an op-ed in Algemeiner about this initiative here or Below.

Reminding Schools of Their Legal Obligations During Anti-Israel Protests

In light of ongoing anti-Israel rallies and protests, the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department has written legal letters to universities and high schools. Sample university letters are UCLA and Pomona. For a high school sample letter, click here.

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Setting the Stage For Title VI Civil Rights Filings

Check out an example of one of StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department’s recent demand letters to a university, setting the stage for a Title VI civil rights filing. This letter sheds light on the various challenges Jewish and Israeli students face on campus, including assault, disruptive protests, and illegal masking at George Mason University. Read the letter here, and explore other demand letters here.

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Taking Action Against Medical Professionals Espousing Bias Against Israel and Jews

StandWithUs, in collaboration with Stop Antisemitism and the National Jewish Advocacy Center, is actively working to hold medical providers accountable for expressing antisemitism. Such expressions may interfere with their ability to provide proper care to Jewish and Israeli patients. Keep an eye on our newsletters for campaigns targeting medical providers in your area and learn how you can support these efforts.

StandWithUs Legal Hotline

To report an antisemitic incident:
https://www.standwithus.com/report-an-antisemitic-incident.


The Importance of Reporting Antisemitic Crimes 

This new fact sheet  from StandWithUs Legal explains how to report an antisemitic hate crime and how to interact with the police, including what information to give and ask for. See Matt Lebovics’s article HERE on the underreporting of antisemitic hate crimes, interviewing Yael Lerman, Director of the StandWithUs Legal Department.

Antisemitic Crimes Fact Sheet

https://www.standwithus.com/post/antisemitic-crimes-fact-sheet

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This fact sheet from StandWithUs Legal explains how to report an antisemitic hate crime and how to interact with the police, including what information to give and ask for. For any questions, please contact legal@standwithus.com.

 

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Jewish Students are standing up to the Antisemites


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Shofar Blast as counter protest against the Pro-Hamas encampments at @UCLA.

🥹💙🇮🇱💙🥹

#AmYisraelChai

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The Persian Jewess-tweet-26April2024-Shofar Blast at UCLA

 

 


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A @UCLA “professor” being schooled by a Jewish student on the definition of “genocide”

These schools are infected by Islamist, Communist, Leftist feelings and emotions of rage based on no logic. 🤦

Afshine Emrani MD FACC-tweet-26April2024-A UCLA professor being schooled by a Jewish student

Afshine Emrani MD FACC-tweet-26April2024-A UCLA professor being schooled by a Jewish student

 

 

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Jews on these campuses need to leave


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Jews on these campuses need to leave. These Nazis are done with us. We need to be done with them — except for the lawsuits. Those need to be filed one after another, after another, until they are bankrupt. We can’t win them back. But we can make them poor.
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🚨🚨🚨Presidents of @Harvard @MIT and @Penn REFUSE to say whether “calling for the genocide of Jews” is bullying and harassment according to their codes of conduct. Even going so far to say it needs to turn to “action” first. As in committing genocide.

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND ANTISEMITIC. They must all resign immediately today.

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Let’s Meet the Challenge of Rising Campus Antisemitism Through Legal Remedies

by Carly Gammill and Yael Lerman 9November2023 https://www.algemeiner.com/2023/11/09/lets-meet-the-challenge-of-rising-campus-antisemitism-through-legal-remedies/
Opinion

The surge in anti-Israel and antisemitic sentiment in response to Hamas’s October 7 massacre, especially its blatant celebration by people around the world, is cause for serious alarm. This is particularly the case on college campuses, where Jewish, Israeli, and Zionist students across the nation face incidents of ostracism, harassment, discrimination, threats, and violence in unprecedented numbers.

 

Of course, antisemitism and its glorification are not new phenomena. In 1939, for example, the freshman class at Princeton University voted Adolf Hitler the “greatest living person.” The following year’s freshman class repeated the vote with the same results, as, regrettably, did students at Georgetown University.

 

But we have two key advantages over our 1930s and 1940s counterparts. First, we know what happened the last time we hoped and waited for the antisemitic rhetoric rampaging universities to subside. Instead of being eradicated, it merely appeared to lay quiet for a few decades as it simmered and then exploded in the last few weeks, beyond any level we’ve previously experienced in the US.

 

We therefore have a duty to ensure that university administrators are on clear notice of their legal obligation to protect their Jewish and Israeli students from a pervasively hostile campus environment. And if they deliberately ignore our warnings, it is our duty to hold them accountable.

 

This is where our second advantage comes into play. We now have a powerful legal tool in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI). A cornerstone of American anti-discrimination law, Title VI prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs receiving Federal financial assistance. Recipients who fail to comply with their responsibilities under Title VI risk the loss of their Federal funding. While there is no confusion that the “national origin” category of Title VI covers Israeli students, the US Department of Education has repeatedly affirmed that its protections also extend to groups based on real or perceived shared ethnicity or ancestry, including Jews.

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In accordance with the lessons of history and the longstanding commitment of StandWithUs to support students in the face of anti-Jewish bias and bigotry, on November 6, 2023, our Center for Combating Antisemitism and the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department wrote to university general counsels and vice presidents for student affairs across the nation to remind them of their legal duties to Jewish and Israeli students and identify specific actions they should take to align themselves with the requirements of Title VI and other civil rights laws. As explained in the letter:

 

(1) While students generally have the right to express their views on campus, academic departments, student government bodies, and registered student groups, do not have the right to misuse university resources — such as official school social media accounts and access to email listervs — to propagate hatred or incite violence. Such actions run afoul of professional standards, violate university policies, and create a hostile environment for Jewish and Israeli students.

 

(2) Universities have the responsibility to ensure that hateful speech does not escalate to harassment, discrimination, or criminal conduct on campus. If and when it does, it is not protected by academic freedom or freedom of speech, and the university administration is obligated to take the necessary steps — including punitive measures — to remedy the harm caused and deter such conduct from recurring.

 

(3) It should be self-evident that Hamas’ massacre, dismemberment, rape, beheadings, and kidnapping against anyone, let alone children, babies, the disabled, and the elderly, can never be justified. Yet moral clarity on these matters appears to be lacking within higher education institutions. University administrators should set the tone on their universities by using their voices to unequivocally condemn such acts of terror.  This would clarify the university’s position as opposed to allowing the appearance by student groups who are pro-Hamas to represent the university.

 

(4) University administrators must ensure that faculty are unable to misuse their class time (including cancelling classes) for political indoctrination, especially when it may serve to marginalize Jewish students and support or promote terrorism.

 

(5) While the right to protest is generally protected under the First Amendment, allowing outside community members, who may harbor antisemitic intentions, to participate in student protests on university grounds is not necessarily protected. Administrators should do all in their power to limit non-student access to student events, check for valid student identification, and address unlawful behavior — including by making arrests where appropriate — to help protect the safety of all students.

 

(6) To the extent permissible under applicable law, universities should prohibit the wearing of masks during demonstrations. They should also ensure robust enforcement of laws prohibiting the wearing of a mask to conceal one’s identity during the commission of a crime. These actions can help prevent violence and harassment on campus and protect the safety of all students.

 

Universities today once again find themselves torn between asserting their inclusive values and acting on them. This time, we have the benefit of hindsight and the legal tools to protect students. It is the obligation of college and university administrators to apply both. And it is our organization’s mission to ensure that they do.

 

Carly Gammill is the director of the StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism. Yael Lerman is the director of the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department. 

 

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Massive class action lawsuit just filed against Columbia University


Shelley G-tweet-29April2024-Massive class action lawsuit just filed against Columbia
Massive class action lawsuit just filed against @Columbia 🚨

The plaintiffs are seeking relief for the Jewish students at Columbia who have been harmed and displaced by the rampant antisemitism on campus.
https://files.edelson.com/CS_Columbia_Complaint.pdf

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Shelley G-tweet-29April2024-Massive class action lawsuit just filed against Columbia

Shelley G-tweet-29April2024-Massive class action lawsuit just filed against Columbia

 

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A guide to the chants at ‘pro-Palestinian’ rallies:

Please send this to anyone at a School, College or University. Parents, Students, Administrators and Teachers. These are Felony Death Threats. This violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/antisemitism-dcl.pdf
This is not free speech.
Click to download PDF file Click to download PDF file UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION-OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS-antisemitism-dcl

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Elder of Ziyon-tweet-29October2023-A guide to the chants at ‘pro-Palestinian’ rallies
Re-upping this meme for those who witnessed the disgusting worldwide demos on Shabbat.

Elder of Ziyon-tweet-29October2023-A guide to the chants at 'pro-Palestinian' rallies:

Elder of Ziyon-tweet-29October2023-A guide to the chants at ‘pro-Palestinian’ rallies:

A guide to the chants at 'pro-Palestinian' rallies:

A guide to the chants at ‘pro-Palestinian’ rallies:

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Arab Funding of American Universities: Donors, Recipients & Impact


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I just rediscovered @MitchellGBard’s Nov. 2021 study, “Arab Funding of American Universities: Donors, Recipients & Impact.”

According to @USEdGov figures, colleges and universities in 1986-2021 “received nearly $8.5 billion from [official] Arab sources.”

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/arabs/Arab-Funding-1121.pdf

 

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‘Dark Money Nightmare’: How Qatar Bought the Ivy League

by Robert Williams
31December2023 https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/20265/qatar-bought-ivy-league

 

  • “At least 100 American colleges and universities illegally withheld information on approximately $13 billion in undocumented contributions from foreign governments, many of which are authoritarian…. Speech intolerance—manifesting as campaigns to investigate, censor, demote, suspend, or terminate speakers and scholars—was higher at institutions that received undocumented money from foreign regimes.” — ISGAP report, “The Corruption of the American Mind,” November 2023.
  • Qatar makes it possible for Ivy League universities to claim that they receive no funds from the Qatari state, because the donations are funneled through the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a not-for-profit organization established in 1995 by the Emir of Qatar. This ensures that the foundation can identify itself as a private organization, which enables Qatar to conceal its state funding as private donations.
  • “At the time of writing, the State of Qatar contributes more funds to universities in the United States than any other country in the world, and raw donation totals omit critical, concerning details about the nature of Qatar’s academic funding.” — ISGAP report, “Networks of Hate,” December 2023.
  • “We would pay them [journalists]… Some of them have become MPs now. Others have become patriots…. We would pay [journalists] in many countries. We would pay them every year. Some of them received salaries. All the Arab countries were doing this. If not all, then most of them.” — Former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim, February 2022.

 

Testimony by three Ivy League university presidents

Testimony by three Ivy League university presidents

The hapless testimony by three Ivy League university presidents from Harvard, MIT and the University of Pennsylvania before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce can be traced to Qatar and its insidious campaign to buy itself influence in US academia. Pictured L-R: Claudine Gay, President of Harvard University, Liz Magill, then-President of University of Pennsylvania, Professor Pamela Nadell of American University, and Sally Kornbluth, President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, testify before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on December 5, 2023. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

 

The hapless testimony by three Ivy League university presidents from Harvard, MIT and the University of Pennsylvania before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce can be traced to Qatar and its insidious campaign to buy itself influence in US academia.

 

Qatar, oil-rich and with an estimated population of only 2.5 million, is the largest foreign donor — that we know about — to American universities, with at least $4.7 billion donated between 2001 and 2021. Many of those billions went unreported to the Department of Education, according to research done by the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP). Under federal law, colleges and universities that receive donations from foreign sources that total at least $250,000 must disclose such transactions to the Department of Education.

 

Qatar is far from the only authoritarian nation that donates to American universities. According to a Department of Education report from April 2023, American universities and colleges have received $19 billion from unreported sources, more than half of which has come from authoritarian and antidemocratic Middle East governments.

 

Flouting the law by failing to disclose foreign donations to universities has been declared a “dark money nightmare.”

Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wrote in February 2023:

“While there’s nothing inherently inappropriate about foreign-sourced gifts, there is a significant reason for concern if these gifts are not disclosed, as required by law.

“Unfortunately, the higher-ed lobby has made it no secret it opposes true transparency. The American Council on Education — the lobbying organization for colleges and universities — praised the Biden administration in an open letter for ending the investigations we launched into schools that were skirting the law and failing to report sources of foreign money.

“One major cause for concern is the high correlation between foreign gifts, especially from our geopolitical adversaries, and American universities that are home to major research laboratories, including those with Department of Defense contracts.”

To assess properly the damage that Qatari influence in the US is causing, it is important to understand what Qatar stands for and promotes. Qatar has for decades cultivated a close relationship with the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, whose motto is: “‘Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” Its aim appears to be ensuring that Islamic law, Sharia, governs all countries and all matters.

 

Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, has enjoyed Qatar as its main sponsor, to the tune of up to $360 million a year, and was until recently the home of Hamas’ leadership. In 2012, Ismail Haniyeh, head of the terrorist group’s political bureau, Mousa Abu Marzook, and Khaled Mashaal, among others, moved to Qatar for a life of luxury. This month, likely because of Israel’s announcement that it will hunt down and eliminate Hamas leaders in Qatar and Turkey, the Qatar-based Hamas officials reportedly fled to other countries.

 

Qatar was also home to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who was exiled from Egypt, until his death in September 2022. According to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center:

“Qaradawi is mainly known as the key figure in shaping the concept of violent jihad and the one who allowed carrying out terror attacks, including suicide bombing attacks, against Israeli citizens, the US forces in Iraq, and some of the Arab regimes. Because of that, he was banned from entering Western countries and some Arab countries…. In 1999, he was banned from entering the USA. In 2009, he was banned from entering Britain…”

Qaradawi also founded many radical Islamist organizations, which are funded by Qatar. These include the International Union of Muslim Scholars, which released a statement that called the October 7 massacre perpetrated by Hamas against communities in southern Israel an “effective” and “mandatory development of legitimate resistance,” and said that Muslims have a religious duty to support their brothers and sisters “throughout all of Palestine, especially in Al-Aqsa, Jerusalem, and Gaza.””

 

Qatar also still is home to the lavishly-funded television network Al Jazeera, founded in 1996 by Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Hamad ibn Khalifa Al Thani. Called the “mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood,” Al Jazeera began the violent “Arab Spring,” which “brought the return of autocratic rulers.

 

In 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, made 13 demands of Qatar: “to cut off relations with Iran, shutter Al Jazeera, and stop granting Qatari citizenship to other countries’ exiled oppositionists.” They subsequently cut ties with Qatar over its failure to agree to any of the demands, including ending its support for terrorism, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Jazeera.

 

The Saudi state-run news agency SPA said at the time:

“[Qatar] embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in the region, including the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS [Islamic State] and al-Qaeda, and promotes the message and schemes of these groups through their media constantly,”

This is the kind of influence that US universities and colleges are more than happy to see on their campuses in exchange for billions of dollars in Qatari donations. According to ISGAP:

“[F]oreign donations from Qatar, especially, have had a substantial impact on fomenting growing levels of antisemitic discourse and campus politics at US universities, as well as growing support for anti-democratic values within these institutions of higher education.”

In November 2023 ISGAP published a report, “The Corruption of the American Mind: How concealed foreign funding of higher education in the United States predicts the erosion of democratic values and antisemitic sentiment on campus.” It found that there is a direct correlation between antisemitism and censored speech on campus and undocumented contributions from foreign governments, notably Qatar. According to the report:

“At least 100 American colleges and universities illegally withheld information on approximately $13 billion in undocumented contributions from foreign governments, many of which are authoritarian.

“In institutions receiving such undocumented money:

  • Political campaigns to silence academics were more prevalent.
    — Campuses receiving undocumented funds exhibited approximately twice as many campaigns to silence academics as those that did not.
  • Students reported greater exposure to antisemitic and anti-Zionist rhetoric.
  • Higher levels of antisemitic incidents were reported on their campuses.
  • This relationship of undocumented money to campus antisemitism was stronger when the undocumented donors were Middle Eastern regimes rather than other regimes.
    — From 2015-2020, Institutions that accepted money from Middle Eastern donors, had, on average, 300% more antisemitic incidents than those institutions that did not….

“Speech intolerance—manifesting as campaigns to investigate, censor, demote, suspend, or terminate speakers and scholars—was higher at institutions that received undocumented money from foreign regimes.”

Qatar makes it possible for Ivy League universities to claim that they receive no funds from the Qatari state, because the donations are funneled through the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a not-for-profit organization established in 1995 by the Emir of Qatar. This ensures that the foundation can identify itself as a private organization, which enables Qatar to conceal its state funding as private donations.

 

In a report published this month, “Networks of Hate: Qatari Paymasters, Soft Power and the Manipulation of Democracy,” ISGAP wrote:

“At the time of writing, the State of Qatar contributes more funds to universities in the United States than any other country in the world, and raw donation totals omit critical, concerning details about the nature of Qatar’s academic funding. For instance, Qatar concentrates its donations within a contained number of elite U.S. universities to maximize its influence. This targeted approach suggests that strategic motivations for instance—to advance Qatari state interests, influence the Qatari strategy—rather than pure philanthropy.”

The issue of Qatar on US campuses, as serious as it is, is only part of a larger picture of Qatari influence in the US and the rest of the West.

 

Qatar funds US think-tanks, such as the Richardson Center for Global Engagement and the Brookings Institution, and infiltrates US media. In 2021, Qatar pledged that it would invest $10 billion in US ports. According to the US State department:

“In recent years, Qatar has significantly bolstered its U.S. investments through its sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), and its subsidiaries, notably Qatari Diar. In 2019, QIA pledged to allocate $45 billion to U.S. investments; it opened an office in New York City in 2015 to facilitate its U.S. investments. The fifth U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue took place in Doha from November 2022 to March 2023 and further strengthened strategic and economic partnerships and addressed obstacles to investment and trade.”

In February 2022, former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim said in an interview, according to MEMRI, that Qatar had many journalists “in different countries” on its payroll.

“We had Journalists on our payroll. In many countries, we would pay them. Some of them have become MPs now. Others have become patriots. I know them. We would pay [journalists] in many countries. We would pay them every year. Some of them received salaries. All the Arab countries were doing this. If not all, then most of them.”

Robert Williams is a researcher based in the United States.

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Cornell Hillel Posts Warning After Threats To Jewish Students, Kosher Dining Hall

“Cornell Police Department is on site and monitoring the situation…. We advise that students and staff avoid the building out of an abundance of caution.”
Posted by William A. Jacobson 29October2023 https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/10/cornell-hillel-posts-warning-after-threats-to-jewish-students-kosher-dining-hall/

 

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104 West is the home of Cornell’s Kosher Dining Hall, and is also next to the Center for Jewish Living.

Cornell Hillel has posted a warning on Facebook that the dining hall is on lockdown after online threats:

Cornell Hillel Warning Threats-10-29-2023

Cornell Hillel Warning Threats-10-29-2023

These apparently are some of the online threats:

Isaac de Castro-tweet-29October2023-There’s more.

Isaac de Castro-tweet-29October2023-There’s more.

Isaac de Castro-tweet-29October2023-There’s more.

 

[See referenced Tweet next.]

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Currently on a @Cornell discussion forum, the kosher dining hall (104 west) is now on lockdown and Jewish students are scared to leave their rooms. @GovKathyHochul @HenMazzig

Annie Vail-tweet-29October2023-Currently on a @Cornell discussion forum, the kosher dining hall (104 west) is now on lockdown and Jewish students are scared to leave their rooms. @GovKathyHochul @HenMazzig

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discussion forum, the kosher dining hall (104 west) is now on lockdown and Jewish students are scared to leave their rooms. @GovKathyHochul
@HenMazzig

I have warned the Board of Trustees about the antisemitism problem on campus, but have been ignored, “Cornell did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Jacobson’s call to evaluate antisemitism on campus”.

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We don’t know yet the source or seriousness of these threats, or who is behind them. (I should also add that at Legal Insurrection we have covered here a long line of campus hate hoaxes, so we can’t rule that out until more is known.)

But anti-Israel activists have been getting more and more aggressive, Anti-Israel Graffiti Appears on Campus at Cornell University.

 

 

Israel War Room-tweet-25October2023-Amid increasing Jew-hatred and several pro-Hamas rallies on campus

Israel War Room-tweet-25October2023-Amid increasing Jew-hatred and several pro-Hamas rallies on campus

The President of Cornell issued this all campus email at approxiately 7 p.m. tonight (emphasis in original):

Dear members of the Cornell community,

Earlier today, a series of horrendous, antisemitic messages threatening violence to our Jewish community and specifically naming 104 West — the home of the Center for Jewish Living — was posted on a website unaffiliated with Cornell. Law enforcement was immediately notified.

At this time, Cornell Police (CUPD) are on the scene and investigating. Police will continue to remain on site to ensure our students and community members are safe.

Cornell Police have also notified the FBI of a potential hate crime.

Threats of violence are absolutely intolerable, and we will work to ensure that the person or people who posted them are punished to the full extent of the law. Our immediate focus is on keeping the community safe; we will continue to prioritize that.

We will not tolerate antisemitism at Cornell. During my time as president, I have repeatedly denounced bigotry and hatred, both on and off our campus. The virulence and destructiveness of antisemitism is real and deeply impacting our Jewish students, faculty and staff, as well as the entire Cornell community. This incident highlights the need to combat the forces that are dividing us and driving us toward hate. This cannot be what defines us at Cornell.

All of our community deserves to feel safe at Cornell. If you become aware of any threats to your safety or to the safety of the community, please contact CUPD at 607-255-1111. We also encourage you to download the RAVE Guardian app, which will enable you to report any safety concerns to CUPD in real time.

In the days ahead, we will work to reinforce a culture of trust, respect and safety at Cornell. Regardless of your beliefs, backgrounds or perspectives, I urge all of you to come together with the empathy and support for each other that we so greatly need in this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Martha E. Pollack
President

 

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Why Was It So Hard For Elite Universities To Condemn Hamas Terrorism?

by Tyler Durden, 21October2023 – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/why-was-it-so-hard-elite-universities-condemn-hamas-terrorism

Authored by Marc Zvi Brettler & Michael B. Poliakoff via RealClear Wire,

 

America’s leading universities have an antisemitism problem—and it starts at the top. This past week, university presidents and deans across the country wrote to their students and faculties to express concern in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Israel by Hamas. What they said, and what they did not say, provides a window into the culture of intellectual and moral rot and cowardice that reigns at these once-great institutions.

 

Those who attack Jews or Israel are all too often exempt from their excoriation. Hamas terrorists massacred some 1,300 Israelis, took approximately 200 hostages, most of them civilians, and left an additional 3,200 injured, but you would not know it from some university leaders’ missives this week.

 

At Harvard University, President Claudine Gay has issued three muddled statements, under pressure, on the horrific events. Her first statement was a tepid confession of “heartbreak” that implied an equivalence between the Hamas attacks and Israel neutralizing the terrorists. This embarrassment was signed by all the university’s senior deans. Only after a barrage of online criticism—and threats by donors—did she muster the strength to condemn the child killers. Not content to leave it alone, she has issued another statement, but still without criticizing the 30-odd student groups who professed to “hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible” for the murder, rape, kidnapping, and torture of Jews, referring instead to the principle of freedom of speech. Let us be clear that these students have freedom of speech, but so does Claudine Gay. She has the right to condemn their words. In 2022, Harvard denounced in no uncertain terms “the capricious and senseless invasion of Ukraine.” Harvard knows how to speak clearly about Ukrainian victims but not, apparently, about Jewish victims.

 

Columbia University President Minouche Shafik offered a masterfully slippery statement: “I was devastated by the horrific attack on Israel this weekend and the ensuing violence that is affecting so many people.” While all lives matter, the mention of “ensuing violence” is a reference to Israeli targeting of terrorists—putting it on a par with raping and pillaging by Hamas. She implied moral equivalence.

 

The moral lassitude and obscurantism of Shafik’s statement trickled down. Columbia College Dean Josef Sorett emitted the following: “The events in Israel and Gaza over the past several days have shocked the world and impacted many of our students.” Dean Sorett’s “events in Gaza” are, of course, Israeli military operations undertaken in self-defense and in an effort to kill murderers, which he places on par with the door-to-door murder of civilians in Israel.

 

The dean of Columbia Law School did not outclass her colleague. Gillian Lester wrote to her students and faculty, “The violence that erupted in Israel and Gaza this past weekend is nothing short of tragic,” again implying a moral equivalence between the enemies of the Jewish people and their victims.

 

At Middlebury College, the senior leadership wrote to “acknowledge the untold pain, suffering, and loss of life unfolding from the violence happening now in Israel and Palestine.” President Laurie Patton seems unclear about who is making the violence “happen.” She goes on to warn against “hate, racism, ethnic discrimination, antisemitism, or Islamophobia.” The equivalence is complete, and we can move on to meet the real threat: Islamophobia. Compare this muddle to the perfect clarity of Middlebury’s official response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine: It “wreaked untold havoc in the lives of innocent civilians. Russia’s aggression against its democratic neighbor is a violation of international law, made only more egregious by its escalation in the face of international condemnation. I join that condemnation in solidarity with our Middlebury community.” How easy it would have been to revise that statement ever so slightly to say that Hamas “wreaked untold havoc in the lives of innocent civilians. Hamas’s aggression against its democratic neighbor is a violation of international law, made only more egregious by its escalation in the face of international condemnation. I join that condemnation in solidarity with our Middlebury community.”

 

The University of California–Berkeley, which spends $36 million annually on its Division of Equity & Inclusion, may be the most openly antisemitic campus in the country. Its law school is under federal investigation for discriminating against Jews. Student organizations there expressed their “unwavering support” for the Hamas pogrom. The president refused to condemn this statement. Instead, he expressed his heartbreak at “the violence and suffering in Israel and Gaza,” pointedly comparing Israel’s self-defense to the terrorist attacks themselves, gesturing, like too many others, to the “complex history” of the situation.

 

In reality though, no complexity is so great as to obscure the distinction between the intentional slaughter of innocents and targeted strikes against terrorists. Some schools eventually issued careful statements—but their initial reaction—or lack of reaction—is most telling, especially when contrasted with quick and decisive past declarations of outrage.

 

At Stanford University, the administration has covered itself in special disgrace by adding dishonesty to cowardice, despite finally acknowledging the horror. Criticized for its silence about the weekend’s slaughter, Stanford claimed in an unsigned statement that it “does not take positions on geopolitical issues and news events.” But when Russia invaded Ukraine, Stanford’s president released this statement: “The unprovoked, full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the attack it represents on democracy, is beyond shocking.” He continued, “It has been remarkable to witness the courage and resilience of the Ukrainian people.” Stanford also commented when a child’s skipping rope was found in a tree in 2021, where it had been tangled for some years, officially denouncing it as a “a potent symbol of anti-Black racism and violence that is completely unacceptable under any circumstances.” Stanford discovered the principle of institutional neutrality, it seems, just in time for the Sabbath assault on Israeli civilians.

 

Under the principle of institutional neutrality, colleges and universities should indeed refrain from speaking corporately on contemporary social or political issues, unless they transcend the institution’s values as a whole (such as the wanton taking of innocent life by terrorists). Higher education’s mission is to encourage diversity of thought. But condemning brutality and savagery, whether the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a policeman, or the civilian carnage Hamas wrought, is not a political statement. No one has asked presidents to endorse Zionism or the two-state solution or anything vaguely geopolitical. They needed only to affirm human decency without which the university is a place of moral chaos.

 

However serpentine the ongoing contortions of these administrators, what is revealed in these official reactions by colleges is a cancerous moral rot and intellectual confusion. Bothsidesism is a symptom; the root cause is worse. They were perfectly able to rush to condemn the murder of George Floyd, the seedy depravities uncovered by the #MeToo movement, and the brutal invasion of Ukraine—as they should. They pronounce vocally and volubly on the events of January 6, 2021, and on horrible killings at houses of worship. They take flamboyant public positions on everything from affirmative action to climate policy to marriage equality. So why is it so hard to condemn the slaughter of Jewish babies? Why is it so hard to offer proper support and empathy to their grieving Jewish students?

 

The University of Pennsylvania’s president had no word of censure for Penn’s Palestine Writes festival, which ran between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and featured Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, notorious for exhibitionist antisemitism. Then came the anemic initial response of Penn’s president to the Hamas atrocities. Jon Huntsman, a Penn graduate and donor and a former governor of Utah, pinpointed the cause of his alma mater’s failure: “Moral relativism has fueled the university’s race to the bottom.” If only Penn’s administration possessed such moral (and pedagogical) clarity.

 

To be fair, some universities have offered proper statements that unambiguously condemn the pogrom of Hamas. But these are few and far between. The United States used to lead in higher education, but now we need to look for leadership abroad, for example in the exemplary statement of the German Rectors’ Conference that noted quickly, clearly, and unambiguously:

 

We are deeply shocked and appalled by the terrorist attack of Hamas on Israel, the terrible massacres, and the kidnappings. 

 

On behalf of all German universities, I would like to express our sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. We are deeply saddened by the senseless loss of life. Our thoughts are with those killed and injured, those still in danger, and their families and friends.

 

As the German Rectors’ Conference, the voice of German universities, we stand in solidarity with the Israeli universities and academic colleges and all their members. We would be grateful if you could share this message of sympathy and solidarity with your member institutions.

 

Educational institutions have a responsibility to educate and lead—not only in subject matters but in basic issues of morality. Those who fail to condemn the slaughter of children and fail to show empathy to their students who identify with this slaughter, are failing their mission at the most basic level.

 

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Antisemitic NGOs justify terror in three stages – opinion

It is incumbent that the audiences for NGO propaganda – diplomats, UN officials, journalists, academics and the government allies and funders of these NGOs – firmly reject lies and fictitious claims.

By DANIEL SEGAL
20OCTOBER2023 https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-769333

It must be difficult to be a pro-Palestinian propagandist these days. After all, how can you possibly defend the gruesome slaughter of over 1,400 innocents, torture, rape, defiling corpses?! Yet there is a network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are doing their best to justify the unjustifiable.

 

For the past week, my colleagues and I at NGO Monitor have carefully examined the output of NGOs that claim human rights agendas, many funded by European governments, and analyzed their claims and argumentation. We have identified a three-staged process by which NGOs work to erase the heinousness of Hamas crimes and fuel the international demonization of Israel.

Justifying and celebrating attacks

The first stage is open justification and celebration of the attacks as “resistance” against a “settler-colonial state.” For example, the 150-member Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) “saluted this honorable image that our people are sketching,” having faced, “for more than 75 years, a racist, fascist occupation,” and stated that “the Palestinian people… are resisting this with all valor and sacrifice.” BADIL, a Palestinian “return” NGO, wrote, “resistance is the most human and legitimate act” because “the Palestinian people have been suffering for 75 years of colonial-apartheid regime, ethnic cleansing, forcible transfer/displacement.”

 

Similarly, an advocacy officer from Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P) referred to “Palestinians resisting Israeli colonization & trying to take back their land.”

 

These and other examples demonstrate how the initial NGO responses celebrated the “accomplishments” of Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist groups, i.e. the mass killing, abduction, and other heinous crimes against thousands of civilians.

Whataboutism and shifting focus

Next, NGOs moved on to stage two: trying to shift media and political focus by inventing Israeli atrocities that are similar to the actual brutality of Hamas. Palestinian NGOs have always delegitimized Israel’s right to self-defense and denied the existence of Palestinian terrorism, which they invariably decorate as “resistance.”

 

Israel’s military response targeting terror infrastructure in Gaza provided another opportunity to accuse Israel of committing the worst crimes. For example, a joint statement from the PFLP’s NGO network – Al-Mezan, Bisan, Al-Haq, DCI-P, Addameer, Union of Palestinian Women’s Committes (UPWC), and others – demanded that the EU “fully denounce Israel’s indiscriminate military reprisals…and intervene to protect the Palestinian people against Israel’s incitement to genocide.”

 

In another statement, Al-Haq accused Israel of “targeting male and female civilians and civilian objects in such a way that amounts to acts of genocide.” Zakaria Bakr, who heads the Union of Agricultural Work Committees’ Gaza Fisherman Committee, wrote, “We are living through an action of ethnic cleansing and genocide accompanied by starvation…what we are living through is more powerful and stronger than the holocaust which the Zionists talk about.” Palestinian Medical Relief Society Director Mustafa Barghouti published a statement referencing an Israeli “plot…to carry out the ethnic cleansing of the Gaza Strip.”

 

Of course, all these NGOs, primarily funded by their European government patrons under the facade of “human rights,” were entirely silent on Hamas’s genocidal violence. Stage three is reminiscent of a standard tactic employed by those caught red handed – deny, deny, deny. As they recognized the need to salvage international support for the Palestinian cause, some NGOs began denying that the atrocities and crimes against humanity perpetrated by Hamas actually happened. Good Shepherd Collective, which describes itself as “an anti-Zionist, anti-colonial organization,” alleged that “zionists” (sic) were sharing “AI generated images, trying to convince us that Palestinian resistance fighters simply must be the barbarians they believe them to be.”

 

An official of Al-Haq, described as a “highly respected Palestinian NGO,” claimed that the Israeli Air Force bombed Israeli cars – burning the occupants – and that an Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs video of the aftermath was “deceptive and misleading.”

Denying Israel’s claims as honest

This third stage is particularly pernicious, since it is often accompanied by the notion – sometimes explicitly, sometimes implied – that Israel orchestrated the deception to fool the world into a permissive attitude towards war crimes in Gaza.

 

These three stages might be familiar. They are the same tactics used by antisemites who deny the Holocaust and its magnitude, e.g., claiming that only “a few hundred thousand were killed.” Or by those who suggest that Jews were persecuted because of their economic status, because “they engaged is usury,” or for their “social behavior.” And then there are conspiracy theorists like Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas who declare that Zionists cooperated with the Nazis or that Jews were behind the Holocaust.

 

The NGO propaganda playbook is not unique to the political dimension in the war to eliminate Israel or even to centuries of antisemitism against the Jewish people. But now, it a central front in a deadly conflict involving a heinously brutal terrorist group. It is incumbent that the audiences for NGO propaganda – diplomats, UN officials, journalists, academics and the government allies and funders of these NGOs – firmly reject their lies and fictitious human rights claims.

 

The writer is a researcher at NGO Monitor (www. ngo-monitor.org), a Jerusalem-based research institute. 

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VIDEO: Israel Complies With The Law Of Armed Conflict When Defending Against Terrorists Hiding Among Civilians

Proportionality relates to loss of civilian life “which would be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated…. So there is some requirement of proportionality in international law, but it’s not proportionality between the casualties on your side and the casualties on the other side….’

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On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the Legal Insurrection Foundation held an online event on How Israel Implements The Law Of Armed Conflict To Defend Against Terrorists Hiding Among Civilians. 

 

The event was a reaction to the outrageous lies, misinformation, and disinformation spread regarding Israel’s conduct in the May 2021 conflict initiated by Hamas firing thousands of rockets at Israeli cities.

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Israel Law of Armed Conflict-speakers screenshot

The original event post has full biographies of the speakers. You know me and Kemberlee, and we were honored to be joined by two experts in the fields of international law and the law of armed conflict:

PROF. EUGENE KONTOROVICH

Eugene Kontorovich is a Professor of Law and Director, Center for the Middle East and International Law, at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia School of Law. As head of the International Law Department at the Kohelet Policy Forum, a Jerusalem-based think tank, he is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent experts on international law and the Israel-Arab conflict. He is a widely sought-after speaker. He has testified repeatedly in both houses of Congress, and regularly briefs visiting European and American legislators and celebrities on their trips to Israel. Legal Insurrection readers may recall Prof. Kontorovich’s must-watch lectures, The Legal Case for Israel, and The Legal Case for Israel’s ‘Settlements’.

 

COL. ELI BAR-ON, IDF, RET.

Eli Bar-On concluded his career in the Israel Defense Forces holding the position of instructor at the IDF National Defense College (the INDC). Prior to that position Bar-on served as the Deputy Military Advocate General of the IDF (2012 to 2015), where he was in command of approximately 1,000 lawyers and legal experts, including prior to, during and following Operation Pillar of Defense & Operation Protective Edge. He also served as the Chief Legal Advisor for the IDF in the West Bank from 2009 to 2012. A prolific lecturer, Bar-on has provided expert presentations to hundreds of high level, international delegations in Israel and throughout the international community. He is a Senior Legal Analyst at The MirYam Institute, lecturing and writing on a variety of topics related to the law of warfare.

 

The presentations by Prof. Kontorovich and Col. Bar-On contain many interesting and important visuals:

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Israel Law of Armed Conflict-Legal Input into IDF Operations

 

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Israel Law of Armed Conflict-Target Spreadsheet

 

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Israel Complies With Law Of Armed Conflict – Highlights

 

Read More HERE

 

Israel Complies With Law Of Armed Conflict – Full Program

 

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Calls for Israel to restrain itself are ILLEGAL | The Caroline Glick Show

Posted 15October2023 JNS TV:

Is Israel really violating international law in the war against Hamas?

The Biden administration, the EU, the UN, Arab nations and others have begun to wage a campaign to restrain Israel’s efforts to destroy Hamas in Gaza. The campaign is based on allegations that there is a contradiction between Israel’s military operations and the laws of war.

To understand the nature of these claims, and what the laws of war require from Israel, as well as from the nations waging this campaign against Israel, Caroline spoke with Prof Avi Bell. Bell is a world expert on the laws of war and international humanitarian law.

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Better Question: What Does International Law Require The Rest of The World To Do About Hamas? (Daled Amos)

18October2023  https://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2023/10/better-question-what-does-international.html

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By Daled Amos

These days, when people talk about what International Humanitarian Law requires in the aftermath of the Hamas massacre of Israeli citizens, the discussion falls first on what limitations need to be placed on Israel. Almost as an afterthought do a few people ask what international law requires of Hamas.

That in itself demonstrates an odd sense of priorities among the global community.

But a third topic in international law is being ignored, namely: what are the obligations of the international community in the face of this terrorist attack. By merely sitting back and focusing on Israel’s obligations, the nations of the world run the risk of themselves violating international law.

 

First of all there is the Genocide Convention. It was approved for ratification by the UN General Assembly in 1948 and went into effect in 1951. According to Article I:

The Contracting Parties confirm that whether committed in time of peace or of war, genocide is a crime under international law which nations are obligated to prevent and to punish.

The convention addresses an act committed with the intent to destroy, even in part, a

national
o  ethnical
o  racial or
o  religious group

Genocide includes — among other things — killing members of the group, causing serious bodily or mental harm and deliberately inflicting conditions with the intent to cause the group’s physical destruction in whole or in part. In addition to being directly involved in the genocide, this law also applies to conspiracy, incitement, complicity and even the mere attempt to commit genocide. In addition, the convention not only rulers but also public officials and private individuals liable for punishment.

 

Then there is UN Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001), which was passed in response to the jihadist attack on 9/11, making this resolution especially relevant to the current situation, given the obvious similarities. It was passed under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, making it binding on all UN members, unlike other UN resolutions.

 

According to Article 2, All States shall:

(a) Refrain from providing any form of support, active or passive, to entities or persons involved in terrorist acts, including by suppressing recruitment of members of terrorist groups and eliminating the supply of weapons to terrorists;

(c) Deny safe haven to those who finance, plan, support, or commit terrorist acts, or provide safe havens;

(e) Ensure that any person who participates in the financing, planning, preparation or perpetration of terrorist acts or in supporting terrorist acts is brought to justice and ensure that, in addition to any other measures against them, such terrorist acts are established as serious criminal offences in domestic laws and regulations and that the punishment duly reflects the seriousness of such terrorist acts;

According to Article 3, All States shall:

 

(f) Take appropriate measures in conformity with the relevant provisions of national and international law, including international standards of human rights, before granting refugee status, for the purpose of ensuring that the asylum seeker has not planned, facilitated or participated in the commission of terrorist acts;

(g) Ensure, in conformity with international law, that refugee status is not abused by the perpetrators, organizers or facilitators of terrorist acts, and that claims of political motivation are not recognized as grounds for refusing requests for the extradition of alleged terrorists;

Furthermore the resolution

 

5. Declares that acts, methods, and practices of terrorism are contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations and that knowingly financing, planning and inciting terrorist acts are also contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations;

On Sunday, Caroline Glick spoke with Professor Avi Bell — an expert in International Law — about the legal obligations of the rest of the world in response to the Hamas terrorist attack, and how nations are violating those obligations. Some of his insights are summarized in a JNS article published yesterday.

 

Bell makes reference to UN Security Council Resolution 1373, and illustrates how some of its requirements are being violated. For instance:

 

Resolution 1373 stipulates that all U.N. member nations must “Refrain from providing any form of support, active or passive, to entities or persons involved in terrorist acts.”

Any provision of any aid to Gaza, which is completely controlled by Hamas, is of course either “active or passive” assistance to Hamas, and hence illegal.

 

This puts the claims of the obligation to provide humanitarian aid to Gazans in a different light, considering how Hamas terrorists are sure to take – and have taken – the aid for themselves.

 

Professor Bell also points out how Qatar’s involvement, supported by the Biden administration, is also in violation of Resolution 1373:

Resolution 1373 also requires all U.N. member states to “Deny safe haven to those who finance, plan, support or commit terrorist acts, or provide safe havens.”

Following Blinken’s visit to Israel last Thursday, he traveled to Qatar. Qatar houses Hamas’s top terror masters. They planned their atrocities from Qatar. Iran’s cash and arms are funneled to Hamas through Qatar. Qatar’s Al Jazeera satellite channel is an integral component of Hamas’s terror machine. On Monday morning, the IDF announced that Al Jazeera reporters are transferring information about IDF troop placements and numbers to Hamas both directly and through their broadcasts…

By embracing Qatar as an ally rather than punishing it for its central role at all levels of Hamas’s terror infrastructure, the administration is breaching international law, yet again. It is also betraying Israel.

 

Like Resolution 1373, article VII of the Genocide Convention also addresses the issue of extradition:

 

Genocide and the other acts enumerated in article III shall not be considered as political crimes for the purpose of extradition.

 

The Contracting Parties pledge themselves in such cases to grant extradition in accordance with their laws and treaties in force.

 

This becomes relevant because CDR David Levy writes about Hamas Leadership and America’s Extradition Option for The Begin-Sadat Center For Strategic Studies:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Hamas has conducted the most devastating terror attack in Israel’s history, demonstrating humanity’s worst depravity. The attack led to the tragic loss of over 1,200 lives, including at least 22 Americans, with many more individuals held hostage. The US has a responsibility to its citizens to demand the extradition of Hamas leadership to face trial in the US. Drawing upon precedent and previous successful extraditions of international terrorists, the US can leverage diplomatic relationships and military assets to actively pursue their extradition from Qatar, Lebanon, or other locations where they may reside. [emphasis added]

Levy writes that the fact that the US does not have an extradition treaty with Qatar does not have to make it impossible to get that country to hand over the terrorist leaders:

 

The US does not have extradition agreements with Qatar or Lebanon, but it has leverage. In requesting extradition from Qatar, Washington has some influence over Doha. Initially, Doha will almost certainly not accept. However, the US can orchestrate the desired outcome with a well-constructed “carrot and stick” approach. The US has a significant military presence in Qatar, including the Al Udeid Air Base, a crucial regional strategic asset. The future of this base and broader military cooperation, such as access to military sales, could be used as a bargaining chip. Economic levers could offer incentives like future trade deals or impose targeted sanctions against individuals or entities. Also, the US can endeavor to work with other allies, like Saudi Arabia and Turkey, to influence Qatar.

The article details examples of the US “holding those responsible for the deaths of its citizens accountable” and Levy brags that this is part of a long-standing US tradition. The article would be more convincing if we had not seen the failure of multiple administrations to apply the necessary leverage to get Jordan to hand over the mastermind of the Sbarro massacre, responsible for 16 deaths, including 2 Americans.

 

If a country like the US will not apply international law for itself, what are the odds we will see any country apply international law for others?

 

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When praying with Muslims:
– Women should fully cover their hair.
– Women should also cover their bodies, revealing only the hands up to the wrists, the face up to the hairline, and the feet.
– Women stand behind men during group prayers. Because in Islam, you are not equal to men. You are less than.
– Ritual washing is required before prayer. Women who are menstruating can not be cleaned and are not allowed to pray during this time.
– If you have consumed any alcohol in the last 40 days, you are considered unclean and should not participate in prayer.
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History is repeating itself. Remember 30November. Don’t Be A Statistic!

Why Didn't You Save Us By: Asher Schwartz http://www.jewishpress.com/cartoons/god-will-save-us/ Published: February 16th, 2015

Why Didn’t You Save Us By: Asher Schwartz http://www.jewishpress.com/cartoons/god-will-save-us/ Published: February 16th, 2015

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Depuis la France : faites votre Aliyah ! Demandez-leur d’appeler l’Agence juive pour lancer la candidature formelle 0-800-916-647 ou par courrier électronique à gci-fr@jafi.org

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כ”ב בתשרי, תשמ”ד  October 7, 2023 should be called ‘White Shabbat’ because on that day, the light of repentance came down to this world!

כ”ב בתשרי, תשמ”ד  October 7, 2023 – “שבת שחורה Shabbat HaSh’chora – Black Shabbat” (Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah) when Palestinian militants from Hamas, along with other groups and civilians, invaded Israel and proceeded to systematically kill civilians, including women, children, the elderly and babies. They literally raped, pillaged and plundered their way through several Israeli communities close to the Gaza border.

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It’s time to come home! Nefesh B’Nefesh: Live the Dream 1-866-4-ALIYAH

When do we leave?
“When they start shooting Jews in the street, get out.”

When do we leave?

‎28 ‎January ‎2016  Lori Palatnik of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project thinks it is time for Jews to send their kids to live in Israel.
She explained that after 9/11, she started reading about “the end of days,” and asked “a very great” rabbi – “when do we leave?” He said that the time to get out was when “they start killing Jews in the street.”Unfortunately, she said – this is precisely what is already happening in France and New York.

The Antisemites are in Full force!

The Palestinian  and their Antisemitic supporters are now after EVERY JEW IN THE WORLD. THEY WANT TO DO TO YOU WHAT THEY DID IN ISRAEL

Let’s Come Back Home Again

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“There is one place in the world to which you do not escape, nor do you immigrate, You come Home – The Land of Israel” – Hannah Szenes


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"There is one place in the world to which you do not escape, nor do you immigrate, You come Home - The Land of Israel" - Hannah Szenes

“There is one place in the world to which you do not escape, nor do you immigrate, You come Home – The Land of Israel” – Hannah Szenes

 



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Arsen Ostrovsky-tweet-4March2024-Golda Meir-The Jewish people have regained our sovereignty
Golda Meir famously said: “The world hates a Jew who hits back. The world loves us only when we are to be pitied.”

She was right! Looking at the world reaction to Israel’s response to the Oct 7 Hamas massacre, I would just add:

“Well, no more will we settle for the world’s pity. The Jewish people have regained our sovereignty, our army and our independence, having made a solemn promise of Never Again, whereas Hamas seeks to repeat the massacre of Oct 7 again and again.”

Arsen Ostrovsky-tweet-4March2024-Golda Meir "The Jewish people have regained our sovereignty"

Arsen Ostrovsky-tweet-4March2024-Golda Meir “The Jewish people have regained our sovereignty”

 


The world has lost it. Don’t play their game. Step away. Shut it down. Take a breather.


Hillel Fuld-tweet-7April2024-The world has lost it
Note to self on a Sunday afternoon.

I see you’re having a moment.

You open your X feed, Jew hatred.

Your Instagram? Jew hatred.

TikTok? 🤮

You are ready to give up. I get it.

Don’t.

It’s ok to not be ok. In fact, if you were ok, that would be reason to worry.

So shut it down. You don’t have to be there all day. Consuming the news like a junkie helps no one.

Shut it down for now. You can go back later.

But I need to remind you of some things.

When you’re told you’re crazy enough times, you start to question whether you really are crazy.

So let’s just get this out of the way.

You’re not crazy.

I know everywhere you look, people are telling you you’re crazy, but guess what? They are. You’re not. You care about facts. You care about truth. You don’t have hate in your heart.

They’re the sick ones. You’re healthy.

Don’t forget that for a second.

The lies being told about Jews are extremely reminiscent of what came before the darkest days in our history. The rhetoric. The blood libels. The calls for violence. It’s Deja vu on steroids.

So here, come back to this post every time you are having a moment.

So let’s break this down.

Israel is the good guy here. Hamas and all of its supporters wherever they may be? They’re the bad guys.

That is not up for discussion.

The world has lost its moral compass. That doesn’t mean you have to. They can’t differentiate between good and evil. You can, and don’t let anyone confuse you.

Israel is, in no way whatsoever, the aggressor here. Israel didn’t start the war. Israel wants to end the war. There is one aggressor here and that is Hamas. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Humanitarian crisis in Gaza?

Oh, where do I even begin?

If anyone has a problem with what’s going on in Gaza, let them turn to Egypt to open their borders to Gazans. If someone talks about Gaza and doesn’t mention Egypt, then they don’t have a problem with Gaza. They have a problem with Israel. Don’t fall for their tricks.

Besides, let me say this as clearly as possible.

There. Is. No. Genocide. In. Gaza!

The numbers the press blindly quotes originate from a savage barbaric terrorist organization. They are lies. The numbers you’re being fed are straight up lies.

There are way less people dead in Gaza than the lies in the press, and out of those dead, the majority are either terrorists or terror supporters.

Genocide my butt.

Remember. Keep your moral clarity. Keep your honesty in a world full of deception. Don’t let them get to you. Don’t let them make you question your values. They are ideologically lost. You aren’t.

By no honest standards is Israel committing anything even remotely resembling a genocide. The Palestinian population has grown exponentially. That proves there is no genocide. Period. Glad that conversation is now over.

Israel must enter Rafah. It is the moral thing to do. You don’t put out 75% of a fire. Sure, Israel can try to minimize civilian death, but that has nothing to do with the legitimacy of the upcoming Rafah operation. You don’t decide whether a war is morally justified based on how many innocent people will die. By that standard, WWII was unjustified. Enough with that nonsense. Don’t let them confuse you.

Anything less than the total destruction of Hamas is both immoral and dangerous. Anyone who says otherwise is morally bankrupt. Don’t doubt yourself. Hamas must not exist for the world to be safe. Period. Full stop. Not one Hamas terrorist should be spared. Not a single one. That doesn’t make you immoral. That is the epitome of morality, irrelevant of what the world says.

There is ZERO indiscriminate fire in Gaza. I mean, by the IDF. Hamas does nothing BUT fire indiscriminately. No matter what anyone tells you, the IDF has never and will never intentionally kill innocent people. I know that’s what everyone is saying. They’re all liars. It’s a modern day blood libel. Don’t let it in.

As far as innocent people, every single innocent life lost in this war is on Hamas. There is nothing else to say about that. The IDF has ZERO responsibility to protect Gazans who Hamas is using as human shields. Sure, the IDF can do what it can, but every one of those deaths is on Hamas.

I know that diplomatic isolation is not fun. I know you’re worried about it. That’s fine. It’s worrisome. But again, remember morality. Biden can say what he wants and we can take his opinion into account, but that doesn’t make him right. He isn’t. Hamas needs to be a thing of the past. Biden can either get on board with that mission or not, but the mission remains.

I know it’s infuriating and frustrating that everywhere you look, Jews are being vilified.

This isn’t a new phenomenon. But it’s new for you. And so it’s hard. I never thought I’d see this level of antisemitism in my lifetime.

But let me just remind you, anyone who ever tried to annihilate us is extinct.

Right now you feel very alone, I get it.

You’re not. The vast majority of people in the western world support Israel’s right to defend itself. They don’t make headlines. They’re not as exciting as Neo Nazis marching in the streets. But the majority has our back. And those who don’t, made a very big mistake that they’ll pay for. That’s not a threat. It’s a historical fact.

Oh, and another thing… This is going to anger some people and that’s fine.

Enough with the artificial differentiation between Jews and Zionists. The vast majority of Jews are Zionists. The anti Zionist Jews that all the antisemites love to quote are statistically non-existent. They are a fraction of a percentage. If you think Jews don’t deserve self determination in their eternal homeland, you’re antisemitic. There, I said it.

Anti Zionism is antisemitism. End of story. Enough with the ridiculous notion that you can be against Zionism and pro Jewish. That’s impossible.

So, I know you’re feeling overwhelmed and sad by all the news. Step away. Shut it down. Take a breather.

The world has lost it. Don’t play their game. Step away, stay sane, and remember, you are one of the good guys, no matter what the world keeps telling you.

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StandWithUs Supporting Israel

StandWithUs Supporting Israel

For Jews, every day is October 7th

https://www.standwithus.com/post/for-jews-every-day-is-october-7th

The Times of Israel
Michael Dickson
2November2023

Jewish Star Of David on Brick Photo via: StandWithUs/Shutterstock

Jewish Star Of David on Brick Photo via: StandWithUs/Shutterstock

Experiencing violent trauma would have been enough.

 

Now imagine experiencing violent trauma, the rape of your loved ones, their murder in ways so brutal as to be almost unimaginable, and then their dismemberment and the defilement of their bodies. Add to this unfathomable loss, the constant fear of attack as you attempt to grieve, the inability to give your surviving family a sense of security and the consistent dripfeed of new, gruesome testimony – and indeed video as the perpetrators filmed it all – on a daily basis. And as each shiva in each mourning-house takes place, the shadow of anxiety about the wellbeing of the mass-kidnappees is ever-present.

 

I studied the psychology of resilience in the face of terrible ordeals and wrote a book about it, but there is no psychologist on this earth that is fully equipped to counsel the victims of the Hamas massacre of October 7th. Help is certainly at hand – but there will never be a coming to terms with what happened that grisly Sabbath morning in southern Israel.

 

Your Jewish friends are suffering. Days, weeks have passed since the news started to seep out and the revelations began to be heard, but it is as if the clocks stopped on that unbearable day and time has yet to move on.

Jewish friends are mourning Photo via: StandWithUs/Shutterstock

Jewish friends are mourning Photo via: StandWithUs/Shutterstock

I studied the psychology of resilience in the face of terrible ordeals and wrote a book about it, but there is no psychologist on this earth that is fully equipped to counsel the victims of the Hamas massacre of October 7th. Help is certainly at hand – but there will never be a coming to terms with what happened that grisly Sabbath morning in southern Israel.

 

Your Jewish friends are suffering. Days, weeks have passed since the news started to seep out and the revelations began to be heard, but it is as if the clocks stopped on that unbearable day and time has yet to move on.

 

The deadliest day for the Jewish People since the Holocaust, a shadow that looms large in the mind of every Jew. The parallels abound. Yet – with the exception of a decreasing amount of people – we didn’t live through the Holocaust. We did live through October 7th. (One awful thought I had following the massacre: for the first time, I am pleased that most Holocaust survivors are no longer with us so they were spared having to see this atrocity take place again in their lifetime.)

 

It is as the terrorists intended. The Nazis carried out systemic murder, and cruelty and took pride in it. But they didn’t have social media. The Hamas jihadists tortured and massacred families – and uploaded it to Facebook in real-time so their extended family and friends would have to watch. The psychological damage alone to so many – including children – is gargantuan.

“Trawl through your favorite digital platform of choice and see denial, minimization and justification – not just from Hamas – but from people who live near you. Antisemitic attacks and threats peak. Never again is ever again.”

It took time for modern-day racists to begin to deny the Holocaust. Today’s massacre-deniers did not pause for breath. Trawl through your favorite digital platform of choice and see denial, minimization and justification – not just from Hamas – but from people who live near you. Antisemitic attacks and threats peak. Never again is ever again.

 

Jews are the eternal survivors. From Greek and Roman attempts to snuff out our nationhood and appropriate our symbols, to the bloodletting of the Crusades, the pogroms of Eastern Europe, the Arab Farhud attacks of Middle Eastern Jews and beyond, we are still here. We are also no strangers to terrorism. Hamas and their allies have murdered civilians riding buses, eating out, dancing at clubs and at prayer. We are still here.

 

And we will be here forevermore. Hamas will be relegated, much like the aforementioned Jew-oppressors, to the recesses of history. Jews will continue, never the same, but as committed to life and their peoplehood as ever. Meanwhile, we grieve and we would appreciate your solidarity.

 

For now, every day is October 7th. It will be October 7th for some time.

 



Caroline Glick-tweet12-November2023-We don’t want peace
We don’t want peace. We want liberation.
Globalize the Intifada (that means kill Jews everywhere)..
Some of the zingers at the LA march for peace for Hamas.
Oh, one more, Israel’s genocide of Palestinians started Oct. 7.
And the U.S. needs to disappear.
https://www.thefp.com/p/video-peace-is-for-suckers

Caroline Glick-tweet-12November2023-We don't want peace

Caroline Glick-tweet-12November2023-We don’t want peace

 



Dr. Eli David-tweet-1December2023-long airport security lines
Ever wondered why you’re standing in long airport security lines?

Not because a Jew blew up or hijacked an airplane. In all cases they were the same “peaceful” people:

1970: Four airplanes blasted in Jordan
Perpetrators: Palestinian Liberation Front (PLO)

1985: American TWA flight 847 hijacked
Perpetrators: Hizbullah

1988: American Pan-Am Flight, 243 passengers killed.
Perpetrator: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi

2015: Russian Metrojet Flight, 224 passengers killed
Perpetrators: ISIS-backed Ansar Bait al-Maqdis

2001: 9/11 Twin Towers New York
Perpetrators: Al-Qaeda

Dr. Eli David-tweet-1December2023-long airport security lines

Dr. Eli David-tweet-1December2023-long airport security lines

 


Jewish wedding pictures-Lakewood, NJ.


Frum TikTok-tweet-19February2024-Jewish wedding pictures-Lakewood NJ
Jewish wedding pictures looking different these days. 😉

Location: Lakewood, NJ.

Mazel Tov! ❤️

Frum TikTok-tweet-19February2024-Jewish wedding pictures: Lakewood, NJ.

Frum TikTok-tweet-19February2024-Jewish wedding pictures: Lakewood, NJ.

 

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 https://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2018/06/rav-yehuda-zev-leibowitzs-third-prediction.html  Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20180607122634/https://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2018/06/rav-yehuda-zev-leibowitzs-third-prediction.html

Rav Yehuda Zev Leibowitz’s Third Prediction

Rav Yehuda Zev Leibowitz's Third Prediction

 

If I were running for office or attempting to win a popularity contest, I wouldn’t be writing this post. Many of our readers outside of Israel are not going to like this. But what can a person do if he doesn’t like the weather? Bury his head in the ground? Close the curtains and say that there’s no hurricane with killer winds outside? Once a person’s house becomes flooded, the closed windows and curtains don’t help anymore. There comes a time when one cannot escape the storm outside. Yet, once the storm is predicted, he doesn’t sit with folded arms until it washes him away. He can get in the car or on a plane and move to a more amenable climate.

 

Don’t forget that the inclement weather, as well as the inclement political climate, all come from Hashem and for a reason.

Be patient, I’m getting to the point. But first, I must preface and ask a question: Why are we so happy on Passover Seder night? Any 7-year-old will laugh and say, “What a dumb question! That’s when Hashem took us out of slavery in Egypt!”

 

Is it such a dumb question when I show little 7-year-old Chaimk’e and his parents that in the three days that preceded our Exodus from Egypt in the Hebrew year of 2448 (1282 BCE), eight million Jews died, and that’s according to the conservative figure. Some say it was 10 million. Rashi explains that only 1 out of 5 Jews left Egypt in the Exodus; the other 4 died during the three days of darkness. Since a minimum of 2 million left, that means that at least 8 million perished!

 

Why, therefore, do we not mourn during the three days that precede Pesach, and declare them as national Holocaust Days, when 33% more Jews died than during the entire six years of the Nazi Holocaust? Not only do we not mourn, we rejoice! What’s going on?

 

Our sages rule that we do not mourn anyone who denies the Redemption and refuses to be a part of it, just as we don’t mourn a heretic who denies the veracity of Moses’s prophecy and the Torah (Rambam, Laws of Teshuva, 3:8, and other places). This notion is even anchored in The Code of Jewish Law (see Shulchan Oruch, Yora Deah 345:5; Mishna Berura on Orach Chaim 126:1, letter b). Moses, in the Name of Hashem, told the Children of Israel to arise, we must quickly leave Egypt. 80% didn’t listen to him. They paid a steep price but we don’t mourn for them. They had become used to Egypt and had no desire – despite what Hashem wanted – to leave Egypt. Even though they were slaves, they liked the Egyptian culture, music, pastimes and food. Moses said no, we must go to our Promised Land. Egypt is not our home.

 

Moses’s voice saying, “We must go to our Promised Land”, echoes through all of our history.

 

The periodic “Golden Ages” of our Diaspora have always been followed by calamity. The Golden Age of Jewry in the Iberian Peninsula culminated in 1492, when the horrendous Inquisition began. Jews were either killed, exiled or forcefully converted to Catholicism. The Golden Age of German and Eastern European Jewry ended in Hitler’s Holocaust.

 

There is only one, true Golden Age in Judaism, and that’s when our exiles return home, Moshiach comes and our Holy Temple is rebuilt.

 

Hashem wants to redeem His people but in the meanwhile, He won’t until they come home. The sand of that “meanwhile” keeps is emptying out from the top of that 2,000 year hourglass. When a certain date comes according to Hashem’s timeline, He won’t wait anymore and Moshiach will come whether we like it or not or whether we’re here in Israel or not.

 

Rav Yehuda Zev, of saintly and blessed memory, lived through the Nazi Holocaust. He witnessed the slaughter of his parents, his siblings and his fiance. He never had children because of the torture that the satanic Nazis did to his body. He did not take the word “Holocaust” lightly – he lived through it and experienced it on his own flesh and in his own heart in the most excruciatingly painful way. Though scarred, completely, inside and out, he was a tzaddik of perfect emuna and not bitter in the slightest. He knew that everything was from Hashem. Yet, with all his heart, he did everything to prevent another Holocaust. He didn’t want Moshiach to come if the price would be tragic.

 

A tzaddik of Rav Yehuda Zev’s caliber has 20/20 spiritual vision because nothing in this world can fool, sway or tempt him. No wonder he was so accurate in predicting the Arab Spring and Bibi’s inability to attack Iran as we wrote on our No Go post from this past Friday.

 

A movie clip has now become public, where Rabbi Aharon Stern shlit’a from Bnai Brak, who was Rabbi Yehuda Zev’s personal attendant, reveals the tzaddik’s third prediction and says: “Before his death, Rav Leibowitz told me that the anti-Semitism in the United States is only going to continue to grow, until it gets to the point where the Jews will be forced to flee. They must come to Israel soon; if they wait too long, they’ll be lucky to exit with the shirt on their backs…come soon, the Redemption will be here in the Land of Israel, not anywhere else.” In case anyone doubts the veracity and authenticity of the quote, at the bottom of this post is the vid in Hebrew where you can see Rav Stern saying this (see minutes 2:48-3:40).

 

Hashem wants to redeem us, so He wants us all here. But what about those who for any number of reasons can’t come now? What about those with joint custody on children from a previous marriage or those with an elderly parent? (Plug in your own reason…)

 

Rav Shalom Arush shlit’a says that even if you can’t come now, you can do 2 things:

1) Pray daily for Aliya, so that you too can come home to the Land of Israel;

2) Spread emuna far and wide, in any way you can. This will protect you in the meanwhile, because the spread of emuna is also needed to expedite Geula, the full redemption of our people, speedily and in our days, amen!

ביבי בוקר טוב – הרב אהרון שטרן שליט”א

 

Kristallnacht 1938 and 2018

Kristallnacht 1938 and 2018

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Spotted in Los Angeles


Kylie Ora Lobell-tweet-11April2024-Spotted in Los Angeles
Spotted in Los Angeles

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Kristallnacht 2024 | Chabad Shul-Pomona NY-Arson-17April2024


The Voice Of Truth-tweet-21April2024-Chabad Shul-Pomona NY-Arson-17April2024
The Chabad Shull (synagogue) in Pomona NY was set on fire last Wednesday.

The holy Torah books were burnt to ashes.

This was no accident .

It reminds me of dark ages we all thought we won’t have to go through again.💔

#Kristallnacht

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The Voice Of Truth-tweet-21April2024-Chabad Shul-Pomona NY-Arson-17April2024

Kristallnacht-Burning synagogue Siegen, Germany

Kristallnacht-Burning synagogue Siegen, Germany

 

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Canada in 2024 is Germany in 1939!


Michael Sachs-tweet-21March2024-Canada in 2024 is Germany in 1939
If you are a #Jew in #Canada in 2024, it is resembling Germany in 1939👇🏼

🚨Targeted radical protests of intimidation and hatred

🚨Daily incidents of #antisemitism

🚨Theatres canceling plays and banning #Jewish films

🚨Upcoming ban of #Kosher slaughter

🚨Politicians using #antisemitic tropes on the floor of parliament

🚨Systemic antisemitism unmasked in government, healthcare and multiply public services

🚨Jewish students having to hide being Jewish on campus

History will judge our leaders

#cdnpoli

cc @JustinTrudeau @theJagmeetSingh @yfblanchet @ElizabethMay @Dave_Eby @NikiSharma2

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The World does not want to see


Israel Foreign Ministry-tweet-2December2023-The World does not want to see
“We were foolish to believe after WWII, the world will never forget. At least back then, people could use the excuse they did not know. And now what you’re really saying, is not that you don’t know, is just that you don’t want to see.”

Every word @lucyaharish.

Israel Foreign Ministry-tweet-2December2023-The World does not want to see

Israel Foreign Ministry-tweet-2December2023-The World does not want to see

 

 



Canary Mission-tweet-19December2023-Prof Rabab Abdulhadi at SFSU
Prof @AbdulhadiRabab @SFSU objects to @IlhanMN calling Hamas’ massacre of Jews “senseless violence.” Abdulhadi says the attacks were self-defense. Imagine being a Jewish student at SFSU & having your prof justify the brutal slaughter of 1,200 Israelis. https://canarymission.org/professor/Rabab_Abdulhadi

Canary Mission-tweet-19December2023-Prof Rabab Abdulhadi at SFSU

Canary Mission-tweet-19December2023-Prof Rabab Abdulhadi at SFSU

 


Don’t say we didn’t warn you


The Persian Jewess-tweet-25March2024-Don’t say we didn’t warn you
There hasn’t been a single country that has prospered after turning against its #Jewish population.

The rise of Jew Hate is always the harbinger of the fall of society into tyranny and totalitarianism.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

#AntizionismIsAntisemitism
#WakeUpAmerica

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#KidnappedFromIsrael

https://www.kidnappedfromisrael.com/

Poster of abducted Israeli

Poster of abducted Israeli

Poster of abducted Israeli

Poster of abducted Israeli

 

On October 7th, 2023 more than 240 innocent civilians were abducted from Israel into the Gaza Strip by Hamas. Ranging in age from 3 months to 85 years old, these people were kidnapped in the midst of a vicious attack against Israel during which thousands of children, elderly, women, and men were slaughtered, raped, and wounded.

 

With the clear goal of returning these hostages back home safely and immediately, thousands of people have been hanging photos of the hostages in dozens of cities around the world, pasting up posters that were circulated via dropbox for individuals to print independently.

These are the Posters. Please Download and Print them out.

Click to download PDF file Bring them home November 7 English

 

Emily holds up her own kidnapped poster


Aviva Klompas-tweet-30November2023-Emily holds up her own kidnapped poster
Emily holds up her own kidnapped poster.

I hope every horrible person who tore down her poster sees this.

 

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Antisemites caught ripping down posters of kidnapped Israelis.

Baruchy-tweet-7November2023-Try Again
Try again
Baruchy-tweet-7November2023-Bring Them Home Now
Bring Them Home Now
Share!
#BringThemBackHome
#BringThemHome

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Baruchy-tweet-7November2023-Try Again

 


StopAntisemitism-tweet-7November2023-
UPDATE: NY County public defender Victoria Ruiz has resigned from her position after she was caught ripping down a poster of kidnapped Israelis.
StopAntisemitism-tweet-7November2023-Victoria Ruiz caught removing posters of Israeli children kidnapped by Hamas terrorists
NYC – New York County public defender Victoria Ruiz caught removing posters of Israeli children kidnapped by Hamas terrorists.

It is absolutely unacceptable for someone with such bias and hate to serve in your office @nyc_defenders

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StopAntisemitism-tweet-7November2023-Victoria Ruiz caught removing posters of Israeli children kidnapped by Hamas terrorists

 


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Senior CIA Official Posts, Then Deletes Pro-Palestine Content

by Tyler Durden, 29November2023 – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/senior-cia-official-posts-then-deletes-pro-palestine-content

Via Middle East Eye,

 

A senior official at the CIA posted a pro-Palestine photo on her Facebook page amid Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip but later deleted the post and other pro-Palestinian content after it was reported by the media.

 

The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that the CIA associate deputy director for analysis changed her Facebook cover photo on 21 October to an image of a man waving a Palestinian flag.

The photo of a man waving a Palestinian flag that was shared on the Facebook page of a senior CIA official (Photo by Ahmed Abu Hameeda/Unsplash)

The photo of a man waving a Palestinian flag that was shared on the Facebook page of a senior CIA official (Photo by Ahmed Abu Hameeda/Unsplash)

The image posted to the CIA official’s Facebook page, as identified in FT.

The official also published a selfie with a sticker saying “Free Palestine” superimposed on the photograph, which the Financial Times reported was posted to Facebook years before the ongoing war, citing an unnamed person familiar with the image.

 

The images were deleted on Monday after the Financial Times contacted the official, the report said. Middle East Eye reached out to the CIA associate deputy director for analysis on LinkedIn for comment but didn’t receive a reply by the time of publication.

 

While CIA officials like those in the directorate of operations mainly work undercover with their identity obscured, others who provide analysis for the agency can have a more public profile. It is extremely rare, however, for officials working in government intelligence, particularly senior officials, to share their political views on current events.

 

The associate deputy director for analysis at the CIA reviews and studies the raw intelligence that field officers collect from foreign sources abroad. That intelligence goes into a highly classified document known as the President’s Daily Brief, which the US leader receives almost daily.

 

The revelation that a senior US intelligence official was posting images widely seen as supportive of the Palestinian cause comes at a sensitive time for the Biden administration, which has faced pushback from officials over its unconditional support for Israel.

 

Middle East Eye reported in October that State Department officials had penned dissent cables calling for the US to push Israel for a ceasefire. The Biden administration’s stance has also pitted senior officials within the National Security Council against younger staffers, particularly those from diverse backgrounds, who have expressed concern over the support to Israel.

 

A former US official was recently filmed advocating for killing Palestinian children. New York police arrested Stuart Seldowitz, a former US State Department official, earlier in November after he was captured on video calling an Egyptian halal food street vendor a terrorist and saying the death of 4,000 Palestinian children “wasn’t enough”.

 

Seldowitz was deputy director in the US State Department’s Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs. He was later National Security Council advisor to President Barack Obama.

 

The Financial Times report is notable because it is the first to suggest that a senior US official within the intelligence community has expressed pro-Palestinian sentiment since the outbreak of war on 7 October.

 

The CIA official was later identified by name in a Washington Free Beacon report…


Chuck Callesto-tweet-28November2023-CIA Officer Found Sharing Pro-Palestinian Material
JUST IN: High-Ranking CIA Officer Found Sharing Pro-Palestinian Material on Social Media..

Amy McFadden, the Associate Deputy Director for Analysis at the CIA, altered her social media cover photo to one supporting Palestine, which occurred two weeks after Hamas, recognized as a terrorist organization by the United States, launched attacks against Israel.

Chuck Callesto-tweet-28November2023-CIA Officer Found Sharing Pro-Palestinian Material

Chuck Callesto-tweet-28November2023-CIA Officer Found Sharing Pro-Palestinian Material

The CIA prides itself on being apolitical and delivering unbiased intelligence to the US president regardless of the political views of its officers and staff. It is extremely rare for a senior intelligence officer to make personal political statements.

 

The disclosure comes as the head of the spy agency, Bill Burns, takes on a leading role in managing the administration’s response to the conflict. The CIA director has met with leaders from Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and Gulf states to discuss Israel’s battle plans and the release of hostages. On Tuesday, he was in Doha for talks with his Israeli counterpart and Qatari officials serving as mediators with Hamas.

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JerusalemCats Comments: Look at the News with all the pro-Palestinian riots, look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Look at the Universities! Hamas is in America and Europe!
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Netanyahu Warns America: “You’re Next” If IDF Doesn’t Decimate Hamas “Barbarism”

by Tyler Durden, 14November2023 – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/netanyahu-tells-americans-youre-next-if-idf-doesnt-defeat-hamas-barbarism

 

Israel has been ramping up its global messaging campaign at a moment it faces increased isolation from Global South countries, and amid growing criticism from large powers like China, Russia, and major Latin American countries such as Brazil.

 

But there have been signs of dissent even within the Biden administration as well, with pushback especially coming from the State Department of late, as US officials want to see the White House become more publicly critical of alleged Israeli war crimes, given also the immense death toll, at over 11,200 Gazans killed – with some half of these believed to be women and children.

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now taking his message to the American public, in a Monday night appearance on Fox News’ Sean Hannity, warning that the US will be “next” if his military doesn’t decimate Hamas.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and biden Via AP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and biden Via AP

“We have to win not only for our sake, but for the sake of the Middle East, for the sake of our Arab neighbors. You know what, for the sake of Gazans who’ve been held by this dark tyranny that has brutalized and brought them nothing but bloodshed and poverty and misery,” Netanyahu introduced.

 

“We have to win to protect Israel. We have to win to safeguard the Middle East. We have to win for the sake of the civilized world. That’s the battle we’re fighting, and it’s being waged right now. There is no substitute for that victory.”

 

And that’s when he emphasized the potential dire repercussions for the West if Israel fails in its objectives. “If we don’t win now, then Europe is next and you’re next. And we have to win,” he added.

 

Netanyahu’s words carried a theme of a war between ‘barbarians’ and ‘civilization’, with an intent to make Americans believe what’s happening in the Middle East is “your fight” as well. According to Fox:

Netanyahu stressed that “our fight is your fight” and that there is “no substitute for victory.”

“We have to have the forces of civilization beat these barbarians because otherwise this barbarism will spread and will endanger the entire world,” Netanyahu said. “Every American, every civilized country will be under peril. We have to win. There is no substitute for victory. Total victory.”

Such messaging filled with a ‘good vs. evil’ motif was also heavily relied upon by the Bush administration and neocons in selling the Iraq War in 2003. Netanyahu has in past years also painted such simple contrasts when speaking about Iran and its supposed ‘nuclear threat’ as well.

 

Netanyahu may have been responding to rare words of restraint issued by President Biden on the same day. “I have not been reluctant in expressing my concerns about what’s going on and it’s my hope and expectation that it will be less intrusive action relative to the hospital,” Biden said Monday regarding the worsening humanitarian crisis at al-Shifa hospital in the center of Gaza City.

 

Zelensky’s playbook of “you’re next”?…


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Netanyahu on Hannity last night:

– Israel is invading Gaza “for the sake of Gazans.” Sounds very generous and humanitarian

– War boils down to “good guys” versus “bad guys”

– If Israel doesn’t occupy the Gaza strip, “Europe is next, and you’re next.” I guess he means Ohio

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“So, I remain somewhat hopeful but the hospital must be protected,” he said. This was in response to growing international condemnation, including from the UN, of Israeli troops laying siege to the large Gaza hospital, amid reports that patients – including the very young – are dying, and as the hospital has run out of fuel to keep vital generators going.

 

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EU Supreme Court has just outlawed kosher slaughter in the EU


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The EU Supreme Court has just outlawed kosher slaughter in the EU. That means the EU has just declared Judaism illegal within its boundaries.
This comes the day after the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell called for a weapons embargo against Israel.
The Palestinians are Europe’s way of maintaining its 2,000 year war against the Jews.

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The lives of French Jews today


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This article in Le Figaro describes the lives of French Jews today:

” A hairdresser refusing a Jewish client
* Jews changing their names on mailboxes so as not to be targets
* 74% of French Jews say they have already experienced anti-Semitic behavior, from mockery to physical aggression.
* 48% sometimes avoid saying that they are Jewish in a discussion
* 55% of parents ask their children not to wear distinctive Jewish clothing
* Taxi driver at Orly airport: “Dirty Jew! If I would take you (in my cab), I would have slaughtered you, your wife and your children ”
* Muslim Uber drivers are giving low ratings to visibly Jewish customers
* Delivery people refuse to take food from kosher restaurants
* Post office employees purposefully “lose” mail and packages to and from Israel

https://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/tu-es-juive-donc-je-ne-te-coifferai-pas-la-montee-de-l-antisemitisme-au-quotidien-en-france-20231127

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Lyon, France: pro-Hamas Palestinian demonstrators burst into an Aliyah fair


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Lyon : A serious incident in France: pro-Hamas Palestinian demonstrators burst into an immigration fair in Israel with hundreds of Jews – violence on site

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Franckalbert-tweet-21May2024-Lyon France pro-Hamas Palestinian demonstrators burst into an Aliyah fair

 

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Dear diaspora Jews: It’s over

The past month has reinforced my belief that there is one place we’re meant to be, and it isn’t New York, Buenos Aires, or London

Josh Feldman  Nov 19, 2023, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/dear-diaspora-jews-its-over/

 

As an Australian Jew, I’ve always proudly contended that I live in the safest Jewish community in the world. We have no lists of synagogues shot up by white supremacists, nor politicians whose campaign to become prime minister prompted nearly half the country’s Jews to consider leaving (high standards, I know). And while Australian Jewry — which is believed to have the world’s largest Holocaust survivor population per capita outside of Israel — is well aware of the dangers of antisemitism, much of the community has long-shared this sentiment. Antisemitism has always been present, but it was rarely, if ever, a cause for widespread anxiety.

 

If the outbreak of Jew-hatred after the October 7 Massacre didn’t change that, then November 10 did. As Melbourne’s Jews welcomed Shabbat, a mob of Arab and far-left thugs traveled from the other side of the city to protest in the heart of Melbourne’s Jewish community, forcing a synagogue only meters from the protest to evacuate mid-prayer.

 

Masked in keffiyehs, waving Palestinian flags, and accompanied by an astonishingly useless police force, the group chanted “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” — that all-too familiar call for the Jewish state’s destruction — and hurled vile insults at Jewish locals who exited their homes in a show of defiance, sparking violent clashes. Multiple witnesses told me protesters threw rocks and full water bottles at Jewish attendees.

 

One protester, keenly aware of the significance of harassing Jews in their backyard on Shabbat, taunted Jewish counter-protesters that they “can’t do this in Broadmeadows,” a heavily Muslim suburb around 40 minutes by car from where the protest took place. “People inside their homes having Shabbat dinner terrified hearing the chants of Allahu Akbar,” one Jewish local wrote during the ordeal.

 

To say this has shaken Melbourne’s Jewish community is a gross understatement. The quiet suburban life for Melburnian Jews, often accompanied by varying levels of naivety and denial about the dangers facing us, is over as we know it.

 

Such a story has become chillingly familiar for too many Diaspora Jewish communities since Hamas’s sadistic orgy of terror on October 7 and the terrifying explosion of antisemitism that followed. Jews have begun removing mezuzahs from their front doors. Jewish schools are telling their students they don’t have to wear school uniform so as to avoid being identifiably Jewish in public. Others are letting students study at home, while some Jewish parents have banned their children from taking public transport to school.

 

The night of the Melbourne protest, a Jewish family friend had invited people over to celebrate their birthday. Some refused to go: they were too scared to leave their homes.

 

The confident assertion that now is the best time in history to be Jewish has been all but forgotten. Welcome to the new Jewish reality.

 

For much of Diaspora Jewry, this is an immensely disorientating time, and understandably so. But as I told a friend who said the other day that no matter where we live, Jews will always be outnumbered by those who hate us, there is, in fact, one place we can go. It’s home to some seven million Jews, is run by Jews, for Jews, and three of its last six prime ministers have been veterans of one of the most elite Jewish fighting forces in our people’s history.

 

If ever there was a time to move to Israel, it’s now.

Modern Zionism’s founding father Theodor Herzl’s rationale was simple: Europe is not safe for Jews; only in an independent Jewish state in the land of Israel can we guarantee our own safety. He was right. In a post-Holocaust West, however, many Jews believed that they too, had found countries that could guarantee not just their safety, but their sense of security. As long as that remained true, there was little reason to leave — hence why approximately half of world Jewry lives outside of Israel.

 

The last few weeks have shattered that illusion for many Jews. In response, some Jewish writers and activists have argued that now is the time for Diaspora Jewry to create new institutions, rethink who its allies are, and change how it educates the non-Jewish world about antisemitism.

 

While well-intentioned, these miss the point entirely. Generation after generation, Jews were expelled from their homes, shoved into ghettos, and murdered at will. Nothing our ancestors did could change that. Jewish communities today need to come to the same realization. This is not, and never has been, a question of allyship or education. Antisemitism is not an enemy you can defeat with well-funded and cleverly planned campaigns. The game is up. It’s over.

 

For some, moving to Israel now might feel like giving up, and I can understand why. I began the process of making aliyah months before October 7, and as someone who has never had much faith in the non-Jewish world’s ability or desire to guarantee Jewish safety, the past month has only reinforced my belief that there is one place we’re meant to be, and it isn’t New York, Buenos Aires, London, or Johannesburg.

 

For other Jews, however — many of whose families have spent generations flourishing in the Diaspora — it’s far from simple to admit that the societies they, their parents, and their grandparents invested in have proven to be a false promise.

 

But moving to Israel is not giving up. It is an embrace of Jewish destiny. It is to unapologetically declare that as Jews, we are choosing to direct our energy towards helping our ancestral homeland instead of spending countless hours and dollars contributing to societies that are already beginning to turn on us. My sense of Jewish pride demands that I accept nothing less than a society that will do everything in its power to guarantee my ability to live safely as a proud Jew. A world in which Jews are scared to be publicly Jewish is not one I want to live in.

 

Diaspora Jews have long-described Israel as the one place we can go to if we no longer feel safe in our host countries. It’s our insurance policy on which we hoped we’d never have to make a claim. But since October 7, what was usually little more than a comforting remark has been violently transformed, against our will, to a concrete reflection of reality.

It’s time for us to cash in.

 

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1970-2020 Jewish golden age


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Some seven decades of limited antisemitism in the West has come to an end. People can now publicly harass and attack Jews at will, and Jews are reverting to living in fear.

History will look at 1970-2020 as a golden age, where Jewish men in most Western cities could walk openly with a kippah without much concern. Where Jews could go on family outings with only a vague worry that there is a tiny chance that some crazy person might harass them. Where no one had a second thought about walking to and from synagogue with the kids.

Certainly there are some neighborhoods where this is still true, but the map of where Jews can walk without fear has been shrinking over the past several years, and shrank dramatically since October 7, after decades of expansion.

Like it or not, the normal state of the world over the past 2000 years is where Jews are outcasts and demeaned. These last decades were not a trend as we had hoped, but an anomaly.

The West should be nervous. Jews are the canary in the coal mine, and this is just the beginning. History shows that the future for countries that decide that it is too much trouble to protect their Jews is bleak indeed.
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1970s Baal Teshuva movement; Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Aish HaTorah, The Jewish Catalog, 1980-1990s Russian Refuseniks Aliyah, Rabbi Meir Kahane, 2000s Nefesh B’Nefesh, 2010s Gaza Wars,

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JerusalemCats Comments: I would add that the start of the “Golden Age” was the Six Day War on June 5 to 10, 1967 and ended on October 7, 2023

 

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The truth is Israel’s narrative

It took 30 years, billions in petrodollars and billions more from cultural Marxists to develop a language of lies and manipulation that placed Jews in Israel and the Diaspora in the oppressor column.

A single photograph of a couple remains on the wall of a bullet-riddled home in Kfar Aza in southern Israel after Hamas terrorists rampaged through the community on Oct. 7, murdering families and taking civilians hostage, Oct. 16, 2023. Photo by Rina Castelnuovo.

A single photograph of a couple remains on the wall of a bullet-riddled home in Kfar Aza in southern Israel after Hamas terrorists rampaged through the community on Oct. 7, murdering families and taking civilians hostage, Oct. 16, 2023. Photo by Rina Castelnuovo.


https://www.jns.org/the-truth-is-israels-narrative/

Caroline B. Glick

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Caroline B. Glick is the senior contributing editor of Jewish News Syndicate and host of the “Caroline Glick Show” on JNS. She is also the diplomatic commentator for Israel’s Channel 14, as well as a columnist for Newsweek. Glick is the senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington and a lecturer at Israel’s College of Statesmanship.

 

(November 8, 2023 / JNS) Paul Kessler went to a pro-Hamas demonstration in the Los Angeles area waving an Israeli flag to stand down the crowd gathered to support the genocide of Jews. A pro-Hamas demonstrator, who tracked the 69-year-old before he approached him, clubbed Kessler in the head with a megaphone. Kessler fell to the ground and died of cerebral bleeding.

 

Forty-eight hours after Kessler was killed, his murderer was still free, even though the police know who he is. Ventura County Sheriff Jim Fryoff hadn’t arrested him because he couldn’t decide whether the murderer’s blow was the reason that Kessler died. Maybe he would have fallen on the ground head-first anyway. These things happen.

 

Fryoff isn’t the only one who can’t see the connection between A and B these days.

From coast to coast, university presidents can’t figure out whether Israel is to be supported and Hamas condemned, or Hamas is to be supported and Israel is to be condemned. It’s true Hamas murderers savagely executed, raped, sodomized, decapitated, dismembered and kidnapped thousands of innocent Israelis. But then again, Israel retaliated and stuff.

 

The confusion isn’t limited to police chiefs and professors.

Consider Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Socialist from Vermont told CNN that a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is impossible. As he put it, “I don’t know how you can have a ceasefire, a permanent ceasefire with an organization like Hamas, which is dedicated to turmoil and chaos and destroying the State of Israel.”

 

But then again, Sanders said: “The immediate task right now is to end the bombing, to end the horrific humanitarian disaster, to build—go forward with the entire world for a two-tier, two-state solution to the crisis to give the Palestinian people hope.”

 

So, on the one hand, you can’t have a ceasefire because Hamas won’t cease firing since it seeks Israel’s annihilation. And on the other hand, Israel needs to stop firing on Hamas and give the people who elected Hamas a state. Sanders’s confusion makes sense, given his Jewish roots on the one hand, and his ties to the Hamas caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives on the other.

 

The obvious contradiction in his position resonates with President Joe Biden’s viewpoints as well. True, Biden says, Israel has a right and a duty to defeat Hamas. But it must do so without harming any of Hamas’s human shields, and it needs to accept a ceasefire that will allow Hamas to regroup, resupply and rearm.

 

True, Biden admits, Hamas wants to annihilate the Jews. And true (although he won’t acknowledge it), the unpopular PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority also wants to annihilate the Jews. All the same, Biden insists that they must always be empowered and never punished for anything.

 

Deeper than the competence of spokespeople

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ABC News that after the war, Israel will need to maintain overall security control over the Gaza Strip to prevent Hamas from rebuilding its military capabilities. The next day, the U.S. State Department publicly rejected the notion that Israel might stick around. State Department spokesman Vedant Patel told reporters, “Our viewpoint is that Palestinians must be at the forefront of these decisions, and Gaza is Palestinian land and will remain Palestinian land.”

 

People keep comparing Hamas’s slaughter of civilians to Sept. 11 and Israel’s counterattack as its invasion of Iraq. But as Capt. Thomas Wheatley, a professor of international law at West Point, explained in a paper he published in a George Mason University international legal journal, the analogy is wrong. Hamas didn’t hijack a plane. It invaded Israel. It occupied Israeli territory for several hours and used its time in power to conduct crimes against humanity and genocidal acts. It seized 244 hostages. The proper analogy of Israel’s counterattacks isn’t Mosul but Normandy. Israel needs to treat Gaza how the United States and the Allies treated Nazi Germany, Wheatley explained.

Why can’t the West’s “best and brightest” understand this basic truth?

 

Israelis like to blame ourselves for this fiasco. We say that our public diplomacy, aka hasbara, is a complete failure. Our spokespeople are incompetent, the critics insist. But the truth is different. Israel’s official spokesmen are generally competent and often well-spoken. Palestinian spokesmen are just as often incompetent, and look and sound like terrorists.

The problem is much deeper than the competence of official spokespeople.

 

Partly, it’s that a lot of people around the world simply hate Jews. We’ve been getting a good look at the dimensions of the phenomenon since the Oct. 7 mass slaughter. Jew-haters from Pakistan to Philadelphia like Hamas because Hamas is killing Jews.

 

But not all of the people who insist that Israel is in the wrong—or simply can’t see the difference between Israel and Hamas—are motivated primarily by bigotry.

 

Their problem isn’t that they despise Jews or even that Israel isn’t providing the facts. Their problem is that they have been trained to care more about “the narrative” than the facts. And “the narrative” tells them to stand with the Palestinians, who seek to annihilate the Jews.

 

Whether the problem began with Edward Said’s destruction of Middle East Studies with the publication of his anti-intellectual and glamorous Orientalism in 1978—or with the imposition of groupthink under the title “political correctness” as a litmus test for social, academic and professional advancement in the 1990s—over the last generation and a half, the details of the narrative were filled in. Across all fields of human endeavor and experience, humankind was divided into the oppressed, who can do no wrong, and the oppressors, who can do no right.

 

It took 30 years, billions in petrodollars and billions more from cultural Marxists to develop a language of lies and manipulation that placed Jews in Israel and the Diaspora in the oppressor column. But with enough money and indoctrination, David was transformed into Goliath, and Goliath was transformed into the Jews who were so scared of the Philistine giant that they sent a 13-year-old shepherd with a slingshot in to defend them.

“David and Goliath” fresco, 1509, by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel. Credit: Web Gallery of Art via Wikimedia Commons.

“David and Goliath” fresco, 1509, by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel. Credit: Web Gallery of Art via Wikimedia Commons.

 

The ‘new’ David and Goliath

None of this made any sense. None of it had anything to do with history, facts or scholarship. Indeed, to believe these lies, it was necessary to reject objective truth as a measuring rod for academic or professional advancement.

 

Faced with a state of affairs where public discourse was dominated by a narrative that vilified Jews, Jewish liberals in Israel and the United States invented their own narrative they hoped would satisfy their indoctrinated and incentivized colleagues in the West. They based their narrative on the same oppressor-oppressed narrative their Western counterparts embraced. But their narrative distinguished between “good Jews” and “bad Jews.”

 

They were the good Jews. And as good Jews, they accepted that Israel was Goliath. But they insisted that they didn’t want to be Goliath. They wanted to give the oppressed Palestinian David a state. They embraced the “two-state solution” that requires Israel to give up Israel’s biblical heartland—Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem along with the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians. The “bad Jews,” the oppressor Jews, refused to do so based on their atavistic, messianic belief that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews.

 

The key to peace, the “good Jews” proclaimed, is for the liberal Jews to be supported by all right-thinking people. Right-thinking, narrative-driven people need to oppose the leaders of the “bad Jews”—first and foremost, Netanyahu—and to deny tenure, promotions and even legitimacy to Jews in Israel and abroad who think like Netanyahu about certain things, particularly the “two-state solution.

 

Like their Western counterparts, these Jewish liberals were immune to rational debate. True, the Palestinians rejected the “two-state solution,” and all factions of Palestinian society call for the elimination of Israel. And true, the “two-state solution” foresees Israel shrinking to indefensible boundaries that invite invasion. But since the “two-state solution” would end Israel’s status as an oppressor, the Palestinians and their allies would bury the hatchet, and Israel could live securely in indefensible boundaries because no one would think of attacking it. Many liberal Jews accepted the slaughter of wrong-thinking Jews with something bordering on equanimity. They were asking for it, of course, by refusing to end the so-called “occupation.”

 

The problem with liberal Israelis’ and Diaspora Jewry’s acceptance of narrative over facts is that facts have proven their narrative—and the broader oppressed/oppressor narrative—false. As they wake up to the realization that Israel’s enemies see no difference between “good” Jews who support the “two-state solution” and the “bad” Jews who oppose it, they are coming to realize that their colleagues on the left really don’t care. They prefer their narrative to reality—and won’t reject it even if keeping the faith with the oppressed means embracing the eliminationist slogan, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free.”

 

Which brings us back to public diplomacy.

It is the liberal Jewish embrace of the oppressor-oppressed narrative about themselves that has rendered Israel’s hasbara efforts dead in the water. If Israel is in the wrong and the Palestinians are in the right, then Hamas is right to slaughter and rape and abduct Israeli Jews. After all, we had it coming. And Israel has no right to annihilate Hamas because Hamas is oppressed. Rape isn’t a form of oppression if it is carried out by the oppressed against the oppressor. What does it matter how many women were brutalized? The same is the case with burning babies.

 

What’s missing from Israel’s hasbara isn’t facts and figures—of dead, of atrocities, of dates and of genocidal covenants, or even decent English.

 

What is missing is our story. Our history is the most compelling tale of human will and hope that the world has ever known. Our Jewish state is an apotheosis of justice. Jewish freedom is the triumph of the oppressed Jews against an oppressive humanity. Jewish settlement of the land of Israel from north to south, east to west is the victory of a native people against centuries of colonialist, imperialist invaders and occupiers. The Palestinians have organized themselves as a cult that sanctifies death, sadism, mass murder and destruction. They have no identity independent of their hatred of Israel. Were Israel to vanish, the Palestinians would be forgotten immediately.

 

It’s time to tell the truth about them, too.

Perhaps more than we need to tell our story to the world, we need to tell it to ourselves. We need to let the truth remind us of who we are after a generation of unwarranted and deeply destructive self-flagellation. The more we tell our story, the less we will care whether people are persuaded because we will understand that our greatest triumphs across time happened when we were true to ourselves, our people, our traditions and our God. And when we stop caring whether we are alone or not, we will see that people of goodwill around the world will be standing with us.

 

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New York is turning into a Nazi city


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New York is turning into a Nazi city. Can’t go to the MOMA, can’t walk down the street, can’t get to the airport, can’t go to school or get a coffee without being assaulted by Nazi goon squads who hate Jews and want to banish them from public spaces.
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#NOW Pro-palestine protesters shut down a tunnel on 40th street and Park Avenue in Manhattan.

Video by @yyeeaahhhboiii2 Desk@freedomnews.tv to license

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Elderly Jewish man dies after being beaten by pro-Palestinian protester

A video posted to the social media platform by StopAntisemitism captured the event.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
NOVEMBER 7, 2023 02:26 Updated: NOVEMBER 7, 2023 03:51 https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-772031

 

PRO-PALESTINE demonstrators protest outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles in May. (photo credit: LUCY NICHOLSON / REUTERS)

PRO-PALESTINE demonstrators protest outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles in May. (photo credit: LUCY NICHOLSON / REUTERS)

 

An elderly Jewish man [65 years old] was allegedly beaten to death at a pro-Israel rally in Los Angeles on Monday in America by a pro-Palestinian demonstrator, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed.

 

According to eyewitnesses a confrontation developed between the elderly man and the suspect. The elderly man was then found on the ground bleeding and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead from a cerebral hemorrhage.

 

“We are devastated to learn of the tragic death of an elderly Jewish man who was struck in the  head by a megaphone wielded by a pro-Palestinian protestor in Westlake Village,” the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles said in a statement. “Our hearts  are with the family of the victim.

 

“While we wait for more information from our law  enforcement partners, we remind you that this is the fourth major antisemitic crime committed in Los Angeles this year alone,” the federation continued. “Violence against our people has no place in  civilized society. We demand safety. We will not tolerate violence against our community.  We will do everything in our power to prevent it.”

The incident was caught on film by locals and shared with a warning of graphic content on X by the NGO StopAntisemitism.

[EDD: updated tweet]


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Content warning ⚠️ – an elderly Jewish man has been killed by a pro Palestinian protestor who hit him over the head with a megaphone at yesterday’s Israel rally.

Sadly, the victim has passed away from internal bleeding.

May his memory be a blessing and his attacker be prosecuted to the fullest degree of the law!

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These photos of the alleged attacker are circulating online; we will update this thread once we learn more.

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'Long live the Intifada': Palestinians and pro-Palestinian supporters protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza amid days of conflict between the two sides, in Brooklyn, New York, US, May 15, 2021. (credit: RASHID UMAR ABBASI / REUTERS)

‘Long live the Intifada’: Palestinians and pro-Palestinian supporters protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza amid days of conflict between the two sides, in Brooklyn, New York, US, May 15, 2021. (credit: RASHID UMAR ABBASI / REUTERS)

 

Police have declined to provide further details and it is unknown if the suspect has been arrested


UPDATE:


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Los Angeles area – a pro Hamas video has been discovered on the Instagram feed of Loay Alnaji, the college professor who hit Jewish individual Paul Kessler in the face with a megaphone, ultimately killing him.

Kessler was holding an Israeli flag and standing with other supporters when two pro-Palestinian agitators crossed the street to start trouble.

Paul Kessler passed away from skull fractures, as well as brain swelling and bruising.

Meanwhile, Loay Alnaji STILL has not been arrested. This is unacceptable @VENTURASHERIFF!
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Kessler’s friend who was holding signs with him that day said that Alnaji and/or his allegedly gun toting friend was also filming them earlier, before the attack. He also said Alnaji deliberately crossed the intersection to confront Paul. This shows plan and intent to attack.

 

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StopAntisemitism-tweet-8November2023-College Professor Loay Alnaji Murdered Paul Kessler

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Suspect Arrested in Death of Jewish Man at California ‘Pro-Palestine’ Rally

An autopsy ruled Paul Kessler’s death a homicide. The medical examiner concluded a blunt-force head injury killed him.

Posted by Mary Chastain 16November2023 https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/11/suspect-arrested-in-death-of-jewish-man-at-california-pro-palestine-rally/

 

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of Loay Abdelfattah Alnaji, 50, in the death of Paul Kessler, a Jewish man, at an anti-Israel rally in Thousand Oaks, CA.

The police charged Alnaji with involuntary manslaughter. His bail is set at $1 million.

The department did not mention if authorities will add a hate crime charge

An autopsy ruled Kessler’s death a homicide. The medical examiner concluded a blunt-force head injury killed Kessler.

People on the scene claimed that Alnaji, a computer science professor at Ventura County Community College, hit Kessler with a megaphone:

At the scene, Alnjai was filmed telling a police officer he was trying to hit Kessler’s phone away.

But witnesses including Kessler’s friend, Jonathan Oswaks, say he punched him with his megaphone.

‘All of a sudden, I see a punch…the white megaphone flying through the air,’ Oswaks, speaking at the scene of the protest last week, said.

Oswaks implored the police to act sooner.

Alnaji stayed at the scene after Kessler was taken away in an ambulance. He later cooperated with police at his home.

Videos taken after he fell show Palestine supporters continuing to chant against Israel, and some making antisemitic remarks about Hitler.


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BREAKING: A pro-Palestine protester has been arrested after killing a 65 year old Jewish man by hitting him over the head with a megaphone during a verbal altercation in the Thousand Oaks area of LA.
The man suffered from a brain hemorrhage as a result & succumbed to his injuries.

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Citing Jew-hatred, Jewish families seek transfers out of Oakland school district

At least 30 Jewish families had their transfer requests approved to leave the Oakland Unified School District, per media reports.

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(January 18, 2024 / JNS) On Jan. 16, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced a Title VI investigation of alleged “discrimination involving shared ancestry” at the Oakland Unified School District, which consists of about 34,000 students and nearly 2,300 teachers at 80 schools in Oakland, Calif.

 

The department doesn’t specify the nature of the discrimination. But a few days beforehand, J. The Jewish News of Northern California reported that at least 30 Jewish families had transfer requests approved between October and Dec. 19 to leave the Oakland Unified School District “specifically due to issues related to the Israel-Hamas war,” according to John Sasaki, the district’s communications director.

 

“I just felt that there wasn’t a path forward for Jewish families, because I had reached out to OUSD and asked them to have a conversation about how they were going to keep Jewish families feeling safe and included,” a parent named Rebecca told CBS News Bay Area.

 

“When there were lesson plans that were being taught that said, ‘Draw the Zionist bully,’ or ‘I for Intifada, J is for Jesus.’ And to me, it felt like—honestly—we were being targeted and singled out and alienated,” she added in the interview.

 

A catalyst for the exodus of Jewish families, reportedly, was a “teach-in” of the Oakland Education Association, a teachers union, that drew dozens of teachers. The union encouraged using pro-Palestinian lesson plans about the war in Gaza, including a coloring book for elementary-school students that states: “A group of bullies called Zionists wanted our land, so they stole it by force and hurt many people.”

 

The parents reportedly felt it was important to transfer their children out of the school district mid-year, despite the inconvenience, to protect their kids. Some were reportedly unable to do so, as other districts were at capacity.

 

JNS contacted the Oakland Unified School District for a statement but did not receive a response by publication time.

 

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Even before Oct. 7, Jewish groups struggled with security issues, burnout

A survey of more than 18,000 employees and CEOs puts forth ideas on how to keep Jewish employees energized and engaged.

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(January 4, 2024 / JNS) Leading Edge released its report “The State of the Jewish Workplace 2023” based on data from 18,212 employees and 304 CEOs at 327 organizations. The information comes from a May 2023 survey.

 

The results of the survey—the largest of its kind researching Jewish organizations—offered five conclusions presented by Leading Edge

First, the organization urged increased security, given that 14% of employees in May reported not feeling safe. Leading Edge pointed out that post-Oct. 7 polls showed that 70% of American Jews now feel less safe. The survey also found a link between workers feeling a sense of belonging and their on-the-job performance.

 

The research also revealed that organizations’ managers also needed more support. Leading Edge also reported that 66% of employees felt that employee well-being was a priority at their organization, a number below that of the average employer. Leading Edge urged an improvement here to reduce burnout, which it described as a “crisis.”

 

The report also found that the primary problem with employee engagement was a lack of confidence in organizational leadership—an issue that could be relieved with greater dialogue between workers and their bosses.

 

“Check in frequently with your team about their workloads and well-being. You can do that with employee surveys, conversations in one-on-one meetings, and other ways of checking in,” Gali Cooks, the president and CEO of Leading Edge, told JNS. “Set aside frequent, official times to ask for help. Ask in every weekly all-staff meeting if anyone has a project they need support on.”

 

Cooks urged for the occasional organization-wide shutdown, saying: “Giving all employees the chance to be ‘offline’ at the same time gives everyone permission to truly shut down and recharge, and allows executives to model the behavior for everyone. Plus, when everyone is out of the office, no one returns to a full inbox or a sense of missing out on key meetings.”

 

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Brownshirt Clouds

1932: The Jewish ‘grape vine’ has information that the Brown Shirt’s are already getting military training and will soon be getting firearms as well…

Yaakov Bar Nahman Posted on 16April2023 https://breslev.com/365103/

 

Meanwhile on a fine afternoon in the autumn of 1932 in grand Vienna, the city of the Blue Danube, the Waltz, Kneissl skis, delicious cakes made more of whipped cream and butter than flour —

 

“Moshe Paul, look at you!” his mother shouted, “Just look at you, bruised, dirty, your shirt torn. You and your rowdy friends got into another silly fight?”

 

“Boys will be boys Mama.”

“Go clean yourself up and change your clothes. You and your friends are 17 years old already. When will you boys calm down?”

 

“Yes Mama I’ll go clean up. Sorry I cause you grief. We didn’t look for this one. A gang of thugs from the third quarter came over and beat up cousin Rudolf Klinger and Bobbi Levi, and stole their bicycles. We went to rescue them. You know that the police won’t do anything to help Jews or catch those thugs.”

 

“Nu, fine but why are you always involved in such things?”

“Oh, Mama, you know I care about my fellow Jews. Also we have so many cousins that almost every attack by neighborhood gangs involves at least one of them. Really Momma can I let family get hurt and stand by doing nothing?”

 

“Nu fine what can I say? Go wash up and come down for dinner.” “Martha, please bring a clean set of clothes to the bath for our knight in shining armor. Ernst, hot water for his bath, please.”

 

Moshe Paul climbed the oak staircase with the carved cherry wood banister and went to the bath. There Ernst was already preparing the bath. They chatted while waiting for the water boiler to heat enough for the bath, and for Martha to bring fresh clothes.

 

“Master Paul”, said the servant Ernst, “You and your friends must be more careful.”

“Why do you say that Ernst?”

“You know the servants ‘grape vine’. Before you came home I already knew about the fight you and your buddies were in today. And I know about your group and what you do. But don’t worry, as you see we have not told your mother, Frau Hermina.”

 

“Good, thank you. Thank God she believed my story too. Well it is at least half truth. I wouldn’t want Mama to know that I am in the Yuden Bundt. It will likely soon come a day that it would be dangerous for her to know.” Silently he thought to himself, ‘and not just a member but an officer and secret weapons maker, and whenever Ze’eiv comes to Vienna I am his body guard.’

 

Ze’ev Vladamir Jabotinski, was a controversial man of vision, a man with guts. Early on he saw the oncoming danger to European Jewry that would come from that little Austrian madman who gained power in Germany. Ze’eiv wanted to Jews to get out and to be ready to fight for their survival. The Vienna Yuden Bundt crew was operating by his inspiration and guidance. They were the youths of the Herut Movement.

 

Paul Feldman, Stephan Goldschmidt, Moti Klinger, Aharon Glick, Dudi Shmerler and Moshe Paul were the core of the defense crew in their neighborhood and in the high school.

 

Paul Feldman was later during war to escape to the U.S.A. to become a heavyweight wrestling champion.

“You know Ernst, that in a few months I will be eligible to go to the army to get military training. It will serve us well to fight better against those who seek to harm us.”

 

“Yes, master Paul. Yet even so, I tell you that you and your friends must be careful. The ‘grape vine’ brings us information from the Brown Shirt’s side as well. They are already getting military training and will soon be getting firearms as well. On top of that, in the police they have more and more sympathizers. The police soon will not only refuse to help Jews against the Nazi Youth gangs, but will help those gangs against you. In case you haven’t heard any news lately, there is growing fear that the Anschluss will hit Austria soon, and there is great effort to infiltrate the police force and army command with their sympathizers.”

 

“Thank you Ernst, though Ze’ev has already warned us about the approaching take over by the Anschluss. He has ordered us that the day Austria falls to the Nazis we are to leave immediately. By the way that reminds me, I need you to buy me some items for survival, a hunting knife etc. I will give you a list and the money.”

 

“As you wish young master. Well the bath is ready and here are your clean clothes. Wash up quickly and I’ll clean up the bath room when you’re done. Your mother is waiting for you with dinner. Oh and here is the bottle of iodine for your scrapes if you wish.”

 

After the hot bath, Moshe now refreshed and polished descended the decorative stair case and entered the posh dining room. His mother and the kitchen servant were awaiting him.

 

“Mama, here I am, sparkling clean. What a wonderful smelling gulash (stew). You are indeed a kitchen marvel, God bless you. You can teach our cooks their profession.”

“Thank you Mosheleh, now sit down and eat please.”

“Mama has Papa returned from his sales tour yet?”

“Not yet. This tour is a little longer since he’s going through Yugoslavia as well. He’s using the trip as a way to get to visit with his big brother Layish too.”

 

“Uncle Layish?! Oh I haven’t seen him in a long time. Pity Papa didn’t take me too. I love visits with him. I remember him still wearing the turban and long cloaks like our previous generations. I remember when I was six and Papa took me to visit uncle’s home in Yugoslavia seeing him fire his rifle while standing on horseback. Not only shooting, but hitting bullseye of the target while stepping from one horse’s back to another with both horses running.

 

He’s a master swordsman too. Mama did you know that he is a super horseman & rifleman as well? Well at least he came to visit here now and then and sent his sons sometimes.”

 

Pondering to himself he recalled the training sessions in the woods, learning the ancient martial arts system used by King David and his brethren in the Tribe of Judah. “Ben Teimah … light as an eagle … audacious as a panther …” The system served him well against the Brown Shirts and would yet serve him well later in life too.

 

“Oh yes Layish is indeed a dashing fellow. You know Moshe, you do look a lot like him too.”

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Protester burn Israeli flag outside DNC, Byron Tau/ Wall Street Journal

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White House Sanctions Israeli Settlers For 1st Time Since Clinton Administration

by Tyler Durden, 06December2023 – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/white-house-sanction-israeli-settlers-1st-time-clinton-administration

 

The Biden administration is moving to impose sanctions on Israeli settlers involved in attacks on Palestinians, which will involve banning them from traveling to the United States.

 

Fresh Axios reporting on Tuesday has cited government officials who specify that multiple dozens of known Israeli settlers will be impacted by the visa ban, expected to be implemented by the State Department.

 

The US government has not sanctioned Israeli settlers going all the way back to the Clinton administration, but Washington has consistently condemned settler expansion in the West Bank, at least as far as public policy and rhetoric goes.

 

Gaza sources have said the death toll in the Strip has reportedly surpassed 15,200. Meanwhile the White House has come under increased international pressure to impose limits on Israel’s military operations as well as usage of US-supplied bombs.

 

The conflict centered on Gaza has received by far most international media attention, but there’s been a parallel war happening in the West Bank. Nablus, for example, last week was declared a closed military zone, and is under blockade by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for 55 days.

 

Regional sources say that since Oct.7 more than 250 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank – mostly in army raids and clashes with Israeli security forces, but also as a result of settler violence.

 

Axios has noted that since the conflict’s start there’s been “a spike in the number of attacks by settlers against Palestinians.”

Two weeks ago the Biden administration circulated a memo to top State Department and other officials asking them to prepare action “against individuals or entities who directly or indirectly engaged in actions that threaten security or stability in the West Bank or take actions that intimidate civilians in the West Bank or actions that significantly obstruct, disrupt or prevent efforts to achieve a two-state solution.”

 


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European countries like France are also said to be readying sanctions against settlers. European leaders have long been more vocal in highlighting the problem.

 

Since the Hamas terror raids which kicked off the Gaza war, individual Israeli citizens have sought to obtain assault rifles in droves. This has sparked concerns over US small arms being used by hardline Jewish settlers to attack Palestinians. Often it’s for the sake of removing entire West Bank families from their land or olive groves.

 

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Victory is more important than US support

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ministers must remember that Israel is not an American vassal state.

 

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Caroline B. Glick is the senior contributing editor of Jewish News Syndicate and host of the “Caroline Glick Show” on JNS. She is also the diplomatic commentator for Israel’s Channel 14, as well as a columnist for Newsweek. Glick is the senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington and a lecturer at Israel’s College of Statesmanship.

(January 10, 2024 / JNS) At his press conference Tuesday evening, U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken showed that contrary to popular belief, the Biden administration is not Israel’s ally. It is the greatest obstacle to Israel’s victory.

 

Blinken began his remarks by drawing a moral equivalence between the suffering of Israeli hostages and their families and that of the Palestinians in Gaza. The Palestinians in Gaza, who overwhelmingly support Hamas, are just as innocent as the hostages, Blinken insisted.

 

Blinken said nothing about the torture, rape, mutilation and deliberate starvation of the hostages carried out by Hamas terrorists and its civilian accomplices alike. Instead, Blinken spoke of the “acute food insecurity,” that Gazans suffer from—and blamed that “acute food insecurity” on Israel.

 

“Israel needs to do everything it can to remove any obstacles from [aid] crossing to…Gaza. Improving deconfliction procedures to ensure that the aid can move safely and securely is a critical part of that,” he said.

 

The body responsible for distributing “humanitarian aid” in Gaza today is the United Nations, through UNRWA. Blinken ignored completely the documented fact that thousands of UNRWA employees  posted fulsome praise for the Oct. 7 slaughter on social media. He ignored the overwhelming evidence that UNRWA schools and clinics are Hamas military bases. He ignored that UNRWA employees have been credibly accused of holding Israeli hostages and deliberately starving them. And he ignored that UNRWA employees, including all of its regional directors in Gaza, have been credibly accused of being Hamas terrorists themselves.

 

Burying his head deep in the sand, Blinken cooed, “The United Nations is playing an indispensable role in addressing the immense humanitarian needs in Gaza. There is simply no alternative.

 

“UN personnel…in Gaza are demonstrating extraordinary courage by continuing to provide lifesaving services in what are extremely challenging conditions.”

 

Israel, he demanded, must join the United States in giving the United Nations its “full support.”

As for Israel’s military campaign to wipe out Hamas, Blinken said that military operations must take no toll on civilians, even if that means that Israel will lose the war.

 

“We know that facing an enemy that embeds itself among civilians—who hides in and fires from schools, from hospitals—makes this incredibly challenging. But the daily toll on civilians in Gaza, particularly on children, is far too high,” said Blinken.

 

The only way to separate the civilians from the terrorists and so protect them is by permitting them to leave Gaza, just as 6 million Ukrainians left their country since the Russian invasion.

 

Gazans are so eager to leave that the Guardian reported they are paying $10,000 to middlemen to bribe Egyptian officials to let them leave. But the United States will have none of it.

 

“The United States unequivocally rejects any proposals advocating for the resettlement of Palestinians outside of Gaza,” said Blinken with a scowl.

 

Not only must Israel force the Palestinians to stay in Gaza and care for them, Israel must allow them to return to northern Gaza, thus subverting Israel’s main sustained operational achievement since the ground operation began.

 

“In today’s meetings” with Israeli leaders, Blinken said, “I was also crystal clear: Palestinian civilians must be able to return home as soon as conditions allow.”

 

The only way for the now abandoned Israeli towns and villages bordering Gaza to be rebuilt and for their surviving residents to return safely is to block Hamas from rebuilding its terror infrastructure, including its forces in northern Gaza.

 

Keeping that area unpopulated, or lightly populated, for the foreseeable future is a military imperative.

After demanding that Israel permit Hamas to survive and regroup in Gaza, Blinken moved to the northern front against Hezbollah. There too, the United States demands that Israel lose.

 

“As I told the war cabinet and other senior officials, the United States stands with Israel in ensuring its northern border is secure. We’re fully committed to working with Israel to find a diplomatic solution that avoids escalation and allows families to return to their homes, to live security in northern Israel and also in southern Lebanon,” he said.

 

The problem is that the “diplomatic solution,” the United States proposes will make it impossible for Israel to secure its northern border or permit the 80,000 civilians that were forced to flee their homes along to border to return to their homes.

 

Blinken and the administration are pushing for a deal that will see no decrease in Hezbollah’s forces trained to invade Israel and commit genocide. Their deal will see no decrease in Hezbollah’s missile and drone arsenal, which are capable of destroying strategic targets and civilian populations throughout Israel.

 

The administration’s “diplomatic solution” requires Israel to surrender sovereign territory to Hezbollah in exchange for the removal of Hezbollah forces from the border area.

 

There are two problems with the plan. First, it requires Israel to surrender its land to terrorists. And second, the only force capable of pushing Hezbollah away from the border is the Israel Defense Forces, a prospect the deal is geared towards blocking at all costs.

 

In other words, just as is the case with Gaza, U.S. policy is to enable Israel’s enemies to win strategic victories against Israel by forbidding Israel to defeat them on the battlefield.

 

Leaving aside the administration’s slavish commitment to establishing Iran as the regional hegemon by empowering the regime and its terror proxies, the expressed goal of the administration’s effort to induce an Israeli defeat is to establish a Palestinian state.

 

As the administration sees things, the main obstacle to this goal is Israel, and specifically, the Netanyahu government, which represents the people of Israel.

 

To push this obstacle aside, the administration is working to overthrow the Netanyahu government. On Sunday, CNN’s Jake Tapper reported that an administration official told him that Netanyahu has to choose between his coalition partners from the nationalist Religious Zionism and Otzma Yehudit parties led by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, respectively, and his ties to President Biden and the United States.

 

In other words, Netanyahu needs to choose between the Israeli public, which elected him to office as the head of a right-religious governing coalition, and Washington, which rejects the will of the Israeli people.

 

During his visit Tuesday, Blinken took the unprecedented step of meeting privately with Minister Benny Gantz and Knesset member Gadi Eisenkot. In the wake of the Oct. 7 invasion, Gantz and Eisenkot brought their leftist opposition party into the government to form an emergency unity coalition. The administration has been all but explicit about its intention to use these men and their party to overthrow the Netanyahu government.

 

Immediately after their meeting, reports began to stream in that Gantz’s inclination to leave the government is growing. Blinken and the administration see two scenarios for Gantz to seize power. Either Gantz can incite a revolt in Likud that can lead to Netanyahu’s ouster and the formation of an alternative government led by Gantz in the current Knesset; or by working with the administration, Gantz can force Netanyahu to accept pro-Palestinian policies that will compel Smotrich and Ben-Gvir to bolt the government. If they leave and Gantz remains in the coalition, Netanyahu will become completely dependent on Gantz to remain in power.

 

Under both scenarios, the administration believes that it will be in a position to force Israel to crown the terrorist Fatah-led Palestinian Authority as the new leader of Gaza. That in turn will set the stage for a massive pressure campaign to coerce the Gantz-controlled government to make massive strategic concessions to the P.A. in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem that will facilitate the establishment of a Palestinian state.

 

Blinken’s statements on the topic were nearly bereft of diplomatic niceties.

“As I told the prime minister, every [Arab] partner that I met on this trip said that they’re ready to support a lasting solution that ends the long-running cycle of violence and ensures Israel’s security. But they underscored that this can only come through a regional approach that includes a pathway to a Palestinian state,” he said.

 

“To make this possible, Israel must be a partner to Palestinian leaders who are willing to lead their people in living side by side in peace with Israel and as neighbors,” he continued, adding, “and Israel must…stop taking steps that undercut Palestinians’ ability to govern themselves effectively.”

 

Doubling down on his practice of slandering Israelis as the moral equivalents of terrorists, Blinken then libeled the half million Israeli residents of Judea and Samaria as well as IDF forces operating in these areas.

 

“Extremist settler violence carried out with impunity, settlement expansion, demolitions, evictions all make it harder, not easier, for Israel to achieve lasting peace and security,” he said.

 

Finally, echoing Tapper’s report, Blinken took a shot at Israel’s leadership, stating that, “If Israel wants its Arab neighbors to make the tough decisions necessary to help ensure its lasting security, Israeli leaders will have to make hard decisions themselves.”

 

Blinken made his remarks during the primetime news hour. Before he spoke, commentators from left to right insisted that Blinken is a friend and an ally in Israel’s war. After his diatribe, they sheepishly changed their tune.

 

Blinken, they admitted, presented demands that would foment Israel’s defeat. The only way for Israel to rout its enemies and enable its citizens to return to their homes in southern and northern Israel is to do precisely the opposite of what the United State demands. Israel must end the farce of “humanitarian assistance” to Gaza. It must stop providing electricity and fuel to Gaza. It must fully control the distribution of food and water to the population. It must block the return of the population to northern Gaza. And it must open the Egyptian border with Gaza to permit the Gazans to leave or permit them to exit through Israel.

 

As for Hezbollah, the government must stop participating in the destructive farce of U.S. diplomacy. Instead, Israel should strike missile stores and terrorist barracks and be prepared to carry out a ground operation in the immediate term.

Israel must defeat Hezbollah. It is the only way Israelis in northern communities will be able to live safely in their homes.

 

If the United States retaliates by placing a weapons embargo on Israel, then Israel must make do with what it has and what it can produce. Use of imprecise missiles will expand collateral damage, but it will also win the war faster at less risk to IDF soldiers.

 

Since entering office, the Biden administration has treated Israel with colonialist contempt. Rather than respect Israel as an independent ally, Biden and his aides have acted like imperial overlords barking orders at a backwater, troublesome province.

 

Despite the pressure, Netanyahu and his ministers must remember that Israel is not a vassal state. We are a successful regional power. It is Israeli power, not U.S. charity that has sustained us to date. And it is Israeli power, not U.S. largesse that will bring us victory in this war for our survival. If forced to choose between support from Washington and victory, the choice is an easy one.

 

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OK, so “Jewish Voice for Peace” and “IfNotNow” have been shutting down federal buildings, major bridges, and major commuter hubs, with banners and T-Shirts and signs with “JEWS SAY CEASEFIRE NOW!” printed.

And some media is referring to them as “Jewish activists” even though they represent no one in the Jewish community besides themselves.

But think about it: average working people, who don’t have the privilege these pseudo-Jews have to spend all day protesting, just want to get to their work or home to his or her family. Who’s stopping them? All these jerks with big signs claiming they are JEWS.

Not only are these self-entitled jerks directly promoting antisemitism with their “anti-Zionist” rhetoric, they are potentially causing ordinary Americans to hate Jews because they see these “Jews” disrupting their lives for a cause most don’t care about.

These progressive “Jews” are not only antisemites. They are actively choosing to piss normal people off as Jews.

This is what is known in real Judaism as a “chilul Hashem” and there are very few sins that are worse than this.

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Denial of Hamas’ October 7 massacre spreads in US

‘False flag attack’: Washington Post reports that US groups saying Israel staged attack to justify ‘genocide’ in Gaza grow on social media despite ample proof of Hamas’ atrocities

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A U.S.-based news outlet The Washington Post reported Sunday on a disturbing phenomenon that is gaining momentum: the denial of the massacre carried out by Hamas on October 7. The newspaper said despite numerous pieces of evidence indicating that Hamas committed these horrible acts, including footage captured by the terrorists themselves, denial continues to spread.

Pro-Palestinian protest in New York (Photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Pro-Palestinian protest in New York
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According to The Washington Post, the number of massacre deniers in the United States is currently small, but growing. Some claim the IDF carried out the massacre to “justify genocide in Gaza,” while others believe some hostages were kidnapped by Israel. Some are even confident that the United States is behind the attack.

 

These false narratives have circulated on social media, and users on platforms like TikTok and Reddit are already blaming Israel for a “false flag” attack – a staged attack designed to justify a harsh retaliatory action.

 

This phenomenon is troubling Jewish leaders and researchers who see a connection between it and Holocaust denial. They also identify similarities between the denial of the massacre and conspiracy theories with antisemitic foundations, including supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory.

 

In The Washington Post article, the news outlet shared the story of Mirela Monte, a real estate agent and holistic healer from South Carolina, who was shocked when she first heard about the October 7 massacre.

 

She continued to read more about it on Uncensored Truths, a Telegram group with 2,958 members focusing on international news and “supposed perils” related to vaccinations. According to posts in the group, Israel stood behind the attack.

Pro-Palestinian protest in New York (Photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Pro-Palestinian protest in New York
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Now, Monte is convinced that the massacre is a “false flag” attack by Israel – carried out with American assistance – to justify “genocide” in Gaza. Monte called Israel “pure evil.”

 

The false narrative according to which “Israel murdered their own people on October 7,” isn’t only growing online but is also present in anti-Israel demonstrations and protests where posters of Israeli hostages were hung in London, Chicago and other cities.

 

Following Hamas’ attack, Basem Naim, a senior Hamas official, claimed the terrorist organization didn’t kill Israeli civilians, saying it was “Israeli propaganda.” Some Reddit users are convinced he’s telling the truth.

 

“So basically the Hamas attack was a false flag for Israel to occupy Gaza and kill Palestinians. Expected behavior from Nazi wannabes.'” wrote one user in r/LateStageCapitalism, a left-wing forum on Reddit.

Pro-Palestinian protest in New York (Photo: AP)

Pro-Palestinian protest in New York
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This claim can also be seen on extreme news websites like Electronic Intifada and GrayZone, where it was written that most Israeli victims were killed by operations carried out by the IDF, and not Hamas. According to The Washington Post, it’s not only extreme left-leaning individuals who blame Israel for killing its civilians, but also extreme right-wingers and Holocaust deniers.

 

Holocaust denial, the American newspaper wrote, is gaining momentum among American youths. According to a survey by The Economist and YouGov conducted in early December 2023, one in five Americans under the age of 30 agrees with the statement that the “Holocaust is a myth.” More than a fifth of respondents in the survey believe the data published about the Holocaust are exaggerated.

 

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Israel’s Response To October 7 Massacre Triggers Virulent Antisemitic Pro-Hamas Demonstrations Across Europe

UK media, politicians slam ‘far-right’ for disrupting London’s ‘pro-Palestinian’ demonstration.

Posted by Vijeta Uniyal 12November2023 https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/11/israels-response-to-october-7-massacre-triggers-virulent-antisemitic-pro-hamas-demonstrations-across-europe/

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Israel’s counter-terrorism operation in Gaza triggered angry pro-Hamas demonstrations in London, Berlin, Brussels and other European cities. Tens and thousands of largely immigrant Muslims turned out for anti-Israel rallies, marked with violent clashes and antisemitic incidents.

 

Islamist and pro-jihad demonstrators are joined by useful idiots from the European Left, who see terror-supporting Palestinians as allies in their struggle for Utopian Socialism.

 

These ‘pro-Palestinian’ rallies are accompanied with antisemitic attacks on Europe’s tiny and dwindling Jewish population “The public prosecutor’s office is investigating the attempted arson attack on a Jewish community in Berlin,” German state TV ARD reported recently. “Since Hamas’ attack on Israel, more than 200 antisemitic cases have been registered in Germany.”

 


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Pro-Palestine protestors attack man holding up “Hamas is ISIS” sign in London.

Isn’t it interesting that at all these “ceasefire” protests they never condemn the terrorist group Hamas.

In fact whenever someone criticises Hamas they react violently.

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Turning Point UK-tweet-11November2023-Pro-Palestine protestors attack man

In London, hundreds and thousands of pro-Hamas marchers on Saturday were confronted by English nationalists, who wanted to prevent them from desecrating British monuments and war memorials as their anti-Israel rally coincided with Armistice Day, marking the end of the WWI.

 

The UK media and politicians condemned ‘far-right’ demonstrators for guarding national symbols. “Far-right protesters repeatedly tried to ambush pro-Palestinian supporters on a huge march across central London,” The Times of London reported Saturday.

 


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Police surround British men carrying the British flag during Remembrance Day in London.

Police officers have been repeatedly targeting those who carry the British flag whilst allowing those carrying the Hamas flag and chanting hate to march freely.

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Oli London-tweet-11November2023-Police surround British men carrying the British flag

 

The mainstream media blamed the ‘far-right’ for disrupting the pro-Hamas demonstration. “More than 300,000 people gathered in London for a pro-Palestinian march as police arrested dozens of mainly far-right counter-protesters seeking to disrupt what had turned into a hot political issue,” the Bloomberg reported.

 


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Hamas supporter in London:

“Hitler knew how to deal with these people”

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Emily-Schrader-tweet-11November2023-Hamas-supporter-in-London

 

Ahead of Saturday’s pro-Hamas march, the London police apparently remove the Union Jacks from national war memorial. The Daily Mail (UK) reported November 5:

The Metropolitan Police vowed to use ‘all its powers’ to prevent disruption on the day of reflection and were seen out in force this weekend guarding the Cenotaph, which has been stripped of its British flags and surrounded by metal barriers.

 

Scotland Yard said the Union Jacks had been removed as part of a routine clean ahead of the memorial weekend adding that they would be returned soon after anger and confusion erupted on social media at the sight of the bare monument.

 


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Without the bravery of the police a senior British government minister would have been murdered by Hamas-supporting thugs on the streets of London today.

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Rɪᴄʜᴀʀᴅ Kᴇᴍᴘ ⋁-tweet-11November2023-British government minister attempted murder by Hamas

 

Uncontrolled mass-migration from the Middle East and Muslim-majority North Africa, has converted major European cities into strongholds for Islamic radicalism. Israel’s anti-terror offensive in Gaza gave many jihad-supporters an opportunity to come out in full force.

 

“Several thousand people took part in a demonstration in Dublin city centre in support of Palestine today,” Irish state broadcaster RTÉ reported. “Around 1,500 people attended the march in Cork city in support of Palestine.”

 

Similar “peaceful” pro-Hamas demonstration took place in the Belgian capital of Brussels. The France24 TV channel reported:

Many of the protesters yelled “free Palestine” and “stop the genocide” as they participated in the peaceful demonstration that took place on Armistice Day, a public holiday in Belgium and other countries to mark the signing of the armistice that ended World War I.

 

Some also cried out “EU, shame on you” for perceived bias towards Israel at the expense of Palestinian lives and rights.

 

Brussels police, which put the turnout at 21,000, watched over the march and closed traffic on several roads as it wended through the city for two hours.

Berlin: Pro-Hamas mob angered by Israel flag; Berlin state bans antisemitic “From the River to the Sea” slogan

In Berlin, a mob of Hamas supporters got enraged when a resident waved an Israeli flag from his apartment. A video clip showed demonstrators kicking the person’s door and shouting threats at him.

 

“Residents waved an Israeli flag,” German weekly Der Fokus reported Saturday. “This angered the Demonstrators, who booed and screamed.” According to the magazine, “one of the Israel-haters reportedly broke into the house. Another video shows an unknown person kicking the residential apartment’s front door.”

 

But there is still some silver lining despite this dark pro-jihad cloud over Germany. Berlin reportedly became the first German state to ban the antisemitic “From the River to the Sea” slogan. “Berlin appears to be the only one of the 16 German federal states to outlaw the chant ”From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free,” which has often been heard at mass rallies in the capital city. The criminal penalty for incitement to hate can be a prison term or a fine,” the Israeli TV channel i24NEWS reported Friday.

 


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Palestinian and Hamas supporters today in Germany tried to break in jew apartment after he showed them Israel flag.
How is Germany allowing rise of antisemitism again? I don’t get it. This isn’t diversity. It is pure hate.

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ZOKA-tweet-12November2023-Palestinian and Hamas supporters today in Germany tried to break in jew apartment

Pro-Israel demonstrations are a rare thing in German cities nowadays. Every pro-Israel gathering is met with a much larger pro-Hamas mob.

 

Here is a video I myself took on October 19 in the Germany city of Bonn, showing a few dozen of us (pro-Israel demonstrators) surrounded by 600 Hamas supporters screaming Allahu Akbar and trying to shout us down. Only a strong police presence prevented them from getting into a hitting-distance from us.

 


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A few dozen Israel supporters surrounded by hundreds of angry pro-Hamas demonstrators. Police protecting us. Germany 2023

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vijeta uniyal-tweet-19October2023-Israel supporters surrounded by hundreds of angry pro-Hamas demonstrators

 

Protester Wraps Palestinian Flag Around World War I Memorial In London, U.K., On Armistice Day

 

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Britain is the new capital of anti-Israel hate

As their country unites in the face of terrorist evil, ours is exposing a nasty and divided underbelly

16 November 2023 • https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/11/16/britain-new-capital-anti-israel-hate/

London's marching season Anti-Israel protestors head for the US embassy in Vauxhall

London’s marching season Anti-Israel protestors head for the US embassy in Vauxhall

London’s marching season: Anti-Israel protestors head for the US embassy in Vauxhall

 

I have spent recent weeks in Israel, and goodness knows this is a country that has plenty of challenges. But one question I have been asked a lot by an alarmingly wide array of Israelis is: “What happened to Britain?”

 

Generally, I get protective after this question, and reassure people that Britain is still Britain and that our core of decency remains as it always was. But the response is always the same: “But these marches?” Now perhaps they will say “… and the vote?”

 

It amazes most Israelis – as it amazes me – that Britain has seen some of the worst scenes of all the anti-Israel marches across the world. And I say “anti-Israel” for a reason. The first protests in London happened before Israel had even begun its military response to October 7. Rallies were held within hours of the massacres. To most Israelis this is nearly unfeasible.

 

What other country would see 1,400 of its citizens slaughtered, 240 kidnapped and countless more wounded for life, and not be allowed even a day to mourn? What other country, having suffered a set of atrocities hardly superseded in the whole history of violence wouldn’t get even one day of sympathy?

 

Only the Jewish state. And everybody in Israel knows as much. Pakistan is currently in the process of forcibly deporting two million Afghans. Nobody cares. Bashar al-Assad is in his twelfth year of killing Muslims in Syria and the world’s cameras turned away long ago. Only Israel, when involved in any military action, or even when it is simply on the receiving end of extreme violence, cannot rely even on the world’s understanding.

 

And it is in this light that Israel notices the British politicians calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The ignorance of a large number of figures in British political life, from Humza Yousaf to Jess Phillips, can hardly be exaggerated. As it happens, a ceasefire of a kind existed in Gaza. Israel withdrew from Gaza unilaterally, and very painfully, in 2005 – removing every Jew from the strip. They handed over the land and got rockets in return.

 

Everyone around the Gaza border and across wider Israel was used to running from rockets to the shelters. But despite various exchanges over the years, nobody ever foresaw the battalion-sized terrorist attack of October 7. It was Hamas who broke what ceasefire existed that day when its legions gunned down young people at a music festival, went door to door in small communities, and burned people alive in their homes.

 

I have been to the sites of many of these massacres. I passed by one – the utterly destroyed kibbutz of Be’eri – earlier this week as I went into Gaza. It is a reminder of a dream that once was. Many of the residents of kibbutzim such as Be’eri were peace activists. I have seen with my own eyes the peacenik literature that lies among the blood stains and looted remains of their houses. Their dream died with them on October 7. Not one Israeli believes they can now live with Hamas – a group whose leaders say they want to repeat the October 7 time and again.

 

To call for a ceasefire now shows an astonishing lack of military understanding but also a horrific lack of decency. I have watched the Israeli Defence Force manage the evacuation of Gazans from the north of the strip to the south, so that the IDF can try to isolate Hamas and destroy them. It is a righteous mission, though one that is likely to prove incredibly hard.

 

I have also met many of the parents of the children and others stolen into Gaza. They want their children back. Why has there been no mass movement of MPs – from Labour, say – demanding that there be no ceasefire until Hamas hand back the hostages? Such a move seems to have never been on the cards.

 

Anti-Israel Labour MPs and others only ever campaign and condemn when they attack Israel. Perhaps because they know that Hamas would never listen to them anyway. These MPs are internationalist eunuchs. But my, do they talk a big game. Especially while they whip along the sectarian politics, which are the real driver of the protests on our streets.

 

In my view, Israel can look after itself. Watching the unity of this nation at war assures me of that.

But as I watch hooligans clamber over our war memorials and statues and hold our city centres hostage, I wonder whether it isn’t Britain that is the one in real trouble here.

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They’re literally just hunting Jews on the streets of England.


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They’re literally just hunting Jews on the streets of England.
From Harry’s Place

Marina Medvin-tweet-18November2023-They’re literally just hunting Jews on the streets of England

Marina Medvin-tweet-18November2023-They’re literally just hunting Jews on the streets of England

 

 



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Islamized UK

Muslim School Children march through the streets chanting the Islamic battle cry: “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar…”

Most popular name among those born in England in 2022 is Mohammed

Britain has the 3rd largest Muslim population in the EU, after France, then Germany

Notice the young sharia-compliant school girls wearing their Hijabs…

Hijab is supposed to prevent men from being tempted to sin by the appearance of women, right!?

So, what exactly is tempting about the body of little girl that needs to be covered?

 

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Amy Mek-tweet-18November2023-Islamized UK

 

 


 

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London just canceled the Jews


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London can’t control its Islamist problem so they decided to take the easy way out and just canceled the Jews.

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Marina Medvin-tweet-29November2023-London just canceled the Jews

 


 

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London is now a “no-go zone for Jews.”


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#London is now a “no-go zone for Jews.”

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The International Legal Forum – ILF-tweet-8March2024-London is now a ‘no-go zone for Jews.’

 


 

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metpoliceuk-swastikas disturbing public order “depends on context”


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The Swastika was used to rouse and galvanize Nazi followers during the Holocaust; it terrified both the Nazis’ victims and the innocent bystanders of the world

The Swastika is a symbol of evil, cruelty and death
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When the @metpoliceuk refuse to arrest Hamas supporters with a swastika sign today in London one officer told a girl that swastikas disturbing public order “depends on context”

If you’re holding a sign with a swastika at an anti-Israel march — this is blatantly antisemitic. Come on Met Police…this is pathetic.

#HamasAreTerrorists

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Emily Schrader-tweet-30March2024-swastikas disturbing public order depends on context

 

 


 

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Let’s Come Back Home Again


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We will come back home. 🫶🏻

Not sure who made this. It’s brilliant.

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Living Lchaim-tweet-7November2023-Let’s Come Back Home Again

Time to COME HOME AGAIN…

Posted 3November2023 Abraham’s Legacy:

 

Am Yisrael, it’s time we stop chasing “their” cheers and instead awaken to our inner strength, unashamed of who we are, “Orr Lagoyim”. The time to return is NOW – Let’s COME BACK HOME AGAIN!

 

My greatest hope with this film is that it doesn’t simply inspire but rather that it inspire each of us to ACTION. It may seem impossible to drop everything and return back to our homeland, but isn’t that what we pray for day in and day out? The power to return is in our hands, we simply need to heed the wake up call of Hashem and make the journey; to head out on our very own “Lech Lecha”.

 

I do not own this footage or music – just did the edit. This message has been in my heart for several years and I hope it inspires you.

 

Song Rights: The Greatest Showman | “From Now On” Lyric Video | Fox Family Entertainment

 

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“We’re home” | A Yom Ha’atsmaut message from The Habura

“We’re home” | A Yom Ha’atsmaut message from The Habura

Posted13May2024 The Habura:
This is a short film by TheHabura.c