A silent vigil in DeWitt, NY held in solidarity with the weekly “Great March of Return” protests in Gaza has been criticized as antisemitic by some in the local Jewish community. Ira Glunts has attended the protest and untangles the charges against the group.
A plan for an alternative Passover seder which is a reaction to the Israeli occupation and the Jewish religious rites deployed in its support: Ira Glunts’s Seder lo b’seder: the seder that skips the traditional seder, and supports BDS.
Ha’aretz diplomatic correspondent and gourmand, Barak Ravid, recently tweeted a picture of “a likeable wine from the Livni vineyard in Kiryat Arba.” “Surprisingly good,” he concludes. The reason that the quality of the wine, produced in the darkest heart of the Israeli-occupied territory, is surprising, I would guess, is that Ravid believes that an admitted, convicted and unrepentant terrorist is unlikely to also become a successful vintner. But in Israel all is possible, at least for Jews.
Why is Dan Shapiro, US ambassador to Israel, displaying a religious symbol, a star of David, on his Facebook page?
Haggai Segal was convicted of blowing off the leg of a West Bank mayor and permanently blinding an Israeli policeman in 1984 when he was a member of the notorious “Jewish Underground.” Today, he is a respected journalist, despite the fact that he has never expressed remorse for his crimes.
George Jonas died at the age of 80 in Toronto on January 10. He wrote Vengeance which was the basis for the film Munich. Jonas brilliantly described the madness of the Mossad and in doing so reflected the true nature of the Zionist military mindset.
Ari Shavit attempts to silence Breaking the Silence by employing an inappropriate biblical quote in his Ha’aretz column and calling for “unending devotion to the Zionist enterprise”
On Thursday, October 15 during Kate Snow Live, MSNBC aired a segment on the present violence in Israel/Palestine. Amazingly, it presented the four-map graphic about Palestinian land loss. Predictably, a firestorm of anger and invective was immediately directed at MSNBC. None of it was justified, but the pro-Israel lobby relies on brute force and not truth or logic in order to intimidate journalists and politicians. On Thursday October 19, both Snow and Fletcher issued an apology for presenting the map graphic and for their remarks.
The New York Times bows to pressure from Jewish press by making a crucial edit and “correction” of an article about the presence of Jewish temples on the present site of the al Aqsa plaza.
On Sunday, the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority declared that during the past year the most popular male names given children were Yosef, followed by Daniel and Ori. The top female names were Tamar, Noa and Shira. This was reported in the English edition of the Ha’aretz news website. What neither the English article nor the government announcement mentioned was that Arabic names were excluded from the survey.