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Israel Objects To Polish Holocaust Law | The Daily Caller

Israel and Poland have agreed to diplomatic talks about the controversy surrounding a proposed Polish law that would outlaw blaming Poland for Nazi atrocities committed on its soil during World War II, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday night.

Passed by the lower house of the Polish parliament Friday, the bill would make it illegal to suggest the Polish state or people were responsible for the murder of Jews in the Holocaust. The proposal has not yet become law it still has to be approved by the Polish senate andPresident Andrzej Duda but Israeli officials have denounced it as legal sanction for distorting history.

Israel has no tolerance for the distortion of the truth, the rewriting of history and the denial of the Holocaust, Netanyahu said at his weekly cabinet meeting Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

Earlier Sunday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned Polands charge dAffaires Piotr Kozlowski to officially express displeasure with the bill. Netanyahu followed up with a call toPolish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, during which they agreed hear out Israeli objections to the legislation.

The two agreed that teams from the two countries would open an immediate dialogue in order to try to reach understandings regarding the legislation, Netanyahus office said in a statement.

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Before WWII, Poland was home to roughly 3.2 million Jews, the largest Jewish community in Europe. Nazis invaded and occupied Poland in 1939 and eventually built some of their most notorious death camps there, including Auschwitz and Treblinka. Historians have said that some Polish people collaborated with the Nazis and enabled the extermination of Polish Jews.

The Polish government says the proposed blame bill is not intended to whitewash history or limit freedom to research or speak about the Holocaust. Rather, the legislation seeks to codify the nationalist governments position that the Polish state and people were also victims of Nazi terror, according to the bills sponsors.

We will not change any provisions in the bill, said Beata Mazurek, spokeswoman for the ruling conservative-nationalist Law and Justice party, according to the AP. We have had enough of Poland and Poles being blamed for German crimes.

It is already against the law in Poland to deny that the Holocaust happened.

Yad Vashem, Israels Holocaust remembrance center, said it is historically inaccurate to describe Auschwitz and other Nazi camps in Poland as Polish death camps. But the proposed bill is liable to blur the historical truths regarding the assistance the Germans received from the Polish population, the organization said, according to Reuters.

Israeli officials were also angered by the surprising and unfortunate timing of the Holocaust bill, which was passed a day before International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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January 29, 2018 – The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry

As world remembers Shoah, Europe urges action against anti-Semitism

As the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Saturday (27th), a top European official said more action had to be taken to effectively combat anti-Semitism.

EU Foreign Policy Chief Ferderica Hogherini has pledged to intensify the fight against anti-Semitism, terrorism and Xenophobia, and to defend Jewish life in Europe.

The Holocaust and World War II have defined Europes modern history like no other event. Our European Union was founded on the desire to say never again, Mogherini said in a statement.

But still, 70 years later, anti-Semitism, discrimination and hate speech are again on the rise in Europe, she said, noting that the best antidote against this madness is knowledge. It is essential that our children learn about the Shoah and visit Auschwitz and other concentration camps, to understand what happened and never let it happen again.

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Elderly survivors were gathered Saturday (27th) at the former Auschwitz death camp and political leaders warned that the Nazi genocide must continue to serve as a warning as the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In Warsaw, Poland, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid his respects in a solemn ceremony at a memorial to the Jews who died revolting against German forces in the doomed Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943.

The head of Warsaws Jewish community read a prayer and Tillerson spoke briefly about the importance of not forgetting the horrors of the Holocaust.

His words came amid signs in Europe and beyond that ultra-nationalism and extreme right-wing groups are on the rise.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, (27th), U.S. President Donald Trump issued a special statement saying, We take this opportunity to recall the Nazis systematic persecution and brutal murder of six million Jewish people.

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we acknowledge this dark stain on human history and vow to never let it happen again, the president added.

(ynetnews.com)

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke on Thursday (25th) at the annual International Holocaust Day event for the diplomatic corps at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Rivlin noted that his own family came to the Land of Israel well over a century before the Holocaust and that other Jewish families were already living there.

The State of Israel is not a colonial project, and not compensation for the Holocaust. The State of Israel came into being from the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in its own homeland, said Rivlin.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening (27th) responded to Polands bill to outlaw mention of Polands role in the Holocaust.

According to the bill, those who mention Polish death camps or blame Poland for murdering Jews would face up to three years in prison.

The law is baseless, I strongly oppose it, Netanyahu said. One cannot change history and the Holocaust cannot be denied.

I have instructed the Israeli Ambassador to Poland to meet with the Polish Prime Minister and express to him my strong position against the law, he added.

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Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa labeled the Holocaust a Nazi crime that shook humanity in depth and resulted in atrocities that no fair, loving and just person can deny.

In a letter on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Al-Issa expressed great sympathy with the victims of the Holocaust, an incident that shook humanity to the core, and created an event whose horrors could not be denied or underrated by any fair-minded or peace-loving person.

Islam protects the innocent, and holds accountable anyone who attacks or kills a single innocent soul, he added.

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A Palestinian, dressed as an IDF soldier was arrested Sunday evening (28th) outside the Jewish settlement of Itamar, and searches are being carried out for another suspect also in an IDF uniform who got away.

IDF troops are interrogating the suspect who was caught to determine whether the pair had been attempting to carry out a terror attack, Hadashot news reported.

(timesofisrael.com)

The Palestinian Authority continues to bestow plaques upon various honorees that depict Palestinian territory as comprising all of Israel, a phenomenon recently documented by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

Among the recent examples of this practice are the PA National Security Forces and PA Ministry of Education distributing honorary plaques with a PA map that eliminates the existence of the Jewish State. District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam received a plaque like this in mid-January depicting the PAs Israel-free version of Palestinian borders.

This practice is consistent with statements by PA officials describing Palestinian land as covering the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

(pmw.org; worldisrealnews.com)

IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis published a rare op-ed by an Israeli official on a Lebanese opposition website, in which he said, Lebanon has become both by its own actions and omissions and by a blind eye from many members of the international community, one large missile factory.

Its no longer just a place of transfer of arms, funds or consultation, Iran has de-facto opened a new branch, the Lebanon branch. Iran is here, he said.

He also said that Billions of dollars are flowing from Tehran through Beirut to anywhere in the Middle East where there is evil and terrorism.

(ynetnews.com; afp.com)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday (28th) sent a threat to Israel through Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that if Israel attacks targets in the country again, Syria would respond by firing Scud missiles at Ben-Gurion Airport. Syrian honor is above all else, Assad told Putin, who replied that he would convey the message to Israel.

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Because of the rains the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) water level rose almost 6 inches since Thursday (25th).

According to Israels Water Authority, the current water level is over 3 feet below the lower red line, making it the lowest measurement in 100 years.

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Bob Marley, Israel, and Palestine peacefare.net

I made it home from Jerusalem in good order Saturday, just 20 hours after leaving the American Colony Hotel. Its reality was a bit shabbier than its reputation, but nonetheless welcome after a couple of weeks with our SAIS students in lesser accommodations. Fortunately, the opposite was true of Israel and Palestine: the reality is a better than their reputation.

Lets start with security. Bad things can happen suddenly anytime anywhere, but on both sides of the quintessential Middle East conflict things were generally calm these past two weeks. Ramallah, Bethlehem, Beit Jala, and Nablus were no less normal than Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. A day of rage declared last week in response to President Trumps Jerusalem decision and Vice President Pences visit seems to have mostly fizzled, though we did see some stone throwers on the outskirts of Ramallah. Id be more concerned about the cold, wind, and rain in Jerusalem and the West Bank this time of year than the risk of terrorism. The State Department travel warning issued just before our trip is clearly intended to cover bureaucratic asses if something happens.

Ive already reviewed how Palestinians and Israelis see things. Perhaps more important is how they view each other. You can get the official line at the top from the media: Israelis say they have no partner for negotiating peace, as Palestinians are still making bereavement payments to the families of suicide bombers, while Palestinians say Israel continues to blatantly violate international law in its more than 50-year occupation of the West Bank, its building of settlements, and its continuing constraints on Gaza (despite the withdrawal of its troops).

Israelis seem content with the current situation. They dont see much of the Gaza or West Bank Palestinians, who are mostly kept on the opposite side of security fences. A very few Gaza Palestinians and more West Bankers work in Israel, especially in construction and menial jobs. Even in Jerusalem, many Palestinians keep to the eastern, Arab part of the city and to the Arab quarter. There are areas where Jews and Arabs mix a bit, especially in the Old City, and there are Palestinian citizens of Israel who are rising socially and professionally throughout Israel. Few of them are likely to prefer living in an independent Palestine, but all can describe the prejudice and discrimination they are subject to. It doesnt take much to illicit from Jewish Israelis racist remarks about Arabs in general and Palestinians in particular.

Palestinians are holding the short end of the stick. The power imbalance is overwhelming and they know it. Israels vibrant economy, advanced technology, and military prowess make it a First World country, more akin to Europe than the Middle East. The West Bank and Gaza are poor and largely powerless, all the more so for having a customs and monetary union with Israel. The Israelis not only collect customs revenue on behalf of the Palestinians (and withhold it when they want to exert pressure), but the West Bank is unable to protect its nascent industries with tariffs or devalue its currency. Agriculture, not industry, is therefore still the mainstay of the West Bank economy. There is remarkably little Israeli investment in the West Bank except for its Jewish settlements, and of course none in Hamas-governed Gaza.

But the Palestinians still hold a trump card: their demographic growth. It may already be that there are more Arabs west of the Jordan river than Jews, but if not it will be so soon. Israels only option if it wants to remain a Jewish-majority state but prevent an independent Palestinian one is what the Palestinians term apartheid: a system of isolated bantustans in the West Bank that will govern themselves while Israel controls security, including freedom of movement, as well as the economy. The Palestinians do not think such a system can last. Some are advocating a one-state solution that will eventually be under Arab control. That, they remind, is what the Palestine Liberation Organization advocated until its 1993 recognition of Israel and acceptance in principle of a Palestinian state on 22% of Mandate Palestine.

Palestinians are fond of correcting foreigners when they ask about the Jews. The Jews they say come in many varieties, including those who support an independent Palestinian state and join in nonviolent Palestinian protests. The biggest problems for Palestinians come from the religious settlers in the West Bank, who are often verbally and physically abusive. But ultimately, Palestinians aver, their problems are not with Jews, whom they say they accept as one of the indigenous peoples, but rather with Israel, which refuses to allow them their state and is consequently headed in a non-democratic direction.

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New Israel Fund – Wikipedia

New Israel FundFounded1979[1]94-8607722[1]Legal status501(c)(3) Non-profitNGOFocusSocial rights, political rightsHeadquarters6 East 39th Street, Suite 301, New York, NY 10016-0112, United StatesLocationCoordinates404504N 735854W / 40.7511303N 73.981715W / 40.7511303; -73.981715

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The New Israel Fund (NIF) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization established in 1979. It describes its objective as social justice and equality for all Israelis.

The New Israel Fund says it has provided $300 million to over 900 Israeli civil society organizations that it describes as “cutting-edge.”[1] It describes itself as active on the issues of civil and human rights, women’s rights, religious status, human rights in the occupied territories, the rights of Israel’s Arab minority, and freedom of speech.[6]

Its financial support for Breaking the Silence and civil rights groups like Adalah, BTselem and Yesh Din, has drawn criticism from many associated with Israel’s political right.[7]

NIF describes itself as “the leading organization committed to democratic change within Israel”.[8] Its stated objective is “to actualize the vision of Israel’s Founders, that of a Jewish and democratic state that, in the words of the Declaration of Independence, ‘ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.'”[1] It views Israel as “the sovereign expression of the right of self-determination of the Jewish people and as a democracy dedicated to the full equality of all its citizens and communities”.[9] It advocates for civil and human rights, religious tolerance and pluralism, and closing the social and economic gaps in Israeli society, especially those among Jews and Arabs.[citation needed]

The New York Times wrote that NIF “advocates for equality and democracy” in Israel.[10] The New York Times has also reported that the organization funds “Arab-run, non-Zionist groups” without necessarily agreeing with all the positions of those groups, but rather out of support for their right to be heard.[11]

Daniel Sokatch, CEO, says that in line with their “core values of democracy and equality, we support two states for two peoples and we oppose the occupation and the settlement enterprise”.[12]

In June 2012, NIF marched with a “progressive cluster” in the New York Celebrate Israel parade; the cluster included Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now, B’Tselem USA, Partners for Progressive Israel, and Rabbis for Human Rights-North America.[13]

The New Israel Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic organization in the United States. The New Israel Fund’s headquarters are located in New York City.[1] The New Israel Fund also has offices in Jerusalem, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, London, and Basel.[2]

In October 2009, Daniel Sokatch became the new chief executive officer of the New Israel Fund, after working as the executive director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance and the San Francisco Jewish Federation.

Rachel Liel, formerly director of Shatil, became Israel Executive Director on 1 November 2009.

Rabbi Brian Lurie, former executive director of the San Francisco Federation and executive vice president of the UJA, was the chair of NIF’s board of directors, following the term of Naomi Chazan, former deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset.[14]

Attorney Talia Sasson, best known for her authorship of the report detailing Israeli government support of illegal settlements, succeeded Rabbi Lurie as NIF president in June 2015.[15]

The board consists of 21 community leaders, activists, academics and philanthropists from the United States, Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom.[16]

Other board members include law professor Peter Edelman, economist Franklin Fisher, and Bedouin scholar Amal ElSana Alhjooj.[16] International Council members include Israeli novelist Amos Oz, Nobel Prize winner Aaron Ciechanover, former Deputy Attorney General Judith Karp, former Knesset Speaker Avram Burg, and Michael Walzer.[17]

In 2014, NIF contributed about US$24 million to groups in Israel.[18]

In September 2010, NIF published guidelines defining who is eligible to receive its grants on its website for the first time.[19][20]

Naomi Paiss, NIF’s vice president of public affairs, says that it is the actions of grantee organizations that are looked at to determine whether they qualify for funding, and not the personal views of individuals involved. In her words, NIF “won’t support organizations working to deny the Jewish people’s right to sovereign self-determination”. She explains that it is not relevant whether the “leaders of (Israeli-)Arab organizations prefer a multinational, multicultural state” so long as the work by the grantees is not “designed to change the State of Israel”.[21]

In 2014 NIF had a budget of $31,057,80, and awarded $14.7 million in grants to grantees including Adalah, B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence, Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Council for Peace and Security, Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy, Mossawa Center and Alliance Isralite Universelle; in addition, NIF directs “donor advised” grants in which supporters make gifts directly to NGOs on advice from NIF grant experts.[22][23]

The New Israel Fund has trained more than 46 Israeli lawyers over the course of 20 years in human rights law. The lawyers are provided with the opportunity to get a LLM degree at the American University Washington College of Law specializing in human rights law. Graduates of the program have successfully argued cases in Israel around social justice, for environmental protections, to curb police brutality, and against discrimination.[24]

In September 2014, the New Israel Fund announced a new initiative, New Initiatives for Democracy (NIF-D), that will provide for the seed-funding, partnering and incubation of new programs to construct the missing architecture for the progressive movement in Israel, as well as building bridges to non-progressive constituencies who share values and interests. Initial funding stood at more than $2 million in 2014, granted or seed-funded to eight new initiatives, from think tanks to media monitoring to online engagement and leadership training.[15][25]

The New Israel Fund was established in 1979 in California,[26] and is credited with seed-funding “almost every significant cause-related progressive NGO in Israel”.[1] Since its inception the fund has provided over US $250 million to more than 900 organizations.[1] NIF states that while its position is that “Israel is and must be a Jewish and democratic state” it says it was “among the first organizations to see that civil, human and economic rights for Israeli Arabs is an issue crucial to the long-term survival of the state”.[27]

In 1994, a pair of NIF grantees successfully petitioned the Israeli High Court of Justice to force the Israeli military to stop discriminating on the basis of gender when it came to allowing women to qualify for flight training. The decision, known as the Alice Miller case, opened the door for women to serve in many combat roles within the Israeli army.[28][29]

In January 2011, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that publicly-funded buses cannot enforce a policy of gender segregation.[30] IRAC, a grantee of NIF,[31] initiated the legal efforts to integrate the bus lines. NIF-backed efforts against gender segregation in public spaces included a Chanukah candle-lighting to protest gender segregation at the Western Wall plaza.[32]

In late 2011, in response the disappearance of the images of women from advertisements in Jerusalem because of Haredi pressure, NIF launched the “Women Should be Seen and Heard” campaign.[33] In winter 2012, NIF convened “30 social justice organizations” who put pressure on organizers of a fertility and gynecology conference from which women were banned from speaking, and that “nine out of ten Israeli doctors scheduled to speak had withdrawn”.[34]

NIF also supports Women of the Wall,[35] which fights for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site.

In the summer of 2011, as hundreds of thousands of Israelis protested for social justice, NIF reportedly raised $35,000 on behalf of the demonstrators.[36] The NIF praised the social justice protest as an autonomous, grassroots movement. It said its own participation was limited in scope, which included providing tens of thousands of dollars in small grants to activist groups.[37] It also acknowledged other activities, including “mapping the initiatives, which were initiated by Shatil and the New Israel Fund” and in terms of providing advice to the protesters and providing funding for the tent cities in the periphery.[38][39]

NIF also organized a petition signed by nearly 4,000 people in support of the protesters. The petition was published in the Israeli edition of the International Herald Tribune.[40]

A leaked U.S. government cable revealed that a former NIF staff person hypothesized that in 100 years Israel would be majority Arab and said that this change would not be the tragedy that Israelis fear since it would become more democratic.[41] The New Israel Fund acknowledged that this individual left the organization because her personal views diverged from the organization’s perspective.[42]

NIF is opposed to the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.[43][44] It has stated that it does not support global BDS and will not support organizations with BDS programs but that its policy allows NIF the discretion to “engage in dialogue with an important organization that signs one letter supporting divestment rather than summarily dismissing them”.[45] Naomi Paiss, Director of Communications, described the campaign as “a tactic that embodies the message that Israel cannot and will not change itself, and for that reason, we think it is inflammatory and counter-productive”.[43]

However, the NIF states that it will “not exclude support for organizations that lawfully discourage the purchase of goods or use of services from settlements.”[46] It has also been accused by right-wing groups such as Im Tirtzu and NGO Monitor of supporting organizations that encourage and promote BDS.[47][48]

In 1999, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that the Israel Security Agency, also known as Shin Bet, could no longer use various means of physical torture in its interrogations.[49] The matter was brought to the court by three NIF grantees: Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, HaMoked, and Association for Civil Rights in Israel.[50] The decision by Chief Justice Aharon Barak concluded “A democratic, freedom loving society does not accept that investigators use any means for the purpose of uncovering the truth.”[51] Eitan Felner, executive director of B’Tselem said that “The importance of this decision is that it says that certain ends, even crucial ones like fighting random violence against civilians, can’t justify every means.”[52]

However, some of the groups who brought the case to the court say that some forms of torture continue to be practiced.[53][54]

In 2003 and 2008, the Ford Foundation provided five-year grants worth $20 million each to NGOs in Israel through the New Israel Fund. The foundation was the focus of criticism because most of its donees are liberal. The foundation adopted new, stricter funding guidelines after the World Conference against Racism in Durban in 2001. At the beginning of the second five-year grant, the Ford Foundation said it would not renew its grants to Israeli NGOs, which had provided roughly one-third of the New Israel Fund’s donor-advised giving, citing its policy of creating sustainable funding, which is also being applied to much of its NGO funding worldwide.[55]

In November 2014 Birthright Israel cancelled a planned trip the two groups had been collaborating on. According to Stephanie Ives, the NIF’s New York director, Birthright had provided three reasons: Birthright said the NIF had violated its marketing guidelines, Birthright said it does not work with organizations that seek to influence Israeli policy, and Birthright was cancelling several trips from the New York area.[56][57]

Pamela Geller has put pressure on some of the New Israel Fund’s donors to stop funding the group because she says the organization is anti-Israel. Geller says the New Israel Fund “are leftists aligned with the jihad force” and that they are “21st century kapos, but worse”. She announced a national advertising effort to place the names of donors in ads on transit systems.[58][59] These efforts were criticized by Deborah Lipstadt and Rabbi David Ellenson, who wrote in The Forward that the campaign amounts to McCarthyism. They also wrote, “it is simply wrong to question the commitment and loyalty of this organization and its supporters to the Jewish state.”[60]

In January 2010, Im Tirtzu placed newspaper advertisements depicting then-NIF President Naomi Chazan with a horn sprouting from her forehead (as a pun, since both the words “horn” and “fund” use the same Hebrew word “Keren”) as part of a campaign accusing NIF of responsibility for the Goldstone Report. Im Tirtzu alleged that 92% of all Israel-based negative reporting in the Goldstone report came from NIF-supported groups.[61]

Im Tirtzu’s campaign drew criticism. Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League said that it was “absurd to blame Goldstone on the NIF.”[62] Gershon Baskin, writing in The Jerusalem Post, accused Im Tirtzu of using an “anti-Semitic motif” as part of a “witch-hunt” that “is reminiscent of the darkest days of McCarthyism”.[63][64] According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) Im Tirtzu’s report said 16 NIF affilated groups comprised 14 percent of all sources for the Goldstone report, while stating in a separate section that these constitute 92 percent of Israel-based negative reporting in the Goldstone report; some reporting had incorrectly confused the two separate figures and accused Im Tirzu as being inaccurate.[61]

NIF estimated that 1.3% of the citations in the UN report originated from reports by organizations supported by the New Israel Fund.[65]

Chemi Shalev, writing for Haaretz, defended the NIF, writing “one cannot really overstate what an utter travesty this fanatic jihad against the NIF was”.[66]

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When Israel drops white phosphorous on civilians, nobody in america bats an eye. We arent allowed to know or care about it. The MSM ignores it or downplays its significance. Even the most progressive of progressive liberals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders or Libertarian Rand Paul would never dare vote to condemn the state of Israel for any of its myriad illegal actions. There isnt a single politician in this country who doesnt blindly support Israel, no matter what. Not even the most racist, sexist Evangelical cretin from Alabama would dare even bring it up without fear of being labeled anti-semitic.

When the IDF uses laser guided missiles to purposely target schools, hospitals or UN headquarters, everyone says its okay. When they target civilian infrastructure a war crime thats okay, too. When they use collective punishment against the citizens of Gaza thats also okay, even though collective punishment isconsidered a major war crime. Plus, as an added bonus, the IDFs missiles are considered legal because theyre precision guided.

And best of all: those weapons are made in the good ole US of A (or using technology stolen from the US). Meanwhile, citizens of the West Bank and Gaza are called terrorists for shooting unguided firecrackers at the occupiers, and the firecrackers are categorized as war crimes because they are not precision guided. Yet they kill virtually no one. So, Israel accidentally kills hundreds of civilians with precision guided weapons, and Palestinian firecrackers might destroy somebodys Toyota. But that is a war crimeGot it!

It seems to me that every rocket fired by the people of Gaza is a lawful defense. And mostly symbolic.

This is not an aberration or a new offensive; this is THE PLAN. And its been the plan since the Irgun made the protectorate of Palestine far more trouble than it was worth.

We know the plan: its the same one used to wipe out the Native Americans in order to steal their land and resources; telling ourselves as we killed and raped and pillaged that God was with us. As we murdered and stole from a people whose civilization existed before the written word, the illegal settlers chanted God is on our side!

Do Israelis honestly believe that God is on their side, considering the crimes they have committed in His name? Victims of the Holocaust would be ashamed to see their descendants killing children simply for not being Jewish. There are 1.7 million Christians and Muslims in Gaza, and 1.3 million of them are refugees.

The Hasbara have been trolling the web for any mention of Israel in order to spread lies and misinformation about the ongoing conflict in the region. I have run into a few myself over the years: little Eichmanns working to purge the impure from the Pure Jewish State. Yuck.

My hope in this new year (2018) is that the world will finally recognize what harm Israels disregard for international rule of law is creating for the entire global community which yearns for justice, peace and love in this world.

And that includes the majority of Israelis who dont seem to understand that no people can retain their own dignity or freedom when they deprive another people of theirs.

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Revealing Photos From Latest Reems Bakery Protest

Yesterday the infamous Reems Bakery in Oakland California held an event featuring Sunaina Maira, an Asian-American studies professor at UC Davis, who had published a new book about boycotting Israeli academic institutions.

A group of protesters stood outside while the event transpired inside, protesting Reems glorification of terrorism and violence manifest in their large, hideous mural of terrorist Rasmea Odeh.

The latest in a series of protests over a mural inside a community space committed to social justice ended peacefully Sunday.

Reems California is a bakery that opened last spring to serve breads, pastries and coffee, just as it had to farmers markets and other pop-up spaces in recent years. Seeking to model values reflective of Oaklands social-justice community, it sought to pay living wages, hire from marginalized communities and use natural, local or regional ingredients.

On Sunday, a rare day the bakerys schedule was open, it held a private event for Sunaina Maira, an Asian-American studies professor at UC Davis, who had published a new book about boycotting Israeli academic institutions.

About 30 peoplegatheredto stand in a line in Fruitvale Village, and although they were aware of the event, their focus was the mural of Rasmea Odeh, which continues to draw unwelcome attention.

Odeh, a Jordanian and former American citizen of Palestinian origin and a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was convicted by Israeli courts for a role in the deaths of two Hebrew University students in 1969, Edward Joffee and Leon Kanner. Some Arab and Muslim community members maintain that Odehs confession to a role was coerced.

In Oakland, a community devastated by violence, this kind of glorification of terror and violence is just inappropriate, so were here to express our dissatisfaction, said El Cerrito resident Faith Meltzer.

This is about hate in our community, the normalization of violence in our community and thats why were here.

Meltzer, who said her group called themselves Oakland United Against Hate, called the mural anti-Jewish. About 15 people from a variety of local social-justice groups, includingArab Resource and Organizing Center spokeswoman Lara Kiswani, stood mostly silent outside in support of the bakery.

Were here to celebrate Reems as an institution that also celebrates that kind of work (like Mairas book) and defend Reems from attacks thatve been coming on a regular basis. So we have a security team prepared to make sure that no one is harmed, Kiswani said.

The development of the team, whose members have trained in de-escalation techniques, has helped shield the bakery in the wake of several protests last summer, Kiswani said.

We saw this as indicative of this political moment the attacks on Arabs and Muslims, on an Arab woman-owned bakery and someone whos very proud of her identity puts it at the forefront of her process and practice. For that reason, shes had a huge amount of support, and a lot of people come to her defense, Kiswani said. As a result, the protests sort of diminished.

While the report is clearly slanted towards the Reems bigots, the photos accompanying it are very telling probably more than the reporter intended.

For instance, note these people in the community space committed to social justice right in front of the mural, engaged in what the speaker demonizing Israel had to say, indifferent to Odehs murderous legacy.

And what other better way to show you are committed to social justice thancensorship and preventing free speech.

And while the report quotesArab Resource and Organizing Center spokeswoman Lara Kiswani as suggesting a security team was required to prevent harm from the protestershere are the protesters.

The BDS-holes must have been quaking in their boots. As forKiswani, her necklace sums up the real end game of the BDS movement and its supporters.

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Israel Ranked 8th Most Powerful Nation | United with Israel

Israel ranked as the 8th-most-powerful nation; the Jewish state comes in 19th out of 180 for food security and nutrition;370 international students are beginning the spring semester at Tel Aviv University, and much more.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Israel as the 8th-most-powerful nation based upon defensive strength, strong international alliances, and economic and political influence. Bloomberg ranks Israel as the 10th-most-innovative country based on spending on R&D and number of listed hi-tech companies.

https://www.jns.org/israel-ranked-as-one-of-the-worlds-most-powerful-and-innovative-countries/

The United Nations ranked Israel 19th out of 180 in its 2017 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report on how well countries can feed their populations.

http://www.israelhayom.com/2017/10/01/israel-ranked-19th-most-food-secure-by-un-global-hunger-report/

370 international students are beginning the spring semester at Tel Aviv University the most in two decades. They hail from the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Greece, Panama and UK. The average age is 20 and 69% are female. Most are on TAUs study abroad program.

http://www.israelhayom.com/2018/01/22/tel-aviv-university-hosts-record-number-of-study-abroad-students/

Israel is the only free country amongst its Middle East neighbors, according to the latest report from Freedom House. With Turkey becoming Not Free and Tunisia about to lose its Free status, it is about time that the UN gave Israel due respect.

https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/freedom-world-2018

Echoing the Jewish principle that everyone is responsible for everyone else, Israeli organization Yedidim (Hebrew for loved ones or good friends) has over 6,000 volunteers ready to help drivers on Israeli roads. Especially useful during winter storms.

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20 members of the IDFs Special in Uniform unit have graduated from the IDFs dog handling program. They developed skills to direct, feed and exercise dogs and will now work on bases with guard-dogs, detection dogs and search and rescue dogs.

http://www.jpost.com/OMG/IDF-recruits-youths-with-disabilities-to-serve-as-military-dog-handlers-537047

Arab students made up 16.1 percent of Israels undergraduates in 2017, a 60% rise from 2010, according to the latest survey by Israels Council for Higher Education (CHE). They also constitute 13% of Masters students, double that in 2010. 41% of Haifa University students are Arab.

Enrollment of Arab Students in Israeli Universities Increases 79 Percent in Seven Years

The Israeli delegation to the UNs Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) presented Israeli projects for the benefit of Palestinian Arabs. They include an improved cellphone network, an enhanced water supply system, a PA industrial zone in Tarqumiyah and water desalinization in Gaza.

https://unitedwithisrael.org/israel-presents-the-world-with-projects-that-benefit-palestinians/

A Druze Staff Sergeant from southern Israel is saving wounded civilians from Syria. When I meet the wounded, he says. I just go up to them and say in Arabic, Hi, my medical team and I are here to help you, and then just treat them.

http://www.israelhayom.com/2017/10/16/i-tell-them-in-arabic-were-here-to-help-you/

I included previously(Apr 2016)an article about Israels Reporty which forms the basis for an emergency video app used by Israels Magen David Adom. Now Reporty is being piloted by 2000 members of the French public in Nice to film and report crimes or incidents to the police.

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Nice-locals-asked-to-film-crimes-in-new-police-app

http://reporty.com/about/

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MIDDLE EAST PREDICTIONS 2018Three Clairvoyants predicting to : Bashar al-Assad, Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (Qatar), Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Benjamin Netanyahu, the Leaders of Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon (Hezbollah), Devlet Bahceli , Kurdistan…

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Table of Contents:1. Hassan Rouhani (Iran) Clairvoyant predictions for Iran year 2018. How will be solved the political crisis in Iran through the eyes of Hassan Rouhani Jan.3, 2018. 2. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ( Iran) Year 2018 will be as zero year for Iran battles, politics, business everything will be for the putting of the foundations for Iran year 2019 Clairvoyant predictions Jan.3, 2018.3. In addition: Ali Khamenei and the President of Iran by Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova . 4. King Abdullah II of Jordan ( Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) – Mysteries, Religion, Energy field, an attempt for a coup – when? Exploitation of new energy fields (deposits), New territories in icy region, Meeting with the Pope, War – year 2018 – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 4,2018 . 5. – King Abdullah II of Jordan by Clairvoyant Ivelina Staikova – King Abdullah II of Jordan by Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova 6. Hassan Nasrallah (Hezbollah) – Magic, inverse luck – when? Prominent assassinations , New leader of Hezbollah – when? Omens, natural cataclysms – when? War, Elections in Lebanon – when? – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 5, 20187. – Hassan Nasrallah (Hezbollah) by Clairvoyant Ivelina Staikova – Hassan Nasrallah ( Hezbollah) by Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova 8. Devlet Bahceli (Turkish Nationalist Movement Party and the Grey Wolves organization) – How will be solved the case of the Turkish banker Hakan Atilla convicted in U.S. sanctions case – When? – details. The health of Devlet Bahceli , Very successful business. When is the toughest month for him year 2018 – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 6, 201810. Recep Erdogan (Turkey) – Energy Corridors, Business partners, Construction of Power Plants, Kurds, Muslim Brotherhood. Relationships with Russia, Palestine, Israel, the European Union, Africa, South America… A conquering war with refugees… to Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria. Entering in Bulgaria at the city of Bourgas – how ? Goal – Israel ? – Clairvoyant predictions Jan.6, 2018 12. Recep Tayyip Erdogan -Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova13. Haider al – Abadi ( Iraq) – Health, Election, Iraq year 2018, Interesting meetings on the border with Turkey of Americans and Russians. Contaminated drinking water. Refugees from and in Iraq – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 12,201814. Haider al- Abadi – Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova 15. Aldar Khalil ( An architect of the Kurdish – led plans for autonomous rule in Northern Syria) -Year 2018, Year 2019, Health, The territory of the Kurds – united and separated on parts. Negotiations and battles with Turkey. When will be recognized the Kurdish State ? Elections, credits about the building of Nuclear power plant, Business, Problems with the feeding of the population. New international union the Kurds – Israel – Clairvoyant predictions January 13,2018 16. Aldar Khalil – Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova17. Mahmoud Abbas ( Palestine) – War and Health problems, Terrorism, Invasion, Attacks against Al-Aqsa mosque and gas fields. International contracts. Temporary new leaders. When will be the negotiation for peace ? – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 15,2018 18.Mahmoud Abbas (Palestine) – Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova19. Bashar al-Assad (Syria) – Health , War, Trials and shootings in Syria, Natural cataclysms , a black machine is leaving from the sands of Syria, New business and the new old investors, Preparation for Syrian Elections – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 20 ,2018 20. Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ( The leader of Qatar) – Health, Very,very profitable business, War, Coalitions, Politics, European Union – investments… The mystery of the Millennium – Where is disappearing the gold of Qatar – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 21 ,201821. Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ( Qatar) – Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova 22. Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel) – Health, Business, Money, Attacks over the sea, Problems with Russia, Wars with Palestine, Syria, Lebanon. A threat of a nuclear bomb for Israel…. Jan. 22 ,2018 And more…

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January 29, 2018 The Land of Israel

On this weeks Israel Uncensored, Josh Hasten details a week in which top US Administration officials showed strong support for the State of Israel. First it was the historic speech in the Knesset by VP Mike Pence. Then it was President Trump in Davos threatening to defund the PA for refusing to talk peace, and for slighting Pence when he was in the region. Finally at the UN Security Council Ambassador Nikki Haley stuck it to Mahmoud Abbas for disrespecting President Trump and for delivering a hate-filed, libelous speech against the State of Israel. All of this and many other stories making news in Israel, on this weeks show.

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Israel Objects To Polish Holocaust Law | The Daily Caller

Israel and Poland have agreed to diplomatic talks about the controversy surrounding a proposed Polish law that would outlaw blaming Poland for Nazi atrocities committed on its soil during World War II, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday night. Passed by the lower house of the Polish parliament Friday, the bill would make it illegal to suggest the Polish state or people were responsible for the murder of Jews in the Holocaust. The proposal has not yet become law it still has to be approved by the Polish senate andPresident Andrzej Duda but Israeli officials have denounced it as legal sanction for distorting history. Israel has no tolerance for the distortion of the truth, the rewriting of history and the denial of the Holocaust, Netanyahu said at his weekly cabinet meeting Sunday, according to the Associated Press. Earlier Sunday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned Polands charge dAffaires Piotr Kozlowski to officially express displeasure with the bill. Netanyahu followed up with a call toPolish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, during which they agreed hear out Israeli objections to the legislation. The two agreed that teams from the two countries would open an immediate dialogue in order to try to reach understandings regarding the legislation, Netanyahus office said in a statement. ALSO WATCH: Before WWII, Poland was home to roughly 3.2 million Jews, the largest Jewish community in Europe. Nazis invaded and occupied Poland in 1939 and eventually built some of their most notorious death camps there, including Auschwitz and Treblinka. Historians have said that some Polish people collaborated with the Nazis and enabled the extermination of Polish Jews. The Polish government says the proposed blame bill is not intended to whitewash history or limit freedom to research or speak about the Holocaust. Rather, the legislation seeks to codify the nationalist governments position that the Polish state and people were also victims of Nazi terror, according to the bills sponsors. We will not change any provisions in the bill, said Beata Mazurek, spokeswoman for the ruling conservative-nationalist Law and Justice party, according to the AP. We have had enough of Poland and Poles being blamed for German crimes. It is already against the law in Poland to deny that the Holocaust happened. Yad Vashem, Israels Holocaust remembrance center, said it is historically inaccurate to describe Auschwitz and other Nazi camps in Poland as Polish death camps. But the proposed bill is liable to blur the historical truths regarding the assistance the Germans received from the Polish population, the organization said, according to Reuters. Israeli officials were also angered by the surprising and unfortunate timing of the Holocaust bill, which was passed a day before International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Follow Will on Twitter Send tips to [emailprotected].

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January 29, 2018 – The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry

As world remembers Shoah, Europe urges action against anti-Semitism As the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Saturday (27th), a top European official said more action had to be taken to effectively combat anti-Semitism. EU Foreign Policy Chief Ferderica Hogherini has pledged to intensify the fight against anti-Semitism, terrorism and Xenophobia, and to defend Jewish life in Europe. The Holocaust and World War II have defined Europes modern history like no other event. Our European Union was founded on the desire to say never again, Mogherini said in a statement. But still, 70 years later, anti-Semitism, discrimination and hate speech are again on the rise in Europe, she said, noting that the best antidote against this madness is knowledge. It is essential that our children learn about the Shoah and visit Auschwitz and other concentration camps, to understand what happened and never let it happen again. (israelhayom; reuters.com) Elderly survivors were gathered Saturday (27th) at the former Auschwitz death camp and political leaders warned that the Nazi genocide must continue to serve as a warning as the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Warsaw, Poland, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid his respects in a solemn ceremony at a memorial to the Jews who died revolting against German forces in the doomed Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. The head of Warsaws Jewish community read a prayer and Tillerson spoke briefly about the importance of not forgetting the horrors of the Holocaust. His words came amid signs in Europe and beyond that ultra-nationalism and extreme right-wing groups are on the rise. Meanwhile, on Saturday, (27th), U.S. President Donald Trump issued a special statement saying, We take this opportunity to recall the Nazis systematic persecution and brutal murder of six million Jewish people. On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we acknowledge this dark stain on human history and vow to never let it happen again, the president added. (ynetnews.com) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke on Thursday (25th) at the annual International Holocaust Day event for the diplomatic corps at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Rivlin noted that his own family came to the Land of Israel well over a century before the Holocaust and that other Jewish families were already living there. The State of Israel is not a colonial project, and not compensation for the Holocaust. The State of Israel came into being from the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in its own homeland, said Rivlin. (jpost.com) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening (27th) responded to Polands bill to outlaw mention of Polands role in the Holocaust. According to the bill, those who mention Polish death camps or blame Poland for murdering Jews would face up to three years in prison. The law is baseless, I strongly oppose it, Netanyahu said. One cannot change history and the Holocaust cannot be denied. I have instructed the Israeli Ambassador to Poland to meet with the Polish Prime Minister and express to him my strong position against the law, he added. (israelnn.com) Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa labeled the Holocaust a Nazi crime that shook humanity in depth and resulted in atrocities that no fair, loving and just person can deny. In a letter on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Al-Issa expressed great sympathy with the victims of the Holocaust, an incident that shook humanity to the core, and created an event whose horrors could not be denied or underrated by any fair-minded or peace-loving person. Islam protects the innocent, and holds accountable anyone who attacks or kills a single innocent soul, he added. (imra.org.il) A Palestinian, dressed as an IDF soldier was arrested Sunday evening (28th) outside the Jewish settlement of Itamar, and searches are being carried out for another suspect also in an IDF uniform who got away. IDF troops are interrogating the suspect who was caught to determine whether the pair had been attempting to carry out a terror attack, Hadashot news reported. (timesofisrael.com) The Palestinian Authority continues to bestow plaques upon various honorees that depict Palestinian territory as comprising all of Israel, a phenomenon recently documented by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). Among the recent examples of this practice are the PA National Security Forces and PA Ministry of Education distributing honorary plaques with a PA map that eliminates the existence of the Jewish State. District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam received a plaque like this in mid-January depicting the PAs Israel-free version of Palestinian borders. This practice is consistent with statements by PA officials describing Palestinian land as covering the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. (pmw.org; worldisrealnews.com) IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis published a rare op-ed by an Israeli official on a Lebanese opposition website, in which he said, Lebanon has become both by its own actions and omissions and by a blind eye from many members of the international community, one large missile factory. Its no longer just a place of transfer of arms, funds or consultation, Iran has de-facto opened a new branch, the Lebanon branch. Iran is here, he said. He also said that Billions of dollars are flowing from Tehran through Beirut to anywhere in the Middle East where there is evil and terrorism. (ynetnews.com; afp.com) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday (28th) sent a threat to Israel through Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that if Israel attacks targets in the country again, Syria would respond by firing Scud missiles at Ben-Gurion Airport. Syrian honor is above all else, Assad told Putin, who replied that he would convey the message to Israel. (israelnn.com) Because of the rains the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) water level rose almost 6 inches since Thursday (25th). According to Israels Water Authority, the current water level is over 3 feet below the lower red line, making it the lowest measurement in 100 years. (water.gov.il)

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Bob Marley, Israel, and Palestine peacefare.net

I made it home from Jerusalem in good order Saturday, just 20 hours after leaving the American Colony Hotel. Its reality was a bit shabbier than its reputation, but nonetheless welcome after a couple of weeks with our SAIS students in lesser accommodations. Fortunately, the opposite was true of Israel and Palestine: the reality is a better than their reputation. Lets start with security. Bad things can happen suddenly anytime anywhere, but on both sides of the quintessential Middle East conflict things were generally calm these past two weeks. Ramallah, Bethlehem, Beit Jala, and Nablus were no less normal than Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. A day of rage declared last week in response to President Trumps Jerusalem decision and Vice President Pences visit seems to have mostly fizzled, though we did see some stone throwers on the outskirts of Ramallah. Id be more concerned about the cold, wind, and rain in Jerusalem and the West Bank this time of year than the risk of terrorism. The State Department travel warning issued just before our trip is clearly intended to cover bureaucratic asses if something happens. Ive already reviewed how Palestinians and Israelis see things. Perhaps more important is how they view each other. You can get the official line at the top from the media: Israelis say they have no partner for negotiating peace, as Palestinians are still making bereavement payments to the families of suicide bombers, while Palestinians say Israel continues to blatantly violate international law in its more than 50-year occupation of the West Bank, its building of settlements, and its continuing constraints on Gaza (despite the withdrawal of its troops). Israelis seem content with the current situation. They dont see much of the Gaza or West Bank Palestinians, who are mostly kept on the opposite side of security fences. A very few Gaza Palestinians and more West Bankers work in Israel, especially in construction and menial jobs. Even in Jerusalem, many Palestinians keep to the eastern, Arab part of the city and to the Arab quarter. There are areas where Jews and Arabs mix a bit, especially in the Old City, and there are Palestinian citizens of Israel who are rising socially and professionally throughout Israel. Few of them are likely to prefer living in an independent Palestine, but all can describe the prejudice and discrimination they are subject to. It doesnt take much to illicit from Jewish Israelis racist remarks about Arabs in general and Palestinians in particular. Palestinians are holding the short end of the stick. The power imbalance is overwhelming and they know it. Israels vibrant economy, advanced technology, and military prowess make it a First World country, more akin to Europe than the Middle East. The West Bank and Gaza are poor and largely powerless, all the more so for having a customs and monetary union with Israel. The Israelis not only collect customs revenue on behalf of the Palestinians (and withhold it when they want to exert pressure), but the West Bank is unable to protect its nascent industries with tariffs or devalue its currency. Agriculture, not industry, is therefore still the mainstay of the West Bank economy. There is remarkably little Israeli investment in the West Bank except for its Jewish settlements, and of course none in Hamas-governed Gaza. But the Palestinians still hold a trump card: their demographic growth. It may already be that there are more Arabs west of the Jordan river than Jews, but if not it will be so soon. Israels only option if it wants to remain a Jewish-majority state but prevent an independent Palestinian one is what the Palestinians term apartheid: a system of isolated bantustans in the West Bank that will govern themselves while Israel controls security, including freedom of movement, as well as the economy. The Palestinians do not think such a system can last. Some are advocating a one-state solution that will eventually be under Arab control. That, they remind, is what the Palestine Liberation Organization advocated until its 1993 recognition of Israel and acceptance in principle of a Palestinian state on 22% of Mandate Palestine. Palestinians are fond of correcting foreigners when they ask about the Jews. The Jews they say come in many varieties, including those who support an independent Palestinian state and join in nonviolent Palestinian protests. The biggest problems for Palestinians come from the religious settlers in the West Bank, who are often verbally and physically abusive. But ultimately, Palestinians aver, their problems are not with Jews, whom they say they accept as one of the indigenous peoples, but rather with Israel, which refuses to allow them their state and is consequently headed in a non-democratic direction. Both Palestinians and Israelis should not forget Bob Marleys message: Related

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New Israel Fund – Wikipedia

New Israel FundFounded1979[1]94-8607722[1]Legal status501(c)(3) Non-profitNGOFocusSocial rights, political rightsHeadquarters6 East 39th Street, Suite 301, New York, NY 10016-0112, United StatesLocationCoordinates404504N 735854W / 40.7511303N 73.981715W / 40.7511303; -73.981715 Area served Revenue (2013) Employees (2013) Volunteers (2013) The New Israel Fund (NIF) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization established in 1979. It describes its objective as social justice and equality for all Israelis. The New Israel Fund says it has provided $300 million to over 900 Israeli civil society organizations that it describes as “cutting-edge.”[1] It describes itself as active on the issues of civil and human rights, women’s rights, religious status, human rights in the occupied territories, the rights of Israel’s Arab minority, and freedom of speech.[6] Its financial support for Breaking the Silence and civil rights groups like Adalah, BTselem and Yesh Din, has drawn criticism from many associated with Israel’s political right.[7] NIF describes itself as “the leading organization committed to democratic change within Israel”.[8] Its stated objective is “to actualize the vision of Israel’s Founders, that of a Jewish and democratic state that, in the words of the Declaration of Independence, ‘ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.'”[1] It views Israel as “the sovereign expression of the right of self-determination of the Jewish people and as a democracy dedicated to the full equality of all its citizens and communities”.[9] It advocates for civil and human rights, religious tolerance and pluralism, and closing the social and economic gaps in Israeli society, especially those among Jews and Arabs.[citation needed] The New York Times wrote that NIF “advocates for equality and democracy” in Israel.[10] The New York Times has also reported that the organization funds “Arab-run, non-Zionist groups” without necessarily agreeing with all the positions of those groups, but rather out of support for their right to be heard.[11] Daniel Sokatch, CEO, says that in line with their “core values of democracy and equality, we support two states for two peoples and we oppose the occupation and the settlement enterprise”.[12] In June 2012, NIF marched with a “progressive cluster” in the New York Celebrate Israel parade; the cluster included Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now, B’Tselem USA, Partners for Progressive Israel, and Rabbis for Human Rights-North America.[13] The New Israel Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic organization in the United States. The New Israel Fund’s headquarters are located in New York City.[1] The New Israel Fund also has offices in Jerusalem, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, London, and Basel.[2] In October 2009, Daniel Sokatch became the new chief executive officer of the New Israel Fund, after working as the executive director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance and the San Francisco Jewish Federation. Rachel Liel, formerly director of Shatil, became Israel Executive Director on 1 November 2009. Rabbi Brian Lurie, former executive director of the San Francisco Federation and executive vice president of the UJA, was the chair of NIF’s board of directors, following the term of Naomi Chazan, former deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset.[14] Attorney Talia Sasson, best known for her authorship of the report detailing Israeli government support of illegal settlements, succeeded Rabbi Lurie as NIF president in June 2015.[15] The board consists of 21 community leaders, activists, academics and philanthropists from the United States, Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom.[16] Other board members include law professor Peter Edelman, economist Franklin Fisher, and Bedouin scholar Amal ElSana Alhjooj.[16] International Council members include Israeli novelist Amos Oz, Nobel Prize winner Aaron Ciechanover, former Deputy Attorney General Judith Karp, former Knesset Speaker Avram Burg, and Michael Walzer.[17] In 2014, NIF contributed about US$24 million to groups in Israel.[18] In September 2010, NIF published guidelines defining who is eligible to receive its grants on its website for the first time.[19][20] Naomi Paiss, NIF’s vice president of public affairs, says that it is the actions of grantee organizations that are looked at to determine whether they qualify for funding, and not the personal views of individuals involved. In her words, NIF “won’t support organizations working to deny the Jewish people’s right to sovereign self-determination”. She explains that it is not relevant whether the “leaders of (Israeli-)Arab organizations prefer a multinational, multicultural state” so long as the work by the grantees is not “designed to change the State of Israel”.[21] In 2014 NIF had a budget of $31,057,80, and awarded $14.7 million in grants to grantees including Adalah, B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence, Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Council for Peace and Security, Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy, Mossawa Center and Alliance Isralite Universelle; in addition, NIF directs “donor advised” grants in which supporters make gifts directly to NGOs on advice from NIF grant experts.[22][23] The New Israel Fund has trained more than 46 Israeli lawyers over the course of 20 years in human rights law. The lawyers are provided with the opportunity to get a LLM degree at the American University Washington College of Law specializing in human rights law. Graduates of the program have successfully argued cases in Israel around social justice, for environmental protections, to curb police brutality, and against discrimination.[24] In September 2014, the New Israel Fund announced a new initiative, New Initiatives for Democracy (NIF-D), that will provide for the seed-funding, partnering and incubation of new programs to construct the missing architecture for the progressive movement in Israel, as well as building bridges to non-progressive constituencies who share values and interests. Initial funding stood at more than $2 million in 2014, granted or seed-funded to eight new initiatives, from think tanks to media monitoring to online engagement and leadership training.[15][25] The New Israel Fund was established in 1979 in California,[26] and is credited with seed-funding “almost every significant cause-related progressive NGO in Israel”.[1] Since its inception the fund has provided over US $250 million to more than 900 organizations.[1] NIF states that while its position is that “Israel is and must be a Jewish and democratic state” it says it was “among the first organizations to see that civil, human and economic rights for Israeli Arabs is an issue crucial to the long-term survival of the state”.[27] In 1994, a pair of NIF grantees successfully petitioned the Israeli High Court of Justice to force the Israeli military to stop discriminating on the basis of gender when it came to allowing women to qualify for flight training. The decision, known as the Alice Miller case, opened the door for women to serve in many combat roles within the Israeli army.[28][29] In January 2011, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that publicly-funded buses cannot enforce a policy of gender segregation.[30] IRAC, a grantee of NIF,[31] initiated the legal efforts to integrate the bus lines. NIF-backed efforts against gender segregation in public spaces included a Chanukah candle-lighting to protest gender segregation at the Western Wall plaza.[32] In late 2011, in response the disappearance of the images of women from advertisements in Jerusalem because of Haredi pressure, NIF launched the “Women Should be Seen and Heard” campaign.[33] In winter 2012, NIF convened “30 social justice organizations” who put pressure on organizers of a fertility and gynecology conference from which women were banned from speaking, and that “nine out of ten Israeli doctors scheduled to speak had withdrawn”.[34] NIF also supports Women of the Wall,[35] which fights for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. In the summer of 2011, as hundreds of thousands of Israelis protested for social justice, NIF reportedly raised $35,000 on behalf of the demonstrators.[36] The NIF praised the social justice protest as an autonomous, grassroots movement. It said its own participation was limited in scope, which included providing tens of thousands of dollars in small grants to activist groups.[37] It also acknowledged other activities, including “mapping the initiatives, which were initiated by Shatil and the New Israel Fund” and in terms of providing advice to the protesters and providing funding for the tent cities in the periphery.[38][39] NIF also organized a petition signed by nearly 4,000 people in support of the protesters. The petition was published in the Israeli edition of the International Herald Tribune.[40] A leaked U.S. government cable revealed that a former NIF staff person hypothesized that in 100 years Israel would be majority Arab and said that this change would not be the tragedy that Israelis fear since it would become more democratic.[41] The New Israel Fund acknowledged that this individual left the organization because her personal views diverged from the organization’s perspective.[42] NIF is opposed to the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.[43][44] It has stated that it does not support global BDS and will not support organizations with BDS programs but that its policy allows NIF the discretion to “engage in dialogue with an important organization that signs one letter supporting divestment rather than summarily dismissing them”.[45] Naomi Paiss, Director of Communications, described the campaign as “a tactic that embodies the message that Israel cannot and will not change itself, and for that reason, we think it is inflammatory and counter-productive”.[43] However, the NIF states that it will “not exclude support for organizations that lawfully discourage the purchase of goods or use of services from settlements.”[46] It has also been accused by right-wing groups such as Im Tirtzu and NGO Monitor of supporting organizations that encourage and promote BDS.[47][48] In 1999, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that the Israel Security Agency, also known as Shin Bet, could no longer use various means of physical torture in its interrogations.[49] The matter was brought to the court by three NIF grantees: Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, HaMoked, and Association for Civil Rights in Israel.[50] The decision by Chief Justice Aharon Barak concluded “A democratic, freedom loving society does not accept that investigators use any means for the purpose of uncovering the truth.”[51] Eitan Felner, executive director of B’Tselem said that “The importance of this decision is that it says that certain ends, even crucial ones like fighting random violence against civilians, can’t justify every means.”[52] However, some of the groups who brought the case to the court say that some forms of torture continue to be practiced.[53][54] In 2003 and 2008, the Ford Foundation provided five-year grants worth $20 million each to NGOs in Israel through the New Israel Fund. The foundation was the focus of criticism because most of its donees are liberal. The foundation adopted new, stricter funding guidelines after the World Conference against Racism in Durban in 2001. At the beginning of the second five-year grant, the Ford Foundation said it would not renew its grants to Israeli NGOs, which had provided roughly one-third of the New Israel Fund’s donor-advised giving, citing its policy of creating sustainable funding, which is also being applied to much of its NGO funding worldwide.[55] In November 2014 Birthright Israel cancelled a planned trip the two groups had been collaborating on. According to Stephanie Ives, the NIF’s New York director, Birthright had provided three reasons: Birthright said the NIF had violated its marketing guidelines, Birthright said it does not work with organizations that seek to influence Israeli policy, and Birthright was cancelling several trips from the New York area.[56][57] Pamela Geller has put pressure on some of the New Israel Fund’s donors to stop funding the group because she says the organization is anti-Israel. Geller says the New Israel Fund “are leftists aligned with the jihad force” and that they are “21st century kapos, but worse”. She announced a national advertising effort to place the names of donors in ads on transit systems.[58][59] These efforts were criticized by Deborah Lipstadt and Rabbi David Ellenson, who wrote in The Forward that the campaign amounts to McCarthyism. They also wrote, “it is simply wrong to question the commitment and loyalty of this organization and its supporters to the Jewish state.”[60] In January 2010, Im Tirtzu placed newspaper advertisements depicting then-NIF President Naomi Chazan with a horn sprouting from her forehead (as a pun, since both the words “horn” and “fund” use the same Hebrew word “Keren”) as part of a campaign accusing NIF of responsibility for the Goldstone Report. Im Tirtzu alleged that 92% of all Israel-based negative reporting in the Goldstone report came from NIF-supported groups.[61] Im Tirtzu’s campaign drew criticism. Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League said that it was “absurd to blame Goldstone on the NIF.”[62] Gershon Baskin, writing in The Jerusalem Post, accused Im Tirtzu of using an “anti-Semitic motif” as part of a “witch-hunt” that “is reminiscent of the darkest days of McCarthyism”.[63][64] According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) Im Tirtzu’s report said 16 NIF affilated groups comprised 14 percent of all sources for the Goldstone report, while stating in a separate section that these constitute 92 percent of Israel-based negative reporting in the Goldstone report; some reporting had incorrectly confused the two separate figures and accused Im Tirzu as being inaccurate.[61] NIF estimated that 1.3% of the citations in the UN report originated from reports by organizations supported by the New Israel Fund.[65] Chemi Shalev, writing for Haaretz, defended the NIF, writing “one cannot really overstate what an utter travesty this fanatic jihad against the NIF was”.[66]

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When Israel drops white phosphorous on civilians, nobody in america bats an eye. We arent allowed to know or care about it. The MSM ignores it or downplays its significance. Even the most progressive of progressive liberals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders or Libertarian Rand Paul would never dare vote to condemn the state of Israel for any of its myriad illegal actions. There isnt a single politician in this country who doesnt blindly support Israel, no matter what. Not even the most racist, sexist Evangelical cretin from Alabama would dare even bring it up without fear of being labeled anti-semitic. When the IDF uses laser guided missiles to purposely target schools, hospitals or UN headquarters, everyone says its okay. When they target civilian infrastructure a war crime thats okay, too. When they use collective punishment against the citizens of Gaza thats also okay, even though collective punishment isconsidered a major war crime. Plus, as an added bonus, the IDFs missiles are considered legal because theyre precision guided. And best of all: those weapons are made in the good ole US of A (or using technology stolen from the US). Meanwhile, citizens of the West Bank and Gaza are called terrorists for shooting unguided firecrackers at the occupiers, and the firecrackers are categorized as war crimes because they are not precision guided. Yet they kill virtually no one. So, Israel accidentally kills hundreds of civilians with precision guided weapons, and Palestinian firecrackers might destroy somebodys Toyota. But that is a war crimeGot it! It seems to me that every rocket fired by the people of Gaza is a lawful defense. And mostly symbolic. This is not an aberration or a new offensive; this is THE PLAN. And its been the plan since the Irgun made the protectorate of Palestine far more trouble than it was worth. We know the plan: its the same one used to wipe out the Native Americans in order to steal their land and resources; telling ourselves as we killed and raped and pillaged that God was with us. As we murdered and stole from a people whose civilization existed before the written word, the illegal settlers chanted God is on our side! Do Israelis honestly believe that God is on their side, considering the crimes they have committed in His name? Victims of the Holocaust would be ashamed to see their descendants killing children simply for not being Jewish. There are 1.7 million Christians and Muslims in Gaza, and 1.3 million of them are refugees. The Hasbara have been trolling the web for any mention of Israel in order to spread lies and misinformation about the ongoing conflict in the region. I have run into a few myself over the years: little Eichmanns working to purge the impure from the Pure Jewish State. Yuck. My hope in this new year (2018) is that the world will finally recognize what harm Israels disregard for international rule of law is creating for the entire global community which yearns for justice, peace and love in this world. And that includes the majority of Israelis who dont seem to understand that no people can retain their own dignity or freedom when they deprive another people of theirs. Like Loading… Related

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Revealing Photos From Latest Reems Bakery Protest

Yesterday the infamous Reems Bakery in Oakland California held an event featuring Sunaina Maira, an Asian-American studies professor at UC Davis, who had published a new book about boycotting Israeli academic institutions. A group of protesters stood outside while the event transpired inside, protesting Reems glorification of terrorism and violence manifest in their large, hideous mural of terrorist Rasmea Odeh. The latest in a series of protests over a mural inside a community space committed to social justice ended peacefully Sunday. Reems California is a bakery that opened last spring to serve breads, pastries and coffee, just as it had to farmers markets and other pop-up spaces in recent years. Seeking to model values reflective of Oaklands social-justice community, it sought to pay living wages, hire from marginalized communities and use natural, local or regional ingredients. On Sunday, a rare day the bakerys schedule was open, it held a private event for Sunaina Maira, an Asian-American studies professor at UC Davis, who had published a new book about boycotting Israeli academic institutions. About 30 peoplegatheredto stand in a line in Fruitvale Village, and although they were aware of the event, their focus was the mural of Rasmea Odeh, which continues to draw unwelcome attention. Odeh, a Jordanian and former American citizen of Palestinian origin and a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was convicted by Israeli courts for a role in the deaths of two Hebrew University students in 1969, Edward Joffee and Leon Kanner. Some Arab and Muslim community members maintain that Odehs confession to a role was coerced. In Oakland, a community devastated by violence, this kind of glorification of terror and violence is just inappropriate, so were here to express our dissatisfaction, said El Cerrito resident Faith Meltzer. This is about hate in our community, the normalization of violence in our community and thats why were here. Meltzer, who said her group called themselves Oakland United Against Hate, called the mural anti-Jewish. About 15 people from a variety of local social-justice groups, includingArab Resource and Organizing Center spokeswoman Lara Kiswani, stood mostly silent outside in support of the bakery. Were here to celebrate Reems as an institution that also celebrates that kind of work (like Mairas book) and defend Reems from attacks thatve been coming on a regular basis. So we have a security team prepared to make sure that no one is harmed, Kiswani said. The development of the team, whose members have trained in de-escalation techniques, has helped shield the bakery in the wake of several protests last summer, Kiswani said. We saw this as indicative of this political moment the attacks on Arabs and Muslims, on an Arab woman-owned bakery and someone whos very proud of her identity puts it at the forefront of her process and practice. For that reason, shes had a huge amount of support, and a lot of people come to her defense, Kiswani said. As a result, the protests sort of diminished. While the report is clearly slanted towards the Reems bigots, the photos accompanying it are very telling probably more than the reporter intended. For instance, note these people in the community space committed to social justice right in front of the mural, engaged in what the speaker demonizing Israel had to say, indifferent to Odehs murderous legacy. And what other better way to show you are committed to social justice thancensorship and preventing free speech. And while the report quotesArab Resource and Organizing Center spokeswoman Lara Kiswani as suggesting a security team was required to prevent harm from the protestershere are the protesters. The BDS-holes must have been quaking in their boots. As forKiswani, her necklace sums up the real end game of the BDS movement and its supporters. Please help ensure Israellycool can keep going, by donating one time or monthly

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Israel Ranked 8th Most Powerful Nation | United with Israel

Israel ranked as the 8th-most-powerful nation; the Jewish state comes in 19th out of 180 for food security and nutrition;370 international students are beginning the spring semester at Tel Aviv University, and much more. U.S. News and World Report ranks Israel as the 8th-most-powerful nation based upon defensive strength, strong international alliances, and economic and political influence. Bloomberg ranks Israel as the 10th-most-innovative country based on spending on R&D and number of listed hi-tech companies. https://www.jns.org/israel-ranked-as-one-of-the-worlds-most-powerful-and-innovative-countries/ The United Nations ranked Israel 19th out of 180 in its 2017 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report on how well countries can feed their populations. http://www.israelhayom.com/2017/10/01/israel-ranked-19th-most-food-secure-by-un-global-hunger-report/ 370 international students are beginning the spring semester at Tel Aviv University the most in two decades. They hail from the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Greece, Panama and UK. The average age is 20 and 69% are female. Most are on TAUs study abroad program. http://www.israelhayom.com/2018/01/22/tel-aviv-university-hosts-record-number-of-study-abroad-students/ Israel is the only free country amongst its Middle East neighbors, according to the latest report from Freedom House. With Turkey becoming Not Free and Tunisia about to lose its Free status, it is about time that the UN gave Israel due respect. https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/freedom-world-2018 Echoing the Jewish principle that everyone is responsible for everyone else, Israeli organization Yedidim (Hebrew for loved ones or good friends) has over 6,000 volunteers ready to help drivers on Israeli roads. Especially useful during winter storms. https://yedidim-il.org/ 20 members of the IDFs Special in Uniform unit have graduated from the IDFs dog handling program. They developed skills to direct, feed and exercise dogs and will now work on bases with guard-dogs, detection dogs and search and rescue dogs. http://www.jpost.com/OMG/IDF-recruits-youths-with-disabilities-to-serve-as-military-dog-handlers-537047 Arab students made up 16.1 percent of Israels undergraduates in 2017, a 60% rise from 2010, according to the latest survey by Israels Council for Higher Education (CHE). They also constitute 13% of Masters students, double that in 2010. 41% of Haifa University students are Arab. https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/01/25/enrollment-of-arab-students-in-israeli-universities-increases-79-percent-in-seven-years/ The Israeli delegation to the UNs Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) presented Israeli projects for the benefit of Palestinian Arabs. They include an improved cellphone network, an enhanced water supply system, a PA industrial zone in Tarqumiyah and water desalinization in Gaza. https://unitedwithisrael.org/israel-presents-the-world-with-projects-that-benefit-palestinians/ A Druze Staff Sergeant from southern Israel is saving wounded civilians from Syria. When I meet the wounded, he says. I just go up to them and say in Arabic, Hi, my medical team and I are here to help you, and then just treat them. http://www.israelhayom.com/2017/10/16/i-tell-them-in-arabic-were-here-to-help-you/ I included previously(Apr 2016)an article about Israels Reporty which forms the basis for an emergency video app used by Israels Magen David Adom. Now Reporty is being piloted by 2000 members of the French public in Nice to film and report crimes or incidents to the police. https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Nice-locals-asked-to-film-crimes-in-new-police-app http://reporty.com/about/ Click HERE for this weeks Good News from Israel. Donate to vital charities that protect Israelis and help educate and inspire millions around the world to support Israel too! Now more than ever, Israel needs your help to fight the battle of public opinion. Israel’s enemies are using social media to incite brutal terror against innocent civilians. Please help us fight back! CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

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MIDDLE EAST PREDICTIONS 2018 – Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Jordan …

MIDDLE EAST PREDICTIONS 2018Three Clairvoyants predicting to : Bashar al-Assad, Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (Qatar), Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Benjamin Netanyahu, the Leaders of Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon (Hezbollah), Devlet Bahceli , Kurdistan… Authored by Clairvoyant : Dimitrinka Staikova, Ivelina Staikova, Stoyanka StaikovaPublished January 27, 2018 Buy the Paperback book from Amazon- https://www.amazon.com/dp/1984289276/ Buy the Ebook only from the Authors – https://sites.google.com/site/dimitri… Order your Ebook today, pay with PayPal and You will receive the PDF file in the next 24 hours with Email delivery.https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr… Table of Contents:1. Hassan Rouhani (Iran) Clairvoyant predictions for Iran year 2018. How will be solved the political crisis in Iran through the eyes of Hassan Rouhani Jan.3, 2018. 2. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ( Iran) Year 2018 will be as zero year for Iran battles, politics, business everything will be for the putting of the foundations for Iran year 2019 Clairvoyant predictions Jan.3, 2018.3. In addition: Ali Khamenei and the President of Iran by Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova . 4. King Abdullah II of Jordan ( Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) – Mysteries, Religion, Energy field, an attempt for a coup – when? Exploitation of new energy fields (deposits), New territories in icy region, Meeting with the Pope, War – year 2018 – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 4,2018 . 5. – King Abdullah II of Jordan by Clairvoyant Ivelina Staikova – King Abdullah II of Jordan by Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova 6. Hassan Nasrallah (Hezbollah) – Magic, inverse luck – when? Prominent assassinations , New leader of Hezbollah – when? Omens, natural cataclysms – when? War, Elections in Lebanon – when? – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 5, 20187. – Hassan Nasrallah (Hezbollah) by Clairvoyant Ivelina Staikova – Hassan Nasrallah ( Hezbollah) by Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova 8. Devlet Bahceli (Turkish Nationalist Movement Party and the Grey Wolves organization) – How will be solved the case of the Turkish banker Hakan Atilla convicted in U.S. sanctions case – When? – details. The health of Devlet Bahceli , Very successful business. When is the toughest month for him year 2018 – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 6, 201810. Recep Erdogan (Turkey) – Energy Corridors, Business partners, Construction of Power Plants, Kurds, Muslim Brotherhood. Relationships with Russia, Palestine, Israel, the European Union, Africa, South America… A conquering war with refugees… to Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria. Entering in Bulgaria at the city of Bourgas – how ? Goal – Israel ? – Clairvoyant predictions Jan.6, 2018 12. Recep Tayyip Erdogan -Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova13. Haider al – Abadi ( Iraq) – Health, Election, Iraq year 2018, Interesting meetings on the border with Turkey of Americans and Russians. Contaminated drinking water. Refugees from and in Iraq – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 12,201814. Haider al- Abadi – Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova 15. Aldar Khalil ( An architect of the Kurdish – led plans for autonomous rule in Northern Syria) -Year 2018, Year 2019, Health, The territory of the Kurds – united and separated on parts. Negotiations and battles with Turkey. When will be recognized the Kurdish State ? Elections, credits about the building of Nuclear power plant, Business, Problems with the feeding of the population. New international union the Kurds – Israel – Clairvoyant predictions January 13,2018 16. Aldar Khalil – Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova17. Mahmoud Abbas ( Palestine) – War and Health problems, Terrorism, Invasion, Attacks against Al-Aqsa mosque and gas fields. International contracts. Temporary new leaders. When will be the negotiation for peace ? – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 15,2018 18.Mahmoud Abbas (Palestine) – Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova19. Bashar al-Assad (Syria) – Health , War, Trials and shootings in Syria, Natural cataclysms , a black machine is leaving from the sands of Syria, New business and the new old investors, Preparation for Syrian Elections – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 20 ,2018 20. Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ( The leader of Qatar) – Health, Very,very profitable business, War, Coalitions, Politics, European Union – investments… The mystery of the Millennium – Where is disappearing the gold of Qatar – Clairvoyant predictions Jan. 21 ,201821. Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ( Qatar) – Clairvoyant Stoyanka Staikova 22. Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel) – Health, Business, Money, Attacks over the sea, Problems with Russia, Wars with Palestine, Syria, Lebanon. A threat of a nuclear bomb for Israel…. Jan. 22 ,2018 And more…

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January 29, 2018 The Land of Israel

On this weeks Israel Uncensored, Josh Hasten details a week in which top US Administration officials showed strong support for the State of Israel. First it was the historic speech in the Knesset by VP Mike Pence. Then it was President Trump in Davos threatening to defund the PA for refusing to talk peace, and for slighting Pence when he was in the region. Finally at the UN Security Council Ambassador Nikki Haley stuck it to Mahmoud Abbas for disrespecting President Trump and for delivering a hate-filed, libelous speech against the State of Israel. All of this and many other stories making news in Israel, on this weeks show.

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