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Here is a BORING POST nobody will read although it is a fairly well documented snapshot of the situation


Here is a BORING POST nobody will read although it is a fairly well documented snapshot of the situation
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On Israel and Palestine (and the «Deal of the Century»)

1. HRW director to be deported from Israel: TIME Magazine

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On Israel and Palestine (and the «Deal of the Century»)

1. HRW director to be deported from Israel: TIME Magazine

_The Jerusalem District Court rejected an appeal by Omar Shakir to remain in the country, saying that his activities against Israel’s West Bank settlements amount to a boycott of the country.__
So far, as I read in the Jerusalem Post in my RSS Feed, attacks against Palestinian villages were experienced recently; the attackers were West Bank settlers, and were even joined by police forces. Thus, how would protests against those illegal settlements cause a reason to deport someone? This is strange.
(Source: Jerusalem Post)
The court said that Shakir “continues his actions publicly to advance a boycott against Israel, but it’s not on the
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Passover Haggadah illustrations digitalised, publicly accessible

The medieval manuscript dates back to the late 14th century, when it was made in Milan (in Italy’s Lombardy region). It comes from the workshop of the artist Giovannino de Grassi, who died in 1398, and it likely could not have been made prior to 1387. In that year, Duke Gian Galeazzo Visconti extended new rights to the Jews of Lombardy, who, according to Israel’s Museum of the Jewish People, had been expelled from the region in 1320. Though it tells the same story as any other, this Haggadah takes on added significance as a tangible example of its themes—a document of a moment in time when Lombard’s Jews felt their persecution abating.

But perhaps the most interesting visual aspect of the Lombard Haggadah is its illustrations of the “Labors of the Month,” the different tasks associated with each month of the year. Drawings of the Labors were common in medieval Christian Books of Hours; their inclusion here testifies to the influence of the broad
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Pittsburgh passes bill to ban assault-style rifles after synagogue shooting

“There was a lot of opposition,” Mayor Peduto said. “But more people in the community quietly showed their support.”
This is the most critical reference to the silent majority I have ever seen, it's also the most assailable I have ever seen. I hope he knows what he is doing and what kind of backlash he is soon going to experience. As much as I approve of his decision, he should take care of himself too.
The opposition is against restricting military-assault weapons, banning most uses of high-capacity magazines and allowing the temporary seizure of guns from people who are determined to be a danger to themselves or others.

The legislation was introduced last year after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. Eleven people were killed when a gunman opened fire during services, and seven others were wounded.

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Columbia University professor compares Israel to ISIS

The “murderous thugs” of the jihadist group “conquered parts of Syria and declared a ‘caliphate,’” Dabashi wrote. “Their ISRAELI counterparts meanwhile conquered parts of Syria and declared it part of their Zionist settler colony.”
He added: “The only difference: ISIS does not have a platoon of clean shaven and well coiffured [sic]columnists at the New York Times propagating the cause of the terrorist outfit as the Zionists columnists do on a regular basis.”

The university chapter of Students Supporting Israel wrote in a statement Thursday: “This kind of utterly despicable and repugnant statement is not to be expected from a tenured faculty holder in an Ivy League institution.” Fox News and other media reported that the university did not immediately reply to queries on Dabashi.

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Right-winged justice minister Ayelet Shaked sparks controversy with «fascist» ad

In the spot, Ayelet Shaked walks slowly down a staircase, her hair gently tossed by a breeze, as a female narrator whispers seductively in Hebrew: “Separation of powers”, “Restraining the Supreme Court”.
Yes, that's exactly how I would promote a perfume, or my political agenda for the upcoming election. :'D

Seriously, though, her ad is strange. Does anyone clearly know what she promotes? So far, I only looked into her profile on Wikipedia, and to me, she doesn't appear like a fascist, but only like a stronger conservative with slightly libertarian tendencies. As it reads, she is inspired by Ayn Rand's two major books, of which I so far read one, Atlas Shrugged.
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Israeli PM chains links to the gulf kingdoms that hate his country so much

Still, over the years, pan-Arab solidarity and boycotts of the “Zionist entity” have largely faded away. The last Arab-Israeli war was in 1973. Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan are unpopular, but have lasted decades. The 1993 Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) was an historic – if ultimately disappointing – achievement. And what is happening now with the Gulf states is a hugely important shift.
Still, it doesn't mean that the tensions sank into oblivion: The Hamas still fires rockets towards Israel (although most of them are being intercepted thanks to Israel's high-end, cutting-edge Iron Dome system), and the Arab monarchies still rush against the sole Jewish nation-state in the Middle East, despite Netanyahu's rapproachments towards diplomatic relations. At least one of those two major behaviours are a façade to cover the other.
Yet Netanyahu is seeking to norma
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The Economicst interview with Alt-Right pundit Ben Shapiro

His views are classically religious-conservative. He suggests that transgender people suffer a “mental disorder”; he opposes same-sex couples raising children; he has said (and sort of retracted) that “Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage.”
This is far from Conservative, this is immature and die-hard controversial. You cannot have worthwhile discussions with arguments this way. You can only break his nose and let him pay for the operation.
And then in turn, we’ve fought back against the notion of reason itself. And we’re reverting to a sort of tribalism we see in our politics that's getting quite ugly.
I wonder how you can reasonably argue that a supernatural being like God could exist, and how it could be proven. This would be an intriguing topic to discuss with him.
Of course that’s true. It’s also true that slavery is a universal human institution until its abolition essentially
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Auschwitz museum tells visitors to be more respectful when attending the site


(Expect the worst when reading the article, wwe're living in the 21st century, and suffer from the disrespect of this era.)
In a statement shared on Twitter on Wednesday, museum authorities said tourists should reconsider coming if they do not respect those who were killed there, specifically calling out those posing for photos to share on social media, apparently ignoring the bitter history of the site.

"There are better places to learn how to walk on a balance beam than the site which symbolizes deportation of hundreds of thousands to their deaths."
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#AndrewYang2020 - so that our babyboys will no longer be circumcised!


But in an interview with The Daily Beast, he said that if he were elected he would incorporate that view into public policy, mainly by pushing initiatives meant to inform parents that they don’t need to have their infants circumcised for health reasons.

But Yang’s coalition seems to be comprised of a hodgepodge of groups with offbeat interests beyond just universal basic income. And he now has his eye on a new demographic: circumcision opponents who call themselves “intactivists”—a reference to their desire to keep penises “intact.”

“The more choice we give parents, and the more we diminish the possible preconceptions or misinformation various parents are receiving, then the better off we’ll be as a society,” Yang said.
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Trump welcomes Jexodus, encourages Democratic Jews to turn Republican


Drumpf has asserted that though Jewish Americans tended to be reliable Democratic voters, the party’s lurch to the left in recent years, as evidenced by its splintering over Omar’s comments, has alienated Jewish voters.

A website for Jexodus only lists a spokesperson, model and former Drumpf campaign staffer Elizabeth Pipko, and no other staff. A description on the website says that Jewish millennials are "tired of living in bondage to leftist politics" and accuses Democrats of taking the Jewish vote for granted.

The president, who himself has been accused of promoting anti-Semitic stereotypes and not thoroughly denouncing hate speech, has positioned himself as a champion of Israel throughout his presidency.
#Trump #DonaldTrump #News #Politics #Israel #Jewry #Democrats #BlueWave #Jexodus #Republican #RedWave #Hatred #NoH8 #NoHate #Omar #IlhanOmar #AIPAC #Antisemitism #Antizionism #US #USA


 

On the people in Minnesota's 5th district, which elected Ilhan Omar


"Anti-Semitism is real in this country," Mohamed Omar, who is not related to the freshman Democrat, said in an interview in a private study, as children nearby hurried to Friday afternoon prayers. But the controversy, he said, is a "distraction."

Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman of Temple Israel, a Reform Jewish congregation that is the oldest synagogue in this city, said many of members of her community have called her over the last month to say they were troubled by Omar's comments.

But, the rabbi added, "in my mind, tweets are not the way that you communicate complex, complicated issues when you are a member of Congress."

This is a sentence that is able to refer to so many topics that nowadays are conversed and discussed via Twitter. 280 letters per message are simply not how you lead a decent conversation on a complex topic.
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Protests emerge as feminist group demands rights for praying women at Western Wall

Haaretz:


At the instruction of their rabbis, thousands of teenage girls from religious high schools around the country gathered at the Kotel, while hundreds of young ultra-Orthodox men tried to break through police barricades to attack the prayer group.

Held at a distance from the woman by security forces, the Haredi men vented their ire on the large group of men who had come out to support the Women of the Wall, including leaders of Israel's Conservative and Reform movements.

Rabbi Gilad Kariv, executive director of the Reform movement in Israel, called the police statement "scandalous" and attributed it to "utter chutzpah."

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Israeli police raid Jerusalem governor's home in cloak-and-dagger operation


It remains unclear why the governor was arrested and Israeli police have yet to issue an official statement.

"The fight for Jerusalem will always be our main battle, despite the efforts of some to divert it to serve only the agenda of the occupying state," he said.

Israeli police had also briefly detained the head of the Religious Endowments Authority Sheikh Abdelazeem Salhab, along with his deputy, after he prayed with other Palestinians near al-Rahma gate at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first time in 16 years.
#Israel #Palestine #Jerusalem #TelAviv #WestBank #Al-Aqsa #Islam #Jewry #Religion #ACAB #IsraeliPolice #StopTerrorism #NoTerrorism #News #Politics #Gaith #AdnanGaith #Fatah #PA #Abbas #MahmoudAbbas


 

Philippines' minister of foreign affairs criticised for statements


Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr wrote on social media on Saturday that President Rodrigo Duterte's previous comparison of his deadly war on drugs to the Nazi leader's killing of millions of Jews during the Holocaust "is a metaphor".

"The video posted by Mr Henze on his blog is incomplete and misleading. It failed to show Mr Henze's deliberate attempts to provoke Secretary Locsin into giving controversial remarks," it said.

Duterte had apologised to the Jewish community in the Philippines for the original 2016 remarks. During his visit to Israel in 2018, he also visited the Holocaust memorial and met with elderly Jews who had fled to Manila to escape the Holocaust.
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Shefita - the controversial, yet probable Israeli choice for Eurovision Song Contest


Shefita, otherwise known as Rotem Shefi, is the glammed up singer currently sweeping “HaKochav Haba,” the reality singing competition from Keshet based on the Rising Star franchise.

But Shefita, or Shefi, is 100 percent Jewish, born and raised in the northern city of Carmiel. According to Mako, her father is of Ashkenazi background and her mother is of Yemenite origin, so she may be familiar with Arabic from her grandparents or mother, though that’s not been confirmed.

When it was posted to YouTube, not everyone loved the concept, and some accused Shefi of appropriating Arab culture. Shefi has said in interviews that she did not intend any disrespect or undermining.

Sounds like only SJWs were decrying her. Or maybe I am mistaken, who knows. If someone knows, he or she may feel asked to tell me in the comments.

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#Jerusalem has got a discrimination problem


Like many Palestinians, he had experienced suspicion and racism before in Jewish-majority west Jerusalem. Facing discrimination is common for Palestinians trying to rent apartments on the well-maintained west side of the city. Sometimes it’s an upfront “No Arabs” directive from the landlord, but more often it is harder to pinpoint; not getting a call back once an Arabic name comes up, for example.

In the decades since, a deep disparity has grown between the poverty-stricken Palestinian east side and largely Jewish Israeli west Jerusalem: for example, annually only 13% of the city’s building permits issued by the Israeli government are granted to Palestinians in east Jerusalem.

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Congressman Lee Zedlin (R - N.Y.) continously insulted Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D - MN)


It started on Tuesday, when he found out he had been chosen as the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Exciting! But he couldn’t fully rejoice in the honor of being the second-most-powerful member of a House subcommittee because he also learned that he would have to work on the panel alongside freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

“I wish Hitler would have done his fucking job.” Zeldin, who is Jewish, tagged her in the post and asked if she disagreed with the caller’s rant.

#US #USA #Congress #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #NewYork #Maine #Omar #Zedlin #LeeZedlin #IlhanOMar #Antisemitism #Antizioinism #Jewry #Insults #Politics #News #Etiquette #BeExcellentToEachOther


 

Protests and violence amid Holocaust Remembrance Day


In #Poland, which was under Nazi German occupation during the war, a far-right activist who has been imprisoned for burning the effigy of a Jew gathered with other nationalists Sunday outside the former death camp of Auschwitz ahead of official ceremonies remembering the 1.1 million people murdered there.

That accusation is incorrect. The observances at the state-run memorial site pay homage each Jan. 27 to all of the camp’s victims, both Jews and gentiles.

In Britain, a new poll by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust found that one in 20 adults in Britain do not believe the Holocaust took place.

#NeverAgain #NeverForget #Auschwitz #Auschwitz-Birkenau #NoNationalism #NoPatriotism #NoFascism #NoCentrism #HorseshoeTheory #News #Politics #Germany #Deutschland #Holocaust #Shoa #RemembranceDay #AntiSemitism #Israel #Jewry #Polish #Sinti #Roma #SintiAndRoma #Minority #Minorities