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There’s a Zionist Election, and it’s Gotten Ugly – Jewish Week

| January 8, 2020

Did you know there was a Zionist Supreme Court in Jerusalem? Neither did I.

Will Arab anti-Zionism revive? – The Jerusalem Post

| January 8, 2020

Its become conventional wisdom to point out that the old wall of Arab anti-Zionism has fractured. I have done so myself. But lingering hostility against Israel could explode anew.A brief history of Arab attitudes toward the Jewish state puts this danger in context:For about 20 years, 1910-30, enmity toward Zionists was a local fracas of little interest to other Arabic-speakers

Neturei Karta on Hand with Anti-Zionist Signs at Mass Jewish Rally in Downtown Manhattan – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| January 8, 2020

Photo Credit: Dana Friedman My good friend and renowned Lower East Side standup comic Dana Friedman posted these images she took of a group of sign-carrying Neturei Karta men who stood at the edge of Sundays anti-anti-Semitism rally downtown. Dana wrote: These guys were protesting the unity rally. Thats JUST this one little group, not representative of all Chassidic Jews.

Antisemitism and anti-Zionism: Blurring of lines – The Jerusalem Post

| January 8, 2020

In 2020, hatred of Jews will continue to manifest itself as the lines blur between anti-Zionism and antisemitism.

The Mind Of A Zionist Revolutionary – The Jewish Voice

| January 8, 2020

ZionistHistoryBookOfTheMonth for January 2020 By: Moshe Phillips This Hebrew month, Tevet, marks the 24th anniversary of the death of Dr. Israel Eldad, Zionist philosopher, confidant of Menachem Begin, and co-leader with Yitzhak Shamir of a 1940s Zionist paramilitary organization that fought against the British army.

The antisemitic deal of the century – Middle East Eye

| January 8, 2020

Since its inception at the end the 19th century, the Zionist movement has sought to transform the nature of European Jewish identity and the relationship between Jews and the modern movement of antisemitism. The two movements share the understanding that it is not racism and chauvinism that causes antisemitism; instead, they outrageously claim it is caused by the very presence of Jews in gentile societies - a position that the founder of Zionism, Theodor Herzl, insisted upon in his writings.

In Condemning the Occupation, Liberal Jewish Organizations Accept the Anti-Israel Position – Mosaic

| January 8, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeos announcement last November that the U.S. would no longer consider it illegal for Israelis to reside in the West Bank brought widespread condemnationsome of it from mainstream Jewish leaders and organizations

A Trump administration official went to Hungary to speak about anti-Semitism. Another speaker delivered an anti-Semitic rant. – JTA News

| January 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (JTA) A Trump administration official went to a conference in Hungary on persecuted Christians in part to remind attendees that Jews also face threats, but someone else did the job for her. Bonnie Glick, the deputy administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, was horrified at a 13-minute speech by Gebran Bassil, the Lebanese foreign minister, who claimed that Israel is a malign theocracy akin to the Islamic State and Al Qaeda

The Siyum Ha’Shas-Solidarity March Venn Diagram – The Times of Israel

| January 8, 2020

About 30 years ago, when I was deciding which Yeshivain Israelto attend, the joke that went around was: Whats the difference between Gush,Shaalvimand KBY? When there is a solidarity rallyin support of Jews or the state of Israel, theShaalvimguys will go and cheer during the rally, the KBY guys wont go because itsbittulTorah, and the Gush guys will debate endlessly whether or not they should go and they will end up going and having a lousy time

Reflections on the 13th Global Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi – The Jewish Voice

| January 8, 2020

By: Fern Sidman Close to 100,000 members of the Jewish faith gathered on Wednesday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey for the 13th Global Siyum HaShas which is sponsored by the Agudath Israel organization. Attendees Conversing at the 13th Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi Rabbi Yissocher Frand, shlita Siyum HaShas is the celebration of the completion of the Daf Yomi (daily Talmud folio) program, a seven-and-a-half-year cycle of learning the Oral Torah and its commentaries, in which each of the 2,711 pages of the Babylonian Talmud are covered in sequence. Similar events have recently been held in major cities around the globe, such as Mexico City, while others are scheduled in the next few weeks, according to a CBS News report.


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