A ‘Rose’ By Any Other Name? Anti-Judaism, Anti-Semitism, Jew-Hatred, Anti-Zionism – The Times of Israel

| January 13, 2020

Students protest at an anti-Israel demonstration at the University of California, Irvine. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images/JTA) In an interview in the New Yorker, the eminent medievalist, David Nirenberg, an authority on anti-Judaism, uses that term in an effort to make some sense of the upsurge in violent crimes against Jews across diverse societies and the disproportionate place of Jews in public discourse in countries with few Jews, like Poland and Hungary. Nirenberg uses the term, anti-Judaism interchangeably with anti-Semitism, the most commonly used term (in varying spellings), for what I call Jew-hatred or anti-Jewish actions.

Poll: Bennett, Shaked and Smotrich are the hope of the right – Arutz Sheva

| January 13, 2020

A poll conducted by the Direct Polls institute on Sunday revealed the distribution of voting among the religious Zionist public, if elections were held today. According to the data, 53.59% of the religious Zionist public would vote for the New Right led by Naftali Bennett in an alliance with the National Union led by Bezalel Smotrich, and only 17.49% would vote for the Jewish Home in its alliance with Otzma Yehudit. 9.87% of religious Zionists members would vote for the Likud, 0.67% would vote for Agudat Israel and 0.45% for Shas.

Will Labor-Gesher union bring about unity between the Religious Zionist parties? – Arutz Sheva

| January 13, 2020

Itamar Ben Gvir, Rafi Peretz, Bezalel Smotrich, Ayelet Shaked, and Naftali Bennett TPS A senior Likud official on Monday urged the smaller right-wing parties to follow the lead of the left's Labor-Gesher and Meretz parties and sign an agreement for a joint run. "This is the time for the right to unite," he said. "[Defense Minister] Naftali Bennett (New Right) must put his ego aside and unite all of the right-wing parties in order to avoid the loss of Knesset seats for a third time

Liberman: ‘We’ll support the appointment of a Religious Zionist to role of Chief Rabbi’ – Arutz Sheva

| January 13, 2020

Avigdor Liberman Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 MK Avigdor Liberman, chairman of the Yisrael Beytenu party, on Saturday night said his party will support the appointment of Religious Zionist rabbis. "We need a serious reform in the entire issue of religion and state

Joseph and Herzl seeking their brethren – The Jerusalem Post

| January 13, 2020

Two mystery men, one who encountered Joseph and another who encountered Herzl, lead them to their brethren and altered the course Jewish evolution. The first finds Joseph while lost in the fields around Shechem (todays Nablus): And the man asked him, saying: What seekest thou? Joseph tells the man that he seeks his brethren, and the man directs him to them

Israel Must Call More Attention to Hizballah’s Failure to Comply with the 2006 Cease-Fire – Mosaic

| January 13, 2020

At the end of the five-week war in 2006 between Israel and Hizballah, the UN Security Council passed resolution 1701 with the aim of keeping both parties out of southern Lebanon; the resolution also created a peacekeeping force, known as UNIFIL, to enforce its terms.

5-time public masturbator charged with exposing himself on steps of NW Portland synagogue – OregonLive

| January 13, 2020

A man convicted five times of exposing himself in public was arraigned Wednesday on another charge of public indecency for allegedly masturbating on the steps of a Northwest Portland synagogue. Authorities say they received a call that Alan Bruce Robinson, 48, had pulled down his pants at Congregation Beth Israel on Tuesday afternoon while children were attending an afterschool program at a charter school on the property near Northwest 19th Avenue between Flanders and Glisan streets. Alan Bruce Robinson, 48, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan.

Monsey Rabbi Stabbing Survivor Gives Invocation At NY State Of The State Address – Jewish Week

| January 13, 2020

NEW YORK (JTA) Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, whose home was the site of astabbing last month on the holiday of Hanukkah,delivered an invocation at Governor Andrew Cuomos State of the State address. Joseph Gluck, the man who stopped the attackerby throwing a coffee table at his head, was also in attendance and received a standing ovation. The attacker injured five people at Rottenbergs home in Monsey, New York, on Dec.

Poland Urged to Look for Nazi-Looted Art Still Held in Its Museums – The New York Times

| January 13, 2020

The systemic looting of Poland by the Nazis during World War II still resonates today in that country, where officials continue to seek the return of more than 63,000 works of art and cultural properties, many of which were stolen from Jews there. But experts say Poland has done a poor job of providing the same justice to Dutch Jews and others whose art works were stolen during the war and ended up in German-occupied Poland and now are part of official museum collections.

‘We are living by the sword’: The regrets of an Israel founder’s son – Middle East Eye

| January 13, 2020

In wide-ranging interview, Yaakov Sharett, the son of one of Israel's founding fathers, says he regrets settling the Negev in the 1940s - and the entire Zionist project My name is Yaakov Sharett.