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How will antisemitism and Zionism look after the coronavirus? – The Jerusalem Post

| May 17, 2020

As a result of the coronavirus and the health and economic crises it generates, values in the most advanced Western countries may pivot toward material survival and away from post-materialist values such as self-expression and human rights. Such a shift could have complex implications for the Jewish people, generating more antisemitism on the one hand and increased support of Israel on the other. In such a reality it will be vitally important to maintain dialogue and open lines of communication between Israel and the affected Diaspora communities

Iran media: Israel ‘cancerous’ and a ‘virus’ after burning of Esther tomb – The Jerusalem Post

| May 17, 2020

Iranian media slammed Israel on Quds (Jerusalem) Day, calling the Jewish state a cancerous gland and Zionism a virus, a clear attempt to link Israel to the pandemic and also to use historic antisemitic tropes against the Jewish state. The article was found on Fars News as part of a piece claiming that there was a conspiracy afoot after the attempted burning of the tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Iran.The article claimed that the burning of the tomb was fake news and that it was part of a Saudi international media plot with Voice of America and the Zionist media.

Mild rebuke instead of sanctions serves Zionism – thedailyblog.co.nz

| May 17, 2020

According to a Times of Israel report on the unity government agreement, on 1 July this year, between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz may begin the process of formal annexation of parts of the Occupied West Bank, including the Jordan Valley and all illegal Israeli settlements. In February, Israel announced the introduction of thousands of new housing units in illegal settlements in the Occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem

Quds: A part of Islam – The Herald

| May 17, 2020

The Herald Correspondent Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, designated the last Friday of Ramadan as the day of Quds, presented to Muslims, freedmen and the oppressed of the world in this day and age.

The abandoned harvests of 1948: Palestinian farmers remember the Nakba – Middle East Eye

| May 17, 2020

Life wasnt easy for Palestinian farmers under the British Mandate. But in 1948, their lives were turned upside down. Lost land: Nakba survivors recall rural struggle in Mandate-era Palestine For over three decades, between 1917 and 1948, Britain ruled over Palestine

The generations of the Nakba – WAFA – Palestine News Agency

| May 17, 2020

By: Zahran Maali JENIN, Sunday, May 17, 2020 (WAFA) The 15th of May 1948 was an extraordinary day for the Palestinian people, the day when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians lost their homeland with all their belongings and became refugees, as Zionist militias were attacking the country to make way for Jewish migrants to replace the indigenousPalestinian population.

COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Sunday – CBC.ca

| May 17, 2020

The latest: An abundance of love from a close-knit family may have played a role in the recovery of a 101-year-old Sept-lesman from COVID-19. In early April, Clment Maltais began experiencing symptoms of the disease.

Slammed by COVID-19, ultra-Orthodox Jews try to understand what God hath wrought – The Times of Israel

| May 17, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many observant Jews have found themselves forced to confront the theological implications of a plague that has subverted popular assumptions regarding reward and punishment. Ultra-Orthodox communities in Israel have seen the lions share of infections and deaths from COVID-19, at the same time as Jewish communities abroad have been disproportionately affected, with high infection rates in Hasidic neighborhoods from New York to London.

Hatred of the government will unite the Israeli nation – Haaretz

| May 17, 2020

Truth is very dear to the heart of the Israeli public. Even when it errs, it does so through a wrong interpretation of the truth, not out of indifference to it. As far as truth goes, the public in Israel is never indifferent.

For the United States and United Nations, two heads are better than one – The Jerusalem Post

| May 17, 2020

If Israel could afford only two ambassador postings anywhere in the world, they would have to be Washington and the United Nations, in that order. Nowhere else comes close. For a parliamentary democracy like Israel, theres nothing unusual in assembling a governing coalition, rewarding allies and placating rivals.


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