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The Trump Administration is Cracking Down Against a Global Movement to Boycott Israel. Heres What You Need to Know About BDS – TIME

| December 5, 2020

On the same day that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first high-ranking American diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, he also doubled down on the Trump administrations opposition to a global pro-Palestinian movement to boycott Israel. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement relies on putting political and economic pressure on Israel.

Christian Zionists leaving their legacy on the way out – People’s World

| December 5, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs a security briefing on Mount Bental in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, near the Israeli-Syrian border, Thursday, Nov.

The terrifying marriage of convenience between Israel and evangelical Zionists – Forward

| December 5, 2020

At an August rally in Wisconsin, Donald Trump ditched the dog whistle of Jewish control and said the quiet part out loud. We moved the capital of Israel to Jerusalem, Trump said to cheers at an Oshkosh airport.

A Young John F. Kennedy’s Unimpressive Musings on Nazi Germany and Zionism – Mosaic

| December 5, 2020

Reviewing the first volume of a new biography of JFK by the Harvard historian Fredrik Logevall, P.J. ORourke reflects on why a distant, hazy, reminiscent glow lingers in the air around the Kennedys. The dynastys founding patriarch, Joseph, Sr., was, in ORourkes words, a priapic, stock-jobbing, isolationist, defeatist, Hitler-appeasing anti-Semite, who was recalled from his absurd posting as ambassador to Great Britain and resigned in disgrace in 1941

Progressive Zionists warn of ‘grave challenges’ for the left in Israel – Jewish News

| December 5, 2020

Leading figures in progressive Zionism in the UK have warned of grave challenges in putting a left-of-centre case for Israel while there are so few Labour members of Knesset and the government was increasingly right-wing. But, in discussion at the JLM conference on Sunday, Hannah Weisfeld, director of Yachad

Zionist Heroine Hannah Senesh’s Archives Get Home in Israel’s National Library – The Media Line

| December 5, 2020

Only 23 when executed in German-occupied Hungary, anti-Nazi partisan is a national icon The full archival collection of Hannah Senesh, the iconic Jewish, Israeli war heroine and poet slain after parachuting into Nazi-occupied Europe near the end of World War II, has come to its final home at the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem. Senesh, who was 23 years old when executed by a firing squad in a Budapest prison, left behind a rich collection including diaries, family correspondence, photographs, notebooks and two notes found in her dress following her execution

UK Labour leadership tells Zionist meeting that thousands of party members face expulsion – WSWS

| December 5, 2020

Labours deputy leader Angela Rayner has declared her readiness to expel thousands of party members on manufactured charges of anti-Semitism or denialism, i.e., rejecting the slander that the left is characterised by widespread hatred of Jews. Rayner appeared alongside party leader Sir Keir Starmer at a one-day online conference of the pro-Zionist Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) and Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) on November 29

What Stands in the Way of Closer Ties between Brazil and Israel? – Mosaic

| December 5, 2020

Jair Bolsonaros unexpected election to the Brazilian presidency in 2018 appeared to herald a major reorientation of the countrys foreign policy. A self-styled nationalist inspired by Donald Trump, Bolsonaro has associated himself with the American presidents former advisor Steve Bannon, the philosopher Olavo de Carvalho, and the political scientist Filipe Martins (currently a counselor to the Brazilian president on international relations)all of whom see Israel as a model of successful nationalism.

The First Agudat Yisrael Knessiah Gedolah And The Introduction Of The Daf Yomi – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| December 5, 2020

Not long after its founding, Agudat Yisrael came to be a metaphor for charedi Jewrys confrontation with modernity in general and with religious Zionism in particular.

Philippines Honored for Aiding Jews in Holocaust and Support for Creation of Israel – Algemeiner

| December 5, 2020

The Philippines national flag. Photo: Wikimedia Commons


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