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Activists, scholars call to end weaponising anti-Semitism ahead of Holocaust Remembrance event in Sweden – Middle East Monitor

| October 13, 2021

Several Palestine activist groups and academics working in the field of anti-Semitism studies have issued separate statements raising their concerns on instrumentalising anti-Semitism ahead of tomorrow's International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Anti-Semitism held in Malmo, Sweden. According to a statement issued today by the Palestinian Action Group in Southern Sweden, which is composed of Swedes of Palestinian origin, along with other Palestinian unions and institutions in Europe, concerns have been raised that the outcome of the event could be used "to prosecute or repress those who criticize the Israeli occupation and the Zionist movement with false allegations of anti-Semitism" Such concerns, the signatories argue are based on the fact that the sponsor of the forum, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has linked its widely contesteddefinition of anti-Semitismto anti-Zionism, which can include criticism of the Israeli occupation. "The Israeli occupation state, with the participation of the Zionist movement internationally, is simultaneously pressuring countries around the world to boycott international conferences that differentiate between anti-Semitism and opposition to the Zionist movement," the statement reads

Survey: Likud with Edelstein at the Helm Loses Seats But Builds Right-Wing Coalition – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| October 13, 2021

Heres one way to look at Tuesdays Midgam Institute and Mano Geva survey on N12: Just two days ago, former Knesset Speaker and former Health Minister MK Yuli Edelstein announced that he intends to run against Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu for the leadership of the Likud party and the survey proves he would be a disaster for the Likud. Should he win (he doesnt stand a chance), the Likud led by him is expected to drop about a third of its current seats

The failure of Zionist ‘normalization’ – Press TV

| October 7, 2021

By Denijal Jegic The inauguration of the Israeli embassy in Bahrain and the celebration of Israeli apartheid at the Expo 2020 in Dubai are the latest manifestations of the violent alliance between the three oppressive regimes which has been advertised as normalization.This increased public collaboration is a necessity for Israel, but, despite an exhaustive propaganda campaign, it will not help legitimize the regimes nor prevent their decline in the long run.

Patriots Remember to Forget: Omri Boehm and the Collapse of Liberal Zionism – Dissident Voice

| October 7, 2021

Summer is over in Israel and so too the holiday season that includes Yom Kippur and Sukkot with their accompanying prayers of remembrance. Memory is integral to most Jewish holidays. The readings at Passover and the lighting of candles at Hanukkah are collective acts of remembrance

Iran not to let presence of Zionists, Takfiris on its borders – Mehr News Agency – English Version

| October 7, 2021

Brigadier General RasoulSanaei-Rad made the remarks on Thu. on the sidelines of the graduation ceremonyfor military cadets of Iran's Armed Forces Academies and reiterated that the powerful Islamic Iran will not allow presence of terrorists, whether Takfiris or Zionists, on northwestern borders of the country. Turning to the recent incidents took place in northwestern regionof the Islamic Republic of Iran, the brigadier general said, "In the events that are taking place in the northwestern part of the country, we know that Zionist regime and some trans-regional powers are behind these incidents and seek to take advantage of neighboring countries for their benefits.

The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism Is Itself Antisemitic – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| October 7, 2021

The Jerusalem Declaration of Antisemitism (JDA) is theproductof a group of international scholars of antisemitism and related fields who have been meeting since June 2020 in a series of online workshops convened by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Essentially, the new document charges the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism with blurring the difference between antisemitic speech and legitimate criticism of Israel and Zionism.

Russia expected to be sensitive to Zionists’ moves in region – Mehr News Agency – English Version

| October 7, 2021

Upon his arrival in Moscow, Amir-Abdollahian said in a meeting with the media representatives, "We expect Russia to react to probable changes in countries borders in the region and be sensitive about such matters." "It is also expected that Russia will be sensitive about the presence of the terrorists and the moves of the Zionists in the region, which are both threats against regional peace and stability," he added.

The spiritual void at the heart of Israeli militarism – The Real News Network

| October 5, 2021

I identify as an Arab Jew, Hadar Cohen recently wrote in +972 Magazine. My family has lived in Jerusalem for over 10 generations, and my other ancestral cities include Aleppo in Syria, Baghdad in Iraq, and Shiraz in Iran, along with a small village in Kurdistan.

Israel Maimon reflects on five-year Israel Bonds career – thejewishchronicle.net

| October 5, 2021

For Israel Maimon, the work of the Development Corporation for Israel widely known as Israel Bonds is more about spreading Zionism and defending the state of Israel than it is about selling a piece of paper.

Jewish character actor Nehemia Persoff looks back at ups and downs of his first 102 years – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| October 5, 2021

LOS ANGELES (JTA) When actor, painter and writer Nehemia Persoff, at times dubbed the last survivor of Hollywoods golden age, was a three-year old growing up in Jerusalem, he fell in love with his kindergarten teacher. Desperate to attract her attention, little Nehemia got on his trike and rode it in smaller and smaller circles until the trike and its rider fell over. I pretended that I was hurt, Persoff writes in his just-published autobiography, The Many Faces of Nehemia


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