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Israel Welcomes Al-Jazeera Anchor’s Declaration that ‘Zionism was Most Successful Project in the 20th Century’ – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| February 14, 2020

Photo Credit: Rudi Weissenstein Israels Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz congratulated Al-Jazeera presenter Faisal al-Qasim who said that Zionism was the most successful project in the 20thcentury. Al-Qasim often publishes polls for his 5.5 million followers on Twitter on various issues. On Saturday he wrote that in a previous tweet of his it emerged that the Zionist project succeeded, unlike the failed Arab projects, an assertion that angered many of his followers who considered the tweet a kind of praise for the Zionists

Hebrew University will give credit for ‘right-wing activism’ – The Jerusalem Post

| February 14, 2020

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will award two academic credits to students who volunteer with the right-wing movement Im Tirtzu, despite the institution's bylaws that determine that organizations recognized as "partisan" or "political" would not be awarded points for social engagement.

Linking BDS to antisemitism is a hoax perpetrated by those seeking to stifle growing Palestinian solidarity – Mondoweiss

| February 14, 2020

This past November, the Highland Park Borough Council in New Jersey voted downa contentious resolution condemning anti-Semitism. The reason

Iran Threatens ‘Crushing Response’ to ‘Stupid Move by Zionist Regime’ in Syria, Elsewhere – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| February 14, 2020

Photo Credit: Mehr Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi on Wednesday said that Iran would give a crushing response to any aggression or stupid move by the Zionist regime against Irans interests in Syria and the region. On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett warned Irans leadership: You have nothing to look for in Syria, adding: When an octopus tentacles hit you, dont just fight back against those arms, but strangle the head as well. Thats how we must deal with Iran

When BDS Activists Are Put to the Test, They Don’t Fare Well – Commentary Magazine

| February 14, 2020

Last fall, Robert Jones, the Chancellor of the University of Illinois, issued a commendable statement on anti-Semitism. He wrote in the wake of two incidents, the painting of a swastika in a school building and the presentation of what a student complainant, with some justification, called anti-Semitic content during a training session for residence hall staff.

A winter in the French Alps with French olim – The Jerusalem Post

| February 14, 2020

The lingua franca in the dining room 17,000 feet above sea level is French. Hebrew is a close second.

Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Isn’t New. It Plagiarized a 40-Year-Old Israeli Initiative. – Foreign Policy

| February 14, 2020

A portion of the 1979 Drobles Plan map. Foreign Policy illustration/Drobles Plan U.S. President Donald Trump and his top aides pride themselves on thinking outside the box and boldly challenging conventional wisdom.

The New U.S. Peace Plan Won’t Result in a Signing Ceremony on the White House Lawn. But That Doesn’t Mean It Will Fail – Mosaic

| February 14, 2020

Since the White House released its proposal for resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict, numerous critics have stepped forward to argue that it will never work. While Michael Doran agrees with them completely, he also believes their position is nonsensical, because it assumes they know that there is a solution out there that will work. He discusses his concerns in depth with Jon Lerner, who, during his tenure in the Trump administration in 2017 and 2018, was involved in discussions leading up to the proposal.

The Vexed History of Zionism and the Left – The Nation

| February 12, 2020

A Bundist rally in Brussels, circa 1935. (From the archives of YIVO, the Institute for Jewish Research, New York) That Zionism and the left were once on better terms is by now a familiar story

Ayelet Shaked to Arutz Sheva: ‘Other parties are trying to trample religious Zionism’ – Arutz Sheva

| February 12, 2020

Former Justice Minister MK Ayelet Shaked spoke to Arutz Sheva at the launch of the Yamina partys campaign on Wednesday evening. The current trend in the political system is to try to hurt her party, she said.


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