Monthly Archives: February 2014

Israel Policy Forum circulates seriously tainted poll

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=63324 The Israel Policy Forum. in cooperation with the Israeli Peace Initiative, released today a poll with the intention apparently of setting the tone for PM Netanyahu's visit to Washington. The poll features serious errors. Among...

Wellington group aims to boycott Jewish culture

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/wellington-group-aims-boycott-jewish-culture-d-151969 Deca DanceBatsheva Dance CompanyNew Zealand FestivalSt James TheaterFebruary 21 - 24 The spirit of Nazi Germany will be on the streets this Saturday night in Wellington, with a protest against the visiting Batsheva Dance Company,...

Origin of the Palestinian claim of a ‘right of return’

http://washingtonjewishweek.com/origin-of-the-palestinian-claim-of-a-right-of-return/ Reports emanating from the current Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations reveal that the Palestinian side continues to demand recognition of “a right of return,” under which about 5 million Palestinians now living outside Israel would migrate...

BDS and the Oscars: How Screenwriter Ben Hecht Defied an Anti-Israel Boycott

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/164020/bds-oscars-ben-hecht Hollywood screenwriter Ben Hecht said he “beamed with pride” when he heard the news on that autumn afternoon in 1948: The British had declared a boycott against him. By day, Hecht was the highest-paid...

Israel’s new game plan with Hezbollah and Syria

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/2014/02/27/Israel-s-new-game-plan-with-Hezbollah-and-Syria.html Under late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, and for 29 years, Israel did not once directly strike Syria outside the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. This dynamic is quickly changing today, as the internal conflict spreads...

Israel Concludes Tests of Airliner Protection System

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140226/DEFREG04/302260032/ TEL AVIV - More than 13 years after the near disaster that triggered urgent government demands to defend commercial airliners from shoulder-launched missile attack, a solution is finally in hand, defense and industry sources...

Israeli ambassador joins chorus of criticism of Amnesty report on Israel’s ‘trigger happy’ army

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10664842/Israeli-ambassador-joins-chorus-of-criticism-of-Amnesty-report-on-Israels-trigger-happy-army.html Palestinians pray during the funeral of Sami Bsharat, a Palestinian militant who was killed in operation by the Israeli army in the West Bank. Recently Israel has been returning the bodies of dead Palestinian...

Israel’s Elbit Wins U.S. Border Work After Boeing Dumped

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-27/israel-s-elbit-wins-u-s-border-surveillance-contract.html Elbit Systems Ltd. (ESLT) won a $145 million contract for border-surveillance technology, the Department of Homeland Security announced today on a federal website. The program may eventually reach $1 billion if legislation to rewrite...

Should Jerusalem Post Again Welcome Ehud Olmert? Or should the FBI welcome Olmert?

Ehud Olmert is scheduled to speak again at the annual Jerusalem Post conference in New York. US citizens have a right to know which American citizens sent $600,000 in cash to Mr. Olmert through Mr....

Must See – Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett Vs. The BBC

http://networkedblogs.com/UcD7L Here we see Israeli economics minister Naftali Bennett making an appearance on the BBC's 'Hard Talk', hosted by one Stephen Sackur, who perhaps needs to learn that in an interview, if you want answers...