Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Israel Related News You Can Trust April 2, 2019

Praying the Headlines:  Israel Related News You Can Trust 4 2 2019

Approaching Israeli elections in 2019 | Netanel R, Kehila News | As we approach the 2019 elections in Israel, many outside Israel are wondering about how elections work in Israel and what is likely to unfold in the upcoming elections.

Interview: The First Messianic Jew to Run for Knesset | David Lazarus, Israel Today | Israel's national election is just one week away. Meet the Messianic Jew who hopes to win a seat on April 9

Democrats’ absence at AIPAC cause for concern | Ron Cantor | Speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual conference on Monday, Pence noted that the Democrat Party is no longer a reliable supporter of Israel and has been “co-opted by people who promote rank anti-Semitic rhetoric.”

One year of the "March of Return" on the Gaza Strip border: Statistics of violence | Israel Foreign Ministry  | November 2018 saw the biggest surge in the number of rocket launches, with 460 confirmed incidents. While over 100 of those were intercepted by the IDF Iron Dome air defense system, the rocket fire has nevertheless inflicted casualties. The total number of border incidents since 30 March 2018 stands at 2199, including: 1,233 rocket/mortar bomb launches | 18 incidents of gunfire from the Gaza Strip | 94 IED incidents, where one or several explosive devices were hurled across the security barrier | 600 Molotov cocktail incidents | 152 incidents of arson/burning tires/hurling of various objects

PA prioritizes salaries to terrorists over medical care for Palestinians | Maurice Hirsch, Adv. and Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch | PA to stop giving Palestinians medical care in Israel which cost them $100 million a year, because Israel cut from the PA what the PA spends on terrorists' salaries - $138 million a year.

Why Palestinians are Fleeing Lebanon | Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute | International journalists based in the Middle East seem to care precious little about the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in Lebanon, who, for several decades now, have been protesting the apartheid and discrimination practiced by an Arab country....The Arab and Western silence towards the plight of the Palestinians in Lebanon achieves one thing alone: aggravating Palestinian agony. Yet the only evil the Arab leaders and the international community see is the supposed evil that they link to Israel.

UN-Funded Social Studies Textbook Says ‘Zionist Occupation Started in 1856’ | JNS.org | A 2017 United Nations-funded school textbook for Arab students offers a revisionist history of Israel as part of its goal to incite violence against Israelis. 

UNIFIL Confirms Existence of Six Tunnels in South Lebanon |Anna Ahronheim, Jerusalem Post | Two tunnels confirmed to have crossed into Israeli territory; U.N. head Guterres expressed “deep concern” about Hezbollah’s tunnels.

U.S. Eyes New Front to Combat Iran in Golan Heights | Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon | U.S. officials say recognition of territory is key to fight against Iran terror

Good Job, Grenell |The Jerusalem Post editorial praises the unyielding efforts of US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, to ensure that German companies cooperate with the US sanctions on Iran despite German government actions actively aimed at attempting to increase business with Tehran and circumvent US sanctions, and declares: “As the largest economy in the EU, German cooperation with sanctions would go a long way in hindering Iran’s ability to spread its death and destruction across the globe. Grenell should be commended for working overtime toward that goal. And Germany should reverse its course.”

Germany Refuses to Disclose Iranian Attempts to Buy Nuclear, Missile Technology | Jerusalem Post | Germany is concealing important data that could establish Iranian regime violations of the 2015 nuclear deal. 

Ex-London Mayor Ken Livingstone: ‘It’s Not Antisemitic to Hate the Jews of Israel’ | Algemeiner | Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone — no stranger to controversy – has stirred outrage again, telling a meeting of supporters of far-left Labour

UK: Radical Muslims Welcome, Persecuted Christians Need Not Apply | Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute | In rejecting the claim for asylum of a man who converted from Islam to Christianity, and presumably compelling his return to Iran, the British government is effectively sentencing him to death. At the same time, the Home Office allowed a Pakistani cleric, Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri, considered so extreme that he is banned even from his native Pakistan, to come and lecture in UK mosques.

Christchurch Murders: The Real Accomplices | Guy Millière, Gatestone Institute | Two days before the tribute to the victims and the broadcasting of the call to prayer, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern invited an imam to read the Koranic verses of Surah al Baqarah before the opening of a parliamentary session. Surah al Baqarah speaks of "those who are killed in the way of Allah" and evokes a "great punishment" for "those who disbelieve". ...The real accomplices of Christchurch mass murderer are not those who sounded the alarm about Muslim immigration to the West, but those in the West who embrace this passive submission, weakness and cultural suicide and refuse to see the potential storms ahead. 

After the New Zealand mosque attacks, pointing fingers of blame | Melanie Phillips, JNS | Much of this Orwellian frenzy is part of the campaign to silence all criticism of the Islamic world through character assassination of its legitimate and necessary critics.

Sarah Halimi’s Lawyers, Relatives, Express Fury as Prospect of Criminal Trial in French Antisemitic Murder Case Again Recedes | Ben Cohen, Alegmeiner | Lawyers representing the family of the Jewish doctor murdered during a frenzied antisemitic assault inside her Paris apartment in 2017 have expressed angry frustration at the news that the accused killer may yet escape a criminal trial.

Never Forget: CAIR's Dirty Deeds | Michelle Malkin, Town Hall | When unappeasable CAIR is ascendant, our free speech rights, religious liberty and national security are at risk.