Moving Forward Israeli Druze pursue new partnerships

A veterans’ organization is working to help Druze soldiers integrate into the 
Israeli workforce.

Carrying the five-color flag of the Druze people, the four Israel Defense Force veterans worked the hotel ballroom, sharing their story and impressed upon whomever would listen the need for investment in the Israeli-Druze community. Esti Winter, an Israeli Jew who made aliyah decades ago, accompanied the members of the Druze Veterans Association to the… Read More

A Swing to the Left Will Justin Trudeau’s victory erode Canada’s support for Israel?

Justin Trudeau has pressed all the right buttons in his support for Israel.

TORONTO — The election of Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau as prime minister represents the first change in Canadian government since Stephen Harper and his Conservatives assumed power in 2006. What is unlikely to change, however, is Ottawa’s robust support for Israel — a policy cemented under Harper, whose forceful backing of the Jewish state… Read More

World Zionist Congress Passes Green, Pro-LGBT Resolutions Baltimore delegate’s slate runs into dead end

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was criticized for telling the World Zionist Congress that a Palestinian leader convinced Hitler to exterminate  the Jews, but “on one side of the room it was well received,” said Rabbi Jack Luxemburg. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Jim Schiller came out of the World Zionist Congress, held over two days last month in Jerusalem, empty-handed. Schiller, chairman of the Baltimore Zionist District, was one of seven  delegates on the Zionist Spring slate, whose platform called for greater  accountability in the World Zionist Organization and the appointment of leaders based on their qualifications… Read More

‘Abbas: Worse than Arafat’ Fighting back against anti-Israel aggressors

Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, sees 
little hope for peace.

Israel is under attack, not just from the ongoing “stabbing intifada,” but from enemies who seek the delegitimization of the Jewish state through the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, and sometimes from its friends. This was the message shared by participants and echoed forcefully by Israeli politicians at the second annual Israeli-American Council Conference… Read More

Sharing in their Pain Baltimore Jewish community pours out its heart for Israel in wake of recent violence

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Baltimore’s Jewish community is once again keeping a close watch on the Middle East, this time over a rash of violence in Israel that has killed more than 40 Israelis and Palestinians through a series of stabbings and shootings. Many Jews are concerned about the violence potentially spiraling into a Third Intifada, including Baltimore Jewish… Read More

Israel Sets Up Checkpoints in Eastern Jerusalem, Calls Up Reservists

JERUSALEM — Israel set up checkpoints in eastern Jerusalem and called up 1,400 Border Police reservists in its bid to quell the recent surge in Palestinian terrorist attacks. The Security Cabinet approved the new measures at 1 a.m. Wednesday following 8 1/2 hours of discussion. Also among the measures approved: no new construction will be permitted at… Read More

Day of Rage American pols react to violence in Israel

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Three Israelis were murdered and 20 more injured following multiple terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv on Tuesday organized by Palestinian groups as part of a Day of Rage. The murders are the latest in a string of violent attacks on Israelis perpetrated by knife- and gun-wielding individuals, leading to security crackdowns and… Read More

On the Attack Jewish pro-Palestinian groups claim Israel advocates stifle free speech

“Stifling Dissent,” a report compiled by Jewish Voice for Peace, claims that 
pro-Palestinian voices are being limited on college campuses.

Critics of Israel are being silenced on campus, the Jewish Voice for Peace, a Jewish pro-Palestinian group, contends in a newly released report. The report, “Stifling Dissent,” issued Sept. 30, asserts that Israel advocates are using “false charges” of anti-Semitism to silence critics of Israel’s policies. Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional -Rights issued… Read More

Netanyahu’s Silent Treatment Prime minister skewers international community during UN address

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In a pointed moment during his 40-minute address to the 70th United Nations General  Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped speaking for 44 seconds,  scanning the room with a stern look on his face, to  underscore his indictment of the international community for its “deafening silence” in the face of Iranian threats against the… Read More