How Israel’s Army Revolutionized Wartime Social Medi
The story of two nakbas
Emily Schrader contrasts the treatment of Palestinian refugees from Israel with Jewish refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. Read more.
Holocaust Denial in the Arab World
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas shocked the world this week with his latest antisemitic speech blaming the Jews for the Holocaust (among other things). Even The New York Times is condemning his statements. A quick glance at Arabic social media, however, shows it’s not just Abbas – Holocaust denial is widespread in the Arab world. Read more.
RECKONING DAY FOR THE WOMEN'S MARCH
The actions of the Women’s March co-chairs are hardly surprising given their refusal to include antisemitism among the long list of social justice causes they associated with feminism from the start. Read more in the Jerusalem Post.
No Peace Without Justice!
From Yemen they fled, as they did from Iraq, Libya, Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East. This year on November 30, Israel will remember the 875,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries, who left everything behind, as they ran for their lives and returned home to the newly re-established State of Israel. Read more in Huffington Post.
אין שלום ללא צדק
על הקהילה הבינלאומית להתעורר - ועל מדינת ישראל לדרוש ולפעול בכל האמצעים שברשותה - בכדי לבוא חשבון עם מבצעי הפשעים כנגד העם היהודי במדינות המזרח התיכון ולדרוש צדק כמרכיב חיוני בהשגת שלום אמת
The Rage Behind The Tweets
It’s not news to anyone that Jerusalem is a contentious place – always has been. But when examining the costs of US President Donald Trump’s policy change, we must not take the hysterical responses of the Arab world into consideration in the decision-making process, especially when they are motivated by rejection of Jewish rights and history. Extreme responses ought only to be taken for what they are: antisemitism. Read more.
Well intentioned Antisemitism
The hypocrisy when it comes to condemning the only Jewish state is no different from the well-intentioned antisemitism that led to the Holocaust. Europeans ought to be the first to condemn Palestinian antisemitism and the last to provide international and political support as it follows the path of repeating the sins of Europe’s past. Read more here.
It’s time for the international community to take a stand and recognize the Jewish right for Justice, as well as demand full accountability by Arab states for their crimes against the Jewish people. There will be no peace without justice. Read more:
Since it’s inception, Qatari propaganda mouthpiece AJ+ has been flooding social media with catchy videos on a variety topics. The page is an attempt to whitewash the abhorrent human rights violations, sexism, corruption, gay rights abuses, and funding of terror which the state of Qatar (and as a result Al Jazeera) promote. Read more.
Facebook and Twitter, you have provided a wonderful outlet for disseminating alternative information, but the rampant and disgusting anti-Semitism on social media must stop. Read more here.
Lessons not learned: The Armenian genocide
Schrader: Running for Shelter — On the Ground in Israel
It is unfair that those of us who live here should be held hostage to the violence of terrible organizations who use and abuse human life like Hamas. I want peace, Israel wants peace, but I don’t see how that can happen at this point without a strong military action by Israel. Read more here.
The Ivy League Babbitt
Peace is more than a piece of Paper
Obama’s public condemnation of Israel rapidly sent his entire first term down the wrong path for American supporters of Israel. Read more here.
Senior UN official: ‘Settlers are whacked out’
Reexamining Economic Peace
GOP should rally behind immigration reform
What not to wear: Do you know what you're advertising?
Is it too much to expect of people to at least have a minimal understanding of the meaning behind what they’re advertising on their chest, head, or backpack? Read more here.
StandWithUs Conference Engages Students in Fight Against Anti-Semitism
This past weekend, more than 500 activists from across the globe, including 350 high school and college students, gathered in Los Angeles for a conference on anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias, put on by the Israel education group StandWithUs. Read more here.
ISRAELIS SEND VIDEO MESSAGES OF SUPPORT TO IRANIAN PROTESTERS
Dozens of Israelis have sent video messages of support to the thousands of Iranians who have been protesting against the government in recent days, as part of a StandWithUs project, the Israel advocacy group announced Wednesday.
The messages were sent in English, Farsi and Arabic, with the overarching slogan that “Israel stands with the Iranian people.” Read more here.
Standing Up for Israel on Social Media
Too often when Israel is featured in the news, it is for something negative. Yet, the reality is that there are so many great stories always coming out of Israel — a democratic country with a highly educated, diverse and driven population. Against the backdrop of a hostile media, it is necessary for Israel to tell its own story.
Advocacy Group Draws Support for Israel From Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Afghanistan, Yemen, Qatar, Iran
Israel advocacy group StandWithUs on Wednesday said that when it asked social media followers to send a picture of their passports in support of Israel, readers quickly sent in more than 1,000 passports from 100 countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Afghanistan, Yemen, Qatar, Malaysia, and Iran. Read more here.
Twitter users lampoon Palestinian claim to Dead Sea Scroll
Using the hashtag "#PalestinianClaims," hundreds of Twitter users posted pictures of famous historical figures, pieces of art and landmarks with a satirical description of its Palestinian roots. The hashtag quickly rose to the top of the trending list for Israel. Read more here.
#CancelTelAviv: Twitter users call on Jennifer Lopez to cancel reported Israel show
The hashtag #CancelTelAviv was gaining steam on Monday on Twitter as Palestinian and BDS activists posted bloodied photos of purported Gazan children and destroyed buildings to encourage Lopez to cancel her unconfirmed show. Read more here.