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Israel’s Population Grows by 2% in 2016

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The Central Bureau of Statistics reports the population of Israel grew by two percent in 2016, a total of 167,000 people. The population of the Jewish State now stands at 8.63 million.

A demographic breakdown reveals the state is still Jewish due to its majority Jewish population of 6.45 million (74.8 percent).

The next highest population in the country is Arab, at 1.796 million ( 20.8 percent), and the remaining 384,000 people are “others.”

The numbers include 36,000 new immigrants to the country, of whom 24,000 are Jews, and 181,000 babies who were born over the course of the year.

Hana Levi Julian

Pew Research Study: Jews Are World’s Most Educated Religious Group

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Jews are the world’s most educated religious group, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

The study, published Tuesday, found that Jews worldwide have an average of four years’ more education than others.

Jewish women in the 25 to 34 age group have an average of more than 14 years of formal schooling, with nearly 70 percent also having attended higher education. Jewish men in the same age group have an average of 13.4 years of formal schooling, with 57 percent having also had some higher education.

American Jews have the highest rate of higher education, at 75 percent, and an average of 14.7 years of education. Jewish Israelis averaged 12 years of education, with 46 percent also attending higher education.

The next-most educated religious group is the Christians, who average about nine years of education.

The global average is less than eight years, with Muslims and Hindus rating as the least educated with each having about 5 and a half years of formal education.

Hana Levi Julian

‘No Plans for Domestic Muslim Registry’ Says Trump Team

Monday, November 21st, 2016

There are no plans to set up a domestic registry for American Muslim citizens, says newly-appointed incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

The statement comes in direct contradiction to a flurry of liberal media buzz that has been ringing alarm bells and inciting protests in major cities across America. Priebus issued a pointed clarification on Monday, stating in an interview with CNN: “Where systematic terrorism is taking place, where countries are harboring or in places where countries are harboring and training terrorists, we’re going to temporarily suspend immigration from that country, or region, until a better vetting system is put in place.”

The statement is a reiteration of President-elect Donald Trump’s position from the time he began his campaign, when he stated his concerns about the probability of terrorists mixing in among the flood of Syrian immigrants who were being welcomed into European and other nations.

“We don’t believe in religious tests and we are not blanketly judging an entire religion,” Preibus told CNN, “but in fact we will try to pinpoint the problems and temporarily suspend [immigrants] from those areas from coming into the United States, until a better vetting system is in place.”

Last year, a radical Islamist husband-and-wife terrorist team carried out a massacre in San Bernardino, murdering 14 people and wounding 21 others at a holiday staff party where one of the killers had worked as an employee.

Public records showed that the wife in a husband and wife terrorist team, had arrived in the U.S. on a K-1 “fiancee visa” after having inexplicably skipped her mandatory pre-visa personal interview at the U.S. Consulate.

The necessary documents that should have been filed were also allegedly missing as well, and the facts that were originally reported, as mentioned above, soon mysteriously disappeared from CNN and other sites, along with all mention of Saudi Arabia, the last country of departure prior to the female terrorist’s arrival in the United States. Both she and her husband were immigrants from Pakistan, although her husband also visited Saudi Arabia.

Hana Levi Julian

UNESCO Passes Second Resolution Erasing Judaism from Jerusalem

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee passed a second resolution Wednesday morning erasing the historic ancient ties between Judaism, Jerusalem and the holy sites in the eternal Israeli capital.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nachshon called the vote “a piece of rubbish.”

The measure was proposed by Tunisia and Lebanon on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, neither of whom are members of the World Heritage Committee. That did not stop either of the two from threatening the voting members with an ultimatum, however, if they were to decide to vote against the resolution.

Entitled ‘Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls,’ the measure refers to the holy sites in the ancient city – including the site of the two Jewish Holy Temples – exclusively by their Arabic names and solely in terms of their Islamic status.

But of the 21 member states who were eligible to vote on the measure, just 10 voted in favor of the resolution. Eight abstained, and two opposed it. Jamaica was simply absent from the room. Eight others turned in entirely blank voting forms.

Last week the Executive Board of the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted a similar resolution, this one entitled “Occupied Palestine.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response that the vote was a “continuation of the theater of the absurd. Radical Islamic forces destroy mosques, churches and archaeological sites, while Israel is the only state in the region that preserves them and allows freedom of worship for all religions.

“UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee deserves to be condemned, not Israel,” Netanyahu said.

The International Council on Monuments and Sites has also spoken out against the UNESCO Jerusalem resolutions, which are part of a campaign by the Palestinian Authority to reclassify all holy sites in the Israeli capital as solely Islamic in order to strengthen Muslim claims to Jerusalem. Last year’s texts, in addition to the previous resolution, referred to Israel as the “occupying power” and condemned the Jewish State for its alleged “activities” at holy sites in the city.

“There should be a clear distinction between political controversies and scientific facts and that political disputes … and political views cannot justify statements which erase basic and well known and proven historical facts,” said Council Vice President Gideon Koren, an Israeli attorney. The Council, an independent advisory body on manmade World Heritage Sites, decided to speak out after a board meeting in Istanbul.

UNESCO secretary-general Irina Bokova herself also condemned the resolutions, as did outgoing United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and tens of thousands of others who signed a petition submitted to Bokova earlier this week.

Hana Levi Julian

Wikileaks: Huma Abedin ‘Corrected’ Haim Saban on Scrutinizing Muslims

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

In November, 2015, after Hollywood mogul Haim Saban, whose support for Hillary Clinton is matched only by his love for his country, Israel, told Itay Hod (from Nazareth, Israel) of The Wrap that the U.S. should tighten its control of Muslims (Hollywood Mogul Haim Saban Calls for ‘More Scrutiny’ of Muslims — Exclusive), he was rebuked by a curt email from Clinton’s closest adviser, Huma Abedin, a string of recently hacked Wikileaks emails reveals.

Saban was delighted with his Wrap interview, and on Nov. 18 sent the Clinton team the link, with the comment: “Hey Guys. Read and get a kick from my statements about Bernie sanders, Rubio and Trump w/o even mentioning their name. Hope all is well.”

The interview was given in the wake of the ISIS murderous Paris attack, and Saban told Hod: “I’m not suggesting we put Muslims through some kind of a torture room to get them to admit that they are or they’re not terrorists, but I am saying we should have more scrutiny.”

Saban insisted the Paris attack, which shocked the world almost a year ago, was the ultimate game changer. “It’s a wake-up call,” he said. “I fully believe we’re in a different kind of World War III. What ISIS has proven is that they’re not only active in Syria and Iraq, but they’re active in Europe. We can’t afford the next president, basically the leader of the free world, to be an amateur that has done nothing other than missing votes, or a clown, to be making the decisions as to how to react.”

In response to her boss’ biggest fan’s proud email (By Nov. 2015, Saban had already given $2 million to Clinton’s Super PAC Priorities USA Action, and he and his wife had hosted a fundraiser that raised another $2 million) Clinton’s closest advisor wrote the following, very cold response:

“Good interview. Thanks for sharing. But what you are saying about Muslims not consistent with HRC. Are you aware of that?”

This is the stuff that keeps Jews and Israelis up at night, that cool, persistent, pro-Muslim voice that will remain, deep and poisonous, inside the president’s ear. Especially since Clinton actually sides with Haim Saban on this issue, as she articulated in September, after Ahmad Rahimi, the US citizen son of Afghan immigrants had been identified as the suspect in a string of bombing attempts in Manhattan and New Jersey:

Clinton said: “I am absolutely in favor of and have long been an advocate for tough vetting, for making sure that we don’t let people into this country — and not just people who come here to settle, but we need a better visa system. Let’s remember what happened on 9/11. These were not refugees who got into airplanes and attacked our city and our country. So let’s not get diverted and distracted by the kind of campaign rhetoric we hear coming from the other side.”

Clinton’s “tough vetting” is practically identical, by the way, to Republican candidate Donald Trump’s call for “extreme vetting.”

Huma Abedin will continue to be a major concern, should Hillary Clinton win in November (which at the moment appears like a foregone conclusion). To be fair, other than a few expressions of derision about AIPAC which rattled US Jews, rightfully so, and the unkind email to Hillary’s rich Israeli supporter from Hollywood, the media, Jewish and otherwise, have yet to catch Abedin in a scandalous anti-Israel statement, the kind that White House staff resignations are made of. All we have at the moment is innuendo, and our sleepless nights.

JNi.Media

Security Upgraded for UNESCO Chief After Death Threats Over Jerusalem

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Security for United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chief Irina Bokov has been ramped up, after she received death threats over her blunt opposition to last week’s resolution erasing the historic Jewish link to Jerusalem.

According to a report broadcast on Israel Radio, “the director-general received death threats and her protection has been reinforced… These threats were made after her criticism” of the resolutions in which Israel was condemned for “violations” at Jewish holy sites and in which the holiest sites in Judaism are referred to solely by their Islamic names, describing them as holy only to Muslims.

Israeli Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama Hacohen described the “appalling conduct” of the Arab countries involved in working on the drafts of the resolution during his interview with Israel Radio.

Hacohen was unsuccessful in convincing the UNESCO board to hold off on ratification of the resolution earlier in the day Monday.

Bokova opposed the motion for the resolution, saying, “Nowhere more than in Jerusalem, do Jewish, Christian and Muslim heritage and traditions share space.”

Nevertheless, the motion – submitted by the Palestinian Authority – passed in committee last week in Paris and was ratified Monday; it awaits validation by the UNESCO executive board on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the passage of the resolution, “theater of the absurd” and invited the members of UNESCO to take a trip to the Arch of Titus to refresh their knowledge of history and view for themselves the treasures of the Second Holy Temple of Jerusalem that were carted back to Rome after they were plundered from the Jewish holy site.

Bayit Yehudi Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who also serves as president of the Israel National Commission for UNESCO, followed Thursday’s passage of the resolution by suspending all professional cooperation with the international body.

Russia’s state-run Sputnik news site said the resolution “acknowledges Jerusalem to be a holy city for Muslims, Christians and Jewish people, but names the Temple Mount a Muslim holy site.” The site posted a piece on Friday (Oct. 14), saying the resolution was a “affront” to Jews, quoting Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.

“I must honestly and explicitly say: the latest UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem is an affront to the feelings of all religious Jews and completely undermines, in our eyes, the credibility of this organization,” Lazar said, as quoted in a news release.

Lazar added that UNESCO was failing in its educational function by failing to recognize the findings of archaeological excavations, which “indicate that Jerusalem for dozens of centuries has been the unquestioned spiritual center of Judaism.” The Rabbi also noted his dismay at the vote of the Russian delegation in UNESCO in favor of the resolution.

Hana Levi Julian

Disillusioned Female Syrian Regime Soldiers Complain They’re Mistreated [video]

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Things must be going pretty badly for the Syrian regime: apparently the government’s military apparatus has even forgotten how to treat its women.

A group of disillusioned female Syrian regime soldiers from Brigade 130 organized themselves to gripe about the treatment they have received at the hands of their commanders – including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad himself. In the video provided by the “Syrian Revolution (SRLW)” (which has English-language subtitles) the female fighters of Brigade 130 say they are treated like “prostitutes” by their superior officers.

They don’t have adequate food or housing, and they have been sexually harassed by senior officers.

It’s not what they signed up for, say the women. Most appear in the footage with hair coverings and apparently are observant Muslims.

“If we utter a word, he swears at us,” one woman says. “He’d burst in a roar of obscenity. We’ve never expected that in the military to which we offered our lives.

“We left behind our civilian life, families and children and joined in to protect our land and leader (Assad), not to be verbally humiliated,” the military spokeswoman among the group says.

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