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Delta Removes Passenger for Speaking Arabic before Takeoff [video]

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Warning, we have no confirmation of this story other than a Wednesday, 6:20 AM Twit by YouTube personality Adam Saleh (1.6 million followers), the subject and the reporter of this story, who wants the world to know he and his companions were making their fellow passengers uncomfortable when they chatted among themselves in Arabic.

The passengers alerted the London to NYC Delta Airlines flight attendants and the other Arabic speaker were told to deplane at once. According to UK media, they have not been charged with anything and were given a seat on another flight to New York.

Speaking of New York, in his video monologue, Saleh complains that he can’t believe this is happening in 2016. It should be noted that the rest of us have been in that state of astonishment since the second week in September, 2001.

Delta Airlines released a statement saying: “Two customers were removed from this flight and later rebooked after a disturbance in the cabin resulted in more than 20 customers expressing their discomfort. We’re conducting a full review to understand what transpired. We are taking allegations of discrimination very seriously; our culture requires treating others with respect.”

David Israel

Conversations with Heroes – Can Israel Trust the Leaders of America and England? [audio]

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Major media news outlets report that U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the Presidential election race. Heather’s guest, Abe Katsman from Republicans Overseas Israel says this story is not the bombshell that the CIA or the media would have you believe. He also reasons that Hillary Clinton would be a far more preferable U.S. President for Russian interests had she won the election.

And how do you solve a problem like Steve Bannon? Is he really a dangerous alt-Right anti-Semite? Well, Katsman met and worked with Bannon before he became Trump’s controversial chief strategist and senior counselor. His take on Bannon will surprise you.

Katsman will also weigh in on this week’s CBS “60 Minutes” interview with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Is it a sure thing that Trump and Netanyahu will continue their friendly relationship? And after he takes office, will Trump visit Israel?

Later in the show, David Olesker from The Jerusalem Center for Communication and Advocacy Training will discuss Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party in the U.K., who has come under increasing pressure to make amends with the Jewish community after a litany of shocking anti-Israel statements and actions.

For more information about Republicans Overseas: Israel, visit:
RepublicansOverseasIsrael.org

For more information about The Jerusalem Center for Communication and Advocacy Training, contact David Olesker via his website: jccat.org

Conversations with Heroes 14DEC2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Dershowitz: ‘Netanyahu Wisely Enhanced his Ties with Russia’

Monday, December 12th, 2016

“Netanyahu wisely enhanced ties with Russia; the vacuum created by Obama’s administration caused it,” Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz told the Globes Israel Business Conference Monday, at a session titled entitled “Economy, Society, Security – The Great Powers and their Impact on the Middle East.”

Dershowitz also discussed the possibility of renewing the peace process during the administration of president-elect Trump: “Obama pushed away Israel, the Palestinians, Jordanians, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. The only country he got closer to is Iran. It is obvious that during his administration negotiations with the Palestinians cannot go forward, but I believe that during Trump’s administration it certainly could.”

At a Sunday night Q&A session, Dershowitz presented his analysis of geo-political currents, and their influence on Jews everywhere. “The Jewish people thrive at the political center,” he said, “but now we see the extremists getting stronger on both sides, all around the world. The events of the past year are challenging for the Jewish people: Who would have predicted the Brexit a year ago? The radicalization of the left in Britain and the radicalization of the right in Italy, France, Hungary, Greece… and Trump winning the presidency. The world has become less predictable.”

“The last thing Israel needs is an unpredictable, extremist world,” Dershowitz cautioned, adding, “I always support the residing president. I have a hope that in 2020 I will enthusiastically vote for Donald Trump. I hope he will do a great job as president.”

“I don’t believe it will happen, I don’t predict it will happen,” he noted, “but I will do everything in my powers to make him a great president. I am a patriotic American, and as an American I will always support the president. As soon as he was elected, I told my friends on the right that I am there for them and will do my best to help him support the Israeli people and to bring peace.”

David Israel

BDS Jackal Eran Cohen Gets Rolled Up Newspaper Smacking from UK Jewish Students

Monday, December 12th, 2016

The Union of Jewish Students, comprised of 64 Jewish Societies on UK campuses “from Exeter to Edinburgh, London to Liverpool and many more in-between,” and representing more than 8,500 Jewish students in the UK and Ireland, on Sunday gave their vote to Josh Holt to become their next president. Holt received 682 of 1049 votes cast for a field of four candidates (one of whom was dubiously named “Re-open nominations” and received 20 votes).

In third place, with 89 votes, came Israeli-born Eran Cohen, a fellow celebrated by Israel’s Ha’aretz in its late Sunday night story headlined “Israeli-born BDS backer loses U.K. student union bid.” But he did defeat “Re-open nominations” by a whopping 69 votes.

Among the UJS core values is the belief that “Jewish students should have the support and space to explore their connection and relationship with Israel.” This explains why Eran Cohen attracted so much attention despite his miserable loss: because in a near-meaningless organization, where only about an eighth of the members bothered to vote for president, a full 89 of those picked a guy who advocates a boycott of Israel. This, apparently, was the outcome of their exploration of their relationship with Israel.

Eran Cohen was described by Ha’aretz as member of the UK’s Jewish anarchist collective Jewdas and a committed “diasporist.” It’s tough walking into two previously unknown concepts in one story, right? Well, imagine my surprise… OK, let’s deal with them, one at a time.

Jewdas, “Radical voice for the alternative diaspora,” is reminiscent of the 1960s’ Youth International Party, a.k.a. the Yippies, who fought the Johnson and Nixon tyrannies with humor and, occasionally, rage. They were often referred to as the  “Groucho Marxists.” They were almost exclusively Jewish: Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Lee Weiner, Stew Albert, Wolfe Lowenthal, Brad Fox. Ah, the days when Jewish leftists still had a sense of humor…

In Jewdas you’ll find promising articles, such as “BREAKING: Discovery of 1939 message of ‘congratulations’ from Board of Deputies to General Francisco Franco,” and “Exclusive: New Testament chapter reveals Jesus became a Tory.” But much of it is raw, nasty anti-Zionist and especially anti-settlements inyourfacials.

“Diasporist,” to my shame, is a very old concept, established by Ronald Brooks Kitaj (1932-2007), an American artist “with Jewish roots” (he was totally Jewish, btw), who spent much of his life in England. In 1989, Kitaj published his “First Diasporist Manifesto,” a short book analyzing his own alienation and its contribution to his art. In it, he stated: “The Diasporist lives and paints in two or more societies at once,” and, “You don’t have to be a Jew to be a Diasporist.”

What did we learn in this strange report today?

1. Almost nobody gives a flying hoot about the UJS, especially not UK Jewish students.

2. Out of that miniscule, itsybitsy minority, a negligible number cares a hoot about BDS.

3. Jewdas is mostly unfunny, especially compared with master shenaniganers like Abbie Hoffman.

4. Jews become restless in captivity and start gnawing on their own flesh, which totally explains BDS.

5. “Inyourfacial” is totally yes a word.

We now return to our regularly scheduled reports.

David Israel

Netanyahu Congratulates President Elect Trump, ‘True Friend of the State of Israel’

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, September 25, 2016. / Photo credit: Kobi Gideon / GPO

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday morning issued a statement saying, “I congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the 45th President of the United States of America. President-elect Trump is a true friend of the State of Israel, and I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region.”

Netanyahu added that “the ironclad bond between the United States and Israel is rooted in shared values, buttressed by shared interests and driven by a shared destiny. I am confident that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in a telegram, according to the Kremlin, which said in a statement: “Putin expressed hope for joint work to restore Russian-American relations from their state of crisis, and also to address pressing international issues and search for effective responses to challenges concerning global security.”

Putin said he is sure a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington would serve the interests of both countries, the Kremlin statement added.

British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Trump and said the UK and the US would remain “strong and close partners on trade, security and defense.” Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage also congratulated Trump.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier noted that “In the course of the election campaign Donald Trump has found critical words about Europe and Germany,” and admitted that “we must adjust to the fact that American foreign policy will get less predictable in the near future.”

In a similar spirit, French President Francois Hollande said about Trump’s victory, “I congratulate him as is natural between two democratic heads of state,” adding, “This American election opens a period of uncertainty.”

JNi.Media

2000 Years of Jewish Culture Exhibition at London’s Shapero Rare Books

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Bernard Shapero of Shapero Rare Books and Sandra Hindman of Les Enluminures are delighted to present 2000 Years of Jewish Culture: an exhibition of books, manuscripts, art, and jewelry.

A selling show, it is the first of its kind ever staged in the UK in a private space, and, accordingly, it will be marked by the publication of a fully illustrated catalogue. The exhibition encompasses every aspect of Jewish life, including philosophy, religion, literature, photography, fine art and jewelry.

Curator Bela Goldenberg Taieb said that “each of the assembled artifacts – the oldest of which is a fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls – is representative of a particular field of endeavor, and as such they collectively offer a truly compelling picture of the Jewish contribution to world culture.”

The exhibition, featuring more than 100 objects, will be arranged over the basement, ground and first floor of Shapero’s Mayfair premises. It presents several important rare books, the subjects of which span the tenth to the twentieth centuries, including first editions of some important examples of Anglo-Judaica.

Bernard Shapero said that “the whole exhibition shows the positive side of Judaism. There’s no Holocaust material or anti-Semitic material, which forms a large part of collecting in this field.”

From November 2 to 19, at Shapero Rare Books, 32 St. George Street, London W1S 2EA

Gallery Talk: Beatriz Chadour-Sampson “Jewish Wedding Rings,” Thursday November 3, 7 PM.

JNi.Media

Israeli Embassy in UK Slams Event Hosted by House of Lords Blaming Jews for Holocaust

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The Israel Embassy in London has condemned an event hosted by the House of Lords at the Palestine Return Center which also co-hosted the “Balfour Apology Campaign” launched ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

The event, which calls on Britain to apologize for the Balfour Declaration and show remorse for its “past colonial crimes in Palestine,” also blamed Jews for the Holocaust, and compared the Jewish State to the Islamic State, or Da’esh (ISIS).

The Balfour Declaration was the document which in 1917 pledged British support for a Jewish homeland in what was then called Palestine, the Roman name for the land referred to in the Bible as “Eretz Israel,” the Land of Israel.

The session, run by Baroness Tonge, an independent MP who was formerly a Liberal Democrat, was held to launch the Balfour Apology Campaign ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

“This Islamic State in Syria is nothing with Islamic. It is a perversion of Islam just as Zionism is a perversion of Judaism,” said a member of the audience at the event.

A second audience member said, “If anybody is anti-Semitic, it’s the Israelis themselves,” with panel members applauding in response.

Blogger David Collier, who attended the event, said he had “witnessed a Jew-hating festival.”

Hana Levi Julian

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