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Turning Point USA's Charlie Bar speaking at an event hosted by Im Tirtzu at a Jerusalem bar. Credit: Josh Hasten.
“The Western media has become so good at lying about this country,” says Charlie Kirk, founder of the Conservative “Turning Point USA” organization, referring to Israel as he addressed a standing-room only crowd in a Jerusalem pub on Monday night. His talk, organized and sponsored by the Im Tirtzu Zionist movement, drew a wide audience that included Israelis and immigrants, students...
The entrance to Pitzer College. Credit: Pitzer College via Facebook.
By a margin of 67-28, with eight abstentions, the College Council at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., voted on Thursday to suspend the school’s study-abroad program at the University of Haifa in Israel; however, college president Melvin L. Oliver, said he would not implement the recommendation. Introduced by anthropology and history Professor Daniel Segal, who had a pro-BDS record previously, accusing Israel...
Belén Sisa, a campaign aide for Bernie Sanders's 2020 presidential campaign. Credit: Screenshot.
An aide working for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign has apologized for asking whether the “American-Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the State of Israel,” a remark that reflects a longtime anti-Semitic trope. “In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive. Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one’s country come...
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz at the 2019 CERAWeek in Houston on March 11, 2019. Credit: Rick Perry/Twitter.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz on Monday to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the energy and cyber security sectors. The two met in Houston at the annual CERAWeek conference, which focuses on challenges facing the energy industry. “#CERAWeek bilateral meetings continue with Israel’s Minister of Energy, Dr. @steinitz_yuval, where we discussed...
A view of Cornell University. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The local affiliates of Students for Justice in Palestine at Cornell and Binghamton universities in New York state have been promoting images created by a Palestinian terrorist organization on their respective social-media pages. Ahead of an expected BDS vote in late April, Cornell SJP hosted a recent teach-in titled “From Ferguson to Palestine: A Conversation Surrounding Struggle,” featuring an event...
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to troops while visiting the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Feb. 6, 2017. Credit: Department of Defense photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released.
U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican donors on Friday at Mar-a-Lago in Florida that the “Democrats hate Jewish people,” reported Axios. The president made the statement following the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passing a resolution on Thursday condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred. That legislation came in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who last week defended her recent remarks accusing her “Jewish colleagues” for...
U.S. President Donald Trump. Credit: Sean Sullivan and Robert Costa via Flickr.
Following the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passing a resolution on Thursday, condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred, U.S. President Donald Trump labeled Democrats as “anti-Jewish” and “anti-Israel.” “I thought yesterday’s vote by the House was disgraceful,” he told reporters at the White House. “The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party and anti-Jewish party.” The Jewish Democratic Council of America slammed the...
U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Credit: Creative Commons.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday afternoon condemning anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. The final tally was 407-23. “Whereas whether from the political right, center or left, bigotry, discrimination, oppression, racism and imputations of dual loyalty threaten American democracy and have no place in American political discourse,” states the resolution. It defines anti-Semitism as “the centuries-old bigotry and form of racism faced...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses attendees at a Trump Tax Town Hall hosted by Tax March at Events on Jackson in Phoenix, Ariz., in February 2019. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.
Ahead of an expected vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in the aftermath of the latest remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Democrats are divided over a chamber condemnation, with some defending their colleague. Over the past week, rifts have emerged within the Democratic Party over how to condemn anti-Semitism and handle the...
The flags of Israel and the United States wave above a camp for U.S. service members supporting exercise Juniper Cobra at an Israeli Defense Forces site on Feb 23, 2018. Credit: Sgt. Matthew Plew/U.S. Air Force.
Most Americans stand with Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—with 59 percent of them sympathizing more with the Jewish state (representing a historic low since 2009), whereas 21 percent sympathize more with the Palestinians (a historic high), according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday. This development comes as anti-Israel sentiment has affected the 116th Congress with members such as Rep. Ilhan Omar...

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