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Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim), marking the reunification of the city, at the Western Wall in June 2011. Credit: Nicky Kelvin/Flash90.
Numerous Agence France-Presse photo captions generalized all participants in Sunday’s Jerusalem flag parade as “settlers,” despite the fact that the crowd hailed from across Israel, within the Green Line, as well as outside. A sampling of the misleading captions follows:   Isreali nationalist settlers wave their national flags in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on May...
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses a U.N. Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Sept. 27, 2017. Credit: U.N. Photo/Evan Schneider.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikky Haley forcefully defend Israel’s reaction to the protests along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday that resulted in as many as 60 Palestinian deaths. “I ask my colleagues here in the Security Council: Who among us would accept this type of activity on your border?” she posed. “No one would. No...
Foreign Affairs chief of the European Union Federica Mogherini. Credit: Annika Haas (EU2017EE) via Flickr.
BRUSSELS —“The European Union has a clear, consolidated position on Jerusalem, which was reaffirmed in numerous Foreign Affairs Council conclusions. The E.U. will continue to respect the international consensus on Jerusalem embodied in, inter alia, U.N. Security Council Resolution 478, including on the location of diplomatic representations until the final status of Jerusalem is resolved,’’ said E.U. Foreign Affairs...
European nations are lining up on opposite sides of the political aisle as the grand opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem date approaches. Of the 86 national diplomatic corps that were extended an invitation to the embassy opening, 40 have responded that they will attend, including the ambassadors from Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and Romania. However, some countries have declined...
Russian officials on Friday indicated that they will not supply the Syrian government with the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile system. Vladimir Kozhin, an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who oversees military assistance to other countries, told the Russian Izvestiadaily that it does not believe that the systems are currently needed in Syria. “For now, we’re not talking about any deliveries of...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Wikimedia Commons)
Canada will formally apologize for turning away a boat full of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939. Speaking at a Jewish fundraiser for March of the Living, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the country’s decision to force the German ship known as the MS St. Louis to return to Europe was a stain on the country’s history. “When Canada denied asylum...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing tensions in Syria. The trip comes just hours after Israel reportedly bombed a Syrian military site linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards south of Damascus, approximately 29 miles from the Israeli border, and just a day after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would...
A new report from the Anti-Defamation League found that there were roughly 4.2 million anti-Semitic tweets in 2017 shared by more than 3 million users on the social-media platform. “This new data shows that even with the steps Twitter has taken to remove hate speech and to deal with those accounts disseminating it, users are still spreading a shocking amount of anti-Semitism,...
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Jordanian Parliament member Yahya Al-Saud delivered a fiery speech at the Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah at the first PNC session in more than two decades. “I am a slave to whoever teaches me the path of martyrdom,” he said, and called Ahmad Jarrar, who gunned down an Israeli citizen in January 2018, a “great martyr.” Al-Saud, who chairs the Palestine Committee of the Jordanian Parliament, praised the nation whose...
A MEMRI TV clip posted on April 24 on the MEMRI TV YouTube channel translated and exposed anti-Semitic statements by Gaza religious scholar Khaled Hany Morshid. The MEMRI TV clip shows Morshid at the Gaza “Return March” stating in a religious lecture that “one of the greatest duties … and best forms of worship … is to fight those Jews.” He...

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