Award will honor student reporting on antisemitism

Award will honor student reporting on antisemitism

SAN FRANCISCO – A new award will honor student reporting on antisemitism.

The Student Free Press Association and the Institute for Jewish & Community Research are sponsoring the Gary A. Tobin Media Awards.

The Tobin Award encourages students to expose and document antisemitism first hand, pushing the issue into the public forum through both formal and informal reporting.

Original student works will be evaluated by a panel of judges that includes veteran journalists and civil rights experts. Prizes of $1,000 will be awarded in the print journalism and new media categories. Entries must be submitted by April 1.




A number of influential rabbis say unrest in the Arab world signals the coming of the War of Gog and Magog and the soon coming of the Messiah, reported a leading Israeli news service on Wednesday.

The article is consistent with similar reports in recent years suggesting that a growing number of rabbis believe the War of Gog and Magog and the Messiah are coming soon.

Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz, for example, described in the Ynet News article as “a prominent rabbi,” is reportedly “certain that God is causing the turmoil in order to put the people in their place.” Said Lefkowitz: ”God goes and humiliates (those feeling) sinful pride. At first there was this little fire here, and a state that thought that it is big and strong suddenly needed help from the entire world. Not a war, nothing special, just a small fire.”

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IDF deputy chief: Israel’s army needs faith in God more than tanks

IDF deputy chief: Israel’s army needs faith in God more than tanks
Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Naveh said the events currently shaking the Arab world ‘were ordained from above’ by a guiding hand.
By Yair Ettinger

The events currently shaking the Arab world “were ordained from above” by a guiding hand, Israel Defense Forces Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Naveh said on Sunday. Naveh added that the Israeli army needed faith in God now more than its supply of planes and tanks.

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President Obama: Israel has a birth certificate

President Obama: Israel has a birth certificate

By Dave Weinbaum | I am not a birther. The thought of someone faking a child’s birthplace just so he could be president borders on lunacy.

However, a case could be made for falsified birth information because one had a Kenyan father of British citizenship: Barack Sr. If baby Barack were born elsewhere than the USA , motive for faked documentation could be tied to citizenship on a lesser position than a hope one has sired a future president. Maybe the Obamas envisioned a career for little Barry as a community organizer rising to an ACORN manager.

A grown up Obama with political aspirations could have continued the ruse. With the shield of the MSM and a lame vetting process, he may have gotten away with it.

Besides, lefties like Chris Matthews have said, why not just deliver the actual birth certificate and be done with it? Hawaii ‘s Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie, possibly acting on Matthew’s simple request said he’d dig the hidden document out of the archives and end the controversy. He came up empty. I heard Obama called him up and said, “Governor… don’t help me!”

According to World Net Daily, the Supreme Court will take up the Obama eligibility matter in conference after originally denying it.

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Israel must prepare for continued global decline of its greatest ally

The sinking US empire

Op-ed: Israel must prepare for continued global decline of its greatest ally, the United States

Yaron London

The result of the UN Security Council vote on condemning Jewish settlements in the occupied territories highlights the diplomatic weakness of our patron, the United States.

The veto right used by the US in order to curb the Palestinian demand is part of the loot taken by the winning powers following World War II. This ancient privilege does not reflect their power these days. The justification for it is increasingly declining, and therefore soon we shall see more states joining the five permanent members of the Security Council.

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How Pro-Israel is Obama?

How Pro-Israel is Obama? Assessing the United Nations Post-Veto Fallout

By Jonathan Tobin | For the past two years the hottest debate in the pro-Israel community has been over how to assess the Obama administration. Despite the tense relationship with the Israeli government, the fights picked over building in Jerusalem and the pressure for a settlement freeze, there has been a considerable body of opinion that still insisted that Obama had basically changed nothing in the Israel-U.S. relationship.

Even most of those who took this position would concede that the atmospherics between Washington and Jerusalem were considerably worse than they were during the Bush administration. But they argued that when one looked coldly at the facts about the alliance, nothing had been altered. At the very least, they would contend, Obama was no worse than Bush or any other president, since no American leader had ever fully accepted Israel’s positions on territory, settlements or borders.

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Israel: White House not reliable

Israel: White House not reliable
Politician slams Obama’s ‘lack of leadership’

Israel can no longer rely on the White House and must trust only itself due to a lack of leadership on the part of President Obama, declared a Knesset member from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party.

“We have to understand that if, God forbid, we will be in the case of trouble, we can trust only ourselves because we see a lack of leadership coming from the U.S. today,” said Likud Knesset Member Danny Danon.

“And we should be worried about it, because we always think, well, we have a friend in the White House, we can call them when we are in need, and we see that is not the case,” said Danon, the deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament.

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