10 Ways the World is Biased Against Israel

10 Ways the World is Biased Against Israel
David Harris

It’s appalling to see how Israel is treated by a totally different standard than other countries in the international system. Of course, Israel deserves scrutiny, as does every other nation. But it also merits equal treatment — nothing more, nothing less.
First, Israel is the only UN member state whose very right to exist is under constant challenge.
Notwithstanding the fact that Israel embodies an age-old connection with the Jewish people as repeatedly cited in the most widely read book in the world, the Bible, that it was created based on the 1947 recommendation of the UN, and that it has been a member of the world body since 1949, there’s a relentless chorus of nations, institutions, and individuals denying Israel’s very political legitimacy.

Read more here:
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/06/16/10-ways-the-world-is-biased-against-israel/

Israel Braces for Propaganda Assault by the U.N.

Israel Braces for Propaganda Assault by the U.N.

by Joseph Klein

The United Nations Human Rights Council is set to shortly release a so-called fact-finding report on the war last year in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, prepared by its “commission of inquiry.” The report is scheduled for “debate” by the Human Rights Council members on June 29th. The only thing that is likely to be debated is which member of this hypocritical body, consisting of some of the world’s worst human rights abusers, gets to use the most strident adjectives to condemn Israel for alleged “war crimes and “crimes against humanity.”

As Yair Lapid, the chairman of Israel’s centrist Yesh Atid party said in predicting a one-sided anti-Israel report, it will further prove that the United Nations has “lost its mind.”

More here:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/joseph-klein/israel-braces-for-propaganda-assault-by-the-u-n/

Mr. President, You are NO Friend of Israel

Mr. President, You are NO Friend of Israel
By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison , CP Op-Ed Contributors

President Obama, you recently gave an interview to Israeli television claiming you are “the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office.” That’s so far from the truth even a GPS cannot find it.

First, there was George Washington. His address to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport in 1790 was the first time in history any national leader spoke to the Jews as fully equal fellow citizens. Then, there was Thomas Jefferson, who thought the Great Seal of the United States should have been the Children of Israel and their Exodus from Egyptian bondage. President Lincoln was so beloved by American Jews that they called him “Rabbi Abraham.”

Then there was FDR. President Roosevelt met the first King of Saudi Arabia. He didn’t bow to him, Sir, as you did to that desert despot’s son. But President Franklin D. Roosevelt insisted on holding Divine Services on board his warship, the USS Quincy, before his Sunday meeting with the Saudi king. Roosevelt got nowhere pleading with King Adbul Azziz for a homeland for the Jews. But at least he maintained his dignity and our national honor. . .

More here:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/mr-president-you-are-no-friend-of-israel-139980/

Justice…for Israel?

Justice…for Israel?
by Jim Fletcher
Prophecy Matters

I am just returning from the Justice Conference, a two-day affair in Chicago. From the website:

“Our vision is to serve the discovery of ideas, celebrate the beauty of justice, and foster a community of people who live justice together. Now, more than ever, people of faith need to come together to wrestle with the injustice in our world. This is the time. This is the place.”

I have many thoughts about the conference, and will be writing and speaking about it more in the coming weeks, but for now I want to focus on two things: Israel and Bible prophecy. . .

Read more of Jim Fletcher’s June 8, 2015 entry, HERE.

***Also see these important articles:

Justice Conference Mainstreams Cornel West to Evangelical Millennial Audience
June 6, 2015
Jim Fletcher, Prophecy Matters
http://www.prophecymattersisrael.com/#!Justice-Conference-Mainstreams-Cornel-West-to-Evangelical-Millennial-Audience/c165a/557309590cf219f1772a5ed7

PM Analysis: Israel, Christian Zionists Marginalized at Justice Conference
June 5, 2015
Jim Fletcher, director, Prophecy Matters
http://www.prophecymattersisrael.com/#!PM-Analysis-Israel-Christian-Zionists-Marginalized-at-Justice-Conference/c165a/55720a1b0cf219f177290502

FOUR THINGS NATALIE PORTMAN GETS RIGHT WHEN TALKING ABOUT ISRAEL

FOUR THINGS NATALIE PORTMAN GETS RIGHT WHEN TALKING ABOUT ISRAEL

Read headlines about Natalie Portman’s recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and you would be forgiven for thinking that the 2010 Oscar winner appointed herself as Israel’s chief critic by virtue of her cinema stardom – a move that would not be so unusual for most Hollywood elites. But if you read the interview itself, you will find that Portman deserves credit and emulation for the careful way in which she discusses Israel, her Jewish faith, and the importance of principled parenting.

Here are four principles Portman applied that we all would do well to imitate:

Read these on the Philos Project, here:

http://philosproject.org/four-things-natalie-portman-does-right-when-talking-about-israel/

GOD’S NOT DONE WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE

GOD’S NOT DONE WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE

It’s no secret. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, despises Israel. But what is even more apparent is his hatred for Israel’s leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. We now know that Obama did everything possible behind the scenes to sabotage Netanyahu’s recent re-election. Fortunately, Obama’s attempts to undermine Netanyahu’s campaign backfired. When Israeli citizens saw Obama’s open disdain for their Prime Minister, it turned the election — which had been a tight race — into a landslide victory for Netanyahu.

In my opinion, Israel’s decision to re-elect Bibi Netanyahu may have been as much a vote against Obama as a vote in favor of Netanyahu. Even when Barack Obama first ran for the office of US President in 2008, polls showed that a vast majority of Israelis opposed him. Unlike a majority of American Jews at the time, Israeli Jews did not trust Obama. His very pro-UN positions on Israeli/Palestinian issues deeply concerned them. Yet, despite his well-known positions Americans voted him into power; then elected him a second time, fully aware of what he stood for.

Read more here:

http://standupforthetruth.com/2015/05/gods-not-done-with-the-jewish-people/

Ottawa threatening hate charges against those who boycott Israel

Ottawa threatening hate charges against those who boycott Israel
Canada / 11-05-2015

The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.

Such a move could target a range of civil society organizations, from the United Church of Canada and the Canadian Quakers to campus protest groups and labour unions.

If carried out, it would be a remarkably aggressive tactic, and another measure of the Conservative government’s lockstep support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

While the federal government certainly has the authority to assign priorities, such as pursuing certain types of hate speech, to the RCMP, any resulting prosecution would require an assent from a provincial attorney general.

And it would almost certainly be challenged under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, civil liberties groups say.

The government’s intention was made clear in a response to inquiries from CBC News about statements by federal ministers of a “zero tolerance” approach to groups participating in a loose coalition called Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS), which was begun in 2006 at the request of Palestinian non-governmental organizations.

Asked to explain what zero tolerance means, and what is being done to enforce it, a spokesperson for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney replied, four days later, with a detailed list of Canada’s updated hate laws, noting that Canada has one of the most comprehensive sets of such laws “anywhere in the world.”

SOURCE:
http://antisemitism.org.il/article/96473/ottawa-threatening-hate-charges-against-those-who-boycott-israel