Ben Shapiro: First They Came for the Jews


Pro-Israel Group Takes Battle to Vancouver Stations

Pro-Israel Group Takes Battle to Vancouver Stations
StandWithUs will place pro-Israel posters in Vancouver Skytrain stations to counter recent anti-Israel posters.

StandWithUs,(SWU) a non-profit pro-Israel education and advocacy organization based in Los Angeles, will fight to counter the anti-Israel campaign which was launched throughout Vancouver transit sites in August.

Though StandWithUs has countered anti-Israel ads in the U.S. on travel lines since 2007, this will be the first time the organization will post ads in Canada. Their campaign will consist of placing posters in ten TransLink stations and will run beginning the week of October 14 until November 14.

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Israel will stand alone

Netanyahu at UNGA: Israel will stand alone if needed in preventing Iran nuclear weapons

NEW YORK – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took to the dais at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to re-declare that Israel would never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

Furthermore, he said, if Israel has to stand alone against Iran, it will, but with the knowledge that in defending Israel, “we will be defending many, many others.”

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Harper: PM’s UN speech reverberating around world

Harper: PM’s UN speech reverberating around world

Netanyahu thanks Canadian PM Harper for severing ties with Iran; Obama expresses solidarity with Netanyahu via phone.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that his speech at the UN is now “reverberating” around the world, Netanyahu said Friday. Following their meeting, US President Barack Obama expressed solidarity on the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but stopped short of endorsing Netanyahu’s red line approach.

Harper said that Canada wanted to see a peaceful resolution to the Iranian crisis, “and we work closely with our allies to try and alert the world to the danger this presents and the necessity of dealing with it.”

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On Vacation

The Olives are on an extended vacation.

EUSA Boycott of Israel Goods

EUSA Boycott of Israel Goods

Saturday, March 19, 2011, 2:11 AM

May I be permitted to say a few words to members of the EUSA? I am an Edinburgh graduate (MA 1975) who studied Persian, Arabic and Islamic History in Buccleuch Place under William Montgomery Watt and Laurence Elwell Sutton, two of Britain’s great Middle East experts in their day. I later went on to do a PhD at Cambridge and to teach Arabic and Islamic Studies at Newcastle University. I am the author of several books and hundreds of articles in this field.

I say all this to show that I am well informed in Middle Eastern affairs and that, for that reason, I am shocked and disheartened by the EUSA motion and vote. I am shocked for a simple reason: there is not, and has never been, a system of apartheid in Israel. That is not my opinion, that is fact that can be tested against reality by any Edinburgh student, should he or she choose to visit Israel to see for themselves.

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In a lengthy declaration labeled as a message of “faith, hope and love,” dozens of Arab Christian leaders from various churches represented in the region denounced Israel as the main obstacle to peace and rejected the validity of the biblical link between the Jews and the land.

Published on by regional leaders of the Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican and Baptist churches, the document, titled “A Moment of Truth,” lamented that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process had reached an impasse, and that there was now little hope of reversing “Palestinian suffering.”

“We, a group of Christian Palestinians, after prayer, reflection and an exchange of opinion, cry out from within the suffering in our country, under the Israeli occupation, with a cry of hope in the absence of all hope, a cry full of prayer and faith in a God ever vigilant, in God’s divine providence for all the inhabitants of this land,” read the statement. “Today we have reached a dead end in the tragedy of the Palestinian people.”

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