Archive | May, 2010

World War II POW reflects on seeing Stars and Stripes raised at end of WWII

RANCHO SAN DIEGO, California –World War II POW Sy Brenner, who successfully hid his Jewish identity from his German captors until he was rescued by American troops at the end of the war, reflected in a You Tube video for Memorial Day on his reaction to seeing the Nazi flag lowered and the U.S. Stars and […]

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American Jewish Committee condemns pro-Hamas 'Free Gaza' movement

NEW YORK (Press Release) – AJC condemned the pro-Hamas “Free Gaza” movement and its supporters for deliberately provoking a violent confrontation with the Israeli Navy in its attempt to sail a flotilla of ships to Gaza. “This tragedy on the high seas could have been avoided, and we regret the loss of life,” said AJC […]

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U.S. State Department expects Israel to conduct 'full and credible' investigation of shipboard violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)–U.S. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley on Monday, May 31,  issued the following statement concerning the Gaza Flotilla: “The United States deeply regrets the tragic loss of life and injuries suffered among those involved in the incident today aboard the Gaza-bound ships. We are working to ascertain the facts, and expect that […]

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StandWithUs: It did not have to be like this

By Roz Rothstein LOS ANGELES — We regret the violence, unnecessary casualties, and loss of life instigated by the anti-Israel flotilla when it defied national and international law, and provoked a confrontation with Israel early this morning (May 31) It did not have to be like this. Israel has sought peace and compromise with its […]

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Gaza blockade legal response to constant missile attacks on Israel — Consulate-General

LOS ANGELES (Press Release)–The following statement was issued Monday, May 31, by Israel’s consulate general in Los Angeles: “Israel regrets all loss of human life and injuries which came as result of the unfortunate events aboard the vessel Mavi Marmara on Monday, May 31. “The responsibility for the consequences of this politically motivated publicity stunt […]

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Attacks on Israeli soldiers were planned and executed by extremists of flotilla

NEW YORK (Press Release)– The tragic events aboard the Mavi Marmara on Monday  were the result of a deliberate and unnecessary provocation organized primarily by groups with ties to terrorist entities including Hamas. As information emerges regarding what really occurred, it is apparent that members of the so-called humanitarian mission planned and executed attacks on soldiers and […]

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Gaza flotilla was an intentional provocation, not a peace convoy

By Bruce Kesler ENCINITAS, California – Let’s cut out the crap from the international sob-sisters and abetters of Gazan Hamas thugs. Let the UN Security Council show this video upon its big screen, and then choke on the hasty lies swallowed by puerile politicians of pusillanimity pontificating from far away, and the media that vomited the […]

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Gaza flotilla is a myth in the making

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM –Remember the massacre of Jenin? According to the Palestinian narrative, the IDF killed 3,000 civilians. If there was a Palestinian condemnation of the suicide bombing of a Passover Seder which provoked the operation, it was lost in the commotion. Human Rights Watch, usually unfriendly to Israel, put the death toll in Jenin at […]

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Ezer Mizion founder Chananya Chollak honored by Bar Ilan University

RAMAT GAN, Israel (Press Release)–The chareidi alumnus of Ponovezh Yeshiva sits draped in a collegiate cap and gown alongside a former Supreme Court Justice, the advisor to the Queen of England, two Chemistry Nobel Prize winners and others who have made history in their fields. Each is being honored for their achievements with a doctorate […]

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U.S. nuclear vote betrays Israel, rewards Iran

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, as Americans were heading off for the long Memorial Day holiday, the Obama Administration threw Israel down the well as the U.S. delegation to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Review in New York voted for the conference final document, in which the Arab states demanded-and won-the singling […]

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J Street calls for end to Gaza blockade by Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)–J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement Monday  upon reports of an IDF clash with the Gaza Flotilla: “J Street is deeply shocked and saddened by reports that at least 10 civilians have been killed and dozens more wounded (including Israeli soldiers) this morning as Israel intercepted a naval convoy […]

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University of Haifa names Shimon Peres as recipient of its first Outstanding Leadership Award

 HAIFA, Israel  (Press Release)–The University of Haifa will award the “Outstanding Leadership Award” to President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, during the University’s 38th Meeting of the Board of Governors, which will take place on June 1-3. The award will be conferred upon the President in recognition of his ongoing service to the State […]

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Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla; violence leaves 10 dead, 4 wounded

By Judy Lash Balint JERUSALEM–Four Israeli soldiers were wounded in this morning’s operation against the Gaza flotilla and ten activists reportedly were killed in the violent confrontation. Exactly the kind of escalation many of us predicted after the Rachel Corrie tragedy in 2003, when the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) sent Corrie into a military zone […]

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seems more sensitive to religious bias

  By Bruce S. Ticker PHILADELPHIA–No wonder Rand Paul is horrified by the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Six months ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission posted a 10-page fact sheet on its Web site that should force any repugnant employer to cringe.   The fact sheet addresses concerns crucial to victims of workplace […]

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