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Swiss Lawmakers Lump BDS With Racism, Anti-Semitism

Swiss Lawmakers Lump BDS With Racism, Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Swiss National Council passed legislation to stop funding organizations promoting boycotts of Israel. The bill now moves to the legislature’s upper house. Ynet explains the vote’s significance: The BDS, for the first time in any European parliament, was lumped in by the Swiss parliamentarians next to racism and anti-Semitism. Swiss

Questions Raised About Jordanian Stability

Today’s Top Stories 1. Jordanian stability is on the media’s mind today: – Israeli envoy to Jordan worried about kingdom’s increasing instability – Unraveling Jordan‘s hangings – Jordanian who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 set for release – Israel-Jordan gas trade portends brighter future in Middle East – Jordan at the precipice   2.

Another UN Figure in Gaza Reportedly In Senior Hamas Position

Today’s Top Stories 1. Here we go again: Top UN staffer in Gaza said elected to Hamas leadership. Muhammad al-Jamassi, the UNRWA’s infrastructure chief is reportedly an elected member of the terror group’s politburo. More at the Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center, which disclosed Jamassi’s terror ties. The UNRWA recently suspended Suhail al-Hindi over his

Discredited Journalist Arrested for US Hoax Bomb Threats

Today’s Top Stories 1. The FBI arrested a discredited journalist who it says is responsible for hoax bomb threats against eight Jewish Community Centers and the Anti-Defamation League. Juan Thompson, formerly of St. Louis is said to have made the bomb threats in his ex-girlfriend’s name in a bid to ruin her reputation. It’s a

More Ties Between Corbyn, Anti-Semites Uncovered

Today’s Top Stories 1. A rocket fired from Gaza exploded on an Ashkelon beach on Wednesday, causing no injuries or damage. The incident marks the fifth rocket to have been launched at Israel within the last month.” According to Asharq al-Awsat, Gaza Salafists who identify with Islamic State are firing the rockets to pressure Hamas

British University Investigating Student Leader’s Anti-Semitic Tweets

Today’s Top Stories 1. Britain’s Exeter University launched an investigation of a Palestinian student leader who posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets. Malaka Shwaikh — also known as Malaka Mohammed — deleted her Twitter account as her controversial tweets surfaced shortly after she was elected to a position representing post-graduate students. The tweets under scrutiny

Trump May Axe Envoy on Anti-Semitism as Incidents Continue

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** The state comptroller’s report on Operation Protective Edge was released after this roundup was published. See Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz or Ynet coverage. 1. Facebook shut down the account of Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority. According to AFP: The accounts of the 12

UNRWA Suspends Staffer Accused of Having Hamas Leadership Role

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UNRWA suspended staffer Suhail al-Hindi, who Israel accused of having a leadership role in Hamas. The Times of Israel explains: COGAT, the Israeli Defense Ministry agency responsible for civilian affairs in the West Bank and Gaza, says that al-Hindi was appointed to the terror group’s leadership in a February 13

US to Quit UN Human Rights Council?

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Politico, the US is considering quitting the UN Human Rights Council. No immediate withdrawal is expected ahead of the council’s next session, which starts Monday, but discussion of abandoning the council is likely to alarm international activists already worried that the United States will take a lower profile on

Netanyahu in Australia

Today’s Top Stories 1. Netanyahu in Australia: Meeting with Australian PM Malcom Turnbull, the two PM’s reiterated messages of mutual support and cooperation. PM Turnball strongly criticized the United Nations over its unfair treatment of Israel and both leaders recalled the history of Australia in events leading to Israel’s formation. Responding to members of Australia’s Labor Party

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