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British University Investigating Student Leader’s Anti-Semitic Tweets

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

Will Israel Apartheid Week Breach UK Definition of Anti-Semitism?

Today’s Top Stories 1. British university chiefs were put on notice that Israel Apartheid Week activities hosted on campus run afoul of a definition of anti-Semitism that was adopted by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in December. The Jewish News quoted Michael McCann, director of Israel-Britain Alliance: He added that, as of December, when Theresa

Expulsion des activistes de BDS par Israël : le fond de l’histoire

Il y a quelques semaines, Israël a annoncé une nouvelle politique : l’expulsion des activistes de BDS se trouvant, ou essayant d’entrer, dans le pays. BDS signifie “Boycott, Désinvestissement, Sanctions” et se décrit comme un mouvement en faveur des droits de l’Homme ayant pour objectif d’isoler Israël de la communauté internationale. Les activistes de BDS

Historian: AP Cooperated With Nazi Regime

Today’s Top Stories 1. A controversial BBC documentary, Children of the Gaza War, was nominated for a BAFTA Award (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts). The video, in which reporter Lyse Doucet spent time with Gaza youngsters, left me with a loss for words because Israel’s existence was lost in BBC translation. Whenever

Egypt’s Parliament Expels Lawmaker Who Met Israeli Envoy

Today’s Top Stories 1. By a two-thirds vote, Egyptian parliamentarians expelled MP Tawfik Okasha for meeting with Israel’s Ambassador to Cairo, Haim Koren. I wonder if suspended Israeli-Arab MK Haneen Zoabi will show solidarity with the brave Egyptian lawmaker or the small-minded MPs who expelled him. 2. A letter by an Islamic State fighter to

Russia Using Israeli Drones in Syria?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egyptian MP Tawfik Okasha was attacked in parliament for hosting Israel’s ambassador, Haim Koren, for dinner. If you’re wondering what Okasha and Koren discussed, Reuters reports: Koren confirmed to Reuters that he and his staff had a three-hour dinner meeting at the Egyptian lawmaker’s home on Wednesday evening.   “He proposed

Hamas Detains Reuters’ Bureau Chief

Today’s Top Stories 1. Luke Baker, Reuters’ Jerusalem bureau chief and current head of the Foreign Press Association, had a rough day, being detained by Hamas. Baker went to the Strip to cover Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar’s meeting with the Foreign Press Association in Gaza. Will the FPA make an official complaint, or does that

Why The Independent Recycles ‘Apartheid’ Week Op-Ed

Pretty weak of The Independent to recycle a 2013 commentary by Matt Hill on whether Israel’s an apartheid state. An editor’s note at the bottom of the commentary acknowledges this, without explaining why. I’ll get to my theory in a moment. It’s Israel Apartheid Week in the UK, and Hill’s dusted-off argument is that the apartheid

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