May 26, 2019

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Eurovision hosts boast Middle Eastern roots

May 19, 2019 Ian

http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2019/05/eurovision-hosts-boast-middle-eastern.html From left:  Assi Azar, Lucy Ayoub, Bar Refaeli and Erez Tal It is a tribute to Israel’s diversity that all four presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest extravaganza of 2019 have some Middle Eastern […]

Fickle Fannys Down Under

May 19, 2019 Ian

http://daphneanson.blogspot.com/2019/05/fickle-fannys-down-under.htmlBy Daphne Anson   The Iranians hang gays from cranes, and the hard men of Hamas have a habit of throwing gays off the roofs of buildings, but when the Eurovision Song Contest is held […]

05/17 Links Pt2: Israel’s Unique Support for Preserving Minorities’ Identities; Millions tune in to Tel Aviv again for second Eurovision semi-final; ‘Caine Mutiny,’ author Herman Wouk dies at 103

May 17, 2019 Ian

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2019/05/0517-links-pt2-israels-unique-support.htmlFrom Ian: WaPo: Israel’s Unique Support for Preserving Minorities’ Identities Last week, I spent some time in Israel talking to people about religion, ethnicity and identity. Viewing faith as integrally tied to your place and […]

05/17 Links Pt1: FM against UNRWA: ‘We’ll keep telling the truth’; April is first month in over a year with no Israelis killed, wounded in attacks; J Street poll: Most Democrats haven’t heard of BDS

May 17, 2019 Ian

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2019/05/0517-links-pt1-fm-against-unrwa-well.htmlFrom Ian: Foreign Ministry against UNRWA: ‘We’ll keep telling the truth’ Even as the winds of war seem to have temporarily subsided in Gaza, Israel’s Foreign Ministry and the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for […]

Rabbi appointed to head UAE Jewish community

May 17, 2019 Ian

http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2019/05/rabbi-appointed-to-head-uae-jewish.html The first new community of the United Arab Emirates is to have a ‘chief rabbi’. But the duties of Rabbi Yehuda Sarna will not be pastoral, they will be to foster ‘interfaith dialogue’. JTA reports […]

Correct Answer? Israel (video)

May 17, 2019 Ian

http://daphneanson.blogspot.com/2019/05/correct-answer-israel-video.htmlBy Daphne Anson   “The sad truth is that antisemites are willfully ignorant and do not let the truth get in the way of their demonization of Jews and Israel” rightly declares American foreign policy […]

05/16 Links Pt2: Phyllis Chesler: ‘High-minded culture’ is now rife with antisemitism; Skyrocketing Attacks On NYC Jews Ignored Because Of Race; US Dems Follow UK Labour Down The Anti-Semitism Rat Hole

May 16, 2019 Ian

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2019/05/0516-links-pt2-phyllis-chesler-high.htmlFrom Ian: Prof. Phyllis Chesler: ‘High-minded culture’ is now rife with antisemitism People say that it is usually calm before a storm but I feel uneasy, unbalanced, uprooted, and set adrift in a dangerously familiar […]

05/16 Links Pt1: Madonna confirmed at last for Eurovision performance in Tel Aviv; U.S. to UN: You yourself rejected withdrawal to ’67 lines; ‘Nakba Day’ Simply Infantilizes Arab Aggression

May 16, 2019 Ian

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2019/05/0516-links-pt1-madonna-confirmed-at.htmlFrom Ian: Madonna confirmed at last for Eurovision performance in Tel Aviv Madonna’s producers said in April the star would perform at the contest in Tel Aviv, which was designated the host city after Israeli […]

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