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One anti-Israel organization at McGill University is providing some comical relief this summer, but not for the reason they intended.

As published in The McGill Tribune on June 12, following the March 21 referendum vote, in which a Palestine Solidarity Policy was approved by a small number of voting students, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) refused to ratify the new policy, recognizing it as violating the university’s policies. The policy would have mandated the student government to adopt a vocal anti-Israel stance.

In response, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) McGill, which backed the anti-Israel referendum, decided to publish an amateurish parody article, mocking the university’s student government for refusing to back their policy.

In the satirical article, published to social media, SPHR McGill penned an opinion article mocking SSMU’s refusal to formalize the anti-Israel referendum. The article, satirically written from the SSMU leadership “Board of Dictators,” referred to themselves as having backbones “made of jelly” and that “crushing student democracy is meant to be…fun.”

The parody article, while presumably meant to be humourous, was poorly and sloppily written.

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The failed efforts of SPHR McGill in recent months has been reported extensively by both The McGill Daily and McGill Tribune newspapers, but this coverage does not change the fundamental fact that the anti-Israel movement at McGill University has quite simply failed in two important respects. Firstly, given the extraordinarily low turnout of the March referendum, it is clear that the anti-Israel cause advocated by SPHR McGill does not attract widespread support. Secondly, the Palestine Solidarity Policy, beyond being merely distasteful, contravenes official university policies and thus cannot be adopted by the student government at McGill University.

For Jewish and pro-Israel students on campus, this chastening of SPHR McGill is excellent news, because it means that despite the bluster and high volume of the anti-Israel cause, they cannot simply carry on without limits, and that they are as subject to rules and regulations as anyone else. And in a competition based on facts and the truth, not on merely bluster, the anti-Israel movement has no chance of success.

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For starters, it’s unclear how the mere fact that, in the pro-Palestinian perspective, terrorist murderers of Israeli civilians are considered martyrs is relevant in the application of Ofcom’s stated prohibition of “material promoting or encouraging engagement in terrorism”. It’s hard to understand how simply because Palestestinians – and their supporters – likely won’t be “offended” by such a term is relevant in Ofcom’s enforcement of their guidelines.

Further, does it follow from their reasoning that if, say, Channel 4 News or BBC had described the terrorist who murdered Eli Kay in a similar manner, it WOULD have, in fact, violated Ofcom’s prohibition against the promotion of terrorism – by virtue of the fact that, unlike Al-Hiwar’s viewers, those broadcasters’ viewers do not consider terrorists martyrs, and would be ‘offended’?

In other words, it seems that Ofcom now has two distinct sets of standards for the broadcasters they regulate: one for broadcasters whose audience is pro-Palestinain, and one for all the others.

So, for instance, section three of Ofcom’s guide prohibits “material which contains hate sppech” which they define as content which “contains derogatory treatment of individuals, groups, religions or communities”. As such, Ofcom sanctioned a London-based community radio station in 2020 for broadcasting antisemitism. But, would Ofcom carve out an exception to their probhition against such anti-Jewish racism for broacasters, like Al-Hiwar, with pro-Palestinain audiences because such antisermitic content representsthe norm within their community?

It’s difficult not to conclude that Ofcom has decided to hold Palestinians and their supporters in the UK and Middle East to a lower standard of moral accountability than the rest of the audiences of broadcasters they regulate. In doing so, they haven’t only violated their fundamental obligation to apply their rules evenly and consistently, but have succomb to insidious bigotry oflow-expectations that compromises coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by some of the very broadcasters they regulate.

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Atwan also called Hazem’s actions “a miracle”, justifying them under the common smear that Israel has no civilians:

“(04:17) We will never accept, it is impossible that we accept, that they are civilians. Civilians, no way. They are all military, police or security […] they are all soldiers in the Israeli military reserves. So we don’t buy the ‘civilians’ story, nor should [anybody in] the entire world buy it”

In the same article the JC quoted a call from UK Lawyers for Israel to review Atwan’s statements in light of the UK Terrorism Act of 2006, in which encouragement of terrorism is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

In response to the JC report and his video being removed, Atwan and his Hezbollah-affiliated home channel al-Mayadeen have since launched a series of at least eight YouTube videos repeating the claims and Atwan published posts of the same hateful nature on his Twitter account. Once more, the British-Palestinian pundit described the murderers of unarmed Israeli civilians as “heroes” and “martyrs” and portrayed their actions as a form of “legitimate resistance” permitted and even encouraged by both mortal and divine laws.

According to Atwan’s statement in a June 17, 2022 video, child-murdererSamir Kuntar was a “martyr”. On May 17 Hamas commander Yahya Sinwar received the “hero” title. In addition to his responsibility for Israeli civilian casualties, Sinwar also threatened to target Jewish synagogues outside Israel just weeks before the recording (a threat of which Atwan was well aware).

Atwan speculated that YouTube’s measures and UKLFI’s statement are part of a broader Jewish conspiracy aimed at hurting him personally and involving British Jewish MPs and the Israeli secret services Mossad and Shabak. In his so-called ‘analysis’ he reverted to his old habit of predicting the imminent end of the State of Israel, complete with the mass expulsion of its Jewish population by means of war, as yet another way to celebrate and promote violence against civilians.

Throughout this entire time, and despite being made aware of his conduct, the BBC continued to present Atwan on air as though he were a respectable analyst and an impartial observer, including on Israeli affairs. Atwan made his most recent BBC appearance on April 30th 2022, when at least four of his videos replete with incitement were already online. Atwan was featured alongside CAMERA Arabic advisor Dr. Meir Masri in a BBC Arabic news item concerning the attack in Ariel in which security guard Vyacheslav Golev was murdered.

CAMERA Arabic translated the most problematic segments of the videos and again in cooperation with the Jewish Chronicle, YouTube removed one of the originals from al-Mayadeen’s account (all other videos are still online at present). In the same May 26th article, the JC quoted a BBC spokesperson as saying that it does not ban contributors and that “appropriate guests are considered on a case-by-case basis”.

Here are six of the videos, with English subtitles and transcripts by CAMERA Arabic. All times specified are according to the original Arabic version:

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From Times of Israel:


Palestinian gunmen opened fire during clashes with IDF troops guarding worshipers at a Jewish shrine in West Bank early Thursday, lightly wounding three Israelis.

The clashes erupted as hundreds of Jewish worshipers under military escort arrived to pray at Joseph’s Tomb on the outskirts of Nablus. According to the Israel Defense Forces, armed Palestinians directed “massive gunfire” at the compound.

Here is video from the attackers' side:

(vide online)

And here's what it looked like inside the compound:



The comments on the video praises the people shooting at religious Jews, and takes pride in the "cowardice" of Jewish worshipers taking cover from bullets and firebombs.
https://paltoday.ps/ar/post/449460/...ت-الاحتلال-والمستوطنين-بصليات-كثيفة-من-الرصاص
Islamic Jihad is taking credit for the attack, couching it in religious terms as they praise their "blessed fire."

And yet the one phrase one hardly hears when the media talks about Palestinians is "antisemitism." No matter how blatant the attacks are against Jews, no matter how much Palestinians cheer attacking recognizable Jews, no matter how explicit their Jew-hating rhetoric is on their own media - Western reporters stay far away from mentioning what is obvious to all.

These attacks aren't against "Zionists." They aren't targeting "Israelis." They are targeting Jews. Everyone knows this. Yet no one wants to say it out loud.

The "pro-Palestinian" crowd that claims to be against antisemitism will be silent about this. So called "experts" on antisemitism like Marc Lamont Hill and Linda Sarsour and Peter Beinart will not say a word of condemnation. "Human rights" organizations will likewise stay silent because Palestinian Jew-hatred contradicts their carefully constructed narrative of Jewish culpability for all problems in the region.

Meanwhile, Palestinians themselves openly celebrate the blatant attack on a Jewish holy site and the people who want to pray there.

Jews should be allowed to freely worship in their holy spaces. Under the Oslo accords, Jews visiting Joseph's Tomb should be protected by Palestinians, not attacked by them.

The insistence that Palestinians only hate "Zionists" or "settlers" is, to put it simply, a lie. It is a lie that the Arab world made up a century ago and one that the West has embraced, because hate is so distasteful. Accusing people of hate for no reason is seen as Islamophobic or Arabophobic; much better to pretend that it is a political issue and that the bigots are really just fighting for their rights. This, in turn, encourages the modern antisemites to increase their efforts to ethnically cleanse the region of Jews, knowing that the West is fully embracing their narrative.

The Western world's refusal to face the truth doesn't make things more peaceful. On the contrary, it prolongs the conflict.

Call this incident what it is: a Palestinian attack on Jews because they are Jews.




 
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In mid-June, the European Union released financial aid to Ramallah that had been held up by a dispute over Palestinian curriculum inspiring violence and hatred of Jews. And now, Palestinian officials are claiming a political victory, saying the funds were released with no requirement that the Palestinian Authority change its teaching material.

The $220 million in aid was earmarked to cover the salaries and pensions of some civil servants, support hospitals, and assist needy families, according to Euronews.

But the release of the funds was held up for six months as senior EU official Oliver Varhelyi sought to condition the assistance on the PA reforming its educational material to remove antisemitism and incitement and glorification of violence.

A European Union analysis last year found that PA textbooks removed previously-included references to Israeli-Palestinian peace agreements, trafficked in antisemitic tropes, and glorified terrorists convicted of killing Israelis as heroes

The release of aid covering the year 2021 was approved by the European Commission in mid-June. However it isn’t clear if the conditions were applied or not. Details of the vote’s results have not been publicly released and the EU’s top envoy to the Palestinians, Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff, has not commented.

Meanwhile, statements by a number Palestinian officials spotted by Palestine Media Watch insisted that the funds were released unconditionally and touted the development as a political victory.

PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh posted on Facebook “We thank the EU and its states. This agreement is important, because it was completed without conditions.”

Appearing on Palestinian television, PA Minister of Public Works and Building Muhammad Ziyara insisted, “This [EU funding] is more of a political victory than a financial achievement. The challenge was that we would relinquish our rights, our positions, and our principles, both on the issue of our duty (i.e., reward payments) towards the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners, and also towards the Palestinian curricula and the Palestinian narrative.”


 

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From Times of Israel:




Here is video from the attackers' side:

(vide online)

And here's what it looked like inside the compound:



The comments on the video praises the people shooting at religious Jews, and takes pride in the "cowardice" of Jewish worshipers taking cover from bullets and firebombs.
https://paltoday.ps/ar/post/449460/بالفيديو-سرايا-القدس-كتيبة-نابلس-تستهدف-قوات-الاحتلال-والمستوطنين-بصليات-كثيفة-من-الرصاص
Islamic Jihad is taking credit for the attack, couching it in religious terms as they praise their "blessed fire."

And yet the one phrase one hardly hears when the media talks about Palestinians is "antisemitism." No matter how blatant the attacks are against Jews, no matter how much Palestinians cheer attacking recognizable Jews, no matter how explicit their Jew-hating rhetoric is on their own media - Western reporters stay far away from mentioning what is obvious to all.

These attacks aren't against "Zionists." They aren't targeting "Israelis." They are targeting Jews. Everyone knows this. Yet no one wants to say it out loud.

The "pro-Palestinian" crowd that claims to be against antisemitism will be silent about this. So called "experts" on antisemitism like Marc Lamont Hill and Linda Sarsour and Peter Beinart will not say a word of condemnation. "Human rights" organizations will likewise stay silent because Palestinian Jew-hatred contradicts their carefully constructed narrative of Jewish culpability for all problems in the region.

Meanwhile, Palestinians themselves openly celebrate the blatant attack on a Jewish holy site and the people who want to pray there.

Jews should be allowed to freely worship in their holy spaces. Under the Oslo accords, Jews visiting Joseph's Tomb should be protected by Palestinians, not attacked by them.

The insistence that Palestinians only hate "Zionists" or "settlers" is, to put it simply, a lie. It is a lie that the Arab world made up a century ago and one that the West has embraced, because hate is so distasteful. Accusing people of hate for no reason is seen as Islamophobic or Arabophobic; much better to pretend that it is a political issue and that the bigots are really just fighting for their rights. This, in turn, encourages the modern antisemites to increase their efforts to ethnically cleanse the region of Jews, knowing that the West is fully embracing their narrative.

The Western world's refusal to face the truth doesn't make things more peaceful. On the contrary, it prolongs the conflict.

Call this incident what it is: a Palestinian attack on Jews because they are Jews.




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[ And now, the UNWRA, PA and Hamas textbooks, etc. A good change for a better life for those in Gaza and PA areas]


 
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A military officer from the United Arab Emirates will attend Israel’s National Defense College (INDC), marking the first time that an officer from an Arab state will attend the prestigious institution.


First reported by KAN Public Broadcaster, the officer, a fighter pilot with the rank of colonel, will study at the college this coming year, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed to The Jerusalem Post.


The INDC’s curriculum runs for around 10 months and includes a graduate degree in Political Science from Haifa University. It prepares senior IDF staff as well as defense and government officials for senior command positions and brings in several students from overseas every year.

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[ Exactly how much money has his clan made, out of not wanting to live in peace with Israel? How many Mansions, cars, Vilas, Resorts does his clan own in Gaza? ]


 
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[ And the other side of the coin in Gaza is this. Not being a member of Hamas, or any of the other militias, this man can hardly get a job to support his family. And those children may end up in one of the Hamas camps, preparing to fight Israel and kill Jews ]

 
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Jordan claims that this extradition would violate their constitution.

Of course Israel and the US don't give a rat's ass about any constitution.
[ What? It would violate the Extradition treaty between Jordan and the US? ]

Jordan has its own internal legislation on extradition that will apply to U.S. requests under the Treaty. Major Provisions In general, many of the provisions contained in the Extradition Treaty with Jordan find precedent in other U.S. extradition treaties.

Ex. Rept. 104-2 - EXTRADITION TREATY WITH JORDAN​


https://www.congress.gov/congressional-report/104th-congress/executive-report/2/1
 
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Morningstar Inc., a financial research firm that advises investors, is accused in a new report from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) of downgrading companies that help Israel combat terrorism, including those that work on the country’s security barrier built to stop Palestinian suicide bombers from attacking cities. Ratings produced by Morningstar and similar research firms act as a primary guide for investors and can greatly impact how a company is valued.

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Remember Marc Garlasco?

Back in 2009, I discovered that Garlasco, a Human Rights Watch researcher who wrote that organization's typically one-sided anti-Israel reports, was an avid collector of Nazi memorabilia.

He was forced to resign after it was discovered that he had written things like "The leather SS jacket makes my blood go cold it is so COOL!"

Now, NPR is rehabilitating him, interviewing him as an "expert" in a story about how Israel supposedly cannot be trusted to investigate itself in the Shien Abu Akleh killing:


ESTRIN: Israel is similar to other militaries, which tend to protect their own when they ask troops to risk their lives for their country, says former Pentagon official Marc Garlasco, who has investigated war crimes around the world.

MARC GARLASCO: Militaries in particular have a very poor record of investigating themselves. It doesn't matter if we're talking about Israel or the United States, Myanmar. When organizations investigate themselves, they tend to either exonerate their personnel, or they'll go after the lowest-hanging fruit, and we very rarely see any kind of justice.

If so, why did the IDF immediately identify a possible weapon that could have killed Abu Akleh? Why didn't it do what the Palestinians did and insist that the other side must have killed her?

The NPR piece is a typical example of choosing the narrative first and then finding an "expert" to support the already chosen outcome. In this case, they chose someone who used to use the nickname "Flak88" after a German anti-tank weapon that also happens to include the "88" dog-whistle that neo-Nazis use as a shorthand for "Heil Hitler" (H being the 8th letter of the alphabet.)

And someone who not only collects Nazi memorabilia, but wears modern sweatshirts celebrating Nazi-era medals.



 
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For the first time, IDF officers and officials from Israel’s Defense Ministry took part in the large-scale African Lion, the largest annual military exercise held on the African continent, alongside Morocco and several African nations.


The Head of the Middle East and North Africa Division of the Policy & Political-Military Bureau in the Israel Ministry of Defense, who also serves as the Defense Attaché to Morocco, in addition to two IDF officers participated in the drill this past week.


According to a statement released by the Defense Ministry, Israel’s participation in the exercise “is an additional step in strengthening the security relations between the two countries’ Defense Ministries and militaries. In addition, it constitutes a continuation of the FAR’s Counterterrorism Unit’s participation in the multinational exercise, which was held in Israel last year.”

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