Kurds Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day for First Time

By Ryan Mauro / ClarionProject.org Western media missed a giant step forward in the Middle East: The Kurds held the first Holocaust Remembrance Day (May 5, 2016) in the history of Iraq and Kurdistan. It is a remarkable act when you consider the huge degree of Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism in the region — and […]

Israel Wants to Extend Laws to Settlements

By Joshua Mitnick / LATimes.com The Israeli justice minister has said she wants to extend civil laws to Jewish settlements in the West Bank [aka Judea and Samaria], a move that critics say would put the country at odds with the international community. As Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told a forum of right-wing lawyers, she’s […]

Women in Palestinian Culture–How to Hit Your Wife

PalWatch.org PA Mufti of Gaza explains how to hit your wife: “Not hitting that will bring the police, and break her hand and cause bleeding” Mufti of Gaza Hassan Al-Laham: “Allah created a solution for this (i.e., marital strife). How? Allah said: Warn them [the wives], and separate from them, and hit them, and bring […]

Granted a New Life by the Pope

“Muslim governments should be ashamed. Instead of helping refugees, they close borders and stop visas.” –Nour Essa, saying that no Muslim leader has made the gesture the pope made. By Tom Kington / LATimes.com On a warm evening in Rome, as waiters flapped tablecloths for outdoor diners at a trattoria down the cobbled alley, Ramy […]

2 Jewish visitors beaten, ejected from Temple Mount for bowing in prayer during Passover

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Muslim worshippers attacked two Jewish men on the Temple Mount on Tuesday after the Jews bowed in prayer in violation of the visiting rules. The Jewish men were beaten as they prostrated themselves. The Muslims clashed with police attempting to protect the Jewish visitors, who were ejected from the site. A video […]

New documentary Are we ready to laugh at the Holocaust?

By Andrew Silow-Carroll / JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) NEW YORK (JTA) — In The Last Laugh, a new documentary about humor and the Holocaust (you read that right), the comedian Judy Gold tells this joke: If the Nazis forced her to stand naked on a line with other women, would she hold her stomach in? […]

Israeli Soldier Charged with Manslaughter in Terrorist’s Death

By Josh Mitnick / Los Angeles Times Israel’s military prosecutor on Monday, April 18, formally charged a young combat medic with manslaughter in the shooting of a Palestinian knife attacker in the West Bank last month, saying that the soldier violated open-fire rules and acted without justification. The prosecutor accused Sgt. Elor Azariya, whose identity […]