Why a Gay-Rights Organization Tried to Ban a Jewish Group from Its Conference

Jan. 25 2016

At a national conference of gay activists this past weekend, a group whose purpose is to create “LGBTQ connections with Israel” had been scheduled to sponsor a reception—until anti-Israel protesters forced its cancellation. After some outcry the event was rescheduled, but then hundreds of protesters broke up the meeting, taking over the stage and preventing participants from speaking. James Kirchick writes about the lesson to be learned:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Homosexuality, Idiocy, Israel & Zionism, Political correctness

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror