Avi Benlolo: There Can Be No Excuse For Terrorism. It’s That Simple: Avi Benlolo: National Post, May 14, 2021
Let’s put everything on the table: there is no equivalence between Hamas and Israel. The latter is a nation just like any other and should be treated with the respect and dignity it deserves. The former is a globally designated terrorist organization that should be treated with the disrespect and the indignity it deserves. There should be no ifs, ands, or buts.
Rex Murphy: Anti-Semitism’s Vile, Unending Hatred Never Ceases To Smoulder: Rex Murphy, National Post, May 19, 2021
Recent demonstrations, a mix of pro-Palestine and pro-Hamas — the terrorist organization that calls in its charter for the elimination of Israel — in Canada and around the world, have had a notably corrosive and vicious thread running through them.
They have been darkly embroidered with extreme and repugnant slogans and signs, calls against Jews of profoundest insult, and pockmarked in some cities, Toronto among them, with the Nazi swastika, cries of “Death to the Jews,” and the lacerating declaration from some protesters that Israelis are present-day Nazis.
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Dems’ Desperate Denial On Anti-Jewish Attacks: The ‘Islamophobia’ Red Herring: Liel Leibovitz, NY Post, May 26, 2021
As Jews were being pummeled, punched, spat at, intimidated with explosive devices and singled out for violence and harassment all across America this week, the righteous men and women of the Democratic Party were quick to denounce the twin scourges behind these mini-pogroms: anti-Semitism and — drumroll, please — Islamophobia.
What We’ve Lost in Rejecting the Sabbath: Sohrab Ahmari, WSJ, May 7, 2021
In 2019, North Dakota lawmakers abolished their state’s Sunday-trading ban. Going back to the 19th century, business owners had faced jail time and a fine for keeping their doors open Sunday mornings. It was America’s last statewide blue law, and it went the way of the rotary telephone and the airplane smoking section. The bill’s main GOP sponsor in the state legislature claimed that a majority “wants to make decisions for themselves.” Ending the ban, officials argued, would boost shopping and, with it, revenues.
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Israel Rejects ‘Outrageous’ Probe Approved by UN Rights Council After Gaza Conflict: Sharon Wrobel, Algemeiner, May 27, 2021 — Israel outrightly rejected a resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday to open an ongoing investigation into alleged human rights abuses and crimes committed by Israel.
John Robson: What part of ‘Death to Jews’ Do Israel’s Critics Not Understand?: John Robson, National Post, May 19, 2021 — Here we go again, in that dreary cycle where a barrage of Hamas rockets at Israeli civilians causes a barrage of media rhetoric against Israel. What part of “Death to Jews” do they not understand?
Defending Israel’s Right To Exist Not Islamophobic: Rupa Subramanya, National Post, May 21, 2021 — Israel has once again been under attack. Prior to the ceasefire that was to take effect Friday morning, Hamas, a terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip, had been firing missiles into Israel for more than a week.
Threats To Montreal’s Jewish Community Being Taken “Extremely Seriously”: Susan Schwartz, Montreal Gazette, May 20, 2021 — Threats against Montreal’s Jewish community, including online posts threatening attacks on neighbourhoods with significant Jewish populations, are being taken “extremely seriously” by community leaders and by Montreal police.