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WATCH:  Thousands Take Part in Global Hatikvah Recording with Israel Philharmonic:  Jessica Stevens, Times of Israel, May 16, 2024 — As Israel marked Independence Day on Tuesday, a global Hatikvah music video was launched by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, aiming to unite friends of Israel from around the globe.


Four Pings on the Gaza War as Climax in Rafah Nears J.E. Dyer, The Optimistic Conservative, May 20, 2024 — The Biden suspension remains in effect, however.  Shortly after it was announced, Biden was perceived by many to be changing course when his administration disclosed that a separate shipment of other arms had been authorized.  This was the one described as a $1 billion arms package.  (Links in the X thread below.)  The problem:  the shipment contained only munitions for infantry ground operations.  The air-delivered bombs were still being withheld. Israel can fight much more effectively, and with lower own-force casualties (as well as fewer civilian casualties, in many cases), if the IDF can attack Hamas infrastructure using air-delivered bombs to prepare urban areas, in particular, before IDF troops enter. …
Who in the West Reacted Inappropriately to the Death of Iran’s President and Why? Anton Filippov, European Pravda, May 22, 2024 — The crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and several other senior officials on Sunday has caused many Ukrainians to question whether Western politicians have a proper grasp of reality, given that Iran openly supports Putin’s Russia and supplies it with weapons for the war against Ukraine.

‘Attempts to Draw Any Equivalency Between Israel, Hamas Are Shameful’:  Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom, May 22, 2024
How Israel Should Fight Back Against the ICC’s Lawfare:  Stephan Daisley, The Spectator, May 21, 2024
The ICC’s War Crimes:  Caroline B. Glick, JNS, May 22, 2024
Rewarding Fascism:  Brendan O’Neill, Spiked, May 22, 2024

For Further Reference:

European Leaders Denounce ‘Appalling’ ICC Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu, Gallant David Rosenberg, World Israel News, May 22, 2024 – European leaders criticized the International Criminal Court at The Hague and condemned the decision by its chief prosecutor Karim Khan to issue arrest warrants for two senior Israeli leaders over their handling of the war in Gaza.

Germany Says It Will Arrest Netanyahu as Israeli Envoy Appeals To Berlin To Defy ICC Benjamin Weinthal, Jerusalem Post, May 22, 2024 — Israel’s Ambassador to Berlin, Ron Prosor, was rebuffed by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government on Wednesday after the envoy made a dramatic appeal on X, formerly Twitter, to the Federal government to reject the ICC’s legitimacy fully.

‘Reward For Terror’: PM Condemns Move By 3 Countries to Recognize Palestinian State:  TOI staff, Times of Israel, May 22, 2024 — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Spain, Ireland, and Norway’s plans to recognize a Palestinian state are akin to handing out “a reward for terrorism.”

Ireland, Spain, Norway Recognize Palestinian State; Israel Recalls Ambassadors:  James Lynch, National Review, May 22, 2024 — Israel is recalling its ambassadors from Ireland, Spain, and Norway after the three European nations announced that they would formally recognize a Palestinian state.

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