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In My View: Portman Exodus from Genesis Signals a Dramatic Need to Re-Think True Values

As a Christian woman in leadership of an organization that is daily extending valiant efforts to educate fellow Christians on why we must be “awake” in support of our Jewish brethren amidst the  encroaching dangers  of the dramatic new rise in global anti-Semitism, I would admonish Israel’s Genesis Awards to be more thoughtful of to whom they choose to pay homage.

Noting they seek to “honor individuals who serve as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through their outstanding professional achievements along with their commitment to Jewish values and the Jewish people,” unfortunate that Natalie Portman obviously has no real appreciation of the tremendous opportunity she has to be a real light for Judaism in a world climate that is again darkening over Israel and her people. Perhaps it doesn’t matter to her. Nor did it matter perhaps that she was to be the first young woman to ever receive the Genesis Award.  It is by most considered a coveted honor and often referred to as “Israel’s Nobel Prize.”

 


Anti-Zionism is antisemitism

PJTN President and Founder Laurie Cardoza-Moore is in Jerusalem right now to attend the 6th Annual Global Forum On Anti-Semitism and capture new interviews and content for PJTN’s original 30-minute series, “Focus On Israel,” which now has a potential TV viewership worldwide of 2.6 billion people. 

Click here to read Sarah Levi's article on Cardoza-Moore from today's Jerusalem Post print edition. 

 

 


Senior Polish Politicians Step Up Anti-Jewish Rhetoric, as Dispute Over Widely-Condemned ‘Holocaust Law’ Continues to Rage avatar by Ben Cohen

poland-far-right.jpgAccusations that American Jews are conspiring to squeeze billions of dollars out of Poland in Holocaust reparations, along with wild claims that Polish Jews were behind the Soviet deportations of Polish citizens during World War II, have spread like wildfire across the Polish media in recent days, after the country’s Senate approved widely-condemned legislation prohibiting discussion of Polish collusion with the Nazi genocide of the Jews.

One observer in Warsaw compared the present atmosphere in Poland to 1968 — when thousands of Jews were purged and driven into exile by an antisemitic campaign targeting “Zionists” that was led by the ruling Communist Party. The observer pointed to an unsigned editorial on the website of the pro-government TV Republika on Monday that accused the “Jewish community in Poland and its representative institutions” of “too rarely and too weakly defending Poland and the Poles in the international arena.”

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Trump: Palestinians Can Kiss Aid Goodbye if They Don't Respect Us, Israel

President Donald Trump has made it very clear to the Palestinians that if they do not begin showing respect toward the United States and Israel, they can kiss all of the aid America sends them goodbye.

Speaking to reporters Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump stood firm in his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — the first president to do so — and said the U.S. would be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Pope attacks “indifference” in battling anti-Semitism

Pope Francis told an international conference on anti-Semitism that we must fight against “hatred in all of its forms, but even more fundamentally, indifference.”

The one-day conference, sponsored by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), discussed the ‘Responsibility of States, Institutions and Individuals in the Fight against Anti-Semitism,’ and took place two days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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WATCH: Appalling Anti-Semitism on the streets of America

A man whose costume reflects the classic anti-Semitic caricature of a Jew, complete  a with Kippa and large prosthetic nose and ears, rants in a “Jewish” accent about killing children while rolling a ball holding a “captured” girl over the Hollywood star of Steven Spielberg.

The man playing the “Jew” is named Danny Wolverton and the girl in the bubble is Jordina Salabert. The two previously teamed up to publicly demonstrate their blatant anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Israel rhetoric.

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In a Major Free Speech Victory, a Federal Court Strikes Down a Law that Punishes Supporters of Israel Boycott

A FEDERAL JUDGE on Tuesday ruled that a Kansas law designed to punish people who boycott Israel is an unconstitutional denial of free speech. The ruling is a significant victory for free speech rights because the global campaign to criminalize, or otherwise legally outlaw, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement has been spreading rapidly in numerous political and academic centers in the U.S. This judicial decision definitively declares those efforts — when they manifest in the U.S. — to be a direct infringement of basic First Amendment rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

The enjoined law, enacted last year by the Kansas legislature, requires all state contractors — as a prerequisite to receiving any paid work from the state — “to certify that they are not engaged in a boycott of Israel.” The month before the law was implemented, Esther Koontz, a Mennonite who works as a curriculum teacher for the Kansas public school system, decided that she would boycott goods made in Israel, motivated in part by a film she had seen detailing the abuse of Palestinians by the occupying Israeli government, and in part by a resolution enacted by the national Mennonite Church. The resolution acknowledged “the cry for justice of Palestinians, especially those living under oppressive military occupation for fifty years”; vowed to “oppose military occupation and seek a just peace in Israel and Palestine”; and urged “individuals and congregations to avoid the purchase of products associated with acts of violence or policies of military occupation, including items produced in [Israeli] settlements.”

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Chelsea F.C. launches campaign against anti-Semitism

LONDON - As players of Chelsea F.C. prepare for a photograph with Harry Spiro, he chides them kindly: “You nearly gave me a heart attack last night.” Spiro was referrign to the FA Cup match between Chelsea and Norwich, which eventually happily ended with a Chelsea win—but only after much suspense, extra time and a penalty shoot-out.

However, during their meeting with Spiro, the players let the match—or the upcoming league game—completely slip their minds. They were shocked when Spiro, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor living in London, recounted to them his horrifying life story during the Holocaust, during which his entire family was murdered.

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Macron condemns anti-Semitic attack on Jewish boy, 8, near Paris

An 8-year-old Jewish boy wearing a kippa was attacked on Tuesday in the suburb of Sarcelles near Paris, in the second assault on Jewish children in the area in three weeks. Local prosecutors told AFP on Tuesday that it was treating the incident as an anti-Semitic crime.

Prosecutors said the two youths attacked the boy while he was on his way to after-school tutoring on Tuesday, pushing him to the ground and then beating him. According to the victim, the assailants were about 15 years old.

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TOP PRO ISRAEL EVANGELICAL LEADER RESPONDS TO OUTRAGE OVER COMMENTS BY VP PENCE ON INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY TWEET

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(NEW YORK, NEW YORK) – January 29, 2018 --In New York for meetings at the UN, Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and President of pro-Israel advocacy group, Proclaiming Justice To The Nations, responded sharply today  to the criticism being leveled at Vice-President Mike Pence for his weekend Twitter message acknowledging January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Vice President tweeted a video of he and Mrs. Pence laying a wreath last week at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, noting in his message:  “A few days ago Karen and I paid our respects at Yad Vashem to honor the 6 million Jewish martyrs of the Holocaust who 3 years after walking beneath the shadow of death, rose up from the ashes to resurrect themselves and reclaim a Jewish future.”

A recognized evangelical Christian leader in the fight against the “new” anti-Semitism being seen globally, Cardoza-Moore was quick to come to the defense of the Vice-President whose critics are today calling his comments,  “shameful, tone deaf, insensitive to Jews and glossing over the murder of millions of Jews.”


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