I read a police report Saturday evening that placed the number of protesters at that night’s Tel Aviv demonstration at 100,000. They did not only threaten civil rights but the physical lives and safety of hundreds of thousands if not millions of Israelis. Yet for some reason, the Supreme Court, sans Justice Edmond Levy, decided that it was not its place to interfere. The Supreme Court proved otherwise when it abandoned the people of Gush Katif. They proved that their own politics supersede their supposed commitment to upholding the civil rights of all Israelis, making this argument against the reform null and void.
Not one Western democracy voted to initiate the “inquiry,” but the U.N.’s top human rights body has rather unusual characteristics. Only 30 percent of Human Rights Council members are free democracies; Islamic states hold the balance of power through a system of regional groups, and its members include such human rights luminaries as China, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Venezuela. The report’s declarations of Israeli human rights violations run wild. Not as a human rights violation. Anne Bayefsky is the director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, and president of Human Rights Voices.3 months ago JNS.org
Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu said last week that he hopes to bring about “a full, formal peace” with Saudi Arabia, as Israel has done with other Gulf states. Whether or not Saudi Arabia joins the Abraham Accords largely depends on the United States, he added. Morocco, for example, wanted the United States to recognize its sovereignty in Western Sahara. From Yemen, the Houthis, an Iranian proxy, attack Saudi Arabia. More open relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia are definitely possible, according to Shaked.1 month ago JNS.org
Survey editors concluded that the Iran protests developed then without any organized leadership, but rather because of the overwhelming feelings of the majority regarding the many injustices in society. This is the protest of the young generation, Generation Z. In contrast with previous protests, some former or current senior officials in the Iranian regime, including former president Hassan Rouhani, have refrained from standing by the leader and do not express support for the regime. Moreover, these protests, which put challenging the government at the top of their goals, weaken to some extent the uncompromising bargaining position of the Iranian regime. Today, the Iranian regime is struggling over the issue of the hijab, which is a fundamental value of the Islamic government, thus binding it to an insoluble internal challenge.2 months ago JNS.org
Ukraine has not relented in its efforts to have Israel provide it with the Iron Dome missile defense system and other types of air defense technology, as well as a whole host of cutting-edge weapon systems. But Jerusalem must not send Iron Dome or other weapon systems to Ukraine, and should not be expected to do so. Having Israel send systems to Ukraine could create a potential threat, from Russia, Syria or Iran, to Israel’s freedom of maneuver. However, while Israel should avoid sending Iron Dome and other weapon systems to Ukraine, it could definitely provide Kyiv with good intelligence on Iran’s actions, its drones and its ballistic missiles (should they be provided to Russia). They can demand that the United States send Ukraine advanced air defense systems such as the Patriot or the Predator drones.2 months ago JNS.org
In 2013, an activist holiday called World Hijab Day was foisted upon us. As I pointed out in 2020, World Hijab Day founder Nazma Khan chose Feb. 1 for her event, and this was not a coincidence. With such heightened public awareness of all things hijab in 2022, who will have the audacity to celebrate World Hijab Day 2023? Kathy Hochul will also celebrate World Hijab Day 2023. The progressives who celebrate World Hijab Day also call themselves feminists, but they are really cultural relativists.2 days ago JNS.org
The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has been engaged in a months-long attempt to mainstream antisemitism. In it, Ye made a further connection between Jews and money, stating, “I prefer my kids knew Chanukah from Kwanzaa. It didn’t mean to wish any harm.”Cuomo pushed back on the idea of a “Jewish media mafia,” saying, “Look, there is no Jewish media cabal mafia. Ye claimed Trump started screaming at him and telling him that Ye would be defeated in the presidential election. He claimed Ye “unexpectedly” showed up with three friends, whom he “knew nothing about.” He added that “the dinner was quick and uneventful.1 month ago JNS.org
At HeartPoint Global, our dual model of servicing the developed and developing world allows investors to do both simultaneously. Heartpoint Global is developing the first and only minimally invasive adjustable structural heart system (INFLUUNTI) that is affordable and accessible, with the potential to save millions of lives. Dr. Planer is also the Chief Medical Officer of HeartPoint Global and Dr. Elbaz-Greener is on the medical leadership team. HeartPoint Global is proud to partner with the EurAsia Heart Foundation (EHF), which has ties throughout the developing world, to perform cardiac surgeries and train local doctors. Our Train the Doctor program forges long-term medical and commercial cooperation between HeartPoint Global and key markets in the developing world.1 month ago JNS.org