Media Critique: Time’s “Fields of Fire”

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In this article Time magazine violates all rules of objectivity, consistently presenting Palestinians in a positive and sympathetic light, while portraying Israelis as callous murderers.

Wael Imad, a violent attacker, is described in warm, humanistic terms: a "lively 14-year-old" who receives "allowance" from "Daddy." "A rubber bullet thwacked into Wael's shin. Thin and small for his age, he reached down and rubbed the stinging wound with one hand... Wael Imad's stricken mother arrived at the chaotic main gate of Shifa Hospital."

Israelis, on the other hand, are characterized as bloodthirsty thugs: "The tall, crew-cut young man lifted a Maccabi beer bottle and bragged like a high school quarterback after a perfect touchdown pass... Their faces shone with admiration. The braggart pointed to his M-16A3."
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L‘Shanah Tova!

Rosh_HashanaSunday(10-02-16) at sunset marks the start of the Hebrew calendar year 5777. It is the first celebration of the Fall Festival cycle that we refer to as the High Holidays, which includes Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. The fall holiday cycle ends with the final festival of Sukkot.

The Bible refers to the holiday as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the Day of Remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the Day of the Sounding of the Shofar) and is instituted in Leviticus 23:24-25.

“Speak to the people of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of complete rest, a holy convocation commemorated with trumpet blasts.” Continue reading "L‘Shanah Tova!"

Rabbi Sacks’ keynote address on antisemitism in the European Parliament / Statement on Shimon Peres

"The hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews."

On 27th September 2016, Rabbi Sacks delivered a powerful keynote address entitled 'The Mutating Virus: Understanding Antisemitism' in the European Parliament.
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