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Children’s rights champion and free speech attorney disinvited to speak by fellow Jews in UK

March 18, 2012

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Just received word from attorney and activist Brooke Goldstein (pictured above) that she was banned from speaking by a Jewish society at Leeds University in England.

Goldstein is director of the Lawfare Project, a New York-based...

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Exclusive: Southern Sudanese Forced to Leave Israel by Month’s End, Activist Says

March 17, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Israel’s Ministry of the Interior has notified the employers of Southern Sudanese refugees who reside in Israel that they can no longer be employed by month’s end, according to a leading advocate for the rights of South...

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Southern Sudanese to be deported from Israel by month’s end; activists seek reprieve for Christian Zionist community

March 14, 2012

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Israel’s Ministry of the Interior has notified the employers of South Sudanese refugees who reside in Israel that they must no longer be employed by month’s end, according to a leading advocate for the rights of South...

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‘Game Change’ expected to reinforce anti-Palin bias; scare women away from politics

March 10, 2012

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Just came across this Christian Science Monitor piece analyzing the portrayal of Sarah Palin in HBO’s “Game Change,” the film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign that aired Saturday night. I missed it,...

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AIPAC Attendees Rally Behind Bibi

March 8, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Monday night in which he declared that, “[a]s Prime Minister of Israel I will never let my people live in the...

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Jews Look for Good News: Reaction to Obama at AIPAC

March 6, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Attendees’ reactions to President Barack Obama’s speech yesterday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference ranged, among the delegates with whom this reporter spoke, from mixed to strongly...

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Jews look for good news: reaction to Obama at AIPAC

March 5, 2012

Attendees’ reactions to President Barack Obama’s speech yesterday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference ranged, among the delegates with whom this reporter spoke, from mixed to strongly...

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Andrew Breitbart, Rest in (Big) Peace

March 1, 2012

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Saddened to hear about the death today of conservative editor and blogger Andrew Breitbart at just 43. Terrible how men, even young men, can go suddenly and unexpectedly due to heart trouble, but they sometimes do.

A gutsy intellectual warrior...

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Ray Kelly attends CSP award lunch today, receives praise for controversial intelligence gathering

February 28, 2012

Today the Center for Security Policy held its Mightier Pen Award in midtown Manhattan and yours truly was in attendance. Will write more soon, but for now: one highlight was the appearance of NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who has been...

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Trial of pro-democracy workers set to begin tomorrow in Egypt

February 25, 2012

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Tomorrow the trial of 43 civil society workers–including 16 Americans–is set to begin in Egypt.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “[t]he 43 employees will be tried on charges of illegally operating ...

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