Ambassador Rips Media For Coverage Of Israel-Gaza Conflict

MIAMI (CBS Miami) — The Israeli ambassador to the United States is claiming that the “media is not connecting the dots” to Hamas following a story of 15 Palestinians killed when a United Nations school they sought shelter in was shelled.

Appearing on CNN Thursday evening, Ron Dermer chastised the network for not including in their coverage about how Hamas was using schools to hide rockets.

“It would be a disservice to your viewers for a reporter from Gaza not to mention that in the last week we had two different UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) schools where we had actually rockets found in the schools and handed over to Hamas,” Dermer said.

He then added: “Do you not think that it’s relevant to report on CNN that the secretary-general of the United Nations yesterday warned against the use of U.N. schools and shelter for rocket missile deposits of Hamas?”


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UN emergency session on Gaza: Hillel Neuer speaks out

Dictatorships attempt to silence UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer at the July 23, 2014 UNHRC emergency session on Gaza. Interruptions came from Iran, Syria, Egypt, the “State of Palestine,” Cuba and Venezuela. The U.S. and Canada defended Neuer’s right to speak.
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Obama signs act to protect LGBT federal contractors

Obama signs act to protect LGBT federal contractors

President Obama signed an executive order Monday protecting gay and transgender federal contractors from discrimination, the latest in his effort to act on Democratic-supported issues he says are being ignored by the Republican-led House. “It doesn’t make much sense, but today in America millions of our fellow citizens wake up and go to work with the awareness that they could… Read more →

Jewish Groups Begin To Rise Up In The Face Of Increasing Antisemitism

TuthRevolt reported about Sunday’s anti-Semitic riot outside the Synagogue de la Roquette in Paris. Subsequently, a controversial video showing Jewish youths protecting the Synagogue and the people trapped inside has emerged.  Some are using the video to insist it was the pro-Israeli youths protecting their synagogue who were the aggressors, but a community member who witnessed the confrontation said the video was misleading, comparing it to selectively edited videos of IDF soldiers which show false evidence of Israeli “crimes” by excluding crucial context.

The witness told Israel National News:

“What you have to understand is the background to this,” said the witness, who asked to remain anonymous. “A synagogue in a different neighborhood of Paris was attacked the previous day at about 6 p.m., when it was still Shabbat, by a much smaller group a few dozen Muslims who hurled abuse and spat at worshippers. People are very afraid.”

She said that the clash on Sunday actually began when the anti-Israel group attempted to storm the Isaac Abravanel synagogue, which at the time was hosting a rabbinical conference. She claimed that police were called but were very slow in responding, and only arrived in sufficient numbers to push back the protesters after the President of the French rabbinate made a direct phone call to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who then contacted Paris’s Chief of the Police to dispatch sufficient forces to the synagogue.

On Monday, Serge Ben Haim, one of the leaders of the Jewish community in Paris, told IDF Radio that the incident was reminiscent of Kristallnacht, and said that it was time for French leaders to start tackling anti-Semitism more seriously.

Also on Monday, MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow ran a video report about the Jewish defense group in Paris named Betar. According to the Sunday reports, Betar’s members were part of the group defending the synagogue.  The video (below) also highlights the rising anti-Semitism in France.

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Attack On Paris Synagogue: Death To The Jews!

Attack On Paris Synagogue: Death To The Jews!

With cries of “Death to the Jews,” a hundred anti-Israeli youths attacked the Synagogue de la Roquette, in Paris on Sunday. French news magazineLe Monde says preliminary reports are that four Jewish people were injured, one seriously. French news service AFP reported  the Muslim rioters surrounded the Synagogue and threw rocks into the house of worship. Large scale police forces were called to extricate the Jews. Jewish… Read more →

ACLU: Religious Orgs Should Have to Comply with LGBT Anti-Discrimination Act Too

ACLU: Religious Orgs Should Have to Comply with LGBT Anti-Discrimination Act Too

The ACLU has turned against the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), designed in part to protect the LGBT community from workplace discrimination. Along with several LGBT organizations, the ACLU now argues that religious organizations, small businesses, and the military—which are exempted in the law—must also be required to comply. The ACLU and four LGBT organizations released a joint statement Tuesday arguing that ENDA’s exemptions give… Read more →

United Kingdom Bans Teaching Creationism In All State Schools

United Kingdom Bans Teaching Creationism In All State Schools

LONDON, June 18 (UPI) — The United Kingdom has banned the teaching of creationism as scientifically valid in all schools receiving public funding. The government released a new set of funding agreements last week including clauses which specifically prohibit pseudoscience. “The parties acknowledge that clauses 2.43 and 2.44 of the Funding Agreement [which preclude the teaching of pseudoscience and require… Read more →

Graduate Delivers Faith-Based Speech; Defies School Administrators

When Brooks Hansby learned he would be the salutatorian for his graduating class, he submitted three different drafts to school administrators. Each draft was rejected because they contained references to his deeply-held Christian beliefs.

Undeterred, Hansby decided to use the experience as a “teachable moment” for his fellow graduates.

In coming before you today, I presented three drafts of my speech, all of them denied on account of my desire to share with you my personal thoughts and inspiration to you: my Christian faith. In life, you will be told, ‘No.’ In life you will be told to do things that you have no desire to do. In life, you will be asked to do things that violate your conscience and desire to do what is right.

“No man or woman has ever truly succeeded or been fulfilled on the account of living for others and not standing on what they knew in their heart was right or good,” Hansby said, before quoting from “the biggest best-selling book of all-time in history.” “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot,” Hansby said, quoting Matthew, 5:13.

“Be the salt of the Earth. Be strong and stand for your convictions and for what is right, what is ethical, what is moral and what is Godly, no matter what is the cost to you. Stand for what is good wherever you go and whatever you do.” That’s not a bad message for high school graduates to hear. Wonder why public school administrators, paid by tax-payer money, wanted to silence it.

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War On Women: California Democrats Kill Bill To Outlaw Sex-Selection Abortions

War On Women: California Democrats Kill Bill To Outlaw Sex-Selection Abortions

On Tuesday, thirteen Democrats on the California State Assembly Health Committee voted down a bill that would have outlawed the practice of sex selection through abortion. The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (AB 2336) ran into opposition by all of the Democrats on the committee, who saw the bill as a prelude to broader abortion restrictions, according to a report from Instead, Democrats introduced a… Read more →

Deborah Peters tells her story as the sole survivor of a Boko Haram attack on her family

Deborah Peters is the only female survivor of a Boko Haram attack ever to visit Washington, D.C. A teenage girl from the village of Chibok, where hundreds of schoolgirls were recently abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, Peters is now a student in the U.S.

On Tuesday, The Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., invited Peters to tell her story. She was on a panel along with international human rights lawyer and Boko Haram expert Emmanuel Ogebe to discuss “the recent attacks of Boko Haram—and necessary steps by the international community to reverse and halt the rising trend of extremist violence this group has come to represent.”

Peters told her story as the sole survivor of a Boko Haram attack on her family.

On the night of December 22, 2011, Deborah said, “At 7:00 p.m., me and my brother were at home. We started hearing a gun shooting.” She continued, “At 7:30 three men knocked on my door. They asked, where is your father?” The militants demanded Peters’s father reject his Christian faith. He refused. The militants responded by immediately shooting him in the chest three times.

The Boko Haram members then debated whether or not to kill Deborah’s brother. They decided that they would execute him, their rationale being that he would likely grow up to be a pastor, just like his father.

Peters was brought to tears recalling how she had to witness the horrific atrocities committed by Boko Haram.

Peters decided to reveal her story because she “wanted to help other people with what was happening in Nigeria.” She hoped that if people heard her story, it would help others have the courage to come forward and “stand strong.”

Emmanuel Ogebe noted his frustration that the Obama administration was not ahead of the curve in taking seriously the threat from Boko Haram. “We wanted to put a face to the atrocities that were going on in Nigeria. We face a major wall of denial… from the State Department,” he continued, “We were facing an administration that was denying the religious discrimination of Christians in Nigeria.”

Ogebe talked about the recent change in tactics from Boko Haram. He described their past actions as those of “gentlemen terrorists,” meaning they used to spare the elderly, young, or women. In recent times, he said, their tactics have changed drastically, and overall ruthlessness has increased exponentially.

The Boko Haram expert was frustrated by the narrative behind the terrorist group, dismissing claims that they should be considered anything but radical Islamists. “These are not rebels. They are anarchists, jihadists.” He continued, “We do not have a cure for extreme fanatical Islamism. Containment, not appeasement, is the solution.”

Describing Boko Haram’s vision for Africa, Ogebe said, “In the first place, they want an Islamist theocracy over northern Nigeria. You cannot achieve that when the population is 50% Christian. You cannot achieve that without massive genocide.” He continued, “They want a very extreme version of Shariah law. They want public beheadings in a stadium where people can gather. They don’t want the process with a court and trials, that is too slow and boring… These are the type of savages we are dealing with.”

The panelists took a few brief questions.

When asked what he would want the international community to do, Ogebe responded that before we do anything, “This must first be properly framed in the lens of global jihad.”

A reporter asked Deborah a question as to why she didn’t spend time with the fellow Muslim kids in her community in Nigeria. “Every time I was with the Muslim kids they would tell me that my God was fake, so I didn’t want to hang out with them anymore,” she said.

Peters had one last message to share with the audience. She held up a sign that said “#BringBackMySisters.”

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