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The optics don’t matter on Israel’s ban of Omar and Tlaib

Posted on 16 August 2019

By Jerome M. Marcus (JNS) Just as its enemies hoped, Israel has been attacked for denying entry to two U.S. congresswomen who, in clear violation of Israeli law, sought to enter the country so they could use it as a backdrop to advocate for the BDS movement. So rabid are these haters that, in the itinerary […] Continue Reading

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Israel’s decision to bar Omar and Tlaib comes from a position of strength

Posted on 16 August 2019

By Alex Traiman (JNS) Israel set off a firestorm this week in announcing that U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) would not receive entry visas for their self-stated visit to “Palestine.” Just two weeks earlier, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer—a trusted adviser with a direct line to Israeli Prime […] Continue Reading

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Israel should have ignored Trump’s pressure on Omar and Tlaib

Posted on 16 August 2019

By Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS) Unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama, President Donald Trump doesn’t think more “daylight” between the United States and Israel is needed, and he has had Israel’s back on all the major issues regarding the peace process and threats like Iran. But ironically, this is a moment when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […] Continue Reading

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Banning Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will turn young American Jews against Israel

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Banning Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will turn young American Jews against Israel

Posted on 16 August 2019

By Samuel Heilman JERUSALEM (JTA) — During the past few days in Israel, a debate has broken out about the proposed visit of U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to the Palestinian territories. Both Democrats, Muslims and vocal critics of Israel, the congresswomen apparently were planning a not uncommon fact-finding trip to the region […] Continue Reading

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Israel was right to ban Reps. Tlaib and Omar, but Trump was wrong to pressure us to do so

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Israel was right to ban Reps. Tlaib and Omar, but Trump was wrong to pressure us to do so

Posted on 16 August 2019

By Laura Ben-David TEKO’A, WEST BANK (JTA) — When Israel announced that it would be banning lawmakers Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting Israel, it caused a huge debate to erupt in the Jewish community for all sorts of reasons.  Supporters of the ban argue that if someone denies your right to exist — […] Continue Reading

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Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar should be allowed to visit the Palestinian territories, but only if they visit Israel first

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Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar should be allowed to visit the Palestinian territories, but only if they visit Israel first

Posted on 16 August 2019

By Thane Rosenbaaum NEW YORK (JTA) — If ever there were two people who had no business setting foot on Israeli soil, they are Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. Today, Israel announced that these two Muslim-American elected officials, avowed supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, would be banned from entering.  […] Continue Reading

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AIPAC and other Jewish groups join Democratic lawmakers in criticizing Israel’s decision to ban Tlaib and Omar

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AIPAC and other Jewish groups join Democratic lawmakers in criticizing Israel’s decision to ban Tlaib and Omar

Posted on 15 August 2019

By Josefin Dolsten This is a developing story. (JTA) — Israel’s decision on Thursday to ban Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country has quickly prompted a wave of impassioned responses from across the Jewish community. Pro-Israel groups, including AIPAC, and prominent Democratic lawmakers are already objecting to the move. AIPAC’s statement, […] Continue Reading

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Israel confirms it is banning Tlaib and Omar from entering country

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Israel confirms it is banning Tlaib and Omar from entering country

Posted on 15 August 2019

By Josefin Dolsten (JTA) — Israel’s deputy foreign minister confirmed that Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will not be allowed to enter the country. “We won’t allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter Israel. In principle this is a very justified decision,” Tzipi Hotovely told Israel’s public broadcaster […] Continue Reading

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Coming in hot: 10 new ways the Federation is here for good

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Coming in hot: 10 new ways the Federation is here for good

Posted on 14 August 2019

Fresh Faces at Federation Submitted Story Hot on the heels of a busy spring season, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (JFGD) didn’t slow down over the summer. From its new board chair to its 2020 campaign kick-off to its Connecting | Dallas launch, it is here for you and here for good. Here’s how. […] Continue Reading

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Rabbi Robbins debuts ‘Psalm 27’ book

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Rabbi Robbins debuts ‘Psalm 27’ book

Posted on 14 August 2019

Dallas-area rabbi hopes readers use her book in daily life By Deb Silverthorn Gather. Settle. Bless. Read. Write. Sit. Forgive. Remember. Celebrate. These are the directions, guidelines, reflections and recommendations of Rabbi Debra J. Robbins, in her new book “Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27.” “We are the recipients of these beautiful words and I […] Continue Reading

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