The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 23

March 23, 2017
  • Yesterday, an Islamist terrorist killed five and wounded over 40 people in a vehicle and stabbing terror attack near the British parliament. See the BBC’s continued coverage here
    • Importantly, the CBC’s coverage acknowledged the Israel has been the victim of vehicle terror attacks in the following segment of their report: “Jan. 8, 2017: Four soldiers aged 20 to 22, three female and one male, were killed and several other injured after the driver of a semi-trailer truck targeted Israel Defence Forces at an esplanade in East Jerusalem. The Palestinian driver, identified as 28-year-old Fadi al-Qunbar was shot dead.”
    • The Guardian’s AP coverage also pointed out that: “Israel, which that has faced a wave of Palestinian car ramming, stabbing and shooting assaults since 2015, also expressed solidarity with the victims of the London attack. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said in a statement. “Israel expresses its deep shock at the terror attack in London today and its solidarity with the victims and with the people and government of Great Britain. Terror is terror wherever it occurs and we will fight it relentlessly.”
  • Lorrie Goldstein at the Toronto Sun calls out Jew-hating Canadian Imams: “Dear Jew-hating imams: With B’nai Brith having revealed on Tuesday yet another video that it says shows an imam in Canada preaching violence against Jews, I have to ask: What is it with you people? Do you actually believe, as you keep insisting in your whacko sermons, that the Hadith is accurate in saying that some day the rocks and trees are going to cry out to you that Jews are hiding behind them and for you to come and kill us?”
  • Over at the EyeOpener, see coverage about how several Ryerson students took part in a protest at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) in response to Rebel Media’s Ezra Levant’s appearance on campus.Levant’s talk was hosted by Ryerson Campus Conservatives, in partnership with the Students Supporting Israel campus group. The talk was intended to address subjects surrounding Israel and the Middle East.
  • The Times Colonist reports that “Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centres and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in a case that stoked fears across the United States.”
  • Metro News covers the story of Venezuelan Jewish converts trying to get to Israel: “It’s not quite Moses’ 40 years in the desert, but for a group of nine struggling Venezuelan converts to Judaism their torturous journey to a better life in the promised land finally brought them to Israel on Thursday.”


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