After I brought up the issue of systematic persecution of Palestinian Arabs by both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, the responses of debaters Kristian D. Bailey and Dr. Carson were respectively, “I am not here to defend Hamas” and “That’s up for them to decide.” To be fair to Kristian, his answer was at least intellectually consistent.  Making an effort to transition from “I don’t defend Hamas” to “I condemn Hamas” would be too much to ask a member of Students for Justice in Palestine who retweets statements from known Jew haters like Muhammed Desai.

But Dr. Carson’s position was, in contrast, inexplicable. He began his statement earlier in the debate by saying that Dr. King said we should stand for “the oppression of all peoples.” Which is weird since Dr. Carson didn’t seem to be so keen to stand against the oppression of Palestinians by the regimes ruling over them. Instead, according to them, that was up for “them to decide.”

The Missing Piece: Jewish Lives Matter, by @cvaldary



A three-month-old girl, identified by her grandfather as Chaya Zissel, was killed and several US citizens and Israelis were wounded Wednesday evening when a convicted Palestinian terrorist from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan rammed his vehicle into a crowd of people in the capital.

Terrorist kills infant, wounds several, after ramming car into crowd in Jerusalem – 22 October 2014



8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day

The popular story was shared widely and many commenters asked for references for further reading.

Not wanting to disappoint, ICTMN compiled a list of sources online and in book form that supports the history of Christopher Columbus and his crew.

Christopher Columbus’s Top Atrocities: The Annotated List




The British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has apologized on its website for removing Kosher food from the shelves of its Holborn branch in central London. This is from the first link.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience or offence caused,” the company said on its website. “The decision was taken in one store only to move these chilled products to cold storage elsewhere in that store for a short period on Saturday as a precautionary measure during a demonstration close by.” The company added that “as a non-political organisation, Sainsbury’s would never take such a decision on grounds other than ensuring the quality or safety of our products.”

Some witnesses, however, said that the food was removed not as a precaution but in support of the protesters, with one Sainsbury’s staff member reportedly saying “We support Gaza.”

On social media, the supermarket chain was accused of racism and anti-Semitism. Former Tory MP Louise Mench tweeted: “Dear @Sainsburys kosher is JEWISH food. Israel is a COUNTRY. How DARE YOU equate Jews’ food to ISRAEL, how dare you #EverydayAntisemitism.” 

Colin Appleby, the witness who heard the Gaza comment, also posted a picture of the empty kosher section, adding: “I didn’t try to point out that kosher goods were not Israeli goods but they walked away.”

Another customer, Gavin Platman, complained on Facebook that the supermarket was “not making a political statement against Israel but instead are targeting a group based on race – i.e. Jews.”

On Saturday, demonstrators in Birmingham attacked police and threw food products on the floor while calling on a local supermarket to stop selling Israeli goods.

About 100 demonstrators had gathered for a protest of Israeli food products outside the Tesco supermarket in Hodge Hill. A smaller group of protesters, holding Palestinian flags, then entered the store and started pushing over piles of food products.

 When we stand up to the BDS’ers, we win. When we don’t, they win. It’s that simple.

Israel Matzav

#BDS_Fail: Sainsbury apologizes






Eloheinu v’Elohei avoteinu v’imoteinu – Our God and God of our ancestors,
Watch over those who defend our nation.
Shield them from harm and guide them in all their pursuits.
Grant their commanders wisdom and discernment
in their time of preparation and on the battlefield.
Should battle erupt…

In honor of our beloved soliders:



So to those condemning Israel: Are you pro-Palestinian, or are you really just anti-Israel? Many of you purportedly care so much when you really care so little. As Leon Wieseltier of the New Republic once wrote: It is easier “not to dive deep into the substance of anything. It is less immediately satisfying than cursing and linking.”

My Twitter and Facebook feeds would have me believe that the only noteworthy military conflict in the world today is that between Israel and Hamas. Either many of you care about war only when it involves a Jew holding a gun, or you are woefully unaware of what else is going on in the world. In case it is the latter, and I sincerely hope it is, here is a (very) partial list of the death tolls from other ongoing conflicts. In no particular order:

Syria: 170,000 (~700 this past weekend alone!)

Mexico: ~80,000

Nigeria: ~5,000

South Sudan: ~10,000.

Gaza: ~600

Massacre at Yarmouk | Jonathan Messing


The Etymology of Modern Hebrew Words