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The Daily TIP: TIP Senior Fellow: “Totality of Evidence” Shows that Jeremy Corbyn is an Anti-Semite

Posted by Tip Staff - August 14, 2018

TIP Senior Fellow: “Totality of Evidence” Shows that Jeremy Corbyn is an Anti-Semite
As IDF Mulls Easing Restrictions on Gaza, Hamas Launches More Terror Kites against Israel
Amid Deteriorating Economy, Iran's Khamenei Rejects Talks with U.S.
Mexican Media Company Purchases Two Original Israeli TV Series

TIP Senior Fellow: “Totality of Evidence” Shows that Jeremy Corbyn is an Anti-Semite

In the wake of renewed revelations that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn had laid a wreath at the grave of a terrorist involved in the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, the "totality of evidence" shows that Corbyn is an anti-Semite, Julie Lenarz, a senior fellow at The Israel Project, wrote in an essay published in the National Review Tuesday.

Lenarz observed that despite Corbyn's claim to be a social-justice campaigner, he, in fact, has a "decades-long record of extensive links with terrorists, racists, and dictators." This record was part of what led the three leading British Jewish newspapers to run a joint editorial calling Corbyn's rise to power an "existential threat" to the United Kingdom's Jewish community.

"This is a serious charge," Lenarz noted, "but the evidence has been lining up."

Corbyn has referred to representatives of Hamas and Hezbollah, as "our friends," though both are "internationally designated terrorist groups, devoted to the total annihilation of the Jewish state." Instead Corbyn described them as helping the Palestinians and devoting themselves to "bringing about long-term peace and social justice and political justice in the whole region.”

And while Corbyn justifies his friendliness towards Hamas and Hezbollah as "gestures of peace, an opportunity to talk to all sides in the conflict," he has repeatedly "missed opportunities to meet with Israeli delegates and boycotted events with Israeli officials in attendance."

In an interview with The Israel Project on Tuesday, Ankie Spitzer, the widow of the Israeli Olympic fencing coach Andrei Spitzer, said “The families of the brutally murdered athletes are extremely disturbed by the statements and the pictures of Mr. Jeremy Corbyn while he is honoring Palestinian leaders who planned and executed the murder of our loved ones.”

As IDF Mulls Easing Restrictions on Gaza, Hamas Launches More Terror Kites against Israel

Four incendiary terror-kites landed in southern Israel on Tuesday, as Israeli defense officials mulled over easing restrictions on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, after days of calm following an uptick in violence last week.

The Times of Israel reported that, according to local government sources, four arson balloons with incendiary devices attached to them had reached Israel’s southern communities, but failed to spark a fire when they landed outside Kibbutz Erez in the Sha’ar Hanegev region.

The latest round of attacks from Gaza, where the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas exercises complete political and military control, came as Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman met with senior security officials to discuss reopening the Kerem Shalom Crossing into Gaza.

It was not immediately clear if the news of the latest incident had reached Liberman or would affect his decision.

An unnamed Israeli official clarified, however, that the removal of restrictions on the coastal enclave was dependent upon an end to airborne arson attacks against southern Israel, as well as to clashes along the border.

Around 9,000 Palestinians participated Friday in violent border riots, as part of the Hamas-orchestrated “March of Return” that has been going on since March. Some of the rioters threw makeshift bombs, Molotov cocktails and rocks at Israeli soldiers, while others burned tires to create a smokescreen to breach the border fence and infiltrate into Israel.

Amid Deteriorating Economy, Iran's Khamenei Rejects Talks with U.S.

In a speech Monday that addressed Iran's troubled economy and the 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that he would "prohibit" talks with the United States, The New York Times reported.

In an apparent response to President Donald Trump's tweet, "Iran, and it’s economy, is going very bad, and fast! I will meet, or not meet, it doesn’t matter - it is up to them!" offering direct talks earlier this month, Khamenei tweeted, "THERE WILL BE NO WAR, NOR WILL WE NEGOTIATE WITH THE U.S.."

The Times described Khamenei's refusal as the "final word."

He also referenced his predecessor Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who forbade negotiating with the U.S., saying, "I prohibit it as well."

The speech follows Iran's recent testing of a ballistic missile and the unveiling of a new generation ballistic missile.

Khamenei attempted to deflect blame for the failing economy. He blamed President Hassan Rouhani for having "trespassed the red lines that had been set" in negotiating the nuclear deal. He indicated that Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions proved his suspicion — which he had communicated to Rouhani — that the U.S. could not be trusted.

In a summary of the speech appearing on Iran's semi-official PressTV website, Khamenei also suggested that Rouhani and his regime were responsible for the economic downturn. Khamenei dismissed the impact of sanctions charging that "most of the country’s economic problems are the result of internal mismanagement."

Mexican Media Company Purchases Two Original Israeli TV Series

Mexican media company Televisa has purchased two more original Israeli TV programs – “Yellow Peppers” and “Mythological Ex” — from Keshet International, the global content and media producer and distributor that’s part of Tel Aviv-based Keshet Media Group.

“Yellow Peppers,” an award-winning series about a family’s journey with autism, was remade successfully as “The A Word” by the BBC in 2016 and subsequently was sold to scores of media outlets including in the United States and Brazil.

In the United States, CBS adapted “Mythological Ex” as “The Ex List” in 2008. It’s a dramedy about a woman who combs through her list of ex-boyfriends to find the one a psychic told her she must marry within a year.

Televisa signed a deal with Keshet in January 2016 to acquire remake rights to four scripted formats over a three-year period. The first two, already airing in Spanish, are four-time Israeli Academy award winner “Loaded” (“Realidad Aumentada”), a comedy about four buddies and their wildly successful video game; and “Easy Money,” about a lottery millionaire.

In other Israeli TV formats news, France’s Canal Plus has bought the HOT series “Miguel,” one of two Israelis shows to win prizes at the inaugural Canneseries festival last April. “Miguel” is about a gay Israeli man who adopts a child from Guatemala.

(via Israel21c)

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