It is summer in Israel and the beaches and restaurants are packed with visitors. Also visiting our shores, are a plethora of rockstars and artists who defying people like Roger Waters and showing Israel some love. Perhaps it is the summer of love?
At the time of writing this edition, we sadly lost our beloved Honorary Life President, Raya Jaglom. Raya’s was a life dedicated to service to WIZO and to our beloved State of Israel. Raya will be missed tremendously.
In this summer edition of Straight Facts we look at Marwan Barghouti and Linda Sarsour, who are positioning themselves as the voices and faces of the pro-Palestinian movement, what motivates “lone wolf “terrorists, a victory against BDS in Austria and more!
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World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbarah – Office of the Chairperson
Tribute to Raya Jaglom z”l
World WIZO remembers our honorary life President, Raya Jaglom z”l. Raya was the essence of service and duty and her legacy and love for WIZO and the State of Israel will live on through the generations and our work as a movement dedicated to uplifting Israeli society. May her memory be blessed
photo by: Kfir Sivan
Linda Sarsour – Femme fatal?
Linda Sarsour is the poster child for intersectionality and women’s rights but how can the woman who claims that “Zionists cannot be feminists” really have our rights at heart? Read more about Sarsour and her intentions here:
Is Marwan Barghouti the new Mandela?
Marwan Barghouti is a former leader of Tanzim, the armed wing of Fatah, and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, both terror organisations responsible for the murder of many Israeli civilians. Barghouti is serving time for the planning and directing of the murders of 5 Israelis. He is trying to position himself as the “New Mandela”.Mandela, is a symbol of reconciliation, would never have countenanced such appalling actions. Read more below:
A Palestinian Mandela?
Marwan Barghouti is hoping to position himself as the “Palestinian Mandela” and a possible successor to President Mahmoud Abbas. Who exactly is Marwan Barghouti?
Marwan Barghouti is a former leader of Tanzim, the armed wing of Fatah, and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, both terror organisations responsible for the murder of many Israeli civilians. Barghouti is serving time for the planning and directing of the murders of 5 Israelis. Read more here:
Fighting terror begins at home
Has the United Nations become a symbol of institutionalized anti-Semitism? Some of the alarming resolutions that have been passed lately would have us believe that this once noble institution is now a playground for hate-mongers. Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to the UN, David Roet, weighs in:
The Myth of the Lone Wolf terrorist
We have seen this alarming trend manifest itself in horrendous attacks across the world. From Paris to Tel Aviv, the “lone wolf” has struck terror. But are they really acting alone? Read this expose from The Tower Magazine:
Austria fights BDS!
Our Chaverot in Austria and their community stood up to BDS!
Please find attached the article from the demonstration that occurred. It is in German, but it is a report about the Anti-BDS movement in 2016 and if you scroll down, you will find a Youtube Video showing the demonstration.