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Straight Facts Volume #24

This edition of Straight Facts features Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs report on BDS and the link to terror, a look at Zionism and the relationship with the civil rights movement in the USA and and much more

February 25, 2019

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Dear Chaverot,

I hope that you are all well.

With levels of anti-Semitism rising to pre-World War 2 levels around the world, the time could not be more critical to ensure we are educated and empowered and in turn, empower our communities.

In this edition of Straight Facts, you can find Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs report on BDS and the link to terror; we look at Zionism and the relationship with the civil rights movement in the USA and more.

Want your news updates from Israel or resources that you can use in your Federations? We have a Whats app group that you can request to be a part of. Please note that it is by request only and you can email your phone number to rolenemarks@yahoo.com or message me + 972 52 580 9090.

I hope this serves you.

Warm regards

Rolene Marks

World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbara - Office of the Chairperson

rolenemarks@yahoo.com

+ 972 52 580 9090


Palestinian Authority guide to indoctrination

Incitement to hate permeates Palestinian education. This article, submitted by WIZO Sweden President, Suzanne Sznajderman-Ritz, exposes some of the lessons and teaching techniques in Palestinian schools:

https://israelbehindthenews.com/palestinian-authority-teachers-guides-examples-of-conflict-related-indoctrination-by-arnon-groiss-january-2019/18158/

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Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Zionism and the civil rights movement:

US Congress Woman, Ilhan Omar, caused a lot of hurt and controversy recently with her Anti-Semitic comments about AIPAC and Jewish money. This is not the first time she has made these types of comments. Americans were rightly offended and many rightly condemned her statements. The American Civil Rights movement and Zionism have long ties to each other. Rolene Marks writes more:

https://layoftheland.online/2019/01/20/rev-dr-martin-luther-king-zionism-and-the-civil-right-movement/

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“Terrorists in Suits” – Ministry of Strategic Affairs report on global BDS

Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs recently published a report exposing the ties between BDS and terrorists who also play a major role in fundraising efforts for these terror organisations. The full report is available here:

https://4il.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/MSA-Terrorists-In-Suits-English-1.pdf

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There is no “Israeli-Palestinian” conflict

The title may have gotten your attention but on closer inspection, Israel’s conflict with her Palestinian neighbours is a small part of a greater and more complicated regional issue explains Matti Friedman is this op-ed for the NY Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/opinion/israeli-palestinian-conflict-matti-friedman.html?fbclid=IwAR2dywFHCS5dayHynd9suY-TAWOwAJ9LkXP5fCEzrmkx73DsEBaymLQQhI0

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Podcast: Can the Zioness movement change the narrative on Israel?

We have a right to be there too! We are Zionist and proud – listen to leader of the Zioness movement, Amanda Berman explain how the narrative on Israel can be reclaimed in this podcast:

https://jewishjournal.com/podcasts/the-david-suissa-podcast/243417/amanda-berman-can-the-zioness-movement-change-the-narrative-on-israel/

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Would you like to submit an article for inclusion in Straight Facts? All languages are welcome!

Email Rolene Marks, World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbara

Email: rolenemarks@yahoo.com

Tel.: + 972 52 580 9090