Israel Reveals Another Secret Iranian Nuclear Weapons Site

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

How long before Israel launches an airstrike to take the new site out?

Satellite photos show Tehran attempting to cover nuclear work.

Israeli leaders on Monday disclosed the existence of yet another secret Iranian nuclear weapons site that Tehran has attempted to hide from the international community, a disclosure likely to amplify calls from the international community for Iran to come clean about its ongoing weapons work.

“Israel has exposed another Iranian violation of their international commitments: the Abadeh Nuclear Weapons Development Site,” Israeli embassy spokesman Elad Strohmayer disclosed in a series of tweets that followed the publication of photographic evidence of the site by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We have proof that Iran conducted experiments to develop nuclear weapons there, and that they destroyed the site when they realized we discovered it.”

Elad Strohmayer

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Israel has exposed another Iranian violation of their international commitments: the Abadeh Nuclear Weapons Development Site. We have proof that conducted experiments to develop nuclear weapons there, and that they destroyed the site when they realized we discovered it.

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The disclosure of this new nuclear weapons research site comes on the heels of Iran’s decision to abandon its commitments under the landmark nuclear deal and run full throttle with the advanced enrichment of uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon.

With the Trump administration’s economic sanctions crippling the Iranian economy, the country’s leaders have decided that it will install advanced nuclear centrifuges prohibited under the deal that are capable of enriching uranium to near weapons-grade levels.

“I call on the international community to join President Trump’s sanctions to exert more pressure on Iran,” Netanyahu said in a statement following the disclosure. “The only way to stop Iran’s march to the bomb and its aggression in the region is pressure, pressure, and more pressure.”

Satellite imagery released by Israel appears to show the site fully operational as recently as June 2018. Photos from June 2019, after Israel discovered the site, show that it has been eradicated in what appears to be an attempt by Iran to hide the site from public view.

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What Rep. Tlaib Forgot To Mention: 212 Killed -1,149 Wounded

H/T The Lid.

The 212 killed and 1,149 is why Isreal had these checkpoints in Judea and Samaria.

These checkpoints are no more humiliating and dehumanizing than TSA checkpoints in American airports thanks to the Muslim brothers of Rashida Talib and Ilhan Omar.

Monday’s Tlaib/Omar presser was a horrible display. Two members of Congress were expressing their Antisemitism in public, aired live by major media and the cable networks, their hate speech supported by their fellow Democrats. Although as far as acting goes one of the two members of Congress had provided an award-winning performance, but she left out one important point.

Rashida Tlaib put in a great emotional act during her press conference today. She spoke of the difficulty trying to move around Judea and Samaria (she calls it the West Bank) when she was a child trying to visit her Grandmother.

“As a young girl visiting Palestine to see my grandparents and extended family, I watched as my mother had to go through dehumanizing checkpoints – even though she was a United States citizen and a proud American,”

I too am a proud American and when I went to Israel I had to go through checkpoints. For some—I was patted down, others I went through metal detectors, still others wands. Were they dehumanizing? No more dehumanizing than going through the TSA checkpoints before getting on an Airplane.

What Tlaib neglected to mention was the reason for the checks.  Israel was attempting to prevent all her citizens, Muslim, Christian, and Jewish from becoming victims of Palestinian terror.

During the time Tlaib was aged 2-10 and visiting there were 129 attempted or successful Palestinian terrorist attacks; 212 people were killed and 1,149 were injured (there were other attacks outside of Israel such as the Achille Lauro hijacking  on October 7, 1985, when a  69-year-old Jewish American man in a wheelchair, Leon Klinghoffer, was murdered by the Palestinian hijackers and thrown overboard ). And this was before they started suicide bombings.

What Tlaib was complaining about was Israel’s attempt to prevent more murders, and people being wounded.

Palestinian Terror Attacks in Israel 1978-1986    Rep. Rashida Tlaib Was Aged 2-10  
Date Where? Dead Hurt Description  
1/8/78 East Jerusalem 0 3 grenade attack at bus station in East Jerusalem
2/14/78 Jerusalem 2 48 bombing on bus
2/19/78 Jerusalem 1 1 1 Arab killed, 1 Arab injured by bombing at Hebrew University
3/11/78 Tel Aviv 51 72 43 killed (including 1 American), 72 injured in shooting attack on Tel Aviv beach; thirteen PLO/al-Fatah terrorists land by boat on beach near Tel Aviv and seize a bus, engaging police in gun battle during which bus explodes (nine terrorists also killed)
4/26/78 Jerusalem 2 3 2 West Germans killed, 3 injured by grenade thrown into bus between Galilee and Jerusalem
6/2/78 Jerusalem 6 19 6 killed (1 died 3 Jun, 1 American killed), 19 injured (including one American) in bombing of bus
6/29/78 Jerusalem 2 47 bombing in market
8/3/78 Tel Aviv 1 50 bomb in children’s clothing stand
8/18/78 Tel Aviv 1 ? bombing in market
11/19/78 Israel 4 30 bombing on bus; casualties include citizens of Belgium, Canada, Sweden, and the UK
12/16/78 Jerusalem 0 22 22 injured (including 5 Americans) by bombing on bus
1/13/79 Maalot 4 5 1 killed in fall attempting to escape three Palestinian gunmen who tried to seize hotel in Maalot; 5 others injured (three terrorists killed)
1/18/79 Jerusalem 0 21 bombing of market
1/19/79 Qiriyat Shemona 0 4 shelling of Qiryat Shemona and Nahariya
1/28/79 Netanya 2 34 morning bombing in Netanya market
2/28/79 Jerusalem 0 6 bombing in market
3/7/79 Jerusalem 0 12 bombing on bus at Plaza Hotel; bombing on second bus in Tel Aviv causes no injuries
3/10/79 Tel Aviv 4 ? four terrorists killed
3/23/79 Jerusalem 1 13 bombing in Zion Square
3/26/79 Lod 0 19 bombing in market
3/27/79 Tel Aviv 1 14 bombing in downtown Tel Aviv
4/6/79 Jerusalem 0 13 bomb at Arab bus stop
4/10/79 Tel Aviv 1 36 bombing in market
4/15/79 Tirat Zir 4 0 four terrorists killed crossing from Jordan near Tirat Zir
4/17/79 Israel 7 6 1 soldier killed, 6 soldiers injured by terrorists crossing from Lebanon (six terrorists also killed)
4/21/79 Nahariya 6 4 4 killed (including 2 children), 4 injured by four terrorists (two killed) who attacked apartment building
5/14/79 Tiberias 2 32 2 killed (both teenagers), 32 injured (including 2 Americans) by bombing
5/23/79 Petach Tikva 3 13 bombing at bus stop
6/3/79 Jerusalem 0 3 bombing at bookstore
6/24/79 Tel Aviv 2 0 two Palestinians killed while driving a truck bomb near bus station
7/6/79 Jerusalem 0 3 3 French citizens injured by bombing near UN offices in East Jerusalem
7/7/79 Kafr Manda 4 11 bombing
8/5/79 Jerusalem 0 2 bombing
8/21/79 Tel Aviv 0 4 two bombs exploded ten minutes apart at an amusement park
9/5/79 Jerusalem 0 1 bombing
9/15/79 Tel Aviv 0 1 1 police officer injured by bombing
9/16/79 Jerusalem 1 ? shooting attack in Arab section of Jerusalem
9/19/79 Jerusalem 1 58 bombing at Jerusalem pedestrian mall
9/27/79 Tel Aviv 0 6 three bombings
10/8/79 Hebron 0 2 two Palestinian youth injured attempting to plant a bomb near the Tomb of the Patriarchs
10/24/79 Tel Aviv 0 1 bombing at bus terminal
11/19/79 Jerusalem 0 13 13 injured at bus stop by bomb on bus; second bomb explodes on another bus, also in Jerusalem, with no injuries
2/3/80 Rehovot 0 6 bombing
2/11/80 Petah Tikva 0 10 bombing
2/16/80 Gaza 2 11 two bombings in Gaza
4/7/80 Misgav Am Kibbutz 8 16 hostage taking at children’s dormitory
5/2/80 Hebron 6 16 6 killed (1 died subsequently of injuries and 1 American), 16 injured in attack on worshippers leaving synagogue
5/26/80 Hebron 0 1 1 police officer injured in stabbing attack
6/2/80 Hebron 0 11 10 injured in four bombings in Palestinian towns; three car bombs each injure one Palestinian major, an Israeli police officer also injured; 7 Palestinians injured by a grenade thrown near an elementary school in Hebron
6/10/80 Jerusalem 0 1 1 injured (police officer) in shooting attack
6/16/80 Rosh Hanikra 3 1 1 soldier injured (three terrorists killed) during intercept of terrorists in a boat south of Rosh Hanikra
7/3/80 Gaza 0 1 bombing
8/17/80 Jaffa 1 8 car bombing
8/24/80 Jerusalem 1 12 bombing at gas station
9/13/80 Jerusalem 1 2 2 injured by premature explosion of bomb, killing one terrorist
10/5/80 Givatayim 3 7 bomb exploded in parcel in Givatayim post office; one of those killed was the target of the mail bomb
10/18/80  Jerusalem 0 1 bomb exploded on sidewalk
10/25/80 Jerusalem 0 14 13 soldiers and 1 civilian injured by bombing
10/25/80 Tel Aviv 0 2 bombing at bus stop
11/6/80 Kiryat Shemona 0 5 rocket attack
11/9/80 Israel 0 1 1 Palestinian injured by grenade attack
11/15/80 West Bank 0 3 premature explosion of bomb on bus injured one civilian plus two terrorists carrying the bomb
12/10/80 Jerusalem 0 2 bomb exploded under car
1/11/81 Gaza 1 2 1 killed by shooting and 2 injured by grenade in attack on taxi
1/29/81 Israel 0 3 several injured in rocket attacks in northern Israel
2/7/81 Gaza 2 ? 2 killed (both Palestinians) by grenade thrown at a military vehicle
4/16/81 Israel 2 0 attempted attack by two terrorists trying to enter Israel by balloon; both terrorists killed
4/24/81  Jerusalem 0 1 1 Arab injured by bomb
6/1/81 Jerusalem 0 1 1 injured while defusing bomb in cafe
7/14/81 Gaza 1 5 1 killed (a soldier), 5 injured by bomb in southern Gaza
7/15/81 Israel 3 25 3 killed, 25 injured in rocket attacks in northern Israel
8/30/81 Nablus 1 14 1 killed (Arab child), 14 injured by bomb in a market
9/12/81 Jerusalem 1 28 1 killed, 28 injured (most Italians) by grenade
10/31/81 Hebron 0 3 1 Israeli stabbed and 2 Arabs shot
6/28/82 Eilat 0 1 attack on workers
1/8/83 Tel Aviv 0 12 grenade thrown into bus near Tel Aviv
7/1/83 Hebron 1 ? 1 American killed in stabbing attack
7/25/83 Hebron 3 33 shooting attack on Islamic college
12/6/83 Jerusalem 6 43 6 killed (including 1 American who died 19 Dec), 43 injured in bombing of bus
2/28/84  Jerusalem 0 21 two grenades explode at store
3/5/84 Ramallah 0 7 7 Palestinians injured in attack on bus near Ramallah by seven terrorists
3/8/84 Ashdod 3 9 bombing on bus
4/2/84 Jerusalem 1 48 shooting attack by three terrorists in shopping area (one terrorist killed by authorities)
4/12/84 Gaza 5 7 1 killed (died 13 Apr of injuries), 7 injured during hijacking of bus by four terrorists (all four terrorists killed during storming of bus by authorities)
4/23/84 Qalqilya 0 2 bombing near Qalqiliya
9/22/84 Jerusalem 0 4 explosion of grenade at Palestinian coffee shop
10/28/84 Jerusalem 1 10 rocket fired by Israeli soldiers at Palestinian bus
12/1/84 Jerusalem 0 3 grenade attack on bus
12/17/84 Tel Aviv 0 3 grenade attack at bus stop
4/19/85 Jerusalem 1 ? shooting attack
4/21/85 Haifa 20 ? Israeli navy sinks ship with Fatah terrorists attempting to land near Haifa; 20 terrorists killed
4/28/85 Israel 0 1 1 soldier injured by rocket propelled grenade fired from Jordan
4/30/85 Israel 0 1 grenade attack against bus
4/30/85 Bat Pam 0 1 grenade attack on Israeli intelligence center in Bat Pam, south of Tel Aviv
6/17/85 Jerusalem 0 1 bombing
6/23/85 Beit Shemesh 2 ? attack by two terrorists near Beit Shemesh
6/24/85 Jerusalem 0 1 1 child injured by bomb near bus stop
7/8/85 Holon 0 5 bombing at bus station
7/31/85 Haifa 0 3 multiple bombs in military factory
8/29/85 Jerusalem 0 1 stabbing attack
9/2/85 Gila 0 6 bombing in Gila suburb of Jerusalem
9/6/85 Jerusalem 1 ? bombing at outdoor market
9/23/85 Acre 0 1 bombing
9/25/85 Mount Scopus 0 1 bombing at bus station
9/26/85 Gilo, West Bank 0 7 bombing at bus stop in Gilo near Jerusalem
9/29/85 Haifa 0 5 two nearly simultaneous bombings in downtown Haifa
10/6/85 Jerusalem 3 ? shootings near Jerusalem
10/7/85 Jerusalem 0 11 bombing of residential building
10/24/85 Afula 0 5 bombing in central market
11/11/85 Jerusalem 0 1 1 soldier injured in stabbing
12/26/85 Tel Aviv 0 1 bombing outside restaurant
1/29/86 Israel 3 2 2 killed, 2 injured (all soldiers) in attack on Army patrol (one terrorist also killed)
1/30/86 Jerusalem 1 2 1 police officer killed, 2 civilians injured in shooting attack
2/14/86 Jerusalem 0 6 bombing of bus
3/19/86 Jerusalem 1 3 car bombing
4/8/86 Jerusalem 0 9 bomb thrown at bus
4/8/86 Afula 0 1 1 soldier injured by bombing
4/27/86 Jerusalem 1 ? 1 British citizen killed in shooting
5/20/86 Jerusalem 0 6 attack on Israeli military vehicle
5/25/86 Israel 0 1 1 injured by one of three bomb explosions
6/5/86 Jerusalem 0 2 bombing of supermarket
6/30/86 Jerusalem 0 6 6 injured in attacks on two buses (5 on one, 1 on another)
7/10/86 Israel 6 9 2 killed, 9 injured (all soldiers) by terrorists landing boat on coast (all four terrorists killed)
7/20/86 Tel Aviv 0 1 1 teenager injured by bombing
8/22/86 Jerusalem 2 ? 2 soldiers killed in stabbing attack
10/15/86 Jerusalem 1 ? 1 American killed in grenade attack at Western Wall
10/26/86 Israel 0 1 1 injured when terrorist attempts to gain control of bus filled with students, intending to crash bus
11/14/86 Jerusalem 1 ? 1 student killed in attack
Total 212 1149  (Source: Johnson Archive)

Bill Maher’s Truth Bomb Blows Up The Squad: BDS Is A BullS**t Purity Test For Democrats

H/T Clash Daily.

Bill Maher is lower than whale droppings at the bottom of the Marianas Trench.

That being said he is correct and spot on with his truth bomb

When Maher is right, he’s absolutely SAVAGE. Sorry Rashida Talib, your little ‘wounded bird’ routine isn’t even convincing to your OWN team.

The ‘Squad’ does one thing well — they suck all the oxygen out of a room and force the public attention on themselves. This week it was around their publicity stunt about visiting Israel. We’ve covered that elsewhere (links at the bottom)

Trump, not surprisingly, shared his thoughts on it through twitter:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!

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@realDonaldTrump

Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!

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Of course, Pelosi & Co. tried to play it all up as horrible and unpresidential and all the other usual talking points… etcetera, etcetera.

There’s only one problem with that.

Even LIBERALS can see through their BS talking points.

Bill Maher is no friend of Trump — in fact, he has been openly HOPING for a painful recession to hit the US, something which would hurt the ‘little people’ (leaving the elites like himself unaffected) if that’s what it takes to bounce Trump out of office.

(Like most liberals — YOUR pain is a price he’s willing to pay.)

But he’s slapping the Left around on how blindly partisan they’ve been on the subject of Israel.

He does more to set the record straight in four short minutes than most news reports would.

If the Left can’t even convince their OWN side that Trump is the bad guy in this exchange, how can they possibly hope to con the rest of the country?

 

 

Israel Allows Rashida Tlaib to Visit Her Palestinian Family

H/T Breitbart.

Rashida Tlaib(Delusional-MI)is a liar and anti- Semite so will she keep her word?

The Israeli government decided Friday to allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to enter the country to visit her Palestinian relatives in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).

Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) were denied permission to enter the country, under a 2017 law that bars those who support boycotts of Israel. However, the Israeli government indicated that it could allow Tlaib to apply for a “humanitarian” visa, provided she did not promote boycotts.

Tlaib apparently agreed to those conditions, according to the Times of Israel:

“I would like to request admittance to Israel in order to visit my relatives, and specifically my grandmother, who is in her 90s and lives in Beit Ur al-Fouqa,” Tlaib wrote in her letter to [interior minister Aryeh] Deri. “This could be my last opportunity to see her. I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit.”

A statement from Deri’s office Friday morning said he had decided to allow the congresswoman into the country based on her letter. It said he “expressed hope that she will live up to her promise and that the visit will only be for humanitarian needs.”

Israel had indicated several weeks ago that it would allow Omar and Tlaib to enter, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his government had changed its decision based on the fact that their proposed itinerary referred to Israel as “Palestine,” that they had declined to meet with any Israeli officials (in opposition or government), and that their itinerary was being organized by an anti-Israel group.

President Trump also encouraged Israel to deny them entry.

California Introduces Radical Anti-Semitic High School Curriculum

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Will the last sane American leaving Commiefornia Please bring the flag and turn out the lights.

Outrage in Jewish, pro-Israel community after anti-Israel activists hijack curriculum.

The state of California has introduced “blatantly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel” lessons into its official high school curriculum, drawing outrage and concern in the state’s Jewish and pro-Israel communities, according to multiple sources involved in the controversy.

The California Department of Education is facing backlash after permitting a host of anti-Israel activists to build a statewide educational curriculum that demonizes the Jewish state and is said to be fostering hatred of Jewish and Israeli-American students, sources said.

Already, 83 pro-Israel and anti-discrimination organizations have petitioned the state’s education department to reform its Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) to remove multiple instances of what they say is anti-Semitic and anti-Israel bias.

Multiple sources involved in the fight have described to the Washington Free Beacon anti-Semitic courses that they say are fostering an unsafe environment for Jewish and Israeli-American students. Further information obtained by the Free Beacon reveals that several of the educators involved in pushing the new curriculum have a history of anti-Israel activism that has often spilled into anti-Semitic territory.

“We are aware that many individuals and groups affiliated with the Jewish community have already written to you about the ESMC’s shocking omission of information about American Jews and anti-Semitism, its use of classic anti-Semitic stereotypes, and its blatant anti-Israel bias,” a coalition of 83 pro-Israel organizations led by the AMCHA Initiative, a watchdog group that combats anti-Semitism in America, wrote to California’s Education Department.

“This includes the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, who wrote to you that they ‘cannot support a curriculum that erases the American Jewish experience, fails to discuss anti-Semitism, reinforces negative stereotypes about Jews, singles out Israel for criticism and would institutionalize the teaching of anti-Semitic stereotypes in our public schools,'” the groups wrote.

The curriculum, the organizations claim, is the result of an effort by several leading educators who have expressed both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic viewpoints.

“The anti-Jewish, anti-Israel bias of the proposed ESMC curriculum—including its implicit portrayal of Jews and Israel as part of ‘interlocking systems of oppression and privilege’ and its endorsement of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement as a form of ‘direct action’ or ‘resistance’ that students are encouraged to engage in—clearly exposes the politically motivated and directed nature of the curriculum and its drafters,” the organizations wrote.

“Not surprisingly, more than one-quarter of the Model Curriculum Advisory Committee members, appointed by the State Board of Education to draft the ESMC, have publicly expressed animus towards Israel and its supporters, with some members openly supporting BDS,” the letter states. “There is no doubt that these committee members have unconscionably used the state-mandated curriculum as a tool for politically indoctrinating California’s high school students with anti-Israel propaganda and encouraging them to engage in political activism against the Jewish state.”

Shoham Nicolet, head of the Israel American Council, an organization working to oppose the curriculum and expose those behind it, told the Free Beacon that California’s small, tightknit Israeli-American community is concerned that this curriculum will foster anti-Semitism in the state’s schools.

“As immigrants of this country, we’re looking at a curriculum that will discriminate based on ethnic backgrounds,” Nicolet said.

After researching the educators behind the new curriculum, Nicolet said he was “surprised to find out that you have people who are … supporters of BDS publicly.”

The global BDS movement has been described not just by pro-Israel leaders but also by many members of Congress as an anti-Semitic movement that seeks to wage economic warfare on Israel and Jewish citizens.

“It’s odd that a professional committee that’s supposed to have an impact on the education of millions of kids in California in public school and is funded by taxpayers is so biased,” Nicolet said. “How come the BDS movement is part of what is supposed to be allowed in classrooms in California?”

Public research materials viewed by the Free Beacon reveal that several committee members behind California Department of Education’s Draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum are outspoken critics of Israel.

One member, Samia Shoman, is a Palestinian-American who teaches in the San Mateo Union High District. Her lesson plans on Palestinian history have been featured as a teaching tool by the Qatar Foundation International, a group tied to the nation and its efforts to proliferate boycotts of Israel. Shoman is also a pro-Palestinian activist on Twitter.

Another committee member, Gaye Theresa Johnson, an associate professor at UCLA college of social sciences, also has supported pro-Palestinian causes on Twitter, including retweets from pro-Iran individuals who have deemed Tehran as the victim in the ongoing nuclear standoff with the United States.

A third committee member, Theresa Montaño, a professor at California State University, Northridge, has publicly supported the BDS movement and advocates for Israeli scholars to be boycotted in the United States. Montaño also signed a 2009 letter to then-president Barack Obama that was organized by one of the globe’s most prominent BDS organizations.

Masha Merkulova, founder and executive director of Club Z, a Bay Area organization that fosters commitment to Israel, told the Free Beacon that the effort to promote this one-sided curriculum should worry all Americans.

“If we allow this to happen, California’s children are going to be indoctrinated in intolerance and hate,” Merkulova said. “This is our flashpoint … this ethnic studies curriculum is infused with Jew hatred. Let’s call it for what it is, anti-Semitism. Our Department of Education has put bigoted people in charge of writing a curriculum that is supposed to promote inclusivity and tolerance.”

“This is an attempt to make anti-Semitism institutional,” she said. “This is what the kids are going to learn as part of normal things they learn.”

Europe Poised to Put Warning Labels on Jewish-Made Products

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

The Europeans are taking a page from the Nazi playbook.

Will Jews once again be required to wear a yellow star?

Will Jews be rounded up and put in ghettos then face the final solution once more in Europe?

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Legal decision reminiscent of Holocaust-era boycotts of Jews.

The European Union is poised to mandate that Israeli products made in contested territories carry consumer warning labels, a decision that could trigger American anti-boycott laws and open up what legal experts describe as a “Pandora’s box” of litigation, according to multiple sources involved in the legal dispute who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently issued non-binding opinion arguing that EU law requires Israeli-made products to be labeled as coming from “settlements” and “Israeli colonies.”

The decision was seen as a major win for supporters of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which seeks to wage economic warfare on Israel and its citizens. Pro-Israel activists, as well as the Jewish businesses involved in the legal dispute, see the decision as an ominous warning sign that they say is reminiscent of Holocaust-era boycotts of Jewish businesses.

With the EU court’s 15 judge panel now poised to issue its own binding judgment in the case, legal experts are warning that a potential decision mandating such labeling could pave the way for goods from any disputed territory to receive such treatment. The decision also could trigger U.S. anti-boycott laws meant to stop Israeli-made goods from being singled out for unfair treatment on the international market.

Brooke Goldstein, a human rights lawyer and executive director of the Lawfare Project, which is involved in the legal dispute, described the EU court’s initial decision as “frankly outrageous.”

“The Advocate General’s opinion said that goods produced by Muslims are to be labeled from ‘Palestine,’ and goods produced by Jews labeled as coming from ‘Israeli colonies,’ Goldstein said. “Both people are living in the same geographic location, and yet Jewish goods are being treated differently.”

“Could the discrimination be any clearer?” she asked. “If the EU Court justifies this bigotry it will degrade the rule of law in Europe and it will undoubtedly have many unintended consequences for EU traders. My understanding is that certain consumer protection agencies have already filed complaints to demand the similar labeling of goods from other disputed territories. This labeling fiasco will turn into a nightmare for EU importers of goods from any and all countries involved in territorial disputes. I trust the court will maintain that goods must be labeled indicating the geographical location of origin, and reject the push to politicize labeling.”

The legal dispute first began after France passed a law mandating that products made in the West Bank territory of Israel be labeled as coming from an “Israeli colony,” a label not applied to any other products across the globe.

The term “Israeli colony” is not legally required to be applied under EU law and was seen as overly burdensome by Israeli business leaders.

Following the French decision, the Israeli Psagot winery filed a lawsuit alleging unlawful discrimination against Jewish companies. That lawsuit eventually made its way to Europe’s highest court, the European Court of Justice.

That court now appears poised to affirm the advocate general’s opinion mandating that Israeli goods be labeled in a fashion that opponents say is unfair and anti-Semitic in nature.

“I am not a psychologist, so I can’t tell you what the motives are behind Europe’s targeting of Jewish-owned businesses. Perhaps it is anti-Semitism rearing its ugly head again, perhaps it is blind ignorance, or even a desire to do the right thing,” Yaakov Berg, CEO of the Psagot winery, told the Free Beacon. “Regardless, the application of the current EU trade directive to label goods from Jewish producers, and only Jewish producers in the West Bank is discriminatory and illegal.”

Berg maintains that Jewish businesses should not be penalized for policies enacted by the Israeli government that European leaders object to.

“We are not the Israeli government,” he said. “Psagot winery is not responsible for Israeli government policy. But because we are Jewish owners of a winery in a beautiful and hotly contested land, we are being targeted and punished. And we are being punished precisely because we are Jews living in Judea where we have every right to be, as do the Palestinian Arabs and Druze and the Christians.”

“No one should be discriminated against because of their religion,” Berg said. “If you support a Palestinian state, would you support a Judenrein state of Palestine? That seems to be what the EU is proposing when it says Jewish businesses are illegal in Palestine but Muslim businesses are not, in the same location! Such a de facto boycott of Jewish products, the likes of which we have not seen since Nazi Germany, would definitely run afoul of U.S. law.”

Yohan Benizri, a lawyer representing Psagot, warned that a decision affirming the labels for Jewish-made goods could open the door to other types of overly onerous labeling.

“One doesn’t need legal training to recognize the unintended consequences of the EU adopting a policy of politicized labeling,” Benizri said. “If the EU Court rules that geographic location is not enough, and that EU law mandates every product coming from either a ‘disputed territory’ or a country with ‘objectionable social policies’ be labeled as such, then EU markets will be thrown into chaos.”

“Can you imagine a situation where plastic cups imported from China must be labeled ‘this country has a one-child policy,’ or gas from Russia must be labeled, ‘This is gas from a country that illegally occupies Crimea,’ or products from the United States require the labeling ‘the U.S. engages in capital punishment and is building an illegal border wall?’ Product labels will have become political billboards depending on the whims of EU politicians, and every EU importer will shoulder a liability for not complying with arbitrary labeling laws.”

A State Department spokesman told the Free Beacon that the Trump administration has been clear in its objection to the BDS movement and efforts to single out the Jewish state.

“The State Department is aware of this particular issue,” the official said. “The administration’s position strongly opposing all efforts to boycott, delegitimize, or isolate Israel is well-known.”

 

Bernie Will ‘Absolutely’ Consider Cutting Aid to Israel Until They Change Their Behavior (WATCH)

H/T Flag And Cross.

Bernie Sanders has removed his mask and his anti-Semitism is showing.

Bernie Sanders may be a Jew but he is not a friend of Israel.

Video of the day?

Isn’t Bernie Sanders Jewish?

He’s certainly no friend of Israel.

His latest remarks about America’s best ally in the Middle East are pretty damning.

Check this out, per Free Beacon: 

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said that he would “absolutely” consider cutting aid to Israel during a Friday interview with left-wing podcast Pod Save America.

Sanders clarified his position, saying he would use the funding as a bargaining chip to pressure the Israeli government to behave differently toward its Middle Eastern neighbors.

Bernie said, “This is not easy stuff—to try to finally bring peace to the Middle East and to treat the Palestinian people with a kind of respect and dignity they deserve. Our policy cannot just be pro-Israel, pro-Israel, pro-Israel. It has got to be pro-region working with all of the people, all of the countries in that area.

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There are few people currently on planet earth who are as despicable as Venezuelan tyrant Nicolas Maduro.

Due to socialism, people of his country are forced to search for meals from the back of garbage trucks. They even look for water in sewer drains.

That, apparently, did not matter to Bernie and his 2020 presidential team.

How else can it be explained why they would hire a man who once praised Maduro, noting that “his brand of socialism achieved real economic gains?”

Click that link above to read about it.

What’s more, is that David Sirota hoped the Boston bomber was a “white American.”

Harry Khachatrian

@Harry1T6

Holy sh*t. Bernie Sanders’ new speechwriter after the Boston Marathon bombing: “let’s hope the terrorist was white” https://www.salon.com/2013/04/16/lets_hope_the_boston_marathon_bomber_is_a_white_american/ 

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You couldn’t make that up if you tried.

Will Democrats care enough to hold Bernie and company accountable? That was rhetorical.

When liberal protesters were asked if they would trade President Trump for Maduro, some people actually said, “yes.”

Think about that for a second. How uninformed can a person be?

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