Times of Israel: ‘Vast majority’ of Jewish students are connected to Israel, insists Brandeis prof

Brandeis University Professor Len Saxe vehemently disagrees with recent Times of Israel article which claims that Jewish millennials do not support Israel. He has fifteen years’ worth of data from research on Birthright participants and college students in general to back up his claim.

Electronic Intifada: Democratic pro-Israel clone fails to take Georgia seat

Pundits and politicians billed the special election race between two strong supporters of Israel, Jon Ossoff (D) and Karen Handel (R), as a major referendum on the first few months of the Trump administration. Tens of millions of Democratic dollars could not buy back Georgia’s 6th District in the most expensive US House race in history. Democrats have now lost all four special elections to fill vacancies left by Trump cabinet appointees.

The Intercept: Jared Kushner’s Pursuit of Middle East Peace Looks a Lot Like Total Surrender to Israel

While the young woman’s killing was the latest in a long series of tragedies, the description of the attack as terrorism overlooks the fact that she was in East Jerusalem as an armed officer responsible for enforcing Israel’s control over the captive population of an occupied territory. The use of that language by American officials also clashes with U.S. law, which clearly defines terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.”

JTA: Billionaire Haim Saban backs bill slashing funds to Palestinian Authority (Taylor Force Act)

The Taylor Force Act, a bill to limit aid to the Palestinian Authority, is being peddled on both sides of the aisle by a nationwide grassroots network of pro-Israel activists—including Sheldon Adelson, Shawn Evenhaim, Haim Saban and Adam Milstein—as well as several powerful pro-Israel lobbying groups.

Ha’aretz: Israel Reportedly Providing Direct Aid, Funding to Syrian Rebels

Israel has been secretly providing aid to Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights for years with the goal of maintaining a buffer zone of friendly forces to keep ISIS and forces aligned with Iran at bay, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, creating a reality in which several armed groups and much of the civilian population in the area are reliant on Israeli aid.

Electronic Intifada: Labour’s Israel lobby plans to relaunch campaign against Corbyn

Electronic Intifada reports: Labour Friends of Israel chair Joan Ryan demanded that Corbyn cut ties with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Ryan threatened to revive the anti-Semitism witch hunt that engulfed Labour last year; Ryan herself had been caught personally engaging in concocting false anti-Semitism charges against a member of her own party…