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catastrophe: an ongoing list of sources, news outlets, and links聽

#馃煢

Hamas on the Terrorist List: https://www.dni.gov/nctc/ftos/hamas_fto.html

Decades of Denial: How Islamists Won the War Against Western Values聽https://claritywithmichaeloren.substack.com/p/decades-of-denial?

Einat Wilf – So you want to recognize the State of Palestine?https://www.instagram.com/p/C7RLyOCt8Q-/?igsh=MXgybnM0Zmw0NzhhdA==

EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT of Hamas torture on October 7th link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrgh3JnFHuc&t=251s

You Are the Last Line of Defense https://www.thefp.com/p/you-are-the-last-line-of-defense

We all were lied to: Gaza was a modern, developed city before October 7th: https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-785234

Knesset bill criminalizing denial of the October 7 massacre https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/politics/1707324142-knesset-advances-bill-criminalizing-denial-of-october-7-massacre

Hamas Actually Believed It Would Conquer Israel. In Preparation, It Divided the Country Into Cantons https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2024-04-05/ty-article-magazine/.highlight/hamas-actually-believed-it-would-conquer-israel-and-divided-it-into-cantons/0000018e-ab4a-dc42-a3de-abfad6fe0000

How the Gaza Ministry of Health Fakes Casualty Numbers https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/how-gaza-health-ministry-fakes-casualty-numbers

BRET STEPHENS: Settler Colonialism: A Guide for the Sincere https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/06/opinion/settler-colonialism.html

How can anyone who supports Israel call for a two-state solution now: blogs.timesofisrael.com/israel-supporters-lack-empathy-for-israelis

(Current Israeli ‘settlements’ in blue.)

Ex-ambassador says there is no pro-Israel US candidate https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/article-793456

Natan Sharansky on all of it… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55538oPYXig

Sharansky: Oslo sowed the seeds for the October 7 massacre https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-791906

Silence

Inside Our Collective Trauma: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/inside-our-collective-trauma/

When people tell you who they are, believe them. -Bari Weiss: thefp.com/p/this-is-what-decolonization-looks-like

Why Are All of You Silent?: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/why-are-you-silent-israel-hamas-gaza-jews

False Partners

Our False Partners – Natan Sharansky: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/our-false-partners

Loneliness of Israel https://www.israelhayom.com/2024/05/09/the-loneliness-of-israel-an-interview-with-bernard-henri-levy

How Palestine Hijacked the U.S. Civil Rights Movement: https://www.thefp.com/p/this-is-what-decolonization-looks-like

I Saw the Children Hamas Beheaded With My Own Eyes. Shame on Queen Rania https://www.newsweek.com/i-saw-children-hamas-beheaded-my-own-eyes-shame-queen-rania-opinion-1855472

Hostages

Those we are Missing: https://www.timesofisrael.com/spotlight-topic/those-we-are-missing/?

Peace Activists Are Among the Israelis Missing and Killed: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/10/world/middleeast/peace-activists-killed-israel.html

How Posters of Kidnapped Israelis Ignited a Firestorm on American Sidewalks: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/31/nyregion/israel-gaza-kidnapped-poster-fight.html

Fifth of hostages in Hamas captivity could be Dead: https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel-at-war/1707232607-one-fifth-of-hostages-in-captivity-are-actually-dead-nyt-reports

Rachel Goldberg speaking about her son Hersh at the National Library:

More than half of Hamas’ hostages have foreign nationality https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/more-than-half-hamas-hostages-have-foreign-nationality-israel-2023-10-25/

Hamas Took More Than 200 Hostages From Israel. https://www.wsj.com/world/middle-east/hamas-hostages-israel-gaza-41432124

Did 50 Nova festival survivors commit suicide? The shocking testimonial heard at the Knesset https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel-at-war/survivor-testimonies/artc-oct-7-festival-massacre-survivor-reveals-about-50-survivors-later-committed-suicide

Hamas says it cannot produce 40 hostages meeting criteria for ceasefire deal, according to reports https://forward.com/fast-forward/601342/hamas-40-hostages-ceasefire/

Good Morning America – Hamas releases new video of Israeli-American hostage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DbjXhPw1pI

Women

Sheryl Sandberg’s documentary. Never-before-heard eyewitness accounts from released hostages, survivors, and first responders. https://www.screamsbeforesilence.com

Mia Schem, former Hostage released after 50 days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y02xPRX6vCE 

60 minutes – Israeli hostage Yarden Roman-Gat shares details of her captivity in Gaza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixynqr-88gE 

Israeli Hostage Says She Was Sexually Assaulted and Tortured in Gaza https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/26/world/middleeast/hamas-hostage-sexual-assault.html

UN special envoy on sexual violence hears Gaza hostages’ testimony: https://www.jpost.com/israel-hamas-war/article-784636

Feminists are Consenting to Rape Culture: tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/feminists-are-consenting-to-hamas-rape-culture

The New Rape Denialism https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/05/opinion/hamas-sexual-violence-israel.html

New report details extent of Hamas sexual assaults on Oct. 7 https://forward.com/fast-forward/584946/arcci-report-details-extent-of-hamas-sexual-assaults-on-oct-7/

Israeli Rape-Crisis Group Report Finds 鈥楽ystematic鈥 Sexual Violence on and After Oct. 7 https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/21/world/middleeast/israel-hamas-sexual-violence-report.html

UN envoy in Israel: 鈥榃orld can鈥檛 understand magnitude鈥 of Oct. 7: https://www.jns.org/un-envoy-in-israel-world-cant-understand-magnitude-of-oct-7/

UN envoy arrives in Israel to investigate Hamas sexual violence: https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel-at-war/1706527559-un-envoy-for-sexual-violence-arrives-in-israel

UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict arrives in Israel: https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/un-special-representative-on-sexual-violence-in-conflict-arrives-in-israel-29-jan-2024

U.N. to Study Reports of Sexual Violence in Israel During Oct. 7 Attack: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/29/world/middleeast/israel-hamas-sexual-violence-un.html

Israel criticizes UN for ambiguous stance on October 7 assault cases: https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel-at-war/1701080115-israel-criticizes-un-for-ambiguous-stance-on-october-7-assault-cases

After 8 weeks, UN Women condemns Hamas’s sexual violence on Oct.7: https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel-at-war/1701510545-8-weeks-after-the-attack-un-women-condemns-hamas-s-sexual-violence-on-oct-7

The Precedent of October 7th in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Systemic Gender and Sexual-Based Violence: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/precedent-october-7th-israeli-palestinian-conflict-systemic-gender-and-sexual-based

Hamas terrorists forced families to watch loved ones get raped at gunpoint https://www.jpost.com/israel-hamas-war/article-787994

Israel readies for possibility of pregnancies in female hostages raped by Hamas: https://www.jpost.com/israel-hamas-war/article-782096 

Israel submits report to UN on Hamas鈥檚 mass weaponization of rape https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-report-submitted-to-un-on-hamass-mass-scale-weaponization-of-rape/

鈥楻ight now someone is being raped in a tunnel鈥: Knesset hears of Hamas sex crimes: https://www.timesofisrael.com/right-now-someone-is-being-raped-in-a-tunnel-knesset-hears-of-hamas-sex-crimes/

Hamas beating women in Gaza https://www.instagram.com/p/C3Vrk1GoCQb/

Why are so many feminists supporting abusive men? https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/why-are-so-many-feminists-supporting-abusive-men/

This International Women鈥檚 Day, it鈥檚 time to finally believe Israeli women https://forward.com/opinion/590360/international-womens-day-israeli-women-oct-7/

On University/College Campuses 

The Roots of Campus Hatred: https://www.thefp.com/p/the-roots-of-campus-hatred

How to Really Fix American Higher Education: https://www.thefp.com/p/bari-weiss-how-to-fix-higher-education

The Treason of the Intellectuals: https://www.thefp.com/p/niall-ferguson-treason-intellectuals-third-reich

End DEI: It鈥檚 not about diversity, equity, or inclusion. It is about arrogating power to a movement that threatens not just Jews鈥攂ut America itself: https://www.thefp.com/p/end-dei-woke-capture

The Ivy League Flunks Out: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/09/opinion/antisemitism-university-presidents.html

The 鈥楶eaceful鈥 Movement to Destroy Israel: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/in-thrall-to-bad-ideas

SJP Unmasked – Inside the Pro-Palestinian Group Protesting Across College Campuses https://jcpa.org/pdf/sjp_unmasked_2023.pdf

Students for Justice in Palestine, which was founded at Berkeley, has fueled activism, and, critics say, intimidation and antisemitism: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/17/us/students-justice-palestine-campus-protests.html

United States House Committee on Ways and Means Committee on Campus Free Speech. (November 14th, 2023 Jonathan Schanzer’s testimony Senior Vice President for Research at FDD Foundation for the Defense of Democracies): https://www.c-span.org/video/?531884-1/campus-free-speech-israel-hamas-war

CSpan – University Presidents and Elise Stephanik 鈥渋t depends on the context”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdb5XfPA1dw

U.S. Colleges Teaching Hate: American Miseducation (Documentary): https://www.thefp.com/p/watch-american-miseducation-free-press-doc

What Yale Has in Common With Hamas: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/yale-qatar-ivy-league

Is Campus Rage Fueled by Middle Eastern Money?: https://www.thefp.com/p/campus-rage-middle-eastern-roots-qatar

If Berkeley Wants to Protect Free Speech It Will Expel Its Rioters https://www.thefp.com/p/expel-berkeley-rioters

Berkeley Is a Safe Space for Hate: thuggish intimidation of Jewish students and teachers is the new normal as leftist brownshirts topple once-heralded free speech bastion https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/berkeley-safe-space-for-hate

Twilight of the Wonks: The 100-year reign of impeccably credentialed but utterly mediocre meme processors is coming to an end https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/twilight-wonks-walter-russell-mead

Camping Out at Columbia鈥檚 Communist Coachella – Ivy League activists, armed with melatonin gummies, gluten-free bread, and friendship bracelets, stand up against 鈥榯he violent Zionist settler entity.鈥 https://www.thefp.com/p/camping-with-columbia-communist-coachella

“Yes, But What Do the Half-Baked Think?” Perhaps the trouble with college student protests isn鈥檛 the college students protesting. https://shalomauslander.substack.com/p/yes-but-what-do-the-half-baked-think

The Prophets: Allan Bloom – Nearly 40 years ago, a University of Chicago professor warned that higher education was closing Americans鈥 minds. Today, he could be called the grandfather of our culture wars https://www.thefp.com/p/the-prophets-allan-bloom

Tunnels and Missiles

Rocket & Mortar Attacks Against Israel by Date (2001 – Present) https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/palestinian-rocket-and-mortar-attacks-against-israel

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/feb/10/gaza-tunnels-israel

ISRAEL GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL – AUGUST 04: Israeli soldier seen inside a tunnel built underground by Hamas militants leading from the Gaza Strip into Southern Israel. https://jewishjournal.com/commentary/opinion/364074/who-gave-hamas-the-cement-for-tunnels/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/gaza-tunnels (need access to read)

UNWRA and other Absurdities

More than 30 of UNRWA’s employees actively participated in October 7 https://www.jpost.com/israel-hamas-war/article-787361

Directly beneath UNRWA鈥檚 Gaza headquarters, IDF uncovers top secret Hamas data center, Subterranean facility for terror group鈥檚 intelligence needs, beneath UN complex in upscale Rimal neighborhood, discovered after interrogations of Palestinian prisoners https://www.timesofisrael.com/directly-beneath-unrwas-gaza-headquarters-idf-uncovers-top-secret-hamas-data-center/

Dr. Einat Wilf articulates clearly, with solid facts and easily explains to the world that UNRWA, as it is structured today, cannot continue to exist https://www.instagram.com/p/C4D7X5aogrN/

AID

14,000 trucks of aid have entered Gaza since Oct. 7 https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel-at-war/1708718863-14-000-trucks-of-aid-have-entered-gaza-since-oct-7

Israel Sidesteps UNRWA to Deliver Gaza Aid Via WFP https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2024/02/23/israel-sidesteps-unrwa-to-deliver-gaza-aid-via-wfp/

History/MAPS

Maps pre-1948 https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/maps-of-pre-1948-palestine

https://honestreporting.com/united-nations-partition-plan/ map after the war of independence the 1949 Armistice Lines

From War to War https://www.economist.com/special-report/1998/04/23/from-war-to-war

Lord Roberts of Belgravia, British military historian, addressing the UK Parliament on February 8, 2024: 鈥淢y Lords, even if we were to take as accurate Hamas鈥檚 statistics and the 27,500 figure鈥攖here is no reason why we should; we do not do that with Putin or ISIS鈥攊f one subtracts the number of Gazans who have been killed by the quarter or so of the Islamic Jihad and Hamas rockets that fall short, one is left with a less than 2:1 ratio of civilians to Hamas terrorists killed, of whom there have been more than 9,000 so far. My lord, war is hell; and every individual civilian death is a tragedy. But speaking as a military historian鈥攍ess than 2:1 is an astonishingly low ratio for modern urban warfare where the terrorists routinely use civilians as human shields. It is a testament to the professionalism, ethics, and values of the Israel Defense Forces.鈥 https://twitter.com/AppgIsrael/status/1755645773612494980/video/1

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevy sent a battle sheet to the commanders, emphasizing to them the values required in combat: “We behave like human beings and preserve, unlike our enemies, the human image. We must be careful not to use force where it is not necessary, to distinguish between a terrorist and not, not to take anything that is not ours 鈥 a souvenir or a weapon item, and not to film revenge videos. We are not on a killing spree, revenge or genocide. We have come to defeat and defeat a cruel enemy, worthy of a bitter loss.” (credited as being recorded by Yoav Zeitoun …sent to me by an Israeli friend)

IRAN, etc

Why 鈥淚mposter Scholars鈥 Will Never Believe the Voices of Middle Eastern Natives. https://iraniansondeathrow.wordpress.com/2022/11/16/western-incredulity-over-iran-why-imposter-scholars-will-never-believe-the-voices-of-middle-eastern-natives/

Violence Against Women: A Never-Ending Story in Iran https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/violence-against-women-never-ending-story-iran

The Fallen for Freedom https://women.ncr-iran.org/category/the-fallen-for-freedom/

Disturbing Footage Emerges Of ‘Taliban’ Stoning In Afghanistan https://www.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-taliban-stoning-woman-adultery/27341045.html

Iran鈥檚 doomsday clock for Israel鈥檚 end halts amid power cuts https://www.timesofisrael.com/irans-doomsday-clock-for-israels-end-halts-amid-power-cuts/

Statement from President Joe Biden on Iran鈥檚 Attacks against the State of Israel https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/04/13/statement-from-president-joe-biden-on-irans-attacks-against-the-state-of-israel/

GD and Judaism

Where was God on October 7? A different perspective https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/where-was-god-on-october-7-a-different-perspective/?

Must a Jew Believe in God? https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/must-a-jew-believe-in-god/

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s View on Zionism 1947 https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/livingtorah/player_cdo/aid/498520/jewish/The-Lubavitcher-Rebbes-View-on-Zionism.htm

Navigating Israel鈥檚 War When One Spouse Is Jewish, and One Is Not. https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/08/us/israel-war-marriage.html

I Produced an Oscar-Winning Holocaust Film. Here Is Why Jonathan Glazer鈥檚 Speech Was So Offensive https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/richard-trank-why-jonathan-glazers-oscar-speech-was-so-offensive-1235851872

Laurie Stone on Freud, Nazis, Jews, and Women https://open.substack.com/pub/lauriestone/p/hitler-freud-and-the-feminine-principle, https://lauriestone.substack.com/p/vienna-nazis-jews-and-women-part

Beauty

Shahar Dekel https://www.instagram.com/shahar_dekel/

Adi Kessar ‘Anatomy’ https://www.poetryinternational.com/en/poets-poems/poems/poem/103-29664_Anatomy

Agi Mishol ‘Safe Room’ https://www.theatlantic.com/books/archive/2023/11/poem-agi-mishol-safe-room/675962/

From the Edges of a Broken World https://web.archive.org/web/20240305095742/https://www.guernicamag.com/from-the-edges-of-a-broken-world

AP photographer co-wins for photo of terrorists taking Shani Louk’s corpse into Gaza https://www.jpost.com/israel-hamas-war/article-794100 and Shani Louk鈥檚 father defends award-winning photo of Hamas terrorists parading his daughter鈥檚 body https://nypost.com/2024/03/31/world-news/shani-louks-father-defends-photo-of-hamas-terrorists-parading-daughters-body/

A minor miracle of the ‘iron sword’ (the name of this current war with Gaza) found in the Judean desert. https://www.timesofisrael.com/swords-found-in-judean-desert-caves-ranked-as-most-exciting-archaeology-story-of-2023/

PEN America Rewards Cowardice: We live in a world where an organization established for the defense of free speech is expected to openly advocate for Hamas. https://www.thefp.com/p/lionel-shriver-pen-america-rewards

Humor

God and Jewish Humor https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/god-humor

An Open Letter to the Organizers of the Next Holocaust https://shalomauslander.substack.com/p/an-open-letter-to-the-organizers

So, what did you kids learn in college this year? @eretznehederet https://www.instagram.com/reel/C697_G7tBqT/?

The Press (currently ‘trusted’ list):

https://www.i24news.tv/en i24

https://www.timesofisrael.com the Times of Israel

https://www.haaretz.com Haaretz English edition

https://www.jpost.com Jerusalem Post

https://www.tabletmag.com/collections/hamas-israel Tablet Magazine

https://www.thefp.com The Free Press 

https://www.israelhayom.com Israel HaYom (Israel Today)

https://forward.com The Forward

Other reliable sources on Israel:

https://claritywithmichaeloren.substack.com Michael Oren

https://www.instagram.com/hillelneuer/ Hillel Neuer

https://www.instagram.com/noatishby/ Noa Tishby

https://www.instagram.com/einatwilf/ Einat Wilf

https://www.wilf.org/English/ Einat Wilf

https://www.youtube.com/user/EylonLevy Eylon Levy

https://www.instagram.com/therealdebramessing/ Debra Messing

https://www.instagram.com/mandanadayani/ Mandana Mayani

https://www.instagram.com/elicalebon/ Elica LeBon

https://www.instagram.com/yosephhaddad/ Yoseph Haddad

https://www.instagram.com/realbassemeid/ Bassem Eid

https://www.instagram.com/ritchietorresny15/ Rep Ritchie Torres

https://www.instagram.com/mosab_hassanyousef/ Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas, was raised by the man behind the terror group. He then became an Israeli spy: https://www.thefp.com/p/douglas-murray-son-of-hamas-mosab-hassan-yousef

Egyptian activist tells 鈥楶ost鈥 she condemns Hamas and October 7 massacre https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-791379

https://www.haaretz.com/ty-WRITER/0000017f-da24-d249-ab7f-fbe4caac0000 Gideon Levy 

some reasons for distrusting the press

Al Jazeera journalist is also a Hamas commander, IDF says https://www.timesofisrael.com/al-jazeera-journalist-is-also-a-hamas-commander-idf-says/

NYT journalist accused of infiltrating into Israel on Oct. 7 wins award https://www.jpost.com/international/article-788378

AP sued for allegedly buying photos from Hamas agents involved in October 7 https://www.jpost.com/israel-hamas-war/article-788469

AP photographer co-wins for photo of terrorists taking Shani Louk’s corpse into Gaza https://www.jpost.com/israel-hamas-war/article-794100

Support

Petition: End the Silence https://hadassahinternational.org/end-the-silence/

Brothers and Sisters for Israel https://www.brothersandsistersforisrael.org/

Combat Antisemitism Movement https://combatantisemitism.org

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Things Worth Remembering: C.S. Lewis on Keeping Calm in Chaos https://www.thefp.com/p/things-worth-remembering-cs-lewis

Despite the war in Gaza Israel ranks 5th in global happiness in 2024 https://worldhappiness.report/ed/2024/happiness-of-the-younger-the-older-and-those-in-between/#ranking-of-happiness-2021-2023

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