Anzacs from both wars feature in forgotten 'treasure trove' of historic photos.
#Australia discovers the Library of Congress collection. Good on ya!… via @abcnews
.@abcnews #AnzacDay "forgotten trove of historic pics."
This pic of an Australian snow ball fight on #Jerusalem's Jaffa Road 1942 is one of my favorites.

BTW, I suspect American Colony pics of Turkish army in Beersheba in WWI provided key intel to British/ANZAC troops. Image
This pic of an #ANZAC ANZAC Digger at the Western Wall in WWI has to be one of my favorites. It was colourized in Australia in the 1920s.
@AusAmbIsrael Image
Another pic of ANZAC soldiers at Western Wall. I believe 1st was from 1917 day of Jer'm liberation. The next pics from Sukkot 1918. ImageImageImage

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Nov 30
Nothing is staler & more anti-Israel than former "Jim-Baker's-Boys" calling for Admin pressure on Israel's FUTURE govt.
Their formula for pressure on Palestinians amounts to 24 words.
40 yrs ago, Kurtzer argued vs even "natural growth"of settlements. 1/…
2/ Hey Aaron, @aarondmiller2 who poisoned you in a month since you tweeted this?
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It seems Amb @DanKurtzer has a long-time antipathy to Israel:s politicians from the Right.
And today, he calls for a pre-emptive attack on Israel's PM-elect @netanyahu
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USG knows there was no intentional hit, scores of Palestinian gunmen were in Jenin, Jenin terrorists had just killed 19 Israeli civilians, & Pals wouldn't help investigate.
2/ So why's the US prosecuting Israel?

It's political.
Waited to announce til after US & Israel elections so it wouldn't be a campaign issue.
Pressure from Democratic progressives & pro-Pal lobby.
Recast USG policy: investigate UAE, try to avoid supporting Iran regime change,
3/ The founder of AIPAC SI Kenen told me "In DC, the even years belong to Israel, the odd years to the Arabs."
In election yrs candidates & Congress are more attuned to Israel. Odd yrs are when State Dept & unelected officials can push pro-Arab (today pro-Iran) policies.
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FBI opens investigation of Israel into killing of Palestinian American Shireen Abu Akleh.

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1/ The following is US Govt-supported anti-Israel propaganda:
A question to the US State Dept spokesman by Said Arikat, al Quds:
"Israeli occupational army kill[ed] 6 people last night alone in a home in Nablus. Do they have the right to resist a military occupation that is ...
2/ Said Arikat to @StateDeptSpox:
"Do the Pals have the right to resist a military occupation that is killing them daily, assaulting their villages, stealing their crops, destroying their cars, their homes?"
Ned Price mostly answered w even-handed pablum.…
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#JerusalemDay. Thread. 1/
I danced at the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day w/ fellow students from KBYeshiva in 1969 -- 53 y.a.
It's been a long tradition, but Jews were denied access before 1967.
Illustration by Elhanan Ben Uri answers US & Pal objections.
Pride & Determination.
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Jewish humiliation.
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Jewish humiliation.
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US leak saying Israel told US it killed #Iran colonel harms trust & isn’t true.
Sr politician denies Israel took responsibility for killing Revolutionary Guardsman in Tehran.
Israeli officials believe American counterparts talked to NYT… via @TimesofIsrael
This US leak to NYT alleging #Israeli responsibility for an attack on #Iran is a repeat of petulant #Obama leaks that signaled to Ayatollahs that US had no role.
#Israel just went on alert, suspecting Iran feels it must retaliate.

Let's Go Brandon!
US leak of Israeli responsibility serves to tell #Iran that the hit was not a repeat of the assassination of Qasem Soleimani done by Trump Admin.
Leak reflects Biden Admin frustration at JCPOA demise, which pleases Israel.
Who would do such a patented #Obama tactic? Take your ...
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