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Chairman of @yadvashem. Former Consul General of Israel in New York . Former Chairman of YESHA Council. For Hebrew tweets follow @dandayan.
Jun 27, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
[Thread] This libelous antisemitic tweet by @Partisangirl is a gem. It not only exposes her racism but gives an opportunity to tell the REAL story behind this picture. The person with MLK is indeed Rabbi Jacob Rothschild. Not a billionaire, not the son of a banker but ... 2. the middle-class Rabbi of Atlanta’s Hebrew Benevolent Congegation, a native of Pittsburgh, son of immigrants and a close friend and supporter of MLK and racial justice. When King was awarded the Peace Nobel, the Rabbi started organizing a dinner in his honor in Atlanta but...
Nov 17, 2019 6 tweets 3 min read
So, what happened in @Harvard last week? I was invited to give a lecture on The Legal Strategy of Israeli Settlements. I said I’m not a jurist but they insisted. Finally, I agreed. I am not sure Israel’s position on that issue was ever presented in the prestigious @Harvard_Law. When I arrived to the auditorium, I was surprised by the very high attendance. I should have known better 😄. When I started speaking some 100 well organized demonstrators left the room, fists raised, with anti Israeli signs. Some 80-90 stayed and we had a great event, incl Q&A
May 8, 2019 6 tweets 4 min read
Major Roi Klein jumped on a live Hezbollah grenade and muffled the explosion with his body saving the lives of his soldiers. The soldiers reported that Klein recited the Jewish prayer, Shema Yisrael, as he jumped on the grenade. #YomHaZikaron Sgt. Uri Ilan was captured by Syrian Forces, held as a POW, interrogated and badly tortured. He committed suicide. When his body was recovered, a small piece of paper was discovered: “I did not betray” he wrote
May 15, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
The claim that Israel shot demonstrators is a blatant lie. For a peaceful demonstration inside Gaza, Israel would gladly provide water and megaphones. But those were attempts to invade Israeli territory and border communities to indiscriminately slaughter civilians. 1/4 If even one attempt to breach the border fence had succeeded - 1000s would have run in a matter of seconds into our territory and communities to kill and set afire. THAT would have been a carnage, on both sides. 2/4