Diane Weber Bederman

J Street Jews-The new Uncle Tom.

I read that J Street received a great deal of money to promote the Iran deal. I used to compare Jew-hating Jews, like the members of J Street, to Kapos, those people who, working in the killing camps of the Nazis, had to make moral decisions regarding how far they …

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Obama’s policies point to a belief of cultural and moral relativism.

“Jihad is not inhumane, despite its necessary violence and bloodshed, its ultimate desire is peace which is protected and enhanced by the rule of law.” President Obama’s policies over the years point to a belief cultural and moral relativism. He is following in the footsteps of Franz Boas who wrote in …

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Tell me again – Never Again!

Supported by the  United Methodist Kairos Response, a group that advocates for policies in support of an end to the church’s complicity in Israel’s occupation, “all United Methodist missionaries who have served in the Holy Land and thousands of Palestinian Christians have asked the church to cut its financial ties to …

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Why do Democracies demand Israel appease theocracies & despots?

Columnist Roger Cohen from the New York Times is one of many who has painted the late Prime Minister of Israel, Yizhak Rabin, as a hero because he apparently was prepared to give away half of the land of Israel for peace: this despite the fact that Israel had been forced to …

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A Call to Jews and Zionists: It’s Time to Demand Respect.

How do we gain respect? By demanding it. It’s time to proudly wear the symbols of our Jewish ancestry again – especially on campus.  I read Facebook and Canada’s two national newspapers every morning. I get acid indigestion every morning. Never a day goes by without the media-social or otherwise-attacking Israel …

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Abbas stop being a bully. Israel can’t occupy her own country.

The World response to the Palestinians is reminiscent of the way a teacher responds to the one wicked child in the class. You know: the child who is at different times: noisy, rude, impertinent,   impolite,uncivil, discourteous, disrespectful contemptuous; disruptive; obstinate, insolent, recalcitrant, lacking a moral compass. The teacher spends most of her time with …

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From the desert came the ethic that underpins Western culture

In 1928, Sigmund Freud noted that if we did not have religion — Judaism and Christianity — we would need another set of rules to keep us from self-destructing; from not only coveting our neighbour’s wife but having an affair with her. We would steal and lie; we would gossip and …

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I Have Been Radicalized!

I confess. I have been radicalized! I am a radicalized westerner. I am a staunch supporter of the morals, values and ethics that underpin my country Canada: ethical monotheism-the Judaeo/Christian ethic that tells us we are all intrinsically equal and must care for the other.  I am so radicalized that …

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