Michael Lumish

Boko Haram and the Death of Feminism

Feminism is dead and multiculturalism killed it. Almost a month ago Islamists broke into a Nigerian secondary school and kidnapped hundreds of young girls which, initially, they were planning to sell into slavery but, according to Reuters, they are now willing to trade for their comrades in Nigerian prisons. {By …

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UC Irvine Cancels Nonie Darwish Speech

Front Page Magazine reports the following: On the heels of Brandeis University’s controversial decision to rescind an honorary degree to women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, organizers of a week-long pro-Israel event called iFest, which is currently underway at the University of California, Irvine, say they have been forced to …

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Are We Intended to Believe that John Kerry is a Moron?

I voted for John Kerry for president of the United States in 2004. Of course, I also voted for Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, and the current resident of Pennsylvania Avenue. In the past Kerry has suggested that unless Israel does what he wants – which apparently is to stop the building …

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Acknowledging the Obvious: My Elder of Ziyon Weekly Column

The Elder was kind enough to publish my latest Sunday column entitled, simply, Betrayal. Here is a snippet: The progressive-left, and the grassroots / netroots of the Democratic Party, has betrayed its Jewish constituency through its acceptance of anti-Semitic anti-Zionism, and the BDS movement, as part of its larger coalition. This …

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The Nazi Zombie

Talk throughout the Jewish press and blogosphere is consumed with the apparent death of the non-peace process.  Mahmoud Abbas says that Fatah is now seeking unity with Hamas and Netanyahu is claiming that his government will not negotiate with terrorists, thus bringing this long, miserable Obama-Kerry diplomatic fiasco to a …

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Spreading Hatred Toward Jews on Daily Kos

Outside of political Islam, the most racist political movement in the west, today, of any significance, is unquestionably the progressive-left… the movement from whence I sprang. The style of contemporary progressive-left racism varies from the dying old-fashioned right-wing variety, because it is grounded in a condescension that sees the ethnic …

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Love of the Land Links

Gotta Smile! How would you like your judge? Zionist or patriotic? (Video) Happy Gaza , Where the Suffering is Unbearable Undermining the Peace Process With Prisoner Releases Love of the Land is the blog of Yosef and Melody in Hebron. Let me ask you, how much guts does it take …

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The Return of Old-Timey Jew Hatred

The news, on this first day of Passover within the American Jewish community, is of the shooting-up of a number of Jewish facilities near Kansas City, Kansas. CBS News reports: OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An elderly man opened fire Sunday at two Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City, killing a …

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Mike Lumish – Announcing My Sunday Column for the Elder of Ziyon

The Elder and I, happily enough, have agreed to an arrangement wherein I will write a regular and exclusive Sunday column for the popular and influential Elder of Ziyon blog and he certainly has my thanks.   I will also, you can be sure, promote JDU.  Shirlee has created something pretty …

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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Words Cause Permanent Damage

  Barry Shaw is a special consultant on delegitimization issues to the Strategic Dialogue center at Netanya Academic College. He is also the author of Israel Reclaiming the Narrative and a columnist for the Jerusalem Post. In his most recent piece, entitled Original thinking: When Israel supporters use the language of …

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Kerry Blames Israel on Schedule

Kerry’s announcement of Israeli-Jewish blame for Arab intransigence in the so-called “peace process” is right on schedule.  Months ago I made the following predictions and hard-posted them on the upper-right side of Israel Thrives under the name Non-Peace Process: 1) The US and the EU demand negotiations between Israel and …

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The Elder and the “Assumed Symmetry Fallacy”

The Elder of Ziyon has a recent piece entitled, Peter Beinart cannot tell the difference between a “narrative” and a fact. Speaking before a group of Democrats and progressives, former New Republic editor, Peter Beinart, said the following concerning conservative billionaire Sheldon Adelson: In 2008, when Tel Aviv University’s Shlomo …

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Breaking: Israel Cancels Terrorist Release Deal

United With Israel reports the following: Israel has cancelled the scheduled release of 26 terrorists from prison on Saturday night. “The Israeli government has informed us through the American mediator that it will not abide with its commitment to release the fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners scheduled for tomorrow,” senior …

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The New Three No’s

In 1967, meeting shortly after the 6 Day War in Khartoum, Sudan, the Arab League issued its famous “Three No’s.“  When it came to the Jews of the Middle East there would be no peace, no recognition, and no negotiations.  This is hardly surprising given the fact that for thirteen hundred …

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The Racist Harassment of Jewish College Students

The racist harassment of Jewish college students in western universities is a scandal. At the University of Michigan, anti-Israel / anti-Jewish student politicos placed fake eviction orders on the dorm room doors of Jewish and pro-Israel students.  As Jonathan Tobin writes in Commentary: The movement to boycott Israel cloaks itself …

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American Weakness and the Israeli Minister of Defense

The ongoing kerfuffle over politically incorrect Israeli Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya’alon, is instructive.   Ya’alon argues that there will be no meaningful peace agreement with the Arabs and that American weakness makes the world a more dangerous place because it emboldens hostile powers.  Because power abhors a vacuum it …

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Arabs Stone Jews at the Temple Mount

In a Y-Net piece written by Noam (Dabul) Dvir entitled, Temple Mount: Arabs hurl stones at MK Feiglin we read: Hundreds of young Arabs gathered Thursday morning at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to protest the visit of Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin (Likud) to the disputed scene. Several of the rioters hurled stones towards …

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Violence is Coming

In a piece for Commentary entitled Lying About Abbas Won’t Bring Peace, Jonathan Tobin writes the following: In short, peace process advocates believe the only way to plow ahead to an agreement is to keep the pressure up on Netanyahu to give the maximum while treating Abbas with kid gloves, all the …

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A Quick Note to a Non-Jewish Left-Leaning Friend

A buddy of mine recently forwarded a very interesting book review by Michael Walzer of David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition in the New York Review of Books. This was my brief response: Hi Justin,  thank you for this.  From my perspective the most prevalent form of anti-Jewish racism in the …

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Barack Obama Has Learned Nothing

He is making the same mistakes, viz-a-viz the Arab-Israel conflict, now as he made in the beginning of his first term, which leads one to wonder whether we are dealing with presidential malice or stupidity?  Then, as now, he is making an issue of the fact that Jews build housing …

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