Michael Lumish

Welcome to Palestine

The tidbit below was written by Alex Fishman and published in Y-Net. Two months after first wave of prisoner releases – on October 27 – the State of Israel is expected to release a second wave of Palestinian prisoners. As part of the preconditions for the resumption of peace negotiations, Israel is …

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Stealth Prayer on the Temple Mount

Daniel Pinner has an op-ed over at Arutz Sheva that I find rather interesting. He writes about how he, and some of his fellow devout Jews, ascended the Temple Mount: The ritual is well-known. Before being admitted to our holiest site, a policeman told us the rules: it is forbidden to …

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Mufti of Jerusalem Screeches for Jewish Blood as Jewish “Progressives” Lie Down and Die

The tidbit below was written by Ariel Ben Solomon and published at the Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, who speaks at al-Aksa Mosque, called on Sunday for preachers from all over the world to allocate part of their sermons for the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Adha this week to support …

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Zuckerberg is in Trouble with the Jews!

I have nothing against Mark Zuckerberg. The guy invented Facebook and got himself about as ridiculously wealthy as one can possibly be.  Good for him.  The problem, of course, is that since Facebook is the premier social networking site in the universe, it is also the premier anti-Semitic website in …

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The Racist Israeli anti-Rapist

On any given day I never know what is going to leap out. My wife has asked me how it is that I never seem to get writer’s block and my response is that when you cover the Arab-Israel conflict there is always, but always, something to write about.  Not …

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The US Cuts Aid to Egypt

The tidbit below was written by Michael Wilner and published at the Jerusalem Post. WASHINGTON – The US has decided to alter its military aid to Egypt, the State Department said on Wednesday, after Sunday’s clashes in the Arab world’s most populous nation resulted in the deaths of 57 people. …

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Barack Obama: The Accidental Anti-Semite

Giulio Meotti is a rare bird. He is one of the few prominent non-Jewish journalists who covers the Arab-Israel conflict and who is unabashedly pro-Israel, but he’s not the only one.  The Jerusalem Post’s Khaled Abu Toameh, an Israeli Arab, immediately leaps to mind, but there are very few others. …

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Netanyahu Stands Up

At the United Nations General Assembly, today, Benjamin Netanyahu said the following: Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, even if we have to stand alone. Yet in standing alone, Israel will know that we will be defending many, many others. If Israel hits Iranian nuclear facilities they can expect …

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The Times of Israel Promotes an Anti-Israel Advocate

In a recent piece by Times of Israel writer, Talia Lavin, she promotes David Harris-Gershon’s forthcoming book, What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? Harris-Gershon is a frequent contributor to the left-leaning American political blog Daily Kos – as was I – and to Michael Lerner’s Tikkun Magazine.  His wife …

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Expanding the Focus

Perhaps the biggest problem that we face in understanding the Arab-Israel conflict has to do with focus. That is, among western liberals the typical understanding of the conflict is that it is one between Israelis and Palestinians fighting over a bit of turf, since November of 1947, on the eastern …

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Obama at the United Nations (Or, Déjà Vu All Over Again)

The very prospect of going through Obama’s recent speech at the United Nations is just simply depressing.  Nevertheless, let’s have at it. In the near term, America’s diplomatic efforts will focus on two particular issues: Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Iran clearly has nothing to fear …

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Islam, Political Islam, and the Diaspora Jewish Divide

One cannot stand up for the Jewish people, today, if one fails to speak out against political Islam. This assertion represents a significant dividing line among Jewish people, particularly throughout the diaspora.  The Jews of Israel do not need much convincing that political Islam is a threat.  The reason for …

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Nicole Bernstein Hands Out Friendship and Hope

As my readers will recall, lecturer Ghassan Zakaria, of San Diego State University, gave out a map of the Middle East to his students with the homeland of the Jewish people deleted. This kind of thing is pernicious because without actually criticizing Israel, Zakaria merely makes the country of our …

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The Jews and Political Islam

The rise of political Islam represents the single most significant challenge to the Jewish people in the world today. Political Islam, as it is represented by such organizations as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas, is a deeply malicious political movement that we in the west should be forcefully …

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Reframing the Problem

David Olesker has an article on his blog entitled, Israel in the Frame and what is below are its concluding paragraphs: Let’s reframe. The problem is not Israel, but the governments of the Arab world. The key to understanding the conflict is their despotism and denial of human rights. The rights of …

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Revisiting the Failings of the Jewish Left

The history of the State of Israel is grounded in progressive-left Zionism and progressive-left Zionism has failed both the Jewish state and the Jewish people. There is a reason that the Soviet Union was so quick to recognize Israel in May of 1948 and that reason is because Stalin understood …

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Taking Back Our History

The Jewish people in the Middle East are a people under siege. Aside from the perpetual violence leveled at the Jewish minority in the region, the Jewish people are also subject to the theft of our history.  This is a theft that cannot be measured in financial terms.  This is …

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Standing up for the Jewish people (or: Stuart’s Folly)

It has to be understood that one cannot stand for the well-being of the Jewish people if one refuses to stand against political Islam. The rise of political Islam is the foremost challenge to Jewish sovereignty and Jewish well-being in the world today. All throughout the Middle East imams and …

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Barack Obama’s Support for the Rise of Political Islam

It remains fairly astonishing that most diaspora Jews still do not understand that United States president Barack Obama assisted the rise of political Islam throughout the Middle East, particularly in Egypt. One very simple fact needs to be understood by people who care about US foreign policy in the Middle …

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Muslims Slaughter Muslims in Lebanon and Blame the Jews

The snippet below was written by Gil Ronen and published by Arutz Sheva. Link HERE: At least 20 people were killed and more than 212 were injured on Thursday when a car bomb went off near a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut’s Dahia quarter, a security source in Lebanon said. …

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