Michael Lumish

Giving San Francisco State University the chance to do what is right

  After consulting with a number of people for whom I hold respect at San Francisco State University, I have decided to back off the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS) story until the university has the time to go through its procedures, come to its conclusions, and take whatever …

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The Death of the Left

The tidbit below was written by Allan Goldstein and published in the Algemeiner. Israel is fighting for its right to exist with one hand tied behind its back. The left hand. Conservatives strongly support Israel. We have won that battle. Only on the extreme right wing, the lunatic fringe of fascists and …

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Quote of Note: Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi (1937)

Between 1936 and 1939 the Arabs of the British Mandate of Jerusalem went on a rampage that became known as the “Arab revolt.”  The Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin el-Husseini, cried to the heavens that the Jews were destroying the al-Aqsa Mosque and agitated his easily agitated people into bloody rampages that lasted for …

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SFSU Responds to Arab Calls for Violence Against Jews

San Francisco State University (SFSU) president, Les Wong, has responded for the second time to criticisms that calling for the murder of Jews is perhaps something less than educative.  And for the second time he refuses to address the central issue, which is a call to violence against Jews by the General …

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Screeching for Jewish Blood at San Francisco State University

I find it fairly remarkable that my alma mater, San Francisco State University (SFSU), funds a student organization that calls for the killing of Jews. The great irony, of course, is that SFSU is among the foremost universities in the United States dedicated to social justice and human rights, which is …

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I Love This Blade…

What are we to make of the fact that a student leader at San Francisco State University feels comfortable holding up a blade on a social media page calling for the murder of Jews in Israel? Much like SFSU President, Les Wong, I am not sure just what to make of this story, …

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Canned Palestinian Children Meat

I arrived at San Francisco State University in the fall of 1996. It is getting to be a rather long time, now, but in those days the school just bubbled with politics in a way that I thought was exceedingly positive.  The Caesar Chavez Student Center was always abuzz with …

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The Sharia Bomb

The tidbit below was written by Ron Ben-Yishai and published at Y-Net: The way things look from Israel now, the assumption is that Obama has fortified himself behind a small and closed ideological circle. This circle believes in partial non-interventionism and has an aversion to international conflicts – not only in the …

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Obama Bluffed

In a March, 2012 article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg we have this tidbit: In the most extensive interview he has given about the looming Iran crisis, Obama told me earlier this week that both Iran and Israel should take seriously the possibility of American action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “I think …

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Jews in Judaea

Jews building housing for themselves in our traditional home is considered a crime not just by the often violently racist local Arabs, but by their allies in the west. The tidbit below was written by AFP, whatever that is, and published by Y-Net: Israeli authorities have given the go-ahead for the …

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Morally Equivalent Emptiness

In the comments under a recent Times of Israel piece entitled, Netanyahu: Islamists taking us back to the ‘Dark Ages’, we read this: Louis Arpino · Knoxville, Tennessee “The more isolated from the world that Israel becomes, the more hysterical Bibi becomes. Radical Judaism, with whom Bibi is politically in bed …

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The Social Construction of Hatred

The social construction of hatred toward the Jewish people by the Islamic world and the western-left should, at this point in human history, be axiomatic. In the Arab-Muslim world they scream bloody murder on a daily basis that the Jewish minority is evil and must be destroyed.  Western “liberals” either …

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Jordan Declares Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount Illegitimate and Illegal

The tidbit below was written and published by Jerusalem Post staff. The top Jordanian government official responsible for the custodianship of religious holy sites in Jerusalem is quoted in local press on Tuesday as saying that he is “adamantly opposed” to any Jewish worship atop the Temple Mount. Abd Al-Nasser Nassar, …

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Does Barack Obama Have a Learning Disability?

The tidbit below was written by Reuters and published by Y-Net: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday his peace negotiators had resigned over the lack of progress in US-brokered statehood talks clouded by Israeli settlement building. The development would mark a new low point for the talks with Israel that resumed …

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19 Jews in Egypt

As the Elder of Ziyon reports there are about 19 Jews left in the country of Egypt… and what they are doing there is anyone’s guess. The Jews were ethnically cleansed from the Middle East, with the obvious exception of Israel, after World War II and after Israel’s War of Independence.  Between …

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John Kerry’s Backhanded Threats

The piece below was written by Arlene from Israel: November 8, 2013: HE’S CROSSED THE LINE! I’m talking about John Kerry, and actually, he’s crossed it twice. I had no time to write today, with Levy Report work and a very early Shabbat. But I must write, ever so briefly, …

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Boycott Guinness!

Western European countries are generally not favorable toward Israel and among those countries few are quite as hateful as Ireland.  The reason for this is because the Irish see a rough equivalence between the English occupation of their island and the Jewish occupation of Israel.  It’s nonsense, of course, but …

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Arab anti-Semitism and The Big Lie

Many westerners, including very many western Jews, think that the source of the ongoing Arab-Muslim war against us is Jewish aggression.  They seem to believe that in daring to build a life for themselves after freedom from dhimmitude the Jews were unjust to their former oppressors.  This is false.  The real source of …

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“Islam Bad”?

The tidbit below was written by Alex Fishman and published by Y-Net. More than 30,000 global jihadists have settled in and are fighting in countries that border with Israel. They belong to various groups, but they all have one dream: To liberate the Arab world from heretic regimes, with the climax being …

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Releasing the Murderers of Jews

The tidbit below was written by Yasser Okbi and the Jerusalem Post Staff. Palestinian Authority Prisoner Affairs Minister Issa Karaka said Monday that there would be an official welcoming ceremony for 26 Palestinian security prisoners being released from Israeli jails at the Presidential Palace in Ramallah on Tuesday at midnight. PA …

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