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Seinfeld, #Israel and the Two-Headed Media.

They say there are two sides to every story, and the same applies to today’s brand of journalism, the editorial news.  The slant of each article depends on the favored agenda.  Perhaps it was always this way, but as a young, idealistic student sitting in journalism class years ago, I …

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The Many Faces of the Sexy Hijabi.

The sexy hijabi is new to American popular culture.   Due to the rise of contemporary political Islam, and mass Muslim immigration into the West, the hijab is now a highly-charged cultural symbol.   For many American and western Muslim women, it is simply a matter of ethnic identity and faith. In that way, …

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Jews from a different planet.

“But why does he have to make provocations with these declarations of his?!” I was shocked to hear this sentence come out of the mouths of my Jewish American relatives. Yes, they were referring to Trump (who they hate) and to the Jerusalem Declaration. I love my relatives but they …

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Biblical Violence versus Koranic Violence.

As the West gradually awakens to the rise of political Islam and the immigration crisis in Europe, the question of Koranic violence versus Biblical violence is sometimes referenced.   The reason for this is because of the confusion around the sources of the Jihadi aggression against the West.   Is …

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Into the Fray: – Iran: Are the wheels falling off Obama’s “signature” foreign policy endeavor?

The ongoing turmoil in Iran highlights both the duplicity to which the Obama administration resorted & the missed opportunity for a better deal. The alternative is a region wide explosion with totally unpredictable consequences….Just think how that would work out in the end… I think that is a policy of …

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Lorde made a mistake.

New Zealand singer Lorde was quoted in a recent Guardian article as saying, “I want to be Leonard Cohen,” so when my father, a life-long Cohen fan, heard about this and the reasons for the cancellation of the Tel Aviv leg of her world tour show which also involves two gigs in …

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An open letter to the ANC from a South African Jew.

Dear ANC delegate, I have never voted for you but I have respected you. I have spoken with pride about the lofty goals that you set yourself as a liberation movement. I have been awed by your capacity to forgive many of the injustices of the past, often to your …

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Antisemitic anti-Zionism and the Racist Left.

The western-left is the most racist political movement in the West today outside of political Islam. The categories of contemporary progressive-left racism include: 1) Anti-White Racism 2) Antisemitic Anti-Zionism and 3) Humanitarian Racism While left-leaning politicos in the United States are searching for Nazis and Klansmen and White Supremacists and …

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INTO THE FRAY- Obama: Worse than Chamberlain?

“Iran will become a nuclear power. The only mystery over how that will happen is whether Obama was inept or whether he deliberately sought to make the theocracy…strategic power.” – Victor Davis Hanson   In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious …

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Political Cowards.

Part of the problem that we have is the generally pussitudinous nature of most well-meaning, western-leftists when it comes to their politics. That is, people will often hold strong opinions on political questions but are highly reluctant to discuss those opinions among people prepared in disagreement. Or, if they are willing …

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Live on ‘Nothing Left’ – Milo Yiannopoulos.

Michael Burd and Alan Freedman of Nothing Left on Australia’s J-AIR radio conducted an interview with Milo Yiannopoulos to be aired on Tuesday, November 28, 9 to 11 AM, Melbourne time. Yiannopoulos is one of the more notorious figures emerging out of the previous presidential election in the United States. The guy is a British, …

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The West Has Gone Bats!

{This is a fleshing out of an earlier thing that I called The U.S. Has Gone Bats!} Yes, that is the way it is. I suppose that it is not surprising that my cohort, born in the 1960s, stomped on the Western Liberal Tradition. This is to say that the …

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I am Free from Reem’s Racist Stupidity!

Reem Assil and her malicious, anti-Zionist friends challenged the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and promptly got their legalistic butts kicked.   {Good for them.}   Anyone who followed the story of Assil’s extremist and terrorist-admiring restaurant at the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland knows that her attorneys dismissed …

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Reem Assil’s Racist Restaurant in Oakland .

Reem Assil has placed a giant floor-to-ceiling mural of recently deported genocidal Jew murderer Rasmea Odeh in her bakery/cafe next to the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland, California. For Jewish people, it might as well be a giant Nazi Swastika. As one of those who objected to this public veneration of an …

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Social Media Notes # 2: The Alienation of Diaspora Jewry.

In a Facebook post, our friend Susan George references a Ha’aretz article by Yehuda Bauer, professor emeritus at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at Hebrew University, entitled, The Danger of Alienating Diaspora Jews. As a non-Jewish supporter of both Israel and the Jewish people, George is curious about pro-Israel …

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From Exodus to Munich: A Response to Forest Rain.

Forest Rain has written a smart piece published in Israellycool  and Inspiration from Zion entitled, From Exodus to Munich: How Did We Get Here? This is an interesting bit of cultural inquiry that wonders how the Jewish people in Israel went – in the popular Western imagination – from plucky and outnumbered …

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The Moral Panic of 2017.

This is a moment of “moral panic” in the United States. All this yelling and screaming and crying and whining about Nazis and Klansmen and White Supremacists is like nothing so much as the Red Scare of the 1950s. As you will remember from either personal experience or from the …

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Norway gets refund in Palestinian terror episode, US lawmakers hail action as precedent.

Members of Congress and Jewish leaders are urging the U.S. to follow in Norway’s footsteps, after Oslo secured the return of funds it gave to a Palestinian women’s center that was named in honor of a terrorist. Earlier this year, Palestinian Media Watch and NGO Monitor revealed that the Norwegian …

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Social media Notes # 1

Rogue feminist Camille Paglia – during her recent book tour promoting Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism – suggested that comments under blog posts represent a certain kind of art-form. Given Paglia’s semi-iconic status within the intellectual community that should give some of you the warm-fuzzies. I do not know if it …

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Too many governments have Facebook standards.

Can you imagine what would happen if a Priest said “Kill the Muslims” in a sermon or homily?  Or if a lawyer on Canada was found to have written kill the Muslims on a Facebook posting? I can. There would be fire and fury aimed at those people.  And of …

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