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Arlene from Israel: Carrying on with Vigor.

The end of last week was tough: With the declaration of Senator Mikulski (D-MD) that she would support the Iran deal, Obama had the number of votes he needed to block the Senate from overriding his veto of the Congressional rejection of his Iran program.  At least on paper.  My …

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Into the Fray: The Iran deal – More shameful than Munich

The passage of Iran “deal” will not only be a betrayal of US allies and the Iranian people, but of the American ethos itself…or at least of what it once was. No British Government ever will, and ever can, risk the bones of a British grenadier… I did not believe …

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Arlene from Israel: One Messy Affair.

I am referring, of course, to the whole business of the votes in Congress on the Iran deal. Netanyahu has come out with a statement, echoing what I and others said yesterday, that things can still change, and we must keep fighting. Those who oppose the deal have already achieved …

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Arlene from Israel: WE KEEP GOING

  Obama has now secured the support of 34 Senate Democrats for the nuclear deal with Iran. This means that as matters stand he has sufficient backing to sustain his veto of legislation aimed at blocking the agreement. That is because today Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th …

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Arlene from Israel: Don’t Stop!

I cannot pretend it is looking good for the Congressional vote on the Iran deal. But we must continue to make every possible effort to defeat it. Congress convenes next week, on the 9th, after a summer recess, at which point debate on the issue begins. Vote will be taken …

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Another Wall and not a peep from the Israel haters?

Yes another wall and where, oh where, are the Israel haters. Until a week ago I was under the impression at the last count there were more than 45 walls separating countries and territories. Now it seems there are more being built elsewhere in Europe. In Hungary the government is …

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Presidential antisemitism.

In a discussion a few days ago, a number of people claimed that President Barack Obama was antisemitic. I personally don’t see his obvious dislike for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as antisemitism.  I don’t really know how to take him, though I do think John Kerry in making the statement  …

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (Aus) helping everyone – except Jews!

Most of us are familiar with those friendly MSF ( Doctors Without Borders) people asking us to donate, and are in awe of such selfless individuals offering medical help in impoverished countries. MSF’s website showcases its humanitarian credentials, caring for the world’s poor and oppressed:  Médecins Sans Frontières is the world’s …

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Obama’s partners in the PA-PLO & their American victims

Barack Obama

Writing in Israel National News last week, Tova Dvorin tell us: The Obama administration has asked a judge Monday to “carefully consider” the size of the bond demanded from the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its role orchestrating years of terror attacks against Israelis and Jews – directly interfering in a …

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The Obama Administration Lays Foundation of Blame at Israel for a Potential War with Iran

Barack Obama

President Obama has not only begun to lobby aggressively to win support for the P5+1 deal on the Iranian nuclear program, he has begun to lay the foundation of blame for a potential war squarely on Israel.Diplomacy or War? US President Barack Obama: “Let’s not mince words: The choice we face is …

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EU’s Choice of Labels: “Made in West Bank” & “Anti-Semite”

The European Union has taken upon itself to challenge the labelling of products that are made east of the Green Line as “Made in Israel”.   They should consider international norms and the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinians before doing so. “Made in USA” in US Territories It is …

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Arlene from Israel – THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

Editor’s note: This posting contains important information regarding  rallies against the Iran nuclear deal. ~~~~~~~~~~ It is Obama himself who has primary responsibility for having moved – traitorously – to empower a dangerous and radical terrorist entity (and more on this below). But Obama doesn’t operate in a vacuum: Those …

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The New Endorsed Parameters of Peaceful Nuclear Power.

In July 2015, six world powers concluded their negotiations with Iran on its nuclear power program. Parties like US President Barack Obama congratulated himself and the negotiating team for “prevent[ing] Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and ensur[ing] that Iran’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful going forward.” That claim …

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Cities of Peace

making friends for peace

Judaism has always expressed a yearning for peace. From Isaiah 2:4: And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Rabbi Hillel in Ethics of the Fathers: “Be among the disciples …

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The 1980s, the American Left, and Rubik’s Bomb.

When I was a college student in the 1980s the American Left opposed nuclear proliferation. Mainstream, regular Democrats often furrowed their brows at the American nuclear program during the Cold War and many called for a scaling back of the arsenal. A popular book at the time, among idealistic, politically-inclined …

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Jewish Left-Dwelling Americans

Jewish Left-Dwelling Americans are probably among the most well-meaning people on the entire planet. I have never seen such unrequited niceness in my entire life, actually. I suppose that I am just a tad biased, but I am willing to bet good shekels that American Jews are over-represented in the …

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Is anti-Zionism necessarily Antisemitism?

“Israeli flags not welcome at London rally against antisemitism” This above is the title of an article a few days ago  on the Times of Israel  which created quite a stir in discussion regarding anti-Zionism and antisemitism and really got me worked up. Speaking at pluralistic Golders Green Together counter-protest, …

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Could Lego anti-Israel activism come to Academia?

Lego has been around since 1958, and ranks as one of the most popular toys amongst kids and adults alike. These colourful bricks provide hours of imaginative play, with endless possibilities for increasing fine-motor development and problem solving, among other skills. They were designed by a Danish carpenter,Ole Kirk Christiansen, …

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Michael Oren Names a Villain.

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, has recently published his highly anticipated memoir, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. In the weeks and months leading up to the publication much chatter arose suggesting that Oren primarily blamed US President Barack Obama for the deterioration of US-Israeli relations during …

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Living Jews not welcome at The Louvre, dead ones are.

News that the famous Louvre Museum in Paris allegedly exhibited antisemitism is shocking, but perhaps not surprising, given France’s long history of animosity towards Jews. Simon Kent reported:  The Louvre in Paris has been reported to French police after a group booking by Israeli art students was refused. Tel Aviv …

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