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Israel is a “Burden” to the Democratic Party.

In a recent piece by Times of Israel staff we learn that, according to the Brookings Institution, a majority of Democrats consider Israel a “burden.” The great majority of Americans, however – 76 percent – disregard Democratic Party disdain for the Jewish state and see Israel as a “strategic asset.” And they …

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The Democratic Party Tuned Out the Jihad: if it tuned in to begin with

The Ohio State University Jihad attack a few days ago did not really happen.   Or, to be more precise, for many Americans it did not really happen because they simply don’t care about Islamic theological violence against their fellow Americans. The reason that many Americans, particularly of the progressive variety, tend not …

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Under Fire – We must be ONE.

pyro-terrorism

And who by fire, who by water, Who in the sunshine, who in the night time, Who by high ordeal, who by common trial, Who in your merry merry month of may, Who by very slow decay, And who shall I say is calling? And God created a new worldview, …

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Basket of Deplorables.

Random thoughts loosely connected by the U.S. election. This week someone called me ‘White’ and clearly considered that to be an insult. Unless her Facebook profile picture was a lie or she was a black Rachel Dolezal, she was no less Caucasian than me. It did get me thinking. The conversation, minus …

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Jews and our “Special” Obligation.

A recent opinion piece for the Washington Post by Rabbi Jill Jacobs, author of Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community, and Daniel Sokatch of the allegedly pro-Israel New Israel Fund, is entitled, “Why Jews have a special obligation to resist Trump.” Jacobs and Sokatch claim that: …

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Trump’d.

I have thought about how I would write this for over two weeks now. I know it is important to cover the US Elections in terms of what it means for the world and for Israel and the Jewish people, but given that the American public itself is so divided …

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Arlene from Israel: Ain’t Over Yet.

The ugliness emerging from the American left, that is; nor do I expect it to be over any time soon. The secretive Democracy Alliance donor club – closely associated with George Soros and his MoveOn.org – has reportedly just concluded its first meeting since the presidential election. The Alliance, known …

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Don’t Spend Time on ‘Stupid’: A Letter to My Fellow Jews.

The earth is flat.   The Temple Mount is associated only with Muslims and Islam, as are the Dead Sea Scrolls. Just as we would never enter into a discussion about the first premise, so, too, we must not enter into a discussion about the second one.  That ship of fools …

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Conquest of the Deplorable Cheese Doodle.

As I write these lines, anti-Trumpers are protesting and, in some cases, rioting, throughout America’s largest cities. In Chicago two young black men beat the holy hell out of a 50-year old white guy because he allegedly voted for Trump. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party is in big trouble and many …

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A message to Jews upset about Trump’s election.

Same liars, same kind of lies This is directed mainly to Jews/Zionists in the UK and Israel who feel depressed, disappointed or even angry about Trump’s victory. I suspect that your knowledge about Trump is nothing but a caricature that has been exclusively fashioned by the mainstream media and establishment …

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Journalists. “How did we get this so wrong?”

“How did we get this so wrong?” That was the question I heard from many journalists last night.  David Brooks said that maybe people voted based on issues!  He said that at 2:00 AM. Really, David Brooks? It just hit you at 2:00 AM? While you got it so wrong, I didn’t.  …

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Into the Fray: For America: Respite – not redemption.

  For America, and everything that made it America, the results of Tuesday’s election are a welcome and necessary  respite – but are far from being a lasting redemption  [Our] elections model suggests that Hillary Clinton is favored to win the presidency, based on the latest state and national polls. A …

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Arlene from Israel: Baruch Hashem.

Baruch Hashem which means, “thank Heaven.”  I want to share my thoughts briefly on this day after election day.  After this, promise, I will turn to what is happening here in Israel (along, undoubtedly, with further comments on America). I am thankful on several counts.  First, because I didn’t expect …

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Arlene from Israel: The Very Last Word on the Election.

OK, so I said yesterday that my posting was the last before the election.  And now here I am again.  With good reason.  Most importantly, I want to share the link to Trump’s fantastic video finale for the campaign.  I urge you to view it and then consider sending it …

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Arlene from Israel: Fate of America.

“Since a new FBI probe was announced by FBI Director James Comey a week ago, concerning the discovery of possible additional emails connected to Hillary Clinton, she has stepped back in her campaigning.  Instead, in some measure, she has been relying on others, including the president, to campaign for her. …

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Pity the anti-Zionist Snowflake.

One of the most pathetic and hypocritical aspects of contemporary western campus politics is the Crybully / Snowflake phenomenon. University administrations throughout the West have brought back en loco parentis in a manner that would have absolutely disgusted – in its treacly infantilization of young adults in “safe spaces” – college …

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Red-flagging November 8th.

Voting for Israel – a rough guide Like most of us, I guess, Five Minutes for Israel has been obsessing about the upcoming American Presidential election. I concede, something that partisans on both sides seem to find impossible, that there are genuine Israel advocates and it-is-politically-convenient-for-me-to-appear-to-support-Israel advocates on both sides. There …

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Into the Fray: The elections are for President—not Pope

Sadly the most consequential elections in modern history may well be decided because of the most inconsequential reasons  You knooow…C’mon Who do you think is out of touch? – Barack Obama, commenting derisively on Hillary Clinton, 2008 “Hillary Clinton, she’ll say anything and change nothing” – I am Barack Obama…and …

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On Myopia and Dismissiveness.

MYOPIA. Some time ago one of our participants at Israel Thrives suggested that my focus on Israel, and the rise of Political Islam, is myopic in terms of the forthcoming US presidential election. I take such criticisms seriously and even though I might not respond immediately – or at all …

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Dear American Jews voting for Hillary.

Dear American Jews voting for Hillary. If you could go back in time to Germany, at what point would you have woken up to realize that the leaders in Germany were not quite right for the Jewish people? They may have been perfect for everyone else. Obviously the German leaders …

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