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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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Arlene from Israel: A Different Sort of Posting.

My friends, it is the middle of Sukkot – what we call Chol Hamoed, a semi-holiday.  I am bent on doing the good stuff – being with family, going into the Old City, etc.  I do not have time for a full “regular” posting, which takes hours beyond counting. But …

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FrontPage Mag Says “Hello” to San Francisco State University

fighting antisemitism

Whatever anyone might say about David Horowitz he definitely does not pull punches in his piece in FrontPage Magazine. I always think of the guy as a general marshalling his troops and setting them forth to ideological warfare. But I feel reasonably certain that he, himself, would agree with that …

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For the SIN of American JEWS SILENCE AND INDIFFERENCE

We stand on Holy Ground between the day that was and the one that must be – There are about six million Jews in America.  Almost the same number who were murdered by the Nazis with the collusion (ignorantia affectata) of Christian Europe and America – a country that was …

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Israel, Multiculturalism and the Decline of Universal Human Rights.

The great unspoken tension within the progressive-left, today, is the ongoing ideological conflict between the dominant multicultural ideal and the declining ideal of universal human rights. Given the racialized nature of World War II it is not the least bit surprising that American liberalism shifted from a primary concern with …

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Into the Fray: Obama at the UN – Why he was right…almost

Obama’s UN address was an eloquent concoction of soaring rhetoric & banal platitudes, of statements of the obvious & of the obviously false, delivered with impeccable polish and panache.  …a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself…Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize …

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The Breezy Academic Left’s Hypocrisy & their Fashionable Acceptance of Calls for Judeocide

Imagine, if you will, a fictional organization called Students for Justice in the United States that focuses on African-American urban crime. Imagine that this organization suggested that black misbehavior is undermining the United States economically and educationally, socially and culturally. What if thirty, or so, of such students were to …

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