Yearly Archives: 2020

The Veil of Hatred:

The expression “the best defense is a good offense” is most often applied in the military and sporting competitions. It is now being used regarding antisemitism with greater frequency. The World Conference Against Racism met from August 31 to September 7, 2001 in Durban, South Africa with a stated noble …

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From Israel: Buckle Your Seatbelts, Israel!!

So we’re into election campaign mode. This does not, by any stretch of the imagination, mean that matters will now go smoothly: We’ve got a long and winding road ahead of us before election day. One factor seems reasonably certain: this election will play out for the most part on …

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From Israel: Damn, and Damn Again!!

There is no room for niceties.  We must tell it as it is. It has been a while since I have had to write about a terrorist murder, but this fact makes it no easier. Esther Horgan, 52, was a mother of six and a grandmother; her youngest child had …

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Abbas Failed To Capitalize on Trump’s Gift.

Not long after Donald Trump assumed the presidency of the United States, he made overtures to the Palestinians in the hopes of brokering a peace deal. He invited the acting-President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, to the White House on May 3, 2017. They discussed tackling terrorism and building …

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From Israel: “How Do We Not Grieve??”

What causes us to grieve is the horrendous state of affairs in America. Should Biden end up becoming president (something that I absolutely do not consider a “done deal” at this point), there would be no reason to be reassured as to the direction he would take.  The more we …

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Misguided Jews hiding in plain sight.

American Progressive Jews remind me of black people who were thrilled if they could pass for white. I understand that desire.  Black people were not welcome in the white world.  To get ahead, to get anywhere, it was easier if one could “pass.” It appears to me that too many …

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Christian Antisemitism: A Legacy that Lives On.

Since the mid-twentieth century, church teachings have moved in a decidedly “pro-Jewish” direction. Jews are no longer blamed for deicide, Jesus’s Jewishness is emphasized, and Christianity’s Jewish roots are increasingly explored.  Pope Francis has called antisemitism un-Christian and has urged followers to fight it.  He has also told Catholics to …

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Good News Weekend – Shabbat Chanukah edition

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts, and while I don’t promise to be going back to making this a regular feature, I am delighted to feel “the muse” awaken within me. It’s the first day of Chanukah today, and soon we’ll begin Shabbat Chanukah. …

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All Eyes Will Turn to the Jews

Over the past week, two antisemitic incidents caught the attention of Jewish media in the US. Algemeiner reported that in New Jersey, “the carcass of a dead pig was left on the doorstep of a rabbi’s home in the town of Lakewood,” and Tablet Magazine released an intriguing story about …

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From Israel: “Lunacy and Other Aberrations!!”

The situation has been rather crazy here in Israel, with a government that doesn’t function like one. I need to look at this shortly.  However, when I consider what’s going on here, my response (which will not surprise regular readers) is that it is “small potatoes” compared to what’s happening …

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MYTH: The Temple Mount is solely an Islamic holy site.

FACT: Orwell famously said, “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”  This is the goal of the tyrannical majority of the UN General Assembly and associated agencies such as UNESCO and the Human Rights Council.  Acting more like the old Soviet Politburo than …

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