Michael Lumish

Standing Up.

Writing in the Times of Israel, Elhanan Miller tells us: Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Wednesday declared as “unlawful organizations” two Islamic Movement groups who harass Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, rendering membership or financing of the groups illegal. The move came in response to an appeal by Public …

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Matisyahu Excoriated and Redeemed.

I was on the number 7 bus heading up Haight Street in San Francisco talking to one of my more interesting and edgy students from City College of SF a few years ago. For reasons that elude me, now, I mentioned the great American Jewish Reggae musician, Matisyahu. We were …

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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 Immorality of the Jews

The recent firebomb attack by “extremist Jewish settlers” resulting in the death of 18-month old Ali Dawabsha, combined with the recent attack on the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem which saw the  murder of 16-year old Shira Banki, has Israeli-Jews nervous, sad, and introspective. Many in the West will tell …

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A Hunchbacked Warthog Makes Growling Sounds at Israel

Adiv Sterman, writing in the Times of Israel, tells us: As part of the Obama administration’s current campaign to push the Iranian deal signed July 14 in Vienna, Kerry told an audience at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York on Friday that should Congress vote against the agreement, …

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Jim Crow for Jews & the Artificial Construction of Palestinian National Identity

The western-left today thinks that the Jews are oppressive to Muslims in the Middle East. They believe that Jewish Israelis are brutalizing and ethnically-cleansing the innocent “indigenous” population. In previous decades the so-called “Palestinian narrative” has taken hold of the western imagination.  Within that narrative, vicious and militaristic Jews marched …

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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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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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How the Zionist-Left Prolongs the Arab-Israel Conflict

This is re-published from 2013. The Zionist-Left is responsible, at least in part, for prolonging the long Arab war against the Jews of the Middle East.  It is also responsible, at least in part, for encouraging the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS) and for encouraging rising …

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The Great Mossad Shoe Caper of 2015.

Asghar Bukhari, according to the Daily Mail, is a founding member of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, UK.  If you keyword his name on YouTube you will see that he has had significant access to major media, including the BBC. Mr. Bukhari, if you have not yet heard, is accusing …

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Yerushalayim, Jerusalem, or al-Quds?

An excellent piece re-cycled from Oct 18, 2013. In a recent comment by Pam at Mufti of Jerusalem Screeches for Jewish Blood as Jewish “Progressives” Lie Down and Die , wrote: And by the way Mike, I totally agree we should not refer to Judaea and Samaria by its Jordanian …

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Racism and the Palestinians.

If there is one category of human being that it is acceptable to despise in the West today it is the racist. Considering the scope of human history, we are still in the wake of World War II. Prior to World War II concepts of race were considered a matter …

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A few thoughts for the pro-Israel Left.

Anyone who reads my material knows that I often use the popular American pro-Democratic Party blog, Daily Kos, as one guide, among others, to progressive-left thinking.  Over years of observing prominent left-leaning venues I came to a conclusion that seems to irritate them. My conclusion was not, as it is …

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Nietzsche and the Nazis: A Movie Review

Nietzsche and the Nazis is a fascinating 2006 lecture on film by professor of intellectual history, Stephen Hicks, in which he asks the same question that people have been asking themselves since World War II: how is it that Germany, perhaps the most educated country in the entire world at …

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David Mamet Tells the Left to Go Screw

The following tidbit was written by Marnie Winston-Macauley and published by Israpundit. The year 2008 was a very strange one for the Liberal literati of New York and Hollywood. It was the year they believed playwright, screenwriter, director, essayist, novelist and poet, David Mamet, “outed” himself as a Conservative. For many of …

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Progressive-Left Jews and the European Union

The progressive-left is in denial and no part of the progressive-left is more in denial than the western Jewish left. My central thesis at Israel Thrives is the following: The progressive movement, and the activist base of the Democratic Party, creates and supports venues that demonize and defame the Jewish state, thereby …

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Amnesty International Snubs Britain’s Jews.

Writing in the Times of Israel, Stuart Winer tells us: Amnesty International rejected a motion to campaign against the rise in anti-Semitism in Britain, saying it battles all discrimination and would not single out individual groups, the British Jewish newspaper The Jewish Chronicle reported Tuesday. The resolution called for the …

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The Indigenous People – updated.

The tidbit below was written by Jonathan Tobin and published in Commentary: By attempting to portray the Palestinians as the “indigenous people” of the territory on which the State of Israel and the administered territories exist and the Jews as the colonial settlers, they are perpetrating the big lie of Palestinian history. …

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The Sucker’s Game

If you are smoking a cigarette, pondering your seven-deuce off-suit in the hole, and looking around the table wondering who the sucker is… you’re the guy.The Arabs and their western-left allies have the Jews hooked into a sucker’s game.One thing that should, by this late date, be absolutely clear to …

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