Michael Lumish

The Moral Bankruptcy of the Progressive-Left

The progressive movement’s main claim to political legitimacy is a moral claim. The movement claims to stand for social justice and equality of rights throughout the world. Any legitimacy the left has as a political movement is grounded in the notion of universal human rights. But if the left has …

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The Children’s Intifada… Again

This is the Children’s Intifada. “Knife Intifada” or “Stabbing Intifada” does not cut it.This is the Children’s Intifada.It is, perhaps, the most insidious thing that I have known in my lifetime.Outside of the various fun-filled activities of, say, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the 1970s, I can think of no more …

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Pushing the Jews out of Europe.

In a January 18 piece for the Guardian entitled EU adopts resolution criticising Israeli settlement activity by Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels, we read: The European Union has unanimously adopted a tough resolution criticising Israeli settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territories, despite fierce efforts by …

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Noor al Haqiqa.

Every once in awhile an honest antisemite drops by to say hello at Israel Thrives. The image to your left is the avatar of one Noor al Haqiqa. Somehow or other Noor came across a piece that I wrote a little over two years ago entitled, Ryan Bellerose and the Indigenous Question and, lo, …

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How the Jews are Winning the Long Arab War .

The long Arab-Muslim war against the Jewish people goes on and on… but the Jews are winning. We need to acknowledge that the conflict is an ongoing expression of Arab-Muslim religious hatred toward Jews as manifested since the time of Muhammad and embedded within the Koran and the Hadiths. Further, …

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The Unabashed Zionist.

Remember Professor Andrew Pessin? Anyone who follows the Long Arab War against the Jews of the Middle East knows about the harassment of vocal pro-Israel professors on western university campuses, including in the United States. As I wrote in a piece last summer: Professor Andew Pessin is a Professor of Philosophy at …

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A Tree Living Without a Forest.

I have in the past been accused of conflating the State of Israel with the Jewish people and very much hope to get so-accused heading into the future for a long, long time to come. While it is true that Israel is not directly synonymous with the Jewish people – …

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An Open Letter to a Jewish Friend in England

I don’t know, Kate. Sometimes it just seems pointless. Sorry to be downbeat, but I feel like I am glaring into a howling thunderstorm. In California we could use the weather, but I worry about my friends elsewhere. You may be aware that the Washington Post just published an infographic …

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On The Having of Cake (and the eating of it, too.)

The Times of Israel tells us that: “The Palestinian leadership on Wednesday demanded the Greek government act after two Arab passengers were expelled from an Israel-bound flight, saying the decision to remove the pair was “reminiscent” of apartheid. Two Arab passengers with Israeli documents were forced off an Aegean Airlines …

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Spitting on the Holocaust to dampen Islamophobia

The Jerusalem Post tells us: A University of San Diego professor and some of her students wore yellow star badges modeled after the ones Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust to protest Islamophobia. Bahar Davary, an Iranian-American associate professor of theology and religious studies at the college, and …

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The Genocidal 72 Percent.

This is the contemporary Ku Klux Klan. As with the Klan they feel it necessary to wear masks. They are worse than Night Riders because they feel free to carry out their violence in the daytime because they know they have Arab-Palestinian society, as created by Yassir Arafat and the …

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If Israel will not stand up for the Jews…?

If Israel will not stand up for the Jews, how can diaspora Jews do so? The Elder of Ziyon writes: Israeli media are reporting that Israel is implementing a plan to severely limit the number of Jews who can visit the Temple Mount, while imposing no such restrictions on non-Jewish …

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The Transgressions of the Filthy-Footed .

Over at Israellycool, Deebo has some interesting statistics concerning Jewish visitation to the Temple Mount, illustrated by a couple of very nice pie charts.  The statistics come from both the Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Press. Here are the pie charts. The green represents the percentage of Muslim visitation to …

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Shangri-la with Ice Cream

Times of Israel Staff tells us.. An annual poll released on Tuesday showed growing distrust between Israel’s Jewish and Arab populations, with over one-third of Jewish Israelis maintaining that the government should encourage their Arab compatriots to emigrate. The Israel Democracy Index also found that over half (55.7%) of Jewish …

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