Michael Lumish

Jihad and the Destruction of History

Islamists and Jihadis love to blow things up. Islamic Jihad just called for a return to suicide bombings against Jews in Israel, but when they aren’t blowing up Jews they just love to blow to smithereens the ancient antiquities of other cultures. Anyone who follows the chaos which is the …

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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, for those of you who may not know, is US representative to Florida’s 23rd congressional district and chair of the Democratic National Committee. This would make her not only among the most powerful Jewish women in the United States Congress, but among the most important people in national …

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The Impending Transformation of Europe.

There are some in the West, such as American FOX News commentator, Bill O’Reilly, who claim that Europe is under “invasion.”  The implication of such language is that ultimately, underneath it all, there is something nefarious about Syrians fleeing war and Arabs, in general, fleeing economic deprivation in order to …

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The Single State

For years I thought that the only reasonable solution to the ongoing Arab war against the Jews was the two-state solution.  A single state solution, we were told, would either undermine Israel as a democratic state or it would undermine Israel as a Jewish state.  Israel could be Jewish, democratic, …

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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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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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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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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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