Michael Lumish

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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The Post-Colonial Hangover and the Jihadi Bomb.

One thing that is striking about this political moment is the fact that the western Left seems entirely complacent with the idea of a nuclear bomb controlled by the ayatollahs.This is rather odd since the Left, in general, opposes nuclear proliferation.  Yet few seem disturbed at the idea of a …

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Give ‘Em Hell, Bibi!

During the 1948 presidential campaign, Harry Truman toured the country attacking Republicans and putting forth his own views on what was best for America.  At one point during a speech in Bremerton, Washington, a man in the crowd cried out, “Give ’em hell, Harry!” To the delight of the listeners …

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Americans support Israel, but do Democrats?

Americans support Israel, but do Democrats? A recent Gallup survey demonstrates that Americans favor Israel over “Palestinians” by terrific margins.  Seven out of ten Americans have a “mostly favorable” or “very favorable” view of the State of Israel.  In contrast, less than two in ten have a “mostly favorable” or …

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Why is Obama so Afraid of Benjamin Netanyahu?

Barack Obama seems terrified of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu received an invitation to speak before Congress concerning the Iranian threat from Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, and he accepted. The problem is that Obama suspects that Netanyahu will stress the idea that Iran should …

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Jewish Palestinians

Here is a question.  If there are Palestinian Muslims and there are Palestinian Christians, how is it that there are no Palestinian Jews? Here is a possible answer. Prior to 1948 the Jews of the British Mandate of Palestine referred to themselves as “Palestinian” in a manner not unsimilar to …

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Obama’s Ongoing Friendship with the Muslim Brotherhood .

In a recent piece entitled, The Pathos of Jewish anti-Zionism, I referenced Obama administration support for the Muslim Brotherhood and wondered aloud how any Jewish person could possibly stand behind a president of the United States that offered moral, military, and financial support to an organization devoted to a genocidally …

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Arab Terrorists Attack Jewish Kindergarten in Jerusalem.

Writing in Arutz Sheva, Ari Yashar tells us: On Wednesday morning a gang of Arab terrorists descended upon the Jewish neighborhood’s kindergarten, firing potentially lethal fireworks and hurling rocks at the institution. The description of the video, which shows three security personnel eventually chasing off the rioters after a long …

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The Pathos of Jewish anti-Zionism.

I must admit, there is often something very touching about heartfelt expressions of Jewish anti-Zionism. On Daily Kos (a significant left-leaning political blog) we recently saw another soulful “diary” calling for the dissolution of Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people.  As is sometimes the case, this one came from …

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

One of the blogs that I used to follow was known as Fresno Zionism, but the Fresno Zionist made aliyah and is now writing some place within Israel under the blog title Abu Yehuda. In reference to France’s recent snub of Jewish leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, he writes: This is another chapter …

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No Justice, No Peace.

Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Lahav Harkov tells us that Israeli firebrand Naftali Bennett has a few words for Israeli parliamentarian Tzipi Livni concerning the recent rebel attack upon the French Occupying Power: Speaking at the same event, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett slammed Livni, saying she “talked about the occupation …

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A Few Jewish Responses to Terrorism

In the past months France has lost a significant percentage of its Jewish population and, in my opinion, deserves to lose all of it. Not everyone agrees, of course.While Paris reels from this most recent Islamic terrorist attack, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director of the European Jewish Association (EJA), claimed that calls …

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Hamas and its European allies.

Writing in Arutz Sheva, Ari Yashar tells us: Hamas, in both its military and governmental branches, has been temporarily removed from the European Union’s list of proscribed terrorist groups as the result of a technical legal blunder. After Hamas filed an appeal against its terrorist list standing, the European Court …

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