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There is a Jessica Krug in every Jew.

A few days ago, a George Washington University African history professor confessed that she had pretended for many years to be of Afro-Latina descent, when in fact she was white and Jewish.  As part of her identity, she even spoke against the state of Israel and police brutality, and, according …

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From Israel: The Stuff of Nightmares!!

I watch what is going on in the US and I see the outlines of a nightmare, unimaginable only a year ago. The drama is unfolding in urban streets, as America is torn apart by violence and hatred. There are many areas where putative political “authorities,” such as they exist, …

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From Israel: Tragedy Looms!!

In recent years, I have struggled to absorb the painful reality of what has been unfolding in the US.  At this point the situation seems incredible. But it is real, and needs to be dealt with.  What is greatly worrisome is that many Americans persist in keeping their blinders on. We …

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Into the fray: De-Americanizing America.

Inconceivably, ever greater circles of Americans seem swept up in a movement bent on jettisoning a paradigm that brought resounding success, while enthusiastically embracing one that wrought failure and deprivation wherever implemented Africa has the fastest-growing number of immigrants in the United States, according to …US Census Bureau data…The number …

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From Israel: Now THIS is Funny!!

I am certain that many of you remember, earlier in June, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and some of her progressive fellow Democratic members of the House (notably including Chuck Schumer) knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds to protest the murder of George Floyd. What was particularly notable about …

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Where were you social warriors?

As bad as I feel for the family of George Floyd, I have a question for you. Where were you when millions of Jews were murdered? Where were you when an Israeli student was beaten unconscious on the subway for allegedly speaking Hebrew on his phone in Berlin? Where were …

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From Israel: No Joke!!

“This is a war against America… “Civilizations have to protect themselves…We are in a crisis in our country and have to decide if American civilization is worth protecting. If it is, we must do whatever it takes to put down the people who would destroy our country.” (Emphasis added) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdUNi6dnajY …

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Yes, there was a Nakba, but it was not about Arabs.

May 15 is the day the Arabs mourn the ‘catastrophe’ of Israel’s establishment, but the real Nakba was that of the Jews of Arab lands. My organization, Im Tirtzu, has become famous (some would say infamous) for our calling out the lies, misrepresentations and deliberate distortions attached to marking “Nakba …

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Covid-19 and the ethno-nationalist vultures.

Extremists of all stripes look to times of economic uncertainty, social unrest, and political turmoil as opportunities for them to take power.  Whether it is the fascists and communists fighting it out in Weimar Germany or during the Great Depression, or in dozens of other countries at other times, extremists …

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Jews of York.

After the Norman Conquest of 1066, a number of Jews came to England from Rouen in France.  The early Norman kings needed to borrow money to build castles and secure their kingdom, but money-lending was forbidden to Christians.  It was, however, permitted to Jews.  These French-speaking Jews were protected by …

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The story of “Refusenik” Chava Boroda.

Chava Boroda lives in Los Angeles, her family was among thousands of Jewish people from the USSR, whose story of moving to the United States as political refugees is truly inspiring. Chava’s family was among those “Refuseniks”¹ who proved to the world just how much a strong power of will …

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Pay-to-Slay.

I still cannot get over the fact that any Democrat who comes into the White House will favor “pay-to-slay.” This is the policy wherein Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA) literally pays-off random Arabs who kill Jews in Israel with foreign tax dollars.  What is even more strange is that Democrats …

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