World

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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Trump’s deal highlights the great Jewish rift.

There are numerous lamentations about the negative implications for Palestinians and the manifest injustice being paid to them. One of the less remarked upon, but nevertheless most painful series of reactions to President Donald Trump’s long awaited “Deal of the Century” has been the response of the organized American Jewish …

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Good News Weekend-Israel

This week’s Good News Weekend post opens with the startling – and very good – news that the US killed the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Group Corps – Al Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani last night. Make no mistake about it: Soleimani was an extremely bad, dangerous man. From the …

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May 2020 be the year we see it like it is.

You don’t have to be a kabbalist to see the opportunities for finding significance in the upcoming new year: 2020. As the symbol of clarity of vision, 2020 is the gold standard of seeing clearly, without distortions or blurs. So may it be for all of us. Since 2020 is …

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Living La Vida Orwell: Calling Trump an antisemite.

For those of you who have always regretted not reading the classic “1984,” fear not: you are living it. In George Orwell’s classic of life under an all-encompassing totalitarian regime, the concept of Doublespeak was an integral aspect of communication. With Doublespeak, what was conveyed was the opposite of what …

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Jews, Judaism and Israel.

There are many debates being waged around the world about whether anti-Zionism is antisemitism, how it is possible that some Jews may be against Israel, and why some Jews who do not believe in either God or religion are still considered Jews. This article will not tackle all of those …

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UNRWA in no way embodies our Canadian values.

Earlier in October, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer announced that a Conservative government would decrease foreign aid spending by 25 percent, asserting that Canadian foreign aid should only be used to “support the Canadian values we hold dear,” rather than to support “antisemitic organizations and prop up foreign dictatorships.” Included …

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Marcel Marceau: The Silent Jewish Hero.

Marcel Mangel was born on March 22, 1923 in Strasbourg, France.  He was the son of Jewish parents. His father Charles Mangel,  was a kosher butcher from Poland.  His mother  Anne Werzberg, came from what is now the Ukraine. At age 16, when France was invaded by Nazi Germany, Mangel …

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