World

Actions and Adjectives: Cluster Bombs.

Summary: When it comes to reporting on the death of civilians, it is interesting to review how and when some media outlets choose to simply report facts, rather than delve into critical reporting. Here is a comparison of the New York Times discussion of cluster bombs being used by Syria and …

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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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Into the fray: Washington-Lausanne-Munich?

The gravest aspect of the emerging Iran deal is less its substance and more the professed rationale it is based on. Today, the United States… has reached a historic understanding with Iran… I am convinced that… it will make our country, our allies, and our world safer. This has been …

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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 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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Jews in the Midst.

Summary: Jews are vulnerable members of society. They are not on the fringe on the one hand, nor are they just a regular part of the broader community, on the other. As such, they must be actively protected by governments and citizens alike.  No Canary in the Mine Well-meaning people …

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On Vandalising Jewish Cemeteries.

Vandalising Jewish Cemeteries is nothing new. Is it a case of they can’t get rid of us whilst we are alive so “Let’s give it a shot now they are dead?” One of the worst cases known to the Jewish Community, that’s if you can name any one as being …

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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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Netanyahu – On Accepting Invitations.

Summary: While Obama can pretend to be insulted by Netanyahu’s failure to follow protocol in accepting an invitation to speak to a joint session of Congress, Obama did much worse to Netanyahu in 2013. It shows that if you are a friend, you forgive, and if you want to be angry, …

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Israel: Separated for Security.

Western Wall and the Reform Movement

This is a repost of an article I wrote last May 2014 and ask Why is Israel Separated for Security?. Very recently I wrote an update on this entitled ‘The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia’  and now have added the Hungary/Serbia border barrier  and Hungary/Croatia. The Saudis are adding to …

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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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Prince Charles: “Je Suis Charlie”?

Daniel Pipes has been documenting Prince Charles’ relationship to Islam, examining the possibility that he has secretly converted to Islam. Here are some extracts: In a 1997 Middle East Quarterly article titled “Prince Charles of Arabia,” Ronni L. Gordon and David M. Stillman looked at evidence that Britain’s crown prince …

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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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