Part II The reader of Part I will have noticed that, to this point, there has been no historically recorded mention of either “Palestinians” or Arabs as sojourners in the land, and the end of Persian rule in the region marked the end of Canaanite culture as a result of …Read More »
The Forgotten Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands.
Much has been written about the Palestinian refugees, but little attention has been paid to nearly one million Jewish refugees forced to flee their Arab homelands in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant and beyond. Between 1948-1972, approximately 586,000 Jews from Arab countries were resettled in Israel, while 200,000 …Read More »
Conquest of the Deplorable Cheese Doodle.
As I write these lines, anti-Trumpers are protesting and, in some cases, rioting, throughout America’s largest cities. In Chicago two young black men beat the holy hell out of a 50-year old white guy because he allegedly voted for Trump. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party is in big trouble and many …Read More »
Into the Fray: Bombs in Brussels (or ‘It’s Islam Stupid’ revisited)
Islam is to terror as rainfall is to flooding. One out of six people all over the world is a Muslim… [T]rying to say anything in general about this huge community – 1.5 billion people – will be wrong… The vast majority of these populations are not involved… with violence …Read More »
Israel and the Decline of American Support Under Obama.
It needs to be understood that the United States has no intention, whatsoever, of fighting political Islam (or “radical Islam” or “Islamism”) and will likely not do so anytime in the near future. On the contrary, the foremost Islamist force in the world is the country of Iran and the …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Reply to comment by Rabbi who attacked Brigitte Gabriel.
Shortly after I wrote the article Aussie Rabbi Attacks Brigitte Gabriel, I received the followed message from Rabbi Kennard on Facebook: James Kennard 10:30pm Mar 15 Dear Ms Hopf, Thanks for the write up in “Jews Down Under”. I must share with you my thought that, given my very strong …Read More »
Aussie Rabbi attacks Brigitte Gabriel.
Back in 2007, I attended a JNF function at the Crown Casino in honour of John Howard, who was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for his friendship and commitment to Israel. For me the main draw card was keynote speaker, Brigitte Gabriel, who I had long admired as a woman of …Read More »
Why the Media Ignores Jihadists in Israel.
Summary: According to the NY Times, terrorists in Europe and Israel are very different and have different motivations. If they weren’t, the hope that two states (Israel and Palestine) could live side-by-side in peace would obviously disappear. The New York Times has taken to breaking the universe of Islamic terrorists …Read More »
Into the Fray: Sisi or ISIS?
It’s difficult to overstate the potential importance of the Egyptian president’s New Year speech on Islam – and equally important to avoid overly optimistic expectations as to its practical impact. “Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants – that …Read More »
Into the fray: It’s Islam, stupid!
Islam is to terror as rainfall is to flooding. With these words, Sami Abu Shehadeh, of the anti-Zionist Arab party Balad, commenced a debate with me on “The rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in the West,” which took place in the i24 News studios last month. Clearly, the events in Paris …Read More »
Into the Fray: And I quote…
Pat Condell is listed as being “a writer, comedian and Internet personality.” However, he is, above all, a supremely incisive and caustic political satirist. … for once we, in the terminally guilt ridden West, really can blame ourselves. – Pat Condell, in “Boo-hoo Palestine” This week I thought I would …Read More »
An Open Letter to the Muslim World.
Written and posted with the permission of Rabbi Simon Jacobson of the Meaningful Life Center . An Open Letter to the Muslim World. What Would Your Grandfather Say? — An informal entry in my personal blog today — Dear Cousin, As relatives that go back thousands of years to …Read More »
Melbourne Jewish Temple’s Interfaith Deception!
This week’s Jewish News featured an article – Music Bridges Faith Traditions – about a Sacred Music Concert held at Temple Beth Israel (TBI), “bringing together performers and communities from Melbourne’s Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Indigenous traditions”. The concert was based around composer Ernest Bloch’s Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service), …Read More »
The tidbit below was written by Alex Fishman and published by Y-Net. More than 30,000 global jihadists have settled in and are fighting in countries that border with Israel. They belong to various groups, but they all have one dream: To liberate the Arab world from heretic regimes, with the climax being …Read More »
Islam, Political Islam, and the Diaspora Jewish Divide
One cannot stand up for the Jewish people, today, if one fails to speak out against political Islam. This assertion represents a significant dividing line among Jewish people, particularly throughout the diaspora. The Jews of Israel do not need much convincing that political Islam is a threat. The reason for …Read More »