Anyone who is tracking the news these days, and genuinely cares for the security of Israel and the future of the US – not to mention Europe and the Mideast – has got to have an extremely heavy heart. We are facing some very dark times. With regard to Israel, …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
For the past week or so we have seen the fiasco of ‘vanishing Israel’ from maps of the Middle East. The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has accused the publishing giant HarperCollins of harming peace efforts in the Middle East by leaving Israel off its maps. Seems that HarperCollins, …Read More »
80% of Palestinian-Arabs Favor Violence Against Jews.
Writing in the Algemeiner, Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn tell us this: The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research last week asked a sample of 1,270 Palestinian Arab adults in the territories what they thought of the recent wave of attacks in which Palestinians stabbed Israelis or ran them …Read More »
It is Simply Not Up to Us
It is Simply Not Up to Us. The truth of the matter is that if we end up with two states for two peoples on historically Jewish land depends on the will of the misogynistic Arab majority in that part of the world, not the egalitarian Jewish minority. We can …Read More »
Obama Casually Betrays Israel as Jihad Returns to America
The Obama administration has decided that while the Jews of the Middle East must put up with genocidally antisemitic barbarian Jihadis directly upon their doorstep, the United States has every right to bomb their ideological brothers half a world away, despite the fact that the Islamic State poses no direct …Read More »
With Friends Like This.
This is a New Year greeting from NSW Labor to the NSW Jewish community just a few weeks after NSW Labor served up a big bowl of something red and smelly to the NSW Jewish community and for that matter everyone else who might think the Middle East Jews are …Read More »
“Israel: Learning to Swim in the murky Middle East”.
For many of us, the Middle East makes no sense at all. We read a headline like “Erdogan accuses Israel of seeking ‘systematic genocide’ in Gaza” and wonder why he would turn on a natural ally. That’s because our western thinking is quite alien to the Middle East and …Read More »
Anti-Israel Professors Teaching ME Studies in the US
“How can professors who are so biased against the Jewish state accurately or fairly teach students about Israel or the Arab-Israel conflict?” This question was asked by Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, AMCHA Initiative co-founder and faculty at the University of California Santa Cruz. The AMCHA Initiative is self-described as “a non-profit organization …Read More »
Jewish refugees from Arab lands: are they an issue, 60 years on?
This year is the 2,600 the anniversary of the Babylonian Exile, when Jews were taken into captivity following the destruction of the first Jerusalem Temple. Some of those Jews stayed on to become the oldest diaspora in modern-day Iraq. But sadly, only four remain of this once glorious community. It is …Read More »
Quote of Note: PLO Leader Zahir Muhsein
Zahir Muhsein told the following to the Dutch newspaper Trouw in a 1977 interview: The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, …Read More »
Giving San Francisco State University the chance to do what is right
After consulting with a number of people for whom I hold respect at San Francisco State University, I have decided to back off the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS) story until the university has the time to go through its procedures, come to its conclusions, and take whatever …Read More »
The Death of the Left
The tidbit below was written by Allan Goldstein and published in the Algemeiner. Israel is fighting for its right to exist with one hand tied behind its back. The left hand. Conservatives strongly support Israel. We have won that battle. Only on the extreme right wing, the lunatic fringe of fascists and …Read More »
Quote of Note: Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi (1937)
Between 1936 and 1939 the Arabs of the British Mandate of Jerusalem went on a rampage that became known as the “Arab revolt.” The Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin el-Husseini, cried to the heavens that the Jews were destroying the al-Aqsa Mosque and agitated his easily agitated people into bloody rampages that lasted for …Read More »
SFSU Responds to Arab Calls for Violence Against Jews
San Francisco State University (SFSU) president, Les Wong, has responded for the second time to criticisms that calling for the murder of Jews is perhaps something less than educative. And for the second time he refuses to address the central issue, which is a call to violence against Jews by the General …Read More »
I Love This Blade…
What are we to make of the fact that a student leader at San Francisco State University feels comfortable holding up a blade on a social media page calling for the murder of Jews in Israel? Much like SFSU President, Les Wong, I am not sure just what to make of this story, …Read More »
Canned Palestinian Children Meat
I arrived at San Francisco State University in the fall of 1996. It is getting to be a rather long time, now, but in those days the school just bubbled with politics in a way that I thought was exceedingly positive. The Caesar Chavez Student Center was always abuzz with …Read More »
The Sharia Bomb
The tidbit below was written by Ron Ben-Yishai and published at Y-Net: The way things look from Israel now, the assumption is that Obama has fortified himself behind a small and closed ideological circle. This circle believes in partial non-interventionism and has an aversion to international conflicts – not only in the …Read More »
In a March, 2012 article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg we have this tidbit: In the most extensive interview he has given about the looming Iran crisis, Obama told me earlier this week that both Iran and Israel should take seriously the possibility of American action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “I think …Read More »