Tag Archives: middle-east

The Social Construction of Hatred

The social construction of hatred toward the Jewish people by the Islamic world and the western-left should, at this point in human history, be axiomatic. In the Arab-Muslim world they scream bloody murder on a daily basis that the Jewish minority is evil and must be destroyed.  Western “liberals” either …

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19 Jews in Egypt

As the Elder of Ziyon reports there are about 19 Jews left in the country of Egypt… and what they are doing there is anyone’s guess. The Jews were ethnically cleansed from the Middle East, with the obvious exception of Israel, after World War II and after Israel’s War of Independence.  Between …

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Boycott Guinness!

Western European countries are generally not favorable toward Israel and among those countries few are quite as hateful as Ireland.  The reason for this is because the Irish see a rough equivalence between the English occupation of their island and the Jewish occupation of Israel.  It’s nonsense, of course, but …

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Arab anti-Semitism and The Big Lie

Many westerners, including very many western Jews, think that the source of the ongoing Arab-Muslim war against us is Jewish aggression.  They seem to believe that in daring to build a life for themselves after freedom from dhimmitude the Jews were unjust to their former oppressors.  This is false.  The real source of …

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“Islam Bad”?

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 …

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Releasing the Murderers of Jews

The tidbit below was written by Yasser Okbi and the Jerusalem Post Staff. Palestinian Authority Prisoner Affairs Minister Issa Karaka said Monday that there would be an official welcoming ceremony for 26 Palestinian security prisoners being released from Israeli jails at the Presidential Palace in Ramallah on Tuesday at midnight. PA …

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The Peace Process Two-Step (Updated)

In a piece entitled, Is Kerry Precipitating Another Intifada?, by Jonathan Tobin over at Commentary, he writes: But not everyone is taking the talks that were forced upon the parties by Secretary of State John Kerry as a total non-event. Yuval Diskin, a former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency, …

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Barack Obama: The Accidental Anti-Semite

Giulio Meotti is a rare bird. He is one of the few prominent non-Jewish journalists who covers the Arab-Israel conflict and who is unabashedly pro-Israel, but he’s not the only one.  The Jerusalem Post’s Khaled Abu Toameh, an Israeli Arab, immediately leaps to mind, but there are very few others. …

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The Times of Israel Promotes an Anti-Israel Advocate

In a recent piece by Times of Israel writer, Talia Lavin, she promotes David Harris-Gershon’s forthcoming book, What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? Harris-Gershon is a frequent contributor to the left-leaning American political blog Daily Kos – as was I – and to Michael Lerner’s Tikkun Magazine.  His wife …

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Expanding the Focus

Perhaps the biggest problem that we face in understanding the Arab-Israel conflict has to do with focus. That is, among western liberals the typical understanding of the conflict is that it is one between Israelis and Palestinians fighting over a bit of turf, since November of 1947, on the eastern …

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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 …

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Nicole Bernstein Hands Out Friendship and Hope

As my readers will recall, lecturer Ghassan Zakaria, of San Diego State University, gave out a map of the Middle East to his students with the homeland of the Jewish people deleted. This kind of thing is pernicious because without actually criticizing Israel, Zakaria merely makes the country of our …

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Reframing the Problem

David Olesker has an article on his blog entitled, Israel in the Frame and what is below are its concluding paragraphs: Let’s reframe. The problem is not Israel, but the governments of the Arab world. The key to understanding the conflict is their despotism and denial of human rights. The rights of …

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Revisiting the Failings of the Jewish Left

The history of the State of Israel is grounded in progressive-left Zionism and progressive-left Zionism has failed both the Jewish state and the Jewish people. There is a reason that the Soviet Union was so quick to recognize Israel in May of 1948 and that reason is because Stalin understood …

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Taking Back Our History

The Jewish people in the Middle East are a people under siege. Aside from the perpetual violence leveled at the Jewish minority in the region, the Jewish people are also subject to the theft of our history.  This is a theft that cannot be measured in financial terms.  This is …

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