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 …Read More »
Bernie Sanders’ Antisemitic and Anti-Zionist Friends.
It is worrying when terrible people appreciate you and the things you say. It forces a moment to pause and reflect on your language and message, but, it is possible that the vile audience may be outliers who misinterpret you. President Donald Trump disavowed the endorsement of antisemite David Duke …Read More »
Into the fray: Israel & America – Choreographed coups with the law as a prop.
Despite the dramatic physical, societal and political differences between Israel and the US, in both countries a very similar—and disturbing—assault on the fabric of democracy is taking place. Israel and the US are very different in many ways. Geographically, they are separated by the width of an ocean and …Read More »
“Occupation”-Washing Honour Killings.
“Occupation”-washing, the defense of any of the vile attitudes and actions of Palestinian Arabs by portraying them as victims of Jews living and controlling their holy land, took another turn this week as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives claimed that Arab men kill women in their families …Read More »
Palestineism is Toxic Racism.
Racism is a form of hatred which believes that all members of a particular group are inferior and/or evil. In itself, it is ugly but not dangerous, a localized noxious belief system based on bigotry. Racism becomes toxic when it spreads and obtains power. Such is the state of Palestineism, …Read More »
From Israel: “Roiling Public Debate”
I have been astounded as to how much has been written, how many words have been spoken, passionately arguing the issue of whether or not it was a good move for Israel to block entry to those Israel-hating, BDS- supporting members of Congress, Ilhan Omar (MN-5th) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13th). …Read More »
The great ‘non-visit’ .
Comparing the damage from what did and didn’t happen. The recent controversial non-visit by US Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib provided many people with a platform to discuss the implications of what happened. But what if these two would-be visitors had come? Would we be as insightful on that …Read More »
From Israel: Heaven Help Us!
Both here in Israel and in the US, there is so much dissension, so much hostility. My thought again and again is that this is not how it is supposed to be. With a couple of exceptions, I will try to move past this, or around it, as I have …Read More »
Seeing the Holocaust Through Nakba Eyes.
People have accused U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) of getting her facts wrong about her version of history as it related to the Holocaust, in stating that ‘Palestinian’ Arabs helped European Jewry when they did the exact opposite. Her defenders explained that her words were misconstrued and taken out of …Read More »
From Israel: Inconceivable. America today!
Or so I would have thought. Yet, in America today this is what we see: Florida Young Democrats (FYD) has a new Central Florida Regional Director, Rasha Mubarak. In their announcement welcoming her, Florida Young Democrats noted that she had previously served as the Central Florida Regional Director of the …Read More »
From Israel: We Are Not Total Idiots!!
“We”? I am speaking of Jews: The Jews here in Israel, certainly. And some percentage of American Jews. I’ve been tracking the growing antisemitism in the US – including in the halls of Congress — with alarm and anger. But, focused on events here, I have not written about it …Read More »
From Israel: “Here It Comes Again!”
Last time I wrote, it was to provide just good news. It sure lifted my spirits; messages from you, my readers, made it clear that it lifted yours as well. We need to hold on to the positive if we are to stay strong and cope with all the world …Read More »