Alex Markovsky Winston Churchill called Jews, “..the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has ever appeared in the world.” We are remarkable all right. When you have a smart Jew he predominates with his intellectual prowess over the rest of the human race, but when you have a dumb Jew, he is an insult to human intelligence. As a Jew, I was perplexed which of those remarkable Jewish-Americans voted for Obama in 2008; to me, it was completely obvious that the alternative choices for president in 2008 were clear and unambiguous. On the Republican side was a war hero, a strong supporter of Israel, an experienced politician with a strong track record and a commitment to public service. On the other side, for the Democrats, was a young man of Muslim background, an inexperienced politician with no track record of accomplishment whose personal files were mysteriously sealed. Moreover, this man had dubious connections with anti-Semites and America-haters. I was even more baffled in 2012. This time, the choice was between Obama and Romney, a friend of Benjamin Netanyahu, supporter of Israel, and a man with impeccable business and civil service credentials. What could Obama do for Jews that Romney couldn’t or wouldn’t do? What was it in the Democratic Party platform that was so appealing to the Jews? What was I missing? (Read more…) <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595539#more-63595539> Muslim Brotherhood launches its own U.S. political party <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595537> By Robert Spencer Apr 7, 2014 <http://www.israpundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAIR1.jpg> CAIR, MAS and their allied groups are so practiced in deception, and so many American voters are so ignorant and indifferent, that this group could gain real traction. Meanwhile, given that Muslims of various sects vote as blocs in Iraq and elsewhere, it is not hard to envision such a bloc emerging in the U.S., and ultimately transforming American politics. “Muslim Brotherhood Launches Own U.S. Political Party,” from Investor’s Business Daily <http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/040114-695470-muslim-brotherhood-launches-own-american-political-party.htm> , April 1 (thanks to Antony): Islamofascism: With an eye toward the 2016 election, the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc. ‘Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016,” said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, whose membership reads like a Who’s Who of Brotherhood front groups. “We are aiming to bring more participation from the Muslim community.” (Read more…) <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595537#more-63595537> Palestinian Deception and the Unwarranted Trust of the West: The Case of Palestinian Accession to International Conventions <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595535> Amb. Alan Baker <http://jcpa.org/researcher/alan-baker/> , April 17, 2014 Institute for Contemporary Affairs, founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation-Vol. 14, No. 10 On 1 April 2014, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed letters requesting that “the State of Palestine” be granted accession to 15 international conventions and treaties. This action by the Palestinian leadership, and the consequent, hurried acceptance of the Palestinian applications by the UN and by the Swiss government, raise serious questions both regarding the flawed perception as to the very existence and legal status of a sovereign state of “Palestine,” as well as to the potential implications of what are serious violations of the Oslo Accords and of the very integrity of the international law of treaties. If the UN and the governments of Switzerland and the Netherlands acted in accordance with their legal and moral duties pursuant to international treaty law and practice, they would have determined that the requests by the Palestinian leadership for accession to the conventions fail to meet the requirements of international law. (Read more…) <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595535#more-63595535> Possible New Wave of Aliyah <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595530> Veteran demographer Yaakov Feitelson on recent trends in the Jewish world. MOSAIC <http://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2014/04/aliyah-on-the-rise/?utm_source=Mosaic+Daily+Email&utm_campaign=51a071455a-2014_4_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b0517b2ab-51a071455a-42404469> <http://mida.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/F130814ZEL003.jpg> Is Israel about to experience a new wave of Aliyah? An examination of the various factors affecting Jewish communities around the world leads to just such a conclusion. On the one hand, there are the deepening economic crisis and rising anti-Semitism. On the other hand, Israel is enjoying great strides in economic growth and prosperity, as well as providing a sense of personal security increasingly lacking in Europe. These factors combined are leading many to choose Israel as their new home. (Read more…) <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595530#more-63595530> Netanyahu accepted negotiations based on ’67 with swaps, without saying so <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595526> David Horowitz the Editor of Times of Israel told the PM “Lead, Netanyahu, Lead” <http://www.timesofisrael.com/lead-netanyahu-lead/> . He took him to severe task for releasing murderers and wrote: It is frankly impossible to reconcile the clear thinking of Netanyahu 1995 with the muddled leadership of Netanyahu 2013 who, rather than facilitate peace talks by the simple and reversible expedient of freezing settlement expansion and acknowledging the indisputable fact that Israel is negotiating on the basis of the pre-1967 lines, as Mahmoud Abbas had demanded, chose to capitulate to the least palatable of Abbas’s preconditions: releasing pre-Oslo era Palestinian terror convicts. The four-phased deal to free some of the most evil killers was a terrible mistake from the start — and not only with the benefit of hindsight, <http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-wrong-capitulation/> with the peace process in tatters because Israel balked at the final hurdle, refusing to release Israeli-Arabs without at least Abbas’s confirmation that he’d deign to keep on talking past April. As I have written in the past, Netanyahu is negotiating without preconditions, in name only, but in reality has accepted negotiations based on ’67 with swaps. Nice to see such a prominent journalist agree with me. ‘The Temple Mount Has Been Occupied By Hamas’ <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595523> By Hezki Ezra, INN <http://www.israpundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Feiglin1.jpg> MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) slammed the latest rioting incident on the Temple Mount Wednesday, calling Israel’s control over Judaism’s holiest site a “failure.” “Over the last five days, the Temple Mount has not been occupied by the Jordanian army <http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/179679> , but by a division of Hamas,” Feiglin said. “The failure of the police to control events the Temple Mount is, in fact, the failure of political leadership in keeping the heart of Jerusalem .” “Continuing to drag our feet will result in history remembering the Israeli government and its leader as having abandoned the Temple Mount to the Hamas regime,” he added. (Read more…) <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595523#more-63595523> European Jewry is Doing What Hitler Couldn’t <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595521> In Europe’s streets, fear and persecution are turning the Jews into ghosts without yarmulkes and the sounds of Hebrew. In Europe’s houses, Jews are opting for cultural and religious suicide. Giulio Meotti, INN <http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/14850#.U09e8FWSwrV> The latest numbers on Europe’s Jews are Adolf Hitler’s dream coming true. According to a Rabbinical Center of Europe’s research, over 85% of European Jews assimilate and intermarry with non-Jews, 80% do not attend synagogues, 75% of Jewish children in Europe do not receive a Jewish education, and over 90% of European Jewish students have no connections with the Jewish community. A memory, a community, a tradition, a liturgy, a history, a faith, a patrimony are all perishing as a result. This is a most impressive report on the status of Europe’s Jews. Rabbi Shimon Elitov, a member of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate Council, rightly said that “assimilation in the shocking numbers that we see is worse that the physical Holocaust that we saw”. (Read more…) <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595521#more-63595521> Donetsk leaflet: Jews must register or face deportation <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595519> Fear replaced communal atmosphere in Donetsk’s Jewish community as armed men handed out a leaflet Passover eve calling on Jews register their religion and property with the interim pro-Russian government or face deportation and loss of citizenship. Michal Margalit, YNET NEWS <http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4510688,00.html> A leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to register as Jews marred the Jewish community’s Passover festivities Monday (Passover eve), replacing them with feelings of concern. The leaflet demanded the city’s Jews supply a detailed list of all the property they own, or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated. Donetsk, a Ukraine province with 4.3 million people – 10 percent of Ukraine’s population – and 17,000 Jews, is home to much of the country’s heavy industry, and is thus the biggest prize of the eastern regions where pro-Russian separatists have captured government buildings in the past week. (Read more…) <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595519#more-63595519> Ukrainian armed operation in the East founders with troop defections to pro-Russian militias <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595517> DEBKAfile Special Report <http://debka.com/article/23849/Ukrainian-armed-operation-in-the-East-founders-with-troop-defections-to-pro-Russian-militias> The US and Russia, while trading the blame for pushing Ukraine to the brink of civil war, are nonetheless tugging at the leashes of the two players in the field, each jockeying for advantage in the quadrilateral meeting of senior US, Russian, European, Ukrainian and UN officials scheduled to take place in Geneva Thursday, April 17, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report. The five or six armored personnel carriers which rolled in the embattled town of Slavyanks with Russian flags Wednesday, April 16, turned out to be part of the Ukrainian military operation whose crews instead of cracking down on the pro-Russian militias joined them. According to some Western intelligence sources, a large number of regular Russian soldiers have crossed the border into Ukraine and they too are boosting the pro-Russian militias’ ranks. The Kiev government’s “anti-terror” operation in East Ukraine is accordingly breaking up. (Read more…) <http://www.israpundit.com/archives/63595517#more-63595517> -- "Thanks for your continued interest in the news and views Israpundit brings you." -- powered by phpList, www.phplist.com
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Jewish Question
Posted by GS Don Morris, Ph.D./Chana Givon at 8:57 AM
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