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  • Pro-Israel Student Group Meets Opposition from Jewish Leadership

    05/04/2015 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/04/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Student-organized event faces enemies from within and without the Jewish community. On Thursday, April 23rd, courage, contempt and cowardice collided during a pro-Israel campus event called “iFest” that took place at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). In the middle of the festivities, the president of the student group Anteaters for Israel (AFI), which organized the three-day event, was berated and brought to tears by the president of the Jewish Federation of Orange County (JFOC), who was among the iFest attendees. According to AFI leadership, the incident affirmed that the organization’s decision to purposefully disassociate from the JFOC due to...
  • Israel at 67 – Contributing to a Better World [Jeremiah 30]

    04/27/2015 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Jewish state celebrated its 67th birthday – corresponding to the 5th of Iyar on the Hebrew calendar. What makes this unique in the annals of history is that Jews in the 20th century reestablished Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel after 2082 years of the land having been occupied and the Jewish people having been oppressed, exiled, persecuted – including, most notably, the Spanish Inquisition, pogroms, and the Holocaust. The last Jewish sovereign entity was the Hashmonean dynasty, which lasted 47 years, from 110BCE to 63BCE. The Romans colonized and ruled the land...
  • Biden: Irish Catholic Father's Dream Of Daughter Marrying Jewish Surgeon

    04/24/2015 2:50:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday at the Israeli embassy while speaking at the 67th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence, Vice President Joe Biden said, “The dream of every Irish Catholic father is for his daughter to marry a Jewish surgeon.”
  • Rabbi Warns of Civil War in the United States

    04/20/2015 8:49:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 61 replies
    JP Updates ^ | March 26, 2015 | Eliyahu Berkowitz
    The Riminov Rebbe visited the Florida communities made up of South American immigrants from France, gave an unequivocal command to the Jews to leave and go to Israel, saying that there will be a civil war in the US. BeHadrei Haredim reported that the Rebbe said: “Leave while you still can. The situation will get worse and it will be difficult to move from state to state. After World War II the survivors came to the great men of Israel and Hasidic leaders and asked why they had not ordered the Jews of Europe to leave and immigrate to Israel...
  • Converting Jews To Christians In Ra'anana, Israel?

    04/18/2015 5:41:37 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 51 replies
    Joel Leyden ^ | April 18, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyRa'anana, Israel --- April 18, 2015 ... No, the Jews are not running to Pontius Pilate and the Romans have no crucifixions scheduled for this weekend. But someone forgot to fax the Jehovah's Witnesses that Jews do not live in Israel to become converts to Christianity. Ra'anana residents, municipal officials, a city Chief Rabbi and the Yad L'Achim anti-assimilation organization coordinated efforts to cancel a Jehovah's Witnesses baptism ceremony today. This is the second time that Yad L'Achim has succeeded in heading off the same baptism-of-Jews ceremony. It was first scheduled to be held in...
  • Ukrainian parliament recognizes militia that collaborated with Nazis

    04/16/2015 9:15:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    JPost ^ | 4-13-2015 | Sam Sokol
    Seventy years after the end of the Holocaust, Ukraine’s parliament has extended official recognition to a nationalist militia that collaborated with the Germans during the Second World War. According to a bill passed on Thursday, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, an ultra-nationalist faction that sought to establish an independent Ukrainian state, would be eligible for official government commemoration, according to the Kiev Post. While the group, an offshoot of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, engaged in warfare against both the Soviet Union and the Nazis, it also collaborated with Germany and took part in actions against local Jews. The Simon Wiesenthal...
  • Live Long and Prosper: The Jewish Story Behind Spock, Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek Character

    04/14/2015 9:18:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Yiddish Book Center ^ | 2-6-14 | Leonard Nimoy
    Published on Feb 6, 2014 Leonard Nimoy explains the Jewish story behind the hand-gesture he made famous through his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series.
  • Obama meets with Jewish American leaders to defuse Iran fears

    04/13/2015 9:17:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/13/15 | Steven Mufson
    President Obama met with Jewish American leaders at the White House on Monday in a bid to defuse antagonism toward him and to convince them that he shares their concerns about the safety of Israel and the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. The meetings in the Roosevelt Room were designed to improve prospects for a deal being negotiated to limit Iran’s nuclear program — and hang on to the support of a key Democratic constituency. At the first meeting, the president spent an hour with the leaders of major Jewish organizations. Then the discussion continued with Obama’s national security adviser,...
  • Boulder Jewish Center Evacuated After Threatening Letter With Powder Discovered

    04/06/2015 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 4/6/15 | staff
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder’s Jewish Community Center was evacuated Monday morning after a letter containing white powder arrived saying “you have enemies.” The Boulder County Sheriff is responding to the situation at the center, which is located on the 3800 block of Kalmia Avenue.
  • Bosnia: Muslim attacks Jewish leader with weighted chain as leader was being interviewed about

    04/06/2015 8:56:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/6/15 | Robert Spencer
    Status of Jews in Bosnia: not very good, obviously. But…but…the Muslims in Bosnia are all moderates, and anyone who doesn’t think so is a racist, greasy Islamophobe! “If he was attacked because he is Jewish and because as such he is present in our media, just because he is doing his job, then it would be a very bad sign both for Sarajevo and for Bosnia and Herzegovina.” You can say that again. “Arrest made in attack on Bosnian Jewish leader,” JTA, April 6, 2015 (JTA) — A man was arrested in connection with the attack on Bosnian Jewish leader...
  • Obama's Pesach message turns Jewish holiday into black holiday

    04/05/2015 11:16:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 4/5/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    For Obama, it's never enough to greet Jews as Jews. He has to turn Pesach (Passover) into a black holiday (if you missed it, follow the link to Weasel Zippers and he has it highlighted). He did the same thing in his post-Seder message. For the seventh year in a row, President and Mrs. Obama hosted the annual White House Seder. The Seder provides an opportunity for the First Family to join in retelling the story of the Israelites’ arduous journey through the desert from slavery in Egypt to liberation in the Promised Land. In recounting the story, they joined...
  • No Insurance Available for Jewish Kindergartens in Belgium

    04/01/2015 2:03:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    A Belgian insurance company has refused to insure a Jewish kindergarten in Brussels. The company claimed the risk of a terror attack on the European Jewish Association-run institution was too high. EJA General Director Rabbi Menachem Margolin called on all European governments and heads of European Union institutions to provide security to all Jewish institutions that would satisfy insurance companies, and establish an alternative insurance mechanism that would secure any institution that might fall victim to anti-Semitic attacks.
  • California Jewish school marks 8th grader’s gender transition

    03/27/2015 1:36:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 29 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/26/2015 | RENEE GHERT-ZAND
    Earlier this month, 13-year-old Tom Sosnik, wearing a tallit and holding a kiddush cup, marked a transition into manhood with a special ceremony at his Jewish day school. He wasn’t celebrating receiving a first prayer book or a first Bible, or graduating from one grade to another. He wasn’t really observing his bar mitzvah, either. In what was a decidedly nontraditional event, the short-haired teenager was publicly marking his gender transition from girl to boy
  • Steve King to Steve Israel: Face Me 'Man to Man' on Mideast

    03/25/2015 4:20:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Bill Hoffmann
    Rep. Steve King says Rep. Steve Israel twisted his comments about Democratic support for Israel, and tells Newsmax TV that the New York Democrat should face him "man to man." "Sure he is [distorting]," King, an Iowa Republican, said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. ow "He demanded an apology in a tweet, and he also demanded that the Republican Party repudiate me. "I just tweeted back and said that's the kind of request that he should make eye-to-eye and man-to-man."
  • Donors of Abraham Fund Worked To Defeat Bibi — and Abraham Fund Donors Include Alisa Doctoroff

    03/24/2015 8:55:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | March 24, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    As WND reported last month, the U.S. has not been standing on the sidelines when it comes to mobilizing the all-important Arab vote.
  • Jewish School Evacuated in Paris on Anniversary of Toulouse Killings

    03/19/2015 6:33:55 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Algemainer Journal ^ | 3/19/15 | Chris Coffey
    A Jewish school in Paris was evacuated on Thursday — three years to the day after the brutal massacre at a Jewish school in Toulouse, French news website JSS News reported. The evacuation follows disturbing instances of increased antisemitic violence throughout France and Europe. Police searched the classrooms and common areas at the Ecole Alliance Gustave Leven in Paris using bomb-sniffing dogs. Though the report did not indicate whether the police found any explosives, sources did tell JSS News that it was a fairly serious threat. The evacuation at the French school occurred on the third anniversary of the horrific...
  • Common Core Test: Only "Right-Wing Political Groups" Deny the Holocaust

    03/17/2015 10:04:23 AM PDT · by rightistight · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/17/15 | Aurelius
    A parent is outraged at one of the questions he saw on a 10th grade history exam. The parent has since posted the question online, writing, "Schools are insinuating conservative deny the holocaust. This is directly from a high school exam:" "This is from a 10th grade history class," the parent wrote. "The "correct" answer is E.
  • Jewish Teens Assaulted, Robbed Outside French Synagogue

    03/12/2015 1:05:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    ISRAEL NATIONAL MEWS ^ | 3/12/2015 | Ari Yashar
    The French National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA) reported that two Jewish teens were assaulted and robbed while leaving a synagogue in Marseille, and as a result of the attack required medical treatment. The attack by two assailants "of African origin" according to the victims occurred on Tuesday. There are many Muslim African immigrants in France, increasing the likelihood of religious hatred being a prime motivator in the crime. Making that likelihood undeniable is the fact that before attacking, the assailants said "dirty Jews, we will exterminate all of you," according to the teens. One of the teens told...
  • The Great Jewish Hope (This Navy SEAL who works to help veterans is entering politics)

    03/12/2015 10:32:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 19, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    If Eric Greitens sent you his résumé, you wouldn’t believe it. But maybe you have some time to kill and figure why not call him up, go to his home in Missouri, and catch him in a lie. “Very impressive resume, Mr. Greitens. A Navy SEAL and a Rhodes Scholar? Sure buddy, and I’m Mother Teresa … oh, so now you’ve worked with Mother Teresa …” Eric Greitens The conversation could go on like this for hours. You’d hear how he spent his Duke University years tending to victims of poverty and genocide from Calcutta to Rwanda, that after Oxford...
  • Miami Man Arrested for Threatening to BEHEAD RABBI Outside Synagogue

    03/10/2015 6:20:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/10/15 | Jim Hoft
    Charr threatened to behead the rabbi outside his synagogue. Local 10 reported: A man is facing charges after harassing a rabbi outside the Ohev Shalom Congregation in Miami Beach, police said. According to the arrest report, Diego Chaar, 24, first yelled out “Allahu akbar,” which is translated from Arabic as God is great or God is greater. Police said the Rabbi David Weberman and a witness ignored Chaar, at which point he yelled, “Heads will be cut off” and “I will cut your head off.” The victim feared for his life at that point and called 911. The witness followed...
  • In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases

    03/08/2015 6:56:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    It seemed like routine business for the student council at the University of California, Los Angeles: confirming the nomination of Rachel Beyda, a second-year economics major who wants to be a lawyer someday, to the council’s Judicial Board. Until it came time for questions. “Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community,” Fabienne Roth, a member of the Undergraduate Students Association Council, began, looking at Ms. Beyda at the other end of the room, “how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?” For the next 40 minutes, after Ms. Beyda...
  • In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases

    03/07/2015 12:06:44 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 5, 2015 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    It seemed like routine business for the student council at the University of California, Los Angeles: confirming the nomination of Rachel Beyda, a second-year economics major who wants to be a lawyer someday, to the council’s Judicial Board. Until it came time for questions. “Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community,” Fabienne Roth, a member of the Undergraduate Students Association Council, began, looking at Ms. Beyda at the other end of the room, “how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?” For the next 40 minutes, after Ms. Beyda...
  • Purim and the Jewish response to terror

    03/06/2015 2:21:12 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    Pogroms. Genocide. Jihad. These are the devices our enemies have directed against us throughout the ages, for no other reason than because we are Jews. Yet for all that, the commitment to mercy and justice that defines us as a people and sets us apart from the other nations of the earth ensures that we would never seek the destruction of another people simply because of who they are. Or wouldn't we? You shall erase the memory of Amolek from beneath the heavens. < snip > In short, Amolek introduced the world to the tactics of terrorism, launching a suicide...
  • In U.S.-Israel dispute over Iran, Elie Wiesel emerges as unlikely protagonist

    03/04/2015 7:36:26 AM PST · by azkathy · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/03/15 | Juliet Eilperin
    In the U.S.-Israel dispute over Iran's nuclear program, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has emerged as an unlikely protagonist -- siding with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rather than President Obama. In his joint address to Congress, Netanyahu made a point of recognizing the 86-year old Wiesel, who sat in the Speaker's Box with the prime minister's wife, Sara. With us today is Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel." "Elie, your life and work inspires to give meaning to the words, 'never again,'" he added, as lawmakers gave Wiesel a standing ovation. "And I wish I...
  • Leonard Nimoy Explains The Origins of the Vulcan Salute

    02/28/2015 3:36:06 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | tvnewsthemes1
    How did the famous Vulcan hand salute come to be? Leonard Nimoy "Spock" gives us the answer.
  • UCLA Student Board Interrogates Candidate Over Jewish Background

    02/25/2015 9:11:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    inn ^ | 2/25/15 | Tova Dvorin
    A student's Jewish affiliation became the subject of a heated debate at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) earlier this month, after the student government nearly scrapped her acceptance due to her background. Student Rachel Beyda applied to be a member of the UCLA Judicial Board in February, and presented herself as a candidate in front of the Board. However, the meeting quickly dissolved into a debate over whether her Jewish background and affiliation with Jewish life on campus is a "conflict of interest," as can be seen in the video below. The debate begins at 47:30.
  • UK TV host asks Jewish filmmaker if walking in Paris with yarmulke was a “provocation”

    02/20/2015 9:50:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/20/15 | Robert Spencer
    The UK’s hideously compromised Channel 4 (of course, when speaking of any mainstream media outlet in Britain, “hideously compromised” is a given) interviewed the maker of this video, and ended up asking him if walking through Paris wearing a yarmulke was an “act of provocation.” And people wonder why the UK is in the fix it’s in
  • Hundreds More Jewish Graves Vandalized in French Towns

    02/18/2015 9:10:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/15 | Breitbart News
    (AFP) Dozens more graves have been vandalised at French cemeteries, the interior ministry said Wednesday, as prosecutors said that the desecration of hundreds of Jewish graves over the weekend in Sarre-Union had a clear “anti-Semitic motive”. The interior ministry said crucifixes were overturned and gravesites disturbed in Tracy-sur-Mer, a tiny town next to the D-Day landing beaches, as well as in Saint-Beat in southwest France in the latest vandalism. Swastikas were found in two other towns, the ministry said. The discoveries came as five teens faced preliminary charges for desecrating hundreds of graves at a Jewish cemetery in the eastern...
  • France: 5 Arrested over Shocking Vandalism of 300 Jewish Graves

    02/16/2015 10:04:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    inn ^ | 2/16/15 | Ari Soffer
    Five adolescents aged 15 to 17 have been taken into custody in eastern France for questioning over a massive vandalism attack against Jewish graves, a local prosecutor said on Monday. All five are from the region of Sarre-Union in Alsace, where around 300 tombs were defaced over the weekend. The youngest came forward after being shocked by the massive reaction across the country to the vandalism, prosecutor Philippe Vannier said. "Apparently, he was very very affected by the scale of the reaction to this affair, including the statements from the highest state authorities," Vannier told reporters. The boy, who was...
  • Hundreds Of Jewish Tombs Damaged In Northern France [Mass Deportation of Islamic Dogs?]

    02/15/2015 3:57:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 15, 2015
    Feb. 15, 2015 Hundreds Of Jewish Tombs Damaged In Northern France Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe, after Islamic radicals attacked a kosher market and a satirical newspaper in Paris last month and similar attacks hit Denmark this weekend. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement Sunday that a criminal investigation team is at the damaged cemetery in...
  • Victim in Copenhagen Shooting Was Jewish Community Member Guarding Synagogue During Bat-Mitzva

    02/14/2015 9:52:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 15, 2015 | staff
    The civilian who was shot and killed earlier on Sunday in the terrorist attack on the Great Synagogue in central Copenhagen, Denmark, was revealed to have been a member of the Jewish community, who was guarding the synagogue at the time of the shooting. Dan Rosenberg Asmussen, head of the local Jewish community told Danish television a few moments ago that around 80 people from the community were gathered inside the house of worship for a bat-mitzva celebration at the time of the attack. “The Community is in shock, it is like the shootings in Paris,” Rosenberg Asmussen said, “we...
  • Netanyahu Is The Thorn In Obama’s Side (Democrat Party’s Jewish caucus embarrassed?)

    02/10/2015 2:16:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/09/15 | Javier Manjarres
    **SNIP** Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), who convened the private meeting with other lawmakers, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is all but saying that Netanyahu is not welcome to address Congress. “I don’t know whether the prime minister would consider not coming, but I think there’s some considerations about whether that should be considered,” Mr. Israel said. “Hopefully a way will be found to defuse an unnecessarily tense situation.” Democrats are worried that Netanyahu’s speech will show the world just how big of a rift exists between the U.S. and Israel. Talk about showing someone the back of their hand, as...
  • France ‘no Jews’ job advert causes uproar

    02/03/2015 8:29:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:41PM GMT 03 Feb 2015 | David Chazan
    A graphic design agency in Paris risks prosecution after allegedly posting a job advert online specifying that candidates should be “not Jewish if possible”. The advert, which was removed after less than an hour, triggered a flood of complaints. The anti-racism organization SOS-Racisme said it had started legal proceedings. Initially, the agency, NSL Studio, told a reporter from the news website, Les Inrocks, that it was seeking a non-Jew because of its long working hours. …
  • French soldiers attacked outside Jewish community center in Nice

    02/03/2015 8:24:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:00PM GMT 03 Feb 2015 | David Chazan
    Two soldiers on patrol near a Jewish community center in Nice were wounded in a knife attack on Tuesday as France maintains heightened security measures in the wake of the Paris terror attacks last month. One soldier was stabbed in the cheek and the other in the arm. Their injuries are not serious. A third soldier with them was unhurt. The assailant, named as Moussa, was arrested; but two people who may have been with him were believed to have fled, a police union official said. The attacker was carrying two knives. He was arrested thanks to the intervention of...
  • Netanyahu fires back at 'Obama army' plotting his defeat

    02/01/2015 3:22:12 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 72 replies
    WND ^ | 1 Feb 15 | Aaron Klein
    <p>EILAT, Israel – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party hit back Sunday at a U.S.-linked organization staffed with former Obama campaigners now working to defeat Netanyahu in an upcoming general election.</p> <p>Victory 2015, or V15, attracted U.S. media attention after it hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.</p>
  • Swastikas Found Painted On Jewish Frat House In Davis [California]

    02/01/2015 1:42:44 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | January 31, 2015
    DAVIS (CBS13) – A Jewish fraternity woke up to the hate symbols spray-painted on their home Saturday morning. Two red swastikas were found painted on Alpha Epsilon Pi’s house, an off-campus fraternity. The Davis Police Department says they are investigating the incident as a hate crime. AEPI brothers believe the vandalism was done in retaliation to their support for Israel, as this week the student body voted to pass an act that will urge the UC Regents to divest from companies that provide resources to Israel. The frat brothers say they’ve been very outspoken at those “divestment meetings” and believe...
  • Jewish leader trapped and arrested inside Auschwitz

    01/29/2015 1:15:43 PM PST · by windcliff · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1-29-15 | Jessica Winch
    Jewish community leader trapped inside Auschwitz concentration camp after getting locked in while filming a television show on the 70th anniversary of its liberation. The head of Rome’s Jewish community found himself locked into Auschwitz on Tuesday night and then arrested when he tried to escape. Riccardo Pacifici was doing a television interview after the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, when he realised the camp’s gates had been closed. Mr Pacifici was locked in with Jewish community spokesman Fabio Perugia, the television host and two technicians. Mr Pacifici, whose grandparents died in the camp, spent...
  • Obama’s donation, behind closed doors (Hussein's Jew problem)

    01/18/2015 5:13:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Power Line Blog ^ | 1/18/15 | Scott Johnson
    Recent developments involving the Islamic Republic of Iran can fairly be characterized as grave. Iran has announced that it has begun construction on two more nuclear plants, and the authorities have imprisoned a Washington Post journalist on mysterious charges. **SNIP** On behalf of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Matt Brooks of the Republican Jewish Coalition put out this statement: What exactly was President Obama suggesting when he said opposition to his Iran policy is due to “donors”? No one would say opposition to his Russia policy is due to ‘donors,’ or his Cuba policy is due to “donors,” or his general...
  • On Being Jewish and French

    01/12/2015 9:21:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/12/15 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Tablet has one of the best articles I've seen from Paris, capturing the mood of French Jews--and the meaning for them of the state of Israel. Here are excerpts: Anyone who wants to understand how the Jews of France—and most other places in the Diaspora, including the United States—feel inside, especially at times when we are targeted by men with guns who represent a radical, fascistic ideology bent on killing us, should take a look at these two videos from the Grand Synagogue of Paris after a solidarity rally that brought an estimated 1.5 million people into the streets to...
  • When Miss America Was a Jewess

    01/09/2015 8:20:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Bess Myerson, whose death at age 90 was revealed this week, was a Miss America who lived through nearly a century of change in the perception of "the ideal American woman." She paid for being a celebrity in the way many celebrities before and after her paid with fame and (mis)fortune. She was crowned in 1945, when the Miss America Pageant was taken more seriously than it is today, and she was anything but the typical "queen of femininity." But she was something special in certain ethnic neighborhoods, crowned just days after the bomb wrote finis to World War II...
  • France’s Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags

    01/09/2015 6:11:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01-06-2014 | Ryan Girdusky
    Daily Caller France’s Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags 4:50 PM 01/06/2015 Ryan Girdusky Political Consultant As more French Jews face anti-Semitic attacks, many are leaving for Israel. Most of the attacks have come from Muslims, whether immigrants or French-born, many of whom have not assimilated into French society – if not rejecting French society entirely. Compounding the dangerous situation, France’s left-wing government refuses to acknowledge the scope of this crisis, apparently more afraid of losing Muslim votes they depend on than in defending France’s half-million Jews. Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption is expecting “Little Paris” neighborhoods to pop...
  • The Jewish Joy of Christmas Lights

    12/21/2014 6:37:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Though we Jews do not share the religious aspect of Christmas with our Christian friends, we do share this great country and we do appreciate the level of acceptance and often times admiration we experience. Just because we do not share the same observance for the holiday, we can share the joy of certain aspects of the Christmas season. One way to do that is voyeuristically viewing the displays of Christmas lights.Those of you from other parts of the country think that we in Southern California are all hedonists, frolicking at nudists colonies. But we have an edge over other...
  • A Jew Says "Merry Christmas" and "Vote for Dr Carson"

    12/19/2014 4:28:31 AM PST · by Yaacov · 8 replies
    Run Ben Run Blog ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jerome N. Gould
    ...The Individual, Enterprise, Study, Work and Liberty formed the culture of the greatest country the world has yet seen, Benjamin Carson’s life, and especially the story of his remarkable mother and his escape from poverty echo the birth drama of The United States of America. In the end it is all about culture. He was born an outsider, a poor black kid. He became a great man because he was raised by a great mother. Dr. Carson’s single mother worked menial jobs all her life and yet she raised two sons to distinguished lives. One became a U.S. Naval Officer...
  • Supreme Court, Either Catholic or Jewish

    12/10/2014 8:58:57 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 18 replies
    factmonster and a vanity ^ | 12/10/2014 | freeAtlanta
      Service Birth     Name, state Assoc. Justice Chief Justice Yrs Place Date Died Religion Antonin Scalia, DC 1986–   — N.J. 1936 — Roman Catholic Anthony M. Kennedy, Calif. 1988–   — Calif. 1936 — Roman Catholic Clarence Thomas, DC 1991–   — Ga. 1948 — Roman Catholic Ruth Bader Ginsburg, DC 1993–   — N.Y. 1933 — Jewish Stephen G. Breyer, Mass. 1994–   — Calif. 1938 — Jewish John G. Roberts, DC   2005– — N.Y. 1955 — Roman Catholic Samuel A. Alito, Jr., N.J. 2006–   — N.J. 1950 — Roman Catholic Sonia Sotomayor...
  • (NJ) Washington Township woman loses bid to overturn McCarthy-era spying conviction

    12/04/2014 6:50:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    bergen record ^ | 12.4.14 | Aaron Morrison
    Viorel Florescu/staff photographer Retired Washington Township math teacher Miriam Moskowitz, 98, leaving federal court in New York City on Thursday with Caren Ponty, left, and her nephew Ira Moskowitz, after U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled against her petition to reverse her 1950 felony conviction related to atomic espionage. Miriam Moskowitz has been called a lot of things in her 98 years of life — feisty, aggressive and possessing a violent temper, among them. But the one label that bothers her most is spy for the former Soviet Union — a moniker given to her by the government.  That...
  • The Jewish State's Newest Hero Wasn't Jewish

    11/24/2014 5:02:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    BY THE THOUSANDS they streamed to Yanuh-Jat, Israelis of every description making their way on Wednesday to the remote northern Galilee district, where a fallen hero was to be buried with full honors. Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, was there to pay his respects; so were the minister of internal security and the nation's top police commissioner. From around the country, hundreds of black-hatted haredi ("ultra-Orthodox") Jews came on chartered buses, disembarking to join throngs of Arabic-speaking Druze in traditional white turbans, police officers in dress blues, and so many other mourners that even the roofs of nearby homes were crowded...
  • Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre: Liberal Jews Who Love Obama Slammed By Michael Savage

    11/18/2014 6:41:11 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 31 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | 11/18/14 | Michael Savage
    "... I don't know what it's gonna take for Jewish liberal voters to awake to the fact that they are not represented by the Democratic Party, that they are not represented by Barack Obama..."
  • Charley Levine, Israeli PR Legend, 1952 – 2014

    11/16/2014 10:56:19 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 17, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — November 16, 2014 … With deep sorrow, the Israel News Agency announces the passing of Charley Levine. Beloved husband to Shelly Levine, father to Daniel Levine, Dori Levine Schiowitz and Zvi Levine and grandfather to many. Levine, a Jewish activist for the State of Israel and one of the most respected Anglos living and working in Jerusalem, made Aliya in 1978. Charley Levine served as an IDF Spokesperson with the rank of Captain and as a senior media consultant to several Israeli Prime Ministers. He represented global PR giant Ruder Finn in...
  • France: Jewish Teen Beaten After Attack on Kosher Restaurant

    11/10/2014 1:13:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 11/10/14 | Cynthia Blank
    Only hours after a firebomb was hurled at a kosher restaurant in the 17th district of Paris, a group of French teenagers assaulted a Jewish boy outside of his school. The attack took place Thursday in the 3rd district, outside of private high school Progress - known for having a large number of Jewish students. The victim was standing in front of the school with a group of friend when a gang of approximately 15 youths ages 16-19, described as "African," assaulted him. He was wearing a kippah, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA), which reported...
  • Jewish Republicans Help Take Senate, House – Look To 2016

    11/05/2014 12:21:10 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 14 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 5, 2014 | Herb Brandon
    By Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyWashington — November 5, 2014 … Contrary to the myth that all American Jews vote with Democratic and other liberal parties, thousands yesterday helped the Republican party to retake the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. “For many of us, we didn’t see this Republican victory as one club conquering another,” said Joel Leyden, Director of Israel 4 USA. “We realized that the mid-term elections represented basic security issues for both the US and Israel. Between suffering terror attacks in Jerusalem, threats to the US by ISIS, Islamic Jihad and Hamas and having...