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  • Oxford Press bans pigs from children’s books, so here’s Porky Pig reciting Pledge of Allegiance

    01/26/2015 5:15:07 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 24, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Oxford University Press bans pigs from children’s books, so here’s Porky Pig reciting the Pledge of Allegiance Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world.The Telegraph reports:The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children’s books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims.Jews?I’m Jewish, and I have neither been offended, nor heard of any Jew claiming to be offended, by pigs being mentioned in literature. On the contrary, I grew up with this stuff, and I love it. Here’s “Piggies” by...
  • Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing

    01/26/2015 4:28:39 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 38 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 1-23-15 | Anon
    LONDON — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed. Western diplomatic sources said the administration of President Barack Obama urged Argentina on several occasions to either stop or limit the investigation into the bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in Buenos Aires. The sources said the U.S. appeals marked one of the demands by Iran for a reconciliation with Washington. “Argentina had hard evidence against at least one Iranian leader, which prevented him from traveling abroad,” a source said.
  • 'First They Came for the Jews'

    01/23/2015 2:25:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    A widely distributed political cartoon by Ranan Lurie, published after the massacre of four Jews in a kosher supermarket in Paris, depicts a tiny shrub above ground, and just below the surface, supporting the plant, is a web of thick twisted roots spread in the design of the swastika. These Nazi roots are more than a cartoonist's imagination, carefully tended by the anti-Semites of France, exposed when the French rounded up their Jews, men, women and children, and shipped them to the death camps of World War II. If the cartoonist had dug deeper, he could have drawn the roots...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Schools Obama [Classic Flashback, Ignored By American Media]

    01/22/2015 12:22:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/20/11 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the press after meeting with President Obama regarding the Israeli borders. Obama said in his speech that Israel's new borders should be according to the 1967 war, but it appears that the Obama team jumped the gun on the announcement. Obama made the speech just one day before Benyamin Netanyahu visits the White House. Obama threw Netanyahu and the nation of Israel under the bus in favor of Hamas and the Palestinians.
  • Petty: President Refuses to Meet with Netanyahu During US Visit (Just like in September 2012)

    01/22/2015 11:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 22, 2015 12:25 pm
    <p>President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for the Israeli leader to address a joint session of Congress.</p>
  • UN commemorates 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation [or Laments?!]

    01/21/2015 1:57:56 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/21/2015 | MAYA SHWAYDER
    The Polish Mission to the UN hosted a special event on Wednesday marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz from the Germans titled “Why have we failed at preventing genocide and how to change that?” Speakers at Wednesday’s conference included four out of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China was the only no-show), the Polish ambassador, as well as the ambassadors from Israel, Rwanda, Germany, and several distinguished historians and NGO heads, including a presentation from Professor Piotr Cywi´nski on what Auschwitz looks like today. Israel’s ambassador Ron Prosor opened his address invoking the...
  • Anti-Islam Protesters Plan Massive Rally In Leipzig, Germany

    01/21/2015 8:58:16 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | 1/21/2015 (11:05 AM ET) | Krishnadev Calamur
    Organizers say as many as 60,000 people could attend an anti-Islamization rally in the eastern German city of Leipzig in what could be one of the biggest protests there since pro-Democracy marches there a quarter-century ago. ... The protests - and counterprotests - in Dresden were canceled following threats. The protests in Leipzig are being organized by LEGIDA, an organization that is allied with PEGIDA, short for Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, which has marched in German cities with mixed success.
  • Jews, Outnumbered by Muslims, Suffer Under Mob Rule

    01/21/2015 5:28:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the wake of the terrorist attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home. I don't particularly like that advice. I think it would be a tragedy if centuries of Jewish French culture had to die out because Jews were chased out by Islamist thugs. The French government agrees -- for now at least -- and has posted armed soldiers everywhere Jews live and gather. Still, what Netanyahu understands is that there is strength in numbers. The more Jews there are in Israel, the stronger Israel will be. The flip...
  • The Only People the New York Times Cares About are Muslims

    01/19/2015 8:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/19/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    What is the New York Times’ first response after Muslims massacred secular cartoonists and Jews? Start immediately collecting Muslim whining to bolster claims of Islamophobia. (via Israel Matzav) In the aftermath of the Paris attacks last week, the New York Times is understandably interested in hearing about the experiences of minorities in Europe these days. That is commendable. It’s just the kind of journalism that sheds light on everyday life of people facing adversity the world over. It’s important and informative and insightful, and we applaud it, and look forward to reading it.Scratch that. Actually, the Times is obsessively...
  • French Protecting Jews: Is the World Changing?

    01/18/2015 7:07:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    It brought tears to my eyes to see pictures on the front of American newspapers of armed French soldiers guarding Jewish schools in Paris. It was not long ago there were French sending Jews on trains to camps and death. Maybe the world has woken up and realizes Jews are not the world’s problem, but radical Islam really must be dealt with and with deadly force. France is the same country whose leaders would complain at their soirees about that “sh---y little country (Israel)” causing the problems in the Middle East. This is evidenced by the questionable treatment of the...
  • Exodus Chart: Shocking Graph Shows French Jews Fleeing to Israel in Historic Numbers

    01/17/2015 7:02:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/17/2015 | Scott Ott
    Jewish Emigration from France to Israel 1994-Present Data from JewishVirtualLibrary.org via Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics. 2013 & 2014 figures are rounded numbers (3,300 & 7,000), and 2015 is the estimate (10,000) from Natan Sharansky, CEO of the Jewish Agency. [Graph created by Scott Ott for PJMedia.com] Some say the bad European economy, high French taxes and the inviting business atmosphere of Israel are behind the veritable exodus of French Jews from their country to Abraham’s promised land. But it’s hard to discount Jew-hatred and the threat of violence reminiscent of 1930s Germany, as radical Islam burns with rage and...
  • Why All French Jews Should Leave for Israel

    01/16/2015 7:43:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/15/2015 | P. David Hornik
    In 2014, the year before the murder rampages at the Charlie Hebdo offices and the kosher supermarket in Paris, about seven thousand French Jews (out of a community of about half a million) emigrated to Israel.With Muslim and other antisemitic harassment and violence constantly intensifying in France, that was twice the number of the previous year, and a record high.Even before this monthÂ’s terror attacks, a higher number of French Jewish immigrants to Israel was expected for 2015. Now, after the attacks, a higher number yet is expected, possibly fifteen thousand. There is even talk of the Jews leaving...
  • Jewish Federation President: "Let the Jewish community to arm ' (Belgium)

    01/16/2015 5:41:51 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies
    Nieuwsblad ^ | 16 January 2015 | jdb
    The Brussels Rabbi Menachem Margolin, president of the European Jewish Association (EJA), asks in a letter to the governments of all EU Member States to their gun laws be amended to assure that the Jewish communities in their territory to defend themselves against potential terrorist attacks. That can be read on the website of the EJA. According to the federation's call is a response to the attacks in Paris and at the increase in anti-Semitic attacks in Europe. " Margolin argues that we the "warning signs around anti-Semitism, racism and intolerance" that lately arise, should recognize. "Jews feel not currently...
  • Europe’s Leading Rabbi: Jews Must Begin Carrying Guns

    01/15/2015 10:37:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Top Jewish org petitions EU to permit Jews to carry guns.One of Europe’s most prominent Jewish organizations is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate. The recent attacks, including one on...
  • Never again: Jewish group petitions EU to allow Jews to carry guns

    01/15/2015 7:24:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    Notoriously anti-gun Europe will probably turn down this request from the European Jewish Association to allow members of their community to carry firearms to defend themselves. But what does it say about the plight of Jews in Europe that they would feel compelled to ask? Washington Free Beacon: The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate. The recent attacks, including one on a Kosher market...
  • Europe's leading Rabbi: Jews must begin carrying guns

    01/15/2015 7:21:41 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 5 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Jan 15, 20015 | Adam Kredo
    One of Europe’s most prominent Jewish organizations is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate. The recent attacks, including one on a Kosher market that killed four, “have revealed the urgent...
  • Parisien Muslims: “The Jews carried out the Paris attacks to make the Muslims Look Bad”

    01/14/2015 10:33:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/14/15 | Shoebat Foundation
    Did not take long before the Jews get blamed for killing each other in some sort of Zionist conspiracy, despite the fact that Al Qaeda in Yemen have taken responsibility. Here is an unusual unbiased report on this issue from msnbc The sad fact is that most Europeans are either afraid of the Muslims or they just hate Jews. Saying your against anti semitism or against “radical muslims” is just talk, lets us see real action. So far all we see is the same political correctness and pandering to terror states like “Palestine,” Turkey, Qatar and others. The continual nonsense...
  • NYT editor: Cartoons blaspheming Mohammed are different from anti-semitic cartoons

    01/14/2015 3:09:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | AllahPundit
    The double standard laid bare. If you’re a devout believer of whichever faith and eager to see less blasphemy in the media, as many Americans are, there’s no other conclusion to draw here than, “I need to be much, much angrier.” The image of the prophet Mohammed, however, seems to occupy its own category, with its own rules. Last week, Baquet told me via email that as editor of the Times he had to consider “the Muslim family in Brooklyn who read us and is offended by any depiction of what he sees as his prophet.” [sic] When I...
  • Cruz: Move America's Embassy to Israel's Capital, Jerusalem

    01/13/2015 8:01:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 13, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Ted Cruz released this statement in favor of moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to that nation's capital, Jerusalem: "I am proud to join Senator Dean Heller, R-Nevada, in the introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015 that recognizes Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel and relocates the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This bill removes the President's waiver authority that has delayed this important action, and requires official government documents to reflect this recognition by identifying Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "Almost fifteen years ago Congress passed the...
  • The U.S. should open its doors to imperiled European Jews

    01/13/2015 5:32:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything Blog ^ | January 13, 2015 | Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld
    As the world rightly focuses on the recent terror attacks in Paris on Charlie Hedbo and a kosher grocery store, it should be noted that the second attack is part of a larger problem: the ongoing vitriol toward the French Jewish community. On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders invited French Jews to move to Israel. That’s a nice gesture, but it’s not enough. The United States should join Israel and offer to also open up its shores as a refuge to the endangered Jews of France. This past summer, I traveled to Paris with a...
  • PARIS’S MUSLIM SUBURBS BLAME JEWS FOR CHARLIE

    01/13/2015 8:48:45 AM PST · by kingu · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Dana Kennedy
    ... “The Kalashnikovs, the identity cards the [killers] supposedly left behind, it was all staged,” said Boular, as his friends nodded in agreement. “It was a conspiracy designed by the Jews to make Muslims look bad. We’d rather just stay where we are." ... (Another said) The man, who gave his named as “Mohamed,” also said he was a devout Muslim but then changed his demeanor and added, grinning, that he was also “a delinquent.” Then he said he was a drug dealer and without prompting, invited the reporter into the (also very clean) gas station to show an array...
  • Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight

    01/13/2015 5:12:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01-12-2014 | Byron York
    Opinion: White House Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight By Byron York | January 12, 2015 | 4:33 pm The uproar over whether President Obama or another top administration official should have attended the massive unity rally in Paris has obscured an important point about the White House's reaction to the latest terror attacks in Europe. The administration no-shows were not a failure of optics, or a diplomatic misstep, but were instead the logical result of the president's years-long effort to downgrade the threat of terrorism and move on to other things. "The analogy we use around [the White House]...
  • Pope Pius XII - Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. with Sr. Margherita Marchione

    01/12/2015 11:56:11 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    EWTN ^ | 6 October 2010 | Sr. Marcherita Marchione
    EWTN Global Catholic Television Network: EWTN Live - Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. - Sr. Margherita Marchione - Pope Pius XII
  • Zionist Activists Vow To Protect Parisien Jews

    01/11/2015 12:24:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Voactiv ^ | January 9, 2015 | Markham Nolan and France Costrel
    Betar militants gear up for action as Paris closes Jewish market after hostage situation in kosher supermarket. Jewish activists in Paris, part of the 90-year-old youth Zionist movement called Betar, are preparing themselves for action, as Jewish communities eye unfolding events in Paris cautiously. The 4iéme district in Paris, home to the Rue des Rosier, demanded on Friday that shops in the well-known Jewish market pull down their shutters. The action came as suspected Islamic militants held a number of people hostage in a suburban kosher supermarket to the east of Paris, with other militants holding people hostage in a...
  • World backlash against Obama? (vanity)

    01/11/2015 11:55:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 80 replies
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    CNN host said that there may be a "backlash" against Obama for his failure to join world leaders today in Paris, condemning Islam, Muslim terror. Most likely Obama was on the golf course today.
  • Netanyahu Calls on French Jews: Come Home to Israel

    01/10/2015 3:36:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/15 | Ari Soffer
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has led calls in Israel for French Jews to "come home to Israel" Saturday, after 17 people were killed in France during three days of Islamist attacks. "To all the Jews of France, all the Jews of Europe, I would like to say that Israel is not just the place in whose direction you pray, the state of Israel is your home," he said in a televised statement, referring to the Jewish practice of facing Jerusalem during prayer. "Unless the world comes to its senses, terror will continue to strike in other places," he added...
  • January 9, 2015, was Kristallnacht for French Jews

    01/10/2015 8:36:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/15 | Barry Shaw
    Just as Kristallnacht targeted the Jews of Berlin, the sound of terror and broken glass were the alarm signals to Jews and civilization everywhere For French Jews, January 9, 2015, was Kristallnacht, a seminal watershed of no return. That was the day that the Islamic fever that had infested France and most of Europe turned its fury away from attacking a satirical magazine that poked fun at them to its greatest enemy—Judaism. In Paris, a gunman, linked to the perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo massacre who had shot a policewoman in the back the previous day, selected a Jewish target...
  • 'Every single French Jew I know has left Paris'

    01/10/2015 5:16:48 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 24 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Jan 9, 2015 | Martin Robinson & James White
    Jews are fleeing terror-hit Paris because of growing anti-Semitism in France, one of Britain's most influential Jewish journalists said today. Stephen Pollard, editor of the Jewish Chronicle, spoke out after an Islamic terrorist took six people hostage and held them captive in a Kosher supermarket in the French capital. This afternoon police ordered all shops in a famous Jewish neighborhood in central Paris to close.
  • Landmark Paris synagogue closes on Shabbat for first time since World War II

    01/10/2015 3:07:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 10, 2015 | Michael Wilner
    The Grand Synagogue of Paris shuttered ahead of Shabbat services on Friday night in the wake of a series of terror attacks across the city, including one siege on a Jewish market by an Islamic extremist.
  • Former Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa: Jews Plant "Gharqad" Trees to Hide from Muslims on Judgment Day

    01/09/2015 3:47:03 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 12-23-14 | CBC TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from a program featuring former Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa, which aired on CBC TV and was posted on the Internet on December 23, 2014: Ali Gomaa: The hadith that relates how [the stones and the trees will say:] "There is a Jew behind me, come and kill him" is a 100% reliable hadith that appears in Muslim's compilation. But I must stress that we will not attack anyone. We are the ones under attack. The Prophet Muhammad was right when he foretold that before this, the Zionist entity would occupy our land, and would kill our...
  • "Every single French Jew I know has left Paris"- Editor of Britain's Jewish Chronicle claims

    01/09/2015 11:40:18 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1-9-2015 | Martin Robinson, James White
    -Stephen Pollard says terror attack on Kosher store in Paris is no "fluke" -"Every single French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave", he said -Experts believe that more than 100,000 French Jews have left since 2013 -France's Chief Rabbi has said after a number of attacks on Jews in the past year: 'Jews murdered were targeted specifically because they were Jewish' -Policing stepped up across British Jewish areas, community body says Mayor's office has announced closure of shops in famous Jewish area Jews are fleeing terror-hit Paris because of growing anti-Semitism in...
  • 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...
  • Senior CNN Correspondent in Bizarre Anti-Israel Tirade after Paris Attack

    01/08/2015 10:55:54 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/08/2015 | Ari Soffer
    CNN's veteran news anchor and international correspondent Jim Clancy has provoked controversy after a series of bizarre anti-Israel tweets following Wednesday's deadly terrorist attack in Paris. Journalists throughout the world and from across the political spectrum reacted with horror at the slaughter of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo's Paris offices yesterday. The satirical magazine was targeted by Muslim extremists wielding Kalashnikov rifles, after years of threats and previous attacks by Islamists over several cartoons it published which mocked Islam and Muslim leaders - in addition to countless others mocking other religious and secular figures. Clancy, however, took exception to the...
  • France’s Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags

    01/08/2015 10:01:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 8, 2015 | Ryan James Girdusky
    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.
  • Hardline Israelis anger Palestinians by trying to reclaim prayer rights at Jerusalem's most famous

    01/08/2015 3:13:32 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7 Jan 15 | Robert Tait
    Right-wing religious Jews visit the Al Aqsa/Temple Mount complex in December, escorted by police men The Jewish visitors knew within seconds that they had entered hostile territory. Scores of hooded Palestinian women, their faces covered, chanted a shrill chorus of Allah-u akbar (God is great) as wary policemen looked on. A police officer used a video camera to film one woman who, holding the hand of a toddler carrying a toy gun, protested the newcomers' arrival with particular vehemence. The scene of the confrontation was the Al Aqsa Mosque complex, the most sensitive - and hotly contested - religious...
  • Israel is a Demographic Boom State; Stop the FearMongering

    01/07/2015 12:33:00 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 5 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | January 7, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    . . . the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics just released a new report. It contains projections based on 2014 data. These data, like Bacchi’s information, are wielded as kryptonite to subdue any thoughts about Jewish sovereignty in parts of the Middle East. Back in the ’40′s it was used to deter any thoughts of a Jewish state in the region at all. Now it is being used to forestall talk of annexing territory beyond the Apartheid Green Line, beyond which all foes and even some friends demand no Jew should live. After reading one article in particular which continued...
  • Meet the Arab Christians who want to fight for Israel

    01/02/2015 1:35:50 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/02/2015 | Robert Tait
    Sitting in front of the family Christmas tree dressed in military fatigues, Amir Shalayan seemed in no doubt about his identity. “When you go back back in religion, I consider myself a real Jew,” he said, unabashed by the non-Jewish festive decorations in his living room. “Jesus was Jewish and he was observing the Shabbat (Jewish sabbath).” Mr Shalayan is in fact an Arab Christian, a category he refers to as “Aramean”, but his strong identification with the Jewish faith is offered as explanation for his keen army service. It also accounts for his vocal support of legislation that envisages...
  • As Ted Cruz courts Jewish voters, Mitt Romney mulls denying him the nomination

    01/02/2015 3:59:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | January 1, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    In a Wednesday post, Hot Air reported on something a friend of Mitt Romney said about the 2012 presidential candidate’s desire to enter the 2016 race. It seems that if it looks like Jeb Bush is the frontrunner, Romney will sit the next race out. However, if Ted Cruz is on his way to the nomination, Romney will enter the race to save the Republican Party and the country from the conservative firebrand. One of the many raps against Cruz is that, while he is the favorite of the conservative, tea party base, he lacks the ability to reach out...
  • Ted Cruz Makes This Cruise Different From All the Other Passover Cruises

    12/31/2014 5:55:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Jewish Business News ^ | December 31, 2014 | Lily Bethlehem
    What makes this kosher Passover cruise different from all other cruises? Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz is going to be onboard, as reported by JTA. Alongside speakers like Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and rabbi Marvin Hier, the senator is going to make appearances on kosher Passover cruises in Aspen, Colorado, Westlake Village, Monarch Beach, CA, and Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. The Prime Hospitality Group has scheduled a Cruz for these getaways, a testament to the growing number of Jews voting Republican and the wooing of the Jewish vote by the right. Although a majority of American Jews still vote Democratic, and...
  • The 11th Plague – Spending Passover With Sen. Ted Cruz

    12/30/2014 3:45:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    HEEB Magazine ^ | December 30, 2014 | Zayin B'Ayin
    I know, I know, Hanukkah just ended, and it’s not even new years. So why am I bringing up Passover a full three months early? Maybe it has something to do with the news that you (yes, you!) could be spending your holiday of unleavened bread with none other than Tea Party golden-boy/crazy person, Senator Ted Cruz. Reports Politico: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a likely Republican presidential candidate and a vocal pro-Israel hawk, is being advertised as a featured attraction at a string of ritzy resort vacation getaways catering to religious Jews. Cruz, along with several rabbis, is listed as...
  • Where Are the Jewish Liberals Marching For Decency?

    12/25/2014 10:16:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | December 25, 2014 | Ronn Torossian
    A few weeks ago, I wrote an op-ed in The New York Observer entitled “B’nai Jeshurun: Do Jewish Lives Also Matter?” I noted that “high-profile Upper West Side Jewish temple B’nai Jeshurun led a protest after the tragic death of Eric Garner at the hands of the New York Police Department. Then, there was a pre-scheduled event at BJ honoring Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, and the attendees included such luminaries as Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Congressman Jerry Nadler and others.” Multiple rabbis and liberal Jewish communal leaders were arrested in acts of civil disobedience during...
  • Ethnic Cleansing of Jews in Turkey

    12/19/2014 8:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 15, 2014 | Uzay Bulut
    Now that the ethnic-cleansing campaign of the Turkish regime has been "successfully" completed, and there are only two Jews left in Edirne, why is the governor of the city still so angry? The sweet little secret in both Turkey and Europe is that anti-Semites do not need the existence of a Jewish state to attack or threaten Jews. Hatred of Jews did not start with the re-establishment of the state of Israel. The truth is that those who carried out ethnic cleansing of Jews are the last persons who should whine about the non-existent Israeli "occupation." Israelis are not occupiers...
  • Ted Cruz’s 2016 plan is somehow both smart and really dumb

    12/18/2014 2:13:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | December 18, 2014 | James Downie
    Earlier this week, National Review’s Eliana Johnson reported on how Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) plans to approach the 2016 presidential campaign: “His strategists aren’t planning to make a big play for so-called independent voters in the general election if Cruz wins the Republican nomination,” writes Johnson. “According to several of the senator’s top advisers, Cruz sees a path to victory that relies instead on increasing conservative turnout; attracting votes from groups — including Jews, Hispanics, and Millennials — that have tended to favor Democrats; and, in the words of one Cruz strategist, ‘not getting killed with independents.’” The plan has...
  • The delusion that never dies: Ted Cruz’s doomed plan to woo Jewish voters to the GOP

    12/16/2014 2:42:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Salon ^ | December 16, 2014 | Luke Brinker
    Sorry, senator -- it's not happening. To the surprise of approximately nobody, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is proceeding full steam ahead with plans to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The Tea Party icon has already settled on a location for his campaign headquarters (Houston), made the requisite appeals to GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, and decided on a campaign strategy. That strategy, National Review’s Eliana Johnson reports, centers on energizing the GOP base, not wooing moderates and independents to the Republican fold. Of course, the hard demographic truth is that a Republican can’t win the presidency by relying on...
  • Czech home owners find Jewish belongings from WWII

    12/13/2014 5:17:28 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    REUTERS - J Post ^ | 12/12/2014
    Amongst the findings were shoes and photos hidden by Jewish prisoners of the Holocaust. PRAGUE - House owners rebuilding their attic in the Czech town of Terezinhave found photos, shoes and other possessions of Jews forced into a ghetto there under Nazi rule, a heritage project said on Thursday. Terezin (Theresienstadt), a fortress and garrison town built at the end of the 18th century, was used by the Nazis as a transit camp for Jews rounded up in Czechoslovakia and deported from elsewhere in Europe. They were held in the ghetto until they could be transported to camps farther east....
  • Abercrombie & Fitch: Job Seekers Must Explain Faith To Win Anti-Discrimination Protection

    12/13/2014 10:07:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 12/13/2014 | Michael Rudin
    In the closely watched Supreme Court case, EEOC v. Abercrombie, the Becket Fund a brief debunking Abercrombie's claim that a Muslim job applicant should have explained during her job interview that she was wearing a headscarf for religious reasons in order to be protected by anti-discrimination laws. "Abercrombie's claim is both an absurd and dangerous precedent for all people of faith seeking employment," said Eric Baxter, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. "Justice may be blind, but that doesn't mean employers can cover their eyes. A job applicant does not have to bring a 'Look at me...
  • 10 ways Jews can lose the Christmas blues

    12/10/2014 7:08:45 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/10/2014 | Nina Badzin
    We Jews have two choices in our approach to the Christmas season: resent it or embrace it. I for one vote for a big, sloppy embrace. In the name of love thy neighbor and tolerance, I say we hug it out with Christmas already and teach our kids to do the same. Why? We expect our non-Jewish co-workers, friends and neighbors to show heaps of interest and concern in all things Jewish. During the High Holidays we ask our kids’ teachers not to assign big tests after those long days at shul. We offer unsolicited explanations about why Hanukkah is...
  • Black man who stabbed white Jewish man killed by white/Hispanic cops; no Jewish rioting

    12/10/2014 7:20:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2014 | Ethel C. Fenig
    A few hours after demonstrators in their ongoing Black Lives Matter protest unsuccessfully attempted to disrupt a professional basketball game in Brooklyn attended by the British Prince William and his wife Kate, a black man with a large knife entered a synagogue/study hall a few miles away, yelling, "Kill the Jews!"  The large building complex in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood is the headquarters of a large religious Jewish movement renowned for its outreach to Jews around the world and is open all day, all night for those who want to study and/or pray. Carrying out his threat, he slashed...
  • Jewish Issues: A Clarification to Christians about Their Perception on the Jews

    12/09/2014 4:44:29 PM PST · by juliosevero · 15 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Jewish Issues: A Clarification to Christians about Their Perception on the Jews Beheadings, Crucifixions, the Inquisition, the Crusades, Pogroms, Spits and Socialism By Julio Severo Sometimes, I receive accusations from Christians, who say that I emphasize Muslim persecution against Christians in the Middle East, but I never mention how the Jews also persecute Christians. Actually, I have never published a single article on Jews in Israel beheading and crucifying Christians. On the other hand, I have already published many articles on Muslims committing such atrocities. The reason for it is not omission or some attempt to hide alleged beheadings...
  • Paris Jewish Community in Shock Over Rape, Home Invasion ‘Because You Are Jews’

    12/03/2014 8:31:50 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 18 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 12/2/14 | Dave Bender
    Three unknown assailants invaded the home of a Jewish couple in the Paris suburb of Créteil on Monday, raped the 19-year-old woman, and robbed the home, saying it was “because you are Jewish,” local French media reported on Tuesday. “The Jewish community is in shock over this,” a journalist who covered the story told The Algemeiner. Noting the concern about the case, he said, “When I posted the story on my social networks – they went crazy from reshares.” The two were at her 21-year-old boyfriend’s parent’s home in the heavily-Jewish suburb, when the three masked attackers broke in, after...