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  • Jews finding less comfort on the Left

    09/29/2015 6:43:27 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 09/27/2015 | Joel Kotkin
    Jews are a contradictory people. Overall, achievement-oriented and very capitalistic, Jewish educational and self-employment statistics are among the highest for any religious group. They are also politically powerful; amounting to roughly 2 percent of the U.S. population – half their percentage a half century ago – Jews account for nine of 100 U.S. senators and 19 of 435 members of the House. Yet if Jews have achieved significant economic and political power, they have done so primarily as Democrats. Only one of the 28 Jews in Congress is a Republican – Lee Zeldin from New York’s Long Island – and...
  • Jews finding less comfort on the Left

    09/28/2015 7:49:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 27, 2015 | Joel Kotkin
    Jews are a contradictory people. Overall, achievement-oriented and very capitalistic, Jewish educational and self-employment statistics are among the highest for any religious group. They are also politically powerful; amounting to roughly 2 percent of the U.S. population – half their percentage a half century ago – Jews account for nine of 100 U.S. senators and 19 of 435 members of the House. Yet if Jews have achieved significant economic and political power, they have done so primarily as Democrats. Only one of the 28 Jews in Congress is a Republican – Lee Zeldin from New York’s Long Island – and...
  • Ann Coulter Calls Fury Over Jewish-Debate Tweet "Fake Outrage": "I'm Pro-Israel"

    09/18/2015 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 94 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 17 September 2015 | Paul Bond
    "It's totally fake outrage from frauds who want to continue the dump of third-worlders on the country, including Muslim Jihadists, and voted for the guy who just gave a nuke to Iran," says the conservative pundit. Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, under the gun for tweeting about Jews and Israel during Wednesday night's GOP debate, says her tweets were "ripped out of context, chopped up and sent out in tweets with inflammatory headings." In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she also says that the ones who are using her tweets to bash her are "mostly Israel-hating liberals and pro-mass-immigration Republicans....
  • Who is leading the riots on Temple Mount and in Jerusalem

    09/18/2015 7:49:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/15 | Barry Shaw
    Violence derives from the provocative actions of paid volunteers of Islamist extremist groups such as Murabitun and Murabatat who, for weeks, have been intimidating non-Muslim visitors to the Temple Mount. Anyone reading the foreign press about the rioting taking place on the Temple Mount would imagine that Jews were running amok in Jerusalem. Nothing could be further from the truth. Not the Jews that ordered a “Day of Rage’ but Muslim youths who seem determined to light a global fire in Jerusalem
  • Immigration or Invasion? (not a Germanization of Islam, but an Islamization of German)

    09/18/2015 4:40:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | September 18, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    Libyan security forces in Tajura, Libya, May 17, detain alleged migrants trying to make their way to Europe. According to reports, the Libyan security services claim to have detained hundreds of people attempting to enter Europe. (CNS photo/Stringer, EPA) Europe’s embrace of mass immigration can be explained in part by guilt from the Nazi era. It’s no coincidence that Germany, which has the most guilt to deal with, has pledged to take in the most refugees. But other European nations are not free of guilt. Some of them collaborated with the Nazis, and even those who didn’t feel a...
  • Ann Coulter: No apologies for 'f--ing Jews' tweet

    09/17/2015 11:39:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/17/2015 | By T. Becket Adams
    Ann Coulter said late Wednesday she was just asking questions. Prior to an appearance Wednesday evening with Fox News' Megyn Kelly, Coulter said in reference to pro-Israel remarks made during the second televised GOP primary debate, "How many f---ing Jews do these people think are in United States?" The right-wing provocateur defended these and other questionable tweets Wednesday, explaining in her Fox interview that she was merely criticizing "pandering" by the GOP candidates. "You want to take that back?" Kelly asked the author about her tweet. "No," Coulter responded, "I just tweeted the question – well, actually, I was tweeting...
  • Ann Coulter's Jew problem

    09/17/2015 8:38:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/17/2015 | Carol Brown
    After the GOP debate on Wednesday night, Ann Coulter sent out the following tweets.  As left-leaning Israeli newspaper Haaretz noted: Coulter, who has 660,000 Twitter followers, was reacting to the frequent mentions of Israel made by participants in the second televised Republican debate held Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Library in California. As to Coulter’s tweet at the top, the candidates were asked how the world would look different once Air Force One was parked in the hangar of their presidential library.  (See debate transcript here.) Coulter misrepresented the question in her tweet and then used it as an opportunity to bash...
  • Why Aren’t Palestinians Joining The Rush To Europe?

    09/16/2015 2:53:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:07 AM | Jack Engelhard
    … If these particular Arabs are so unhappy about living among Jews that it drives them crazy enough to commit such frequent acts of random bloodshed, why stay? Logic assumes that they’d be happier among their brothers—in Syria, for example. No wait. The Syrians are leaving in droves. They’re not happy among their fellow Syrians. Same for Iraq, Yemen, Libya and a dozen other such places where Arabs can’t live in harmony with Arabs, never mind Jews. Arabs are miserable living with Jews. Arabs are miserable living with Arabs. Do we have this straight? Seems so, even if we are...
  • "Arm yourselves' Says rabbi: Europe not protecting its Jews

    09/15/2015 5:14:43 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    wnd ^ | 02/15/2015
    "Arm yourselves' says rabbi: Europe not protecting its Jews Asks governments for police protection or more attacks 'going to happen' ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Rabbi Menachem Margolin is the director general of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe and the European Jewish Association, the largest federation of Jewish organizations and communities in Europe. Last month Margolin called for European Jews to arm themselves. Asking for law enforcement protection for European Jewish institutions, Margolin said institutes not protected should work to secure themselves with armed guards. “This is a very dangerous situation,” he said. “It is clear that it is the obligation of each European...
  • Hitler’s Strident Anti-Marxism

    09/14/2015 5:21:59 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 130 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Hitler’s Strident Anti-Marxism Anti-Semitism and the Nazi Fight against Soviet Marxism By Julio Severo How could mostly Christian Germany be duped into the Nazi ideology? Rev. Erwin W. Lutzer, in his book “Hitler’s Cross: How the Cross of Christ was used to promote the Nazi agenda” (Moody Publishers), explains how German Christians embraced Adolf Hitler as a savior against Marxism: “Many churchmen were duped. Father Falkan, a Catholic parish priest, said, ‘I must admit that I was glad to see the Nazis come to power, because at that time I felt that Hitler as a Catholic was a Godfearing...
  • Europe Boycotts Jews, Rushes to Tehran for Business: The same old morally rotten continent.

    09/14/2015 7:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/14/2015 | P. David Hornik
    On Friday the European Parliament, amid a major migration crisis, zeroed in on Europe’s real problem: it voted to start labeling goods that come from “occupied” Israeli territory in the West Bank and the Golan Heights. The measure passed by a vote of 525 to 70 with 31 abstentions. Although it’s nonbinding, it follows earlier EU resolutions on prohibiting contacts with Israeli “settlements,” and is seen as threatening enough that the Israeli Foreign Ministry has scheduled an emergency meeting on the issue later this week.  An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said the move was discriminatory and “had the smell...
  • France: Getting rid of Jews, taking in Muslims

    09/14/2015 6:07:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/14/2015 | Ethel C. Fenig
    A former French government minister, Patrick Devedjian, who served in the conservative governments of French presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy is in trouble for stating a politically incorrect but politically uncomfortable truth.   A former French minister stirred up controversy today after saying Germany 'took our Jews and gave us Arabs' as France began taking some of the thousands of refugees arriving in Germany. Patrick Devedjian, a right-winger who served in the governments of presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, made the remark at a press conference, but quickly tried to backtrack on social media. 'My humorous jest was misplaced,' Devedjian wrote...
  • ISIS militants causing Middle East to 'DISINTEGRATE', says Israel PM Netanyahu

    09/10/2015 6:25:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Express UK ^ | 9/10/15 | Greg Heffer
    ISRAELI prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu today claimed the Middle East is “disintegrating” due to Islamist militants and the threat posed by Iran. Arriving in Downing Street for talks with Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr Netanyahu stated his belief that Israel and Britain can work together to “roll back the tide of militant Islam both in the Middle East and in Africa.” Discussions are set to be dominated by the question of how to combat the rise of the Islamic State, or ISIS, in Syria as well as the nuclear deal recently agreed between the UK, its Western allies and Iran....
  • Whom God Means to Destroy, He First Makes Undiscerning

    09/10/2015 6:08:39 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/15 | Jerry A. Kane
    In signing onto the Iran nuclear deal, American Jews have followed the counsel of Hushai over the advice of Ahithophel While reading that Jewish Americans, Jewish clergy, and two-thirds of Jewish politicians are solidly embracing the Iran nuclear deal: ”[T]hey strongly believe the agreement offers the best hope of keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon”; We believe such opposition is misplaced, mired in the past, and is missing an opportunity to shape a more hopeful future”; an ancient heathen proverb came to mind, “Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.”
  • Why does the left care more about Islamophobia than anti-Semitism?

    09/09/2015 1:38:57 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    Spectatot UK ^ | 9 September 2015 | Brendan O'Neill
    Why do leftists care more about Muslims than they do about Jews? If that sounds confrontational, consider this: this week, the Met Police released the latest hate-crime figures for London. They show that offences against Jews have risen by 93% over the past year, while offences against Muslims have risen by 70%. And guess which story the BBC, Guardian and Independent, those voices of the British liberal conscience, have chosen to flag up? Yep, the 70% hike in Islamophobic attacks, not the nearly 100% hike in anti-Semitic offences. The BBC’s headline is ‘Islamophobic crime in London “up by 70%”‘. The...
  • European Jews Afraid to Reveal Jewishness

    09/08/2015 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 9/8/15 | Haim Lev
    An alarming majority of Jews living in Europe today are afraid to reveal their Jewishness, a survey carried out by the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) published on Tuesday found. The data indicates a severe erosion in the sense of security felt by European Jews. The survey found that over 85% of Jews in Europe do not bring their children to synagogue on Rosh Hashana to hear the shofar, out of fear of anti-Semitism. According to Rabbi Menachem Margolin, head of the European Jewish Association, "rabbis and community leaders from all over Europe report that more and more Jews refrain...
  • Muslims Attack Holocaust Survivors: "Dirty Jews. Your Property is Ours" (Muslim immigration)

    09/08/2015 11:01:29 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | September 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim settlers are Europe's New Nazis. They have far higher rates of anti-Semitic views than the native population. And much higher rates of anti-Semitic violence. In fact the flood of "Syrian refugees" can be thought of as a new Nazi invasion of Europe. And while Jews are sometimes the first to suffer in line with the Muslim saying, "First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people", they certainly aren't the last. Here's what the new Nazis are doing to Jews in Holland. Samuel (87) and Diana (86) Blug, two elderly Holocaust survivors, fell victim to a vicious and violent...
  • Pew: Orthodox Jews mirror evangelical Christians, vote GOP [Romans 11]

    08/28/2015 9:21:49 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/26/2015 | Paul Bedard
    In a shift sure to impact American politics, a new study of the growing orthodox Jewish population shows that they are in virtual lockstep with the nation's conservative evangelical Christians, with 57 percent identifying with the Republican Party. A new Pew Research Center survey published in the Jewish journal Forward found that orthodox Jews mirror evangelical Protestants and Catholics in their devotion to God, their politics and even how often they attend services. "Orthodox Jews vote, believe, worship, act and raise their children more like white evangelical Protestants than like their fellow Jews," said the Forward. "If the Orthodox grow...

    08/27/2015 2:28:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    F ^ | 08/27/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
      Critics of Islam are often accused of bigotry. The accusers tend to overlook the kind of crazy racism that Islam teaches. And we are talking really, really crazy racism. (via Religion of Peace) Al-Mosharraf, whose Elaph blog posts often contain anti-Semitic overtones, argues that some monkeys are Jews whom Allah punished for desecrating the Sabbath, as is told in the Quran. He included numerous photos of macaque monkeys in his post, and pointed out the similarities between their behavior and Jewish behavior. Sure. Who can forget the time that six Muslim armies were defeated by an army of...
  • Rivlin: Israel has 'right' to settle in West Bank [Psalms 60]

    08/25/2015 7:15:32 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    YNet News ^ | 8/25/2015 | Staff
    President Reuven Rivlin said during talks with settler leaders on Monday that Israel had a "right" to build settlements in the West Bank, his office said in a statement. "I love the land of Israel with all my heart. I have never and will never give up on this land. For me, our right to this land is not a matter of political debate. It is a basic fact of modern Zionism," Rivlin said, For Rivlin the "land of Israel" includes the West Bank, where Jewish settlements are considered illegal under international law. "We must not give anyone the sense...
  • Half of American Jews Support the Iran Deal. Why?

    08/25/2015 6:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The more one knows about the Iran Deal, the more obvious it becomes that it is not a deal so much as it is a fraud. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of a fraud is “something that is meant to look like the real thing in order to trick people.” That precisely describes the Iran Deal. Virtually every claim made for it is either not true or insignificant. There are no “anytime, anywhere” inspections, as Americans were promised during the negotiations.No American or Canadian inspectors will be allowed into Iran.The agreement obligates all the parties, including the...
  • Liberal Jews Afraid to Oppose Iran Deal

    08/23/2015 10:33:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 23rd, 2015 | Vic Rosenthal
    (Originally posted to the author’s website, Abu Yehuda} As many of you know, I returned to live in Israel a year ago after 26 years in the place I consider my beloved hometown, Fresno California, located in the large valley that runs down the center of the state. It is more or less equidistant from Los Angeles and San Francisco; politically it is on a different planet. Its establishment is solidly socially and politically conservative, although Democrats have a slight edge in voter registration. The main industries are agriculture and related occupations, and there is a branch of the California...
  • American Jewry's Fateful Hour

    08/16/2015 8:51:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | August 16, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    American Jewry is being tested today as never before. The future of the community is tied up in the results of the test. If the Jews of America are able to mount a successful, forceful and sustained opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which allows the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism to become a nuclear-armed state and provides it with $150 billion up front, then the community will survive politically to fight another day. If the communal leadership and its members fail to fight, American Jews will find themselves communally disenfranchised. On the face of it,...
  • Al Franken backs Iran deal, 5th of 9 Jewish Senate Democrats to do so

    08/13/2015 9:44:01 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    JTA ^ | aug 13 2015 | JTA
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Al Franken endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the fifth of nine Jewish senators to back the agreement. “Many have expressed reservations about the deal, and I share some of those reservations,” Franken, D-Minn., wrote in an Op-Ed on CNN’s website. “It isn’t a perfect agreement,” he said. “But it is a strong one. This agreement is, in my opinion, the most effective, realistic way to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon anytime in the next 15 years.”
  • Obama vs. The Jews “You'd think they'd be nicer to me on my birthday.”

    08/11/2015 8:31:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Front Page ^ | 8/11/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    It was his birthday and Obama was grouchy. “It’s my birthday and I’m going to be blunt,” Obama told the Jewish leaders meeting with him. When they complained that, “Words have consequences, and when they come from official sources, they can be even more dangerous,” he was unapologetic. “If you guys would back down, I would back down from some of the things I’m doing,” he warned. By that he meant that if they stopped objecting to the Iran deal, he would stop accusing critics of his nuclear sellout to Iran of being money-grubbing warmongers. Obama complained, “It's been a...

    08/11/2015 5:32:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies ^ | August 11, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It was his birthday and Obama was grouchy. “It’s my birthday and I’m going to be blunt,” Obama told the Jewish leaders meeting with him. When they complained that, “Words have consequences, and when they come from official sources, they can be even more dangerous,” he was unapologetic.
  • Kerry Bewails Schumer Opposition to Iran Deal [semi-satire]

    08/08/2015 9:48:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Secretary of State John Kerry bewailed Sen. Charles Schumer's (D-NY) announcement of his opposition to the Iran deal as "profoundly misguided." "I understand that Senator Schumer needs Jewish votes," Kerry observed. "What he doesn't understand is that his Jewish constituents are not the Jews Iran intends to wipe off the map. Iran has made it clear to me that it is targeting Zionists in Israel for extermination. Jews who are willing to leave Israel and Jews who live in New York are not their targets." Kerry admitted that he "didn't totally disregard the possibility that some of the funds granted...
  • Iran Deal: Jews Now Oppose 2-To-1; Youth 4-To-1

    08/07/2015 5:48:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | August 7, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    American Jews now oppose the Iran deal by a margin of two-to-one, according to a new poll–with those between 18 and 30 against the deal four-to-one. The telephone poll of 1,035 registered voters, conducted by McKeon & Associates July 29 and 30, found that a large plurality of registered Jewish voters oppose the deal, 45% to 22%.
  • A Time for Truth: Ted Cruz’s Address to Persian Jews Who Fled the Evil of Iran

    08/04/2015 10:51:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 4 August 2015 | Paul Dowling
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” —Winston Churchill A Time for TruthSenator Ted Cruz, having been introduced by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, greeted the Persian Jews of Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, on Saturday, August 1, 2015. “You know, this week’s Torah reading covered the Ten Commandments,” Cruz opened, “a topic rarely discussed, or followed, in Washington, DC.” The crowd laughed, and Cruz continued: “Among them is the fairly simple and straightforward proposition: ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness.’ That, in particular, is an admonition from God...
  • Ingathering of Exiles to Israel Heralds End of Days [Jeremiah 31]

    08/04/2015 6:09:31 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    Breaking Israel News Latest News Biblical Perspective ^ | August 4, 2015 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    A walk around the streets of Jerusalem can be an eye-opening experience. Jews come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. After 2,000 years of Diaspora, Jews are returning from literally every corner of the globe, bringing with them a genetic, historical, and cultural diversity that is unparalleled by any other nation, except perhaps the United States. The ingathering of the exiles is yet another part of the process of redemption, as promised in Deuteronomy, and in many places in the Prophets (Jeremiah 29:14; Ezekiel 11:17; Isaiah 56:8; Psalms 106:47). Immigration to Israel is called aliyah, literally translated as “rising up”....
  • Geraldo Rivera explains the position of liberal Jews toward Iran

    07/30/2015 9:44:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    If Iran does take steps in the future to annihilate Israel, the leftist Jews who are criticizing Huckabee will never see it coming. And that, Mr. Obama is “sad.” As much as can be generalized, Jews have traditionally been liberal. This can be explained by the fact that Jews have been persecuted throughout history and they tend to identify with people and groups that are or appear to be marginalized. With the rise of the new anti-Semitism on the left under the guise of being anti-Israel but holding Israel to a different standard than other countries with serious human rights...
  • Obama, Black Liberation Theology, and Karl Marx

    07/28/2015 9:56:25 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2008 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Not having a theology degree, nor even a Ph.D., and being, too, a bit naďve regarding matters of high-brow philosophical currents throughout the ages, I have to admit that when I first read Karl Marx' essay, The Jewish Question, I was actually stunned by its contents. First off, my rather cursory education in various philosophies and in Marxism, particularly, did not prepare me for the bitter thrust of old Karl's potent anti-Semitism. In fact, until reading this particular essay, I would have never, in a million years, connected much of anything whatsoever Marxian with Jew hate. Who would? After all,...
  • Donald Trump adviser backs Huckabee 'oven' remark

    07/27/2015 12:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 27, 2015 | Deena Zaru
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's comments that President Barack Obama is marching Israelis to "the door of the oven," sparked an immediate rebuke from Jewish groups and the President himself, but Donald Trump's special counsel Michael Cohen said he doesn't think that Trump finds those words offensive. "I don't think so," Cohen, executive president of the Trump organization, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" on Monday. "I think what [Huckabee is] really trying to say is we're in a bad place," adding that he has personally lost family members in the Holocaust and does not want to see...

    07/25/2015 7:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/25/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How in touch is Senator Schumer with his constituents? Two days ago a number of Jewish protesters, most of them elderly, were arrested while protesting the nuclear deal with Iran and calling on Schumer to do the right thing. And Schumer ignored them. Instead his Twitter account showed him smirking side by side with champion smirker and opponent of Israel, Jon Stewart.   .@ComedyCentral will miss Jon; thanks for letting me crash tonight. @TheDailyShow #DailyShow — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 24, 2015 The contrast is unfortunately quite striking.   While his constituents were going to jail to protest...
  • A Tearful Sabbath As Jews Comtemplate Iran Deal

    07/20/2015 5:04:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | July 20, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    This weekend, I shed tears over the Iran deal–literally, and publicly. It happened during a discussion among congregants at my synagogue about President Barack Obama’s capitulation to the Iranian regime. That is how the deal is viewed in my Orthodox shul–universally. No one has any delusions about what the deal means for the United States and Israel.
  • Immigration to Israel: "Exodus 1947" Illegal Immigration Ship

    07/18/2015 11:48:43 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 13 replies
    The ship Exodus 1947 became a symbol of Aliya Bet — illegal immigration. After World War II, illegal immigration increased and the British authorities decided to stop it by sending the ships back to the ports of embarkation in Europe. The first ship to which this policy was applied was the Exodus 1947. The ship sailed from the port of Site, near Marseilles, on July 11, 1947, with 4,515 immigrants, including 655 children, on board. As soon as it left the territorial waters of France, British destroyers accompanied it. On July 18, near the coast of Palestine but outside territorial...
  • Are Israelis and American Jews ‘One’? Former Israeli Ambassador Struggles With the Difficult Reality

    07/18/2015 11:33:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/17/2015 | P. David Hornik
    Reading Michael Oren’s chart-topping new bestseller Ally [1], I saw how fitting it was that he was appointed to one of Israel’s top diplomat chairs: from 2009 to 2013, Oren was ambassador to the United States.Oren is a diplomat through and through. He listens to both sides, hopes to bridge and reconcile. The central dynamic and drama of Ally – by now, of course, already much discussed and bitterly debated — is his effort to mediate between the Netanyahu government and the Obama administration, while, based on the events that unfolded, feeling compelled to indict the latter as harmful...
  • Ashkenazi Jews descend from 350 people, study finds

    07/15/2015 2:42:04 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 100 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Andrew Tobin
    ‘Bottleneck’ dates back 600 to 800 years, genome analysis shows; researcher says among population ‘everyone is a 30th cousin. Illustrative photo of Ashkenazi Jews, taken from Nurit Ben Sheetri's 'The Redheads' exhibit at Dizengoff Center (courtesy Nurit Ben Sheetrit) A new study concludes that all Ashkenazi Jews can trace their ancestry to a “bottleneck” of just 350 individuals, dating back to between 600 and 800 years ago. The study, published in the Nature Communications journal Tuesday, was authored by Shai Carmi, a computer science professor at Columbia University, and more than 20 medical researchers from Yale, Columbia, Yeshiva University’s Albert...
  • Hillary Clinton Signals to Jewish donors: I’ll Be Better for Israel

    07/03/2015 12:09:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | Juy 3, 2015 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and TARINI PARTI
    Hillary Clinton is privately signaling to wealthy Jewish donors that — no matter the result of the Iranian nuclear negotiations — she will be a better friend to Israel than President Barack Obama. But, even as donors increasingly push Clinton on the subject in private, they have emerged with sometimes widely varying interpretations about whether she would support a prospective deal, according to interviews with more than 10 influential donors and fundraising operatives. Clinton’s private responses in some ways resemble a foreign policy Rorschach test; donors who see a deal as important to world peace have come away thinking that...
  • World’s Jewish Population Approaching Pre-Holocaust Numbers

    07/01/2015 10:21:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/1/2015 | Varios
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The world’s Jewish population has almost rebounded to pre-Holocaust numbers, according to a new report.
  • Throughout Hillary Clinton's Life and Career, U. S. Jews Have Been Close at Hand (Mega-Barfie)

    07/01/2015 12:59:40 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 31 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | June 23, 2015 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining major pro-Israel events during her own, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s journey has never wandered far from Jews. Clinton’s Jewish encounters have been a natural consequence of her East Coast education, her trajectory in the party favored by a substantial majority of Jewish-Americans, and her embrace of the Jewish narrative of triumphing over adversity and bigotry, longtime friends of the 2016 presidential candidate say. Sara Ehrman, whose...
  • US Jews among biggest supporters of same-sex marriage, data shows

    06/29/2015 3:04:59 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 72 replies ^ | 6/28/2015 | None given
    (JTA) — American Jews are among the most supportive religious groups of same-sex marriage. Some 77 percent of American Jews expressed support for same-sex marriage, according to data gathered in 2014 by the Public Religion Research Institute. Some 47 percent of American Jews polled said they “strongly favor” allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, and 30 percent said they “favor” it.
  • American Orthodox Jews fearful of 'gay marriage' decision

    06/28/2015 5:00:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 6/28/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Maybe this will be an impetus for American Orthodox Jews to make aliya. There's some real fear going around about the future implications of last week's US Supreme Court decision forcing the states to allow 'gay marriage' and how that might impact Orthodox Jewish institutions. [T]he Orthodox Jewish community has a different view. This was voiced by, among others, the Orthodox Union and the Agudath Israel of America. The latter, in a statement Friday, warned that its members faced “moral opprobrium” and were in danger of “tangible negative consequences” if “they refuse to transgress their beliefs.” To judge by...
  • The One Number That Shows Why Jews Really Vote Liberal

    06/25/2015 6:04:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The debate over why Jews vote the way that they do is an old one, but it’s rarely backed by much data except the estimates of the Jewish vote from the last election. There is, however, one piece of data that currently predicts the Jewish vote. It’s religious attendance. 60 percent of Jews that attend weekly religious services disapprove of Obama. Only 34 percent approve. Among those who don’t attend religious services, approval of Obama stood at 58 percent to 38 percent. There are really two Jewish votes; the religious Jewish vote and the secular Jewish vote. ... When we...
  • ‘Jews for Cruz’ PAC ordered to change name

    06/24/2015 11:36:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Jewish Telegraph Agency's Telegraph Blog ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ron Kampeas, Washington bureau chief
    Ted Cruz would have to authorize the PAC for it to use its name, the FEC ruled. “Jews for Cruz” can be for just about anything but Cruz, the Federal Election Commission said, according to Time Magazine. The Jews for Cruz PAC backs Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his presidential bid, but Cruz has not authorized them to do so. Thus they must change their name, the FEC informed the PAC in a letter Monday. FEC rules (see page four, here) say a political action committee must have a formal affiliation with a candidate in order to include the candidate’s...
  • The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel

    06/21/2015 10:08:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Tablet Mag ^ | 6/16/15 | Lee Smith
    Last week an issue that has simmered for some time in private conversations burst out into the open—in a very unpleasant way. At the Jerusalem Post conference in New York on June 7, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew offered a stirring defense of the White House’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran—and was nearly booed off the stage mid-speech. It wasn’t civil or nice of the audience to do this, as many pundits have already noted. Then again, many would say it’s not very nice of the Obama Administration to keep trying to sell the currently configured Iran deal to the pro-Israel...
  • Top rebel leader accuses Jews of masterminding Ukrainian revolution

    06/21/2015 4:50:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies ^ | 6/21/15 | SAM SOKOL
    Ukraine’s Jews are responsible for the Euromaidan revolution that ousted their country’s pro-Russian president last year, a senior rebel leader told an audience at a Russian university last week. This is not the first time a rebel leader has said such a thing, with Alexander Zakharchenko, president of the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic, stating in a press conference in February that the government in Kiev is run by “miserable Jews.” During a lecture last week titled “Contemporary Ukraine as Fascist State of a New Type” at the Nekrasov State University of Kostroma in Russia, Igor Plotnitsky, who heads the Luhansk...
  • Rare King David-Era Inscription Discovered in Biblical City

    06/20/2015 8:45:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jeanna Bryner
    A 3,000-year-old ceramic jar discovered in pieces in Israel has been restored to reveal a rare inscription of the name of a biblical figure and ruler whose reign coincided with that of King David, archaeologists announced today (June 16). The pottery was found in an ancient city overlooking the Valley of Elah, where, as described in the Bible, the legendary David defeated Goliath. The inscription, the researchers found, read: Eshba'al Ben Bada', who the archaeologists say was likely an important person since his name was inscribed on a jar. (Eshba'al Ben Shaul ruled over Israel at the same time...
  • Biblical Name Eshbaal Found Outside of the Bible

    06/09/2015 1:57:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 06/05/2015 | Robin Ngo
    The Biblical name Eshbaal has been found for the first time in an ancient inscription. Incised before firing on a 3,000-year-old pithos (large ceramic storage jar), the inscription was discovered at the site of Khirbet Qeiyafa in Israel. Researchers Yosef Garfinkel, Mitka R. Golub, Haggai Misgav and Saar Ganor have published their study of this inscription in a forthcoming issue of the journal Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR). The Eshbaal inscription reads “[ ] | ʾšbʿl | ˹bn˺ | bdʿ” (“ʾIšbaʿal son of Bedaʿ”) and was written from right to left in the Canaanite alphabetic script....
  • Israeli archaeologists find 3,000-year-old inscription of name from Bible [Psalms 85]

    06/16/2015 10:25:52 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/16/2015 | Staff
    JERUSALEM – Israel's antiquities authority says archaeologists have discovered a rare 3,000-year-old inscription of a name mentioned in the Bible. The name "Eshbaal Ben Beda" appears on a large ceramic jar. Eshbaal of the Bible was a son of King Saul. Archaeologists Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor say the jar belonged to a different Eshbaal, likely the owner of an agricultural estate. They said Tuesday it is the first time the name was discovered in an ancient inscription. It is one of only four inscriptions discovered from the biblical 10th century B.C. Kingdom of Judah, when King David is said...