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  • US Jews among biggest supporters of same-sex marriage, data shows

    06/29/2015 3:04:59 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 45 replies
    JTA.org ^ | 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 · 34 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 · 41 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
    Jpost.com ^ | 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 · 7 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...
  • Will Anyone in the Regime Support Israel and Condemn Iran? Anyone?

    06/09/2015 8:46:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/9/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    So it has come to this. Obama has notified Iran that an American “military option” is off the table, as long as Iran negotiates. I, for one, always knew that Obama wouldn’t use the military in any form. But being the blustery coward he is, Barack had to make the American people believe it was possible. The next step is to agree that there will be no inspections, probably in about two weeks. He’ll say we can keep an eye on what the mullahs are doing by satellite. This is, of course, self-defeating. Perhaps Barack doesn’t understand that the Iranians...
  • It Begins… Brazilian School Forces Jewish Students to Identify All Jews Among Them

    06/08/2015 7:59:02 AM PDT · by exbrit · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundet ^ | 6/7/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Brazilian substitute headmaster José Fernando Schlosser has forced all Jewish students and teachers to sign a document to identify all Jews among them. The names will be given to the Solidarity with Palestine Committee.
  • Brazil starts counting their Jews

    06/07/2015 4:54:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/7/15 | Pamela Geller
      Israel Bloom from Portugal’s blog AMIGO DE ISRAEL (Friend of Israel) sent me this. It’s 1938 all over again. Difficult times are here again for us.In Brazil, Mr. José Fernando Schlosser [photo above], substitute headmaster of Federal University of Santa Maria, forced all Jewish students and teachers to sign a document to identify the Jews among them.The document was inspired on President Dilma Roussef politics of condamnation of Israel «crimes» against «Palestiniana People» and the names will be delivered to a Comitee of Solidarity With «Palestine».A few articles, with pictures of the complete document: http://veja.abril.com.br/blog/reinaldo/geral/atencao-judeus-e-humanistas-de-todas-as-origens-um-ato-explicito-de-antissemitismo-na-universidade-federal-de-santa-maria-e-ai-vai-ficar-por-isso-mesmo/ http://veja.abril.com.br/blog/reinaldo/geral/atencao-judeus-e-humanistas-de-todas-as-origens-um-ato-explicito-de-antissemitismo-na-universidade-federal-de-santa-maria-e-ai-vai-ficar-por-isso-mesmo/http://veja.abril.com.br/blog/rodrigo-constantino/religiao/judeofobia-na-universidade-federal-de-santa-maria/http://veja.abril.com.br/blog/rodrigo-constantino/religiao/judeofobia-na-universidade-federal-de-santa-maria/http://amigodeisrael.blogspot.pt/2015/06/recomecou.html - See...
  • OBAMA: AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE A ‘SPECIAL EMPATHY’ FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE

    06/04/2015 6:52:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday in an interview with Ilana Dayan for Israel’s Channel 2 “Uvda” TV show, President Barack Obama said he believes the “direct line between the the Jewish experience and the African-American experience,” means African-Americans have a “special empathy and a special regard,” for the Jewish people.
  • Barack Obama’s anti-Semitism test [Joel 3]

    06/01/2015 10:35:33 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/28/2015 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Is US President Barack Hussein Obama an anti-Semite? This question has lingered in the air since his first presidential bid in 2008. It first arose due to the anti-Semitic sermons that Jeremiah Wright, his pastor for more than 20 years, made as Obama and his family sat in the pews. Throughout the six-and-a-half years of his presidency, Obama has laughed off the concerns. But he has not dispelled them. And this failure has hurt him. So last week, Obama went to significant lengths to answer the question about his feelings toward Israel and the Jewish people once and for all....
  • Barack Obama’s Anti-Semitism Test

    05/29/2015 2:15:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Barack Obama’s Anti-Semitism TestPosted By Caroline Glick On May 29, 2015 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments [1]Originally published by the Jerusalem Post [2]. Is US President Barack Obama an anti-Semite?This question has lingered in the air since his first presidential bid in 2008. It first arose due to the anti-Semitic sermons that Jeremiah Wright, his pastor for more than 20 years, made as Obama and his family sat in the pews.Throughout the six-and-a-half years of his presidency, Obama has laughed off the concerns.But he has not dispelled them. And this failure has hurt him.So last week, Obama...
  • The Longest Hatred

    05/28/2015 12:42:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Cliff May
    Robert S. Wistrich, who died suddenly last week, was considered the foremost scholar of anti-Semitism, which he called “the longest hatred,” one that appears to be metastasizing in the current era. Writing about Nazi anti-Semitism ruffles no feathers within academia and other elite circles. Mr. Wistrich, however, had been warning that “anti-Semitism has undergone a process of growing ‘Islamicization,’ linked to the terrorist holy war against Jews and other non-Muslims with its truly lethal consequences.” This “new” anti-Semitism,” he added, targetsIsrael, the only state with a Jewish majority: “the collective Jew.” “New” is a relative term: It was 40 years...
  • Islamo-Fascism and the War Against the Jews (deceptive nature of the Muslim Students Association)

    05/24/2015 1:51:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2015 | Noah Beck
    "............Chillingly, free speech, academic freedom, and the safety of Jews can no longer be taken for granted on college campuses. The deteriorating situation is described and analyzed meticulously in Volume IV of The Black Book of the American Left (subtitled Islamo-Fascism and the War Against the Jews). In the book, author David Horowitz assumes the mantle of fearless truth-teller, as he explores how Islamists and leftists work together to limit freedom of thought and speech, defame the only democracy and reliable US ally in the Middle East, and aid the spread of Islamist ideas and policies.The book aptly begins by...
  • Obama Restates Suport of Israel in Synagogue Speech

    05/22/2015 5:47:33 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 43 replies
    Time ^ | May 22, 2015 | Maya Rhoden
    President Obama sought to reassure American Jews that he fully supports the state of Israel while reiterating the need for a two-state solution at a Northwest Washington synagogue on Friday. Obama spoke at the Adas Israel Synagogue on the inaugural “solidarity sabbath,” a holiday meant to consolidate support for Jews amid rising anti-Semitism that falls toward the end of Jewish Heritage Month. On Friday, lawmakers were slated to appear in congregations across the country to mark the day. ......................... “When we allow anti-Semitism to take root, our souls are destroyed,” Obama said. “It will spread.” The statements follow a wide-ranging...
  • American Jews: The Last Leftist Jews in the World

    05/19/2015 11:19:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | May 20th, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Clip on a nametag, pick up a paper cup of lukewarm water and you can sit down in the audience at a thousand liberal Jewish establishment panels where the likes of Peter Beinart or Jeffrey Goldberg will sanctimoniously lecture their bored audience on the growing gap between American Jews and Israel. Yawn through the usual references to “settlements”, “democratic character” and “one state solution.” Wake up just in time for the sales pitch for J Street and tough love BDS for the Jewish State. And then go out and get some fresh air. The gap isn’t between Israeli and American...
  • Jewish Groups Deplore Greek Demand to Remove Star of David From Holocaust Memorial

    05/17/2015 1:26:18 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    The Algermeiner ^ | May 15, 2015
    Jewish groups expressed “shock” on Friday over news that the unveiling of a Holocaust monument in Kavala, Greece was delayed because locals reportedly sought the removal of a Jewish star. -snip- The monument in question memorializes the 1,484 Jews of Kavala who were exterminated during the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II. The monument was set to be unveiled when, just two days before, the mayor and a majority at the city council insisted on the removal of the image of a Star of David from the memorial. Meanwhile, Greek Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture, Education,...
  • The Vatican Against the Jews [Numbers 23]

    05/14/2015 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/14/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    It is since 2012 that the Vatican, under Pope Benedict XVI, spoke of the “State of Palestine” in its official documents. So the decision of the Holy See to recognize this non-existent state should not be a surprise. But the treaty is the first legal and bilateral document in which the Vatican speaks of the “State of Palestine” and no more of the “Organization for the Liberation of Palestine” (PLO): it is, in fact, an official recognition. A symbolic and historic breakthrough. When the Vatican recognized Israel, at the beginning of the Nineties, it happened within the framework of Oslo...
  • European Antisemitism Driving Jews Away From Jewish Life, Says Leading Rabbi

    05/12/2015 5:13:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MAY 12, 2015 3:16 PM | Eliezer Sherman
    The recent string of attacks against Jews in Europe has driven many Jews away from an active Jewish life, said the president of one of Europe’s leading Orthodox Jewish networks on Tuesday. “We’re dealing with a large number of Jews who because of the risk involved, and terrorist attacks, have stopped coming to Jewish events,” Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt told the Algemeiner. “It’s more important [for these Jews] to stay alive than to stay Jewish.” The 51-year-old Swiss-born Conference of European Rabbis (CER) president, who is also Chief Rabbi of Moscow, said apathy was a greater risk to the Jews in...
  • “Should we get rid of all Jews?”: Megyn Kelly accuses Bill O’Reilly of “catering to the jihadis”

    05/05/2015 2:11:19 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | 5/5/2015 | SCOTT ERIC KAUFMAN
    On “The O’Reilly Factor” last night, Megyn Kelly shamed host Bill O’Reilly for daring to criticize Pam Geller’s absolutist version of free speech, saying that he was “catering to the jihadis.” The pair were discussing the shooting of two Islamic extremists in Garland, Texas, on Sunday when O’Reilly echoed Donald Trump and claimed that Geller and the American Freedom Defense Initiative “provoked” the attempted attack. Geller and the AFDI — an organization that has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — were “trying to make a point about the First Amendment and free speech,”...
  • Netanyahu hugs black Jewish soldier who was assaulted by Israeli police officers sparking riots

    05/04/2015 10:18:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/4/15 | Associated Press and Tim Macfarlan For Mailonline
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with the Ethiopian Jewish soldier whose beating by two police officers, captured on CCTV, sparked days of violent unrest fuelled by decades of repression suffered by the minority community. Netanyahu met Israeli soldier Damas Pakada a day after thousands demonstrators, who saw the footage as evidence of police racism and brutality, clashed violently with officers on the streets of Tel Aviv. In a tweet on the prime minister's Twitter account accompanying a picture of himself and Mr Pakada embracing, Netanyahu wrote: 'I was shocked by the pictures. We cannot accept it, we will...
  • Muhammad cartoon organizer called 'Islamophobic, hate-monger' (Supports Cruz, went after Norquist)

    05/04/2015 4:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tom Ensey
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The founder of the organization that sponsored the Mohammad cartoon contest in Garland, TX, has long been in the news as an incendiary spokeswoman for anti-Islamic causes. Pamela Geller is the founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization also known as Stop Islamization of America, which was formed in 2009 to oppose the building of a mosque and community center near the site of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. That controversy propelled Geller into the national spotlight. AFDI has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Geller, who is Jewish, has been denounced...
  • 40 Person Mob Assaults 2 Jews on Paris’ Boulevard Voltaire

    05/02/2015 4:07:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MAY 1, 2015
    The gang of attackers were associated with anti-Israel groups Gaza Firm and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, said security personnel responsible for protecting the Jewish community. The attack marks the latest in a growing antisemitic trend in France and Europe as a whole. Earlier this year, Islamist gunmen seized a Kosher supermarket in Paris and killed four Jewish hostages. Just a few weeks later, a security guard was killed in Copenhagen when a lone gunman opened fire in front of the city’s Great Synagogue. In 2006, a French Jew was kidnapped from his cell phone store from the same...
  • Former SS guard: 'I couldn't imagine' Jews leaving Auschwitz alive [Deut 28, Matt 24]

    04/23/2015 7:42:28 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 4/23/2015 | Staff
    A former Auschwitz guard being tried on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder has testified that it was clear to him Jews were not expected to leave the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland alive. "I couldn't imagine that" happening, former SS Sgt. Oskar Groening told the Lueneburg state court on Thursday during the third day of his trial, the DPA news agency reported. The 93-year-old's answer came in response to a question from attorneys representing Auschwitz survivors who have joined the trial as co-plaintiffs, as allowed under German law...
  • More Than Jewish Votes, GOP Presidential Candidates Need Jewish Donors

    04/22/2015 4:39:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 22, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby has written that “liberalism has superseded Judaism as the religion of most American Jews.” While President Barack Obama has consistently been hostile towards Israel, one wonders if this election cycle may finally see Jews swing to the Republican Party. Jacoby rightfully previously noted, “This liberalism isn’t rational. It isn’t sensible. It certainly isn’t good for the Jews.” While the Jewish community overwhelmingly votes Democrat, what Republicans need more than Jewish votes is the support of Jewish donors. The New York Times recently noted in a front-page feature story, “G.O.P.’s Israel Support Deepens as Political Contributions...
  • George Soros’ son builds a PAC for Jewish voters

    04/20/2015 9:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 20, 2015 | Tarini Parti
    The son of Democratic mega-donor George Soros is gearing up to play a more active role in the 2016 election with the launch of new political action committee focused on representing the views of Jewish Americans — beyond foreign policy. Alex Soros, 29, who has steadily increased his political and philanthropic giving in recent years, has helped establish Bend the Arc PAC, the first ever national Jewish political action committee in America focused entirely on domestic issues. Bend the Arc, a non-profit, has an advocacy arm chaired by the younger Soros but has not previously had a political action committee....
  • Reports from Israel reveal startling rerun of history ('Kaduri revival is exploding...)

    04/20/2015 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | April 18, 2015 | Unattributed
    They call it the “Kaduri Revival,” and reports over recent months have confirmed the teachings of one of Israel’s most venerated rabbi are leading Jews time and again to accept Jesus Christ as the Messiah. And face persecution. Baptist preacher and radio host Carl Gallups says the threats facing Messianic Jews now in Israel is “reminiscent of what we read about in the New Testament – in the early days of the church.” There, he said, Jews who followed Jesus Christ were persecuted. And today, they “are facing the same hardships and persecution the early church faced,” he said. “Gallups...
  • 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...
  • PA: Only 1-2 Million Jews Died During the Holocaust

    04/19/2015 2:55:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/15 | Tova Dvorin
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) celebrated Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day by denying its scope, Palestinian Media Watch revealed Sunday - claiming that instead of six million Jews killed by the Nazis, there were only 1-2 million. "Estimates regarding the number of Holocaust victims differ," an Op/Ed penned by columnist Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul for the official PA Al-Hayat Al-Jadida claimed. "The supporters of the Zionist movement have exaggerated the number of victims, claiming that it amounts to 6 million, whereas others, unbiased researchers, have estimated that there were between one and two million Jewish victims." "Regardless of the number, the bottom line...
  • Daily Kickoff: Cruz woos Orthodox Jews | Rubio woos Indian Creek Jews | Holocaust Remembrance Day

    04/16/2015 12:11:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    IRAN BILL BATTLE: "Congress’s Role in Iran Nuclear Deal Shows Limits of Obama’s Power" by Peter Baker: "In his assertions of executive power to advance his agenda in an era of gridlock, President Obama has been largely on offense. But his latest battle with Congress not only left him on defense, it actually broke the gridlock. Against him. Mr. Obama’s abrupt decision to sign a compromise version of legislation on Iran that he had previously vowed to veto was a bruising retreat in his larger campaign to act without Congress’s getting in his way. In this case, partisanship gave way...
  • Rev. Graham: ‘Storm of Islam’ is Coming; ‘Persecution’ : Obama is ‘Very Sympathetic to Islam’

    04/08/2015 12:10:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 7, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The storm of Islam” is coming, already with the persecution of Christians in the Middle East but it’s “going to get worse” with “persecution” in America because resident Barack Obama is “very sympathetic to Islam,” said evangelical pastor Franklin Graham... Muslims are influencing U.S. foreign policy as was evident in the way the White House “snubbed” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “[I]t’s because of the influence of Islam,” he said. “They hate Israel and they hate Christians, and so the storm is coming.” ... this isn’t just radical Islam – this is Islam. They’ve been persecuting Christians, minorities for centuries....
  • Some Passover reflections (RE: The Jews, the Democrats and Ted Cruz)

    04/08/2015 9:29:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | April 7, 2015 | Arnold Haiman
    I love Passover. It's one of my very favorite Jewish holidays. For more than 3 score years I have enjoyed the richness of the rituals, the exotic and tasty food, and the story about a struggle for freedom, some would say a never-ending struggle, and I won't argue the point. The ceremonial Haggadah, the book that is the guide through each step of the Seder, is spiritually uplifting, and I have learned something new every year. This year my attention was caught by the dictate to "lean to the left" while dining. While there are both religious and medical reasons...
  • Despite Obama’s hostility toward Israel, most American Jews are still Democrats

    04/07/2015 7:34:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    For those of us in the business of talking about political trends for a living, the Pew Research Center’s latest “deep dive” into the politics of demography is a must-bookmark post.Pew looked into the polling data from 1992 to today and found that the Republican Party is in no better shape than it was 23 years ago. Overall, the number of respondents who identify as Republican is down 5 points since 1992 while Democratic identification is virtually static. When those who lean one way or the other are included, 39 percent self-identify as Republicans and 48 percent as Democratic...
  • Rift Opens Between Jewish Voters and Democrats Over Israel

    04/04/2015 12:08:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 3, 2015 | By Cathy Burke
    A longstanding alliance between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party no longer appears very durable. The rift — aggravated by a nuclear deal with Iran and sour relations between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — will likely have political implications in the 2016 elections, The Wall Street Journal reports. "At this moment in time, many American Jews who have consistently voted Democratic are beginning to waver in that support, because they've felt the bedrock relationship between Israel and this administration has been severely shaken," Rabbi Howard Buechler, of the Dix Hills Jewish Center in New York,...
  • Why ‘Jewish Unity’ — Even at Passover — Is Unachievable

    04/04/2015 7:13:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Pa ^ | 04/04/2015 | P. David Hornik
    “The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls. Left-wing organizations are busing them out.”So wrote Benjamin Netanyahu in a Facebook post on March 17, the day of Israel’s elections. Since then the words have been a cause célèbre among critics of Israel—and not least, American Jewish liberals.The Jerusalem Post reports that a “yawning divide has opened between liberal US Jews and the right-wing Jewish Israeli majority that reelected…Netanyahu,” and that: More than any of the prime minister’s other statements—which included skepticism about the feasibility of the two-state solution and complaints about foreign...
  • The Next Exodus? New Mexico's Crypto-Jews Seek Liberation

    04/02/2015 4:58:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4-2-15 | Gedalyah Reback
    Communities in New Mexico and southern Colorado have found irrefutable evidence to say they are descended from Jews. What next? The crypto-Jews of Spain have fascinated Jews for decades. But it was not always fascination – it was once more about the frustration, even resignation, that hundreds of thousands of Jews had been stolen in martyrdom or in forced conversions to Catholicism. In 1492, consolidating their gains following the conquest of Granada, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella enforced the Spanish Inquisition to offer Jews under their rule three infamous options: leave, convert or die. For those who converted, it was...
  • Jewish Kindergarten in Brussels, a City With 25% Muslim Population Deemed Uninsureable

    04/02/2015 7:55:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/02/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Brussels’ metropolitan area is a quarter Muslim. The number of Muslims in Brussels—where roughly half of the number of Muslims in Belgium currently live—has reached 300,000, which means that the self-styled “Capital of Europe” is now one of the most Islamic cities in Europe.In 2013, Muslims made up approximately 26% of the population of metropolitan Brussels, followed by Rotterdam (25%), Amsterdam (24%), Antwerp (17%), The Hague (14%) and Utrecht (13%), according to a panoply of research. That means Jewish kindergartens are in trouble in a city with a growing dominance by the Master Faith. A Belgian insurance company has refused...
  • Why Are Jews Liberal?

    04/02/2015 7:39:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/02/2015 | Spengler
    Liberals believe that social engineering can bring about universal success; conservatives want to foster individual responsibility and initiative. For liberals, the failure of an individual is a failure of society; for conservatives, individuals should be allowed to succeed or fail on their own merits. There are degrees, of course; most conservatives eschew Social Darwinism or Ayn Rand’s egotism, and most liberals do not believe in the strict application of the Communist maxim, “from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” But that is the bright line that divides us conservatives from the liberals.Why are (most)...
  • Anti-Defamation League: 2014 ‘a particularly violent year for Jews’ in America

    03/31/2015 6:34:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    The Washington Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    When a 73-year-old man opened fire on two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb last year, killing three people, police called the attack a hate crime.
  • The Republican road to the White House runs through Israel

    03/30/2015 8:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Japan Today / Thomson Reuters ^ | March 30, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    As Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex) announced last week that he was running for president, his Virginia audience cheered. He dropped applause line after applause line on some 10,000 students at Liberty University, which bills itself as the largest Christian university in the world. Cruz riffed, unimaginatively, on an “imagine” theme, asking the young audience to “imagine a president” who would repeal Obamacare and perform other feats. There was applause throughout. But one line prompted the students to erupt into a roaring, 30-second, standing ovation: “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president who stands unapologetically with...
  • Renovated Turkish synagogue empty after reopening as it lacks community

    03/29/2015 12:55:07 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Members of Turkey’s Jewish community attend the reopening ceremony of the Great Synagogue in Edirne on March 26 after a five-year government restoration project. REUTERS Photo Just a week before Passover, Turkish Jews woke up to a morning full of excitement and hope. They got on the buses waiting to take them to Edirne, to the city that their families once had to leave following the Thrace pogroms in 1934. It was the reopening day of the Great Synagogue, which had been left in ruins for decades. “I was the last rabbi that had served in the synagogue,” said David...
  • As a Jew, You Have to Take Sides

    03/28/2015 6:26:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 16 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/27/15 | Steve Berman
    I grew up Jewish.  When I was growing up, being Jewish meant you supported Israel.  I lived through the 1967 war (I was a toddler), the 1973 war (I was in third grade), and the “troubles” since then.  Israel always seemed invincible. As I got older, things became more complicated.  Today I read about Jews of my generation who question their loyalty to Israel, who, in fact, disclaim Israel as their birthright, as if it were something that could be disclaimed. Certainly, the images of dead Palestinian children can make anyone with a shred of human decency’s heart break.  I...
  • Can Jewish Americans Support Both Democrats and Israel?

    03/27/2015 8:40:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    "I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president," vented Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Boston Herald Radio last week. It was a small controversy in the grand scheme of things, easily overlooked during a week when: a German pilot turned a routine flight into a murder-suicide mission, Ted Cruz drove the media batty by announcing he will run for president as Ted Cruz, an Army sergeant and Taliban captive the White House touted as a hero was charged with desertion, and America...
  • The Tipping Point for American Jews: Will Obama's Policies Wake Them Up to Dangers of Leftism?

    03/25/2015 8:19:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2015 | Bruce Walker
    American Jews are anything but monolithic in opinion. The first great conservative leader of postwar America was also the only major party nominee of Jewish descent: Barry Goldwater. During the Cold War, individual American Jews made enormous contributions to the cause of liberty. Admiral Rickover almost single-handedly created the most effective part of our Triad Defense System: nuclear submarines. Morris Childs, the highest-ranking FBI agent in the Communist Party USA, provided our government with priceless intelligence collected within the Kremlin’s inner sanctum, knowing that if caught he would be tortured to death. AT contributor Herb Meyer, when in the Reagan...
  • America's Left-Wing Jews Ashamed of Israel's Jews

    03/24/2015 7:32:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    American Jews on the left were beside themselves last week. Israel's Jews did something that utterly infuriated these American Jews: Israel's Jews overwhelmingly voted for a man of the right (or for other right-of-center parties). And not just any right-winger, but the only leader in the Western world to publicly differ from their hero, President Barack Obama. To understand their fury, one must first understand that no one is more certain of their moral superiority than the left. This is true the world over, and among Jews it is particularly so. For the leaders of the American Jewish religious left...
  • Netanyahu Speaks and (Some) American Jews Tremble [Israel]

    03/21/2015 1:08:00 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 11 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Monday, March, 2015 | Jerold Auerbach
    On the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress the level of hysteria among American Jewish liberals has reached cascading proportions. From full-page advertisements in The New York Times to anguished columns in The Times of Israel expressions of outrage pour forth. They are furious lest an Israeli prime minister implicate them in such a heinous deed as warning against the imminent surrender of the Obama administration to Iranian nuclear ambitions. All the usual suspects on the Jewish left chimed in. J Street released a petition with 20,000 signees protesting: “I’m a Jew. Bibi does NOT speak for...
  • Jackie Mason bashes Obama on Israel: 'It's certainly hard to tell which side he's on ...

    03/21/2015 8:09:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2015 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    * Jewish comedic legend said Hamas militants 'want to squash Israel or eliminate Israel' * The US president, he claims, believes 'there's no reason why they shouldn't be given a chance to operate' * Mason thinks Hollywood has become anti-semitic because successful 'retarded ... morons' with guilt complexes see Palestinians as underdogs * He wil be in London June 1-3 doing standup act * Comments came on Tel Aviv-based 'Aaron Klein Investigative Radio' show A legendary and outspoken Jewish comedian is blasting President Barack Obama – and the Hollywood community – for letting Israel twist in the wind following Benjamin...