WORLD ANTISEMITISM AGAINST JEWS [AND HASHEM]
(a war of words)
We are on the plank leading to the abyss. The abyss of the World waging war against Hashem, His Children, Truth and Goodness.
The biblical roots of anti-semitism: It is a halacha, Eisav hates Yaakov. We are also witness to the Palestinian obsession with annihilation of the ‘State of Israel’ which includes, of course, the Jews.
And Esau ran toward him and embraced him, and he fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
and embraced him: His compassion was moved when he saw him prostrate himself all those times. — [from Gen. Rabbah 78:8]
and kissed him: Heb. וֹיֹשֹקֹהֹוּ. There are dots over the word. There is controversy concerning this matter in a Baraitha of Sifrei (Beha’alothecha 69). Some interpret the dots to mean that he did not kiss him wholeheartedly. Rabbi Simeon ben Yochai said: It is a well known tradition that Esau hated Jacob, but his compassion was moved at that time, and he kissed him wholeheartedly.
His compassion was moved when he saw him prostrate himself all those times. —
[from Gen. Rabbah 78:8]
Heb. וֹיֹשֹקֹהֹוּ. There are dots over the word. There is controversy concerning this matter in a Baraitha of Sifrei (Beha’alothecha 69). Some interpret the dots to mean that he did not kiss him wholeheartedly. Rabbi Simeon ben Yochai said: It is a well known tradition that Esau hated Jacob, but his compassion was moved at that time, and he kissed him wholeheartedly.
We are now also witnessing the eruption of anti-semitism in various countries in the world [UN, UNESCO, Sweden, So. America, Europe (have i left out anyone?) and most recently the US and Canada.]
In Canada, the new Prime Minister (enamoured over the past 8 years) has taken a quasi-Obama approach, and as a result we now see a rise in antisemitism in Montreal, Toronto (and elsewhere).
In the US we are witness to antisemitism against a Trump appointee, David Friedman as US Ambassador to Israel. The so-called Reform(ers) have come out against him, and now we also have a Senator come out glaringly against Friedman, by raising the canard of loyalty to the US, because he is Jewish. Of course, we cannot leave out the antisemitism against Jonathan Pollard and Rubashkin, both under federal and state department legal abuse. 5 Anti-Friedman US Ambassadors Hostile to Israel, Supported Iran Deal
WHITE HOUSE CONDEMNS BOMB THREATS TARGETING JEWISH CENTERS
The White House responded to a reporter’s query about the latest string of bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers by saying “these actions are unacceptable.”
“Hatred and hate-motivated violence of any kind have no place in a country founded on the promise of individual freedom,” reads a statement, attributed to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, that was shared Monday afternoon by NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander. “The President has made it abundantly clear that these actions are unacceptable.”
Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, who is Jewish, condemned the threats in a Tweet that pointed to the fact that the targets were Jewish. JPost
“America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance,” she said. “We must protect our houses of worship and religious centers.” She ended the tweet with the hashtagged acronym for Jewish community center, “#JCC”.
Earlier in the day, 11 Jewish community centers across the United States were targeted with false bomb threats, the fourth such wave of harassing phone calls in five weeks.
On Monday, February 20, the JCC Association of North America said that since Jan. 9 there have been 69 bomb threat incidents at 54 JCCs in 27 states and one Canadian province. ALL WERE HOAXES. [me: here we have targeted slander (Media Matters) being used to create dissension to discredit the White House; but we see that Ivanka is learning fast about antisemitism] JPost
SENATOR MENENDEZ AND THE POLLARD EFFECT
Caroline Glick: Pollard’s disproportionate punishment is a powerful expression of official, state-sanctioned antisemitism in America.“Friedman is a Jewish attorney. He is unapologetic about his support for Israel. The fact that unlike his liberal Jewish predecessors, Friedman does not make his support for Israel contingent on Israel’s willingness to appease the territorial and other demands of the PLO, made him the subject of withering criticism at the hands of several Democratic lawmakers.”
“While unpleasant, the scathing criticism Democratic senators leveled against Friedman was within the bounds of legitimate debate. [. . .] What was not within the bounds of legitimate debate however, was a question that Democratic Senator Robert Menendez posed to Friedman.
Noting that Friedman is “very passionate about Israel,” Menendez asked Friedman to assure the senators that his loyalty and commitment lay with the US, rather than with Israel. Menendez’s query was beyond the pale because it wasn’t about Friedman’s positions. It was about his Judaism. Inherent to Menendez’s question was a barely disguised insinuation: Jews who are passionate about Israel cannot be trusted by their fellow Americans. There are many distressing aspects to Menendez’s decision to use an antisemitic line of questioning against Friedman
Pollard is proof of American antisemitism. . . .Pollard though is not unique. Korean Americans, Japanese Americans, Italian Americans, French Americans, Irish and German Americans have also transferred American secrets to foreign governments with which they felt a kinship. To the extent they transferred secrets to states that are allies of the US, they received prison sentences that ranged on average between two to five years and served their terms in minimum security prisons until they were released back into society and free to leave the US.
Pollard, in contrast, was railroaded by the US justice system. He was given a life sentence and served for 30 years in maximum security prisons. He spent his first 10 years in prison in solitary confinement. [like Sharansky in Communist Russian prison]. Every day Pollard is subjected to prejudicial treatment by the US justice system is another day that the US is officially persecuting an American Jew, not because he breached his oath to protect US secrets, but because he did so as a Jew. [me everything Caroline says is so potent, it is unwise to paraphrase her] Caroline Glick in JPost.
THE NYT: ANTISEMITISM POLISHED
The New York Times has published an article on Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, that implies he holds a certain, extreme position.
The article, “For Kushner, Israeli Policy May Be Shaped by the Personal,” paints an important picture about the life of Jared Kushner, who is now overseeing aspects of Mideast policy. In a subtle jab, the Times says this about a specific viewpoint .
Some teachers told students that “Palestinian” was a made-up identity, a label adopted for political reasons. [sic! how correct]
It is a fact that before the 1920s, the term “Palestinian” did not apply to Arabs living in the area. It was the term used to describe Jews and Christians. Any implication that the “Palestinians” are a specific identity with a deep history is wrong. There is no evidence of an Arab people calling themselves Palestinians before the 1920s.
Prominent Middle East analyst Daniel Pipes points out in “The Origins of the Palestinian Arabs”:
MOSLEMS WEST OF THE JORDAN DIRECTED THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO DAMASCUS, WHERE THE GREAT-GREAT-UNCLE OF JORDAN’S KING ABDULLAH II WAS THEN RULING; THEY IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS SOUTHERN SYRIANS. IN JULY 1920, HOWEVER, THE FRENCH OVERTHREW THIS HASHEMITE KING, IN THE PROCESS KILLING THE NOTION OF A SOUTHERN SYRIA.
ISOLATED BY THE EVENTS OF APRIL AND JULY, THE MOSLEMS OF PALESTINE MADE THE BEST OF A BAD SITUATION. ONE PROMINENT JERUSALEMITE COMMENTED, JUST DAYS FOLLOWING THE FALL OF THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM: “AFTER THE RECENT EVENTS IN DAMASCUS, WE HAVE TO EFFECT A COMPLETE CHANGE IN OUR PLANS HERE. SOUTHERN SYRIA NO LONGER EXISTS. WE MUST DEFEND PALESTINE.”
The idea that Palestinian identity is based on modern politics is not an extremist view held by a handful of teachers. It is a sound, academically-based claim that carries the weight of historical evidence. Read more here JewishPress.
UN SECURITY COUNCIL
“We will not repeat the mistake of [Security Council] Resolution 2334 [which castigated Israel for settlement building], instead we will push for action on the real threats in the Middle East.” “Haley mentioned Hezbollah’s illegal buildup of rockets in Lebanon, the money and weapons Iran provides to terrorists, strategies for defeating ISIS, and holding Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad accountable for the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of civilians. None of these issues was raised at the (Security Council ) meeting, Haley noted, yet the council did find the time to castigate Israel.” Read the remainder of infractions denounced at US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
ALLAHU AKBAR IN TIMES SQUARE FEBRUARY 19
[me: is that a ‘rabbi’ speaking at the “Today, I am a Muslim too”?]
Muslims and Muslim sympathizers protested Donald Trump today in New York’s Times Square. Chelsea Clinton boasted about being there with her daughter, Charlotte. Hamas darling, Linda Sarsour was also there spreading hysteria and propaganda about President Donald Trump.
There was also a loud Arab call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting Allahu Akbar which translates to ‘G-d is greater’ or ‘G-d is greatest’. They mean that their ‘god’ is greater than your god and/or the government. This is a blatant act of Islamic supremacy. GatewayPundit
LET’S GET THE FACTS ACCURATE
Obama and Democrats described the Muslim immigrants as "women and children”. The Red Cross: 72% are men of fighting age.
ASTUTE OBSERVATIONS BY READERS:
It is increasingly distressing to witness what seems to be a leftward slide by The Jerusalem Post. However, I was momentarily humored by two separate items in your February 19 issue.
The editorial “Trump in denial” seemed to blame the US president for the rise in antisemitism in America. But the antisemitic acts are being committed mainly on college campuses by the Left, not by Trump supporters! Why not place the blame where it belongs – on the Democrats?
Then, in the news article “Reform Jews oppose Friedman as US envoy,” JTA quotes the president of the Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, as saying that David Friedman is not qualified to be an ambassador. That’s the same Rick Jacobs who is a champion of J Street, the New Israel Fund and a host of other leftist causes.
So one guy who is surely not qualified to be a rabbi is labeling an eminently qualified attorney as being unable to represent the views of his client, the president of the United States.
“Top US officials contradict Trump on two-state solution”
[just “WHO” are these top officials?? 'Media Matters' again?]
[. . .] according to these officials, “the United States remains committed to a two-state solution.” This raises two questions: Why are US officials so adamant in sticking to a policy that has failed dismally for the past 50 years, and Why does the US, together with the EU and the UN, have policies at all on the matter?
There is no US policy on the independence movement in Spain’s Catalonia. There is no US policy on the plight of Western Papua, which was illegally seized by Indonesia. There is no US policy on Scottish independence from Britain. So why is there a US policy on the Arab-Israeli conflict?
It was refreshing to hear President Donald Trump announce he was in favor of a policy that Israel and the Palestinians could agree on, whether it involved one state, two states or whatever. Nothing could be more positive in resolving the problem than letting the interested parties know that if they want a change, they must agree upon it themselves rather than rely on the vain hope that some external force will impose a solution in their favor.
It is well known that Israelis in general are averse to ruling another people but are even more averse to allowing an inimical state to be created that could or would threaten their security. Resolving this in a way that is acceptable to all the parties is difficult, but not impossible. However it can only be worked out by the parties themselves, without external interference.
As an aside:
The same Washington Post that accused 200 web sites of being puppets for Russian propaganda actually TAKES money from… Russia Natural News