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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on the “intolerable rise of anti-Semitism in France.”

April 10, 2015 Leave a comment

We thank French Prime Minister Manual Valls for his passionate speech condemning the “intolerable rise of anti-Semitism in France.” It was a moment of true political greatness. Join us in calling on all European leaders to join Prime Minister Valls in stating that anti-Semitism is unacceptable and must be eliminated

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Netanyahu ‘Baffled’ By Obama’s Settlement Criticism

October 9, 2014 Leave a comment

For Obama …. Bibi is

White
Smarter
Jewish

A trifecta that gnaws at Obama’s gut

 ~ Errol Phillips



Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “baffled” by President Obama’s assertion that if Israel goes forward with new settlements in East Jerusalem, it risks condemnation from its closest ally, the United States.

“I was baffled by this statement, because it doesn’t reflect American values,” Netanyahu told CBS’s Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation. “What we’re being criticized for is that some Jewish residents of Jerusalem bought apartments legally from Arabs in a predominantly Arab neighborhood, and this is seen as a terrible thing.”

Hat Tip: Washington Free Beacon

 

 

 

 

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks to the 69th UN General Assembly 9-29-2014

September 29, 2014 Leave a comment

We should only have a president like Netanyahu.

In case you missed it … here is the full speech:

 

The Last, Desperate Defense of Obama on Israel Just Evaporated

August 14, 2014 3 comments

“Our Jewish Senators and Representatives should be ashamed to go to a Synagogue during the up-coming High Holidays next month. If they do make an appearance, any sane Jew ought to get up and walk out. What person of integrity and honor would allow himself to be in the company of such scum.”

~ Errol Phillips

The following Article by Seth Mandel appeared in Commentary Magazine Online on 8/14/2014:

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There is much to say about the latest Wall Street Journal report, noted earlier by our John Podhoretz, on the further deterioration of U.S.-Israel relations under President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu–and it’s worth noting that the Journal has really been owning this ongoing story lately. But there’s one aspect in particular that stands out. And that is the fact that if the basic structure of arms transfers from the U.S. to Israel is described accurately in the story–and it appears it is–the last refuge of Barack Obama’s defenders on his attitude toward Israel has evaporated.

Obama never hid his contempt for the Israeli government, its political class, or the majority of Israel’s voters. Even as a candidate in 2008 he let loose, ranting about Likud in a way that showed his lack of understanding of the basics of Israeli political life as well as his desire to push back on Israel’s supporters in the U.S. When he became president, only the most dedicated leftists were surprised when he, in entirely predictable fashion, picked silly fights with Israel and tried to collapse its elected governing coalition. (Though it can also be argued that those leftists were cheered by this course of action.)

There was always, however, one defense Obama’s fanboys in the media would fall back on: at least he is dedicated to ensuring Israel has what it needs to defend itself. This was generally thought to be a fair point, though never as compelling as they hoped it would be. After all, “Obama hasn’t abandoned Israel to a bloody genocide at the hands of its neighbors” is quite a low bar to clear. But the Journal story takes apart the idea that Obama has always had Israel’s back when the chips were down:

White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip were caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without their approval.

Since then the Obama administration has tightened its control on arms transfers to Israel. But Israeli and U.S. officials say that the adroit bureaucratic maneuvering made it plain how little influence the White House and State Department have with the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu —and that both sides know it.

The munitions surprise and previously unreported U.S. response added to a string of slights and arguments that have bubbled behind the scenes during the Gaza conflict, according to events related by senior American, Palestinian and Israeli officials involved.

So the essential resupply was not approved by Obama, because it didn’t have to be. It’s simply the default setting: the two countries’ defense departments have military cooperation on autopilot. But when Obama found out, he put a stop to the automatic resupply. In other words, Obama sought to downgrade the U.S.-Israel military relationship.

A general defense of Obama on Israel’s security goes something like this, from Obama’s dedicated press ally Jeffrey Goldberg: “On matters of genuine security, Obama has been a reliable ally, encouraging close military cooperation, helping maintain Israel’s qualitative military edge over its regional rivals and, most important, promising that he won’t allow Iran to cross the nuclear-weapons threshold.”

You tend to hear some variation on that theme from time to time, usually when Obama is busy picking fights with Israeli leaders. Diplomatically, he may be consistently harsh on Israel, so the thinking goes, but at least he’s absolutely committed to Israel’s security. (The Iran part of that Goldberg quote, by the way, is also up in the air, considering the president’s consistent attempts to water down or derail sanctions on Iran and his desperation for a deal that lets Iran drag out the process.)

But even that case has imploded. As the Journal explains:

On July 20, Israel’s defense ministry asked the U.S. military for a range of munitions, including 120-mm mortar shells and 40-mm illuminating rounds, which were already kept stored at a pre-positioned weapons stockpile in Israel.

The request was approved through military channels three days later but not made public. Under the terms of the deal, the Israelis used U.S. financing to pay for $3 million in tank rounds. No presidential approval or signoff by the secretary of state was required or sought, according to officials.

A U.S. defense official said the standard review process was properly followed.

Now, if that were all there was to the story, it would only partially demolish the flimsy case for Obama’s supposed dedication to Israel’s security. After all, just because Obama wasn’t involved in the resupply doesn’t mean he opposed it.

But then we come back around to the Journal story’s larger revelation, in which Obama sought to put the brakes on the process. Obama’s defenders have always had an uphill climb because the president’s diplomatic hostility is not unconnected to Israel’s security. But now we know that the president is not fully committed to Israel’s security–and, since the general process of how Israel procures ammunition goes around the president, the public is left to wonder if he ever was.

 

 

I would have omitted the word “Borderline”

July 11, 2014 Leave a comment


Ben Shapiro finally said what needed to be said: The Obama administration is a “borderline Jew-hating administration” (video below).  I think Mr. Shapiro was too kind. The word borderline did not need to be used to qualify the statement. But it was good to hear someone say what needed to be said, even if there was an extra word.

For all we don’t know about Barack Obama, one thing is abundantly clear: He hates Jews.

To read the complete American Thinker Article by Carol Brown  …… click here

 

 

 

Some Historic Photos of Jews of WWII

July 7, 2014 Leave a comment

A few moments in History so we can never forget ….  and Never Again

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funerals of Israeli Teens Brings Tears and Memories; Families and MK’s Eulogize

July 2, 2014 Leave a comment

 

There are no words   … E.P.

 

JP

 

The procession at Shalavim of Naftali Frenkel.

The families of the three murdered Israeli teens conducted separate services and eulogies before laying their children side-by-side in a joint funeral in the Modi’in cemetery later today. Thousands gathered together in the home communities of Gil-ad Sha’ar (16), Naftali Frenkel (16) and Eyal Yifrach (19), whose bodies were discovered on Monday evening not far from the site where they were abducted in Gush Etzion by Hamas terrorists nearly three weeks ago.

Israel’s government ministers spoke at each of the services. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon spoke at the service of Eyal Yifrach in Elad. “The song of their lives was stopped. They were kidnapped and murdered just because they are Jews,” said Ya’alon. “Even in these hours, our security forces are looking for their murderers and we will not rest until we find them. Before us stands a cruel enemy, a terror organization that seeks to kill us. But we will not be afraid and they will pay a heavy price.”

Dear Yifrach family; Iris and Uri, these hours of personal grief are shared by all of us. May their memories, Gilad, Naftali and Eyal, be blessed,” said Israel’s Defense Minister.

“You were such an example to your family. Your brothers are missing you, Eyal,” said the weeping father, Uri Yifrach. Eyal Yifrach’s grandfather said at his wake: “I am convinced that Eyal struggled with the kidnappers with all his strength, to show them that we are not afraid, because he was a hero in his soul, a hero in his love to the Land of Israel, a hero of his love for the people of Israel, and certainly did not go like sheep to the slaughter. I’m sure he gave them what he could to prove that we are in our country, our homeland, and we are confident in the righteousness of our way that the Land of Israel is ours.
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” Eyal’s father asked his son to whisper in God’s ear and ask him to give them strength to cope. “It is hard without you, we need strength”, he said, “We are loving people, we have the love and it will win. We will not break. We cry, but these are tears of strength. We will not give up. We are here and you can do nothing about it. We are a strong nation.” Finance Minister Yair Lapid spoke at 16-year-old’s Gil-ad Sha’ar’s service in Talmon and Education Minister Shay Piron spoke at Naftali Frenkel’s service in Nof Ayalon. Both ministers spoke of the unity of the nation of Israel in the face of the heavy tragedy. “We will find the killers and punish them.

The real revenge will be in the ability to bridge the gaps between us,” said Lapid. “We need each other on this day. We need one another, not anger, we need no further split, we need love, a common language,” said Lapid. “We are mourning a life which will not be actualized.”

“I remembered all the times we argued, how you would wake me up in the mornings to go to school,” said Shirel Sha’ar, Gil-ad’s sister with her mother holding her. “I told the nation of Israel much I will miss wrapping you in my tallit during the blessing of the Cohenim, now that tallit is wrapping your body today,” said Gil-ad’s father, Ophir Sha’ar, in a breaking voice. “I believe your story will be told for generations. I was able to speak to you an hour before you set home and heard your loving voice. Your sisters loved and were proud of their only brother,” said Gil-ad’s father.

 

The community of Nof Ayalon gathered together to remember 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel. “Three young boys killed in cold blood, in a shared fate, which in turn can only make us better people. Your death will lead this nation together onward. Rest in peace my dear son,” said the father of Naftali Frenkel, Avi, in tears. “Those people were out there to hunt, and you were those chosen,” said Racheli, Naftali’s mother. “We are thankful for the army, police, security forces that you promised to bring the boys back and they did. We will learn to sing without you. We will always hear your voice within us, Naftali.”

 

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