Category Archives: Judaism

Iran Urges Caution

Members of the Democratic party and the Republican party are aghast that Iran is moving in the direction of a nuclear development program. According to leaders of these parties it must be the policy of the United States of America to prevent any Middle Eastern nation from possessing weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear bombs. I applaud this stance. Of course, the ONLY nation which is in possession of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear weapons is: ISRAEL! I certainly hope that Democrats and Republicans will issue statements deploring Israel from being in possession of weapons of mass destruction. Ironically, the government of Iran–in contrast to Israel– has publicly made clear that it does NOT seek weapons of mass destruction nor does it seek development of nuclear weapons. For some reason, when Iranian officials deplore weapons of mass destruction they are accused by the American Republican and Democratic parties of being for weapons of mass destruction.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani once again made clear his government’s opposition to weapons of mass destruction and development of nuclear weapons. He said “the Islamic Republic will not develop nuclear weapons out of principle.” He made clear to Iranian military leaders they should be careful in what they say about war or the use of missile training exercises. Sending a missile might result in the missile “bursting into flames and would wreck havoc.”11

So, the nation which wants to end use of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear development is accused by the US of wanting to do this, but the nation which is NOW in possession of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear bombs is hailed as a paragon of virtue and peace!!!

Cry For Israel

This blog is firmly convinced that the state of Israel has an important role to play in the Middle East. It currently has an opportunity to support creation of an independent Arab nation in Palestine which could work with Israel in demonstrating that Arabs and Jews can cooperate. However, there are elements in Israel whose idea of “cooperation” entails that Palestinians accept what they are given and cease complaining to the world. A new report by Amnesty International blasts the Israel government for allowing violence in the West Bank, not by Jewish civilians, but by the Israel armed forces. Philip Luther of AI makes clear ‘the report presents a body of evidence that shows a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings” that have led to the death of innocent civilians. It specifically cites the performance of Israel armed force as an instigator of such murders of the innocent.

Naturally, the Israel government cries, “anti-Semitism.” Each time any respected organization provides evidence of lack of respect for law, the instant response is “anti-Semitism.” Let me make clear that anti-Semitism IS an important factor among Arab nations. They have repeatedly allowed their anti-Jewish views to interfere with possibilities of compromise and resolution of problems. But, the death of 67 Palestinian children is a FACT. It is the responsibility of the Israel government when provided such evidence to convey a fact finding committee and either present evidence that proves no such killings occurred or to accept responsibility and make certain such activities no longer will occur.

For a Jews, that is the ONLY course of action!

Justice Is Blind In New York

Justice William Martini was asked to decide on the complaint of Muslims living in the New York area regarding the practice of the New York City Police Department to place those of the Muslim faith under constant supervision because some people of the Muslim faith were those who participated in the 9/11 attack. Martini threw out the lawsuit arguing the police had every right to monitor, tap the phones and infiltrate Muslim organizations because if you are a Muslim then you are naturally to be considered a threat to the United States. “The more likely surveillance was a desire to locate budding terrorist conspiracies.” So, since people of the Muslim faith carried out the 9/11 attack, it is only natural to place ALL Muslims under surveillance.

As I recall, in 1942 over 100,000 people who had Japanese ancestry were sent to concentration camps because it was only natural to check on people who were Japanese. NOT A SINGLE EXAMPLE OF SABOTAGE WAS LINKED TO ANYONE OF JAPANESE ANCESTRY. The Japanese-American battalion which fought in Italy earned more medals than any other battalion in the US Army.

I assume that Judge Martini is of Italian ancestry. Did he know that 20,000 Italian Americans were in camps during World War II because since we were fighting Italy is was only natural to lock up Italian Americans.

Barack Obama-The Unpolitician

Even the most fervent admirers of Barack Obama now admit that he has displayed an ineptness in political issues which indicate a lack of grasp concerning the political process. A president is not only head of the nation, he is also the head of a political party. In a democratic system this requires that an executive lead the party because unless it controls the legislature, passage of laws is very difficult. Obama from day one never understood that his goals had to be consistent with the goals of his party since there support was needed to ensure passage of a program of new laws. The history of recessions and Depressions was quite clear-focus on jobs, jobs, jobs. Instead, he focused on a health insurance program.

His model was Franklin Roosevelt who was president during the Depression of the 1930s. From day one, his major concerns were aiding farmers and getting people back to work. He took office in March and by August over four million were working. Social Security came two years later. Franklin Roosevelt took on the wealthy and made clear, that he welcomed their hatred. Obama embraced the wealthy. The failure to stand as the guardian of those without work opened the door for the Tea Party and gridlock.

Barack Obama was a college professor and never understood that in the world of politics one must capture the allegiance of those in pain and fear.

Khamenei Agrees With American Congress

It is now clear that most members of the American Congress have swung over to the side of Iranian religious leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei. Both Republicans and Democrats insist that negotiating with Iran is a waste of time because they cannot be trusted. The solution is to impose further sanctions and get tougher, while always leaving open the option of a little bit of bombing. These American “leaders” believe the most intelligent person in the Middle East is Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It turns out the Ayatollah agrees with this American point of view. He recognizes that some Iranian diplomats like President Rouhani want to engage in negotiations with the UN in order to resolve a problem that has led to imposition of sanctions.

Khamenei told the world that he would allow these negotiations to be pursued, but his heart and mind is simply like those in the US Congress. “I repeat again that I am not optimistic about negotiations, and they will lead nowhere. I am not against them, but I repeat again, it will lead nowhere.”

Khamenei could readily become a member of the American Democratic or Republican party. Of course, as Winston Churchil, the fervent anti-Communist and WWII leader of England once said: “Jaw, jaw, not war, war.”

Ayatollah Upset–Again

A group of dedicated diplomats from European, American and Chinese backgrounds are attempting to work out a compromise that would end sanctions against Iran and allow that nation to pursue a peaceful atomic energy program. The Israel government is upset so it has used its lobbyists in America to stir up anger against negotiations. So, from America come threats against Iran from Democrats and Republicans who are anxious to play the “Israel card” in hope of money and votes. Naturally, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been provided an opportunity to get into the debate by charging the United States of being “controlling and meddlesome” when it comes to Iran.

Along with sending Iranian naval vessels into the Atlantic Ocean, Ayatollah Khamenei did not wish to be the loser in any game of chicken. “American officials publicly say they do not seek regime change. That’s a lie. They wouldn’t hesitate a moment if they could.” In other words, the words of Democrats and Republicans in Congress interfere with administration efforts to work out a compromise. Leave it to Republicans who worry about debts(of course, under Republican presidents our national debt rose faster than under Democratic presidents) now apparently would like a war with Iran.

Fellows, wars cost money. Oh, I forgot, just end Food Stamps and Social Security and use that money to fight another war!!

Footprints In Time!

Scientists have discovered the footprints of human like people who were wandering around what is known today as England. The footprints of five human like people is about 800,000 to one million years ago. They may be related to a human like group which died out about that time period who are now termed: “pioneer man.” I decided to check out how religious leaders explain this situation since this group is not discussed in either the Bible nor the Koran.

1. Rush Limbaugh: “This is nothing but another liberal trick to get people to disbelieve in Jesus Christ and his teachings.”

2. My local minister of the faith, Tom the Man. “Anyone who reads the Bible knows the Earth was created 10,000 years ago. There never was any pioneer or Indian or liberal or Muslim 800,000 years ago. Jesus came two thousand years ago and that is the truth.”

3. Michelle my Conspiracy Theorist: “The pioneer man is really an alien from the planet Xul who came here to begin a new pattern of life. Do you really believe anything told you by scientists who receive gobs of money from the government?”

Clinton Urges Support Iran Negotiations

The history of American foreign policy has numerous examples of members of Congress deciding to become the Secretary of State because they wanted to pose as “defenders of America” and charge members of the Executive of being appeasers against tyranny. During the 1950s, the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy even attempted to negotiate with Greek ship owners to prevent them from trading with Çommunist China. Hillary Clinton sent a message to her former Senate colleagues to allow Secretary of State John Kerry to continue his efforts working with members of the international community to end Iran’s program of nuclear development. A majority of the US Senate wants to strengthen Iran sanctions while the international community is negotiating a step-by-step program that makes Iran back away from nuclear weapons in exchange for reducing economic sanctions. Clinton told Senators their idea “would rob us of the international high ground” we have reached, and “weaken the pressure on Iran by opening the door for other countries to chart a different course.”

It is time for American Senators to cease doing the bidding of the Israel lobby which promises financial support and votes, and to support a course of action that not only benefits American foreign policy, but in the end will ensure the safety of Israel as a nation.

John Kerry, The Notorious Anti-Semite!!

US Secretary of State John Kerry has been engaged in a non-stop effort to secure peace between the nation of Israel and the Palestinian Authority. One does not have to agree with the ideas he has proposed to attain a peaceful resolution of the Palestine-Israel conflict, perhaps, his ideas do not lead to peace, but his goal is PEACE. John Kerry cares about the future of Israel, and you can condemn his proposals, but you can not term this man, and Anti-Semite! Israel Industry Minister Naftali Bennett charged John Kerry of being an anti-Semite because he warned the Israel government there was a growing movement to institute boycotts against goods coming from Jewish settlements on the West Bank. But, to Bennett, reporting what may lie in the future, is a sign of hating Jews. “We expect of our friends in the world to stand by our side against the attempt to impose an anti-Semitic boycott on Israel and not be their mouthpiece.”

The expression, “anti-Semite” goes back over a thousand years in history. It was used against those who brutalized Jews, who segregated Jews, who killed Jews, but not used against those who warned Jews they might be subject to hatred. My grandfather was beaten up during a 1905 progrom in Russia, and my father’s life was saved by a decent Christian. To help save Jews is the antithesis of anti-Semitism.

Tragedy Of Israel

I was a teenager in New York City when the new state of Israel was born. As Jews, we hailed the appearance of a nation in which Jews would be the majority and could demonstrate how Jews were not like other nations which had engaged in horrible acts during World War II. In a sense, Israel was to be the city on the hill which symbolized a society in which people of all faiths could live in peace and security. Unfortunately, that dream was shattered by Arab nations which launched invasions. In fairness, most Israel leaders for over half a century did their best to reach out to Arab countries and offer peace, but those efforts failed. However, during the process of attempting to obtain peace and failure to obtain peace, an attitude emerged in Israel among many people that peace was impossible because Muslims were warlike. Thus, a garrison state mentality emerged which denied any possibility of peace with others.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has been working diligently in an effort to obtain a compromise peace process between Israel and the Palestine Authority. Instead of the Golda Meiers and ben-Gurion type Israel leader, he now deals with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and those who hate Muslims. Kerry made clear to Israel that unless it is willing to compromise the alternative will be a growing demand for boycott in Europe of Israel products. “There is talk of boycotts and other things. He pleaded that today’s status quo “cannot be maintained. It’s not sustainable. It’s illusionary.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu rejected the warning. He insists the boycott threat “will not achieve the goal.” His Economic Minister, Natali Bennett made clear the current belief of the Israel government, “only security will buy economic stability.” In other words, guns over compromise.