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Netanyahu And Abbas In Moscow

For years the Jewish AIPAC organization has been thundering anger toward John Kerry for daring to arrange meetings between Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader President Abbas. These Jewish lobbyists are upset that Kerry attempts over and over again to seek  peace between Israel and Palestinians. So, I wonder what they will say now that Netanyahu and Abbas have agreed to meet in Moscow and allow President Vladimir Putin to be a peace maker. Naturally, Vladimir is besides himself with joy, John Kerry could not bring them together,so who is the only person who can–Vladimir Putin!

Yes, there will be a meeting. Netanyahu just loves Putin, after all, pseudo dictators just adore another one. NO,Israel is not a dictatorship, but freedoms are continually abridged for Israel citizens who are Muslim as well as Christians. And, many liberal Jewish Israelis are confronted with hate and discrimination for seeking a democratic Israel that respects the rights of Palestinians.

In the end, Putin will stand with a smile on his face, grasping the hands of Bibi and Abbas and proclaiming that he is a Peace Maker!

Obama Hates Israel!

I continually am told by my Orthodox Jewish family members that Barack Obama hates Israel. They even are convinced that he hates Jews,OK, many Jews work for him, but,most probably, they are self-hating Jews. The current mantra among many Republicans is the Democratic party is led by Jew hating people, particularly, the African born Barack Obama. Just check the record:

Only one American president has enabled Israel to attain peace with an Arab neighbor. His name is JIMMY CARTER, who is disliked by many Jews because he hates Israel. Carter was responsible for Israel to sign  peace treaty with Egypt. This eliminated the only Arab nation with an air force and navy.

Well, the Israel hating Obama has provided Israel during the past eight years with about $19 billion  worth of military aid. He just signed a new agreement that provides Israel -over an eight year period with: $38 BILLION.  NO prior president has provided Israel so much aid. Yes, he hates Israel!!

Whatever Happened To Palestinians?

During the Six Day War back in the 1960s Israel troops  swept the army  of Jordan from what is now termed, the West Bank. In theory, this originally as to be  temporary situation that would eventually be resolved by enabling Palestinians to create their own government. But, that was then, during the intervening half century, Israel “settlers” have slowly, and increasingly taken land from Palestinians,and built their own settlements.

The usual defense of this process if for Orthodox Jews to point out the Jews are the “Chosen people” of God. It is not that they desire to take the land from Palestinians, but GOD Himself is demanding they take control of land HE set aside for them.If you doubt the validity of what I write, just check with GOD up above. The UN has condemned this  process, it violates international law, but who would you believe, GOD or some UN bureaucrat?

What About Israel?

For some reason the nation of Israel is no longer in the news. The Netanyahu government continues to destroy the rights of Palestinians, their lands are being taken over by Orthodox Jews who simply are carrying out  the words of God. Tamir Pardo, former head of the Israel spy agency, Mossad, urged his fellow Jews to reflect on their current policy of becoming a apartheid state.

“There is no existential threat to Israel, the only real existential threat is the internal division. Internal division can lead to civil war. We are already on the path toward that. Without a diplomatic solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict,  we will never be able to achieve normalization with our  neighbors.”

The problem is that most Israel Jews do not wish to behave as Jews who respect the right of people to govern themselves.

The Danger of Words

Anyone who lived through the 1960s is quite familiar with the power of words to destroy. Within a ten year period, President John Kennedy was murdered, Malcolm X was killed, Martin Luther King was murdered, and two months later Robert Kennedy was murdered. Perhaps, perhaps, Donald Trump is oblivious to the danger of his words, I  am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. But, his nonstop shouting hate and anger toward Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could easily be interpreted by some of the nut cases attending his rallies to blast away.

Yuval Rabin, son of former Israel Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin warned Americans of the danger of shouting hate. His father was killed by an Israel hater who was  urged on to hate by people like Benjamin Netanyahu. ‘Trumps’s  words are an incitement  to the type of political violence that touched me personally.” Netanyahu continued to claim Rabin was a “traitor” for seeking peace with Palestinians. One day, someone transformed those words into action. Will the same occur in America?

Is Anti-Semitism Spreading?

I was born in 1930 when Jews could not live in certain areas of a city, where the number of Jews allowed to enter prestigious colleges was  restricted, a time when there was no a single prominent Jew holding an important position in the automobile, the coal or oil industries. It was not until 1935 that Columbia University finally hired a Jew in its English Department. So, I wonder when the Anti-Defamation League declares there is a growth in anti-Semitism in 2016 America.

According to the ADL there are at least two anti-Semitic incidents every single day. The ADL believes there is “anonymous hate speech online.” Gee, name me one group that has not witnessed a  growth in hate speech from online sources? The so-called rise in anti-Semitism is linked to groups opposing the illegal seizure of land on the  West Bank. Those  protesting violation of Palestinian rights are charged with anti-Semitism.

Yes, there are anti-Semites in America. Yes, there are Jews who engage in anti-Muslim behavior on the West Bank. In fact, there is a rising number of Jews who do not agree with the bigotry of supporting an Israel government which violates international law and abuses the rights of Palestinians.

BDS Not Liked By Some Jews

The other night at my Temple someone said that anyone who supported Boycott, Divestment or Sanctions against Israel “hated Israel and Jews.” Whenever anyone makes a negative comment against policies of Israel the usual retort by many Jews is the person “hates Jews and hates Israel.” I suspect that Israel is the only nation whose current leader is synonymous with the entire nation. NO one claimed to oppose George Bush meant the individual ‘hated America.” I assume that if Donald Trump becomes president these same Jews will insist that making critical remarks about President Trump means the person “hates America.”

At this juncture in time the current government of Israel is in defiance of international law regarding its policies on the West Bank.I do understand that for many Orthodox Jews UN laws are not as powerful as those from God up above. I also understand there are Jews who can cite words from the Torah to justify just about any action including support for slavery. Until the GOVERNMENT of Israel obeys international law I support BDS.

Oh, I support BDS because I care about the state of Israel and its soul!

Gee Adl Is Upset

The Anti-Defmation League has operated in life with one guiding principle –whatever that Israel does  one must find some, any, reason to defend the action. To do other is simply to play into the hands of anti-Semites. The ADL is very sensitive about anti-Semites since, we all know, that most European nations hate Jews and one must defend Israel. Of course, there is Israel and there are Jews, they are not synonymous.

Well, finally, the ADL decided enough was enough.  They have now identified Israel conservative leader, Bentzi Gopstein as a  bigot, first  order.  The man’s Facebook contains hateful comments about Muslims, about the Palestinian government and, to throw in one other group, the man hates gays and lesbians. But, let’s not forget that Bentzi is a friend of Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is never wrong for many Jews. Anyway, at least the ADL has come out against one bigot. A step forward.

Israel Jews On Muslims

During my east European Conservative Jewish childhood it was constantly impressed upon my mind that we Jews are God’s “Chosen People.” I assumed this meant that as a Jew it was impossible for me to hate groups of people or treat them with disrespect. Why else would God select me as one of his Chosen People? He certainly did not want me to behave like the rest of humankind which can never cease murdering and mistreating those who are different.

Recent polls in Israel reveal some interesting views held by the Chosen People of that land:
1. Half of Israel Jews do not want Arab teachers working with their Jewish children.

2. 82% of Orthodox Jews prefer a Christian to a Muslim teacher.

3. 48% of Orthodox Jews would like to expel Muslim from Israel.

4. 64% say Arabs should leave Israel, but they are willing to give them some compensation for their property. Now,that’s a mighty nice Christian sentiment!

Israel Nightmare

I daily encounter Jews at my temple who insist failure to gain an agreement about resolving problems between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is the fault of Palestinians. In the next breath they insist the West Bank was given to Jews by God Himself because they are His Chosen people. Germany since the end of World War II has been the most staunch supporters of Israel. However, the German government is engaged in rethinking future foreign policy in the Middle East.

German authorities become concerned when Israel Cabinet members express ideas indicating lack of interest in the creation of a Palestinian state. Education Minister, Naftel Bennett recently made clear:  “Israel cannot withdraw from more territories and  it cannot allow the establishment of a Palestinian state. The German Foreign Office is urging Chancellor Merkel to reconsider the blind support for Israel and consider a new policy whose goal is creation of a Palestinian state. Reality check: most demographic studies indicate by 2040 the majority of people in the state of Israel will NOT be Jews!