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By Karl Rove

The Wall Street Journal

September 1, 2016
The emergence of nearly 15,000 more deleted emails and evidence of shady dealings by her family’s foundation have put Hillary Clinton back on the defensive. That’s a bad place to be as the presidential campaign kicks into high gear on Labor Day.

Team Clinton is offering excuses and misdirection, hoping the press tires of the controversies and that Donald Trump creates more of his own. But the unconvincing explanations being offered create more problems than they solve, raise more questions than they answer, and bring Mrs. Clinton’s credibility to a nearly total collapse.

First are the denials that anything is amiss. On Aug. 21, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, if giving special treatment to Clinton Foundation donors was “the kind of back-scratching that has Americans just turned off.” Mr. Mook demurred: “There was no quid pro quo or anything like that.” But there was.

Questioned the same day by CBS’s John Dickerson about the private email account, Mr. Mook claimed that “Secretary Clinton wasn’t the first person to do this.” But she was. No other secretary of state had a private server, refused to use the department’s secure system, and then destroyed thousands of emails.

Mr. Mook also suggested on CBS that the rules governing such things were “very murky.” But they weren’t. The rules were clear: No State Department official should use personal email for official business, let alone set up a private server.

Mr. Mook’s comment goes to Mrs. Clinton’s intent. If she had felt that the rules were murky, she should have asked the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser to clarify, but apparently she didn’t. However, if her goal was to avoid disclosing her emails, then the last people she would have asked to weigh in would be the department’s impartial lawyers.

This is important now that the FBI plans to release the summary of its interrogation of Mrs. Clinton. Americans may soon find out whether she sought legal advice—and from whom—before carrying out her email scheme.

On CNN, Mr. Mook dismissed the continuing controversy as “another example of a right-wing group just trying to keep this, the questions coming and keep this issue alive.” But distinctly not-conservative outlets in the mainstream press have provided extensive coverage.

For instance, the AP reported last week that of the 154 nongovernmental persons who had meetings or phone calls scheduled with Secretary Clinton in the first half of her tenure, at least 85 were Clinton Foundation donors. Clintonistas complained that the AP’s report ignored her meetings with government officials. But that she met with plenty of diplomats and bureaucrats is irrelevant; that most of her meetings with people outside of government involved donors to her family foundation is prima facie evidence of special treatment.

Team Clinton also suggested that the ends justify the means. Mr. Mook told CBS that “the Clinton Foundation does incredible charitable work.” Longtime Clinton factotum James Carville argued on MSNBC that the foundation saves lives, denouncing attacks on it in religious terms: “Somebody is going to hell over this.”

It is a desperate argument to keep a slush fund running. Other charities—say, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—could easily assume the Clinton Foundation’s humanitarian activities and do them better, without the stench of corruption.

Mr. Mook made his most ludicrous claim by telling CBS that on ethics rules Mrs. Clinton and the foundation “have actually gone above and beyond.” A tall tale indeed.

II More Pathetic Clinton excuses from:

Clinton Body Count ‏@JayS2629  Tampa, FL

Clinton says could not recall all briefings due to concussion

FBI: Hillary Clinton Lost Cell Phones with Classified @BreitbartNews

Watch Clinton Cash ‏@JaredWyand

WTF: Hillary Clinton wasn’t sure whether plans for future drone strikes should be classified…

“Oh no, I accidentally deleted and then used BleachBit to completely erase those emails the FBI wants”

“I don’t recall receiving classified emails”

“I don’t recall receiving training on what classified means”

More Clinton abominations:

WASHINGTON POST In violation of an ethics agreement Hillary had signed with the Obama Administration, the Clintons failed to disclose the names of 1,100 donors to the Clinton Foundation from foreign countries l 5) VOX

At least 181 major donors to the a Clinton Foundation had business before Hillary’s State Department and lobbied Hillary’s StateDepartment

Several of Hillary  Clinton’s top donors were major felons, who are now serving long prison terms  for fraud.

Do you really want her in the White House?


II The FBI’s Clinton File —Vanishing digital devices, memory lapses and withheld emails.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation waited until the Friday afternoon before Labor Day weekend to release its investigation summary and interview notes with Hillary Clinton about her private email server, and no wonder. The new information makes a hash of what’s left of the former Secretary of State’s credibility.

Mrs. Clinton is running for President as an experienced statesman, but her handling of classified material was even more reckless about state secrets and disdainful of public records laws than even we had thought. Start with her convenient memory lapses.

For example, Mrs. Clinton told the FBI that she “did not know” that the “(C)” marks on classified material meant classified and “speculated it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order.” Yet in her famous—and last—press conference about the emails in March 2015 she said, “I’m certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.” To the public she claims to be a sharp professional who knows the score; to the FBI she presents herself as a clueless grandee who left the details to her minions.
Mrs. Clinton even told FBI agents she “never had a concern” with how discussions of potential drone strikes were handled and classified and “could not recall a specific process for nominating a target for a drone strike.” In all, she told the FBI 27 times that she “could not recall” or “did not remember specifically” key details and events.

Mrs. Clinton also said in March 2015 that she used private email so she could use only one digital device, and her legal team turned two Blackberries over to the FBI. But the FBI identified 13 other mobile devices and five iPads that had potentially processed classified material. The Clintons were “unable to locate any of these devices” and only three of the iPads, says the FBI.
This also turned out to be convenient because it means the FBI couldn’t determine if those devices were hacked. The FBI summary explains that the loss of the 13 at-large devices and the “inability to recover all server equipment and the lack of complete server log data” during her tenure “limited the FBI’s forensic analysis of the server systems.”

Mrs. Clinton knew the risks of being hacked by foreign spies. Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Eric Boswell sent a 2011 memo directly to Mrs. Clinton that warned of a surge in hackers breaking into State personal email accounts. An all-points bulletin to State personnel sent under Mrs. Clinton’s name recommended against conducting State business over personal email “due to information security concerns.” She told the FBI she “did not recall” this episode, but she “understood the email system used by her husband’s personal staff had an excellent track record with respect to security and had never been breached.”

Yet the FBI reveals that the account of a Bill Clinton personal aide on the server was hacked in 2013 and the intruder “browsed e-mail folders and files.” The FBI also discovered she sent or received “hundreds of e-mails” marked classified or confidential outside of U.S. territory, where the danger of hacking is highest.

Mrs. Clinton also kept up a clandestine correspondence with her political Svengali and Clinton Foundation retainer Sidney Blumenthal, whose AOL account was hacked by the Romanian known as Guccifer in 2013. Though President Obama had barred Mr. Blumenthal from government, Mr. Blumenthal sent Mrs. Clinton at least 179 memos, some of which she then forwarded through the bureaucracy after having his name excised. Twenty-four of these dispatches were so sensitive that State later classified them.

In other words, Mrs. Clinton kept a man banned by her boss on the family foundation payroll, then used Mr. Blumenthal as an off-the-official-books counselor whose memos she spread around State after disguising their provenance. She conned Mr. Obama too.

The FBI documents also suggest Mrs. Clinton’s server was a deliberate effort to evade accountability. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told Mrs. Clinton in 2009 that her communications were “official record[s] and subject to the law.” State Executive Secretary Stephen Mull also informed Cheryl Mills that a State-issued Blackberry “would be subject to FOIA requests.”

Mrs. Clinton went ahead anyway. She was almost surely trying to protect from public exposure the intimate ties between State and the Clinton Foundation—the commingling of her political operation with her official business. The FBI uncovered “approximately 17,448 unique work-related and personal emails” that were never produced, and whose revelations in recent weeks are proving so damaging to her public image.

What a record. The FBI documents should be seen as a preview of how Mrs. Clinton would govern as President, with the same get-away-with-anything entitlement that always follows the Clintons. She’s lucky she’s running for President because anyone else would have been indicted.

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II Informative, clarifying comment from former US Senator Rudy Boshowitz (R-MN 1978-1991)

By Valerie Richardson

The Washington Times August 22, 2016

The Black Lives Matter movement blindsided its Jewish supporters with the recent unveiling of its social and political policy agenda, a far-left manifesto that strays well beyond police brutality and accuses Israel of “genocide” and “apartheid.”

“The U.S. justifies and advances the global war on terror via its alliance with Israel and is complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people,” said the platform’s “Invest-Divest” policy brief. Through foreign aid to Israel, which the platform describes as an “apartheid state,” Americans are made “complicit in the abuses committed by the Israeli government,” the brief says.

The strong anti-Israel language stunned liberal Jews, many of whom have expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement’s protests against shootings by police of unarmed black men.

“It is a real tragedy that Black Lives Matter — which has done so much good in raising awareness of police abuses — has now moved away from its central mission and has declared war against the nation state of the Jewish people,” said Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz in a Friday column in The Boston Globe.

He called on the Movement for Black Lives coalition to rescind the anti-Israel component of the platform, issued Aug. 1 and backed by 67 groups, including Color of Change, which is funded by top Democratic Party donors George Soros and the Center for American Progress.

The liberal Ford Foundation announced last month that it would partner with Borealis Philanthropy, Movement Strategy Center and Benedict Consulting on a six-year commitment to fund “the organizations and networks that compose the Movement for Black Lives.” (Perfect examples of your naive charitable contributions going awry)

Although Mr. Dershowitz said that many Black Lives Matter supporters “may have no idea what the platform says,” he described the platform as “the closest thing to a formal declaration of principles by Black Lives Matter.” “The genocide paragraph may well have been injected by radicals who are not representative of the mainstream. But now that it has officially been published, all decent supporters of Black Lives Matter — and there are many — must demand its removal,” Mr. Dershowitz said.

An editorial Monday on MassLive in Massachusetts blasted the anti-Israel plank under the headline, “Attacking Israel dilutes Black Lives Matters’ cause.”

Progressives, meanwhile, have cheered the inclusion of the anti-Israel language, praising the document for linking the Palestinian and Black Lives movements.

“The affirmed solidarity of the Black Lives movement with the Palestinian experience imbues the Palestinian struggle for human and national rights with renewed energy,” Zeina Azzam, executive director of the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center in Washington, D.C., said in a column. “As Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’”

(It so happens Martin Luther King Jr. was a great friend of the Jews, realized they were his staunch allies. participated in all his rallies and in fact, shed Jewish blood with two Jewish boys and one Black killed brutally by the Ku Klux Klan …)

(The Mississippi civil rights workers’ murders were an incident of racial violence involving the abduction and murder of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi on the night of June 21–22, 1964. The victims, James Earl Chaney of Meridian, Mississippi, and Andrew Goodman and Michael “Mickey” Schwerner of New York City, were associated with the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and its member organization, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). They had been working with the “Freedom Summer” campaign—attempting to register African Americans in the southern states to vote—contesting over 70 years of laws and practices comprising a systematic policy of disenfranchisement of potential black voters by several southern states beginning in 1890.) Wikipedia 

One of the platform’s authors, Ben Ndugga-Kabuye of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, said that black activists feel connected to the Palestinian conflict.

“The way we look at it is, we take strong stances,” Mr. Ndugga-Kabuye told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “The demand we’re making is we’re against the U.S. continuing funding and military aid to the government of Israel. These are all things that are going to be in debate.”

Pro-Palestinian messages are commonplace at Black Lives Matter protests, which routinely attract a hodgepodge of activists ranging from the Communist Party USA to fracking foes to opponents of food made with genetically modified organisms.

What the ambitious policy agenda shows is that Black Lives Matter itself is a creation of the progressive movement, not an organic response to outrage sparked by recent police shootings of unarmed black men, said Republican strategist Michael McKenna.

In addition to condemning Israel, the platform includes demands for race-based reparations, breaking up large banks, voting rights for illegal immigrants, fossil fuel divestment, an end to private education and charter schools, a “universal basic income” and free college for blacks.

Said Mr. McKenna sarcastically: “I’m shocked that Black Lives Matters turns out to be a political movement holding down the left flank of the Democratic Party. I mean, what are the chances that an organization bankrolled by the usual suspects would turn out to be shills for the policy prescriptions of … the usual suspects?”

The billionaire, self hating Jew, Nazi sympathizer, Mr. George Soros donated in one year more than $33 million through his Open Society Foundations to groups affiliated with Black Lives Matter.

“[Black Lives Matter] is what it is — a political movement designed (immediately) to improve turnout for [former] Secretary [of State Hillary] Clinton, argue mostly unarguable points, create fear and uncertainty in society, and just generally advocate for ridiculous and noxious policy positions,” Mr. Kenna said in an email.

The Movement for Black Lives platform also creates more tension within the Democratic Party coalition with Jewish voters, many of whom have been frustrated by President Obama’s hard line on Israel and outreach to hostile nations such as Iran.

Roz Rothstein, CEO of the pro-Israel organization StandWithUs, warned that the “hyperbolic, inaccurate and dishonest language” threatened to drive a wedge between the black and Jewish communities, which have traditionally worked together to advance civil rights.

“The Black Lives Matter movement has done much to highlight these issues in recent years and to reinvigorate a much needed discussion on race relations,” StandWithUs said in a statement. “That is why we are so deeply disappointed that the recently released Movement for Black Lives platform demonizes and dehumanizes Israelis with false accusations of ‘genocide’ and ‘apartheid.’”

The Movement for Black Lives policy is “slanderous, deeply offensive to the vast majority of the Jewish community, and damaging to longstanding relationships between Jewish and Black communities,” said the statement.

In its introduction, the platform says that “we recognize we have a shared struggle with all oppressed people; collective liberation will be a product of all of our work.”

“We are intentional about amplifying the particular experience of state and gendered violence that Black queer, transgender nonconforming, women and intersex people face,” the platform says. “There can be no liberation for all Black people if we do not center and fight for those who have been marginalized.”
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II  Comment from former US Senator Rudy Boshowitz  (R-MN 1978-1991)


Those members of Black Lives Matter who disparage Israel should understand that history records only two occasions when Blacks have been taken from the African Continent for love and a better life. Sadly the object every other time was slavery and exploitation. The two occasions of love each involved the Falashas (as they were then known), the Black Jews of Ethiopia.

Two major airlifts occurred. The first was Operation Moses (1985) and the second was Operation Solomon (1991). Both were part of the in-gathering of the world’s Jewish people to the State of Israel.

Both Operations were achieved through the joint efforts of the State of Israel and the United States. GHW Bush, while Vice President, was the negotiator of Moses and I, acting as the Emissary of then President GHW Bush, was the American negotiator of Solomon.

Coming from the highlands of northern Ethiopia, these Black Jews had scant information or understanding and basically no knowledge of modern life. As expected, the young adapted quickly in Israel and the elderly with more difficulty. But clearly all now live a better life and participate actively in the affairs of their new home.

Only twice in history have Black people been taken off the African Continent for love and a better life. Both instances were Israel in-gathering the Jewish people to the State of Israel.

For Israel Black lives really do matter.

Rudy Boschwitz
U.S. Senator (R-MN, 1978-1991)
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Human Rights
Commission (Geneva, Switzerland – 2005)
President G.H.W. Bush’s Emissary to Ethiopia (1991)



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Clintons’ ‘Generous’ Donations in 2015 — $1,042,000 to Themselves.

By Brian Anderson

Bill and Hillary released their tax returns to both pressure Donald Trump and show the world what generous benefactors they are. After making a butt-load of money for doing nothing in 2015, the Clintons want you to see that they donated $1,042,000 to charity. Upon closer inspection all of that money ended up going to them. I’m not quite sure they understand how charity works.

The Clintons made $10.6 million last year.
Keeping with that theme, of the $1,042,00 they gave to charity, $1 million went to the Clinton Foundation. The Clinton ’s charitable organization hasn’t proven that they actually do anything to help people, but it sure is under fire for being corrupt. As far as anyone can tell, the Clinton Foundation is a way for rich people to buy favors from the Clintons, especially Hillary.

Giving a million bucks to the Clinton Foundation is as bullshit as it gets in terms of making a charitable donation, but hey, they did give another $42,000 to a real charity, right? Not so fast. That 42k went to Desert Classic Charities, which is golf tournament.

A golf tournament may not seem like the greatest charity to give to, but it gets much worse optics wise. From the Desert Classic Charities website:

Desert Classic Charities, the local nonprofit entity that organizes the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, will host their annual Charity Check distribution event today…(my emphasis)

Are you effing kidding me? They just gave all of that money to themselves.

This is a tax fraud scheme. They gave 10% of their income to “charity,” wrote that off their taxes, and then these Clinton-owned charities will launder the money back to them. And guess what? The rest of us paid for that shit.

In addition to writing off $1,042,000 in charitable donations, the Clintons found another $1,358,000 in tax deductions. Again, they don’t actually do anything. What the hell are they writing off? Almost all of their money comes from speaking fees. How do you get almost a million and a half worth of write-offs from talking to people?

Do you really think that Hillary is on the level when she says she is going to make millionaires pay their fair share? No way in hell is she going to mess with the tax system that she and her husband benefit from so lucratively.

Besides ripping off the American people, this shows how little the Clinton ’s actually care about their fellow man. There are so many worthy charities they could have donated to. They could have helped out veterans, they could have given to medical research, or they could have aided people with mental illness. Instead, they decided they themselves were most in need of help and gave to the Clintons .

And what about all of that stuff that Hillary is running for president on and claims to care about deeply? Reproductive rights? Black lives? Gun control? Immigrants? She didn’t a give a liberal dime to any of those things.

This is pathetic. They didn’t buy Girl Scout cookies, boost the local high school football team, or even donate semen-stained clothing to the Goodwill. I gave more to actual charity last year than these two elitists and I don’t make a hundredth of what they do.

II  Painfully re-calling the last time the Clintons occupied the White House

If you’re under 50 read this and if you’re not, share it with someone who is. If you’re over 50, you lived  through it, so share it with those under 50. Amazing to me how much I had forgotten!

When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts.

Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as “my worst mistake.”
Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children

Husband Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing led to the discovery of Ms. Guanier’s radical views, her name had to be withdrawn from consideration. Apparently a slow learner, husband Bill allowed Hillary to make some more recommendations.

She chose former law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. Her selections went well: Hubbel went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.

Many younger votes will have no knowledge of “Travelgate.” Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson – and the White House Travel Office refused to comply. She managed to have them reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and caused a thirty-six month investigation. Only one employee, Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that of the enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him of any crime in less than two hours.

Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House
security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (“Filegate”) and the wide spread use of
drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the
White House.

Following this debacle, under pressure from the Clintons, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents.

Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the “bimbo eruption” and scandal defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the debacle were:

She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled with Ms. Jones. She refused to release the
Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor.  After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr’s investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.

Hillary’s devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for ‘lying under oath’ to a grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives. Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, “I do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” a total of 56 times while under oath. (Sound familiar?).

After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had stolen.

What a swell party – ready for another four or eight years of this type of low-life mess?

Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State and the “pay to play” schemes of the Clinton Foundation – we have no idea what shoe will fall next. But to her loyal fans – “what difference does it make?”
Electing Hillary Clinton president would be like granting Satan absolution and giving him the keys to heaven.

Please pass this on. Our way of life may depend on it


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Rabbi Wein’s Weekly Blog


The Olympic Games that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are allegedly supposed to be all about sports, fair play and world camaraderie. However, underlying all of the hoopla, spin and fanfare, is the knowledge deep within all of us, that the games are all about money – lots of money for the athletes, promoters, cities involved and the pompous officials who rule the sporting games. (Gulp!)

This may appear to be too cynical an assessment of such a grand event, one which captivates millions of people around the globe. But the sordid history of the Olympic Games and of its organizers over the past century, pretty much vindicates this harsh assessment of their motives and goals.

Like its counterpart in soccer/football, the World Cup, the Olympics is also awash in scandal, corruption, pay-offs, illegal trafficking and other non-sportsmanlike but hugely lucrative activities. The Olympics is an enormous business generating hundreds of millions if not even billions of dollars. Because of this financial factor, there can be no doubt that human venality and corruption will also be present at many stages regarding rulings on the myriad details that go in to the actual production of the games.

The athletes receive gold, silver and bronze medals, which are really only of symbolic value. However, they certainly have the ability to convert their fame into fortune and most of them have commercial agents anxious and willing to help them do so. The days of pure amateur athletics are long past and the Olympics itself allows for competition by athletes who are professional and earn money on a grand scale.

The Olympics are not only tainted by money, something which is perhaps inescapable with the human condition being what it is, it also suffers from political and moral pressures. Hitler staged the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and the team from the United States excluded Jews from actual participation in certain competitions in the fear of offending Hitler. The fact that an Afro-American, Jesse Owens, won a number of track and field medals in was doubly ironic and infuriated the Fuhrer.

Israel is always subject to problems at the Olympics. Naturally we all remember the Olympic Games held in Munich Germany a few decades ago, where Israeli athletes were murdered by Arab terrorists, aided by lax German security. This time around, the Israeli delegation was subject to verbal abuse and demonstrations from other athletes and from some spectators in the crowds.

Israel has won a few medals and is entitled to fair treatment. As usual however, it is the only country singled out for negative events and comments. It seems that the rest of the world is perfect, peaceful, law-abiding, never repressive while Israel is the sole culprit of world society. Somehow we have become accustomed to our status so that it hardly even makes the news here in Israel, let alone anywhere else in the world. But again, if the organizers of the Olympics had a shred of decency left within them, it would certainly be incumbent upon them to take steps to prevent such ugly and discriminatory behavior from occurring.

Poor Russia. After decades of systematic illegal doping of its athletes in order to achieve sports domination, the Olympic committee finally took action by banning Soviet athletes from participation in this year’s Olympics unless they undergo rigorous testing. Thus Russia will not be a major medal winner this time around.

Putin loudly bewailed the fact that Russia was singled out for punishment. He also stoutly denied that such a program of doping ever took place in the past and presently. However his claims fell on deaf ears, with many of the Russian athletes themselves admitting that his systematic doping program exists in their training. Putin is interested in restoring the Cold War superpower status of Russia. His blunt foreign policy, his aggressions in Ukraine and Syria and his support of Iran all are symptoms of this dangerous goal that he hopes to achieve.

To him the Olympics are just another tool and front of his overall campaign for Russia’s place in the sun. I imagine that it is impossible to free the Olympics from political and diplomatic pressures just as it is unlikely that monetary corruption will be completely eliminated from the production of the games. But one can hope for better times and for a more honest competition.

The ancient Olympic Games in Greece never ranked high in the eyes of our religious leaders. Perhaps they were well aware of the dark side that seems to always accompany this competition.

Shabbat shalom

Berel Wein

II  Reliving the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre of Israeli athletes, from a survivor of the Munich Olympics and the  Holocaust, age 80.

(Has Hashem shone his countenance upon this man? Have the winds always been at his back?)

By Hillel Kutler

Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA), 08/21/16
OMER, Israel (JTA) – Shaul Ladany, a two-time Olympian, acknowledged that he was “very happy” that the International Olympic Committee finally held an official memorial for the 11 Israelis who were killed in a terrorist raid at the 1972 Munich games.

But Ladany, an Israeli racewalker who still holds a world record, didn’t need the Aug. 3 ceremony at the Rio games to remember the tragedy. He was there, forced to flee the dorms where the Palestinian terrorists held his teammates hostage.

“I remember everything that happened in Munich. I don’t need special memorial services to remind me,” said Ladany, who watched clips of the ceremony on the TV news. “What the [Rio] event did, though, was to mark the IOC’s recognizing that this was part of the Olympic movement and that the Israelis and others must be remembered.”

He added: “Anyone with a head on his shoulders, and especially Israelis who were there, wanted this [commemoration] very much.”

The ceremony, held two days before the Olympics opened in Rio, culminated a 44-year struggle by victims’ families to attain official recognition of their loved ones.

“I think a big reason for that [breakthrough] is that the president of the Olympic movement is German, and he understands his obligation,” Ladany said of Thomas Bach, adding that he hopes such commemorations are held at every Olympics.

Even before Munich, Ladany was no stranger to survival, having made it through the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II as an 8-year-old.

Yet at 80 he’s still going strong, competing in long walk races and swimming events.

In September, he will participate for the 55th year in a 2 1/2-mile swim in the Sea of Galilee – a number he thinks has been exceeded by only three people. And in November, Ladany plans to compete in a 20-mile walking marathon in the Jezreel Valley.

“I’ll be the oldest one there, of course,” said Ladany, a professor emeritus in industrial engineering at nearby Ben-Gurion University of the Negev who isn’t shy about speaking.

This summer he participated in two four-day, 84-mile walk races in the Netherlands. He competed for the 23rd time in the one held in Nijmegen, which Ladany calls “the greatest walking carnival in the world.”

In 2012, he interrupted a speaking tour in Canada to return to Israel long enough to make the Galilee swim, then flew back to resume his talks.

“Only a crazy, sports-minded person would do it,” said Ladany, sitting in his living room across from his wife Shoshana, 82, in an interview at his home in this Beersheba suburb.

Ladany, adjusting his enormous eyeglass frames, jokes that training for each Galilee swim consists of his previous year’s participation.

“I’ll tell you something about long-distance competition: Everyone – runners, cyclists, race walkers – don’t enjoy making the effort,” he said. “They enjoy the finishing. That’s the happiness: that you were able to make it.”

Ladany’s been at racewalking for more than a half-century, ever since he participated in a four-day recreational event as a Hebrew University of Jerusalem student and realized that many runners lagged behind his walking.

His feet would convey Ladany to the still-standing world record in the 50-mile race walk (7:23:50), set four decades ago in New Jersey, and to five Maccabiah gold medals in four distances: 3-, 10-, 20- and 50-kilometers. In addition to the 1972 games, he was an Olympian in 1968 in Mexico City at age 32.

During the Munich games, he was staying along with most of the Israeli delegation in the Olympic Village, at Connollystrasse 31. When members of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September broke into his teammates’ rooms on the September morning, he was able to dash to safety.

Correcting the historical record that claims he jumped to safety from a second-floor balcony, Ladany told JTA that he was on the first floor and stepped on the terrace and continued away to safety. He said two other Israelis fled serpentine-style to avoid being shot.

He has a theory for why the terrorists who invaded apartments 1 and 3 bypassed his duplex in apartment 2: His five suite mates included competitive sharpshooters Henry Hershkowitz and Zelig Stroch. All survived.

Ladany sees his Munich teammates at the annual commemoration in Tel Aviv of the murders. He recently had his watch repaired by Hershkowitz, a watchmaker.

Some three decades before his second Olympics, Ladany and his parents fled their native Belgrade, Yugoslavia, to Hungary following the Nazi invasion in 1941. They were deported to Bergen-Belsen, then freed in a December 1944 prisoner exchange and sent to Switzerland before returning to Belgrade.

In 1948, the family immigrated to Israel along with Ladany’s orphaned first cousin, Martha Flattow, who was raised as his sister and now lives in Rishon Lezion. The Ladanys’ daughter and three grandchildren reside in Reut, near Modiin.

“Maybe the events of my life shaped my character. I don’t know,” Ladany said.

He says that among the most profound utterances he has ever heard was the day his father dropped him off at the Israeli army induction center in 1954. Ladany recalls his dad telling him: “The honor has accrued to you to serve the Jewish state.” Ladany would repeat the phrase when his daughter was drafted.

On this morning, even though he has just 20 minutes before a department-wide event at his university, Ladany indulges a visitor’s approach to wall-length display cases packed with trophies and medallions. The octogenarian flicks on a backlight, the better for his accomplishments to be appreciated.

Athletic hardware isn’t all he stockpiles; Ladany is an inveterate collector. In fact, he notes matter-of-factly, he maintains 200 different collections, from what he calls the “esoteric and nonvaluable” (restaurant napkins and business cards) to the highly significant (Maccabiah posters, historical Jewish National Fund collection boxes, documents about Bergen-Belsen). He is one of the world’s leading collectors of items related to modern Zionism’s founder, Theodor Herzl: 1,000 pieces, including 400 postcards.

On the inside of the home’s front door hangs a 1932 poster from the inaugural Maccabiah – “I believe I’m the most knowledgeable person in the world about the first Maccabiah,” he states unabashedly – and, above it, a poster consisting of images of each delegate to the First Zionist Congress in 1897.

The pivotal gathering may have taken place in Basel, Switzerland, but Ladany owns an invitation that designated Munich as the original location. The congress was relocated, he explains, due to a rabbinical dispute.

Now Ladany finally makes it to his garage, dips into his car’s seat and tears down Eucalyptus Street. His leg may no longer be in contact with the ground, but it’s weighing hard on the gas pedal.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016


By Don Fredrick, ©2015, blogging at The Complete Obama Timeline


Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America great again!”
(Dec. 11, 2015) — The better question may be, “What is Donald Trump?” The answer: A giant middle finger from average Americans to the political and media establishment.


(This is absolutely brilliant. A surprising article from the New Yorker Magazine. This magazine has always been a left wing apologizer so this article is even more amazing. Please read. Our nation is at stake)

Some Trump supporters are like the 60s white girls who dated black guys just to annoy their parents. But most Trump supporters have simply had it with the Demo-socialists and the “Republicans in Name Only.” They know there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between Hillary Rodham and Jeb Bush, and only a few cents worth between Rodham and the other GOP candidates.

Ben Carson is not an “establishment” candidate, but the Clinton machine would pulverize Carson; and the somewhat rebellious Ted Cruz will (justifiably so) be tied up with natural born citizen lawsuits (as might Marco Rubio). The Trump supporters figure they may as well have some fun tossing Molotov cocktails at Wall Street and Georgetown while they watch the nation collapse. Besides – lightning might strike, Trump might get elected, and he might actually fix a few things. Stranger things have happened (the nation elected an[islamo-]Marxist in 2008 and Bruce Jenner now wears designer dresses.)

Millions of conservatives are justifiably furious. They gave the Republicans control of the House in 2010 and control of the Senate in 2014, and have seen them govern no differently than Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Yet those same voters are supposed to trust the GOP in 2016? Why?

Trump did not come from out of nowhere. His candidacy was created by the last six years of Republican failures.

Even Ronald Reagan was unable to eliminate the Department of Education. (Of course, getting shot at tends to make a person less of a risk-taker.) No reasonable person can believe that any of the nation’s major problems will be solved by Rodham, Bush, and the other dishers of donkey fazoo now eagerly eating corn in Iowa and pancakes in New Hampshire .

Many Americans, and especially Trump supporters, have had it with:
· Anyone named Bush
· Anyone named Clinton
· Anyone who’s held political office
· Political correctness
· Illegal immigration
· Massive unemployment
· Phony “official” unemployment and inflation figures
· Welfare waste and fraud
· People faking disabilities to go on the dole
· VA waiting lists
· TSA airport groping
· ObamaCare
· The Federal Reserve’s money-printing schemes
· Wall Street crooks like Jon Corzine
· Michelle Obama’s vacations
· Michelle Obama’s food police
· Barack Obama’s golf
· Barack Obama’s arrogant and condescending lectures
· Barack Obama’s criticism/hatred of America
· Valerie Jarrett
· ” Holiday trees”
· Hollywood hypocrites
· Global warming nonsense
· Cop killers
· Gun confiscation threats
· Stagnant wages
· Boys in girls’ bathrooms
· Whiny, spoiled college students who can’t even place the Civil War in the correct century… and that’s just the short list.

(Great list! If you have any to add, please let us know.)

Trump supporters believe that no Democrat wants to address these issues, and that few Republicans have the courage to address these issues. They certainly know that none of the establishment candidates are better than barely listening to them, and Trump is their way of saying, “Screw you, Hillary Rodham Rove Bush!” The more the talking head political pundits insult the Trump supporters, the more supporters he gains. (The only pundits who seem to understand what is going on are Democrats Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell and Republican John LeBoutillier. All the others argue that the voters will eventually “come to their senses” and support an establishment candidate.)

But America does not need a tune-up at the same old garage. It needs a new engine installed by experts – and neither Rodham nor Bush are mechanics with the skills or experience to install it. Hillary Rodham is not a mechanic; she merely manages a garage her philandering husband abandoned. Jeb Bush is not a mechanic; he merely inherited a garage. Granted, Trump is also not a mechanic, but he knows where to find the best ones to work in his garage. He won’t hire his brother-in-law or someone to whom he owes a favor; he will hire someone who lives and breathes cars.

“How dare they revolt!” the “elites” are bellowing. Well, the citizens are daring to revolt, and the RINOs had better get used to it. “But Trump will hand the election to Clinton !” That is what the Karl Rove-types want people to believe, just as the leftist media eagerly shoved “Maverick” McCain down GOP throats in 2008 – knowing he would lose to Obama.

But even if Trump loses and Rodham wins, she would not be dramatically different than Bush or most of his fellow candidates. They would be nothing more than caretakers, not working to restore America ‘s greatness but merely presiding over the collapse of a massively in-debt nation. A nation can perhaps survive open borders; a nation can perhaps survive a generous welfare system. But no nation can survive both – and there is little evidence that the establishment candidates of either party understand that. The United States cannot forever continue on the path it is on. At some point it will be destroyed by its debt.

Yes, Trump speaks like a bull wander[ing] through a china shop, but the truth is that the borders do need to be sealed; we cannot afford to feed, house, and clothe 200,000 Syrian immigrants for decades (even if we get inordinately lucky and none of them are ISIS infiltrators or Syed Farook wannabes); the world is at war with radical Islamists; all the world’s glaciers are not melting; and Rosie O’Donnell is a fat pig.

Is Trump the perfect candidate? Of course not. Neither was Ronald Reagan. But unless we close our borders and restrict immigration, all the other issues are irrelevant. One terrorist blowing up a bridge or a tunnel could kill thousands. One jihadist poisoning a city’s water supply could kill tens of thousands. One electromagnetic pulse attack from a single Iranian nuclear device could kill tens of millions.

Faced with those possibilities, most Americans probably don’t care that Trump relied on eminent domain to grab up a final quarter acre of property for a hotel, or that he boils the blood of the Muslim Brotherhood thugs running the Council on American-Islamic Relations. While Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s greatest fear is someone giving a Muslim a dirty look, most Americans are more worried about being gunned down at a shopping mall by a crazed [islamic] lunatic who treats his prayer mat better than his three wives and who thinks 72 virgins are waiting for him in paradise.

The establishment is frightened to death that Trump will win, but not because they believe he will harm the nation. They are afraid he will upset their taxpayer-subsidized apple carts. While Obama threatens to veto legislation that spends too little, they worry that Trump will veto legislation that spends too much.

You can be certain that if an establishment candidate wins in November 2016 … [their] cabinet positions will be filled with the same people we’ve seen before. The washed-up has-beens of the Clinton and Bush administrations will be back in charge. The hacks from Goldman Sachs will continue to call the shots. Whether it is Bush’s Karl Rove or Clinton ‘s John Podesta, who makes the decisions in the White House will matter little.

If the establishment wins, America loses.

The author is the political correspondent for Bloomberg and wrote extensively about Obama even before he was nominated.

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August 1, 2016

The two major political conventions of 2016, now completed, raised many questions relating to the proper response to Islamic extremism and terrorism, spoken about extensively at the RNC, but almost ignored at the DNC. Furthermore, there were harsh charges of anti-Semitism thrown back and forth, as well as lingering questions about which party would be better for the U.S.-Israel relationship.


Admittedly, there have been many doubters about Donald J. Trump, a political novice who achieved great success in the world of business, but from the biblical heartland of Israel, the answer is clear. Take note of the following facts, broken down into ten succinct reasons why American friends of Israel should vote for the GOP candidate to be the next President:

b. Donald Trump has pledged to move the American Embassy to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.

2. Trump has expressed support for Israel’s right to grant building permits for its citizens in Jerusalem, its capital city.

3. Trump has expressed support for Israel’s right to grant building permits for its citizens in its historical, biblical heartland, Judea and Samaria (the so-called West Bank).

4. Trump has been a consistent and strong opponent of the dangerous Iran nuclear deal, which the Obama administration signed and which Hillary Clinton strongly supported, along with most of the Democrats in Congress.

5. According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, “There continue to be stark partisan differences in Middle East sympathies. Conservative Republicans maintain strong support for Israel with fully 75% saying they sympathize with Israel compared with just 2% who sympathize with the Palestinians. By contrast, liberal Democrats are much more divided: 33% sympathize more with Israel, 22% with the Palestinians.”

6. A Trump administration is likely to consist of consistently and unquestionably strong, passionate friends of Israel, such as former Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Dr. Ben Carson. All of them share the strong pro-Israel  positions ‎cited above.

7. Trump’s running mate, Gov. (and former U.S. Congressman) Mike Pence, has been a strong and consistent supporter of Israel. He, too, shares the strong pro-Israel po‎sitions cited above.

8. The Influence of Family: Trump’s daughter Ivanka, with whom the candidate is very close, is a convert to Judaism, her husband is Jewish, and Trump has three Jewish grandchildren who attend a strongly pro-Israel Orthodox synagogue with their parents.

9. Hillary Clinton, during her term as Secretary of State, was harshly critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, most notably in her infamously stern 45 minute telephone reprimand, the details of which her State Department quickly publicized after Israel announced that building permits were granted for 900 apartment units in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.

10. A President Hillary Clinton is likely to be surrounded by strongly anti-Israel politicians from her Democratic Party, the platform of which explicitly supports the establishment of “Palestinian statehood” in the biblical heartland of Israel. On the other hand, the GOP platform pointedly does not mention the possibly of a Palestinian state – which would be based on the dangerous land for peace formula that failed so miserably in Gaza, bringing rampant Palestinian Islamic terrorism on Israel’s civilian population.

Last, but not least, unlike Hillary, who has consistently minimized the danger, Donald Trump truly comprehends the existential threat of Islamic terrorism to the free world and has made it abundantly clear, not just that he will ruthlessly destroy ISIS, but that he will turn to the experience and common sense of America’s ally, Israel, as a trusted adviser in that struggle.

The danger to Israel of a Clinton victory is clear, while the prospect of a Trump administration bodes well for the flourishing of the U.S.-Israel relationship. All American friends of Israel, as well as American-Israelis should spread this message to all doubters. I am absolutely certain that Trump is, far and away, the better candidate for Israel.

David Rubin is former mayor of Shiloh, Israel. He is founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund, and the author of four books, including The Islamic Tsunami and his latest, Sparks From Zion.


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I Letter to the Editor – Wall Street Journal & Detroit News

Sent: 8/8/2016

Dear Sirs,

Regarding your RIO Olympics 2016 coverage,

Thank you for your coverage of the Olympics and the bright displays of the champions.

There is another, dark side of the Olympics that has rarely seen coverage and that is the anti-Israel and disguised Jew hatred displayed by some Arab entities.

The first was the opening day when Lebanese delegation refused to let the Israelis ride the bus with them to the Maracana stadium, where the opening ceremony was to take place. The Lebanese delegation leader actually blocked the bus entrance from the Israeli delegation who needed another, special bus to get to the events.

The Palestinian Arab swimmer selected to compete in the Rio Olympics lied when she told the world that she was unable to train properly since there were no Olympic-size pools in the Palestinian territories and the Israeli “occupation” had cut off her access to such facilities.
In fact, the Palestinian territories boast several Olympic-size pools. There’s one in Gaza, built with some of the leftover cement from building its terror tunnels. Another exists in the West Bank town of Nablus. And there’s even an Olympic-size pool in the very town that the athlete, Mary al-Atrash, hails from.
The Israeli government office issued a statement saying that al-Atrash had refused to apply for a permit to train in Israeli pools but wished her the best of luck anyway.

Then Saudi athlete Joud Fahmy resigned from a competition and forfeited a match claiming that she was injured – actually, because she didn’t want to compete against Israeli Gili Cohen in the next round if she won.

It is unfortunate that the Olympic officials allow these incidents by the Arab entities without disciplinary action or vital policy changes.

Ed Kohl

II There is a long history of Arab terrorism at the Olympic games with deliberate flagrant insults to participating Israeli and American Jewish athletes.

By Jerome S. Kaufman

The 1972 Munich Games interrupted by the Palestinian Terror Group Black September

The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, at which eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed along with a German police officer by the Palestinian terrorist group, Black September.

Fortunately, with the re-birth of the State of Israel, Jewish lives are not quite as expendable, despite the tacit cooperation of most of the world in Israeli and Jewish deaths.

Two days after the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics, Israel retaliated by bombing ten PLO bases in Syria and Lebanon. Prime Minister Golda Meir created Committee X, a small group of government officials tasked with formulating an Israeli response, with herself and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan at the head. She also appointed General Aharon Yariv as her Advisor on Counterterrorism.  He, along with Mossad Director Zvi Zamir, took the principal role in directing the ensuing operation.

The committee came to the conclusion that to deter future violent incidents against Israel, they needed to assassinate those who had supported or carried out the Munich massacre — and in dramatic fashion. Pressured by Israeli public opinion and top intelligence officials, Meir reluctantly authorized the beginning of the broad assassination campaign. When the three surviving perpetrators of the massacre were released just months later by West Germany in compliance with the demands of the hijackers of a Lufthansa aircraft, any remaining ambivalence she felt was removed.

The committee’s first task for Israeli intelligence was to draw up an assassination list of all those involved in Munich. This was accomplished with the aid of PLO operatives working for Mossad, and with information provided by friendly European intelligence agencies. While the contents of the entire list are unknown, reports put the final number of targets at 20–35, a mix of Black September and PLO elements. Once this was complete, Mossad was charged with locating the individuals and assassinating them.

Assassination Operations 1972–1988

The first assassination occurred on October 16, 1972, when Palestinian Wael Zwaiter was killed in Rome. Mossad agents had been waiting for him to return from dinner, and shot him twelve times.

The second target of Mossad was Mahmoud Hamshari, the PLO representative in France. Israel believed that he was the leader of Black September in France.  A detonation signal down the telephone line, causing the bomb to explode. Hamshari was mortally wounded in the explosion and died in a hospital several weeks later.

This assassination was the first in a series of Mossad assassinations that took place in France.  Another assassination took place in London, where a Palestinian activist was pushed under a bus during rush hour.

On the night of January 24, 1973, Hussein Al Bashir (Jordanian), the Fatah representative in Cyprus, turned off the lights in his Olympic Hotel room in Nicosia. Moments later, a bomb planted under his bed was remotely detonated, killing him and destroying the room. Israel believed him to be the head of Black September in Cyprus, though another reason for his assassination may have been for his close ties with the KGB.

On April 6, 1973, Basil al-Kubaissi, a law professor at the American University of Beirut suspected by Israel of providing arms logistics for Black September as well as being involved in other Palestinian plots, was gunned down in Paris while returning home from dinner. As in previous assassinations, he was shot around 12 times by two Mossad agents.

Beirut, Lebanon, April 9 1973

Israeli commandos raided guarded apartment buildings and killed Muhammad Youssef al-Najjar (Operations leader in Black September), Kamal Adwan (a Chief of Operations in the PLO) and Kamal Nasser (PLO Executive Committee member and spokesman). During the operation, two Lebanese police officers, an Italian citizen, and Najjar’s wife were also killed. One Israeli commando was wounded.

Sayeret Tzanhanim paratroopers raided a six-story building that served as the headquarters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The paratroopers met strong resistance and lost two soldiers, but managed to destroy the building. Shayetet 13 naval commandos and Sayeret Tzanhanim paratroopers also raided PLO arms-manufacturing facilities and fuel dumps. Some 12–100 PLO and PFLP members were killed during the attacks.

Three more attacks quickly followed the Lebanon operation. Zaiad Muchasi, the replacement for Hussein Al Bashir in Cyprus, was killed by a bomb in his Athens hotel room on April 11. Two minor Black September members, Abdel Hamid Shibi and Abdel Hadi Nakaa, were injured in their car in Rome.

Mossad agents also began to follow Mohammad Boudia, the Algerian-born director of operations for Black September in France, who was known for his disguises and womanizing. On June 28, 1973, Boudia was killed in Paris by a pressure-activated bomb packed with heavy nuts and bolts placed under his car seat.

On December 15, 1979, two Palestinians, Ali Salem Ahmed and Ibrahim Abdul Aziz, were killed in Cyprus. According to police, both men were shot with silenced weapons at point-blank range.

On June 17, 1982, two senior PLO members in Italy were killed in separate attacks. Nazeyh Mayer, a leading figure in the PLO’s Rome office, was shot dead outside his home. Kamal Husain, deputy director of the PLO office in Rome, was killed by a shrapnel bomb placed under the back seat of his car as he drove home, less than seven hours after he had visited the home of Mayer and helped the police in their investigation.

On July 23, 1982, Fadl Dani, deputy director of the PLO office in Paris, was killed by a bomb that had been placed in his car. On August 21, 1983, PLO official Mamoun Meraish was killed in his car in Athens by two Mossad operatives who shot him from a motorcycle.

On June 10, 1986, Khaled Ahmed Nazal, Secretary-General of the PLO’s DFLP faction, was gunned down outside a hotel in Athens, Greece. Nazal was shot four times in the head. On October 21, 1986, Munzer Abu Ghazala, a senior PLO official and member of the Palestinian National Council, was killed by a bomb as he drove through a suburb of Athens.

On February 14, 1988, a car bomb exploded in Limassol, Cyprus, killing Palestinians Abu Al Hassan Qasim and Hamdi Adwan, and wounding Marwan Kanafami.

The Mossad continued to search successfully for other Arabs associated with the Munich Massacre and thus presented a completely new message to the Jew killers of the world:

Jewish life is no longer cheap. The massacre of Jews by Muhammed in the 7th Century as he invented Islam will no longer be tolerated,  nor the Crusades of the Catholic Church, nor the Spanish Inquisition  nor the  massacres initiated by Martin Luther with his new Protestantism, nor the declared hatred of Jews by John Calvin , nor the Pogroms of Russia and Poland nor the Holocaust of Nazi Germany  and now the malignant Jew Hatred propagated by today’s Islam, reluctantly and ineffectively addressed  by the nations of Europe.

Times have changed with the re-birth of the nation of Israel.  A  very expensive price will now be exacted for the loss of Jewish life. It is no longer cheap to kill Jews.

Compiled by Jerome S. Kaufman

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Who is this Jill Stein, Green Party nominee for President of the US? Totally mis-informed and dangerous.

By Jerome S. Kaufman

I just had the misfortune of watching Jill Stein, Presidential nominee of the Green Party being interviewed on Fox News  Sunday morning, August 7, 2016.

Jill Stein has to be one of the most mis-informed people that I have ever heard – at least  if her knowledge of Israel is any criterion.

She, in no uncertain terms, proceeded to link Israel with Saudi Arabia. In the same breath. One of the astounded Fox panel of interviewers asked her if she also included Cuba in the mix with Israel and Saudi Arabia.  She was all for it!

The gist of her discussion was that Israel was an apartheid state with a persecuted Arab minority with limited, if any, civil rights. She obviously does not know this is a complete lie and just the lode stone of Arab propaganda against Israel which evidently,  she has been feeding on for years.

This is also the sick sustenance of  too many others in the now far Left Democrat Party plus the five new members of the Democrat Platform committee that self-hating Jew, Bernie Sanders, has had strategically appointed to the committee.

Stein obviously does not know that Israel is the only democracy in the entire Middle East.

She does not know that, according to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel’s population, at the end of 2012, stands at nearly 8 million, of whom 5.9 million are Jews and 1.4 million are Arabs.

She does not know that these Arab are full citizens of Israel  with  absolutely the same legal and civil rights as the Jews of Israel.

She does not know that the Israel political system is the only representative democracy in the Middle East. It is very similar to that of the US. There is a legislative body called the Knesset which has 120 members comparable to our Congress with 435 members.

Of these 120 Knesset members, 17 are now Arabs with 1-2 Druse and constitute over 10% of the membership. They function along side their Israeli Jewish counterparts to make the laws of the land.

She also does not know that the Arabs of Israel have the highest standard of living of any Arabs in the entire Middle East.

She also does not know that they are free to leave Israel anytime they choose and take all their possessions with them.

She does not know that these Arabs prefer to live in Israel and prefer the Israeli government than to be ruled by the PLO of Mahmoud Abbas or the terrorist regime of Hamas that now rule Gaza.

She also does not know that Israel has the most liberal position on the rights of Gays, Lesbians, whatever minority you can name and conducts a nation-wide day to celebrate these minorities.

She does not know that, of course  women in Israel have the same rights as men; that a woman, Golda Meir, has been Prime Minister of the country and that at this moment, of the 120 Knesset members, 26 are women.

Stein kept harping on the $8 million dollars per day that the US “gives” Israel. Whether this number is correct or not I do not know but whether it is or not, it makes no difference.

She does not comprehend that this is the best foreign money the US is spending and no American lives have ever been needed to protect Israel.

Knowledgeable US military people consider Israel the staunchest and the only consistent ally we have in the Middle East. They call Israel the US aircraft carrier in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Furthermore the greater amount of money sent to Israel comes back immediately to the US for the purchase of arms and defensive weaponry that creates thousands of jobs for the American work force, they might otherwise not have.

She also does not know that the US and Israel armed forces constantly have joint military exercises together preparing themselves for any Russian or Iranian or Islamic Nation (ISIS) attempted invasion or advancement.

She also does not know that Haifa is one of the US Navy’s favorite ports of call and US navy personal look forward to their time ashore there.

She surely has not noticed that Jerusalem is the base reporting city for virtually all the journalists reporting on the Middle East – whether they favor Israel or not. It is obviously only in Israel that these foreign correspondents feel safe  and report whatever they choose. Nobody censors the anti-Israel lies that many of these far Left, Arab intimidated journalists report.

She also does not know that Israel helps immeasurably in the improvement of US military equipment by trying it first hand in the many Arab terror attacks against Israel daily.

She also does not know that Israel is the best US source of military intelligence and surveillance of our mutual enemies and is in constant contact with the CIA, the FBI, the Dept. of Homeland Security and all the key departments of the American administration.

So, in fact,  Stein does not know a damn thing about Israel and I suspect, not much more about anything else. She is a discredit to the Green Party or anything else she pretends to represent and she makes Donald Trump and even Hillary Clinton look like stars  in comparison.

Finally, she has absolutely no understanding of the United States vital role in the world.

It is the US that has kept the peace that we have had since the end of the Cold War. Unfortunately, Barack Obama has deliberately destroyed our military strength weakening us terribly in the eyes of our former friends and enemies.

Russia has already gobbled up Crimea, huge tracts of the Ukraine while the Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, let alone Poland and the rest of Russia’s immediate neighbors are quaking in their boots legitimately concerned that they will be next on Putin’s menu.

So, what does Stein announce she will do to stop this destruction of our crucial allies? She proudly announces that she plans to cut military spending 50%!

I am sure that Russia is delighted to hear that, along with China taking over the entire South China Sea directly threatening our allies South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Viet Nam and the Philippines. This 50% diminishment must also be very welcome news to North Korea, the Arab State (ISIS) that Obama/Clinton have created along with nuclear powered and suddenly wealthy Iran.

It is absolutely certain then that Stein does not know a damn thing about this awful existential threat.

G-d forbid she should ever have any meaningful control over this nation.

II Jill Stein is Not the Savior the Left (or anyone else) Is Looking For.

Excerpted from an article by Jordan Weissmann


Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.

JULY 27 2016

Now that Hillary Clinton has officially won the Democratic presidential nomination, chances are we’re going to hear a lot more about Jill Stein.

The Green Party candidate, currently polling in the low single digits nationally, has been gunning for the support of disaffected Bernie Sanders fans, urging them to “keep the revolution going” by getting behind her own long-shot White House bid.

Tuesday, she was on hand at the Democratic convention to meet aggrieved Sanders delegates, some of whom formed a small crowd around her to chant, “Bernie or Jill.”

Thanks to progressive grassroots rage, she may well peel off a few percentage points of the vote come the fall, when she’s expected to be on the ballot in about 47 states.

Which is a pity. Because even by the standards of protest candidates, Stein—whose press team did not respond to an interview request—is an absolutely awful torchbearer for the far left.

She’s a Harvard-trained physician who panders to pseudoscience. She mangles pet policy issues. And her cynical retelling of the past eight years has nothing to do with the reality of recorded history.

Let’s begin with Stein’s platform. Some of the ideas, like a $15 minimum wage and free college tuition, are mainstream these days, thanks to the work of progressive activists and Sanders himself.

Others, like moving to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 (while ditching nuclear), are deeply unrealistic, if admirable in spirit. And more than a few sound like they were hatched in an old Bay Area commune. Cut defense spending in half and close more than 700 foreign military bases!

Tucked into this long, starry-eyed list of progressive causes are a few lines that remind you of the far left’s fraught relationship with biological science. There’s a call not just to label genetically modified foods but to “put a moratorium on GMOs and pesticides until they are proven safe.”

Never mind that scientists have studied GMOs extensively and found no signs of danger to human health—Stein would like medical researchers to prove a negative.

She would also “Ban neonicotinoids and other pesticides that threaten the survival of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.” This is a nod to the discredited theory that some pesticides are driving the collapse of honeybee populations (which, by the way, are not actually collapsing).

Again, this is somewhat standard stuff on the far left these days, but coming from a physician, it’s discouraging. It is also in keeping with the last official Green Party platform, from 2014, which supports the “teaching, funding, and practice” of “alternative therapies” such as naturopathy and homeopathy, i.e. funneling money into quack medicine. (Stein first ran for president as a green in 2012).

Worse, though, was Stein’s response during a Reddit AMA when she was asked about her party’s stance on vaccines. Her answer was a 380-word evasion in which she allowed that childhood immunizations had “made a huge contribution to the public health” while simultaneously suggesting that Americans have good reason to be wary of the drug approval process and that there’s “a lot of snake-oil in this system.”

For comparison, consider Bernie Sanders’ answer on the same life or death issue, as reported by as reported by the Daily Beast:

“I think obviously vaccinations work. Vaccination has worked for many, many years.” He went on to note, “I am sensitive to the fact that there are some families who disagree but the difficulty is if I have a kid who is suffering from an illness who is subjected to a kid who walks into a room without vaccines that could kill that child and that’s wrong.”

That’s a straightforward answer about vaccines. Risking the health of other people’s children to satisfy your own minority concerns about medical science is wrong.

This entire discussion suggests Stein has no idea what she’s talking about.

Exactly the same evaluation applies to Stein’s pie in the sky give away economic plans, which are based on a shockingly poor understanding of recent economic history. …

(The list of her hair-brained schemes goes on and on)

(G-d forbid this inane dangerous individual ends up with any authority over the destiny of this great country.) jsk

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Redacted from article by Mathew Boyle

Breitbart News, August 1, 2016

Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that the mainstream media and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been using to criticize Donald J. Trump, has deep ties to the government of Saudi Arabia—and to international Islamist investors through his own law firm. In addition to those ties to the wealthy Islamist nation, Khan also has ties to controversial immigration programs that wealthy foreigners can use to essentially buy their way into the United States—and has deep ties to the “Clinton Cash” narrative through the Clinton Foundation.

(And… A Hillary Clinton Convention “Plant” bait  that Donald Trump swallowed hook, line and sinker. And, somehow the Establishment Press, in bed with the Democrats and Hillary Clinton, have deliberated failed to mention.) jsk

Khan and his wife Ghazala Khan both appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention to attack, on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s behalf, Donald Trump—the Republican nominee for president. Their son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004. Khizr Khan, in his speech to the DNC, lambasted Donald Trump for wanting to temporarily halt Islamic migration to America from countries with a proven history of exporting terrorists.

Since then, Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos—who served as a senior adviser to the president in Bill Clinton’s White House and is a Clinton Foundation donor as well as a host on the ABC network—pushed Trump on the matter in an interview. Trump’s comments in that interview have sparked the same mini-rebellion inside his party, in the media and across the aisle that has happened many times before.

The usual suspects inside the GOP, from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to House Speaker Paul Ryan to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, have condemned Trump in one way or another (in their treasonous, jealous, poor loser shameful attempt to sabotage the Republican Party and throw the election to US enemy Hillary Clinton). The media condemnation has been swift and Democrats, as well their friends throughout media, are driving the train as fast as they can.

But until now, it looked like the Khans were just Gold Star parents who the big bad Donald Trump attacked. It turns out, however, in addition to being Gold Star parents, the Khans are financially and legally tied deeply to the industry of Muslim migration–and to the government of Saudi Arabia and to the Clintons themselves.

Khan, according to Intelius as also reported by Walid Shoebat, used to work at the law firm Hogan Lovells, LLP, a major D.C. law firm that has been on retainer as the law firm representing the government of Saudi Arabia in the United States for years. Citing federal government disclosure forms, the Washington Free Beacon reported the connection between Saudi Arabia and Hogan Lovells a couple weeks ago.

II An open letter response  to Mr. Khizr Khan

Published August 01, 2016

Editor’s note: The following column originally appeared on the website US Defense Watch. 

Dear Mr. Khan,

I, like millions of Americans saw your speech at the DNC on Thursday night.

I wish to offer my sympathy for the death of your son, Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in action in Iraq.

As a former US Army officer, and a veteran of the Gulf War, I can certainly understand the pain and anguish that you and your wife endure every day.

Your son died saving the lives of his fellow soldiers. As Jesus told his disciples, according to the Gospel of John, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Captain Khan is a hero. I am sure the soldiers he served with regard him as one. I know you and your wife do. Rest assured that millions of veterans regard your son as a hero as well.

To paraphrase from the Book of Ecclesiasticus, your son’s name liveth for evermore.

Your son made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, a country that was new to you and your family and one which you openly embraced and certainly love.

When you and your family arrived to America from Pakistan, you assimilated into our country. You adopted American ways, learned our history and apparently you even acquired a pocket Constitution along the way. Good for you sir.

But, there are many Muslims in America who not only have no desire to assimilate, but wish to live under Sharia Law.

That is unacceptable to Americans. There is only one law of the land. That is the U.S. Constitution.

As you well know, Mr. Khan, we live in violent times, dangerous times. Muslim madmen from ISIS and other radical Jihadi groups are on a murder and terror spree across the globe.

Your religion of peace, Islam, is anything but that in 2016. That is a fact that is confirmed every time a Muslim shoots, bombs, beheads and tortures innocent men, women and children. This does not mean that every Muslim is a terrorist, but most terrorists, sir, are indeed Muslims.

A Muslim terrorist attack has become the sign of the times.

Regardless of what the feckless, naïve, leftist ideologue Barack Obama and his dimwitted colleagues John Kerry, Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel state, the United States and the West are at war with Radical Islam. It is the job of the president of the United States to protect his nation from all enemies; foreign and domestic. Unfortunately, Mr. Obama romanticizes Islam and refuses to accept reality, which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent people across the world.

Groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda have one goal, the complete destruction of the Judeo-Christian culture, our religions and our way of life.

Many Americans have families that have been here for decades, even centuries. Many families like mine have relatives who fought in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. Some families have relatives who fought in the American Revolution.

We don’t plan on letting our country be devoured by Muslim maniacs. We are Americans sir, and not unarmed, socialist European zombies. We will do what is necessary to protect the United States. While many Democrats and liberals see the world through rose colored glasses, conservatives understand that there is good and evil in this world. Evil must be destroyed before it destroys us.

Strong measures, wartime measures, must be taken to protect this country from those that wish to annihilate us and our way of life.

Mr. Trump’s plan to temporarily halt immigration from Muslim countries that are known to either support terrorism or harbor terrorist groups is not only pragmatic, but indeed it is constitutional. It is the constitutional duty of the president of the United States to protect this nation.

There is simply no way to vet hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees from war zones like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Europe is being destroyed because reckless leaders like Angela Merkel have opened the continent’s doors to a flood of over one million undocumented Muslims arriving with nothing more than a bad attitude and a haversack of Jihad.

Do you think Americans are stupid? While the left lives in a dream world, the right does not. Mr. Trump understands the threat to his nation and the threat, sir, is not from Swedish Lutherans named Anna and Lars. The threat, sir, is from radical Islam.

How in God’s name are U.S. immigration authorities supposed to know the true intentions of a 22-year-old Syrian man? It is impossible. You know it is impossible.

How in God’s name are U.S. immigration authorities supposed to know the true intentions of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and thousands of other sundry Muslims who wish to arrive on our shores?

It is impossible. You know it is impossible.

Whether you, your wife, the Muslim world and millions of Democrats are offended by Mr. Trump’s realistic view of the world is irrelevant.

Whether you, your wife and son would have been prohibited from emigrating from Pakistan to America under Mr. Trump’s wartime plan is irrelevant. The security of this great land supersedes your desires and the desires of others who wish to come here now. The United States of America has no obligation to open its doors in order to placate foreigners and liberals in our government.

To adopt any other course but Mr. Trump’s would be a cause for further endangering the lives of Americans every day. That, sir, is unacceptable.

You attacked Mr. Trump in front of a worldwide audience, yet you can’t understand the fact that he defends himself against attacks from you, Hillary Clinton and the left. What else is one to do sir?

We must live in a world of reality, not a world of denial, delusion and fantasy the Democrats inhabit every waking day of their lives.

Radical Islam is the enemy of everyone on this planet who believes in freedom and justice. Until it is destroyed, this nation must protect itself from enemies both foreign and domestic.


Ray Starmann

Ray Starmann is the founder of US Defense Watch. He is a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and veteran of the Gulf War, where he served with the 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3rd Armored Division “Spearhead!” Mr. Starmann was a contributing writer for several years at, founded by the late Colonel David Hackworth.

III Breitbart News, Aug 3, 2016 updates report on Hillary’s promoter, Khizr Khan 

Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that Democrats and their allies media wide have been using to hammer GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, has suddenly deleted his law firm’s website from the Internet.

This development is significant, as his website proved—as Breitbart News and others have reported—that he financially benefits from unfettered pay-to-play Muslim migration into America.
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CLINTON CASH, a documentary, based on the book by Peter Schweitzer, narrated by Peter Schweitzer, written for the screen and produced by Dan Fleurette and Stephen K. Bannon, directed by MA Taylor

I started off my Sunday morning by logging on to the image of a man, a Justin Trudeau look-alike, identified as Hillary Clinton’s campaign manger, Robby Mook, speaking with CNN’s Jake Tappert. Astoundingly, I heard him blame the Russian’s for hacking into the Democratic National Committee  emails and releasing them in order to benefit Trump.

It went downhill from there.

To grab a handle on things I decided to watch the broadcast of the documentary, CLINTON CASH on

I needed to watch videos of dog rescues after that.

After I watched it, I watched it again.

I recommend that anyone who watches it, grab a pencil and a sheet of paper, in fact several sheets of paper.

The amount of information in this 104 minute documentary is overwhelming.

It profiles a number of foreign countries and interests who have enriched Bill and Hillary Clinton and The Clinton Foundation.

CLINTON CASH is basically a crime thriller without the denouement, The Clintons have not been called to task. The Clinton Foundation is still up and running.

Narrated by Peter Schweizer, the author of the book, CLINTON CASH, upon which this documentary is based, it has a driving score and high production values. It delivers 104 minutes of cold, hard facts, which, under any other Administration (in my opinion) would have led to a criminal indictment by the IRS, Justice Department and a number of other federal agencies.

But I am getting ahead of myself.

CLINTON CASH shows how the Clintons did it

They received money through multimillion donations to The Clinton Foundation or as speaking fees to Bill while Hillary was Secretary of State and then to her, when she left office.

These interests include matters dealing with exploitation of natural resources, disaster relief, nuclear arms, etc.

The foreign countries include Rwanda, Nigeria, South Sudan, the Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Sweden, Columbia, Brazil, Canada, India, Russia, Kazakstan, India, et al.

The foreign people and entities were: Paul Kagame, President Rwanda,Jarch Capital, Lucas Lindin, Ericsson,Gilbert Goury, General Sani Abacha, Caracol, Dahlberg, Denis O/Brien, Digital, TD Bank, Frank Guitar, Amar Singh, Sant Chattel, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Ian Teller, Frank Holmes, Salida Captal, Rosatom, Renaissance Capital, et al.

CLINTON CASH shows that following donations and speaking fees to The Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton, respectively, Hillary Clinton ordered the reversal of several State Department policies which were in some case, rejection of principles long avowed by the Clintons themselves relating to such matters as the environment, human rights, etc..

The volume of cash flowing towards the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation, as detailed in CLINTON CASH was staggering and the above list is not conclusive.

CLINTON CASH should be mandatory viewing for all elected officials. It should be screened in schools.

CLINTON CASH reveals the compromise of American interests and security to a degree unknown in our history. That it was done by a former President and his wife while Secretary of State, make it all the more shocking.

Peter Schweitzer and the filmmakers have done us a great service and we owe it to them and ourselves to spread the word.

The Clintons should be speaking Russian by now.

Physically sick.

Completely devoid of character, morals.

THIS is the reason I wouldn’t do criminal law.

I didn’t want them in my office.

Very, very, powerful.

You must run this forever.

She must not get into the White House

I wonder, have either of them or their wanna-bees disputed anything in the film?

Today, her campaign somehow told Jake Tapper that the Russians were behind the release of the Democratic National Committee emails!

Either he is the most psychotic liar ever or he hasn’t read the book


Elaine F. Miller is a practicing attorney, political commentator and poet on the side

Palm Beach, Florida 
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Then maybe she might have re-worked the speech to conform with the facts or maybe even give up the speech altogether?

Clinton Cash: Documentary on Hillary and Bill Clinton Released on Breitbart News’ Website

Based on Peter Schweizer’s book, the documentary traces how the Clintons amassed their reported net worth of over $150 million after leaving the White House. It premiered on Breitbart Saturday and is mind-boggling.

See the whole film right here — if you can stomach it. How could anyone with any sense of humanity, deliberately leave thousands of people completely destitute without shelter, without food so that they could continue to feed their insatiable need for power and stolen money. Sick, Sick, Sick. Do you really want her in the White House?

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By Sean Savage

The Jewish Press, July 22, 2016

After a selection process that more closely resembled a reality television show than the usual political appointments, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that his choice for vice president is Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who beat out flashier contenders such as former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

For the pro-Israel community, Pence is viewed as a strong advocate for the Jewish state who can bolster Trump’s sometimes shaky relationship with Jewish leaders. Although he has taken on a strongly pro-Israel tone in recent months, Trump had previously raised concern in pro-Israel circles by saying he would take a “neutral” approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Pence, an evangelical Christian, has noted that his strong support for Israel is rooted in his faith.

“Let me say emphatically, like the overwhelming majority of my constituents, my Christian faith compels me to cherish the state of Israel,” Pence said in an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in 2009, while he was serving in Congress.

Many analysts believe Pence can boost Trump’s standing among social conservatives and strengthen his campaign in other areas such as executive experience, foreign policy, and navigating the political scene of Washington, DC.

Pence served in the House of Representatives from 2001-13, including on the influential House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he advocated for robust military defense aid for Israel. As governor of Indiana, Pence has continued his steady record of support for Israel. He visited Israel in late 2014 and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Hoosiers have cherished our relationship with the people of Israel for generations. As we look ahead, deepening our ties with the people, businesses, and state of Israel remains a commitment that will empower us as partners. Grounded in our shared values and our hope for the future, today our friendship is highlighted by a remarkable entrepreneurial spirit shared between our two nations,” Pence said in a statement ahead of that 2014 trip.

David Brog, a member of the board of directors at Christians United for Israel, which helped sponsor Pence’s visit to Israel, praised the Indiana governor as one of the Jewish state’s “most steadfast supporters.”

“We have known and worked with Mike Pence for years. His faith and worldview have made him one of Israel’s most steadfast supporters, both in Congress and as governor,” Brog told “He would be yet another powerful pro-Israel voice on Donald Trump’s team.”

In addition to his support for Israel, Pence, like Trump, favors an American foreign policy that is centered on robust military strength. He has repeatedly called for large increases in military spending and has criticized Democrats for not using the term “Islamic extremism” when describing jihadists.

Pence had also been a vocal critic of the Iran nuclear deal. In 2015, he joined 14 other Republican governors in signing a letter to President Barack Obama expressing their opposition to the deal.

Pence’s stance on the nuclear deal contrasts with his potential vice presidential opponent, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who is rumored to be among presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s finalists for the job.

In 2015, Kaine was among a number of Democratic senators who boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress about the nuclear deal. Nevertheless, Kaine defined himself as a “strong pro-Israel Democrat” in an interview with The Forward, and also told the Washington Jewish Week following a visit to Israel in January 2016 that Netanyahu “is a key partner” that the U.S. must work with.

In Indiana, Pence signed into a law a bill that formally opposed the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer called the Indiana measure the “toughest anti-BDS legislation in the nation.”

Elliot Bartky, president of the Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana, who worked closely with the Indiana State Assembly and Pence in crafting the anti-BDS legislation, said he feels the governor is an excellent choice by Trump.

“Governor Pence has had a long and distinguished track record advocating for Israel and the Jewish people as a congressman and then governor of Indiana,” Bartky told “We fully expect that if elected vice president, Governor Pence will continue to lead the nation with the type of sorely needed moral clarity and courage on this issue that has typified his career to this point.”

Despite his state’s relatively small Jewish community, Pence has promoted economic ties between Israel and Indiana.

“Israel and Indiana share many concerns that Hoosiers cherish,” Pence said last month at the second annual Indiana-Israel Business Exchange. “As our nation’s strongest and most important ally in the Middle East, Israel is also a key partner in our state’s economic growth.”


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A sad day for Mr. Comey and the FBI

His decision leaves the impression that Hillary is ‘too big to jail’

July 6, 2016

James B. Comey obviously had little taste for a head-on collision with Hillary Clinton, despite the remarkable bill of particulars he presented with his announcement that there will be no prosecution of the lady who is expected to be the Democratic nominee for president. Even more remarkable, he acknowledged that Mrs. Clinton may be too big to jail.

“To be clear,” he said, “this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity [like Mrs. Clinton‘s] would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.”

He so far offers no explanation for how he came to this conclusion, leaving it to the public to decide whether it’s Hillary position, her prominence, or her candidacy that puts her beyond the reach of the law. It’s a sad day for the republic, for Mr. Comey and his seriously damaged reputation, and for the credibility of the FBI.

For almost 150 years, the United States avoided establishing a national police force. When the Founders adopted the Bill of Rights as the first amendments to the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson and the Virginians pushed for the adoption of the 10th, to reserve all rights and prerogatives not specifically named as federal functions, to the states.

More than a century later, President Theodore Roosevelt established the first federal “investigative service,” reporting to the attorney general. Gen. Charles Joseph Bonaparte, a Baltimore descendant of the Little Corporal, organized it after Congress had denied the president the authority to combine other federal policing agencies for fear of creating a secret police.

The new agency’s first major assignment was to pursue enforcement of the 1910 Mann Act against involuntary prostitution, popularly called white slavery. The FBI took on vigorous life with enforcement of Prohibition two decades later, and its name was officially changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

J. Edgar Hoover, an astute veteran of Washington political infighting, built its reputation and directed the agency for a remarkable 48 years. Mr. Hoover’s FBI made its bones with the pursuit of urban criminal syndicates of the 1930s. After Pearl Harbor in 1941, the agency took on a new role in investigating lapses in national security, continuing after the terrorist threat arrived with 9/11 and the Patriot Act.

The FBI’s modern mandate derives from Title 28 of the United States Code, Section 533, which authorizes the attorney general to “appoint officials to detect and prosecute crimes against the United States.” Other federal statutes give the FBI responsibility to investigate specific crimes.

The director’s 10-year appointment, unlike any other federal appointee, has encouraged the effort to make it an independent agency, even if quartered in the executive branch under the president and his attorney general.

James B. Comey Jr. became director in 2013 for a full 10-year term after a distinguished career as a federal prosecutor and deputy US attorney general. Mr. Comey’s greatest test was the investigation of Hillary and her freelance emails.

There’s another Clinton episode coming — such episodes seem never to end — about the issue of the Clintons’ family foundation, repository of millions of dollars worth of “charitable” contributions, some of them from foreign donors. They’re all fast friends now, and it’s not yet clear what all the donors bought with their dollars.

II  On Hillary emails, Comey’s evidence clashes with Comey’s conclusions

By Charles Hurt
The Washington Times
July 11, 2016

So it turns out that while you can indict a ham sandwich, indicting our top diplomat for “extremely careless” handling of national secrets at a time of war against the most determined and diabolical enemy we have ever faced — well, that is just a waste of time. Inconvenient. Awkward.

The Democratic National Committee may not have publicly listed FBI Director James B. Comey on the schedule for its upcoming convention in Philadelphia, but the party gave him the highest-profile, prime-time speaking gig of the entire convention.

Heck, his speech Tuesday officially kicking off Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President Obama’s third term was the highest-profile convention speech for either party in modern political history.

What Mr. Comey delivered was stunning in its brassy disdain for justice and for the hard work of his dedicated agents, even as his stated logic behind the decision not to indict was utterly confounding.

Literally, as a drone-like Mr. Comey delivered his mystifying political haiku to reporters, Air Force One was being gassed up and prepared for liftoff, and a fleet of Marine helicopters began revving their rotors to pick up President Obama and ferry him and his hopeful successor — the unindicted Hillary Clinton — to their first joint event of the 2016 campaign.

By his own account, Mr. Comey’s investigation “looked at whether there is evidence classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on” Mrs. Clinton’s illegal bathroom server. Almost immediately, things got complicated when he explained that, in truth, it was “several” illegal servers the FBI had to scour, and most of them had been scuttled or somehow otherwise destroyed.

Still, they were able to determine over 100 emails contained “classified information at the time they were sent of received.” Eight were “Top Secret at the time they were sent.”

Some additional 2,000 were of such a sensitive nature that anyone with then-Secretary of State Clinton’s security clearance should have known that they should not have been sent over an unsecured email system.

“None of these emails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these emails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at departments and agencies of the US government — or even with a commercial service like Gmail,” Mr. Comey said.

The FBI uncovered even more messages that were clearly marked classified among emails that Mrs. Clinton did not turn over.

And this is where things start to get really strange with Mr. Comey.

The FBI director said there is “no evidence,” however, “that any of the additional work-related emails were intentionally deleted in an effort to conceal them.”
OK, so they were unintentionally deleted, or they were intentionally deleted, but not in an effort to conceal them? They were deleted in an effort to be transparent? Deleted in order to make them public? We are just having a hard time following here, Jimmy.

In addition, Mr. Comey said, there were even more emails that may have contained more secrets that were sent over the illegal bathroom server that FBI agents could not find. Those unseen emails “are now gone” because the Clintons deleted everything and their “lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery.” Again, all in an effort by the Clintons to be transparent or something.
As for “hostile actors” who spend every second of every day trying to gain access to America’s secrets, Mr. Comey said his agents found no “direct evidence” of a breach but also determined that they would not even be able to detect such a breach at this point. But given Mrs. Clinton’s reckless disregard for email security and flagrant use of unsecured servers even while traveling abroad, “It is possible that hostile actors gained access” to her classified emails.

Yet out of all of this, Mr. Comey found “reasonable confidence” that there was no effort to conceal emails from investigators and determined that that,that,  “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring any charges against Mrs. Clinton.

‘I am starting to think that maybe Mr. Comey has a skewed idea of what is “reasonable.” I guess that depends on what the definition of what  “is” is.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama arrived in North Carolina, and the president — Mr. Comey’s boss — declared that he was “fired up” and “ready to go.”
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In theaters July 22!

Hillary’s America, the latest film from the creators of America: Imagine The World Without Her and 2016: Obama’s America takes audiences on a gripping journey into the secret history of the Democratic Party and the contentious rise of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

In Hillary’s America, New York Times #1 best-selling author and celebrated filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza reveals the sordid truth about Hillary and the secret history of the Democratic Party. This eye-opening film sheds light on the Democrats’ transition from pro-slavery to pro-enslavement; how Hillary Clinton’s political mentor was, literally, a cold-blooded gangster; and how the Clintons and other Democrats see foreign policy not in terms of national interest, but in terms of personal profit.

Hillary’s America will uncover how their plan is to simply steal America.

II  National Review of Hillary’s America — A Two-by-Four Bashing Democrats – A thorough review not the Left’s predictable knee jerk dissing of everything D’Sousa 

By JOHN FUND July 18, 2016

D’Souza links progressives’ sordid, racist past to the Clintons’ current corruption. Dinesh D’Souza, the social commentator who shook up Hollywood with the $33 million earned by his Obama 2016 film, is back with Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party. The film is his response to constant Democratic attacks on Republicans as racist, greedy, and callous toward minority interests.

Hillary’s America takes a two-by-four to the racist, greedy, and callous episodes in the Democratic party’s past. He then links this history to Hillary Clinton’s progressive values and to her tutelage under radical community organizer Saul Alinsky. It is over the top in places and definitely selective, but the troubling facts are accurate and extensively documented in the D’Souza book that accompanies the movie.

The film is intensely patriotic, and D’Souza told me at the movie’s premiere at the GOP convention in Cleveland that it is a must-see for Americans. He believes Democrats this election year are trying to — in President Obama’s words — “fundamentally transform” America into something the Founding Fathers wouldn’t recognize.

This isn’t just rhetorical overkill. Glenn Thrush reported this week in Politico on Obama’s agenda in the waning days of his presidency: Obama’s ultimate goal in his final year has been strikingly ambitious, according to those I spoke with: not only blocking from office the birther who questioned his legitimacy as president, but preserving the Democratic Party’s hold over the presidency during an era of anti-establishment turbulence. Obama, always one to embrace a grand goal, talks in terms of creating “a 16-year era of progressive rule” to rival the achievements of Roosevelt-Truman and to reorient the country’s politics as a “Reagan of the left,” as one of his longtime White House advisers put it to me.

In 2014, D’Souza pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations in a case that may well have involved selective prosecution. He donated $20,000 to a Republican friend from Dartmouth, Wendy Long, who was running a sure-to-lose senatorial campaign against Kirsten Gillibrand in New York, though he never told Long he’d donated the money and he received nothing in return.

D’Souza told me that his searing eight-month experience in a federal halfway house led him to draw his own conclusions about the ultimate goal of Hillary and Obama. The film re-creates what he said he learned in federal “public housing.” He established a rapport with some of the thugs and con artists there and asked them how the gangs to which they belonged consolidated power.

A fellow inmate named Rock told him that the con games the gangs practice involve promising people something for nothing, then cheating them while at the same time making them dependent on the gangs for protection. This eerily resembled the way the Democratic machines operated, D’Souza realized. But Democrats also had a broader ideological agenda: “What if the goal of the Democratic party is to steal the most valuable thing this world ever produced?” That would be the republic the Founding Fathers have handed down to us.

The film then shows D’Souza leaving his confinement and researching the history and methods of the Democratic party. In the film’s least convincing re-created scenes, he visits “Democratic Headquarters” and sneaks his way into a basement records room adorned by a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the openly racist president who was the founder of the Democratic party. While rummaging through the secrets of the records room, D’Souza learns that Jackson’s expulsion of the Indians to reservations in the 1830s was opposed by Republican congressman Davy Crockett; that northern Democrats were instrumental to slavery’s survival in the pre–Civil War era; that Democrats after the war voted against civil rights for blacks at the federal level; and that, after losing that fight, they managed to impose Jim Crow laws against blacks in the South.

How the Clintons Got Rich Off of Poor Haitians D’Souza then shifts his research to the office of Carol Swain, a black law professor at Vanderbilt University, who is a scholar of Democratic-party history. Swain is soft-spoken but devastating in her recitation of the facts. “It’s a sordid story,” she told me at the Cleveland premiere of the film. “Democrats have long practiced plantation politics while blocking economic opportunity for minorities.”

She tells the story of Ida B. Wells, a brave black journalist who fought lynchings and challenged President Woodrow Wilson in the White House over his racist resegregation of the federal work force. Wilson ignored her entreaties and proceeded to host a White House screening of D. W. Griffith’s infamous film Birth of a Nation.

Hillary’s America also explores Franklin Roosevelt’s decision not to pursue anti-lynching laws and notes that it was Democrats who tried to block the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Congressional Republicans supported it in greater percentages than Democrats did. D’Souza takes on the defense that modern Democrats typically call forth when confronted with their party’s racist roots: They claim that the two parties reversed positions on race, with northern Democrats becoming more progressive and southern Democrats simply becoming Republicans.

Onetime segregationist Strom Thurmond did switch parties, D’Souza concedes, but he notes the fact that fewer than 1 percent of Southern Democrats who opposed civil rights followed Thurmond in joining the GOP. The rest remained Democrats until they exited politics. ‘Democrats have long practiced plantation politics while blocking economic opportunity for minorities.’ — Carol Swain

D’Souza then extensively interviews National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, asking him about the connections he has drawn — in his book Liberal Fascism and elsewhere — between the Democratic party, Wilson, and birth-control advocate and eugenicist Margaret Sanger (the film shows Hillary Clinton lavishly praising Sanger). Goldberg was at the movie’s premiere and noted that it will no doubt receive abundant criticism. “You get the most flak when you are over the target,” he told the audience, to great cheering.

The film then takes a rather abrupt turn from history to focus on Hillary Clinton. Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, he notes, were acolytes of the great left-wing “community organizer” Saul Alinsky. D’Souza is the first filmmaker to mine the rich material showing the radicalism of Alinksy, who was personally tutored by Al Capone’s deputies in the tactics of the mob and whose most famous book,

Rules for Radicals, begins with this epigraph to the most famous Machiavellian: Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.

In Hillary’s America, the young Hillary Rodham is shown as she’s led from her roots as a “Goldwater Girl” into campus radicalism through meetings with Alinsky. Later, she would use her senior thesis at Wellesley to paint an admiring portrait of Alinsky. In a meeting with Alinsky, she chastises him for trying to pressure the establishment only from the outside, saying that some of his followers need to take over the government: “Then we can push from the inside.”

But Hillary’s success on the “inside” seems to have brought her and her Clinton Foundation tens of millions in personal wealth rather than any substantive policy accomplishments. The film then plunges into what it calls the more troubling aspects of the “Clinton partnership,” portraying Bill Clinton as a sexual predator surrounded by women in black dresses slinking out of cars and hotels.

The real red meat comes as Hillary is portrayed as throwing things around the White House and generally enabling Bill’s behavior, which possibly includes rape. D’Souza ends his roasting of Hillary by denouncing her for her “hateful rhetoric” and labeling the Clintons “depraved crooks” who will “turn all of America into a plantation” if they get back in the White House.

The Dirty Business of the Hillary Machine, Again At this point the film is definitely downbeat, but in ends with a stirring rendition of patriotic songs, beautiful shots of patriotic themes, and an original song from the Gatlin Brothers. The audience that streamed out of the Cleveland premiere felt energized rather than depressed by the film. Bob Unruh, a relative of the legendary California Democratic boss Jesse Unruh, told me: “The movie told it like it is. Machine rule is at the heart of the modern Democrats.” Several viewers said they took away the message that America is worth saving, and that we have the tools to do so in our DNA, if only we have a large voter turnout in November.

John Fund is NRO’s national-affairs correspondent.

III Read:  Black Female Law Professor, Carol Swain, Vanderbilt University says “Obama is Destroying the Nation”
AUTHOR Cyrus Massoumi
DECEMBER 5, 2013

Black Female Law Professor Says Obama is Destroying the Nation

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Redacted from an article by Moshe Feiglin
The Jewish Press
June 10, 2016

“Pushovers don’t die, they are simply replaced by new pushovers,” says the Israeli adage. But in Israel’s Right, the pushovers don’t die and they aren’t even replaced by new pushovers. The Right always celebrates its political victory and in the blink of an eye, its leaders become tools in the hands of the Left.

Menachim Begin surrendered the entire Sinai Peninsula to Egypt and destroyed Yamit and an entire settlement bloc.

Yitzhak Shamir subjected Israelis to the national indignity of sitting in rooms with plastic covered windows and doors, (trying to appease the US with President H. W. Bush in the first Gulf War) waiting for the Iraqi missiles to explode, instead of allowing the proud and extremely capable Israeli Air Force to protect its own turf and summarily knock down anyone that dare intrude into Israeli air space.

For the first time in Israel’s history, Shamir left the State’s security in the hands of the US
(And, what was the thanks from HW Bush in political capital or greater military capability?  NADA)

Benjamin Netanyahu hugged Yasir Arafat and gave him (almost the entire city of) Hebron.

Ariel Sharon destroyed Gush Katif opening up all of Gaza to Hamas

And now Avigdor Lieberman,  Israeli Defense Minister, is already making more leftist declarations than his predecessor, Moshe Ayalon.

What is wrong with the Right? Why is it that when the Left is in power, it rules and leads the nation according to its principles, while when the Right is in power, the Left continues to rule and lead according to its principles? And it rules by means of the elected officials of the Right, with virtually no opposition.

Why does that happen time and again?

Usually, the Right attempts to answer this question on the basis of faulty character traits: “Begin was weak, Netanyahu is spineless, Sharon was always a leftist and Lieberman is simply corrupt…” But that is ridiculous.

Every leader has his strong and weak points. The above elected leaders of the Right are no less worthy than the leaders of the Left. On the contrary, they are more talented than most. The answer does not lie with their character traits. It goes much deeper:

The Israeli Right does not really have an alternative agenda to the Left. The distinction between Right and Left (between nationalism and universalism) does not revolve around questions of peace and security; it revolves around the question of identity: Is Israel a Jewish State or a state of all its citizens?

Zionism built Israel as a state of all its citizens. The Knesset (with the exception of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee) is the Knesset of the state of all its citizens. The IDF is the army of all its citizens (at least all those citizens who are not considered “Nazis”…) the media are the media of the state of all its citizens, the justice system, academia, culture – Israel is a state of all its citizens. And so, when the Left rises to power — it is “all systems go” for the political actualization of the state of all its citizens principle.

And the Right? The Right has never attempted to formulate a policy that revolves around the Jewish identity of the State of Israel.

After newly minted Defense Minister Lieberman destroys Amona, releases terrorists, opens roadblocks and freezes construction in Judea and Samaria, Israel will go to elections.

At that point, he (and, with different nuances, the rest of the Right) will issue some belligerent declarations about the Arabs and will once again rake in the votes of the pushovers who never die and never need to be replaced.

In order to change the entire paradigm and bring true peace and security to Israel, our state must connect first and foremost to its Jewish identity and identify itself as a unique, liberty-based Jewish State.


Moshe Feiglin

About the Author: Moshe Feiglin is the former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. He is the founder of Manhigut Yehudit and Zo Artzeinu and the author of two books: “Where There Are No Men” and “War of Dreams.” Feiglin served in the IDF as an officer in Combat Engineering and is a veteran of the Lebanon War. He lives in Ginot Shomron with his family.


II Enough is enough.

The Jews need a proud Jewish State where the first order of business is defending its Jewish citizens and any others who are genuinely loyal to the Jewish State. And, their rights will be diligently and honestly protected — unlike the Jew’s experience as a minority, over the centuries, in the lands of others.

Let the Right assume its implied nationalistic identity without apology and direct its institutions accordingly.  Begin by demolishing the self administered arrogance of the far Left Israeli Supreme Court that has chosen the obscene, false narrative of the Left and acted as  a dagger in the side of Israel’s Jewish citizens.

Ultimately make the world understand there is absolute no room in this small strip of land between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River for two states, especially when one is designed to be another Arab terrorist state dedicated to Israel’s destruction.

Wake up Prime Minister Netanyahu, master politician. What we need is a master, pro-Israel statesman who understands all of the above and advises the rest of the world accordingly and defends with all his might, Israel’s sovereign right to make exactly that decision.


Jerome S. Kaufman


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