A great hero of the Jewish people died – Steven Plaut. Israeli leadership, past and present, did not impress him.

III Update on Dem choice Tom Perez  (Does not sound much better than Ellison!)

“Perez does not deserve congratulations—unless that was tongue in cheek. He deserves derision. According to Pamela Geller, Perez was the lapdog for hardcore Muslim supremacists when he was Obama’s Assistant Attorney General, a gutless tool doing the bidding of the terror-tied groups.

Perez is also responsible for the dismissal of the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case. He launched an investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio for adopting an English-only policies inside his jails. And before taking over as Assistant AG, Perez was president of Casa de Maryland, a radical open borders group that encourages illegal aliens not to speak with the police and urges local governments to create sanctuary cities.

He fought to mandate that Mexican IDs be recognized as valid photo ID in the US, even though the documents are so rife with fraud that 22 of Mexico’s 32 states and districts refuse to recognize them.”
To me…these are the reasons Trump was elected. Let them continue to double down on their extreme liberal policies/talk and we’ll control the Whitehouse and Congress another 4 years!

Pam Geller

 

Redacted from an article by Jason Maoz, Senior Editor

The Jewish Press, Jan. 27, 2017

Steven Plaut, a prolific writer whose take-no-prisoners prose style and relish for puncturing left-wing pretensions became very familiar to Jewish Press readers over a nearly 15-year period beginning in 2002, died in Israel last week after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.

A professor at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Haifa, Plaut brought a sharply analytical mind to any subject about which he wrote. In addition to The Jewish Press, Plaut’s articles appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsday, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Maariv, Fortune, Middle East Quarterly, National Review, Commentary, and numerous online outlets.

Plaut was raised in a non-Orthodox Zionist home in Philadelphia (he became increasingly observant after making aliyah in 1981). Bill Cosby’s mother was Plaut’s babysitter and Plaut’s father sold Bill his first suit of clothes.

Plaut was married to Dr. Pnina Ohana Plaut, a granddaughter of Rabbi Nissim Ohana, chief rabbi of Egypt and later of Haifa.

In a 2003 interview with The Jewish Press, Plaut said he’d taken “a fairly low profile in the Israeli media,” writing primarily on economics, until the 1993 Oslo Accords.
“Oslo broke the camel’s back,” he said. “From that moment on, I have devoted myself to doing everything in my power, mainly through op-ed writing and Internet agitating to…rescue Israel from the mega-stupidity of its own leaders.”

Presciently – this was more than two years before the Gaza disengagement-Plaut dismissed then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as “tired” and “timid.”

“They say that a people deserves the leaders it gets, but in the case of Israel such an assertion would border on being an anti-Semitic libel,” Plaut told The Jewish Press.

“Israel has produced a long stream of incompetent demagogues and cowardly lemming-like leaders, divorced from reality and pursuing national self-obliteration.

Ariel Sharon is marginally better than [his recent predecessors]. But this is not the Sharon of 1973 or 1982. It is a tired, timid, and exhausted Sharon, unwilling to take the heat for pursuing a serious Israeli defense.

Like his predecessors, he seems to think that Palestinian terrorism must be allowed to continue until the Palestinians feel they have reached catharsis and just get tired of murdering Jews.”

Plaut described Sharon’s reprisal campaigns in the face of the raging terrorism of the Second Intifada as “half-hearted.” He called those reprisals “the ‘Arik Sharon Hokey-Pokey’ [in which] you put your ground troops in, you take your ground troops out, and then you move ’em all about. Then you pull them out again until the next atrocity.”

Asked why Benjamin Netanyahu had been so forcefully repudiated by the Israeli electorate in 1999, after just three years in office, Plaut was quick to respond:  “Because he tried be Shimon Peres II.”

Netanyahu was elected in 1996 for the sole purpose of ending Oslo. Upon his election, however, he turned about 180 degrees and pursued Oslo with all the same delusional vigor as Peres and Rabin before him.

True, he scowled when hobnobbing with Arafat, in contrast to Peres’s idiotic grins, but in fact he was simply pursuing Oslo – albeit Oslo Lite. He abandoned Hebron to the terrorists…. He continued the face-to-face meetings with Arafat even as Arafat was mass murdering Jews.

He signed the Wye appeasements, making him the ‘Wye’s Man of Chelm.’ “Netanyahu lost to Ehud Barak in 1999 for the same reason that New Coke failed — why have a pale imitation of an Oslo appeaser when you can elect the real thing?”

The question of why Israeli leaders had been so shortsighted in pursuing the Oslo peace process elicited a characteristically blunt answer from Plaut:

“A facetious answer would be that Rabin and Peres had an ingenious master plan. You see, they figured out that much of anti-Semitism is based on the common stereotype of Jews being smarter than other people, and they figured that they could end anti-Semitism once and for all by proving how false this stereotype is.”

As to how he found the time to write so prolifically, he was only half-joking when he replied, “I wake up each morning and force myself to read Haaretz, the Israeli far left newspaper. Then I face a choice. I can either walk around all day enraged and curse people and scream at my kids and provoke my wife, or I can release it all in an op-ed piece or commentary and then smile at the world and pet the cat and sniff the flowers.

In other words, it is a form of psychotherapy for me and keeps me out of a straitjacket.”

(Others of us don’t have to read Haaretz. There is plenty of other stupidity to go all around and it has not changed. The desire of the Jew, the Israeli, to commit suicide in order to please his enemies and impress the Goyim with that stupidity plus the Jew’s refusal to argue in his own self-interest, continues unabated.) jsk

II  And the self-destruction  continues to this very day as described in the redacted article from by Alan Bergstein below:

A careful reading of  the Progressive, Far-Left, Democrat leaning, English language, barely Jewish tinged newspaper, The Forward, describes the  straight-out Democrat Party’s fears about their possible new DNC chair, Keith Islamist Ellison.

Congressman Ellison, who earned his Democrat laurels and House seat by being a stalwart leader of both CAIR (The Federally Un-indicted Council on American-Islamic Relations  and Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam in Milwaukee, seems to be some lengths ahead of the other candidates who don’t carry as much baggage as he does in this race to head The Party.

But he does throw some fears into the hearts of The Party’s big Jewish $$$$ donors who, with barely a partial gene of political intelligence still understand that he is first and foremost, a dyed-in-the-wool Jew hater.

And that gives them some shivers since they all must have at least heard vague rumors of family members slaughtered in the near forgotten Holocaust of the deep past.

Jewish Democrats such as Little Debbie Schultz, Chuckie-Boy Schumer and teacher-union Oberfuhrer Randi Weingarten and apologetic sorta Jew, Bernie Sanders, are shivering in their boots that their attempts to, excuse the expression, whitewash Ellison’s lurid and open for all to see, Jew hating history will bring more attention to him and therefore, somehow tarnish the already disgraced image of the Party.

We’d be all made aware that Ellison joined with 44% of his brother and sister House Democrats in voting to support the UN Security Council’s Resolution 2334 which vilified Israel for building homes within its borders.

And just recently he stated that this nation’s foreign policy was dictated by Israel, a nation with only 7 million people.

He had been booked last year to be the keynote speaker at the Muslim American Society which is a Muslim Brotherhood based organization. This terrorist linked group also sponsored a previous visit of his to Saudi Arabia.

Donations to his campaign have come from notable Islamists both here and abroad. In general, Ellison is the poster boy for domestic Radical Islam and therefore is right up The Party’s alley.

So look to all the Jewish Democrat leaders to shamefully gush over his appointment to lead The Party in their increasing hostility to Israel and domestic Jewry. Perhaps if he’s elected, the Democrats could open up each of their meetings with the cry of “Allahu Akhbar.”

Alan Bergstein

( PS Fortunately, since Bergstein’s comments were written, the Democratic Party, no thanks to its Jewish component, elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez who was favored by people loyal to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton)

Article compiled by Jerome S. Kaufman, Editor

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