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Sanctuary Cities and now Sanctuary States abound. Everyday we are bombarded with more and more bad news. Hoards of Central American’s are streaming to our borders, demanding asylum. Many of them are criminals in their own countries, who now want to prey upon us.

Don Rosenberg, an Angel Dad and a founder of the Fight Sanctuary State movement lost his son to an illegal from Honduras. Daily we’re told that these people are just victims of their crime-ridden societies. We’re told that illegal aliens don’t commit crimes. Yet, tell that to Don Rosenberg, who’s family just celebrated another Thanksgiving without their son.

With the takeover of the House of Representatives by those forces bent on protecting these illegals, we need a call to action.

Would you take a moment to click on this link   open the link and then click on it and video comes right up or …. simply watch the video above and watch Dick Morris explain the importance of fighting the Sanctuary State. Dick’s clear and concise view of the problem is our call to action.

Please, remember this holiday season that there are literally thousands of families who’ll have an empty chair at the their table, thanks to a criminal illegal alien who murdered their child.

Help us Fight the Sanctuary State.

It requires state and local law enforcement to attempt to verify the immigration status of arrestees suspected of being in United States without documentation and to notify federal and state agencies when arrestees appear to be undocumented.We are pursuing an aggressive ballot imitative that would effectively end California’s sanctuary state policies:

  • It prohibits local governments and law-enforcement agencies from preventing or limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities, setting criminal penalties and minimum $10,000 fines for noncompliance.
  • It prohibits automatic voter registration; requires an affidavit for voter eligibility.
  • It prohibits issuing driver’s license or identification card without verifying citizenship or immigration status.
  • It frees all California employers to use the federal E-Verify system when hiring.
  • California is just the start. Sanctuary is being proposed all over our nation. We must join together to stop this cancer before it spreads from coast to coast.
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The Legacy of George H.W.  Bush?

George Bush Was the Last True WASP in the White House

By Joseph Epstein

Wall Street Journal, Dec. 5, 2018

In any rating of American presidents, George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president, figures to fall somewhere in the vague middle—18th, say, or 24th. A hundred years from now, he will doubtless be considered one of those presidents about whom not much either is known or has been written: a Polk or Hayes of our day. 

He served one term and was noted for a single event—the successful execution of the 100-hour-long Persian Gulf War, though even here critics wished he had pursued the war further. Prominent in the obituaries written about him is his distinction as the last American president to have served in World War II.

Less emphasized is that Bush was our last WASP president. By WASP I do not of course mean merely, as the acronym has it, that he was white, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant. So are Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, but not even the younger Mr. Bush is a true WASP in the full social context of the term. The elder Bush came from a prominent Eastern Seaboard family, went to the right schools, had the right financial and legal connections, married within his social class, and shared a point of view on private life and an outlook on public service that was essential to the WASP culture.

A synonym for WASP was once “establishment” or “ruling elite.” Elite culture in America has been intermittently under attack since Andrew Jackson. But in its WASP version it took a particularly hard shelling during the 1960s, when it was often the target of student and other protest movements. WASPs were not impregnable to these attacks. 

Absorbed in their own tradition, they were less than interested in innovation. Insulated themselves, they were, if not intolerant, then certainly not much concerned about social prejudice or injustice. Imagination was never high on their list of attainments or virtues. Like every aristocratic or upper class, the establishment—if you prefer, the WASPocracy—could not care less about reform.

George H.W. Bush was to the manner born. 

(For those curious as to how this exalted, “to the manner born” was obtained, one might refer to the previous article in Israel Commentary 

https://israel-commentary.org/where-was-the-la…w-bush-on-israel

that quoted the following: 

(“But the George HW’s apple didn’t fall far either…

The accusations against HW’s father, Sen. Prescott Bush, go well beyond dislike for Jews and discriminatory practices that were typical of New England WASP culture back then. It seems his father was involved with Hitler’s financiers in the later 1920s and 1930s.

Prescott Bush was co-founder and a director of at a New York bank, Union Banking Corp. (UBC), where German businessmen who supported the Nazis, stashed away millions. According to documents from the US National Archives made public in 2003, Bush was still a director at the bank, when its assets were frozen under the Trading With the Enemy Act in 1942.

Stark shades of Nazi lover, Joseph Kennedy and the John Fitzgerald Kennedy “Camelot” mirage)  jerome s. kaufman

His father, Prescott Bush, worked on Wall Street and later became a U.S. senator from Connecticut. His family had, and still maintains, a compound at Kennebunkport, Maine. George went to Phillips Academy, then, after an impressive stint as a youthful Navy pilot during World War II, for which he won a Distinguished Flying Cross, he went on to Yale. After Yale, he repaired to Houston, where he went into the oil business, success at which fairly quickly took him out of the financial wars, if ever he was truly in them.

Not long thereafter, he turned to public service. He was a congressman, an envoy to China, head of the Central Intelligence Agency, ambassador to the United Nations. Ronald Reagan, no WASP himself, chose him as his vice president, and after Reagan’s two terms in office, Bush became the first sitting vice president elected to the presidency since Martin Van Buren succeeded Jackson. In none of these offices was Bush notably distinguished; in none an embarrassment or flop. He was a man one could count on to keep the kettle boiling.

When George H.W. Bush ran for president, he attempted to do so not as a WASP but as a Texan. (No Texan could be a WASP; Lyndon Johnson, the ur-Texan, might have been the anti-WASP.) I recall candidate Bush’s remarking his favorite snack was pork rinds and on his fondness for the music of the Oak Ridge Boys. I don’t mean to make him out a phony, only to underscore what must have been his own sense that the day of the WASP was done and his need to play down his having been well-born if he hoped to be elected.

Yet I would contend that it is as a WASP that Bush should be honored. If he had intellectual interests, they remain unknown. If he had distinctive ideas about governance or anything else, he kept them to himself. His most notable utterance—“read my lips,” about his unwillingness to impose a tax hike—he had to recant. One never thinks of the George H.W. Bush years generally, for there was nothing especially notable about them. Yet he had character.

Here his WASP heritage comes into play. One felt he was steady, honorable, with probity and without deviousness, a man one could count on to preserve the dignity of the presidency. With George H.W. Bush in the White House one didn’t have to think about fellatio in the Oval Office, about vice presidents running the show, about a president’s ambivalence toward his own country, about vanity bigger than the Ritz (or perhaps I should say “than the Trump Tower”).

Unlike every president since, one never felt that George H.W. Bush was essentially in business for himself. He always had service in mind. No small thing, this, when one comes to think about it—no, no small thing at all.

Mr. Epstein is author, most recently, of “Charm: The Elusive Enchantment.”

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Where was the late George H. W. Bush on Israel?

(To just keep the record straight, please ignore the usual knee jerk sycophant praise from self-serving, primarily fund raising, power seeking,  politically correct Jewish establishment organizations. Need I list  AIPAC American Israel Public Affair Committee, American Jewish Committee, World Jewish Congress and Simon Wiesenthal Center and ADL (Anti-Defamation League) for starters.)

(I searched snopes.com for this video, Bush and Hitler, by John Buchanan and there was no negative comment found) 

Jerome S. Kaufman

There is no question George H. W. Bush was a great man, a great American, a great soldier, a great leader and a fine President and deserving of the many plaudits. But, let’s for a moment,  just stick to his relationship with Jewish Americans and Israel)    jsk

(Commentary below article by Jerome S.  Kaufman)

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Where was the late George H. W. Bush on Israel?

George H.W. Bush will go down in Jewish History as the American president who forced Israel into a subservient position and endangered millions of Jews.

By Ariel Natan Pasko, 04/12/18

“Go to hell.” That’s what George W. answered a reporter, when questioned about what he planned to tell the Israelis, as he was about to leave on his 1998 Middle East trip. Was he joking? Let’s remember, George W. previously had said in 1993, “heaven is open only to those who accept Jesus Christ,” while discussing his decision to become “born again,” asr eported in the Houston Post at the time.

And let’s not forget his heavy campaigning in Michigan (home of the largest Arab-American community) before the 2000 election, his family’s oil interests, and deep ties with the Arab community in America and the Middle East. Then, there was George W’s open support for a Palestinian state during his presidency, the first American president to come out of the closet on the issue.

As the saying goes, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

So, after a cursory look at George W. Bush’s attitudes to Jews, and Israel, let’s look at his recently deceased father, George H.W. Bush, his friends and family.

Well, for starters, there’s the company H.W. kept, for example James Baker who said, “F*** the Jews, they didn’t vote for us anyways.” James Baker was George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of State.

Why didn’t H.W. criticize Baker’s statement?

And H.W. let Baker publicly berate Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir, “When you’re serious about peace, call us,” giving the number for the White House switchboard. Later, as a friend of the family, he acted as a political advisor to Jeb Bush, when he ran for governor in Florida.

George H.W. Bush will go down in Jewish History as the American president who forced Israel into a subservient position and endangered millions of Jews.

During the 1991 Gulf War, Shamir wanted the communication codes, so that Israeli pilots could contact their American counterparts, and avoid a friendly fire scenario. Bush refused, forcing Shamir’s hand, not to respond to Saddam Hussein’s scud missile fire on Israel. Bush sent patriot missiles, and insisted that Israel let America take care of it. That may be the main turning point, in the Israeli mentality, from “we fight our own wars,” to a growing sense of dependence on Uncle Sam.

As the late Rabbi Meir Kahane quipped, “Once we were people who had faith in the burning bush, and now we depend upon George Bush?”

H.W. also pushed off an Israeli $10 billion aid request for loan guarantees, to help settle the million plus Soviet Jewish refugees flooding Israel, after the fall of the Iron Curtain. He insisted Israel stop building “settlements,” and extorted from Shamir, an agreement that Israel would participate in the 1991 Madrid “peace” Conference. Which led to the Oslo Process, the Palestinian Authority, Arafat’s return, and the Death Machine, Israelis suffer with today. After a more cooperative prime minister was elected in Israel in 1992, Yitzhak Rabin, the loan guarantees went through.

But the George HW’s apple didn’t fall far either…

The accusations against HW’s father, Sen. Prescott Bush, go well beyond dislike for Jews and discriminatory practices that were typical of New England WASP culture back then. It seems his father was involved with Hitler’s financiers in the later 1920s and 1930s.

Prescott Bush was co-founder and a director of at a New York bank, Union Banking Corp. (UBC), where German businessmen who supported the Nazis, stashed away millions. According to documents from the US National Archives made public in 2003, Bush was still a director at the bank, when its assets were frozen under the Trading With the Enemy Act in 1942.

(Stark shades of Nazi lover, Joseph Kennedy and the Jack Fitzgerald Kennedy “Camelot” Mirage)

By the way, for those that pick on the Jews, it is not too good for the pickers.  Just look at the terrible tragedies that have befallen these very prominent families. Maybe someone is taking a more in-depth look and acting accordingly?) jsk

It seems, the UBC was not so much a “bank” at all, but a “clearing house” for the many assets and enterprises, of German industrialist Fritz Thyssen, who later admitted to his role, in helping to finance the Third Reich.

The documents also reveal that Prescott Bush worked for, and was later a partner in, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH). By the late 1930s, both BBH, which claimed to be the world’s largest private investment bank, and UBC, had bought and shipped millions of dollars of gold, fuel, steel, coal and US treasury bonds to Nazi Germany, feeding and financing Hitler’s military build-up.

On October 20, 1942, the alien property custodian, seized the assets of the UBC, of which Prescott Bush was a director. After checking their books, further seizures were made against two affiliates, the Holland-American Trading Corporation, and the Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation. In November, the Silesian-American Company, another of Prescott Bush’s ventures, was also seized.

Bush owned an interest in the Consolidated Silesian Steel Company (CSSC), based in mineral rich Silesia on the German-Polish border. During the war, the company made use of Jewish slave labor from the concentration camps, including Auschwitz.

Two former Jewish slave laborers, at Auschwitz, brought a class action petition to The Hague, for damages against the Bush family, “From April 1944 on, the American Air Force could have destroyed the camp with air raids, as well as the railway bridges and railway lines from Hungary to Auschwitz. The murder of about 400,000 Hungarian Holocaust victims could have been prevented.”

Their argument: On January 22, 1944, Pres. Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order, calling on the government to take all measures to rescue European Jews. The lawyers in the petition claimed the order was ignored, because of pressure brought by a group of large American companies, including BBH, where Prescott Bush was a director. The petition went nowhere.

John Loftus, a former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor in the 70s, who is associated with the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, said that Prescott Bush’s business dealings were similar to what other American and British businessmen were doing at the time.

They bought Nazi stocks.

“This was the mechanism by which Hitler was funded to come to power, this was the mechanism by which the Third Reich’s defense industry was re-armed, this was the mechanism by which Nazi profits were repatriated back to the American owners, this was the mechanism by which investigations into the financial laundering of the Third Reich were blunted. The UBC was a holding company for the Nazis, for Fritz Thyssen,” Loftus explained. Loftus has said that the late senator’s actions, should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

It seems that the money Prescott Bush made from all his business dealings with the Nazis, including benefiting from Jewish slave labor, helped to establish the Bush family fortune, and set up its political dynasty.

Connecting the dots.

You have George H.W. Bush’s father, Prescott, possibly a Nazi sympathizer, in the least, having accumulated a fortune working with them, financially benefiting from Jewish slave labor too. And this, even after the US enters the war against Nazi Germany. Post-war he runs for politics, gets elected senator, and can also set up his kids to run.

Then, H.W., who weakens Israel’s defense posture, by forcing dependence on America. He withholds loan guarantees to help Israel absorb the massive wave of Soviet Jews (said to be the equivalent of America absorbing France). And, he pushes Israel into the false peace process, that began at the Madrid Conference in 1991, endangering Israel.

And HW’s son, George W. Bush, who doesn’t think Jews will get an after-life, and admits that America, Israel’s “ally,” the “even-handed broker,” wants the “peace process” to end with a Palestinian state, further endangering over six million Jews in Israel.

What a family legacy!

Ariel Natan Pasko, an independent analyst and consultant, has a Master’s Degree specializing in International Relations, Political Economy & Policy Analysis. His articles appear regularly on numerous news/views and think-tank websites and in newspapers. His latest articles can also be read on his archive: The Think Tank by Ariel Natan Pasko.

Commentary by Jerome S. Kaufman

PS  John Baker, Bush’s White House Chief of Staff and former US Secretary of State administered an American State Dept. replete with in fact, non-Jewish Jewish principals Dennis Ross and an anti-Israel force in the Senior Bush and Bill Clinton’s State Department including self-hating Jews – Martin Indyk, Aaron Miller, Richard Haase and of course,  Madeleine Albright.

President Bush Sr. with the declared “assistance” of these stalwarts all  but brought Israel to its knees with their various “peace plans” that continue to this very day. 

President Bush handed a $9 billion deal to sell advanced F-15 fighters to Saudi Arabia wherein their only possible target would be Israel. Israel’s vehement protest supported by AIPAC and the other main establishment organizations failed with Bush cleverly calling his opponents (referring specifically to the Jewish establishment ) “thousands of lobbyists” up against “one little lonely guy.”  (Him)

Despite the wide-spread Jewish opposition, Bush prevailed and the F-15 fighter jet deal easily went through.  Unfortunately, that was the last time AIPAC and the rest had the courage to oppose Presidential power. Instead they have simply taken the path of least resistance aided and abetted by the usual uninformed, shtetl-minded  American Jews — continuing their primary objective — self-serving fund raising.

Many American Jews  rightfully felt that George H.W. Bush’s statement obviously fed into antisemitic myths of Jewish power. As a result, Bush’s support among American Jews cratered, with 90 percent of them voting for his opponent Bill Clinton in the 1992 election. And, Clinton quickly became the next undeserving, Jewish hero.

Unfortunately, nothing has changed with Jewish hero selection. They voted near 75% for Barack Obama and now are vehemently opposing a true Israel/Jewish supporter — Donald Trump.

Go Figger!

Jerome S. Kaufman

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Prevaling view that Italians not complicit in killing of Jews during Holocaust is dead wrong

Exposing Italian Crimes

Simon Levis Sullam reveals how Italian citizens were actively complicit in the extermination of Jews – and got away with it.

By Janet Levy, November 22, 2018

Contrary to the prevalent view that Italians were primarily among the so-called “righteous gentiles” who saved Jews during the Holocaust, Italy played a significant role in the genocide of its Jewish citizens.

Italians advanced blood libels, instituted persecutory racial laws, and later actively participated in the arrest and deportation of Jews to Auschwitz. In The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews in Italy, modern history professor Simon Levis Sullam explodes the myth of the “good Italians” promulgated after the war and exposes, for the first time, the cover-up of Italian responsibility.

As early as 1938, under the centralized authority of the Italian Social Republic (RSI), Italy introduced racial laws for its Jewish citizens that limited their economic activities, demonized them as inferior and enemies of the country, and persecuted them in employment, education and property ownership.

The Ministry of Popular Culture set up local centers to study the Jewish problem and crank out antisemitic propaganda for the media. A telling sentiment expressed on Radio Roma was the hope that “the Jews be burnt, one by one, and their ashes scattered in the wind.” All of this ultimately paved the way for Jewish annihilation.

Five years before any roundups began, Levis Sullam reveals, the Italian government conducted a complete census of the Jewish population and established an efficient bureaucracy to surveil and persecute this “disease of humanity.”

False and dehumanizing accusations about Jews, many promulgated by the Roman Catholic Church, were rampant.

Jews were viewed as deserving of segregation and persecution based on race alone. Officers in the Fascist National Republican Guard under Mussolini were well briefed in spiritual and biological racism theories.

From 1943 to 1945, a network of collaborators – police, militia members, customs officials and more – hunted Jews in their homes. They arrested, imprisoned and handed Jews over to the Germans for deportation to death camps. Jewish property and belongings were ransacked and stolen, often with impunity. Audaciously, Jewish victims of theft were charged an administrative fee for this confiscation of their assets, the book recounts.

To illustrate the depth of action undertaken by the complicit Italian population, the author describes the actions and involvement of three prominent community members. He shows how the sentiments of these people of note were representative of the general populace, helped create widespread hatred of Jews in the period leading to World War II and helped facilitate genocide.

Giovanni Preziosi, an RSI legislator, spearheaded the General Inspectorate of Race. He was responsible for identifying “racial status,” studying “racial questions,” disseminating antisemitic propaganda and devising solutions to the Jewish problem with full knowledge of the “final solution” adopted by the Germans. He was a willing and enthusiastic party to the joint Italian-German undertaking to perpetrate genocide. He was responsible for supervising the confiscation of Jewish property and infusing the educational system with antisemitic propaganda.

Giovanni Martelloni, a writer on the “Jewish question” and head of the Office of Jewish Affairs in Florence, joined the Inspectorate of Race in 1944 and carried out arrests and confiscations. An antisemitic writer who defined a “Jewish problem” that had plagued the world for 2,000 years, he was put in charge of coordinating anti-Jewish activities in Florence.

Physician and lecturer Giocondo Protti supported racist legislation and authored articles such as “The Jews as the Disease of Humanity” and “The Tragedy of Israel.” He ranted about the corrosive Jewish effect on society that he claimed was congenital and couldn’t be reversed by conversion.

The Italians proved useful to the Nazis.

They seized half of the country’s Jews and even ran their own concentration camp at Fossoli di Carpi, a way station for transport to Auschwitz. The camp was operated by Italian Fascist militias and strategically located close to a railway line. In his book, Levis Sullam, referring to an official document that called for a search for a second concentration camp, reasons that a network of labor camps likely existed in Italy. Operations against the Jews were carried out in Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice and other regions throughout the country.

The author describes many instances of Italians who served as informers and extracted large sums of money from Jews who wanted to cross the Swiss border.

Along the way, the guides, motivated by financial gain, personal vendettas or political convictions, betrayed the escaping Jews, alerted the authorities and collected a bounty for their capture.

At the close of the war, attempts were undertaken to recast the role of the Italian executioners. Remarkably, no one was ever prosecuted for carrying out Fascism’s antisemitic policies since persecution of the Jews was not considered a crime. By the summer of 1946, approximately 10,000 of the 13,000 people who had been convicted of wartime-related activities were granted amnesty and cleared of guilt and responsibility.

Italians who had engaged in enacting and carrying out racist legislation were fully able to flourish in their postwar careers, with some even going on to serve as judges and in political office.

The author discusses the peculiar “removal” of Italian responsibility and its replacement with historical accounts featuring the “good Italian” and their “tolerance and kindheartedness” toward Jews. Often, to move on with their lives, Jews accepted and supported this fallacious narrative.

Italians were falsely presented as opposing the German extermination policy and doing all they could to save Jews.

With the postwar whitewashing of their Holocaust role, Italians moved from the “era of the witness,” which highlighted the victims’ plight during genocide, to the “era of the savior,” in which Italy celebrates its role as alleged rescuer of Jews. The country has failed to recognize its own complicity in the murder of its Jewish citizens, bypassing the “era of the executioner.” That step would require the country to confront its woeful participation, faithfully described in this trailblazing book. Hopefully, Sullam’s account will begin this process with his uncovering of the Fascist regime’s role as a willing Holocaust perpetrator.

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From:  Gerald Honigman   Dec 2, 2018

Rome was the place where Church Father “Saint” Augustine’s instructions regarding what to do with the “deicide people” were carried out and became a model for elsewhere.
Unlike another Church Father, “Saint” John Chrysostom—who openly called for their slaughter in his homilies, Augustine wanted Jews kept alive……but in such a lowly condition that, when others looked upon them, they would recognize the deicide people.
The ghetto was the unhealthy iron foundry area, avoided for habitation—but perfect for the alleged G_d-killers. This ghetto came with locks and soon spread far beyond Italy.
Please open the following link to my earlier article about the above two Church Fathers and the Jews…

Right near Rome’s Colosseum stands the towering Arch of Titus. It was built soon after the first major revolt of Judea for freedom (66-73 C.E.). Contemporary Roman historians recorded the mass slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Jews

during these attempts to regain independence from the conqueror of much of the known world. Scroll down here…

So, unfortunately, the Italians have had a long history of hostility towards Jews which preconditioned them to what Janet Levy writes about in her eye-opening review of this painful new book about Italian active complicity in the Holocaust.

Even Michelangelo placed what most folks will see as Devil’s horns on his famous sculpture of Moses—despite “rays of light”
claims by some folks. Centuries of the Church’s own demonization and dehumanization of the eternal wandering, deicide people had taken its toll on him and most others as well…even after they became atheists.
Thanks Janet and Jerry for all you do for matters dear to all our hearts…
Chag Chanukah sameach,
Jerry

Americans went Trump because they despise phony “Liberals” “Progressives” – Whatever

Americans Turned to Trump to Roll Back the Progressive Tide

To understand his appeal, look at the excesses of liberals in recent years. He’s a wall against the wave.

By Joseph Epstein

Wall Street Journal Nov. 20, 2018

At lunch the other day, a friend and strong anti-Trumper wondered aloud what brought all those thousands of people out to Donald Trump’s rallies. “After all,” he said “they’re pretty much the same show.”

Mr. Trump on stage, in his usual bragging mode, attacking the press, settling scores with people he feels have betrayed him, while the audience in their red hats applaud uproariously, yelling approval for 90 or so minutes. “What’s the attraction? I don’t get it.”

Not a bad question, really. As I thought it over, it occurred to me that what genuinely excites Mr. Trump’s crowds and draws them to him is their shared anti-liberalism. By liberalism I do not mean liberalism of the kind that was at the center of our fathers’ Democratic Party—which supported labor unions, civil liberties, racial integration, involvement in international affairs. I refer to the liberalism that through a delusional metamorphosis became the progressivism at the heart of the thinking of such Democrats as Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others.

This is the progressivism that edges (leaps) into socialism, that is said to attract the young, that promises a newer, kinder America—the progressivism that exalts identity politics and has no argument with political correctness.

As one looks upon the people who attend Mr. Trump’s rallies, one sees the faces not of Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” but of the proletariat out of which Karl Marx’s dictatorship was supposed to derive.

Yet these people, despite the progressives’ promises to them of free Medicare, free college tuition, and the rest, want nothing to do with Senators Warren, Sanders, Booker & Co. Quite the reverse: They loathe them.

The man who attends a Trump rally turns on his television set and that night’s news leads off with a Black Lives Matter protest in his city. If that city is Chicago, he might recall that this year some 2,619 people have been shot, 475 shot and killed, the preponderance of these being black people shot by black youth gangs.

If it is another city, there is a distinct possibility, as fairly often in the past, that the protest will lead to looting of nearby shops. Al Sharpton, nattily turned out, is likely to have flown in for the festivities to remind everyone about the world’s injustice.

Our man changes channels and is greeted by a story of a long and happy lesbian marriage.

He reads in the papers that people are fired from jobs for remarks that, under the reign of political correctness, are interpreted as racist, sexist, you name it;

that students feel unsafe at Yale; that a year’s tuition, room and board at Dartmouth is $74,000.

Doubtless before long he will read a story about an 11-year-old who is suing his parents for not allowing him to transgender himself.

Oh God, he thinks, make America great again, make America straight again, make America anything but what it is becoming. What elected Donald Trump, and what sustains him, is not his rather dubious charisma, his ideas, his obvious jolt to the country’s earlier slow economic growth, and no, not even the wretched campaign run by Hillary Clinton. Mr. Trump was chosen as a rebuke to the progressivism that has made life in America seem chaotic, if not a touch mad, and that now threatens to take over the Democratic Party.

A number of highly intelligent Trump supporters I know are perfectly willing to acknowledge the president’s manifold flaws. They voted for him, and probably will again, because he is not Hillary or Barack Obama or Chuck Schumer. In the old Indian proverb, the enemy of their enemy is their friend; more than friend, he, Donald J. Trump, is happily their president.

After the midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi announced that she is exultant that more than 60% of the Democratic members of Congress are women, or ethic minorities, or LGBT. Some Democrats threaten to investigate President Trump’s personal finances. Others hold out the promise of impeaching Mr. Trump, Brett Kavanaugh or Matthew Whitaker. So the beat of identity politics, and progressivism generally, goes on.

The pull to the left of the Democratic Party is Donald Trump’s greatest hope for re-election, while Mr. Trump’s behavior is the greatest force pulling Democrats still further to the left.

Tariffs, trade agreements, even immigration policy seem slightly beside the point when, as now, not two different parties but two radically different views of the good life dominate public discourse. And so things go, two ends without a middle. The shame is that most Americans find themselves in that missing middle, helpless without a party, hopeless without a leader. Politics has rarely seemed so dismal.

Mr. Epstein is author of “The Ideal of Culture and Other Essays” (Axios Press) and “Charm: The Elusive Enchantment” (Lyons Press).

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Good News – Hebron disaster averted

Good News – Hebron disaster averted

From: 

Yehudit Tayar

Designated spokesperson Judea and Samaria

Bet Horon, North Judea

Israel 90935 

November 24, 2018

B”H (Baruch Hashem = Thank G-d)

Shavua tov (Have a good week)

In the end these MK monsters were not allowed to have the “meeting” to discard and abandon Hebron. But their efforts to destroy our Nation do not cease – the lies- the false reports against our brave defenders and the deliberate erasing the biblical and present amazing history of our Nation.

They ignore the fact that just now – a few days ago because we believe in the importance of human lives, Arabs who are ill who came into Israel for medical treatment  and our security discovered that they were enlisted by the Hamas to find terrorists and tell them how to get weapons in order to carry out terror attacks in Israel.

These people who were brought in to receive medical treatment in our hospitals- we pay for this- are so terrified of the Hamas that they are willing to do this and enlist terrorists to murder innocent Israelis. Our people  who are paying out of their pockets for these sick Arabs from Gaza. It is interesting (but predictable) to note that these medical treatments are never ever mentioned in the news – only the lies about the brave defenders of Israel.

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Outrageous! Is there no limit to the Israeli/Jewish need to self-destruct?

Legislation to remove Jews from Hebron – the burial place of our forefathers – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob abandoning to the Arabs!

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By Yehudit Tayar

Official Spokesperson for Judea and Samaria   

Bet Horon, North Judea, Israel 90935,

November 21, 2018

Looking up to to blue sky with the fluffy clouds and waiting for the blessed rains that we so need. So many prayers that we direct to the L-rd of Israel and we see miracles so many times despite the challenges, the pain of loss and the continued hatred directed against us.


Today I heard such a moving account that just north of the City of David Jerusalem, a piece of metal was discovered from 3,000 years ago that it turns out was donated as “half a shekel” for the construction of our Holy Temple. It will be shown during Chanukah in the Valley of Zurim.

On the contrary I received notification of a special meeting (because by law they are not allowed to have a conference on the subject) in this conference members of the Knesset of the “mixed or combined party” along with Meretz in the Knesset along with “Breaking the silence, Peace Now, Yesh Din – yes I am serious- in the Knesset -are having to do with what they declare “war crimes” in Judea and Samaria and Gaza. Many Arab residents of Hevron were invited – their attendance is dependent if the Civil Administration gives them permission to enter Israel.

The three members of Knesset who are arranging this”meeting” wrote on the invitation ” Already for 50 years a small group of settlers are in the heart of the “Palestinian ” population in Hebron and are leading the Israeli government to implement a cruel separation, physical and legal on the “Palestinian ” population.  HUH!

Hundreds of soldiers are sent to actively implement the separation, an enormous budget is being invested in this tiny group, at the expense of the population in Israel.” (quoted by them)


The bottom line and directive is to uproot the Jewish residents of Hebron from the City of our Forefathers.

You ask yourself how can members of the Israeli Knesset be allowed to direct this treasonous demand ? Actions of this must be prevented and if not they all should be expelled from the Knesset – this is what we pay their salaries for? To try to destroy our heritage? 


The time has come for Israel to realize that the final demand will be to uproot all of the Jews from our eternal Homeland – and they will not stop with Hebron, Judea, Samaria Jerusalem – they intend to exile us from our Land. 


We must all unite against this plan and do all we can no matter where we live in Israel or abroad to ensure the eternal presence and life of our Nation in our Land forever more.

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Outrageous! Is there no limit to the Israeli/Jewish need to self-destruct?

Legislation to remove Jews from Hebron – the burial place of our forefathers – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, abandoning to the Arabs

Please send your protest to MKs in Israel and your friends, family there.

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By Yehudit Tayar

Official Spokesperson for Judea and Samaria   

Bet Horon, North Judea, Israel 90935,

November 21, 2018

Looking up to to blue sky with the fluffy clouds and waiting for the blessed rains that we so need. So many prayers that we direct to the L-rd of Israel and we see miracles so many times despite the challenges, the pain of loss and the continued hatred directed against us.


Today I heard such a moving account that just north of the City of David Jerusalem, a piece of metal was discovered from 3,000 years ago that it turns out was donated as “half a shekel” for the constru
ction of our Holy Temple. It will be shown during Chanukah in the Valley of Zurim.

On the contrary I received notification of a special meeting (because by law they are not allowed to have a conference on the subject) in this conference members of the Knesset of the “mixed or combined party” along with Meretz in the Knesset along with “Breaking the silence, Peace Now, Yesh Din – yes I am serious- in the Knesset -are having to do with what they declare “war crimes” in Judea and Samaria and Gaza. Many Arab residents of Hevron were invited – their attendance is dependent if the Civil Administration gives them permission to enter Israel.

The three members of Knesset who are arranging this”meeting” wrote on the invitation ” Already for 50 years a small group of settlers are in the heart of the “Palestinian ” population in Hebron and are leading the Israeli government to implement a cruel separation, physical and legal on the “Palestinian ” population.  HUH!

Hundreds of soldiers are sent to actively implement the separation, an enormous budget is being invested in this tiny group, at the expense of the population in Israel.” (quoted by them)


The bottom line and directive is to uproot the Jewish residents of Hebron from the City of our Forefathers.

You ask yourself how can members of the Israeli Knesset be allowed to direct this treasonous demand ? Actions of this must be prevented and if not they all should be expelled from the Knesset – this is what we pay their salaries for? To try to destroy our heritage? 


The time has come for Israel to realize that the final demand will be to uproot all of the Jews from our eternal Homeland – and they will not stop with Hevron, Judea, Samaria Jerusalem – they intend to exile us from our Land. 


We must all unite against this plan and do all we can no matter where we live in Israel or abroad to ensure the eternal presence and life of our Nation in our Land forever more.

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As the global anti-Semitic Tsunami intensifies, most Diaspora Jews prefer to live in their usual inexplcable Bubble

Trump, Nazis and American Jewry

By Isi Liebler

The Jerusalem Post,   Nov 17, 2018

As the global anti-Semitic tsunami intensifies, most Diaspora Jews seem to have lost the plot. In the past, when an external foe emerged, Jews would put aside their differences and unite in the face of those seeking their destruction. Prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, Jews suffered from persecution, pogroms and murders culminating in the Shoah.

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Today, despite a powerful Jewish state that can provide a haven to Jews facing persecution, Diaspora Jews are utterly disunited and many of them seem to have lost their bearings. They are laying the foundations for an unprecedented eruption of violent anti-Semitism.

Despite the tragedy of the brutal slaying of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh, American Jewry remains the most peaceful community in the Diaspora. And even today, despite the election of radical anti-Jewish elements – including self-hating Jews – within the Democratic Party, there are still more pro-Israel elements in Congress after the midterm elections.

Those elections took place in an unprecedented atmosphere of political hysteria.

But despite predictions of defeat, it would seem that President Donald Trump was the overall winner.

In virtually all midterm elections, the ruling party experiences losses. The country is divided. The larger cities lean Democrat and mid-America is overwhelmingly pro-Trump. The concept of respect for a president, which has prevailed over most of America’s history since the Civil War, no longer exists. The nation is divided down the middle with most voters being either passionate lovers or zealous haters of Trump – with Jews at the forefront of the hatred.

While the Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives, they lost fewer seats than the Democrats did when losing the House in the 1994 and 2010 midterms. And more importantly, they held, and perhaps widened, their majority in the Senate (where two races remain undecided).

Thus, while Trump will face ongoing tensions domestically, the Democrats will have to be careful not to be seen as extreme and subsequently generate further backlash. And Trump has a virtual free hand in continuing to direct foreign policy. Even more importantly, he will strengthen conservative elements in the higher and lower courts, undoubtedly altering the liberal mentality that has dominated American courts these past generations.

There is one bizarre aspect to this. The clear majority of Jewish Americans continued the tradition of voting Democratic and have emerged as leaders of the anti-Trump brigade. That many Jews with a liberal tradition oppose Trump’s conservative policies and dislike his aggressive tone is not surprising. But what is incomprehensible is the hysterical abuse they shower on the president and that they do so in a Jewish context. The almost lunatic attacks on a president by such a wide section of the Jewish community, including progressive rabbis, Jewish lay organizations like the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish women’s groups, which had until now avoided partisan politics, is utterly unprecedented.

The venom expressed suggests a dybbuk has instilled a collective madness on a major component of the American Jewish community. Jews even demanded that Trump not be present at the mourning ceremony in the Pittsburgh synagogue.

Some Jewish leaders blamed him for the massacre, alleging that his aggressive political style was responsible for the actions of the lone neo-Nazi anti Semite. Never mind the other shooting rampages perpetrated during previous administrations, for which no president was held responsible. Nobody blamed President Barack Obama for the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting which killed 50 people, nor the other 37 mass shootings during his tenure.

They also alleged that anti-Semitism has escalated since Trump was elected. The media, buttressed by the ADL and other Jewish groups, have repeatedly alleged that today there are massive new waves of white nationalist anti-Semitism. They include in their fake figures internet hoaxes that were not even motivated by Jew-hatred. The facts belie this. Beyond the occasional mad neo-Nazi, the situation has remained constant.

One thing is clear: American Jews do need to employ security services at synagogues, schools and community centers as is the case today in virtually every Diaspora community around the world.

It is noteworthy that the ever-growing influence of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic elements seeking to radicalize the Democratic Party is rarely mentioned by the liberal press or the ADL. In the midterm elections, a number of Democratic candidates hostile to Israel and Jews won seats – some in districts with significant Jewish populations.

Nor have there been serious efforts to restrain burgeoning anti-Semitism from pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel left-wing groups on college campuses.

There were few complaints when Obama treated Israel like a rogue state and related to Israeli self-defense and Palestinian terrorism as morally equivalent. And there are few complaints now, after it was recently revealed that in 2005 Obama met the head of the Nation of Islam, the radical anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, for a photo op.

The allegations that Trump contributed to the current polarization of society by his aggressive rhetoric may be true but that is more than matched by the hysteria from the Democrats.

This is intensified by the dramatic revolution in social media, which – in contrast to only 20 years ago – reaches a massive audience, including extreme hate-mongers. It may well be time to review America’s credo of upholding unlimited freedom of expression. We should assess this in the context of today’s social media which undoubtedly serves as a platform for promoting racism, violence, and above all, anti-Semitism.

By far the most obscene aspect of this mudslinging is the concerted Jewish attempt to portray Trump as tolerating Nazis and being an anti-Semite. This lie has been reproduced so frequently in recent months by progressive rabbis and Jewish lay leaders that it has become imbedded in the minds of many Democratic supporters.

But this reflects the madness in the air. Trump has a daughter who converted to Judaism and is religiously observant; he has always had Jewish friends; some of his key executive officers are Jews; and following the tragedy in Pittsburgh, he made a statement condemning anti-Semitism that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could not have expressed better.

But above all, Trump has proven to be the most pro-Israel president since the state was established. He is the first to have told the Palestinians the truth and reduced funds that were not being used appropriately; he stopped funding UNESCO when that organization admitted Palestine as a full member; he told the Palestinians to forget about their claimed right of return to Israel; he moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem despite enormous pressures; he warned the Palestinians that paying salaries to murderers and aid to their families was unacceptable; he was the first to stand up, virtually alone, to promote Israel’s case to the world.

Now American Jews may hate Trump, but to describe this man as pro-Nazi and an anti-Semite qualifies them collectively as crazy.

What is more alarming is that if this psychotic behavior accusing Trump of Nazi sentiments is not quashed, Middle America, which adores Trump and has supported his Israeli policies with far greater enthusiasm than the Jews, could unleash their frustrations against the “ungrateful” Jews and then the ADL predictions about anti-Semitism would be realized.

We live in troubled times. While Israel has never been as well off as it is today, throughout the Diaspora anti-Semitism is rising dramatically and now many American Jews seem to be acting like lemmings on a suicide march.

The tragedy is that Israel, which formerly served as the vital factor maintaining Jewish identity for those with limited Jewish education, has now drifted almost into irrelevancy for large swathes of American Jewry. Unless a massive effort is invested into overcoming Jewish illiteracy, the future seems bleak.

Those concerned with having Jewish grandchildren should now seriously evaluate making aliyah or at least encouraging their children to do so.

Isi Leibler may be contacted at ileibler@leibler.com

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Ilhan Omar Shows Dems Aren’t Interested In Confronting Anti-Semitism

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By David Harsanyi

November 14, 2018

Ilhan Omar, one of the first of two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, is a new kind of politician. She’s telegenic. Ideologically progressive. Widely celebrated by a media that’s obsessed with identity politics. She’s the kind of politician who can openly side with Hamas against Israel or spread “Protocols of Zion”-style conspiracies on Twitter, claiming that Jews possess the supernatural ability to hypnotize the world as they unfurl their “evil.”

It’s not surprising, then, that Omar also supports the “boycott, divestment and sanctions” movement (BDS). In a statement to the website Muslim Girl (later confirmed elsewhere), someone on Omar’s staff explains that, yes, “Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized. She does however, have reservations on the effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution.”

So, although Omar contends that BDS will be ineffective in getting the sides to “a lasting solution,” she stills “believes in and supports” a movement that smears the Jewish state as a racist endeavor and aims to destroy it economically. It’s a mystery, is it not, why some Jews might find that positioning offensive?

Omar has supported BDS for a while, even though she will now occasionally slip in some platitudes about the peace process. As Scott Johnson of Power Line (who’s been following this story from the beginning) points out, Omar misled Jewish voters in her district, obfuscating about her position and, as she still does, conflating her support for BDS with a bill that would have stopped continued taxpayer funding of the movement. No one is attempting to “criminalize” anti-Israel speech, although it’s heartening to see Omar is a free-speech absolutist. We’ll see if her position on the “criminalization” of speech will remain consistent moving forward, and not reserved for supporters of Hamas.

As far as I know, not even former congressman Keith Ellison, who once accused the shifty Jews of running American foreign policy, openly supported the BDS movement. Not even J-Street, the progressive front for hard-left activists posing as Israel supporters, openly backed BDS. Nor does George Soros, although he has intermittently funded BDS groups in the past and has been active against the Jewish state for years.

Of course, BDS proponents will tell you they are anti-Zionist, not anti-Semitic. But when you’re fixated on the only liberal state in the Middle East, and avoid criticism of any Islamic regimes that deny their own citizens the most basic of human rights, you, at the very least, betray a morally bankrupt position. Even as Hamas rains hundreds of rockets down on civilians—a nihilistic project that always takes precedent over investing in their own people in their own autonomous Palestinian territory—there is criticism from those who only see evil behind Jewish acts of self-defense.

It’s no mistake that Omar insists Israel is an “apartheid regime,” an ugly, simplistic, misleading, and irresponsible accusation. It’s not only the propellant for anti-Semitism on campuses across the country, it’s the foundational accusation of the BDS movement, which is attempting to recreate the campaign against racist South African apartheid in the 1980s.

Israel’s laws, of course, make absolutely no distinctions based on a person’s race. Every person in Israel has the ability to participate in the democratic process, and all have equal standing under the law. Muslims in Israel have more liberal rights than Muslims anywhere in the Arab world do. What we do have is a complex situation involving one-time Jewish land that once again fell under Israeli rule after a bunch of neighboring countries tried to destroy it.

Yet Democrats, who claim to hear anti-Semitism dog whistles from every porch in Red America, rarely see a problem with this kind of rhetoric. The FBI says that Jews were the victims of 60 percent of religiously motivated hate crimes in 2017, although they were just 2 percent of the population. Whatever inherent flaws exist in these self-reporting statistics, the disparity is real. Despite the horrific shooting in Pittsburgh and Jew hatred on the far Right, it’s almost certain that the average American Jew is more likely to encounter an aggressively “anti-Zionist” BDS activist on a campus (or a progressive march) than a white supremacist anywhere.

Just ask Tamika Mallory or Linda Sarsour or Sophie Ellman-Golan as they simultaneously infantilize and radicalize mainstream left-wing politics. Not a single Democratic Party leader has condemned their ugly rhetoric or relationship with hate-mongers or their insistence on singling out the one country that happens to be filled with Jews. Then again, not one Democrat has condemned Omar for comparing the Jewish state to a racist regime.

Put it this way, TV actress-turned activist Alyssa Milano has been more courageous than Sen. Chuck Schumer about standing up against anti-Semitism. Debra Messing is braver than Brian Schatz, Bernie Sanders, Dianne Feinstein, and Richard Blumenthal. Fortunately, not everyone is consumed by sheer political expediency.

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Caroline Glick returned to Dallas Texas and blew the minds of her audience

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She was amazing and Lt. Colonel Allen West’s introduction was phenomenal.

This was a special evening with Caroline Glick speaking about “President Trump’s Israel Policy and its effect on American Interests and National Security”. Special guest Colonel Allen West introduced Glick. This occurred on 10/30/18 in Dallas Texas at the Addison Conference Center. Caroline Glick spoke and then took questions at the end.

“Caroline Glick is one of the most astute, dedicated and patriotic people that you can ever run into. When she speaks, she speaks truth, and truth is power when it comes from her mouth. What beats within her heart is the lion of Judah.”

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Update on King Abdullah/Jordan/Israel and US Relationship

Jordan’s King Abdullah – Weak, Untrustworthy and Irreplaceable

It is an open secret, seldom discussed, that the regime of King Abdullah II of Jordan is extraordinarily weak.

He is viewed in the U.S. as a close ally, whose counsel is sought by senior officials and foreign policy practitioners. But more than an ally, Abdullah is a dependent. Without the U.S. — and to a similar degree, without Israel — the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan would not long survive.

The weakness of the Kingdom has two sources. First, Jordan is poor. It lacks natural resources, and due to the regime’s failure to liberalize the economy or reform the legal system in order to cultivate economic growth and productivity, there are few opportunities for private advancement. The average Jordanian lives in poverty. Per capita income in Jordan is $3,238 per year.

The second source of the Kingdom’s weakness is the unpopularity of the regime. The Hashemites are Beduins. They were installed as monarchs of the area by the British in the aftermath of World War I. The vast majority of the population is Palestinian, not Beduin. The Palestinian majority in Jordan is systematically discriminated against by the regime. That regime-based discrimination has escalated steeply in recent years. Palestinians have been ejected from the military and denied the right to work in various professions.

The Hashemite regime is based on an alliance it built with the other Beduin tribes east of the Jordan River. But the bonds between the Hashemites and the other Beduin tribes have been steadily eroding. Over the past year, the Beduin have been leading mass, countrywide protests against the regime.

They demand the transformation of the monarchy from an effective dictatorship, where Abdullah controls all aspects of the government, into a constitutional monarchy along the lines of the British monarchy. Several of the tribes are allied with Islamist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda.

The weakness of the Kingdom of Jordan is the cause of King Abdullah’s abrupt announcement on Sunday that Jordan is canceling two annexes of the 1994 peace treaty it signed with Israel. The annexes in question set the terms for Israel’s 25-year lease of landsalong the border with Jordan, at the Tzofar enclave in the Arava desert in Israel’s south, and at the so-called Isle of Peace at Naharayim, adjacent to the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.

Sovereignty over the lands was long disputed, although Israeli farmers had cultivated the areas since the 1920s. In a goodwill gesture to his partner in peace, Abdullah’s father, the late King Hussein, then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin agreed to cede Israel’s claims to sovereignty in exchange for the long-term lease.

Abdullah’s move was not a breach of the letter of the agreement, although it marks a significant downgrade of the peace. The treaty allows for one party to announce its intention not to extend the terms of the lease and then enter consultations relating to the move with the other side.

 But as Israeli scholar and Jordan area specialist Eyal Zisser explained in Yisrael Hayomon Tuesday, in making the announcement, Abdullah signaled that he is “disavowing the spirit of the 1994 peace agreement and turning [his back] on the partnership forged between Rabin and Hussein.”

The timing of the announcement reinforced this assessment. Abdullah added insult to injury by announcing he was abrogating the lease deals on the Hebrew anniversary of Rabin’s 1995 assassination.As Zisser recalled, Rabin was far more enthusiastic about the peace deal with Jordan than he was about the peace process with the PLO. He believed that Israel could rely on the Hashemite dynasty to keep its part of the bargain.

Rabin was correct that Israel could rely on the monarchy. Even before Israel and Jordan signed the formal peace deal, the Hashemite regime was Israel’s strategic partner – and dependent.

Israel’s problem was never with the regime, which rightly views Israel as the guarantor of its survival, both militarily and in term of natural resources. Israel provides Jordan with most of its water and is set to begin exporting natural gas to Jordan in 2020.

The bar to peace between the neighboring states has always the people of Jordan. According to Pew’s 2014 survey of global opinion,100 percent of Jordanians have negative views of Jews. Also according to Pew survey data, Jordan is second only to Egypt in hatred for America.

Abdullah’s decision to cancel the annexes was without a doubt an attempt to win public approval.

Israel’s response to the announcement was mixed. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to neutralize the issue by saying Israel and Jordan would enter into negotiations in a bid to restore the lease agreement, in accordance with the treaty. But Jordan quickly nixed the idea. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi responded that Abdullah’s decision is final.

Senior Israeli government ministers, speaking anonymously, told reporters that Israel must retaliate against Abdullah by ending its plan to increase its water transfers to Jordan. Expanded humanitarian aid to Jordan, under the circumstances is “an absurd gesture,” they said.

Israel’s quandary, however, like the U.S.’s dilemma, is that Abdullah is the most dependable leader they can expect from Jordan for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, as far as Israel is concerned, there is no popular constituency in Jordan for peace.

Indeed, hostility for Israel is so high that despite Jordan’s water shortage and need for natural gas to power its sclerotic economy, according to Israeli businessmen who travel frequently to Jordan, large protests take place regularly demanding that the regime abrogate its water and gas deals with Israel.

With Iran perched on Jordan’s doorstep in Syria, it is fairly clear that it would be unwise for Israel or the U.S. to make any moves to further destabilize the regime. Indeed, both would be wise to help strengthen the regime. But while doing so, it is imperative as well for the U.S. and Israel to use their leverage against the regime to force it to begin lowering the flame of antisemitic and anti-American rhetoric.

As far as Jew hatred is concerned, the State Department’s 2017 report on International Religious Freedom noted, far from working to moderate Jew-hatred in the kingdom, state-controlled media in Jordan promote Jew-hatred.

According to the report, “Editorial cartoons, articles, and postings on social media continued to present negative images of Jews and to conflate anti-Israel sentiment with anti-Semitic sentiment. The government continued not to take action with regard to anti-Semitic material appearing in the media, despite laws that prohibit such material.”

Attitudinal changes tend to be a generational undertaking. Abdullah has now been monarch in Jordan for nearly a generation. His weakness, and his dependency on the U.S. and Israel, should spur both governments to continue to support him on the one hand, and to demand that he take action in the media, in the school system, and his government-controlled mosques to moderate sentiments and cultivate tolerance among his subjects on the other.

Otherwise, no matter how much support Abdullah receives, at some point the Kingdom of Jordan will be overturned, and it will take vital Israeli and U.S. strategic interests with it.

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Astute Analysis of Mid-term Election

A split decision for a split country

November 7, 2018

By Jack Engelhard,

So Barbara Streisand won’t leave us for Canada, after all.

That’ll teach us!

Along the schlep northward she’d be absconding with her music, her movies and a Caravan of millionaire yentas including Oprah, Fonda, Charlize Theron and many other disgruntled above-the-title elites in search of “a better life” under Trudeau. These petulant Tiffany migrants…yes, Trudeau was sure to let them in and hug them at the border as he does the masses from Syria.

After all, the suffering…oh the SUFFERING under Trump while waiting for Regime Change that would bring back the glories of Obama and bring back Hillary and firmly install people like Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters and Cory Booker – all members of a Party that shake hands and take pictures with renowned anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.

That’s the same Party that slandered and ripped to shreds a good man, Brett Kavanaugh, just to keep him off the Supreme Court…and prove how they can gang-up on any citizen.

“We kick them” — Eric Holder’s summons to fellow Democrats as to etiquette towards Republicans.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt also warned of the consequences should the GOP retain any part of Congress.

Except for James Woods and Jon Voight, Hollywood was sure to empty out…and you, Mr. and Mrs. America, weren’t you waiting for Alec Baldwin to instruct you which way to vote?

How did that go?

The results are in and Americans have voted to give Socialism a chance, in the House. Blue Wave or not, but enough to give Democrats the power to do what they do best – Resist Trump. What about “bread and butter issues” like the booming economy? But resisting/impeaching Trump IS their bread and butter issue.

Expect Dems Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings and Maxine Waters, all these Reps slated for top House chairs, to go after Trump with renewed vengeance. Everything that was forgotten or set aside will be remembered, so there will be more vigorous investigations into “Russia collusion” and even Trump’s tax returns.

Apparently, what is good for Venezuela is good for America.

Not a good night if you are part of Trump’s America. Apparently, Americans – at least those who went to the polls, were “tired of winning.”

That used to be a joke Trump used often. But not funny anymore.

The Kavanaugh Effect did not play as imagined.

The hearings, at which Democrats took turns torturing a man, were a show trial that should have disgusted Americans. Maybe some. But not enough.

Likewise, the Farrakhan Effect – brutish public anti-Semitism – did not turn away enough voters from the Democrats, and that is disturbing

Especially if this is to be a trend among Millennials, thinking here of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as typical.

Any good news? Yes. Republicans keep the Senate. Solidly.

Good as that is, how is it that for the Florida Senate, Republican Rick Scott had been going at it neck to neck against challenger Bill Nelson, the Democrat? Scott is a Trump man all the way. He’s the likely winner. But it should have been easy. As it should have been for Republican Ron DeSantis, for the Florida governorship, who spent all night trying to shake off Dem challenger, Andrew Gillum… and did, barely.

Gillum is a radical leftist and no friend of Israel. DeSantis ran as a Trump Republican in that swing state and as a supporter of Israel.

Israel stands safe in the Senate…but no thanks to the likes of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand and Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren, all of whom kept their seats.

It is a comfort that they are outnumbered by Republicans in the Senate, all of whom support Israel, and most of whom favor a clamp on illegal immigration.

Trump, the experts say, was mistaken to make immigration his big issue, and they will point to that for these wobbly results between the House and Senate.

But Trump’s vision of America is entirely patriotic. That usually sells in America. Not this time. Not all the way. We should be worried.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and most recently the classic noir novel “Slot Attendant,” plus the two inside journalism thrillers “The Bathsheba Deadline” and “News Anchor Sweetheart, Hollywood Edition.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. 

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