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Archive of posts published in the tag: Israel

Petty Little Tyrants

It is the illiberalism of the left that should be marginalized. This obsession with white privilege is ludicrous. Those who decry Amy Wax and Charles Murray as racists are just narrow-minded idiots. Those who dwell on people rather than ideas have small and weak minds. Those who dismiss a life’s work because of a single, questionable irrelevant comment, in or out of context, are petty little tyrants.

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Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist

The sign on the Statue of Liberty does not ask for your Nobel Prize winners, your valedictorians and your Mensa members.  The state of Georgia was a penal colony. So was Australia.  In Israel the Ethiopians, airlifted in Operation Solomon, became stellar Israelis.  What made the United States, Australia and Israel the successful nations they became was not an immigration meritocracy, but the development of a system where those from the worst conditions in the world could rise so far above it that they created the greatest nations on earth.

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Five Things I Like About Trump (and Five Things I Don’t)

Five things I like about Trump He will hold media accountable.  For too long they have been able to mislead intentionally with no pushback. He comprehends that the inequality in power is a greater problem than the inequality in wealth.…

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Palestinian Preference

from The Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens writes On Palestinian Statehood What about the interests of Palestinians? Aren’t they entitled to a state? Maybe. But are they more entitled to one than the Assamese, Basques, Baloch, Corsicans, Druze, Flemish, Kashmiris, Kurds,…

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Juden Free Palestine

The UN resolution, allowed to pass by the abstention of the United States vote, makes Israeli settlements in The West Bank illegal under international law.  It is not easily reversed because a veto from China or Russia would block it. …

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Eisenhower’s Footprint in The Middle East

Ike’s Gamble by Michael Doran is an account of the 1956 Suez Crisis with a perspective different from many previous ones which were directed from narratives from CIA players at the time. The United States under Eisenhower supported the rise…

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The Real Victim of Hate

from Bret Stephens in The Wall Street Journal,  The Meaning of An Olympic Snub: In his essay, Mr. Johnson called anti-Semitism a “highly infectious” disease capable of becoming “endemic in certain localities and societies,” and “by no means confined to…

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Carter and Israel

from National Review in 2002, Jay Nordlinger wrote Carterpalooza excerpts:  No one quite realizes just how passionately anti-Israel Carter is. William Safire has reported that Cyrus Vance acknowledged that, if he had had a second term, Carter would have sold…

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Mutual Reinforcement of Foreign and Domestic Policy

from Bret Stephens at The Wall Street Journal, Israel Alone Excerpts: In other words, Mr. Obama is bequeathing not just a more dangerous Middle East but also one the next president will want to touch only with a barge pole.…

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Post Holocaust Anti-Semitism

Jeff Jacoby writes in the Boston Globe, Amid Holocaust remembrance, antisemitism adapts and thrives. Excerpt: Where anti-Semitism is gaining market share today is not among those who yell “Heil Hitler” or demonize Jews as Christ-killers. The oldest and most protean…

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Worse than a Lie

from Daniel Greenfield and Sultan Knish, Israel and the Terrorist Rug Merchant: “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie; deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth; persistent, persuasive and unrealistic,” John F. Kennedy said. The…

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Mazel Tov to Scarlett

from NBC News Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam over SodaStream criticism LONDON — Actress Scarlett Johansson has quit her role with the charity Oxfam after it criticized herpromotion of drinks company SodaStream, which has a factory in an Israeli settlement in the…

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Israeli Health Care System

From ObamaCare Should Take Lessons from Israel in American Thinker: Health care services in Israel account for 7.7% of GDP (the overall average in OECD countries is 9.5%); the difference partly reflects the relatively youthful population (27.9% under 15) compared with the…

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An Atoll of Prosperity

from The Israeli Spring by Victor Davis Hanson in The National Review excerpts: In terms of realpolitik, anti-Israeli authoritarians are fighting to the death against anti-Israeli insurgents and terrorists. Each is doing more damage to the other than Israel ever…

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The Jewish Refugees

From World Jewish Population: But there were further changes after the war. The Moslem countries emptied out, and the world Jewish population has continued to consolidate over time in fewer countries with large urban Jewish populations over time. The main…

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The Risk of Infallibility

In September of 2007 the Israelis destroyed the Al Kibar nuclear plant in Syria that was under construction.  It got a little press at the time, but many people have dashed this action from their memory. Clifford May writes about…

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The Last Politically Correct Bigotry

In recent news headlines: San Francisco will have a ballot initiative to ban circumcision.  While one could make an argument for this on other grounds those who support this initiative have used a comic book format featuring a blond muscled…

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Entebbe- Another Reason to Remember July 4

An airline was hijacked to Uganda by  terrorists with 95 Jewish hostages on June 27th, 1976. On July 4th three planes landed in Israel with most of the hostages rescued after one of the most audacious  and successful raids in…

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Helen Thomas- Finally Finding the Line to Cross

Anti-Semitism continues to prove to be the most adaptive hatred as well as the oldest.  Its most recent incarnations have drifted more to the left. This is a relatively recent development, spurred by the closer affection the Christian evangelical community…

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The Politics of Easy Targets

In Israel and Its Liberal Friends WSJ columnist Bret Stephens asks what if the standards of friendship Israel’s ‘friends’ claim is the source of their criticism was applied to the Palestinians as well. an excerpt Finally there’s the fact that…

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