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9 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - A Ferguson Lesson &nda... · 0 replies · 0 points

The editor touches on a critical point: "No one should have been so naive as to believe that Barack Obama’s ascension to the White House would have magically erased centuries of servitude. But it was not unreasonable to expect progress, to expect that black people, especially black men, would not be treated so much worse than their white counterparts by police and the courts...."

See this is where I disagree. For those of us who have studied Barack Obama, some of his writings / musings (I just finished "Dreams From My Father"), his troubling long-term adult associations, the church he belonged to for twenty years and the anti-Semitic, anti-American, racist rantings of his spiritual mentor, Reverend Wright, why should we think Barack Obama would be a healing presence in the White House? I can think of a one or two high-profile Black leaders (African American leaders) who I believe might be a healing presence. These are men (women) who do NOT have a racial chip on their shoulders.

Someone observed last week - properly so - a community organizer is a community agitator.

9 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Orthodox Leaders Conde... · 0 replies · -3 points

"In a clarification on his blog after the Nov. 21 post, Pruzansky defended his remarks, saying his views were not outside the mainstream and noting that he had written that Arabs who are nonviolent and accept Israel as a Jewish state are welcome to stay in Israel (so long as they are not related to a terrorist or live in a village from which two or more terrorists have emanated, according to his view)...."


9 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Moshe Yaalon and the A... · 1 reply · 0 points

Is it possible U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel was too pro-Israel?

9 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Anti-Semitism Creeps I... · 0 replies · +1 points

Israel will be much safer for Jews in the long-run. Demographics are rapidly changing here in the United States. Time will tell what that means. I am not sanguine about it.

9 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Anti-Semitism Creeps I... · 0 replies · +3 points

And the United States. I am reading (there was a review on this site a few days back), "The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men" by Eric Lichtblau.

9 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Anti-Semitism Creeps I... · 0 replies · +2 points

“The idea that we saw a black president in our lifetime is wonderful,” said New York City’s former mayor, Ed Koch. “It conveyed to us that this country has come such a long way. But I never fully accepted that Obama didn’t hear his minister [Jeremiah Wright] make those awful anti-Semitic statements over twenty years. I wanted to believe him. I willed myself to believe him.... What he has done is break that trust. Like Humpty Dumpty, once you break it, you can’t put it together again.”

"The Amateur" by Edward Klein

Jacob, do you know what President Obama did that broke the mayor's trust?

Steve Klein

9 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Anti-Semitism Creeps I... · 0 replies · +4 points

Right-wing has come to be used as a pejorative meaning we are on the fringe or the extreme of a political movement. I prefer "conservative."

9 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Anti-Semitism Creeps I... · 1 reply · -1 points

It is so frustrating with this happens, comment automatically deleted.

9 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - VIDEO: What\'s More Of... · 0 replies · +5 points

No one wants to believe these citadels of liberalism / progressivism are bastions of anti-Semitism. Better to imagine they do not know what an ISIS flag looks like. But they sure know what an Israeli ("Jew") flag looks like.

9 years ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Shin Bet Chief: Abbas ... · 0 replies · -1 points

'Following this morning's murder of 4 Jewish worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue, Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas' advisor Sultan Abu Al-Einein immediately praised the attack as a "heroic operation" on his Facebook page. He posted graphic images showing pools of blood and dead Jews in prayer shawls, as well as a photo of the dead terrorists with a bloody butcher's knife on the ground next to them. Al-Einein referred to them as "Martyrs."
Following murderous terrorist attacks and riots
in Jerusalem in October,
Abbas' advisor assured Palestinians
that Abbas and PA leaders support it:

"We kiss every forehead,
every hand and even every foot
that carries out Ribat (religious conflict/war
over land claimed to be Islamic)
at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in Jerusalem...
We are behind them.The leadership is with them...
President [Abbas] greeted them, reinforced them
and requested more Ribat from them"

(by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik: Palestinian Media Watch)