Month: August 2018

Conservative Movement

John McCain’s Jailer Respected Him

John McCain

Senator John McCain died of a glioblastoma on Saturday, one day after the senator from Arizona announced he would stop pursuing treatment for the aggressive brain tumor. McCain may not have become president, but he achieved a great deal in his lifetime, including respect even from those who opposed his political views. But according to …

Israel

Bolton Speaks Music to Our Ears

US Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis greets National Security Adviser Designate John R. Bolton at the Pentagon

John Bolton has long been a friend of Israel and traveled to the region this week to discuss Iran. In his press conference with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Bolton referred to the JCPOA as “wretched,” adding that President Trump has made stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons a priority. “It’s why President Trump withdrew from …

antisemitism

White Power, Antisemitism, and Racism

Sarah Jeong, Louis Farrakhan, Donald Trump, Linda Sarsour

A fascinating JTA op-ed by Charles Dunst, Is Antisemitism a Form of Racism, explores how self-appointed experts in racism exclude antisemitism from its hallowed ranks. According to people such as NY Times technology writer Sarah Jeong, and feminist and identity politics personality Linda Sarsour, racism cannot apply to those who are white and powerful. Ergo …

Freedom of religion, Israel, Liberal Jews

Leftist Writer Weakens Support for Israel in the United States

Gershom Gorenberg (Joe Mabel [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Gershom Gorenberg, writing in the Washington Post, claims that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weakens support for Israel within the United States. But the piece is so full of lies and distortions that one wonders that the Washington Post let it stand. Gorenberg’s main gripe is Israel’s new Nation-State law, but Israeli laws are not …

antisemitism, Freedom of religion, Israel, Jewish pride

World in Uproar Over Israel Jewish Nation-State Law

Israeli flag juxtaposed with Jewish items to illustrate that Israel is the Jewish State

Israel finally did it: enshrined into law the basic premise that Israel is the Jewish State and its official language is. . . wait for it. . . Hebrew. Are you shocked? You shouldn’t be. Every country has a similar law. In France, for instance, French is the official language, even though a lot of …