March 28, 2014

Palestine Myth....

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Caroline Glick: Myth of the ‘Two-State Solution’

Is the Temple Mount in Our Hands?

MK Moshe-Feiglin
MK Moshe Feiglin

Is the Temple Mount in Israel’s hands? 

If the nationalist Knesset members don’t provide the answer, the Arab MKs will do so in their place. 
Who is the sovereign on the Temple Mount? Official Israeli claims, of course, are that it is the sovereign. But in practice, the sovereignty is being transferred to Jordan – both on the ground and by ignoring international treaties that are being signed behind Israel’s back. 

According to the Jordanian foreign minister, “An agreement was signed last year between King Abdullah and the president of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas]. The agreement endorses the historic, existing situation regarding the Hashemite control of the holy places.” He added that Jordan’s control over the Mount enjoys an international consensus. “The entire world and all the religions accept the existing reality,” he said. (Translated from the Hebrew in a February 19 NRG article.)
When I found out that an agreement had been signed to transfer the Temple Mount from the Palestinian Authority to Jordan, I asked Prime Minister Netanyahu how it could be that Israel was not reacting? Would you also be quiet, I asked him, if a second party would sell your house to a third party? After all, it is clear that Israel’s silence in the face of this agreement, publicized throughout the world, is really its tacit approval. 

Replying on behalf of the Israeli government, Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir said the following: “Israel is the sovereign in Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount. It administers the most holy place for Jews while considering the fact that the site is holy for Muslims as well, and on the basis of its commitment in the peace agreement with Jordan, in which it was stipulated that ‘Israel respects the special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the places holy to Muslims in Jerusalem.’ Nothing less than that, but also nothing more. It has nothing to do with the agreement signed between Jordan and the PA – an agreement that does not bind Israel. That is all.” 

Here’s my answer to Yair Shamir: “I did not receive an answer to my third question: What about Israel? I presume that if I would sell the honorable minister’s home to his neighbor, the honorable minister would oppose the move. We did not hear any voice of opposition from the Israeli government or from the prime minister of Israel over the fact that the Palestinian Authority decided to transfer the sovereignty on the Temple Mount to Jordan. Does the honorable minister, in the name of the government of Israel, say clearly now from the podium of the Knesset of Israel that the government of Israel sees itself as sovereign on the Mount and any agreement transferring the sovereignty from a second party to a third party is null and void? Am I correct, honorable minister?” 

I did not receive a clear answer. That is why it is so important for the Knesset’s Jewish members to have its say on the issue of sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Jordanian pressure is taking its toll, presumably translated into pressure that ends up being exerted upon the nationalist Knesset members. If, God forbid, the Jewish MKs do not have their say, the Arab MKs will be able to pass any legislative measure they wish – with all the implications of that eventuality. 

Forty-seven years after our paratroopers liberated the Mount with their blood and shouted “The Temple Mount is in our hands,” the question arises: Will our Jewish MKs have the courage to repeat that sentence in the Knesset?
This article originally appeared in Hebrew in Makor Rishon.

Want Nazi's as Neighbors?


Jakiw Palij of Queens has it pretty good. He walks around freely enjoying the benefits of a quiet community and the freedom that Americans like you and me enjoy.
But Palij is not like you and me. Palij is a Nazi.

As shocking and insulting and horrifying as it is, Nazi war criminals are still living freely among us.

Palij, an ex-Nazi slave-labor camp guard, continues to live in Jackson Heights, N.Y., because the United States has, thus far, found it difficult to get rid of him. He can’t be deported to the country he came from – the country where he guarded Jewish concentration camp prisoners – because nobody wants him. Not Poland. Not Germany. Palij is a Nazi without a country, so we have been stuck with him until now.

One reporter noted that Palij has dropped his sieg heil salute for a ho hum. He’s not worried. He feels safe here, and why shouldn’t he? Other than several hundred yeshiva students and a handful of Holocaust survivors who recently turned out with me to protest at his home, Palij has had it pretty good in Queens. America has pretty much left him alone. The Jewish community has left him alone, too.
It is an insult to decency. It is an affront to justice. Worst of all, it is a vile slur to the innocent souls of the men, women and children murdered for the crime of just being Jewish.

And Palij is not alone. There are several other Nazis just like him that we know of who are still alive and living illegally in this country.

Some people have had the nerve to say, “They are old now – why bother?” But what of the hundreds and thousands of innocent victims who were tortured and murdered by these criminals? While some infants were tossed in the air and caught on bayonets for sport, plenty of Nazi victims – plenty of our parents and grandparents – were elderly when they met the fury of these villains. Do we have no obligation to their memories?

Is our message to our children – and to those who would exterminate us – that Jewish blood is cheap?

Some months ago, Congressman Michael Grimm joined me in calling on Germany to accept all Nazi war criminals living illegally in the United States. “The rights and freedoms we enjoy in America should not extend to those who commit genocide,” said Congressman Grimm, a member of the board of the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington. “Nazi war criminals who are living in this country illegally should not be here and we will not rest easy while they are.”
More recently, the Justice Department, which stripped Palij of his citizenship, concurred. I was assured that steps are being taken to rid this country once and for all of illegal Nazi émigrés. But we all know how the wheels of justice turn slowly. Indeed, they are so slow that Palij, our Nazi neighbor in Queens, is now 91. And other Nazi war criminals who have been identified by the U.S. Justice Department – Nazis who had been ordered deported by the U.S. but have never left the country – are enjoying their twilight years here, too: Theodor Szehinskyj in West Chester, Pennsylvania; John Kalymon in Troy, Michigan.
It’s sickening. This farce has gone on too long.

Why are these Nazi war criminals still here? 

Two reasons: 

The first is because of a technicality. The U.S. has been unable to deport them because there’s no country that wants them.

The second is because we have been too quiet. It’s time to get loud.

So I call on all of you to join me and raise your voices. I ask all of you to cease tolerating Nazi murderers as your neighbors. We can’t let technicalities impede justice any longer. We don’t want these murderers living among the descendants of the decent people they tortured. Their presence here mocks the memory of the murdered.
It is our obligation to remove this evil from among us.
Help me convince the German government to accept Nazi war criminals into Germany so that these mass murderers can finally be prosecuted. 

Please sign the petition to remove Nazi war criminals living illegally in the U.S. at For updates on this issue, visit

March 26, 2014

The Fear of the Jews Was Upon Them By Rabbi Nachman Kahana

An Arab once entered a bank in Jerusalem just as the automatic mechanism closed the safe. In reply to his demand to receive some cash, the teller told him that the safe could not be opened until 8 o'clock the next morning. The Arab became very nasty, even threatening the life of the teller. At this point, the manager approached the Arab, picked him up and threw him out.
       While the Arab was nursing his wounds, the teller approached him saying: "Didn't I tell you that the safe is closed until tomorrow morning?" The Arab turned to the teller and said: "Yes. You told me, but he explained it".
   It is senseless to tell our enemies of the folly of their ways. They will understand only when it is explained to them, in the spirit of "Fear of the Jews was upon them."

                The Megila records that Achashverosh permitted the Jews to defend themselves on the 13th of Adar against their murderous neighbors in the 127 areas under the King's control. On that day, the Jews killed 75,000 of the enemy in the outlying areas. An additional 800 were killed in Shushan, the capital, on the 14th of Adar. In the two days of fighting on the 13th and 14th of Adar 75,800 Persians were killed!

                And in every state and in every city wherever the King's decree reached, the Jews were happy with joyful feasting and celebration, with many of the gentiles drawing close to Judaism because fear of the Jews was upon them.

                Fear of the Jew is a mighty weapon. It is alluded to in the Song at the Sea recited daily in the Morning Prayer.
                The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the people of Philistia. The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the leaders of Moav will be seized with trembling, the people of Canaan will melt away. Terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of your arm -Eretz Yisrael will be petrified as stone, until your people pass by, LORD, until the people you acquired pass by.
                What are the lessons for our time?

                The State of Israel was awarded the rare opportunity of "fear of the Jews was upon them". When we could do no wrong, and the opportunities for a major leap towards our final redemption was in our hands.

                It happened in 1967, as a result of the 6 Day War. The world, both Jews and Gentiles, were preparing for the devastating, unspeakable destruction of the nascent Jewish State and the annihilation of all its Jewish citizens. Preparations were being made in the US to save the surviving Jewish children; as if there would have been any Jewish children to save had we lost the war. I recall reading that money was collected to erect a great memorial for the gallant State of Israel which is no more!

                Israel at that time was small in area and tiny in population. Our army and air force were a mere shadow of what they are today.
                The war erupted in the early hours of Monday the 25th of Iyar (June 5) when Israel made a preemptive attack [against the amassed enemy forces], destroying the air forces of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan & Saudi Arabia.

                The ground war commenced. In 6 days we liberated Yehuda, Shomron, the Sinai, the Golan, and Gaza. On Wednesday the holy soldiers of the IDF (Tzahal) liberated the Old City of Jerusalem and for the first time in 2,000 years the Temple Mount was in our possession. Tzahal, with the aid of HaShem, did more in 6 days than what Joshua Bin Nun had accomplished in 7 years.

                The world was aghast - as if they had seen a ghost. For indeed we emerged from the grave of history to take our rightful place at the peak of God's miracles.
                During those 6 days and even a bit later we could have removed the desecration of HaShem's holy Mount by demolishing the Al Aksa mosque and the golden domed building in the heat of battle, as was suggested by Rabbi Shlomo Goren, but rejected by Moshe Dayan.

                And the world would have been silent.
                We could have conquered Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and established pro-Israel puppet governments. And the world would have been silent.
                We could have transferred all of the alien peoples from our lands and had a totally Jewish country. And the world would have been silent.
                We could have expelled the murderous Arabs of Hebron and other potential threats across the Jordan River. And the world would have been silent.

                But we did not do any of these justified acts because we were afraid to act like proper Jews. [Editor: Or our leaders wanted Israel to remain 'Israeli' and not 'Jewish'.] The 'fear of the Jews was upon them' did not register with our leaders.

                Today Israel is being accused of war crimes. I admit to one unforgivable omission, when in 1948 and again in 1967 we did not expel all our enemies from the country, including the entire Gaza Strip. This is our crime, for which we, our children and grandchildren might yet have to pay the full price.
We did not learn the lesson of Purim; that when HaShem performs miracles, it is incumbent upon us to advance the opportunities afforded us and proceed with conviction and courage along the path of Jewish redemption.

                The verse says (Devarim 28,10): And all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they shall fear you.
                Rabbi Eliezer the Great explains (Berachot 6a) that the object that will instill fear in the hearts of our enemies is tefillin (phylacteries) placed on one's head.

                The opportunity for 'fear of the Jews was upon them' will again present itself.

                In view of the political and security experiences of the last 40 years, and the religious awakening, I am certain that we will know how to seize the next opportunity to sanctify HaShem's holy name in Eretz Yisrael.

Baruch Hashem for the IDF

Baruch Hashem for the IDF

By Shmuel Sackett, 
Manhigut Yehudit 
International Director

                I will surprise many of you by the following nine words: Nobody should be forced to serve in the IDF. My position, and the ideology and vision of my Manhigut Yehudit co-founder, Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, is very clear. We do not want soldiers who don't want to be there. To us, it does not matter why they feel this way. Maybe it is for religious reasons, maybe they want to start university, maybe it is for political reasons (right or left) or maybe they just want to sit home all day and watch TV. Who cares? We simply do not want a person putting on that holy uniform of the IDF if - for whatever reason - they don't see it as the greatest honor and privilege imaginable.
                In Israel, everyone talks about religious coercion and how we must fight against it. Instead of forcing our brothers to keep Shabbat, we need to teach them, show them and guide them. Nobody ever became observant because a rock was thrown through their car window by some lunatic screaming "Shabbos"!!! We need to bring our brothers and sisters close to Torah by showing them the beauty and the sweetness. Forcing people may work in the short-term but it never lasts and is never transmitted to the next generation.
                The problem with this logic is that people only think it applies to religious coercion when, in reality, it refers to secular coercion as well. Wait a second; did I just write "secular coercion"? Has anybody heard that term before? Well, I just proved my point! Nobody has ever heard about it because it is never discussed... but it exists! Last year a young, religious soldier in the IDF walked out during an army graduation ceremony that featured a woman singing. He did not make noise. He did not insist that she stop singing. He simply picked himself up and quietly exited the room. The media found out about this and went nuts! "Where is his respect?" they asked. "How dare he impose his beliefs on others?" they accused.  The same media that talks about tolerance of all was now demanding secular coercion. "The singing was part of the program and he must not leave!" They were absolutely twisting his arm - and the arm of all soldiers in that same uncomfortable position - to sit and listen to the woman sing. This is just one example of what I call "secular coercion" and there are many, many examples.
                Moshe Feiglin and I are against all coercion. Stop forcing people to do what they don't want! Please understand that I am not talking about laws which are in place for public safety. Obviously every society needs rules to follow so that the public is safe - from road safety to building codes and everything in between! Rather, I am talking about forcing people to act or think in a certain way. That is totally wrong and societies built on these concepts often crumble quickly.
                Let's now use this logic to discuss the IDF draft. This is the "hot issue" of the day and we must take a position on it. I love the IDF. When I made aliyah at the age of 29 with four children, the IDF did not want me. I sent letters, called whomever I could and eventually just walked into a draft center to sign up. Everyone there looked at me as though I was nuts but I didn't care. I came to Israel to build a Jewish Nation and fighting in the IDF was an important part of that dream. Baruch Hashem, they finally took me and I served, in the reserves, for 20 years in an anti-chemical warfare unit. When my son grew up, he proudly entered the IDF and joined the Nahal Haredi unit as a combat soldier. He became a unit commander, and to this day serves in the reserves, ready, willing and able to inflict pain on the Jewish enemy. All of my older girls served in 'National Service' and my 18 year old will be starting her service immediately after high school. In short, we consider service in the IDF to be one of the greatest Mitzvot humanely possible. Think about it; a soldier is not just doing something privately. All at once he is serving himself, his family, his community, his nation and above all - his G-d! There isn't a mitzvah that comes close to that.
                That having been said, I do not want to force anyone to join the IDF if they don't feel the same way. Yes, I will try to convince them that they are wrong; that is called education! Yes, I will show them all the Torah sources about the great Jewish leaders - including Moshe Rabbeinu - who led military battles. However, when all is said and done, if the young men I speak with do not want to serve, or the young women do not want to perform national service - it is their right to make that decision and we must honor and respect it.
                I have just one problem with this IDF Draft Law: The Chillul Hashem (Desecration of G-d's Name) caused by the people who gather to protest. This makes me crazy! Here, if I could, I would force myself on making them stop because when it comes to Chillul Hashem we do not say "live and let live". For the honor and glory of our Father and King, we must stop these ridiculous and shameful gatherings. In my mind, the people that attended these horror shows were not simply saying Tehillim. They were publicly desecrating the name of Heaven, even though they did not intend that in any way.
                When 50,000 religious Jews come to a public place in Manhattan to protest against the draft - as they did 2 weeks ago, they open the door for anti-Semites around the world to condemn the IDF and the holy work they do. Don't get me wrong; there are many things that I do not like about the army but you will never see me talking about it in public. I desperately want to make changes and this is why I have dedicated my life to changing the leadership of the country. The soldiers - each and every one - are precious gems, but, at times the orders they receive are beyond comprehension. This is what we need to fight but not on the streets of Manhattan where the world looks and does not understand. They see 50,000 Orthodox Jews screaming against the army and they misunderstand. Trust me because I am involved in this 24 hours a day. The world uses this against us - "Even your own religious Jews are against the Israeli army" - and it causes Israel irreparable damage.
                If the organizers of this shameful act had good intentions, they would have told everyone to gather in their local shul and say Tehillim at a certain time. It could have been synchronized perfectly and Jews all over the world who feel strongly about this issue could have said Tefillot; from California, to NY, to Canada and to Australia! That would have been fine but that was not the intention of the organizers! The intention was to mock, desecrate and de-legitimize Israel as the Jewish state and this is something we must not stand for!

Travesty that calls itself Jordan - Kahane 1968

What is more important, however, is the need to examine the very basis of the travesty that calls itself Jordan.  In itself it is an illegality, a travesty of justice, a robbery of Jewish possessions.

There never was Jordan until perfidious Albion – the British Colonial Ministry – decided to invent one, and the story is one that more should know about.

When the Balfour Declaration backed the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine, there was never any country that was known as Jordan.  The historic boundaries of ancient Israel included the east bank of the Jordan, and Balfour himself made this clear in a memorandum dated August 11, 1919:

 “Palestine should extend into the lands lying east of the Jordan?”

What happened?

A desert chieftain named Abdullah ibn-Hussein and his brother Feisal, fleeing the Arabian wrath of Ibn Saud, were offered in 1920 the thrones of Iraq and Syria, respectively.  Unfortunately for the Arabs, the French, who were given mandatory powers in Syria by the League of Nations, informed Feisal that he was most unwelcome in Damascus.  The Arab took the Gallic hint and departed

Since both brothers were British pawns in the struggle by the Colonial Office to make the Middle East British, Feisal was given the throne of Iraq by the British Foreign Office, while Abdullah was left holding an empty kingdom-bag.

Faced with this, Abdullah began to make all manner of bellicose sounds about marching on Syria and ousting the French.  While Paris hardly lost sleep, the British did not relish the idea of a confrontation between their puppet and the French and so, in 1921, Winston Churchill met with Abdullah and offered him an annual subsidy and established a new country to be known as “Transjordan” for Abdullah to rule.

It little mattered that such a step was illegal and that it robbed Jewish Palestine of a major share of its land.  Whitehall proposed and Whitehall disposed.

Transjordan came into being, a comic-opera illegality, ruled in theory by Abdullah but in practice by London.

This was the state that on May 31, 1967 signed a defense agreement with Nasser to destroy Israel; this was the state that declared through its king, on that same day: “With the help of G-d and the solidarity of the Arabs we will see the victory of truth over the lie-s of the enemy”; this is the state whose radio declared during the terrible days of June 1967.

“How long did we wait and prepare for these hours of honor and for the day the Arabs would advance . . . Be ready to meet on the soil of eternal Falastin [Palestine].” (June 1, 1967)

“Free citizens, heroic sons of Jordan.  The hoped-for moment has arrived.  Forward to arms, to battle, to new pages of glory.  To regain our rights, to smash the aggressor, to revenge.”
                                                                                                                        (June 5, 1967, 0915 hours)

“We are living through the most sacred hours of life . . . Long did we wait for this battle in order to erase our shame.”
                                                                                                            (The Premier, June 5)

“Today the soldiers of Hussein have brought doom to the Jewish strongholds in Jerusalem . . . They destroyed the Knesset and have liberated the holy soil from the Zionists.  The heroic soldiers are marching forward towards Tel Aviv.”
                                                                                                            (June 5, 1800 hours)

“Froward toward your meeting with Rabin in Tel Aviv.”
                                                 (June 5, 1155 hours)

Rabin was waiting, but the Jordanians never came.  They busily were heading in the opposite direction, where they sit today, and demand the return of a territory that was never theirs to a state that was illegal from its inception.

Amman and Jerusalem - Kahane 1968

Amman and Jerusalem
November 22, 1968

There is great agitation and indignation within the United Nations today.  It all centers around demands for return by Israel of the land won from Jordan last year.  What land?  The area that is commonly known as the West Bank of the Jordan.  There is really more than a little irony in this demand.  Indeed, it approaches the heights of chutzpah.

It is not only that a state which attempted to destroy another one and lost has the gall to demand terms more properly suited to a victor.  It is not even the fact that the land Jordan demands was never legally and rightfully annexed by it in the first place.  It is really the fact that the state that calls itself Jordan is an entity that is illegal, per se.

As the great holy war swung into its full gear, the little king of the little Kingdom called Jordan began to rain his shells into Jewish Jerusalem.  His troops crossed the armistice line and seized territory in the no-man’s land in the city.  His words and acts were thrown into the battle to wipe out Israel and decimate its inhabitants.

Alas, Allah was unkind to Russia and the king’s legion, and uniforms flung aside, aircraft burning, shoes cast away – the Jordanians fled east.  From the plunderer came forth plunder and the Israelis swept to the Jordan to put an end to the insanity of a border that, in one place, was only fifteen miles from the Arab devil to the blue Mediterranean Sea.

The land that was taken, however, was not “Jordanian.”  It was part of pre-1948 Palestine; it was part or Eretz Yisroel, it was Jewish soil from the time of Abraham.

Here was the Old City of Jerusalem where Abraham brought his son Isaac for the Akeda; here was the city where David and his dynasty ruled; here was the sacred Temple Mount with its Western Wall waiting to be redeemed.

Here was Bethlehem were Rachel wept for her children on the way to Efrat.  Here was Hebron where the Patriarchs impatiently lay in anticipation of a speedy redemption.  Here was Jericho where the walls crashed down to herald the inheritance of the Holy Land by the Egyptian exodees.  Here was Judea and Samaria and all the places and sites that have become familiar to a Jewish and non-Jewish Biblical world.

Here was Jewish Eretz Yisroel, a land that had been reluctantly left outside the borders of a Jewish state in 1948 as the Jews of Palestine sorrowfully agreed to temporarily accept partition of their land in their desperate need of some land to house the displaced of Europe and the oppressed of greater Arabia.

But the agreement was conditional and the Arabs, predictably, relieved the Jewish state of any need to adhere to that condition.  The Arabs in psychopathic consistency refused any idea of compromise and rejected partition.  Their armies rushed in to battle the yahud, and the U.N. sat in an impotence that was destined to become its favorite pose.

It was Jewish blood that won and secured a Jewish state, and the plan that was rejected by the Arabs was buried, unmourned and unlamented.  And the West Bank of the Jordan? Under the U.N. plan it was to be given to an Arab Palestine state; under the Arab plan it to be given to an Arab Palestine state; under no circumstances did anyone foresee a usurper Jordan annexing it.

And yet, that is exactly what happened.  Possessed of a British-trained and run Arab Legion, King Abdullah proved to be the only foe that Israel could not overcome.  His army seized the West Bank and Old Jerusalem and decided that Israel would not have it and neither would an Arab Palestine be created.  From now on, it was to be part of Jordan.

No one accepted this.  The U.N. denied the legality of the move; the Israelis refused to recognize it and the Arab states themselves fumed at the annexation.

On December 13, 1948, Egypt’s King Farouk served notice that he did not recognize Jordan’s right to the West Bank.  The Arab League threatened expulsion of Jordan from the body (Abdullah yawned and welcomed the move).  Faced with a fait accompli, the Arab League never did recognize the grab but adopted a resolution on May 13, 1949 “to treat the Arab part of Palestine annexed by Jordan as a trust in its hands until the Palestine case is fully solved in the interests of its inhabitants.”

So much for the Jordanian claim to the West Bank.  The land it claims is Jewish land, sorrowfully given up in return for a peace and friendship the Arabs never gave.  Their rejection of the latter doomed the former, and the land returned to its true owners.

The Israeli one-state plan

Netanyahu and Abbas

PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas must have gotten a kick out of it on Monday when he visited the White House and President Barack Obama praised him as “somebody who has consistently renounced violence, has consistently sought a diplomatic and peaceful solution that allows for two states, side by side, in peace and security.”
After all, the same day the men met, Abbas’s regime continued its week-long celebration of the deadliest Palestinian terrorist attack on Israel to date.

On March 11, 1978, PLO terrorists commandeered a passenger bus on the coastal highway and massacred 37 people, including 12 children.

Dalal Mughrabi, a female terrorist, led the raid. Ever since, she has been lionized by the PLO.

While he met with Obama, Abbas’s adviser Sultan Abu al-Einein proclaimed that Mughrabi was the ultimate role model for Palestinian women.

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Israelis call for Pollard's release during Obama's 2013 visit (Photo: AP)

The Double-Edged Sword of Jihad

Islamic nations are again learning that the jihad is a volatile instrument of war that can easily backfire on those who preach it; that “holy war” is hardly limited to fighting and subjugating “infidels”—whether the West in general, Israel in particular, or the millions of non-Muslim minorities under Islam—but can also be used to fight “apostates,” that is, Muslims accused of not being Islamic enough.
In an unprecedented move and following Egypt’s lead, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain recently withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar, largely due to its Al Jazeera propaganda network which, since the ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been inciting chaos in the region.

According to a March 7 Reuters reports, “Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, in a move that could increase pressure on Qatar whose backing for the group has sparked a row with fellow Gulf monarchies….  Saudi Arabia and the UAE are fuming over Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, and resent the way Doha has sheltered influential cleric Yusuf Qaradawi, a critic of the Saudi authorities, and given him regular airtime on its pan-Arab satellite channel Al Jazeera.”
Qaradawi, of course, has been an Al Jazeera mainstay for many years, regularly preaching jihad against Israel and other “infidels”—telling millions of Muslim viewers to “obey the prophet, even if he tells you to kill.”

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Can We Stop Iran from Going Nuclear?

The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) has just launched a major internet Ad campaign, in order to refocus world attention on the threat posed by a nuclear Iran. Ever since the Iran Nuclear Interim Deal was announced in November of 2013, EMET has strongly opposed it. The deal gives Iran relief from crippling economic sanctions in return for almost nothing of any real significance, leaving Iran’s nuclear infrastructure almost totally intact. Iran keeps every one of its 19,000 centrifuges spinning and is able to continue to construct more. While caps will be placed on Iran’s ability to enrich, the deal will do nothing to prevent it from expanding its stockpile of uranium, which means that Iran will emerge from the Iran Nuclear Interim Deal closer to its goal of a nuclear weapon.
In return, the U.S. and its allies give the Iranian terror supporting regime immediate economic relief from the economic sanctions that have left it so weakened as to be close to collapse.  The treaty widens permissible trade in oil, gold and auto parts, giving the Iranian regime an economic windfall of over $20 billion.  It also releases frozen Iranian assets to the tune of about $8 billion. Worst of all, while any Iranian concessions are easily reversible, Western concessions are likely irreversible, meaning the existing sanctions regime will have been gutted with no realistic prospect of restoring those sanctions to previous levels.

Until now, the American media has largely focused on how the Iran Nuclear Interim Deal will impact Israel.  However, by framing the conversation on Israel, which the Iranian regime regards as only “the Minor Satan,” the U.S. media has largely avoided discussing the very real threat that Iran still poses to the United States, which they have long referred to as the “the Great Satan.”



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Land of Milk and honey.....

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Arab / Nazi / Muslims.....

BDS is the ideological heir to the National Socialist Movement's boycott of Jews. 

March 25, 2014

The Orthodox Community I Know

What do you envision when you think of the Orthodox Jewish community? 

Here’s an accurate portrayal based on real life experience. (Shimon Rosenberg)

The Orthodox Jewish community has a certain mystique.
Whether it’s because we look, act or believe differently, people are intrigued by stories about the Orthodox Jewish community. Media outlets often oblige but whenever I read these stories, they don’t quite resonate with me. They don’t look like the Orthodox community I know. So I’d like to share a few things that happened to me over the last year that give a more accurate insight into the real Orthodox Jewish community.

My wife and I have experienced fertility problems. We thankfully had been blessed with two children but as they grew older we had been trying for some time to have another child to no avail. One day I was speaking with my rabbi about our situation and I conveyed to him that my wife and I wanted to pursue fertility treatments but because of the steep cost, we were having second thoughts. A few days later my rabbi said that he spoke with an anonymous individual with means in the Jewish community who had agreed to sponsor fertility treatment for young Jewish couples if they could not afford it. He would not know who we were and we would not know who he was. He was motivated purely out of a sense of loyalty to the continuity of the Jewish People.

That’s the Orthodox community I know.

Nine months later we gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
The excitement began early Friday morning and as the day progressed I started thinking about Shabbat. What would we eat? How would I recite Kiddush? Light candles? I remembered hearing about an organization called Bikkur Cholim which means “visiting the sick.” It’s a volunteer-driven charity that looks after the needs of people in hospital. I called them and within a couple of hours someone came to our hospital room with literally bags of food, grape juice for Kiddush, electric candles to serve as Shabbat candles, even spices for havdallah. The food is free and the person delivering it is a volunteer. In the few moments I had to speak with him I learned that he was just a regular guy -- an accountant -- who takes off Fridays from work to volunteer for Bikkur Cholim. I asked him why he does it and he replied simply that it’s what God wants of us.

That’s the Orthodox community I know.

After a quiet Shabbat with our new baby the doctors told us that they had detected some abnormalities on x-rays that they had taken. While they told us not to be alarmed, they were concerned and wanted to transfer her to the intensive care unit at the children’s hospital. So the day after giving birth to our baby girl, we were in an ambulance being transferred to a high risk intensive care unit for some unspecified condition. Not exactly what we had been planning.

Friends in our community heard what was going on and told us not to worry about our two kids at home. They would take care of them. They arranged sleepovers and carpools and meals. Bikkur Cholim received a notification that we had been moved to another hospital and contacted us and asked if we needed continued meal service. Grateful, we accepted.

We also received a phone call from another organization called Chai Lifeline. They are a charity dedicated to helping sick children and their families. They had heard about our situation and wanted to help in any way they could. They offered to take care of our older kids for all of Sunday so that we could stay with the baby at the hospital. They said that they would take the kids out for the day and have them bathed and ready for bed when we returned in the evening. When I heard this I actually laughed out loud. The idea that my kids would let a bunch of strange girls give them a bath was, well, laughable.

Sunday night after a long day at the hospital I returned home to find my kids playing with a Chai Lifeline volunteer and they were in their pajamas, and…
“Why is your hair wet?” I asked my daughter.
“They gave me a bath,” she said nonchalantly.

Stunned, I sat down at the table and had a bite to eat while I listened to my kids tell me about their amazing day. Then I heard the water in the sink running and turned around and saw the Chai Lifeline volunteer washing our dishes. Washing our dishes! “You don’t need to worry about washing dishes right now,” she said.

That is the Orthodox community I know.

Word started getting out in our community, and I cannot count the amount of people who approached me in shul and asked what they could do to help. And help they did. For three weeks we didn’t cook a meal because people in our community rotated, cooking meals on our behalf. A few people asked me for the baby’s Hebrew name. They wanted to pray for her.

That is the Orthodox community I know.

After two weeks in the hospital, the doctors told us we could go home. In the end, they said they would monitor her condition, but over time it would likely go away on its own.
Our two kids at home were delighted at the return of their baby sister. They helped her and cared for her and nurtured her. As a parent, there’s no better feeling than seeing your children care for one another. Likewise, when God watched how my community took care of my family in our time of need, I think He too had that parental pleasure, so to speak.

I wish I could thank my community publicly for everything that they’ve done but I am writing this under a pseudonym to protect the privacy of my family. But I know that my community doesn’t want a public thank you. They were just doing what they do.

That is the Orthodox community I know.

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March 20, 2014

Obama administration a weakling and undependable in the “stop nuclear Iran” campaign"

Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon (R) with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem two months ago.
Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon (R) with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, who earlier this year called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry “messianic” and “obsessive,” upped the ante on Monday by calling the entire Obama administration a weakling and undependable in the “stop nuclear Iran” campaign.
“We had thought it would be the United States that would lead the campaign against Iran,” said Ya’alon at a lecture at Tel Aviv University.
He cited the Ukraine crisis as an example of “weakness” in the White House which he said cannot be depended on to stop Iran’s nuclear program. “We had thought it would be the United States that would lead the campaign against Iran,” said Ya’alon.
“People know Iran cheats”, he added, but the United States and its other Western allies “engage” Iran, leaving Israel with no choice other than “ to behave as though we have nobody to look out for us but ourselves.”
That is as close as he can come to threatening a military attack on Iran without actually giving the order in public.
His comments came on the eve of more talks with Iran in Vienna under the shadow of the crisis with Russia over its plan to annex the Crimean peninsula of the Ukraine.
As for the talks with Iran, Ya’alon implied a zero rating for American and Western negotiators. “Unfortunately, when it comes to negotiating at a Persian bazaar, the Iranians are better,” according to Ya’alon.
For good measure, the Obama administration’s feebleness regarding the civil war in Syria, where he said lack of American support for Sunni Muslims at war with Syrian President Bassar al-Assad and his Iranian-Hezbollah allies is a “disappointment” to rebels and their supporters, such as Saudi Arabia.
Ya’alon did not say anything that others in the government do not know, but he simply is being less diplomatic and calling a spade a spade and a weakling a weakling.
It is a bit pitiful that Kerry and Obama talk as if the world has not changed in 60 years since the United States was the undisputed world leader. When it said jump, other countries would ask, “Head first or foot first.”
When Obama says jump, the other side indeed jumps – on Obama. It is not surprising that Iran mocks the United States every day. It is not even a small miracle that Muslim countries make fun of him.
But now it is both the Palestinian Authority, which this week supported a YouTube song video mocking Kerry, as seen here, and Israel’s defense minister using Obamas a punching bag.
Israel and the Palestinian Authority are Obama’s two hopes to show the world how much influence he has, and the world is seeing exactly how impotent he is.
The last word goes to Mitt Romney, was laughed at in the 2012 presidential campaign when he attacked Obama’s foreign policy.
He wrote in The Wall Street Journal Tuesday, “President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton traveled the world in pursuit of their promise to reset relations and to build friendships across the globe. It is hard to name even a single country that has more respect and admiration for America today than when President Obama took office, and now Russia is in Ukraine.”

Do Palestinians Really Want to Live Next to Israel?

For more than two decades, the United States has pushed for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Author Caroline Glick explains why that will never work.

Pamela Geller, 1st International Symposium on Liberty and Islam

Pamela Geller, Q Society of Australia Inc in association with SION
1st International Symposium on Liberty and Islam in Australia
Melbourne 7 ~ 10 March 2014

 Pamela Geller - The founder, editor and publisher of, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). She has led human rights awareness campaigns in the U.S., Europe and Israel on behalf of victims and potential victims of honor killing, for the rights of apostates from Islam and to support freedom of speech. The Queens Village Republican Club, the oldest Republican club in America, honored Pamela Geller as the "American Patriot of the Year" in 2013 and the Creative Zionist Coalition gave her the Queen Esther Award for Jewish Heroism in the same year.

Sovereignty over the Temple Mount - Feiglin


There are three main approaches in Israel to
sovereignty over the Temple Mount: There are those
who came, despaired and surrendered; those who
came and remained strong; and those who have yet to
come.......... Those who surrendered and those who have yet to come oppose a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount. Those who have remained strongly support it.  
Those who came to the Land of Israel inspired by the Zionist
vision but who became despaired of that vision - losing their
connection to the Land of Israel in the process - are Israel's leftists. Their burning desire to settle the land morphed into rejection of the land. For them, Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel has little meaning - especially, sovereignty on the Temple Mount, which connects Israeli nationalism with its faith. 

Those yet to come are the haredim, who never adopted the Zionist vision. For them, Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel never had any significance. Praying at the Western Wall under an Israeli flag or under a British flag is one and the same (in the best-case scenario).
Their religion is disconnected from a spatial coordinate, and so they are afraid of the place chosen by God.
The haredim are not afraid of connecting Israeli nationalism
to its faith. Just the opposite. They are afraid to connect the Jewish faith to the Israeli nationalism reawakening in Israel. They reach the same conclusion as does the Left: basic trepidation from the Temple Mount, fear of the place that connects heaven and earth, the place that
transforms the Torah from a religion to a complete culture.
Who supports Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount?
Everyone else.... I recently appeared on TV's Avri Gilad Show with Peace Now head Yariv Oppenheimer. The show conducted a poll on the Temple Mount issue among the viewing audience. Despite all of Oppenheimer's attempts to scare the viewers, 75 percent of the audience said they support, in various degrees of determination, restoration of Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Clearly, the majority of Israel's public wants to reconnect to the Temple Mount. 

The fear expressed by the leftist Knesset members toward my demand to actualize Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount is real. Many are fearful because they believe that the Temple Mount is a powder keg. But just the opposite is true. The Temple Mount - and the entire Land of Israel - are powder kegs because of our fear.

What is the source of this fear? The fear stems from our loss
of confidence in the justice of our cause. Those who do not believe that the Temple Mount - and essentially the entire Land of Israel - is ours, those who feel that they are guests here, are constantly gripped by fear. It is this fear that invites violence.

When the Oslo Accords were signed, the accepted axiom
was that the violence was fueled by despair. "If we give our enemies 'hope,' they will lose their motivation for violence" was the mantra of that period. Reality, of course, proved otherwise. The Oslo Accords plunged us into a horrific cycle of blood and tears.

Despair does not cause terror. Hope does. The hope for the
destruction of the state of Israel.... When Israel strongly reaffirms its sovereignty - especially over the Temple Mount - it closes the window of hope for the destruction of our state. In the short term, we will bear the brunt of threats of violence. But if we remain firm, we will once again enjoy the fruits of our determination, as we did when we opened the Western Wall Tunnel and returned to the City of David despite Arab violence. The same will hold true for any future tests. Our determination will bring us both sovereignty and peace

Puppy Jihad: New Levels Of Cruelty Reached By Muslims In Jerusalem

Indiscriminate savagery. Inhumane for the hell of it. Slaughter for kicks. Using puppies ….. ugh. This is not new. Jihadists have used puppies as living firebombs in Egypt. Not surprising, as their “perfect model” Muhammad didn’t like dogs.
“Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (that he would visit him, but Gabriel did not come) and later on he said, ‘We, angels, do not enter a house which contains a picture or a dog.’” — Sahih Bukhari 4.54.50
“Abdullah (b. Umar) (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs and we would send (men) in Medina and its corners and we did not spare any dog that we did not kill, so much so that we killed the dog that accompanied the wet she-camel belonging to the people of the desert.” — Sahih Muslim 10.3811
“Ibn Mughaffal reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: What about them, i. e. about other dogs? and then granted concession (to keep) the dog for hunting and the dog for (the security) of the herd, and said: When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time.” — Sahih Muslim 551 (source quotes thanks to Robert Spencer)
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Indiscriminate savagery. Inhumane for the hell of it. Slaughter for kicks. Using puppies ….. ugh. This is not new. Jihadists have used puppies as living firebombs in Egypt. Not surprising, as their “perfect model” Muhammad didn’t like dogs.

“Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (that he would visit him, but Gabriel did not come) and later on he said, ‘We, angels, do not enter a house which contains a picture or a dog.’” — Sahih Bukhari 4.54.50

“Abdullah (b. Umar) (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs and we would send (men) in Medina and its corners and we did not spare any dog that we did not kill, so much so that we killed the dog that accompanied the wet she-camel belonging to the people of the desert.” — Sahih Muslim 10.3811

“Ibn Mughaffal reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: What about them, i. e. about other dogs? and then granted concession (to keep) the dog for hunting and the dog for (the security) of the herd, and said: When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time.” — Sahih Muslim 551 (source quotes thanks to Robert Spencer)

“New Levels Of Cruelty Reached By Arabs In Jerusalem,” Israelly Cool, March 18, 2014
Old and busted: Arabs throwing rocks at Israelis in Jerusalem.
New sick and revolting horror: Arabs throwing puppies at Israelis.
Horror: Arab residents of Abu Dis Arab threw four puppies at a border police patrol, causing them deaths
A heartbreaking action near the separation barrier in Abu Dis, East of Jerusalem. Arabs threw four bags with live puppies from behind the high walls at a border police patrol while on activity.

The stunned police were still able hear the puppies whimpering. They opened the bags and found three puppies had died on the spot, and another puppy dying. The cub was transferred immediately to a vet, but died a short time later. The policemen were horrified by the brutality against the pups, and the talk of the day amongst their company dealt with the incident.
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“New Levels Of Cruelty Reached By Arabs In Jerusalem,” Israelly Cool, March 18, 2014

Old and busted: Arabs throwing rocks at Israelis in Jerusalem.

New sick and revolting horror: Arabs throwing puppies at Israelis.

Horror: Arab residents of Abu Dis Arab threw four puppies at a border police patrol, causing them deaths

A heartbreaking action near the separation barrier in Abu Dis, East of Jerusalem. Arabs threw four bags with live puppies from behind the high walls at a border police patrol while on activity.

The stunned police were still able hear the puppies whimpering. They opened the bags and found three puppies had died on the spot, and another puppy dying. The cub was transferred immediately to a vet, but died a short time later. The policemen were horrified by the brutality against the pups, and the talk of the day amongst their company dealt with the incident.

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March 19, 2014

American Jews 'sold out Israel' to support President Barack Obama

In 1938, in the height of the pre-World War II Nazi Nuremberg Laws' persecution of German Jews, the then-US Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, a non-Jew, was horrified by the specter of Nazi brutalization and mass-murder of German and Austrian Jews.

Sec. Ickes, along with a Utah Senator and a California Congressman, formulated a plan and introduced actual legislation to allow mass-immigration of all the persecuted European Jews to the pre-State of Alaska. Who put a stop-work-order on this possible escape route for pre-Holocaust, pre-War endangered European Jews? Hitler-loving, Charles Lindbergh? No. American inveterate Jew-hating, Father Charles Coughlin? No. You guessed it!! The uber-rich, New York, super-comfy Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue Jews.

That's right. Instead of the American Jews cheering at the non-Jewish American plan of opening Alaska to persecuted European Jews, the ultra-safe Americans Jews slammed the doors hard shut on Jews about to be mass-murdered by the millions.

You don't believe me, so here's the quote from Wikipedia. Read and weep:

"In a news conference on the eve of Thanksgiving 1938, Ickes proposed offering Alaska as a "haven for Jewish refugees from Germany and other areas in Europe where the Jews are subjected to oppressive restrictions." This proposal was designed to bypass normal immigration quotas, because Alaska was not a state. Ickes had toured Alaska that summer, meeting with local officials to discuss how to attract greater development, both for economic reasons and to bolster security in an area so close to Japan and Russia and to develop a plan to attract international professionals, including European Jews.

"In his press conference, he pointed out that 200 families had been relocated from the Dust Bowl to Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The Department of the Interior prepared a report detailing the advantages of the plan, which was introduced as a bill by Utah's Senator William H. King and California's Democratic Representative Franck R. Havenner.

"The plan met with little support from American Jews, however, with the exception of the Labor Zionists of America; most Jews agreed with Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise (a Reform rabbi, ed.) of the American Jewish Congress that the plan, if implemented, would deliver 'a wrong and hurtful impression ... that Jews are taking over some part of the country for settlement'. The final blow was dealt when Roosevelt suggested a limit of only 10,000 immigrants a year for five years, with a maximum of 10 percent Jews. He later reduced even that number and never publicly mentioned the plan."
Here are the details: On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis executed Kristallnacht "the Night of Broken Glass" where they murdered 91 Jews and marauded and destroyed over 1000 European synagogues (91 synagogues in Vienna alone). Even the Times reported at the time that, "No foreign propagandist bent upon blackening Germany before the world could outdo the tale of burnings and beatings, of blackguardly assaults on defenseless and innocent people, which disgraced that country yesterday."

In the immediate wake of this Jewish-bloodbath, on the fourth Thursday in November 1938 (approximately November 27, 1938), roughly two weeks after Kristallnacht and 91 murdered and buried Jews, Sec. Ickes, a non-Jew, announced a plan that could have saved hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of European Jews who were ultimately slaughtered and gassed to death.

And instead of the rich, established Jews cheering, supporting, and celebrating that Jews were going to be liberated from the Nazi death-grip, "most [American] Jews agreed with Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise of the American Jewish Congress that the plan, if implemented, would deliver 'a wrong and hurtful impression ... that Jews are taking over some part of the country for settlement'."

There is nothing to add. Established and wealthy American Jewry, both before and during World War II, betrayed European Jews, and represented pathological moral darkness, if not purposeful apathy.

Here come the uber-rich, uber-safe, "Holocaust-Aware" American Jews of 2014. Are they any different than the "Kristallnacht-Aware" Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, and all the other rich American Jews of 1938? They are worse.

Republican U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann just spoke truth-to-power and called American Jews what they are: "sell-outs." It was widely reported, including on Arutz Sheva, that Rep. Bachmann said the following:

"American Jews 'sold out Israel' to support President Barack Obama". She warned that he is "threatening Israel" to give up its land to terrorists, which will lead to a "final war" that will reduce Israel to rubble.

In a recent interview with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Bachmann expressed confidence that God would protect Israel nevertheless, but that "America will be on the wrong side of the war. . . . "

The question is, she stated, will the United States cooperate in standing with Israel and blessing Israel, or will it join those nations that come against her? "It is jaw dropping, it is stunning, it's breathtaking," she added.

During the interview, she had sharp words for American Jews who, she said, cared more about supporting President Obama than Israel.
"The Jewish community gave him their votes, their support, their financial support and as recently as last week, forty-eight Jewish donors who are big contributors to the president wrote a letter to the Democrat [sic] senators in the U.S. Senate to tell them to not advance sanctions against Iran," she said.

"This is clearly against Israel's best interest. What has been shocking has been seeing and observing Jewish organizations who it appears have made it their priority to support the political priority and the political ambitions of the president over the best interests of Israel. They sold out Israel," she concluded.

"President Obama has allowed Israel to realize its worst nightmare" by "threatening Israel".

And, tragically, Rep. Bachmann is not alone in attacking American Jews for betraying Israel. Senator Ted Cruz, a likely Republican presidential candidate, said the following in a recent interview:

"And it's not only Obama who is at fault, but the entire Democratic leadership". Citing his sponsorship of the now-stalled Iran sanctions bill submitted by Senators Mark Kirk and Robert Menendez, Cruz said by blocking the vote on the bill "President Obama and Hillary Clinton and [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid have abandoned their support for Israel and have paved the way for Iran to potentially acquire nuclear weapons."

And AIPAC, Cruz states unequivocally, erred when it agreed to postpone the Senate vote on the Kirk-Menendez bill. "Everyone who stands with the nation of Israel should insist upon a vote and if President Obama wants to follow through with his threat to veto such legislation, he should be forced to do so." Asked if he has made his position known to AIPAC leaders, Cruz said: "I have many faults, but an unwillingness to speak my mind is not one of them.""

So the Democrats nuked the Iranian Nuclear Sanctions bill. And, 75% of American Jews vote for Democrats, and donate gazillions of dollars to Democratic candidates, especially Barack Obama. It was the Jewish Democrats, and the Jewish Democrats alone, who "have abandoned their support for Israel and have paved the way for Iran to potentially acquire nuclear weapons."

Could anyone in their right mind rely on those same American Jews to come to Israel's aid when the Obama-imposed two-state-solution fails, and Palestinian Katyushas are being lobbed into Tel Aviv? Those same uber-rich powerful American Jews will just sit and watch, and build a new crop of Holocaust Museums.

Janet Lehr