The relationship between American Jews and the state of Israel is very complex and forever evolving. This posting, which started in July 2014, originated during the Obama presidency when many leftist American Jews started to openly place the priorities of the Democrat party ahead of the interests of Jews and Israel.
The headline states “New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage bans Ron DeSantis to promote its message of inclusivity”. Ironically, the Governor of Florida has been one of the strongest supporters of Israel and the large Jewish communities in Florida. A commentary in the Wall Street Journal from Elliott Abrams and Eric Cohen:
A remarkable Jewish renaissance is under way in Florida. Jewish schools and synagogues are rapidly expanding. Jews from the Northeast and Midwest, as well as Latin America and Israel, are migrating to the Sunshine State in significant numbers, making the Jewish communities there lively and varied.
But we know things are bad when a Jewish institution—in this case, a museum whose purpose is to keep Jewish heritage alive by remembering the Holocaust—turns on its own and tries to make a virtue of its own intolerance.
If you’re older than a teenager, you’ve learned long ago that the Leftist Jews basically perfected hypocrisy.
May 4, 2022
If you were not aware, the over-rated Harvard University and their student paper, “The Crimson”, has recently chosen to support organizations that explicitly embrace measures to destroy the State of Israel. In response, a Jewish student that happens to work at the Crimson paper had the courage to write an editorial about this situation:
When the Editorial Board discusses “Palestinian liberation,” does it think that, after decades of rejected peace treaties and terror, Hamas and the PA would simply acquiesce and live in harmony with their Jewish neighbors? What does the Editorial Board think “from the river to the sea” means?
And so when my people and our homeland come under attack, I will not stay silent. I am still a Crimson editor, but this editorial does not represent me; I do and always will stand with Israel.
— Natalie L. Kahn ’23, an Associate News Editor, is president of Harvard Hillel and an Economics concentrator in Pforzheimer House.
February 11, 2022
Commentary about ADL and Amnesty International from Caroline Glick:
Another possible explanation for the ADL’s refusal to acknowledge that Amnesty International is an anti-Semitic organization and that its “Jews are Nazis” report is endemically anti-Semitic is that the ADL has abandoned its mission of fighting anti-Semitism and replaced it with a mission of advancing anti-Semitism – at least of the progressive variety.
The ADL’s pathological refusal to state the truth that Amnesty International and the miserable report it issued this week are anti-Jewish, like its decision to hire Smith the anti-Semite as its outreach director to the Jewish community indicate that in the campaign against the existence of the State of Israel, the ADL is not on the side of the Jews.
January 29, 2022
This is just one reason that this Hillbilly Jew from Ohio really dislikes Leftist Jews. The ADL has not only adopted the hard core outlook of the woke generation, but it is actually enabling greater anti-Semitism.
A central theme of this cumulative posting is the notion that many American Jews place their support of Leftist causes above anything to do with Judaism. This latest from the ADL, in fact, takes it further by helping to perpetuate anti-Semitism.
January 17, 2022
While Jews were taken as hostages yesterday by an anti-Semitic Moslem, you would think that the ADL would come out strongly condemning the Moslem terrorist. You would be wrong. The ADL is now more interested in preserving the Leftist narrative than combating anti-Semitism. The Leftist leadership of the ADL expressed their concerns that the public would be overly “Islamophobic.”
December 16, 2021
While there are more liberals than conservatives in the Jewish community, it is an error to consider that there is a single Jewish voice representing Judaism in the United States. Samuel J. Abrams, a professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence College, analyzed data from the recent Pew study of Jewish Americans in 2020:
Conservatives lead significantly with respect to feeling a great deal of belonging to the Jewish people (53 percent vs. 39 percent), commitment to helping Jews in need (33 percent vs. 20 percent), and, likewise, making donations to Jewish charities (50 percent vs. 32 percent). Similarly, on the question of caring for Israel, three quarters of conservative Jews (76 percent) state that concern for Israel is essential to who they are as Jews, while under a quarter (22 percent) of very liberal Jews feel the same way.
November 18, 2021
Given the accumulation of stories about Leftist VAJINOs and their petulant hatred for Judaism and Israel, none of this should come as a surprise:
J Street has joined with several dozen largely anti-Israel groups, including some that support the BDS movement, in calling for the U.S. Senate to adopt the Gaza amendment as part of the 2022 National Defense Authority Act (NDAA).
Earlier this year, Bernie Sanders introduced legislation to block scheduled arms sales to Israel amid the 11-day conflict between Israel and Gaza terror groups in May that began with Hamas launching rockets at Israeli civilian populations.
The U.S. Senate is likely to start considering the NDAA this week, said Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
August 11, 2021
Unfortunately, this despicable person (naturally, selected by the Biden cabal) is representative of many Leftist VAJINOs in the US.
President Joe Biden appointed progressive “Rabbi” Sharon Kleinbaum to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, raising protests from American Jews. Critics, including her own congregants, accuse Kleinbaum of abusing her pulpit at New York’s Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), the world’s largest LGBTQ congregation, to repeatedly demonize Israel….Kleinbaum “bashes Israel all the time, making people get up and leave services. It’s not that she’s just anti-Israeli, it’s that she’s not neutral, as she should be. She is very vocal in her hatred towards Israel.”
“At a time when religious people are persecuted worldwide for their personal, sincere beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman, and gender is permanent, biological, and determined at conception, placing Kleinbaum on a commission devoted to ensuring religious freedom sends precisely the wrong message and could hardly be more counter-productive,”
This situation, with hardcore Leftists pretending to practice Judaism, will lead to a greater rift and bifurcation of Jews in the United States.
August 2, 2021
It’s a shame that American Jewish organizations have turned against their fellow Jews. The worst of these is the ADL, where a recent commentary in the Geller Report noted:
According to Charles Jacobs of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, the ADL “admits in private that the biggest danger to Jews since WWII comes from Muslim Jew-hatred, but because it fears offending its liberal donors and being charged with ‘Islamophobia,’ the organization remains essentially silent on the issue. In a study of ADL press releases from 1995 to 2011– a good if not perfect indicator of ADL priorities – we found that only 3 percent of ADL’s press releases focus on Islamic extremism and Arab anti-Semitism.” In the ten years since the end of that span, the situation has only gotten worse.
June 6, 2021
A new commentary comparing the recent treatment of Jews in America to the treatment of Jews in Germany in the 1930s:
America’s Jews have reached a crossroads that points in four directions.
First, some may go off to smaller cities or towns in search of anonymity, places where they relinquish all ties with organized Jewish life and can feel safe…
A second path requires significantly beefing-up security at the grass roots level in Jewish communities throughout the United States. Recognizing that police patrols cannot be everywhere at once, more local Jewish communities would train volunteer residents to form neighborhood defense teams…
A third road leads to Israel. This, of course, is the most daring route. This would resemble the increased immigration to Israel by Jews from France…
Finally, a fourth road really goes nowhere. It involves sticking it out and hoping for the best, hoping that it will pass.
May 23, 2021
Rabbi Aryeh Spero shares his thoughts about the current outlook of Judaism among the Leftist Jews in America:
Left-wing Jews have for so long championed and made their identity dependent on Black Lives Matter and Muslim/Palestinian causes, that now they have cruelly taken the side of Israel’s enemies and appear unbothered by attacks on Jews on the streets of America coming from BLM and Muslims.
This has become, sad to say, the state of Twenty-First Century American Jewishness. It is not Judaism but a Jewishness that sees itself as a conduit for “woke” social justice and a community that cares more about perpetuating fashionable left/liberal ideals much more than Jewish peoplehood and even survival. It has become a Jewishness in which leftist ideas take precedence over Jewish life. It is unnatural and inexplicably psychotic.
I have personally observed this situation for more than 30 years. It is a consistent theme throughout Jewish history that the self-hating Jew is the greatest enemy of Judaism.
May 20, 2021
It’s interesting that the infamous Leftist American Jew, Bernie Sanders, blamed fellow Jews for the conflict between Israel and Hamas, tweeting, “I am extremely concerned by the growing conflict in Israel and Palestine. Once again we are seeing how the irresponsible actions of government-allied right-wing extremists in Jerusalem can escalate quickly into devastating war.”
The Orthodox Jews believe that there is an Amalek (someone trying to exterminate the Jews — Haman, Hitler, etc.) in every generation coming to destroy the Jews. The Jewish liturgy indicates that the Amalekites were sorcerers who could transform themselves to resemble animals… I’m convinced that the Amalekites have figured out a way to transform themselves into Leftist Jews!
May 18, 2021
A Moslem school board member in Virginia recently triggered national headlines for declaring that Israel “desecrates the Holy Land… and kills Palestinians.” This week, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) plans to honor that despicable human being !?!
Leave is to the Leftist Jews in Washington DC to do their best to support the haters of Judaism.
April 24, 2021
A great commentary from Dov Fischer where he identifies the sickness of the leftist Jews involved with J Street:
No one — truly no one — hates as many Jews as deeply as do Jews of the left. Of course it is a sickness.
Whole segments of J Street simply are not Jews. Yes, George Soros has been exposed for having been a major funder of J Street. But whole swaths of the J Street membership are not even Jews…. Like all such Jewish haters of Jews, just like the wide swaths of pseudo-Jews in J Street, these haters come prepared to counter criticism with the line: “But I am Jewish.” That nonsense may work for the New York Times and for leftist Jews who predominate CNN, MSNBC, so many other television news outlets, and organizations like the ADL and their ilk.
In the late 1940s, there were less than 3,000 Jews that were members of the Irgun, which was a militant organization defending Jews and the re-creation of Israel. I hate to admit that I have something in common with the head of J Street, Jeremy Ben Ami, and the former mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel — Our fathers were all active member of the Irgun. Of course, the sons of Ben Ami and Emanuel took different paths in life from yours truly when they turned into hard core, self-hating leftist Jews.
April 7, 2021
The leftist Jewish leader of the American Federation of Teachers (who in America today thinks that this is a noble organization?), Randi Weingarten claimed that American Jews are bad people that want to take opportunity away from minorities. Similar to many American leftists, she claims that every left-wing cause is a “Jewish Value”. This could not be further from the truth. As David Harsayni noted:
There is no Jewish value that tells us to undermine the ability of parents to choose where their kids learn. There is no Jewish value that tells us to keep poor minority kids stuck in failing schools. Nothing in the Mishna (that is, if the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah still deems the antiquated text worthy of reading) says that moms should be forced to stay home and watch their kids even though there is little risk to their getting sick in school.
It’s a shame but Weingarten is clearly a moral and professional nincompoop… Once again, she helps illustrate that the greatest threat to Judaism everywhere are leftist American Jews.
April 2, 2021
An updated commentary from Caroline Glick, “The threats American Jewry refuses to face”. A few pertinent snippets:
Given the data, it makes sense that 65-75% of American Jews remain in a political and ideological home that is hostile to Jews. It’s a matter of priorities… Louis Farrakhan, the preacher who admires Hitler, is viewed as an “authentic” woke religious leader by millions of woke revolutionaries. His celebrity arguably makes him the most powerful Jew-hater in American history…
Only half of non-Orthodox American Jews of marriage age (25-54) are married at all. Of those who are married, only 15% are raising children as Jews…
The silver lining in the gloomy picture is that between 25% and 40% of American Jews remain deeply committed to their Judaism and to preserving, defending and passing on their identity to the next generation.
February 25, 2021
Another commentary from Eileen Toplansky, where she is bewildered that American Jews still support the Democrats:
Whatever the reason, i.e., political payoff, true ignorance, or personal animus to Jews and Israel, Biden is filling his administration with many who have strongly anti-Jewish or pro-BDS positions…
Dennis Prager states that “[d]espite their secularism, Jews may be the most religious ethnic group in the world. The problem is that their religion is rarely Judaism; rather it is every ‘ism’ of the Left.”
February 9, 2021
Here is a recent story about another Leftist American Jew — a Democrat Congressman from Michigan — placing greater importance on supporting the Democrat party over the interests of Judaism:
Mr. Levin is blaming anti-Semitism on the Jews, the very victims of anti-Semitism. This is cruel… Anti-Semitism pre-dates the Israel-Arab conflict and will be with us, unfortunately, in future decades to come.
This willful blindness allows the widespread, dangerous anti-Semitism fomenting in today’s left-wing camp… It is obvious that Mr. Levin, as with many wayward Jews who sadly have lost their way, is focused much more on hurting the political right than actually stopping anti-Semitism.
Unfortunately, it seems that many people born Jewish, carrying a distinctive Jewish last name, are the last people in the world upon which the Jewish people and America should place their hope for eliminating anti-Semitism.
December 20, 2020
I know many Yids living in the New York area that believe Charles Schumer is wonderful for the Jews and Israel. Unfortunately, the reality is that any Jewish Democrat has top priority focused on leftist causes and the Democrat party. Anything associated with Judaism or Israel is about 10th on their list of priorities. Here is a great analysis about American VAJINOs like Schumer from the Lid Blog web site:
Schumer has proven that he doesn’t give a rat’s arse about Jew-hatred or hatred of the Jewish State of Israel. Someone without the guts to stand against hatred doesn’t deserve to be a leader of the Senate or his party. Hopefully, more New Yorkers will realize he’s a coward who doesn’t care about hatred of Jews in the U.S. or in Israel before he runs for re-election in two years.
October 15, 2020
I never thought that I’d be positively quoting an article from a center-left, former journalist from the New York Times, but this commentary from Bari Weiss does a great job at highlighting what is happening with (or ‘to’) Jews in America. It’s a relatively long article — and I don’t agree with all of her positions or statements — but it identifies how the Democrat and Leftist VAJINOs are no friend of American Jews.
Her first comments are about Jewish Democrats doing everything they can to stay in good graces with the crazy hard core Leftists that now run the Democrat party:
The confusion—and there seems to be a good deal of it these days—is among American Jews who think that by submitting to ever-changing loyalty tests they can somehow maintain the old status quo and their place inside of it.
Here is the recognition that these revolutionary Leftists clearly do not have a place for Jews:
By simply existing as ourselves, Jews undermine the vision of a world without difference. And so the things about us that make us different must be demonized, so that they can be erased or destroyed: Zionism is refashioned as colonialism; government officials justify the murder of innocent Jews in Jersey City; Jewish businesses can be looted because Jews “are the face of capital.” Jews are flattened into “white people,” our living history obliterated, so that someone with a straight face can suggest that the Holocaust was merely “white on white crime.”
It’s particularly useful for you to read her commentary before November.
October 3, 2020
The ADL is back in the news again making a hard push against Republicans. The ADL is circulating a petition among Jewish organizations urging them to criticize President Trump. The ADL is similar to many of the pusillanimous Leftist Jewish organizations attempting to curry favor with the Goyim… Caroline Glick summarizes it well:
The ADL is a progressive Democrat pressure group, not a Jewish civil rights group. It uses the language of fighting anti-Semitism to blind American Jews to actual anti-Semitism on the left.
The simplest explanation for the ADL orientation starts by understanding the ADL leadership. Not surprisingly the CEO is Jonathan Greenblatt, who is a former Obama administration official.
As a 501(c)3 charity, according to the IRS, the ADL is “absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.” Hmmm, kinda makes you wonder.
September 16, 2020
It’s rather ironic having the former leader of a VAJINO organization such as the Anti-Defamation League (note that there is nothing specific about Jewish interests in the ADL name or cause) come out publicly and claim that Trump is bad for the Jews. It appears that Foxman comes from the same gene pool as those expats from Egypt who decided that praying to a golden calf was more important than supporting Judaism — that is, he is presenting himself as having the proper credentials and viewpoint of an American Jewish Leftist. His substantiation for his position is classic Leftist drivel, or “look who is calling the kettle black”:
My reasoning is simple and stark: Trump’s presidency — in spirit and in deed — has given succor to bigots, supremacists, and those seeking to divide our society.
Oh, I see. The avowed hate organizations such as Black Lies Matter, Council for American Islamic Retardation, and Antifactual are wonderful for the Jews. These hate-mongering groups have nothing to do with bigotry or those seeking to divide our country.
Let’s examine Biden’s record as it relates to Jews and Israel during the two-terms of the Obama administration:
It was Obama-Biden that rewarded the Palestinian Authority (PA) with taxpayer dollars despite it handing out millions of dollars to PA terrorists for killing Americans and Israelis… pressured Israel to withdraw to indefensible borders, release Palestinian terrorists from jail, divide Israel’s capital Jerusalem, refrain from building homes, and more… got in bed with Iran, the world’s single largest state sponsor of terrorism… refused to oppose the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement… Obama-Biden actually instigated the humiliation of Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danon.
Now let’s examine Trumps accomplishments involving Israel during his first term in office:
- Recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
- Opened U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
- Recognized Israel’s sovereignty on Golan
- Withdrew from corrupted UNESCO & UNHRC
- Passed Taylor Force Act, to end ‘Pay to Slay’ [Jews]
- Defunded PA & UNRWA who support Hamas
- Closed PLO Mission in Washington
- Withdrew from Iran Deal (in agreement with Israel)
- Designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group
- Never put undue pressure on Israel and rejects pro-BDS groups
- ‘Opened the Skies’ by flying first flight thru Saudi Arabia airspace to Israel
- US State Department deems Jewish settlements in Judea & Samaria legal
- Signed first-ever Executive Order to fight antisemitism on US campuses
- Proposed Peace Deal between Israel and Palestinians
- Facilitated historic Israeli-United Arab Emirates Peace Deal
- ‘Opened the Skies’: First Direct Flight from Israel to Sudan
- Brokered peace between Israel and Islamic Kosovo & Sudan
- Brokered peace between Israel and Bahrain
Which candidate has been better for the Jews and Israel?
August 14, 2020
It’s interesting that the Trump administration appears to be more focused on the strength of Israel and the Jewish people than the Leftist American Jews. Roger Simon comments about the recent diplomatic agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates… and the likely level of disinterest from many American Jews:
As for Israel, it is far away for many American Jews, in some case almost an embarrassment. They wonder at the pro-Israel feelings of evangelicals—is it a trick? And they’re not overly concerned about the kindergarten kids near the Gaza border when the missiles are flying. Didn’t they ask for it by living there?
July 30, 2020
He’s Canadian, so we’ll refer to Seth Rogan as a North American Jew. His VAJINO remarks are pretty typical of self-hating, Hollywood Leftist Jews. Here are some of his “insightful” statements about Israel and Jews:
I don’t understand. To me it just seems very, like an antiquated thought process. Like, if it is for religious reasons, I don’t agree with it because I think religion is silly…. And I also think that as a Jewish person, like I was fed a huge amount of lies about Israel my entire life. You know, they never tell you, that oh by the way, there were people there.
July 12, 2020
A great summary from Eileen Toplansky:
In 1988, Aharon Appelfeld wrote that “[t]he Jewish ability to internalize any critical and condemnatory remark and castigate themselves is one of the marvels of human nature.” Appeasement by any nation leads to its demise. That Jews in this day and age abandon their own self-interest and give anti-Semitism a pass is breathtaking. That these Jews under the mantle of self-righteousness would permit the defamation, abandonment, and harm of their own people whether here or abroad means they need to better heed the prophet who wrote, “Awake, awake, Put on thy strength, O Zion” (Isaiah 52:1).
July 9, 2020
As covered on numerous occasions by knowledgeable pundits such as Dennis Prager, Caroline Click, Daniel Greenfield, and others, many American Jews have elected to embrace the tenants of Leftism over anything close to the beliefs of Judaism or Zionism. It’s more than just the self-hating Jews and VAJINOs. It’s also the naive Jews who virtue signal by promoting the NAACP, SPLC, CAIR, and/or Black Lives Matter over their own self-interests. Our friends quickly overlook that these organizations openly oppose Jews and Israel. Unfortunately, this mentality of appeasing your enemies is the same reason that so many Jews perished in the gas chambers of Europe during World War 2.
It is difficult to comprehend that there are so many pusillanimous Jewish organizations — J Street, The New Israel Fund, Union of Reform Judaism, National Council of Jewish Women. All of the groups work with avowed anti-Semitic organizations and focus first and foremost on policies of the Democrat party.
Now we have a VAJINO pundit, Peter Beinert, attempting to play the role of the 21st Century position of Neville Chamberlain. He proclaims that we should give up the Jewish character of Israel and just make it another Moslem country (does it sound like offering the Sudetenland to the Nazis?). He explains that this will bring peace to the world…. Oh boy.
A great retort to Beinert from Roger Simon:
Jewish liberal pundit, with maximum naiveté, recently lobbied for a one-state solution with Jews and Arabs inhabiting the country in harmony. Maybe he’s living in one of those parallel universes from science fiction. Or maybe he’s just a moral narcissist.
June 26, 2020
A great editorial from Eileen F. Toplansky about how the Marxist Leftists attacking America are similar to the Amalekites that are forever attacking the Jews. She further provides evidence for the ways in which the Leftist Jews in America place much greater emphasis on the social causes of our enemies versus the harsh anti-semitism staring us in the face:
too many Jewish organizations have a new set of attitudes towards anti-Semitism: that it is of lesser importance in the west than other forms of racism. Caroline Glick exposes the hypocrisy of far-Left Jewish organizations who deliberately choose to ignore the hatred and anti-Semitism of Black Lives Matter. They want to oust Mort Klein of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) because he dared to point out Black Lives Matter’s Jew hatred and hatred of Israel…
Moreover, in 2017 progressive Jews released an open letter in defense of anti-Semite Linda Sarsour this, despite Sarsour’s praise for Nation of Islam leader and rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, and the claim that “sharia law is reasonable”…
Jews are ignoring that liberal – progressive – Leftist/Marxist politics “undermine the manifest self-interest of American Jewry.” The politics of the progressive Jew is “bordering on the suicidal.”
Amalek resides in our society. We are approaching a day of reckoning when Jews need to wake up and stop ignoring the existential danger to America and to themselves.
June 18, 2020
If you haven’t been paying attention, you may have missed the fact that the mayor of New York City, Warren Wilhelm (Also known as Bill De Blasio), is focused on treating the Jews living in New York (especially the Orthodox) as the scourge that is responsible for bringing pestilence to New York. While he cheers his daughter for joining the riots with thousands of other losers, he considers himself a hero by locking the gates to a park that is frequented by Jews in Brooklyn.
Well, the sequel to this story are the nasty leftist Jews (VAJINOs) of New York. Evidently, there is a modern day Kapo in New York, Samantha Liebman, who feels that she’s a qualified member of the goyim by broadcasting the “bad things the Jews are doing in Brooklyn”.
She extensively and favorably covers the thousands marching hand in hand to protest racism… In her spare time, she hunts Jewish children in Brooklyn for not following the rules she forgets about when she praises protests.
June 11, 2020
Since the start of the COVID shutdown in March, the American Reform Judaism organizations started calling for strict adherence to social distancing and the banning of any sort of religious gatherings. However, these same leaders of Reform Judaism have now endorsed mass anti-racism protests, calling them essential for society… while apparently still holding the position that prayer at the synagogue is forbidden.
Well, now you know the position of the American Jewish Leftists…
May 12, 2020
Leave it to an Democrat VAJINO to explain that antisemitism is the fault of of Trump, and Jimmy Carter is a great supporter of Jews in America. This Steve Israel has demonstrated his lack of credibility on numerous occasions, and he attempts to weigh-in on the reasons for Jews being unsafe in America. This guy is so out of touch with reality that I’m certain he’s auditioning for a job with CNN.
April 24, 2020
The Jewish leftist slide toward causes that are contrary to the interests of Judaism continue unabated in the United States. The latest is the action taken by the umbrella organization for the major American Jewish organizations, which has selected a New York leftist Jew to lead the group. This avowed leftist was formerly the head of a HIAS, an organization that has metamorphosed into an immigration funnel responsible for bringing the avowed enemies of the Jewish people into the US — namely Middle Eastern Moslems. As Caroline Glick has so plainly noted:
HIAS’s contribution to Muslim immigration to the U.S. is significant for two key reasons. First it is indisputable that many of the Muslims immigrating to the U.S. are anti-Semitic. As ZOA noted, “according to the ADL Global 100 Antisemitism Index, in 16 Muslim majority Middle Eastern countries, 74% to 93% of the population is antisemitic.”… The second reason HIAS’s efforts to bring Muslims to America is significant is because in its work in this arena HIAS has collaborated with Islamic groups associated with Islamic terrorist organizations.
For the well being of Judaism in the United States, this trend cannot continue… a great detailed analysis of this situation at barenakedislam (just explain to him that it’s ‘VAJINO’ — Very Abrasive Jew In Name Only).
March 5, 2020
The American public is discovering that many American Jews are devoted toward leftist causes… to the detriment of Judaism:
American Jews’ fixation on every victim class but their own and social issues like abortion, climate change, gay “marriage,” and immigration, and the Democrat Party to which they have been tethered for a century, is harming the survival of our people. While the United States holds the largest Jewish population outside Israel, our national population is minuscule — approximately 2%. Our power is not in our numbers, but in our voices — and our voices are becoming dangerously self-destructive.
The newly formed Jewish Democratic Council of America, obsessed with hatred of Trump, went so far as to produce a dishonest ad calling him the “biggest threat” to Jews while continually attacking his pro-Israel policies and ignoring the real sources of anti-Semitism in the country.
January 22, 2020
A very suitable description of the far left VAJINO, Bernie Sanders:
Bernie Sanders is as Jewish as a ham sandwich. In fact, Bernie Sanders is running the most anti-Semitic presidential campaign that any of us have every seen. Sanders has stacked has campaign with some of America’s most virulent anti-Semites, and has played a significant role in normalizing Jew-hatred in the Democrat Party. Sanders has also condemned Israel for defending itself against Palestinian terrorists, and will often refer to the Israeli Prime Minister as a racist.
January 9, 2020
Here is another case of an elitist leftist American Jew displaying overt disdain for fellow Jews. J.B. Brager, a teacher at the Fieldston school in New York, tweeted: “Making latkes tonight for my birthday and channukah [sic], text me if you want to come over, no Zionists”:
Brager, who uses the pronoun “they,” [should probably use “it”] graduated from the University of Maryland in 2010 with a degree in American Studies, according to a C.V. posted online. Brager received a Ph.D. in women’s and gender studies [no real surprise] from Rutgers University in 2018 .
Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told the Free Beacon that Brager’s rhetoric is particularly troublesome for a teacher of history. “The big lie is ‘Israel apartheid’, ‘Israel Nazi.’ However a person reaches that world view, even if they’re Jewish, that is extremely dangerous to the Jewish people.“
January 3, 2020
A great editorial from Caroline Glick entitled When Will American Jewry Wake Up? She defines the three types of active anti-Semitism playing out today in America:
- The first is white nationalist anti-Semitism. It is practiced by white individuals and groups ideologically aligned with the Nazis.
- The second anti-Semitism is leftist anti-Semitism. Leftist anti-Semites get their ideological inspiration from the Soviet Union and the PLO/Hamas.
- The third type of active anti-Semitism in the US today is black anti-Semitism.
She then defines two hard truths for the leftist American Jewry:
First, liberal American Jews need to realize their local and national leaders have been lying to them….African Americans are on average around twice as likely to be anti-Semitic as the general population…
The second inconvenient truth the American Jewish community needs to get its head around is that the Democratic Party has become fully Corbyized. Like Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party today’s Democratic Party abets anti-Semites and anti-Semitism in America.
December 31, 2019
It may be difficult to believe, but the leftist American Jew responds to the spate of violence against fellow Jews by saying that “it’s Trumps fault.” Rather than confront the obvious pattern of crime committed against innocent citizens by blacks, we have this:
Jonah Pesner, a prominent Reform rabbi, can appear on MSNBC with Al Sharpton, not to discuss Sharpton’s long career of libel and incitement against Jews, but to ‘discuss the president’s rhetoric about Jewish Americans’.
December 23, 2019
A great article in Algemeiner about the failed national leadership of American Jewry. The authors sum it up succinctly in this first paragraph:
Many mainstream Jewish leaders seem ideologically incapable of internalizing the Left’s betrayal of the Jews. They refuse to acknowledge the political and social consequences of the mass influx of Muslim immigrants — who have grown up steeped in anti-democratic and antisemitic beliefs — into Western societies. They do so even when they know that this influx threatens to force the Jews out of Europe. They fail to understand how promoting tolerance of the intolerant may be lethal.
To be clear: we are referring to establishment national Jewish organizations, not to the many brave and dedicated smaller Jewish groups who fight BDS on campus, and anti-Israel bias in the media, K-12 curricula, and liberal churches. Indeed, most of these start-up groups were formed as a direct result of the decades-long failure of the ADL, the Federations, and the JCRCs to fight what is now recognized as “the new antisemitism.”
Of course, the authors recognize that — while history may not repeat itself — it certainly rhymes:
Sadly, the failure of establishment Jewish leadership is not a new story: during World War II, many American Jewish leaders were cowards — more concerned with a potential backlash of antisemitism in America than with the fate of their fellow Jews in Europe. Today, still cowering, they fear exclusion from the progressive community. Then, they abandoned the Jews of Europe; now the Jews of Brooklyn, America, and Israel…
In too many instances, the ADL has failed to protect Jews. They seem more dedicated to protecting politically correct progressive causes and leaders. They are conflicted when Jew-hatred comes from progressive ideologues like themselves or certain “protected” minorities. The ADL has become a fraud.
December 21, 2019
Leave it to Leftist American Jews — 25 Jewish House Democrats signed a letter calling for the firing of Stephen Miller, a Jew on Trump’s White House staff. These Democrats have no problem with the likes of Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who has openly shared her anti-Semitism… The response from Mr. Miller:
“Being pro-American to today’s Democratic Party is a thought crime. I will be clear. Why do they want to send a letter from Jewish members of Congress after the sustained assault leveled against me by anti-Semitic members like Congresswoman Omar? Because they are trying to cover up the fact that there is, as I said earlier, this vein of anti-Semitism that pulses through the Democratic Party. But no amount of distraction, on their part, can cover up what the Democratic Party is today, a party that is comfortable, for example, breaking bread with Louis Farrakhan.”
December 14, 2019
Some very pertinent commentary from Caroline Glick about the intentional distortions introduced by the New York Times and leftist American Jews:
Wednesday, President Donald Trump put an end to this madness by signing an executive order requiring federal agencies dealing with allegations of anti-Semitism on campuses to consider the complaints in light the “working definition of anti-Semitism…by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.”…Rather than report what he did, the New York Times seemingly deliberately mischaracterized Trump’s actions.
Liberal Jews pounced on the message and ran with it. Halie Soifer, the executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America accused Trump of being “partially responsible” for the rise of anti-Semitism in America. “We said it before and we’ll say it again – Donald Trump is the biggest threat to American Jews,” she added.
Luckily, as Trump’s consistent record of support for Israel and the Jews in America and worldwide and as his warmth for Jewish people makes clear, the President doesn’t have an anti-Semitic bone in his body. And he won’t become an anti-Semite no matter how poorly the American Jewish establishment treats him.
December 7, 2019
There is nothing quite like a Leftist VAJINO such as Bernie Sanders to show his support for Judaism:
Gordon, who joined the Sanders campaign in November, is the latest in a string of Sanders aides and surrogates who have made disparaging remarks toward Jews and Israel. Belén Sisa, Sanders’s national deputy press secretary, questioned in a Facebook post whether the “American-Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel,” while Linda Sarsour, a Sanders surrogate, has attacked Jews who support Israel and likened them to white supremacists.
November 28, 2019
Some pertinent comparisons between the British Labor (or as spelled across the pond, ‘Labour’ ) party and the Democrats in the US. The article also covers the fact that the British media is now addressing the open anti-Semitism of their leftist political party while in the US it is totally ignored:
As I’ve written in the past when covering Corbyn, the reason his descent is so fascinatingly awful is that it offers a blueprint of what may be in store for the American Left if they continue to make excuses for anti-Semitism creeping within their ranks by often alleging that such sentiments are simply “anti-Israel” or “pro-Palestinian” rhetoric.
I commend the British media for tackling what the American media is unable to do, either for lack of gumption or because they are indifferent to anti-Semitism or perhaps more darkly, because they find it excusable. Given the Washington Post’s reaction, I would argue the answer falls sadly in the latter two camps.
November 24, 2019
Another commentary about Jewish American Leftists taking Judaism away from anything religious:
Even though neither they nor their families accept it, both women are furthering the demise of Judaism in North America: in a 90-minute presentation, not a word was spoken about Judaism, the Jewish religion. It was all about American Jewish culture and its differences from culture in Israel… They are sticking knives into Jewish peoplehood in North America by representing a post-religious organization and by ignoring the true risks facing Jewish continuity.
The greatest risks to Jewish continuity in America are collapsing fertility, spiraling intermarriage, and diminishing literacy… According to Pew, intermarriage among liberal Jews is running between 50% and 70%. At that rate, two or three of the four members of the latest generation will marry outside the faith.
November 20, 2019
Here’s one for you. It’s a young Jewish American gal promoting the Jewish exodus from the Democrat Party.
November 17, 2019
Here is a recent observation about Bernie Sanders and his support for Jews and Israel:
Consider Bernie Sanders’ essay last week on “How to Fight Anti-Semitism” at the Jewish Currents website. It offered no instruction on fighting anti-Semitism, but instead alternated between criticizing Israel and pretending anti-Semitism doesn’t exist on the left.
Sanders limited all discussion of anti-Semitism to fringe white nationalists. He even blamed regular attacks on Jews in Brooklyn on the ideology of a “whites-only America.” In reality, as Armin Rosen reported in an exposé for Tablet, “the perpetrators who have been recorded on CCTV cameras are overwhelmingly black and Hispanic.”
Meanwhile, in the UK, many Jews that used to support the Labor Party (roughly comparable to the US Democrats) have finally figured out that support for the Labor Party is suicidal.
November 8, 2019
American Jewish Leftists (VAJINOs) supporting the haters of Jews:
And to Jewish Americans, what will it take to understand that a vote for any Democrat is actually a vote for your own demise? Will Jewish Democrats continue to vote for the party of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib? How will they rationalize why they march with anti-Semites Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory? Will they continue to support the Congressional Black Caucus even as it embraces the Louis Farrakhan, who calls Jews termites that should be exterminated?
October 27, 2019
Here is another interesting commentary about American Jewish support for the Democrat party. Abraham Miller clearly establishes that most American Jews won’t abandon the leftist Democrats even as anti-Semitism becomes a central part of their plank.
Nothing seems to dissolve the sinew that ties Jews to the Democrats. President Obama’s association with the anti-Semitic Rev. Jeremiah Wright brought a collective yawn. Photos of Barrack Obama embracing the Rev. Louis Farrakhan, who compared Jews to termites, did not concern them… President Obama’s trafficking with anti-Semites was that he was so popular with American Jews that had he nuked Tel Aviv, he would have lost no more than 30% of the Jewish vote.
The future of Jews in the Democratic party is already written in the workings of the British Labour Party, which is infused with a virulent anti-Semitism enhanced by its leader, Jeremy Corbyn. Dame Louise Ellman, who has been a vocal critic of Corbyn’s venomous anti-Semitism, faced an ouster vote, which the local party members scheduled for Yom Kippur eve, the holiest night of the Jewish calendar. The timing was hardly coincidental. Ellman eventually quit.
It will not end well for the Jews. The British Labour Party is transmitting that message. Will Jews recognize their political self-interest before it is too late?
October 6, 2019
An interesting commentary from Rabbi Aryeh Spero, who exclaims that many American Jews need to atone for their sins for not supporting fellow Jews. Perhaps most provocative is the fact that he calls out many of the leftist American Jews by name. In fact, it’s a veritable “Who’s Who” of American VAJINOs:
- Peter Beinart
- Richard Blumenthal
- Max Boot
- Steve Cohen
- Bob Creamer
- Eliot Engel
- Dianne Feinstein
- Tom Friedman
- David Frum
- Jonathan Greenblatt
- Bill Kristol
- Paul Krugman
- Nita Lowey
- Jerrold Nadler
- Ben Rhodes
- Jennifer Rubin
- Bernie Sanders
- Jan Schakowsky
- Adam Schiff
- Chuck Schumer
- Brian Stelter
- John Yarmuth
- Jeff Zucker
September 27, 2019
Many of those running Jewish organizations and non-Orthodox synagogue and temples have for decades made helping other minorities the centerpiece of their ideological life and, thus, will never spotlight the anti-Semitism coming from members of the minority community, since it would shatter all they believe in…
Major Jewish organizations will not imperil the Left or the “social justice” causes; they have chosen liberalism and the Democratic party over particular Jewish needs. Jewish politicians such as Chuck Schumer, Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, Steve Cohen, Jan Schakowsky, and Adam Schiff, for example, have been silent about the Omar/Tlaib/Ocasio-Cortez anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel…
We, the grassroots, will have to defend the Jewish people, defend ourselves in our neighborhoods. Self-defense is a biblical mandate, a mitzvah. At the rally, we chanted: “Jews Fight Back.” It’s time Jews carried an aura of self-respect, an aura of self-value, so that would-be perpetrators know their attacks come with a downside for them.
September 17, 2019
The seduction of the American Jew continues… Dennis Prager made the astute observations about many American Jews and their dedication to Leftist causes:
“Despite their secularism, Jews may be the most religious ethnic group in the world. The problem is that their religion is rarely Judaism; rather it is every ‘ism’ of the Left. These include liberalism, socialism, feminism, Marxism and environmentalism. Jews involved in these movements believe in them with the same ideological fervor and same suspension of critical reason with which many religious people believe in their religion.
September 6, 2019
With a spate of anti-Semitic crimes occurring in the New York area, anti-Semitism appears to be on the rise in the United States. How do American Jews respond?
Sadly, we the Jewish people are complicit in our own victimhood, making excuses for and throwing in our lot with the Democratic half of the political system…American Jewry, being so closely associated with the Democratic Party, seem to suffer from perpetual numbness. It seems as if almost no one in the Democratic Party will stand up for American Jews despite the obligatory calls for tolerance, yet any real action is clearly missing and not a part of the public discourse concerning the epidemic of anti-Semitic attacks throughout America.
American Jewry are at the crossroads and must reassess whom they can count on to ensure the continuation of Jewish communal life in America.
August 22, 2019
A great cartoon from the Dry Bones Blog, which illustrates the contrast between American Jews supporting Republican viewpoints versus those of Democrat positions:
August 22, 2019
A commentary in American Thinker that sums it up the current situation very nicely:
President Trump has ripped the Band-Aid off a festering wound: the increasing division between Israel and American Jewish Democrats. This split has been worsening for decades, but the anti-Zionist infection afflicting Jewish Democrats has largely been salved and covered over rather than addressed directly. Now Trump is forcing the matter.
Liberal American Jews tend to be strong virtue-signalers. It likely stems in part from Jewish history itself. Attempting to assimilate into dominant Christian societies, urban European Jews tended to adopt new bourgeois ideas and customs with a vengeance, so much so that this alone occasionally bred resentment.
Will Jewish Democrats betray Israel to embrace the anti-Trump Left, itself dominated by anti-Zionists and anti-Semites? Or will they give up their incessant virtue-signaling and move away from a party that never really wanted them in the first place and is now quite ready to abandon them?
I already know the unfortunate answer. It’s derived from that expression: History may not repeat itself but it certainly rhymes.
August 20, 2019
A great commentary from Dov Fischer that highlights the impotence of the Democrat VAJINOs in congress:
Schumer, Nadler, Schiff. They are the Three Stooges who symbolize and epitomize the utter emptiness and myth of “Jewish influence” in the Democrat Party. Those Jews are pure suckers… And the Democrats likewise know they have non-Orthodox Jews, Fake Jews, and anti-Semitic Jews in their pockets.
The Democrats rally ’round two Islamist Nazis who happen to be among 435 elected Congressional representatives, and the Three Stooges Plus NAP cannot so much as lead a counter-charge.
August 1, 2019
Here is another Democrat born-Jewish who believes that she has “cracked the code” on why many non-Leftist Jews support the Republican position:
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) at a “Jewish Democratic summer conference.” — I will just be very honest, right, they are not looking for our votes, because we are a relatively small community, they are looking for our donors, right? …
In March, Slotkin accused President Donald Trump of pushing antisemitism. Slotkin has not accused either Omar or Tlaib of advancing antisemitism.
As exemplified by the position of Bernie Sanders, Leftist causes are always take precedence for the Democrat Jew in America.
July 23, 2019
Another Leftist Democrat born a Jew that refuses to support his origins:
Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider said boycotting Israel is anti-Semitic on CNN Tuesday, but the Democrat would not condemn Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota or Rashida Tlaib of Michigan for supporting divestment of the Jewish state.
Have fun walking that tightrope, Brad… at some point you’re going to have to take a stand (you mostly have already).
June 20, 2019
A great article in Mosaic that compares and contrasts Jews in the former Soviet Union during the early 20th century, with Leftist Jews in the current United States. Some pertinent comments:
American Jews who joined the Communist party and spied for the Soviets betrayed the Jews before they betrayed America… Marxism-Leninism, ideologically incompatible with Judaism, specifically required the Jewish people to dissolve into the international proletariat.
When it came to Zionism, the Communist party under Stalin hailed the 1929 Arab pogroms against Jews in Palestine as the start of an Arab Communist revolution… The slogans of anti-Zionism were forged in Russia and exported to America with the aid of Jewish Communists in the years when Palestine was the only potential haven for Jews fleeing Hitlerism and continental anti-Semitism. Indeed, Jews were among the most passionate of all anti-Zionists
Thus, there is nothing new or strange in the fact that, in today’s universities, Jews of the far left, including Israelis, are some of the most vociferously anti-Israel professors and agitators on campus.
June 18, 2019
Like the rest of America, Jews are coming apart into two very different groups…
At the end of May, California faced the same split, with Rabbi Goldstein celebrating the liberation of Jerusalem, while David Mandel tried to find a way to blame murdered Jews for their own deaths…. Rabbi Goldstein and Mandel are both perfect examples of a particular type. The Chabad Rabbi who lost several fingers in the Poway attack, embodies the Jewish tradition of faith. Mandel, a JVP leader who is active with the National Lawyers Guild, a radical group with historical ties to the Communist Party, represents the traditional animus of leftists for everything Jewish. Israel is just one example.
May 31, 2019
It doesn’t get much crazier than this… fresh from the People’s Republic of California is a proposed Democrat resolution linking Israeli government to massacre at Pittsburgh synagogue.
The resolution blasting Israel’s purported role in furthering white supremacy was authored by David Mandel, an elected state Assembly delegate and progressive attorney… he suggested, Israel officials did bear some indirect responsibility for both anti-Semitic and Islamophobic violence.
Some of the draft resolutions would mandate that Democrat officials work to “nullify” President Trump’s pro-Israel policies. One document directs party officials to take a subsidized trip to Israel only “if they undertake to devote an equal amount of time to visiting Palestinian towns, villages and refugee camps in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.”
This position is reflective of one of the oldest tactics used by anti-Semites: “It’s the Jews’ fault that we’re killing them”.
It’s like we say, the Leftist Jews are the greatest enemies of Judaism.
May 27, 2019
Henry Roth writes with incredulity about most American Jews expressing their strong preference for Democrats:
Despite my pleas and despite the best efforts of many Jewish and non-Jewish commentators and community leaders, a majority of American Jews still profess a strong preference for the Democratic Party. The election of unabashed [Democrat] Jew-haters such as Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib didn’t move the needle.
If everything that the Democratic party has done for the past 10 years to undermine Israel’s interests hasn’t lifted the veil from Jewish voters’ eyes, then I just don’t know what it will take to make these [American] Jews realize that they are an enormous, disproportionate part of the problem, not the solution, when it comes to the question of Israel and the future safety and security of the Jewish people.
Meanwhile, Hillbilly Jews that I know clearly understand that most American Jews are first and foremost VAJINOs with a strong preference for everything progressive (i.e., they are better thought of as the ‘Lost Cause’). The Leftist American Jews reflect the same position as the European Jews of the early part of the 20th century.
May 23, 2019
Jonathan Tobin takes the position that Jewish Democrats are now accepting of anti-Semitism:
If even a popular, pro-Israel Jewish Democrat like Adler was afraid to stand up to Ilhan Omar in his own city, then it’s not clear under what circumstance any member of that party would think they could afford to do so….
It is at this point that fair-minded people must ask themselves how the influence of the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic left can be contained, let alone rolled back. The evidence coming out of trendy Austin is that as far as the Democratic Party is concerned, it’s a lost cause.
May 1, 2019
You may have noticed the contradictory situation where the advancement of anti-Semitism in the United States now actively being supported by the Leftist Jews of the New York Times… Dennis Prager posed the basic question:
“Why would The New York Times, published in the city where more Jews live than any other city in the world outside of Israel, whose publisher is a Jew and whose editors are disproportionately Jewish, publish a Nazi-like anti-Semitic cartoon?”
Brett Stephens, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, provides the answer:
“The reason is the almost torrential criticism of Israel and the mainstreaming of anti-Zionism, including by this paper, which has become so common that people have been desensitized to its inherent bigotry. So long as anti-Semitic arguments or images are framed, however speciously, as commentary about Israel, there will be a tendency to view them as a form of political opinion, not ethnic prejudice. But as I noted in a Sunday Review essay in February, anti-Zionism is all but indistinguishable from anti-Semitism in practice and often in intent, however much progressives try to deny this.”
To provide historical context for the anti-Semitism of the New York Times, there is a recent commentary from David Lazarus where he explains the role of the Reformed/Leftist American Jews:
What most people don’t know is that the Times’predisposition to unjustly criticizing Israel goes back 120 years, when a Reformed Jew bought the newspaper… These Reformed Jews feared that building a Jewish nation would call into question the loyalty of American Jews to the United States, and thereby foment antisemitism… The anti-Zionist and anti-Israel stance remained entrenched in the newspaper even throughout the days of WWII, when Jews were trying to flee Nazi Germany to their homeland in Israel… Reformed American Council for Judaism and the publisher of the Times continued to oppose Zionism even in 1948.
April 16, 2019
This is a great article that provides an explanation for the rationale of the self-hating American Jews… it’s all about currying favor with the goyim:
In several cultures we find the phenomenon of “honor-killings” – namely the killing of an unmarried woman by her family for shaming them… All honor murders are to appease the hostile opinion of others, to gain favor in the eyes of the community. They are quintessentially matters of honor and shame, matters of one’s reputation in the eyes of one’s fellows.
I believe that their feelings towards Israel mirror this honor-shame dynamic. The portrayal of Israel by a school of lethal journalists as a cruel occupier of Palestinian land, who deliberately target Palestinian civilians, has deeply shamed progressive Jews in the eyes of their “honor-group,” their fellow progressives. For these Jews, the shame of having a family member – Israel – viewed by others as a brutal and heartless Goliath, is too much to bear.
So when Jews, Israelis or Diasporic, adopt the Palestinian lethal narrative about Israel, when they ally with sworn enemies of Israel, when they ignore all the evidence that the journalists’ lethal narratives are dishonest violations of all the principles of a responsible free press, when they promote causes (like BDS) that target Israel’s very existence, they engage in this proxy honor-murder.
April 13, 2019
People often ask me why I dislike Leftist VAJINOs so much… In the simplest terms, history has shown that the self-hating Jews (exhibited now frequently by American Leftists with Jewish lineage) is often the greatest threat to the survival of Judaism. A recent article provides a good example of a Leftist American Jew, Bernie Sanders, exhibiting implicit support for the enemies of the Jews:
Bernie tweeted: “Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.”
[Bernie] with a Jewish background, and many family members, including his uncle Abraham Schnützer, who remained in Poland killed by the Nazis, Mr Sanders, a self-described socialist, has chosen to side with the antiSemitic ‘progressives’ in Congress, including those like Mrs Hirsi and Representative Rashida Harbi Tlaib (D-MI 13th District), rather than the survivors of the Holocaust.
March 25, 2019
A very pertinent commentary, entitled “American Jews and Israel: Can the Marriage be Saved?”
When American members of If Not Now or Jewish Voice for Peace seem to echo the propaganda of Israel’s deadly enemies, Israelis are shocked that Jews could speak that way about the only Jewish state. But note that while anti-Israel Jews may add “as a Jew…” to their attacks, for rhetorical purposes, either they are really speaking “as progressives,” or worse, “as Tikkun-Olam Jews,” secular humanists with some vestigial trappings of Judaism.
Liberal American Jews are sticking with the Democratic Party, and moving leftward – and away from Israel – along with it. It’s not just politics. Assimilation and intermarriage is increasing, and Jewish identification is decreasing. There is no special reason to oppose the drift of their party. These changes make it likely that the trend pushing American Jews away from Israel will intensify.
March 8, 2019
A useful analysis by Ben Shapiro where he explains the reasons why most American Jews vote Leftist:
The polls show American Jews are the least religious religious group in America… As for Israel, just 30 percent of Jews say they are very attached to Israel. Only 43 percent of Jews have ever been to Israel…
So why is it a surprise that most Jews vote leftists? Most Jews aren’t Jewish in any real sense beyond ethnic identification. They have nothing to do with Torah, the five books of Moses. They have nothing to do with the ethical system posited by Biblical Judaism. They have nothing to do with the mitzvot, the commandments. They have nothing to do with Israel.
March 7, 2019
An interesting commentary in Tablet about the decline in religious attendance at churches and synagogues. Some pertinent comments about the Jewish political focus:
Indeed, despite the impression left by some progressive Jews, the largest threat to Jews in America stems not from the isolated and pathetically small lunatic fringe of white supremacists. The most anti-Israel members of Congress, as well as on the local level, come primarily not from the right wing of the GOP but the burgeoning left wing of the Democratic Party.
Do you need some examples? You don’t even have to mention the Jew-hating Moslems and Socialists in Congress… Here are just a few of the most obnoxious Jewish Leftists in the Democrat Party that continually demonstrate their lack of support for anything Jewish or Israel:
- Bernie Sanders
- Adam Schiff
- Jerrold Nadler
- Charles Schumer
There is a tough challenge emerging for those on the left… The situation with Jewish American Democrats is a couple of years behind what is happening in the UK with their Labor Party and Jeremy Corbyn openly embracing anti-Semitism. Jews in the United States are going to be forced to take a position.
As long as we’re talking about leftist American Jews with unrealistic perspectives, you can’t leave out Paul Krugman:
Hat tip to David Bernstein at Instapundit.
March 3, 2019
Well, here you go. A commentary from a hard core leftist American Jew with a distorted view of reality. He proclaims that any American Jew that does not support the position of the Democrat Socialists is — get this one — “a collaborator in white supremacy”.
Yet even as white nationalists wish us dead, a shocking number of Jews have become willing collaborators in white supremacy — not only public bigots such as Ben Shapiro and David Horowitz, but kapos in the openly ethnonationalist Trump regime, such as Stephen Miller or Jared Kushner.
Other minorities make this bargain too, sometimes — look at Ben Carson and Clarence Thomas — but Jews more easily succumb because so many of us easily pass as white.
I read this article and thought “this can’t really be an educated person’s opinion”. In fact, I checked to see if the source was a satirical site such as the Onion or the Babylon Bee… It appears that this guy defines anyone that does not tow the Democrat worldview as a sycophant in support of bad people.
I suppose the leftists have given up any notion of rational discourse, and instead they have to decided to adopt the Jussie Smollet approach to reality and persuasion.
February 27, 2019
The few of us American Jews that don’t subscribe to modern leftism clearly understand the moral bankruptcy of many VAJINO organizations:
Now the ADL is just one more left-wing group, “a radical extension of the Democratic Party,” according to Isi Leibler, a prominent worldwide Jewish leader writing in the Jerusalem Post. The only anti-Semitism that it will fight is that of the tiny fringe group of white supremacists. The greater danger of the radical left and Muslim activists gets a pass. The Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement, declared anti-Semitic by the American government, is supported by Democratic politicians and so ADL won’t fight it. ADL actively supports the Marxist anti-Semitic group Black Lives Matter, which “incorporates anti-Israel passages in its platform and campaigns against anti-boycott legislation.”
This past decade has been one of unprecedented passivity and cowardice by the Jewish establishment. It failed to speak out against Obama’s anti-Israel bias and remained silent when the ADL, J Street, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the National Council of Jewish Women, progressive rabbis and other Jews engaged in the primitive defamation of Trump from Jewish platforms.
The old expression about history comes into play here: “History may not repeat itself, but it certainly rhymes”. The current positions of American Leftists feels very reminiscent of the early 20th century when many Jews were the early supporters of the Russian Bolsheviks and the German Socialists… and we know how they turned out.
February 23, 2019
An excellent commentary from Benjamin Blech:
To tell the truth I’m not surprised at the resurgence of anti-Semitism… What continues to amaze me though is – when it comes to politics Jews somehow display an incredible level of stupidity. Politicians have come to take for granted that Jews are willing to forsake their self-interest.
Jews are smart – but when it comes to politics we have a long history of stupidity. We still can’t believe we have enemies. We still can’t acknowledge there are evil people who want to destroy us. We still can’t recognize that those who express anti-Semitic ideas really mean what they say even if they subsequently offer halfhearted apologies.
February 12, 2019
Here’s recent commentary from the consummate self-hating Leftist Jew, Jeremy Ben-Ami. His only concern with Ilhan Omar is that her anti-Semitic statements provide ammunition to Republicans:
Omar’s comments evoked disturbing anti-Semitic tropes about Jews, money, and power… The tweets played into the hands of those looking to enforce limits on criticism of Israel…
Naturally, he further defends Omar by claiming that her critics are guilty of hating black Moslems…
And critics of the critics should be called to task when their rhetoric crosses the line to Islamophobia and racism.
Mr. Ben-Ami has made a career of being a 21st century Kapo. It would be interesting to see how he would perform in a Middle Eastern, Moslem-majority nation.
February 12, 2019
Some pertinent comments from Glenn Reynolds concerning Democrat American Jews and their support for Moslem immigration into the United States:
But when you import a lot of anti-semites, someone is going to compete for their votes. The Jews who backed open immigration thought they were re-enacting their own history, when really they were fighting to admit people who hate them.
February 1, 2019
One litmus test for the support of Jewish American Leftists is how they react to overt gestures of anti-Semitism. On one hand, Leftist Jews somehow twisted any sense of logic and blamed Trump for the massacre at the synagogue in Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, we have the two Democrat Moslems recently voted into the US Congress who have a documented history of anti-Semitism… How are the Leftist Jewish organizations in the United States reacting to these gestures:
The left-leaning Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the nation’s largest Jewish civil rights group, has declined to weigh in on Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s latest tie to anti-Semitism.
I suppose that the ADL is following the old dictum: “Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt.”
January 22, 2019
It’s going to become interesting to see how the American Jews that provide blanket support for the Democrats rationalize their political party’s emerging positions of strong anti-Semitism. An example is New York Senator Charles Schumer, who in 2017 came out publicly to properly exclaim that anti-Zionism is a reinvented form of anti-Semitism.
“The idea that all other peoples can seek and defend their right to self-determination but the Jewish people cannot; that other nations have a right to exist but the Jewish State of Israel does not, that, too, is a modern form of anti-Semitism”
Now with two Democrat Moslems in the House of Representatives that are avowed enemies of the Jewish people, it’s going to become more difficult for Jews to ignore the obvious conflicts. At this point, Schumer and most of the Democrat Jews just attempt to sweep the aggressive statements made by their peers under the table.
As a contributor at Legal Insurrection recently noted:
The self-loathing American Jew is a pox on all of freedom loving and self-reliant humanity around the globe and among the worst cancers that America has ever suffered and still suffers, and most definitely among the greatest benefactors that the inherently evil Democrat party has ever known. In Fact, among Israel’s greatest threats to her most righteous very existence are a great many of her very own progeny here in America.
January 21, 2019
As crazy as it seems, nine Leftist rabbis in New York endorsed the Women’s March after meeting with avowed anti-Semites, Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory. Once again, Leftist American Jews prove that the causes of co-called “social justice” outweigh any other priority.
The signatories of the letter are Rabbis Barat Ellman, Rachel Goldenberg, Lauren Grabelle Hermann, Lisa Grant, Sharon Kleinbaum, Ellen Lippmann, Mike Rothbaum, Joshua Stanton and Nancy Wiener…. Ellman is the the mother of Women’s March staffer Sophie Ellman-Golan and Kleinbaum works at New York’s LGBTQ synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. Grant and Wiener both work at the New York campus of the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College.
My family is starting to better understand my disdain for American Jewish Leftism…
January 14, 2019
From the one that helped us start this post, a Caroline Glick commentary about the New York Times and its Leftist Jewish writers that actively support the convoluted logic of anti-semitism (Michele Goldberg, Bret Stephens, Bari Weiss, etc.):
The New York Times has never been a big fan of Israel, or non-assimilated and non-leftist Jews for that matter. But it’s hard to escape the impression that the Times has decided to intensify its hostile stance towards Israel, Israeli Jews, and American Jews who support Israel
What may be worse is the Times’ campaign to effectively disenfranchise American Jews. The paper undertakes this campaign by using its pages to legitimize antisemitism emanating from the left, delegitimize friends of Jews on the political right, and shame American Jews who stubbornly refuse to abandon Israel, or turn their back on Israel’s friends. These American Jews also impertinently notice the galloping Jew hatred on the political left.
The Hillbilly Jews in Ohio understand how the Leftist Jews in New York attempt to curry favor with the Goyim. Unfortunately, selling out your fellow Jew is central to the history of the Jewish people, and started with the Goshen ‘resistance’ against Moses in Egypt.
January 8, 2019
Jonathan S. Tobin, editor in chief of Jewish News Syndicate, comments about the recent Democrat attacks on a judicial candidate that is a member of a Catholic organization. He exclaims that this should alarm Jews who care about religious freedom… but so far the Jewish world has remained silent.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) sought to grill Brian Buescher, a federal district court nominee from Nebraska, by submitting questions for the record that singled him out because he is a member of the Knights of Columbus… rather than probe Buescher’s qualifications for the bench, the question seemed aimed at creating a religious test that could potentially brand anyone who subscribed to Catholic teachings as off-limits for high office.
I don’t know why he is surprised. The Jewish Left isn’t concerned about any religion, much less do they care about Catholicism or Judaism.
January 7, 2019
You can always count on a Leftist Jew to come out against the Jewish homeland:
With Congress open, top GOP Senate leaders had scheduled a vote Tuesday to move forward on what congressional insiders describe as a “mega” pro-Israel bill, including measures addressing Israel and Jordan’s security and addressing boycotts of Israel,… Top Democrats signaled Sunday they would not allow consideration of the legislation. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.), Ben Cardin (D., Md.), and Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) all came out against a vote on the pro-Israel legislation.
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December 28, 2018
A real dilemma for leftist Jews in the ‘Peoples Republic of California’:
You can be gay, intern in the Obama White House, work on Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, and serve as the Silicon Valley fundraising director for the Clinton presidential campaign in 2016, but if you also happen to be Jewish and support the existence of Israel, hard leftists want you gone, as 29-year-old Manny Yekutiel found out the hard way when he opened a café/bookstore in San Francisco’s Mission District.
December 1, 2018
Here’s another article about the inane logic of Leftist American Jewry and their twisting of biblical verses in an attempt to justify their leftist beliefs:
Using Biblical texts as a pretext for their political attitudes is little different than excising and applying, out of context, various New Testament sayings in order to prove that Jews have been rejected and a new covenant has been established. American Jewry apparently has been infected by a moral virus; a contemporary strain of the medieval St. Vitus’ dance syndrome. Symptomatic is their knee jerk derision of everything Israel does and of their hatred for Netanyahu and Trump.
Some Jews sought to act and formed the Jewish Defense League and exercise their right of self-defense only to discover that they were ostracized by other Jews and called thugs. Jews have yet to realize that only they can protect themselves from anti-Semitism. While anti-Semitism is a Christian and Islamic ideology, only Jews can reduce its toxic effects upon society.
November 27, 2018
Well, it looks like it’s becoming open Moslem warfare on Jews in the United States. Roger L. Simon writes about the attempt at terrorism by a Black Moslem in Los Angeles, and the Leftist Jewish reaction:
[T]oday’s anti-Semitism is largely, with minor sporadic exceptions, the product of an unholy alliance between the left and Islam…
Meanwhile, the BDS movement on American campuses has become chic, with resistance, at best, sporadic… UCLA might as well be an outpost of Tehran or Mecca, even though Los Angeles has a half-million Jews. Columbia University, the city with the most Jews in the entire world, is even worse. Call it an outpost of Hamas.
“Liberal” Jews can’t face the reality of all this or don’t want to, so they ignore it and don’t think about it, continuing to spout bromides that were tired in the 1930s.
November 26, 2018
Under his [Greenblatt’s] leadership, the ADL opposed, on the flimsiest grounds, Mike Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of state. The ADL also joined the left’s crusade against Brett Kavanaugh, and it has repeatedly clashed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
But the Greenblatt ADL has been far more reluctant to condemn Democratic firebrand Keith Ellison’s long record of Israel-bashing. Indeed, Greenblatt embraced Ellison in 2016, when the Minnesota congressman ran for deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Beinart writes that the “BDS movement doesn’t officially oppose the existence of a Jewish state, but some of its most prominent advocates do.” So leaders of the movement want to destroy Israel, but the movement isn’t tainted by them? Where else would this be an acceptable line of argument? If white nationalists marched for gay rights, which liberal would disregard their outsize hate and focus on the one point of agreement? It’s laughable.
November 20, 2018
The articles about American Jewry are starting to appear in many places. An opinion piece by Martin Ingall exclaims that the future of the Jewish population in the US will be based on the Orthodox branch:
The liberal American Jewish population is shrinking dramatically while Orthodoxy continues to grow. The American Jewish future is Orthodox…. For many years Orthodox Jews recognized, if begrudgingly, that the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements had appeal for Jews who were religiously uneducated or did not affirm Jewish law, or whose agnosticism meant discomfort with traditional Judaism.
So much of liberalism is so at odds with traditional Judaism it’s hard to know where to start. Moral relativism; multiculturalism; rejection of religion; globalism; elevation of the group over the individual; exchange of God-given rights for government-conferred rights; inversion of private property; casting aside the preciousness of every soul. This is on top of contemporary liberalism’s rejection of the American idea and its vehement denial of the nature of Islam.
November 17, 2018
It’s common for Moslem terrorists to attempt to infiltrate the cities in Israel by wearing outfits that are typically associated with Orthodox Jews — black hats, long side burns (payot), long tassels (tzitzit), etc. It’s interesting that this same technique is used by leftist American Jews (also known as VAJINOs – Very Abrasive Jews in Name Only) to pretend to represent broad Jewish support for their “causes”.
Daniel Greenfield has an article about far left VAJINO groups that presents themselves to the media wearing Orthodox clothing. It’s all an attempt to portray support that does not exist:
Torah Trumps Hate and Hitoreri, which often appear to be interchangeable, recently attacked the National Council of Young Israel for praising President Trump’s condemnation of anti-Semitism…Its activism borrows the style of anti-Israel hate groups such as If Not Now which targets legitimate Jewish organizations in support of radical lefty causes.
Fake Orthodox Jews campaigning against Trump would not have a fraction of the attention without a fake news media that gives them millions of dollars worth of unearned publicity.
November 12, 2018
Some very germane comments from David Bernstein at Instapundit about American Jewry:
Jews have always been famously internally disputatious, going back at least to the Maccabean era, when more traditional Jews emerged victorious over Hellenizers in the war that led to the restoration of Jewish rule in Judea under the Hasmoneans now celebrated during Hanukkah.
Mainstream Jews of moderate liberal to moderate political proclivities, a majority of American Jews, ave going to have to choose between the modern-day Hellenizers whose actual religion is a pastiche of left-wing cliches, and those who are loyal to something akin to traditional Judaism… much larger Reform Judaism is on the brink, and the once-respected (albeit liberal-leaning) Anti-Defamation League has become a center of partisan progressive hackery. I’ve been sounding apocalyptic about this lately, but let me repeat: a Neo-Nazi murdered eleven Jews, and the immediate and continuing reaction of a very vocal segment of American Jewry has been to use the occasion to attack fellow Jews.
November 6, 2018
A commentary from the great Dennis Prager on this very topic of Leftist Jews and the American tragedy:
It is probably impossible to overstate the damage left-wing — not liberal but left-wing — Jews are doing to Judaism, Jews and America. … The damage done to Jews by left-wing Jews is not new. It began at the beginning of the left with Karl Marx, the grandson of two Orthodox rabbis (his parents had undergone pro forma conversion to Christianity). He wrote one of the most anti-Semitic tracts of the 19th century, “On the Jewish Question,” published in 1844.
That is the story of the many Jewish leftists to this day: Jewish leftists make revolutions, and all the Jews (among millions of others) pay the price. Thus, many of the leaders of the movement to economically strangle Israel — the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement — are left-wing Jews.
In America today, leftism has poisoned so many non-Orthodox synagogues, they differ only from the American Civil Liberties Union or the Democratic Party in their use of Hebrew liturgy.
October 28, 2018
It should not be surprising that after the mass murder spree at the Pittsburgh synagogue, there are already Leftist Jews coming forward to blame this travesty on Trump and Netanyahu:
Jewish-American writer David Simon slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter, claiming Netanyahu aided US President Donald Trump to be elected and that, in turn, enabled the rise of American fascism.
Here is an another one in the form of a tweet from American Leftist, Aaron David Miller, the pseudo-intellectual that is responsible for helping to make concessions to Moslem terrorists:
The price many in the American Jewish community pay for supporting a preternaturally pro-Netanyahu President isn’t worth the moral hazard and risks it now confronts.
Here’s a provocative quote from Franklin Foer, clearly showing that most left-leaning American Jews are always blame their fellow Jews for antisemitism:
Any strategy for enhancing the security of American Jewry should involve shunning Trump’s Jewish enablers. Their money should be refused, their presence in synagogues not welcome.
Unfortunately, this is the common Leftist Jewish pathology since the exodus from Egypt — blame your fellow Jews as the source of your problems. My father experienced this situation in Israel in the 1940s when he chose to fight in the Irgun for the re-creation of the Jewish homeland — the Leftist Jew always finds a way to side with the enemies of the Jewish people.
These are some very pertinent comments from Caroline Glick about American Jews attending to self-defense:
Every time I see American Jewish groups campaigning for gun confiscation (otherwise known as gun control), I scratch my head in disbelief. Who do they think their actions will disarm? Do they really believe that denying themselves the means to defend themselves will make them safer? How exactly will that goal be achieved?
Dov Marhoffer, a Holocaust concentration camp survivor and an advocate for Jews owning firearms notes:
“Jews cannot disarm themselves in synagogues or anywhere else for pacifist or utopian reasons because enemies will always seek to exterminate them. Even one armed Jewish man or woman in that synagogue could have made a positive difference,”
We hillbilly Jews in Ohio have our own worldview about being responsible for our own families and well being. We’ve been carrying concealed protection to the synagogue and Jewish gatherings for many years. In fact, I don’t visit my cousin’s house for a Passover Seder without carrying my pistol.
October 11, 2018
There appears to be an ever increasing quantity of articles now about the negative impact of American “non-Jewish Jews”. Here is an example of pertinent commentary from Israpundit:
There is no disputing that, except for the vast majority of Orthodox Jews, American Jews and their leaders have distanced themselves from their Jewish identity…. The sad reality is that today, the bulk of youngsters from the non-Orthodox sector are what should be described as non-Jewish Jews because their sole link to their people is through Jewish descent – frequently, from only one parent. They have little or no conception of Jewish values or interest in their Jewish heritage…
These Jews not only adhere to but are often at the forefront of the anti-Trump hysteria. Non-Orthodox Jewish organizational leaders – even traditional Zionists – remain silent or cozy up to their liberal constituencies even as Donald Trump treats Israel better than any previous American president… In the current atmosphere, Jewish identity is submerged by the paranoid hatred against Trump by liberal Jews who continue to mourn his election.
October 8, 2018
A recent analysis of the resurgence of Anti-Semitism in the United States, and the connections to Democrats and African Americans:
Anti-Semitism has been making a comeback. It has been making a comeback in European, to the point of infesting major political parties, like the British Labour Party. But it is also making a comeback in America where frankly anti-Semitic candidates are running for office, nearly always under the banner of the Democratic Party.
In America, anti-Semitism is mostly being fomented within the African-American community, led by leaders like Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright. Leftist Americans need African-American votes, so they dare not denounce these purveyors of anti-Semitism.
A recent article in FrontPage mag where the author highlights the convoluted and self-serving logic of the American Leftist Jews:
In the spirit of always accusing others of your sins, Dana Milbank at the Washington Post starts off with a rant accusing Israel of having abandoned Zionism by seizing land to being an apartheid state. And alienating people like him….
Just as Milbank and his “we’s” have redefined Judaism to mean anything and everything except the continuity of the Jewish people, its traditions and beliefs, they’ve redefined Zionism to mean anything and everything except the survival and continuity of Israel…
The people calling Israel an “apartheid state” were never Zionists. They might occasionally visit Israel. They vaguely liked the idea of there being an Israel. As long as it didn’t clash with their leftist politics.
Now that it has, they insist that Israel’s survival is anti-Zionist. But while they play their Orwellian word games, the actual Zionism of Jewish families settling, working and loving the land thrives.
August 24, 2018
A great commentary on American Judaism and Socialism from Alexander Markovsky who says “Even if Moses endorsed Donald Trump, Jews would still not vote for him“:
In many ways, the 1917 socialist revolution in Russia was in fact a Jewish revolution. Jews founded and shaped the Soviet state. Yet these same Jewish Bolsheviks quickly became the first state’s victims. Over the next twenty years, by 1937, practically all of them were executed or murdered abroad.
In the late 1920s, some German Jews voted for Hitler’s National Socialist Party, only to become victims of the Holocaust a decade later. They chose to ignore Hitler’s anti-Semitic rhetoric; he could not be bad, much less evil. After all, he was a socialist!
What is really remarkable is that over the last century, no social macrocosm has more consistently voted against its own self-interest and survival. We may expose Jewish devotion to socialism and shame Jews for betraying their own interests; however, conviction is stronger than reason.
August 6, 2018
The ever-continuing saga of American Leftist Jewish organizations providing support for their mortal enemies:
A Synagogue in Minnesota is at the center of controversy in the Jewish community for their decision to host an anti-Jewish, pro-Hamas Muslim candidate for a political forum this month… As if Sarsour’s lengthy resume of prolonged Jew hatred isn’t enough of a reason for Jewish organizations to distance themselves from her or anyone associated with her, she was also photographed smiling in front of a swastika, the symbol of the Nazis who killed six million Jews during the Holocaust…
It is worth noting that JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council) chose to not denounce Omar and her anti-Israel pro-Hamas rhetoric and positions.
The Leftist Jew always believes in the Neville Chamberlain principle of “I’ll be nice to my enemies, and then they will be nice to me”. The reality is that for the lack of any backbone, the enemy instead chooses to kill you.
June 24, 2018
An interesting commentary in the New York Post about the Leftist American Jewish focus on ‘social justice’:
When two of the Jewish community’s most celebrated writers, Michael Chabon and his wife Ayelet Waldman [Note: I’ve never heard of either of these writers], write an open letter stating that: “Any Jew, anywhere, who does not act to oppose President Donald Trump and his administration acts in favor of anti-Semitism…” [If they’re leftist Jews, I’m sure that their ancestors also disliked capitalism and supported the National Socialist Party in Germany].
Since then, we have been led to believe that the purpose of the Jews in the world is to campaign for higher taxes, sexual permissiveness, reduced military spending, illegal immigration, opposition to fracking, the banishment of religion from the public square and every other liberal cause under the sun — all in the name of God [Yep, that’s the Leftist Jewish position]
What is needed is a real Jewish renewal — a community that stands for religious liberty, not against it; affirms the alliance between America and Israel, rather than undermines it; and above all believes it is a community that has a compelling reason to persist.
May 29, 2018
A very good commentary from Daniel Grenfield about how an American organization created to defend the Jews has placed more emphasis on supporting their leftist vision:
The ADL has been irrelevant for 50 years… Its full organizational name, the Anti-Defamation League, like that of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is rarely used because that identity and mission lie in another era…. the ADL still refuses to confront the left because, like most liberals, it believes that it is on the left.
The left needs an “other” to personalize its abstract hatreds. Jews fill the traditional role of the “other” as scapegoat. And anti-Semitism serves the same function on the left as it did throughout history.
The left can make Jews embody capitalism, whiteness, nationalism, war crimes, exploitation and every evil. The Jews control the weather, a lefty councilman claims, and the left rushes to defend him. The Jews are killing Palestinian babies, stealing organs, training police to shoot black people and controlling the world’s wealth. It’s the same old bigotry in a keffiyah. And it serves the same tawdry function.
The ADL failed to stand up the left. And like other liberal collaborators, it will be replaced with a leftist Yevsektsiya that will divide its time between condemning Israel and denouncing Jews as bigots who need to be reeducated about their privilege and their complicity in whiteness. And then it will get ugly.
May 27, 2018
Some recent commentary about American Jewry from Clarice Feldman:
In the benighted corridors of J Street, most reform synagogues, the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and such enclaves of comfortable left-wing Jews, Obama and his party remain friends of the Jewish state, substantial evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. In every way possible, Obama did everything in his power to damage Israel and weaken her defenses.
April 30, 2018
Even though I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, computer science, and accounting, I often describe myself as a ‘Hillbilly Jew’. This means that I am about as far away from the leftist American Jewish outlook that you can possibly get. I grew up in Southwest Ohio, the son of an Israeli father and a Zionist mother, who sent me to a Jewish elementary school. Other than learning about Judaism, my early life was about playing ice hockey, racing motocross, and shooting guns — all activities that are very foreign to most American Jews.
My family is tired of hearing me complain about Leftist Jews, but I’ve starting noticing other writers that have also grown weary of the American VAJINOs (Very Abrasive Jews In Name Only). The VAJINOs believe that their primary mission in life is to support the social justice warriors (including those that hate Jews and Israel):
I want a divorce from the liberal and progressive American Jewish community. From those American Jews who believe that they have a special right to judge and advise the state of Israel because their parents were Jewish.
Progressive American Jews are no different from progressive American non-Jews. You read the same New York Times and listen to the same NPR on your way to work. You voted (twice) for the same Barack Obama and hate the same Donald Trump just as passionately. For many of you, it would not be a personal tragedy if Israel were destroyed.
March 13, 2017
Great comments from Dry Bones… It’s hard to argue with his observations:
American Jews are on the march!!
They seem to demonstrate for everyone except American Jews and against every injustice except threats to American Jewry!
The anti-semitic threats against JCC’s, the desecration of Jewish cemeteries, neither has brought an angry Jewish community to the streets. Is American Jewry a “pushover” or does it just seem that way to me?
Source: Is American Jewry a Pushover?
Sept 17, 2016
Well, Caroline has gone and done it again. She’s followed up her earlier editorial with this provocative commentary:
Most American Jews make their home on the political Left, and together with black Americans they comprise the most loyal Democratic voting bloc. American Jews have clung to the Democratic Party despite the fact that over the past decade and a half, their position in the party has become increasingly precarious.
On the one hand then, we have the Jewish Democrats who are faced with a party that is increasingly controlled by anti-Semitic forces. And on the other hand we are in the midst of the collective political suicide of the Jewish Republican establishment.
It is hard to know how Israel will be affected by the dramatic enfeeblement of the American Jewish community that we are now witnessing. The fact remains that the vast majority of American support for Israel comes from the evangelical Christian community.
What is clear enough though is that the political waning of the Jewish community across the political spectrum means that the golden era of American Jewry is not only over. It is gone.
July 4, 2014
A great editorial from Caroline Glick:
Defending Israel to an unsympathetic president from the Democratic Party is apparently too much to ask most pro-Israel American Jews to do.
And this is where Shavit’s book comes in.
By portraying Israel as a country that is morally deficient, Shavit gave the American Jewish community two gifts. First he gave them a way to feel morally superior, and therefore patronizing toward Israel. Israel, they can say, committed a massacre – and did so because its founding ideology is poisonous. American Jews would never do such a thing. But out of the kindness of their hearts, like Shavit, they will continue to love this unworthy cousin.
The second gift Shavit gave the American Jewish community was the ability to feel comfortable refusing to be inconvenienced for Israel.