American Jewry and Israel
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The relationship between American Jews and the state of Israel is very complex and forever evolving. This posting, which is now 5 years old, started during the Obama presidency when many leftist American Jews started putting the priorities of the Democrat party ahead of the interests of Jews and Israel.

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Update

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

Another editorial about the pusillanimous nature of American Jewry:

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:

Trump, deplorables, disloyal, America, Jews,

 

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

A solid commentary from Sultan Knish:

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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