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    A prayer for 5772

    A prayer for 5772

    From Caroline Glick, in a must read post:

    It’s my prayer for coming year that US Jewish community will act with the majority of their fellow Americans to defend Israel.

    What’s most stunning is that such a prayer even is needed.

    Update: I should have pointed out that Glick cites extensively to Matthew Knee’s post here earlier in September, Democrats Cultivate Fear, Anti-Evangelical Hostility, To Drive Jewish Vote:

    Matthew Knee discussed this issue  in depth in a recent article published at the Legal Insurrection  website….

    THE 2005 AJC survey showed that  American Jews believe that 58% of American Muslims are anti- Semitic. That is,  American Jews are Muslim Americans’ strongest non-Muslim defenders at the same  time they are convinced that most Muslim Americans are anti-Semites. What can  explain this counterintuitive behavior? And how can we account for the apparent  pattern of incorrect Jewish perceptions of anti-Semitism among Evangelical  Christians on the one hand and fellow Democrats on the other hand.

    As Knee argues, the disparity may very well be due to partisan loyalties. The  Democratic Party has openly engaged in fear mongering and demonization of  Evangelical Christians in order to maintain Jewish loyalty to the party. Knee  quotes then-Democratic national chairman Howard Dean’s statement that “Jews  should feel comfortable in being American Jews without being constrained from  practicing their faith or be compelled to convert to another  religion.”

    As for Muslims, Knee cites a press release from the National  Jewish Democratic Council from March attacking Congressman Peter King’s hearings  on the radicalization of American Muslims. In the press release, the council  claimed that such hearings “can and will” harm religious tolerance in America.  That is, the council implied that by investigating the radicalization of  American Muslims – and its concomitant transformation of American Muslims into  supporters of the genocidal Jew-hatred endemic among radical Muslims worldwide – Rep. King is endangering Jews.

    If American Jews are most concerned with  being able to maintain their loyalty to the Democratic Party, then it makes  sense for them to wildly exaggerate Evangelical anti-Semitism. It is reasonable  for them to underestimate African-American and Hispanic anti-Semitism, and  ignore the higher rates of anti-Semitism among Democrats than among Republicans.  Moreover, it makes sense for them to follow their party’s lead in failing to  address the dangers of global Islamic anti- Semitism.

    None of this makes  sense, however, if American Jews are most concerned with defending Jews – in  America and worldwide – from anti-Semitic sentiments and violence.

    And thanks to Clarice for the link to a NY Sun article about the deviousness of this administration when it comes to Israel — there is no choice but to throw out Obama in 2012 and Hillary along with him:

    Secretary of State Clinton, in a sharp departure from her stance when she was a senator, is warning that any American action, even symbolically, toward recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel must be avoided for the reason that it would jeopardize the peace process.

    Her warnings were issued in a brief she has just filed with the Supreme Court — in which she is arguing that a law she voted for when she was Senator is unconstitutional because it could require the U.S. government to give to an American citizen born at Jerusalem papers showing the birthplace as Israel.

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    From Glick’s mouth to God’s ears. The pervasive propaganda from J Street makes it way to the front page of today’s Washington Post where Michelle Boorstein suggests rabbis here don’t even want to discuss Israel in this week’s sermons , PHEH

    And, as a special bonus to Democrat voting Jews, the NY Sun reports that Hillary in a turnaround and asks the Supreme Court not to consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel.http://www.nysun.com/foreign/clinton-in-a-sharp-turnaround-warns-against-even/87496/


     
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    LukeHandCool | September 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Hey, she gave a shout out to Matthew! Awesome.

    Caroline Glick … now she’s what I call a real lady. Always love reading her work. I wish our journalists had have her toughness and integrity.


     
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    BannedbytheGuardian | September 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    American Jewish people are a mystery . In almost all other western countries the Jewish population lean conservative.

    From those that I have met & asked specifically – these tend to be by their mothers being Jewish but obviously married out. The rest of the communities are very conservative.

    The Australian Labor (centre left ) govt is a strong supporter of Israel. Israel returned the favour by stealing Australian Jewish citizens passports (those of a forgeable vintage ) & using them for the hit squad in UAE ). A few surprised citizens woke up to find they were famous & had taken out an Hamas operative!

    If you ever met The South African Jews here -whoah! Can we say way way right wing.

    So Iam back to hinking the American Jews are the outliers.

    It’s probably just me and my nitpickyness but I’m angry that society has for so many years userped the meaning of the term “antisemitic” to use as a polite, almost socially acceptable term to designate a mindset that should be considered disgraceful and repugnant, ie: “jew hatred”.

    I believe it’s an intellectual cop out to allow charlatans and scoundrels off the hook so easily. As long as we keep calling that vile bias by a polite, vague and less inclusive term, we seem to accept that people holding that view might have a valid point of view. In truth they don’t. They are merely morally and intellectually lazy. In my opinion. /rant


     
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    David R. Graham | September 29, 2011 at 1:15 am

    “American Jewish people are a mystery .”

    A mystery is that which remains unknown even after it is cognized. God is a mystery. A person is a mystery. Reality is a mystery. Universe is a mystery. Existence is a mystery. Life is more than whatever is in hand.

    I think you mean American Jewish people are a conundrum, a puzzle, a puzzlement, at least with respect to political affinities, thoughts and loyalties. That is not the same as a mystery, which is a far grander phenomenon and experience and of a far different logical type than a puzzle. Then again, everyone is a mystery, on principle, but I suspect your statement here is not meant in that sense.


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