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March 3, 2017

Jewish Divide Over Trump Very Telling

 

Here’s a news flash that the media thus far has refused to mention, there are many Jews who support President Donald Trump. The media has been quite vocal of those Jews who are vehemently protesting the Trump Presidency. Probably the most telling example has been the Senate hearings to approve his Ambassador to Israel, David M. Friedman. We will gladly grant the media that President Trump’s choice for Ambassador to Israel of David M. Friedman is a novel appointment when compared to previous appointments made by all the previous Presidents throughout Israeli history. There have been Ambassadors, Middle East Special Councils, Palestinian Israeli Peace Ambassadors and all sorts of other appointments made concerning Israel and her Arab neighbors plus the fact that American Ambassadors to the United Nations often have to interdict in matters concerning Israel, especially in United Nations sanctions against Israel often brought by Arab and European nations at the behest of the PLO or Palestinian Authority (PA) which have more often than not been vetoed by the United States Ambassador.

 

All of these past officials have more often than not been career Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) with the remainder have been political appointees. There have been more than a few of the most recent Israeli Ambassadors and Special Appointees who have been Jewish and thus touted as being most obviously as pro-Israeli. Unfortunately, this has not been the case. Some in particular, Thomas R. Pickering, Martin Indyk and Denis Ross have been some of the most antagonistic to the Israeli cause. Both Martin Indyk and Denis Ross were said to be very much favorable to Israel because of their being Jewish which is like claiming that someone had to be favorable to illegal immigration across the southern border because they were Hispanic, an insult and very likely false. Indyk and Ross attempted to force Israel to make concessions in exchange for empty promises which had been given by the PA before and never acted upon or immediately broken often with an in-your-face attitude. David M. Friedman is a different Jew, he is also a Zionist. This is a first for an Ambassador to Israel and many Israelis are expecting great things if only our leaders can be bold, even brash for a change. Some here in Israel have placed David M. Friedman as being to the right and more Zionist than Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu or most of the other Ministers of the Knesset. Additionally, Israelis have begun to believe that President Trump will be good for Israel providing Israel acts good for Israel.

 

Additionally, Orthodox Jews mostly voted for President Trump over Hillary Clinton while Democrat Jews voted almost universally for Hillary Clinton and are extremely upset by her loss and screaming mad over President Trump. During the hearings for Ambassador David M. Friedman there were Jews disrupting the hearings blowing Shofars. Traditionally the sounding of the Shofar other than as part of religious observance has been used as a warning sign often used as an alarm that enemies were advancing or other calamity. Sounding the Shofar at the hearings for the new Israeli Ambassador they were meaning that a calamity was occurring threatening Jewish lives. Their actions were over the top as no lives were being endangered and no emergency was coming for Jews and if anything this appointment was going to be good for Israel, a new page in appointments of advisors to Israel.

 

This brings us to what for us is one of the saddest things we will ever discuss, Israel and the American Jewish left. Often at demonstrations denouncing Israel some of the most virulent demonstrators will come from leftist, liberal Jews. These Jews are more attached to their leftist principles than they are to Torah and Israel. These are Jews who will never consider making Aliyah and were the members of our Synagogue who when we made Aliyah asked us why in the world we would want to go live in Israel of all places. They were stunned that somebody they knew would do something which was such an anathema to them. These were the same members of the Synagogue who had to get past the horror that we might actually be Republicans as we had admitted. Many initially thought we were joking and trying to be funny and some when they realized we actually were Republicans never spoke with us again. Israel has actually become a divisive issue in the American Jewish community.

 

For Jewish Democrats it is a serious problem. There are still a goodly number of friends to Israel remaining in the Democrat Party but their numbers are diminishing and some have actually needed to go underground in their support. Pro-Israel Jews in Reform Synagogues have to act like the Marranos during the Inquisition where they practice their Judaism silently and with little visible evidence at home and were good Catholics in public even to going to church daily and every action including rosaries and confession to avoid the Inquisition and the tortures and death sentences which would be their punishment if their being a Jew was ever rooted out. These new Marranos support Israel but must do so while in conversations in Synagogue or at Temple functions, as most Reform Synagogues refer to themselves as Temples; something less Jewish in its identity, these Jews either remain silent on issues Israel or denounce those sensitive issues such as Bibi Netanyahu, the greatest force of evil in the Middle East.

 

Horned Netanyahu

 

For far too many American Liberal Leftist Jews, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has been the reason why President Obama was unable to make peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis and had Netanyahu simply followed the instruction, the orders from on high at the Oval Office, then Israel would have peace. There are no arguments which they would ever accept and they honestly believe that the Arabs would be happy if only Israel would surrender everything to the Green Line and half of Jerusalem and all the terrorism and demands would end. Never mind that Mahmoud Abbas refuses to even say, let alone guarantee, that the terror and violence would end with such an agreement, he has instead stated that any agreement would be but the initial step to the removal of the Zionist entity and that all resistance, that would be terrorism, would continue until the Zionist entity has been eradicated and the Jews defeated completely. Never mind that in Gaza there is Hamas which has promised to murder every Jew on Earth which includes these American Leftist Jews who happily claim that Hamas can be reasoned with. One would think with the history of the Jewish People, especially their recent history, specifically since the last century, that when some group of extremists claim they have designs for the complete annihilation of the Jewish People they would take things like that very seriously.

 

That Israel, and even additionally President Trump to the point of violence and lost friendships, have become the two most divisive issues in the Jewish community is the saddest commentary one could imagine. Israel, the hope and the prayers of Jews for thousands of years now a matter for derision and splitting the community is beyond sadness. Israel and Jerusalem, the final desire of every Seder is, “Next year in Jerusalem” and Psalms 137, Song of Babylon, which demands that as a member of the Jewish People, Jerusalem must be our first love and, allow me to quote, “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill (strength). (And) May my tongue cling to my palate, if I do not remember you, if I do not bring up Jerusalem at the beginning of my (chief and most important) joy.” Yet somehow Israel, and even the surrender of the Old City of Jerusalem and the surrendering of the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives Cemetery, has become a sticking point, an issue for debate and for too many simply something too trivial to be bothered with when supporting those for whom Israel is a bother is the real issue. How can Jews unfriend other Jews or shun them in the Synagogue because they support Israel. They demand, ‘how can one support Israel’ which is simply just for those other Jews, those religious Jews, those Jews who are just too Jewish and the ones the anti-Semites hate. They believe that because they support the right causes and they rub elbows with the right people that should the anti-Semites ever get their dream again and Jews are hunted down that they will be granted exceptions because they are those good Jews. They do not realize that to an anti-Semite the only good Jew is a dead Jew. But these Jews would gladly sacrifice those Zionist crazies if it would advance their standing at the club, or even sadly their Synagogue. We hold some truths to be very troubling and beyond our ability to accept. How can there be an ingathering when so many Jews refuse to even accept the concept of a Jewish State, a Jewish People or of Hashem and instead view their Synagogue as just another social club. This makes one remember that a minority of slaves left Egypt with Moses and a similarly percentage returned after they were liberated from Babylonia by Cyrus the Great and the majority either remained in Babylon or migrated to the major cities of Persia.

 

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December 27, 2016

Final Thought on UNSC RES. 2334 Plus Introduction on Ambassador David Friedman

 

UNSC RES. 2334 has been written, passed unanimously and states as plainly as possible, Israel will be treated as a pariah amongst the nations of the world. The appointment of Ambassador David Friedman as the American Ambassador for Israel states clearly that under a President Donald Trump Israel will receive the royal treatment and respect due the nations whose purpose is to return the Jewish Homelands to the rightful people so that they may then proceed to be a light unto the people of this world, not the nations’ governments who no longer deserve such goodness. Israel will continue to be the only haven in a cruel world for the Jewish People and their refuge from the ravages of anti-Semitism and the ravings of the anti-Semites. Israel will be the world’s mirror and in that mirror will each nation see their real governance and the ugly or beautiful truth that is their governance’s soul. The people of the world can look to Israel to be a friend always ready in times of crisis and always trying to be the best mentor to those willing to learn. The beauty that is the heart of Israel is also the Israel seen by the eyes and soul of the nominated Ambassador for Israel, David Friedman. That alone qualifies him and that alone will be why the enemies of Israel, the ones blinded in their rage, will attempt through all means possible to block his ratification to the post that so desperately needs exactly one David Friedman.

 

Ambassador-select David Friedman would be America’s best answer to UNSC RES. 2334 and would be a great step towards rectifying this grievous wound by completing the promises made to the Jewish people as we spoke of in yesterday’s article “President Obama’s Surprise No Surprise at All” and its listing of just some of the documented promises all now shattered by simple hatred and denial of the rightfulness of the Jewish claims to all of Israel. The ratification of Ambassador David Friedman would be to accept that as the elected President, Donald Trump is allowed latitude and respect for his choices for Ambassador positions as these are the point people who will lead in his dealings and in fulfilling his campaign promises where there are some which could be identified as vital for the continued health and viability of the State of Israel. When it comes to Israel, President elect Trump has found the second best choice, but then he never interviewed me for the position eliminating that possibility.

 

American Ambassador to Israel Nominate David Friedman Donald Trump and Allies Flags

American Ambassador to Israel Nominate David Friedman Donald Trump and Allies Flags

 

David Friedman has shown with his past writings that he understands who and what organizations are Israel’s worst enemies. He has identified some by name as these are organizations full of extreme leftists filled with the worst of all hatreds, self-hatred, hatred of your own lineage and the drive to cripple anything which has ties to religiosity, especially Jewish religiosity. Israel is your main target because in Israel you see all that you despise and you are willing to turn on your own people, both the religious Jews of Israel, your main hatred, and sacrificing the leftist Jews of Israel, some of which are members of allied NGOs and organizations. David Friedman sees through your empty claims to the seething underbelly and has brought that ugliness to the fore though he may have gone a step too far in his allegory equating you to possibly the only worst of what Jews have ever fallen. Perhaps he should have merely tied your hatred to the kind of Jews closer to your defilement, the Jews of the Golden Calf before Mount Sinai within the presence of Hashem. You are truly idolaters, worshipers of Baal, amongst the fallen Jews who have sought after those things pleasing to the eye and corruptive of the heart. These are the roots of the self-denial and corruption of the spirit which turns one Jew against his brother simply because his brother tries knowing failure is the more likely result, he tries to be what Hashem meant for a Jew to be. Just because the task is all but impossible is no reason to chase after the easier idolatrous gains which may enrich the pocket with earthly gold, but leaves a death of a soul behind, and it is because of that dying soul that one can hate one’s brothers and sisters. But apparently seeing through the use of the ‘but we’re Jews so we cannot stand accused of holding anti-Semitic views, so do not try and refute our anti-Semitic views,’ is considered a greater sin than being a self-loathing Jew.

 

David Friedman will make a refreshing change as Ambassador from the United States. Some will point to the present Ambassador, Daniel B. Shapiro, appointed by President Obama and beloved by J Street, Americans for Peace Now, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York and the litany of leftist Jews. Many will note former Ambassadors and Middle East advisors such as Martin Indyk, Denis Ross, Henry Kissinger and others all of which were Jews, some even religious Jews. Most were also beloved of the cult of liberal, progressive leftism, a form of social policies which believes that the solution is government, particularly government which does exactly as they believe with no room for discussion. Others were simply crowned princes of the left, even the extreme left. What they all shared was they were devoid of even a spark of Zionism and as such had no appreciation for Israel as the Jewish State and instead saw a state which others used to denigrate them and belittle their true allegiances and as such they sought to prove their pure allegiance to the extreme left by doing all in their power to destroy what they viewed as a ball and chain holding them from greatness, Israel. They often acted as if only they could destroy Israel, then they could achieve their beloved goal of complete acceptance by their peers, or even betters, on the left fringes of politics.

 

Almost all the advisors have been followers of the Two State Solution to the point that they have almost all taken the Palestinian claims and demands as their mission to force Israel into compliance and making grand sacrifices for empty promises. These resulted in permitting the return of Yasser Arafat, forced statements of compliance with the Two State Solution, granting semi-autonomous status for the Palestinian Authority (PA) allowing it to act as a state within the state of Israel with Nablus as its political center. Gifted the entirety of the Gaza Strip to the PA who promptly lost their control with Hamas wresting it from them in a short set of battles where the PA gave mere show of fighting and actually left some that the powers in Nablus wished gone to die or be subsumed into Hamas or into hiding of a political sort. Anyway, the PA ruling elite cleaned the slate of many in the opposition leaving only Abbas to lead the PA. Virtually every Middle East advisor has been an Arabist, and even if not, also a supporter of the Palestinian movement with some appearing to favor any deal even if such meant the end of Israel for they perceived Israel as the source of all tensions, problems, wars and other violence throughout the Middle East and some even the entirety of the world. These are the believers that all problems are caused because Israel insists on ruling every government through some conspiratorial means which can never be identified or traced but they know it exists. Some actually refer to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Russian: Протоколы сионских мудрецов) or The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion is an anti-Semitic fabricated text purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination which were ordered by the Czar Alexander III or Czar Nicholas II, though some have claimed The Protocols of the Elders of Zion were actually written to spur Czar Nicholas II to modernize Russia and improve the economy using similar methods as pretended upon the Jews by the writings. Whatever their source, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion have been an inspiration for anti-Semites both before the fraud was revealed and maintain such status despite being outed as a fraud with absolutely no grounding in facts.

 

Where David Friedman may not be a true Zionist, after all he remains residing outside of Israel, he does have great understanding of the Zionist cause, sympathizes with the Zionists, understands the Torah demands which include for the Jews to inhabit all the Promised Lands, something modern Zionists have come to accept as the borders of the Negev with the Sinai Peninsula, the Blue Line border with Lebanon, the Jordan River and Dead Sea and a straight line down to Eilat at the Red Sea, the defined borders with Gaza (it was given up by treaty thus Israel has no claim to Gaza unless attacked and a state of war with Israel as the defending power with recognized grievance) and the Golan Heights and Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) with northern Jordan, eastern Lebanon and the remnant and whatever eventually becomes of Syria. David Friedman is fully cognizant of the fraud and futility of the Two State Solution and recognizes the world’s owed promises and guarantees granted to Israel including Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which gives full recognition of the Mandate system and all promises and guarantees granted within by a unanimous vote originally in the League of Nations and subsequently by the ratification of the United Nations Charter by the founding members of the United Nations. This means that the above borders are the recognized borders for the State of Israel which is defined as the Jewish homelands. Having a true friend who would have Israel’s back, rather than placing knives in said same back, would be a welcome change. It might even take a period of adjustment before the Israeli government realized there was a new friend in Washington D.C. and his liaison of Ambassador David Friedman being equally if not more so warm and supportive.

 

There is one last item which any Israeli Ambassador need know, and it is something nurtured and cultivated by leftists worldwide. There exist a number of factions within the Israeli political structure which are against Zionism and wish to change Israel from being the Jewish State with a democratic form of governance into a multicultural democratic governance where the Jews are merely a plurality and have no special acceptance or treatment by the government. These same post-Zionist, Arab separatists, Arab supremacists, and simply secular anti-religious factions all actually support UNSC RES. 2334 with Meretz Chairperson MK Zehava Galon said she was happy the US did not veto the resolution “against the policy of annexation and settlement and not against Israel.” She pointed out the vote was “the direct result of the law to legalize settlements, with Israel having lost all its shame and the world having lost its patience.” Obviously Meretz Chairperson MK Zehava Galon is not a Torah scholar and unlikely a fully Torah observant Jew if she is a practicing Jew at all. She has all the right, or should we say left, signs to qualify her as a pure secularist who is possibly ashamed of the Jewishness of many Israelis and we probably make her uncomfortable, or at least louder. These people should be given identical respect with which one will conduct business with any lifers from the State Department. Ambassador David Friedman needs to realize that the State Department is stridently anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-religious Jews, especially those residing in Israel and they go ballistic about those residing in the heartlands of ancient Israel, Judea and Samaria.

 

The reality is with Ambassador David Friedman there is an actual possibility that the Arab Israeli conflict will no longer rest on the false premise of a Palestinian people separate from the rest of the Arab nations. The Arab League and almost, if not, every Arab national, religious, social, NGO and political leader will make claim that the Arab Palestinians are a separate people and an ancient people who despite having almost identical histories, speaking the same language, believing the same religion right down to their Sunni roots and split between Wahabbist and Muslim Brotherhood, genetic traits, identical DNA, relatives throughout the Middle East and North Africa, surnames denoting their belonging to the same tribes (for example Murad Al-Sudani who is the Secretary General of the National Association of Shahids’ Families for the PA as Sudani means from the Sudan, not native Palestinian), are recent immigrants from over the past century, and there being no record of any nation called Palestine and as recently as 1947 claiming they were from southern Syria or Syria itself. The entire concept of a Palestinian people was invented in 1964 in Moscow between Yasser Arafat and the founders of the PLO with assistance from the KGB Middle East Bureau and the KGB Intelligence Branch where they crafted a history using the exact same story as from Jewish history except some names were changed and others simply coopted such as Moses and Jesus instantly became Palestinians and Jesus was not crucified by the Romans but by the Zionists who operated the Roman rulers who were blinded by the Zionist crafty manipulations. They claim all of Israel and will not settle for anything short of a Jewish free nation of Palestine from the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea. Further, Ambassador David Friedman knows the truth about the Arabs, the nations of the world and all that we learned from recent events at the United Nations. When the time comes and the Arabs have stolen all the land with the world’s blessings and applause, the real demons of the world will be brought to the fore. The PA will make the grand gesture allowing, though it will appear as a demand, for the Jews to leave Palestine, as Jews will not be tolerated, and seek refuge amongst the nations of the world. This is where the world will have a severe case of déja-vu as nation after nation will find their quotas filled, their shores already overcrowded, their nations already having too many of those, of us and they will refuse the Jews just as was with the Jewish refugees who were refused in Cuba and their travails began during the World War II Voyage of the Damned on the ship MS St Louis. After the world has washed their hands of the Jews, then the slaughter of the remaining Jews will begin and the world will act shocked and horrified, the critical word is ‘act’ as there will be little remorse in the high seats of power, only a pat on the back for a job well done. These are the reasons that David Friedman must be ratified as the next American Ambassador to (and for) Israel. The Israeli government should settle for nobody else refusing the presentation of papers from any pretenders standing firmly in a demand for David Friedman, period.

 

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