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MR. KUSHNER: Welcome, everybody, and thank you for joining us here today. This is the most special time of the year for the Jewish people. This Wednesday evening begins Rosh Hashanah, the first of 10 days of repentance, that concludes with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Since January 20, I have had the great honor of serving in President Trump’s administration. Anyone that knows the President understands that he takes great pride in having a Jewish daughter and Jewish grandchildren. His love and respect for the Jewish people extends way beyond his family, and into the heart of Jewish American communities.

Under the President’s leadership, America’s relationship with the State of Israel has never been stronger, and our country’s commitment to Israel’s security has never been greater.

It is my great honor to introduce the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, and thank you for joining this call.

To the many leaders, Rabbis, and Jewish friends who are on the line, I am delighted to speak with you and to wish you Shana Tova, a sweet New Year.

I send the Jewish community my warmest wishes as we approach the High Holy Days.

The Jewish tradition of making time and taking time each year to rededicate your lives to the sacred values you hold dear not only improves yourselves but strengthens our nation and inspires us all.

As we mark the beginning of the year 5,778 in the Jewish calendar, I want to express my deep admiration for the Jewish people. Throughout the centuries, the Jewish people have endured unthinkable persecution.

I know with us today on the call are several Holocaust survivors. We are honored beyond words by your presence. You have borne witness to evil beyond human comprehension, and your perseverance is a lasting inspiration to us all. By telling your stories, you help us to confront evil in our world and we are forever grateful.

I am proud to stand with the Jewish people and with our cherished friend and ally, the State of Israel. The Jewish State is a symbol of resilience in the face of oppression — it has persevered in the face of hostility, championed democracy in the face of violence, and succeeded in the face of very, very tall odds. The United States will always support Israel not only because of the vital security partnership between our two nations, but because of the shared values between our two peoples. And I can tell you on a personal basis, and I just left Israel recently, I love Israel.

That is why my administration has successfully pressured the United Nations to withdraw the unfair and biased report against Israel — that was a horrible thing that they did — and to instead focus on real threats to our security, such as Iran, Hezbollah, and ISIS.

This next New Year also offers a new opportunity to seek peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, and I am very hopeful that we will see significant progress before the end of the year. Ambassador David Friedman, Jared, Jason, and the rest of my team are working very hard to achieve a peace agreement. I think it’s something that actually could happen.

I am grateful for the history, culture, and values the Jewish people have given to civilization. We forcefully condemn those who seek to incite anti-Semitism, or to spread any form of slander and hate — and I will ensure we protect Jewish communities, and all communities, that face threats to their safety.

I want to thank each of you for the ways in which you contribute to our nation. America is stronger because of the many Jewish Americans who bring such life, hope, and resilience to our nation.

Melania and I wish everyone a sweet, healthy, and peaceful New Year. Thank you very much.

And yet leftist Jews who have cabbage for brains will continue to compare him to Hitler while enabling,encouraging and appeasing not only Jew haters but murderers of Jews.

Happy New Year to all of our readers from all of us at TMQ2
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NY District Mulls Action for ‘Jews Are Evil’ Assignment
NY School Assignment: Argue That ‘Jews Are Evil’

School district officials in Albany say they’re mulling disciplinary action for a high school English teacher whose writing assignment asked students to make a persuasive argument blaming Jews for the problems of Nazi Germany.

School district spokesman Ron Lesko says Friday that administrators are discussing what official action the 10th-grade teacher at Albany High School could face for the assignment given to students on Monday.

The assignment, first reported Friday by the Albany Times Union, asked students to research Nazi propaganda, then assume their teacher was a Nazi government official who had to be convinced of their loyalty. The assignment told students they “must argue that Jews are evil.”

A third of the students refused to complete the assignment.

Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard says she doesn’t believe the teacher who handed out the assignment had malicious intent. The school district has not named the teacher.

According to FOX News as of 12:30 pm Eastern time today, the teacher has been “removed”—whatever that means.

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Ann CoulterI watched the Wisconsin returns on MSNBC Tuesday night, and it came right down to the wire between “the Democrats were outspent 7-to-1” and “Republicans are stripping union rights!” As we go to press it’s still too close to call.

President Obama wanted to go to Wisconsin, but he just didn’t have time. He’s been doing so many campaign fundraisers lately he barely has time to play golf.

The left’s “outspent” argument is ridiculous. Unions take money by force from members, hire hundreds of political operatives and give them salaries to work on campaigns, then call them “volunteers” so their work isn’t reported as a campaign contribution.

Luckily for them, government employees’ non-punishing work schedules leave them plenty of time to be in a constant state of grievance, demanding recalls after any election they lose, and mobilizing voters.

This election had nothing to do with people being paid a fair wage for the work they do. The question is: Do you want a society where the people whose salaries you pay make more than those who pay them?

The Democrats will do anything the government unions ask, because (1) It’s not their money they’re spending, it’s the taxpayers’; and (2) Government unions reciprocate by making sure the Democrats keep getting re-elected.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is about to turn New York into Pottersville from “It’s a Wonderful Life” by legalizing gambling so he can keep paying the unions.

All manufacturing has been driven out of the state by high taxes — and by well-compensated government employees who make it impossible to do business in New York. The state’s principal cash cow, New York City, is now entirely composed of a tiny slice of Wall Streeters and the people who serve them –- personal trainers, doormen, maids, doctors, lawyers, restaurateurs and Keith Olbermann’s cat groomer.

Outside of New York City, everyone works for the government. But there’s no actual industry in the state. People are fleeing New York faster than Democrat legislators fled Wisconsin before a vote they were going to lose.

Soon it will be just another mid-range, dying state. If the financial sector ever leaves, New York City will be Detroit, which itself was once the nation’s crown jewel metropolis.

So Cuomo’s going to bring in casinos to save public sector salaries, perks and pensions. Democrats don’t care that gambling destroys neighborhoods and ruins lives. They will do anything to keep government employees happy. They’ll legalize drugs or sell body parts to keep paying off public sector workers.

There’s a reason both FDR and labor leader George Meany said it would be insane to ever allow government employees to unionize. People who work for the government don’t have a hard-driving capitalist boss on the other side of the bargaining table demanding more work for less pay.

No one is worried about the profit margin because there is no profit — it’s government! Rather, the only people on the other side of the table are the unions’ co-conspirators: Democratic politicians willing to spend the public treasury on union members, who will repay the politicians by mobilizing voters.

This is why Walker’s victory Tuesday night was an amazing, miraculous, transformative event in the history of the nation.

Even the Terminator couldn’t beat the government unions. In the dumbest move ever made by a politician, in 2005, two years into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first term, he called an off-year special election to enact a few minuscule reductions in public-sector union perks, such as making it humanly possible to fire bad teachers.

Even in a normal election year, initiatives curbing government employees’ boondoggles are nearly impossible to get past the powerful unions.

But worse — as in Wisconsin — this was an off-year election. Unlike Wisconsin, however, it was Schwarzenegger’s idea to hold a special election on the advice of his political consultant, Mike Murphy, the Bob Shrum of the Republicans.

Let’s see, who would be likely to vote in an off-year election? We’re going to cut your exorbitant benefits, require you to work, and make it easier to fire you, public employees. Do you have any interest in voting on that?

Anyone with half a brain could see disaster coming from a mile away. Even with the language barrier, Arnold should have seen it coming.

Within weeks, Tony Quinn, a California Republican consultant, stated categorically: “The governor needs to cancel this special election, regardless of the political cost, because he’s headed for a huge political defeat.”

But Schwarzenegger’s adviser, Murphy, was brimming with confidence, dazzled by the governor’s celebrity status. He gloated, “He’s still Arnold Schwarzenegger.” (Murphy never saw “Twins.”)

Public sector unions spent a jaw-dropping $80 million to defeat Schwarzenegger’s initiatives, portraying the governor as the enemy of cops, teachers, firefighters and “people like us.”

Mike Murphy: “I am confident we will win.”

In the end, union members turned out in droves on Election Day, defeating every single initiative. Everyone else in California woke up the next day and said, “Hey, did you know there was an election yesterday?”

The failure of Schwarzenegger’s propositions ended his governorship. From that day on, he became the Democrats’ plaything.

The 2010 census marks the first time California has lost population since it became a state.

The decision to call an off-year special election to roll back public employees’ perks will long be remembered as the all-time stupidest idea in political history. One hundred years from now it will still be studied at the Kennedy School of Government.

Wisconsin made history in a different way Tuesday night. As Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said, the recall election will go down in the record books as the night “the campaign to save America” began.

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The last time I prayed for Tim Tebow, it was for him to vanquish the low-life New England Patriots. Now I pray that he successfully navigates the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune that are headed his way.

Tim Tebow, a player on the Denver Broncos Amer...

Tim Tebow

Jet fans I know in New York are telling me that this is the breaking point; that they can’t see themselves supporting a team with Tebow on it.

Poor Tim.

It’s bad enough to be placed in a dysfunctional rivalry with the starting quarterback. He’s also dropped into a clubhouse that doesn’t see him as part of their culture and neither do many fans.

New Yorkers are so taken with their liberal smugness that the choirboy doesn’t fit with their self image of sophisticated decadence. How could such an obvious icon of middle America, flyover, bible belt, silent majority walk in the footsteps where Broadway Joe Namath staggered?

Me? I can’t stop laughing at the notion of Sodom and Gomorrah having to reconcile with what the roster has rendered.

And Tim? It’s okay with me if you succumb to temptation and decide not to save yourself until after marriage. As long as you don’t go Roethlisberger on her. You work hard, have some fun.

But if you need strength in the moral fiber department, and wonder what Jesus would do to stay on the straight and narrow in the Big Apple, I can tell you right now. He’d be in Midtown, outside the Mitzvah Tank with the Lubavitchers, urging all the other Jews to wrap tefillin.

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Although I’m no fan of the French I have to give them credit for a few things:

  • Kissing
  • Toast
  • Fries
  • And the saying – the more things change, the more they stay the same.

I just read a book about the New York City draft riots of 1863.

Who would believe that 150 years ago, Democrats claiming to be pro peace in the middle of the Civil War were in actuality pro South, pro slavery, anti- abolition, anti- emancipation, anti-North, and were conspiring with Southern spies to commit acts of terror in northern cities?

And it didn’t stop when the war ended.

Here’s what Indiana Governor, Oliver Morton said in 1866.

 

Oliver Hazard Perry Morton. Library of Congres...

Past Indiana Gov. Morton

“Every bounty jumper, every deserter, every sneak who ran away from the draft calls himself a Democrat…every man who labored for the rebellion in the field, who conspired to bring about civil war in loyal states…calls himself a Democrat. Every New York rioter in 1863 who burned up little children in colored asylums, who robbed, ravished and murdered indiscriminately… calls himself a democrat. In short, the Democratic party may be described as a sewer and loathsome receptacle, into which is emptied every element of treason north and south, every element of inhumanity and barbarism which has dishonored the age.”

Too bad he isn’t alive today to see the progress they’ve made.

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After a donnybrook between Park police and Muslim patrons at a suburban New York amusement park over safety regulations and head scarves, one Muslim woman takes an insanely rational perspective on it. I would have let them keep the scarves on and risk strangulation.

Lessons from Rye Playland

By QANTA A. AHMED

Tangling with the Muslim headscarf is no child’s play, as this week’s unpleasantness at Rye Playland proved all too well. There are lessons here both for Muslims and non-Muslims.

Muslims in America are free to express their religious identity, and today often choose to do so by adopting the hijab (a headscarf that covers only the hair and exposes the face) as a badge of devotion. Ignorance in many camps has helped this become intensely polarizing.

Though headscarves have come to symbolize Muslim identity in the post-9/11 world, the Koran does not in fact specify a particular garment for veiling. Yet, in an era of rising Islamic neo-orthodoxy, such inconvenient scriptural anomalies are often overlooked by Muslims ourselves.

On the other hand, many mistake headscarves for a symbol of female oppression; in fact, they are a tool of liberation for many Muslim women — allowing them to move freely in the public space.

While many Muslim women are compelled to wear the hijab in Muslim-majority nations (by legislation in Saudi Arabia; by community pressure in parts of Northwestern Pakistan and Afghanistan), Muslim women in America are empowered to do as they choose.

The unfortunate episode at Rye Playland highlights the intensely knotted feelings these newly iconic swathes of fabric elicit. Park operators, concerned about insecure scarves becoming entangled in ride equipment, restricted access to veiled women. Their concern, they explained, extended to all headgear — baseball caps and kippas are equally prohibited.

I must tell you, both the hijab and the niqab (a face veil) can be quite limiting. Wearing a veil (as the law required) in Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca, I found it certainly can impair peripheral vision. I was at risk whenever crossing a road — and, like other less experienced veil-wearers, I found that floor-length veils often left me tripping on escalators and stairs. (more…)

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Statement on the Proposed “Cordoba House” Mosque near Ground Zero

Newt Gingrich | July 21, 2010

Newt Gingrich

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There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.

The proposed “Cordoba House” overlooking the World Trade Center site – where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks – is a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites. For example, most of them don’t understand that “Cordoba House” is a deliberately insulting term. It refers to Cordoba, Spain — the capital of Muslim conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards by transforming a church there into the world’s third-largest mosque complex. (more…)

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A few days after the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America filed a lawsuit against New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) for refusing to run an ad campaign protesting the construction of an Islamic center in lower Manhattan, the agency has agreed to put up the posters. }} more »

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B. Hussein in New York

From the NYP:

Obama V. New York

A good rule of thumb: Whenever a Democrat starts talking patriotism, reach for your wallet.

Case in point: Joe Biden.

The Democratic vice presidential nominee went into a flag-waving fury yesterday when asked how upper-income earners should react to his ticket’s soak-the-rich tax plan.

“It’s time to be patriotic,” he said. “It’s time to jump in; it’s time to be part of the deal; it’s time to get America out of the rut.” (more…)

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