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We are saddened and sickened by the brutal and inhuman murder of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher in the Emek Refaim forest near the Jerusalem Zoo.

May her loved ones be comforted and may God avenge her blood.

 

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By John Podhoretz

Jewish conservatives get asked this question more than any other: “Why are Jews liberals?” The question eventually got so tiresome that my father, himself a prominent Jewish conservative, wrote an ­entire book about tracing the history back to Biblical times. You can still buy it on Amazon. So I’m not going to answer it here.

What we know is this basic fact: In national elections, Jews vote for Democratic candidates by a margin of 3 to 1. That number has been fairly consistent through four elections now. It suggests Democrats should have no concerns about keeping Jews in their coalition for another generation.

And yet they do have such concerns. And they should.

This week, prominent Democrats announced a new group called Democratic Majority for Israel, led by the pollster Mark Mellman. He told The New York Times: “Most Democrats are strongly pro-Israel, and we want to keep it that way. There are a few discordant voices, but we want to make sure that what’s a very small problem doesn’t metastasize into a bigger problem.”

The “very small problem” Mellman has in mind is a trio of newly elected Democrats: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar. They seem to have very few foreign policy views aside from a caricature of Israel as an occupying colonial force that sits up at night thinking of new ways to torment Palestinians.

Such ideas haven’t arisen from nowhere. They are the full flowering of decades of leftist propaganda and fashionable campus blatherskite. From such repellent acorns mighty trees grow, as we have seen in Europe. Britain’s Labour party did little to head off the virulent Israel hatred in its ranks, and it is now headed by an out-and-out anti-Semite.

In Britain, once-overwhelming Jewish support for Labour has cratered. A poll before the 2017 election found that only 13 percent of Jews supported Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour because of its horrid record on ­anti-Semitism.

That is why Mellman and his fellow Democrats are smart to be doing this now, before the conflict actually begins to bite. The problem is “very small” at this moment, but the party’s trend line to the left suggests it will grow in force absent some major intervention or ideological change of heart.

Nor are the views of the new, leftist members of Congress completely alien to the kinds of Democrats who take official roles in the party. At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, delegates removed language supporting Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

When the Obama White House, fearful of losing campaign dollars, intervened to have the language restored, there was a vocal fight on the convention floor. It sounded very much like those who didn’t want the pro-Jerusalem language restored won a voice vote — and when the chair announced otherwise, the hall erupted in boos.

Bernie Sanders came very close to espousing anti-Zionist opinions openly in 2016, and he won 22 states. His path was softened by the hostile posture of President Barack Obama’s administration. Obama claimed to be a friend of Israel, but there was no country or government he criticized more over his eight years — and he concluded his term allowing a UN resolution hostile to the Jewish state to pass without an American veto.

The activist base’s growing antipathy to Israel is less worrisome to friends of the Jewish state than it would have been at any other time in the country’s history, because Israel finds itself in a surprisingly strong position internationally and at home. It has held the line against Palestinian terrorism, and it is working in concord with Arab and Muslim nations in a manner that would have seemed science-fictional at the turn of the century.

What should be concerning is the subject that goes unaddressed in Mellman’s fight: the potential mainstreaming of anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party as represented by the renewed public importance of Louis Farrakhan and the refusal of vanguard figures on the left, like the leaders of the Women’s March, to repudiate his noxious filth.

Here, too, Democrats need not worry today about this electorally or when it comes to votes and donations. Instinctively liberal, Jews are bound to be more alarmed by some of the white-nationalist encroachments into President Trump’s GOP. But the Corbyn example looms large and is arguably far more dangerous to the American Jewish future than anti-Israel sentiment in the Democratic Party is to Israel’s future.

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I think Podhoretz has the cart before the horse.

The Jews are the ones to be worrying.

Most of the left-leaning Jews I know would vote for Hitler himself if it meant protecting legal abortions.

As more Jews abandon Judaism for the theology of progressiveness and distance themselves from Israel and as more Muslims enter this country, “Jewish issues” will be less relevant to Democrats.

Jewish Democrats are rearranging the deck chairs as the Titanic sinks.

It’s a question of how long they can be the Democrats’ punching bag before they either leave their party or religion.

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Congratulations to the the Roman Empire State of New York.

Excelsior! Indeed.

Governor Andrew “Evil Eyes” Cuomo, La facha bruta, has signed a law so protective of a woman’s right to control her body, it is now legal to kill any baby who hasn’t crawled out of a uterus on its own.

Additionally it has ruled that teachers with concealed carry permits are not permitted to conceal carry in the classroom.

What wonderful news for psycho school shooters.

I LOVE NEW YORK-

Where they protect your right to murder those who can’t defend themselves.

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A few more thoughts to be added to Lance’s on the toxic concept of toxic masculinity.

The term creates the notion and implication that all masculinity is toxic, which makes it libelous and slanderous calumny.

Granted some toxic behavior may appear masculine but the bigger issue is what can be labeled “toxic feminization backlash“.

For at least one generation there has been a toxic war on boys.

Boys who don’t conform to feminized ideals of behavior or comport themselves like little girls are stigmatized, disciplined or even medicated.

Boyish behavior has been quashed or even criminalized , if not by statute then by the court of public opinion.

If you know about dogs then you are aware that whippets need to run around a lot. If they don’t then they become neurotic and exhibit dysfunctional behavior.

This is what has been done to boys for decades and when one of them reaches a breaking point or is gaslighted by society or rendered psychotic by behavior medication, masculinity at large is held accountable.

Enough of this bullshit.

When my son was about ten he was at a birthday party where the birthday boy received a book entitled, “The Dangerous Book for Boys”, which is all about stuff boys are meant to do. Climb trees, whittle a stick, skim a rock on water, and so on.

Someone suggested I get a copy for my son.

I said, why should he waste his time reading these things when he  actually does them. It’s very empowering for a ten-year old to be given an axe and told, it’s not a toy, be careful, come back with as much dry wood you can carry and I’ll show you how to build a fire and cook on it. Or to take a bunch of boys to Wal-Mart at one in the morning to pick out knives for themselves.

Masculine behavior is not a crime and is not toxic.

Here are some results of “toxic masculinity”:

Getting into tiny boats and crossing the North Atlantic to explore new lands

Clearing the forests and creating new life there.

Establishing a new rule of law based on personal liberty and capitalism benefiting more people than anything else in history.

Freeing the slaves.

Storming the beaches of Normandy and defeating Nazism.

Rushing into burning buildings to carry people to safety.

Making yourself a target to rescue hostages.

This is what masculinity has to offer.

If you think it’s toxic, don’t just shut the fuck up.

Don’t even look in my direction, don’t even exhale near the air I breathe.

Just crawl under a rock and shrivel away you ungrateful piece of shit.

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The darling de jure of the media and of the left.

According to the Department of Redundancy Department is none other than:

Alexandria “Evita Peron” Cortez representing New York’s 14th Congressional District.

If you enter A-L-E-X-A on Google search she comes up before, Alexa, Alexander Hamilton and Alexander the Great.

She is all over, as they say, like horse shit.

And ironically her fame and fortune seems to be fueled by good old-fashioned, red-blooded American bullshit.

Does this Congresswoman Barbie ever listen to herself?

Does this ignoramus actually believe the moronic lies and half-truths that come out of her pouty little mouth?

She would be a laughing-stock if she wasn’t such a danger to life as intended by our Founding Fathers.

Milking every media exposure opportunity she can, she has the beitzim to say Republicans are obsessed with her.

The only one obsessed with her is herself.

Doesn’t this imbecile realize that 90% of the attention she garners is based on her looks?

She wouldn’t be getting all the oohs and aahs if she looked like Shirley Chisholm.

Wake up and smell the coffee you Commie pin-up girl.

Put yourself to better use for humanity.

Shut the fuck up and show us your tits.

aoc

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TMQ2 recommends: IBSI

Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel

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“I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land almost can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security, and that security must be a reality.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI) is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between Israel and the Jewish people, and people of African descent through education and advocacy; condemns the “Zionism is racism” ideology; defends Israel’s right to live in peace with its Arab neighbors; and seeks to help cultivate a mutually beneficial Israel-Africa alliance.

Through the 1975 United Nations Resolutions 3379 “Zionism is racism” was revoked in 1991, its effects are still felt today as the U.N. constantly condemns Israel while largely ignoring true humanitarian crises all over the Middle East and Africa. IBSI also exposes the hypocrisy of anti-Israel Arab Islamists (such as Hamas) who condone and benefit from the trafficking and sale of African slaves, while feigning solidarity with Black people. IBSI exists to tell the truth about Israel; a multiethnic, liberal democracy that is diverse by choice.

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DUMISANI WASHINGTON, FOUNDER

Dumisani Washington is a pastor, composer, author and music teacher in Northern California. He is also an Israel advocate with a vision to strengthen solidarity with the Jewish state among Black Americans and other communities of color. He has been an Israel supporter for many years, and focuses his efforts on young people and college students.

Dumisani is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and former director of The Zion Academy of Music in Stockton, CA. He is also senior pastor of the Congregation of Zion in Stockton. He and his wife, Valerie, have been married for 29 years, and have six children ages 17 to 28.

Dumisani’s Israel journey began in the early 1990s in a quest to better understand the roots of his Christian faith. The trek became cultural as he studied the Jewish Diaspora and became intrigued by Israel’s multi-ethnic identity; and the return of the Diaspora from Ethiopia, India/Burma, Kaifeng and the world. Dumisani began pro-Israel activism by working with colleagues from Christians United for Israel (CUFI), where he focused primarily on the African-American church, and young people of color.

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JOSHUA WASHINGTON, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Joshua Washington is a musician and Israel advocate from Stockton, CA. He directs a music school called the Zion Academy of Music located in Stockton. Along with directing the school, Joshua is a composer, arranger, singer-songwriter and band leader; his most recent project being with Aubrey Logan and the Boston Pops. Joshua is also a worship leader and music director at the Congregation of Zion where his musical skills were honed.

As the former Special Programs Director at IBSI, Joshua’s main duties involved partnering with organizations to plan and music direct pro-Israel events across the U.S. As the Assistant Director, he will be doing the same along with planning unique Israel trips for Black Americans and prominent artists and musicians.

Joshua is recently married to South African political figure and human rights advocate Olga Meshoe-Washington, daughter of South African parliament member, Rev. Kenneth Meshoe. Together, they bring the much-needed Israel/Africa conversation to the forefront with their unique messaging and experience.

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You heard it here first

We need to stop perpetuating the myth of “toxic masculinity.”

We need to start addressing:

Toxic Jew hatred (anti-Semitism)

Toxic infidel hatred

Toxic Islamofascism

Toxic Islamonazism

Toxic Islamism

Toxic terrorism

Toxic Muslim politicians

Toxic Michigan

Toxic Minnesota

Toxic socialism

Toxic liberalism

Toxic progressivism

Toxic Deep State-ism

Toxic Democrat-ism

Toxic political correctness

Toxic journalism

Toxic genderism

Toxic racism

Toxic bigotry

Toxic feminism

Toxic white man hatred

Toxic politicians

But let’s imagine for a moment that toxic masculinity does exist.

It’s par for the course that the only men who supposedly have toxic masculinity are on the right, says the left.

But wait. Wouldn’t the sexual predators on the left actually be culprits if there were such a thing as toxic masculinity as defined by the left?

Perverts like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Anthony Weiner, James Toback, Morgan Freeman, Matt Lauer, Dustin Hoffman, George Takei, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Andy Dick, and Oliver Stone, just to name a scant few are concrete candidates. 

Leftist groups like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, KKK, Nation of Islam, the DNC et al would also be culprits.

It’s blatantly obvious this toxic masculinity propaganda is just another invention for the left to smear the right.

And the dumbasses at Gillette swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

Toxic masculinity should really be a metaphor for he-men with courage.

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Everyone loves to feel good about themselves when they can cry over dead Jews.

Those tears are worthless and offensive and as far as I’m concerned you can choke on them.

Think about those tears when you hear some one disparage, deny, demonize or delegitimize Jews and you say nothing, or when the voice is yours.

You want to hate Jews?

That’s your right I suppose, but let me in on your dirty little secret and I’ll give you some real good reasons to hate at least one Jew.

Otherwise shut the fuck up.

Hat tip to Elder of Ziyon and his take on you motherfuckers:

I’m reading various account and commentaries of the horrific shooting and massacre of Jews in synagogue in Pittsburgh today, and everyone is putting up their own political spin on the event. It is expected — and disgusting.

The suspect didn’t target Jews because of “occupation” or because he was a Trump supporter (he wasn’t) or because he had access to guns or because any Jews did anything to him personally. He is just an antisemite who is not sophisticated enough to couch his hate in terms like “anti-Zionist” or “anti-capitalist” or “pro-justice” or any other of the dozens of terms used nowadays to make Jew-hatred a little more palatable.

There are more crimes targeting Jews in America than crimes targeting all other religions combined. There is no common thread — the far-Left hates Jews, the far-Right hates Jews. Muslim Jew-hatred is “understood” and down-pedaled [sic] by the Left. And people will be gleeful that today’s murderer identifies with the far-Right, just as the Right will disavow their role in emboldening the hate on their side.

Antisemitism is not like other hates. There is no logic behind it, no justification for it. Jews aren’t allowed to be in “our country” but are not allowed to be in their own country either. Assimilated Jews are as much targeted as religious Jews. Jews are vilified by extremists of all stripes.

Stop using this massacre as an excuse to pin this on ideological and political enemies. Every group has Jew-hatred associated with them in one way or another. If you truly care about Jew-hatred, root out antisemitism from among the groups that you identify with.

Don’t pretend it isn’t there… because it is.

 

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BREAKING THE FAKERY

Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. The term is also at times used to cast doubt upon legitimate news from an opposing political standpoint, a tactic known as the lying press. The false information is then often reverberated as misinformation in social media, but occasionally finds its way to the mainstream media as well. Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically, often using sensationalist, dishonest, or outright fabricated headlines to increase readership, online sharing, and Internet click revenue. In the latter case, it is similar to sensational online “click-bait” headlines and relies on advertising revenue generated from this activity, regardless of the veracity of the published stories. Intentionally misleading and deceptive fake news differs from obvious satire or parody, which is intended to amuse rather than mislead its audience.

The relevance of fake news has increased in post-truth politics. For media outlets, the ability to attract viewers to their websites is necessary to generate online advertising revenue. If publishing a story with false content attracts users, this benefits advertisers and improves ratings. Easy access to online advertisement revenue, increased political polarization, and the popularity of social media, primarily the Facebook News Feed, have all been implicated in the spread of fake news, which competes with legitimate news stories. Hostile government actors have also been implicated in generating and propagating fake news, particularly during elections.

Fake news undermines serious media coverage and makes it more difficult for journalists to cover significant news stories. An analysis by Buzzfeed found that the top 20 fake news stories about the 2016 U.S. presidential election received more engagement on Facebook than the top 20 election stories from 19 major media outlets. Anonymously-hosted fake news websites lacking known publishers have also been criticized, because they make it difficult to prosecute sources of fake news for libel.

During and after his presidential campaign and election, Donald Trump popularized the term “fake news” when he used it to describe negative press coverage of his presidency.

Rules of Thumb for Fighting Fake News

1. Be aware that we are all vulnerable to manipulation because of our natural biases.

2. Don’t share anything without reading it.

3. Check the source and do not share anything from untrusted sources like:

CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, NYT, WAPO, HUFFPO, Google, Facebook, Twitter.

4. Do not share if a headline makes you feel angry or afraid.

5. If in doubt, search for fact-checking information.

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Where’s the outrage over Hillary’s call for a ‘civil’ war?

Two events from the last two days stand out. The first came Monday night with President Trump’s forceful yet compassionate speech at the swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The president opened with an extraordinary apology on behalf of the country to Kav­anaugh and his family “for the terrible pain and suffering” they endured during the historically brutal confirmation process. He said the unfounded allegations violated fairness and “the presumption of innocence.”

Trump also tenderly addressed Kavanaugh’s young daughters, telling them “your father is a great man, a man of decency, character, kindness and courage.”

The event was something of a spike-the-football moment in front of a cheering White House audience and as such was a clever piece of stagecraft, where Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell, Charles Grassley, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins were saluted.

But the ceremony was much more than mere boosterism. With the eight other Supremes sitting in the front row, Trump aimed to restore dignity to the judiciary at a time when the dirtiest tricks of politics have buried the court in a mountain of mud.

The president is right to worry that the character-assassination attempt on Kavanaugh may turn out to be a seminal moment in American political and cultural history. The ideas that the court is just another political branch and that the presumption of innocence no longer applies if you are on the other team represent a seismic shift in how we look at each other and the nation as a whole.

If those ideas stick, we are in more trouble than we can imagine.

And while Trump has at times unnecessarily contributed to the rancor, he was terrific Monday in trying to repair what Senate Democrats and their media handmaidens tried to destroy.

Which brings me to the second event of note: Hillary Clinton’s statement Tuesday that Democrats “cannot be civil” as long as Republicans hold the White House and Congress.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

There you have it — a declaration of war and a license for violence. Where is the media outrage?

Clinton knows we are already in the danger zone when it comes to the political temperature. Her comments, then, are as reckless as bringing a can of gasoline to a bonfire.

She’s stoking trouble to gain a foothold in the 2020 race — and damn the consequences.

Her claim that civility can return when Dems have power is an admission that the ends justify the means.

Then again, she never fails to disappoint. As I wrote Sunday, she has spent the last two years casting doubt on the legitimacy of the Trump presidency because the election didn’t go her way. That makes her guilty of the very thing she found “horrifying” when Trump suggested he might not abide by the results if he thought they were rigged.

“He is denigrating — he is talking down our democracy. And I am appalled that someone who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that position,” she said in their final debate, in October 2016.

She added, “That is not the way our democracy works.”

But it does work exactly that way when Democrats are denied what they feel entitled to. They should be careful what they wish for.

For if the Kavanaugh experience revealed anything, it is that Trump’s GOP knows how to fight back and win. It is hard to imagine that Kavanaugh would have survived such an onslaught under any other ­recent Republican candidate or president.

There were so many reasons, and so much media pressure, that it would not have been surprising if a bloc of senators called the allegations a “distraction” and waved a white flag. They didn’t because Trump and Kavanaugh didn’t back down.

Still, there is danger when two sides both think they can outlast the other. Responding to my concern that America might be sleepwalking into a second civil war, a number of readers agreed. Some said they welcomed it.

Curt Doolittle wrote this: “We aren’t sleepwalking into it, we know exactly what we’re doing and why. The hard right and hard left are planning on it, ready for it, and looking for an opportunity.”

He said the pressure has been building and that “the only reason it hasn’t turned hot is the outlier of Trump’s election. If Clinton had won, we’d already be there.”

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