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Trump and Netanyahu: Two Demagogues of Identical Stripe

1. Both, having committed criminal acts, are avoiding trial and possible imprisonment by virtue of their currently held high office, but fully cognizant that if either loses his re-election, the feared eventuality might become realized.   2. Both are self-portrayed leaders with global reach by meeting with  heads of nuclear-armed states; Trump, with Kim Jong…

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Biden, Buttigieg Condemn Israeli Aggression

From The Intercept: Young American Jews from the IfNotNow movement, who want to end their community’s support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, succeeded on Friday in getting two more Democratic presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden, to denounce Israel’s military rule over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians. Bravo!

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A Response to Howard Jacobson

by Rabbi Charles Familant Editor’s Note: Rabbi Familant wrote this note some time ago, but he feels that it is uniquely applicable today. We very much agree. Mr. Jacobson, I shall start with your rather provocative statement: “Rhetoric is precisely what has warped report and analysis these past months…’Massacre’ and ‘Slaughter’ are rhetorical terms. They…

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Or Israel???

by Chris Madsen I found an interesting article from 5 weeks ago on PressTV.com called “US and Israel fabricating lies to provoke war with Iran: Ex-CIA officer”.(*) This is meant as a follow-up to my article “Iran? Or Russia?”.  In that article I pointed out some of the reasons Russia and the United States may…

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Ilhan Omar vs the AIPAC Lobby – Davida and Goliath

by Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant In his Washington Post (3/5/19) article, Dana Milbank claimed “She [Ilhan Omar] has suggested that Americans who support Israel — by implication, Jews — are disloyal to the United States. At an event in Washington last week, Omar said, in the context of the pro-Israel lobby, that ‘I want to talk…

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Backgrounder: Saudi vs. Qatar …and Trump

So what’s the story with Saudi Arabia vs. Qatar? And why is Trump in the middle of it, making things worse? We know that the Saudis are in a cold war (sometimes kind of hot) with their former friend (and US ally) Qatar. We know that the Saudis would like Qatar to stop being diplomatic…

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It Wasn’t Just Russia

Fascinating article over on The Intercept this week. Check out Jeremy Scahill’s More Than Just Russia — There’s a Strong Case for the Trump Team Colluding With Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the UAE. In it, Scahill says that Trump and Trump’s minions may have colluded with Russia to get the White House, but it is…

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Israel: Unlearned Lessons and Squandered Opportunities

By Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant Max Fisher wrote in Vox news more than three years ago (April, 2015), a piece entitled Israel’s Dark Future. His article has taken on even more relevance today. The embassy move is the latest phase in Israel’s steady encroachment upon Palestinian land. A review of the conditions of Jews in…

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