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    This genre of anecdote won Ta-Nehisi Coates a $625,000 MacArthur Genius Grant for his tale of an Upper West Side white lady who was mean to his son on an escalator. I'm sure your $625,000 will be along shortly, too, @gabrielsherman. Oh, wait, you're not black, so nobody cares. Never mind. By the way, that...
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    Was Robert Klein ever funny? If so it hasn’t been since sometime in the 1970s.
     
    My family had a record of his standup stuff from the early 70s. It was funny, as I remember.

    I had a recording of his when I was in my early teens. I recall asking myself “Is this funny?”

  • The Republican prosecutor lady, Rachel Mitchell, who was brought in to question Dr. Prof. Blasey Ford did a masterful job of wrecking the accuser's credibility in the eyes of her tiny target audience of Senators on the fence, such as by getting Blasey Ford to (apparently) commit perjury over the quite germane question of whether...
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    These young men are campaigning for Trump among US citizens of Israel
     
    What is a "US citizen of Israel"?

    A US citizen living in Israel. An expat, if you prefer. But you knew that.

  • So far, the FBI report demanded by the Democrats and Jeff Flake hasn't leaked, But the Democratic Senators who have been shown it didn't seem to see much they could use in it. So they are reduced to demanding the investigation be lengthened and widened.
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    I assume that is a Palestinian propaganda piece specifically designed to pretend that the Israelis are a threat to the rest of the Middle East so that the Arabs will continue to obsess over Jews even at the obvious detriment to their own countries and lives.
     
    Uh, except that Israel is a gradually expanding entity. And beyond that, Jews' foundational documents lay claim to land reaching the Tigris and Euphrates.

    It's a far more reality based "obsession" than the constant Jewish cries of "appeasement" and of the next Hitler or another Holocaust.

    Yeah, that whole “give up the entire Sinai” ploy in the early 80s was just to distract the Goyim from our real nefarious plan.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    Not exactly the best real estate in the world, IIRC. Israel seems to have a lot more desert it can reclaim closer to home, if that's what they want. And it's not like handing Sinai back is irreversible, should they ever run out of desert and need more.

    Probably best not to commit to defending territory you don't actually want.

  • From my new book review in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there. And here is Park MacDougald's review of The Virtue of Nationalism in New York magazine.
  • @IHTG
    Yoram Hazony was an aide to Netanyahu in the early 1990s. I don't know that they've had any contact in more recent times, but it's certainly interesting that they appear to have undergone a parallel intellectual evolution.

    It mus be said that these things aren't really part of the public debate in Israel. Most intellectuals in Israel are on the left and have an interest in portraying "Netanyahuism" as nothing but unprincipled opportunism.

    The profound anti-intellectualism of the Israeli political debate is a weakness but also a strength (for example, it has kept our politics immune to silly dogmas such as libertarianism).

    Perhaps instead of a snarky LOL response, you could elaborate on what it is you find laughable.

  • @IHTG
    Yoram Hazony was an aide to Netanyahu in the early 1990s. I don't know that they've had any contact in more recent times, but it's certainly interesting that they appear to have undergone a parallel intellectual evolution.

    It mus be said that these things aren't really part of the public debate in Israel. Most intellectuals in Israel are on the left and have an interest in portraying "Netanyahuism" as nothing but unprincipled opportunism.

    The profound anti-intellectualism of the Israeli political debate is a weakness but also a strength (for example, it has kept our politics immune to silly dogmas such as libertarianism).

    Seems a bit silly to label all Libertarianism as silly. Feiglin’s Zehut party has a Libertarian bent (not to mention Nationalistic) which aims to rid us of some of the needless and rampant regulation and taxation which stifles so much of our economy. They’ve got my vote.

    • LOL: IHTG
  • Update: Here's the 5-page memo from prosecutor Rachel Mitchell who questioned Prof. Dr. Blasey Ford. Mitchell explains why this case is, to use a prosecutor's technical term from Bonfire of the Vanities, a PoS. That doesn't mean her story couldn't be kinda sorta true. Stranger things have happened. One interesting aspect of this is that...
  • @Alden
    It never happened. There’s no proof she ever met Kavabaugh. Anyone know where the Kavanaugh’s live?

    I bet it’s a nice well designed, well built 1930s place in contrast to her Eichler. You have to be from the Bay Area to know about Eichlers.

    There are SOME nice Eichlers and then there are some really bad ones. Hers seems to be one of the latter. Burlingame and San Mateo have some nice ones up in the hills near 280. In San Mateo down near 101 there are some very, very ugly ones. I’ve seen some nice ones in Palo Alto as well.

    Whatever. She’s a liar.

  • Dr. Prof. Ford testified 2.5 days ago to vast acclaim. Have any additional witnesses to support her story emerged since then? Just asking ... Or is the strategy here less to vindicate Prof. Dr. Ford's story than to catch Judge Kavanaugh in at least a single untruth by asking him a lot of embarrassing questions?
  • The big bipartisan takeaway for me was when Spartacus Cory Booker let it slip that he and Lindsey Graham “have been partners.” THAT I can believe.

  • From the NYT: I'm guessing she doesn't want to stumble in to perjury charges, so let the FBI figure out what really happened, and then she'll testify to that. Democratic leaders quickly endorsed Dr. Blasey’s position, but her resistance to coming to the committee on Monday seemed to harden the resolve of Republicans who said...
  • @Mike Sylwester
    Diane Feinstein would not be doing this dirty trick against Brett Kavanaugh if he were Jewish.

    Not only is Kavanaugh a goy, he attended a Jesuit high school.

    Feinstein believes fundamentally that Roman Catholics should not be federal judges.

    When a Roman Catholic woman, Amy Coney Barrett, was nominated to a judge position on the 7th Circuit a year ago, Feinstein criticized Barrett for being too Roman Catholic. Feinstein declared:

    Why is it that so many of us on this side have this very uncomfortable feeling that — you know, dogma and law are two different things. And I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally different. And I think in your case, professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for years in this country.
     
    Feinstein does not make such critical declarations about Jews who are nominated to judge positions.

    When Feinstein received Ford's letter accusing Kavanaugh, she surely -- if Kavanaugh had been Jewish -- would have discarded the letter as being irrelevant to the nomination.

    Feinstein is not even technically Jewish and graduated from San Francisco’s Sacred Heart High School (Catholic, if that’s not obvious enough).

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    Indicates nothing except her parents had an understandable contempt for the public school system. In the Philly suburb where I grew up, there were a surprising number of Jews in parochial schools, and God knows how many Protestants or non-believers. Concerned AME or African Baptist parents in the inner city also sent their kids to parochial school, and worked multiple jobs to do it.

    The discipline was only part of the reason. Public schools require Education degrees: math education, language arts education, social studies education. The private schools could hire people who'd majored in Math, English, and History.


    Of course some places like NY have tried to cut off that escape and the Regents now require Education credits even of private school teachers, so they can be rendered just as useless as the public school ones.
    , @Alden
    Feinstein is Jewish . Her mother’s nane was Rothenburg. Fathers Goldman. She was raised secular and told to pick a religion at 18. She picked Jewish. Daughter raised Jewish even a Bat Mitzvah. All 3 husbands Jewish

    She went to sacred heart so what? Lots of Jews and Protestants go to catholic school. San Francisco is a private school town. There are actually more private high schools in San Francisco than public schools Private school is a San Francisco thing. Sacred heart is walking distance from her childhood home.

    She applied to Hamlins and sacred heart in pacific heights and Burke’s in sea cliff. She was accepted at sacred heart and Burke’s but not Hamlins

    She went to sacred heart because it’s walking distance and Burke’s was a bus and 2 long walks away.

    Her mother’s family were Jews who converted to Russian orthodox because Jews were not allowed to live in the area they wanted to live.
    Fathers family was always Jewish.
    As soon as they got to America moms family went back to Judaism.
  • Oh, well, I thought I was done blogging about John McCain, but he is the gift that keeps giving: From the Washington Examiner:
  • @Astorian
    I don't think Sarah Palin was a great selection for VP, but she was never anything but loyal and complimentary to John McCain.

    In return for her loyalty, he spent the last 10 years of his life blaming her for his defeat, directly and through flunkies like Steve Schmidt. Even at the end, he pointedly left her off the guest list to his funeral.

    For all her faults, Ms. Palin is too nice to say this, so I will: McCain was a petty, vindictive SOB.

    I remember thinking in 2008, when he chose Palin – “Wow! He’s throwing the race on purpose.”

    Has that conspiratainment theory gotten any attention?

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    Hey, I never took Caribou Barbie seriously as a thinker, but she did okay as a governor and I did vote for the ticket.
  • In Taki's Magazine, David Cole writes: Shouting “Pedo” in a Crowded Twitter by David Cole July 24, 2018 ... [James] Gunn is the exceptionally successful writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, which have earned about $2 billion worldwide. He also executive-produced Avengers: Infinity War. The dude’s an A-lister, to be sure....
  • @Anonymous
    James Gunn says that he is Jewish.

    According to his Wikipedia page, he went to a Jesuit high school and is Roman Catholic.

    Nice try.

    • Replies: @Anon
    Gunn himself said that he was Jewish.

    https://www.twitter.com/jamesgunn/status/736640431031779329?lang=en

  • As I've mentioned before, Boyle Heights is a 94% Hispanic (as of 2010) neighborhood just east of booming downtown Los Angeles. It shows up in the news a lot recently for anti-gentrification brouhahas, such as vandalizing art galleries. From CBS local news in Los Angeles: Residents of a rapidly gentrifying enclave of Los Angeles tried...
  • @Anonymous

    All you are doing is repeating something that is observably false
     
    All you are doing is repeatedly denying something that is obviously true. Your arguments are non sequiturs. Complete interbreeding of the females of a group destroys the original group. This is why Jews call interbreeding with blacks, "The Silent Holocaust."

    First I’ve heard of this “Silent Holocaust”…

    Citation?

  • About a decade ago, I happened to be talking with an eminent academic scholar who had become known for his sharp criticism of Israeli policies in the Middle East and America's strong support for them. I mentioned that I myself had come to very similar conclusions some time before, and he asked when that had...
  • @Jared Eliot
    "Learned-sounding theory but that’s about it."

    "More of that Islamic revisionist history."

    One cannot deny the evolution of the languages, whether oral evolution of the languages, or written evolution of the language.

    Till today, the Modern Arabic is written without vowel, and so does it offshoot Hebrew. In Modern Arabic, there are just "nouns". And, there are no such thing as "nouns, pronouns, and proper nouns"

    Here are two statements from New Testaments in Aramaic:

    "eli eli lama sabachthani"

    "eloi eloi lama sabachthani"

    Now show me the nouns, pronouns and proper nouns in the above two statements. Also, show me the vowels in the above two statements. BTW, the whole two sentences are written without "Capital Letters" as there are no capital letters in Semitic languages.

    Your incorrect assertion that Arabic somehow predates Hebrew is preposterous. Again, you “sound” as if you know what you’re talking about, but it’s just a big load of made-up nonsense. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Hebrew_writings

  • @Jared Eliot
    "Mohamad married a 6 year old girl."

    Please provide proof that the Prophet married a 6 years old girl?

    “The majority of traditional hadith sources state that Aisha was married to Muhammad at the age of six or seven, but she stayed in her parents’ home until the age of nine, or ten according to Ibn Hisham, when the marriage was consummated with Muhammad, then 53, in Medina.”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aisha

  • @Jared Eliot
    You’re asking those questions of the wrong Jew. I have literally no idea what really happened. Like Camille Paglia, I find value in long-passed down literature and like Cynthia Ozick, I am a normative kind of person. These combined gird my belief not anything particularly convinced or literal.

    I disagree as I am asking the right Jew and you are everywhere on this site. I don't know what literal means, like Jacob wrestling elohim. This story of Jacob, has to do with yetzer hara and yetzer hatov and then God accept the repentance and names Jacob, as Israel which means "Ever Lasting God".

    Now I am established my credentials, another thing I want to establish that I am a Shia Muslim, an Arab from GCC (Gulf Consultative Council).

    You are an intelligent being, with thinking process. What I talking about is that all the written Semite languages, including Arabic, Aramaic and Hebrew were not evolved enough to put pen to paper. In the times of Jesus, Hebrew was a dead language and for this reason, Jesus spoke Aramaic to his disciples.

    Even in Jesus time, the written Semite languages were still not evolved yet and for this reason we have a Semite Rabbi, whose New Testament is in Koine Greek and not in with Hebrew or Aramaic.

    It is claimed that about 66 to 72 Rabbis sat down and translated the TaNaKh into Koine Greek from memory into Old Testament. This process took about 400 years and produced Septuagint Gospels which had 72 chapters and another Masoretic Gospels which had 66 chapters. These two translations don't agree with each other. But still there was no written TaNaKh at that time.

    During the times of Prophet Mohammad all the written languages, including Arabic were still not evolved yet. The grammar was very weak, the language was written without vowels and the letters didn't have any dots on the moon shaped letters or under them, thus one could not distinguish one letter from another. Today, the written Modern Arabic is still very weak in grammar and doesn't have vowels, but it has dots for the moon shaped letters.

    Quran is consider a miracle, because a new written language was introduced, was very, very strong in grammar had dots over the moon shaped letters and contained vowels. This is called, Quranic or Classical Arabic and it is taught to all Arabic linguistic students, no matter what their religion. Most Arabs cannot write in Quranic (Classical) Arabic as it is not taught below the College level in schools. And, even in colleges and/or universities the Quranic Arabic is not taught, unless one is linguistic student of Arabic.

    After the demise of the Prophet, Muslims rejected Ali and this Quran. The third Caliph Usman compiled the written Quran in Old non-evolved Arabic, which is called, "Usman Codex". When Ali become the forth Caliph, he took the Usman Codex and had a committee of young students to convert this Codex from Old written Arabic into Quranic (Classical) Arabic, this was completed 70 years after the demise of the Prophet and 40 years after the demise of Ali.

    From this Quranic Arabic vowels were introduced in TaNaKh from 12th to 15th centuries. Since Jews write God as G-d without vowel, therefore in the yhwh elohim, the vowels were left out in yhwh. If you put vowels in yhwh it becomes ya'huwah elohim, meaning O' He Elohim.

    In early 20th century, the dead Hebrew was revived from Arabic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyyCRMqhRTs

    Learned-sounding theory but that’s about it.

    More of that Islamic revisionist history.

    • Replies: @Jared Eliot
    "Learned-sounding theory but that’s about it."

    "More of that Islamic revisionist history."

    One cannot deny the evolution of the languages, whether oral evolution of the languages, or written evolution of the language.

    Till today, the Modern Arabic is written without vowel, and so does it offshoot Hebrew. In Modern Arabic, there are just "nouns". And, there are no such thing as "nouns, pronouns, and proper nouns"

    Here are two statements from New Testaments in Aramaic:

    "eli eli lama sabachthani"

    "eloi eloi lama sabachthani"

    Now show me the nouns, pronouns and proper nouns in the above two statements. Also, show me the vowels in the above two statements. BTW, the whole two sentences are written without "Capital Letters" as there are no capital letters in Semitic languages.
  • @Them Guys
    Indeed and check these "Lights Unto the Nation's" for example eh....

    Notice that when their genocide of over 60 million Christians was under way, the tribe boasted that Communism was theirs. Now that the death toll of Judeo-Communism is well-known, the tribe pretends they had nothing to do with it:

    “Some call it Marxism - I call it Judaism.”
    Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, in the American Bulletin of May 15, 1935

    “The revolution in Russia is a Jewish revolution”
    The Maccabean (New York), Nov. 1905, p, 250

    “Jewry is the mother of Marxism.”
    Le Droit de Vivre, May 12, 1936

    “Judaism is Marxism, communism”
    Harry Waton, A Program for the Jews and an Answer to All Anti-Semites (New York: Committee for the Preservation of the Jews, 1939), p. 64

    “The communist soul is the soul of Judaism.”
    Harry Waton, A Program for the Jews and an Answer to All Anti-Semites (New York: Committee for the Preservation of the Jews, 1939), p. 143

    “We Jews cannot be called upon to denounce Communism.”
    The American Hebrew (New York), February 3, 1939, p. 11

    “The picture which the Soviet Union presents today is one that should bring rejoicing to world Jewry.”
    The Youngstown Jewish Times, Sept. 18, 1936, page 51

    “It would be absurd to deny the intensity of the Jewish participation in the Russian revolutionary movement.”
    Leon Dennen, in The Menorah Journal (New York) July-September 1932, p. 106

    “That achievement - the Russian-Jewish revolution - destined to figure in history as the overshadowing result of World War, was largely the outcome of Jewish thinking, of Jewish discontent, of Jewish effort to reconstruct.”
    The American Hebrew, September 10, 1920

    “The Bolshevik Government of Russia is the key-stone of the arch of the proof of the Jewish conspiracy for radicalism and world-domination.”
    William Hard, The Great Jewish Conspiracy (New York: American Jewish Book Company, 1920), p. 31

    “The Jewish elements provide the driving forces for communism”
    Dr. Oscar Levy, in George Pitt-Rivers, The World Significance of the Russian Revolution (Oxford, 1920), p. ix

    “The Jews [have been] furnishing for the Bolsheviks the majority of their leaders”
    The Jewish World (London), April 16, 1919, p. 11

    “Russian Jews have taken a prominent part in the Bolshevist movement”
    The American Hebrew (New York), November 18, 1927, p. 20

    “Jewry has come to wield a considerable power in the Communist Party.”
    Dr. Avrahm Yarmolinsky, in The Menorah Journal (New York), July 1928, p. 37

    “The East-Side Jew [Trotsky] that Conquered Europe”
    The liberator (New York), March 1920, pp. 26-27

    “The real East Sider [New York Jew Trotsky] is at the head of things in Russia.”
    M. L. Larkin, in The Public (New York), November 23, 1918, p. 1433

    “It is not an accident that Judaism gave birth to Marxism, and it is not an accident that the Jews readily took up Marxism; all this is in perfect accord with the progress of Judaism and the Jews.”
    Harry Waton, A Program for the Jews and an Answer to All Anti-Semites
    (New York: Committee for the Preservation of the Jews, 1939), p. 148

    “Karl Marx, who came from an old family of rabbis and brilliant Talmudic scholars, was to point the path of victory for the proletariat.”
    L. Rennap, Anti-Semitism and the Jewish Question (London, 1942), p. 31

    “Among his [Karl Marx’s] ancestors were Rabbis and Talmudists, men of learning and keen intellect.”
    Henry Wickham Steed, in The American Hebrew (New York), December 9, 1927, p. 206

    “The peculiarly Jewish logic of his [Karl Marx’s] mind”
    Henry Wickham Steed, in The American Hebrew (New York), December 9, 1927, p. 206

    “Mr. Wickham Steed lays the rise of Bolshevism at the doors of Jewry.”
    The Jewish Guardian (London), November 28, 1924, p. 4

    “The Bolshevik Revolution has emancipated the Jews as individuals”
    Dr. Avrahm Yarmolinsky, in The Menorah Journal (New York), July 1928, p. 33

    “There are many Bolshevik leaders of Jewish extraction”
    D. L. Sandelsan, in The Jewish Chronicle (London), February 20, 1920, p. 22

    “There is no Jew who does not hope with all his heart that the Soviet Union will survive and be victorious”
    Zionist Review (London: Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland), September 26, 1941, p. 7

    “Communism and internationalism are in truth and in fact great virtues. Judaism may be justly proud of these virtues”
    Harry Watan, A Program for the Jews and an Answer to All Anti-Semites
    (New York: Committee for the Preservation of the Jews, 1939), p. 80

    “If the tide of history does not turn toward Communist internationalism … then the Jewish race is doomed.”
    George Marlen, Stalin, Trotsky, or Lenin (New York, 1937), p. 414

    “The [Jewish] Commissars were formerly political exiles. They had been dreaming of revolution for years in their exile in Paris, in London, in New York, in Berlin, everywhere and anywhere. They saw in the Bolshevist Movement an opportunity of realizing the extreme ideas of Communism and internationalism to which their fate had compelled them.”
    Dr. D. S. Pazmanik, in The Jewish Chronicle (London), September 5, 1919, p. 14

    Not a single Orthodox Jewish publication cited – all are so-called “Reform”. No Judaism there.

    • Replies: @Them Guys
    So you sound like: When homeowner asked the Orkin Man Bug exterminator expert: "So How many Millions of Cockroaches are hidden in my homes wall's and sinks, how many did you kill?"


    Orkin Man bug expert, Jim Shmendrix, answers the homeowner thusly: Well yes many Millions of cockroaches have infested your entire home...However so far I have not yet located or seen even one single BLUE color cockroach!......So of course that changes everything we know about cockroaches.



    Indeed:...Too many jews to count are members of what they call "Reform Judaism" as their jewdeo Religion...Therefore this means there is NO, Nada, Zero "Judaism" in "Reform Judaism" get it?


    And we also know that Gravity always causes things/people/objects to Fall Down. For this is a well proven Law of the Universe.....Unless of course some lib lefty clowns get a wild idea in their goofy minds, that...While Yes Gravity pulls everything downwards, it also can mean the direct opposite, if lefty libs either get some goofy idea in their minds that dictates such, or the lefty lib fools decide it best to reject all such proven facts in order to advance their lefty goofy ideals...Then they believe Gravity always is a downward force on all objects....However gravity also can pull an object Upwards or Sideways....and all who disagree, it is proof they are a evil Nazi anti-Semite, see?


    How do jews define, what's a jew? Easy...jew can be a Race--or a Religion-Or several different religions-or an Ethnic Group-Or!....Two or More in a jewdeo-combo....What is a Jew? Is actually based on..."Is it Good for Jews? Good for Israel?"....So which ever definition or Combo of two or more definitions is always a jews best option, and it can vary from day to day. As long as the choice made is always Good for jews or good for Israel,,Or! good for Both!


    I wonder if it was definition changer jews who convinced American African negroes to keep changing what everyone must call a negro as, every decade or so eh?..From African, to, Negro, to Nigger, to, Coloreds, to, Brown folk, to African browns, to Blacks, to African blacks, to African American......Whats next? Maybe, perhaps, African negro jewish jews? Much is similar between the two groups eh?...Colored negroes, and the orig whigger, jews aka white niggers. Much in common with both it seems.
  • No Jews pray to “Satan”. Period.

    We pray only to God.

    Your ignorance is embarrassing.

    And shameful.

    • Replies: @Heros
    Since we know jews lie to goyim habitually, and since we know that many jews pray to satan, when you claim jews pray only to god, then the only conclusion is that you are deliberately lying like a jew, or all jews who think they are praying to god are in actuality praying to satan. Jews are so fucking stupid, its no wonder their elites despise them so.
    , @Jake
    A friend from grad school swore that No Jews ever have been serial killers. When an acquaintance asked him about Son of Sam, Harvey Glatman, Joel Rifkin, he said, without missing a beat, that because no Jew would ever be a serial killer, they could not be Jews, and only the anti-Semitic media would suggest they were.

    Talmudism is most useful to not merely the con artists and criminals, to the amoral based on faith in being racially Beyond Good and Evil, but to the ultra naive among the Chosen Race as well.
  • Your general ignorance and belief in straight up lies are astounding.

  • From WABC7 News in Chicago: My inlaws lived in Chicago's Austin neighborhood until 1970. Look at all the vibrancy they missed out on by moving to a dilapidated farm without indoor plumbing for the first couple of years they were there. J.S. Bach had 20 children.
  • @Big Bill
    No biggie. Every few years some Jew, seduced by Universalism, gets cranky and tells the same stuff.

    Back in 2007 it was Professor Noah Feldman (Harvard Law School) who ratted his fellow Modern Orthodox out when they dissed him about his Korean wife (who never converted, to my knowledge).

    See: https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/22/magazine/22yeshiva-t.html

    Lots of sturm und drang for a few weeks in the Jewish press. Then they all kissed and made up. Same will happen with Ron. He is still a Jew, after all. And it's not like folks haven't read it all before.

    Devout Jews don't kill mosers anymore -- except Yitzak Rabin, that is.

    By “Devout Jews” you’re referring to Shimon Peres and/or Shabak?

    1. Srak! Srak! (Blanks!)

    2. Who slowly turns around to see what the fuss is when they’re mortally wounded?

    3. 20 minutes from the Kikar to Ichilov in the PM’s limo? It’s 300 meters, tops.

  • From the Detroit Free Press: Mich. Trump backer: Venue didn't like my views, canceled fundraiser TODD SPANGLER | DETROIT FREE PRESS WASHINGTON – Days after President Donald Trump's press secretary was asked to leave a restaurant and other members of his administration faced protesters because of outrage over immigrant families being separated at the Southern...
  • @Flip
    Why are so many American Jews so anti-Trump? He is bending over backwards to give Israel everything it wants and has appointed plenty of Jews to his administration.

    Why are some people so obsessed with the Jews that they bring them up in a context that is completely irrelevant? (((Lena Epstein))) much?
    You can give it a rest sometimes, you know.

    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    Do Jews ever give it a rest?
  • The death of novelist Philip Roth has led to an explosion of Jews debating in the New York Times whether or not Philip Roth was good for the Jews. From the New York Times: She is from Short Hills, which Time claimed in 2014 was "the richest town in America." Uh ... feel free to...
  • @TheJester
    Wait, are we talking about our beloved European countries (our heritage) that embody the finest in West liberalism?

    Except, one can now go to jail in most of these countries for,

    1. Criticizing massive immigration from alien cultures and religions
    2. Criticizing lesbian and homosexual cultures and their impact on society
    3. Claiming that there are differences between men and women
    4. Claiming that "trans" men and women are not really women and men
    5. Noticing that Jews have inordinate political and economic power that goes far beyond their populations
    6. Noticing that Zionism is an Ideology of Election has a lot in common with Nazi and Communist ideologies
    7. Noticing that Gaza is the world's largest outdoor prison since the Warsaw Ghetto
    8. Noticing that Western Europeans are no longer a Christian people (that is a given once they adopted Cultural Marxism as a way of life).

    The liberal claim is that those who disagree with the tenants of Cultural Marxism are guilty of hate-filled crimes ... cultural sedition. Sounds a lot like putting your political opponents in prison ... well, because they are your political opponents.

    If American ever was the "lantern on the hill", how come the rest of Western Civilization apparently missed the point about democracy and free speech. Didn't we fight a world war or two over the issue of democratic vs. totalitarian government and the right to free speech and self-determination ... which are the sine qua non of democracy?

    My vote is to let the Marxist welfare states within the EU destroy themselves without a tear shed as we watch their cultural, demographic, and economic suicide. In the meantime, we can save ourselves by refusing to emulate their insanities.

    How about you give the “Gaza is an open-air prison horseshit” a rest?

    Here’s a brand new piece about Ramadan in Gaza: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156449640919717&id=14310874716

  • Idiocracy nailed it.

    • Agree: donut
  • Starbucks' supremo Howard Schultz knows far more about making money than I do. But lately he's gotten himself into a jam as the Eye of Soros has turned toward his vast chain of coffee shops with their deep pockets. Retail's usual workaround to keep freeloading lowlifes away is to play classical music 24/7. But classical...
  • @Pericles

    The parks department had to take the doors off the stalls at a famous rest stop on 280 in silicon valley.

     

    Makes me wonder about the restrooms at Google, and Tim Cook's executive suite.

    Isn’t that the *only* rest stop on 280? With the statue of Father Junipero Serra keeping a watchful eye on the congregants?

  • There doesn't seem to be a shortage of opinions on the subject, so I don't have one.
  • @utu

    Iranian/Hizbollah alliance that regularly threatens us with annihilation
     
    With what are they going to annihilate you? The most powerful country in the ME that ever exited that has 3rd or 4th latest nuclear arsenal in the world; that has 3rd or 4th largest Air Force in the world. Perhaps you should stop bullying them and stop flying over their head and dropping bombs and rockets every other week.

    Israel is 800lb gorilla there. The truth is that you do not want peace. You want total subjugation and humiliation of people around you. You do not need peace because you are 800lb gorilla. Your crying and lying is pathetic.

    Now is your turn. You can bring up the Holocaust.

    Nowhere in any of my comments have I expressed a desire to subjugate or humiliate our neighbors. Nor have I cried or lied. Have the Iranians and their Hizbollah allies threatened our destruction? Of course they have. And do. (And Hizbollah does have tens of thousands of missiles pointed at us.) Do the “Palestinians” pay a tidy monthly salary to the families of those who murder our civilians? Yes they do.

    I don’t need to bring up the Holocaust. Thanks to the internet, hateful screeds such as yours render moot the need to reference the Holocaust.

  • @julius caesar
    >But neither do we want the threat of thousands of Hizbollah/Iranian missiles pointed at us.

    One might even say that Israel has missiles pointed towards Lebanon at this very moment. One might even point to the prison in which all Palestinians live.


    > Missiles that have already been stockpiled expressly to annihilate us. Their words.

    Deterrence works. Even if Iran had nukes, it wouldn't dare to use them against Israel for the fear of massive nuclear retaliation. If I remember correctly, Israel has submarines armed with nuclear weapons providing for a nuclear retaliatory capability.

    Even India and Pakistan, who have fought 4 wars against one another, didn't use nukes during battles of Kargil despite Pakistani defeat.


    >Ever have to run to a bomb shelter because there were missiles coming your way? I have. In 2014. In 2006. 2011? I can’t recall.

    One of my family members, who is from Lebanon, had her home destroyed by Israeli bombing. I guess you just had to run to a bomb shelter which must have been worse.

    >Try to set aside your bigotry and ask yourself what you would do if it was your family in mortal danger.

    Some of them are. In Lebanon. I would prefer to not see Israel bomb their homes again, possibly killing them. Some deterrence against Israel would be nice.

    The key issue here is that you have identified what is good for Israel and you expect everyone else to support Israel. The lack of self-awareness is remarkable.

    >You’d probably find some way to blame the Joos.

    Israeli elites often describe their country as the Jewish state.

    Now, the Jewish state wants to keep its opponents in the middle east sufficiently weak so that they cannot retaliate against Israel. For example, Israel can kill Iranian troops in Syria without any fear. The equation would change dramatically if Iran had nukes.

    It seems that Israel wants to preserve its freedom of action in the middle-east without any fear of retaliation from its opponents. If Israel is allowed to have a nuclear program, so should be for other countries. Israel is not special.

    “Palestine”! Oy, such a terrible prison! A Mercedes Benz dealership, luxury hotels plus 3 branches of KFC in Ramallah alone. (And a large bucket will set you back close to $70 USD).

    If you can’t intuitively understand the qualitative difference between an Iranian/Hizbollah alliance that regularly threatens us with annihilation (and has previously aimed and launched its missiles at our civilian population centers) and a defensive army, then no amount of explanation is going to make any difference.

    • Replies: @utu

    Iranian/Hizbollah alliance that regularly threatens us with annihilation
     
    With what are they going to annihilate you? The most powerful country in the ME that ever exited that has 3rd or 4th latest nuclear arsenal in the world; that has 3rd or 4th largest Air Force in the world. Perhaps you should stop bullying them and stop flying over their head and dropping bombs and rockets every other week.

    Israel is 800lb gorilla there. The truth is that you do not want peace. You want total subjugation and humiliation of people around you. You do not need peace because you are 800lb gorilla. Your crying and lying is pathetic.

    Now is your turn. You can bring up the Holocaust.
  • @Svigor

    Ever have to run to a bomb shelter because there were missiles coming your way? I have. In 2014. In 2006. 2011? I can’t recall.
     
    How many Jews have been killed by such attacks, over the last ten years? 'Cause Jews have shot and killed a few dozen Palestinians just in the border protests over the last few months.

    I always think about the Arab/Palestinian body count, when Israelis start playing the violins.

    So sorry to disappoint you that more Jews haven’t been killed. It’s the Arabs who cynically and callously send their kids to confront soldiers for the photo ops and resulting “sorrow”. As Golda Meir famously said “There will only be peace once the Arabs love their children more than they hate us.” And for the record, no violins, just fact.

  • @IBC
    Jimi, some honest questions and suggestions for you: Do you support the Israeli annexation of the West Bank/Judea and Samaria? And will the non-Jews who live there eventually be expelled or will they be offered full Israeli citizenship? Also, I find a lot of your comments to be sarcastic. Do you comment here purely for the pleasure of it or are you actually trying to persuade people who might disagree with you?

    And less seriously; since it seems that Iran is well known to Israelis for the quality of its nuts (in at least two senses), is legal access to Iranian pistachios one of the perks of volunteering at the hasbara call center?

    In no particular order:
    Yes, I often use a sarcastic tone when addressing those who have already made up their minds that “The Jews” and/or Israel control US foreign policy and similar related views, but I harbor no delusions that they might be persuaded otherwise.
    I have no solution for Judea and Samaria. It would be great if the “Palestinians” were interested in any vestiges of statehood aside from the ability to wage war upon us. It would also be great if Muslims the world over weren’t frothing for our destruction. Given that those two situations are not likely to change anytime soon, the status quo seems to be working, even if it does suck on many levels, for us and them. But I wish it weren’t so.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    Muslims are just irrational savages without any reason to be resentful of Jews or the state of Israel.

    After all, when have any Jews ever done anything unfair or harmful to others?

    How many olive branches can the people of Israel extend to these savages without getting anything in return?

    Do you really believe these things?

    Hatred begets hatred. And right now there is a lot of begetting going on in the Middle East and it is a real threat to the rest of the world.

    If Israel cannot make peace with any of its neighbors, it should do the fighting. Keep the rest of us out.

    Trump is a total and complete sell out. I hope the traitor gets impeached, Why would anyone want to support the fool at this point in time?

    , @IBC
    Jimi, thanks for the reply.
  • @DFH
    What a paragon of rationality you are

    More than you know. Word choice matters.

  • @DFH

    If US foreign policy is indeed “for sale” as you seem to think it is, then how is it that you conclude the Jooos are the only buyers?
     
    They're not, but they are helped by the infiltration of American government, media etc. by Jews and the large number of rich American Jews.

    https://www.jpost.com/US-Elections/US-Jews-contribute-half-of-all-donations-to-the-Democratic-party-468774
    https://www.thejc.com/news/world/top-five-donors-to-clinton-campaign-are-jewish-1.54312

    “Infiltration”? Say no more. You showed your hand.

    • Replies: @DFH
    What a paragon of rationality you are
  • @Louis Renault

    Ever have to run to a bomb shelter because there were missiles coming your way?
     
    Did you ask the Lebanese or Syrians this question?

    That would be a valid question if we indiscriminately fired missiles at their civilian population centers. But we don’t. They do.

    Nice try.

    • Replies: @julius caesar
    The Dahiya doctrine or, Dahya doctrine, is a military strategy of asymmetric warfare, outlined by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot, which encompasses the destruction of the civilian infrastructure of regimes deemed to be hostile as a measure calculated to deny combatants the use of that infrastructure and endorses the employment of "disproportionate power" to secure that end.

    Naftali Bennett told Haaretz in an interview in March, 2017: "The Lebanese institutions, its infrastructure, airport, power stations, traffic junctions, Lebanese Army bases – they should all be legitimate targets if a war breaks out.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahiya_doctrine
  • The sadly hilarious thing about all the “Israel controls American foreign policy” commenters (and all their fellow travelers) is that it absolves America itself from having any agency whatsoever…exactly like those “POC” who blame “white privilege” for all that ails them.

    If US foreign policy is indeed “for sale” as you seem to think it is, then how is it that you conclude the Jooos are the only buyers? It’s not as if the US invaded Afghanistan, installed a former Standard Oil exec as president and opened up an oil pipeline (and resurrected the Afghani heroin industry as a bonus) for Israel’s benefit.

    Perhaps matters are not as simple and clearly defined as you haters believe.

    • Replies: @DFH

    If US foreign policy is indeed “for sale” as you seem to think it is, then how is it that you conclude the Jooos are the only buyers?
     
    They're not, but they are helped by the infiltration of American government, media etc. by Jews and the large number of rich American Jews.

    https://www.jpost.com/US-Elections/US-Jews-contribute-half-of-all-donations-to-the-Democratic-party-468774
    https://www.thejc.com/news/world/top-five-donors-to-clinton-campaign-are-jewish-1.54312
    , @notanon

    If US foreign policy is indeed “for sale” as you seem to think it is, then how is it that you conclude the Jooos are the only buyers?
     
    I don't think they are any more - Saudi Arabia in particular seems to have got in on the act and Qatar, Turkey, maybe even Russia dipping it's toe in and probably China as well. However AIPAC has a 50 year head start (including lots of blackmail) which I think will continue to dominate for the time being but will gradually taper off as the older generation of corrupted DC politicians dies off and a more diverse list of factions bid for the loyalty of the new crop.
  • @Chris Mallory
    You can always go back to your Eastern European ghetto. Iran aiming nukes at Israel is no responsibility of the American tax payer. The deal was good for Americans, so who cares if it was good for israel?

    You mean my Syrian ghetto? Or my wife’s Yemeni ghetto?

  • @utu
    Perhaps you should talk with Greasy Williams and decide what is it you ( I mean plural you) really want. Is it yours "We do not want war" or his "Pray for regional war." But I guess you also want war because of these missiles pointed at you ( I mean plural you).

    Tell me what's wrong with "thousands of Hizbollah/Iranian missiles pointed at us?" Isn't that you have also thousands of missiles including hundreds with nuclear warheads pointed somewhere? Or are they all upside down?

    What’s wrong is that they repeatedly threaten us with annihilation.

  • @SFG
    Sure, which is why you're using your influence over the USA to protect your children. Israel is an intelligently run country that looks out for its own interests. You can't blame the Americans for wanting to do the same. Why should Americans send our sons to war in Iran when no American interests are threatened?

    Sometimes countries' interests diverge.

    I have influence over the USA? You must have me confused with someone else. And you seem to be jumping the gun there – nobody’s been sent to Iran on anyone’s behalf. And if you think that your country’s massive oil interests don’t play into the big picture, then you’re massively and sadly deluded. Which you do appear to be. If it makes you feel better to blame it on some nefarious “Zionist” plot, knock yourself out. “The socialism of fools” I believe it’s been called.

    • Replies: @SFG
    *You* don't have any influence over the USA. A bunch of your countrymen and their relatives who enjoy live-action roleplaying as your countrymen do.

    And the oil interests were definitely part of it! The neocons behind PNAC were part of it too. These things always have multiple drivers. I think Bolton's less motivated by Zionism than he is by bloody-mindedness.

    Israel is no more nefarious than any other country in the Middle East, and possibly less, being bound by Western morality standards to keep their relatives in New York and LA happy. Israel does not actively wish to damage the USA's global influence, unlike plenty of other countries people here seem fonder of (Russia comes to mind). But Israel has influence over the USA to a degree that is at variance with American interests.

    Like I said in the other comment, Trump may be satisfied with style points and we may avoid a war with Iran. I certainly hope so.
    , @IBC
    Jimi, some honest questions and suggestions for you: Do you support the Israeli annexation of the West Bank/Judea and Samaria? And will the non-Jews who live there eventually be expelled or will they be offered full Israeli citizenship? Also, I find a lot of your comments to be sarcastic. Do you comment here purely for the pleasure of it or are you actually trying to persuade people who might disagree with you?

    And less seriously; since it seems that Iran is well known to Israelis for the quality of its nuts (in at least two senses), is legal access to Iranian pistachios one of the perks of volunteering at the hasbara call center?
  • @utu
    Here is an example of how some members of hasbara brigade at Unz commentariat feel.

    http://www.unz.com/akarlin/putin-inauguration-2018/#comment-2321894
    More bombing of Syria. Pray for regional war.

    Israel v Hezbollah/Iran/Syria/Jordan/Iraq/Turkey/Egypt. Let’s do this!
     
    Greasy William is his handle.

    What the hell are you babbling about? We do not want war. But neither do we want the threat of thousands of Hizbollah/Iranian missiles pointed at us. Missiles that have already been stockpiled expressly to annihilate us. Their words. There is no simple solution.

    It’s not your kid on the frontline with Syria, it’s mine. Literally. Today.

    Ever have to run to a bomb shelter because there were missiles coming your way? I have. In 2014. In 2006. 2011? I can’t recall.

    Try to set aside your bigotry and ask yourself what you would do if it was your family in mortal danger.

    You’d probably find some way to blame the Joos.

    • Replies: @utu
    Perhaps you should talk with Greasy Williams and decide what is it you ( I mean plural you) really want. Is it yours "We do not want war" or his "Pray for regional war." But I guess you also want war because of these missiles pointed at you ( I mean plural you).

    Tell me what's wrong with "thousands of Hizbollah/Iranian missiles pointed at us?" Isn't that you have also thousands of missiles including hundreds with nuclear warheads pointed somewhere? Or are they all upside down?
    , @julius caesar
    >But neither do we want the threat of thousands of Hizbollah/Iranian missiles pointed at us.

    One might even say that Israel has missiles pointed towards Lebanon at this very moment. One might even point to the prison in which all Palestinians live.


    > Missiles that have already been stockpiled expressly to annihilate us. Their words.

    Deterrence works. Even if Iran had nukes, it wouldn't dare to use them against Israel for the fear of massive nuclear retaliation. If I remember correctly, Israel has submarines armed with nuclear weapons providing for a nuclear retaliatory capability.

    Even India and Pakistan, who have fought 4 wars against one another, didn't use nukes during battles of Kargil despite Pakistani defeat.


    >Ever have to run to a bomb shelter because there were missiles coming your way? I have. In 2014. In 2006. 2011? I can’t recall.

    One of my family members, who is from Lebanon, had her home destroyed by Israeli bombing. I guess you just had to run to a bomb shelter which must have been worse.

    >Try to set aside your bigotry and ask yourself what you would do if it was your family in mortal danger.

    Some of them are. In Lebanon. I would prefer to not see Israel bomb their homes again, possibly killing them. Some deterrence against Israel would be nice.

    The key issue here is that you have identified what is good for Israel and you expect everyone else to support Israel. The lack of self-awareness is remarkable.

    >You’d probably find some way to blame the Joos.

    Israeli elites often describe their country as the Jewish state.

    Now, the Jewish state wants to keep its opponents in the middle east sufficiently weak so that they cannot retaliate against Israel. For example, Israel can kill Iranian troops in Syria without any fear. The equation would change dramatically if Iran had nukes.

    It seems that Israel wants to preserve its freedom of action in the middle-east without any fear of retaliation from its opponents. If Israel is allowed to have a nuclear program, so should be for other countries. Israel is not special.

    , @SFG
    Sure, which is why you're using your influence over the USA to protect your children. Israel is an intelligently run country that looks out for its own interests. You can't blame the Americans for wanting to do the same. Why should Americans send our sons to war in Iran when no American interests are threatened?

    Sometimes countries' interests diverge.
    , @Chris Mallory
    You can always go back to your Eastern European ghetto. Iran aiming nukes at Israel is no responsibility of the American tax payer. The deal was good for Americans, so who cares if it was good for israel?
    , @AndrewR
    Literally no one has said Israelis shouldn't feel threatened by [insert Muslim boogeyman here]. What we are demanding is that your country stop interfering in US foreign policy, and that you publicly acknowledge that Israel's interests frequently are not aligned with US interests. In some instances they're directly opposed. But the US is run by and for Israel.
    , @Louis Renault

    Ever have to run to a bomb shelter because there were missiles coming your way?
     
    Did you ask the Lebanese or Syrians this question?
    , @Svigor

    Ever have to run to a bomb shelter because there were missiles coming your way? I have. In 2014. In 2006. 2011? I can’t recall.
     
    How many Jews have been killed by such attacks, over the last ten years? 'Cause Jews have shot and killed a few dozen Palestinians just in the border protests over the last few months.

    I always think about the Arab/Palestinian body count, when Israelis start playing the violins.
    , @Brutusale
    As I used to ask when Georgetown played Syracuse in the old Big East, can't you both lose?
  • From Google's Ngram of mentions in books up through 2007 (zero smoothing). The less white privilege exists, the more it gets talked about. In my general impression, white privilege and Jewish privilege are fairly comparable in causes, magnitude, as well as quantity and quality of evidence for their existence. For example, whites tend to make...
  • @Neil Templeton
    I think that a significant number of Jews have operated with a reduced overburden required for maintenance of the general mores of American society, e.g. trust, honesty, altruism, tolerance; and so have been able to streamline and rise quickly. Also in general, when in a position to hire or choose supporters or colleagues, their choice will favor those who have similar streamlined principles, whether Jewish or not. In fact these choices are likely to be disproportionately Jewish, simply because the majority of the population still chooses to adopt personal mores that support the historical mores of the society, especially honesty and trust. It is probably rare to find a Jew who hires or recommends only Jews, but I think it is probably not at all rare to find a Jew who hires or recommends based on sympathetic values, which likely diverge from the traditional values. This may not be nepotism in the pure sense, but is produces similar, though somewhat degraded results.

    Impressive how you “cleverly” obfuscate your Judenhass in verbose verbosity.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    Not trying to be clever or obscure. Not hating either. Just curious.
  • One thing you can pick up reading between the lines in paleogeneticist David "Aryan Conquests Were True" Reich's Who We Are is that he has some issues, family issues, concerning his own personal ancestry. This is only natural because he is researching, in effect, family trees, and everybody's own family has a treeful of issues....
  • @J.Ross
    Never as amusing as Jewish self-appointed experts on all things. But there is a way out: you could stop telling us what MUST be DONE every ten seconds.

    *I* never told you to do anything.

    *I* am not responsible for actions taken by others.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Ah, something tells me I'm not allowed to use the same defense.
  • The self-proclaimed experts on all things Jewish here on iSteve is an endless source of SMH “amusement”.

    !חג עצמאות שמח!

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Never as amusing as Jewish self-appointed experts on all things. But there is a way out: you could stop telling us what MUST be DONE every ten seconds.
  • The New York Times can be an extremely informative news source, but often only if you have the time and reading speed to read deep into the articles where the important facts are sequestered. For example, from today's New York Times: Who dunnit? A Trump voter? A Viking neo-Nazi? Putin? Orban? Henry Harpending? PARIS —...
  • @Anon
    Since Jews insist on being pro-Muslim in France, it may be that the French natives (in this case, the police) have decided that if Jews want this, it's their problem and their problem alone.

    I have no doubt that when the police responded, they knew which apartment it was, and they had the owner's name in their computers before they arrived. They knew she was Jewish from her last name, and had a good idea of what was going on from the outside.

    To put it bluntly, the only way the French police are going to make the French public wake up is to allow the bodies to accumulate until the French public decides enough is enough, and finally decides to expel the Muslim invaders.

    Jews are pro-Muslim in France? That must come as a surprise to the record numbers of French Jews immigrating to Israel in recent years, due to the Islamic influx.

  • @celt darnell
    And yet the Jews will continue to insist that the people who mudered this woman be allowed to pour into Europe unchecked.

    There is a degree of poetic justice here, like it or not.

    There is no “the Jews”.

    • Replies: @Neuday

    There is no “the Jews”.
     
    But there sure are a helluva lot of coincidences.
  • Well, no, that's not exactly what they mean. Okay, let's try: Uh ... no. That's closer ... From the New York Times: For example, society used to give movie directing awards to creep
  • @Mr. Anon

    A rational person might ask — in an increasing non-white America —what the purpose is trying to extend the lives of ignorant racist rednecks.
     
    We might ask the same question about you and your ilk, whatever your ilk is.

    “Educated Jew” is neither. He’s a troll.

  • From the New York Times: All? Our data included approximately 126,000 Twitter “cascades” (unbroken chains of retweets with a common, singular origin) involving stories spread by three million people more than four and a half million times. Disturbingly, we found that false stories spread significantly more than did true ones. Our findings were published on...
  • @Ricky Vaughn
    FYI ignorant rabid anti-semites hate Snopes purely because all of the principals at Snopes are Jews.

    “Educated Jew” is likely neither.

  • From Arutz Sheva: Right-wing activists invite infiltrators to leftists' homes Illegal immigrants in Tel Aviv 'invited' to actress Sarah Silverman's sister's home as right-wing activists distribute 'invitations'. Contact Editor Yoni Kempinski/Mordechai Sones, 29/01/18 18:26 Dr. Michael Ben-Ari and Baruch Marzel arrived in southern Tel Aviv today and distributed leaflets to infiltrators in Tigrinya, the language...
  • I occasionally run into Michael Ben-Ari when doing grocery shopping. His heart is in the right place but he doesn’t know how to sell his ideas to the wider public. Way too coarse, even for Israeli audiences.

  • Max Boot of the Council of Foreign Relations tweets: Another, especially Bootian reason for Open Borders for Israel would be more cannon fodder. As Boot proposed for the U.S. in 2005 as a way to man all the wars he had helped bring about and all the future wars he was planning to instigate: But...
  • As an Israeli, we would certainly appreciate it if you would stop using our immigration policies to bash Jewish Americans for their misguided opinions regarding America’s borders. We are not responsible for their hypocrisy.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    As an Israeli, we would certainly appreciate it if you would stop using our immigration policies to bash Jewish Americans for their misguided opinions regarding America’s borders. We are not responsible for their hypocrisy.
     
    We are not responsible for their hypocrisy either.

    We are pointing out things that are true. Do we not have a right to point out things that are true? Why shouldn't we bring it up? Becuase it's an effective tactic?
    , @ThirdWorldSteveReader
    People know this. It's just that inducing these hacks to talk about Israel is a simple, funny, and effective way of showing how poorly thought are their opinions on immigration/nationalism.

    Steve & Co. don't want open borders for Israel - they want to pester media hacks that support immigration restrictions in another country but can't even imagine why would anyone support this in the country they live.
    , @Alden
    I just skimmed through this weeks edition of The Los Angeles Jewish Journal.

    The biggest article castigates Israelis because they like Trump. What’s wrong with Israelis that they like the reincarnation of Adolph Hitler, Donald Trump? How can we American Jews teach the ignorant Israelis that Trump is the epitome of evil?

    American Jewish publications are a caricature of Jewish activism and politics.
    , @David In TN
    Thank you for your comment. Boot and Rubin are absolute hypocrites to put it mildly. Israel has the right to close their borders and so do we.
    , @RebelWriter
    No one seems to be responsible for Jewish hypocrisy; least of all the Jews. It's a cohenundrum.
  • @AndrewR
    But he profits from JS

    Jew this and Jew that 24/7 here at iSteve yet no love for (((John Stossel))?

    Or is he just trying to put one over on the Goyim?

    Help me out here. It’s hard to keep up.

  • From Commentary: (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump by NYT deputy Washington editor Jonathan Weisman is to be published on March 18, 2018.
  • @J.Ross
    Among the numerous disadvantages to letting Jews be your intellectual caste is that you must edit out half of everything they say. I didn't make it past the first paragraph. Yes, Ben, a significant number of Jews are far leftists, conflate that identity (except when an anti-Semite points it out), and frequently justify their politics, in terms of their Jewishness. And yes "alt-right" is relatively right (insofar as it is anything). And neither definition squabble really matters. No Somethingstein is breaking with the DNC because Ben explained a biblical passage differently than she understood it, and the idea that the alt-right are leftists is like Jonah Goldberg pointing out that Nazis (like the rest of the spectrum) were relatively leftist in many respects compared to today. If true, then meaningless.
    I predict that Shapiro is not capable of doing a good slam of this book because he'll be too busy in ownership disputes over its symbols. I shall drink something and try again.

    Why “predict” when you can simply click the link and read for yourself what Shapiro says?

    And here’s a little inconvenient truth for all the commenters who, instead of clicking through and reading the articles chose to focus on the “money shot” in Steve’s synopsis to beat the dead horse about Israel’s borders:

    Y’all are guilty of the exact same intellectual laziness and lack of meaningful insight that results in the Weismans of the world and their ilk to who come to think the way they do.

    People who rely on slogans to form their “opinions” rarely if ever have anything of substance to add to a conversation.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    I did (see upthread). Predictions let us check what we know. For example, you predicted that I did not click through, but did not check your own prediction.
  • From the New York Times: This attack was on the third anniversary of the Islamist attack on the kosher supermarket that followed the Islami
  • @Alden
    Historically, Israel always depended on vast influxes of money and talent from the diaspora. The save Russian Jews program gave Israel its tech industry even though most were not Jews at all.

    Now Israel is looking for capital investment by French Jews.

    I can always tell when the Israel bonds, ADL, SPLC etc fundraisers are coming to town. There will be an outbreak of anti semitic graffiti on Jewish community buildings, always on the nights the cameras aren’t functioning.

    There’s a great hoot and holler in the local papers for 2 months. Then the fundraisers come to town. As soon as they leave the anti Semitic outbreaks cease until next years fundraising season.

    The Russian immigrants gave Israel its tech industry? Not by a longshot. Did you just make that up?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Has anyone done a survey of the origins of the founders of Israeli tech companies?
    , @IHTG
    It's an absurd thing to claim if you know anything about how these industries are founded. The Israeli tech industry did rise to prominence at about the same time the Russians came in, but its prime demographic was native Ashkenazi Gen X-ers from Tel Aviv and its suburbs, with social connections and access to capital - not a bunch of clueless immigrants from Sovietistan who were promptly shipped off to the provinces to live with the Moroccans.
  • Why are so many iSteve knuckleheads fixated on punishing Israel for the misguided opinions of certain American Jews? Weird. But expected.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Why are so many iSteve knuckleheads fixated on punishing Israel for the misguided opinions of certain American Jews?
     
    It is a way of pointing out the hypocrisy of many Jews in supporting policies for America that they would abhor for Israel.

    You might have realized that................if you weren't a knucklehead.
    , @Dave Bowman

    the misguided opinions of certain American Jews
     
    the deliberately and absolutely remorselessly hate-filled, hypocritical, neurotic, unhinged, anti-White racist, cultural marxist opinions of vast numbers of fact-denying, self-deluding, pig-ignorant American Jews

    Fixed that for you. You're welcome.
  • A few years ago, I suggested that psychiatrist / blogger Scott Alexander of SlateStarCodex.com consider becoming the Bill James of brain pills. Now Scott has a long, long article on Adderall, the prescription semi-speed. (The brand name "Adderall" apparently means "ADD for all"): ADDERALL RISKS: MUCH MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO KNOW POSTED ON DECEMBER...
  • There’s a nice new ADD amphetamine out called Vyvanse. One 70 mg (?) lasts about 12 hours. Very effective, really improved my productivity. Unfortunately, my Israeli socialized medicine doctor refused to prescribe it to me, despite having met all the criteria; she didn’t think I “needed” it. (I had received a one-off prescription from a private doctor/friend.)
    I now self-medicate by chewing qat (or khat) which is legal here. It’s fairly nasty but gets the job done, more or less. The locally grown stuff is fine, but the strongest variety is “Habashi” which is flown in from Ethiopia every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

  • From Google: From Bing: From DuckDuckGo: The good news is that Google's Boxed Warning from the Anti-Criticism League probably doesn't much matter because if you type in "unz review" (instead of "what is the unz review") you'll get the, you know, Unz Review as the first choice and the ADL's warning about the Unz Review...
  • @Ron Unz
    Actually, here's another amusing aspect of the rather "Israeli-centric" focus of the Google search results.

    It's certainly true that this webzine runs lots of articles criticizing Israel. But I'd guess that these certainly constitute less than 5% of the total across all articles, columns, and blog-posts, and quite possibly as little as 2%. Now, admittedly, given the nature of the American MSM, even if just 2% of your articles criticize Israel, that's a horrific situation, since being anything less than 110% pro-Israel is utterly improper...as Sen. Rand Paul sadly discovered when he didn't clap hard enough or long enough for Netanyahu.

    Similarly, if you total up all the different individuals and organizations I've personally funded over the last decade and apportion them by percentage "anti-Israel" focus (e.g. let's say The American Conservative was 15% "anti-Israel" and MondoWeiss is 100% "anti-Israel"), I doubt whether more than about 10% of my donation dollars would be classified as "anti-Israel." But according to Mr. Google and his ADL friends, that's the salient characteristic of my financial support...

    Your possible Daddy issues notwithstanding, it’s really quite brilliant that the likes of you, Soros and Finkelstein manage to control the anti-Zionist narrative and parameters of the discussion, exactly as the “there’s a Jew in my sandwich” loons allege. Really, is there anything (((we))) can’t do? It’s so frikkin great to be a member of society’s overlords, sometimes I simply don’t know what to do with all this awesome Semitic power.

  • Unz funz anti-Israel activists?

    Daddy issues much?!?

    So…that would make him an ally of George Soros!

    The plot thickens!

  • Sorry, I wasn't paying much attention.
  • He didn’t do himself any favors by granting an interview to a 12 year old girl days before the election. Nor was his wife’s “we love the Jews, one of our attorneys is a Jew” particularly helpful. A guy who can’t read the landscape and avoid such obvious tone-deaf screwups probably shouldn’t be a US senator.

  • From Yahoo News:
  • @ltravail
    Hmmmm...is this sorta like the Jews of Europe reviving (or re-inventing) a long-dead language called Hebrew in order to qualify themselves as the biblical "chosen people" and justify their claim to Palestine?

    Hebrew “long-dead”? That would come as a surprise to the people who used it daily to study and pray for millennia.

  • In the search to expose The Next Harvey Weinstein, the Los Angeles Times goes for the most obvious low-hanging fruit this side of Warren Beatty: Beatty's buddy James Toback, the elderly writer-director-public nuisance: I'm not sure why this is considered breaking news, since Toback has been notorious for hitting on hundreds of pretty girls walking...
  • @Wally
    Yawn.

    Like a faithful hasbarist, you're merely trying to deflect light that is being shown on Zionist perverts.

    'Nothing to see here, keep on moving'.

    Thanks for supporting the truism that anti “Zionism” is just the politically correct term for Judenhass .

  • From Newsweek: WHITE MEN HAVE COMMITTED MORE MASS SHOOTINGS THAN ANY OTHER GROUP BY JOHN HALTIWANGER ON 10/2/17 AT 11:39 AM The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was shocking in its scale — but it wasn't a surprise that it was committed by a white male. Statistics show that since 1982, the majority of...
  • @International Jew
    He said "criteria is".

    הדקדוק העברי שלי הוא בסדר גמור, יא חתיכת חרא.

    I would gone with “hatichat efes”, the more polite variation.

  • From the New York Times: Fed vice-chairman Stanley Fischer became an Israeli citizen in 2005 to become head of the state Bank of Israel upon appointment by prime minister Ariel Sharon upon the recommendation of Finance Minister Bibi Netanyahu. But it's not like Ariel and Bibi were nationalists or anything, so that's okay.
  • @Mr. Anon
    Do you have anything to say about the fact that in a country of some 320 million people, the only suitable person for the job of Deputy Fed Chairman was a foreign national, and that for the last thirty years, no gentile has held the job of Fed Chairman? There is not a single gentile in the land who can do that job?

    “foreign national”?

    No, when he was here in Israel, he was a “foreign national”.

  • From commenter Irish Paleo: Tory Theresa May won about 75% of the Jewish vote in the British election last June. 2. Jews in America are honorary non-whites (for now) and, thus far, nobody in the mainstream media has cottoned on to the fact that “unbearable whiteness” in professionally and financially desirable fields is almost invariably...
  • Orthodox Jews DO serve, enthusiastically, in the Israeli army; it’s the so-called “ultra-Orthodox” who don’t.

  • In the NYT, historian Sean McMeekin asks: Was Lenin a German Agent? Sean McMeekin RED CENTURY JUNE 19, 2017 ... Because he returned home by way of Germany — and with the obvious cooperation of the German High Command — which was then at war against Russia and her Entente allies (France, Britain and, from...
  • @The True and Original David
    So we have to take on faith that the proof existed and was destroyed. "The dog ate my homework."

    Lenin was a Jew (recently admitted in Time magazine and elsewhere). But there is great effort to frame him, not as the ethno-nationalist he was, but as a German spy - to smear Germany and preempt any Slezkind/Solzhenitsyn pattern-noticing.

    I once got a check from the US government for intelligence work, and I once took a train. So I can blame Washington D.C. if I ever rob a bank, right? This analogy works because there is no copy of the check.

    Sorry, a maternal grandfather does not a Juden make. Even old Adolph made that exception for the Mischlinge. Try again.

    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    The issue is what his sister and Uncle Joe thought. Uncle Adolf has nothing to do with it.

    http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2077413,00.html

    Keep trying, though.
  • What’s your point? Hiss? Ames?

  • If you are a younger Democrat like, say, Senator Cory Booker, who just a month ago was happily looking forward to a well-funded future of big donations from Jews paranoid about Trump's purported anti-Semitism, you can't be pleased with Obama's decision during his lame duck period to drop the mask covering up his (admittedly understandable)...
  • @SFG
    IMHO he's just refused to kiss Bibi's butt. I'm no fan of Hamas but Israel gets away with way too much.

    My less paranoid conspiracy theory is that Trump, like Nixon before him, has figured that you can't get all the New York Jews on your side but it pays to get some. So he'll just support Bibi in his s**tlording and have the Breitbart guys helping him out--they got him elected, after all. I suspect a lot of moderately-conservative guys don't really care about Israel one way or the other but figure it's a way to keep a lot of rich, politics-obsessed guys happy with them. And saying nice things about Israel is probably just a cost of doing business in New York, like pretending to like kielbasa in Chicago or getting drunk on St. Patty's day in Boston.

    My more paranoid conspiracy theory is that Trump, reading his copy of Hitler's speeches, figured, OK. The first thing I'm going to do different is find another group to pick on!

    No. Completely wrong.

    Obama just reversed decades of US policy (AFTER he and his party were repudiated by the voters), by allowing the UN to redefine “settlements” (including the holy sites of Jerusalem) as illegally occupied, a subtle but significant difference that paves the way for further international interference.

    A bitch move by a lame duck, no matter how you look at it.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    It was one of the very few things Obama has gotten right in the past 8 years.
    , @Ted Webb
    There have been plenty of UNSC resolutions that have gone against Israel's occupation, under previous Presidents. This happens to be the first one that Obama let through.
  • I'd point out that Trump did a mostly excellent job of synthesizing immigration and trade into the overarching question of Borders for America, which he strongly favored while Hillary tended to act ambivalent toward the whole concept. Borders was the meta-issue of 2016. Sailer's Thesis: immigration Kristol's Antithesis: trade Trump's Synthesis: borders On the question...
  • @guest
    No one is suggesting that. I declare you unresponsive.

    Try to keep up. You can’t jump into a conversation midway through and then make false assertions. This interchange BEGAN when another poster made that exact suggestion. Read the whole thread.

  • @guest
    Pointing out other people's hypocrisy and trying to win arguments is policing crimethink? You've fallen into the deep end, buddy.

    When one speaks of “punishment”, how is it not?

    Idiots

  • @Hunsdon
    Can we demonize and punish American Jews for their hypocrisy in holding the "Israel is special" attitude with regard to immigration?

    Demonization is already underway in certain circles.
    What’s the appropriate punishment for “hypocrisy”?
    How do you determine if an individual holds “acceptable” beliefs?
    You could consult with the Left; they’ve got plenty of experience policing crimethink.
    Actually, you’ve got quite a bit in common with them.

    • Replies: @guest
    Pointing out other people's hypocrisy and trying to win arguments is policing crimethink? You've fallen into the deep end, buddy.
    , @Comtes
    You hear that, goyim? If you don't bend the knee to your semitic overlords, you're the same thing as the degenerate left.

    Thanks for the guidelines, Rabbi. You truly are our greatest allies.
    , @Bill
    Yes, criticizing Bill Kristol is pretty much the same thing as the Holodomor or the Great Leap Forward.
  • @Mikey Darmody
    Criticizing Jewish double-standards on immigration policy is a valid debate tactic, as long as Jews simultaneously support lax border laws here and strict border laws in Israel to a noticeable degree. Even Netanyahu said that Europe had a responsibility to accept Syrian refugees, at the beginning of the crisis last year.
    You imply that the motive of this line of questioning is antisemitism. That is a shaming tactic meant to discourage legitimate criticisms. I assume that you are hijacking this conversation with shaming tactics because you are paranoid, neurotic, and because you are anti-Gentile. I'm willing to say that openly.

    Nice try, but fail.

    As I stated elsewhere, it is absurd to suggest punishing Israelis for the ideological misdeeds of a nonexistent American Jewish monolith. The chattering class leftist American Jews will do what they do. Israelis have absolutely nothing to do with that, so why should we pay the price with OUR immigration policy?

    Nothing shaming or anti-Gentile about that.

    But hey, if the anti-Semitic shoe fits…at least man up and OWN it. I for one could not care less if you like me or us. Knock yourself out.

    • Replies: @guest
    No one is suggesting that. I declare you unresponsive.
    , @Mikey Darmody
    You are looking for a monster that isn't there. Nobody, altright or otherwise, suggests to any degree of seriousness that Israel ought to literally open its borders wide. By accusing the users of that rhetorical tactic of crimethink, you become a debate-stifler.

    If you can't see that the tactic has only rhetorical force, and if you say that antisemitism is the sole cause of the rhetoric, you are in effect pathologizing an honest impulse of White self-preservation.

    I don't dislike you as a Jew. I don't dislike you as a person, either. So when I call for the end of a double standard, that doesn't mean that I want no standards whatsoever! It would be silly to think so.

    (By the way, neither I nor the iSteve commentariat has any control over the border regulations of Israel. So it is ridiculous to accuse us of wanting to "punish Israel": we can't change its laws. That idea is outside the realm of possibility!)

  • @guest
    I can't make out what you're saying , but the point about bringing up Israel with these people is that either they're hypocrites or they practice cognitive dissonance. It's a rhetorical dagger to point out the double standard, because there's really no excuse for it except to say "Israel is special."

    I’m saying that it is absurd to suggest demonizing or punishing Israel for the hypocrisy of American Jews who hold or are presumed to hold the “Israel is special” attitude with regard to immigration.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    Can we demonize and punish American Jews for their hypocrisy in holding the "Israel is special" attitude with regard to immigration?
    , @Pericles
    Yes, quite absurd -- who would ever think of a benevolent connection between American Jews and Israel?
    , @guest
    Uh, who's suggesting that? Israel's immigration policies is the one thing the people you're typing about like approve about Israel.

    What are you even talking about?
  • @Johnny F. Ive
    That would have been a very good question. He probably has some sophism on that topic to fool people with. Israel should have the same open immigration policy as ever other democracy.

    So, according to you, “every other democracy” has the “same” open immigration policy? That’s news to me.

    Look, American Jews tend to get a great many things wrong. Their curious attitude toward Israeli immigration policy (if they indeed have one, and if it is the same restrictionist policy you assume they hold) might be one of the few things they get right. What’s the point, therefore, of wanting to punish US for THEIR perceived ideological misdeeds, via this alleged “same” open immigration policy? No need to answer; your motives are clear.

    • Replies: @guest
    I can't make out what you're saying , but the point about bringing up Israel with these people is that either they're hypocrites or they practice cognitive dissonance. It's a rhetorical dagger to point out the double standard, because there's really no excuse for it except to say "Israel is special."
    , @Johnny F. Ive
    I should have said Western democracy. Yes, I think Israel should have the same immigration policy that their agents in the US have created here. They should face the same situation. They deserve it for how they have interfered in America. They've bullied the US, stole from the US, almost bankrupted it through wars, and made the US a pariah in the Middle East (and at times the world). I also think any other country that has used the US deserve whatever karma comes their way. What is good for the goose is good for the gander: https://youtu.be/lKDeyuM0-Og

    That cartoon is true in parts of the US now.

    , @Mikey Darmody
    Criticizing Jewish double-standards on immigration policy is a valid debate tactic, as long as Jews simultaneously support lax border laws here and strict border laws in Israel to a noticeable degree. Even Netanyahu said that Europe had a responsibility to accept Syrian refugees, at the beginning of the crisis last year.
    You imply that the motive of this line of questioning is antisemitism. That is a shaming tactic meant to discourage legitimate criticisms. I assume that you are hijacking this conversation with shaming tactics because you are paranoid, neurotic, and because you are anti-Gentile. I'm willing to say that openly.
  • From the Times of Israel: Jewish, Arab fertility rates in Israel on par for first time Arab rate drops, Jewish rate rises, and women in both groups now give birth to an average of 3.13 children, highest in OECD BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF November 15, 2016, 7:53 pm The fertility rates of Jewish and...
  • @silviosilver
    It's not the self-determination I'm opposed to, it's the vile ethnic oppression - virtually amounting to 'state terrorism.'

    And who you are to complain anyway? No one on earth condemns other people as 'immoral' as regularly as you guys - and for doing far less in a decade than Israel does in a day.

    Vile ethnic oppression, you say?

    Let them eat KFC. http://www.kfc.ps

    $39 for a 21 piece bucket. Now that’s immoral!

    https://m.facebook.com/pages/Mercedes-Benz-Ramallah/140823766264204

    Poor, oppressed Palestinians indeed.

  • The race for the next chair of the Democratic National Committee is shaping up as a test of whether the Democrats will double down on their Europhobia by picking a part-time chairman in Muslim black Congressman Keith Ellison. Or will the Democrats go back to Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor who was highly successful...
  • @Opinionator
    The jews didn't want to have showcased--in the White House of all places--the intermarriage between a successful Gentile man and a jewish woman.

    That is why Dean was attacked and brought down.

    Oh, I get it. You just make it up as you go along.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    Clearly, it's also why Duke+Kitty couldn't quite get that tank over the finish line. Makes you want to drown your sorrows at CVS.
    , @Opinionator
    Do the mixed race advertisements on television depict Black men with White women, or White men with Black women?
  • From the Times of Israel: Jewish, Arab fertility rates in Israel on par for first time Arab rate drops, Jewish rate rises, and women in both groups now give birth to an average of 3.13 children, highest in OECD BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF November 15, 2016, 7:53 pm The fertility rates of Jewish and...
  • @silviosilver
    Excuse me, but I disagree completely. There is a right and a wrong in this world, and the Zionists are clearly the immoral actors. I support the white cause because it is right, not because it is white. I have a very, very, very hard time allying myself with people of your mentality.

    Who are you to determine the “immorality” of a people’s right to self-determination?

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    It's not the self-determination I'm opposed to, it's the vile ethnic oppression - virtually amounting to 'state terrorism.'

    And who you are to complain anyway? No one on earth condemns other people as 'immoral' as regularly as you guys - and for doing far less in a decade than Israel does in a day.

  • @Opinionator
    Both are ethnocentric and, if you will, "supremacist." Israel is actively supremacist. Japan is passively so.

    I'm not understanding why you are hung up on the homogeneity, and not seeing the salience of the ethnocentrism. (And Israel is largely homogeneous, if you do want to dwell on that characteristic.)

    You toss the word “supremacist” around, but you give no examples as to how that alleged “supremacism” is expressed. Apparently, it does not mean what you think it means.

    • Replies: @syonredux

    You toss the word “supremacist” around, but you give no examples as to how that alleged “supremacism” is expressed. Apparently, it does not mean what you think it means.
     
    It's simple enough. Jewish supremacy in Israel means that Jews think that Jews should control Israel (politically, culturally, economically, demographically, etc).
    , @Opinionator
    Control.
  • @Steve Sailer
    But the ultra-orthodox are mostly Ashkenazi, right?

    Also, Sharon brought in a whole bunch of semi-Slavic people who looked like him from Russia. An all time great Electing a New People move.

    They were at one time, but not any more. My Haredi relatives are all Yemenis.

  • With the separated husband and wife team of former Congressman Anthony Weiner and Hillary's right-hand woman Huma Abedin back in the news, it's worth thinking about this odd couple. Weiner comes from the most pro-Israel side of the Democratic Party (e.g., Hillary's big donor Haim Saban donated to this 2013 run for mayor of NYC)....
  • @flyingtiger
    There is a belief that Wahabbi, the founder of the Wahabbist in islam was Jewish. Also the Saudi's are Jewish also. In that light, the Huma/ Weiner marriage does not seem that strange.

    Many Shi’ites think the Saudis are Jews.
    Many Sunnis think the Shi’ites are Jews.
    Many anti-Semites think “The Jews” aren’t really Jews.

    And so on.

  • From the New York Times, an article about an illiterate Syrian shepherd's family brought to Canada by naive Canadians who assume that nuclear families are the global norm: They Took In One Refugee Family. But Families Don’t Have Borders. When ordinary Canadians signed up to help Syrian refugees, neither group expected to face agonizing questions...
  • @5371
    How's it going with observing the scriptural injunctions against homosexuality, Jews?

    Ideologically, the homosexual contingent, along with the rest of the Israeli left, is allied with the Arabs against the religious “settlers” who are accused of these wrongdoings. Try to keep up.

  • @JohnnyWalker123
    Jews raze Palestinian homes and cut down their olive trees.

    https://twitter.com/madeniexdan1/status/789851270081282048

    Lies. One of the more odious ones, in fact, as it is specified in the Torah that the enemy’s trees go unharmed. Every year the Arabs trim their trees, then blame the nefarious Jews.

    • Replies: @5371
    How's it going with observing the scriptural injunctions against homosexuality, Jews?
  • From WSJ.com: Bret Stephens Deputy editor, editorial page, The Wall Street Journal. Bret Stephens writes “Global View,” the Wall Street Journal’s foreign-affairs column, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2013. He is the paper’s deputy editorial page editor, responsible for the international opinion pages of the Journal, and a member of...
  • @Opinionator
    It makes a lot of sense from an Israeli perspective.

    Nope. Assad and his father before him gave us nearly 50 years of (relative) quiet. Initially, the Syrian rebels (whoever they were) claimed that they were fighting the Assad regime for being too soft on Israel.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Nope. Assad and his father before him gave us nearly 50 years of (relative) quiet.

    If only Israel's objective were relative quiet.
  • Apologies for the website running slow ever since the end of the debate. I wonder why ... What's on your mind? My notes on the debate: Hillary denouncing "dark, unaccountable money" again coming into the political system. Hillary wants power so she can nominate Supreme Court justices who will stand up to the powerful. Trump...
  • The DNC/Creamer dirt from the O’Keefe videos needs to be addressed head on.

  • Brooklyn-born former Israeli army prison guard Jeffrey Goldberg has been named editor of The Atlantic, capping a memorable journalistic career of succeeding by failing. Goldberg is one of the many advocates of the U.S. Iraq Attaq of 2003 whose careers haven't been hurt at all by helping plunge his country (or co-country) into an utterly...
  • We thank Mr. Goldberg for his service.

    Please keep him.

  • Earlier this week, I blogged: Well, the police have now issued a warrant for the fugitive wanted on charges of murdering one person and wounding three others, all of them apparently random bystanders he wasn't aiming at, outside a party in Champaign, IL near the U. of I. campus. Unluckily for Hillary, however, this 18...
  • @BenKenobi
    That would be because Rahm's father has experience in the transfers of an undesirable population in order to make one's home more livable.

    Oh, OK. Now I get it. Subtle. Yet that statement vastly overestimates the Irgun’s actual efforts in that regard, as well as Emmanuel the elder’s involvement in those efforts. Tachlis: Steve can never quite resist the urge to do a bit of low-level Jew-baiting, no matter how tangential the reference.

    • Replies: @No_0ne
    I don't know the specifics of the elder Emmanuel's involvement with Irgun, but aren't you being a little unfair to the younger Emmanuel by suggesting that his efforts to destroy the historic American nation are worse than, say the Irgun's massacre of hundreds of residents of the village of Deir Yassin, and their other vigorous efforts to ethnically cleanse Palestine?
    http://www.deiryassin.org
  • @Wilkey
    Well, a lot more relevant than the fact that Donald Trump's grandfather's surname was "Drumpf," or the fact that Mitt Romney's great-grandfather was a polygamist.

    “A lot more relevant”?

    Nope. None of these facts are relevant.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    Grandfather surnamed of "Drumpf": probably no impact on your politics.

    Great-grandfather who was Mormon polygamist: incredibly unlikely it impacts your politics.

    Father who ethnically cleansed on behalf of Zionism: quite likely it influenced your politics.
    , @TomSchmidt
    Sons don't learn from fathers? Fathers have no influence on sons?
  • Emmanuel’s father having been somewhat involved with the Irgun is relevant how?

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    That would be because Rahm's father has experience in the transfers of an undesirable population in order to make one's home more livable.
    , @Wilkey
    Well, a lot more relevant than the fact that Donald Trump's grandfather's surname was "Drumpf," or the fact that Mitt Romney's great-grandfather was a polygamist.
    , @International Jew
    Steve's been reading the Bible and taking it too literally...

    פוקד עוון אבות על בנים

  • As an American it is difficult to imagine a more unseemly bit of political theater playing out than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s appearance before his cabinet to claim that he had gotten every last dollar of military assistance out of the Obama Administration. Netanyahu argued that he had obtained all that was on the...
  • It’s a $38 billion gift to US weapons manufacturers and their employees as well.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus

    It’s a $38 billion gift to US weapons manufacturers and their employees as well.
     
    That argument makes no sense.

    If the USA seeks to "give a gift to US weapons manufacturers," why not cut out the middle man, rather than set off an arms race in the most volatile region of the world, and further weapon an already out-of-control militarized entity that habitually flaunts the rule of law?

    , @chris
    if that were true, why would Yahoo and his minions exert themselves for the benefit of those manufacturers?
    Are they going to also wrestle money out of congress for the benefit of the auto industry?
  • I don't really know how this would work if a Presidential candidate decided to step down for a more effective candidate.
  • @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    "neither one of us had ever met a Japanese Dr. or nurse or tech ".
    Wow , ... big if true ...

    In my previous life — early 90s — I dated a Pakistani doctor who did research at UCSF. She had two Japanese colleagues, also visiting researchers.

  • From the Wall Street Journal: Jewish Baby Boom Alters Israeli-Palestinian Dynamic The jump has calmed the fears of many Israeli Jews of being outnumbered, writes Yaroslav Trofimov By YAROSLAV TROFIMOV July 14, 2016 8:37 a.m. ET JERUSALEM—Israel’s peace camp and its international backers have long used one crude but powerful argument: Arabs make more babies...
  • @Anonymous
    Sorry, it's true. Even in the original area for Israel that was part of the General Assembly resolution, jews were not the majority.

    Now you’re going back to November 1947. But that’s not what you originally said.

    So your statement remains untrue.

    Sorry.

  • @Anonymous
    Jews were a minority in Israel before and at its founding. And they are a minority now if we consider (as we should) all territory Israel controls.

    Untrue, even counting the imaginary Palestinian mega millions figures where no one ever dies.

    Nice try, but Fail.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Sorry, it's true. Even in the original area for Israel that was part of the General Assembly resolution, jews were not the majority.
  • Since these threads always brings out what appears to be Steve’s sizable Israeli readership, let’s take an informal poll and see how the numbers stack up.
    We’ve got 5 boys (Baruch HaShem, bli ayin hara’).

    Anyone else?

  • @5371
    [There is no one to make an agreement with in the Palestinians, and no appetite for being assassinated the second after signing any deal that has any part of Israel existing.]

    This seems to be projection. The assassination - of Yitzhak Rabin - happened on the other side.

    Only if you believe the official narrative. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that it didn’t go down as we’ve been told…and we’ve been told that the gun was provided to the alleged assassin by an agent provocateur sent by the Shabak (General Security Service). It also took Rabin’s limo 20 minutes to drive 2 blocks to the hospital. There’s lots more where that came from…

  • In Israel, you are allowed, and even encouraged, to debate population and immigration policies, no holds barred. In the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, however, not so much ... From the Jerusalem Post: “The fate of civilization may even hang on Israel’s population situation, which, if left unchanged, likely will...
  • Just to clarify: Hardal (which also happens to mean “mustard”) is a combination of Haredi and DL, otherwise known as Dati Leumi (National Religious.)

    Most of the Hardalim I know personally are DLs that have “strengthened” their religious observance/devotion, but not at the expense of their nationalist leanings or usefulness to the state.

  • @iSteveFan

    Per capita GDP is $35,905, and that is with the 22% Arab Israeli population dragging things down and large economically inactive religious-extremest Jewish populations.
     
    Is there any other nation with such a high GDP that receives so much in foreign aid? Do other such high GDP nations even receive aid?

    Most US aid to Israel comes in the form of weaponry, which keeps your military industrial complex humming right along.

    Many Israelis (like me and Libertarian-ish former Likudnik Moshe Feiglin) would like you to keep your aid, thank you very much, as it creates an undesirable quid pro quo codependency.

    • Replies: @iSteveFan

    Most US aid to Israel comes in the form of weaponry, which keeps your military industrial complex humming right along.
     
    The military industrial complex is just interested in producing weapons and getting paid. It is not dependent upon that production ending up in Israel. If the extra production ended up in the US military they would benefit the same. Further, if we are going to give weapon away, why not give it to a nation like Australia which actually fights along side US forces?

    Many Israelis (like me and Libertarian-ish former Likudnik Moshe Feiglin) would like you to keep your aid, thank you very much, as it creates an undesirable quid pro quo codependency.
     
    Define many. From all the attention directed around the next 10-year run of aid it appears there are not that many Israelis who do not want this aid.
  • From Real Clear Politics: WSJ's Bret Stephens: Trump Campaign Increasingly a Vision of White Privilege, GOP Becoming "The White Party" On Date August 7, 2016 Wall Street Journal deputy editorial page editor Bret Stephens told CNNs' Fareed Zakaria that Donald Trump's campaign is "increasingly a vision of the privileges of a white ethnic bloc." Stephens...
  • @Anonymous
    The dominant demographic in the Diaspora ,i.e. secular Ashkenazi New Class types, is just as Leftist in Israel.

    You mean they welcome mass non-jewish immigration and are sanguine about--nay actively work toward--disintegrating Israel's jewish majority?

    Hogwash.

    You’d be surprised. The loony (“post-Zionist”) Israeli left (Meretz and Communist party voters) would like nothing more than to see an Israel stripped of its Jewish identity.

    Thankfully, they make up a small percentage of our populace.

  • @kaganovitch
    "Israel’s leftist future is right around the corner…and it always will be.

    It should be amazing to people that Jews, the world’s most ardent open-borders leftists in the diaspora, become so conservative, once they form the majority. But somehow it isn’t."

    This is not really so. The dominant demographic in the Diaspora ,i.e. secular Ashkenazi New Class types, is just as Leftist in Israel. They just don't have the numbers to prevail. Israel's Jewish population is around 6 million , Ashkenazim are a little less than %50. Deduct 750,000- 1,000,000 Haredim/Chardalim (not secular), deduct 500,00 - 750,000 Russian emigrants (not very Leftist demographic even in USA) and they don't have the numbers

    How many iSteve readers know what Haredim and Chardalim are, much less the differences between them? Are you lumping all “DLs” into the Chardalim?

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    Very few of Steve's readers know the difference ,I'll wager. I wasn't trying to explain the difference , I just was doing very rough arithmetic to make a point. Yes I was lumping Dati Leumi with Chardal for purposes of this conversation(and probably substantially under counting)
  • From the New York Times: Obama Writes Feminist Essay in Glamour By DANIEL VICTOR AUG. 4, 2016 In his most extensive remarks about feminism, President Obama wrote an essay for Glamour magazine in which he reflected on American women’s long fight for equality and called on men to fight sexism and create equal relationships. In...
  • @whorefinder
    What strikes me is how much he has cheapened the office of the President by way of his talk show circuits and then this writing for Glamour garbage.

    The idea that a sitting president would go on The Tonight Show/Letterman/The View/etc. was tawdry pre-1990s. Then it became an "only during a presidential election" thing, where a president and his opponent got a "very" special episode of a major talk show to spew their talking points. Bill Clinton on Arsenio was probably the biggest moment from that time--but Arsenio was at least getting a lot of chatter.

    But Obama's popped up talk shows his entire presidency, and not just during an election year; it's not even special anymore. What's worse, he's gone on second-rate talk shows (e.g. The Daily Show) multiple times. His wife, too, has shown up there, and she's taken part in some empty skits as well. Where they can both field softball questions from a fawning sycophant who doesn't ask tough questions as a rule and is more interested in cheap laughs (and yes, Stewart and Colbert are just cheap entertainers, not tough interviewers).

    Oh, and they're taped, so any gaffes or bad moments can be edited out.

    It's not special anymore. The presidency is diminished.

    Steve got this right: Obama would have been much better suited in life to being a "public intellectual"-type black guy, who wrote middlebrow intellectual books/columns and showed up every year to hawk them. Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Malcom what's-his-name are probably the level Obama would have been most happy with, though in the political realm.

    A buddy of mine once said he envisioned him as the personable manager of a Budget Rent-a-Car in Glendale.

  • From the BBC:
  • My experiences with khat have always had a low ROI: it’s a pleasant enough buzz but tastes awful and requires a lot of patience (it takes time to kick in) and skill to keep it from moving around one’s mouth (which can be quite nasty.)

  • The Establishment is going nuts over Khizr Khan because his story so perfectly supports the bipartisan imperial consensus: Granted, the actual numbers aren't very promising. As far as I can tell, 14 Muslim-American U.S. soldiers have died in this century versus 15 American soldiers murdered in a couple of terrorist attacks by Muslim-American U.S. soldiers....
  • @Maj. Kong
    http://blogmaverick.com/2011/09/19/the-most-patriotic-thing-you-can-do-2/

    According to Mr. Cuban, Trump is far more patriotic than any dead soldier.

    Of course, Mr. Cuban is motivated by ethnic hate for Trump's supporters, so he'll never endorse him.

    “Mr. Cuban is motivated by ethnic hate for Trump’s supporters”?

    Where did that come from? Or is that just your roundabout way to avoid throwing your lot in with those who would write (((Cuban)))?

    Someone has ethnic hate here, but the evidence thus far points to you.

  • As I pointed out in VDARE five years ago, Israel's Jews, with the backing of Israel's government and media, have largely won the battle of the cradle against the Palestinians. From the NYT op-ed page: Israel and Southern Califor
  • So many Israelis on this thread…but what’s with the leftward skew?

  • As I've been pointing out for a long time, both New York City under Mayor Bloomberg and Israel under Prime Minister Netanyahu have done pretty well for themselves in recent years, largely by ignoring liberal pieties. Not surprisingly, the blunt NYC / Israel style of Donald Trump has done fairly well with voters in 2016...
  • I have yet to meet anyone here in Israel who professes support for Clinton. They must have polled Haaretz readers.

  • Red is good, green is bad. In Chicago under mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel, the desirable neighborhoods (e.g. the North Side and downtown) got better, the less desirable neighborhoods (the South Side and the West Side -- Austin, for example, is under the "T" in "River Forest") got worse due to transfers of...
  • The comparison to any supposed Israeli policy is tenuous at best.

  • I've always admired Israel and have frequently recommended that Americans study Israel's hard-headed policies and attitudes for models for our own country. Donald Trump appears to feel much the same way. From the Israeli broadsheet Haaretz: On Walls and Racial Profiling, Trump Damns Israel With Loud Praise His tributes could turn off critics as well...
  • @International Jew
    If they say they're Christian, ask them to recite The Lord's Prayer in Arabic. Have an Arab Christian clergyman on hand to verify. As there's little love lost between Arab Christians and Arab Muslims, you can count on that clergyman being motivated.

    If one Muslim out of a hundred can pass the test, then we've solved 99% of the problem, which is pretty damned good. But we're not dealing with a high-competency population anyway. In Israel, for instance, you can determine with 99.99% accuracy if a swarthy middle eastern type is an Arab or a Jew by just hearing him speak Hebrew. (Unless he's over 65, in which case he could be a first-generation immigrant from the Arab world who didn't arrive young enough to absorb the Israeli Jewish accent.)

    Even older Israelis from Arab countries (like my mother and in-laws for example) still sound different than local Arabs when speaking Hebrew. Something in the intonation…There are exceptions though; one of my cousins who attended University of Haifa used to tell me about Arab students who were virtually indistinguishable from mizrahi Jews, until they switch to Arabic.

    • Replies: @International Jew

    Arab students who were virtually indistinguishable from mizrahi Jews, until they switch to Arabic.
     
    I've never seen that, and most of my contact with Israeli Arabs has in fact been in university settings!

    And why would that be surprising? Hebrew is a second language for them.

    If you can find me a youtube video of an Arab speaking unaccented Israeli Hebrew (of whatever social class, including mizrahi), I'll be very interested to watch it.
  • @Big Bill
    Mess with their heads. As I told a bride at a (truly lovely) Reform Jewish wedding in Skokie, "Aren't you glad you live in America? Your rabbi could go to prison for marrying you and Dovid in Israel."

    What’s your deal ? Are you one of them Noam Chomsky/Bernie Sanders types who came here for awhile and was the only guy on the kibbutz who managed to not get laid, thereby leading to a lifetime of disenchantment with your Zionist (wet) dream?

    • Replies: @Big Bill
    The bride and I go back to 1991. Kept each other sane in Midtown as Midwestern transplants.
  • From my new column in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
  • @ben tillman

    Fancy how you managed to peg Emma Lazarus as a “Zionist” inasmuch as she died a decade before the Zionist movement was founded.
     
    Thanks for the mendacity. Zionism has been around for centuries.

    Don’t mention it. If the “Zionism” you refer to is the one mentioned 3 times daily as #10 of the primary 18 prayers, then yes, it’s been around for millennia. Because, after all, there’s no place like home.

    But that’s spiritual Zionism. Political Zionism is no more than 120 years old.

  • Last Wednesday at noon at Arlington National Cemetery I attended the annual commemorative gathering of the survivors and friends of the U.S.S. Liberty. The moving service included the ringing of a ship’s bell for each one of the thirty-four American sailors, Marines and civilians that were killed in the deliberate Israeli attack that sought to...
  • @Jus' Sayin'...

    This averages out to something like 62% levantine.
     
    Studies I've seen put the figure the other way around; about 40% middle eastern.

    Your argument seems to be that European and Asian Jewish colonizers have stolen the land fair and square from its original inhabitants. It's the standard colonialist argument. For consistency's sake will you hold to it when the land gets taken back. The demographics make that inevitable. The poor showing of the entire IDF against one Hezbolla brigade about ten years ago make it likely sooner rather than later.

    The result will be a catastrophe for world Jewry. A catastrophe brought on by equating Judaism with Zionism. It will be comparable to earlier catastrophes brought on by earlier false Jewish prophets, e.g., Simon bar Kokhbar, Sabati Xevi.

    So what would you do with Israelis like me (1/2 Ashkenazi 1/2 Syrian) or my kids (1/2 Yemenite)? Things aren’t so cut and dried after all this time.

  • From my new column in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
  • Fancy how you managed to peg Emma Lazarus as a “Zionist” inasmuch as she died a decade before the Zionist movement was founded. Why not just say “Jew”? That is, of course, what you mean.

    • Replies: @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    "Fancy how you managed to peg Emma Lazarus as a “Zionist” inasmuch as she died a decade before the Zionist movement was founded. Why not just say “Jew”? That is, of course, what you mean."

    Sorry bubbele, but according to the article below on the World Zionist Organization website, she was an advocate for a Jewish state, so Steve's characterization is fair. Steve's description of her as a Zionist had the effect in my mind of highlighting her monumental hypocrisy (i.e., Jews get their own state, while the American goyim must accept as potential citizens whatever dreck manages to wash up on their shores [and this as a moral imperative, per her loathsome poem]).

    http://www.wzo.org.il/index.php?dir=site&page=articles&op=item&cs=3318&langpage=heb&category=3040&language=eng
    , @1stTimeCallerLongTimeListener
    per Wikipedia: She is an important forerunner of the Zionist movement. She argued for the creation of a Jewish homeland thirteen years before Theodor Herzl began to use the term Zionism.
    , @check ur priv
    Lazarus express support for a 'jewish homeland' before the formal start of the zionist movement.
    , @ben tillman

    Fancy how you managed to peg Emma Lazarus as a “Zionist” inasmuch as she died a decade before the Zionist movement was founded.
     
    Thanks for the mendacity. Zionism has been around for centuries.
    , @peterike

    Fancy how you managed to peg Emma Lazarus as a “Zionist” inasmuch as she died a decade before the Zionist movement was founded. Why not just say “Jew”? That is, of course, what you mean.

     

    Facts, dear boy, facts.

    She [Lazarus] is an important forerunner of the Zionist movement. She argued for the creation of a Jewish homeland thirteen years before Theodor Herzl began to use the term Zionism.