Friday, September 19, 2014

I'm Sorry!


Have you ever had to deal with an abusive boss who loses his or her mind and yells their face off at you for no particular reason? Then later they apologize. ‘Sorry, I had a bad day’ or ‘Sorry, I didn’t get much sleep last night’.

Of course we all have. But what about that same boss, co-worker, teacher or spouse who constantly attacks you verbally but almost always apologizes later? Sooner or later we all ignore the apology. When that behaviour becomes routine, our response also becomes routine. We don’t hear it. It’s certainly not sincere if the situation is constantly being repeated. It’s obvious that the rage was meant to attack us personally. That is what we remember.
Just because someone apologizes, that doesn’t always erase the bad behavior. Nor should it.

Sadly, many of our world leaders suffer from this affliction. Especially when it comes to the Jews and Israel we have seen that behavior so many times already that their apologies become meaningless.

Joe Biden’s recent remark using Shakespeare’s anti-Semitic term ‘Shylock’ in a speech about bankers ripping off clients is one such an example. He later admitted that it was a poor choice of words only after he was chastised by the ADL. He’s probably the most apologetic vice president the US has ever had. That is not a good thing.



It reminds me of Obama’s first term speech about his country’s ally Israel. He clearly stated that Jerusalem always was and is the capital of the Jewish state. And it must remain undivided.  He later lamented his poor choice of words. ‘Undivided’ was not what he meant. What did he mean? Divided of course. West Jerusalem for the Jews. East Jerusalem for the Arabs. Like his VP, Obama is probably the most apologetic President the US has ever had. We all know all about his apology tour during his first term as President. After listening to his collective speeches, beginning in Cairo and occurring all over the world, one would think that before him, the US was an evil empire, despised by the world and deservedly so. Was the States perfect? Of course not. Far from it. But name me a country that has done more for world freedom?

But not to worry. He will fix it. From now on, the US will lead from behind. It will no longer stick its nose where it doesn’t belong, except when it comes to Israel.



He has made just about every possible wrong decision he could have. And his biggest is his constant defense of Iran. He has Iran’s back when it comes to ISIS. And it shouldn’t surprise us, after all they beheaded an American journalist. But when they killed a few hundred thousand people, he was silent. When Hamas killed an American student in Israel, he was also silent.

More importantly, he’s allowing Iran to continue to build nuclear weapons. And if Israel dares to destroy them, he might attack Israel. He’d start with denying Israel arms. In fact he already has. But don’t worry, if G-d forbid the Iranians succeed in launching nuclear weapons at some point, I’m sure we can all count on Obama to apologize. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Media Has a Lot to Answer For


So the war in Gaza is on and off. After thousands of rockets fired by Hamas in Gaza into Israel, Israelis have finally decided that enough is enough. The terrorist group Hamas is as ruthless as they come. They use their own children as cover when they fire at Israel, knowing that the IDF (Israel Defense Force) will not fire back if children are in their way.

Hamas insists both verbally and in writing that they will not stop until every Jew is dead. Note they said Jew, not Israeli.
As all other Muslim radicals, they will not stop with the Jews. Like the Nazis before them, they start with the Jews but end up killing everyone else including their own. Too bad, the rest of the world hasn’t woken up yet. BTW, the rest of the world includes none other than Israel’s # 1 benefactor, namely the US. It also includes the mainstream media. They have a lot to answer for. More about them later.  It includes most world leaders. And believe it or not it includes many Jews. Both in the diaspora and even in Israel.

Everyone has a right to choose a side. Even if they chose the wrong side. What I insist is that they admit it. In other words if you choose Hamas over Israel than simply admit that you hate Jews. That’s all I ask. Like most radical Muslims who are today’s Nazis, for the most part they readily admit that they hate Jews and all none-Muslims for that matter.

What I said applies to the media. If every bit of misinformation being reported by the mainstream media started with ‘We hate Jews’, I could live with that. Those people who hate Jews would buy into the mainstream media, those who don’t would not.

This leaves us with the well meaning but often ignorant media who simply regurgitate what they hear from the larger news organizations. If CNN is constantly reporting the #’s of dead Gazans, then so must the thousands of smaller, local news media. My local TV news station in Toronto which is excellent at reporting the traffic, weather and local events, continues to publish the # of Gazans killed as a result of  the IDF. Their 1 minute snippet of the war in Gaza usually stops at the # of dead from each side. Since Israel cares about it’s citizens and builds many excellent bomb shelters, employs world class anti-missile system like the Iron Dome, uses sirens and phone apps to notify it’s citizens of incoming rockets and most importantly moves its citizens out of harms way whereas Hamas cares more about its leaders and its weapons than it does about its people, simply reporting the #’s of dead and injured people on both sides without the context, is anti-Israel. Of course in this scenario, many more Gazans will be killed or injured than Israelis.

Worse still is the constant barrage of  photos and videos of real and not so real injured and / or dead Gazans by the media. Can you imagine what could have happened if the media had the ability to publish images of the millions of  ‘innocent’ civilian Germans or Japanese who were killed or injured in WWII? What if every murderer gets filmed while he himself is shot up by police? Oh and don’t forget the headline: Robber gets brutally shot 6 times in the head by police. What if all context fails to make the news? The fact that the robber killed 3 innocent people in the bank in order to complete his transaction is omitted time after time? We would have utter chaos. Well intentioned people would be siding with the murderers simply because they didn’t know the truth. We could have easily lost WW II because the majority of the civilian population in the West would side with the enemy.

The media carries a lot of responsibility to report the news accurately and honestly. With it they have the power to topple entire nations. In the current war with Hamas, it is crystal clear to any objective, knowledgeable person that Israelis are the good guys trying to defend themselves from Muslim terrorists who wish nothing less than the murder of every Jew and the destruction of Israel, to begin with.

The mainstream media are helping to spin the story the other way entirely. Right now they are certainly being supported by most governments throughout our world but even well before Obama’s obvious anti-Israel administration came into power, much of the mainstream media being aligned with the Left, were anti-Israel.

The world is subtly but constantly being brainwashed by the media when it comes to Israel. It seems that even as Israel is trying to rid the world of evil, internationally known terrorists by the name of Hamas, Israel can do nothing right. They are damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

If G-d forbid Israel ever falls (I as a believer cannot ever fathom that) I will hold the mainstream media accountable.

I include the New York Times recent article below as an example (one of thousands) of the media's often subtle anti-Israel's stance. In this recent case, they imply a moral equivalence between a well defined terrorist group, Hamas and the only democratic, liberal, free country in the Middle East, Israel. 

Below the image is my letter to the NY Times.

Yes, they have a lot to answer for.




My letter to the NY Times:

Dear New York Times:

When it comes to Israel, you have a definite bias against it. Case in point was your August 19 article with the headline "Rockets Said to Be Fired from Gaza Strip Puncture Latest Cease-Fire". 
You implied that the rockets that hit Israel in the south, might not have been fired from Gaza. Perhaps the Israelis fired them at themselves.
But then you realized your ridiculous headline and changed it to: 'Rockets from Gaza and Israeli Response Breaks Cease Fire'. 
So now you are implying that there was no difference between Hamas firing rockets at Israel indiscriminately during the cease fire and Israel's response.
Surely you can agree that if a bank robber shoots some civilians in the course of the robbery and then the police shoot him, only he is guilty. The police are doing their job in keeping law and order.
It's a good thing that police are protecting us. Likewise when Arab terrorists from Gaza break their own cease fire and continue to fire rockets into Israel, only they are guilty of breaking the cease fire. Any response from Israel should be expected and is in fact a good thing. How would you have reported the robbery? Well if it occurred in Israel and if it was an Arab who was the robber then you might report it as 'Sadly a poor Palestinian who couldn't afford to feed his family, was shot by Israeli police'. You'd probably include some pics of his many children picking thru rubble and his wife crying at his funeral and blaming the Jews. 

If I wanted to read an anti-Israel paper I would consult with Al Jazeera. Your anti-Israel and anti-Semitic bias is so blatantly obvious you should be ashamed of yourselves. Even a 4 year old can see that you are far from an honest news paper. 






Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Antisemitism Marches on While the World Looks the Other Way


Thank G-d for the internet. I live in Toronto, Canada. The year is 2014.  I have cable TV at home with over 100 channels. Likewise at the cottage we have satellite TV with hundreds of channels. Most of our news channels are American. The main news headlines are as follows:

Pro-Russian rebels shot down a Malaysian airliner near Ukraine. 
Israel is in the midst of finally trying to quiet the Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
The war continues in Syria killing and displacing hundreds of thousands.

I've been following local and international news for many years. There is little to no mention of the antisemitic events that continue to occur throughout our world in any of the mainstream news media. If it wasn't for the internet I wouldn't even know that antisemitism exists anymore! 

Here are just a few items that should have been reported in the mainstream TV news:

Fatah leaders of the Palestinian government claim that Jews offer sacrifices made from the blood of Arab children.
Muslim demonstrators in Paris armed with axes, chanting 'Death to the Jews', tried to storm a synagogue.
Still in Paris: a Molotov cocktail was thrown into another synagogue; a 17 year old Jewish girl was pepper sprayed in the face by a man shouting 'Dirty Jewess, inshalla you will die'; a Jewish man was beaten up by 3 men who scrawled a swastika on his chest.; in 2006 a young Jewish man was kidnapped, tortured and murdered; in 2012 a Muslim murdered a rabbi and 3 children; this year 4 Jews were killed in a Jewish museum in Brussels by a Muslim; Jews were driven out of the Swedish city of Malmo by Muslims.


In Turkey (see photo above), Jews have been served notice 'to be very afraid and to get out', this after living in relative peace after 500 years. Their Muslim leader supports these fanatics. He, by the way, is considered to be Obama's best friend (his words, not mine).  

Here in Regina, Canada,  a peaceful rally in support of Israel was interrupted by pro-Hamas demonstrators who tore Israeli flags out of their hands and knocked down and attacked a woman just the other day. There was no mention of this in the news. In Toronto last week, a Jewish man who was peacefully demonstrating against Hamas was attacked by Arabs and then taken to jail by police. 

I could write a very large book documenting such despicable events. They have and continue to occur in almost every country in the world. I myself have been served up Jew hatred both as a child and as an adult looking for work and I live in Toronto! 

There are 2 very different worlds that I'm exposed to. Mainstream news like CNN and my national, government sponsored news CBC which has a decidedly anti-Israel and antisemitic bias and the real news which I get via the internet  through such knowledgeable people and organizations such as: Daniel Pipes, Caroline Glick, Arlene Kushner, Honest Reporting, Melanie Phillips, Ideology of Islam, Media Scan, CAMERA and thankfully by many others.

Why are these incidents not reported? Are they too painful to report or does nobody care? Perhaps we've reached a saturation point. When something happens so often that it becomes commonplace, nobody cares. If one Jewish girl gets attacked via an antisemitic act, it might get reported. But when it happens every day, hundreds or thousands of times per day in fact, nobody cares. Maybe it's simply because the world hates us. Some more than others for sure but I've been seen that little bit of Jew hatred subtly displayed by far too many people from all walks of life. From colleagues at work, to many world leaders. The constant barrage of antisemitism is insidious. It's crept into many well meaning, left leaning people and the brain washing continues. 

Make no mistake, these are not anti-Israel attacks, these are clearly attacks against Jews. Anti-Israelism is the new antisemitism. Little, if anything, has changed since the Holocaust. If fact, now that the world continues its love affair with attacking the tiny Jewish state, it's gotten a whole lot easier to hate Jews. 

It's so embedded in our culture that even I would be surprised to see any one of such events reported on mainstream media. Although one can search for anti-Israel or antisemitism on the internet and you wouldn't be able to read all of the items in your lifetime. Today, many Jews and righteous Gentiles would be shocked to hear such events and many intelligent folks don't even recognize the antisemitism when they hear or see it.

Six million Jews are turning in their graves!



Friday, May 2, 2014

Sterling vs Kerry

Sterling, an NBA franchise owner tells his soon to be ex-mistress that he doesn't want her sitting next to blacks, in private. She taped the conversation in the hopes of getting some more money out of him and/or seeing him punished as she knows her days of having him as her sugar daddy are numbered. That little event made world head lines especially in the US. I'm sure CNN will be talking about this for a month mixed in with some sporadic non-news about the still missing Malaysian airliner.



Around the same time, Secretary of State John Kerry tells world leaders that unless Israel agrees to a 2 state solution, it could become an apartheid state. Can you imagine that the US, arguably Israel's closest ally and historic benefactor continues the lies spread by Israel's enemies, that it is or almost is an apartheid state? And it barely gets mentioned in the big media world wide? Of course he tried to back pedal out of this one and I'm sure he'll succeed. After all, hardly anyone knows about it, since it was barely reported and most importantly, did you hear what Ronald Sterling said about blacks?



Even one of the largest Jewish organizations world wide, The Simon Wiesenthal Center was shocked that Kerry said that. How did they respond? After being shocked, they made sure to say that they commend his efforts to bring peace to the region and yes he should correct this nasty canard. The Center also voiced their support to the punishment laid out to Ronald Sterling. Guess which article was first in the Center's blog? Of course the Sterling post came first. Way down the list (position # 6) came the Kerry posting. Well if it ain't that important for the Jews that the US administration calls Israel, one of the most free, open, democratic countries in the world, an apartheid state, then why should the rest of the world give a crap?

Lastly, I laughed when I read the pathetic article about Kerry. The Wiesenthal Center was 'shocked' about Kerry's comments. Shocked? His boss and his boss's entire circle are no friend's to Israel, either on purpose or through ignorance. Anyone who thinks otherwise has his/her head in the sand. Kerry couldn't wait to get that comment out there in support of his truly apartheid Muslim friends. Abbas can get away with saying that he'll never ever recognize a Jewish state and once again befriends terrorist organizations like Hamas which openly call for Israel's destruction but somehow Israel would be apartheid if she didn't give away her land, Judea and Samaria! So in Kerry's eyes, Israel has a choice: commit national suicide by giving in to the 2 state solution or else be labeled apartheid by an anti-Semite like him. To me the choice is obvious.

PS: Please don't quote his brother's story how their ancestry is Jewish but they converted to Christianity because they couldn't take the anti-Semitism they were subjected to in Europe. Not only does that not help your case, it helps mine.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Judea, Samaria and Peace Negotiations



Should Israel continue to hold ‘peace negotiations’ with Arabs who call themselves Palestinians? Should Israel be striving for a 2 state solution?

I recently attended a one day event in Toronto which was part of Israel Truth Week. One of the common themes was this: Israel needs to decide whether they are owners or occupiers of the land we call Judea and Samaria (Arabs call it the West bank). The policy should be simple. If they are occupiers, they should leave. If they are owners they need to scream that fact, loud and clear, to the Arabs who live in Judea and Samaria as well as to the rest of the world.  First truth, then solutions. I liked what I heard.

A few days later I had the privilege to hear Caroline Glick speak. In my opinion, she is the best advocate for Israel that we have today. She truly gets it.



Here are the simple facts:

Israel owns Judea and Samaria just as it owns Tel Aviv. Jews lived in those lands for thousands of years. They are the indigenous people. Furthermore, in contemporary times, from the 1900’s onwards, there are mandates created by international law, which identified Palestine including Judea and Samaria as the Jewish state. Did you know that the current paper in Israel known as the Jerusalem Post was initially called the Palestine Post?

The Arabs, who recently took the name Palestinians in order to pretend that they are the indigenous people, are Israel’s enemy. If you don’t believe me, and you haven’t been following recent history, then please read their charter. They want all of Israel. Because their leaders are radical Muslims, they don’t like Jews, Christians or any non-Muslims. Isn’t funny how when Jordan occupied Judea and Samaria, there was no call for them to leave?

Now the simple question: Would you give land away that you own and have owned for thousands of years, to your enemy?

I guess there may be certain situations; very few mind you, which might make sense to do so. For instance, if you were 100% sure that by giving away a large chunk of your land to your enemy you would achieve a lasting peace, then maybe you might choose to do so.

In Israel’s case they have ongoing proof that this won’t happen. Quite the opposite in fact. They recently gave away the Gaza strip, which included high tech agricultural nurseries to the Arabs in the hopes of peace. What did they get in return? The nurseries were destroyed and rockets haven’t ceased to drop on Israelis (including school children) since the day they left. The terrorist group Hamas has taken over the area with a more deadly mission than the Egyptians or PA ever had against the Israelis.

To make matters worse, the land of Judea and Samaria is composed of high hills and plateaus. It’s much higher than the low lands where most of Israel’s population lives. Cities like Tel Aviv are on the Mediterranean coast and can be hit easily by rocket fire and even by gunfire from nearby Arab villages. If Judea and Samaria were given away, Israel would be left by a 9-mile boarder in its narrowest part in the middle. The PA is so unstable and corrupt that even Jordan does not want to be bordered by them. They prefer the stable government of Israel.

It would be national suicide to give away Judea and Samaria to Israel’s enemies. Is there any doubt that if they did, that the Arabs would fire rockets down on Israelis? None. It’s guaranteed to happen.

Why then are the Israeli’s pursuing a 2 state solution with their enemies during the current, never ending, and peace negotiations?

The Israeli government is under pressure from their allies to do so. They know that no matter how many concessions they offer, their enemies will never agree to leaving Israel in peace. They once again hope to show the world that it’s the Arabs who walked away from the table. Is that a wise move? Absolutely not.

Much like when then Prime Minster Ehud Barak offered Yasser Arafat 97% of Judea and Samaria in exchange for a piece of paper with the word peace written on it, people thought he was nuts. But he wanted to show the world that even if he gave Arafat what he wanted, the enemy would never agree to peace. Barak was right, but that was a huge mistake. By offering that land to Israel’s enemy, he set a dangerous precedent. Now the world (including some Israelis) thinks that should be an option. Maybe by offering it, it means that just maybe it wasn’t Israel’s to begin with or its just not that important to Israel to hold on to it.

Let me posit a simple analogy; Someone strikes up a conversation with you about your child. He says that your child is so evil that he needs to be put down. Killed. He gives you various reasons why he thinks that way. Your child chastised his child in the play ground. Will you try to 'negotiate' with that person? Will you continue in a discussion with that person about why killing your child might be a bad idea? Or will you call 911? I think most sane people would opt for calling 911. 
There are certain things that one should simply not negotiate. Committing national suicide is one such thing!

Today Israel’s current administration still doesn’t get it. They are playing a dangerous game by remaining in the negotiations game knowing full well that by giving their valuable land away or by even pretending to, they are giving hope to more terrorists and rewarding bad behaviour. They continue to hand out concessions, like releasing hundreds of prisoners with blood on their hands. It’s simply a lose lose scenario for the Israelis. In the end, the Arabs will undoubtedly try to establish themselves as an independent country and continue to vilify Israel and of course try to destroy Israel from within and without.

There won’t be peace any time soon whether or not the Israeli’s give Judea and Samaria to their enemies. But by giving it away it pretty much assures Israel a terrible fate. And by continuing in the US’s enforced, peace negotiation farce, Israel continues to erode it’s own self esteem and worse.  

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Who's Side Is He On?

Not too long ago, Iran was deemed the world's # 1 enemy. More dangerous than North Korea, China or Russia. And rightly so. After all, they are guilty of some of the world's worse terrorism and due to their strategic oil wealth, are able to finance their atrocities with ease to every corner of the world.
Their often stated goal is to rule the world. When I first heard of this lofty objective by then leader Ayatola Komeni, I simply laughed it off as I'm sure most did. How can a country lead by a leader from the Dark Ages have a chance at succeeding at such a thing?



Boy have times changed and quickly. Iran's leaders are evil but they sure aren't stupid. We are the stupid ones. We have blessed the Iranian regime. The world leaders, led by none other than the one and only Barack Obama, has eased sanctions on Iran just when they were starting to work, in exchange for a piece of paper. This has lately been compared to the infamous British Prime Minister Chamberlain who agreed to cooperate with Hitler in exchange for a piece of paper. At the time Chamberlain was heralded as a super deal maker and hero of our time.  I urge you to spend a minute and watch the real footage of that: Chamberlain Peace Video

Well we know how that ended. The sad part is that after realizing that Hitler's word was meaningless and England had been duped, Chamberlain still didn't get it. He said that he wouldn't have done anything differently! How foolish can he be? Had England and the other world powers, quickly and communally threatened Germany with hard sanctions, including oil and steel embargoes, quite possibly we could have avoided WWII. Negotiating with them which let the Germans to buy time and successfully invade their neighbors was surely a sign of weakness and the Nazis smelt the fear dripping from the West.

Today's situation is so similar that you'd have to be a fool not to see it. There is nothing in this deal that will stop Iran from attaining her goal. With deadly nuclear arms in her hands, Iran would change the landscape of the Middle East by starting an arms race with other unstable Arab countries in the region and the world would never be the same again.

I know that by now many of you are sick of hearing about this 'mundane topic'. Here we go again. Another genius has to make his 2 cents worth known about the nuke deal with Iran.
But I cannot sit quiet on this. I refuse to. And if by chance my message gets out to even one person, it was well worth it.

In my blog I have on many occasions decried the danger of America's love affair with Obama. I have often times argued with friends and relatives about the danger of him leading the free world. I have backed up his disastrous foreign policy with detailed facts. To say nothing of his domestic policy.
I have said that if you are Jewish, Israeli or a supporter of either, than you need to run away from this man because he is not your friend.

I now say something different: This goes well beyond Jewish or Israeli causes. In fact I call on all anti-Semites. If you value world peace and freedom (including the freedom to hate Jews). If you are concerned about the possibility of a nuclear war with a rogue regime who unlike Russia, do not operate with a full deck and will not be deterred by a mutual nuclear threat, it's time to speak up. Now.  Or else pay the price when a suitcase filled with a nuclear bomb or missile drops in a city near you or your children.

I don't know who's side Obama is on, but I do know that it's not ours! He has made the U.S. Iran's protector, guarantor and sponsor. Hell the States might even impose sanctions against Israel if the tiny country decides to disable Iran's nuclear machine!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Poor Benny

Poor Benny Netanyahu. I really feel terrible for the current Prime Minister of the most attacked country on our planet. The tiny country of Israel is being attacked from all sides. From Norway to Chile. From China to South Africa.

By many people throughout the world  who hate Israel simply because it is the lone Jewish state and these people hate Jews.

By many governments in the world who either hate Israel because they represent their population's feelings mentioned above or due to their dependance on Arab oil.

By both individuals and governments who find it easier to appease the real enemies of Israel rather than risk the wrath of suicidal Arab/Muslim individuals (of which there are many) and/or their states (of which there are also many).

By a myriad of organizations both inside and outside of Israel who put the hate on either through ignorance or who are sponsored by enemies of Israel/Jews including the mainstream media.

Economically by the international BDS movement.

Politically by its enemies, biased media and even some of its allies (read 'current US administration').

Existentially by its neighbors most notably Iran who unquestionably wants to destroy it via nuclear weapons!





As the current Israeli leader, Benny is also under attack within Israel by most of Israel's Arab population (almost 2 million in number) who would and have attacked all previous Israeli leaders and of course by members of opposition parties as well as some of his own party members.

Quite a few Jewish Israeli citizens are not happy with the current economic situation in Israel (the high cost of housing) are not happy with him either.

So with all this on his plate, Benny has to fly to Rome and spend many hours with Obama's lackey, Secretary of State, John Kerry who plans to press Benny for more concessions to recycle the 'peace talks' with the Palestinian Authority. How humiliating, depressing and hopeless this ongoing task must be for Benny.  While Arabs from the Gaza strip, inside Israel, the West Bank and others who sneak inside Israel from neighboring countries continue to terrorize Israelis including young children, Benny has to pretend that all is well in the world and that there is nothing more important on his plate than to appease those who wish to make Israel and Jews disappear quickly off the face of the earth.

This reminds me of when I was working as an IT consultant and I was dealing with some silly problems at work just after I learned that my father had passed away. It's hard to deal with BS when you know of much larger issues that are looming.

I'm sure that Benny would like nothing better than to tell Kerry to F Off! Something like: 'Do you think I have nothing better to do than to talk to you about chopping off more pieces of our tiny country and giving it to people (a bogus group of Arabs who call themselves Palestinians) who want to kill us? Or release another group of Arab prisoners most of which have been found guilty by a democratic court of law for such things as murder and who will undoubtably attempt to kill more Israeli's as soon as they are released?'

Like him or not, I for one would not want Benny's job even for a second and if I had it, I wouldn't last more than that. Poor Benny.....