A Berkeley liberal’s view of BDS

The following is a point counterpoint to an article on Haaretz , that Israeli news site just this side of Aljezeera, entitled “How I know BDS will win, and I will lose” by Raphael Magarik, a graduate student at Berkeley. There were just so many issues that needed to be addressed that I had to…

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The changing Middle East

  Could these three nations in the photo above combine to save the world from Islamic jihadism? Middle East alignment is going through a transformation. Because of the Obama administration changing American roles in the region, primarily not standing up to the rise of Jihadism and allowing it to proliferate, and conducting a policy that…

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How they stood militarily: The Arab States on the eve of the 1948 war

  There are reasons why the Jews won and the Arabs lost the war of 1948. The fact that the Arab states were not equipped or prepared is not one of them, as some “new historian” accounts and other revisionists have argued. The Arabs clearly had a militarily edge on May 14, 1948. They should…

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Palestinian enemies in the United States

The above photo courtesy of www.thegatewaypundit.com What is this with Palestinians trying to draw equivalencies between Ferguson and Palestine? When you consider Palestinian activist history, they have equated Zionism with Racism and Nazism, so as incongruent that it may sound, from their perspective why not draw some similarities between thugs in Ferguson and thugs in Jerusalem.…

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One summer night in a Haifa bar in 1985

  wikipedia.org Port of Haifa today. Looking at it from the harbor, the mountains in the back, as the city grows up that slope is where Carmel is, and where that bar was that night. I doubt it’s still there now though.  photo at top courtesy of www.haaretz.com While sitting at a bar one hot…

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The case for a unified Jerusalem

 photo above courtesy of jpost.com Throughout all the generations, during the two thousand years of their exile, the Jewish people had yearned for Jerusalem. It was the object of their pilgrimage, their dreams, their longings. In the previous two decades, this craving of the centuries had found …Jerusalem’s permanent place was in the heart. There…

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Israel and the endgame solution

youtube.com-a look back at consequences of stalling from wiping out the enemy earlier. Hamas, is bigger, stronger, and can reach more of Israel quicker with its rockets than ever before.  When will Israel say enough is enough? Because they are at it again. Hamas fired rockets into Israel totally unprovoked. Guess they thought with any…

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How Winston Churchill saved Western Civilizaton

    In the darkest days of World War II, before America entered the war in 1940 and ‘41, England was pretty much on its own holding off the Nazi war machine which by that time had either swallowed up Western Europe or had fascist allies everywhere else. For a clean sweep and consolidation of…

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Film Review: Frontera

“Frontera” is Spanish for border. A new film that bears that name covers a story about an illegal alien crossing into the United States for work, and is accused, wrongly for murder. Released in 2014 it was Michael Berry’s directorial debut and he co wrote the script.  It is now available on Netflix. The entire…

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An open letter to supporters of BDS, with a special message to Jews who participate

  All of you who support BDS, if you want to remain true to your cause and you believe this is the “righteous” and “moral” thing to do, then you must all turn in your cell phones. Because an intricate part of smart phone technology was developed in Israel. Every time you use your phone…

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