Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Middle East Breakthrough?

You might have recently read that Trump lost it with Abbas. He supposedly actually yelled at him, accused him of lying to him. Back in March Abbas convinced Trump that the Palestinians are really interested in making peace with Israel. Those were the magic words that Trump needed to hear. I'm sure that he didn't question Abbas too much about it. He swallowed the bait.

But after Bibi told Trump and the public (for the millionth time) that Abbas promotes violence with Israelis by supporting terrorists, naming schools and community centres after suicide bombers, paying imprisoned terrorist families billions of dollars and brainwashing children at school to hate and kill Jews, Trump lost it on Abbas in his recent meeting with him.

I hope this is the breakthrough we've been waiting for. Making a fool out of Trump is the worst thing one can do. Abbas just did it. He's gotten away with it since he became the PA leader but previous US leaders were not Trump. As we all know he shoots from the hip. Like his predecessors he doesn't really understand the true muslim mindset.  He never understood the real existential threat that Israel faces from her neighbours. He thought he could be a hero by making the most challenging 'peace deal' in history. Now some of the truth smacks him in the face. Quelle surprise! Abbas is not interested in peace!

I sincerely hope that he ignores his left wing advisors like Kushner (all former Democrats) who continue to hound him to push Israel to make concessions with the Palestinians.

I hope he follows his own gut now that he was insulted publicly by Abbas and comes to the only logical conclusion: The Palestinians as a whole are not people to make peace negotiations with.
All their leaders are the worst kind of terrorists and Holocaust deniers. Instead of pleading with them to 'make peace' with Israelis, they should be tried as war criminals.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Can Israel Rely on Trump?

The short answer is: No.

Israel can't rely on anyone. If Jews have learned anything it's that we must rely only on ourselves. That doesn't mean that we should refuse help from others or make strategic alliances with other states, organizations or people even for short periods of time. Had Israel existed at the time of World War II, perhaps the Holocaust could have been averted. It probably would have because the Nazis at first wanted to deport all the Jews out of Germany (and then the rest of Europe) rather than murder them. But as we now know all too well, no other country wanted to take these pour souls in and protect them from slaughter.

During Israel's short modern day history, she has been betrayed repeatedly by virtually all of her allies. Britain wouldn't let ships loaded with Jews who tried to escape from the inferno aka Europe to Palestine during the big war. France reneged on a huge air force deal. MIGs that Israel had paid for and was in dire need to defend herself against massive Arab armies were held up. The US on various occasions had either done nothing to help Israel when she most needed their help in existential wars or worse, co-operated with Israel's enemies (eg: Iran deal). I could write an entire essay on just this topic alone.

Now Trump arguably Israel's best American President friend ever, is hosting the terrorist and self declared PA leader in the hopes of yet again making a peace deal between the Palestinians and the Israelis. In so doing he once again falls into the US trap of legitimizing Israel's enemies. The irony is that Abbas, the PA, Hamas and most of the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians are surely enemies of the Jewish state but are no less friendly to the States. They do not want to make peace with Israel any more today than they did 10 years ago. They want Israel and Jews everywhere to be destroyed forever. If American leaders can't figure this out yet then they are clearly insane.

I did support Trump in his presidency and I support him still today. I knew when he was running as a candidate that he is far from the best Republican in his support for Israel. It was obvious to me that he would be a game changer as far as US-Israel relations compared to his predecessor. While Obama was constantly stabbing Israel in the back, despite saying otherwise, Trump is truly Israel's friend. I've said this before and I'll say it again. Sometimes friends can get you killed with the best intentions.

I knew then that Trump won't necessarily do what's best for Israel. But I also knew that as long as the US elected a president that was even handed with Israel, she would do well. Israel did pretty dam well economically and in other ways even when Obama was trying to screw her. As always I considered the choices. I realized quickly that the biggest challenge facing the world and America in particular was political correctness. Americans were craving to stop it. So was I (I still am). Ted Cruz was a far better friend to Israel than Trump ever was or will be. But Ted couldn't beat Hillary so wishing him in was a waste of time.

As long as Trump helps the job market in the US he'll be a great president. As long as he protects his citizens from the dangers of radical Islam, he'll be a great president. In short, as long as the US does well, Israel will too. Despite Trump not really getting the Middle East or understanding the mindset of the Arab on the street or learning about the history of the true indigenous people of Palestine - The Jews and despite this huge mistake of inviting an antisemitic, Islamic terrorist leader to the White House in order to make the deal of the century at Israel's existential cost, he's still miles ahead of either lying Hillary or the self hater Bernie. It would be a much more dangerous world with either of them as leader.

As for Israelis, they know that they can not rely on any US president. Some are better for the Jews and some are worse but Israelis have learned that they must continue to be self sufficient. They can't put their trust all in one basket. They need to continue to reach out to the world.  It's not a matter of sound economic policy, it's a matter of life and death.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Why I'd vote for Marine Le Pen

Maybe I'm a contrarian. But I must say that I'm sick of everyone attacking this brave woman. It's easy to attack people out of context. Most of the media attention about her is negative. Like they did with Trump, they simply ignored his scary and pathetic competition while attacking him. The media are treating her the same. She is attacked on anything she says or does whether good or bad.

Let us dig a little deeper, shall we?

All choices are relative. Her Left wing competitors will continue to take France down. As France sits today, it is in ruins. Economically bankrupt. Teetering on an implosion. Since their compulsion to bring in millions of Muslims from Algeria, Tunisia and other Muslim states France has steadily moved into a dangerous welfare state.
Her competition is so pathetic that they will continue to woo the Arab votes at all costs.

She is the only candidate who recognizes the danger of Muslim immigration. No one really knows the exact number of Islamic terrorists living in France due to all the no-go zones throughout the country as well as the indoctrination of political correctness for far too long.

France's standing as a prime tourist destination rests on the shoulders of the number of terrorist attacks. As that number increases (and under the current leadership it certainly will), the tourists will disappear.

She bravely distanced herself from her father's antisemitic views to the point of kicking her own father out of the party. She has gone after antisemitic members of her party as well.

If I was a Jew living in France, I would prefer to vote for her over the same old garbage that has turned France into a land fill. I'm not naive enough to think that either she or her party are my friend. But neither am I naive enough to think that the past governments (regardless of party) were my friends either.

The bottom line: I would rather live in a country that won't let anyone wear any religious clothing in public than to live in a country where I can wear my kippah in public but most likely I'd be dead by a Muslim terrorist before I got to safety!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

What, more peace negotiations?

Lately I find myself inundated with articles about reviving peace negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians. Most are a version of the '2 State Solution'. You know, the one that wants 2 states for 2 peoples living side by side in peace? How to get to that objective has been problematic to say the least. The old Saudi 'peace plan' has resurfaced once again. And it must be good because:

a) like I just said, it's being talked about again
b) Qatar and most of the other Middle East Arab countries support it
c) that's all I got

Since Trump is sucking up to the Sunnis (similar to the way Obama was sucking up to the Shiites),
even he might jump on board. Let's hope not.

The plan isn't all that bad. All Israel has to do is:
a) give up more land: Judea and Samaria (West Bank), Golan Heights, East Jerusalem which has the Western Wall (no big deal, she's done that before)
b) let millions of Arabs move to Israel (they call it 'right of return'- ya right)
c) create yet one more Muslim state loaded with terrorists, right next door
In short, commit national suicide.

All the Palestinians have to do is:
a) nothing

Arab League summit in Riyadh

I had a nightmare where I was in the midst of a terrible disease. The worst part was when the doctors were deciding which limb to cut off of me first in order to keep me alive just a little longer. After they cut off my leg they waited another couple of weeks before they debated what next to cut off and so on. As you can see, this was quite a nightmare. Very similar to all of the crazy ideas put out by various nut cases and/or well meaning people. NONE of these plans have Israel's back. 
Someone (a Jew no less) suggested that maybe the Nazi's idea of moving the Jews to Madagascar might have worked. After all, look at the problems for Jews in modern day Israel.
All these proposals (especially the 2 State idea) share one common theme: The absolute destruction of the Jewish state. It may not happen over night but sure as night follows daylight, it would happen.
Let's pray that Israelis are smarter than the rest of us and despite some of the weaker left wingers, they as a nation will not commit national suicide.

The insanity is that this discussion doesn't seem to want to stop. Can we please talk about something else? I sure hope that Israeli leaders are focusing their attention on other important matters (like a nuclear Iran). Hopefully they are only playing lip service to the Trump administration's dangerous game of 'making the deal of the century' by revamping peace negotiations with Israel and the PA.
I know that it's a no win, complete waste of time and energy and the worst part is that the world always expects that in order to achieve peace, Israel must concede more territory. I know that the Arabs just want to weaken Israel until one day they can run them over and finally destroy them.
I know that every other country has their own agenda and none of them really give a hoot if Israel exists or not. I know that giving sovereign territory to Israel's enemies will not solve the crisis in Syria or anywhere else.  I know all this and I'm just a regular dude. No brilliant geopolitician here.

Just about every world leader (not only from the main powers) have voiced their opinions as to what Israel should do about this hot potato. Even when their own countries are being challenged existentially by Islamists and other issues, they still love to focus their attention on to what concessions Israel must make in order to achieve peace with the terrorists known as the PA.

I don't know about you but I'm so sick of hearing about this. To the Saudis I'd say thanks but no thanks. With friends like you who needs enemies. To the rest (even well intentioned folks) I'd give them a big fat yawn. What else d'ya got?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Is the Koran Evil?

I'm well aware of many Western experts on the Koran as I receive hundreds (maybe thousands) of articles explaining its contents. Many condemn us for not taking a closer look at it. They read it to expose the dangerous material that lies therein. Some have even gone as far as to suggest that we learn Arabic in order to properly understand it.

While I'm glad that some of us in the West have invested a lot of time and effort to understand in detail, the contents of Islamic texts, I have not done so. Nor do I plan to. No, I'm sorry but I cannot quote you the book, paragraph and verse that says 'Kill the Jews and other infidels'. Knowing that somewhere in there it does say that or something very close to that, is good enough for me.

The Koran is just a book. From what I do know about it, it's a nonsensical, sick, comic book. I refuse to waste my time to learn any more about it, thanks. Kudos to those of you who have the patience to do so. But I really don't think it's necessary for all of us to do so.  More importantly I don't think it's really that important. What is far more important (my 2 cents) is to take note of what many of the people who follow that book do. That is to say, it's not what they read that counts near as much as what they do. For that matter I don't really care about what they read. I do care that they kill, injure and rape people.

Recent attack in London by Muslim extremist

The big issue is that Muslims comprise such a large population and live all over our world. Let's face it, if there were just a few thousand or even a few hundred thousand Muslims of which only a few hundred or even ten thousand were radical, extremist, terrorists and they mostly lived in Saudi Arabia, who would care? It's doubtful that anyone would even know about them. But since Muslims number well over a billion people of which millions are radical, extremist, terrorists and they exist all over the world, we are certainly aware of them and most of us care about them. Whether we admit it or not is another discussion entirely.

Let's put it another way. Many of us read trash (myself included- sometimes). We watch porn. Our kids play violent games on the internet. Most of us watch violent movies and TV shows often with regularity. Does that mean that we are bad people? NO. Should we be watched? NO. Some of us say nasty things. (most of us, again myself included) Does that mean we are bad people? Maybe, maybe not. How many of us have said in anger "I'm gonna kill you for doing that!" As long as we don't follow that up with a murder, we're still good people. So it's the actions that ultimately count. Now if we were to see that many people who watched violent movies or read violent, hateful books became violent and hateful, that would be a different story. We might then have to take those books and movies off the shelf. But thankfully, so far for Christians, Jews and others in democracies in the West, this is not the case, so no worries. Read all the trash you want folks.

I recently read an article about an Australian politician who ran on the premise of limiting Muslim immigration. But when confronted by a group of local Muslims about her knowledge of the Koran she was mute and kind of made a fool of herself. It's that article that inspired me to write this blog. Although she was condemned by some of my colleagues who are experts on Islam for not doing her homework and being able to quote directly from those books on the hateful aspects of Islam, I say no. I wouldn't admonish her for not knowing anything about them. Far more important would be able to list a number of recent Islamic terror events that occur daily throughout the world.

I never get into religious arguments with Muslims or others. One can take hateful sounding verses out of context from my Torah or the New Testament. Rather than me trying to explain the meaning of some of these verses, an expertise I don't have, I prefer to talk about the common actions of Muslims and compare their behaviour vs the followers of other popular religions. I also try to refrain from arguments about the definition of Islam. Is it a religion of peace or is it a political ideology of hate? Obviously I think it's the latter but I won't waste too much energy on this. Rather I'm happy to spend my energy on the dangers of modern day Muslims based on their actions. On any given day we can expect to hear about a serious tragedy in the West perpetrated by a Muslim extremist like the recent tragedy in London. Of course there are thousands of such events going on 24/7 in lesser known locals that we will not hear about. Despite the attempts to censor media about attacks from Muslim migrants by various governments in the West such as the leaders of Germany, France, Sweden, Belgium and others, these attacks are ongoing and getting worse.

If you do care about the very real threat from Muslim extremists I urge you to vote for government leaders who view the threat as real, not under rose coloured sun glasses and under the guise of diversity or political correctness. And don't condemn them if they are not Koranic experts.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


While I'm no prophet, what I'm reading lately about discussions between the Israeli government and the Trump team tells me that we might have blown our chance for a one state Israeli solution regarding the disputed territories. I've been pleading with the Israeli government to seize the moment as soon as Trump was elected to formally declare that Judea and Samaria are part of the Jewish State of Israel. I told Netanyahu that it's up to him and his colleagues to move forward on this quickly. This was a limited window of opportunity to change the shape of the growing nightmare on what to do with the 'West Bank'. I told him that Trump certainly won't do it for them. He can't be seen to be more of a Zionist than they.

It was high time for us to inform the world that this area is and has always been Israel's. For thousands of years it belonged to Israel. For a very short period of time Jordan occupied it and made it Jew free. They destroyed the Jewish holy sites. They made the Jewish holiest site, the Western Wall into a toilet! In the 1967 Six Day War when Israel was attacked on all sides for no reason other than 99% of Muslims hate Jews, G-d was on Israel's side and Israel won that war and reclaimed Judea and Samaria. It was another modern day miracle. The rules of war are simple: In a defensive war any land obtained by the country being attacked is legally theirs. So even if you don't believe in history, the Mandate for Palestine or the holy Torah which brought light to the entire world, according to modern rules of engagement in international law, Judea and Samaria (aka The West Bank) belongs to Israel. All of it. Not just Area A or B or C.

For many years, far too many Israelis and other folks have declared incorrectly that according to the demographics that they forecasted, the West Bank would contain far too many Arabs for Israel to govern in any case. Turns out that they were listening to the lies from Arab leaders. Modern day demographics based on actual population studies and birth rate records prove quite the opposite. Jews continue to outnumber Arabs in the territories as well as inside Israel proper and the divide is growing, thank G-d!

Thanks to Iran's desire to rule the world with nukes, the Sunni states including Israel's neighbour to the west and its former enemy Egypt are now far less concerned about their made up 'Palestinian' issue and are far more concerned about their own well being. Add to this the ongoing nasty war with Syria vs ISIS. This also would be advantageous for Israel as it shifts the focus away from Israel as the world is engaged with that war.

For far too many years, especially the last eight when Obama was in charge, it could have been lethal for Israel to formally annex her land. But when revolutions occur, these are the moments when changes can successfully be made. And Trump's win was no doubt another miraculous revolution. We had a chance right then to make our move. But months later why are we discussing what sort of limits we can put on 'settlement' construction on our land with Donald Trump?

I'm sorry but this looks very bad. Netanyahu should have told Trump directly to his face early on exactly what I wrote above instead of pussy footing around and using the same old language of settlements, peace negotiations, etc. Trump would have respected Netanyahu and Jews even more had they done so. We knew at the beginning that Trump was no historian. Like any successful businessman he needed an executive summary, a five minute history lesson to probably get him on side. But instead our timid approach got us this.

We blew it!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Have Jewish Groups Who Sponsor Syrian Migrants Gone Too Far?

What I find so painful, is when so many Jews (my friends and family included) are patting themselves on the back because they are championing the 'Syrian migrants' cause even to the point of many synagogues sponsoring Muslim families to move to my city of Toronto and elsewhere!

What they are really doing is guaranteeing that their grandchildren and mine will have to deal with muslims who hate us and will no doubt cause us trouble. Trouble ranging from yelling threats at us on the street to raping our grandchildren and even worse. Like in France, we'll have to hide our Jewishness. No more kippahs in public. It's just too dangerous.

One doesn't need to look beyond Europe to see the actual effects of letting in millions of unscreened 'Syrian migrants'. I enclose 'Syrian migrants' in quotes because more often than not, they are not at all Syrian. Most are not in any serious danger. As has been the case in the last 50 years or longer, they are moving to the West for economic reasons. Period. That's the same reason that most immigrants have been moving to the West forever. A chance at a better life. The difference between the majority of the muslim migrants and the rest of the immigrants is that the former, although may certainly be excited for a better life, are not seeking liberty or freedom from religious persecution. Every legitimate poll out there confirms my worst fears. The vast majority of muslims world wide prefer living under sharia law. This means that they are not only okay with taking our laws into their own hands but strive for this event. Not every muslim is a terrorist but most (don't take my word for it, look as the data) dream for a society where only they dominate.

So while our liberal/democratic/progressive Jewish friends are enjoying a feel good moment today by demonstrating against Trump's sane policy to protect us from potential terrorists and many who albeit are not necessarily terrorists themselves but are haters of all non-Muslims with Jews at the top of their hate list, it's our children and grandchildren who will pay the ultimate price for their moment of weakness.

I often hear their attempt to guilt us into helping the 'Syrian migrants'. This often comes at the cost of helping our own. Who hasn't heard their pleas that these poor souls are no different than our parents when they fled Europe. As a child whose parents survived the Holocaust, I find it most insulting to compare my folks with any of the Muslim migrants! Our Jewish survivors were not a security threat. Not a one of them. Nor were they a burden on society. Quite the opposite. They often founded businesses, large and small, worked hard and employed many local citizens. Furthermore all immigrants back then were screened, face to face with an immigration officer. They often required someone already in Canada or the US to sponsor them before they were even allowed to leave Europe. Today in Canada only 1 in 10 immigrants face an immigration officer!

Our email inboxes have been replete by pleas from my country's largest Jewish organization, (CIJA) Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, for donations to sponsor 'Syrian migrants' and to support anti-Islamophobic laws in Canada. I told them that they need to focus their energy on Jewish causes instead of trying to gain favour with a political ideology (Islam) wherein tens of millions of Muslims following that ideology want to kill us.

So if you haven't guessed by now, the answer to the title of my blog is: Hell Yes!

PS: This just in. A 'Syrian migrant' just got arrested in Edmonton for multiple sexual assaults. Click Here