“It is difficult to imagine a more condescending view of a group than to argue that standards must be lowered for them to succeed”

AMERICAN GREATNESS
The Present Moment Has Set Blacks Back a Half-Century
by Dennis Prager
July 2, 2020

According to the make-believe world of the Left, we are experiencing a great moment in American racial history. For the first time, the story goes, more whites than ever are coming to realize how racist America is, how racist cops are and how systemically racist everything in America is. Only now do many Americans understand just how racist Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima, Ulysses Grant, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, “whitening” agents, meritocracy, Western culture, Christianity, jailing blacks and the NFL are. The bestselling book in America is about alleged “white fragility”—the term for any rational response to the irrational charge that all whites are racist. READ MORE

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What does Michael Moore have in common with these two?

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
A Winning Trifecta for Climate Science and Rationality
by Charles Battig
June 30, 2020

First there was Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans, then came Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm, and now Michael Shellenberger’s Apocalypse Never.  All three authors sound the common theme that the  hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized  the concern for the environment have, as Lomborg explains, created  a false climate  alarm  which has “costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet.”  To varying degrees, all three authors come from a strong environmental activist background, which observation makes their public revelations even more noteworthy. READ MORE

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“Israel’s sovereignty over the Jordan Valley must be decoupled from the Trump plan”

ALGEMEINER
Israel Should Apply Sovereignty — and Reject the Trump Peace Plan
by Benjamin Anthony and David Benger
July 1, 2020

Regardless of how far-reaching or limited, and immediate or gradual, the process may actually be, Israel should apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, but it must not do so under the framework of the Trump peace plan. That plan, if implemented, exacerbates all of Israel’s present security concerns and leaves it with no discernible advantages…The extension of Israeli sovereignty is a policy consonant with the principled, decades-long held view of Israeli leaders that Israel must retain security control over the Jordan Valley. READ MORE

JTA Rabbi Uri Pilichowski: I’m an Israeli settler. American Jews are debating my future, but here’s what they don’t understand. It’s been surreal watching from Israel as Americans discuss my future…I’ve also noticed that many of these panels don’t include any speakers who are Jewish settlers or Palestinian residents of the area, which made it feel like I was watching an all-male panel discuss women’s issues or three white people discuss Black Lives Matter. When I challenged one think tank about its 20-person panel that did not include a single Palestinian or Jewish settler, I was told that the discussions centered around security issues and a resident’s perspective wouldn’t be valuable.

The Miryam Institute debate on whether Israel should apply sovereignty to the Jordan Valley: “Israel Must Apply Sovereignty Over the Jordan Valley Now” For or Against ?

 

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Iran: “While clearly leery himself about getting the United States into another military conflict in the Middle East, Trump would likely be sympathetic to Israel taking matters into its own hands”

REAL CLEAR DEFENSE
The Clock Is Ticking on the Next Iran Nuclear Crisis
by John Hannah
June 29, 2020

In early June, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released two reports on the Iranian nuclear program. They make for worrisome reading. A year into its decision to start breaching the constraints imposed by the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran has begun crossing some important thresholds that dangerously reduce its breakout time for developing a nuclear weapon. As it does so, the specter of a possible military strike to destroy Iran’s nuclear project will inevitably reemerge. READ MORE

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ADL partners with leading anti-Semite Al Sharpton to score political points

FREE BEACON
The ADL’s Disgrace
Editorial Board
June 29, 2020

…We never thought we’d see [Al] Sharpton embraced by Jews, but that’s what’s transpiring now as the Anti-Defamation League strays onto the Reverend’s turf—leading a boycott campaign against one of the most successful Jewish-owned businesses in the world. Its CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, has tapped Sharpton as a partner in a political project to police objectionable speech that both are trying to cast as a modern civil rights issue…The Greenblatt-Sharpton campaign is a left-wing power grab disguised as a civil rights mission. READ MORE

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AIPAC Action Requested: Urge Your Representative to Not Sign Letter Proposing Cutting Aid to Israel

AIPAC Action Alert

A one-sided, anti-Israel letter being circulated in the House by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)—cosigned by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Betty McCollum (D-MN):

      • Directly threatens the U.S.-Israel relationship
      • Supports conditioning and cutting America’s security assistance commitment to Israel
      • Would damage American interests, risk the security of Israel and make a two-state solution less likely

Urge your representative to oppose cutting aid to Israel and not sign this letter. Take action by clicking here to send your letter.

JEWISH INSIDER Four progressive congresswomen circulate letter threatening to condition aid to Israel over annexation Four Democratic members of Congress are said to be circulating a letter among their House colleagues warning of the political implications that could result from Israel’s planned annexation of portions of the West Bank. The letter is being circulated by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Betty McCollum (D-MN). The letter suggests that annexation, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said could begin as soon as this week, would “lay the groundwork for Israel becoming an apartheid state.”

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Textbook Intersectionality: Palestinian Day Of Rage Anti Israel protests across US linked to George Floyd, Defunding Police & Annexation

BREITBART
Pro-Palestinian Groups in U.S. Call for ‘Day of Rage’ Rallies Against Israel
by Deborah Danan
June 28, 2020

North American-based Pro-Palestinian groups have called on the public to join “Day of Rage” rallies across the U.S. on Wednesday, the day Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has earmarked for beginning the process of annexation of parts of the West Bank. Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and American Muslims for Palestine have organized protests in Chicago, San Diego, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and San Francisco. READ MORE

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Do Jewish lives matter?

ELDER OF ZIYON
Defunding police = Jewish lives don’t matter
June 25, 2020

…What are the threats against Jews and Jewish institutions  in America today? They come from the far-Right, as we’ve seen in synagogue shootings like Pittsburgh. They come from black antisemites, as we saw in Brooklyn and Jersey City. They come from rioters who take advantage of “social justice” movements to wreak havoc, as we saw in Los Angeles…. Defunding the police and redirecting the money into community programs will not cure antisemitism. And if “social justice” ideas drive where the money is spent, it could have the effect of increasing antisemitism – like brainwashing people to believe that Israel trains cops to attack blacks, a factor in the Jersey City terror attack. READ MORE

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UN chief ‘shocked and disturbed’ by video of car sex act in Israel

JERUSALEM POST
UN vehicle ‘car sex act’ in Tel Aviv is just latest UN sex abuse scandal
by Seth J. Frantsman
June 28, 2020

The UN has moved unusually quickly to condemn a video that appeared last week showing several UN members, two of them male, with one woman riding on top of one of the men in the back seat, in what appears to be a sexual position. UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric issued a statement on Friday confirming the video and suggesting it was a vehicle linked to the UN Truce Supervision Organization…The website The New Humanitarian was key to bringing the video to light. READ MORE

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“It seems reasonable to ask if a family that allows its children to attend UMASS Amherst is guilty of parental malpractice”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Are Pro-Israel Dissenters Safe at UMASS Amherst?
by Dexter Van Zile
June 25, 2020

Parents might want to think twice about letting their kids attend UMASS Amherst in September. Maybe a gap year is a good idea, especially if their child has political beliefs that run counter to those that dominate the campus at UMASS Amherst. Why? Judging from a $27 million lawsuit being prepared against UMASS Amherst, the school may not be a safe place for learning, free inquiry, and ideological nonconformism…There’s evidence the school is not such a good place for students who disagree with the anti-Israel, anti-American, and anti-Western narrative that has taken root in higher education in the United States. READ MORE

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