Israel

Democratic Candidates Avoid AIPAC as Their Party’s Anti-Semitism Grows

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

As of now, only Michael Bloomberg will be attending AIPAC. This is about seeming “progressive,” i.e. supporting the supposedly legitimate grievances of oppressed Third World people even, if it must, including Hezbollah and Hamas. Hamas is the organization that chants “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas!” at demonstrations, lest we English speakers are unclear on where they stand. Should Bernie Sanders win the nomination, it will be interesting to see how Jews respond. Trump has done more for Israel than any president since Truman who recognized the state. The Israelis love and acknowledge this, American Jews not so much. Can this change? Will this change? As we all know, old habits die hard.

Normalizing Religious Persecution

Two days ago, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz, Poland garnered prominent press coverage, but today it is almost impossible to find any mention in the media of the Holocaust and that singular crime against the Jewish people. What's more, this media silence on religious persecution seems to apply to religiously motivated attacks on people no matter what their faith.

The Israel–U.S. Model Has Been a Resounding Success

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

As with Israel, the U.S. is less eager to apply political litmus tests to its occasional allies. It also seeks to avoid quagmires where its overwhelming conventional firepower can be neutralized by terrorists and urban guerrillas. The promoters of these unconventional policies, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. president Donald Trump, are both despised by their respective establishments and under constant threat of removal by their livid political opponents. Yet they both have transformed their respective countries. Their policies remind us that it is sometimes preferable to be respected rather than just be liked — and that when a nation is strong and does not beg for help, it often finds more than it needs.

Now Is The Time To Win The War With Iran

Demonstrators have taken to the streets calling for Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to step down and for those responsible for shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner killing all 176 aboard prosecuted. The weakness of Iran’s system of Wilayat al-Faqih has never been more obvious and the opportunity to undermine it from within rarely greater.

Conservatives Split On War Powers

We are inclined to agree that raising the war powers issue at this time gives aid and comfort to the enemy – but the enemy in question is not Iran, it is the Democrats who want only to make points with their Trump-hating base and render President Trump impotent in the face of Iranian threats and aggression.

Sorry Democrats, There Is A Trump Doctrine, And It’s A Good One

Despite what the Democrats and their media allies want Americans to believe about President Trump and his foreign policy, Trump has been remarkably consistent in his approach to rogue states, such as North Korea and Iran. And the Trump doctrine makes a lot more sense than sending them pallets of cash or refusing to engage with them and pretending they are not there.

Could The Confrontation With Iran Go Nuclear?

The most important thing to come out in the post-Soleimani statements from the White House was this comment from National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien: "I think the President made it very clear that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon and I think we have got a lot of friends and allies both in the region and in Europe who are committed to that outcome.”

Biden Wrong On Foreign Policy And Lying About It (Again)

As former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates once said, Joe Biden has been "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades." Now Biden is lying and trying to rewrite history to cover up those miscalculations and failures in judgement. Here are six recent lies about foreign policy from Joe Biden.

Trump Shows Himself a Better Friend to the Jews Than Even Truman

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

I believe is the best friend of the Jews and Israel ever to inhabit the White House and that includes President Harry Truman, who (somewhat reluctantly) recognized the Jewish state. FDR, whom I was taught to revere as a boy just as almost every Jewish American child of my generation was, history has shown to have been not that much of a friend. Most Republican presidents were better than the Democrats, although the Jews vote Democratic, one of the more perplexing ironies of our time. Trump clearly wants Jews to live. And thrive. Maybe it’s because he has Jewish grandchildren. Who knows? But every Jew in America should thank him for it. Unfortunately, they don’t.

Conservatives Launch Letter in Support of Menashi Appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

A group including many of conservatism’s most active constitutionalists has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rebutting the stream of lies and smears leveled at Steve Menashi by Rachel Maddow and the Left and urging that Menashi be promptly confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

What Conservatives Need To Know About The Attacks On Saudi Arabia

The competition between the two principal Muslim powers in the Middle East – Iran and Saudi Arabia – is in one sense a continuation of the struggle between the Sunni and Shiite branches of Islam. Americans might fairly ask, “What does a 1,400-year-old Muslim civil war have to do with us?” The short answer is “everything” for one obvious and one not so obvious reason.

Israel’s Good and Bad New Realities

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

New alliances with Arab nations are positive but unstable, and old enemies are most dangerous when in a weakened state. Israel’s immediate surrounding strategic neighborhood has recently become far more positive for it. After all, for now, Israel does not face simultaneous existential threats from both Iran and the Arab world. But that unexpected upturn will demand more vigilance than ever, given the lessons of the past: Alliances of convenience with antithetical states rarely last and do not always ensure long-term security, while enemies like Iran that are declining and desperate grow especially dangerous.

Will Israel’s War Become America’s War?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Netanyahu's widening of Israel's war with Iran and its proxies into Lebanon and Iraq — and perhaps beyond — and his acknowledgement of that wider war raise questions for both of us. Tens of millions of Muslims see her as an enemy to be expelled from the region. While there is a cold peace with Egypt and Jordan, the Saudis and Gulf Arabs are temporary allies as long as the foe is Iran. Is this pervasive enmity sustainable? As for America, have we ceded to Netanyahu something no nation should ever cede to another, even an ally: the right to take our country into a war of their choosing but not of ours?

Omar and Tlaib rightly blocked from visiting ‘non-existent’ country Palestine

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Dems are harshly critical of Israel, silent about Palestinian attacks and believe in wooing Iran, which threatens to wipe Israel off the map. Trump has taken unprecedented moves that favor Israel. He moved our embassy to Jerusalem and recognized Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights. He is confronting Iran after withdrawing from the nuclear pact and is preparing a plan that aims to settle the Palestinian issues. In the face of all this, the Palestinians refuse to talk to the administration and curse the president and his family. That’s the side Tlaib and Omar have chosen, and they have only themselves to blame for the consequences.

Call To Action: Demand Your Senator Vote To Confirm Steven Menashi

Rachel Maddow is intentionally distorting what conservative Steven Menashi’s law review article said about Israel and ethnonationalism because she shares the Left’s anti-Semitism and because she can’t countenance the idea of a well-qualified Jewish member of the Trump White House Counsel’s staff sitting on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Why Is This Enemy Even Allowed To Speak Here?

If President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo are serious about stopping the Iranian Islamist threat to the West, their first order of business should be to stop giving the Iranians American forums from which they can threaten Israel and undermine our policies.

Democratic Party Shadows over Passover 2019

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The truly dangerous anti-Semitism is coming from within the Democratic Party and its allies, often masquerading under the thinnest veneer of anti-Zionism. This growing bigotry has its origins in a vile alliance of the left and militant Islam (despite the obvious misogyny and homophobia of Islam — the left doesn't care, for some reason). It has infected our college campuses to the degree that Jewish students often feel threatened and if they are supporters of Israel or (gasp!) Republicans, are forced to go underground in a democracy. Very few Democrats have said anything — their media allies, many of whom are also Jewish, even less.

American Jews on the Brink of Civil War

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

After decades of tilting left-liberal in the most conventional sense, something may be brewing among American Jewry that could result in real change, if it doesn't start an internal civil war. The day Donald Trump announced the recognition of Israeli control of the Golan Heights is the same day it was reported that none--that's zero--- of the many 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidates would be speaking at or attending the AIPAC (America-Israel Public Affairs Committee) annual meeting later this month.

Golan Heights Announcement: Trump’s Strategic Vision And Israel

This is another bold act of presidential leadership in support of one of America’s most important allies, Israel.  The president recognized that Israel’s control of the Golan Heights is the reality, and this is not going to change.  President Trump also sent a signal to Iran that the U.S. will not tolerate it using Syria as a platform to threaten Israel’s security.” Fred Fleitz, President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy.

Join Christians And Jews United In Protest This Thursday At Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Office

In response to the growing anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party, Rabbi Aryeh Spero of the National Conference of Jewish Affairs has announced an emergency action in Washington and invites all who oppose anti-Semitism to come together on March 14, at 1pm outside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office, 1236 Longworth House Office Building, 15 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC 20515.