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Analysis: Leftwing Orthodox Rabbis Attack Trump, Cite the Yerushalmi

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Forty five US rabbis identified with the leftwing of the Orthodox movement — two of them women who received ordination — on Friday issued a statement titled, “Orthodox Rabbinic Statement Against Hateful Rhetoric and Principles,” in which they condemn Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his attacks on Mexicans and on Muslims.

“In the current presidential election, we have been deeply troubled to hear proposals that condemn whole groups and which are justified by pointing to evil behaviors by members of that group or religion,” the rabbis wrote. “Wholesale condemnations—such as the proposal to ban all Muslim immigration into the United States—violate the principle of individual responsibility and violate the fundamental religious principle of ‘love thy neighbor as thyself,’ which is one of the greatest commandments of Judaism (see Jerusalem Talmud, Nedarim 9:4). These proposals violate the biblical prohibitions to spread hatred or slander about groups and individuals and violate the oft-repeated biblical command to love the stranger.”

The quote from the Yerushalmi is the famous note by Rabbi Akiva that “Love your friend as you would yourself” is a great Torah principle. It is, but it refers exclusively to Jews, as can be easily discerned from the complete verse: “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against the people of your nation (B’nei Amecha), and love your friend (Re’acha) as you would yourself, I am God.” Of course, there are universal interpretations of this verse, but as it happens, the Yerushalmi chapter the group cited actually emphasizes one line earlier the idea of the verse referring to the people of your own nation, meaning Jews.

Frankly, even if one does not support Trump’s xenophobic attacks on “Rapist Mexicans” and “the Muslims,” a group of 45 learned rabbis could have come up with a more convincing, perhaps intellectually challenging argument, especially since they present the Trump proposals on banning—temporarily—Muslim immigration without context, as if the candidate just picked a fight with a billion and a half peaceful people who are minding their own business just worrying about grazing their camels and perfecting their hummus.

The 45 rabbis also say they were “shocked by the disrespect shown to parents who suffered the greatest pain—losing a son who died in the service of our country. The Torah commands us always to comfort mourners. The fact that the parents criticized a candidate does not justify harsh and hurtful retaliation.”

This time they didn’t go to the Yerushalmi to support their “always comfort mourners” point. It’s probably not true, as can be seen in the commandments regarding the beautiful war captive, where comforting her as she is mourning her killed parents is distinctly not part of the Jewish soldier’s obligations.

They also attack Trump for his “authoritarian tendencies” and “personal vendettas that come across as a dismissal of constitutional rights and legal processes.” They’re about a year late in comforting Prime Minister Netanyahu, who suffered from the personal vendettas of the current US president. Maybe there’s something in the Yerushalmi about that.

Finally, the Jerusalem Post ran its report of the announcement with the headline “40 New York Orthodox rabbis condemn Trump’s ‘hateful rhetoric’” illustrated with a picture of Satmar Hassidim, which is probably discussed at length in the Yerushalmi, concerning the prohibition on Gneivat Da’at (intellectual deceit).

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David Israel

The Truth Behind The Video Hillary Claimed Caused The Benghazi Attack

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

{Originally posted to the authors blogsite, The Lid}

It’s been proven many times over that the YouTube video about the life of Mohammed had absolutely nothing to do with the Benghazi attack that killed four American heroes. It has also been proven that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama knew from the start the story they were telling America about the video was a lie. But the true story of the video that went viral thanks to Clinton and Obama has never been told until now.

That was the jumping off point for my discussion with Kenneth Timmerman on the the Lid Radio show on Wednesday (embedded below). An investigative reporter, war correspondent, and author, Kenneth Timmerman’s reporting has revealed untold narratives about recent major international events including the Benghazi terror attack, Iran’s weapons program, 9/11, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the persecution of Christians in Iraq (just to mention a very few).

Kenneth’s latest book, “Deception: The Making of the YouTube Video Hillary and Obama Blamed for Benghazi,” tells the the story of the big lie–that infamous YouTube video Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama claimed sparked the Benghazi attacks. Told from the perspective of Cindy Lee Garcia the actress who thought she filmed an adventure movie called “The Desert Warrior,” but woke up the day after the Benghazi attack to find that her lines were dubbed over and the movie was turned into what was called an anti-Muslim flick.

Through no fault of her own (and thanks to the propaganda of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama) we see Cindy become one of the most hated people in the U.S., and the Muslim world. While telling Cindy’s story Timmerman also lays out for reader how the Clinton/Obama state department set the video up to become viral (it had about 400 views before they began to blame it for Benghazi) and become the cause of America’s ills in the Muslim world with lies, misdirection, and help from hate-mongers Sidney Blumenthal and his anti-Semitic son Max, both of whom will have roles in a Clinton White House should Hillary win the election.

I promise you will find this interview with Ken Timmerman embedded both informative and entertaining.

By the way you can follow Ken Timmerman at his website, KenTimmerman.com on twitter @KenTimmerman and his Facebook page and make sure to click here “Deception: The Making of the YouTube Video Hillary and Obama Blamed for Benghazi” and buy the book, you will not be sorry.

Jeff Dunetz

Update: Hareidi Man Stabbed Near Mount of Olives

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

An Arab stabbed a young Hareidi (Ultra-Orthodox) man with a screwdriver in the Beit Hakhoshen (A-Tur) area and fled. The attack happened around 2:30 PM.

The Israeli civilian had exited the Mount of Olives cemetery at about 2:30 p.m. after visiting the grave of a Hasidic rabbi who passed away in July. According to the Jerusalem Police, he was walking towards a nearby bus stop when an Arab man apparently approached him and pushed him to the ground. The attacker then stabbed him several times with a screwdriver and escaped the scene.

The Jewish victim then boarded one of the buses and was taken to a nearby police outpost. He reported the attack to the policemen who called in medical teams and summoned additional police forces to conduct searches for the escaped terrorist.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the Jewish victim, who sustained stab wounds to his back and neck and was in light condition. He was transported, fully conscious, to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center where doctors said that he was in stable condition.

Content by Michael Bachner/TPS was used in the report update.

David Israel

French Indict 16-year-Old Girl Who Planned Jihadist Attack

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

A French court on Monday remanded to custody a 16-year-old girl charged with plotting a jihadist attack, The Local reported. The judge charged the girl with participating in a “criminal terrorist association” and “inciting to commit terrorist acts through an online communication medium.”

The “highly radicalized” teen was group administrator on the encrypted messaging app Telegram.

“She relayed numerous Islamic State group propaganda messages calling for attacks, and she also expressed her own intention of taking action,” a source close to the investigation told The Local. Intelligence services picked up on one of her “very worrying” messages on Telegram.

The girl, who doesn’t have a criminal record, was picked up in a police anti-terror sweep in the suburb of Melun outside Paris.

The security forces then raided her family home, but did not find explosives or firearms.

“At this stage in the probe, investigators have not identified a planned target,” deputy prosecutor Laure Vermeersch said, adding that the girl’s phone and computer have been seized.

Investigators are looking for the other participants in the chat group, and are trying to figure out if the girl had accomplices in her attack plot.

Back in March, two girls ages 15 and 17 were charged with criminal terrorist association and possibly plotting to attack a Paris concert hall, but investigators realized the plot was more fantasy than a significant operation.

A state of emergency has been in effect in France since the November 13, 2015 ISIS attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead.

David Israel

Google under Attack for Deleting Palestine from Maps App

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Internet giant Google has been under fierce attacks from around the world this week, after replacing the name of Palestine on its maps application with Israel.

The Palestinian Journalists Front slammed Google for the move, stating that the removal of Palestine’s name from the maps was an attempt by the “Israeli scheme to establish its name as a legitimate state for generations to come” while obliterating Palestine forever.

PJF claimed the move was part of an effort to distort history and geography “as well as the Palestinian people’s right to their homeland,” and “a failed attempt to tamper with the memory of Palestinians and Arabs.”

PJF demanded that Google reverse the changes made in the maps application, since the move was “contrary to all international norms and conventions.”

The fact that there is no such entity as the State of Palestine did not come up in the attack.

A search for “Palestine” in Google Maps does yield a proper reference to the entity, but with a blank map of Israel, with the areas of Gaza, Judea and Samaria marked with a broken borderline but not mentioned by name. The information provided on the left under the title “Palestine” is:

Quick facts

The State of Palestine, also known simply as Palestine, is a de jure sovereign state in the Middle East that is recognized by 136 UN members and since 2012 has a status of a non-member observer state.

President: Mahmoud Abbas

Capital: Ramallah

Prime minister: Rami Hamdallah

For comparison, the data regarding “Israel” is:

Quick facts

Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Its financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for Bauhaus architecture, beaches and nightlife.

Founded: May 14, 1948

Prime minister: Benjamin Netanyahu

President: Reuven Rivlin

JNi.Media

Shooting Attack in Austin, Texas [video]

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Gunshots were heard in Austin, Texas early Sunday morning.

ABC news reports that a woman was fatally shot, and 3 additional people have been injured, 2 women and a man.

Police now say the site is secure.

Jewish Press News Briefs

19 Dead, 45 Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Japan [video]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

A man in his twenties stabbed and murdered 19 people and wounded up to 45 more in the city of Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, according to Japanese news reports.

The attacker used a knife and apparently stabbed the victims in a facility for handicapped people.

The stabber is reported to be a former staff member of the facility. He was arrested by police after he turned himself in, following his attack.

Sagamihara is around 20 miles west of Tokyo.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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