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Ivanka Trump Open to Politics; The First Woman Jewish President?

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Ivanka Trump, the woman who is considered the big brains in her father’s business empire, rules out politics for the time being but says she might consider following in her father’s footsteps later in life.

Asked if she thought about entering politics, Ivanka told Town & Country in an interview published Tuesday:

It’s not something I’ve ever been inclined to do, but I’m 34, so who knows? At this point I would never even contemplate it, but that doesn’t mean that when I’m 50 I won’t have a change of heart.

If that doesn’t sound like a politician, what does?

If she wanted to run for President today, she might have a good shot at, considering the candidates, including her father.

The media have not been enthusiastic about any of the presidential hopefuls. Hillary Clinton is viewed as a powerful liar, Bernie Sanders, who is Jewish, a wild-eyed socialist, and Donald Trump a UFO who knows how to get headlines and infuriate more than half the country while magnetizing an incredibly large number of voters.

Ivanka is a lot more good looking than her father and is the highly successful vice president of the Trump Organization.

She has tried to stay out of the campaign but told Town & Country she loves and fully supports her father. “I’m always there for him if it’s helpful,” Ivanka said.

Ivanka converted to Judaism through an orthodox rabbi, at the insistence of the family of her husband. She adopted the Hebrew name of Yael and said in an interview this year:

We’re pretty observant… It’s been such a great life decision for me… I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity. From Friday to Saturday we don’t do anything but hang out with one another. We don’t make phone calls.

The former model also has two children with a third on the way.

Politico has called her “the quiet power behind the Trump throne,” a stark contrast to her father’s shoot-from-the-hip barbs and crass remarks about women, Mexicans, Muslims and just about anyone else who is not a redneck.

Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News chairman and whose TV journalist Megyn Kelly was crudely insulted by Trump, concedes that “Ivanka is the secret weapon of the entire Trump organization. She not only has tremendous business savvy, but she’s also street smart. There’s no doubt she exhibits the best skills of her father, has already developed an impressive personal brand, and besides is a very nice person.”

If Clinton does not become the first woman President of the United States, and if Sanders does not become the first Jewish President, Ivanka might be in line for both.

Jerry Lewis Praises Trump and Rejects Obama for not Wiping Out ISIS [video]

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Jerry Lewis, one of the icons of Jewish comedians who drew millions to TV screens  in the 1950s , said in an interview that Donald Trump is “great” while Obama “never was prepared” to deal with the Islamic State (ISIS).

Speaking in an interview with Raymond Arroyo on “World Over,” Lewis sounded light years away from the days when he was a Democrat who supported John Kennedy and who raised millions of dollars for charity through TV telethons.

Lewis put a red line on being liberal when it comes to accepting Syrian refugees, which President Barack Obama has made into a platform while Trump doesn’t want them in the country.

Lewis is with Trump all the way on the refugee issue and said:

Refugees should stay where the hell they are. Hey, no one has worked harder for the human condition than I have, but they’re not part of the human condition. If 11 guys in the group of 10,000 are ISIS—how can I take that chance?

He decline to “knock” President Obama and suggested that the President simply was “never prepared” for ISIS, but that his uncertainty shows he is not a leader. “We’re not stopping them [ISIS], We are just reporting what they are doing. That is ridiculous,” Lewis added.

Trump is certain. Like Lewis in his hey-day, he also is an entertainer, and that scores well for Lewis, who said of Trump:

I think he’s great. He’s a showman and we’ve never had a showman in the president’s chair.

Arroyo reminded Lewis that Ronald Reagan also was a showman, but Lewis insisted, “Well, that’s different. You can’t make do a comparison on Ronald Reagan because I can do three hours on him with just praise, he was so good.”

There is bigger difference between Reagan and Trump The former President entered the White House after having been in politics as governor of California, or as wacky comedian Tom Lehrer once sang. “We finally have a President who can do a song and dance.”

Trump-mania; Catch-It!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

In Israel, there is arguably no greater fan of “The Donald” and his campaign for president than Seth Cogan. In his words, a view into the candidacy of Donald Trump:

A few points about Mr. Trump’s campaign that must be considered:

1. The reason Donald Trump resonates with the voter is that they know something is wrong with the way the US political system works and he is able to communicate that in a direct manner. No spin; No filter, Trump’s message is not rehearsed, it is not parsed over by handlers. Mr Trump simply says what he believes and the voter knows to be true.

2. Voters know that the media is not honest in the way they report the news.

3. Voters know that the political class is only interested in the next election and how they can enrich themselves.

4. Trump is funding his entire campaign himself and is not interested in being owned by the political class.

5. He continues to speak his mind and control the news cycle and his audience love him for it.

6. The Republican National Committee (RNC) does not want him, The RNC would even prefer Ted Cruz at this point and that is saying a lot. Ted Cruz is almost as hated as Trump. Cruz is labeled a Tea Party extremist, as if wanting to stand by the Constitution is a negative.

7. The problem is Cruz is not a celebrity, and can not control or dictate the narrative the way Trump can.

8. From the beginning, Trump has set the agenda starting with his salvo about illegal immigration, then saying that he would control ISIS by bombing their oil fields. He was heavily lampooned for this but has anyone notice that we are now bombing the oil. That is Obama who is doing that and Trump was the one who suggested it.

9. His latest comments about pausing our immigration policy until we get an understanding of  how we are vetting these refugees is spot on. He is taking a lot of heat for it but he is 100 percent correct. Our Secretary of Defense has said we are at War, most people agree, and no country takes in insurgents who have said they will exploit the weakness of the host country.

10. What will be needed by our next President, as Trump has pointed out, is competence- NOT being nice or politically correct. America can’t afford that at this time with too many issues that must be dealt with immediately. A national debt that is crippling the economy and diminishing American power in the world. A bankrupt nation cannot dictate or control events. No one will listen. Again I don’t know if anyone can fix this problem, it may be too late. But for sure business as usual as we have seen from new House Speaker  Paul Ryan or Hillary Clinton on the left will just be a continuation of what has not worked.

11. People are fearful that Trump is a  fear-mongering demagogue. Trump is not a true Republican nor a true Democrat. He could easily live out his years with his wealth and not be concerned with the posterity of the country. Like George Washington, the Founding Fathers and great Patriots before him, Trump is willing to risk reputation and treasure to try an make a difference.

12. If he is rebuffed it will be much more painful for the American people then it will be for Trump. We are at a crossroads in the nations history. We have kicked the can down the road as far as we can. We are out of road. It is business as usual or put someone in who has a chance to be different. Again in my opinion he is the only one. May not be every ones cup of tea but generally great leaders are not. I hope we have the courage to make the correct decision.

13. America must be BOLD.

With all that said, my opinions on the Republican Jewish Committee (RJC) statements by Trump stand as expressed below:

In one word it was Fantastic!

Let me tell you why. The RJC represents a moneyed class just as many other PACs that want to control their candidates.  Before Trump even got to the question and answer part of the speech, he already said as much. He said to the audience that he was the best candidate where Israel is concerned and I believe both by money and voice he has earned that title. And then he said to the audience “but you are not going to vote for me because I don’t want your money.” And I think that is the key to this whole election.

Trump has elegantly pointed out to the American voter that politicians are not looking out for their interests in the deals that they make. They serve the political class and those that give politicians money at the expense of the welfare of the country in general. This election can not be business as usual because the country is bankrupt. The US government owes $20 trillion in published debt and with unfunded liabilities that number is closer to a $100 trillion. We can not afford higher interest rates which are coming because of the reckless federal reserve printing trillions of dollars with no evidence that they are willing to stop. This is going to cause a collapse of the dollar and a dramatic drop in the standard of living for all Americans.

That is what is at stake in this election which is what Trump is attempting to mitigate. Frankly it may be to late, but Trump is our only hope in this election which makes it an important election for Israel. Because what is good for America is good for Israel. The problem in the US is not only of Obama’s making he had plenty of help from the economics of the Bush administration and the Federal Reserves easy money supply under Alan Greenspan.

So with that said and all the problems the US is facing the one that most threatens the free world and Israel is the game changer of a financial collapse in the US with a failing dollar. That event will plunge the US into an economic crisis that will make the Great Depression look small. Remember when the great Depression came the US debt was relatively small and the US was a nation of net savers. Now we are the biggest debtor nation in world history.

In summary, what we are have in this election is the opportunity to change the trajectory of the way the Political class spends our money in the US because they are mortgaging future generations on both sides of the isle. This is why Trump is receiving incoming from the right as well as the left. Frankly there is nothing left to mortgage and if that is not changed the US will have a collapse in the dollar.  The world will not continue to send the US its goods for worthless pieces of paper. We desperately need a President that will not be influenced by the Political class which includes the RJC. Our only choice is Trump.

Donald Trump Postpones Trip to Israel ‘Until I Am President’

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump announced early Thursday that he has decided to postpone his trip to Israel, set for later this month.

Trump said he would reschedule his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — originally set for December 28 — “at a later date, after I become president of the United States.”

A number of Opposition Knesset members and at least one coalition MKs signed a letter Wednesday demanding that Netanyahu cancel the meeting, which was scheduled prior to Trump’s controversial remarks.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/meretz-knesset-member-petitions-to-ban-trump-from-israel-video/2015/12/09/

The candidate turned the world upside on Monday when he announced his recommendation that Muslim entry to the United States be temporarily suspended until “we figure out what the hell is going on.”

Netanyahu’s office issued a statement rejecting Trump’s “recent remarks about Muslims.”

“The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the rights of all its citizens,” the prime minister’s office was careful to point out. “At the same time, Israel is fighting against militant Islam that targets Muslims, Christians and Jews alike and threatens the entire world.

Trump’s ‘Racist’ Entry Restriction Policy Not Novel, But Response Is

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

With the country, and now, slowly parts of the rest of the world, in a state of outrage over presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial statement to cut off immigration and visits by foreign Muslims to the U.S., it is worth noting that Trump is not the first major figure to suggest that a certain class of humans be barred from entry into a country.

Of the following examples, however, there are two significant differences between Trump’s call and that of all the others. See if you can come up with the two differences by the end of this article.

First, what did Trump actually call for? Did he, as some claim, call for all Muslim Americans to leave? No. What he did call for was a halt to Muslim immigration and tourists into the U.S.

TRUMP’S CALL FOR A BAN

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” a campaign press release said.

The ban Trump is seeking is based on what he called “the hatred [which] is beyond comprehension.” It is his view that his proposed ban should remain in place “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

Trump called for the ban on Muslim entry into the U.S. in the wake of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino last week by two previously unknown radicalized Muslims who entered the U.S., Syed Farook and his wife, Nashfeen Malik. While few Americans ever met Malik, Farook was accepted as a “normal,” “average American,” and the two were understood to be “living the American dream,” until the moment they began blasting Farook’s co-workers and associates to death in a bloody rampage which claimed the lives of 14 and injured many more on Dec. 2, 2105.

Trump made what has become known as his “No Muslim” speech on Dec. 7, first in a written statement, which was followed up by a press conference, a video of which is at the end of this article.

REACTION TO TRUMP’S CALL FOR A BAN

Trump has been excoriated – or at least held at a distance with disgust – by leadership in the Democratic and Republican parties, by worldwide media, by colleagues and competitors. An aide to U.S. President Obama suggested Trump is “not qualified” to run for president. He has been attacked by Americans, by a Nobel Prize winner (Egypt’s El Baradei), by hundreds of thousands of Brits, and even by Israelis.

As reported earlier in the JewishPress.com, several Opposition Knesset Members and at least one coalition MK signed a letter demanding that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu cancel a scheduled Dec. 28 meeting with Donald Trump during the Republican presidential candidate’s planned visit. Zionist Union MK Omer Bar Lev called Trump a racist, and Arab member of Knesset Ahmed Tibi called the presidential contender a Nazi.

Another Arab MK who is a member of the Meretz party, Esawi Frej, said “Trump is not just a racist; he is a man who poses a threat to the free world. A man who through racist incitement tries to gain the post of US president. A man whose presence in the public sphere is based on racism.”

EXAMPLES OF OTHER NATIONAL OR RELIGIOUS BANS

Daniel Greenfield immediately recalled and posted an article in FrontPage, reminding Americans that then-President Jimmy Carter, during the Iranian Hostage crisis banned the entry of Iranians into the United States. On April 7, 1980, Carter announced U.S. sanctions against Iran, which included the invalidation of

all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today. We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue new visas, except for compelling and proven humanitarian reasons or where the national interest of our own country requires. This directive will be interpreted very strictly.

Imagine that. Arguably one of the most liberal U.S. Presidents ever issued a blanket ban on an entire class of people, because some of them had brutalized Americans.

Former Ambassador to US MK Michael Oren: Don’t Ban Trump

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States and now a Knesset Member, said Wednesday that Israel should not boycott or ban Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Trump is scheduled to visit Israel later this month and meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu December 28.

MK Oren, of the Kulanu party, told Maariv today:

Israel must not let itself be dragged into the U.S. presidential political race, but on the other hand, it cannot remain quiet when someone stains an entire community because of their religious beliefs.

We must host the presidential candidate [Trump] as if what he said never was spoken, but on the other hand we must express our reservations on his harmful remarks.

Several Opposition MKs have called on Prime Minister Netanyahu not to meet with him, and some even want him banned from stepping foot in Israel.

They were reacting to Trump’s controversial speech this in which he said that the United States should block Muslim immigrants until the government “can figure out what is going on,” referring to the massacre at San Bernardino two weeks ago.

Donald Trump: Shut Down Entry of Muslims to US For Now

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

U.S. GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters Monday night that America should “shut down” the entry of Muslims to the country until authorities can get control of the security situation.

“We need a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States while we figure out what the hell is going on,” he said, triggering applause and shouts of approval in response.

The other GOP candidates quickly distanced themselves from Trump’s remarks, as did Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her competitor, Bernie Sanders.

Trump’s remarks followed last week’s massacre in San Bernardino by a husband-and-wife terrorist team inspired by Da’esh (ISIS).

The wife, Tashfeen Malik, had pledged loyalty to Da’esh prior to the attack which she carried out with her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook.

As the investigation into “hundreds of pieces of evidence” and witness interviews by the FBI following the bloodbath continues, it has become known that the observant Muslim couple became radicalized long before Malik entered the United States as Farook’s fiance.

CNN reported early Tuesday morning that Malik apparently never appeared for the personal interview which is required in order to receive the fiance visa under which she entered the United States from Saudi Arabia. The status of documents which should have been filled out and signed at that interview is not clear; CNN reported that some of those documents were apparently missing, and yet Malik had a visa to enter the country.

The couple had been practicing target shooting just days before the attack as well.

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