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Liberal Hypocrisy on Foreign Government Intervention

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

{Originally posted to the author’s website, FirstOne Through}

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused Russia of trying to influence the US election by leaking thousands of Democratic National Committee emails to embarrass the Democrats.  The emails showed how the DNC sought to discredit Senator Bernie Sanders in an effort to promote Clinton, and to disrupt Trump rallies, among other things.

The veracity of the emails were not questioned by Clinton or fellow Democrats.

Clinton claimed that the Russians leaked such emails to help elect Donald Trump, and she made a point of connecting Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in her third debate with Trump.  Interestingly, some of the leaked emails connected Clinton herself with Putin.

In another twist of hypocrisy, just a few months earlier, various left-wing groups decried Israel’s new NGO law which required Non-Governmental Organizations that lobby the Israeli parliament and run various agencies within Israel and its territories, to disclose if they receive more than half of their funding from foreign governments.  The left-wing groups even got the United Nations to chime in that such identification transparency law was anti-democratic, even though the NGOs would still able to continue to lobby and function.

It is a remarkable bit of hypocrisy for liberal groups to try to stop a foreign government from simply publicizing emails that Democrats actually wrote, while supporting various foreign governments efforts to ACTIVELY lobby and operate inside Israel anonymously.

The New Israel Fund (NIF) is an organization that helps create such NGOs that receive foreign funding, loudly voiced its opposition to the Israeli Transparency Law. The NIF CEO is also on the Advisory Board of J Street and the Founding Executive Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance, which ultimately became Bend the Arc, a Jewish PAC which endorsed Clinton for President.

It would appear that liberals are transparently hypocritical.

Related First.One.Through articles:

Hillary’s Transparency

J Street’s Select Appreciation of Transparency

Adalah, Dismantling Zionism

Liberals’ Biggest Enemies of 2015

George Soros’ Left Wing Lobbying Dwarfs Goldman Sachs and the NRA

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Paul Gherkin

Jerusalem Sober House Aiming for Early Intervention

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Jerusalem Sober House is launching an English-language early intervention program geared to students struggling with substance abuse issues, JSH director Big Mike Gondelman announced Tuesday. The program will be “the first English-language outpatient addiction treatment program in the State of Israel,” Gondelman told JewishPress.com.

Although JSH is a male-only residential facility, the new program will feature two separate tracts, one for males and one for females.

“We want to start the program in the next school year,” said Gondelman, who explained he’s under some pressure: “We are participating in the ‘Spark’ program on the ‘Jewcer’ platform to fund the central project, and we only have till the end of this month to get that done.”

The “up” side to the high-pressure campaign, however, is an $1,800 matching grant for the top three campaigns who manage to reach their goal in time. An addictions counselor who knows the deal “from the inside out,” Gondelman said he is no stranger to pressure; moreover, it’s part of his job to teach that coping skill to others.

“Joe* is one of six children from Long Island who grew up in an observant family,” Gondelman said. “A traumatic experience as a young child and two older brothers who were addicts eventually led him to full-blown addiction as well.

“He used any drug he could get his hands on,” he said. “He just wanted to ‘escape’ and getting high was the way he did it. He got kicked out of different programs for using and dealing before he came to JSH.

“By the time he came to Jerusalem he was hurting really bad,” Gondelman went on. “After only a few weeks in the program he couldn’t stay sober so we had to kick him out. He stayed clean for three days – that is our requirement – but then he would relapse over and over again. That happened three times in the early stages of his recovery.

“We never gave up on him though – the longer he was in the House, getting intensive therapy to treat the underlying trauma, the longer he was able to stay clean.

“Joe put in a lot of effort to work through his issues during his time at JSH, and got a lot of support at the House. He learned some valuable life skills from our staff that he is now using.

“He left JSH after having eight months of sobriety, and we have continued our relationship with him through after-care support.

“Today Joe works as a dorm counselor in another Sober House in the United States, where he is paying forward the help that he received at Jerusalem Sober House.”

To help JSH reach its funding goal for the new project, click here.

*Joe is a pseudonym, chosen in order to protect the identity of the individual who has begun his new life of sobriety.

Hana Levi Julian

Palestinian Authority Arabs Want US To Mind Its Own Business

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

More than two-thirds, 68 percent to be exact, of Palestinian Authority Arabs believe that American intervention in Middle East policies harms stability in the region, according to a new poll carried out in mid-September by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion.

The same survey also revealed that a tiny majority of 50.3 percent favors the resumption of talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, but the number jumped to 62.5 percent if Israel were to empty its jails of Palestinian Authority Arabs.

If peace talks fail, a “third intifada” will break out, according to 58.4 cent of those polled.

PA negotiators and leaders have been complaining that the current talks are going nowhere. Three months have gone by in the talks, which were re-started on the basis of a nine-month period for results.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Poll: Americans Not Eager to Attack Syria

Monday, August 26th, 2013

While some lawmakers, including Sen. Bob Corker, republican of Tennessee, senior Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, are pressuring President Barack Obama to take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad, Americans are not excited about the prospect of a new war.

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted Aug. 19-23 and released Sunday, about 60 percent of Americans said Obama shouldn’t intervene in Syria’s civil war, while only 9 percent favored action.

More Americans would support U.S. intervention if the use of chemical weapons were to be confirmed, with 25 percent in favor, 46 percent opposed. But an Aug. 13 Reuters/|Ipsos poll asked the same question and got responses of 30.2 percent in support of intervention to 41.6 opposed.

U.S. military assets in the region are being intensified, but no decisions were announced after an emergency White House meeting that included Vice President Joe Biden and top defense, intelligence and diplomatic officials.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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