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US Rebukes Ya’alon for ‘Offensive’ Remark that Kerry is Messianic

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The United States  rebuked Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon Tuesday for having reportedly said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is “messianic,” that the U.S. proposal for security arrangements under a Palestinian Authority state are worthless and that all of us would be better off if Kerry would just pick up his Nobel Prize and leave us alone.

Ya’alon has not denied or commented on the report of his comments, made in private, exposed without a source by Yediot Acharonot. Presumably, Ya’alon has a political enemy who snitched on him.

The United States was understandably insulted. “The remarks of the defense minister, if accurate, are offensive and inappropriate, especially given all that the United States is doing to support Israel’s security needs,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a brief statement.

The beauty of the diplomatic faux pas is that the Israeli government – if it is not comatose – will realize that it is possible to say what it thinks about John Kerry without the world coming apart.

The United States was insulted. So what?

Ya’alon finally has done what no other Israeli leader has done -  call a spade a spade and call a Secretary of State a messianic jerk.

Ya’alon is not a diplomat. He is not the greatest politician, and that is to his credit because he is more intellectually honest than others. It was Ya’alon, as Chief of Staff in 2005, who refused to turn Israeli soldiers into an Iranian goon squad to expel Jews from their homes in Gaza.

At the same time, his three-year term as Chief of Staff was due to end. The usual practice is for the Prime Minister to extend it by another year, but faced with the possibility of a loose spoke in the wheels of destruction, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dumped Ya’alon and replaced him with Dan Halutz.

Let’s not forget that it was Halutz, one year later when he was supposed to be totally focused on two Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah, who was on the phone with his bank to sell shares on the stock market. When he hung up, he got back to work to lead Israel into the debacle of the Second Lebanon War.

Ya’alon is not a diplomat, but he should know that whatever he says, anywhere, can be quoted. He would not dare stand on a podium and call Kerry “messianic.”

Here is what Ya’alon was quoted as saying:

“Kerry has come to act out of an incomprehensible obsession and a messianic feeling {and} cannot teach me a single thing about the conflict with the Palestinians. The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.”

He  added that Kerry’s security arrangements “are not worth the paper they are written on.”

Ya’alon issued a written statement after the report that the United States is an important ally. “When there are disagreements, we work through them inside the room – including with Secretary of State Kerry, with whom I hold many conversations about Israel’s future,” he said.

The State Dept. reprimanded him. “To question his motives and distort his proposals is not something we would expect from the defense minister of a close ally,” said Psaki.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stepped on the damage control pedal in a speech in  the Knesset, which marked on Tuesday its 65th birthday.

“We are working to advance regional security and defend our interests,” he said. “True peace is founded on recognition of the nation state of the Jewish people and on security arrangements guaranteeing that territories in Palestinian hands do not turn into launching pads for terrorists. But all that [must be achieved] while respecting our important ties to the United States. We continue to defend our national interests, one of which is the continued fostering of our relations with our ally, the United States.”

Kerry Has a ‘Messiah Complex’ Says Defense Minister Ya’alon

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said in private that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry acts out of “misplaced obsession and messianic fervor [and] cannot teach me anything about the conflict with the Palestinians.”

Ya’alon, whose remarks were quoted by the Yediot Acharonot newspaper, also commented, The only thing that can ‘save us’ is for John Kerry to win a Nobel Prize and leave us in peace.”

As for Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas, “The moment we leave Judea and Samaria) he is finished” because Israel has kept him alive, according to Ya’alon, who also declared that the American security plan for Israel is “not worth the paper it’s written on.”

It was not reported where and when he made the statements, which probably reflect exactly what most of the Likud and Jewish Home parties think but don’t say out loud.

Opposition leader and Labor party chairman Yitzchak Herzog spring into action after hearing of Ya’alon comments and responded, “Kerry has been making every effort possible. It won’t be tolerated if he’s slandered against.”

Tzipi Livni, head of her party of six Knesset Members and Israel’s senior negotiator, wrote on her Facebook page, “Our relations with the US are our biggest national strategic asset, and they are vital for Israel’s security. You can oppose the negotiations and still not verbally attack and damage our relationship with our best ally.”

Religious Right and ACLU Protest Judge’s No Messiah Ruling

Monday, August 19th, 2013

It began when Jaleesa, 22, took the father of her baby, Jawaan P. McCullough, 40, to family court in Tennessee, to establish paternity and to set child support. Oh, and the baby’s name was Messiah, according to the LA Times.

In court it was revealed that the father had wanted to name the baby Jawaan P. McCullough Jr., but he no longer objected to calling the boy Messiah Deshawn. But the judge decided to change the baby’s name anyway.

“It is not in this child’s best interest to keep the first name ‘Messiah,’” Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew wrote in her decision. “‘Messiah’ means Savior, Deliverer, the One who will restore God’s Kingdom. ‘Messiah’ is a title that is held by only Jesus Christ.”

An entire Jewish family of Iraqi extract named Mashiach would argue differently, but you don’t get many Iraqi Jews in Tennessee. But even without that Iraqi-Jewish input, “Messiah” is an increasingly popular American baby name, according to the LA Times, as are the names Lord and King.

The name would impose an “undue burden on him that as a human being he cannot fulfill,” the judge wrote, although she really didn’t know just how spiritually gifted the baby Messiah was.

She also noted that in Cocke County, Tenn., where the new Messia resides, there is a “large Christian population” as evidenced by its “many churches of the Christian faith.”

“Therefore,” the judge concluded, “it is highly likely that he will offend many Cocke County citizens by calling himself ‘Messiah.’”

Maybe, maybe not – there’s a slew of Jesus’s out there and no one seems to mind, and then, come to think of it, using that same logic, the name David should also irk some people. So the ACLU of Tennessee got on the case, and, surprisingly, received many calls of support from the religious right, which typically threatens to blow up their offices over abortion cases.

“I got the classic call the other day,” Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the ACLU of Tennessee, told the LA Times. “They said, ‘I really don’t like the ACLU, but I support what you are saying and doing about the baby Messiah.”

UC Davis constitutional law professor Carlton F.W. Larson said the judge’s “entire line of reasoning totally violates basic freedom of religious purposes. This kid can’t be a Messiah because the Messiah is Jesus Christ? Judges don’t get to make pronouncements on the bench about who is the Messiah and who is not.”

The ACLU’s Weinberg agreed: “The judge is crossing the line by interfering in a very private decision and is imposing her own religious faith on this family. The courtroom is not a place for promoting personal religious beliefs, and that’s exactly what the judge did when she changed the baby Messiah’s name to Martin.”

On the other hand, if a certain Miriam from Nazareth had gone ahead and changed her own child’s name to Martin, we’d all be spared a lot of embarrassment…

How Will the Mosque be Removed?

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Jeremy Gimpel jokingly mentioned in a video, one method in which the Mosque on the Temple Mount might be removed.

He said explosives.

The question is, even in jest, was Jeremy right?

With all due respect to this future MK, the answer is no, Jeremy was not right.

There are traditionally two interpretations as to how the Temple will be rebuilt.

The first is the one that, for instance, Neturei Karta firmly believes.

For them, the Temple will suddenly come down from heaven only after the Mashiach arrives (and the land is cleared of the Tsiyoinim), and human beings will have no apparent physical role in the matter.

Following the logic of that theory, the Neturei Karta apparently believe that the mosque will be squashed underneath the suddenly dropping Temple.

I wonder if they’ve bothered to mention that to their terrorist friends over tea.

But the more traditional belief is that we Jews will rebuild the Temple ourselves – and that is actually a far, far greater miracle.

So as I asked in the beginning, “What about the Mosque, which is rather inconveniently sitting where the Temple should be, how will it be removed?”

The simplistic answer is that it will be destroyed.

Jeremy (jokingly) said explosives, while others say wrecking balls and bulldozers.

A tractor working on the Temple Mount, Dec. 24th.

An Arab tractor working on the Temple Mount, Dec. 24th.

But both answers are wrong.

According to common Jewish thought, the Arabs, at the time of the Mashiach will remain in Israel – but they will fully repent.

You see, when the miracle happens that we Jews will be united in our vision that it’s time to rebuild the Temple, the Arabs will be there too, and they will lovingly dismantle the Mosque stone by stone on their own volition, and rebuild it elsewhere.

That is the second part of the miracle of the rebuilding of the Temple.

In the end, the Arabs will want peace, will recognize the spiritual value of the Temple, will recognize what they have to gain by being allies of the Jews instead of enemies, and they will then take the peaceful steps needed to properly honor and worship God.

May the Temple be speedily built in in our lifetime. Amen.

Who’s Afraid of David Dukes’ Dukes?

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

I don’t know David Dukes. I never heard of him. I don’t know who he is other than being another one of the tens of millions of Jew haters who pollute cyberspace with their anti-Semitic dribble. Someone sent me an article he wrote about one of my recent blogs at The Jewish Press, in which he accuses me of fostering a doctrine of Jewish Supremacy. He accompanied his diatribe with a photo of me taken on Purim when I was wearing a fake streimmel with fake dangling peyes. Obviously, he thinks that’s my normal garb – which shows what an astute expert he is. Here’s his article, followed by a duke or two of my own:

Leading Jewish Author Says Gentiles Who Do Not Support Jews are Cursed by God

A telling insight into the psychology of Jewish Supremacism has been provided by a leading Israeli author and winner of the Israeli Ministry of Education Prize for Creativity and Jewish Culture, to the effect that those gentiles who do not support Jews are cursed by God.

Writing in an op-ed piece in the  Jewish news source, The Jewish Press, best-selling (In Israel and among Jews) author Tzvi Fishmansaid that “whoever blesses the Children of Abraham will be blessed, and whoever curses them will be cursed in return.”

His article, significantly published in one of the world’s leading Jewish publications, illustrates well that the real problem is not just Zionism, but rather Jewish Supremacism, of which Zionism is merely the latest manifestation.

In a typical display of Jewish Supremacist hypocrisy, Fishman in his article blames America’s dire economic situation on American gentiles, saying that they are suffering because they no longer support Israel.

In reality, the dire economy is a result of Jewish Supremacist manipulation of the banking system and American government.

This in turn has plunged the world into an economic crisis because of the bank bail-out—which was ultimately caused by the Jewish-designed “subprime mortgage” system.

“The reason for America’s precarious economic situation is clear. At the beginning of our history, God informs Abraham that he will be a blessing to the world. The nations that are good to Abraham’s offspring will be blessed, and the nations that suppress Israel will be cursed,” Fishman wrote.

“In the past, the United States helped the State of Israel in many ways, but now, instead of helping Israelis settle all of the Land that God gave to the Jews, America has the gall to tell us where we can live in Jerusalem and our Biblical homeland, and where we cannot,” he continued.

”That certainly is not blessing the Jewish People. So it isn’t surprising that America is being threatened with economic collapse – along with Europe and the rest of the countries that are against our free and unlimited settlement in the Land of our Forefathers.”

This belief that God has given the Jews the right to do as they please–even if it means ethnically cleansing Palestinians—and that gentiles must unilaterally support these crazed Jewish fantasies—is one of the most common themes of Jewish Supremacism.

It seems as if they genuinely believe that they have been appointed by God to rule over all Gentiles!

“The first plague in Egypt turned the Nile River to blood. Rashi explains that when God punishes a nation, He begins by punishing their gods. The Egyptians worshipped the Nile, just as America worships money. That’s why America’s economy has been taking a beating.”Fishman continued.

“The only solution is to stop pressuring Israel not to build in Jerusalem and the rest of Biblical Israel. If America hopes to escape the financial collapse that is coming, the United States must support Israel’s settlement in every way it can. As God told Abraham – whoever blesses the Children of Abraham will be blessed, and whoever curses them will be cursed in return.”

It should be remembered that this is not the raving of some lone lunatic, but a decorated and respected member of Israeli society, hosted and lauded at the highest levels.

It is a dramatic insight into how Jewish Supremacists view the world and of how they regard all gentiles as their natural, god-ordained, slaves.

First of all, I stand by what I wrote. After all, that’s what God told to Avraham. The nations which are good to Israel will be blessed, and those who curse Israel will be cursed. It’s a part of Duke’s Bible too, if he would take the trouble to read it.

Visualizing the Beit HaMikdash

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

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