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February 22, 2017 / 26 Shevat, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘US elections’

Political Hitman – Why Won’t the Left Accept the Results? [audio]

16 Heshvan 5777 – November 16, 2016

Critics jumped on Donald Trump for refusing to pledge that he’d accept the results of the presidential election. So why are members of the left now rioting, and why aren’t they being taken to task by the media?

Political Hitman 13Nov – PODCAST

Beyond The Matrix – Who is Really in Charge? [audio]

10 Heshvan 5777 – November 11, 2016

It is election day in the U.S. and with hours before the polls close, Ira and Rod discuss who really calls the shots in this world. Interestingly, the Parsha that coincides with this day is “Lech Lecha,” and the guys discuss how this also plays into reality.

Beyond The Matrix 08Nov – PODCAST

The Tamar Yonah Show – It Doesn’t Matter Who the New President Is [audio]

10 Heshvan 5777 – November 10, 2016

Biting nails and sitting on the edge of our seats to see who would win the U.S. elections? Why bother? – My guest on the show says that: “IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO WINS.”

Find out why NOW. My guest, Dr. Francisco Gil White, is a professor at ITAM university in Mexico City. He tells us why it really doesn’t matter who the next president is, and ALSO gives us an inside view of how Mexicans feel about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Tamar Yonah Show 08Nov – PODCAST

Political Hitman – A Rejection of the Left [audio]

10 Heshvan 5777 – November 10, 2016

Howie says the U.S. election was about a resounding rejection by Americans of leftism and liberalism, though it won’t make American Jews happy.

Political Hitman 09Nov – PODCAST

The Tamar Yonah Show – Are American Jews Going To Be In Danger After The U.S. Elections? [audio]

7 Heshvan 5777 – November 7, 2016

Rumors are that whoever wins the U.S. elections, President Barack Hussein Obama will officially recognize a ‘Palestinian State’ at the United Nations, before he leaves office in January.

Also, whichever candidate wins, how will the other side of the American public react? Will there be anger and rioting, and who might they take their blame out on and why?

Shifra Hoffman of Victims Of Arab Terror and Shuva.net talks about this possibility, as well as Dr. Mordechai Ben-Menachem, who also has a GOOD NEWS story to share with our listeners here in Israel.

Tamar Yonah Show 06Nov – PODCAST

Conversations With Heroes – Pardon Hillary? It Could Happen. [audio]

2 Heshvan 5777 – November 2, 2016

Abe Katsman, counsel to Republicans Overseas: Israel, is back in the studio with Heather to discuss the latest revelations, scandals and even the issues (remember those?) in the homestretch of a dizzying and exhausting presidential election. Katsman expertly weighs in on the FBI’s reviewing of newly discovered emails that could be linked to Hillary Clinton, as well as Donald Trump’s claims of a rigged election, voter fraud, and media bias against him. And how is the Trump campaign handling the allegations of several women who accuse him of inappropriate conduct? What’s in it for loyal campaign ally and former NYC Mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, who has stood by Trump throughout this roller-coaster election season? Katsman reflects on the issues and the candidates, and offers insights from his vast experience as a campaign insider.

Heather rounds out today’s show with a visit from frequent show contributor David Olesker, the founder and director of JCCAT: Jerusalem Center for Communication and Advocacy Training. Whether or not we’re in the midst of a contentious election year, Oleseker discusses one issue that won’t go away with the casting of a ballot: the so-called Israeli occupation by “settlers,” and “settlements.” Even though, as Olesker puts it: “Israel has a strong legal and historical claim to the so-called Territories,” Israel has already compromised on their status and is willing to discuss further concessions if it will promote the even greater value of peace.

David Olesker may be contacted via his website: jccat.org.

Conversations With Heroes 02Nov – PODCAST

Report: US, Egypt, Asking PA Not to Approach UN Security Council before US Elections

19 Tishri 5777 – October 21, 2016

The US and Egypt, which is a temporary member of the UN Security Council, have recently passed on messages to the Palestinian Authority leadership asking them not to promote any move against Israel until after the Nov. 8 elections in the US, Ha’aretz reported, citing a senior PA source. The source claimed there have been several messages, direct and indirect—through Arab and Western go-betweens, warning that the US would veto any anti-Israel move initiated prior to the elections, including condemnation of the settlement enterprise.

The source noted that, despite their “dissatisfaction” with these requests, the PA leadership will restrain itself and avoid any UNSC move until after the elections. However, as soon as voting in the US is over, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is determined to accelerate his plan to promote an anti-settlements vote at the council, the source said. The same PA official admitted, however that “so far there has been no agreement on the final draft and we are not clear what the American position would be.”

Sources inside Abbas’s office have told Ha’aretz that the chairman’s recent contacts with US officials, including a meeting with Sec. John Kerry, have not created the impression that the Administration is planning to initiate a UNSC move, or even support another member country’s initiative. “We have no illusions or expectations that the Americans would not veto or torpedo a proposal submitted to the UNSC,” a senior Palestinian official said. “We also haven’t heard of an outline being worked on or any proposal to be put forth in the future. All we hear are ideas.”

A month ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he “hoped” President Obama would not seek to establish a Palestinian state at the UN. Asked if Obama had promised him that he would not seek to establish a state of Palestine without Israel’s cooperation before the end of his term in January, Netanyahu told the Jerusalem Post: “If you’re asking if he spoke to me about this, the answer is no. If you’re asking me if I am hoping that he won’t do this, the answer is yes.”

The Walter Bingham File – Is Clinton Or Trump Best for Israel: An In-Depth Investigation [audio]

5 Av 5776 – August 9, 2016

This week’s programme deals exclusively with the US presidential election. With the help of a real expert and with a veteran journalist, Walter examines in detail the effect a Clinton or Trump presidency would have on US-Israel relations.

What is the power of Congress and how would they react?

If you want to hear a fair and balanced assessment, this programme will provide it.

Walter Bingham File 07Aug – PODCAST

Bulletproof – It’s About Policies, Not Personalities [audio]

5 Av 5776 – August 9, 2016

When it comes to the US elections, Ari says not to consider the personalities, but the policies.

Also, is the basis of the Israeli-Arab conflict something larger than Israelis and Arabs?

Ari also speaks with a special, unknown hero and discusses efforts to fight City Hall to honor the best of the IDF.

Bulletproof 04Aug – PODCAST

The Tamar Yonah Show – U.S. Elections & Moving to Israel [audio]

27 Tammuz 5776 – August 1, 2016

It’s an in-depth show on the elections in the United States, how the candidates relate to Israel and the ‘elections joke’ of the day.

Tamar speaks with Shifra Hoffman of VictimsOfArabTerror.org and Shuva.net and Jeff Miller (at Twitter: @jeff_ _miller) about the U.S. elections and if not who to vote for, then at least who NOT to vote for.

Plus, Uri Kelman moved his family from Los Angeles to Ashkelon. How is he faring and how has his absorption into the country been so far?

Tamar Yonah Show 31Jul – PODCAST

O’Malley Upgrades – or Downgrades – Jesus from ‘Palestinian’ to a ‘Refugee’

13 Tevet 5776 – December 25, 2015

Jesus was “a refugee child who fled death gangs,” according to Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley.

O’Malley can forget about the Orthodox Jewish vote. His crass comment that managed to implicate Biblical Jews as “death gangs” also once again re-event Jesus into a politically correct figure.

The Palestinian Authority reinvented Jesus as a the first “Palestinian” in recent years,  but PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas this year settled  for simply calling him “a symbol for all Palestinians.”

It is not clear what the symbol means to the Palestinian Authority, but the Abbas regime does not look like it has any chance of being resurrected.

A recent poll by the respected  Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research revealed that only 45 percent of respondents support “the two-state” proposal and 65 percent believe that it is no longer practical.

As for Abbas, he is in the cellar among the respondents. If elections were held today, six years after Palestinian Authority Arabs were supposed to vote for a chairman, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh would handily defeat Abbas by a 10-point margin.

O’Malley’s Christmas Eve comment on Jesus as a refugee was a barb to Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who wants to deport hundreds of illegal immigrants.

Trump is not the only one. The Department of Homeland Security reportedly is planning to deport hundreds of immigrants from Central America who fled violence.

Nevertheless, O’Malley tweeted:

A Christmas Refugee Roundup sounds like something [Trump] would concoct. Remember: Jesus was a refugee child who fled death gangs.

 

Hillary Clinton Adviser Recommended Making Bibi’s Life ‘Uneasy’

17 Av 5775 – August 2, 2015

(JNi.media) Does Hillary Clinton intend to make reaching a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians a key target of her administration? And if she does, will she adhere to advisers who urge her to lean on the Israeli PM to force results out of him?

Former national security adviser to President Bill Clinton Sandy Berger in 2009 advised the newly appointed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political life “uneasy.”

The release of the email was part of a new batch of messages released Friday by the State Department.

His email to Hillary Clinton advised her on how to deal with Bibi if he insisted on being “the obstacle” in negotiations with the Palestinians.

Here is the full text of the email:

“From: Berger, Samuel R.

“Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 7:22 PM

“To: H

“Subject: Bibi/Abu Mazen

“Seems the best for a bad situation.

“Moves the public discussion from settlement freeze to final status. Keeps some pressure on the parties. And seems like you will play a more public role, which is good. (You have more credibility on both sides than anyone).

“Going forward, if Bibi continues to be the obstacle, you will need to find the ground from which you can make his politics uneasy. I think you can do that even with current concerns in Israel about US posture. But it will be easier as we rebuild trust so that our future admonitions are accepted. (An HRC trip there to reframe perceptions?).

“Finally, need to be mindful of Abu Mazen’s politics. Taking a lot of criticism for meeting with Bibi without settlement freeze.

“Sandy “This is written from my Blackberry.”

In another email just released, dated September 19, 2009, Berger repeats the advice on putting the squeeze on Netanyahu:

“The objective is to try shift the fulcrum of our current relations with Bibi from settlements — where he thinks he has the upper hand — to ground where there is greater understanding in israel of the American position and where we can make him uneasy about incurring our displeasure..”

On September 23, 2009, President Barack Obama told the UN Assembly it was time to establish a Palestinian State alongside Israel:

“The time has come — the time has come to re-launch negotiations without preconditions that address the permanent status issues: security for Israelis and Palestinians, borders, refugees, and Jerusalem. And the goal is clear: Two states living side by side in peace and security — a Jewish state of Israel, with true security for all Israelis; and a viable, independent Palestinian state with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967, and realizes the potential of the Palestinian people. (Applause.)”

In the next few days, some reporter is likely to ask presidential candidate Hillary Clinton if she stands behind Sandy Berger’s advice on making Bibi’s life uncomfortable until he cries Uncle on the two-state solution. Voters should know in advance.

Gov. Walker Visits Kotel in Likely Pre-Election Campaign Photo-Op

23 Iyyar 5775 – May 12, 2015

Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker visited the Western Wall (Kotel) this week for the first of several photo-ops that are likely to precede an announcement in June that he will be another candidate for the GOP presidential nomination.

“Really, for us though, we wanted to make it an educational focus, not just a media trip,” Walker said.

His “education” will be focused on learning enough about Israel that he can convince people he know something about foreign policy, a subject on which he already has proved is far from being his ace.

Walker recently compared the Islamic State (ISIS) with union protesters, meaning he could take care of both groups, CNN reported.

He obviously is not on the left side of the Republican party.

Walker said in South Carolina last Saturday:

We need a commander-in-chief who will once and for all call it what it is, and that is that radical Islamic terrorism is a threat to us all. We need a president who will affirm that Israel is our ally, and start acting like it.

His itinerary covers the usual required sites, such as the Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial. He also will meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Knesset Members and IDF officers.

A helicopter tour will give him a bird’s-eye view of Israel’s narrow borders with unfriendly neighbors.

Walker returns to the United States on Thursday, where he undoubtedly will tell everyone how much he now knows about Israel.

It is amazing how politicians learn so much so quickly. Gov. Walker said in South Carolina last week:

Although I’ve only been here once this year, I know South Carolina. Now get to know me.

If Israel is going to be his calling card in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates, Walker does not have much of a chance. Israel is near the bottom of subjects that interest most American voters.

But terror is big, and Walker is big on fighting terror.

In his speech in South Carolina, he said:

it is not a matter of if another attempt is made on American soil; it is a when another attempt is made on American soil…. I want a leader who is willing to take the fight to them before they take the fight to us.

If Gov. Walker joins the race to be the GOP presidential candidate in 2016, he will have plenty of company. His problem, and that of most other Republican candidates, is that they all sound alike.

Mike Huckabee Leaves Fox News and Keeps White House in Sight

13 Tevet 5775 – January 4, 2015

Fox News’ Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and a darling of the Israeli right-wing and Christian evangelists, announced he is leaving the network and keeping options open for a run as the GOP presidential nominee.

“As much as I have loved doing the show, I cannot bring myself to rule out another Presidential run,” he said.

“This is the last edition of ‘Huckabee’ on the Fox News Channel. It’s been the ride of a lifetime, and I have never had so much fun in my life. But I also realize that God hasn’t put me on earth just to have a good time or to make a good living, but rather has put me on earth to try to make a good life.

“There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would run for President. If I were willing to absolutely rule that out, I could keep doing this show. But I can’t make such a declaration. I won’t make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them nor is it possible for me to openly determine political and financial support to justify a race. The honorable thing to do at this point is to end my tenure here at Fox.”

Several pro-Israel Christians are running or thinking of running for the Republican party nomination. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was in Israel last week to show his face in headlines back home.

Retired neuro-surgeon Ben Carson made his first trip to Israel three weeks ago.

And don’t count out Minnesota’s Michelle Bachmann and Alaska’s Sarah Palin, both of whom are very attractive women with attractive pro-Israel views though not everyone’s cup of tea.

But the biggie is Sen. Ted Cruz, and Huckabee could make trouble for him, and probably for the Republican party, if he runs.

 

Tea Party Preacher’s ‘False Religion’ Remark Upsets Jews

20 Heshvan 5774 – October 23, 2013

E.W. Jackson, the Republican Tea Party candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia, has labeled all non-Christians as having a “false religion” but when confronted by Jews, he said they are an exception to the rule.

“I’m a Christian. I’m a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ,” he said. “Of course, like every Christian, I believe that he’s the only way. But we understand that Christianity came out of Judaism. We have deep and profound respect for Judaism. We do not view Judaism as a false religion. I can’t say that about everything. But that is true of Judaism.”

Amen, brother. Hallelujah!

But his generous acceptance that Judaism is not a false religion did not satisfy the crowd at the Simon Family Jewish Community Center.

The moderator, Joel Rubin, asked Jackson, “Is Islam a false religion?” the Virginian-Pilot reported.

The Muslims didn’t get off the hook as well as the Jews, and Jackson didn’t directly answer the question. Instead, he asserted, “Look, I’m running for lieutenant governor. I’m not running to be theologian of Virginia. I am a preacher. That means I’ve got to serve people who are atheists and Muslims and Buddhists and Hindus and Mormons and of every background. So I don’t want to try to get into a theological analysis of what I think of various religions.”

So much for the Buddhist and Muslim vote.

If Jackson does not want to discuss his views on other religions, one would think the ordained minister would button his lip a bit more.

So far in the campaign, Jackson has denounced Planned Parenthood for killing more blacks than the Ku Klux Klan.

So it looks like he has lost the KKK vote, too.

His previous comments from the pulpit and elsewhere are likely to cost him a lot more votes. He has said that parents’ sins cause birth defects and that yoga leads to Satanism.

But, no, no, that is not what he believes come campaign time.

“I do not believe that birth defects are caused by parents’ sin unless, of course, there’s a direct scientific connection between the parents’ behavior and the disabilities of the child, such as a child who might develop birth defects if his or her mother was addicted to heroin,” he has said in self-defense during the current campaign.

“I do not believe that yoga leads to Satanism. One of my ministers is a yoga instructor. What I said was that Christian meditation does not involve emptying oneself but filling oneself … with the spirit of God. That is classic Biblical Christianity,” he explained.

So maybe he will win back the yoga vote.

Homosexuals are not exactly crazy about Jackson, who has declared that “homosexuality poisons culture,” but he argues his comment was taken out of context.

“What I really said was that the gay rights movement, so called, the homosexual activists, engage in some behavior that is absolutely horrendous, and that’s true, everybody knows that; from going into Catholic churches and desecrating the Sacraments to engaging in all kinds of demonstrative behavior to try to call attention to what they view as their plight,” he said.

Homosexuals need not worry because Jackson added, “I respect every human being, I don’t believe that there’s any second-class citizens in Virginia, I don’t treat anybody any differently because of their sexual orientation.”

Jackson wants voters to think that he can separate his views as a preacher from his functioning as Lieutenant Governor.

“I’m not going to spend the campaign talking about these issues, so let’s get it out of the way now,” he told a gathering in the Virginia suburb of Manassas, outside of Washington, D.C.

Time will tell if telling the Jews they aren’t so bad after all will win him the Jewish vote.

For the time being, the polls show that the voters are not thrilled with either Jackson or the Democratic party candidate, State Sen. Ralph Northam.

A new poll published on Wednesday shows that with election day two weeks away, 12 percent have a favorable view of Jackson, compared with 9 percent for Northam. However, a hefty 20 percent of the respondents have an unfavorable view of Jackson, compared with 5 percent who do not like Northam.

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