Tuesday, July 11, 2017

My Note to Reem Assil (She has yet to respond)

Michael Lumish

Dear Reem,

My name is Michael Lumish and I would like to speak with you.

I am the proprietor of Israel Thrives, a regular contributor to Daniel Pipes' Middle East Forum and Campus Watch, as well as various other pro-Jewish / pro-Israel venues such as The Algemeiner, the Times of Israel, the Elder of Ziyon, and elsewhere.

As a Jewish Oaklander, I am intending to write an article concerning your mural of Rasmea Odeh and what it suggests about ethnic relations in the United States.

What I would like to do, if you are willing, is meet for a snack and a cup of coffee at Reem's for a discussion concerning this.

I know that you are a Palestinian woman standing up for the rights of the Palestinian people, just as I am a Jewish man standing up for the rights of the Jewish people.

Will you meet with me for 10 or 15 to discuss it?

Say, sometime in the morning this week or next?

I very much appreciate your consideration and you have my thanks.

Michael Lumish

26 comments:

  1. Be sure to bring your concealed firearm. Just in case. Though I doubt she'll respond.

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    1. I doubt very much that Mike will get a response, except maybe a middle finger.
      After a short period of he should work on publicizing the non-response. People in the Bay Area who are deeply offended by this outrage should themselves into big pain in the ass and perhaps use it as a stepping stone to so-progressives to question their support for the Palestinian cause. Just what is it they are really supporting?

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    2. My apologies for so many missing words. My computer has been in the shop and I simply hate doing this on my phone.

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    3. Part of the problem is that we seem to have no institutional support within the Bay Area Jewish community.

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    4. Concealed firearm? Concealed firearm, you say? You should speak with my ex-sister-in-law, Sandy Froman. We played Monopoly when I was 12. She would have a few words on that topic.

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    5. We all liked Sandy, by the way.

      I think that we liked her better than Jayson.

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  2. Biased textbooks turning young Americans against Israel
    by Rafael Medoff

    www.jns.org/latest-articles/2017/7/10/biased-textbooks-turning-young-americans-against-israel-research-shows

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    1. That's a real problem, i.e., putting Arab political propaganda and false anti-history into American school texts.

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    2. What slowly creeps up on you can eventually kill you. Like these textbooks. Like a terror supporting mural. Never again? I don't think so.

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    3. The mural is upsetting in the way that walking past a No Jews Allowed sign would have been in the 1930s.

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    4. No Jews allowed IS upsetting. Love a Jew killer is horrific.

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    5. They honestly believe it is about social justice and universal human rights.

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    6. They're catastrophically wrong.

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    7. I don't think so Mike. If they did, we'd see some backlash against certain nasty Islamic practices and we never do. Therefore it is simple political/ideology at play; nothing more. Oh, except maybe players like Linda Sarsour who didn't give that money raised for Jewish cemeteries to who she was supposed to and is now "taking names," for law suits. Heh. So there's a third reason: profit.

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    8. Here is what the obviously mental unstable Reem had to say:

      "“The attacks coming against Reem’s are part and parcel of the increased attacks we are seeing against Arab and Muslim communities, even more so under Trump,” Assil told SF Eater. “Yet these kinds of attacks labeling Arabs and Muslims as terrorists or terrorism supporters are not new, and as unfortunate as it is, we knew we’d experience some level of this kind of racism and xenophobia. Anybody who accuses us of not being inclusive and not being a safe place for people can walk into our space and know otherwise.”

      https://heatst.com/culture-wars/oakland-bakery-installs-mural-honoring-convicted-terrorist-who-blew-up-store-killing-two-people/

      Cause nothing says safe space like a mural of a Jew killer. You can't make this sh*t up.

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  3. Reem's is a vile lover of Jew killers no better than any Nazi who ever lived. If he does meet with her he should delouse ASAP. Physically and metaphorically.

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    1. We have no institutional public backing in opposition.

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    2. Nor could you have Mike. In a free country there is no law against loving terrorists or hating Jews. And when the mainstream can ID those who are against such things as right wing Nazis, well...Pam Geller is banned from Britain but hate preachers who call Jews fleas are not. The ADL supports Sarsour's 1st amendment rights. On and on it goes. Hoisted by our own petards.

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    3. The Jewish leadership doesn't like to get their hands dirty.

      They have paperwork to file.

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  4. People that intentionally pretend not to know have no business or authority to play moral cards. They enable the wrongs they purport to oppose and perpetuate hate against those that are unafraid to pretend.

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  5. Canada is banning all wine made in 'the occupied territories'. Fair enough, ban all Canadians from Israel.

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    1. As a Canadian I am appalled at this decision and will do my bit to complain. With terrorist lovin' Trudeau in power though....

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    2. I can't worry about it. But on the upside now I know a few brands to look for. I wish there were more. I wish there were markets that specialized in it. At the end of the day this is a trade war which a war by another name. They ban the Jews, the Jews ban them and so on. I'd like to see Israeli hitech firms re incorporate on paper that they are technically, in Judea and Samaria. Then when Canada or whomever needs a fix to their next antivirus software or medical device or whatever, they can pass on it. Or better yet, simply deny them access to it outright. Everyone who boycotts does it for 1 of 2 reasons: 1) a political statement and 2) a threat that the target will back down because the boycott-er believes they hold all the cards. Let's see how that plays out.

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    3. I love the way that you think, Trudy.

      I don't know that I always agree with you, but diaspora Jewry needs to develop pro-Israel gonads... I just do not think that it's at all likely at this point.

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  6. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/product-of-israel-wine-labelling/eng/1499970240524/1499970592331

    Well it didn't take long to reverse that decision. Some leftist asshole Jew hating activist should lose his job for the mistake but he/she won't.

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  7. http://www.israellycool.com/2017/07/14/reems-bakery-shamelessly-lies-about-non-violent-protest-to-cash-in-on-it/

    Man them violent senior citizen Jews in their wheelchairs are some badass racist/fascists. If I ever open up a Jewish eatery, my mural is gonna one of them bad boys/girls.

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