Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This Week on Nothing Left

Michael Lumish

This week the fellahs, Michael Burd and Alan Freedman, begin their discussion with Christian Zionist William F Callahan who relates his feelings about the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, and then hear from former politician and now commentator Einat Wilf who has some views on the Gaza violence.

They catch up with Nima Gholam Ali Pour in Malmo Sweden on the situation regarding the effects of mass immigration from the MJews, and then hear some good news stories from Israel with former Kiwi Michael Kuttner.

3 min Editorial:  Limmud Oz 2018

11  min William F Callahan, Christian Zionist

25 min Einat Wilf, on Gaza violence

51 min Nima Gholam Ali Pour, Swedish ,Malmo commentator anti-antisemitism and Islamic Immigration a serious problem

1 hr 13 Michael Kuttner, former Kiwi now Israeli commentator

Thursday, June 7, 2018

"The Goop and Feathers Strategy"

Michael Lumish

{Also published at The Jewish Press and Jews Down Under.}

Islamists set fire to Israel
near the Gaza border (June 2018)
Those of us who follow the never-ending Long Arab and Muslim War against the Jews of the Middle East are familiar with the arson tactics used by contemporary Palestinian-Arab Islamist racists.

Therefore it is not surprising that the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Democratic Party and, thus, the Western media, itself, generally favor Arab and Muslim aggressors over the Jewish defenders within the very land of Jewish heritage and ancestry.

This alliance also includes significant percentages of western-left Jews who either do not care or who have swallowed the Palestinian Narrative of Perpetual Victimhood.

But the essential discussion today among Jews internationally is how to respond to what might be called the Arson Intifada.

Many on the Israeli Left, and the American Left, want to see a more "moderate" response by the Jewish people in Israel. Nonetheless, it eludes me just how much more "moderate" Israel can be as theocratically-driven Arabs burn the very crops that feed Gazan children and burn animals alive in nature preserves.

One of my well-meaning commenters suggested:
Fight fire with water, not live bullets.
He is, of course, referring to the jihadis killed when they sought to crash-the-gate and murder or kidnap Jewish civilians living in nearby communities and kibbutzim. One of the things that continues to amaze me is the complacency and understanding that so many of our friends on the progressive-left have for the Arab desire to murder Jews.

It's pretty astonishing, actually.

Arabs try to kill Jews on the very land of Jewish ancestry and well-meaning western "progressives" honestly believe that they have a right to do so... as a matter of "social justice." This is what slays me most of all. Much of the progressive-left in the United States genuinely believe that Arabs have every moral right to kill Jews or, at least, they understand the impulse.

What I would like, therefore, to recommend to Benjamin Netanyahu and the IDF is the Goop and Feathers Strategy.

The border between Israel and the maniacs is about 35 miles long. As a Jewish American citizen living on this terrific expanse of land, thirty-five miles does not seem like a very long distance. I understand that Jewish resources are not as extensive as what Americans can conjure, but surely Israel can patrol the Gaza border with helicopters.

So, why not humiliate the bastards?

What would CNN say about splashing goop, feathers, and Fruit Loops onto these idiots with their
Swastika Nazi Bomb Kites? This is merely a pet idea that, of course, is never going to happen... sadly.

Nonetheless, those of us who honestly care about the well-being of the Jewish people should be creative.

Water extinguishes fire better than bullets. My commenter is right about that.

And bullets deter racist-arsonists better than does water.

But Goop and Feathers will make them look like morons and that, my friends, is priceless.

{I, actually, just want to see the video.}

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

This Week on Nothing Left

Michael Lumish

This week on Nothing Left Michael Burd and Alan Freedman have cooked up the following.

They are going forth and kicking ass.

3 min Editorial: Julie Bishop and Palestinian payments

11 min Vic Alhadeff, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies on SWF

25 min Lawrence Money and Gary Mallin, former Age journalists

51 min Daniel Luria, Ateret Cohanim on 60 Minutes segment

1 hr 13 min Simon Plosker, Honest Reporting on Gaza violence

1 hr 31 min Arnold Roth in Jerusalem on ex-IDF soldier ‘Rebecca’

Monday, June 4, 2018

Democratic Party Anti-Jewish Trends

Michael Lumish

The Democratic Party and the progressive-left is becoming increasingly hostile toward the nation-state of the Jewish people.

This has been coming for decades.

If you look at this 2018 poll from the Pew Research Center you will see that currently, about 79 percent of Republicans favor Israel, while the great majority of Democrats do not. Only 27 percent of Democrats favor the Jews in the Middle East versus their racist, misogynistic, theocratic Islamist enemies, such as Hamas and Hezbollah, if not the Palestinian Authority.

And we might keep in mind that many those same people are not just hostile toward Israel - for "social justice" reasons, no less - but toward the United States, as well.


In a recent Facebook comment, I referenced the fact that "it is definitely true that Republicans are more supportive of Israel than are Democrats. It's not even close." And I used the Pew Research Center image above as significant evidence of that fact.

Someone who I take to be an intelligent person responded with this:
Do you realize how 'incendiary' this is!!

The idea [which Hadassah follows and AIPAC follows] is to be bipartisan.

And at this time in Jewish history, when there is such a division and almost a tear amongst the Jewish population, how utterly DUMB and counterproductive to dwell on it rather than mend fences. The word 'divisive' doesn't cut it. It is smug and moronic for Friedman to write this; he might as well just go whole hog up Trump's rear end. ...And by the way, I don't actually think it's true! The people who were at the Times Square 'afterparty' after the Celebrate Israel parade - they were not Republicans! Yes, they are firm believers and supporters of Israel, but they were the Tel Aviv crowd, the music lovers, the hip-hop liberal generation. If surveys were done there... wow, that would have been fantastic on who voted for Trump in that crowd. Would have been way less than u think.
This is my response:
Sandy, I believe that I understand your concerns and I agree with Dershowitz that it is preferable that pro-Jewish / pro-Israel support in the US continue to be bipartisan. But we cannot afford to avoid the truth.

And the truth is that the progressive-left and the Democratic Party has betrayed not only their Jewish constituency but their own alleged values in the process.

I am one of those who have left the Democratic Party due to its acceptance of hostility toward Israel within their ranks.

My stance is that we must not allow the Democratic Party to take us for granted... as they have Black people.

The Democrats need to understand that we Jews have political options that do not necessarily include donating to their coffers.

At the same time, I respect those of us (and our non-Jewish friends) who work within the party to stem a terrible anti-Israel / anti-Jewish trend within that party.

I wish you the very best, but Democratic Party trends are not in our favor.

Friday, June 1, 2018

White Supremacist Bullshit

Michael Lumish

Essentially, "white supremacism" in the US today is a political ghost.

What saddens me the most, I think, is the failure of the American Left - the children of Martin Luther King, Jr. - to accept their own success.

The US, today, is entirely different from when Martin Luther King stood on the Mall in Washington, DC, in 1963.

Instead of embracing ethnic equality, we seem to be agitating ethnic resentments for partisan political reasons or reasons having to do with whatever consolation that comes from personal virtue signaling.

This social-political trend is not coming from the political right-wing so much as it is coming from the racialized American Left.

I come out of the American Left, but the US Left is doing itself and the country a terrible disservice by continuing to agitate racial issues for political purposes.

It is pure poison.