Wednesday, October 03, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO WASHINGTON, D.C. TOURISTS

Should you ask a tour guide to show you "Ford's Theater, where the assassination took place," the guide will take you to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

FBI Russia Probe Resulted from Clinton Campaign Dirty Trick

Real Clear Investigations reports:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation formally opened its Trump investigation after Western intelligence assets and Clinton-affiliated political operatives repeatedly approached the Trump campaign and tried but failed to damage it through associations with Russia, a growing body of evidence suggests. 

Before the FBI began investigating the Trump campaign in an operation code-named “Crossfire Hurricane,” there were at least seven different instances when campaign advisers were approached with Russia-related offers. Most of those contacts — including Donald Trump Jr.’s much-publicized meeting with a Russian lawyer and others in June 2016 — offered the prospect of information damaging to Donald Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Two of these approaches were made by one U.S. government informant already publicly identified as such, Stefan Halper. Another was made by a man who swore in court that he had worked as an FBI informant. Two others were made by figures associated with Western intelligence agencies. Another two approaches included political operatives, one foreign, with ties to the Clintons.

President Obama’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, has asserted that dispatching Halper to follow the Trump campaign "protected" it from the Russians.

But Mark Wauck, a former FBI agent with experience in such tactics, sees an effort at entrapment. “What appear to have been repeated attempts to implicate the Trump campaign, in some sort of quid pro quo arrangement with Russians who claimed to have ‘dirt’ on Hillary,” Wauck told RealClearInvestigations, “look like efforts to manufacture evidence against members of the Trump campaign or create pretexts to investigate it.”

Read the whole shocking story. You see, folks, Hillary was supposed to win, and then this corrupt attempt to damage the Trump campaign would have been swept under the rug. But shockingly, Trump won, and, ironically, the Mueller investigation in the supposed ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is revealing the conspiracy. Oops. And so the cover-up is crumbling and the conspiracy is revealed.

Remember the famous Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and
Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who has longtime links to the Kremlin.  Well, Real Clear Investigations reports:

Veselnitskaya had at least two other significant meetings the day before and the day after her Trump Tower appointment. Both were with the same man: Glenn Simpson.

In addition to providing litigation support to Veselnitskaya for the U.S. court case she was handling, Simpson’s communications firm, Fusion GPS, had been hired by the Clinton campaign to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia.
So the Donald Trump Jr. meeting, which caused Democrats to call for criminal prosecution of Donald Trump, Jr. and Jared Kushner, was a Clinton campaign dirty trick.

Monday, June 11, 2018

SNEAK PEEK at the U.S.-North Korea Agreement

Because I am a close confidante of the President, I received an advanced sneak peek at the agreement with North Korea. Kim Jong Ung gives up his nuclear weapons. In return, he receives California. That gives him Koreatown in Los Angeles, which is the world's second largest Korean community. It gives Californians the Socialist dictatorship they seem to crave, and may even lower their taxes. Dennis Rodman gets the Golden State Warriors.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

17 Tammuz in American History

In an article in Commentary, entitled "The Full Measure of Devotion," Rabbi Meir Soloveichik calls our attention to two extraordinary historical coincidences:  Both July 4, 1776 and July 4, 1863 (the date of the Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, which assured that the Union would prevail in the American Civil War), fell on the Jewish fast day of 17 Tammuz, which on the Jewish religious calendar begins "the three weeks," the annual period of mourning for the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem -- and our prayers for its restoration and Jewish redemption -- which culminates with the Fast of the Ninth of Av (Tisha b'Av).  Because the Hebrew calendar is lunar, with leap months, while the Julian calendar is solar, the concurrence of July 4 and 17 Tammuz is no means an annual event.  This year, for example, July 4 falls on 21 Tammuz.

Allow me to state what I believe Rabbi Soloveichik believes but only implied in his column:  This "coincidence" is not coincidence at all, but rather steps in the fulfillment of the prophecy of Zachariah (8:18-19). "“Thus says the Lord: The fast of the fourth month (17th Tammuz), the fast of the fifth month (Tisha B’av), the fast of the seventh month (Tzum Gedalya), and the fast of the tenth month (10th of Tevet), shall become for the House of Judah days of joy and gladnesshappy festivals – [on the condition that] you must love and follow – emet v’shalom – truth and peace. ”

The birth of the United States of America, and our nation's preservation during its Civil War, were stages in God's fulfillment of Zachariah's prophecy, which will culminate in the ultimate redemption not only of Judah and Israel, but also America and all mankind.  May it come about speedily and in our days.

Monday, January 08, 2018

The Mainstream Media Questions President Trump's Mental Stability


Monday, December 18, 2017

To Save Iran Deal, Obama Administration Blocked U.S. Efforts to Target Hezbollah Billion Dollar Criminal Enterprise

According to this report published at Politico.com (hardly a Republican media stronghold), the Obama Administration actively obstructed the efforts of a U.S. task force to bring down a billion dollar criminal drug, arms and money laundering operation by Hezbollah. The reason: to protect the nuclear deal with Iran.  The Obama Administration did so even though Hezbollah was funneling cocaine into the United States.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Princeton Hillel Cancels Appearance by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister

The Jerusalem Post reports that the Princeton Hillel chapter has cancelled an appearance on campus by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (pictured below). This is truly a sad and disturbing story, which raises serious concerns about the commitment of Jewish college students to Israel. Fortunately, Ms. Hotovely will still speak at Princeton, but under the sponsorship and auspices of Chabad rather than Hillel. Shame on Rabbi Julie Roth, Executive Director of the Center for Jewish Life on Princeton’s campus, for caving in to the demands of these so-called "progressives."

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

John Kelly on Compromise and the Civil War



John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, has been under troll ridicule attack for several days now for saying that the Civil War resulted from a failure to reach a compromise. One certainly may question General Kelly's wisdom in making the statement, and insist that no compromise on slavery in 1861 would have been morally acceptable. However, General Kelly is vastly more knowledgeable of history than his sarcastic critics (surprise!). As a witness for his defense, I call President Abraham Lincoln, who wrote the following letter to New York Tribune editor Horace ("Go West, Young Man") Greeley while the Civil War raged:

Executive Mansion,
Washington, August 22, 1862
Hon. Horace Greeley:
Dear Sir.
I have just read yours of the 19th. addressed to myself through the New-York Tribune. If there be in it any statements, or assumptions of fact, which I may know to be erroneous, I do not, now and here, controvert them. If there be in it any inferences which I may believe to be falsely drawn, I do not now and here, argue against them. If there be perceptable in it an impatient and dictatorial tone, I waive it in deference to an old friend, whose heart I have always supposed to be right.
As to the policy I "seem to be pursuing" as you say, I have not meant to leave any one in doubt.
I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be "the Union as it was." If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.
I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty; and I intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all men every where could be free.
Yours,
A. Lincoln.
What President Lincoln was saying, and perhaps General Kelly as well, is that sometimes official duty may trump moral principle, even at great cost to others. As history turned out, the Civil War continued, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation (which of itself did not free a single slave), the Union prevailed in the war, and slavery was abolished in the U.S. by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. That does not change the historical accuracy of General Kelly's statement, nor does it vindicate the historical ignorance of his know-nothing critics.
Of course the trolls will simply respond that Abraham Lincoln was a European White Male Racist and demand that the statue pictured above be removed.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Aviv HaTora Celebrates the Bnei Mitzvot of Ethiopian Olim

Thanks to Yonatan Boofty, at Israel National News Arutz Sheva, I learned about Aviv HaTora, a institution dedicated to fostering religious community life in Tel Aviv. Among its many programs, which include a gan yeladim (kindergarten), a yeshiva and a seminary for women, Aviv HaTora has a project to prepare the children of the Ethiopian Aliyah living in Tel Aviv-Yafo for their Bnei and Bnot Mitzvah (plural of Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah, when a Jewish boy reaches age 13 and a Jewish girl reaches age 12, and they assume responsibility for observance of the commandments). The following video shows their recent celebration of Bnei and Bnot Mitzvah. Honored guests included the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv Yafo, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau (who is also former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel and the father of the current Chief Rabbi of Israel, David Lau), the Chief Rabbi of the Ethiopian community in Tel Aviv-Yafo, and the Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo. The celebrants and their families were then bussed to HaKotel HaMaaravi (the Western Wall in Jerusalem), where the boys received their tallitot and tefillin, put them on and were called to the Torah. A festive mesibah [party] and seudat mitzvah [feast celebrating a Jewish life cycle event] followed. Here is a video of the celebration. I especially enjoyed the dancing of the Ethiopian men.   For more about AvivHaTorah, go to its website,  to http: www.avivhatora.org.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Grasshopper and the Ant, as retold by the "Progressive" Left

 
Once upon a time, during a bright and cheery spring, a grasshopper came across an ant, working hard at harvesting seeds.  "Why are you working so hard?" asked the grasshopper. "Look, it is sunny and nice outside.  Come play with me all day."

"Sorry," responded the ant politely.  "I would like to play, but I must gather seeds for the winter, so I and my family have something to eat when the cold comes."

Eight months later, it was cold and snowy.  The grasshopper came to the ant's nest.  "Give me your seeds," said the grasshopper.  "I am hungry."   "I will give you some of my seeds," said the ant, "and maybe others will give you some as well.  But I must keep the rest to feed me and my family during the winter."

"No," said the progressive government tax official standing behind the grasshopper. "You must give him 50% of your seeds."

With only 50% of the ant's seeds left, he and his family barely made it through the winter.  The next spring, when the grasshopper asked him out to play, the ant said, "Sure, why not? If I spend my time gathering seeds the government will take half of it away anyhow."

So neither the ant, nor the grasshopper, worked that spring, summer and fall, and in the winter, they both starved.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jaime Escalante vs. Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley: The Racism of Low Expectations

  Do you remember the late Jaime Escalante? 


He gained fame teaching AP Calculus to mostly Latino students at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles from 1982 through 1991.  His success--more to the point, the success of his students in achieving passing scores on the national AP Calculus exam--was dramatized in the 1987 film, "Stand and Deliver."  In one of his best roles, for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, Edward James Olmos played Mr. Escalante.

Despite his success, or perhaps because of it, Mr. Escalante encountered substantial opposition from teachers' unions, his fellow faculty members and the usual suspects who opposed his program of unyieldingly high expectations for his students.  Mr. Escalante lost his chairmanship of the Math Department at Garfield High, and in 1991, resigned his teaching position there, citing faculty politics and petty jealousy as the reasons for his decision.   According to Wikipedia, at the height of Escalante's influence, Garfield graduates were entering the University of Southern California in such great numbers that they outnumbered all the other high schools in the working-class East Los Angeles region combined. Even students who failed the AP often went on to become star students at California State University, Los Angeles.  However, after his departure, and that of several teachers who had helped him develop the Garfield AP Calculus program, the level of math achievement at Garfield rapidly declined.

Now please meet Elroy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor of the California Community College System, who heads the nation’s largest community college system of 114 campuses.  In an interview published today in the Los Angeles Times, Chancellor Oakley advocates that intermediate algebra be dropped as a requirement to earn an associate degree. He said, "“College-level algebra is probably the greatest barrier for students — particularly first-generation students, students of color — obtaining a credential.”

At Central High School in Phoenix, where I graduated in 1969, Intermediate Algebra was a prerequisite to even take AP Calculus.  The head of California's community colleges thinks that what was once a high school standard is too tough for students of color.  That is the racism of low expectations.

Jaime Escalante's students were often first-generation immigrants from Mexico or Latin America, or the children of those immigrants. Nearly all of his students were people of color, usually Latinos.  He demanded that they stand and deliver their best. They did.  Jaime Escalante died in 2010.  Mr. Escalante, we mourn your death and need educators like you more than ever.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

CHINA'S TECH MONEY HEADS FOR ISRAEL

From Reuters via Yahoo Finance.


First China purchased the Israeli agricultural cooperative Tnuva. Now Chinese investors are scrambling to invest in Israeli tech companies. Hopefully this will promote regional peace, as the Chinese will not be happy with those anti-Israel forces who would threaten their multi-billion dollar investments. Indeed, I feel the same way about Chinese investment in the United States. In world history, when a rising imperial power challenges an existing empire, the result has often been terrible armed conflicts. Think of the Peloponnesian Wars, the Punic Wars, the centuries of conflict between France and England, World War I and so on. I would be delighted if the People's Republic of China has so much invested in our country that it would never think of allowing a dispute to spiral into armed conflict, and the converse sentiment should also apply. Peace through capitalism.




HONG KONG/TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Struggling to seal deals in the United States as regulatory scrutiny tightens, Chinese companies looking to invest in promising…
finance.yahoo.com



Friday, March 17, 2017

"Judaism Doesn't Need this 'Genius' "

In a February 23, 2017 post here at The Hedgehog Blog, I challenged remarks by French intellectual and philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy to the effect that "American Jews need to be wary of their new President."  Of course, every American needs to be wary of every President.  Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.  What I objected to was the charge pushed by Monsieur Levy and CNN that Donald Trump has anti-Semitic sentiments.


Subsequently, in the March 2017 issue of Commentary, one of my favorite Rabbis and commentators on Jewish affairs, Rabbi Meir Y. Soloveichik, rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City and the director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University, launched a devastating challenge to the recently published book by Bernard-Henri Levy, The Genius of Judaism.  Rabbi Soloveichik's essay is entitled, "Judaism doesn't need this 'Genius'."  His most serious problem with the book is Monsieur Levy's rejection of the concept of the Jewish people as a nation chosen by God for a specific mission in history, to be a "kingdom of priests and a holy nation." (Exodus [Shemot] 19:6)  Levy admitted in his book that he had never studied or practiced Judaism before putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).  Rabbi Soloveichik recommends that he do both before presenting himself as a pundit for the Jewish people. 


Predictably in the current intellectual climate of Jewish America, the more progressive and secular wings of Judaism were thrilled with Levy's book.  The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles made Levy and his book the cover story in its January 11, 2017 issue.  An inside photo accompanying the article shows Levy sitting in an art museum, posed in front of three paintings depicting the Shroud of Turin.  I wonder if anyone at the Jewish Journal knew enough about Judaism or Christianity to recognize the irony.

Mayim Bialik takes on Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour

 As reported at Fox News Entertainment, yasher ko'ach, Mayim Bialik.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

In CNN Column, Bernard-Henri Levy Claims, "Clearly, the Trump Administration has a Problem with Jews"

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/opinions/trumps-problem-with-jews-levy/  In a column published by CNN, under the title, "Clearly, the Trump administration has a problem with the Jews," as part of CNN's ongoing campaign to convince the public that Donald Trump is an anti-Semite, French intellectual and philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy proclaims that American Jews need to be wary of their new President. Those who follow my writings know that I have never been a fan of the Donald.  I did not vote for him, I am not happy with his retreat from conservative principles such as free trade and free markets, I abhor many aspects of his vulgar personality.  However, he is not an anti-Semite.


Monsieur Levy speaks from a perspective of too much philosophy and too little personal knowledge of Donald Trump. The President has spent an entire life socializing with Jews, doing business with Jews, employing Jews and supporting Jewish causes, including, especially, Israel. His father, Fred Trump, donated (as in fee, gratis, a gift) the land in Brooklyn for construction of an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, and Fred Trump, a Methodist, went on to be the largest annual donor to that synagogue for decades, because of his friendship with the Rabbi. Every one of Donald Trump's children is either married to a Jew or dating one, except for Barron, who is only 11 years old. His grandchildren are halachically Jews, which is more than a lot of American Jews can say. In 2004, during the Gaza War, when many American Jews joined Palestinians and Leftist activists in protesting against Israel, Donald Trump was Grand Marshall of the Salute to Israel parade.


So what does a person have to do, after a lifetime that proves by his actions that he is not an anti-Semite, to prevent people who do not know him at all, such as Monsieur Levy, and media outlets such as CNN (which has more sinister motives), from accusing him of anti-Semitism. CNN, which employs jounalists who are supposed to research facts such as the ones I have mentioned above, indeed has by this campaign disgraced itself as a news orgnaization, and is intentionally promoting Fake News, just as the President said. We are witnessing a very ugly attempt on the part of the Left to drive Donald Trump from office, by any means necessary.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Trump Derangement Syndrome Strikes L.A. Times Sports Columnist

  The latest victim to contract Trump Derangement Syndrome is Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke.  Here is how Plaschke opened his column in today's Los Angeles Times:

The week before the Super Bowl is historically filled with all sorts of sordid distractions, from cocaine to prostitutes to the infamously bared butt of a quarterback.

But there has never been anything like the divisive presence that will soon threaten to fracture the attention of the New England Patriots.

And what, according to Plaschke, is the sordid distraction that threatens the Patriots, which is more serious than cocaine, prostitutes or publicly naked quarterbacks? Why, what else but the public support of Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, Head Coach Bill Belichik and Quarterback Tom Brady for President Donald Trump? Plaschke writes that for this sin Kraft, Belichik and Brady must answer to their players, their fans, and the NFL world in general.





Yes, Mr. Plaschke, I know that you were "with Her," like everyone else who writes for your newspaper. But consider this (and I write this as someone who also did not vote for the President): if you believe, as you say you do, that Kraft, Belichik and Brady are extremely intelligent and discerning people, could it be that they see something in Donald Trump that you (and I) entirely missed?


Moreover, keep in mind, sir, that the name of the team is "the Patriots" and that the original Tea Party took place in Boston.  In the meantime, Mr. Plaschke, you have achieved something that I never thought possible--you have turned me into a Patriots rooter for this Super Bowl.  Go Pats!  Inflate the score, not the footballs!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

UK PM May Says Kerry Focuses Too Much on Israeli Settlements





Chutzpah, schizophrenia, dissociative state, creative inconsistency or regret? British Prime Minister Teresa May strongly criticizes Kerry's speech, defending the US abstention on UN Security Council resolution on settlements, one week after the UK voted in favor of that resolution. May said Kerry was wrong to focus so much on Israeli settlements. Say what?
The comments came less than a week after the UK voted in favor of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning Israel for settlement activity.
jpost.com


If East Jerusalem is Occupied Territory ...



  
Now that Secretary of State John Kerry has described East Jerusalem as "occupied territory," I guess we can expect the Mainstream Media to adopt the following descriptive phrases: "the traditionally Arab Jewish Quarter," "the traditionally Arab Hadassah Hospital and Hebrew University on Mount Scopus," and "the traditionally Arab Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery." The occupation of that last site has been particularly hard on the Palestinians, because from 1948 through 1967, when it was in sole Arab possession, its tombstones were an important source of building materials for roads and latrines--another blatant example of the Zionists depriving Palestinian use of their natural resources and a fitting subject for a UNESCO resolution that the Obama Administration can support.
 


Friday, December 23, 2016

Obama Administration Abstains on Anti-Israel Vote in UN Security Council

Today, for the first time since 1967, the United States abstained on a UN Security Council resolution, condemning Jewish settlements in the “occupied territories.”  Because the U.S. abstained, rather than vetoing the resolution, the resolution passed. This abstention is a departure from the policy of 8 previous U.S. Presidents, Democrat and Republican, from Lyndon Johnson through George W. Bush. 



The "occupied territories" as defined in the resolution include all of Jerusalem, including the Jewish Quarter of the Old City.  They include the lands covered by the Gush Etzion settlements, which were settled by Jews prior to 1948, but were overrun by the Jordanian Army in 1948.  For that matter, they also include all of Yehuda and Shomron (the so-called West Bank"), even areas that no political leader in Israel, not Likud, not Labor, no one but the extreme far Left, would consider ceding to a new Palestinian State as part of a peace treaty.  From today on, a Jew who adds on a bedroom to his apartment in Efrat or French Hill has violated a UN Security Council Resolution. Today, for the first time, all of the settlements in Yehuda and Shomron exist in violation of a Security Council resolution.  Unlike General Assembly Resolutions, which are essentially meaningless, a Security Council Resolution has real consequences under international law, including providing a legal basis for enforcement action by UN member states, including boycotts, trade embargos, military and economic sanctions, or perhaps even worse.


At this early date, before President-Elect Donald Trump takes office, I have no idea what the new Administration's policy toward Israel will be, although all signs to date are positive.  Mr. Trump publicly decried the resolution and the U.S. plan to abstain prior to its passage, and even persuaded Egypt to temporarily withdraw it (only to have it reinstated by other UN member nations).  I cannot say, and we may never know, what the policies of a Clinton Administration would have been. 

However, one may judge with certainty the actions of President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the left-wing American Jewish organizations, such as J-Street, who supported this change in American foreign policy.  The pettiness and vindictiveness of such an action by President Obama as he leaves office cannot be overemphasized. The consequences of today’s abstention remain to be revealed in God's good time, and as He wills.  Yet whatever transpires, the stain on the Obama Administration, on all Democratic Party politicians and leaders who do not condemn this abstention forcefully and publicly, and on J-Street and their fellow travelers, is indelible.





Friday, September 09, 2016

Prime Minister Netanyahu on the Palestinian Leadership's Call for Ethnic Cleansing of Jews

 

On his Facebook page, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes the following statement about the stated desire of the Palestinian leadership to create a "Yuden-Frei" [Jew free, in the parlance of the Third Reich] Palestinian State.  He questions the legitimacy of those who describe settlements in Judea and Samaria, the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people, as "obstacles to peace,"  when in Israel millions of Palestinian Arabs live peacefully with a Jewish majority.  Which is the apartheid state?  Here is the transcript of Bibi's video, but one is well advised to watch the short presentation in its entirety:


I'm sure many of you have heard the claim that Jewish communities in Judea Samaria, the West Bank, are an obstacle to peace.

I've always been perplexed by this notion.
Because no one would seriously claim that the nearly two million Arabs living inside Israel – that they're an obstacle to peace. That's because they aren't. On the contrary.
...
Israel's diversity shows its openness and readiness for peace. Yet the Palestinian leadership actually demands a Palestinian state with one pre-condition: No Jews.
There's a phrase for that: It's called ethnic cleansing.
And this demand is outrageous.
It's even more outrageous that the world doesn't find this outrageous. Some otherwise enlightened countries even promote this outrage.
Ask yourself this: Would you accept ethnic cleansing in your state? A territory without Jews, without Hispanics, without blacks?
Since when is bigotry a foundation for peace?
At this moment, Jewish schoolchildren in Judea Samaria are playing in sandboxes with their friends.
Does their presence make peace impossible?
I don’t think so.
I think what makes peace impossible is intolerance of others. Societies that respect all people are the ones that pursue peace. Societies that demand ethnic cleansing don't pursue peace.
I envision a Middle East where young Arabs and young Jews learn together, work together, live together side by side in peace.
Our region needs more tolerance, not less.
So the next time you hear someone say Jews can't live somewhere, let alone in their ancestral homeland, take a moment to think of the implications.
Ethnic cleansing for peace is absurd.
It's about time somebody said it.
I just did.