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The Insanity Of A Sanders Presidency

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Originally published February 26, 2020
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/2194-the-insanity-of-a-sanders-presidency



So far, there have been three primary contests in the 2020 election cycle, and Senator Bernie Sanders, the communist from Vermont, is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. There are probably many around the country who, because of their hatred for President Trump, are rationalizing a vote for Sanders. Needless to say, this would be insanity. Sanders has been on the wrong side of every issue for the last five decades. A Bernie Sanders presidency would be catastrophic. This anti-Trump mentality is not limited to Democrats. Joe Walsh, the former Republican Congressman from Illinois, embodies the Trump Derangement mentality. Walsh was a Tea Party activist who supported Trump in 2016, but turned on him in 2018 and has been involved in a fruitless primary challenge against the President. He believes so thoroughly that Trump is the embodiment of evil, an…

Israel puts many Democrats between a rock and a hard place

Originally published February 20, 2020
https://www.jns.org/opinion/israel-puts-many-democrats-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place/

As the 2020 Democratic Primary begins to take shape, many Democrats are deathly afraid to “feel the Bern.” The top of this list includes the Democratic Majority 4 Israel (DMFI), which was formed specifically to combat the growing anti-Israel streak among Democrats. Now they are in open warfare with other left-wing groups, and must choose between being pro-Israel or defeating Trump.

DMFI was founded in 2019 as a counterbalance to the shifting tides in the Democratic Party that sought to distance the political left from Israel. While the catalyst for their formation was the coronation of Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) as the Democrats’ ideological thought leaders regarding Israel, they have also fought Trump’s agenda tooth and nail. They have found a happy middle where they can maintain their support for Israel while attacking Trump, becau…

United Nations Targets Israel... Again

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Originally published February 19, 2020
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/2140-united-nations-targets-israel-again



In fiction, there is no more “wretched hive of scum and villainy” than the Mos Eisley spaceport. In reality, that title is conferred on the United Nations, which once again singled out the Jewish state for economic annihilation. Their latest salvo came in the form of a blacklist of 112 companies that do business out of Judea and Samaria, for the sole purpose of boycotting those companies. This list is the result of over three years of diligent work by the absurdly named UN Human Rights Council, which stated in a March 2016 resolution that it would “produce a database of all business enterprises” in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.” This resolution defined “Occupied Palestinian Territory” as anything past pre-1967 borders. Essentially, according to this UN Human Rights Council Resolution, the Six-Day War never happened, the Firs…

HILL: Senate Democrats’ Response To Trump’s Peace Plan Is Historically Ignorant

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Originally published January 30, 2020
https://www.dailywire.com/news/hill-senate-democrats-response-to-trumps-peace-plan-is-historically-ignorant



After the unveiling of President Donald Trump’s proposed peace plan in the Middle East, numerous Senate Democrats took time out of their busy schedule to lecture him about Middle East politics. The letter they wrote is historically ignorant and dangerous, which is compounded by the fact that it was signed by three leading current presidential candidates; Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). “Dear President Trump,” the letter begins, “We write to express our profound concern regarding your decision to release a one-sided Israeli-Palestinian plan forged without any Palestinian involvement or support.” Right off the bat, Senate Democrats ignore the fact that the Palestinians have been invited to the negotiations on numerous occasions. The most prominent one was June 2019, when there was a U.S.-led peace confe…

OIC is looking to give the Orthodox community a voice

Originally published January 23, 2020
https://www.jns.org/opinion/oic-is-looking-to-give-the-orthodox-community-a-voice/

The elections for the American delegation to the World Zionist Congress are underway, and unlike a normal election, voters have over a month to make their choice. One of the major delegations from the 2015 election was the Orthodox slate, under the name of Vote Torah. They have emerged in the 2020 election as the Orthodox Israel Coalition, or OIC.

OIC has a strong affiliation with many of the premiere Orthodox and Modern Orthodox Zionist groups around the world. Mizrachi, AMIT, the Orthodox Union (OU), the RCA, Yeshiva University, Touro and the National Council of Young Israel are all partnered with OIC. This goes back to 1902, when Mizrachi led the way in bringing the Orthodox community into a Jewish parliamentary system headed by a non-affiliated Jew, Theodor Herzl.

“Most religious Jews didn’t know how to stomach a secular Jew leading the charge for a Jewish state,…

WZC will decide how Jews see themselves

Originally published January 23, 2020
https://www.jns.org/opinion/wzc-will-decide-how-jews-see-themselves/

Voting has begun for the 38th World Zionist Congress, and the election is already shaping up into the familiar left-right dynamic witnessed in countless elections worldwide. Much has changed for American Jews since the 2015 election, however, as the threats to the pro-Israel community have grown exponentially, and will continue to grow if left unchecked.  Sadly, this threat comes from other American Jews.

Groups like Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow have grown since 2015, primarily on American college campuses and in the political scene. Jewish Voice for Peace attempts to influence Jews and non-Jews on campuses by lying about Israeli policy and Jewish history. They have begun a “Return the Birthright” campaign that essentially calls for an end to Israel by giving all the land to Palestinians.

IfNotNow pushes the same ideology on presidential candidates; so far, Sen. Bernie Sand…

‘New Way Forward’ Act Is Insane – And It’s Being Pushed By OUR Representatives

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Originally published February 12, 2020
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/local/2050-new-way-forward-act-is-insane-and-it-s-being-pushed-by-our-representatives



If you live in Queens, your Representative in Congress is likely a co-sponsor of the New Way Forward Act, a piece of legislation so insane it defies logic. This legislation would seek to radically transform immigration in this country, essentially removing all borders and restrictions going forth. This bill is co-sponsored by 44 Democrats since its introduction in December 2019, including Representatives Greg Meeks (NY-5), Grace Meng (NY-6), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14). Meng’s district includes (but is not limited to) the neighborhoods of Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, and Kew Gardens. Meeks represents Jamaica and Far Rockaway. The extreme nature of this bill cannot be understated. The premise is that America is not a sovereign nation with the right to have borders. If you think this is an exaggeration, …