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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, …

Candidates React To Dems’ SOTU Behavior

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Originally published February 12, 2020
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/2080-candidates-react-to-dems-sotu-behavior



Last week, President Trump delivered his annual State of the Union (SOTU) address. As in previous years, acute onset Trump Derangement Syndrome fell upon members of the Democratic Caucus, who remained firmly in their seats throughout most of the speech. New York voters who witnessed the galling behavior of their Representatives have the opportunity to have their voices of disgust heard at the ballot box this November, when all Members of the House are up for re-election. Much of the reaction to President Trump’s third State of the Union address was the same as his second. “However, there are some things that every American should cheer, but Democrats won’t,” last year’s SOTU article in the Queens Jewish Link said. “Record black unemployment? No cheers. Record Hispanic unemployment? No applause. Record Americans with disabilities unemployment? No claps. T…

Dems Campaign To Run Country But Can’t Run Their Own Election

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Originally published February 5, 2020
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/2031-dems-campaign-to-run-country-but-can-t-run-their-own-election



The Democratic Party fell flat on their faces the moment they stepped into the 2020 election cycle. The Iowa caucuses occurred this week, and the app that they created to tally results completely failed on them. What should scare Americans is that this is the party that every nominee wants to completely control your healthcare. Prior to the caucus, the official DNC twitter wrote: “For three years, we’ve been preparing for the process that officially kicks off tonight in Iowa: the Democratic presidential primary.” Yet when the moment came to tally the results, the system, and the backup, failed completely. Meanwhile, Republican caucus results were being tallied. While it was merely a formality, with President Trump winning over 97% of the votes, it was a solid indication of party competence on a governmental level. The candidates, wi…

Nobody Should Take Trump’s Impeachment Seriously

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Originally published January 29, 2020
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/1985-nobody-should-take-trump-s-impeachment-seriously



Anyone who tells you that Hunter Biden’s involvement in the Ukrainian natural gas company is a “debunked right-wing conspiracy theory” is lying to you. Last week, the trial of President Donald J. Trump began, and it was a ridiculous waste of time. However, it is a “historic” moment - as Trump is only the third President to have an impeachment trial in American history, Americans deserve to know what is going on. One of the most frustrating aspects of this farce is the notion that Hunter Biden, the epicenter of the entire Ukrainian scandal, is considered an irrelevant part of this investigation. Adam Schiff, who takes the term “partisan hack” to disturbingly new heights, said that calling Hunter Biden to testify would be an “illegitimate abuse of the trial.” This is a lie. To debunk the narrative that the Hunter Biden aspect is debunked, it’s imp…

Why Wait Until November? 2020 Elections Start Now!

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Originally published January 22, 2020
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/1950-why-wait-until-november-2020-elections-start-now



Everyone already knows that the 2020 elections are coming up. The House, the Senate, and the Oval Office are up for grabs, but American Jews don’t have to wait until November to make their voices heard. The World Zionist Congress will be meeting later in 2020, and 152 delegates will represent American Jewry. How those delegates decide to spend nearly $1 billion for Jewish causes depends on how American Jews vote between now and March 11. The World Zionist Congress (WZC) first convened in 1897, under the leadership of Theodor Herzl, to gather world Jewry together for the goal of creating a Jewish State. And 123 years later, while the goals have changed, the importance of the Congress has not. There is over a billion dollars in funding that is allocated by the World Zionist Congress, which is directed towards the operating costs of the World Zioni…

The Good News About Bail Reform

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Originally published January 15, 2020
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/1917-the-good-news-about-bail-reform


Since the beginning of the New Year, the new Bail Reform laws, passed by the New York State Assembly and Senate last March and signed by Governor Cuomo last April, have been an unmitigated disaster. The law officially went into effect on January 1, and there have already been murmurings in Albany about reforming the new Bail Reform or repealing it altogether. The good news, though, is that the destructive power of a Democrat-only government is on full display for the whole country to see. The Democrats regained control of the State Senate in 2019 (for the first time since 2011), and have been having a field day ever since. Abortion laws, driver licenses for illegal aliens, and plastic bag bans are the tip of the iceberg. Where they really had fun was restructuring the bail system. For years, conventional Democratic wisdom has said that the criminal justice laws …