The ‘Defund the Police’ Movement Has a Broader Agenda and Its Not to Stop the Killing of Black People: Brandon Tatum  


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Black Lives Matter protesters march through a downtown street in Seattle, Wash. on June 14, 2020. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

“Defund the police” has become a popular phrase among leftist activists, gaining momentum during a rash of Black Lives Matter protests and riots last summer following the police-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020.

As news of these protests spread through the media, local governments across the country quickly started acquiescing to the demand. Cities such as New York and Los Angeles significantly cut funding for their police departments, while Minneapolis City Council went further, introducing a measure to try and outright abolish and replace its police department.

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June 21, 2021 | 6:36 am | Comments » | 201 views

Israel’s evolution into a Force-Multiplier for the USA  

Unlike NATO, South Korea and Japan, Israel has extended the strategic arm of the US with no need for US military personnel. Op-ed.

By Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, INN      , Jun 20 , 2021

Pre-1967In 1948, the CIA opposed the reestablishment of the Jewish State, contending that it would be a feeble entity, unable to withstand an all-out Arab war – which would yield a second Holocaust in less than ten years – fully dependent on US soldiers for its survival, jeopardize US ties with the Arab World, imperil US access to Persian Gulf oil, and probably join the Soviet Bloc.

The State Department and the Pentagon, along with the New York Times and Washington Post, seconded the CIA assessment.

On the other hand, Clark Clifford, President Truman’s trusted advisor, who dedicated much time to studying the track record of Jewish sovereignty in Middle East history, impressed upon the President that an independent Jewish State would be a most effective military power, reliable, stable and inherently pro-US.

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June 21, 2021 | 5:16 am | Comments » | 194 views

Family Reunification Law Weaponized Against Bennett’s Government  

By David Israel, JEWISH PRESS

On Thursday, MK Simcha Rotman (Religious Zionism) submitted a draft bill aimed at regulating Israeli immigration policy. It’s a basic law with broad powers, intended to blow out of the water the temporary provision of the Family Reunification Law which Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition is promoting.

The family reunification process is conducted in Israel by the Interior Ministry, which accepts requests by Israeli Arabs for their family members living in the Palestinian Authority or abroad. This process usually takes many years, and most applicants end up petitioning the Jerusalem District Court. Most of the applications submitted for family reunification in Israel are by Arab citizens of Israel who married a PA resident.

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June 21, 2021 | 1:39 am | 12 Comments » | 177 views

China and Russia  

by Peter Schweizer, GATESTONE INSTITUTE  •  June 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

  • The actions of the Beijing government since the earliest days of concern about the disease have shown in stark relief how a closed, authoritarian society tries to deny and shift blame for its misdeeds. How it seeks to co-opt international health agencies. How it tries to bribe foreigners to do its bidding. How it has infected more than not just American bodies, but American society and its institutions at many levels.
  • Almost no one in American politics, on the Left or Right, has been hailing the Chinese communist government for its efforts to stem the fourth deadly pathogen to come from its shores and devastate the rest of the world. The Chinese government concealed all information about how the virus originated, encouraging speculation they did so intentionally. According to Gordon Chang, they may even be preparing to do so again, only worse…. By comparison, Russia’s crimes against the West, real and imagined, amount to a relative nuisance.

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June 20, 2021 | 11:54 am | Comments » | 105 views

Pastor who kicked out COVID police in Canada roars into Manhattan  

By Stella Paul, AM THINKER

Artur Pawlowski is a Polish-born pastor who recently gained international fame when Canadian authorities came to arrest him for the crime of holding a church service on Easter.  “Get out!  Out!  Immediately out!” Pawlowski roared at the police in a video that

instantly went viral.

Pastor Pawlowski is traveling through America on his Courageous Faith tour, and on June 15, he spoke to an overflowing crowd in Manhattan.  “Good people don’t obey the order of tyrants,” he bellowed, standing in front of an American flag.  “If you’re not pushing evil away, you are part of the problem.”

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June 20, 2021 | 11:51 am | 2 Comments » | 177 views

There is No Clear-Cut Solution for Gaza  

T. Belman.  Yes there is. Read Memo to Kushner,.

By the way I suggested to Yoram Ettinger that Amidror was way off with his 2 million plus Arabs in Gaza.  He said more like 1.5 million.

Major General (res.) Yaakov Amidror, JISS

There are plenty of nice plans for Gaza, but none that will change the core truth: Hamas will continue to seek Israel’s destruction, and Israel will continue to defend itself.

To understand the future of the Gaza Strip, it is necessary to consider the origins of the most recent round of fighting. Hamas’s missile barrage on Jerusalem began during a week fraught with tension. Two events and three significant dates—each of which with potential to raise the temperature—coincided in a very short period of time, creating a perfect storm.

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June 20, 2021 | 10:53 am | Comments » | 99 views

The IDF “Victory Doctrine”: The Need for an Updated Doctrine  

Colonel (res.) Prof. Gabi Siboni, JISS
Expert on cyber security, military strategy, and technology.
Brig. Gen. (res.) Yuval Bazak, JISS
Military and security analyst, and chief (in the reserves) of the IDF Galilee Division Staff.

In recent years, there has been a lively debate regarding the “Operational Doctrine for Victory” advanced by the current IDF Chief-of-Staff. The changes inherent in this doctrine have far-reaching implications for the IDF’s order of battle and approach to the use of force. The doctrine itself has many vulnerabilities that must be fixed.

In recent years, there has been a lively debate regarding the “Operational Doctrine of for Victory” advanced by the IDF Chief-of-Staff. The changes inherent in this doctrine have far-reaching implications for the IDF’s order of battle and approach to the use of force; and in part, even on the State of Israel’s national security strategy. At least in the public sphere, these matters are not being sufficiently discussed.<

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June 20, 2021 | 10:50 am | Comments » | 40 views

A Plan to Get Divisive & Radical Theories Out of Our Schools  

By Donald J. Trump, RCP    June 18, 2021

A Plan to Get Divisive & Radical Theories Out of Our Schools (Andy Barron/Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

As a candidate, Joe Biden’s number one promise was to “unite” America. Yet in his first months as president, his number one priority has been to divide our country by race and gender at every turn.

There is no clearer example than the Biden administration’s new effort aimed at indoctrinating America’s schoolchildren with some of the most toxic and anti-American theories ever conceived. It is vital for Americans to understand what this initiative would do, what drives it and, most importantly, how we can stop it.

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June 20, 2021 | 9:00 am | Comments » | 93 views

Bennett urged to participate in nuclear talks.  

T. Belman. In Yiddish there is a popular expression, “Es vet dir gurnist helfen.” (It won’t help you at all.) It comes to mind when considering whether to participate in negotiations at all. Netanyahu was right to refuse to participate and in asserting that Israel will defend itself. The people recommending participation, I would imagine are from the left.

In fact participation compromises your ability to act independently.

Three former top security officials say there is little time left to try to affect the Iran nuclear deal. Otherwise, they caution, Western powers can claim Israel has had its chance to be heard – and missed it

By Amos Harel, HAARETZ

President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside of Bushehr, Iran, in 2019.

President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside of Bushehr, Iran, in 2019.Credit: Mohammad Berno / Iranian Preside

A sensitive document was sent in recent weeks to most of the senior offices in Israel, other than that of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His successor, Naftali Bennett, has already read it.

It’s signed by three worried citizens: Maj. Gen. (res.) Aharon Ze’evi-Farkash, a former director of Military Intelligence; Gideon Frank, a former head of the Atomic Energy Commission; and Ariel Levite, one of Israel’s leading nuclear experts. The document’s authors were invited to present it at several meetings with the heads of the relevant organizations.

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June 20, 2021 | 8:46 am | 8 Comments » | 94 views

The Biden Administration’s Iran Policy: All Carrots, No Stick  

by Majid Rafizadeh, GATESTONE INSTITUTE  •  June 19, 2021 at 5:00 am

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken… stated at his inauguration hearing that he had “deep concern about the designation” of the Houthis as a terrorist organization, in that “at least on its surface it seems to achieve nothing particularly practical in advancing the efforts against the Houthis and to bring them back to the negotiating table….” One wonders if the same thinking would apply to Al Qaeda or Islamic State.
  • In yet an additional form of appeasement, the Biden administration has been strenuously ignoring the Iranian regime’s aggression and destabilizing behavior….. now, [Iran] is sending a destroyer… and a support vessel… to Venezuela.
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June 19, 2021 | 12:51 pm | Comments » | 54 views

Statistics Canada 2018 Hate Crimes Report: Jews are by far the most victimized group  

By Sam Eskenasi, TRUE NORTH NEWS         March 7, 2020

Statistics Canada just released the 2018 report of Police-reported hate crimes, but the numbers don’t say what you might think.

Despite what the mainstream media portrays when discussing the topic of racism, in 2018, the Jewish community was, in fact, the most frequent target of religiously motivated hate crimes, with 347 separate incidents — a distinction that they’ve held for more than a decade.

When it came to attacks against Muslims, following a moderate increase in 2017, police reported 176 fewer incidents in 2018, for a total of 173  — a decrease of 50 percent.

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June 19, 2021 | 4:26 am | Comments » | 37 views

Labor Party Minister: Whatever Mansour Abbas Says, this Government Won’t Give Back an Inch  

By  David Israel, JEWISH PRESS

Labor party Diaspora Minister Nachman Shai.

The new Diaspora Minister, Nachman Shai (Labor), said on Friday morning that the Bennett-Lapid government would not give up any part of Judea and Samaria.

Shai was interviewed on 100FM, and the host pointed out that a member of the coalition, Ra’am chairman Mansour Abbas, had spoken in Arabic about the return of the “occupied territories.”

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June 19, 2021 | 3:53 am | 4 Comments » | 108 views

The Un-Jews  

The Jewish attempt to cancel Israel and Jewish peoplehood


Designer unknown, published by Tsenroizdat (Central Publishing House for the USSR Peoples, 1924-1931)/Blavatnik Archive

‘Der khazer iz undzer hoypmashin af tsu prutsirn fleysh in di noeyntste yorn!’ (‘The pig is our main machine for production of meat in the coming years!’) — Yiddish poster promoting the campaign of the People’s Commissariat of Agriculture for development of the Soviet meat-producing industry DESIGNER UNKNOWN, PUBLISHED BY TSENROIZDAT (CENTRAL PUBLISHING HOUSE FOR THE USSR PEOPLES, 1924-1931)/BLAVATNIK ARCHIVE

In May, when Israelis were attacked by Hamas missiles from Gaza, the criticism from some voices within the American Jewish community seemed not only more intense but categorical, escalating very quickly from what Israel did to what Israel is. In many blue state cathedrals, it was no longer good enough for critics to call themselves “pro-Israel” and “pro-peace” or affirm their Zionist credentials while blasting Israel for real or supposed misdeeds. Echoing social justice talk, dozens of Jewish and Israel studies scholars defined Zionism as “a diverse set of linked ethnonationalist ideologies … shaped by settler colonial paradigms … that assumed a hierarchy of civilizations” and “contributed to unjust, enduring, and unsustainable systems of Jewish supremacy,” while the CUNY Jewish Law Students’ Association more concisely demanded “a Palestinian right to return, a free and just Palestine from the river to the sea, and an end to the ongoing Nakba.” This language effectively denied the need for a Jewish state, thereby declaring war not just on Israel’s existence but on modern Judaism as we know it.

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June 19, 2021 | 3:23 am | Comments » | 230 views

Opposition submits sweeping immigration reform bill  

T. Belman, They could submit many rightwing bills and Yamina and New Hope would support them. In fact, the way to bring this government down quickly is for the Right to initiate rightwing Bills which Bennett and Saar couldn’t do on their own. That would incense the Left. If the Joint List can support the government so can the right.

I say this without knowing how Bills reach a vote in Knesset. Anybody?

Bill would grant state greater powers to limit immigration and expel illegal residents, permanently enshrine Citizenship Law.

Arutz Sheva Staff , Jun 17 , 2021 10:12 PM

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Opposition Knesset members today (Thursday) submitted a draft bill aimed at regulating Israeli immigration policy and, moreover, the law prohibiting the unification of Palestinian Arab families in Israel.

The Likud has announced that the opposition will advance a ‘right-wing’ law on curbing Arab immigration to Israel: the Basic Law on Immigration to Israel.

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June 19, 2021 | 1:13 am | 21 Comments » | 118 views

New government, new threats  

This is scary as hell

The US administration’s now all-but-declared positions on Jerusalem and Hamas in turn strengthen Iran’s position inside Palestinian society.

By  Caroline B. Glick, ISRAEL HAYOM

New government, new threats

L-R: Yair Lapid, Naftali Bennett, and Gideon Sa’ar in the Knesset | File photo: Haim Tzach / GPO

The day after Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett formed their government, Biden administration officials threw a diplomatic hand grenade at them. Monday administration officials told reporters “unofficially” that US President Joe Biden intends to appoint Hady Amr, his Assistant Secretary of State for Israel and the Palestinians to serve as US Consul General to the Palestinians – in Jerusalem.

To deploy Amr to Israel’s capital as consul, the administration will first need to open a consulate in Jerusalem. In accordance with the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1996, the Trump administration closed the consulate and turned the building into the Ambassador’s Residence following the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem in 2019. And under the Vienna Convention, the US must ask Israel to permit the opening of the consulate and accredit the head of mission.

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June 19, 2021 | 1:06 am | 4 Comments » | 142 views

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