Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Hate Israel billboards “magically” appear in London subways, despite 8,500 CCTV cameras

London train1On Monday the claims for credit were swirling as the Israeli government condemned a series of four billboards, which appeared on about 500 BDS posters on the London Underground trains. They looked like genuine ads and were allegedly pasted on tube trains by London Palestine Action as part of this year’s Israeli Apartheid Week.

Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party and a former finance minister, said commuters “entered the underground and found a series of antisemitic, anti-Israel signs calling us an apartheid state, accusing us of torturing children, or murder, of terrible things.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Israel’s foreign ministry director, Dore Gold, “… to demand from the British government that the posters be removed,” he told parliamentary colleagues, according to reports in the Israeli media.

London train2When you examine the photos (above and left) of the posters, they appear to be very carefully mounted inside a metal frame, suggesting that the perpetrators spent considerable time posting them. The London Jewish Forum called the posters an act of vandalism and “awful smears that do nothing to contribute to peace and dialogue, placing significant strains on inter-community relations across London”.

London police also called it vandalism and posting on the fly. How can such things happen in the London Underground, you might ask? The answer is that such vandalism – if it was that – cannot go unnoticed. Continue reading →

Primary debates hide questions on Social Security! If we knew their actual plans, nearly all would lose

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Republican candidates for President have avoided using the Primary debates to explain their plans for Social Security. Exceptions include Chris Christie, who saw his ratings collapse after publicly urging that the retirement age be hiked, and Donald Trump, who said he would not cut benefits.

Ben Carson has not settled yet on a stance, except to remind us that life expectancy has increased. As a doctor, he must realize that today, fewer babies die at birth and feeble seniors are kept alive, but not active, for decades.

On the Democrat side Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders want hikes in benefits for lowest earners and some kind of increase in the payroll wage tax cap.

First, the GOP.

  • John Kasich, Ted Cruz, George Bush and Marco Rubio all want to raise the retirement Continue reading →

Sanders and Soros and Clinton – enemies of Israel?


From Feel the Bern, the above video distorts history and defames Israel

Nearly everyone likes funny, warm Bernie Sanders.

And once upon a time he was a Jew, working in Israel.  Now, he isn’t advertising it.

Instead, he portrays himself as an agnostic Jew, not practicing his religion, but apparently trying to be more popular because of it.

NBC gave him a “two for” this past weekend.

Saturday Night Live viewers on NBC saw him spoofing the “typical” Jew, just getting off the early 20th century ship, boasting a European cap and accent, enjoying his name change to be more accepted by the Gentiles. This performance was Bernie’s donation to stereotyping Jews as self-involved schleps, while subtly contrasting himself with the no-good, strong, proud Jews of Israel. Rochester would be proud. “Yes, Mr. Bernie!”

Meet the Press on NBC Sunday showed another side of Sanders. When asked about foreign policy experience, he actually said:

We’ve talked to people like Jim Zogby, talked to the people on J Street to get a broad perspective of the Middle East.

SandersJames Zogby is the president of the Arab American Institute. J Street supports the Iran deal with U.S. and has promoted a Palestinian state.

Both J Street and Zogby have continually criticized Israel for its policies in the Palestinian territories. No mention was made by Sanders of any pro-Israel experts.

Sanders has said that he thinks the Palestinians should get more financial help from the U.S., and Israel should have its military aid cut. He almost agrees word for word with Arab League proposals, when he Continue reading →

Koch & Iran deal – GOP candidates may be liars

John Glaser and Justin Logan, writing on the CATO Institute website have claimed that the deal with Iran to delay making atomic bombs “is an historic achievement that decreases the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and forestalls the risk of another costly U.S. war in the Middle East.”

The near-consensus among arms controllers is due to the deal’s strong nonproliferation features. Under the deal, Iran would reduce its stockpile of centrifuges by two-thirds and dismantle about 97% of its low-enriched uranium. For 15 years, the Iranians will be prohibited from enriching any uranium at their Fordow site and the Arak reactor for plutonium production would be permanently disabled, CATO braintrusters assert..

Throughout, Iran would be subject to one of the most robust and intrusive inspection regimes in the world, with continuous video monitoring of its uranium mines for the next 25 years and monitoring of centrifuge production facilities for 20 years. Expanded inspections under the Additional Protocol are permanent.

The CATO Institute is a libertarian organization founded as the Charles Koch Foundation in 1974 by Ed Crane, Murray Rothbard, and Charles Koch.

Yes, that Charles Koch, darling of the conservative wing of the GOP, son of Fred Koch, founder of the John Birch Society. Originally, CATO was called the Charles Koch Continue reading →

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