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Al Sharpton – A Has-Been Who Has Been Around Way Too Long

Racist, anti-Semitic Al Sharpton has been in the public arena far too long. He passed his expiration date years ago, but stays around, spoiled and rotten.
For decades he has instigated violent protests throughout New York City – many of them anti-Semitic and causing the deaths of innocent bystanders. And for decades, he has hobnobbed with the rich and famous in order to pad his oversized pockets.
For decades Sharpton has epitomized sleaze.
No surprise he was a regular welcomed guest at the Obama White House.
While we had thought (and hoped) that he had retired from public life, he keeps on ticking, and he keeps popping up in the company of other leftist radicals. These include Jewish leftists who years ago had faded into irrelevancy, only to find new life with Donald Trump’s victory, as well as the Occupy Wall Street detritus who also lay dormant with nothing to do until The Donald assumed power.
The media have loved Sharpton, as he has always been a colorful figure (no pun intended). If there is a leftist cause deemed worthy of protest, especially one in which he could manufacture an excuse to blame the Jews, you can be certain that he will lead it, with those Jewish leftists who make cause with everything except Jewish causes, arm-in-arm with Sharpton the anti-Semite.
What is it with these Jewish leftists and Sharpton? Perhaps some insight can be gained from Daniel Greenfield’s article, which is well worth reading: JEWISH LEFTISTS MARCH WITH ANTI-SEMITIC SHARPTON AGAINST TRUMP.
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We Remember September 11, 2001

We recall that beautiful end-of-summer day, Tuesday September 11, in 2001, when two jets, hijacked and commandeered by Islamic terrorists, slammed into New York City’s World Trade Center towers, one jet slammed into the Pentagon in Virginia outside of Washington D.C., and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania instead of a strategic site in Washington, as a result of the heroics of the plane’s passengers.
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World Trade Center Twin Towers, NYC before their collapse

We mourn with the families and friends who lost loved ones, victims of those heinous terrorist acts, many whose bodies were never recovered in the rubble and inferno on that day that will live in our hearts and minds forever.

We would like to believe that as a nation and as individuals, we emerged from that dark day and the days after, stronger and more resolute to confront the dangers facing us.
But have we? Our enemy – the enemy of Western civilization – continues to grow stronger. Witness the ongoing and seemingly endless fighting in the Middle East, where the protagonists never rest from trying to murder each other. Witness the growing strength of Iran and it’s allies such as Hezbollah and again, Hamas, threatening Israel with destruction on a near-daily basis. Witness Islamic terrorism, alive and well on a global level, shocking us when we least expect it. Witness the “battle of the womb” – the capitulation to Islam within Europe’s borders and the appeasement toward its growing presence, and the resulting demise of Europe’s traditional and Christian way of life.
Yes, we were able to locate and kill Osama bin Laden, as if ridding the world of one terrorist would solve the problem. However, Islam continues to grow and metastasize around the world, building critical mass wherever it takes root.
The truth is, we are in a fight to save Western civilization. Islam continues building unholy alliances with leftists around the world, and partners with rogue nations such as North Korea. It continues its onslaught in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, and is making strong inroads in the United States.
Daniel Greenfield, aka “Sultan Knish”, penned a piece about 9/11, titled,
Here are a few excerpts:
Everything I needed to know about Islam, I learned on September 11. The details of the theology came later. I couldn’t quote the Koran while the sirens were wailing. But I learned the essential truth. 
“Where were you?” is not just a question to be asked about September 11, 2001. It is an everyday question. What are you doing today to fight the Islamic terrorists who did this? And tomorrow?
Our enemies wake up every day wondering how to destroy us. Their methods, from demographic invasion to WMDs, from political subversion to random stabbings, are many.
We are in the middle of the longest war in American history. And we still haven’t learned how to fight it. 
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Protest at Center for Jewish History

Phone Call and Letter Writing Campaign to Board members

AMERICANS FOR A SAFE ISRAEL (AFSI) and JCC Watch plan to hold a protest outside The Center for Jewish History, following the revelation that Dr. David N. Myers, the organization’s new CEO and President, is a major supporter of groups that promote the boycott of Israel.
“We plan a rally outside of The Center of Jewish History in the immediate future to demand that Dr. Myers be removed as President and CEO of The Center for Jewish History. Anyone who sits in a position of leadership for the New Israel Fund, Jewish Voices of Peace, and If Not Now, clearly anti-Israel organizations, is not a fit candidate for any position of Jewish leadership,” said Richard Allen, Founder of JCCWatch.Org. “We don’t dispute Dr. Myers’ academic credentials, but the Jewish community will not remain silent while Jewish leadership works to harm Israel”.
Helen Freedman and Judy Freedman Kadish, co-Executive Directors of Americans For a Safe Israel stated, “We cannot stand by while the institutions that embody our Jewish community are co-opted by those who are clearly anti-Israel. A man who holds leadership positions in
J Street, the New Israel Fund, Jewish Voices for Peace and If Not Now, is an unthinkable choice to lead a Jewish Communal Organization. The claim that he will separate his personal positions from his scholarly work on behalf of CJH is laughable at best. “History is written by the victors” is a widely accepted truism. We must not hand our history over to a man who is no friend of our ancestral homeland so that he can twist it to fit his beliefs.”
Click here for an informative article by Daniel Greenfield:
Americans For a Safe Israel (AFSI) and JCC Watch are currently enlisting communal support and expect many organizations and rabbis to call for Dr. Myers’ removal as President and CEO of The Center for Jewish History.


The following is a list of people and organizations that either directly or indirectly allowed Dr. David Myers to become the President and CEO of The Center for Jewish History. If you are opposed to Dr. Myers’s appointment and know any of the following people, or support any of these organizations, please reach out and get involved immediately.


Bruce Slovin, Co-Chair & Founder
Ira H. Jolles, Co-Chair
Martin Karlinsky, Secretary
Sidney Lapidus, Treasurer
Michael A. Bamberger
Norman Belmonte
Tracey Berkowitz
Alex Blavatnik
Leonard Blavatnik
Bernard Blum
Elisheva Carlebach
David E.R. Dangoor
Martin Flumenbaum
Amy Goldman Fowler
David Friedman
Douglas Greenberg
Joseph Greenberger
Michael Jesselson
Stanley N. Katz
Steven J. Kumble
Ruth Levine
Joel R. Marcus
Bernard Michael
Theodore N. Mirvis
Irene Pletka
Robert S. Rifkind
Ronald B. Sobel
Michele Cohn Tocci
Simon Ziff

The Directors’ Council: Executive Directors of Partners of the Center for Jewish History

American Jewish Historical Society
Rachel Lithgow, Executive Director
American Sephardi Federation
Jason Guberman. Executive Director
Leo Baeck Institute
William Weitzer, Executive Director
Yeshiva University Museum
Jacob Wisse, Director
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Jonathan Brent, Executive Director


Kenneth J. Bialkin*
Lila Corwin Berman
Ronald C. Curhan
Deborah Dash Moore
Scott D. Einhorn
George M. Garfunkel
Paul J. Issac
Michael G. Jesselson
Samuel R. Karetsky
Joshua H. Landes
Sidney Lapidus*
Shari Levy
Bernard J. Michael
Jeffrey Oppenheim, MD
Nancy T. Polevoy
Louise P. Rosenfeld
Bruce Slovin
Joseph S. Steinberg
Morton M. Steinberg
Ronald S. Tauber
Paul B. Warhit
David Weinberg
Justin L. Wyner*
Hedy Zankel
Laurence Zuckerman


Ronald B. Sobel, President
Michael A. Bamberger, Vice President
David W. Detjen, Vice President
Amy Houston, Treasurer
Dennis Baum, Secretary
Bernard Blum
James Dreyfus
Werner Gundersheimer
Michael G. Jesselson
Josef Joffe
Ira H. Jolles
Nicole Reinsberg Kubin
Joan C. Lessing
Ralph E. Loewenberg
Abraham F. Lowenthal
Michael A. Meyer
Robert S. Rifkind
Elliot G. Sander
Marian Scheuer Sofaer
Raymond V.J. Schrag
David J. Sorkin
Trustees Emeriti:
Eva Brunner Cohn
Henry L. Feingold
Jehuda Reinharz
Guy Stern
Chair: Ruth Levine
Vice Chair: Irene Pletka

Edward Blank
Noah Feldman
Martin Flumenbaum
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
Emil Kleinhaus
Joshua Lachter
Chava Lapin
Leo Melamed
Jacob Morowitz
Elisa New
Stuart Schear
Bruce Slovin (Chairman Emeritus)
Michael H. Traison
Michael Trock


Mike M. Nassimi, Chairman
Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D.
Isaac Assael
Carole Basri, Esq.*
Norman Belmonte*
Carlos Benaim*
Norman Benzaquen
Abraham E. Cohen
Grace Cohen
Isaac Dabah
David E. R. Dangoor*
Martin Elias
Jamil Ezra*
Murray Farash*
Rafael Fouzailoff
Eli Gabay
Jane Gerber, Ph.D.*
Joseph Greenberger
Marc Gueron
Oded Halahmy
Joe Halio, M.D.
Raquel Benatar Laredo*
David F. Lavipour*
Stella Levi
Leon L. Levy
Joel Marcus, Esq.*
Alan Matarasso, M.D.
Mike M. Nassimi*
David Ribacoff*
Salomon R. Sassoon*
Theodore Serure
Jacob Shakarchy
Jonathan Sharbani*
Robert Y. Shasha*
Bruce Slovin*
Anwar Suleiman
Florence A. Tatistcheff*
Nina Weiner
Norris Wolf
Gwen Zuares*
Regional Representation
Max Candiotty, CA
Mitch Julis, CA
Jose Nessim, CA
Gwen Zuares, DC
Armando Franco, FL
Isaac Ben Ezra, FL
Solomon Garazi, FL
Jose Ojalvo, FL
Serge Otmezguine, FL
Michael Azose, IL
Sol Hasson, IL
Deanna Pool, MO
Lewis Berry, PA
Leon L. Levy, PA
Janice Halfon, WA
Advisory Board
Jane Gerber, Chair
Rabbi Marc D. Angel
Gloria Ascher
Solomon Asser
Margalit Bejarano
David Bensoussan
Aviva Ben-Ur
Steven Bowman
Marc R. Cohen
Ronald Florence
Henry Green
Helene Schwartz Kenvin
Sandra Malamed
Edgar Nathan
Joshua Plaut
Aron Rodrigue
Joseph R. Safra
Daniel Schroeter
Maurice Shohet
Sarah Abrevaya Stein
Norman A. Stillman
Salomon Vaz Dias


Moshael J. Straus
Chairmen Emeriti
David S. Gottesman
Robert M. Beren
Morry J. Weiss
Dr. Henry Kressel
Vice Chairmen
Ludwig Bravmann
Mordecai D. Katz
Ira M. Mitzner
Philip Friedman
Michael Jesselson
Naomi Azrieli
Jack A. Belz
Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman
Julius Berman
Marvin S. Bienenfeld
Marjorie Diener Blenden
Sender Z. Cohen
Michael Gamson
Elliot Gibber
Dr. Felix L. Glaubach
Alan E. Goldberg
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
Andrew Herenstein
Laizer Kornwasser
Ira A. Lipman
Matthew J. Maryles
Joshua L. Muss
J. Philip Rosen
Dr. Lewis Rubin
David P. Samson
Jay Schottenstein
Joel M. Schreiber
Daniel A. Schwartz
Irwin Shapiro
Mark Silber
Mark Wilf
Zygmunt Wilf
Shira Yoshor
Honorary Trustees
S. Daniel Abraham
Hal H. Beretz
J. Morton Davis
Aaron Feuerstein
Gerald Furst
Joseph Segal
Jay H. Zises
Trustees Emeriti
Dr. Jayne G. Beker
David Eshaghian
Jack M. Nagel
Presidents Emeriti
Richard M. Joel
Dr. Norman Lamm


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Say NO to Roger Waters!

Say NO to Roger Waters!

Protest Roger Waters’ presence at the Barclays Center
Monday 9/11 & Tuesday 9/12 at 7 PM, both nights
(easily accessible by car & public transportation)

Roger Waters has been a vocal advocate for BDS and has promoted anti-Israel activism for years. He will be playing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on September 11 and 12 at 7:00 PM

Silence equals complicity. Silence permits anti-Semitism to grow.
Wear blue and white. Wear your organization’s shirts. Bring Israeli flags.(not on wooden sticks, please) Bring signs!
Be there! Don’t be silent!
There is a HUGE amount of information available online about Roger Waters and his support of BDS, his anti-Israel activism and anti-Semitism.
Waters has led many campaigns against artists performing in Israel. Charles Asher Small, the founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) has called Waters the leader of the BDS movement at the cultural level.” 
Waters has used anti-Semitic and anti-Israel imagery during his concerts, such as a huge pig-shaped balloon with a star of David on its side.
He has compared Israel to Nazis, and said that he knew of no more oppressive regime on the planet.
He spews forth lies and falsehoods about Israel at every opportunity he can get, preaching to the uninformed and gullible, as is shown in this YouTube video, recently uploaded by pro-Israel blogger Israellycool.
Click HERE for much more on Israellycool’s blog about Waters’ pro-BDS, anti-Israel positions.
And, click for New York’s JCRC’s repository of information about Roger Waters.
In addition to playing at the Barclays Center, Waters is scheduled to perform at the Nassau Coliseum on the Jewish Sabbath, Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16.
There is hope that his performing on Long Island will be cancelled as it violates a local law against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, according to Howard Kopel, a Nassau County lawmaker.
We will be watching this closely.

It’s Worse Than We Thought:
The Center For Jewish History New CEO
Must Be Fired For Radical Viewpoints about Israel
We reported earlier this week that David N. Myers, the new CEO of the Center For Jewish History, is a leader of The New Israel Fund, holds
leadership positions of IF Not Now, When and of J Street, and supports “some forms” of boycotting Israel. Center For Jewish History new CEO holds radical left viewpoints
Today we learn that he is also an Academic Advisory Board Member for Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP), one of the most nefarious anti-Israel organizations out there.
As reported in Arutz Sheva, The incoming head of “…the biggest repository of Jewish history in the United States is part of an organization that opposed efforts to adopt the State Department definition of anti-Semitism. Jewish Voices for Peace today feature in the media urging “young Jews not to take part in Birthright Israel trips.”
It is urgent to contact CJH to express your displeasure at their hiring of someone to such an important position with such extreme anti-Israel bias. It is unconscionable that the head of an organization which serves as the biggest repository of Jewish history in the United States, and serves as a centralized place of scholarly research, events, exhibitions, and performances should hold such extreme views about Israel.
The Center For Jewish History is located at 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 10011. They can be contacted via the following:
Phone: 212.294.8301
Stay tuned for plans for massive protests.
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The Middle East Heats Up; Tensions Are Mounting

1. How likely?
2. Should it really read: Israel vs. Iran?
With reports today of an attack on a Syrian chemical weapons base, presumably by Israel, tensions are mounting precipitously.
Israel neither confirmed nor denied that it was responsible, but has consistently stated that it will not permit “game changing” weapons to be introduced into either Syria or Lebanon. Israel acted on this policy ten years ago when it destroyed a nuclear reactor then under construction in Syria. Israel also acknowledged today that during the past few years it had undertaken at least 100 attacks on weapons being transferred to Hezbollah in Lebanon, mainly from Iran through Syria.
Here are several news stories on today’s developments:
From the Jerusalem Post:
Israel Hayom: Vanquish the enemy
Where does this leave us?
– Iran is inundating the Middle East with weapons, including precision-guided missiles that pose a direct threat to Israel;
– In light of Israel’s actions to destroy these weapons before they reach Hezbollah in Lebanon, Iran is now building weapons manufacturing facilities in Syria;
– As Iran stays on its path to threaten Israel from Syria and Lebanon, Israel has emphatically stated it will not permit Iran to complete it’s Shi’ite sphere of influence “belt” spanning from Iran to Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea and on the Golan Heights;
– Russia is now the main power in Syria, and it appears that the US has accepted this new reality, stepping back from serious military involvement and confrontation, unwilling to thwart Iranian expansionism;
– Israel is currently in the middle of extensive war games in the north, and the war of words between Israel and Hezbollah has increased to fever-pitch levels.
Many Israelis are saying that it is not a question of whether there will be another war with Hezbollah, but only a question of when, and whether Israel should preempt. No doubt, Israel has learned much and its military has improved by orders of magnitude since its previous Lebanon campaigns. But, Hezbollah has also gained tremendous experience through its fighting in Syria, is armed to the teeth with an estimated 150,000 missiles, many precision-guided, aimed at Israel, and has the backing of Iran. For all intents and purposes, Hezbollah has taken over Lebanon, and Israel has threatened that in the next war, all of Lebanon will be a target, not just Hezbollah positions.
With nuclear madness out of North Korea, Iran’s drive to become a nuclear power and for Middle East hegemony, Russia’s rise as the main power broker in Syria, and tensions mounting between Israel and its enemies, the upcoming winter may be a hot one.

Helen Freedman Letter to Editor, Jewish Press
LBJ And Israel
Jason Maoz’s excellent front-page essay on President Johnson and Israel was filled with information with which the American Jewish community should be familiar, but probably is not.
Johnson’s early involvement with saving Jews from the Holocaust as a member of Congress, followed decades later by his dramatic upgrading of military aid to Israel and refusal to pressure Israel to withdraw from territory won during the 1967 Six-Day War, testify to his adherence to his grandfather’s lesson: “Take care of the Jews…. Consider them your friends and help them any way you can.”
Maoz notes that widespread domestic opposition to America’s involvement in Vietnam led Johnson to forgo seeking reelection in 1968; Johnson bitterly described an encounter with American rabbis who came to him to campaign against the Vietnam war, which he felt was essential to saving a “small nation in constant peril.”
Today we have rabbis of the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist movements announcing a boycott of a pre-Rosh Hashanah presidential conference call because of their disagreement with President Trump’s statements regarding the violence in Charlottesville.
The rabbis’ treatment of the president – who, like Johnson, has signaled concern for the Jewish people and Israel – is reprehensible. Just as the rabbis who descended on Johnson to urge him to abandon Vietnam, disregarding his admirable efforts vis-à-vis Israel, these modern-day rabbis are refusing to speak to President Trump, disregarding his admirable efforts and statements regarding Israel.
Clearly, the Charlottesville incident is simply an excuse for these leaders to guide their congregations in a partisan political path that has nothing to do with Judaism. May the month of Elul, and their penitential prayers, help them to see the light.
Helen Freedman
Americans for a Safe Israel/AFSI
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The Saga of South Tel Aviv

Residents of south Tel Aviv protest against African migrants living in their neighborhood.
May Golan, courageous fighter for citizens’ rights in south Tel Aviv
Illegals hangin’ out in south Tel Aviv
Over the past several years we have written regularly about the frustrating saga of illegal infiltrators mainly from Eritrea and Sudan, making south Tel Aviv their home, with the concomitant rise in crime, grime, and precipitous decrease in quality of life for Israel’s citizens.
May Golan, champion of south Tel Aviv’s residents, has been fighting the good fight as an activist and proponent of ridding the city’s southern neighborhoods of the tens of thousands of squatters making life in those areas dangerous and miserable for its inhabitants. Slowly and surely, she has raised this issue to one of national concern, forcing government officials to once and for all, deal with it.
Today, Israel’s Supreme Court issued a ruling on this subject. To summarize, the Court ruled that the removal of illegal infiltrators to a third country is legal and can continue. However, the ruling continued, deportations are voluntary, and infiltrators who refuse to be deported to a third country cannot be imprisoned for their refusal.
This, of course, has upset many, as the ruling goes directly against the intentions and the wishes of the vast majority of Israel’s citizens, that it would no longer be possible to detain infiltrators who refuse deportation to a third country.
As in so many cases concerning the welfare of Israel’s citizens, especially in cases dealing with the legal rights of Jews to live in Judea and Samaria, the Israeli High Court has ruled against the country’s citizenry. People are fed up with these rulings that negatively impact their rights to live securely.
Even Prime Minister Netanyahu has expressed his disapproval of the Court’s ruling:
“We will have to introduce an amendment to implement these agreements,” Netanyahu said, referring to a three-pronged illegal immigration strategy that consists of a wall protecting the southern border, agreements with African countries to absorb migrants, and law enforcement.  
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced plans to introduce legislation allowing Israel to deport infiltrators to other African nations “even without their consent.”
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said that “the decision not to allow the state to expel infiltrators against their will is very problematic, and it takes a very important tool away from the state allowing any infiltrator who wants to stay to remain in Israel.”
As we have done in the past, we continue to support May Golan and those in government fighting for the rights of Israel’s citizens to live legally, securely and comfortably in their homes, regardless of where these homes are situated. Whether in south Tel Aviv or on the hilltops of Samaria, Jews have the right to live in peace, knowing that the government supports them and has their best interests in mind.
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Follow-up to Developments in South Tel Aviv

Today, Arutz Sheva is continuing its coverage of events concerning south Tel Aviv, including a statement by activist May Golan. May contends that the Israeli Supreme Court is responsible for the ‘occupation’ of Tel Aviv by illegal infiltrators.
And according to the Times of Israel, Likud Minister Miri Regev stated that residents of south Tel Aviv are living as “refugees in their own country.”
Denouncing the influx of African migrants to the neighborhood, Regev says the newcomers “are not refugees.”
“They are infiltrators,” the culture minister says of the largely Sudanese and Eritrean migrants.
“The residents of south Tel Aviv are the ones who became refugees in their own country,” she says, while touring south Tel Aviv with Netanyahu and Erdan.
In addition, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke about the crisis in south Tel Aviv: ‘South Tel Aviv will be returned to its residents’
“We are here on the mission to bring the citizens of Israel back to south Tel Aviv. I listened to all the residents, and what I hear is pain and distress.”
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Remembering Munich, September 5, 1972

The Israel Forever Foundation is hosting a campaign to commemorate a day that will live in infamy, September 5, 1972.
On that day in…1972 in Munich Germany, 11 Israeli Olympians and one German police officer were killed in a devastating terrorist attack at the ’72 Olympic Games that was instigated by an organization called Black September.

Before the suicide bombings, the car rammings, the stabbings, the brainwashing of children to hate, THIS was the onset of Palestinian terror taking an international stage. This was the first event of its kind.
The tragedies of September 5th are behind us, and there is nothing that can change the atrocities that took place. But it is our duty to honor the memory of those who were murdered and translate the lessons for today.
To help commemorate, they have created the Munich Memory Project, to harness the passion garnered throughout the world upon the murder of the members of the Israeli Team. Its aim is two-fold: to protect this memory for generations to come and to serve as an inspiration for others to learn from – for those around the world to collectively take pride in the accomplishments of fellow Jews.
Among the activities that are part of the commemoration, one can participate in a virtual moment of silence and sign the Munich Memory Virtual Memorial Wall.
You can learn all about the events of that heinous terror attack, the murdered Israeli athletes, the events leading up to it and its aftermath, and much more, here:


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Hurricane Harvey Devastates Texas, Including Jewish Communities

Hurricane Harvey – Incredible Impact

Hurricane Harvey that ripped through Texas brought destruction and devastation in its wake perhaps unparalleled in American history. Hundreds of thousands or millions of people were affected, with loss of property and unfortunately, injuries and deaths.
Among those hard hit were members of numerous Texas Jewish communities, including that of Houston, where homes and religious institutions were caught up in the havoc wrought by Harvey.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and wish a speedy recovery to all those impacted by it.
Please contact your local service organizations including Jewish federations, JCCs, and synagogues for the most effective way to assist those in tremendous need, specifically those requiring immediate on-the-ground relief.
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Is Israel Truly Sovereign?

The Knesset in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem

Israel is the only Jewish state in the world. It is home to perhaps the world’s largest Jewish population; was reestablished in its ancient homeland after 2,000 years of exile; is democratic with a substantial minority, mostly Muslim; and has never known true peace in its short life as a modern state since 1948.
Given this unprecedented history and unparalleled success as an ancient/modern nation, the question can still be asked, Is Israel sovereign?
After all, Israel functions as a democracy with a parliamentary-style government, and has an independent judiciary as well as a powerful military force, leading one to convincingly assert that yes, Israel is a sovereign nation.
Yet, given all these trappings of sovereignty, Israel does not always actas a truly sovereign nation, making decisions and acting in its own best interests.
For example:
– Why does Israel still give credence to the idea of a Palestinian state within Israel’s boundaries? Why not denounce it once and for all as unworkable, and dangerous to the continued existence of the Jewish state?
– Why has Israel delayed settling and developing Judea and Samaria in substantial ways, especially in the E-1 area connecting Jerusalem with Maale Adumim, and in the Jordan Valley as well as other strategic and historic locales?
– Why doesn’t Israel demolish thousands of illegal Arab structures throughout all of Israel, many built with funds from European nations and NGOs?
– Why are there prohibitions against Jewish prayer and other severe restrictions in place against Jews on the Temple Mount?
– Why doesn’t Israel expel the tens of thousands of illegal squatters in south Tel Aviv? These individuals are not refugees, and Israel can ill afford to absorb them.
Geographically Israel is a small country surrounded by a sea of Arabs in a dangerous neighborhood, with threats on its borders growing more ominous, especially in light of Iran’s march toward creating a Shiite crescent all the way from Iran through Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea, as well as Iran’s reestablished relationship with Hamas in Gaza.
And yes, Israel relies on the United States for military assistance and backing in institutions such as the United Nations.
These and other rationales are cited for Israel’s seemingly lack of independent action at times.
However, history has shown that when Israel acts strongly for itself and in its own best interests (damn world opinion), she comes out better for it.
Sovereignty means control, rule, power and authority. Today, Israel is sovereign in the Land of Israel, but only partially. Finally, the time is ripe for Israel to assert full sovereignty. This is the only way to safeguard its future.

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