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1 day ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Did Barack Obama Have ... · 0 replies · -2 points

Whether or not the report is accurate, the Obama administration is tilting toward the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot.

1 day ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Did Barack Obama Have ... · 1 reply · -2 points

Do you think the channel one report is out of character for President Obama?

1 day ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Did Barack Obama Have ... · 3 replies · -2 points

It is not false according to Jerusalem Post Associate Editor Caroline Glick.

Google: Israel, Hamas and Obama’s Foreign Policy
July 30, 2014 by Caroline Glick

3 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - When ‘Anti-Israe... · 0 replies · +16 points

I have no problem identifying myself with Israel. Israel has been fighting for her very existence since the modern state was established and before it was established in 1948. Israel's cause is just. Thank God we have an army today and are not at the mercy of our enemies like we were for a couple of thousand years.

3 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - When ‘Anti-Israe... · 1 reply · +1 points

Good job.

3 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - The Israel-Hamas War T... · 2 replies · +4 points

"In the haredi Orthodox community practically everything is ascribed to the omnipresent hand of God in one form or another...the true cause of Israel’s troubles is seen as.... sin, with the troubles Israel’s punishment."

This should be true for all Orthodox Jews. I am not Orthodox. Don't Orthodox Jews believe practically everything is ascribed to the omnipresent hand of God in one form or another?

Miriam Moster wrote: Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum, one of the Satmar rebbes and a vocal anti-Zionist, blamed the kidnapped boys’ parents and the “desire for Jews to inhabit the entire State of Israel.”

This is something that baffles me. Isn't our covenant with God a central theme in our Bible? Maybe it would be helpful to see what the law of Moses says.

“I will establish My covenant between Me and you (Abraham) and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.

“I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” (Genesis 17)

"Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you....‘But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come about that those whom you let remain of them will become as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will trouble you in the land in which you live. ‘And as I plan to do to them, so I will do to you.’” (Numbers 33)

Gaza was given to the tribe of Judah (in the book of Joshua) I believe. According to the Torah, is it not a sin to uproot many thousands of law-abiding, peaceful Jews from Gush Katif, Gaza since God gave us this land?

4 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Israel\'s Conflict Has... · 0 replies · +2 points

Dahlia Scheindlin wrote: "I ventured that after 20 years of holding a stateless people under foreign military law, rebellion might have been at least generally anticipated...."

OK but what about the 19 years (1948 - 1967) when this stateless people was not under Israeli military law in the so-called West Bank, which was then under Jordanian rule? Why didn't we hear any demands for a Palestinian state during those several years? Why all the terrorism (fedayeen raids) across the armistice lines into Israel during those years? Is this conflict really about land? Or is it about religion? Is it about the fact that Islam cannot tolerate a sovereign Jewish state (no matter her borders) in the Muslim world?

6 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Gallup Poll Shows Amer... · 0 replies · -2 points

JTA / Forward wrote: "There were other dramatic differences in how subgroups measured support for Israel with 65 percent of Republicans calling Israel’s actions justified and just 31 percent of Democrats...."

What would you expect other than comparatively low support for Israel among Democrats given that Mr. Obama sat in an anti-Israel church for twenty years drawing nourishment from a pastor who considers Israel a state sponsor of terrorism? The Gallup poll shows support is low among younger Americans. If this trend continues, it could be ominous for American Jews in the long run.

1 week ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Troubling Signs for Is... · 0 replies · 0 points

I don't think it is anti-American to withhold support or condemn a president who does anti-American things; things that harm this country. I think it makes you a better American whether it be G . W. Bush or Barack H. Obama. Both have done anti-American things; things that hurt this country. Why is it "American" to support them when they do un-American things?

1 week ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Israel\'s Worst Enemy ... · 1 reply · +7 points

Hamas charter (excerpts):

In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah

"Ye are the best nation that hath been raised up unto mankind: ye command that which is just, and ye forbid that which is unjust, and ye believe in Allah. And if they (the Jews) who have received the scriptures had believed, it had surely been the better for them: there are believers among them, but the greater part of them are transgressors. They (the Jews) shall not hurt you, unless with a slight hurt; and if they fight against you, they shall turn their backs to you, and they shall not be helped. They are smitten with vileness wheresoever they are found; unless they obtain security by entering into a treaty with Allah, and a treaty with men; and they draw on themselves indignation from Allah, and they are afflicted with poverty. This they (the Jews) suffer, because they disbelieved the signs of Allah, and slew the prophets unjustly; this, because they were rebellious, and transgressed."

Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it" (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).

The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:

"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).

Article Eight:

Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.

Article Eleven:

The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. Neither a single Arab country nor all Arab countries, neither any king or president, nor all the kings and presidents, neither any organization nor all of them, be they Palestinian or Arab, possess the right to do that. Palestine is an Islamic Waqf land consecrated for Moslem generations until Judgement Day. This being so, who could claim to have the right to represent Moslem generations till Judgement Day?

Article Thirteen:

Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion.