Jew Trumps Assimilation
by Steven Shamrak
Assimilation is the biggest threat to the existence of Jewish people!
There were around 9 million Jews during the Roman Empire, similar to number of
ethnic Hans in ancient China. Two thousand years later we are just 14
population of Han Chinese is 1.2
billion now). After WW2 there
were eleven million Jews. Most nations have at least tripled their number since
then - Jewish population has increased by three million only!
There are some Judo-Christians groups that celebrate Christmas and
Hanukah. There are many reform Jewish organizations, advocating changes to
Jewish Halahic practice and adaptation to ‘current environment’. Usually they
all disappear within one or two generations. Most Jews, who chose the pass of
assimilation, do not realize that the ‘Integration’ of Jews is still official
policy of many Christian Churches and organizations. By converting or
facilitating disappearance of Jews they to satisfy their schizoid and
delusional need for acceptance and to ‘prove’ that Christianity is true
Not long ago,
being a Jew has always meant that one either religious or ethnic Jew, most
often both. Our ‘Jew-loving’ neighbours in Europe had never
failed to remind us about this! Jewish ethnicity, even in total absence of
religious practice, had secured the continuation of family traditions even in
secular countries like the Soviet Union.
duality of Jewish identity is encouraged by Jew-haters and anti-Semitic religious
‘nutters’, as well as by self-hating Jews, as the way
to facilitate assimilation and elimination of Jewish people. You just need to
ask why there are only about 14 million Jews in the world now. It is almost the
same number as 60 years ago (after WW2 there were 11 million Jews)! During the
same time most nations triple or quadruple their number.
The biggest mistake many of our rabbis and Jewish
community leaders make is by insisting that Jewishness is the religious
observance only. Being a Jew has always
meant, for Jews and our enemies - the peoplehood, belonging to the tribe,
ethnicity or nation - whichever term you feel comfortable with - combined with
Judaism when it was possible! We also have
the unique and advanced religion, deep seated spiritual tradition, common
history and aspirations that bond us all, observant and secular Jews.
We need to focus and promote our uniqueness and be
proud of it. Our leaders must do more to bring unity and purposefulness to the
life of Jewish communities in Israel and Diaspora! This tradition was the only cause of
our survival for two millennia of persecution in exile!
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
Have you noticed that Israel is not often in the news lately? Even
occasional rocket attacks from Gaza and Israel’s response are ‘conveniently’
overlooked and under-reported. The international media have been using Israel
as a ‘filler’ or a kicking dummy, often inventing and even soliciting stories
from Israel when there is nothing to report from anywhere else, targeting and
satisfying anti-Jewish bigotry of their own and of the audience!
Let Those People Go!
new poll conducted by the Ramallah-based PCPSR in Judea, Samaria and Gaza found that 50% of respondents in Gaza are considering emigrating from the area. Among Arab
residents of Judea and Samaria that figure was not too far behind, with 25% saying
they want to leave and not live under the PA rule.
Saudi Arabia Executes 88th Prisoner - No Outrage!
Islamic Kingdom executed its 88th prisoner this year, a new record, outpacing
the number of judicial killings enacted in all of last year. Among this year's
dead are at least eight Yemenis, 10 Pakistanis, Syrians, Jordanians, and
individuals from Myanmar, the Philippines, India, Chad, Eritrea and Sudan.
IDF went to extraordinary lengths last summer to prevent civilian casualties
while fighting Hamas terrorists in Gaza, achieving a remarkable 1:1 civilian to combatant ratio,
but according to international legal experts it went too far in avoiding
casualties among the enemy population. "It was abundantly clear that IDF
commanders had gone beyond any mandates that international law requires to
avoid civilian casualties," wrote Willy Stern of Vanderbilt Law School. (Hitting empty targets
is not the way to conduct a war against an enemy. They are laughing at IDF!)
Boycotting Israel but not ISIS - This is
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the UK's National Union of Students for voting to join the
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). "This is less than a year after
they refused to support a boycott of ISIS,"
Netanyahu said in a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Robert Nicholson in Jerusalem. "They boycott Israel but they refuse to boycott ISIS. That tells you everything you want to know about the BDS movement…”
"This is anti-Semitism under new guise with the same symptoms," said
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.
Iran Exploits Obama’s Need for Legacy
Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit warned that Iran's superior skill at negotiations will give them the
edge in getting what they want in the emerging nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. "Their patience is much
greater than the patience of western negotiators. They will exhaust the
Americans, they will squeeze them." Shavit
argued that the Iranians will use the fact that US President Barack Obama wants
an Iran deal as part of his legacy to their advantage, leveraging his desire to
get a deal to extract further Western concessions.
We are Our Worst Enemy
the truth? The boycott movement was actually started by Israeli liberals who
support Israel’s existence on land it won in the 1948 war that gave birth to
the country, but object to Israel’s occupation of ‘Palestinian territory’ on
the West Bank and Gaza Strip conquered in 1967. (Now
it became a global anti-Semitic movement!)
Took Them 70 Years to Apologize to Jews!
Luxembourg apologized to the Jewish community for its
suffering" during the Nazi occupation in World War II, in the first such
gesture since the conflict ended 70 years ago. The government acknowledged that
"certain representatives" of the Luxembourg authorities had been complicit. Out of 3,700 Jews
living in Luxembourg before the war, 1,200 were killed from May 1940
until September 1944, the period of Nazi occupation
Gazans Fume over New Hamas Tax
Hamas has added another burden to the lives of
residents of Gaza with the introduction of new
import taxes on items considered non-essential. The announcement has local
merchants fuming, with some threatening to cease imports into Gaza altogether. Over 400 items will be affected, including a variety
of crops, meat, fruits, vegetables, clothing and electronics. (It was always about corruption and financing terror!)
Israel and Jews Must Boycott BDSnicks
CEO Stephane Richard that he would end the company's franchise contract with Israel's Partner Communications “tomorrow” if he could get
away without “a huge financial risk”. (There are
many telcos that would love to profit in Israel! Having no moral principles, after the
outcry in Israel, he changed his ‘song’!)
Absurdity of ISIS's Islam
ISIS clerics have banned pigeon breeding, which they say is an affront to
Islam. According to the Daily Mail, the jihadist organization that has taken
over parts of Iraq and Syria believes that “the sight of birds’ genitals as they fly overhead is
offensive to Islam.” Earlier this year, there were reports that 15 young boys
were arrested and at least three of them executed in eastern Iraq after they were found to be engaged in pigeon
breeding. (ISIS must also ban breeding of horses,
donkeys and camels - their exposed genitals much larger and more visible -
therefore, should be more “offensive to Islam”! At the same time, why is
killing Muslims and infidels, bombings of Mosques not the affront to Islam?)
group claiming to be associated with ISIS and operating
in Gaza said that it killed a top Hamas commander because he
was "working for the heretical government in Gaza.” The group also sent out warnings on social media
to Gaza residents to stay away from Hamas offices and
'Friendly' Barking at Israel
of steadfast political support from the Czech Republic appeared to be changing Monday during Czech Foreign Minister
Lubomir Zaoralek's visit to
Israel, during which he unexpectedly attacked Israeli
construction in West Bank settlements.
Why is Turkey still a NATO Member?
A Turkish daily published images it said showed the Turkish spy agency helping to
smuggle jihadists into Syria. Turkey's Islamist AKP government has long been accused of
directly supporting jihadist rebels in Syria, including Al Qaeda's Nusra
Front, and even turning a blind eye to ISIS advances and buying oil from it, in order to quash Kurdish hopes for
autonomy in Syria.
Another anti-Israel Smear by 'Ugly
While UN envoys are debating on whether
to include IDF and Hamas on list of violators of children's rights, heads of UN
agencies say it is 'not clear' whether Israel should be included. The special
envoy, Leila Zerrougui of Algeria, included the
IDF and the terror group Hamas in a 22-page draft report she sent to
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Quotes of the Week:
"Open your eyes and
ears. In 2012, the UN General Assembly approved 22 resolutions against Israel
compared to four against the rest of the world countries..." - Ayelet Shaked, Israeli Justice Minister
Anti-Israel Bigots in the White House
The White House praised the Supreme Court’s decision
to strike down a law that allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace. The ruling is a win for the
Obama administration, which argued the president - and not Congress - has the
sole power to recognize Jerusalem
as Israel’s capital, or not. The US’s longstanding policy has classified Israel as an international city belonging to no country, an
effort to remain neutral on a major sticking point between an
Israeli-Palestinians peace agreement. That stance was challenged in 2002, when
Congress passed the Foreign Relations Reauthorization Act, which recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. (It is not
just Obama - most, if not all, presidents of the United States have been conducting
anti-Israel policies, openly and covertly!)
Not Friendly the ‘Best Friend’!
The US Supreme Court sided with US
President Barack Obama and criticized Congress for "overstepping its
bounds" when it tried to press Obama to have Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky's passport list "Jerusalem, Israel" as
his place of birth, in a key case regarding the city's status as Israel's
capital. By a 6-3 majority, the Supreme Court struck down a law from 2002 which
requires the US State Department to recognize Jerusalem as part of Israel.
Obama is Hiding Iran Nuclear Deal Document
Bob Corker (R-TN), who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
said that he and other Senators are trying to obtain a document with the exact
details of what the administration has already agreed to - but their requests
are being refused. Iran’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, who reiterated a week ago said
“We will never allow any kind of visit to military centers, whether it is
limited and controlled, or unlimited or in any other form.” (So, what is this so-called negotiation about?)