Monday, June 13, 2016

The Year the Democrats turned against Israel and Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

Soften Criticism


If someone is critical of you in a harsh tone of voice, try telling them the following:

"I appreciate your strong feelings about the matter, but I would appreciate the comments more if they were expressed more pleasantly."

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The year the Democrats turned against Israel


Mark this as the year the Democratic Party turned decisively anti-Israel.

The party's ever-more-dominant liberal base has turned increasingly against the Jewish state — while Bernie Sanders is using his movement to push for Israel-bashing language in the platform.

And Israel's remaining Democratic friends are afraid to speak up.

A new Pew Research Poll discloses that, for the first time ever, more self-proclaimed liberal Democrats sympathize with the Palestinians than with Israel.

As recently as 2001, this group favored Israel by 48 percent to 10 percent. Today, 40 percent say they're pro-Palestinian to just 33 percent favoring Israel. In just the past two years, support for the Palestinians has nearly doubled.

But the trend's been building for years. The initial 2012 Democratic platform, recall, dropped long-standing language declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital.

When embarrassed party officials tried to reinstate that clause on the convention floor, they were met with raucous boos from the delegates. They gaveled the measure through as passed — even though it clearly hadn't.

Now Sanders — who has regularly denounced Israeli policies — has used three of his five picks for the 2016 platform committee to name outspokenly harsh critics of Israel.

Their proposed Middle East platform plank will surely be hostile to Israel. Will Hillary Clinton push back?
Maybe not: She wants to avoid any public convention fights. Indeed, her own committee pick, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), says he sees room in the platform for more avowedly pro-Palestinian language on "their hope for justice."

But even if Hillary does choose to stand up for her own professed commitment to Israel, will the convention delegates follow?

New York's Sen. Chuck Schumer is an avowed friend of Israel — yet he's clearly unwilling to buck his party's tide. Otherwise, he'd have actually fought to stop President Obama's lunatic Iran deal, rather than declaring his opposition . . . and then going mute.

All this, even as the Pew poll shows support for Israel growing among every other ideological group — not just conservative Republicans, where pro-Israel sentiment is overwhelming, but also moderate/liberal GOPers and conservative/moderate Democrats.

It's beyond depressing to see liberal Democrats breaking ranks with the rest of America — and pressing to destroy a seven-decade bipartisan pro-Israel consensus.

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Donald Trump is our Republican candidate.
We  need to get to know him.

Donald John Trump, was born  June 14, 1946.
He will be 70 years old on election day. 
From the  Internet, he is 6'2" or 6'3' and weighs between 195 and 200 lbs.
He has a  full head of blond/brown hair (which is long and elaborately
combed) and blue  eyes.
The Internet tells us he wears a size 12 shoe.
Donald Trump was  born the fourth of five children who were born over
eleven years.
The  oldest, Mary Ann, was born in 1937 and is currently a Federal Judge.  
His older brother, Fred Jr, died in early adulthood as a result of 
complications from alcoholism.
He has another older sister, Elizabeth and a  younger brother, Robert. 
Donald Trump has been married three times. 
Trump's first wife, Ivana, was an immigrant from Czechoslovakia and a 
divorcee who has been married 4 times in her life. She is a life long avid
skier and worked in design at the Trump Organization.
Marla Maples, Trump's second  wife is an actress and model
Trump's third wife, Melania is an immigrant  from Slovenia (born in
Yugoslavia) and has been a super model. 
Two of  Trump's children, Donald Jr and Ivanka, have gone to Penn. Son
Eric, went to  Georgetown.
Donald Trump tells us that he is Presbyterian. 
Donald  Trump  does not appear to have had any interest in occults,
mysticism or  exotic mythologies.
Donald Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka, and her three  children are Jewish.
Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka, is married to Jared  Kushner who is, among
other things, a newspaper publisher. The Kushner family is  very successful
in New York City area real estate. 

Donald's grandmother,  mother, first wife, and third wife are all immigrants. 

Donald Trump was born  and raised in Queens NY
Though his family was very wealthy, Trump's boyhood  home in the Jamaica
Estates section of Queens was not a grand mansion. The Trump  home was a
larger version of the homes Fred Trump was building for his tenants. 
There are no indications that the Trump family lived among the wealthy 
elites on vacations or country clubs.
Queens is the largest of New York's  five boroughs and the most ethnically
Trump attended a local  private day school, the Kew Forrest School, in
Queens until about 8th grade. 
His secondary schooling was at New York Military Academywhich is about 60 
miles north of NYC in Cornwall on the Hudson. He was the class of 1964. 
Trump was never a "Preppie".
Trump never embraced any aspect of the  "Hippie" movement of the time.
Trump was a very good high school athlete -  football, soccer, and
especially baseball. He had potential to become a  professional baseball
Even in high school - Trump liked women and  women liked him
Trump was generally popular in high school.
Trump's  boarding school room mate liked him.
He attended Fordham University in NYC  for two years and transferred to the
University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School  of Business.
At that time, the Wharton School offered a rare program for  Real Estate
Though he was of age, Donald Trump did not serve  in Vietnam.
He was not drafted due to bone spurs in his heels (4F) and also  student
Ultimately, in the draft lottery, he drew a high  number.
By all we know, Donald Trump does not smoke, drink or use  recreational
drugs. He'll be the first President in more than 25 years who  hasn't smoked

Trump's children don't smoke or drink
Trump  makes it well known that he enjoys sexual interaction with women.
His doctor publicly  announced Donald to be in excellent health.
I think that to really know  Donald Trump, you must know his family
The Trump family story is  a very American story.

Trump family history - concise version.
Donald  Trump's grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Alsace (Kallstadt,
Germany)  which throughout history has been alternately French and German.
The Trumps are  German, originally speaking the same German dialect as the
Amish of Lancaster  County, PA.
His maternal grandparents lived in Scotland.  
Freiderich (Drumph) Trump made a small but respectable fortune in the late 
19th Century in the mining boom towns of the American Northwest.
He returned  to Germany to marry his childhood neighbor, Elizabeth Christ.
The newly  married Trumps resettled in the Borough of Queens NY
Freidrich was  establishing a Real Estate business in Queens when he died
suddenly at age 49  (1918).
In 1920, at the age of 15, Fred Trump (Freiderich's son and Donald's 
father), started a business partnership with his widowed mother called
Elizabeth Trump & Son.
This business was built upon the real estate holdings that  his
father,Frederich, had amassed (worth about $500,000.00 in today's dollars).
This is the original "seed money" of the current Trump Organization. 
Elizabeth & Fred remained close business partners her entire life (she 
died in 1966).
In 1936 Fred Trump (age 31) married Mary Ann MacLeod (age 24)  of Stoneaway
Scotland. During the depression, Fred Trump built and  successfully operated a
supermarket (a new concept at the time) which was sold  to King Kullen Co.
and operates this day.
Fred Trump made a lot of money  building housing for the military during
WWII.  Fred Trump was  investigated by the Justice Department for making
"excessive profits" from  government contracts.
All (or nearly all) of the building of Elizabeth Trump  & Son'snon
government building was residential property in Queens.
Fred  Trump died in 1999 (age 94) - beloved and worth between $250 million
and $300  million. His wife died a year later.

"The Donald's" career;
Donald  Trump is the greatest career achiever of the "baby boomer" generation.
Donald  Trump has reached the zenith in his careers as book author, TV
entertainer,  sports entertainer, Real Estate developer, and currently
politician. Donald  Trump has authored more than 18 books. At least one of them, The
Art of the Deal  was a top seller. Donald says that the Holy Bible is his favorite book. 

The  Art of the Deal is his 2nd favorite book. And The Power of Positive Thinking by  Norman
Vincent Peale is his third favorite book.
He likes golf. Donald Trump  has developed more than 11 golf courses which
bear his name.
Donald Trump  has twice been nominated for an Emmy Award
Donald Trump has a star on the  Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Donald Trump has been inducted to the Professional  Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Donald Trump has appeared in more than a dozen  movies such as Home Alone
2, Zoolander, and Little Rascals 
Donald  Trump has been a guest actor in more than 6 TV shows such as Fresh
Prince of Bel  Air, Days of Our Lives, Sex and the City, and others.
Trump has been the  Executive Producer of 7 TV shows.
Trump has been the guest host of five TV  shows such as Extra, Larry King
Live, and Saturday Night Live and more. 
Donald Trump has been co producer of the longest running reality TV show. 
Donald Trump performed in several WWE wrestling shows.
Donald performed  in Wrestlemania 23 which set attendance records and
revenue records up til that  time. 
In his first candidacy for public office, Donald Trump received  the most
popular votes for the President of the United States out of a field of 
experienced and successful politicians. And in most cases, he achieved this
with less money than any of his opponents.
Keeping in mind that 90% of start up  businesses fail, Trump's record of
enterprise is nothing short of amazing.  Donald Trump has enjoyed success in
at least 11 very different enterprises:  Professional football, Ice Skating
rinks, Fragrance, Ice, Steaks, Wines, Model  management, Airline, blenders,
Men's wear, Bicycle races, world class beauty  contests, and many others. In
some of these, such as model management, his firm  has risen to the top of
that particular industry.
There are 31 buildings that  bear his name.
The largest private real estate development in New York is  Trump
Riverside. Drive down the Henry Hudson Blvd. - you can't miss them. 
There are at least 12 skyscrapers named Trump Towers
There are at least six Trump Plazas. 
There are at least 11 Trump Golf Course developments 
And much,  much, more in real estate.
Trump Entertainment casinos and resorts was  recently sold to Carl Ichan.
Donald Trump's personal managing of the Wollman Ice Skating Rink project
in the early 1980's is the quintessential case study  for MBA students in
Wharton, Harvard, and other business schools. His  performance there was
Donald Trump's privately held businesses  have employed more than 200,000
people. In the casino business in Atlantic  City, Trump had to do business with
known mobsters -- and he stayed "clean" and  alive.
Aside from his personal investments, Donald Trump has never been a  Wall
Street "player".
The Political Trump:
about 1967 - 1987 - Democrat  (he was a supporter of Ronald Reagan)
1987 - 1999 - Republican
1999 - 2001  - Reform Party (he supported Ross Perot)
2001 - 2009 - Democrat
2009 -  2011 - Republican
2011 - 2012 - Independent
2012 - Present -  Republican

Donald Trump was openly supportive of Mitt Romney's  candidacy.
Donald Trump does not seem to hold political party organizations  in high
For the most part, his political involvement has been for  practical
Donald Trump does not appear to be held to political  ideology.
Some of my take aways:
Trump has an extraordinarily  energetic central nervous system much like
Teddy Roosevelt but more targeted to industry and enterprise.
Trump's presidency will be very energetic,  transparent, and communicative.
Trump will be a very hard working President. 
His interaction with his older brother (who everybody loved) tells me that 
he thinks that everybody is like him - or wants to be - or should be.
His  relationship with his older brother was a hard lesson in tolerance for
him. Trump is the Babe Ruth of career achievements. 
He is dumb like a  fox. When you think he just said something stupid -- he
didn't. It's just that  you were not his target audience.
Trump knows the people -- the folk.
His  son, Donald Jr. is right. Trump is a "Blue Collar Billionaire".
More than  anything, his TV show, The Apprentice, was his passion. He wants
all Americans  to have confidence (like he does) to venture.
Donald Trump is attracted to  and marries smart, high achieving women.
The highest levels of a Trump  Administration is certain to have many women
-- and they will be bright and  assertive.
Donald Trump's children are very important to him. And it  shows.
Now let me ask you one question.
How much do we know about Barry Soetoro, AKA, Barack Hussein Obama?

Note when it was time to bring home the troops from IRAQ Freedom the  US
was unprepared to provide transportation
Trump provided airplanes from His Tower Air  Line  charging  only for fuel.
he paid his flight crews


FORTY YEARS (excerpts)


[Written in 1982 and Rabbi Meir Kahane HY"D saw the handwriting on the wall and warned us what will be.] bg


"They refused My counsel, they despised My reproof; therefore shall they eat of the fruits of their own path, and be filled with their own devices. " (Proverbs 1)


The reality is that the same Israel which rejected G-d for the love of the gentile; which made concession after concession and which sacrifices Jewish lives and Jewish land, which chose Man over G-d is the worst possible desecration of the Name – faces the immutable future of isolation and rejection on the part of a gentile world that moves inexorable to force her into even more concessions until the final one – extinction.  We seek the support of the broken reed called Man?  Here it is; we lean upon it even as it breaks and drives its slivers deep into us.


"Now behold thou trustiest upon the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt, on which if a man lean it will go into his hand and pierce it, so Pharaoh King of Egypt unto all that trust in him"  (Kings II. 18).  [change Egypt for the U.S.]bg


More, the full meaning of the measure for measure is the fact that the lack of faith, the fleeing to the gentile, the clear message of fear and dependency upon him, must only INVITE pressure and strangulation.  We open the doors to his crushing, chocking demands, precisely through our fear of him.  That which we most fear – isolation and hostility – we bring directly upon ourselves.  "How wondrous are Thy works, O L-rd!"


"We looked for peace but no good came, and for a time of healing and behold trouble!"  (Jeremiah 8 


Despite all concessions and retreats, the Jewish State will remain a pariah, rebuked, condemned, brutalized in the Council of Nations and Abominations.  It will cling pitifully to one ally whose pressure grows regularly and who, seeing how Israel retreats in the face of it; will repeat it with ever greater frequency and pain.  The ally has its interests that clash with those of the Jewish State.  The sickly moans of protest by Jews that Israel is of vital interest to the ally will go unheeded by gentiles who thirst for Arab oil, hunger for Arab financial investment and business opportunities, languish for Arab military and strategic commitments to fight the Red Baron of Moscow.  Prostrating Prime Ministers may flatter the gentile in a manner that transcends embarrassment and plead for a treaty of defense and partnership.  Israeli actors cannot match the gentile ones and the Jew will receive compliments along with the painful strangulations, but the ally will be creating his bases and training jointly on the soil of the Arab and training jointly with Moslem soldiers. "The Arab and the Ally" is the sign of the partnership office in the Middle East. "Consider my enemies for they are many and they hate me with cruel hatred." (Psalms 25)


Israel will be, at best, a nuisance for America.  It will become – more and more and America will say openly – an increasingly intolerable burden to be dropped.  The price for Arab aid and alliance being the divestment of Israel, the gentile begins to do just that.  Such is the result of the seeds of Jewish fear and divestment of G-d.  This is the necessary fruit of faithlessness.  G-d will never allow salvation through the desecration that is trust in the gentile.  "Lo, it is a people that dwell alone."  (Numbers 23)


The Jew, led by men of little faith become masters of political deception, refuses to see it.  No matter, it is true, Israel has already collapsed before pressure from the gentile and swallowed Arab humiliation and mockery.  There is more to come; much more.  Every retreat before the gentile invites more pressure and the fingers will clench about Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the liberated land, including Jerusalem.  Those who cry out today:  "We must concede and compromise lest we lose the support of our gentile staff", will say the same tomorrow, and there is no end to it.


"I was a reproach among all my enemies, yes, unto my neighbors exceedingly and a dread to my acquaintance…  They devised to take away my life." (Psalms 31).


The reality is that the leaders of Israel are frightened of the reality.  Despite deception and deviousness they – because of lack of faith – have no policy and in their hearts is only the hope of muddling through and gaining time until they have finished their sojourn.  Then: Après moi…


They and the people.  In the unconscious of the nation is a fear, a terrible fear that perhaps time is not on their side, that ultimately the enemy will win.  It is seen in the nervous and tension in the streets and public places.  In the growing numbers of people who seek to emigrate.  In the private conversations - in the mad, illogical race to live beyond their means, they repeat the call of their fathers:  "Eat and drink, for tomorrow…"


A land filled with guilt and fear, a land increasingly sullen, angry, an unhappy land filled with unhappy complaining people.  Where once certainty and optimism painted the faces with sun, today the clouds of worry and barely concealed fear darken the countenance.  As not an area of national life succeeds and as the piper comes for payment, and as political, economic and social disaster loom, it is a country falling apart even as the leaders of fraud deny it to those who they fear will turn them out of office or take to the streets. And as the fear and guilt and addiction to self and "I" overpower us, hatred between Jew and Jew grows.  Hatred between those who differ in politics; hatred between those who differ in country origin; hated between those who have and know not what they have, and all the others.  But above all, hatred on the part of the empty-headed and empty-hearted who know the bankruptcy of their lives towards those who speak in the Name of the L-rd and who seek to create a people of the swine,  They look upon the representative of Torah and seethingly think to devour him with all the crunching of the donkey.  A land made for joy of holiness and the freedom that comes from compliance with the Law of G-d, becomes a sullen place, a prison for those who are chained by their own unfettered desires.


"But you gave the Nazarites wine to drink and commanded the prophets saying:  Prophecy not."  (Amos 2).