Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Breaking news: Airlines Must Reimburse Israeli Passengers by October 1 and Quarantine update- 20 countries no need By David Israel and You Can’t Get Cancelled for Antisemitism, But You Can for Philosemitism by Daniel Greenfield and The economic problem that American citizens of Israel don't know-Why are PFICs a problem for Americans in Israel? and Austria To Permit Thousands Of Israelis To Receive Citizenship and my article the NEW AMERICA

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Rules for a "New America"

Rules for a "New America"

It's ok to be for Blacks to demand not to be held accountable by the police for their crimes, because if they Police arrest them, the Police might hurt them when they resist being arrested. The fact that most violent crimes are done by Black Men should make no difference to the police, even if it is reality.

It's ok to be Anti-Semitic and ignore the Jewish history of oppression because as a black, I was oppressed. Ignore the fact that the bible which is for all people says, Jews have to be especially sensitive to slavery because we were slaves. As a black who wants to take my right to be free from the bible itself, I want to ignore that fact.

Ignore the fact that the Jewish people were the ones that stood up for Blacks at the risk of their own lives in the 50's and '60s and allowed blacks the equality that lets them come into their own power.

Make a Jewish person feel intimated because I am Black, that I could attack him with impunity and not have a Policeman stop me.

Destroy the commercial establishments that make life pleasant in America, and let it become a third world hovel.

I demand the right to loot and steal as my basic constitutional right.

It's Un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.

Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegal Mexicans voting in our elections are good.

Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.

People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.

Inflammatory rhetoric is outrageous, but harassing conservative people is virtuous.

People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for useless degrees.

Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you'd better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.

Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate Central-American gang-banger who jumps the southern fence is welcome.

$5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for 'free' health care is not.

If you cheat to get into the college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.

People who say there is no such thing as a gender are demanding a female President.

We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, and it seems like a great plan for us. Everyone who has experienced warns us against the Socialist trap, but we should keep heading toward it, nevertheless.

Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.

Criminals are catch-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights.

Defund the Police, so that law-abiding citizens can lose their basic rights to be able to on the streets without fear of crime. This is the basic right of the person, to be able to survive. In the Jungle where there is no police only the strong survive and the weak die. This is one of the basic rules that G-d put into the Noahite laws that apply to every civilization because without a court system and the police to enforce it, we have no civilization only a jungle.

Prisoners who have been convicted of a crime serious enough to have been sent to prison should be released into the community to avoid Coronavirus, but citizens who want to go to work or patronize a business in the community should be jailed

And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"?!

The Honeymooners

Rebecca and Dave Shapiro just got married and were heading off on their honeymoon. But for some reason, Rebecca was a bit embarrassed to be known as a honeymooner.

So when she and Dave pulled up to the hotel, she asked him if there was any way that they could make it appear that they had been married a long time.

Dave responded, "Sure. You carry the suitcases!"


Breaking news: Airlines Must Reimburse Israeli Passengers by October 1

By David Israel

Airlines operating in Israel, including El Al, are required to reimburse by October 1 their passengers whose flights were canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, following an agreement that involved Transport Minister Regev (Likud), Economy Minister Amir Peretz (Labor), and Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn (Blue&White).

According to the agreement, October 1 is the final date for the airlines to return these funds. Companies that fail to show a 70% drop in revenue will have to return the money at once.

The decision will cost El Al more than an estimated at NIS 1.5 billion ($437 million). However, no matter how much El Al owes its ticket buyers, it only had $132 million in cash to its name by the end of the first quarter of 2020, which is considerably less than $437 million (we do all the math so you don't have to).

El Al's life depends on a bank loan of $250 million, 75% of which is guaranteed by the state. The rest of the $400 El Al needs to stay alive it hopes to raise from selling new shares – and the state has promised to buy up whatever the public refuses to touch. But if the company will be compelled by the three geniuses Regev, Peretz and Nissenkorn to give away this money in refunds, what's the point in trying to stay alive?

Incidentally, the loan is conditioned on completing El Al's efficiency plan, which involves laying off 2,000 of its 6,300 employees, cutting $400 million a year in expenses and signing employment agreements with the company's four unions. Three weeks ago, the management workers union and the maintenance workers union signed a new agreement with management, which includes laying off 1,500 employees. The pilots' union has not yet signed the same agreement.

The purchase of El Al's shares by the government will be a de facto nationalizing, 17 years after the national carrier had gone private, in 2003.

Back in early July, we recommended that if our good readers were looking for a good investment for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah bonds that just matured, El Al is not the place for them. The company is worth about 14% of its value three and a half years ago, it is deep in debt and mired in labor disputes. But Israel must have a national carrier, if only because no one else would fly out to rescue those Israelis who get stuck on a mountaintop in Peru or in a swamp in Bangladesh.

Brother, can you spare $400 million?

Quarantine update- 20 countries no need

From Dov Lipman: CORONA UPDATE: NO QUARANTINE REQUIRED FOR TOURISTS FROM THESE "GREEN "COUNTRIES As of today (and I confirmed this with the minister), non-Israelis (and Israelis) are allowed into Israel with no requirement for quarantine if they are coming from the following countries: Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Slovenia, Georgia, Denmark, Austria, Estonia, Rwanda, Italy, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Hungary, Cyprus, Lithuania, Greece, Croatia and Bulgaria.

From Times of Israel: After months of closed skies, Israelis traveling from a number of countries designated as "green" will be allowed to enter Israel from Sunday without needing to quarantine, while Israeli tourists will be able to pack their suitcases and head to three countries without isolating first.

Israelis and foreign residents will be allowed to arrive quarantine-free from the United Kingdom, Slovenia, New Zealand, Georgia, Denmark, Austria, Canada, Estonia, Rwanda, Italy, Finland, Latvia, Hong Kong, Germany, Hungary, Cyprus, Lithuania, Greece, Croatia and Bulgaria.

The Health Ministry did not publicize how it made the decision of which countries to classify as green. CLICK on here to read more.

From Jerusalem Post: The skies are opening, and gatherings are expanding, despite the pandemic continuing to plague the State of Israel.On Sunday, Israelis can fly from Tel Aviv to Bulgaria, Croatia and certain locations in Greece, and when they return home, they will not be required to enter isolation.

Going forward, up to 30 people can gather in an open space. In places of up to 80 square meters, 10 people can gather. In place over 80 square meters, 20.

Left to its own devices, the lower brain will always pull us down into dissatisfaction and frustration. This is why we must actively pull ourselves upward and focus our energies on giving to others and helping the world in some way. It's the only way out of the chaos which results from being in a taking mode.

Austria To Permit Thousands Of Israelis To Receive Citizenship

Israelis whose relatives fled Austria due to Nazi persecution will be able to obtain Austrian citizenship as of next month.

Tens of thousands of Israelis, whose relatives fled Austria due to Nazi persecution, will be able to obtain Austrian citizenship free of charge starting next month, Ynet reported on Sunday.

The Austrian Ambassador to Israel, Hannah Liko, confirmed the news, adding the service will be free of charge.

The announcement comes after the Austrian parliament unanimously approved last September an amendment to the Citizenship Law, which allows Holocaust survivors and their descendants to obtain Austrian citizenship without relinquishing their current one.

The amendment is part of an effort by the Austrian government and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to reconcile with those who had suffered under the country's Nazi regime from 1938 until the end of World War II in 1945.

Previously, only the survivors themselves were entitled to receive the citizenship. Furthermore, citizenship was offered only to those who left Austria before 1945.

The new law applies to anyone who was a citizen of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, or lived in Austria before March 12, 1938, the date the Third Reich annexed the country.

Israelis interested in an Austrian citizenship can start the process by answering an online questionnaire on the website of the Austrian Embassy in Israel. Applicants will receive detailed instructions for the documents they must submit to the Austrian embassy in Israel starting September 1.

So far, at least 1,500 Israelis have contacted the embassy and expressed interest in filling out the declaration in order to receive an Austrian passport, according to Ynet.

Kurz has expressed support for Israel in the past and has spoken out against Iran's leaders who have called for Israel's destruction.

Kurz has also pledged to make "combating anti-Semitism in all its forms" a top priority.

In 2018, he condemned the rocket attacks from Gaza onto Israeli territory and stressed his country's commitment to Israel.

The economic problem that American citizens of Israel don't know

Why are PFICs a problem for Americans in Israel?


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You can't get canceled for anti-Semitism, but you can for philosemitism

Cancel culture works backward when it comes to Jews.

You can get canceled for a lot of things these days, but anti-Semitism isn't one of them.

If you're a celebrity and you say something anti-Semitic, there's a reliable process for making the whole thing go away as quickly as possible. Have your PR person, who's probably Jewish, write up an apology, meet with some local Jewish leaders and visit your local Holocaust museum. If there isn't a local Holocaust museum or if you don't have the time, you can meet with a Holocaust survivor.

After DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles posted a fake Hitler quote claiming that "white Jews knows that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will blackmail America," he was sentenced to a Zoom session with a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor.

"I'm taking this time to continue with educating myself and bridging the gap between different cultures, communities & religions," Jackson informed the world via his Instagram account.

he NFL player is presumably still a Farrakhan supporter and will go on playing with the Eagles.

Then Nick Cannon, the host of "The Masked Singer," took off his own mask when he hosted a podcast which praised Farrakhan and claimed that the anti-Semitic things that he and his guest, Professor Griff, formerly of Public Enemy, were saying weren't anti-Semitic because black people are the real semites.

Nick also apologized and visited a Holocaust museum. As if Hitler, not Farrakhan, were the issue. And he'll keep on hosting "The Masked Singer" because cancel culture is backward when it comes to Jews. Anti-Semitism actually helps convince Jewish organizations to promote anti-Semitic celebrities.

After Chelsea Handler posted a Farrakhan video and then told anyone who didn't like it to "go f*** themselves," she not only didn't lose out on her HBO Max special or her Penguin Random House book tour, but got Jewish federations to help promote her book about her new politically correct wokeness.

You're not going to get canceled for anti-Semitism, but you can get canceled for philosemitism.

Over in the United Kingdom, Stephen Lamonby, a university engineering lecturer, was booted out for speaking positively of Jews. "I believe that the Jewish are the cleverest people in the world. They are much maligned because of it," he had allegedly said.

Judge C.H. O'Rourke upheld Lamonby's dismissal, contending that, "a Jew told they are good at physics, because they are a Jew, may well consider that as demeaning their personal intellectual ability."

And yet one can't help but suspect that if Lamonby's crime had been cheering on Hamas and suggesting that the Jews were the new Nazis, there would be a legion of academic defenders rising on his behalf.

The problem wasn't that the 73-year-old Hollywood veteran was anti-Semitic, but philosemitic.

Cancel culture rewards anti-Semitism, even as it ruthlessly punishes the mildest forms of political incorrectness, and assails those people who express an affinity for Jews and support for Israel.

And the alphabet soup of organizations that claim to represent Jews plays its part in this perversion.

The institutional infrastructure of federations, museums and organizations that claim to represent Jews, despite having been subject to fewer elections than a Cuban dictator, knows quite well what to do with anti-Semites. At least those who are famous enough to do more than dismiss them out of hand. It takes them to a Holocaust museum and asks them not to be so mean and hurtful the next time around.

The ritual is degrading and pointless for everyone involved, but only the anti-Semites understand that.

A few years ago, D.C. Councilman Trayon White suggested that Jews control the weather. So naturally, he was taken to visit the D.C. Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he made assorted bizarre remarks and then left early. White, who has the expected Farrakhan ties, is still in office, but he hasn't lately accused Jews of controlling the weather. He knows what will happen if he does. Another museum tour.

But philosemites who may express their friendliness in politically incorrect ways are awkward.

The neurotic liberal establishment that insists on dragging Farrakhan fans who believe that Jews control the world, the weather, and are only pretending to be Jews, to Holocaust museums, does so because it wants to be liked by people who hate Jews and believes bigoted celebrities are the best sorts of people.

It doesn't especially want to be liked by people who like Jews because they're not very trendy.

Choosing between Nick Cannon and Stephen Lamonby—a young black celebrity and an elderly white male engineer—is an easy choice for organizations concerned not with integrity, but with popularity.

Like every nerd, they don't want to be thought of as clever, but cool.

The dirty little secret of fighting anti-Semitism is that it's never been concerned with what the wrong people do, but with what the right people say. The Anti-Defamation League got started battling vaudeville depictions of Jews by Jews because the latter, Eastern European and Russian Jews, embarrassed the ADL's German Jews. If American Jewish organizations had put in a fraction of the effort trying to save Jews from the Holocaust that they did battling for admission to country clubs, fewer Holocaust museums would be needed.

The battle against anti-Semitism is obsessed with class perceptions instead of actually saving lives.

Even now, there's a lot of interest in policing speech and little interest in preventing violence. When an idiot celebrity spews hate, he's taken off to view photos of Auschwitz. Meanwhile, Peter Beinart can call for the destruction of Israel and still have plenty of speaking opportunities in temples across America.

Resuming foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority, the updated brand of the PLO, which directly compensates terrorists who kill Jews, is the mainstream position of the Democrat Party.

If only the Jewish Democrats who wanted the host of a show where famous people dress up as giant singing geese to visit a Holocaust museum were as motivated to stop the actual murder of Jews.

While organizations that spent generations lecturing about anti-Semitism supported sending the Palestinian Authority more money so it could go on paying terrorists to kill Jewish teenage girls in Jerusalem, President Trump stepped in and took an ax to the terrorist money pipeline.

To their outrage.

Jewish Democrats are working hard to elect Biden so that terrorists will once again be paid to kill Jews.

President Trump, like Lamonby, often expresses his affinity for Jews in politically incorrect ways. The same organizations that were falling over themselves to tell DeSean Jackson about the Holocaust wouldn't be caught dead with Trump. Like Lamonby, he's another old white male. Politically incorrect.

But his cutoff of aid to the Palestinian Authority actually saved Jews from being killed by terrorists.

The organizations conducting their unauthorized battles against anti-Semitism have conflated prejudice with violence. They have no clue how to fight the former and no interest in fighting the latter.

Prejudice isn't fought with Holocaust museum tours, but with dignity. The first line of defense against it is having enough self-respect not to offer atonement to bigots who have nothing but contempt for you. Unfortunately, too many Jews on the left and the right can be counted on to launch into militant defenses, asked or unasked, of bigots on their side and to do so by leveraging their own status as Jews.

And too many organizations are happy to whitewash trendy bigots while ignoring uncool supporters.

What the fight against anti-Semitism really needs is the ability to separate class anxieties about acceptance from real threats. And that won't be done by organizations like the ADL, whose class anxieties have transformed it into a generic leftist advocacy group with little interest in Jewish issues, or the rest of its organizational cohort whose priority is winning the acceptance of the urban upper class.

And that acceptance is premised on embracing the left-wing politics and anti-Semitism of that class. That's how fighting anti-Semitism to mute class anxieties perversely turns into embracing anti-Semitism.

Distinguishing between class anxieties and real threats doesn't require futile efforts to educate celebrities who like Farrakhan with Holocaust museum tours, but to educate Jews about dignity and self-respect. People who are less worried about acceptance by those it's not worth being accepted by are better able to deal with real threats to their physical existence instead of threats to their feelings.

Cancel culture is the product of people who don't have actual problems and spend all their time worrying about their feelings. Jews do have actual problems, including synagogue attacks by black nationalists and alt-right gunmen, Iranian nukes and the harassment of Jewish students on campus.

When we focus on real-world attacks, then the real problems of anti-Semitism also come into focus.

A people possessing its own dignity is able to stop chasing the affections of its enemies, whether in the Middle East or closer to home, and accept the affection of its friends even if they aren't trendy enough. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer

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