Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A train trip to Jaffa in the Fall and Israel, the Sunnis, and the return of a pro-Iran White House by Caroline Glick and After the 2016 and 2020 elections, which way will America now go? By Victor Sharpe and Temple Mount Opens for Jews in the Afternoon and DON’T DESPAIR, FIGHT By Daniel Greenfield

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The Three Musketeers at the Kotel
Temple Mount Opens for Jews in the Afternoon

After years of struggle, Israeli officials have decided to grant Jews an hour-and-a-half in the afternoons to go up to the Temple Mount.

The policy change was announced by Students for the Temple Mount whose members have fought for years to expand the hours that Jews are allowed to visit. Morning hours have not changed.

The Israeli government limits the times and number of Jews allowed to go up onto the Jewish people's Temple Mount to avoid upsetting the Islamists and Jordanian government.


By Daniel Greenfield

And against that, the response is plain and clear. Conceding to fraud and a rigged election, listening to transparently phony calls for unity from the socialist party that has been toppling America's Founders and burning cities, while declaring that anyone who isn't one of them is a bigot, is not an option.

Elections are not settled by the media.

Conservatives, and all Americans, have a duty to fight for a free and fair election, and for the process that ensures that it's free and fair.

It's not those who refuse to concede who are endangering free and fair elections, but those who insist that when the media calls an election, then there's nothing more to say and no further process to follow.

That's an un-American attitude.

The conservatives fighting to verify the election and the vote are following the process. Those trying to concede to the media are violating the process and putting an unelected partisan bunch of corporations in charge of determining elections.

Fighting is American. It's in the best traditions of America. Conceding is un-American.

But the other comes from the most passionate parts of the movement which is that there will never be another election. The country is finished. It's all over.

That's why, earlier, I posted my old response to Obama's takeover from 12 years ago.

If Biden does end up taking over, it will be bad. The eight years of Obama were bad. And this would be his third term with a more radicalized party, base, and country at his back.

The Obama administration spied on political opponents, both for information purposes, Watergate style, and to generate criminal prosecutions, and it used the IRS to target them.

Take that as a starting point for any Biden administration.

It doesn't mean that America is over. What it will mean is that there are hard times and a hard fight ahead. But that fight is only hopeless if we decide it is.

When you look at California or New York, you see massive abuses and fraud, yes, but you also see Republican parties that have largely given up, and conservatives that are animated by national issues, but pay little attention to local ones. That's not true across the board, but there's some truth to it.

I've spoken to plenty of Los Angeles conservatives in the last few weeks who had strong views on the national election, but little interest in the local elections and how they would affect them, who had no idea or interest in the Republican candidates running, or most of the measures except those that would affect them personally. Multiply that a million times and you end up with a one-party state.

It's a two-way street.

Democrats seize enough power to demoralize Republicans, and then the Republicans do the rest of the job for them. There's still anger and passion, but it's not directed anywhere productive.

We can't let that happen to America.

There will be elections. We haven't reached the terminating line where that stops. But how soon we reach that line also depends on us.

Contesting this election is vital. If it's lost, then things will be bad. Really bad. But they won't be over.

They'll only be over if we give up.

If you're shaking your head at that, remember that there are still people in Venezuela and Iran protesting in the streets. There are still people fighting in Hong Kong, China and Russia. And as bad as it can get under socialist rule here, we still have quite a few years until it's as bad as Europe. Never mind Venezuela.

What's important is not giving up. Not on this election or on this country.

It's not over.

It's not over until we decide it is.

On a beautiful November 12 we take a train trip to Tel Aviv and learn the history of trains and Jaffa

After the 2016 and 2020 elections, which way will America now go?
By Victor Sharpe

Looking back to the 2016 general election campaign, we know – or should know by now – that Hillary Clinton was corruption incarnate and had been peddling lies for 25 or more years. In the 2016 general election, Trump, although no great debater at the time, took the upper hand during the second and third presidential debates. It is worth remembering what took place during that time as it relates to what we now face during this problematical 2020 election.

A most intriguing example was how both he and Hillary had handled a question from a Moslem woman in the Town Hall format during the second debate who had appeared without the obligatory veil; appearing instead in secular dress: Her question was, "How would you deal with Islamophobia?"

Mrs. Clinton went into full pander mode, almost like saying "some of my best friends are Moslem," as she commenced to give her response in even more pander power. In fact, her best friend and senior adviser, Huma Abedin, a veritable eminence grise, was the daughter of radical Islamic parents and privy to top US Security and Military Classified information. That made the contemporary Wiki email leaks look like kindergarten child's play.

We should take note that the very word, Islamophobia, is a made up term created by Islamists to discourage any justified criticism of Islamic intolerance and violence by those whom they still impudently call, 'infidels.' But Hillary's response in all the debates was the usual uber liberal cry of "can't we all get along." Of course, Hillary couldn't resist making the usual snide references to Trump's falsely alleged "bigotry" against everyone and everything. Trump, on the other hand, challenged the Moslem questioner by asking, "...why are American Moslems not more forthright in denouncing jihadist terrorism and cooperating with law enforcement in reporting suspicious activities?"

What he might have also forcefully asked was a question on behalf of non-Moslems as to why there were no huge street demonstrations by Moslems in America denouncing Islamic terrorism? And why do we still not hear, for example, prominent Moslems in America standing up and denouncing their fellow Moslems and Moslem pressure groups who defend terror as well as Sharia law – the Islamic supremacist code which is inimical and hostile to the United States Constitution?

And Trump might have asked the Moslem lady if she would, there and then – and in front of God and the world – condemn the barbarism of ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah, Al Qaida, Islamic Jihad, Boko Haram, the Moslem Brotherhood, ad nauseum? No doubt Trump was gracious enough to avoid putting her on the spot.

But further along, in questions from the Town Hall debate audience, he was challenged on his call for restricting immigration from those Arab/Moslem nations that supported and financed terror. Again, he would not pander, demanding the strictest vetting and warning that open and poorly guarded porous borders permitted criminals and jihadists to come into our nation and wreak havoc. He called it a "Trojan Horse" and chided Hillary for skirting the facts and the terminology and avoiding naming the Islamic enemy. Considering the biased and predictable interference by the liberal and left leaning moderator and harridan, Martha Raddatz, he did very well. A focus group of undecided voters questioned by Frank Luntz on Fox news after the second debate revealed some leaning to Hillary and others to Trump when the debate started, but the majority raised their hands when asked if Trump had won their vote.

So in 2016 Donald Trump was the resounding winner of the final presidential debate in Las Vegas. Approximately 57 percent of people named the GOP nominee the winner of the tense debate according to the unscientific survey that ran on AOL.com during the debate. At that time, the security question overriding everything was whether the new Trump administration would uphold freedom in the United States or allow the creeping submission to Islamic Sharia law to continue as Europe was then and is still doing.

President Trump was facing the choice of continuing the increasingly socialist tainted Democrat alliance with Islamism or protecting and strengthening Judeo-Christian values while safeguarding the future of Western civilization. That is why the general election in 2016 was seen as the most fateful for the future of America than perhaps any other vote in its history. But now in 2020 the same fate for America, and what is left of a free world, confronts us. But is even more fateful now as we confront a Democrat party that is rapidly descending into Marxism.

We know that Barack Hussein Obama had outrageously said that, "The USA is not a Christian Nation." Of course he was hideously wrong, for America was indeed founded on Judeo-Christian values, which allow all religions and beliefs to worship and practice freely – something that Islam will never do.

Obama had spewed falsehoods about the so-called Moslem heritage in America. There are countless hospitals – open to all – that have been founded during the American centuries by Christian and Jewish faith based organizations. Indeed, one would be hard put to find anything Islamic that contributes positively to American values or way of life. In every church and synagogue throughout the United States, there is always an American flag present.

With hope, Trump will again secure the presidency and continue to push back the socialist, authoritarian, globalist and indeed Islamic tide that Hillary Clinton would have unleashed and Biden/Harris, Pelosi, Sanders and the malign squad will most certainly do if they prevail in this most potentially corrupt election of 2020.

According to the eminent lawyer, Sidney Powell, appearing on Fox News:

"There has been a massive and coordinated effort to steal this election from 'We The People of the United States of America' to delegitimize and destroy votes for Donald Trump and to manufacture votes for Joe Biden. They've done it in every way imaginable, from having dead people vote in record numbers, to absolutely fraudulently creating ballots that exist only for voting for Biden. We've identified over 450,000 ballots that miraculously only have a vote for Joe Biden on them and no other candidate.

"If you look at Florida, where things were done right, you can see that that is how the rest of the country should have gone. But they (the Democrats) used an algorithm to calculate the number of votes they would need to flip. And they used computers to flip those votes from Trump to Biden and from other Republican candidates to their competitors also."

Under President Trump, America enjoyed great economic benefits, a rebuilt military, historically low unemployment, impressive foreign policy and an administration that guaranteed sovereign borders while ensuring that such horrors as afflict Belgium, France, Germany, Austria and the rest of Western Europe, where Moslem terror increasingly stalks the land, is not allowed to harm the citizens of the United States of America.

We must work to help President Trump win four more years in the White House. If, on the other hand, the Democrat/Socialist Party grabs power through potential and egregious fraud and implements its nefarious program of open borders and the insane green new deal, we should all be petrified

© Victor Sharpe

Israel, the Sunnis and the return of a pro-Iran White House by Caroline Glick

Israel and its allies in the Persian Gulf need to take action soon to minimize Iran's prospects for military nuclear capability.

Donald Trump is the most pro-Israel president in history. Barack Obama was the most anti-Israel president in history.

And now, the likeliest outcome of last week's presidential election is that Obama's vice president, Joe Biden, will be inaugurated on Jan. 20 and Trump will depart the White House.

Trump is rightly exercising his right to cause a vote recount in Wisconsin and Georgia and suing to fight alleged voter fraud in Michigan and Pennsylvania. But to win the race at this point, Trump will need to win in Arizona and Georgia and either reverse the vote count in Wisconsin or Michigan or win the election in Pennsylvania.

Trump owes it to his 71 million voters to ensure that the election results reflect the will of the voters, and so, he will exhaust all legal avenues. But the probability his efforts will win him the election is low.

The Israeli media grotesquely cheers the apparent defeat of Israel's best friend ever in the Oval Office and his replacement by the vice president of the most hostile U.S. leader in history. While doing so the commentators soothingly insist Biden is a great friend to Israel.

While comforting, this claim is untrue, particularly in relation to Iran.

Biden is not known for his strong principles. Long a weathervane for popular opinion, Biden has changed his positions on everything from the politics of race to international trade to criminal justice to social security and Medicare. But while he has been quick to align his position on nearly all issues with the prevailing political winds, Biden has maintained allegiance to one, deeply controversial position throughout the years. That position is sympathy and support for the theocratic regime in Iran.

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Biden advocated giving $200 million to Iran to show America's good intentions to the Islamic world. During the Iraq War, Biden was one of the most powerful voices calling for the United States to cut a deal with Iran which would essentially transform post-Saddam Iraq into an Iranian satrapy.

Biden was one of the chief advocates of nuclear appeasement towards Iran, both in the years preceding his ascendance to the vice presidency under Obama and throughout Obama's nuclear talks with Iran. Those talks, of course, led to the conclusion of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that gave Iran an open path to a nuclear arsenal within a decade.

Since announcing his run for office, Biden—who was viciously critical of Trump's decision to abandon the nuclear deal—has pledged repeatedly that he will reinstate the United States' commitment to the deal if elected, ensuring Iran acquires a nuclear arsenal.

In response to this anticipated policy change in Washington, Israel and its allies in the Persian Gulf have a keen interest in taking action during the next two months to minimize Iran's prospects for achieving military nuclear capability.

Those allies, in particular Saudi Arabia, are undoubtedly concerned at the prospect of a Biden administration. And their concern is well-placed.

In an election-eve interview with the Dearborn, Michigan-based American Arab News, Biden's running mate Sen. Kamala Harris pledged to upend U.S.-Saudi ties.

In her words, "Instead of standing by as the government of Saudi Arabia pursues disastrous, dangerous policies, including the ongoing war in Yemen, we will reassess the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia and end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen."

In other words, the United States will support Iran's Houthi proxy in its war against Saudi Arabia.

There is an upside for Israel in Biden's anticipated turn towards Iran. Saudi Arabia, which was diffident about joining the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan in normalizing its ties with Israel, may choose to do so in the coming weeks. Such a move, which would vastly widen the Arab-Israel peace forged by President Trump through the Abraham Accords, would present the Biden administration with a major alliance opposed to a nuclear-armed Iran.

In the same interview, Harris pledged to work against Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria and block all Israeli moves to implement its sovereignty there in accordance with the Trump peace plan, while reopening the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem that specifically served the Palestinians independent of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. U.S. aid to the PLO-run Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria and to Hamas-run Gaza will also be forthcoming, she promised.

In anticipation of these hostile moves, over the next two months, Israel should take concerted and meaningful action to dismantle illegal, strategically located Palestinian settlements in Area C.

If the Republicans are able to maintain their control over the Senate, and with a diminished Democrat majority in the House of Representatives, Biden will have difficulty passing the progressive domestic policy agenda he ran on. With the Israel-Sunni alliance system that Trump has strengthened and expanded, he will also face obstacles on his way to reinstating Obama's Middle East policies.

Caroline Glick is an award-winning columnist and author of "The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East."

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