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INN Expose: US Campuses Hotbeds of Medieval Anti-Semitism

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 8, 2010

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By David Lev

It would take a lot to shock a guy like Noam Bedein, who runs the Sderot Media Center, which has  effectively told the story of that shelled and shell-shocked story to lawmakers, diplomats, tourists, and even world leaders. Dealing as he does with the personal stories of Sderot residents, as well as the with the incitement by Gaza Arab terrorists against Negev residents, Bedein has seen first-hand the effects of Arab propaganda. And, as an articulate English speaker knowledgeable about events in the Middle East, he has gone on several tours of educational and community institutions in the U.S., seeking to educate people there on the real situation in the Middle East.

But on his most recent trip, even the normally unflappable Bedein was taken aback by how hatred of Israel – and medieval-style anti-Semitism, as well – has found a home on the most progressive college campuses. “I’ve been to hundreds of high schools and university campuses talking about Israel over the years, but the reception – and the aftermath – of my visit to the Austin campus of the University of Texas was the worst example of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic agitation I’ve ever seen,” Bedein told Israel National News.

Bedein, on a hasbara trip sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America and media watchdog CAMERA to present Israel’s side of the story, said that for the first time, he returned home to Sderot “in shock” – such was the level of hatred against him as an Israel, and as a Jew.

At the Austin campus, Bedein planned to run a workshop titled “Iran – In Israel’s Backyard,” in which he presented the plight of Sderot residents who have been living under the threat of Iran-supplied Hamas terrorist missiles for the past dozen years.”

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From Glezele Vayne

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A Song for Israel

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 21, 2010

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Hat tip: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu of Arutz Sheva

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Zambia Presidential Candidate: Israel Has the Right to Defend Herself

Posted by Glezele Vayne on January 4, 2010

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Hat Tip: Yoni Kempinski of Arutz Sheva News

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Joe the Plumber in Bombarded City

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 30, 2009

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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Myopic American Jewish Culture

Posted by Glezele Vayne on February 22, 2009

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I am so sorry to report, American Jewish culture is in trouble, and some of it is being imported to Israel. Not much, thanks be, since it is mostly the faithful among us that are willing to risk it all to be, well…faithful and return home.

Around 80% of Jews in America (the non-orthodox component) consider their participation in Judaism to consist of proudly, even defiantly, eating lox & bagels on Sundays while their neighbors attend church, and watching Fiddler on the Roof at least once a year, while referring to it, quoting it and learning the dances depicted, or at least dutifully sending their kids to classes to learn those dances. And maybe even do a Fiddler on the Roof play, if they’re really ambitious.

In Fiddler on the Roof, Norman Jewison brought a touch of old Eastern Europe Jewish culture to us. Sholom Aleichem did so in his books, on which this movie is based. Not having actually lived through those times myself, I am unsure of the accuracy of this charming semi-tragic portrayal, but hey that’s showbiz. Really though, I enjoy Fiddler on the Roof and lox & bagels as much as the next Jew. Charming and delicious respectively. But, I don’t consider participation in these activities as equal to a Shabbos afternoon listening to a dvar Torah by a Talmid chocham.

And therein lies the problem. Most of American Jewry, while very proud of their heritage, know little to nothing about what it really means. They only know the stereotypes imposed on them by their enemies, and what popular culture tells them about Yiddishkeit. This then morphs into a Jewish community with little or no truly Jewish values, which thinks…that the values they do hold are indeed Jewish. No. They are non-Jewish values held by Jews. Misguided, unrealistic, painfully ignorant Jews. Then, these tragically disenfranchised Jews try and impose those non-Jewish values on the rest of us who’ve been taking our heritage very seriously all along.

More to the point, semi-Yiddishkeit movies and really yummy nosh are not the sum and substance of the Jewish worldview, nor will they assure our survival as a people.

I was inspired to kvetch about this sad state of affairs after some tag surfing. I ran across a post by Deb Reich at DesertPeace. In her post, where she is clearly longing for the messianic era, she has embedded the video below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rocket Ingredients Found in ‘Humanitarian’ Shipment

Posted by avideditor on March 5, 2008

I think we need to cut off the shipments. If the Gazan people want to allow Jihadis to attack Israel, then I believe Israel should let them starve. 

Rocket Ingredients Found in ‘Humanitarian’ Shipment

(IsraelNN.com) Israeli authorities discovered chemicals used for explosives in the past hour after Israel opened up Gaza crossings for shipments of humanitarian goods. The chemicals were discovered in a sealed container and were intended for use in Kassam rockets.Israel opened up the borders following international protests that it is responsible for a shortage of food and supplies in Gaza, where Arab terrorists have continued to attack Israel with rockets.

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