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Here's a few articles about Jews, Israel, Zionism/anti-Zionism, and a bit of anti-semitism throw in. While Israel is flawed place, that is often persecuted unfairly for self defense. It's just the least flawed, with the most democracy, liberty and civil rights of any country in the Middle East... even if you're a Muslim.

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Here's a few articles that delve into various things related to Israel or anti-semitism: Israel : 15 items


United Nations -
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“The time has come to recognize the United Nations for the anti-American, anti-freedom organization that it has become. The time has for us to cut off all financial help, withdraw as a member, and as the United Nations to find headquarters location outside the United States that is more in keeping with the philosophy of the majority of voting members, someplace like Moscow or Peking.” ~ Barry Goldwater

Steve Bannon -
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If you believe the left, Steve Bannon is a homophobic, racist, anti-semite, xenophobe. Or an accomplished naval officer, with two Masters Degrees, an investment banking background, an unapologetic pro-Israel and pro-liberty CEO of Breitbart.com (if you believe the facts). I have found no evidence of the former, though there's certainly more complexity and some things to not love about his political positions. So there's the caricature I usually hear on the likes of NPR or in most of the media... but then places like The Boston Globe did a shockingly fair piece on him. I have never gotten an answer why a racist, anti-semite would have been the editor for Breitbart: founded by Andrew (a Jew) to rebut the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel agenda in the mainstream media. Or why many Jews on staff would defend such an imagined bigot. But when it comes to hating right wingers, things don't need to make sense for the left.

Rashida Tlaib - Underserving the western half of Detroit, Rashida Tlaib is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and part of The Squad, and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and who won through impeachment (of Trump) Tourette's but isn't bright enough to answer the question, "what for?". She supports the anti-semitic and anti-Israel BDS movement, and uses her Muslim status as part of her entitled victimhood crown.

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Pallywood - Pallywood is a phenomenon where many Palestinians have been caught, many times, faking news stories, or staging photos, etc., to try to make it look like when Israel retaliates to their violence, that the response is asymmetric, or just misrepresenting what happened and having their allies in the left leaning media regurgitate the lies. Which of course ignores the point that justice is SUPPOSED to be asymmetric to deter the behavior in the first place. The point is not that every story about injustice done to the Palestinians is false: it's just the majority that are that gives rational and informed people suspicion around the rest. And of course the point is that if the Palestinians laid down their arms, there would be peace. If Israel did, there would be gennoacide. So while the Palestinians aren't always wrong, they're virtually always more wrong in the macro -- as this fight is 95% on them.

Memes-Jews - The Jews (and Israel) have enough of the media/left/haters beating up on them... so I don't feel like I have to. Most of the irony/humor is going to go the other way (in the Jews/Israel's favor).

Jerusalem -
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Jerusalem became the capital of Israel about 1000 BC, when King David captured the city and made it Jerusalem (the City of David), and center of the Israeli state. In 1995 a Bipartisan Congress nearly unanimously passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act which recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and Clinton, Bush, Obama all called Jerusalem the 'capital of Israel' and promised to move our embassy there, then failed to live up to their campaign promise. But on Dec. 6th, the Trump administration announced we were moving our Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, and the left/U.N pretended this was end of days, and passed an amendment condemning the U.S. And Trump Administration stood firm, showing what leadership looks like. (It's not doing what's popular, but what is right).

Iraq is because of Israel-Palestine -
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First you need to understand the History of Israel and Palestine. Once you do that, you can loop back around and understand why Iraq had nothing to do with either. Yes, Arabs think it's a great injustice that they can't murder all the Jews and drive them into the sea. But they're a feudal tribalistic culture, so the problem isn't with Israel wanting to exist, it's with those that want to kill them and refuse to see anything they do as wrong.

Ilhan Omar - Ilhan Omar (Somali-American) is a racist anti-semitic Muslim who is Minnesota's congressional representative (D). She's advocated for far left causes with far left dishonesty: like vilifying ICE, the Travel ban, and criticizing Israel's settlement policy. She supports the racist BDS movement, Nation of Islam, David Duke supported her, and she made tweets like "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel". Substitute "blacks" for Israel to decide if that's racist or not. After Democrats started admitting she was being anti-semitic, she apologized by blaming "AIPAC, the NRA and the fossil fuel industry" for her actions.

Facebook Bias -
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🔥 There's many dozens of documented examples of FB bias and double-standard. If they get enough publicity, they're an "honest" mistake, and might get corrected -- but there are thousands that will never get that exposure and get blocked or censored, with the gross majority going in the far left's favor (or against conservatives, moderates, or inconvenient truths against liberal orthodoxy). Things like using the far left hate group, the SPLC, their political donations, bans for ads against conservative groups or movies, Jesus on the cross is considered too violent while Jews being strung up from nooses as part of the BDS or Palestine is fine, dozens of conservative folks getting banned while far more offensive/abusive lefties do not, Chick-Fil-A appreciation day is blocked but Antifa or BLM calls for violent protests are fine. And dozens of others. A few is a mistake, a few dozen is a pattern. Zuckerberg claims he's about diversity, just not diversity of thought.

Breitbart -
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Breitbart news is the CNN, or MSNBC of the right -- if CNN/MSNBC were websites that did more news and less opinion. (Far more a News site than HuffPo). Breitbart was founded by Andrew Breitbart (Jew) to rebut the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel agenda in the mainstream media, which it does well, and it was staffed with an over-representation of Jewish folks. They get painted as a far right site, and they are open about their conservative slant, but their whole purpose is to debunk the regular left leaning slant in most of the rest of the media.
Boycott, Divest and Sanction - This movement pretends to be a civil rights group for Palestinians -- it's really just an legal front for anti-semitic and economic terrorism. It is part of the Palestinian and Arab efforts to destroy the free'est country in the middle-east, because they hate Jews. They claim that they are an anti-apartheid movement... but Israel has more religious liberties (even for Muslims) than any other country in the middle east -- so there's no religious apartheid on their part. If you want to see apartheid, go to Saudi Arabia as a Jew, Christian, Atheist or Gay -- or even Palestine. Just ask the BDS movement whether they should boycott Turkey, Egypt or Iran for their intolerance towards others (apartheid), and anyone with a triple digit IQ will quickly figure out that they're not for the cause that they claim to be.

2019.08.14 Israel boycotts the Squad -
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"The Squad", or at least Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, planned on going to Israel, meet with terrorist, do a bunch of PR stuff to support terrorists, and mock and annoy Israel. Israel had other plans and denied permission for the visit. Because Trump publicly tweeted his support for Israel banning them, the Press/left took the opposite position and made a lot of FakeNews around the topic (NYT, CNN, etc). But the truth is:
  • (1)They were NOT an emissary or dignitary of the U.S. government, these are low level government functionaries, visiting in a non-government capacity or they'd be violating the Logan Act. Thus there's no slight to the State Department, or the U.S. government.
  • (2) These are people that have encouraged economic warfare to Israel (BDS movement), refused to condemn terrorism or human rights (Female Genital Mutilation), aided and abetted Israel's enemies (terrorist organizations), were planning on visiting terrorist organizations while there, and they even called their trip a "Delegation to Palestine".
  • (3) A couple weeks later, Russia denied access to a GOP leader. Not one of the Squad or the left-wing media was outraged, showing their outrage was never a principled stance, it was strictly a partisan one.

2018.07.15 Israel/Palestine - Ditzy McStalin (Ocasio Cortez) can't explain the "Occupation of in Israel/Palestine", but she knows Israel is wrong... because that's what her Marxist professors and Socialist friends told her to think. This is worse, because a year earlier her party called for the elimination of Israel, and she should have been prepared to answer.

2017.08.05 End Israel - AOC's party (the Democratic Socialists of America: DSA), called for the elimination of Israel in 2017, after the party's delegates voted to adopt the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign. "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" No mention of what happens to all the Jews in-between.

2017.03.05 Rasmea Odeh - The March 8th "Day Without A Woman" protest was created by Rasmea: a Palestinian anti-semite terrorist, guilty of a 1969 bombing and murder of 2 in Israel. Snopes took the far left BDS/Palestinian position of using false and debunked excuses for her behavior.