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Every Party Needs a Pooper : There is a party-like atmosphere surrounding the "truce" announced the Sharon\Abbas summit. Yet it seems as if we played this game before.....Yes America, its time once again to play, “Who Wants to Make Mid-East Peace?”  your Government’s favorite board game. It has been a long time since we played… so let me give you a refresher course on how the game works. . .  Each round starts with a Palestinian leader renouncing terror.  Well Sort of.  Remember Oslo? Recall those promises to remove the call for the destruction of Israel from the PLO’s charter?  Ever wonder why the destruction of Israel is still in the PLO charter eleven years later?  The reason is that a key part of the opening move for the Palestinian leadership is to convince the US it wants peace, but to use fuzzy language to provide an “out.”  Abbas for example has called for the end of attacks on Israeli civilians, but when push comes to shove, he knows that most Israelis have served in the military so there are very few civilians. 

Previous Commentaries by Topic:

 

Anti-Semitism

Christmas Gifts of the Rich and Famous Have you ever wondered what famous people get each other for the Christmas?  Now you can find out and the list is extraordinary and very tongue in cheek.

Only Pat Buchanan Can Save MSNBC  Pat Buchanan may be the only point of difference the network has: A political analyst who just happens to think that the Holocaust was exaggerated, the Jews run the US Government and claims that David Duke stole his ideas

What Kind Of World Will My Children Grow Up In? .....its time to throw away the political correctness and realize the Muslim world doesn�t just want Israel out of the west bank ad Gaza ---they want us Dead !

Ruling the World: The Untold Story... maybe we should fess up and tell the world the truth, the Jews do run the world.

Except When Targeting Jews: On the world political stage, there is only one exception and it's the same for each rule. It's called, "Except when you're targeting Jews." This piece is featured in the Aish.com book, "Israel Life In the Shadow of Terror" You can purchase a copy at http://www.shadowofterror.com/

Who Wants to Be an Anti Semite: I was privileged to get a glimpse of the first episode of a new reality TV Show.

WAKE UP and Smell The Anti-Semitism: Virulent anti-Semitic campaigns are underway -- not only in the Middle East, but in Europe and America, too.

 

Jewish Observance

Let Madonna, OOPS...I Mean "Esther"--- Take The Blame:  She's changed her name from the mother of the Christian savior to the Persian Jewish Queen, and that can be a great thing for the world's Hebrews

The DaVinsky Code...Almost 2000 years ago, a clandestine society was formed in what is now Iran. Since it was created, the group, called Opus Vey, has operated as a kind of shadow Sanhedrin, debating and creating revisions to Jewish law. Today the group still exists, run by direct descendants of the founders who set up the Society.

The Light At The End of The Week: Shabbat became my life raft, my refuge from a cruel working environment. (written under a psuedonym)

Walking to Shul With My Dad: I was a three-day a year Jew who stopped by McDonalds on the way to the golf course every Saturday morning. Now I'm being called an observant Jew. What happened?

 

Jewish Life in America

All I really needed to know about being a manager I learned in Hebrew School. Management wisdom was not found in some human resources manual or executive self-help book it was all right there in Mr. Gefter's Torah class. And it's still there for all the people to look. These are the things I learned from my teachers in Hebrew school
 

Terrorism is NOT A Crime !: Confessions of a one issue Voter Perhaps my most vivid of personal memories of 9/11 came over the car radio. Tuned in to my usual fare WFAN a sports radio station, I listened in shock as two afternoon sports hosts, Mike Francesca and Chris Russo blamed the tragedy on the United States' support of Israel. They went even further suggesting that Jews in the U.S. needed to take a loyalty oath to decide between America and Israel......In just a few short months, we will be casting our votes for president and as that date approaches, it becomes increasingly clear that it is wrong for Jews to separate their love of Israel from their selection of the next leader of the free world.

The Gift of ADHD: ADHD has taught my daughter that nothing comes without working very hard and that you don�t take good friends for granted. It has taught my wife and me that too many educators just don't get it.

Drugs--A Jewish Problem: When a Jewish family needs help with drug abuse, where can they turn?

Daddy on The Unemployment Line: All of my life I have known exactly what I want to do next. Being laid off has left me confused and dazed. (This Article is featured in Aish.com's book Heaven on Earth.. Click here to buy it now!

The Myth Of Visable Diversity: It's time to start wearing our Jewishness on our sleeve.

Saying Shehecayanu: The promise of Oslo on September 13,1993 was never fulfilled.  Will the hopes of September 13, 2003 be realized?

 

Israel and the World

Every Party Needs a Pooper : There is a party-like atmosphere surrounding the "truce" announced the Sharon\Abbas summit. Yet it seems as if we played this game before.....Yes America, its time once again to play, “Who Wants to Make Mid-East Peace?”  your Government’s favorite board game. It has been a long time since we played… so let me give you a refresher course on how the game works. . .  Each round starts with a Palestinian leader renouncing terror.  Well Sort of.  Remember Oslo? Recall those promises to remove the call for the destruction of Israel from the PLO’s charter?  Ever wonder why the destruction of Israel is still in the PLO charter eleven years later?  The reason is that a key part of the opening move for the Palestinian leadership is to convince the US it wants peace, but to use fuzzy language to provide an “out.”  Abbas for example has called for the end of attacks on Israeli civilians, but when push comes to shove, he knows that most Israelis have served in the military so there are very few civilians. 

The Future of Technology ...and More of the Same This past weekend was the electronics industry's most important time of the year..... where the "WOW" products of tomorrow are unveiled.....like the machine that helps Mahmoud Abbas appear like a moderate even when he is acting inflammatory.

Is Kofi Annan Missing?:  Sometimes my wife make fun of me, she says that I am such a worrier. Usually my concern surrounds my kids, family or a close friend or my job never a public figure. Lately my worry is causing me to lose sleep and it's not even someone I know personally. I am very concerned about Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations.

The Secaucus Peace Plan ...forget the Logan act.... we can make peace the Colin Powell way

My High Holiday Prayers: We should be asking G-d to soften the hearts of the people whose hands are stained with the blood of terrorism... organizations such as the UN and the E.U., groups such as the NY Times and the BBC.

Except When Targeting Jews: On the world political stage, there is only one exception and it's the same for each rule. It's called, "Except when you're targeting Jews." This piece is featured in the Aish.com book, "Israel Life In the Shadow of Terror" You can purchase a copy at http://www.shadowofterror.com/

Buy Israel: Here's one very concrete way you can help: It's time for Jews around the world to buy Israeli made products

 

Israel and The Media

The Health Crisis Caused by Arafat's Death: Whacko News Syndrome:  The Father of modern terrorism is dead and the media is tripping over themselves to make him a hero.  Is it bias ? or are they just suffering  Whacko News Syndrome?

Tom Friedman: Protector of His People:  My Friend Phil Says that Tom Friedman NY Times columnist may have gone off the deep edge. He doesn't realize that good old Tommy may be a hero.

Groundhogs and Human Rodents: On Thursday January 29th, 11 people were ruthlessly murdered in Jerusalem by a homicide bomber who as it turns out was a Palestinian Policeman, yet when I opened the paper Friday morning there was no reference to the victims just a picture of the killer, later in the paper was a nice little reference to the fact that Groundhog Day was only three days away. Punxsutawney Phil makes it into the paper and so does a picture of a mass murderer,  but the victims of the bombing remain nameless and faceless

Don't Blame the Press: The press isn't trying to be biased against Israel, they are just trying to save a little money in a difficult economy.

I'm Switching From Fox News To Nickelodeon....no more news. Gilligan's Island reruns on TV Land, maybe, but news no. I can't take it anymore. The more I watch, the more I upset I get.

 

Terrorism

Prophet School sometimes a public figure make as statement that seems so very absurd, so way out there that it makes you wonder if maybe it is true. Such was the case last week when Yasser Arafat stood in front of the Palestinian legislative council and admitted that he has been a bad boy, using as his excuse, "even Prophets make mistakes" Does Arafat really believe he is a messenger of G-d. And if he is...where did he go to prophet school.

Making Better Prisoners  It finally happened ! Usually, I assume that the press coverage of Israelis going to be biased and unfair.  Sometimes during my morning, commute into the city I begin to display knee-jerk reaction, angrily muttering to myself , just from reading headlines.  But no more!  Today an important lesson was learned.  There ARE  cases where the press can be right about its Middle-East coverage.

Yasser Peacenik....Fox got the idea for Joe Millionaire from a long running European show, a program that is also based on the premise that someone is not who they appear to be -- it's called Yasser Peacenik.

Saying Shehecayanu: The promise of Oslo on September 13,1993 was never fulfilled.  Will the hopes of September 13, 2003 be realized?

Its Time To Get Angry: I am angry with myself and with other Jews in the Diaspora for not being angry enough.

Thanks to HASHEM for giving me the inspiration to write.
 
 
 
 

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