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Friday, March 30, 2012

We Females Should Be Running The World, At Least in Israel, Plus the Latest Latma

Just like in the Biblical days of the Judges, a period lasting close to four hundred years, there were more gutsy heroines than heroes, Deborah, Yael, Naomi, Ruth and Chana.  They all took over when the men hadn't a clue.

Today's top political commentators here in Israel are two women, Caroline Glick and Ruthie Blum.

Ruthie Blum's latest Israel Hayom op-ed is about the Global Jihad on Jerusalem:
What fun for Hamas and the PLO, who get to pretend that the parade to Israel’s borders from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt -- and the solidarity demonstrations in front of Israeli embassies elsewhere -- is a testament to how much the world worries about the plight of the “Palestinian people.”
But they know something that their Western backers don’t bother noting. They know that if it weren’t for the stupidity of some fellow travelers, the knee-jerk ideology of others, and a new legitimized anti-Semitism disguised as “criticism of Israeli policies,” their self-proclaimed nation would long ago have been forgotten or annihilated. Not by Israel, mind you. No, Israel isn’t into mass murder, in spite of what the radical Islamists who enjoy beheading men and circumcising women constantly claim. And it’s a pretty clever propaganda tactic on their part, since they actually respect barbaric practices, and believe their prophet, Muhammad, did too. But they read The New York Times, the Guardian and Haaretz just as carefully as their left-wing apologists in democratic countries do. You see, despite the myth that suicide terrorists and their dispatchers are the product of poverty and despondence, many of them are in fact graduates of MIT, Oxford and even the Hebrew University. Osama bin Laden may have lived in a few caves after 9/11, but he was plenty familiar with room service and wireless Internet. (complete article)

And Caroline Glick wrote about the United States Government's chutzpa concerning Israel's Capital City, Jerusalem:
The new consulate is much different, and much worse. The State Department opened its new consulate in Jerusalem in October 2010. It is located in the Jewish neighborhood of Arnona. It was built on the plot that Israel allocated for the US Embassy after Congress passed Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995 requiring the US government to move its embassy to Jerusalem. I read that construction began in 2004. I haven't been able to find out whether when construction began it was to build the embassy or a new consulate so I don't know yet whether the Bush administration thought it was building an embassy that the Obama administration turned into a consulate or if the Bush administration thought it was building a consulate that the Obama administration completed.
Whatever the case, the fact that the building that was supposed to be an expression of US recognition of Israel's capital in Jerusalem is being used as the consulate is an unvarnished act of aggression against Israel and Congress. (complete article)

And please don't forget that Latma is another of Caroline Glick's "babies." Here's its latest episode.


NormanF said...

The problem is not anti-Semites or even the Islamists or the Arabs.

The real problem is Jews lack dignity and self-respect. You can't expect others to give you what you don't have.

Once Jews stand up for themselves, their enemies will fear them. And it is far better to be feared than to be loved and then too, Jews will gain the admiration and the respect of those who do admire and love them!

Batya said...

Norman, yes, exactly. Just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we have the power and must use it.

Shy Guy said...

Toto, too?

Batya said...

Why not?