Author: Eliyahu Mintz

American Jewry, terror, US Politics, World Politics

US Citizens Trapped in an Iran Overrun with Coronavirus

Robert Levinson photo from 2011

All of us are now affected in one way or another by the novel coronavirus. But perhaps the scariest place to be right now is Iran, with almost 1000 deaths at this writing. It was never going to be a fun time for Americans to be trapped in the land of the ayatollahs, but fear …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, World Politics

City of York Marks Jewish Genocide with Song

Cliffords Tower, York, UK

York, in the UK, hosted a commemoration event marking the 830th anniversary of the massacre of the city’s Jewish population. It’s good that the UK is “owning” its antisemitism, still endemic today. The description of how the event played out is, however, a bit disturbing. “Attendees will be invited to listen to music and readings, …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics, US Politics

“Bloomberg Had His Chance”

Mike Bloomberg January 2020 debate

Jonathan S. Tobin, writing for Israel HaYom said what a lot of us were thinking after watching Bloomberg’s debate performance. “Michael Bloomberg had his chance.” In other words, Bloomberg had his chance, but blew it, leaving the door wide open for Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination for president. It wasn’t just his unpolished …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics, US Politics

Ambassador Friedman and Governor Huckabee Cut Loose in Jerusalem

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Governor Mike Huckabee play guitar in Jerusalem

It’s always fun to see talking heads you normally see in suits, put on blue jeans and play rock music on a stage. Which is exactly what happened in Jerusalem, earlier this month, when US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Governor Mike Huckabee jammed together for an enthusiastic audience. Actually, it happened twice. First …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics, US Politics

Lapid Says Bibi-Led Israel in “Deep Trouble” if Dems Win

Bernie Sanders October 2019

We think of the upcoming Israeli election, if we think of it at all, as between Benny Gantz and Bibi Netanyahu. But actually, Gantz’s party, Blue and White, is co-led by both Gantz and Yair Lapid. Now Lapid says that if the Democrats win, Israel will be in trouble with Netanyahu at the helm. Lapid’s …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Netanyahu Won’t Annex Without US Permission

Trump Bibi sign in Jerusalem

Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria is something the Israeli right, badly wants. Netanyahu knows this and needs the rightwing vote to swing this upcoming (third) election in March. But apparently, President Trump is staying Bibi’s hands. Regarding annexation, which some feel is unnecessary, since the territory arguably already belongs to Israel, Netanyahu said, “We are …

World Politics

Iran Regime Persecutes Baha’i Community

Baha'i seat of the House of Justice in Haifa

Iran has stepped up its persecution of the Baha’i religious community, with arrests, raids on Baha’I homes, and denial of identity cards for those of the Baha’i faith. All those who care about religious freedom should laud President Trump backing out of the JCPOA, which helped to fund the murderous and repressive whims of the …

antisemitism, Business

Nazi Propaganda Published and Sold by Amazon

Cover "The Poisonous Mushroom" as sold on Amazon

“The Poisoned Mushroom” and “The Mongrel,” English translations of German books published in 1938 and 1940, respectively, are for sale on Amazon Prime. The translations were published using Amazon’s publishing platform, and advocate for killing Jews, calling Jews “abusers of children” and worse. The German originals were put out by Hitler’s friend Julius Streicher (of …

antisemitism, World Politics

Antisemitic Graffiti in Spain on Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

Antisemitic graffiti on a cultural center in Madrid, January 2020

Spain is no exception to the rise in antisemitic attacks, which continues unabated in both Europe and the United States. Now a cultural center located in Madrid, has been vandalized with graffiti that reads “I command you to kill Jews” and “Free Palestine, kill a Jew.” Each of these two cases of antisemitic graffiti were …

US Politics, World Politics

Erin Burnett of CNN Says Iranians Don’t Really Mean Those Death to America Chants

CNN Anchor Erin Burnett (screenshot)

CNN Anchor Erin Burnett continued to plead the case against President Trump and for the Iranian leadership when she claimed that chants by anti-American Iranian protesters of “death to America” are really meaningless. Referring to the protesters, Burnett said they are actually really friendly people. “I was in Tehran when they were chanting ‘death to …