Author: Eliyahu Mintz

American Jewry, antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters

Survey, Survivors, Scholar say Holocaust Could Happen Again

Auschwitz Holocaust Museum

Antisemitic incidents are at a record high in the US and the EU, and German-born Holocaust survivors say the current antisemitic social climate reminds them of Germany in the 1930s. Speaking at a New Jersey Holocaust Remembrance Day event last year, several such survivors suggested they believe that the Holocaust could happen again. Meanwhile, polls …

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, Massacres and Disasters, terror, US Politics, World Politics

U.S. Rejects Jordan’s Rejection of the Extradition Treaty

ahlam-ahmad-al-tamimi-FBI-Most-Wanted-Poster

Arnold and Frimet Roth have been tirelessly trying to obtain justice for the murder of their daughter Malki (HY”D) by demanding Jordan extradite the mastermind of the Sbarro bombing, Ahlam Tamimi. Tamimi was released to Jordan in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. The Roths were not notified prior to the release of this terrorist monster, …

Israeli Politics, media bias, terror

BBC Ignores Rocket Attack on One Million

While the rest of Israel was seated around the Shabbos table, the Jews of Sderot were under rocket fire, running for shelter and cowering there, until the all clear. But if you follow the BBC, you’d never know it. Because they didn’t report it. Every time a rocket is shot into Southern Israel from Gaza, …

US Politics

“Uncle” Bernie Sanders is “Uncle Joe” Stalin all over again

Bernie Sanders

In World War II, the United States used propaganda to create the impression that communist Russia was a friend, going so far as to call Joseph Stalin “Uncle Joe.” Listening to Rashida Tlaib call Bernie Sanders “Amo Bernie,” reminds us that propaganda is still alive and well, and used today to make socialism palatable to …

Israeli Politics, Massacres and Disasters, US Politics, World Politics

Israeli Jews Raise Money for Kurds

Kurdish refugees, Aleppo Syria

President Trump’s decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria is controversial in the U.S., but also in Israel, where the president has been overwhelmingly popular until now for his pro-Israel policies. The problem is that Israeli Jews have a great affinity for the Kurdish people, whom they see as a target for genocide, much as …

Israeli Politics, World Politics

Are the Times A’Changin’? Saudi Citizen Sings Avinu Malkeinu

Mohammed Saud singing Avinu Malkeinu

It is really something to note when a Saudi citizen sings Avinu Malkeinu during the 10 Days of Repentance leading up to Yom Kippur, as Jason Greenblatt was pleased to tweet. Inspiring to see @mohsaud08 sing these words during the Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The times are changing indeed! Let’s …

antisemitism

Holocaust Memorial Stone Vandalized on Eve of Rosh Hashana

defaced stolperstein outside Oslo synagogue

If we forget we are unwanted and reviled, there is always someone to remind us. Hence the vandalizing of stolpersteins, or stumbling blocks, in Oslo, on Rosh Hashana eve. The stolpersteins are brass paving “stones” with the names of those murdered in the Holocaust. These brass pavers appear where Jews last lived and worked before …

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, World Politics

Is Peace Possible Between Arabs and Jews?

Arab Jewish Childhood Friends

Jews are a people who love peace. Witness the fact that so many of the fans of Miss Iraq, Sarai Idan, are Jewish. Idan made headlines when she posed for a photo with Miss Israel during a Miss Universe competition. Her family had to flee Iraq after the photograph of her standing next to an …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

With Bolton Out, Will Trump Talk to Rouhani?

Trump Rouhani

Whether he resigned or was fired, Bolton is out. Perhaps because like so many presidents before him, Trump thinks he can reason with Iran, which is run by despots. Some analysts believe Trump prefers to try the diplomatic route and fail, before trying a military solution. Which is why Bolton, who was adamantly opposed Iran …

antisemitism, World Politics

Barcelona Synagogue Defaced

Sinagoga Mayor De Barcelona Main Synagogue

When someone spray-paints “Free Palestine” on the side of a major synagogue, it proves that point that anti anti-Israelism is antisemitism. There’s just no getting around it. That’s exactly what happened this week, in yet another explosive case of European antisemitism. At least in the case of the largest synagogue in Barcelona, someone of significance …