Author: Eliyahu Mintz

US Politics

Bible Museum “Discriminates” Against Islam

Museum of the Bible Exterior Washington

The Daily Caller cites a New York Times article in which, Joel S. Baden, Yale University professor of the Hebrew Bible admonishes the Washington, D.C. Museum of the Bible for only representing a “Judeo-Christian” perspective on the bible. As if there’s another people who use this book as the main text of their religion?? In …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Wonder Woman Meets the President

President Reuven Rivlin

Israel, a mostly ceremonial position. The occasion was Rivlin’s speech at the Jewish Federation General Assembly in Los Angeles. The Jerusalem Post has the story: Rivlin told Gadot. “Even then we knew you’d be great. I am so proud and happy to meet you, a real and beloved ambassador for the State of Israel, who …

Massacres and Disasters

Five-Year-Old Boy Survives Texas Shooting

Devin Patrick Kelly Sutherland Springs Church shooter, CBS tweet

Reading about Ryland Ward, the five-year-old boy who survived being shot four times and watching his mother and sister cut down in front of him, there are mixed feelings. There are feelings of elation because in all the blood and horror, here is a survivor, a child, who lived. But there is also the surety …

US Politics

Kenneth Marcus’ Appointment: The Left is Going Nuts

Sign outside Dept. of Education

Kenneth L. Marcus has been appointed assistant secretary for civil rights in the Department of Education. This has the left going out of its collective mind. Why? Because Marcus has criticized the Office for Civil Rights for failing to address what he calls “antisemitic incidents that masquerade as “anti-Israelism.” If you google “Kenneth Marcus appointment” …

Israeli Politics

Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Bill

Jews of every religious stripe pray side by side at Western Wall

Israel is America’s only democratic ally in the Middle East. But as a country even younger than America, Israel has had trouble squaring its Jewish identity with its desire to be a democratic state. For years, Israel has been trying to pass a form of the Jewish Nation-State bill that would please all its constituents, …

US Politics, World Politics

Bombshell Report on Russian Bribery and the Clinton Foundation

Trump used the Russian bribes of the Clinton Foundation during the election and Hillary claimed ignorance. But a new report from The Hill, suggests otherwise. Here’s a pull quote but do read the whole thing, it’s fascinating: The Obama administration’s decision to approve Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One has been a source of political controversy …

Israeli Politics, World Politics

Remind Me Why Obama Made a Deal with Iran?

Male protester holds up poster of Nasrallah

Sunday morning, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah spoke from the bunker in which he hides from Israel. Al-Manar, a Hezbollah media organ carried the rant which went beyond anti-Israel to antisemitic, which we all know is the same thing anyway. Here’s what he said: “The Netanyahu government is leading your nation to destruction. Don’t allow a …

Sports

Pre-Game Protests Un-American

The number of NFL teams protesting during the national anthem is long and, in the humble opinion of this blogger, depressing. Taking a knee during the national anthem is a sign of disrespect for a great and wonderful country that offers unheard of opportunities to people of all color, especially when compared to repressive third …

US Politics

Terror Paid for By Your Tax Dollars

A Jerusalem Post article tells us that Iran has upped its funding of the terror group Hezbollah from $200m to $830m. Quite a jump! The article explains this is due to the lifting of sanctions as part of the JCPOA. Even now, everyone mouths what they were told to think regarding Obama and the JCPOA: …

Business

Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins to Direct Sequel

Geoff Johns and Patty Jenkins speaking at the 2017 WonderCon, for "Wonder Woman", at the Anaheim Convention Center

Patty Jenkins just sealed the deal. No one knows just how much she’ll be paid to direct the sequel to Wonder Woman, but rumors are that it will be somewhere between $7-$9 million. Not bad considering she made only $1 million the first time around? As for Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman herself, the Israeli actress …