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Given the increasing mainstreaming of anti-Semitism among Dems, how could any Jew -- or faithful Christian -- align with the party?
by Caroline B. Glick 
Farrell Calls on President Trump
to Fire Deputy AG Rosenstein Now 
{ } ~ September 12, 2018- JW Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network... to discuss Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr’s (R-NC) announcement that’s there’s “no hard evidence of collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Tom Fitton: Why are Chris Wray and
Jeff Sessions Protecting liar-Hillary Clinton?
{ } ~ September 11, 2018- JW President Tom Fitton appeared on the “Sean Hannity Show” on Fox News Radio to discuss the FISA spy warrant applications used to target the Trump Team, the liar-Clinton-dummycrats-DNC dossier, and the latest on the liar-Clinton email scandal.
Al Qaeda Is Very Much Alive 
by Thomas Joscelyn
{ } ~ On September 11, 2001, 19 of Osama bin Laden’s operatives changed the course of world history. We are fortunate that al Qaeda hasn’t carried out another 9/11-style attack inside the U.S. in the 17 years since... But that fact shouldn’t obscure the reality about al Qaeda and its global jihad. Al Qaeda remains a threat. Its operatives are fighting in more countries around the world today  than was the case on 9/11. And its leaders still want to target the United States and its interest and allies. The war they started is far from over. There are many reasons for al Qaeda’s failure to successfully execute a mass-casualty attack in the United States: America’s defenses hardened, as its tactical offensive capabilities improved; U.S. counterterrorism and intelligence officials, sometimes aided by allies, hunted down numerous al Qaeda planners overseas; al Qaeda’s men have also bungled undetected opportunities, proving that even when they get a clear shot, it is difficult to execute mass terror operations on the scale we witnessed in 2001. This is one reason that al Qaeda’s men began calling for small-scale attacks carried out by individuals. Al Qaeda has faced other obstacles as well. In its war with the U.S., the group has lost key management personnel. Most important, of course, was the death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011. Scores of other senior figures have been killed or captured. This has raised logistical hurdles, disrupting communications and al Qaeda’s chain of command. In addition, the rise of the Islamic State in 2013 and 2014 created the biggest challenge to al Qaeda’s authority within the global jihadist movement since its inception in 1988. Despite all of this, however, al Qaeda is very much alive—albeit widely misunderstood. Consider this shocking fact: The counterterrorism community still has not formulated a common definition or understanding of the organization. Basic facts remain in dispute or are actively denied. With that in mind, let us briefly review the state of al Qaeda. When we look at the organization as a whole, it quickly becomes apparent that al Qaeda has many thousands of men around the globe. Indeed, al Qaeda is waging jihad in far more countries today than it was on 9/11, with loyalists fighting everywhere from West Africa, through North and East Africa, into the heart of the Middle East and into South Asia. Some labor to disconnect the dots on al Qaeda’s global network, so let us reconnect them...
New York Times Pushes Blatantly False “Hit Piece”
on U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley – Forced To Retract
by Gardiner Harris
{ } ~ There are moments when the professional narrative engineers go so far with falsehoods even their ideological co-horts have to admit they’ve gone to far...  Such is the case today with a New York Times article written to criticize U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley: The State Department spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Nikki R. Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring. The residence, in a new building on First Avenue, has spectacular views, and Ms. Haley is the first ambassador to live in it. For decades, her predecessors lived in the Waldorf Astoria hotel. But after the hotel was purchased by a Chinese insurance company with a murky ownership structure, the State Department decided in 2016 to find a new home for its top New York diplomat because of security concerns. The government leased the apartment, just blocks from the delegation’s offices, with an option to buy, according to Patrick Kennedy, the top management official at the State Department during the scumbag/liar-nObama administration. The full-floor penthouse, with handsome hardwood floors  covering large open spaces stretching nearly 6,000 square feet, was listed at $58,000 a month...
Hamas using 17,000 children to fight Israel 
{ } ~ The Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) completed a a request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague, asking to sue Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh... In the request, JIJ cites testimonies showing that Haniyeh committed two main war crimes: Firstly, he used children under the age of 15 for military purposes, using them both as child soldiers and to carry out terror attacks.  Secondly, Haniyeh consistently used children as human shields and as military targets. The total number of children misused by Hamas since 2016 currently stands at 17,000. Haniyeh is also charged with widescale and consistent use of torture and illegal killing, carried out by Hamas' internal security forces in Gaza. JIJ Attorney Uri Morad, who submitted the request, said the testimonies collected have received praise from representatives of the ICC's department of information and research. "The entire process was very efficient and organized, and we felt like we had the trust of those receiving the request," he said. "I believe that this suit, which the Jerusalem Institute for Justice has submitted, will be dealt with fairly and without bias."
Eco-Friendly House Falling Apart,
Leaving Brad Pitt in Very Unpleasant Situation
{ } ~ Good intentions may look nice in the short term, but that’s rarely enough to solve serious problems...You might say that this sentence summarizes the flaw with liberalism. Much of the “progressive” philosophy is based on looking good and appearing compassionate, but without the proper foundations that work in real life, all the “positive thoughts” in the world fall short. That’s what A-list actor Brad Pitt is finding out in New Orleans. Back in 2006, the left-leaning celebrity used his charitable foundation to help construct oh-so-progressive “eco-friendly” homes for residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Here’s the problem: Those “green” houses were apparently so shoddily built that they’re now literally in shambles. “Brad Pitt created a charity called the ‘Make It Right Foundation,’ which built homes for those in the city’s Lower 9th Ward,” The Daily Wire  explained. “But an NBC investigation has found that the homes are falling apart, and the organization has ‘all but disappeared.'” As part of its investigative report, NBC talked to close to a dozen New Orleans citizens who lived in the Brad Pitt-backed charity homes. Nearly all confirmed that there were serious problems with the houses just over a decade after they were built...
Given the increasing mainstreaming of anti-Semitism among Dems, how could any Jew -- or faithful Christian -- align with the party?

by Caroline B. Glick

{ } ~ By the time the British Labour Party finally bowed to public pressure and adopted the full definition of antisemitism determined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance on Wednesday, the move was no longer meaningful. After a summer of insisting that it’s okay to say Zionism is Nazism and that Zionists have no sense of irony, no one is so deluded as to believe that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn or his supporters are anything but Jew-hating bigots.

The Labour leader made this point more or less explicitly when on Wednesday he tried to submit a “clarification” of the definition that was itself antisemitic.

Corbyn wanted to add a statement to the resolution that stated, among other things, “It cannot be considered racist to… describe Israel, its policies or the circumstances around its foundation as racist because of their discriminatory impact, or to support another settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict.”

As Britain’s Jewish Leadership Council’s chief executive Simon Johnson said, Corbyn “attempted shamefully to undermine the entire IHRA definition.”

Corbyn’s caveat, Johnson noted “drives a coach and horses” through that definition.

As it stands, due to Corbyn’s protestations that antisemites must be free to state their views, Labour’s decision to adopt the IHRA’s definition of antisemitism was published with a caveat that the decision “will not in any way undermine freedom of expression on Israel or the rights of the Palestinians.”

In other words, the Labour Party simultaneously adopted and rejected the IHRA definition.

As bad as the situation in Britain’s Labour Party is today, in some ways, the emerging situation in the US is worse.

The Jews in Britain are fully awake to the dangers that Corbyn poses to Jewish life in the United Kingdom. Forty percent of British Jews told pollsters that they will consider emigrating if Corbyn is elected. The unwavering stand of the Jewish community against Corbyn has forced even far left media outlets like The Guardian to provide straight coverage of the issue.

The British media’s willingness to report fairly about the Labour Party’s endemic anti-Jewish bigotry in turn neutralizes pressure Conservatives might otherwise have felt to make their peace with Corbyn and legitimize his bigoted supporters.

In the US, the opposite phenomenon is occurring. Radical, anti-Israel and, at least in some cases, virulently anti-Jewish forces are rising in the dummycrats-Democratic Party.

In response to the victories of anti-Israel politicians like commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar in the recent dummycrats-Democratic Congressional primaries – and the rising power of antisemitic activists led by Linda Sarsour and Louis Farrakhan in the party – moderate, traditionally pro-Israel dummycrats-Democratic lawmakers are cowering in fear. Rather than challenge their new colleagues’ racism, Jewish dummycrats-Democrats along with pro-Israel dummycrats-Democratic lawmakers are denying what is happening while watering down their own support for Israel in the hopes of appeasing the anti-Israel forces rising in their party.

AIPAC, which is supposedly the most powerful pro-Israel lobby in the US, has likewise opted to ignore this turn of events rather than fight it.

Rather than lobbying previously strong dummycrats-Democratic supporters of Israel to stick to their guns, AIPAC is facilitating their retreat.

AIPAC does this in order to maintain the increasingly fictional narrative that Israel enjoys bipartisan support in Congress. Rather than shepherd significant pro-Israel legislation through Congress, it is becoming AIPAC’s practice to gut Republican pro-Israel bills in order to win Democratic support. That is, AIPAC now appeals to the lowest common denominator of Congressional support for Israel.

For their part, rather than stand up to AIPAC and refuse to render their own legislative initiatives meaningless in the name of empty bipartisanship, key Republican lawmakers are going along with this exercise in deceit.

Consider the legislative drama unfolding regarding the AIPAC-led House draft of a bill that is supposed to fight anti-Israel and antisemitic moves by the European Union and the UN to impose anti-Jewish trade barriers on trade with Israel.

To understand the current state of affairs, it is necessary to understand the anti-boycott laws now in force.

In June 2015, South Carolina passed its historic anti-boycott law, banning the state from contracting with companies that boycott Israel. Twenty-four other states have since passed similar legislation. As Joseph Sabag from the Israel Allies Caucus in Washington explains, the sum total of the economic output of these US states has made the economic penalties significant for commercially discriminating against the Jewish state and Jews who operate within it.

Shortly after then South Carolina governor Nikki Haley signed the bill into law, Congress passed the Trade Promotion Authority. In a bid to respond to EU member states’ enactment of boycotts against Israeli firms, Congress approved an amendment to the TPA that instructed US trade negotiators engaged in free trade discussions with the European Union to make clear that “the principal negotiating objectives of the United States regarding commercial partnerships” include objectives to “discourage actions by potential trading partners that directly or indirectly prejudice or otherwise discourage commercial activity solely between the United States and Israel,” as well as “discourage politically motivated actions to boycott, divest from or sanction Israel and to seek the elimination of politically motivated non-tariff barriers on Israeli goods, services or other commerce imposed on the State of Israel.”

Under the amendment’s definitions, “Israel” was defined as all “Israeli controlled territory.”

This was necessary, says Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, who heads the international law department of the Kohelet formula, because the EU and the UN Human Rights Committee use boycotts against Jews operating in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem as a means of promoting direct boycotts against Israel and secondary boycotts against American and other firms that do business with Israel.

Last year, the UN Human Rights Committee voted to publish a “blacklist” of firms that do business in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Without proper legal protection from Congress, major US firms will be forced to choose between selling their products to Israeli vendors – who in turn sell them countrywide without prejudice – and discriminating against Jews.

To protect US firms from the EU and UN Human Rights Committee’s anti-Jewish commercial practices, AIPAC initiated Congressional action to widen the 1979 Export Administration Act. The EAA bars US firms from participating in the Arab League boycott of Israel. The proposed amendment would expand the prohibition against participating in anti-Israel commercial boycotts from state-sponsored boycotts, to boycotts promoted by international organizations, including the UN and the EU.

The AIPAC-sponsored amendment of the EAA was submitted in identical draft versions to the House and Senate early last year. It referred to the TPA’s definition of “Israel” to ensure that Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria – the ostensible target of the UN blacklist – would be shielded, so all Israelis and Israeli communities would be protected.

Shortly after the bill was submitted to the relevant committees, the American Civil Liberties Union swung into action. Like Corbyn and his supporters, the ACLU argued – obscenely – that a bill that sought to bar discrimination against US manufacturers for doing business with Jews by virtue of their location is a violation of free speech. Rather than reject the ACLU’s contention – as British Jewry has rejected Corbyn’s – Democratic lawmakers, including Rep. Elliot Engel, the ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, folded. Gillibrand ended her support for the measure.

Engel and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce told AIPAC that they would have to amend the bill to retain dummycrats-Democratic support. And so a long process of watering down the amendment began.

The version of the bill that AIPAC shepherded through the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and is priming for a vote before the full House, no longer contains a reference to the TPA’s definition of Israel as including “Israeli-controlled territory.” Instead, the bill leaves it to the Department of Commerce to decide what “Israel” includes.

As Kontorovich explains, the House version is not simply worthless; it is counterproductive.

The approved draft lowers the bar for how the US fights anti-Israel boycotts. Without the amendment, under existing federal law, the definition of boycotting Israel includes boycotting Jews in communities in Judea and Samaria and in unified Jerusalem. By removing that stipulation, the amendment that was passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee implicitly endorses boycotting Jews based on where they are located.

The approved amendment also sets a low bar for future pro-Israel anti-boycott legislation. If this watered down, counterproductive measure is all that a Republican controlled House and Senate with a Republican White House can pass, what sort of legislation could adummycrats-Democrat-controlled Congress be expected to approve? In other words, the amended bill gives license to a future dummycrats-Democratic Congress to abandon pro-Israel legislation altogether.

Moreover, as a practical matter, removing the regulatory authority for fighting anti-Israel boycotts from Congress and transferring it to the Commerce Department ensures that there will be a long period during which the law is not enforced. The Commerce Department routinely takes years to determine and publish relevant regulations. And even if the Trump administration defines Israel as the TPA does, future policy on anti-Israel boycotts will be subject to the whims of whomever occupies the White House.

In short, the version of the AIPAC-sponsored anti-BDS bill that is set to be voted on before the full House of Representatives does more to legitimize UN and European Union efforts to economically discriminate against Jews in Israel than it does to counter them. AIPAC and AIPAC-supported Republicans like Rep. Royce opted to gut the bill in order to retain the support of dummycrats-Democratic legislators who have been cowed into ending their substantive protection of Israel by the rising forces in their party that are hostile to Israel.

This dire situation – which foretells a future where, in the interest of preserving the fiction of bipartisan support for Israel, all pro-Israel bills are gutted to secure the support of the lowest-common denominator of pro-Israel sentiment among the dummycrats-Democrats – can be reversed.

The Senate version of the bill is the original version of the legislation. It is the version of the bill that should be adopted into law. Republicans in the full House can refuse to approve the Foreign Affairs Committee’s bill and wait instead to pass the Senate version.

Looking ahead, Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate need to stop agreeing to water down their initiatives to secure support from their dummycrats-Democratic colleagues who have been cowed into paralysis by the rising anti-Israel forces in their party. After all, if thedummycrats-Democrats retake control of the House in November, they will not lift a finger to secure Republican votes.

AIPAC may have made perpetuating the myth of strong bipartisan support for Israel its cri de couer. But Republicans, who are truly pro-Israel, have no reason to join them.

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TRUMP:  Trump To Give ‘Start Your Engines’ Command At Dayton

President Donald Trump will give the command for drivers to start their engines before the Daytona 500.

Daytona International Speedway officials named Trump the grand marshal for NASCAR’s season opener, meaning he will deliver the most famous four words in auto racing. “Gentleman, start your engines,” has been a staple of races around the country and world for decades.

White House spokesman Judd Deere said Thursday the president plans to attend the race. Track president Chip Wile confirmed the news in a release.

“Daytona International Speedway has been privileged to have hosted several sitting presidents of the United States over our history,” Wile said. “We’re honored that the president of the United States has chosen to experience the pageantry and excitement of ‘The Great American Race.’”

Trump is the third sitting president to attend a race at Daytona, but only the second to attend the Daytona 500. George W. Bush attended in 2004. Trump is the first to be given an honorary role in pre-race ceremonies.

Trump is scheduled to spend part of the Presidents Day weekend at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight restriction for Sunday and the U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, also tweeted to fans that drones are prohibited within 30 miles of the race in Daytona Beach — a restriction put in place for presidential visits.

Trump has hosted previous NASCAR champions at the White House and last October awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to motorsports titan Roger Penske. Last year, Trump also praised retired driver Mario Andretti, the Daytona 500 winner in 1967, reminiscing about a ride Andretti gave him in a race car for his reality show “The Apprentice.”

“I said, ‘Mario, get me out of here. I want to get out of this car,’” Trump recalled. “We went so fast. We literally — we covered four blocks in like a second.”

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