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Jews and Jewish Anti-Semites
Collide in California
by Daniel Greenfield 
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Chris Wallace on Trump's Iran strike reversal: 
There are 'costs to inaction,' just like 
scumbag/liar-nObama's Syria red line
by David Montanaro  
foxnews.com } ~ "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace said Friday that there are "costs to inaction" after President Trump  confirmed he called off retaliatory strikes against Iran... Trump made the last-minute decision Thursday night after the downing of a Navy drone that Washington said was flying within international airspace. The mission would have reportedly targeted Iranian missile batteries and radars. Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to confirm he called off the strikes and said he based his decision on the number of potential casualties. A source had confirmed to Fox News earlier Friday morning that the administration made a last-minute decision to call off the retaliatory strikes against Iran. But until Trump's tweets, few details about the aborted mission and the circumstances that led to the reversal were publicly available. And it remained unclear Friday whether strike plans have been definitively shelved. Responding on "America's Newsroom," Wallace questioned Trump's explanation that potential casualties were the reason for his decision. Wallace said such discussions about "collateral damage" would normally occur far in advance of the president ordering the strike to go forward earlier on Thursday. "A war with Iran would be a very ugly and prolonged conflict so it does raise the question: Does the president really have the stomach to launch this kind of attack and get more deeply involved, perhaps, in a confrontation with Iran?" Wallace said. He stated Iran bears the responsibility for provoking the confrontation, but there are costs to both action and inaction...
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President Trump on Meet The Press – Full 
Unedited Interview and Broadcast Transcript
by sundance
{ theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com } ~ President Trump sat down last Friday for a lengthy one-on-one interview with Chuck Todd on Meet The Press. In credit to NBC they provide the full unedited interview.  https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/trump-...
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Top Republican on Armed Services 
Committee says Iran story 'not over'

by Ellie Bufkin
washingtonexaminer.com } ~ Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, the ranking Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee, said during a Sunday interview with George Stephanopoulos that the story of Iran "is not over."... Thornberry, who was with President Trump in the Situation Room on Thursday following the Iranian attack on an unarmed U.S. Navy drone, described the scene as, "The president, after laying out the intelligence situation, was really listening to everyone's views ... my takeaway was that there was no one around the table who said we should do nothing. Everyone agreed that shooting down an unarmed American aircraft deserved a response." He continued, "Now, there was some variation of views about whether it should be kinetic or whether sanctions, cyber, you know, the level of response, but most everybody thought it should be on the lower end of the range of possibilities that the president was provided."After Thornberry and committee members left the White House, Trump made the decision not to bomb specific radar and missile battery targets in Iran, a choice he made after military aircraft were in the air. He reportedly backed down from the attack after he learned that 150 Iranians could be killed. When asked about how he felt about Trump's decision not to strike, Thronberry said, "Well, I think it's a hard judgment call. The president is clearly trying to navigate a fine line to show that you cannot attack Americans and American military equipment without having a response. At the same time, he's very conscious of not getting on an escalatory ladder that leads to a military conflict that neither side wants." After being further questioned as to whether he felt the president's actions were proportional to the shoot down of the U.S. drone, and whether Iran would back down from increasing violence, Thornberry said, "Well, that's going to really depend on the Iranians. This story is not over. And the question is how do they respond to this relatively restrained response by President Trump ... I think it's hard to criticize the president for giving them every opportunity. But there's obviously a limit to that. And that's why I say if Iran goes back to mining tankers, the sorts of things they've been doing here lately, then we have a whole range of military and other responses which we can employ."
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Trump Approved Cyberattacks Against Iran 
After He Backed Off A Military Assault 
by Chris White
{dailycaller.com} ~ President Donald Trump approved a series of cyberattacks targeting the systems Iran uses to launch missiles, Yahoo reported... Personnel with U.S. Cyber Command launched the attacks Thursday, the Friday report notes, citing sources within the administration. The sources told reporters that the Pentagon proposed launching them after Iran’s alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. “This operation imposes costs on the growing Iranian cyber threat, but also serves to defend the United States Navy and shipping operations in the Strait of Hormuz,” Thomas Bossert, a former senior White House cyber official in the Trump administration, told The Washington Post Saturday. The White House has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment about the nature of the attack. The Pentagon also declined to comment, citing policies preventing the Department of Defense from discussing ongoing cyberspace operations. Thursday’s strikes targeting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps represents the first use of force since Cyber Command first stepped up its actions ahead of a belligerent Iran. Cyber Command used new actions the president granted it that allow the agency to streamline approval for such measures. The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning Saturday that Iran has stepped up its cyber targeting of the U.S. oil and gas industry. “There’s no question that there’s been an increase in Iranian cyber activity,” Christopher Krebs, director of DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told reporters. “Iranian actors and their proxies are not just your garden variety run-of-the-mill data thieves. These are the guys that come in and they burn the house down.”  Iran issued a dire warning to Trump Saturday. The warning and cyberattacks come after a U.S. Navy drone was shot down Thursday by the IRGC and a week after two oil tankers were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. Reports surfaced Friday that Trump was considering an assault on Iran, which he ultimately decided against.
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FBI gave 'two different kinds of defensive
briefings' to Trump and scumbag/liar-Clinton
in 2016
by Daniel Chaitin
washingtonexaminer.com } ~ Former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy suggested that the FBI gave preferential treatment to scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016 when advising the presidential candidates on how to deal with the threat posed by foreign actors... During a Sunday interview on Fox News, Gowdy referenced how the campaigns of both scumbag/liar-Clinton and then-candidate Donald Trump received counterintelligence "defensive" briefings, but claimed they were not the same. Gowdy said the FBI provided "two different kinds of defensive briefings to candidates depending on who you like and who you don't," and coupled with how the FBI withheld transcript material from the FISA court, "then your bias begins to impact the investigation." Prior to Gowdy's assertion Sunday, there had not been any indication that Trump's briefing was different than scumbag/liar-Clinton's. Gregory Brower, assistant director of the FBI's Office of Congressional Affairs,  wrote Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in October 2017 to confirm "an experienced FBI counterintelligence agent" provided a defensive briefing to Trump in August 2016 "focused on the broad range of threats posed by foreign intelligence entities." The letter said "similar briefings" were also provided to scumbag/liar-Clinton and the two vice presidential candidates prior to the November election, and that campaign staff additionally were briefed. Republicans, including Gowdy, have long expressed concern about the possibility of politically motivated federal officials working to undermine Trump's campaign, which was under investigation by the FBI as early as the summer of 2016 for suspected coordination with the Russian government. Giving rise to those fears, for instance, was the revelation that former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page exchanged text messages that harbored a starkly negative opinion of Trump...  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trey-gowdy-fbi-gave-two-dif...  
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Jews and Jewish Anti-Semites
Collide in California
by Daniel Greenfield 

sultanknish.blogspot.com } ~ On the last weekend of May, two very different responses to anti-Semitism came out of California. 

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, whose courageous response to a Neo-Nazi shooting at his synagogue in Poway won the hearts of a nation, headed off to appear at a Jerusalem Day event. Jerusalem Day or Yom Yerushalayim is a popular celebration in Israel commemorating the liberation of Jerusalem from its Islamic conquerors. “In the face of hatred and terror by our enemies in east Jerusalem, we continue to grow and thrive, despite the physical threat of violence and psychological danger that face our families every day, “Ateret Cohanim, the Jerusalem development organization, said in a statement. 

In a very different response, California Democrats struggled with a hateful resolution put forward by David Mandel, a convention delegate, and a chapter leader in the hate group Jewish Voice for Peace. The hateful resolution falsely shifted blame to Israel and Jews for the synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh. It also defended Muslim anti-Semitism and condemned attempts to reject terrorism against Jews. 

Jewish Voice for Peace is neither Jewish nor peaceful. This is its latest episode of promoting blood libels, dating back to its association with an anti-Semitic bigot who claimed that Jews drank blood. Mandel, a chapter leader in a hate group that promoted an anti-Israel activist who appeared on white supremacist radio, cynically accuses Israel and Jews of collaborating with white supremacists. 

Mandel is a contributor to Mondoweiss: a hate site which claimed that a previous anti-Semitic attack by a white supremacist was really an Israeli plot. 

The work of another Mondoweiss contributor had been cited by that same anti-Semitic shooter. 

One Mondoweiss editor has said, "I do not consider myself an anti-Semite, but I can understand why some are." 

The vast chasm between Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and David Mandel, between Jews who stand up to hate and radical activists with Jewish last names who collaborate with hate, also appeared in the AJC survey. 

The American Jewish Congress, a liberal group that, despite its name, represents Jews no more than any of the other alphabet soup non-profits with a ‘J’ thrown in there do, has released its annual survey. The AJC’s survey of American Jews and Israeli Jews features its own profound chasm between two peoples. 

43% of American Jews answered that being Jewish was very important in their lives. 35% allowed how it might be somewhat important. The other 24% deemed it unimportant. 

Meanwhile 51% of Israelis believed that being Jewish was most important, 29% thought that it was very important, and 11% downgraded it to somewhat important. 

Only 8% of Israeli Jews thought that being Jewish wasn't a significant part of their lives. 

35% of American Jews disagreed and 62% agreed that caring about Israel was very important. 25% did not think that Israel is important to the future of the Jewish people. 49% identified as Democrats. 

Only 18% identified as Republicans. 

91% of Israeli Jews believed that Israel was vital to the future of the Jewish people. 79% of Israeli Jews supported President Trump’s handling of the relationship between America and Israel. 

45% of American Jews strongly disapproved of President Trump's handling of relations with Israel. 36% listed Russia as the greatest threat to America. Only 14% put down Iran. 

50% backed Trump's recognition of the Golan Heights. 39% opposed the move. 

88% of Israeli Jews were in favor of recognition. 

Since last year, the number of American Jews caring about Jews dropped from 70% to 62%. Among 18-29 year old American Jews, the number stands at 44%. 

Less than half. 

These numbers are consistent with a previous Pew survey in which 42% of American Jews complained that President Trump was favoring Israel too much. To put those numbers into perspective, historically black churches were less likely to complain that Trump was too pro-Israel than American Jews. 

Pew’s mistake was contrasting members of religious groups with a dissipating ethnic identity. 

The AJC’s numbers show that support for Israel is linked to a strong Jewish identity. When respondents were asked about the importance of being Jewish, the responses, ranging from 100% among the Orthodox to 63% among Conservative Jews to 35% among Reform Jews to 15% among secular Jews, reflected the overlap between traditionalism, religiosity and support for Israel. 

That’s also what the split between Rabbi Goldstein and David Mandel reflects. 

A Gallup poll in 2015 found that among Jews who attended synagogue services at least once a week, 60% disapproved of scumbag/liar-nObama. Among those who didn’t, 58% supported scumbag/liar-nObama. 

The split was equally obvious in New York City where the left-wing Forward tabloid noted that, “Nearly every election district that Trump won in Brooklyn was in a Jewish neighborhood.” 

Some of the most left-wing and right-wing neighborhoods in the Big Apple in 2016 were Jewish areas. 

Like the rest of America, Jews are coming apart into two very different groups. 

At the end of May, California faced the same split, with Rabbi Goldstein celebrating the liberation of Jerusalem, while David Mandel tried to find a way to blame murdered Jews for their own deaths. 

Rabbi Goldstein and Mandel are both perfect examples of a particular type. The Chabad Rabbi who lost several fingers in the Poway attack, embodies the Jewish tradition of faith. Mandel, a JVP leader who is active with the National Lawyers Guild, a radical group with historical ties to the Communist Party, represents the traditional animus of leftists for everything Jewish. Israel is just one example. 

Mandel and Rabbi Goldstein believe in two very different sets of ideas. 

At the White House, Rabbi Goldstein, in a quote, urged introducing a moment of silence in public schools, “So that children, from early childhood on, could recognize that there’s more good to the world, that they are valuable, that there is accountability, and every human being is created in God’s image.” 

While Rabbi Goldstein quoted the Lubavitcher Rebbe, a key religious leader in his movement, Mandel quoted commie-Bernie Sanders in his hateful resolution. commie-Bernie is also the avatar that the anti-Israel activist uses. While the leaders of Rabbi Goldstein’s Lubavitch Chassidic movement faced persecution by Communists, Mandel boasts of a “Progressive-Labor Alliance comrades” and a “post-capitalist world”. 

And, while all this was going on, I was burying my mother, who had spent her life fighting Communism, in a dusty grave in the hills of Jerusalem. 

Thousands of miles and a century later, the struggle between Jews and the anti-Jewish Left goes on.  

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Judicial Watch->  Emails Show Dossier-Connected Obama State Dept Officials Set ‘Face-To-Face’ Meeting On ‘Russian Matter’ Shortly Before 2016 Election

Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday released 84 pages of documents showing Obama’s State Department was central to pushing the ‘Trump-Russia’ hoax shortly before the 2016 election.

The email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a very close associate to Christopher Steele, show them discussing a ‘face-to-face’ meeting in New York on a ‘Russian matter’ in September of 2016.

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation today released 84 pages of documents, including a September 2016 email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a close associate of dossier author Christopher Steele, discussing a “face-to-face” meeting on a “Russian matter.”

(In June 2016 Nuland permitted a meeting between Steele and the FBI’s legal attaché in Rome. Nuland told CBS News that the State Department knew about the Steele dossier by July 2016.)

According to an op-ed Winer wrote for The Washington Post in 2018, also in September 2016, “Steele and I met in Washington and discussed the information now known as the “dossier… I prepared a two-page summary and shared it with Nuland, who indicated that, like me, she felt that the secretary of state needed to be made aware of this material.”

A September 17, 2016, email exchange between Nuland and Winer – that was classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy – discusses the political situation in Libya, but also brings up a “Russian matter:”

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 12:40:00 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Would like to discuss this and a Russian matter.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:31 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

In ny face to face?

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 1:56:05 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Yes that was [sic] be good.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:58 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

Good. I’ll reach out when im there Sunday. [Redacted]

If Victoria Nuland’s name sounds familiar it’s because she has been on Judicial Watch’s radar for a long time and in many of TGP’s previous reports.

In December 2018, Judicial Watch released documents revealing that Victoria Nuland was involved in the Obama State Department’s urgent gathering of classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.

In a related lawsuit, Judicial Watch is suing the State Department communications between Ambassador Nuland and employees of Fusion GPS, as well as top ranking Department of Justice, FBI, and State Department officials.

“The Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President Trump with the Russia smear,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These new emails further show that senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.”

Tom Fitton   @TomFitton
 

BREAKING: Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President @RealDonaldTrump with the Russia smear. New emails show how senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.

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