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Jews as the new WASPS: 
Why Anti-Israel Becomes Anti-Jew
Jonathan Tobin
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 Bad Policing Before and After Brussels 
Could the Brussels attack have been prevented if Belgian law enforcement realized sooner the extent of the Islamist threat? At least in hindsight, the signs were glaringly obvious, and though the realization would have come at the eleventh hour, it might have been enough to prevent three jihadists from wheeling bomb-laden bags into the Brussels airport. When Belgian authorities arrested suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam, they ignored the weapons and detonators investigators discovered in the safe house where they found Abdeslam's fingerprints. They read him their version of the Miranda rights, waited for him to recover a bit from surgery, and never asked Abdeslam for details about a forthcoming attack.
          "Abdeslam's questioning is a textbook example of why the law enforcement model for interrogating terrorists is a disaster," wrote Marc Thiessen, a counterterrorism research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. "As we saw in Brussels, law enforcement officials are in no hurry to extract answers from a detainee, because they are questioning terrorists  after an attack has occurred. Their goal is to extract a confession in order to secure a conviction. In such circumstances, patience is a virtue."
          For years, Belgian law enforcement lived in an alternate reality. It placed politically correct policing above national security. That allowed the festering of neighborhoods of jihadist sympathizers that helped shelter the Paris and Belgium attackers. The assumption was that the Islamic State didn't have a network established in the country, and that Abdeslam was an anomaly from a threat still beheading people in the Syrian desert hundreds of miles away.
          But as The New York Times makes painfully clear, the Islamic State was miles ahead of the Belgian police. Even before the group declared itself a caliphate, the Islamic State was sending jihadists to Europe with general directions and deadlines for small-scale attacks so that the network was obscured. Predictably, "enlightened" European leaders dismissed those attacks as isolated incidents perpetrated by mentally unstable lone wolves. Islam is the Religion of Peace™, after all. But the Islamic State was probing — hitting singles instead of swinging for the jihadist version of a homerun. Who knows how many cells are still in Europe, or how many are in the United States, waiting, planning?  -The Patriot Post
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 nObama Preparing to Placate Iran. Again 
A new report in The Washington Free Beacon suggests that pretty soon we could be adding another broken promise to the nObama legacy: "Leading foreign policy voices in Congress say they are preparing to fight against an nObama administration effort to provide Iran unprecedented access to U.S. financial resources as part of an expanded package meant to address new demands from the Islamic Republic's for greater economic concessions. ... The nObama administration is currently exploring new options to grant Iran more sanctions relief than promised under the comprehensive nuclear agreement reached last year, just days after Iran's Supreme Leader gave a speech accusing the United States of interfering with Iranian banking."
          As Mark Dubowitz and Jonathan Schanzer note in The Wall Street Journal, "[T]he nObama administration vowed that the Islamic Republic would never get the ultimate prize: access to the U.S. financial system or dollar transactions. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew was adamant during a congressional grilling last July. 'Iranian banks will not be able to clear U.S. dollars through New York,' he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, or 'hold correspondent account relationships with U.S. financial institutions, or enter into financing arrangements with U.S. banks.' Yet as Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.) noted in a March 22 letter to the White House, Mr. Lew, during a Financial Services Committee hearing earlier that day, 'appeared to leave the door open' to Iran getting access to the U.S. financial system."
          Remember, Iran already received a $100-150 billion windfall when sanctions were lifted, all of which apparently has already been spent. (Can't imagine on what.) Rep. Mike Pompeo quips, "As if a windfall of over $100 billion in sanctions relief was too small, and the massive cash influx into Iran from new business deals too paltry, President nObama appears to be looking for ways to make further concessions to Iran. This would be comical if it wasn't so dangerous." In his final year, the only thing nObama's asking is: What's one more broken promise? The sum of all lies is growing by the day.  -The Patriot Post
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 Is NATO Obsolete? 
"NATO is costing us a fortune, and yes, we're protecting Europe with NATO, but we're spending a lot of money," said Donald slump-Trump last week. "I think NATO as a concept is good, but it's not as good as it was when it first evolved." He stood by the assessment this week — indeed, he went even further, calling NATO "obsolete" as well as "disproportionately" and "extremely" expensive for the U.S. "We should readjust NATO," he said. "And it's going to have to be either readjusted to take care of terrorism, or we're going to have to set up a new coalition, a new group of the countries to handle terrorism, because terrorism is out of control."
          slump-Trump may be relying on a national security team of one, so maybe he doesn't realize NATO spent a decade fighting terrorism with the U.S. in Afghanistan. But that doesn't mean he's totally off the reservation. Dwight Eisenhower, who became supreme commander of NATO in 1951, once said, "If in 10 years, all American troops stationed in Europe for national defense purposes have not been returned to the United States, then this whole project [NATO] will have failed." And an even greater American general-turned-president, George Washington, warned in his Farewell Address, "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world."
          In other words, as with immigration, trade and other issues, the concerns slump-Trump raises are not unfounded. But his prescription depends on what he means by "readjusted." In another interview, slump-Trump gave some indication: "We are getting ripped off by every other country in NATO. They pay almost nothing." It's certainly fair to call on other NATO countries to carry their weight with defense. Far too many simply rely on the U.S. to do all the heavy lifting — besides the U.S., only Great Britain, Estonia, Greece and Poland spend more than 2% of GDP on defense, while 23 other NATO nations do not. But it's also an exaggeration to say other nations — again, our allies — do nothing. Barack nObama has spent the last seven-plus years generally insulting our allies. Is it wise to pass the reins to someone seemingly so ready to continue that tradition? National security is a primary responsibility of a commander in chief. Half-right gut instincts aren't going to cut it.   -The Patriot Post
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Krauthammer’s One-Word Reason Why slump-Trump Shouldn’t Be President...
MIKE MILLER
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{injo.com} ~ Perhaps it’s an understatement to say that Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer is not a fan of Donald slump-Trump — and vice versa... slump-Trump has called Krauthammer a “dummy,” “totally overrated clown” and “one of the worst and most boring pundits on television.” While slump-Trump is rough on those who “don’t like him,” Krauthammer said on Sunday that his opposition to a slump-Trump presidency has nothing to do with  personal animus. He even gave The slump-Donald a pass for not being “fluent on the issues,” before explaining why he should never be President of the United States...
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Administration has "No Intention of Deporting"
Most Illegal Border Crossers
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{fairus.org} ~ The head of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing Border Patrol agents, is claiming that the nObama administration has instructed them not to enforce immigration laws... Brandon Judd, the union's president, asserted that he and other border patrol agents were told to release illegal aliens caught at the border since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had "no intention" of deporting them. (See Judiciary Committee Press Release, Mar. 21, 2016). Mr. Judd's alarming accusation came in written responses to questions submitted for the record following a House Judiciary Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee hearing. Specifically, Judd describes his concerns when told to release illegal aliens without issuing a Notice to Appear (NTA) in court which would initiate the deportation proceedings — a policy known as "catch and release." He took those issues to Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas who responded, "Why would we issue an NTA those we have no intention of deporting? "We should not place someone in deportation proceedings, when the courts already have a 3-6 year back log." (Id.) Judd previously told the Committee that the catch and release policy was prompted by the "embarrassment" that illegal aliens with NTAs were skipping their court dates. (Washington Examiner, Feb. 4, 2016) When the administration had issued NTA's, 80-90 percent of the illegal aliens failed to show up for their hearing and disappeared into the interior of the country. (FAIR Legislative Update, Mar. 1, 2016)...
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Sociopolitical Theory (not Islam) Explains Muslim Persecution of Christians
Raymond Ibrahim
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{frontpagemag.com} ~ Hansen has made a substantive contribution to our understanding of Egyptian society by focusing on relations between Christians and Muslims... His discussions on a number of topics are insightful: the patron-client relationship between the two groups, the complex identities existing within the continuum between Muslim and Christian—from those on the extremes who see themselves exclusively as Muslim or Christian to those in the middle who see themselves as Egyptians—and Egyptian society’s worsening post-revolutionary polarization along Islamist, secular, and Christian lines. The book is not for the lay reader; its first 50 pages closely examine a number of socio-political and psychological theories. These are then regularly invoked as paradigms for understanding. This abstract approach may be excused as the author asserts that “this book is addressed to Western academia.” Accordingly, drawbacks are the type one expects from Western academics. Although Hansen notes the Christians’ marginalized position, in what seems a strained effort to appear “objective,” he also portrays Christians as equally clannish and  mistrusting—“segregation comes from Muslims and Christians alike”—as if such paranoia is unwarranted.  Hints that the Copts brought it on themselves by supporting the anti-Muslim Brotherhood revolution occur...    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262315/sociopolitical-theory-not-is...
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slump-Trump IMPLODES On Conservative Talk Radio
In WI – This Is Bad!
SOOPERMEXICAN
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{thepoliticalinsider.com} ~ One of the more bewildering aspects of the current election cycle is how The slump-Donald gets away with saying whatever he wants and the mainstream “journalists” just sit there, taking it all in, without correcting him!... Well that all stopped yesterday when slump-Trump called in to what he thought was a friendly conservative talk radio show in Wisconsin, and instead got berated about the lack of decency and civility of his campaign!! Later a journalist admitted that the reason they let slump-Trump get away with everything is that they need access to the candidate. So much for speaking truth to power right? In this case, Charlie Sykes knew there was no way that the billionaire would come back on the air anyway, so he went for the jugular!!...        http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/donald-thought-friendly-radio-sh...
VIDEO:  http://launch.newsinc.com/share.html?trackingGroup=92336&siteSe...Here’s the entire segment: 17 minutes.
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nObama's Unacceptable Love Affair With Communism
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{gopusa.com} ~ Conservatives and other nObama critics are entitled to a big “I told you so,” after nObama’s stunning admission that he doesn’t believe there’s that much difference between communism and capitalism... Actually, it’s not that stunning to people paying attention. Many of us warned about nObama’s Marxist sympathies before he was first elected president, and we’ve repeatedly pointed it out during his presidency. nObama was raised and mentored by communists and spent many years engaged in community organizing radical leftist activism. He established himself as the most liberal member of the Senate. Yet our warnings were met with cries of extremism, irrationality and, of course, racism. I wonder what these scolds would say now. After playing his fiddle in Cuba and paying homage to the romanticized Marxist Castro regime while Belgium was burning, nObama spoke to a group of young people in Argentina. He told them, essentially, that there isn’t much difference between capitalism and socialism and that they “should be practical.” He said: “You don’t have to worry about whether it neatly fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works.”...        http://www.gopusa.com/?p=7863?omhide=true
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Rush: Liberals see right wing as 
bigger threat than Islam
DOUGLAS ERNST
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{wnd.com} ~ Radio host Rush Limbaugh says liberals downplay or ignore Islamic terrorism because they see one group of Americans as a bigger threat: conservatives... Limbaugh, speaking from behind his golden EIB microphone on Monday, rattled off global statistics on Islamic terror attacks from TheReligionOfPeace .com before saying President nObama, Hilly Clinton and their allies around the world appear wholly unconcerned with the carnage. His conclusion: Both radical Islam and liberal elites seek the destruction of conservatism because it poses an existential threat to their power. “It makes no sense why anybody would passively sit by and let this happen,” the conservative icon said about attempts to create a worldwide Islamic caliphate. “It’s been my question about liberalism for as long as I’ve been alive, and the answers are scary. They’re either really stupid and naive and can’t see what is right in front of their faces, or they share the belief that the United States is an immoral, unjust place and has been from the beginning and deserves this kind of overthrow, redefinition, transformation, whatever you want to call it. I rather think it’s the latter, because I don’t think they’re so naive and ignorant they can’t see this. They see it and they’re just not bothered by it.”...        http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/rush-liberals-see-right-wing-as-bigger-t...
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Offended Muslims say That Chrildren's Easter Egg
Hunt 'Violates the U.S. constitution'
DAVID MCINTOSH
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{patriotupdate.com} ~ Muslim parents in Dearborn, Michigan are distressed over a ridiculous ordeal after elementary school students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church... The parents say the egg hunt “violates the U.S. Constitution”. No, sir, there is no law in the constitution excluding the free exercise of religion. ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof’…is there a state religion, or does this flyer stop you from handing out your own secular or Muslim flyer? No. Is the free exercise of a religion being performed here? No, because it wasn’t a religious event…I have never read anything in the Bible about finding chocolate eggs. But even if it was religious, they had a right…until you stomped on it. Separation of Church and State is NOT in the constitution. You want to do a secular or Muslim event, you are free to do so. That’s what’s great about America. You can worship the God of your choosing without having to worry about getting your head sawed off...        http://patriotupdate.com/muslims-say-easter-egg-hunt-violates-u-s-c...
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Johnson Claims His Right To Choose Which Parts
Of Law Not To Enforce
Rick Wells
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{rickwells.us} ~ In a speech at the Harvard John F. Kennedy Jr Forum published on March 22nd, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson addressed the issue of immigration and the open borders that he claims don’t exist... Johnson is infamous for his failure to enforce immigration law, the distortion of the definition of a refugee in order to open a path to the American shadows for all comers, releasing convicted illegals repeatedly back into American society and going so far as to threaten CBP agents with termination should they dare violate his dictates by enforcing American immigration laws being just a few of his numerous offenses. He sounds apologetic as he almost reluctantly admits that there is a border security element to immigration policy and that there has to because we don’t have open borders. He could also make that same  statement, with a slight modification, that there has to be the appearance of border security, so that nobody realizes that we do, in fact, have open borders. Many would argue that would be a closer representation of the reality under his disastrous tenure. In prefacing one of his many excuses for why he isn’t doing his job, Johnson says, “Central America is filled with poverty and violence right now,” inferring that they’re going to come no matter what and our border patrol is no match for the Central American civilians and children. He continues, “We all know about the kids, the families who have left Central America to come here.” Those are the ones he has declared to be pseudo-Americans in a bastardized interpretation of the historic international definition of a refugee...     http://rickwells.us/archives/27851
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More Evidence of Clinton Corruption Yields
Little Interest from the Media
Roger Aronoff
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{aim.org} ~ Hilly Clinton’s email scandal keeps on growing, with new revelations that offer more justification for an indictment... Yet the mainstream media have long maintained that Mrs. Clinton is not the target of the two ongoing FBI investigations, and they seem very uninterested in the latest evidence to be revealed. However, a grand jury may be forthcoming. “My sources tell me that the Justice Department is close to empaneling a grand jury and deciding whether to grant statutory immunity to Huma Abedin, Hilly’s closest adviser,” writes Ed Klein for NewsMax. Klein is a former foreign editor of Newsweek, and was editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine from 1977 to 1987. “That things have gotten this far in the investigation indicates that FBI director James Comey is moving inexorably toward recommending to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that Hilly be indicted,” added Klein. While President nObama may be content to pre-judge the FBI investigations as unlikely to find anything criminal in Democrat presidential candidate Clinton’s behavior, more and more evidence has appeared showing that Mrs. Clinton is a deceitful liar replete with conflicts of interests and even pay-for-play as secretary of state...       http://www.aim.org/aim-column/more-evidence-of-clinton-corruption-y...
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Find Out The TRUTH About The 
Ted Cruz Scandal
Michael Ware
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{constitution.com} ~ It is funny how people want it to be true. Not that they disagree with Cruz, or wish ill for him... No, the problem is for some reason we get joy out of seeing the mighty fall. Maybe it is because of jealousy. Perhaps, we want to feel that these people are human and have failings like us. But many fail to ask where is the evidence? The Washington Standard has been a voice of reason. So, until there is verifiable evidence of adultery on the part of Ted Cruz, this issue should be considered a non-issue. Though I don’t support either Ted Cruz or Donald slump-Trump in fact, I don’t trust either of them, the fact of the matter is that we know Donald slump-Trump has engaged in multiple adulteries and fornications in the past. We don’t know that for sure about Senator Cruz. Should evidence come forward that the allegations are true, it will only be another reason why I don’t support Mr. Cruz in the race for the White House. However, let’s give the man the benefit of the doubt since all there have been is allegations, not evidence. I’ll be the first to call him out should I get evidence. Now, there seems to be some insight concerning the Enquirer and their tactics. Though they have been on target with many such scandals, they have also played things a little loose...        http://constitution.com/whats-truth-cruz/
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Jews as the new WASPS: 
Why Anti-Israel Becomes Anti-Jew
Jonathan Tobin
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{jewishworldreview.com} ~ This past week, on both ends of the country, the BDS (boycott, divest, sanction) movement against Israel received a stern rebuke.
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Several states around the country are passing laws that would bar their governments from doing business with companies that comply with boycotts of Israel. But in New York and California, the current debate is not about implementation of this economic war against the Jewish state but rather the way college campuses — including state-run universities like the University of California or the City University of New York or CUNY — have allowed the debate about Israel to turn into acquiescence for open expressions of anti-Semitism.
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In New York, the legislature has cut funding for CUNY, though BDS was not the sole motivation. But in California, the regents of the state university system voted last Thursday to take a stand against what they termed “anti-Semitism, anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism, and other forms of discrimination.”
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The measure was long overdue but pro-Palestinian and other leftist groups are blasting it as an attempt to stifle freedom of expression. They claim this simple sentence will make it impossible to criticize Israel and its policies. They are wrong about that. Israel is a democracy and, just like Israelis, those on campus can opine all they want about its government and all it does.
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But what is at stake here is whether those whose purpose is to destroy the one Jewish state on the planet can pose as advocates for human rights while in engaging in hate speech against Jews.
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In an era where the preservation of “safe space” for students against anything they might find objectionable, including subtle slights labeled “micro-aggressions,” political advocacy, or actual hate speech, there is one group that hasn’t gotten much protection: Jews. The reason for this isn’t much of a mystery.
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In the context of academia, Jews are treated as the 21st century moral equivalent of WASPS and are therefore too secure and/or powerful to merit any concern for their rights, let alone their sensibilities.
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To some extent, such complacency is justified. Unlike in Europe or most other parts of the world, the rising global tide of anti-Semitism hasn’t made much of an impact in the United States. American exceptionalism and the lack of a history of state-sanctioned anti-Semitism in this country has left Jews free to rise on their own merits finding acceptance in virtually every sphere of American society.
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Jew hatred has largely been confined to the fever swamps of the far right and left. But there is one glaring exception to this rule: college campuses.
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Anti-Semitism in academia has become an issue because the BDS movement against Israel has made it one. The efforts of pro-Palestinian students to delegitimize Israel have effortlessly slipped into a campaign to stigmatize and intimidate Jewish students and organizations. As the numbers of incidents of hate speech and intimidation grow, some Jewish groups and other fair-minded people are pushing back.
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Groups like the AMCHA initiative and the Zionist Organization of America have documented many of the anti-Semitic incidents and cases of incitement against Jews associated with anti-Israel agitation. Jews have been subjected to every kind of insult and threat by those whose goal it is to wipe out Israel, often by promoting egregious lies about atrocity stories.
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But we don’t really have to dig too deep into the files of incidents because we already know why it is so easy for BDS and pro-Palestinian advocates to slip into overt anti-Semitism. That is because, contrary to the University of California statement that was hoping to mollify some of the Israel-haters, there is no such thing as an anti-Semitic form of anti-Zionism.
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All forms of anti-Zionism are anti-Semitic, no matter the identity of the speaker because to single out the one Jewish state and to deny its people the right to self-determination and self-defense in their ancient homeland is, in principle, anti-Semitic. Put simply, denying Jews these rights that no one would think of challenging for any other people, is an act of bias. Acts of bias against Jews are called anti-Semitic.
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That’s why the line that supposedly separates traditional Jew-hatred from the cause of destroying Israel is so frequently breached by its advocates. They can’t help speaking this way because their goal is to deny Jews their human rights.
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In order to justify this indefensible cause, they don’t merely resort to lies about Israel or ignore the fact that the Palestinians have been waging a century-long war to destroy the Jewish presence in the country and not merely to force it back to the 1967 lines. Like the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, which broadcast hate about Jews and praise for anyone that tries to murder a Jew, BDS supporters need to demonize the object of their criticism. And to do that, they inevitably use hate speech designed to marginalize and silence Jews.
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Some BDS advocates assert that they just want Israel to end the “occupation” of the West Bank. But while one can support that cause, it is disingenuous to claim that supporting a cause whose purpose is to wipe out Israel even within the 1967 lines — as the Palestinians clearly wish to do — is merely a limited protest. BDS is not advocacy for a two-state solution. It is part of an effort to create a one-state solution in which Israel is eliminated. Anyone, including far-left Jews such as those in the anti-Zionist Jewish Voices for Peace group that claims otherwise, are either dupes or liars.
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One may criticize Israel just as one may criticize the policies of the U.S. government. But those whose purpose is not merely to change Israel’s policies but to eliminate Zionism are targeting Jews. Just as one may study and discuss other forms of racism on college campuses, one may do the same about both Zionism and anti-Zionism.
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But just as universities would take a dim view of groups that advocate racism like the Ku Klux Klan using their campuses as a platform for hate, so, too, should they think the same way about anti-Semitic groups. The same lesson applies to BDS groups whose cause is inextricably linked to Jew hatred.
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Thankfully, the administration of some schools and the politicians that fund them are starting to recognize how serious this issue has become. As we’ve seen on campuses like Columbia, even liberal faculties are starting to wake up to the dangers of being silent as an anti-Semitic BDS movement gains ground. Those who excuse or even support acquiescence about this threat or that think it is wrong to urge Jewish students to stand up and confront the haters are making a mistake. When confronted with hate, there is no option but to fight back.
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Florida Sheriff — “I Will Not Enforce Assault Weapons Ban, Neither Will Most Sheriffs”

Dennis Lemma, who is the Sheriff in Central Florida’s Seminole County, told a group of 2nd Amendment activists recently that he would not enforce an assault weapons ban that could soon become Florida law if the “Ban Assault Weapons Now” amendment passes in the Sunshine State.

According to News965, the ban has the following specifications.

The amendment proposed in the state legislature would ban possession of assault weapons, which are defined as “semiautomatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition at once, either in fixed or detachable magazine, or any other ammunition feeding device.”

Lemma, an ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment and a first term sheriff who is running for re-election, said this about whether or not he would enforce such a law.

“It’s not only that I wouldn’t, the majority of sheriffs across the state would not do it,” Lemma said in the video. It’s up to the sheriffs what they are willing to enforce.”

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