Intermountain Jewish News

Oct 07th


Blessed are the manipulators

Iran, a country small and weak — compared to the US — is the tail wagging the dog

Blessed are the peacemakers . . . well, make that the manipulators. If the matter were not so deadly serious, we would perversely sit back in our chairs and wax poetic about the political genius of the leadership in Iran.

Take this recent nuclear deal in context — in large context. In grand context. The deal is an absolute reversal of any logical, expected, rational turn of fortune.

Here is Iran, pretty strong in the Middle East, but a weakling compared to the United States of America. By every measure of population, economy, military strength, intellectual capital, cultural achievement, political maturity and religious integrity, Iran is a nothing compared to this country.


The last Nazi?

Oskar Gröning, 94, a former SS soldier at Auschwitz, was convicted by a German court of colluding in the mass murder of 300 Hungarian Jews and sentenced to four years in prison. Many people and news outlets, including The New York Times, are calling Gröning’s trial “to be among the last chances to bring justice for the Holocaust.” Gröning, assigned to Auschwitz from September, 1942, to October, 1944, to seize cash and valuables from arriving prisoners, is guilty. We’re not questionin...

Nicholas Winton saved 669 children

If Nicholas Winton had his way, no one except 669 Jewish children in WW II would have known about his successful efforts to set them free from certain death. He kept his wife in the dark as well — for 50 years. Winton simply chose to do the right thing, which made him a rarity in an era of unprecedented brutality and moral cowardice. He just didn’t talk about it. In the late 1980s, Grete Winton accidentally found a scrapbook in their attic containing photographs of children, letters and de...

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 July 2015 08:35 )


Gaza needs what Greece is getting

The fantasyland of eternal bailouts. The fantasyland of eternal hatred. The ultimate lesson about Greece is not economic, it’s about Fantasyland. Greece has lived in Fantasyland — just like Gaza. Greece’s fantasyland is the free lunch. Gaza’s fantasyland is the attitudinal free lunch: hatred without consequences. The Greek fantasy is the supply of money as automatic as the laws of nature. The Gaza fantasy is the end of Israel despite the laws of nature....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:28 )


July 4: Would we have been among the 40%?

The founders of this country were a small percentage of the colonial population. Paul Revere may have ridden his horse throughout Middlesex County in Massachusetts, warning residents of impending attack, but contrary to Longfellow’s poetic interpretation of his ride, Revere most likely did not use the term “British” to describe the enemy that fateful night in 1775. He, like the rest of the colonists, still considered himself British.
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Police officers injured in Israeli-Arab riot in Jaffa

Marcy Oster Clashes between the protesters and police took place during a pro-Palestinian demonstration that turned into a riot in Jaffa, a mixed Jewish and Arab city in central Israel. ... [Link]

Facebook to launch Israeli-made satellite to bring Internet access to Africa

Marcy Oster The AMOS-6 satellite is being built by Israel Aerospace Industries and will be operated by the Israeli company Spacecom, in partnership with Eutelsat Communications of France. ... [Link]

Sanders campaign apologizes for ejecting pro-Palestinian group from rally

Marcy Oster Members of the Boston Students for Justice in Palestine held a sign reading: “Will Ya #Feel The Bern 4 Palestine??!” ... [Link]

Actor James Franco has bar mitzvah

Marcy Oster Franco posted a photo on Instagram, including a message: “I am now a MAN! Got Bar Mitzvahed tonight!!! Finally!” ... [Link]

Netanyahu, at site of Israeli couple’s murder, calls for W. Bank security cameras

Marcy Oster The prime minister also called for an investigation of the Palestinian shopkeepers who spit at and kicked Adele Bennett, who had been stabbed and was bleeding, as she called for help. ... [Link]

2 Palestinian teens killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers

Marcy Oster The Israel Defense Forces said that the boy, 13, was shot in error as soldiers attempted to quell a riot. ... [Link]

Homes of Palestinian attackers razed in terror crackdown

Marcy Oster The demolition orders were issued to the families of the terrorists last year; the three terrorists were killed at the time of their attacks. ... [Link]

Joel Rubin, who helped pass Iran nuclear deal, running for Congress

Marcy Oster Rubin is the former U.S. State Department’s chief liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, who worked for the successful passage of the Iran nuclear weapons deal in Congress. ... [Link]

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