Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time for the Jewish Leaders to Visit Hebron! Very Troubling Trend in the White House.. New Anti Israel Appointees and Ousted Pro Israel Strategists and Trump Loyalists


New US Mideast Director Implied Moral Equivalency between Palestinian Terror and Israel

Ousted Bannon: Mahmoud Abbas is a terrorist, I'd never meet with him - David Rosenberg

Caroline Glick on McMaster Purge of Trump Loyalists

Amb. Friedman.. Please Seriously Listen to ZOA Concerns and Opposition to McMaster/Tillerson Policies and Actions

Did Jared Kushner discourage the Embassy Move to Jerusalem?

Did David Friedman and Jason Greenblatt pressure Israel to remove the metal detectors in Temple Mount to ease the tension?

The Temple Mount Affair: What Has Changed? - Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser

There is nothing the enemy likes better than infighting!.  If there are differences  among Trump's inner circle and loyalists it should be conducted no differently than the arguments between Hillel and Shamai, the great sages and their followers who disagreed but nevertheless loved and respected one another. 

The Talmud is comprised of differing approaches and Talmudic Scholars spend their time trying to get to the very root of the matter to understand where the two sides diverge and differ

It seems to me that Jared Kushner, David Friedman and Jason Greenblatt seem to take the Hillel approach. The kinder approach. 

Meanwhile King Abdullah II of Jordan seems to be making peace with Abbas condemning Israel in spite of being dependent on Israel.

We have been in exile for over 2,000 years.  Many believe that we are living in Messianic Times.  Maybe Shamai's approach is the necessary approach to fight evil such as ISIS, IRAN and Fatah and Hamas.  

Beraisa DeR' Yishmael - Introduction to Sifra
Torah Methodology #13 – Shnei k'suvim hamach'chishim zeh es zeh…
When there are 2 opposing passages that seem contradictory, along comes a passage that reconciles them.

The idea that the Halacha will be in accordance with Beis Shamai in the time of Moshiach comes from the Arizal. It is quoted in his name by Mikdash Melech to Zohar Parshas Bereishis 17b and in Likkutey Torah (Rabbi Shnuer Zalman of Liadi) Parshas Korach 54c. The Arizal interprets the Mishna in Pirkey Avos (5:19) that an argument for the sake of heaven such as that of Hillel and Shamai will endure; although now the Halacha is like Beis Hillel, the argument will endure as later the Halacha will be like Beis Shamai. An alternate source is Tosfos Chadashim at the beginning of Avos who brings this in the name of the Gaon of Nikolsburg.

There are two general explanations brought:

1) Mikdash Melech: Hillel represents kindness and Shammai severity (hence the rulings of Beis Hillel are almost always more lenient). When Moshaich comes the advantage of the severity will be revealed and therefore the halacha will be in accordance with Beis Shamai. [Based on this reason some say that this is only in cases where Bais Shamai are stricter].

2) Tosfos Chadashim: Bais Shmai comes from such a high level this present world is incapable of withstanding and only when Moshiach comes will we be able to follow their opinion. [It seems based on this reason we will follow all Beis Shamai's rulings, not only the stricter ones.]

The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains at length in his Kuntres "Torah Chadosha Me'Iti Teztzei" how the fact that the Halacha will change in accordance with Beis Shamai is consistant with the immutable nature of the Torah.   

Dear Jared Kushner, Amb. Friedman and Jason Greenblatt...

Visiting victims of terror and sending condolences and tweets of outrage following terror attacks is very nice but please do not confuse ceremony with substance.  Surely you have better things to do with your time than pay condolence calls....How about like visiting the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron as did Caleb ben Yefuneh for inner strength and fortitude to stand strong in the face of  UNESCO and Public Opinion outrage against Israel's determination to assert Sovereignty and defend her claim to our Biblical Homeland!

Kushner visits family of officer murdered in Jerusalem attack

Trump Dispatches Personal Envoys on Condolence Call for Shabbat Massacre Victims


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Jordan and King Abdullah II...Harboring a Terrorist that Killed 15. Jordan refuses to extradite Tamimi...


Thank you Susie Dym of Mattot Arim for the Links and for raising awareness!

Just in case we consider King Abdullah II Israel's friend...

Ahlam al-Tamimi: Jordan refuses to extradite her to US
US prosecutors allege woman accompanied suicide bomber and ordered him to detonate explosives in Jerusalem pizzeria.

Jordan planner of 2001 blast [is] relieved [that] US extradition [is] blocked  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/23/jordan-planner-2001-blast-relieved-us-extradition-blocked.html

It's seems logical that Israel and the Jewish People and the civilized world should be pressuring Jordan to release Tamimi...Yet I have strong reservations that our efforts would be successful. ...that is not until we show Jordan that we mean business in asserting Sovereignty over our Land and mean business in protecting our Holy Sites and our People...

King Abdullah II is clearly making peace with Abbas right now.  Both seem to have greatly benefited from their claimed success to get Israel to capitulate and remove the Metal Detectors on Temple Mount. 

So what is the root of Israel's inability to withstand the Palestinian Rage directed against them?

 It comes from Israel's failure to assert Sovereignty over Temple Mount. 

Palestinians want Control and Sovereignty over Temple Mount... They want it so that Israel won't have it. For Israel,  what is paramount and primary is keeping peace and security over Temple Mount, the Holiest Jewish Site,  for both Jews and non Jews alike. Exercising Sovereignty and Control is secondary.  

The Temple Mount Affair: What Has Changed? - Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser

My take is as follows....We messed up big time with Temple Mount.  There is no way that Abdullah II will agree to extradite Tamimim  especially now after he is claiming victory over Israel's capitulation.  Israel stands alone.  The entire civilized world will not be holier than the pope! Since when has the world really cared about Israel's victims of Terror?   

Let Netanyahu put back the metal detectors and claim Har HaBayit. 

Jordan is dependent on Israel for their water and economy.    Only then we can think of insisting that Jordan extradite Tamimi. Can you imagine the Rage in Jordan against Abdullah II if he capitulated to the Israeli's or even to an International Court to extradite their hero Tamimi?

Even if we judge King Abdullah II favorably, that he is moderate and a friend of Israel, he is walking a tightrope. His grandfather Abdulah I was assassinated according to Ron Kampeas bc of his peace efforts towards Israel. Surely King Abdullah is wary of standing up to Terrorists who murdered Israeli's for good reason. 

In addition, his most recent actions clearly show he is not in the peace making mode with Israel.. 

After Donald Trump's inauguration as United States president on 20 January 2017, Abdullah traveled to the US on an official visit.[70] He was worried about the new administration's positions on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict (specifically, issues relating to Israeli settlements) and Trump's electoral campaign promise to relocate the American embassy to Jerusalem, a move which Jordan considers a "red line".[71] Abdullah met Trump briefly at the National Prayer Breakfast on 2 February, and reportedly convinced him to change his policy towards Israeli settlements.[72] This was substantiated by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who said two days later that the expansion of Israeli settlements may not be helpful in achieving peace.[70]

Again, I am no expert.  My guess is that the King of Jordan is intimidated by the Palestinians and Radical Islamic elements in his empire. 

"Israel cannot convince Arab nations to help it resolve the Palestinian conflict any more than it can convince the PLO to cut a peace deal with it.
Like PLO leaders, the leaders of the Arab world know that they cannot help Israel with the Palestinians.
Doing so would involve disowning the Palestinian narrative.
The Palestinian narrative claims that the Jews of Israel are colonialist interlopers who stole the land from the Palestinians, its rightful owners. The narrative makes no distinction between Tel Aviv and Hebron. All of Israel is a crime against the Arab world. All of Israel is illegitimate.
The overwhelming majority of the Arab world believes the Palestinian narrative. For an Arab leader to walk away from it or even to signal an attenuation of his fealty to it in the interest of regional peace would be the riskiest of moves.
Israel has nothing to offer Arab leaders that could induce them to take that risk." (my emphasis)

John Bolton's Two State Solution Not Viable. Proposal for a 3 State Solution. Israel, Jordan and Egypt. My Objections to this Proposal and Alternative Proposals in Brainstorming mode! https://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2017/06/john-boltons-two-state-solution-not.html Monday, June 05, 2017

This entire incident at Temple Mount opened our eyes clearly about Jordan.  John Bolton who loves Israel was deceived with Jordan, hoping that they and Egypt can be a peace partner but after what happened on Temple Mount, I hope he sees the truth of the matter.  

Here is some background about King Abullah II's grandfather King Abdullah Ist

6 things you didn't know about the Six-Day War by Ron Kampeas

For 20 years, Jews paid fees to a symbol of Palestinian pride.

 "Separate and Unequal," penned by three Israelis – Amir Cheshin and Avi Melamed, two former municipality liaisons to the city's Palestinian population, and journalist Bill Hutman – cited the conundrum as an example of the balancing act that Israeli officials had to perform: Maintaining a Jewish claim to the entire city, while at times deferring to Palestinian nationalism, in order to keep the peace.

 Ron Kampeas in this JTA article says that Jerusalem was never officially annexed or declared under Israeli Sovereignty.Can Jordan be trusted not to advance against Israel when pressured by other Arabs as in 1967 when they attacked  Israel?  Perhaps what happened to King Abdullah I is what Caroline Glick is afraid of and therefore referred to Bolton's Proposal as  "riskiest of moves"....

 Kampeas writes:
During most of his reign, King Hussein of Jordan sought a peaceful arrangement with Israel, taking a cue from his beloved grandfather, King Abdullah I, whom he saw assassinated in Jerusalem in 1951 because he was seeking peace with Israel.Like his grandfather, he sought peace in secret but did not escape opprobrium – and was wary of meeting Abdullah's fate. Hussein felt he had little choice but to join President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt in saber rattling against Israel in 1967 – Nasser, wildly popular in the Arab world, had already taunted the king as being subservient to Israel.Moreover, Israel had humiliated Hussein a year earlier with a massive daylight raid into his territory to exact revenge for an attack carried out by Palestinian Fatah troops, who then operated with relative impunity from Jordanian soil.According to historian Martin Gilbert's "Jerusalem Illustrated History Atlas," on June 4, 1967, Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol relayed a message to Hussein: "We shall not initiate any action whatsoever against Jordan. However, should Jordan open hostilities, we shall react with all our might and (Hussein) will have to bear the full responsibility for all the consequences."At 8:30 a.m. the following day, Jordan started shelling western Jerusalem, and at 9:30 a.m., Hussein broadcast, "The hour of revenge has come."
Kampeas suggests that Jordan since then has gained Israel's trust.
King Hussein drove Fatah out of Jordan in 1970 and in 1973 waited out the Yom Kippur War. In 1986, he came close to signing a peace deal with Israel.
In 1994, symbols bold and subtle made evident that Hussein had earned the trust of leading Israelis. The king was present at Israel's Arava terminal when Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed a peace treaty with his Jordanian counterpart, Abdelsalam al-Majali.
Ted Belman calls for King Abdulah  to abdicate to the   JOC (Jordan Opposition Coalition)   The ultimate alternate Israel-Palestine solution

Personally, I think that if King Abdullah abdicates, Most Palestinians will join Hamas or ISIS unless USA and Israel intervenes big time.  JOC a secular Palestinian State doesn't have much of a chance against Fatah or Hamas or Isis.

If King Abdullah extradites Tamimi, the RAGE would be explosive!  

What choice does Israel have?  If they want to seriously extradite Tamimi let them suggest that Israel is willing to expand it's borders if it is threatened by it's surrounding neighbors who are intent on protecting terrorists who are intent on Israel's destruction be it Syria, Lebanon,  Jordan,  Hamas, Isis, Fatah and Iran. 
Israel should be willing to expand it's territory going to the Euphrates River, as was the original boundaries of the Balfour declaration as was the Original Mandate of Palestine in 1920 and consistent with the Biblical boundaries promised to Abraham in Brit Bein Habesarim https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covenant_of_the_pieces

The promise was first made to Abraham (Genesis 15:18-21), then confirmed to his son Isaac (Genesis 26:3), and then to Isaac's son Jacob (Genesis 28:13),Abraham's grandson. The promised land was described in terms of the territory from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates river (Exodus 23:31).
 And we recently read in Parshath Eikev Devarim - Deuteronomy - Chapter 11:24
24Every place upon which the soles of your feet will tread, will be yours: from the desert and the Lebanon, from the river, the Euphrates River, and until the western sea, will be your boundary. כדכָּל־הַמָּק֗וֹם אֲשֶׁ֨ר תִּדְרֹ֧ךְ כַּף־רַגְלְכֶ֛ם בּ֖וֹ לָכֶ֣ם יִֽהְיֶ֑ה מִן־הַמִּדְבָּ֨ר וְהַלְּבָנ֜וֹן מִן־הַנָּהָ֣ר נְהַר־פְּרָ֗ת וְעַד֙ הַיָּ֣ם הָאַֽחֲר֔וֹן יִֽהְיֶ֖ה גְּבֻֽלְכֶֽם:
The Stone Edition Commentary נְהַר־פְּרָ֗ת The Euphrates River
The borders given in Numbers 34:1-12 are nowhere near the Euphrates. Those were the borders of the generations that entered the Land. Here Moses looked to the coming of the Messiah when the Euphrates will be the borders of the Land. 


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Monday, August 21, 2017

Fwd: Glick: Charlottesville, Trump, Jews, ZOA's Klein


Excellent article by Caroline Glick.  

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By Caroline Glick

On Wednesday, President Reuven Rivlin sent a letter of support to the American Jewish community in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday.

On the surface, his move made sense – the largest Diaspora community is concerned about the growing profile of viciously antisemitic forces on the Right. But at a deeper level, Rivlin's move was detrimental.

Rivlin's letter channeled a communal posture that ignores the actual state of the Jewish community. In so doing, it made it more difficult for Jewish Americans to recognize and surmount the dangers they face.

The American Jewish community is rightly concerned about neo-Nazis and other white supremacist groups that are gaining more and more attention these days. The fact that antisemitism was the dominant theme of a rally ostensibly organized to oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a public park reveals the potency and centrality of Jew-hatred as an organizing tool for white supremacists in America.

President Donald Trump's remarks on Tuesday, where he claimed that only some of the people participating in the protest were white supremacists and the rest were just there to protect a monument, were hurtful. On Thursday, The New York Times published interviews with rally participants that bore out Trump's claims. They said they were only at the rally to protect the statue and do not harbor white supremacist views.

The fact is that the rhetoric of white supremacists on Israel and Jews is largely indistinguishable from the language of the far Left. Both insist that "Zionists" control the US government, media and banking system and use their control to advance the fortunes of the illegitimate "Jewish ethno-state."

Maybe they were telling the truth. But it is hard to believe people who oppose white supremacism and Jew-hatred would willingly march under swastika flags to the roar of Nazi chants.

Whatever the case, Trump's equivocation was distressing.

But then, it wasn't unprecedented for a president to obfuscate the potency of antisemitism in political violence.

In February 2015, a terrorist aligned with Islamic State entered the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris on a Friday afternoon and held the Jewish shoppers hostage while killing four of them.

When asked about the event, then-president Barack Obama denied the massacre was an antisemitic attack. He referred to the victims as "a bunch of guys in a deli." The perpetrators were merely "a bunch of violent, vicious zealots."

When asked to clarify if Obama really meant to deny the attack was an antisemitic assault, both the White House and State Department spokespeople insisted, repeatedly, that the attack was not antisemitic.

The administration only deigned to acknowledge the truth in clarifications on Twitter, which it belatedly released, and which included the outright lie that the administration had said the attack was antisemitic all along.

The Obama administration's mind-melting refusal to acknowledge the attack was anti-Jewish bespoke its larger policy of denying that Jews are specifically targeted for annihilation by Islamic terrorists. The implications of the policy of denial for the safety of Jews throughout the world, including in the US, were self-evident.

And yet, the American Jewish community preferred to ignore the whole thing.

Jeffrey Goldberg, Obama's favored Jewish journalist, tweeted, "FWIW [for what it's worth], the Obama Administration has been pretty clear in its condemnations of European antisemitism over time."

Today, the same Goldberg who underplayed and denied what can at best be called Obama's diffident response to anti-Jewish violence, has been leading the charge against Trump.

Among other things, Goldberg likened the counterprotesters at Charlottesville to the American soldiers who stormed the beaches at Normandy.

In Goldberg's conflation of neo-Nazis with real Nazis and the far-left counterprotesters in Charlottesville to US forces, we see the real issue at the heart of the maelstrom now dominating US public life.

The real taboo Trump broke in his remarks following last weekend's deadly riot was not his equivocation about the relative badness of the neo-Nazis. His real offense was his insistence that the counterprotesters – the ones Goldberg and his colleagues liken to World War II partisans and Allied forces – were also violent.

And yet they were. And Goldberg and his colleagues know they were.

In an ironic twist of history's knife, the day of the riots, the September issue of The Atlantic monthly, where Goldberg serves as editor, hit the newsstands. The cover story, written by Peter Beinart, one of the stars of the American Jewish Left, was inconveniently titled, "The rise of the violent Left."

Beinart's article chronicled the violence and lawlessness of antifa, the radical group that organized the counterprotest in Charlottesville. Antifa is a group of radical goons who stand behind the violence that has plagued US college campuses for the past several years. All the violent protests – from Vermont to California – where conservative speakers were blocked from addressing students by rioting students who burned buildings and assaulted their fellow students who wished to attend the lectures – were antifa productions.

And antifa's operations go well beyond the walls of campuses. As Beinart notes, it was antifa rioters who physically assaulted Trump supporters as they walked to their cars at the end of a Trump rally in San Jose, California, last summer.

The purpose of antifa's violence is not merely to deny freedom of speech to those whose positions it opposes. It is also to prevent normal relations between Democrats and Republicans and between progressives and conservatives.

Hence, as Beinart noted, this past April, antifa threatened to use physical violence against participants in Portland, Oregon's annual Rose Festival parade where the local Republican Party was, as usual, scheduled to march along with their Democratic counterparts. The event, which has taken place annually since 1907, was canceled.

Antifa is problematic for American Jews specifically because it operates in a coalition of far-left groups that all hate Israel and believe that just as Republicans and conservatives should be banned from participating in public life, so American Jews who support Israel should be silenced. All of its coalition partners support the destruction of Israel and castigate the Jewish state as criminal. All bar Jews who support Israel – or even are proud of their Jewish identity – from participating in their events.

Hence, Linda Sarsour, the BDS leader who was elevated to the top of the US feminist movement when she served as co-chairwoman of the Women's March against Trump, insists that Zionists cannot be feminists.

Hence Black Lives Matter, the anti-police group that is a core member of the antifa coalition, libeled, in its mission statement, Israel as an "apartheid" state which is carrying out a "genocide" against the Palestinians.

Hence, Democratic Socialists of America, another core group in the antifa coalition, just passed a resolution at its annual convention to officially join the BDS movement. The vote was reportedly greeted with jubilant chants of "From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free."

The fact is that the rhetoric of white supremacists on Israel and Jews is largely indistinguishable from the language of the far Left. Both insist that "Zionists" control the US government, media and banking system and use their control to advance the fortunes of the illegitimate "Jewish ethno-state."

David Duke, one of the leaders of the white supremacists in the US, wrote a fan letter to Roger Waters, the far-left, openly antisemitic musician who leads the BDS movement.

So from the American Jewish community's perspective, there ought to be no distinction between its abhorrence and concern over the white supremacists and its concerns and abhorrence of the radical Left. Indeed, the community should be more concerned over the latter because its assaults are more direct and more frequent.

And even more ominously, whereas no Republican leaders – including Trump – wish to be associated with white supremacists, mainstream Democratic leaders are increasingly supportive of the BDS movement and other anti-Israel groups. So it is that formerly pro-Israel New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and formerly pro-Israel New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker are embracing the BDS movement.

And yet, rather than sound the alarms or fight the growing power and influence of the anti-Jewish far Left in their political home, the American Jewish leadership is ignoring the danger and devoting itself to criminalizing Trump, his advisers and supporters.

Whereas the Anti-Defamation League had nearly nothing to say about either Sarsour or Cong. Keith Ellison, with his anti-Jewish record of statements from his service in the antisemitic Nation of Islam, ADL leader Jonathan Greenblatt insisted Monday that Trump must investigate his closest advisers for alleged ties to white supremacists.

The alleged "ties" of the likes of Trump aides Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka to white supremacists are the invention of The Forward newspaper, which has relentlessly libeled both men – and particularly Gorka – without ever producing a shred of evidence to back up its allegations.

Rather than acknowledge its errors, this month the Forward took its campaign a step farther when it published an extraordinary op-ed titled "19 people Jews should worry about more than Sarsour."

Prominently placed between Gorka and Bannon and the neo-Nazis on the one side and the leaders of Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas, and Trump himself on the other, was Mort Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America.

In other words, for the Forward, pro-Israel American Jews of the type assaulted by antifa and its comrades, and pro-Israel presidential advisers are more dangerous to the community than Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and of course, Sarsour herself who embraces Jew-killing terrorists and says that Jewish Israel-supporters must be shunned.

Trump's electoral victory was a revolutionary event in US history. Tens of millions of American voters supported Trump because he promised to "drain the swamp," in Washington and serve the needs of the people who the swamp cast asunder.

A big part of that swamp is the Left that insists it is above criticism while its opponents on the Right are deplorable racists unworthy of consideration. When Trump called out the far Left along with the neo-Nazis for their violence at Charlottesville, he was keeping his pledge to his voters and upending one of the most cherished myths of the hated "establishment."

Given that the white supremacists and radical leftists converge in their hatred of Jews, it is important for the American Jewish community and for America as a whole to embrace Trump's actions. He is not engaging in moral equivalence between good and evil. He is exercising moral clarity. Without such clarity, the forces of Jew-hatred in the US will never be defeated. Without such clarity, the political position, security and freedom of American Jews will grow increasingly imperiled.

Israel's job, to the extent it has one in the current fight plaguing the US, is to point out this truth, not join the bandwagon in obfuscating it. Trump is far from a perfect mouthpiece for this essential battle against Jew-haters on the Right and the Left.

But at least he is using his mouth to sound the battle cry. For this he should be applauded by Israelis and American Jews alike.


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Read this: New US Mideast Director Implied Moral Equivalency between Palestinian Terror and Israel

I found a very interesting article on United with Israel!
Click to read this: --> https://unitedwithisrael.org/state-departments-new-mideast-director-has-record-of-criticizing-israel/

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Shemittah Rediscovered OP Ed: On Charlottesville and Condemning Trump on his Immediate Failure to Condemn the Neo Nazis and White Supremacists


Dear Trump Condemners, 

I think the left is hypersensitive about Trump's rhetoric, totally ignoring the anti Trump rhetoric.  Perhaps if they look at themselves in the mirror, they themselves are guilty of what they are accusing Trump of.  Angry people often project their own biases on others.    If they call Trump a racist it is because they are guilty of racism...   A faulty perception is not based on an objective reality but on a personal perception of one's own reality. 

I sincerely believe that Trump is a person who hates Neo Nazis and White Supremacy... no different than you and I.  I believe he knows fully well that the Holocaust was evil and that what the Nazis did and stand for is evil.   

Anti Trump pundits are accusing Trump of equating the Neo Nazis and White Supremacists with peaceful Anti Neo Nazis protesters giving the public the wrong impression that they are possibly both to blame and equally guilty.  

Actually Trump is lumping the evil Neo Nazis with violent Antifa, (Anti fascists) Anti Neo Nazis. As I see it, Trump is equating all Supremacists be it White Supremacists,  Black Supremacists, and Islamic Supremacists as evil. 

Suni Muslims fighting for ISIS and Shiite Muslims fighting for a nuclear Iran are on opposite sides. Does that make one more Kosher than the other?

I also agree with  Ivanka and Jared his daughter and son in law that he should have immediately condemned the Neo Nazis and the White Supremacists calling them by name.   In fact I agree with the Algemeiner article that Trump should now encourage an investigation as per why the police did not protect the shul in Charlottesville adequately and why the Neo Nazis had a permit to protest while parading with guns.  This error in judgement clearly had extremely scary and threatening implications to the local Jewish Synagogue.  One can conjecture that had the police somehow reigned in this violent and hateful Neo Nazi group for their provocative behavior, perhaps this other tragedy, the car ramming, would never had occurred. 

Let us respectfully encourage President Trump to demand investigation and prosecution of those accountable for lack of general security before we criticize his delayed condemnation of this White Supremacist group. Surely the President wants to prove to all that he is sincere in his desire to fight such evil and let the findings and subsequent actions taken against a lapse in proper security, prevent another Charlottesville in the future!

Nazis were terribly dangerous in the 1940s. They partnered with the Mufti of Jerusalem, the forerunner to the PLO.  They built gas chamber factories for mass murder. They were on the side of evil,  the side of Amalek... 

Today, the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran are far more dangerous than neo Nazi's. They have the wherewithal and technology for global destruction. Do White Supremacists have nuclear bomb capability or weapons of mass destruction at their disposal?  I don't want to minimize their evil but compared to ISIS and IRAN these guys are a piece of cake.  Are all of Trump's bashers condemning ISIS and IRAN with such passion and self righteousness as they are condemning Trump for having not condemned the Neo Nazi's and the White Supremacists fast enough. 

I smell an ulterior motive. 

Trump was silent for a day or two in his condemnation of  the Neo Nazis and the White Supremacists. Maybe he felt indebted to individuals who he felt were not Neo Nazi's nor White Supremacist but merely peaceful protesters and did not want to lump them together.

When he did finally condemn, he made a distinction and condemned the Neo Nazis and White Supremacist while defending the peaceful protesters right to protest the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue... and I feel it was completely authentic. But we can agree to disagree.. 

The liberal and leftist media will find endless reasons to be critical of Trump and his rhetoric.  I would somehow respect their objectivity if I saw that they gave Trump credit when it was deserved and condemn the hateful rhetoric against Trump as well. . When Congressman House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot and wounded at baseball practice in Virginia, Trump did not take advantage of the situation to condemn all the hateful rhetoric against the Republicans and the hateful rhetoric against Trump personally. 

It is quite probable that toxic rhetoric influenced this gunman and thereby endangered the lives of our Congressmen. Trump used the opportunity to unify the Nation,  This seemed to have worked for a few days. It brought much praise from those who were grateful that he did not exact revenge on those whose hateful rhetoric puts his own life, Donald Trump, the President of the USA,  and the life of dedicated American public servants in mortal danger.  

However, why did they just praise his restraint but didn't  come out and call for some accountability and condemn the hateful anti Trump rhetoric of the liberal and leftist media?

I have not seen the liberal and leftist media condemn hateful rhetoric coming from comedians who show images of Trump's beheaded head and then whine when Barron, Trump's son and Melania, Trump's wife are horrified.  I did not hear condemnations of the offensive Shakespeare in the Park rendition of a beheaded Trump as being in bad taste.. not to mention terribly disrespectful  

Trump was totally correct to say that there was hatred among both groups.  I suspect that evil elements of these groups, be it those in Black lives Matters who advocate for black supremacy or those who advocate for Islamic Supremacy and the Neo Nazis who advocate for White Supremacy share much in common.....
They are anti G-d, void of universal morality, not to mention racist, bigots and  hate anyone who is not them. 

I have no doubt that there are some decent individuals among the Black Lives Matter group.  They are not all Jew haters and Anti-semites. However problematic rhetoric in their camp should be condemned!

Black Lives Matters protesters are often affiliated with groups trying to undermine police.  They often play the victim's card of police aggression to the fullest thereby making law enforcement impotent.  Police then are unable to do their jobs properly to protect society from an unruly and dangerous riotous mob.  Peaceful protesters of both sides are then at risk.  Police are now often afraid that they will be accused of police brutality so they let potentially dangerous situations escalate. They fail to enforce security especially on those who will accuse them of  "police brutality"!  

On the other hand, police have been super vigilant against peaceful protesters against the  Klinghoffer Opera at the Met making sure that they are dutifully corralled in their protest sections. They have been super vigilant of Jews protesting the Iran Deal herding them in barricades. They have used their police presence to a fault to limit the  parade spectators on Fifth Ave at the Israel Day Parade with barricades galore sending spectators off to 6th Ave or Park Ave because it is impossible to walk down the sidewalks of 5th Avenue to get from street to street. Pro Israel parade participants and spectators are herded like sheep at intersections such as 72nd street and Fifth Avenue. (Surely the concentration of Jews at any intersection is in itself a security risk).  I get the feeling that their efforts are more to intimidate and show police presence then to actually protect the crowd.  There were long lines of security checks and metal detectors at the Israel Day Concert in the Park  entrance so that the crowds trickled in slowly patiently waiting to be frisked, metal detectors et all, and interrogated, coming late and missing parts of the amazing Pro Israel, Pro Judea and Samaria concert because of the intense security we all had to undergo....

Yet when Pamele Geller held a protest against Linda Sarsour, a pro Sharia, pro Jihad advocate, scheduled to speak at a Commencement exercise at CUNY, they allowed hostile protesters in very close proximity to Pamele Geller's podium, and in very close proximity to those in support of Pamele Geller, knowing fully well she and her supporters are a target.    Surely they were aware of the attempts on her life in the past! Police negligently allowed a flammable and volatile situation where passions ran high. Things could have easily become inflamed at a moments notice.  The Neturei Karta protesters were sent across the street with no issue.  They don't threaten the police. They respect Police.  

From my understanding the Police were prevented from doing their job because of political and legal intervention.  From the protest signs at Pamela Geller's protest against pro Jihad Linda Sarsour it was clear that those that advocated for Linda Sarsour, were  seasoned protesters against "police brutality". 

It makes sense for evil to team up with those who protest police activity.   This  works to weaken police activity against them, thereby protecting them while placing the public in grave danger.  It is the same strategy that NGO's use to discredit the IDF so that soldiers will be afraid to confront terrorists as they might be later accused and prosecuted for unwarranted aggression against innocent Palestinians.  Lawfare! 

When it comes to reigning in anarchists, any police activity to limit their activity could be seen as confrontational and a provocation. Police deal with violent anti police groups with kids gloves so as not to enrage them. However peaceful protesting Jews are not a threat to police so the police can be tough with them. 

It was the anti Trump media that lumped those out there to create anarchy and havoc with those who were peaceful protesters. The anti Trump media decided that the Right Neo Nazi's side was violent while the Left Antifa side was not. 

A Video of a Guy with a Trump hat and Israeli flag at "Free Speech Rally" in Boston proves the Antifa side can be quite hostile!  http://www.jewishpress.com/multimedia/video-picks/some-very-fine-people-on-both-sides/2017/08/20/

Since Trump is a candidate on the Right this condemnation now makes some sense.

Facts seem to indicate that in Charlottesville, both sides had those who were potentially violent as well as those who were protesting peacefullyNeither side was totally guiltless. Trump was right to note the distinction.  The key is to isolate and stop those who are potentially violent from both sides.  ....  Trump was in no way lessening his condemnation of  the Neo Nazi's and White Supremacists by pointing out that some on the Antifa side were also potentially violent.  Trump was saying.... don't lump everyone in the right wing group as Neo Nazis and everyone on the anti Neo Nazis group as peaceful. 

One can choose however to misinterpret his statement and to be critical  that Trump is being easy on the Nazis. 

The ones to blame in my opinion are those who gave a permit to the Neo Nazi's and White Supremacists to hold this rally.  I question the right of Neo Nazis to be given a platform in the first place in the name of Freedom of Speech!

For this you have to question liberals like Alan Dershowitz, the "experts" in the field, who protect Neo Nazi's rights of Freedom of Speech  and the rights of the Muslim Brotherhood operatives pushing  BDS rights deceptively under the guise of Freedom of Speech to brainwash clueless college kids and food coops while successfully suppressing everyone else's freedom of speech.

Does Donald Trump gain anything by supporting Neo Nazis and White Supremacists as many suggest?  

I don't believe there are so many neo Nazis and White Supremacists in this country that would have made any difference to Donald Trump's election campaign. He is not beholden to them even though that is what the leftists want you to believe. But what do I know? Surely giving them a platform and giving them a permit to speak seems stupid and empowers their hateful agenda.  Why isn't anyone bringing this point up?  If Donald Trump and his administration limits their rights to express their hate, by not allowing the issuing permits to them in the future, this will weaken them better than any condemnation! Will the Trump condemners then condemn him for violating the freedom of speech of Neo Nazi's and White Supremacists?

If you do not trust Trump, and in your heart believe he supports Nazis and white Supremacists or think he depends on them and needs their vote, then this bias against his very character will then be reason to assume that his delay in condemnation was because he was trying to protect the Neo Nazis and White Supremacists. You probably think that he condemned them only when he was pushed to the wall to do so. 

This Lashon Hara,  Slander, evil talk,  saying that he supports Neo Nazis and White Supremacists actually helps creates a situation that you are trying to prevent.  If one calls someone a robber when he is not but may have a weakness, it makes it very hard, almost impossible for the person to undo the perception and in fact may precipitate a very negative reaction as if to say....  If you think I am that bad, I'll prove to you how bad I can really be... 

Unless Trump is a true Nazi Sympathizer, which most agree he is not, it is unhelpful to call him one.  

Obama on the other hand,  in my opinion is a true Muslim Brotherhood supporter who empowered them, a pro nuclear Iran sympathizer who enabled them. Therefore it is important to continue to call him on it, undo his policies and not assume that he is irrelevant now that he is out of office.  

There are good reasons to believe he is operating a shadow gov't. 

Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation are corrupt to the core, accepting outrageous sums of monies bought off by evil regimes and agendas. Trump would be wise to investigate and prosecute them. Otherwise they will continue to infiltrate his ranks to undermine his administration.

To bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron.
חלֶאְסֹּ֣ר מַלְכֵיהֶ֣ם בְּזִקִּ֑ים וְ֜נִכְבְּדֵיהֶ֗ם
 בְּכַבְלֵ֥י בַרְזֶֽל:
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Robin Ticker

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