AIPAC, Please Pack Your Knives and Go

By Norma Zager

One of my favorite television reality shows is Top Chef.

At the end of the competition each week, Padma Lakshmi turns to one of the hopeful contestants and says, “Please pack your knives and go.”

Definitive, succinct and the culmination of a presence no longer welcome in the kitchen.

Perhaps it is time for the Jewish people who embrace Israel and its survival to say to AIPAC as well, “Please pack your knives and go.”

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Darwin was a Liar

By Norma Zager

The immense controversy between the religious and scientific communities about who came first, the chicken or GOD, literally is no more than a tempest in a teapot and quite misses the point altogether.

The big problem with any side of the argument is that Darwin lied.

Perhaps not about evolution, I am no expert, but I know he lied about in which direction it evolves.

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Good or Evil? Who Cares? We have Spin!

By Norma Zager

Weather report for an Arab Spring: cloudy and overcast with a shower of rockets into Israel…

As a child, the most exciting words were “We have liftoff!”

I knew another wanna-be Flash Gordon was on its way into outer space and would be fighting Ming the Merciless far beyond the ozone. Of course, that was before we knew ozone even existed.

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Never a Boring Moment

By Ari Bussel

It is said that no good deed goes unpunished.

Doris Wise Montrose who founded the Los Angeles-based non-profit organization Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors (CJHS) just received a taste of dealing with Israelis. She does not feel very good about it, as Israelis are rarely very complimentary, somewhere between selfishly to deliberately so.

For someone who has dedicated the past decade to acting for and on behalf of Israel, Wise Montrose feels hurt, unjustly slapped and ungratefully shown the door for her tireless efforts.

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Islamophobia @ the Hammer

By Ari Bussel

Muslims in America are striving for new heights. They are interested in the Jewish suffering of ages, craving for nothing less than misery.

At a recent event hosted by the Hammer Museum in Westwood (Los Angeles, California), the panelists were focused on Islamophobia, real or imagined. Apparently, this is the new magic word adorned by each: A Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) representative, a Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) representative, a “liberal-progressive” radio show host, a Jewish Rabbi who works for an interfaith organization founded (and likely funded) by MPAC and a professor who professed to liberalism, but in the setting of this very respected panel suddenly morphed into a “conservative.”

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Hallucinations

By Ari Bussel

Israel is sick, wandering between moments of lucidity and hallucinations. The body was attacked by a rare form of virus, a Palestinian Virus (“PV”).

Sixty-four year old, as if its rebirth was just yesterday, Israel still feels young, strong and able to endure and withstand whatever comes about, resist whatever attacks it may suffer.

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Elusive Peace

By Ari Bussel

“Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis. Who are the Palestinians? We have many families called Al-Masri (“Egyptian”), whose roots are Egyptian. Egyptian! They come from Alexandria, from Cairo, from Dumietta, from the North, from Aswan, from Upper Egypt. We are Egyptians. We are Arabs. We are Muslims. We are part of you.” Fathi Hamad, Hamas Interior Minister, March 23, 2012 on Egyptian TV (by Memri)

To deceive well-meaning Jews, liberals and other innocent people who think that “peace” is better than “war,” the slogan used by the Left is “pro-Peace,” one with a capital “P.”

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When Israel Wants

By Ari Bussel

It seems that when Israel wants, it knows what to do.

When a Second Flytilla, a convergence of anti-Israel activists primarily from Europe and elsewhere, landed at Israel’s international airport, Israel was prepared.

In cooperation with the various airlines, passengers were denied boarding in their countries of origin, their tickets cancelled.

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