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Sundown: Obama to Fight for Jewish Voters

Plus, Braun’s brawn, Kafka, and more

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President Obama yesterday.(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The Scroll will be dark on Monday, July 4. Have a great long weekend.

• Expect an offensive from the White House, using trusted surrogates in the community, to persuade American Jews that President Obama is staunchly pro-Israel. Which is a sign that they are concerned about recent reports, but also that they think they can put themselves back in a good position with Jewish voters. [The Plum Line]

•From Athens: “Organizers say they see the long arm of Israel behind their improbable woes.” [NYT]

• Jonathan S. Tobin has a good rundown of where most of the likely GOP presidential candidates stand on Israel, concluding that except for Ron Paul, all stand at least a chance of stealing Jewish voters from Obama. [Contentions]

• Oh right, anti-Semitism lives. (Et tu, Switzerland?) [Ynet]

• This Kafka fable is newly translated for reading aloud, and is pretty clearly about the Jews’ Messiah. [NYRB]

• Midway through the season, Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun is a legitimate MVP contender. The rest of baseball’s Jews, not so much (although how about Jason Marquis?). [Kaplan’s Korner]

Second day in a row for Bruce songs, but I mean, what else? Happy Fourth.

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B”H May I quote here the statements about scholars of conflict resolution as a “call for constructive adaptation on the part of those involved. To that end we propose the IDF take initiative and create the first ever Conflict Resolution Commando unit.” This, my friends, is not the way conflict resolution is made operative. It is, I, who coined the phrase some forty years ago during my campaign for mayor of East Lansing Michigan. Commandoes are not hired to do anything but fight and they are forbidden to consider death a deterrent to their instruction, so much more so mulling idealist notions. During my campaign, I suggested the creation of people’s police strolling through town and discussing with the city residents what problems they encounter during their daily lives so the message would travel from the periphery to functionaries in the meditative bureaus of the town council. Thus stated, the idea can be proposed as a force to be established as a United Nations agency whose job is to record the message they hear from the people on their beat; report as do the ombudsman of the universities being a fundamental part of their responsibilities. Hamas is an authoritarian agency of the Palestinians in the State of Gaza, participant in the United Palestine, including their settlements in Jordan, Lebanon, and other Mesopotamian entities, must be heard as the sound and tones and explanation of the life of those whom they represent in the process. Israel is not even resolved to the reality that; the rightist government is empowered to represent a portion of those who like others in opposition have a voice in the government as concerns how the Palestinian population is going to live with us. Forbidding the flotilla is not conflict resolution, ergo accepting the fact there is discomfort on both sides but each are mature enough to manifest a semblance of peacefulness. Those who have ulterior motives, power and wealth from the perpetuation of war, taxation, want to derail Obama.

Bill Pearlman says:


Truth be told, the arrogance of the Jewish people to fight for honor – to assert aggressively that every one must honor them: Has turned the flotilla into the most amusing mass movement in recent history. Cities burning in human aggravation are not a facet of history but an indication of worse to come.
2) Knocking at Obama as if anti-Jewish Israel, while we know the big wigs amongst the Chabad (Russian mafia) communities vote Republican and it’s those bigwigs that have a voice in the press made out to be the Jewish perspective. War is money even as concerns those whom because they’re Israelis want more and will falsify pretenses to tax the citizens for the production of their weapons. Hysteria of chemical war was the whole script for American invasion of Iraq.
3) Israel arresting a Rabbi (Yosef) for being willing to sign on as a critic to offer a positive comment about a book someone else authored. This is being done by the Russian mafia which being of communist persuasion is anti – religious, and pro- Arabian patriarchal regimes like Syria.
4) The survival of the Jewish people is in the balance and the world is not exactly showing that we fulfilled their widest expectation of reviving holiness – the assimilation in the Occident, and the law of Christaintity to see the ingathering of the Jewish to Israel where our annihilation will precede the second coming. 5) We can’t live without the Arabian population without killing them and even though every Israel has made such utterances they persecute the Rav who quoted redacted history by suggesting the basis in halacah for same. I think that answers your question; “What?” They are, by the way, a majority throughout the Islamic Negev Desert in the Jewish Democratic Israel.


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