U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley at AIPAC

Haley is smart, tenacious, articulate, Conservative, a tireless defender of Israel who stands up to the Jew-Haters in the U.N.

She would be a spectacular POTUS.

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Dear Celebrities: No One Cares What You Think

We adulate celebrities so much, it’s no wonder they’re under the impression that we care about their political opinions. The truth is, we don’t. In this video, Candace Owens, Director of Urban Development for Turning Point USA, lets unaware celebs in on the reality: no one cares what they think.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Out here in California, I knew as much as the rest of the girls in movies, which was nothing. The difference was I would take any part. I never sought to be a star. I didn’t mind being typed. I wanted to be typed. One of the greatest thrills of my life was hearing a director say he wanted a Lucille Ball-type for a picture. Of course, later it was different when they said they wanted a young Lucille Ball-type.”
—Lucille Ball

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Purim: The Deeply Anti-Progressive Jewish Holiday

“The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus” by Jan Victors, 1640s.

“The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus” by Jan Victors, 1640s.

Today is the holiday of Purim.

It is no accident that in 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu referenced Purim when delivering his powerful address to the U.S. Senate in an unsuccessful bid to curb Obama’s legitimization of a nuclear Iran.

Purim is an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but painfully familiar story: A Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia.

In a speech that Jews recognize all too well, Haman tells the king, “There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your realm. Their laws are different from those of every other people’s, and they do not observe the king’s laws; therefore it is not befitting the king to tolerate them.” (Esther 3:8.)

The king places the fate of the Jews into the hands of Grand Vizier Haman.

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Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech, Fourth Yahrtzeit

My father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech. An Army Chaplain in the 42nd Rainbow Division, my father served this great nation through World War II, The Korean War and Vietnam. Retired as a full Colonel, my father often speaks of his Chaplaincy as the most important and fulfilling of his long and distinguished Rabbinic career.

My father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech. An Army Chaplain in the 42nd Rainbow Division, my father served this great nation through World War II, The Korean War and Vietnam. Retired as a full Colonel, my father often spoke of his Chaplaincy as the most important and fulfilling of his long and distinguished Rabbinic career.

My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech, z’l, passed away on March 15, 2014, which the Jewish calendar translates into the 13th of Adar. Thus, last night — Jewish holidays begin after sundown — commenced the fourth Yahrzeit, memorial, without my father’s physical presence in this world. My father was 94 years old.

He is gone, but he is certainly not forgotten.

I ponder the astonishing trajectory of my father’s life. Born in a tiny impoverished Polish town, my father and his family emigrated to America where they found the liberty to live as Jews and Americans.

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Jews and Guns

A Jewish Ethiopian woman in the Israeli Defense Forces practices her marksmanship. In Israel, men and women are obligated to serve in the army.

A Jewish Ethiopian woman in the Israeli Defense Forces practices her marksmanship. In Israel, men and women are obligated to serve in the army.

I am republishing this entry, with some edits, because after the Parkland atrocity—a massive failure of local and federal government and law enforcement at every level—the antigun hysteria of the left, with their photogenic high school commissars in the vanguard, presents a danger to the Second Amendment.

Make no mistake about it; the left plans to do away with the Second Amendment through the anthropomorphism of weapons, a dangerous anti-intellectual intellectual trend.

If you think about it, all our rights are useless if the right to bear arms is nullified.

A final note: I was visiting a close friend who is a Holocaust survivor. We were talking about guns and the current antigun delirium which grips the left.

My friend said: “It was men with guns who liberated the camps.”

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What You Need to Know About Planned Parenthood

What does Planned Parenthood really do? What do they actually stand for? President and founder of Live Action, Lila Rose, lays out everything you need to know about Planned Parenthood.

 

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I loved to eat. For all of Hollywood’s rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years.”
—Gene Tierney

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Director Michael Powell and Zionist Leader Chaim Weizmann

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Director Michael Powell and screenwriter Emeric Pressburger were responsible for some of the finest, most distinctive movies made in Britain from the late 30s to the late 40s: The Spy in Black (1939), The Thief of Bagdad (1940), 49th Parallel (1941), One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), I Know Where I’m Going (1945), Stairway to Heaven ((1946), Black Narcissus (1947), The Red Shoes (1948).

Of course, like all of us who work in the movie business, Powell labored over numerous beloved projects that were, for one reason or another, never produced.

In his luminous biography Million Dollar Movie, Powell writes of his passion to make a movie about the great Zionist leader, Chaim Weizmann, who went on to become Israel’s first President.

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Mass Shootings: What America Can Learn From Israel

My wife Karen is extremely accurate with a Ruger Vaquero.

The after-shooting ritual is in full bloom. One side screams at the other—and no one hears anything.

Before getting to the article about Israel and the value of the armed citizen, I want to point out that asking the government to solve the problem of mass shootings is both impractical and dangerously utopian.

The problem is not weapons.

The problem is human evil.

And human evil cannot be legislated away.

The best that we can do is to defend against it.

Here are my suggestions:

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Communist Manifesto or Democratic Party Platform?

It’s no secret The Democratic Party has a tendency to cozy up to socialists, but how far left have they really become? To find out, Ami Horowitz took to the streets of New York to debut America’s most exciting (and disturbing) game show: Communist Manifesto or Democratic Party Platform!

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it’s not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people’s eyes.”
—John Ford

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Flashback: Hollywood Valentine

Mary Pickford, 1920s

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American Media Cheers Stalinist Propaganda at the Olympics

The Washington Post and other left wing media went orgasmic over the 229 red clad North Korean cheerleaders.

Ever since President Trump won the election the left has been spreading the dopey fantasy that America is now living in The Handmaid’s Tale. A world where regiments of red clad women live at the whim of a totalitarian state.

The recent film, a turgid piece of left wing propaganda (based on a clunky novel by the untalented Canadian left wing nut case Margaret Atwood) has been celebrated as a cautionary tale about the evils of Trump and Melania and Pence and Ivanka, and… whatever.

And now we have the spectacle of the leftwing media being super-charmed by an actual brigade of red clad women who move and speak and sing in robotic synch — like a bunch of, um, handmaidens.

I’m speaking of of the rigor mortis smiling North Korean Olympic cheerleaders who have caused the western media to go absolutely gaga.

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Who Will Google Silence Next?

Google and YouTube dominate internet search with over 75% of the market. If you disappear on Google, your ability to voice your opinion disappears too.

PragerU is an educational non-profit that has had over 40 of their videos restricted by YouTube. That’s why they have recently filed a lawsuit against the tech giant.

This is not just about PragerU being silenced — it’s about the targeting of dissenting opinions.

Tomorrow it could be your point of view that is silenced.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I’m no actor and I never have been. What people see on the screen is me.”
—Clark Gable

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Can Climate Models Predict Climate Change?

The phrase climate change is leftist speak for… the weather. As in: “Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it.”

This latest leftist hysteria is an elaborate ruse to grow government and impose mountains of new regulations and ever heavier taxes on the American people.

Does anyone remember Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 “Population Bomb” hysteria?

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Facebook Disappears Israel As “Country” Option, Includes IslamoNazi Non-Country ‘Palestine’…

 

Karen and I are proud that our cousin, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (he has a D after his name, but in fact he’s a solid Conservative) stands up to Jew-hatred and Jew-Haters at every opportunity.

Dov is now calling attention to the fact that Facebook has decided that the Jewish State does not exist. Presumably, Israel has been disappeared by some evil little Facebook programmer. Or was this a decision made by a committee of overbred overeducated leftists?

We should all drop a note to Facebook and let them know that they are committing a cyber-Holocaust.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Being an actress is like living in a show window. It’s the price you pay.”
— Madeleine Carroll

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President Trump’s SOTU: Americans Are Dreamers Too

Officer Ryan Holets, his wife Rebecca and adopted daughter Hope, at President Trump’s SOTU.

In spite of the fact that the speech was too long (any speech that runs longer than 7 minutes is too long) I loved President Trump’s SOTU.

It was filled with a love of America, pride in our military, respect for our flag, and an almost mystical vision of the American people and their unique virtues.

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    Fourteenth: June 11, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016
    Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

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    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

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    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

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    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

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    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

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    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

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    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

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    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

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    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

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