Esther Ralston, at the height of her fame in the 1920s, she was known as The American Venus.
To read Part I, please click here.
To read Part II, please click here.
Broke, with her second marriage in shambles, and blacklisted by studio boss L.B. Mayer — Esther wouldn’t trade amorous favors for movie roles — Esther Ralston flees to New York in 1939 to rebuild her shattered career.
Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Esther Ralston, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars
Tagged Alice Faye, Anthony Slide, Eve Golden, Horst, James Watters, L.B. Mayer, Return Engagement, Some Day We'll Laugh, Ted Lloyd, The American Venus, The Case of Lena Smith, Tin Pan Alley
Those liberals who report on Operation Protective Edge from Gaza fail to mention that they are severely restricted by Hamas in reporting what actually happens on the ground. If they report the truth Hamas will retaliate against them, often with fatal consequences.
For instance, have you ever seen a Hamas terrorist in news footage? Of course not. You only see heart-breaking images of grieving civilians amid the rubble of their homes. Do you ever see a dead Hamas terrorist? No way. Because according to Hamas guidelines every corpse is labeled an innocent civilian.
Hamas terrorists, according to the liberal media, are as rare as Bigfoot.
Postmodern Liberalism is a pliable tool of propaganda for IslamoNazism.
Posted in Finland, Hamas, Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Operation Protective Edge, Propaganda War, War Movies
Tagged Bigfoot, Geneva Conventions, Journalism, Liberals for Hamas, NDTV
In 1943, in response to the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people, the great screenwriter Ben Hecht wrote and organized the performance called “We Will Never Die,” an enormous pageant in which almost every prominent Hollywood Jew participated.
Jews run Hollywood.
This is common knowledge — or slander, depending on the context. Would that it were true.
But based on the resounding silence of Jewish Hollywood as Israel fights Hamas, major producers, directors, writers, and stars (except for Jon Voight, who is not Jewish) are afraid of deviating from the Left’s reflexive anti-Israel dogma.
Posted in Hamas, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Operation Protective Edge
Tagged Ben Hecht, Hollywood Jews, Hollywood Liberals, We Will Never Die
“Hamas never targets civilians. It only targets Jews.”
—Hamas spokesman, Abu Odeh
Israel miscalculated horribly in accepting a humanitarian cease-fire.
Posted in Hamas, Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Military, Operation Protective Edge, War
Tagged Hadar Goldin, Hamas War Crimes, Kidnapping
This past Sunday Karen and I were in NY for the unveiling of my father’s headstone, which reads:
“A crown has fallen from our heads”
Rabbi Abraham son of Rabbi Shmuel.
The quote we chose with which to honor my father’s memory is from Genesis, 23: 6.
Just a reminder.
Israel has to fight the IslamoNazis in Gaza because Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad are all openly genocidal terrorists dedicated to liquidating Israel, and killing every Jew on the face of the earth.
When Hamas is not murdering its own children, the IslamoNazi terror group is turning them into Jew-haters.
Do you think all those liberals in the media who express concern for the children of Gaza will report this story?
Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report–confirmed by Hamas itself–emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli “siege” of the Gaza Strip.
The article, “Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel’s Siege,” was published in the Summer 2012 edition of the Journal by Nicholas Pelham, who writes for the Economist and the New York Review of Books, according to his bio. It is receiving new attention thanks to Myer Freimann of Tablet, an online journal of Jewish affairs, whose post about Hamas’s use of child labor has gone viral in social media.
Pelham wrote that despite the economic success of the tunnels underneath the Egyptian border, which enriched Hamas through a thriving black market as well as arming it with new weapons, there were a few drawbacks. One of these was a “cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities,” he noted. “During a police patrol that the author was permitted to accompany in December 2011, nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies. At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials” (emphasis added).
More at Breitbart.
Militarily, Israel is crushing the Hamas IslamoNazis. The terror tunnels are being destroyed and Hamas is using up their stores of terror rockets.
But danger lurks in the form of John Kerry and the anti-Israel administration of Barack Hussein Obama.
From Matthew Continetti at the Washington Free Beacon.
In the United States, the debate over the conflict is invariably couched in terms favorable to Hamas: Are civilian casualties too high? Is it safe to fly into Ben-Gurion airport? Has the IDF targeted schools and hospitals? One MSNBC anchor calls Israel, which abandoned Gaza in 2005, the “occupying authority.” Another praises a “gutsy” Israeli, who refuses to serve in her nation’s military.
On CNN, the Islamist Turkish prime minister says Israel has “surpassed what Hitler did.” A CNN reporter calls Israelis “scum”; a NBC reporter tweets a scurrilous article calling U.S. Jews who join the IDF “America’s Israeli jihadists”; and a writer for Gawker says it’s time to send the Jews back to Germany. Reporters once embedded with military forces. Now the talking points of a military force—the talking points of Hamas—are embedded in the U.S. media.
And yet the immediate danger to the success of this necessary war does not come from the electronic intifada. It does not come from resurgent anti-Semitism, or the United Nations Human Rights Council, or the failure of so many Western elites to recognize the causes of this war, their inability to distinguish between a democratic country struggling to protect its people and a terror state using children as hostages. Hate, law-fare, decadence—they are all challenges for Israel. But Israel can endure them for now. Israel is used to it.
What Israel should not endure is the premature conclusion of hostilities. Disarming Hamas—seizing its rocket caches, collapsing its tunnels, killing and capturing its forces—is vital to Israeli security. And an artificial ceasefire imposed by outside powers, a ceasefire written in terms favorable to Hamas, would undermine the security gains Israel has made to date. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have given no sign that they recognize this fact. Or maybe they understand it all too well: The Obama administration’s top priority is imposing a ceasefire at exactly the moment when Israel’s military success is becoming clear.
Posted in Gaza, Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Obama Watch, Operation Protective Edge
Tagged Barack Obama, Danger to Israel, Gaza, IslamoNazi, IslamoNazi Propaganda, Israel, John Kerry, Western Media
These Israeli soldiers are about to enter Gaza and risk their lives for the Jewish homeland. They prepare for battle through songs of faith in G-d.
This is what they are singing:
There is a sense that Operation Protective Edge will be different than previous IDF operations against the IslamoNazis of Gaza.
The reasons for this new grim determination are multi-faceted, but Seraphic Secret believes that the offensive danger posed by the terror tunnels cannot be overstated. We hear reports of children living near the Gaza border who cower at night, telling their parents they hear shovels digging under their beds.
It has become clear that these tunnels are highly sophisticated bunkers of reinforced concrete with electric generators and sewage systems. They seem to be modeled on the warren of underground tunnels and bunkers used so effectively by the Japanese in the South Pacific during WWII.
These tunnels are a game changer and every Israeli—except the clinically insane left—understands that no society can tolerate or endure such terror-inducing capabilities. In fact, the rockets of Gaza pale in comparison to the tunnels of terror, which seem to number in the dozens.
Yesterday, Karen and I made a trip to a local mall.
On our way to the Apple store we passed a skin-care salon. Standing in the doorway was an elegant young man who handed a free sample to Karen. We said thank you, and the young man, an Israeli who spotted my yarmulke, said, “Shalom.”
I said: “Shalom, shalom, ve-ayn shalom.”
The Christian community in Mosul have been given the choice to pay an exorbitant tax, convert to Islam — or die.
In response, thousands of Christians are fleeing Mosul with little more than the clothes on their backs. Their valuables are being systematically looted by the IslamoNazis, who are establishing a caliphate in lands that were once parts of Iraq and Syria.
You would think that a purge against this two-millennia-old Christian community would elicit storms of protest across the civilized world. You would expect that hundreds of Islamic scholars would publicly denounce this mass atrocity and that there would be million-man marches from all the moderate Muslims we keep hearing about.
But of course, there is a black hole of silence.
Posted in Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Judaism, Judaism & Christianity, Muslim anti-Semitism, Operation Protective Edge, Propaganda War
Tagged Arab Christians, Michael Oren, Mosul, PalNazis, Persecution of Arab Christians
IDF graphic depicting the terror infrastructure Hamas has installed in Shujaiya.
Here’s an excellent article from MEMRI.
The current Gaza conflict, which broke out following a deliberate escalation by Hamas when it fired dozens of rockets into Israeli cities over a wide radius (including Beersheba, Rehovot, and Ashdod and later Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa) raises questions about the reasons for this rocket offensive by Hamas. Why is it that, on July 7, 2014, Hamas broadened the scope of the battle beyond the exchanges of fire with Israel that had occurred previously, and fired rockets deeper into Israel than it had since Operation Pillar of Defense in late 2012?
Apparently, Hamas’ decision to launch a rocket offensive against Israel was made on the local level by Hamas’ military arm, the ‘Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, perhaps without consulting with the movement’s political wing either within or outside the Gaza Strip – and this for local and immediate reasons to be detailed below, alongside additional motives linked to the deteriorating status of the movement in the internal Palestinian arena as well as in the inter-Arab arena.
1. The Immediate Motive For Hamas’ Rocket Offensive: Israel’s Discovery And Targeting Of A Strategic Hamas Project
On July 5, two days before Hamas fired its first heavy barrage of rockets into Israel, Israel struck one of Hamas’ dozens of long tunnels leading out of the Gaza Strip into Israel. The tunnel was one of several that were built in recent years as a strategic project to surprise Israel in future conflicts, enabling Hamas to move armed activists deep into Israel to carry out terror attacks in densely populated areas.
The discovery and destruction of this tunnel and the strategic planning behind it (in addition to the deaths of activists from its military arm inside the tunnel) apparently pushed the military arm into responding with a wide-scale rocket barrage, including long-range rockets, aimed at striking areas across and deep inside Israel, and thus provoking a wide-scale Israeli reaction.
Full article at MEMRI.
The Washington Post published this cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu punching a Palestinian baby.
To be a an American Progressive is to join the ranks of Jew-Haters.
An IDF soldier prays atop an armored bulldozer near the Gaza border.
The IDF has begun its ground offensive in the reichlet of Gaza. The goal of this operation is to degrade the Hamas infrastructure of tunnels and rockets, thus restoring peace to the people of Israel.
Between fundraisers, Obama called Bibi and demanded that Israel exercise restraint.
If rockets were raining down on two-thirds of the American population, do you think America would exercise restraint against the aggressor?
Well, with Obama — probably.
Posted in Gaza, Hamas, Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Obama Watch, Operation Protective Edge
Tagged Gaza, Operation Protective Edge, PalNazis
“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.”
-William Tecumseh Sherman
Basic terrorist doctrine states that merely surviving a conflict is a victory.
Sort of like cockroaches surviving a nuclear event.
But in a very real sense, this terrorist doctrine is correct.
Posted in Counterterrorism, Gaza, Hamas, Iran, Iraq, Islam, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Palestinian Media Watch
Tagged Moral Inversion, PalNazi Propaganda, Postmodern Morality, William Tecumseh Sherman
French IslamoNazis whip themselves into a jihadist, Jew-hating fury
This report from Paris from Elder of Ziyon, via JSS News.
I’m in Paris.
I’ve seen these videos where they shout “Death to the Jews” in the streets of Paris. But the truth is that with a video, we are still not that aware of this reality.
So when I, completely by chance, ended up at Republic Square in the middle of the afternoon, and I saw this pro-Palestinian rally, …. But I wanted to see it more closely.
I do not have the peace of mind enough to write about it as it happened. It’s too hot.
- Death to the Jews
- Death to Ashkenazi!
- Hitler was right
- Hamas Resistance!
- Jihad! Jihad! Jihad!
- Palestine must finish the job (started by Hitler)