Israel is one of the most free and most prosperous countries in the world. Not only is Israel a booming economy and a wellspring of innovation, it is the only democracy in the Middle East. So why is it so controversial to support the Jewish state? Stephen Harper, the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, lays out several fundamental truths about America’s most critical ally.
My arm still aches from surgery last week so I can’t type for very long. But I did want to note Likud/Bibi’s apparent win in the Israeli elections, which will make him the longest serving PM in the Jewish State’s history.
In a funny way, I almost wish that the Blue & White/Gantz party had emerged victorious, because their policies, vis a vis the Arabs who (thanks to the propaganda branch of the KGB) call themselves Palestinians, would be no different than Likud.
That’s because (sane) Israelis understand that the enemy are, um, genocidal fanatics.
“Take it from this Benjamin, it’s not about the Benjamins… It’s about values…”
The decision by the Democrats to provide cover for Ilhan Omar’s Jew-hatred is a turning point in American politics, perhaps in American history.
In the past, Jew-hatred in America was a social distaste: Jews were barred from certain country clubs, hotels, and law firms. Admission to Ivy League universities was limited by quotas.
The American government was never institutionally anti-Semitic.
Producer David O. Selznick lived a large Hollywood life.
Most famously, he produced Gone With the Wind. His memos to directors are legendary for their exhausting length and minutely detailed analysis of scripts and dailies. He was married to Irene Mayer, L.B. Mayer’s brilliant and accomplished daughter. But he blew up that splendid relationship with multiple affairs and finally a sad marriage to the fragile actress Jennifer Jones.
Selznick gobbled amphetamine and was constantly short of money even as he spent vast sums on a luxurious life style.