Zionist. Two-Stater. Liberal. Anti-Racist. Ashkenazi. Irish. American. Relatives in Israel, Argentina and the FSU. Feminist. Democrat. Semite. Despite some minor setbacks, I believe that peace and self-determination are achievable goals for the peoples of the Middle East. I hate bad history and narrishkeit about Khazars. I drink my coffee strong. I make some mean hummus.

 

eretzyisrael:

Remember our Never Again promise, to the generation of the Holocaust? Can we keep it?

eretzyisrael:

Remember our Never Again promise, to the generation of the Holocaust? Can we keep it?

A Definition for the World

coffeefrenchandhistory:

Zionism does not mean oppression. It does not mean racism, xenophobia, or anything like what members of the SJP or anti-Zionists have spewed. Zionism means, very simply, that Jews have the right to create their own state in Eretz-Yisrael.

If you say you are anti-Zionist, then you are saying that…

chirikli:

Anon is going off for a while. I’m not sure of it’s the same anon but I got a death threat just now.

If it will help, I’m going to store, and will be happy to pick up a large durian fruit for you.

(On a less flip note, take good care. I’m sorry about this mess.)

If your idea of astute political analysis is to ask over and over ‘who benefits from that?’ and suggest that whatever it is would not exist if you got rid of capitalism, you’re probably a complete prat.

haaretz:

First generation of transgender rabbis claims its place in the U.S. Jewish community: There are at least six transgender rabbis and rabbis-in-training across the United States and both the Reform and Reconstructionist movements have programs on transgender inclusion at synagogues and in seminaries.

haaretz:

First generation of transgender rabbis claims its place in the U.S. Jewish community: There are at least six transgender rabbis and rabbis-in-training across the United States and both the Reform and Reconstructionist movements have programs on transgender inclusion at synagogues and in seminaries.

Miami rabbi shot dead on way to temple

returnofthejudai:

a-swiftly-tilting-dwarf-planet:

returnofthejudai:

no-good-nik:

I believe this took place only a few blocks away from the synagogue that was vandalized last week. 

Watch them look for reasons why shooting an Orthodox Rabbi on Shabbat isn’t a hate crime. If the motive was robbery and they targeted him because “Jews are Rich” that’s anti-Semitic. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Elena Hernandez says there is no indication that the shooting Raksin was a hate crime. Authorities have not released a motive, but the Anti-Defamation League says it has been in close contact with lead investigators and the crime appears to be a robbery gone badly.”

Exfuckingscuse me? A visibly Jewish man outside a clearly Jewish building, shot to death, and there’s “no indication that [it] was a hate crime”.

I hate it when I’m right. 

BREAKING: ISIL Kills At Least 500 Yazidis, Burying Some Alive Says Iraq Minister [TW: Graphic Content]

thepoliticalfreakshow:

At least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority in northern Iraq have been been killed by ISIL, including some who have been buried alive, an Iraqi government minister said on Sunday. 

According to Iraq’s human rights minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, ISIL militants have buried hundreds of Yazidis in mass graves, as well as some women and children who were still alive. He also said about 300 Yazidi women had been forced into slavery. 

"We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic States have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar," Sudani told Reuters. “Some of the victims, including women and children were buried alive in scattered mass graves in and around Sinjar.”

In remarks to the media Saturday, President Barack Obama said dealing with ISIL in Iraq is a “long-term project.” 

"There is no doubt that their advance, their movement over the last several months has been more rapid than the intelligence estimates and I think the expectations of policy makers both in and outside of Iraq," Obama said. "Part of that is not a full appreciation of the full degree to which the Iraq security forces, when they are far away from Baghdad, did not have the incentive or capacity to hold ground against an aggressive adversary."

Source: Allen McDuffie for The Wire