User Profile: BondmanPhil

BondmanPhil

Member Since: February 08, 2012

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  • January 16, 2015 at 12:47pm

    It has nothing to do with “feeling good”. The Judeo-Christian culture has a set of values that are not affected by acceptance of Jesus as Savior. Here is a good reference piece on the topic:

    http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/jewsandjesus/

  • December 23, 2014 at 1:36pm

    Yup. My brother-in-law in Efrat, Israel, open-carries his side-arm everywhere, including to the synagogue. Between him and the 2 or 3 rifle-toting fellow synagogue-goers, an attacker like this guy would never get to strike first. In the 20+ years he has lived there, his synagogue has never been attacked. Go figure!

  • December 23, 2014 at 1:32pm

    East – I appreciate every rebuff to Herr Nilsson. Without folks like tzion, unsuspecting newbies to The Blaze might read his garbage, and seeing no rebuttal, take it at face value. Tzion and others do the public a great service by letting the putrid air out of Herr Nilsson’s paranoid anti-Semitic hogwash.

  • December 23, 2014 at 1:26pm

    Atikva – I wouldn’t say “nothing matters to them but constant study of sacred Book”. Studying the Torah and Talmud are central to the life of the Orthodox Jew, but as the Jewish sages throughout history have said, knowledge that is not put into action is wasted. The knowledge gained has the purpose of informing the Jew how to best serve God. By action, the sages meant doing good works, doing God’s will, and improving the world in any way they can.

  • December 23, 2014 at 12:39pm

    Somewhere, Joe Stalin is reading this and smiling.

  • December 23, 2014 at 11:22am

    Fortherecord gets the gold star of the day! Great comment!
    Smokey, on the other hand, can sit in the corner with a dunce cap on his head. Here’s a clue: “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” was forgery. There is no “international Jewish conspiracy”, and the Jews are not “out to get you”. Judaism demands no hegemony outside of the Land of Israel, nor does it seek to convert the entire world to its faith (that would be other religions – project, much?). Judaism is seen today as a religion, yes, because the Jewish Nation, (a Jew is a Judean, as in the Kingdom of Judea), was destroyed by Rome and the Jews were forced to adapt to being stateless. But with the Third Jewish Commonwealth in the Land of Israel (i.e., the State of Israel), the Jewish nation can once again be called a people, a nation, and not merely a religious group. Nor are the Jews a race, since they were originally Semites, but today include members of nearly every race. The Jewish Nation lives, Smokey. Try to deal.

  • December 23, 2014 at 11:12am

    Beck4Pres, while some 80% of American Jews vote liberal and supported Obama, I highly doubt that without their support, we’d have President Romney in office today. Jews in America are about 5 million, including those too young to vote. Yes, financial support by Jews, especially Soros (who is a self-hating Jew of the first order) helped Obama, but, sadly, I think Obama could have won without any Jewish support.

  • December 23, 2014 at 11:09am

    Sadly, woodyee, Israel is not a priority concern for most of the assimilated Jewish Americans. While some profess to support Israel, they do so while tying Israel’s hands by demanding Israel dismember itself for some false notion of a “peace process” or the equally silly “two-state solution”. But most Jewish Americans, aside from the Torah-observant, just don’t care very much about the Jewish state. So, being truly pro-Israel is not a requirement for candidates seeking the votes of assimilated, non-observant Jewish Americans. I think you will see the Democrats gradually pushing out the last few real supporters of Israel from their ranks over the next decade or two.

  • December 23, 2014 at 10:56am

    2bfree: Once again, I need to remind Blaze readers that Jewish Americans are not monolithic. Yes, the 80% of assimilated Jewish Americans vote strongly liberal. These Jews have replaced their Judaism with liberalism, and don’t much care about the State of Israel. They also believe that if they jettison their Jewishness, they will be completely accepted by Gentiles in America, and therefore have nothing to fear from anti-Semitism. They think it will only be directed at Jews who remain faithful to their religion. They are probably wrong, but that’s their mindset. Of the 20% of Jewish Americans who identify as Orthodox, about 2/3 vote consistently conservative, in line with their values. So, while many Jewish Americans do vote strongly liberal, please don’t assume that all Jewish Americans do so.

  • [2] December 23, 2014 at 10:55am

    Here’s the answer to christos’ false claims about the Talmud: http://talmud.faithweb.com/
    Now, please stop spreading lies, you anti-Semitic moron.

  • December 23, 2014 at 10:51am

    Once again, I need to remind Blaze readers that Jewish Americans are not monolithic. Yes, the 80% of assimilated Jewish Americans vote strongly liberal. These Jews have replaced their Judaism with liberalism, and don’t much care about the State of Israel. They also believe that if they jettison their Jewishness, they will be completely accepted by Gentiles in America, and therefore have nothing to fear from anti-Semitism. They think it will only be directed at Jews who remain faithful to their religion. They are probably wrong, but that’s their mindset. Of the 20% of Jewish Americans who identify as Orthodox, about 2/3 vote consistently conservative, in line with their values. So, while many Jewish Americans do vote strongly liberal, please don’t assume that all Jewish Americans do so.

  • December 23, 2014 at 10:38am

    Well said, wannabee22. Personally, I believe God has sent the Jews a message in the creation of the modern State of Israel. The era of the Jewish diaspora may not be quite over, but it is surely winding down. The God of Israel has never let the Jewish people feel too much at home in any place in the diaspora for too long a time. That is so that the Jews will always focus on Israel and Jerusalem, their true home and capital. In the last century, we have seen the ingathering of the exiles from the four corners of the earth. From places like France, Russia, Ethiopia, Morocco, America and India, the Jews have been returning to their ancestral homeland. And this will continue, because it is the destiny of the Jewish people to reside in the Land of Israel.

  • December 23, 2014 at 10:32am

    Waspanglosaxon: Contrary to what you read in the forgery called “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, not all Jews are “wealthy” or “privileged”. As a group, Jews do well because they value education, like boriszz33 said. But there are many, many Jews both in Israel and in the diaspora who are struggling financially, who have difficulty earning the basics; food, clothing and shelter. I know because I have seen them and met them. Some are my neighbors, who, like other Americans have either lost their homes, or may soon lose them. Your rabid anti-Semitism is only surpassed by your ignorance of the Jewish people.

  • [1] December 23, 2014 at 10:24am

    Well said, Hold_the_Line. But don’t let Abbas’ Fattah off the hook. Fattah is just as guilty as Hamas of teaching its children that the Jews must be killed and the Jewish state (“Zionist Enterprise in Palestine” is their term for it) brought to an end. The Palestinian Authority and Hamas differ only in tactics. Hamas is too honest to lie about its goals or to place any of their goals on hold for political purposes. Abbas and the P.A. are guided by the 1974 “phased destruction” plan of Yassir Arafat, who felt that a process of alternating violence with faux “peace talks” would gradually weaken Israel and demoralize its Jews to the point where it could be destroyed by the militarily inferior Palestinian Arabs.

  • December 23, 2014 at 10:15am

    Republikaner: Spoken like someone who has never been in Israel and has absolutely no idea of what life is like there. Israeli soldiers interact with Palestinian Arabs every day, especially at border checkpoints. Most of these interactions are peaceful and cordial. I have no love of Palestinian Arabs, but I would never suggest that all of them are homicidal Jihadists, in spite of the fact that they teach their children to hate Jews (there is no parallel to this curriculum in the education of Jewish children in Israel). Nor would I suggest that every IDF soldier would be so kind to the children of people who are constantly setting booby traps for them, sending human bombs through the checkpoints, and throwing stones (which can wound and even kill) at them. But these young soldiers, like many in the IDF, regret that there is no choice but to defend by force the Jewish homeland from those who would kill its Jews and destroy it. I have heard many similar stories of kindness to Arab children by Israelis, military and civilian. It is not the Jews that wish to kill Palestinian Arabs. It is the dream of the Jews that the Arabs would simply leave the Jews alone in their land. This sentiment is manifest in acts like the one videotaped here.

  • December 23, 2014 at 10:04am

    Quincy – There is a peaceful solution, but it is so politically incorrect that few are willing to even discuss it. It is the One State Solution proposed by Caroline Glick, Moshe Feiglin and others. Israel declares sovereignty over all lands it controls, terminates the Oslo Accords (which have been dead for years anyway), and extends Israeli civil law to all of Israel. Gaza would have to be re-liberated as well, and brought under full Israeli control. Hamas and all other terrorist groups would be removed from Gaza. The Arabs (those without a history of terrorism against Israel) will be given a choice: Agree to live peacefully as legal residents (not full citizens) in a Jewish state, with full and equal protections under the law, or take a financial incentive package to leave. Once the Arabs realize that the Jews cannot be manipulated into “concessions for peace” and that the Jews of Israel aren’t going anywhere, they will lose hope of committing Holocaust 2.0, and there will indeed be peace. But everything that Israel’s leaders (including Netanyahu) have done since 1993 has had the opposite effect: Encouraging Arab violence against Israel by accepting the false narrative that the Jews are in Israel only temporarily, and that the Land of Israel actually belongs to Arab Muslims. When the Jews proclaim that Israel is their land and their land alone, the Arabs will back down.

  • December 22, 2014 at 1:49pm

    Israel is not without the ability to respond in kind to the kind of threat you propose, Above. Without the intel Israel provides the U.S., our activities in the region would be like taking shots in the dark. That, and the technology sharing and weapons proving that Israel provides to the U.S. provide a pretty good amount of leverage for Israel. Then you can factor in the effect that would have on the U.S. arms manufacturing business. With a shrinking domestic military budget, our arms producers are more dependent than ever on foreign sales. The money Israel spends on U.S.-sourced arms (whether it’s from Israeli funds or U.S. aid) would deal a significant hit to our arms manufacturers if they were cut.
    As for the “fat Jewish wallets”, the Jewish Americans who vote Left (and not all of them have “fat wallets” – stereotype, much?) do not vote that way because they care about Israel. They don’t. So the Democrats have little to lose from a more aggressively anti-Israel policy.

  • December 22, 2014 at 1:40pm

    Umm, not exactly, suz. He is popular because there is nobody else viewed as capable to negotiate the security situation in Israel. But he is not so well loved. The shrinking Left sees him as too opposed to peace talks and to concessions to Israel’s enemies, and the Right sees him as one who “talks right but walks left”. Bibi has carefully cultivated an image of strength, addressing the cameras every time he has something to say that pleases the Rightwingers, but quietly instructing his staff to carry out policies that would disappoint the Right. As an example, most people don’t realize that very few of the new construction authorized by Bibi ever gets built. With great fanfare, Bibi announces new constructions permits, and then quietly instructs the housing minister to delay them with red tape indefinitely. The result is an image of a fearless leader, when in truth, Bibi is more feckless than fearless. There are alternatives to the right of Bibi that are rising in popularity. While this next election is Bibi’s to lose, keep an eye on Moshe Feiglin of Likud to effectively challenge Bibi in the years following the 2015 election.

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  • December 22, 2014 at 1:30pm

    Watash – While Jewish Americans do vote heavily Democratic, they are not monolithic. The 80% of assimilated Jewish Americans tend to vote liberal, as they have replaced their traditional Jewish religious values with liberalism. Of the 20% of Jewish Americans that affiliate as Orthodox, about 66% vote consistently conservative, in line with normative Jewish religious values. So, watash, you are basically correct, but please don’t generalize.

  • December 18, 2014 at 2:23pm

    Thanks, momrules. However, it’s not a question of numbers, and never has been. If it were, the Jewish people would have vanished long ago. The Jews have an Ally more powerful than all the Muslims and Leftists combined.

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