US Election 2020: Jews Had 2 Options – Protect Israel, Or Stand “Woke” Against Mean Tweets – Now, Israel’s Children Suffer Your Choice, Will Your Children Understand?

“As I have lived in and around San Francisco and have many American Jewish friends and acquaintances, I can offer some anecdotal data on the behavior of this group. These Jews represent a particular swath of American Jewry: secular, superficially religious, fiscally liberal, socially intolerant, and schooled to value education over knowledge.”

Right Wire Report:

The author of the article happens to be a friend of mine. We belong to the same crowd of American Jews – the ones who consider that proudly displaying the Black Lives Matter sign on your front lawn goes a long way to secure peace in Israel. For them, being “woke” comes way before being Jewish.

Some years ago, my kids attended a Jewish Day School, so I know the Silicon Valley Jews very well. They were “woke” before being “woke” was cool. On the day of the 2012 election, the school conducted a “mock election.” I volunteered to help to count the votes. Out of 500 votes submitted, we counted nine votes for Mitt Romney. Sure, Barak Obama was the most anti-Israel President in American history – which the Jewish parents probably didn’t discuss at the dinner table very much. But Barack Obama cared about the poor, and he approved of gay marriage – and the kids knew that.

From the desk of Donald J. Trump:

When I was in office we were known as the Peace Presidency, because Israel’s adversaries knew that the United States stood strongly with Israel and there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked. Under Biden, the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden’s weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies.”

And there is no question that is true.  As my friend Lev recognizes:

“Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. His administration stopped considering Israeli neighborhoods in the West Bank illegal. He facilitated the Abraham Accords, which led to the public opening of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Gulf States of UAE and Bahrain. He issued an executive order against antisemitism. Arguably, no American president other than Harry Truman, who recognized the newborn State of Israel, or Richard Nixon, who supplied the critical airlift during the Yom Kippur War, has done more for the Jews and the Jewish State.”

And while President Trump was moving Heaven and Earth to secure peace for Israel, my Jewish friends were busy being “woke”:

And now, when they have achieved their noble goal of removing the most pro-Israel president from office, they can get back to their secondary cause: supporting Israel.

Our brothers and sisters in Israel are so lucky to have American Jews for a support group, with masks and all.  The state of Israel will give your social distanced rally a lot of thought while they hide their children from rockets flying over their heads.

My fellow Jews, on November 3, 2020, you had two options:  protecting Israel or making a brave stand against mean tweets.  You made your choice.

I hope you can explain it to your kids one day.


 RWR original article syndication source.

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Tatyana Larina comes from my favorite work of poetry.  And that's the only time you'll see me quoting Wikipedia as a source.

I came to the US in 1991, lived in San Francisco for 5 years, and I have a Computer Science degree.  I worked in software industry for several years, later switching to a career of a full time mom, and I never looked back.

In my younger days, I wasn’t a conservative. That is not to say that I was ever a liberal – I was not anything at all. I had no idea that there were such concepts as “conservative” and “liberal”. I did not pay attention to politics at all, and the most political knowledge you would get out of me would be who the US President was, and even for that you had to catch me on the right day.
My first introduction to politics was during the second Israeli intifada in 2002. Unspeakable violence erupted in Israel. Every day dozens of people were killed. Even though I didn’t follow politics, that deeply affected me. I felt sad, frustrated, and powerless. And one night, I happened to stumble on an MSNBC program called “Alan Keyes is making sense.” He was talking passionately about Israel and the violence, and he addressed my feelings very well.  Since that evening, I turned on Alan Keyes every night, and by his commentary he was able to take away some of the frustration and anger that I had. It was like a nightly therapy session.
Feeling intrigued after watching Alan Keyes, I wondered what else MSNBC had in store. I switched through the channels, and low and behold, I found Scarborough Country. Right off, Joe Scarborough wasn’t what he is today at all. He was a solid conservative (as I now understand), making common sense conservative points. I found him interesting and engaging. Opposing liberalism had not entered my mind at that time. I still didn’t know anything about liberalism. It was just the things he said sounded very common sense and worthwhile to me. Imagine that at some point, MSNBC had a conservative host on the air. Crazy times, ha?
Exploring my new political universe, I switched through more channels, and one night I found FOX. O’Reilly Factor was on. From the very first night, I was hooked. I abandoned Scarborough. O’Reilly was not just common sense – he was aggressive, and he was a fighter. He was Scarborough on steroids. He wasn’t just talking – he was taking on what he thought to be wrong and unjust. Ever since the first time, and until untimely end of Bill’s FOX career, I don’t think I ever missed one Factor.
For forming my political views, and my ability to formulate them, I have to give special credit to three people: Charles Krauthammer, Bill O’Reilly, and Greg Guttfeld.  To Charles - philosophy.  To Bill - realistic and pragmatic approach to politics.  To Greg - realization that a good joke will change more minds than a long lecture.
And for everything else, thanks to my family.

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