Podcast – Hong Kong to Coronavirus – Not in our City – Palestinians Can’t Have Peace

by: Brent Smith

Today I discuss why Chinese president Xi-Jinping would choose to house a large population of those infected by the coronavirus in Hong Kong of all places, instead of a far safer quarantine zone, such as one of the many ghost cities in China.

I also discuss why the Palestinians have rejected the latest, more than generous offer of peace – one in which, for the first time, neighboring Muslim countries even support. read more

Hatred of Jews and Blacks Defy Logic

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Have you ever wondered why racists are who they are? Why are blacks hated so by them? It makes no sense. Is it just their skin color? Are they perceived as some sort of threat to the white race?

All the reasons one can conjure up defy logic.

Yet there is another race of people, with a parallel history of slavery to freedom, who are more reviled than the black race. Of course I’m referring to the Jews and the nation of Israel.

Like racists, anti-Semites and haters of Israel appear to have to make up reasons just to continue to hate the tiny nation.

When the anti-Semitic radical, Democrat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, granted several interviews to Jew and Israel-hating TV host, Ahmed Tharwat, it got scant attention from the main stream media. If not for the Daily Caller, we might not know about it. read more

Arabs and Palestinians to Blame for No Peace

After President Trump finally moved the United States embassy from the Israeli city of Tel Aviv to its capital Jerusalem, the Palestinians declared the peace process officially over. Palestinians and Arab states have been blaming Israel for a lack of peace and no two-state solution for decades. But as David Brog in this Prager U video explains, it is the Arabs and Palestinians fault for a lack of peace. They have rejected a solution on no less than five separate occasions.

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Palestinian Leaders don’t want Peace – Never Have – Never Will

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Well, it’s been one heck of an exciting week and one heck of a run-up to Christmas.

Two major and very consequential events occurred, with the signing into law by President Trump of the YUGE Republican tax bill, and of course the tour de force performance by Ambassador Nikki Haley at the United Nations.

Although I was glad to see a tax plan finally ironed out, which should help almost everyone, the no-nonsense approach our Ambassador took with the rabble at the U.N. was a fist-pump moment.

I must say that I don’t recall a time when I was prouder of a United States Ambassador to the U.N. in my life. Even more so than John Bolton or Jeane Kirkpatrick.

I’m sure that all who truly understand the make-up of the U.N. applauded her take-no-prisoners speech. I recall simply saying out loud – “It’s about time.” read more

Has Trump Shifted His Position On Israel

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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I said it before he was elected – I said it shortly after, and I’ll repeat it again. Although I was not a supporter, I did vote for President Trump and I gave him a clean slate to work with. I will praise him when he does right (in my view), as he has done on a number of occasions already, and will criticize when I feel it necessary.

Well, I feel it necessary. Some of the most important issues I felt comfortable with Trump were immigration, repeal of Obamacare, energy and unyielding support of Israel.

Thus far, and I realize it’s very early, he has not disappointed on immigration and the border wall – energy related issues and at least his take on Obamacare – not withstanding the utterly spineless stance of Congress and the Senate.

However, I was stunned to read the statement from the White House Press Secretary regarding the seeming shift of policy regarding Israel. And I’m not the only one.

Following the election the Washington Times reported on the elation of Israel’s Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett, who exclaimed “Trump’s victory is an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the center of the country, which would hurt our security and just cause.” He added that, “This is the position of the President-elect, as written in his platform, and it should be our policy, plain and simple. The era of a Palestinian state is over.” read more

Will Trump Blow Up the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Well, let’s hope so.

The left in America, and I’m sure worldwide, is not pleased that Trump has tapped attorney David Friedman to be the next Ambassador to Israel. It is said that Friedman does NOT support an Israeli-Palestinian “two-State” solution. This only adds to the status-quo thinkers’ angst over Trump, as he has also promised to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to its rightful place in Jerusalem. The loony left contends that this will only serve to anger Muslims.

And we wouldn’t want to anger the Muslims. If we make them mad, they might begin to lob rockets into Israel and attack its citizens. Oh wait…they’re already doing that.

The Fiscal Times quoting the “liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz, says that Friedman promised in a video address to Trump supporters in Jerusalem a few weeks ago that ‘a Trump administration will never pressure Israel into a two-state solution or any other solution that is against the will of the Israeli people.’”

The left is pointing to Trump buddy and fellow billionaire, Sheldon Adelson for this reversal of longstanding and utterly dimwitted American policy. Adelson “is passionately opposed to the formation of a Palestinian state, which he has compared to playing ‘Russian roulette’ with Israel’s existence.” His is 100% correct. read more

My WND Weekly Exclusive

Is it time for Israel to kick them all out?

 Frankly, if it were up to me, I’d kick them all out. It’s evident none of the Arabs who surround Israel want peace with the Jewish nation, and all at one time or another have refused even to recognize its existence.

Since its founding in 1948, the state of Israel has always wanted peace with its Arab neighbors. It is the Arab nations who have been threatening, provoking or outright warring with them.

To prove this to be so, one need only ask him or herself: If the Arabs all laid down their arms tomorrow, what would Israel do? Of course, nothing. They would live in peace. Now ask yourself if Israel did the same, what the Arabs would do. They would attack the following day, if they waited that long. This is all one needs to know about the dynamics of the region. read more

Leftist Hamas Cheerleaders

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Sure, they cannot come out and say that, but by both their spoken and written opinions, one can conclude nothing else.

Evidently the history of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians began the day Israel attacked Gaza. Decades of terrorist strikes against the tiny nation are apparently not allowed to be considered.

Yesterday, reporter Chris Doyle of the left-leaning UK telegraph wrote of the Palestinian plight  in the West Bank and Gaza.

He concentrated on Gaza, due to the Israeli counterattack on Hamas there. Actually, he didn’t describe it as a counterattack or counter offensive.

He wrote: “How much more of a pummeling can Gaza take? The fatality count mounts to around 750 Palestinians and 35 Israelis. The civilian infrastructure in Gaza is creaking under the Israeli assault.”

As lefties always do, he goes on to praise the commencement of diplomatic efforts by John “Lurch” Kerry and fellow Israel hater, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (pie), because diplomacy always work so well when dealing with terrorists, such as Hamas.

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Soros Sets His Sights On Israel

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Liberals hate Israel. We all know that. They do so because the dopes on the left, Wordwide, have bought into the myth that Israel is oppressive and is the single source of all that is wrong in the middle east. They are the sole source of misery to the poor Palestinians; those dirty Jews, stealing their homeland. Taking by force what is rightfully the Palestinians’.

Everyone hates Israel. Maybe even more than conservatives, if that’s possible. I suppose it is, being that conservatives are but the enemy of America and the Jews are evidently the worlds foe.

Even self-hating Jew, George Soros (yes, he’s a Jew) is underwriting groups that work against Israels interests.

When asked about anti-Semitism in Europe, Soros, who is Jewish, said European anti-Semitism is the result of the policies of Israel and the United States.

So let’s see if this is right. Jews are so evil that they themselves, cause anti-semitism.

That’s like a rapist saying she deserved it because she was dressed a certain way and everyone agreeing.

Oh, and as usual, it’s also the fault of the United States. Why? Our policies. What policies, you may ask? Well, it doesn’t matter, because no one will ever ask Mr. Soros which American policies cause the hatred of the Jews and Israel. I guess just being known as a ally is reason enough. read more

Ohio Invests In Apartheid

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Imagine this. You have been appointed Treasurer of an American state, a heavily populated one. One of your most important duties is looking after the states money. For most if not all states that can be millions or billions of dollars every year.

Well some of that money must be invested to achieve not only safety but growth. It’s an awesome responsibility. Invest the states money in the wrong vehicle and you could lose some or all of the investment.

States have guidelines and rules where and how such money can be invested. The state legislature normally sets the guidelines. Maybe they decide the treasurer can only place the money in historically safe and highly rated funds. They might decide the treasurer can only invest domestically or internationally with trusted allies. These rules are made so the treasurer’s don’t invest in blood diamonds or the Russian Mafia fund.

Most state treasures take this charge very seriously. Such it is with Josh Mandel, the treasurer for the state of Ohio.

By all accounts Mandel has done a pretty good job for the state. This state has earned a AAA credit rating on Ohio’s multibillion-dollar STAR investment fund. They have also achieved an upgrade in rating on their Enterprise Bond Fund. The first in a decade.

There’s only one problem. Josh Mandel is one of those dang “Jews”. And do you know what that “Jew” has been doing? He’s been investing the state of Ohio’s money in Israel Bonds!

He purchased $42 million of Israel Bonds just a few months ago. That brings Ohio’s total holding of Israel bonds to $80 million.

Some are not so pleased with his purchases. Can you guess who they might be? If you guessed radical pro-Arab Palestinian groups, you win the prize. Extra credit if you also guessed skinhead white supremacist groups.

The Palestinian groups sent off a letter to the state explaining how evil Israel is and that it is a human rights violator. The groups called Israel an Apartheid state that “humiliates Palestinian men, women and children… shames the state of Ohio and poorly reflects upon the character of its citizens”.

So investing in Israel has all of a sudden become a pox on the citizens of Ohio, despite the fact that the state has been investing in Israel bonds since 1993.

Oh, and did I forget to mention that Israel bonds have yields 3 to 4 times that of U.S. Treasuries.

Treasurer Mandel had a response to the pro-Arab letter: “In the Ohio treasurer’s office, we make decisions on what’s best for our taxpayers, not based on what radical Islamist groups want us to do.” Awesome! How many “public servants” would have the guts to say something like that? Very few.

“Unity of Nobility”, a white supremacist group simply stated that” Ohio Just Got Jewed”.

Maybe next go round Mandel can purchase shares of the Neo Nazi Trust or Hamas/Hezbollah Bond Fund with a yield of rockets and mortars.