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Must See! Howard Stern Defends Israel On The Air

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Obama And The EU Give Huge Prize To Hamas

 The FAA has banned U.S. carriers from flying to Israel until further notice due to a Hamas rocket hitting a house a mile away from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport.The FAA advisory reads:The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which lan…

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Christ’s Word Catches us Out of the Depths. Trinity 5, July 20, 2014.

5th Sunday after Trinity St. Peter Lutheran Church St. Luke 5:1-11 July 20, 2014 “Christ’s Word Catches us Out of the Deep”   Iesu Iuva!   Listen to Elijah’s distress as he talks with God.  “What are you doing here, Elijah?”  “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of armies.”  But the […]

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Federal Appeals Court Deals Major Blow To ObamaCare; Most Subsidies Illegal

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The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today on a landmark case, Halbig vs. Burwell that would deal a huge blow to ObamaCare

The three judge panel, based on what they called a close reading of the law ruled that most of the ObamaCare subsidies are illegal.The 2-1 ruling said the subsidies can only be given to people who bought insurance in an Obamacare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia—and not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov.

“Section 36B plainly makes subsidies available in the Exchanges established by states,” wrote Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph in his majority opinion, where he was joined by Judge Thomas Griffith.

“We reach this conclusion, frankly, with reluctance. At least until states that wish to can set up their own Exchanges, our ruling will likely have significant consequences both for millions of individuals receiving tax credits through federal Exchanges and for health insurance markets more broadly.”

Both Judge Randolph and Judge Griffith were appointed by President George HW Bush and President George W. Bush, respectively. The dissenting jurist,Judge Harry Edwards is a Carter appointee and an African-American, and his dissent was mainly based on a political stance, that this was “an attempt to gut ObamaCare.”

You may draw your own conclusions.

The reality is that, as the law was written, people who enroll in Obamacare through the federal exchange aren’t eligible for subsidies. The text of the law only provides subsidies for people enrolled through “an Exchange established by the State,” according to the text of the Affordable Care Act. Only 16 states decided to establish the exchanges.

In Halbig vs. Burwell, the fed’s argument was that the IRS issued a regulation expanding the number of enrollees who qualify for the subsidies. The plaintiff’s argument was that the IRS does not have the authority to make that change. And if we’re going by the law, it doesn’t, because that amounts to legislation.

The IRS has no independent power to tax, borrow and spend. Only Congress can do that.It can only deviate from law in the case of obvious typos or ambiguous language, or in the case of something simply not making sense. Unfortunately for proponents of ObamaCare, the language in Section 36B is explicit, has a clear meaning and cannot be said to contain any typos, since the exact same language was written into numerous drafts of the law, including the final one sent to Se4nate Majority leader Harry Reid before the vote. The plaintiffs were able to clearly establish that, which is why the panel ruled as it did.

I guess the Dems really should have read the bill to see what was in it before jamming it down our throats.

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The effect of this ruling, if it’s upheld, would be to substantially cripple ObamaCare,perhaps terminally. ObamaCare, thus far, has mainly been attractive to those people who are interested in free stuff someone else is paying for. ObamaCare as free stuff mainly relies on the subsidies, and without them, it goes under without a massive federal bailout. Twenty seven states decided not to set up ObamaCare exchanges, and another nine states opted out.

A whopping 87% of ObamaCare’s ‘customers’ are getting the subsidies. More than half of them signed up via the federal exchange. If the subsidies aren’t available for them, they would be able to opt out, circumventing the law that requires them to get insurance or pay a tax penalty. The same applies to a great many other people the Obama Administration was relying on to pay for those subsidies through the IRS penalties.

And if ObamaCare goes down? Well, we can just write off the literally billions of dollars it cost to put together the dysfunctional website, the costs of the Justice Department defending this legal abortion,  the costs to market it and try to sell it, the lost productivity and man hours in both the private and public sector, and any other monies already paid out. All because this president and his party were so arrogant, so intent on getting their own way, so anxious to get this through no matter what the American people wanted that they were willing to ignore the law and circumvent the normal reconciliation process with the senate that is supposed to iron out errors like this because of Scott Brown’s surprise election in Massachusetts.

There is not one member of congress who went along with this costly charade worthy of re-election. They knew how wrong it was, but they did it anyway.

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Don’t pop the champagne corks yet. The Obama Department of Justice is sure to appeal this, and the Supremes can either abrogate the ruling, agree with the lower court or simply refuse to hear the case, so that the lower court’s ruling stands. Or they can appeal to the DC Court for an en banc hearing, requiring the full court to hear an appeal. Given some of the legal detritus the Regime has been able to pack the DC Circuit with, they might just prevail, in which case it is the plaintiffs whom would have to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Stay tuned…

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Federal Appeals Court Deals Major Blow To ObamaCare; Most Subsidies Illegal

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The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today on a landmark case, Halbig vs. Burwell that would deal a huge blow to ObamaCare

The three judge panel, based on what they called a close reading of the law ruled that most of the ObamaCare subsidies are illegal.The 2-1 ruling said the subsidies can only be given to people who bought insurance in an Obamacare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia—and not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov.

“Section 36B plainly makes subsidies available in the Exchanges established by states,” wrote Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph in his majority opinion, where he was joined by Judge Thomas Griffith.

“We reach this conclusion, frankly, with reluctance. At least until states that wish to can set up their own Exchanges, our ruling will likely have significant consequences both for millions of individuals receiving tax credits through federal Exchanges and for health insurance markets more broadly.”

Both Judge Randolph and Judge Griffith were appointed by President George HW Bush and President George W. Bush, respectively. The dissenting jurist,Judge Harry Edwards is a Carter appointee and an African-American, and his dissent was mainly based on a political stance, that this was “an attempt to gut ObamaCare.”

You may draw your own conclusions.

The reality is that, as the law was written, people who enroll in Obamacare through the federal exchange aren’t eligible for subsidies. The text of the law only provides subsidies for people enrolled through “an Exchange established by the State,” according to the text of the Affordable Care Act. Only 16 states decided to establish the exchanges.

In Halbig vs. Burwell, the fed’s argument was that the IRS issued a regulation expanding the number of enrollees who qualify for the subsidies. The plaintiff’s argument was that the IRS does not have the authority to make that change. And if we’re going by the law, it doesn’t, because that amounts to legislation.

The IRS has no independent power to tax, borrow and spend. Only Congress can do that.It can only deviate from law in the case of obvious typos or ambiguous language, or in the case of something simply not making sense. Unfortunately for proponents of ObamaCare, the language in Section 36B is explicit, has a clear meaning and cannot be said to contain any typos, since the exact same language was written into numerous drafts of the law, including the final one sent to Se4nate Majority leader Harry Reid before the vote. The plaintiffs were able to clearly establish that, which is why the panel ruled as it did.

I guess the Dems really should have read the bill to see what was in it before jamming it down our throats.

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The effect of this ruling, if it’s upheld, would be to substantially cripple ObamaCare,perhaps terminally. ObamaCare, thus far, has mainly been attractive to those people who are interested in free stuff someone else is paying for. ObamaCare as free stuff mainly relies on the subsidies, and without them, it goes under without a massive federal bailout. Twenty seven states decided not to set up ObamaCare exchanges, and another nine states opted out.

A whopping 87% of ObamaCare’s ‘customers’ are getting the subsidies. More than half of them signed up via the federal exchange. If the subsidies aren’t available for them, they would be able to opt out, circumventing the law that requires them to get insurance or pay a tax penalty. The same applies to a great many other people the Obama Administration was relying on to pay for those subsidies through the IRS penalties.

And if ObamaCare goes down? Well, we can just write off the literally billions of dollars it cost to put together the dysfunctional website, the costs of the Justice Department defending this legal abortion,  the costs to market it and try to sell it, the lost productivity and man hours in both the private and public sector, and any other monies already paid out. All because this president and his party were so arrogant, so intent on getting their own way, so anxious to get this through no matter what the American people wanted that they were willing to ignore the law and circumvent the normal reconciliation process with the senate that is supposed to iron out errors like this because of Scott Brown’s surprise election in Massachusetts.

There is not one member of congress who went along with this costly charade worthy of re-election. They knew how wrong it was, but they did it anyway.

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Don’t pop the champagne corks yet. The Obama Department of Justice is sure to appeal this, and the Supremes can either abrogate the ruling, agree with the lower court or simply refuse to hear the case, so that the lower court’s ruling stands. Or they can appeal to the DC Court for an en banc hearing, requiring the full court to hear an appeal. Given some of the legal detritus the Regime has been able to pack the DC Circuit with, they might just prevail, in which case it is the plaintiffs whom would have to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Stay tuned…

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Nigerian schoolgirls: Still missing as celebrities lose interest in the hashtag!


The Nigerian schoolgirls are still missing but, because their plight is no longer THE hot hashtag…

…Celebrities and politicians naturally have lost interest in the cause to bring them home!

Remember these pictures and Tweets back in early May? Another prime example of the Hollywood and Washington Lefties hopping on to the latest hot cause, showing their ‘philanthropic and concerned side’, and then dumping it when the publicity train pulls out of the station!

Some of these comments from an article at Twitchy.com explains it all!

NannoH  a day ago

That was like 3 months ago, Dude. Those celebrities can’t remember everything their publicist tells them to do.

toddm123  sambar2  a day ago

Bingo!!! Liberals are ONLY about appearances/symbolism through gutless hashtags and ribbons. When it’s time to get their hands dirty, they’re looking for the housekeeper. Why anyone holds these people up on such a high pedestal is beyond me.

CrustyB  a day ago

I’m sure the kidnappers will check their Twitter account any day now, as soon as they hook up their goat to the electrical generator.
AT  a day ago

It’s because they never originally cared. It was a popular talking point that they could build a little more cred upon – but it’s just like anything else. Darfur, Rwanda, Haiti – they don’t actually give a sh*t, they just want the positive PR for pretending to care.

CO2 Producer  a day ago

We must assume they’re all too busy to hashtag because they’ve gone to Africa to join the search teams. That, or they’re glaring condescendingly at someone else who concerns them at the moment, like that damned useless saleswoman at the Gucci store who’s too incompetent to get the shoe size right.

HBninjaX  a day ago

it’s all about looking compassionate without actually doing anything to solve the problem. that’s what this era will be known for…

Canadian in USA  a day ago

Somebody should tell Rep Wilson that hashtags won’t bring the girls back. US Military will, but hashtags won’t.

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Halbig v. Burwell winners

Brian Beutler’s article attempts to make the case that Republicans might ultimately lose if the Supreme Court upholds today’s ruling: An adverse Supreme Court ruling would throw the ACA into chaos in three dozen states, including huge states like Florida and Texas. The vast majority of beneficiaries in those states would be suddenly unable to […]

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Ronald Reagan and the Eleventh Commandment

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Trading places with a Palestinian!


As is often the case when public opinion is predominantly against one side in a conflict, the following has been posed to supporters of Israel:

Why don’t you walk a mile in the Palestinians shoes and trade places with one of them to get an idea of what they are dealing with as it concerns the operation currently being conducted by Israel in Gaza.

In a great article written by Jack Saltzberg at WND, the author asks the difficult question, ‘exactly which Palestinians should we be trading places with?’

List of Potential Palestinians to trade places with!

The Palestinians who, in 1948, fled their homes to neighboring countries when the Arab world attacked Israel and told the Palestinians they can return after Israel is destroyed?

Or the Palestinians who lived in the West Bank under Jordanian (then Transjordan) occupation and annexation when Jordan attacked Israel in 1967 and lost both the war and the West Bank to Israel?
Or the Palestinians who, while living in Jordan in the 1970s, envisioned Jordan becoming their Palestinian state and started a civil war where King Hussein ultimately killed thousands of Palestinians and forcibly removed many from of his country, making them refugees?
Or the Palestinians who entered the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany, and murdered 11 Israeli athletes?
Or the Palestinians who infiltrated a high school in Ma’alot, Israel, took 102 students hostage, injured 50 and murdered 22?
Or the Palestinians who, among others, hijacked an Air France jetliner to Entebbe, Uganda, and held hostage more than 100 Israelis?
Or the Palestinians who were exiled from Jordan to a peaceful Lebanon and started a civil war that cost more than 120,000 lives and created more refugees, with many exiled from Lebanon?
Or the Palestinians who hijacked the Achille Lauro ocean liner and shot, murdered and threw overboard Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old Jewish American paraplegic in a wheelchair?
Or the Palestinians in the Abu Nidal Organization who murdered an estimated 600 Palestinians from rival factions?
Or the Palestinians who wrote and live by the Hamas Charter that states, among other things, “… Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors”?
Or the Palestinians who enticed young and susceptible Palestinians to become suicide bombers with the promise that when they murder Israelis, they’ll receive rich rewards in the afterlife and financial security for their families?
Or the thousands of Palestinians in Ramallah who cheered as the bodies of two Israeli soldiers were thrown from a second story window after they were tortured and hacked to death?
Or the Palestinians who honored a suicide bomber with a military funeral for murdering 15 people (including seven children and five from one family) at the Sbarro pizza café in Jerusalem?
Or the thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza captured on video cheering as two airliners purposely crashed into the Twin Towers on 9/11?
Or the Palestinian families who received $25,000 from Saddam Hussein for their children’s “successful” suicide bombings?
Or a Palestinian like Yasser Arafat (although he was Egyptian born), who became a billionaire by stealing money from other Palestinians as they lived in squalor?
Or the Qatari born and Egyptian-raised Omar Barghouti (who refers to himself as a Palestinian), who co-founded the boycott, divestment, and [including educational] sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel while getting his doctorate at an Israeli university?
Or the Palestinians from Hamas (a group the U.S. and other countries label a terrorist organization) who, when they took control of Gaza, shot several hundred Fatah Palestinians in the legs, purposely crippling them for life?
Or the more than 100 Palestinians from Fatah crippled by Palestinians from Hamas who, at the confidential request from Mahmoud Abbas to Shimon Peres, received new legs and rehabilitation at a medical center in Israel (that I witnessed)?
Or the two Palestinians who proudly confessed to the knife attack and murder of five members of the Fogel family, including the father, mother, and three of their six children, ages 11, 4 and 3 months?
Or the Palestinian mother, Raida Abu-Mustaffa, whose baby’s life was saved through funding and a rare heart operation by a Jewish doctor at an Israeli hospital, yet the mother dreamed that her daughter would one day become a martyr?
Or the gay Palestinian man who, while living in Tel Aviv (considered one of the gay-friendliest cities in the world), pleaded with Israel’s high court not to be deported to the West Bank because it would lead to persecution by his family and his detention, torture and death by Palestinian security forces?
Or the Palestinians in the West Bank who, in 2013, committed 27 honor killings against their wives, sisters and daughters?
Or the Palestinians who, since childhood, have been educated by books and newspapers that claim Jews are sub-human, satanic and animals, and that Israel is the root of all of their problems?
Or the Palestinians who grew up in refugee camps while Saudi Arabia, Libya, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait and Brunei became some of the wealthiest countries in world, gave virtually nothing to help the Palestinians and have purposely kept them in refugee camps as political tools since 1948?
Or the Palestinians who, for decades, promoted terrorism against Israel forcing Israel to build a security wall (that virtually ended all suicide bombings) and now call it the Apartheid Wall?
Or the Palestinians who, after Israel voluntarily withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, giving the Palestinians land and self-determination, have fired more than 11,000 rockets at Israel, killing Israelis and causing thousands of injuries?
Or the Palestinians who, since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993, have committed thousands of terrorist acts (not including rocket attacks from Gaza), murdering 1,472 Israelis?
Or the Palestinians from Hamas who kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teenage yeshiva (Torah study) students?
Or the Palestinians who denounced Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas because he condemned the kidnapping and murder of the three Jewish teens?
Or the Palestinian mother of Abu Aysha (one of the suspected murderers of the three Israeli teens) who said if he truly did it … “I’ll be proud of him till my final day. … I raised my children on the knees of the [Islamic] religion … their goal is to bring the victory of Islam”?
Or the Palestinian father of 17-year-old Mohammed Khdair, apparently murdered in retaliation for the three yeshiva boys, who said, “Whether Jew or Arab, who would accept that his son or daughter would be kidnapped and killed? I call on both sides to stop the bloodshed”?
From exactly which Palestinians should I get a truer feeling?

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Gaza, Israel, and Respect for Life

So we are starting to see a few Palestinians die. Without being overly hard about it, why are you surprised? I did a little checking yesterday on just how big Israel is. It’s almost the same size an Maryland. That’s pretty damned small, hard to understand why anyone thinks they should cower forever in their […]

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AIPAC, Will You Finally Call For A Vote On The Iran Sanctions Bill?

AIPAC, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, was formed in 1951.  From the AIPAC  web site: “The mission of AIPAC is to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of Israel and the United States.”  AIPAC calls themselves America’s pro Israel lobby.  

I am now calling on AIPAC to act in their role as a pro Israel lobby and finally call for a vote on the bi-partisan Iran sanctions bill, a bill that they played a huge part in delaying a vote on, in order to provide cover for this president and the Democrats in the Senate [who would have had a choice to make if a vote was held to support the Democrat president or to support Israel].  Please check out this post I did on Feb. 10, 2014: “AIPAC Gives Cover To Democrat Senators On Having To Take A Position on Iran Sanctions Bill.”

In that post I detailed how AIPAC, who gave cover to President Obama and Democrats from having to take a vote, said that while they were in favor of the sanctions on Iran bill, they wanted to give time for greater bi-partisan support of the bill [i.e., there were far greater percentage of Republicans in favor of the bill then Democrats and that would have made the Democrats look bad in front of the Jewish community].  

So, the vote was delayed for 6 months [the time of the so-called interim deal between Iran and the United States on their nuclear program] despite objections from pro Israel senators on the hill, including some Democrats.  Check out this article on Jan. 17 about pro-Israel senators:  “They aren’t too happy with delaying until after that pact, and are arguing July 21 wouldn’t be workable. Sen. Carl Levin (D – MI) was particularly critical of the plan, saying it would undermine the prospect of ever imposing the sanctions at all.”

Well, it’s July 21 and the 6 months are up for Iran and just as Tales predicted, Iran will not agree to a plan to give up their nuclear program. Also, Iran continues its delivering thousands of rockets to Hamas to attack Israel with.  Also, as Tales has predicted, this administrations “red line” of coming down hard on Iran with renewed tough sanctions if a deal hadn’t been reached after the 6 month interim period, has gone by the wayside. 

So, what is the Obama administration’s tough response to this impasse caused by Iran.  They are giving Iran another “temporary” 4 months extension to reach an agreement on ending their nuclear weapons program.  Iran better get serious now because everyone knows at the end of these extra four months Obama will bring down his iron hammer on them. Yeah, and if you believe that will happen then I have a bridge I want to sell you.  

Oh, by the way, four months more of delay will take us past the November elections.  Surprise, surprise.  What a startling coincidence.

So, AIPAC, Iran’s six months are up.  What are you going to say? Because of your strength in the Jewish community, you shamelessly were able to provide cover for president Obama and the Democrat senators from having to vote on the Iran sanctions bill 6 months ago, and your organization is one of the main reasons that there are not strong sanctions on Iran today.   With all these delays in sanctions on Iran [that you support], Iran is getting closer and closer to developing a nuclear weapon which threatens the very existence of the state of Israel.  

I am asking you for Israel and for America’s national security interests to please call for an immediate vote on a strong Iran sanctions bill.  Please put America’s and Israel’s national security interests above supporting this failed president and your Democrat party.  Please think hard about your next move, AIPAC.  An Iran sanctions bill is in your hands. AIPAC, you can make the difference between having strong sanctions being placed on Iran or, in all likelihood, [if the sanctions aren't done now] there never being strong sanctions on Iran again and allowing for the inevitability of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.  


If AIPAC goes along with this administration of giving Iran four more months to stall, then I can only conclude that AIPAC’s pronouncement that they really do want an Iran sanctions bill is as truthful as “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
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Full disclosure:  I have in the past been a member of and donated money to both AIPAC and the ADL, and hope to do so again in the future, if they ever return to their roots of being the truly great bi-partisan stalwart organizations in support of Israel and fighting anti-Semitism around the world.

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Minnesota Department of Incompetence

Jay Kolls’ article highlights the Department of Human Services’ incompetence: The Minnesota Department of Human Services sent 3,000 letters to homes of MinnesotaCare recipients who may have received incorrect monthly billing statements after they applied for health coverage through MNsure, the state’s new health care exchange. The letter tells those recipients the bills may have […]

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The New Pogrom – Paris, 2014

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The French government prohibited ‘pro-Palestine’ demonstrations after two synagogues were attacked, along with other violent incidents. But that didn’t stop French Muslims, who raged through the predominantly Jewish Paris suburb of Sarcelles in what one police official called the “Paris Intifada.”

Sarcelles has been nicknamed little Jerusalem because of its large community of Sephardic Jews.Like most predominantly Jewish neighborhoods, it’s a fairly quiet place, with the usual quota of Kosher markets, synagogues and small shops. What happened this weekend was anything but quiet.

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On Saturday, 3000 people gathered near the Gare Du Nord, the main Paris metro train station and began marching up Barbes Boulevard, burning, looting and assaulting people who ‘looked Jewish’ as they went. 14 policemen were injured and 38 arrests were made. On Sunday hundreds of mostly Arab and North African youths marched through the streets of Sarcelles, wielding bars and clubs while shouting, “Death to Israel” and “death to the Jews.”

The neighborhood’s largest kosher grocery Naouri was burned to a shell and so were a number of other stores including a local Jewish owned pharmacy and a funeral home. The nearby synagogue in Garges was firebombed, but fortunately not much damage was done. Windows were smashed, shops were looted and several passers by were assaulted.

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Le Figaro reported that riot police attempted to disperse protesters and block access to another synagogue in Sarcelles, lobbing tear gas and rubber bullets at the crowd. A number of police were reported injured and some journalists were assaulted as well.

“I live in Garges, near the synagogue, but I’m afraid to go home,” a young woman told the newspaper.

“We are seeing real scenes of urban guerrilla warfare,” Thierry Maze, a local law enforcement officer, told Le Figaro.

Many Jews reported being afraid to leave their homes.

Here’s what Sarcelles looked like afterwards:

This pogrom – and it really can’t be called anything else- has become a major concern to French Jewish leaders.From the Algemeiner:

In a Facebook post on Monday, France’s former chief rabbi Gilles Berheim called on the French government “not to tolerate this kind of behavior.”

“I watched from Israel with great concern and fear the violence that took place in Paris, in Barbes on Saturday and on Sunday in Sarcelles,” he wrote. “While the pretext for these demonstrations was support of Gaza, they are actually anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic demonstrations. This is unspeakable

Rabbi Levy Djian, a French Jewish activist living in New York told The Algemeiner that the series of riots show “we are entering a new era of real fear for the Jewish community of France.”

“Last week, in Paris, synagogues were attacked in broad daylight,” Djian said. “In Nice demonstrators screamed: ‘We are all Mohamed Merah’s!’ Then there were the riots in Barbes (Paris’s 18th district) yesterday, and there were the violent demonstrations in Sarcelles on Sunday.”

(note: Mohamed Merah was the jihadi who murdered a rabbi and three children at a Jewish school in Toulon back in 2012. Some hero..)

“The fact that the Muslims feel free to act against the police and the government is very alarming because who knows what will happen tomorrow? Many are talking about going to Israel but this can not be the solution to this problem. There are still many Jewish communities in France and it is imperative that they should be safe and feel totally secure.”

Rabbi Djian has it correct that France’s restive Muslims no longer fear the police. Why would they? Certain arrondissements in Paris and elsewhere are known to les flics as La Zone, no-go areas where they only go in heavily armed bands when absolutely necessary. And for all the condemnations of the violence President Hollande and the Socialists owe their election to an almost bloc Muslim vote. They aren’t going to bear down too hard.

France’s Jews, no matter what, aren’t going to feel ‘safe and totally secure’ in France and they are going to continue to be targeted. It is French Jews that are being attacked, not Israelis or Israeli institutions.It is French Jews, it has been happening for a long time now, and it is not going to change unless something unforeseen happens.

Despite Rabbi Djian’s thought on the matter, going to Israel is indeed a solution that is appealing more and more to many French Jews.

As Roger Cukierman, President of Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France (CRIF), France’s major Jewish organization said in Le Monde Juif,the anti-semitic violence could very well drive France’s Jews out of the country.

As the French will no doubt find if that happens, après le Juifs, le déluge, to change slightly an an old and famous quotation.

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Enough with the optics talk

If I hear another pundit talk about the bad optics hurting President Obama while Israel kills terrorists and people are murdered by Russian-trained military terrorists or while south-of-the-border cartels ignore the Tex-Mex border, I’ll scream. This isn’t about the optics of going on one fundraising junket after another. This isn’t about whether President Obama can […]

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Track United States Elected Officials Campaign Donors with Greenhouse

Normally, the slightly cracked Harry Balls editorial team blogs about funny videos, apps, and games. Sometimes we author satirical interviews between inanimate objects like Chris Christie’s Blue Fleece, President Obama’s Golf putter and Vladimir Putin’s Left Nipple which only we laugh it. Oh well. Last night we came across a story on Vice about Nick […]

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Iran Gets $2.8 Billion Bribe To ‘Extend’ Nuke Talks Deadline 4 months

Well. the July 20th deadline of talks between Iran and the P5+1 over Iran’s illegal nuclear program came and went. This was supposed to be ‘Iran’s last chance’ according to  Secretary Kerry and other assorted  foreign policy leaders. So what …

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Obama’s *Truth Team* neglects this major fact

Nevada Cancer Centers drop Obamacare exchange.

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GM’s CEO: Ridding GM of Its Dysfunctional Culture or Enabling It?

Has GM’s CEO, Mary Barra, been behind a “new GM,” or has she actually been protecting the old guard?

The essay is at “GM’s CEO

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This is what a leadership eunuch looks like! (Poster)

Obama comes down ‘hard’ on Putin!Having just watched Obama’s TV appeal to Putin concerning the Ukraine and the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH17, the poster below is spot-on describing the impotence of this President.It also would explain the smi… . . . → Read More: This is what a leadership eunuch looks like! (Poster)

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