12.12.17

President Donald Trump is Not the Mashaich by guest author Barouch Levy

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    The long overdue  and obligatory acknowledgement by President Trump, in recognizing Jerusalem as the Capitol of Israel, is indeed and an important thing in itself. Not only does it legitimize the return of Jewish sovereignty in that holy city, but it officially removes the American position, from  amongst the many, who  by their stubborn recalcitrance on the issue, project  an active denial of any connection of the Jewish People with the ancient ,present and future, holiness of Jerusalem. The American position on Jerusalem, since Israel was established, until this week, has been completely compatible with an American governmental relationship with  Israel, which was either entirely secular and/ or anti-Semitic. Thus, Present Trump, and his obligatory acknowledgement, that indeed Jerusalem is the Capitol Of Israel, removes the United States from the company on this issue, of these deplorables.
 
This being said, the effusive outpouring of gratitude to President for the policy change and the euphoria it has evoked from many Jews, is quite problematic. First of all this reflects an ignorance of American policy towards Israel over the years, in general and an ignorance of the Trump Administration's Middle East Policy in particular. Indeed at this juncture,  is seems that the Trump Admiration's Mid East policy is rather reminiscent of past American policy in the region, particularly that of certain Republican administrations. Secondly, this Jewish reaction, is reflective of 'sadly, our continuing "galut" mentality , even after close to seventy years of independence in the State of Israel. The site of a large American flag next an Israeli one bedecking the wall  of Jerusalem, near the citadel of David, the symbol of Jewish kingship, strength and self-reliance and faith in G-d, no doubt the handiwork of not, the American government, but Jews in Israel, is disturbing in the eyes of any real Jewish nationalist
 
   Knesset Member ,Moshe Feigllin, who was recently quoted about a possible impending change in the status of Jerusalem, remarked that such a development, would be miraculous and of an historical significance, similar to that of the Balfour "Declaration. Odd indeed. First of all, in 1922, a mere five years after the announcement of the Balfour Declaration, the British government began to issue a series of documents, collectively  called the "White Paper", which were a retraction of the declared policy intentions the Balfour Declaration . In fact the 1939 segment of the British White Paper contained an express written intention to terminate Jewish aspirations for sovereignty in the Land of Israel. The Jewish Agency's reaction to the 1939 White Paper, was that the British Government intended to "put up a territorial ghetto for Jews in their own homeland",  at "this darkest hour Jewish history". None the less, may Jews at the time considered the Balfour Declaration to be of miraculous and historical significance. Many Jews including Moshe Feiglin, still consider this to be true.  Secondly Knesset Member Feiglin, perhaps more than any other Jewish public figure, must be aware of the potential or presently emerging similarities of the developing  Trump Middle East policy, and that of the policy enacted during the tenure of former President Ronald Reagan. A particularly significant role was played in the formulation of that infamous policy by the former Secretary of Defense Capper Weinberger, the nemesis of the paroled, but heavily fettered and repressed Jonathan Pollard.
 
  In an article by Feiglin, appearing in the internet edition of the Israeli paper, "Maariv,"of April 6, 2008, Feiglin commented on Jonathan Pollard, the Jewish American Israeli agent, who, illicitly, in the legal sense, interfered in the American Middle East policy. In regard to that interference, Feiglin appropriately labeled Pollard the "man who saved Israel from American indifference and insensitivity by bringing to Israel's attention vital information vital to the continuation of its existence."
 
   During the period of the Reagan administration, the United States had developed and alliance with the now deposed Iraqi despot, Saddam Hussein, in order to restrain the expansionist aspirations in the Persian Gulf of the Iranian Islamic regime. That regime had come to power, not long before the ascent of the Reagan administration, in a revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini who both  he and his regime had become identified with Anti-Americanism, largely due to the Iranian hostage crisis. As part of a budding military alliance between the united States and Iraq, the Reagan administration enabled Iraq to acquire, in essence, provided Iraq weaponry, which included poison gas and its accompanying delivery capacity, which could not only be used against Iran but could and did threaten Israel. Jonathon Pollard, in his work as a civilian intelligence analyst, became aware of this threat to Israeli population centers and brought the matter to his superiors. He was reportedly told, "That Jews are too sensitive to gas.".
 
Similarly, today the Trump Administration is actively cultivating an alliance with Saudi Arabia against Iran. Obviously that alliance has a significant military component. How will Jews and Israelis be  desensitized to  a buildup of American arms in the Arabian peninsula to those whose remarks on Trump's Jerusalem Declaration were not too different than the reaction emitted by Iran? This armament will not  be hidden in some Saudia Arabian wasteland by someone like Casper Weinberger, so that some kind of future Jonathan Pollard will not tip off the Israelis.
 
   The major actor in this role of Jewish desensitization is to be played by Saudi Arabia. They will declare "peace" with Israel. But only after, as described by the Jewish Agency, in its reaction to the British White Paper, "The national home is converted into another cramped and dangerous ghetto.". Indeed, in the regular Hebrew addition of "Arutz 7", December 7,2017, columist Nitzan Kedar writes, in "Declaration of Intentions", as follows,|". . . circles close to Trump are saying that a recognition on Jerusalem and a declaration on the beginning of the transfer of the Embassy is a significant enough step, such that its price will be the absolute and clear agreement by Israel to the two state solution."
 
Rather clearly, it seems that President Donald Trump's policy hopes are significantly similar   to Prime  Minister Winston Churchill's government's intention to permanently debilitate Jewish nationalism, by way of the 1939 White Paper . So too, are we reminded of the American Truman Administration, which rushed to "declare" its immediate recognition of the State of Israel,  parallel to the imposition of an arms embargo which was intended to contribute to expected Jewish defeat.  The American-Soviet collusion during the Eisenhower Administration, of forcing an Israeli withdrawal from the Sinai, lead directly to the grave threat Israel experienced to its it existence, in the days prior to the Six Day war. The failure of Israel to  engage in a precautionary military initiative prior to the Yom Kippur War, is largely attributed to a policy, advocated by Henry Kissinger, during the Nixon Administration ,which was intended generate Israeli military setbacks. These setbacks, it was envisioned, would make Israel more amenable to a compliance with a withdrawal to pre-1967 borders.  The Oslo Agreement of the Clinton Administration, had at its heart a two state solution, which by its nature obligated, a return to this last "cramped and dangerous  ghetto". In the parlance of the day, this was described correctly as "ghetto from Hadera to Gedera. 
 
As "everyone" knows, the two state solution is at the heart of the Trump Administration's  Mid East policy.  In as much at it is, we are back to the White Paper. In fact we have never left. The significant difference is in President Trump's sales presentation.  "Whatever the sides want.", and "Israel will get lots of love", are examples of President Trump's new soft sell sales approach. Added to this are the plans of erecting "a monument for peace", the new American Embassy building, in Jerusalem at some unspecified, far off time.
 
  During the First Gulf War, "everyone' in Israel was tremendously grateful for the partial American destruction of Iraq's military might. Rabbi Yisrael  Ber  Odesser, recipient of Rabbi Nachman's letter and signature, the well-known in Israel "Na Nach Nachma Nachman from Uman, reportedly chastised his students for their unjustified gratitude. "What the Americans do, they do for themselves." At the same meeting ,or perhaps latter, it was reported that Rabbi Yisrael clarified "Roosevelt was worse than Hitler. Hitler acted out of insanity, whereas Roosevelt ,operated with careful consideration and well thought out thinking.". Certainly, Former Secretary of The Treasury ,Henry Morgenthau's memorandum, Entitled, "The Report to the Secretary of this Government's Acquiescence to the Murder of the Jews, of January 13, 1943, does much to corroborate the testimony of Rabbi Yisrael's remarks.
 
  In light of the unjustified exaggerated enthusiasm with which many Jews greeted President Trump's Jerusalem Declaration, it behooves these people to heed these above, reported, words of Rabbi Yisrael .Many, including sophisticated observers of the Israel-United States relationship, and some of the most keen critics of the two state solution are suddenly buoyed in their uncritical almost unrestrained "faith" in President Trump and his intentions towards Israel.  Even the Saudi Arabians, a cornerstone of the Trump "peace" initiative, now are almost viewed as paradigms of peaceful and cooperative coexistence with the Jews. Rabbi Yisrael said, "Without Rabbi Nachman, everything is confused.". The  sudden, almost unbounded confidence in President Donald Trump, after the Jerusalem Declaration, is an example, par excellence, of this.

Former Israeli  Prime Minister, Yitzhak Shamir, claimed "The sea is still the same sea, the Arabs are still the same Arabs. How true. Unfortunately, the United States Government and in its relationship to Israel, is still the same United  States Government. In any event, the Trump Administration policy in the Middle East should be viewed with caution. In spite of the benefits of the Jerusalem Declaration, many should paid attention to the points of reality, upon which, that this  article has tried to focus attention. President Donald Trump is no Obama. This is correctly understood. But neither is he Mashiach Ben David. Sorry.

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19.10.17

Arrests are based on opinion in Israel

B"H - When people block the road for things the State likes, like on the so called yom hashoa for example, when they blow their sirens, no one gets arrested. The State arrests its Jews only when they block the road for Torah, may G-d bless their holy Jewish souls!

- This is a comment on Anti-draft demonstrators: We'd rather die than enlist
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26.9.17

HaShem means business, don't make a mistake about that!

B"H -  Even the trailer is a tear-jerker and I'm crying here, in front of the screen. When will we comprehend, as a nation, and accept that G-d is not a clown?

- This is a comment on Torah from the Years of Wrath by Dr. Henry Abramson
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Cancer has already been cured about a hundred years ago

B"H - Of course biological destruction is not what one wishes to people one does not agree with, however this is a good opportunity to say that cancer has already been pretty much cured, about a hundred years ago, it's just that the medical profession is keeping it secret, in its alliance with the big pharmaceutical industry, for reasons of profit. See A World Without Cancer - The Story of Vitamin B17 on YouTube!

- This is a comment on John McCain: Very poor prognosis on brain cancer
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24.9.17

Facebook, the usual mantra

B"H - I'm an "Orthodox" Jew and I opened a fb account about seven years ago under my Hebrew name, Ariel ben Yochanan. On June 15, 2017 fb blocked my account telling me that I'm using a name that is against fb policies. I maintain that a Jew's Hebrew name is an external RELIGIOUS sign, just like wearing a kipah, a tallit, tzitzit or tfililin and as such its use is under the protection of Freedom of Religion in most nations, certainly in the States and therefore fb's restrictive policies on the matter by treating my Hebrew name as if it was an ordinary nick, are allegedly unlawful: Only Jews have Hebrew names, almost all Jews have Hebrew names and non-Jews don't have Hebrew names. Besides, we have a Midrash, that teaches us that we merited the redemption from Egypt due to three attributes: We kept our language, we kept our Hebrew names and we kept our way of dressing. This shows that what facebook is doing to me today is actually worse than what the Egyptians did to us during our slavery there! I therefore require fb to a) immediately reactivate my account under my Hebrew name Ariel ben Yochanan, b) to release a public statement in which it apologizes for its refusal to accept of a Jew's Hebrew name even if it is not registered or not used for utility bills, etc., "only" in the synagogue to be called up to the Torah and c) to provide funds for damages, effective, moral and punitive to be paid for placing restrictive conditions on the use of my Hebrew name on its website, facebook.com. Should these requests be ignored, I reserve the right to seek legal advice and to bring the matter to court.

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18.9.17

The destruction of Migron is just another proof of the State of Israel not being Jewish

B"H - The destruction (pogrom in Russian) of Migron is just another proof of the State of Israel not being Jewish: Jew, withdraw your blind, unconditional and unjustified support from this secular, erev rav State and pretend our prescribed Torah institutions, a Jewish king to run the executive, the Sanhedrin and righteous courts in every village all over the Land to administer justice and the Cohen Gadol to run the Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem! Democ(k)racy may be good for the gentiles, we Jews are told by our One G-d to do Torah in the Land, not this fake, democratic republic. Rabbis, lead us to the Truth, not to where your pay-off-money comes from!


- This is a comment on Hundreds mark anniversary of Migron destruction
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4.8.17

Israeli Jew may take Facebook to court on Jewish rights violation soon



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Facebook’s waging war on my Hebrew name - A Case Summary in Sixteen Points
1. I am an observant (Orthodox) Jew and a Jewish activist and I opened a Facebook account under my Hebrew name, Ariel ben Yochanan, some seven years ago.
2. Everything was fine, until probably an anti-Semite must have reported me and Facebook obliged by disabling my account on June 15 ’17 saying that:
 "It looks like you're using a name on Facebook that goes against our policies. Can we update your name on Facebook to Andras Bereny?
If we update your name, Andras Bereny will be the name people see on your profile and anywhere else your name appears on Facebook (ex: tagged photos, past posts, search).

If you're already using the name you go by in everyday life, select Don't Update and we'll help you confirm your current name".

3. Andras Bereny is the name on my ID, bank account, etc. and we Jews call it a “slave name”.

4. So, of course I clicked on Don't Upgrade, as on Facebook I want to appear under my Hebrew name, with which we are getting called up to the Torah in the synagogue and under this name I run my blog, the Torah Revolution, comment on Jewish and on Torah issues and write  articles. I provided Facebook with a link to such an article,


where the editor even explains that I write under my Hebrew name, but Facebook didn’t bulge, they keep my account blocked, as if preventing the  use of my Hebrew name was their hidden and evil mission.

5. In the following I am going to show that a Jew’s Hebrew name is an outward sign of his Judaism, just like wearing a kipah (yarmulke), tzitzit (fringes), talit (prayer shawl) or tefilin (phylacteries) and that therefore preventing its use is allegedly unlawful, in as much as it allegedly goes against the principles of Freedom of Religion. The maintenance of the guarantees under the Freedom of Religion is extremely important, especially for minorities, like the Jews, who were limited and persecuted by enemy nations in most of recorded history. We don’t want Facebook in particular and the corporate world in general to be allowed to go down again on this road.

6. I will prove the point in two ways:

 The first way is to say that there is a Midrash (Jewish religious literature) that sheds light on the importance of a Hebrew name in Judaism. From it we learn that the very redemption from our slavery in Egypt is merited in function of three attributes:
a) We kept our language,
b) We kept our Hebrew names and
c) We kept our Jewish clothing.
7. In view of this we can conclude that not even the Egyptians did to us during our slavery up until about 3300 years ago what Facebook is doing to me now, namely bullying me under the pretense of their “policies” to renounce the use of my Hebrew name!
8. As a consequence, we see that keeping our Hebrew names has a special place, significance and importance in Jewish tradition (Mesorah), that even many non-religious Jews keep, irrespective of whether it is registered or not registered, documented or not documented, used for utility bills or not used for utility bills, all alleged limitations that Facebook unlawfully places on an outwardly sign of one’s Jewish identity. For a better understanding of this issue please read the following four articles available online, or google “Hebrew names in Judaism”:
- Language, Dress, and Names – Jewish continuity in a nutshell

- Did the Jews assimilate when they were in Egypt?

- Torah Attitude: Parashas Bo: Three areas of excellence

- Judaism & the Power of Names
http://www.aish.com/jw/s/Judaism--the-Power-of-Names.html

9. The other way to establish that Hebrew names are an integral part of our Jewish identity is to observe:
a) That only Jews have Hebrew names;
b) That almost all Jews have Hebrew names and
c) That non-Jews do not have Hebrew names.
10. Once we establish that a Hebrew name is an integral part of the Jewish identity, it becomes immediately obvious that negating a Jew the right to use his or her Hebrew name is allegedly anti-Semitic in nature and if it is done in the name of company policy, it is the company policy that is allegedly anti-Semitic, even if not intentionally so, and it must therefore be changed or repealed altogether without delay under the principle of Freedom of Religion: The Hebrew name of a Jew is NOT a “fake name”, as it is presently treated by Facebook, it is one of the manifestations of the identity  of a person as a Jew, just like wearing a kipah, tzitzit, talit or tefilin!
11. The latest in this tragic, anti-Jewish escalation is that Facebook changed the message that appears on my log in page and now they are directly prompting me to sign in as Andras Bereny: I firmly believe it is my sacrosanct Jewish right to be able to use and be known by my Hebrew name and be listed on Facebook under Ariel ben Yochanan. It’s not what they call a “fake name”. It is my Hebrew name and I maintain that its use is protected by the very principles of Freedom of Religion. I will not renounce of its use, even if they put me on the wheel or burned me at the stake alive, like their presumed ideological predecessors did during the times of the Inquisition.

12. My account has more than 1500 Facebook friends, out of which more than 200 are “followers”, meaning that they want to see my posts and read my comments: Blocking my account harms them as well, not only me.

13. With some contacts, like old class-mates, friends and associates, my Facebook account is the only means to keep in touch, as they don’t know my email address (arielbenyochanan@hotmail.com) and I don’t know theirs.

14. I would like to mention here that my account was disabled by Facebook from one minute to the next, with no warning, so I was not even given the possibility to collect and save the emails of my contacts or to warn them of what was coming.

15. One email in particular I received from a friend said that he got “frightened” seeing my account disappear. What right Facebook has to frighten my friends? Another person started to read a private message from me and when she returned to finish reading it, it was gone, disappeared from her screen: A traumatizing experience for which there is no excuse!

16. I therefore require the following three actions to be taken:

a) Facebook must re-activate my account immediately, under my Hebrew name, Ariel ben Yochanan;

b) Facebook must issue a public statement in which it apologizes for its alleged anti-Jewish policies concerning their limiting the use of the Hebrew names of Jews and

c) Facebook must pay me damages, effective, moral and punitive. The idea is to make sure that Facebook never negates a basic Jewish right to a Jew again, like it allegedly does to me now, by preventing me from being listed under my Hebrew name on their website.
 


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24.7.17

Why would anyone expext anything different? Hashem runs the show, not Dagan!

B"H - When the religious Zionists will pour Torah on the Land for the glory of Hashem, instead of concrete for their own glory, when they will stop importing evangelical xtians, instead of Jews to work the Land, THEN Hashem may decide to unleash His divine peace on us, may He be blessed and not the so called security apparatus of the secular State that runs jeeps on the Shabes and so on and so forth, don't get me started!

- This is a comment on Report: Insufficient security in Samaria Jewish towns
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14.7.17

Intimidation to promote their wine trade

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Pity that many of these wineries use mainly North American evangelical so called volunteers to harvest their grapes, instead of local Jewish workers. As Jews are not allowed to benefit from idolatry, these wines are allegedly prohibited, even if kosher certified. The probable reason the Canadian Food Board allowing these products to be marked the way they are, is to destroy their Jews, as kedushim, bris, weddings, etc. performed with these wines are allegedly compromised. By providing you with
this information I am putting myself in danger, as intimidation to protect xtian interests by Zionists can be seen as widespread

- This is a comment on Canada cancels directive on 'settlement wines'
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