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"9/13" - Thwart an imperialism that's again conquering the West via anti-Semitism

Islamists hijack jets as missiles into NYC
World Trade Center towers 9/11/01

How do Western societies, (who on Sept 11th used to believe "Never Forget") or North American Jews, (who profess "Never Again") fail to see and fight the connection in today's times? Germany's National Socialists rose to power by scapegoating Jews and stoking religious and ethnic supremacy among Aryan Christians. Upon the Nazi defeat, Egypt repatriated  Goebbels' propagandists to advance pan-Muslim power by combine Muslim theology's Jew-hatred with a socio-political hatred for the Jewish expansion in Palestine. Unified by anti-Zionism, the Islamist global revolution spread to the reaches of Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. 

Today, anti-Christian Americanism and anti-Jewish Israelism has years of global spread by Al-Jazeera, A.P., Reuters, and Muslim news outlets. So what happened to concerns of Never Forget and Never Again when it comes to Judeo-Christian societies importing Islamic supremacist-raised immigrants from societies raised to hate "the infidel" and "the Zionist Jews?"

"9/13" by Daniel Greenfield in "Sultan Knish," Sept 11,'22

"As another 9/11 anniversary arrives, we are not in 9/10, a world before the fall of the towers, nor 9/12, the world that was born in the aftermath of the attacks, rather we are in 9/13.

In 9/13, years have passed without significant Islamic terrorist attacks taking place on American soil. In past surveys, concern about Islamic terrorism ranks in the low single digits behind everything else.

In 9/13, culture wars, COVID, pronouns and other concerns have vastly eclipsed not only the barbaric mass murder of thousands, but the recognition that we are at war. And that war is far from over.

America’s Islamic population is growing. The open border doesn’t just bring in drug dealers and gang members, but massive numbers of people from the Muslim world. The Afghan airlift and visas will probably end up importing at least a quarter of a million as family reunification kicks in. Our national demographics are being transformed - with the same eventual outcome as Europe.

9/13 is all about forgetting . . .  After WWI, most people were done with world wars. But world wars weren’t done with them. ... the Jihad isn’t some nationalistic European grudge match. It’s a thousand-year assault on the rest of the world that will not stop just because we’ve decided to move on Article continues:

Middle-Eastern Muslim immigrants to America march through L.A against Israel and her supporters.
In the ensuing days, some protesters hunted Jewish civilians to attack (May, 2021)

Last May 2021, in reaction to the anti-Semitism exhibited in Islamo-Marxists' anti-Israel demonstrations in New York and Los Angeles  (whose vitriol matched that in European cities), Daniel Greenfield explained that Jewish-Americans should stop (not enable) immigration of Muslims into North America. 

"Stop Jew-Hate: End Islamist Immigration" by Daniel Greenfield 26 May'21 Frontpage Magazine:
In 2015, The Atlantic ran a cover story titled, “Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?” In 2021, the question is whether it’s time for the Jews to leave New York and Los Angeles. ...  Most stories about antisemitism in Europe reference the Swedish city whose Jewish population dropped from 3,000 to barely 800. Current estimates are that Malmo will have no Jews left by the end of the decade as its population flees Muslim mob violence, firebombings, and random assaults: including 100 aimed at its sole rabbi. “Anti-Semitism in Malmö reveals flaws in Swedish immigration system.” There are equally big flaws in our immigration system and too many Jewish groups have wasted time on outreach - instead of working toward immigration-reform to stop the ‘Malmoization’ of New York and LA.  

(May 21, 2021) Investigations are underway in New York and Los Angeles after antisemitic attacks earlier this week. In New York, a man was attacked during dueling rallies over the violence in the Middle East. In Los Angeles, Jewish diners were attacked at a restaurant. Jeff Pegues has the story.

The collapse of a liberal middle class into dueling Marxist and Fascist youth mobs is mainstreaming antisemitism in America the way that it already has in Europe. But the heavy lifting will still be done by young men whose parents came here from Iraq, Pakistan, or Gaza that we’ve seen assaulting random Jewish people in New York and Los Angeles. The cries of “Kill Jews, Free Palestine” are not a horrid aberration: they’re the new normal. The one thing that could have stopped this and perhaps still might would be for American Jews to be willing to say the unspeakable: that some people belong in this country and others don’t. The idea that immigration should be a mutual social contract instead of a suicide pact is profoundly alien to everything that millions of Americans, Jews and Christians, have absorbed over the years. Beyond the Christian churches and HIAS which lobby to resettle more Islamists in America, much of the country is wedded to the idea that we must take anyone who comes. But when we take anyone who comes, then we’re the ones who get taken for a ride.

While our streets are filled with the homeless and unemployed Americans are dying of drug overdoses at record rates, churches and temples lecture their parishioners on their moral duty to bring more Iraqis, Syrians, and Pakistanis to America.

But 9/11 and the occasional terror attack in a major city are just the appetizers of Islamist demographic colonization. The next stage, mob violence by what the European press carefully calls “angry youths”, is now underway in New York and Los Angeles. It won’t stop there. The era of the “lone wolf” Jihadi hasn’t ended yet, but the future of Islamic terror in America will be group attacks, like those in Bataclan in Paris, and more routine riots and mass assaults abetted by their leftist allies.

Jews in New York City are the easiest targets, but as the Swedes or the French could tell you, or the Poles and the Czechs, it rarely ends there.

Muslim violence isn’t a response to oppression or persecution. It’s a supremacist theological mission to colonize and subjugate non-Muslims as numerous Jihadis have told us at their trials. We chose not to take them at their word.

Israel is not the issue. Just as Mohammed cartoons, a teddy bear with the wrong name, or false reports of a desecrated Koran were not the real issues at the heart of other Muslim rampages.

Where is the movement to close the Democrat open-border policy - which permits in immigrants from countries other than Central America, such as Venezuela, where Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards  Corps (IGRC) has a strong military relationship? In August, they announced simulated war games (along with Russia and China) in Venezuela. 

At the 9/11 Memorial Garden Park 5-years ago, writer Daniel Greenfield addressed the issue of 9/11 commemorations omitting educating about the cause of the Islamic imperialist crusade against the West.

"The war continues, the war goes on, and as each September 11th passes we become less cognizant of the original attacks and of the causes of those attacks. 

People are forgetting the history. they're forgetting just why this happened and what this all meant. We are forgetting the stories of the heroes but we're also forgetting that we were attacked because we are a free people. Because we choose to believe that we can actually elect our own leaders. That we can actually allow everyone to practice their own religion and that we can actually allow people freedom of speech and yes that does include drawing Muhammad cartoons.

We've forgotten all that and in the process we are forgetting the reason why we are a threat to the terrorists. We are not a threat to the terrorists because we have large bombers or because we have missiles and tanks. There are other countries including countries in the Middle East that have those.

What threatens the Islamic terrorists - and it is indeed an Islamic terrorist - is our culture our way of life and the fact that we do not obey them. That we do not worship as they do. And that we believe that we have the right and the responsibility and the power to be what we are.

This is a cultural war it is a civilizational clash. The terrorist attacks, even the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11th, were just a worst-case scenario. Even as Islamic migration continues to flood into this country, the Islamic population of this country has dramatically increased. Instead of reducing the population of Islamic settlers since September 11th, we have dramatically increased both them and their policy and their influence. Keith Ellison was formerly with the Nation of Islam (and is now is affiliated with Islamist organizations such as CAIR) is now the second in command of the DNC (currently seeking re-election as Attorney General of Minnesota). 

Barack Hussein Obama, a man who described the Islamic call to prayer (which includes the very prettiest sound on Earth, that was heard by the passengers on Flight 93) became the president of the United States. And so we are still commemorating a war that does not end, we are commemorating a tragedy that has never been resolved, the war continues the struggle goes on and we must go on with it." 


"After the ADL gets caught spreading woke ideology, Greenblatt must go" writes Jonathan Tobin, of JNS.org

Under its current leader, the group discarded nonpartisanship. But the inclusion of critical race theory in the curricula it gives schools is not an isolated blunder.

Jonathan Greenblatt leads the A.D.L.

(Sept 7, 2022/JNS.org)  According to the Anti-Defamation League, it’s just a mistake. A Fox News Digital exposé showed that the curricula they hand out to schools as part of their anti-hate programs included critical race theory (CRT) teachings about “white privilege,” the need to address the problems of “whiteness,” praise for the anti-Semitic Women’s March group and support for the idea of contemporary Americans paying reparations to those whose ancestors were enslaved.

Faced with hard evidence that its lucrative “No Place for Hate” initiatives are immersed in the woke leftist ideas that are actually legitimizing racialist attitudes and granting a permission slip for anti-Semitism, the organization had no choice but to say that the Fox News report was accurate and that “there is content among our curricular materials that is misaligned with ADL’s values and strategy.”

Yet rather than admit that the inclusion of such ideas in the material they are pushing on schools reflected a broader problem in the group’s work, the ADL still insisted: “We do not teach critical race theory. Period.”

That’s a blatantly dishonest and even illogical claim since the material in their curricula shows that is exactly what they’re doing.

The upshot of this weasel-worded non-apology is that the group founded to defend the Jewish people against anti-Semitism is trying to claim that this is all somehow a misunderstanding. They want their donors, who were under the impression that the ADL was belatedly confronting left-wing anti-Semitism, to believe that the organization isn’t actually part of the problem rather than the solution.

But no one should be buying this disingenuous line of defense.

What Fox discovered was entirely consistent with the organization’s actions and decisions in the years since Jonathan Greenblatt took over as its CEO replacing longtime leader Abe Foxman.  

Greenblatt has helped shift the ADL from its former stance as the nonpartisan gold standard for monitoring of hate to being just another liberal activist group whose priority is helping the Democratic Party—something that makes sense for a former staffer in the Clinton and Obama White Houses. Rather than being “misaligned,” endorsements of CRT teachings are very much aligned with the way the ADL has made it a priority to stay in sync with fashionable radical ideas about race and to avoid being tagged as a bastion of Zionist privilege by their left-wing allies.

All of this means that the only thing ADL’s board and donors should be reviewing in the wake of this expose is their continued employment of Greenblatt. If it wants to truly demonstrate that it is rejecting CRT and the anti-Semitism that comes in its wake, then Greenblatt has got to go.

Far from being an isolated instance, the group’s inclusion of critical race theory concepts and ideas in their model anti-hate curricula is very much in line with the group’s approach to racial issues in recent years.

  • There was its endorsement of the Black Lives Matter movement, which had itself endorsed anti-Semitic attacks on the state of Israel; and its “anti-racist” agenda about white supremacy.

  • There was its defense of two anti-Semitic members of Congress—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)—against criticism from former President Donald Trump, largely on the basis that they were “women of color.”

  • There was the hiring of left-wing Twitter troll Tema Smith as an outreach director tasked with educating about race and racism, whose main priority seems to be calling Jews racists for not going along with radical concepts about white privilege.

  • Then there was the fact that its website had a definition of racism that invoked CRT teachings about privilege.

That the ADL is primarily interested in attacking anti-Semites on the far-right that it tries to link to Republicans and conservatives while downplaying the way left-wing anti-Semites have taken over academia and gained acceptance in popular culture and the left-wing of the Democratic Party has long been obvious. But the content of their school curricula in their hate-education program speaks to the way these ideas have become integral to its core business model and seem in line with much of the material that is routinely tweeted out by the @ADL_education Twitter account.

All of this speaks to a pattern of behavior under ADL that demonstrates that from the top down, the group has doubled down on the BLM agenda of equity as opposed to equality by emphasizing ideas about race and privilege.

A closer look at the material that the Fox News report highlighted shows just how far into wokeness the ADL has gone. The whole point of the topics covered points consistently towards justifying the BLM movement.

Cornell Law School Professor William Jacobson’s criticalrace.org website is an essential resource in discovering the influence of toxic racial theories that are spreading throughout the education system. In an email to me, he said that the ADL curricula is particularly damaging because it validates discredited talking points about the 2014 police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., that helped launch the BLM movement.

According to Jacobson:

“The lesson plan (‘privilege, discrimination, and racial disparities’) on the shooting of Michael Brown is highly misleading and irresponsible. As an investigation by the Obama Department of Justice confirmed, Michael Brown was shot after he sucker-punched a police officer who was seated in a patrol vehicle and tried to steal his weapon. The police officer was not charged because the shooting was legally justifiable. None of that is mentioned in the ADL lesson plan, which instead suggests that Brown was a victim of racist police violence and uses that as a launch pad to delve into issues of white privilege and other racial justice topics.”

Nor was that all.

“The second Michael Brown lesson, ‘Power and Privilege’ misleads by suggesting that Brown was unarmed,” said Jacobson. “That’s true but incomplete because he was shot in an unprovoked assault on a police officer sitting in a patrol car in an attempt to steal his gun. The lesson also says that the police officer was not indicted, which also is true, but fails to explain that the police officer was not indicted because the officer used lawful force to defend himself. The lesson plan also fails to point out that the Obama Justice Department came to the same conclusion.”

Both these lessons are, as Jacobson states, “misleading and manipulative.” Along with parts of curricula that seek to engage students by indoctrinating them with notions about white privilege and “structural racism,” this reflects the ADLs acceptance of racial-justice dogma and ideology in order to promote ideas about race that are aimed at polarizing and racializing society. The fact that information from a Jewish defense agency would ask students to reflect on the “achievements” of BLM without also taking into account the anti-Semitism and hatred for Israel that is associated with it calls into question where the ADL’s priorities lie.

Equally troubling is ADL’s embrace of intersectionality, a concept that falsely analogizes the Palestinian war on Israel with the struggle for civil rights in the United States and other anodyne causes. In one lesson plan about equality for women, the ADL advocates for students to “reflect upon the [2017] Women’s March,” using “an intersectionality approach.” It completely ignores the fact that the anti-Trump protest group, which was led by prominent anti-Semitic activists like Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour, was completely compromised by Jew-hatred.

Groups that claim to oppose racism ought to be advocating against intersectionality and the anti-equality “equity” agenda, not endorsing it. Groups that are supposed to be opposing anti-Semitism should be at the forefront of the fight against ideas that seek to view everything through the prism of race and identifying Israel and Jews as privileged oppressors. Yet the ADL, which raises close to $100 million a year to oppose racism and anti-Semitism, is, in essence, endorsing both.

Greenblatt’s skill at raising money even while trashing the ADL’s reputation for fairness and nonpartisanship has seemingly solidified his position at the head of one of the organized Jewish world’s most prominent organizations. His leadership also reflects the way American society has become polarized and driven to extremes as politics now serves in the role that religion used to play in most people’s lives. Seen from that perspective, perhaps it was inevitable that a liberal group like ADL would begin to drift to the far-left even while pretending to still speak for the center. The group’s involvement in Internet censorship with Big Tech allies like Google—ostensibly to educate against hatred—also showed its new bias as well as a propensity for other “mistakes” in which it wound up promoting extremism rather than stopping it.

Yet if the ADL is to retain even a sliver of credibility, it will require more than a pro forma “review” about “misaligned” lesson plans. It’s going to need a complete overhaul and a purge of the woke leftism and one-sidedness that now permeates almost everything it says and does. The only way to begin that effort is to fire Jonathan Greenblatt. Anything less than that will be a further betrayal of the organization’s responsibilities to speak up for its founding principles and mission.



17-years after Israel ceded Gaza for prospective Palestinian State, I.D.F. ex-Surgeon General Arye Eldad takes stock, revises outlook

Israelis take cover in bomb shelter fearing Palestinian rocket launched
from Gaza at Kiryat Malachi Nov 15, '12 (Uriel Sinai, Getty Images)

This week in 2005, Israel withdrew all Jewish life (and its military defenders) from Gaza to enable Palestinian Muslims to demonstrate the peace and safety they would offer Israelis from a prospective Palestinian state. 

But 17-years later, how much safer has that left Jews living north of the now, closer, southern border with Gaza?

Israel evacuated 21 communities in Gush Katif, Gaza (and 4 in Northern Samaria) to evidence Palestinian intentions

Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad launches 100's of rockets
at Israel over a week. 7 Aug '22 (Reuters:Mohammed Salem)

What peace for Jews have they demonstrated in all this time?

Since Israel's withdrawal of 8,000 Jewish civilians from Gush Katif, Gaza, Palestinians in Gaza have launched (
among other acts of terrorist violence) infiltrations of Israeli territory in the form of rockets, mortars, and wildfire balloons in the following numbers:
In August 2005, Israel publicly displayed to the world that its most recent 38-year presence in Gaza had come to an end. Natan Sharansky was the Diaspora Affairs and Jerusalem minister in Sharon’s government at the time, although on May 2, 2005, he resigned from the cabinet because of his fundamental disagreement with the viability of the Disengagement Plan. He has publicly shared the content of his resignation letter, the consequence of his disgust at the evacuation. Sharansky wrote that the Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan, “is a tragic mistake that will exacerbate the conflict with the Palestinians, increase terrorism, and dim the prospects of forging a genuine peace. The guiding principle behind the Disengagement Plan is based on the illusion that by leaving Gaza, we will leave the problems of Gaza behind us.”
- (Source: Jewish Home LA)

Former IDF Surgeon General, Dr. Aryeh Eldad today hosts a radio show and authors books

Former Knesset member Prof. Aryeh Eldad, M.D. 72, was once the Israel Defense Forces’ chief medical officer and later an Member of Knesset of the National Union Party and Otzma LeYisrael for 10 years. He is the son of author and columnist Israel Eldad (Scheib), a leader of the Lehi pre-state underground who is known as one of the greatest ideologists of the right.

Dr. Eldad was the only member of parliament to call for non-violent civil disobedience as a tactic in the struggle against the government. Eldad even walked the few hundred kilometres between the now-evacuated community of Sa-Nur (in the northern West Bank) to Neve Dekalim (south Gaza Strip), in order to attract attention to the opposition of the Withdrawal plan. We recorded this phone interview with him from Israel in May. 


Ariel Sharon’s political dreams were far from reality. The withdrawal from Gaza did not bring peace with the Palestinians, nor support from world powers. It did not bring harmony to the region of any kind. Israel is not, and has never been a stronger nation as a result of the evacuation. Moreover, the event permanently shamed Sharon’s otherwise meaningful political career, which was the opposite of what Sharon anticipated.

News-Editors Debate Ways to Overcome Liberal, Big-Tech Censorship to Inform Public

For centuries, scribes and journalists have been tasked with the responsibility of seeking and sharing the truth. Today, however, finding solid journalism accurately reported by the news media is difficult. Considering this dilemma, who can the faith community turn to and trust to report the news?

At the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in spring, Matthew Faraci, president of Inspire Buzz, moderated a lively panel discussion titled “Truth-Driven Journalism in an Era of Censorship.” Panel participants included Christopher Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax Media, Christopher Dolan, president and executive editor of the Washington Times, Joshua Philipp, senior investigative reporter for The Epoch Times and Phil Boyce, senior vice president for spoken word format at Salem Media Group.

The well-attended forum addressed several current issues impacting media producers and consumers, tying them to historical events.

Philipp, for example, referenced the 1967 riots in China which began as a minor labor dispute in the backdrop of the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China. The riots then escalated into a large-scale protest against British colonial rule involving Chinese Communist Party sympathizers against the British Hong Kong government. In Philipp’s analysis, this event is an example of government enforcement of political correctness and crackdown on those who fail to comply.

Censorship has been around for ages. During the Diocletian Period—the last and most severe persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire–Bibles were targeted as part of a larger program intended to wipe out Christianity. Today, the rise in media censorship has industry leaders expressing concerns.

“There is a war going on and journalists are being brutally attacked,” Ruddy said. He noted that social media is playing a big role in censorship: “We are being deranked, delisted and depressed on Google and on YouTube.”

Ruddy went on to explain how rankings and listings attract viewers, and viewership determines the impact of a journalist’s efforts to get the news out. Others on the panel agreed that social media censorship is hindering the conservative voice in America and is driving journalists to find new ways to get their stories out to the public.

“It’s like a new religion,” Philipp said. “It’s socialism in the guise of political correctness.”

“What people want is an accurate account,” Boyce added.

Referring to a Daniel Webster quote, Boyce said: “It used to be all about truth. When we present truth, it has the ability to dispel lies.”

Ruddy referred to a comment made by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) as an example of the type of censorship journalists now face.

“When we reported that Rand Paul said masks don’t work, Newsmax could not post videos on some social media sites for a week,” Ruddy noted.

Dolan said his media outlet has traditionally been focused on freedom, faith, and family.

“We provide information so our audience can make decisions based on what is going on in the world,” Dolan said, noting that his publication was initially created as a “conservative voice” in Washington, D.C.

According to Dolan, “fact checkers” play a big role in what gets into publication and that can be detrimental.

“Fact checkers want to tell us what to put in and if they don’t like what we put in, they censor it. That is happening more and more.”

On a more positive note, Dolan added, “The truth always wins out.”

After a lengthy and lively discussion on censorship, social media, the challenges reporters face in getting and delivering the truth, Faraci asked each commentator to give the audience a takeaway based on what they hope to see in the future. Philipp responded by saying “If we fearlessly tell the truth people will remember that.”

Salem Media's Phil Boyce and The Washington Times' Chris Dolan remark on Google, Twitter, and other Big Tech suppression and censorship of legitimate journalism from mainstream right-of-center perspectives.


Boyce said journalists should continue seeking ways “to make this a better world.”

Dolan pointed out that “common sense policies, organizations committed to truth and the evolution of conservative groups with more access to social media” give him hope—and Ruddy wrapped it up by saying “this conversation is what gives me hope.”

Faraci concluded the session by calling the panelists his heroes and pointing to the “legacy and impact” they are leaving for future generations.

This 81th anniversary of Iraq' "Farhud" pogrom - when the Holocaust migrated to the Middle East

"It was Iraq's Kristallnacht," says Edwin Black on the Farhud: the Holocaust-era pogrom against Baghdad's Jews on Shavuot of 1941, 81-years ago.
The Farhud (Photo: London Jewish Museum)

As Edwin Black wrote in, "When the Holocaust Came to the Middle East," on History News Network, May 30, 2018:

Haj Amin al-Husseini greets Bosnian Waffen-SS volunteers with a Nazi salute, November 1943.
"Farhud means violent dispossession. The Farhud was the first bloody step along the tormented path to the ultimate expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Jews from across the Arab world. That systematic expulsion ended centuries of Jewish existence and stature in those lands."
Jews had thrived in Iraq for 2,700 years, a thousand years before Mohammad. But all that came to end when the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, led the broad Arab-Nazi alliance in the Holocaust that produced a military, economic, political, and ideological common cause with Hitler. 
Although Husseini spearheaded an international pro-Nazi, anti-Jewish Islamic movement from India to Central Europe to the Middle East, it was in Baghdad—a 1,000-kilometer drive from Jerusalem— that he launched his robust coordination with the Third Reich.

Edwin Black
The Arabs, led by Husseini, wanted the Jews out of Palestine and Europe’s persecuted Jews kept away from the Middle East. Indeed, Husseini persuasively argued to Hitler that Jews should not be expelled to Palestine but rather to “Poland,” where “they will be under active control.” Translation: Send Jews to the concentration camps. Husseini had visited concentration camps, where he had been hosted by the architect of the genocide, Heinrich Himmler. The Mufti considered Shoah engineer Adolf Eichmann not only a great friend, but a “diamond” among men. 
Nazi lust for oil and Arab hatred of Jews combined synergistically June 1–2, 1941 burning the Farhud into history. Arab soldiers, police, and hooligans, swearing allegiance to the Mufti and Hitler, bolstered by fascist coup plotters known as the Golden Square, ran wild in the streets, raping, shooting, burning, dismembering, and decapitating. Jewish blood flowed through those streets and their screams created echoes that have never faded." Read more:
Iraqi-Jewish refugee, Joseph Samuels recounts how the Nazi connection with the Muslim leaders turned Muslims violently against their neighbors. But Jews like Joe had nowhere to safely flee to until Palestine, beginning 1947. He tells how he migrated to Israel and ultimately to America.

Lists of Jews had already been compiled. Jewish homes had been marked in advance with a blood-red palm prints. The text announcing the mass murder sourcewas already prepared and scheduled for radio broadcast. Suddenly, the Jews were viciously attacked with knives and axes. Several were hacked to death right then and there on the bridge. The planned systematic extermination, now foiled, broke down into a spontaneous citywidthe slaughter.  (source: Winston-Salem JournalNow

Iraqi Muslima dentist apologizes for Farhud against Jews, searches for former neighbors.

Dr. Bushra Qader, a dentist, living in Dearborn, Michigan was jailed and tortured under Saddam Hussein's regime for speaking truths. She tells the story of her family's Jewish neighbors, whom Muslim leaders expelled for not converting to Islam- and one who did.  (Updated from June 1, 2018).

What Israeli movie-makers (& casters) said at the Israel Film Fest in Hollywood

Back in-person for the first time since 2019,  the 2022 Israel Film Festival movies (and TV shows) restore a communal cinema and social experience to Israeli transplants and lovers of Israel. 

We spoke with celebrities from the films, some filmmakers, a satellite-channel distributor, and a news publisher who discuss the complexity of getting these productions made and seen around the world.

Playlist (first one's upper right arrow activates menu) features: Mr. Omer Hazan from "Don't Wait for Me;"

Mr. Ehud Bleiberg, Producer of "Image of Victory;"

Ms. Agam Schuster from lesbian-parenting quest, "Two;"

Mr. David Suissa, publisher of The Jewish Journal of L.A. news magazine and website;

Ms. Daphna Ziman from CineMoi Satellite and Cable Channel;

Mr. Shimon Sheves, former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's Chief of Staff, now businessman. Mr. Sheves' mother lived in the Kibbutz Nitzanim featured in Ehud Bleiberg's "Image of Victory"

Mr. Mike Burstyn, director, "Azimuth," and foreign language dubbing chief for Netflix.

Plus a "the making of" promotional clip from "Berenshtein" filmmaker Roman Shumonov about the Berenshtein film produced by Ronen Machlis Balzam;

And, a conversation between Fest director, Meir Fenigstein and Mr. Balzam before an audience who just screened "Berenshtein."

Henry Winkler, joined by Jewish, "Happy Days" pals, provide welcomed spark to revived Israel Film Festival in Hollywood

Henry Winkler as orthodox dad in "Chanshi"
Henry Winkler portrays a Hassidic father in an Israel-set TV series, "Chanshi" resulted in the Israel Film Festival recognizing him with a Career Achievement Award at the Festival's launch in Los Angeles. And the Festival honored the actor, director, producer by reunion with his fellow "Happy Days" Jewish alumni.

Happy Days' surviving Jewish cast-members (sans the late, Tom ("Howard Cunningham") Bosely) reunited as Henry Winkler was honored with Career Achievement by the Israel Film Festival. Anson (Potsie Webber) Williams and Don (Ralph Malph) Most attended in support of colleague, Winkler.

Elon Gold, Mark Feuerstein, Anson Williams, Henry Winkler, Meir Fenigstein, and Don Most attend the 35th Israel Film Festival in L.A. Sponsor Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel L.A, April 29, 2022
Mr. Winkler regaled the mostly Israeli-American audience with a show and tell from his trip to the Holy Land, where he filmed segments for the Israeli-American co-production of "Chanshi" and was given a tour of the country, courtesy of the Israeli government.

I.F.F. director Meir Fenigstein; Humanitarian awardee David Wiener; Israeli Southwest Consul General Dr. Hillel Newman; and Career Achievement Awardee Henry Winkler

Festival supporter, Daphna Ziman (co-founder of the Cinemoi TV Channel) presented the Humanitarian Award to philanthropist David Wiener, who (unlike a number of his family members) survived the Auschwitz Holocaust death camp. 

Mike Burstyn, Daphna Ziman, David Wiener, and
Meir Fenigstein pose for Humanitarian Awarding

Mr. Wiener lifted himself by his bootstraps sufficiently to establish a real-estate portfolio which enabled him to support Zionistic causes, such as the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles and occasionally in New York and Miami. In his acceptance speech, he stressed the importance of maintaining pride in our Jewish identity. This is a dynamic reconfirmed by actor Mark Feuerstein, who played Henry Winkler's son in "Royal Pains," a USA Network series about boutique doctors in The Hamptons. Mr. Feurerstein told JooTube how he continues to stand strongly Zionistic and doesn't perceive that that Hollywood casting or production has held it against him.

Mark Feurerstein admires the Festival's poster

The Israel Film Festival returns beginning Thursday 6 May for 2 weeks in Los Angeles. Henry Winkler, Anson Williams, and Don Most reunite for his Lifetime Achievement Award. Winkler stars in Israeli-American series, "Chanshi." Just how Jewish are the co-stars in their upbringings? How about prolific show director, Garry Marshall?

The festival runs for two weeks from 7 May through 26th. To read details, please refer to the schedule and synopses available, along with movie trailers at https://IsraelFilmFestival.com/