Thursday, April 19, 2018

The NYT Can't Help But Rain on Israel's Party

This article exemplifies the "progressive" paper's snippy, nasty and generally negative coverage--Israel Celebrates Its 70th Israeli style: With Rancor and Bickering.

70 Book Experts, 70 Years

The Jewish Review of Books asked "70 leading Israeli and American scholars, novelists, critics, policymakers, and public intellectuals for their favorite books about Israel." Here they are.
Book cover of Theodor Herzl's "Altneuland".

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This Is Joy. This Is Israel at 70

I defy you to listen to 12,000 Israelis singing "Al Kol Eleh," a song embracing "the bitter and the sweet," and not be moved.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Kendrick Lamar Just Won a Pulitzer Prize for This?!?

This is but of taste of the stuff that wowed the judges:
[Verse 1: Kendrick Lamar & RAT BOY]
Wake up in the mornin', thinkin' 'bout money, kick your feet up
Watch you a comedy, take a shit, then roll some weed up
Go hit you a lick, go fuck on a bitch
Don't go to work today, cop you a fit
Or maybe some kicks and make you—

Door and his Nike Air Rattles
Rush the fire exit, no time for battles

Well I, I never expected

Wake up in the mornin', thinkin' 'bout money, kick your feet up
Watch you a comedy—hol' up!
Wake up in the mornin', thinkin' 'bout money, kick your feet up
Watch you a comedy, take a shit, then roll some weed up
Go hit you a lick, go fuck on a bitch, don't go to work today
Cop you a fit or maybe some kicks and make it work today
Hang with the homies, stunt on your baby mama
Sip some lean, go get a pistol, shoot out the window

Bet your favorite team, play you some Madden
Go to the club or your mama house
Whatever you doin', just make it count
(I need some water)Wake up in the mornin', thinkin' 'bout money, kick your feet up
Hop in the shower, put on your makeup, lace your weave up

Touch on yourself, call up your nigga, tell him he ain't shit

Credit card scam, get you a Visa, make it pay your rentHop on the 'Gram, flex on the bitches that be hatin' on you
Pop you a pill, call up your bitches, have 'em waitin' on you
Go to the club, have you some fun, make that ass bounce

It's whatever, just make it count
Either I'm missing something or Pulitzer standards aren't what they used to be.

Israel-Loathing CBC Opiner Neil Macdonald's Plea Is an Unequivocal Demonstration of His Bias

The plea: "Call me radical, but journalists should be able to pledge support for Palestinian journalists."

No problem, Neil. You're a radical Zion-loather, and have been for decades.

Julie Birchill's Love Letter to Israel

It's succinct--and it's awesome:
I’ve been a philo-Semite since I was a teenager (you can read about in it my memoir, Unchosen) but I didn’t go to Israel until I was in my 40s. To say it lived up to my expectations is an understatement the people, culture and climate have basically ruined me for every other country. Especially the people no country ever boasted such a rainbow of beauty. Not for nothing did my gay mate Chas refer to his first trip there just short of a week as The Six-Day Phwoar.
But of course Israel’s achievement goes far beyond the physical and the fiscal — in proportion to its population, it has the largest number of startup companies in the world. It is a beacon of enlightened light in a frankly wretched region which has a real problem with such outrageous concepts as equal rights for women and homosexuals. I believe that Islamofascism is the biggest threat to progress and pleasure since the Nazis stalked the earth and Israel fights it on the frontline for all of us. And regrettably, as antisemitism — “fresh’n’funky antisemitism” as I once called the new Left-wing, right-on brand — rises in Europe, Israel will be needed more than ever by the diaspora. 
In fact, there’s only one thing wrong with Israel — it’s not big enough. Never mind — next year in Samaria.

The 11 Faces of Judy

Hard leftist/Rabble rouser Judy Rebick reveals in a new book that she suffered from a mental illness that splintered her into 11 distinct personalities (each and every one of which, no doubt, despised Israel).

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Remember When Michael Coren Used To Be On the Right?

Now Coren is questioning whether Jordan Peterson should be allowed to speak his mind, an indication of how totally Michael has succumbed to the Left's totalitarian impulse.

Oh, well. I guess it's hard for a conservative type to put bread on the table in a land where Ceeb-style leftism is considered the norm. (Hat tip: NDA)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

"Schandlich!": Germany's Top Pop Music Prize Goes to a Pair of Jew-Hating Rappers

Found this one on The Local's "Germany" site:
The awarding of the most prestigious prize in German pop music to two rappers who made fun of Holocaust victims has been described by an influential Jewish organization as "a scandal."
At the annual Echo Awards on Thursday evening the rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang were awarded the best album award for their recent release “Jung, brutal und gutaussehend 3”.

For weeks, the fact that the two rappers had been nominated for the award had caused controversy in the German press due to their alleged anti-Semitism.

On the album, Farid Bang raps about his training regime, boasting that “my body is more defined than an Auschwitz prisoner’s.”

Kollegah has previously been accused of anti-Semitism due to a 2016 music video which appears to show a Jewish man at the head of a secretive global banking conspiracy...
"Gutaussehend," in case you were wondering, means "good-looking"--even though their "look" is as ugly as it gets.

Guess they meant it in an ironic sense.

Friday, April 13, 2018