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February 21, 2022 1:00 am at 1:00 am in reply to: Best and Worst inventions in the world #2062305
Just lookin, what is the source. Is the Gemara saying Hashem made a wrong decision in creating humans?February 20, 2022 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm in reply to: Generic vs Brand Name #2062286
alwaysask”RW, I don’t think we get a lot of medicines directly from China, possibly ingredients. India is a big producer of generic drugs.”
Not only do we get a lot of medicine from China, we practically get ALL our medicine from China. Aside for mostly being manufactured in China, the ingredients which come from there are basically the whole medicine which is the main problem here.
Also India which is a big source of generics is heavily dependent on China for ingredients so at the end of the day everything is…CHiiiiiNAAA (Trump Accent)February 20, 2022 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm in reply to: Best and Worst inventions in the world #2062285
ujm-“RW: The smallpox vaccine literally saved tens of millions of people.”
-and the Covid vaxx?February 20, 2022 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm in reply to: Best and Worst inventions in the world #2062189
Avira i think indoor plumbing is less an invention more of just making existing things more convenient. Pipelines arent really invention category.February 20, 2022 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm in reply to: Favorite Siddur #2062167
Avram I agree Kol Peh is a bit inconsistent with font size ( which I still like because it makes it interesting and kind gives the small font a feel of importance), however there are newer versions with a modern clear and revised font which come in the medium size siddur. The thing is they changed some or one of the birchos hashachar to a different version from the previous. I think there is some machlokes in the Ashkenaz birchos hashachar.
Also I’m the classic Kol Peh al hamichya, the al hagefen is listed before al hamichya. Is there a source for that version or simply a mistake of the order.February 20, 2022 3:58 pm at 3:58 pm in reply to: Generic vs Brand Name #2062163
Ujm don’t be so surprised there are many many cases of medicines doing severe damage or even causing death to people simply because of a corrupt FDA who approves dangerous medicines and accepts all medicines from China with little enforcement. You won’t see this on mainstream media.February 20, 2022 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm in reply to: Best and Worst inventions in the world #2062154
Ujm, not the Covid vaxx?February 20, 2022 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm in reply to: Generic vs Brand Name #2062140
The FDA does not do a good job at ensuring the drugs are safe since they are corrupt. As I’ve mentioned there are so many pills that were taken off the market either due to the fact that they never should have been approved, or that they were contaminated and had highly toxic chemicals in them(other than the medication itself) since they come from CHINA. All medicines are coming from China including supplements and many have been taken off the market due to severely affecting people even to the point of death. There are very poor regulations in China and the FDA does nothing about it since the money is coming in. Aside for the fact that China can decide to stop importing the medicines and that would be the end of America.
There are so many books that came out recently on this and even Trump kept insisting on bringing manufacturing back to America in order to not depend on China. What could be more important than being independent for pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics, surgery prep, antidepressants and any other important meds.February 20, 2022 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm in reply to: Best and Worst inventions in the world #2062125
Air conditioner, refrigerator as some of the best inventions?February 20, 2022 11:25 am at 11:25 am in reply to: Generic vs Brand Name #2062075
But are the generics reliable to work as well as the brand
Ujm, is it? I’m not sure but there are plenty of other things that can transfer such as toenail fungus, foot fungus or any other nasty germs.February 20, 2022 2:19 am at 2:19 am in reply to: Generic vs Brand Name #2061967
Ya I know that by law they “should” have the same active ingredients and that’s what’s listed on the box. The question is if they actually “do” contain the active ingredients and if so do the inactive ingredients have any effect on the active ingredient making the medicine inferior to the Brand quality?
Apparently the FDA cannot be trusted seeing how so many medicines that were approved were taken off shelves due to dangerous chemicals or effects. Especially due to the fact that virtually ALL our pharmaceuticals come from CHINA. This includes antibiotics, antidepressants, blood pressure pills and everything else. You can check out the book “China RX” and see for yourself. There were blood pressure pills that came with carcinogens and rocket fuel fused into the pills where people died from them and they were heavily recalled.
Which puts us at a more pressing question, why doesn’t America bring back manufacturing to the homeland. If you think you can trust China for quality control you are mistaken. Worse yet (not a conspiracy) even during the beginning of the pandemic they actually threatened the U.S to hold off all shipping of pharmaceuticals due to Trump calling it the Wuhan virus. It could be why Trump toned it down for a bit because that is a very very serious threat.
ujm i ask because i realized how long ago i went and thought about wearing those germ infested shoes they force you to wear and was like, not for me. It made me ponder if bowling has gone out of style along with roller rink. Ice skating will likely always be an attraction.February 18, 2022 3:58 pm at 3:58 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2061784
I don’t think Reform is going away. Maybe to the frum we think most are Orthodox. It’s a fact that the religious Jews are a minority amongst the Jews. In Israel and across the world.February 16, 2022 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm in reply to: Favorite Siddur #2061130
Is it all about explanations that make a siddur?February 15, 2022 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm in reply to: Favorite Siddur #2060676
Reb eliezer don’t you find the artscroll siddur a little robotic? When you compare it to Tefillas Kol Peh where every paragraph is in a different font either different letter size, or bold to differentiate the paragraphs. It makes it very interesting and less monotonous. Also the Koren siddur has a really nice typeset and beautiful premium cream colored paper.
Artscroll does have very clear print and bright white pages with a solid cover but I just feel like it has no character.February 15, 2022 1:07 am at 1:07 am in reply to: Fancy Trip Statuses #2060465
Social media destruction of humanityFebruary 15, 2022 12:32 am at 12:32 am in reply to: Favorite Siddur #2060459
Not all siddurim publishers offer larger print. They probably shouldFebruary 14, 2022 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm in reply to: End of the mask mitzva cult? #2060176
Due to the maskaholics everyone has to suffer mandates. It’s one thing to wear a mask which may help, it’s another thing to wear a useless symbolic cloth. Even water goes through these masks so imagine it stopping a microscope virusFebruary 14, 2022 12:38 am at 12:38 am in reply to: Expose the profiteering of PCR tests #2060062
Conspiracy!February 13, 2022 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2060011
@emes, what destabilization did Trump bring, do you mean Biden?February 13, 2022 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm in reply to: BREAKING: CDC Data Shows Boosters’ Protection Plunges After 4 Months #2060000
Exactly ujm but to people such as alwaysask, you are laughing at Hashem. See if the vaccines actually worked it would be one thing, aside for the fact that they have been rushed and untested for side effects as far as long term and that’s undisputed since you cannot test long term (7-10 years) in less than a year.
The fact that CDC deleted from their own website the info of how long vaccines are tested (10-15 years) until they are released, is such a red flag if there ever was one. It’s actually quite scary how less people are reading physical books and rely on internet which in one flash can be updated to a whole different narrative and information. Talk about 1984 where they had a system to update and change historical facts and articles. What we have now is an upgrade to that. One click of the mouse and history is gone and altered.
This is why they had book burnings along the years. This is much more efficient than book burning and way worse since the information will still be there, just altered.
Also yes I know this isn’t a vaccine it’s an mRNA. Isn’t that worse? It’s a new technology and untested in long run!
Bottom line if you want to take vaccines that’s fine. The problem is everyone else has to suffer with vaccine laws because of the brainwashed majority. Same thing goes for masks. They are so genius for coming up with the “it’s not to protect you it’s to protect others from you”. Incredible tactic.February 13, 2022 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm in reply to: BREAKING: CDC Data Shows Boosters’ Protection Plunges After 4 Months #2059915
The problem is that people who only took 4 boosters are only 4 times protected. We could still do better, maybe 6 or 7 boosters and go from there.February 13, 2022 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2059905
“You are free to disagree with this psak, of course, but could you please provide your halakhic sources for behaving as you want and blaming the world for possible outcomes.”
Avirah my halachic source is that there was no mandate yet it was up to store policy and personal preference. Also as i’ve mentioned they were hunting for pictures of Jews without mask no matter the circumstance even walking outside alone 30 feet away from anyone. Yes everyone could have worn a mask everywhere even inside the house just to make sure they don’t get photographed without one, but that isn’t the point. The point is that Jews got unfairly singled out and it shows you how “normal” citizens can easily get manipulated to help round up Jews.
And even if many frum Jews weren’t wearing masks, there were also many non Jews I’ve seen not wearing but nobody cares about that. Just as all Jewish areas became red zones regardless of how other areas had higher rates.February 13, 2022 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2059906
Smerel “While it is possible that the situation in the US could rapidly change just like it did in Germany that possibility exists in other countries as well so there is no reason to go running to them.”
-although the US is the empire of the world currently and has the most Jews. I don’t think anyone is worried about Zimbabwe’s approach to Jews.
“Another factor to consider is that the US has far more things decided on a local level than most other countries. It is possible that some of the more liberal states will become unlivable for Orthodox Jews but not the US a whole”
-what makes you think states such as Mississippi and Kentucky are more welcoming to Jews let alone frum Jews?February 13, 2022 2:47 am at 2:47 am in reply to: War on Social Media #2059753
Then why do so many people choose to keep social media alive by using it?February 13, 2022 2:47 am at 2:47 am in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2059752
Avira where do you get this information? The land itself always belongs to the Jewish people it cannot be forfeited since it’s promised to be ours.February 13, 2022 2:47 am at 2:47 am in reply to: End of the mask mitzva cult? #2059744
Why would anyone ever want to stop masking up? There are so many colds and viruses out there dont you think its a little irresponsible to transfer them to others? Or as long as it isnt COVID thats fine to harm others.February 12, 2022 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm in reply to: Israel South Africa? #2059736
Whats funny is that even the Black leaders in Apartheid South Africa were against Israel and said that South Africa can never be free while the “Palestinians” are still suffering and not free. Go figure.February 12, 2022 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2059737
Israel is still golus we know that. But you are saying more Jews died in Israel since 1948 than in the Holocaust?February 12, 2022 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2059730
ujm, more than German Golus? Maybe if you are including the Churban and all the years before and after. Second of all noone is saying life is perfect in Israel, in fact its far from that due to government and other. But dont you agree that Israel “the land” is the only land where a Jew can rightfully say that land belongs to them? I just feel that no matter what anti semitism in a land of goyim is scarier than in a land that is part of you. In other lands its called anti semitism, in Israel its called war.February 12, 2022 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm in reply to: BREAKING: CDC Data Shows Boosters’ Protection Plunges After 4 Months #2059731
Conspiracy!February 12, 2022 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2059716
@Zaphod,”As for the omg we’re all gonna be wiped out if we stay here sentiment, sorry to burst your bubble but the average citizen isn’t as dumb or hateful as you might think.”
Sorry to burst your bubble but I think the average citizen already proved you wrong (the whole COVID era) by taking pictures of people, especially Jews not wearing a mask and posting it everywhere just because the government told them to. And if they dont start off hateful since they are just following orders, they later do become hateful. And that was without even being offered a reward they were just being “good helpful citizens”.
I personally had some dope take a picture of me and other Jews inside a fast food place and it was before the mandates, it was up to the store policy and that store didnt have a mask policy. Im sure you’ve seen the countless other photos of “maskless” Jews all over even if those situations didnt require mask wearing.
We arent saying pack your bags, but its a fact that anything can happen, and fast.February 11, 2022 1:40 am at 1:40 am in reply to: End of the mask mitzva cult? #2059429
None of this even matters since many businesses still keeping the mask mandate.February 10, 2022 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2059415
Ujm Australia and Canada aren’t known for their love of Jews.
Amilzola, I haven’t planned yet and hoping it won’t ever come to that but obviously the only safe place for Jews to go is likely Israel. Yes the government is bad and it’s surrounded by Arabs but it’s the only place on earth where the land is rightfully welcoming to Yidden.
Avirahdeara, good observation, if you ever read Elie Wiesel’s personal account in the book Night, as he entered Aushwitz he told his dad, surely the crematoriums can’t be real right, they can’t be burning people in the 20th century how would the world let this happen! And his father replied, the world has no care for us Jews, anything is possible even in these modern times.
It was so unimaginable to the mind that even seeing it with their own eyes was barely comprehensible. Wiesel also narrated how when they rounded up the Jews of Hungary and lined them up it was surreal and felt he was seeing something out of the churban Beis Hamikdash and not reality.
So it’s not as if “back then” a Holocaust was expected and unsurprisng. 70 years ago which is not that long ago, the times were very modern, there were big yehivas and shuls, congregations, doctors and businesses. And most never could have imagined such a thing would take place.
Actually the most frightening part of Wiesel’s account was when he mentioned a specific person who would collect tzedaka and was well known in the community, was suddenly rounded up along with all other Jewish “foreigners” and was taken to an area where they all had to dig their graves and shot one by one. He managed to survive and went back to the town to warn all the Yidden. They refused to believe him. He said I don’t want money or anything I just fought my way to get back here only to warn everyone. But they ignored him and called him crazy. Until the day where the whole community was rounded up and transported, and he ran to the houses and yelled “I tried to warn you”!
Lehavdil elef havdalos and that nothing even remotely similar should ever take place anywhere in the world, but always keep on mind our history and look at the patterns. The Jews always lived in big Empires of the world and those countries always turned on them eventually, despite how difficult it would be to believe that something could happen.February 10, 2022 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2059353
Haravphil, what’s a gun going to help you. The only thing to do in such a danger is escape.February 9, 2022 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm in reply to: Israel South Africa? #2059127
By1212 actually there is a solution and the only solution is by ignoring them just as Trump did. Say what you want about him, and even though he changed his narrative recently and said it’s the Israelis who are the problem, back then when he was in his right mind and heart he realized the Palestinians are just playing games and have no interest in peace which is why he spoke about a ONE state solution being Israel and nothing else.
That strategy worked so well that we didn’t hear of the Palestinians for 4 years, they lost all hopes and confidence that they kept their mouth shut and accepted reality. This is how it works with them and if you don’t believe it just look at day one of Biden they suddenly woke up and made it known how much they want to make peace and start negotiating. What a coincidence.
Ignoring them has worked for all the Muslim countries surrounding Israel including Jordan who has killed and banished around 25,000 Palestinians in 1971 known as “Black September”. But nobody raised an eyelash to that. The Arab countries cannot stand the Palestinians and hate these rejects thats why they don’t take them in. But they also hate Israel so it works great for them to encourage the Palestinians to make life he_l for the Israelis and they just laugh on the sidelines.
What will giving Gaza and west bank do how would they get across would they build a bridge between the “countries”? Because crossing through Israel would mean they need to be citizens or get a visa wouldn’t it? Aside for the fact that they will only fight for more since they “believe” that all Israel is Arab Palestine. Or at least that’s what they want to believe.
I think someone should tell them how the country was renamed as Palestina by the Romans before Islam was even created. So how can they have any connection to the land.
And if they say too bad the Jews lived there and got exiled out then we lived there so it’s ours(even though Jews lived there as well throughout the years). Well to that I answer the Jews lived there and got kicked out so too bad for them, then you”took over”, and now the Jews are back so too bad for you. Isn’t that the way this game works?February 9, 2022 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm in reply to: War on Social Media #2058999
Gadol it’s known that there are a number of trump supporters who ate white supremacists, I don’t think it’s the majority but the media does portray it that way. Also the fact that they follow him is disturbing but on the other hand are you more comfortable with those who follow the Democratic left such as BLM, BDS, LGBTQ+ and all those who viciously hate Israel and the Jews? So I guess it’s a pretty much even playing field.
Also if you think you are getting these accounts banned think again. Facebook and the like are quicker to ban pro Israel pages than Hamas and terror groups which Facebook says falls into the category of free speech. Also you won’t be changing anyone’s mind they may get stuck for the moment without a proper comeback, but all they will do is continue manipulating and spreading their hate with distorted facts.
The point is that if the world was off of social media it would be a much better place. The fact that it’s there,all I can think of is the need to be on it to defend what others might post about Jews such as non mask wearing or the like, but even then you can have a few groups who take care of that. Besides it usually won’t do any good, pictures and video are worth a gazillion words and people see and believe what they want so most of your explaining will do nothing.
I’m general for anyone to have social media especially for frum Yidden, is just destructive and an accident waiting to happen. I cannot think of any good reasons for frum Yidden to have social media. Please share reasons if you have any.February 9, 2022 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2059000
Smerel it’s true that if you aren’t exposed to every incident you won’t think of it as much. However the times got a little worse since when did you have literally thousands at pro Palestinian rallies, all who hate Jews not just Israel. And when did you have people burning shuls and yeshivas. The attacks have gotten more brazen and more frequent in my opinion. Also the fact that covid happened and was scapegoated on Jews whether being the ones who created it or the ones who spread it around to people, and having the NYC mayor and governor labeling all Jewish neighborhoods as red danger zones is a little disturbing of how fast things can escalate.February 9, 2022 8:10 am at 8:10 am in reply to: Israel South Africa? #2058844
The problem is that no matter what the facts are the world and Muslim efforts have been twisting the definitions of words and distorting all facts no matter how far off they are. They have been gaining traction lately especially through the propaganda of all the years. There is even some organization called B’tzelem where arabs and leftist Israelis film soldiers in the West Bank and other territories and are constantly shouting “get out of here I am in my home why are you attacking my home” and all the other routine nonsense for the cameras. Also they speak to the Israeli soldiers in English. It is so obvious it is for the cameras as you see the same patterns of “victimization” and the fact that they speak english for the world to see, you would have to be stupid to not see through this. But people buy into this out of ignorance or hate towards the Jewish people and feel the need to defend and “free” Palestine. You can see their videos on youtube. It seems the pressure on Israel to give in will only grow stronger and again we can thank social media for this. It has changed the world and caused all conflicts to increase as more and more people get riled up as everything literally reaches billions of people around the world instantly.February 9, 2022 8:08 am at 8:08 am in reply to: War on Social Media #2058843
Charliehall, you really think you are making a difference? I dont think Tlaib, Omar or anyone else want to have their minds changed about what they are fighting for. At the end of the day its just a waste of energy and emotions.February 8, 2022 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2058817
TrueBT- The assimiliation you speak of can be said the same of in Israel. Most people with money will buy expensive cars and houses. What Goyishe culture are you referring to exactly because im pretty sure Boro Park and the like do not seem to be so influenced by Goyishe culture.February 8, 2022 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm in reply to: War on Social Media #2058805
Alwaysask, as usual im not sure what you are replying to because not only do I not have Meta, I dont have any social media. And no YWN is not social media its a forum and those have been around many years and are not as problematic as social media.
If there isnt any good from it and only negativity, then why do frum Yidden still hold on to it? It is destroying peoples minds, marriages, relationships and much more and only evokes jealousy, anger, bitterness, which leads many to depression and anxiety whether they are aware of these feelings consciously or sub-consciously.
Even if there is any little good on there like being able to share a shiur, there is so much bad that in my opinion it outweighs any little good that it may offer. Besides there are so many other ways to share videos and messages that this is just an excuse to use the platform since everyone else is using it. It is so destructive that even the non Jewish world are aware of it but nobody is stopping it and it is only gaining more power and evolving into the way of life.February 8, 2022 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2058803
Kuvult, your view of the isolated attacks is the exact problem. When “isolated” attacks happen one after the other consistently, then yes it is time to give it some attention. And in the recent years there have been too many isolated attacks and accusations of the Jews spreading Covid, Jews not vaccinated, Jews created Covid and control everything. You are certainly aware that things dont happen overnight right? The Holocaust lehavdil did not happen overnight it was a process of at least 6 years since Hitler y”s rose to power and slowly there were more and more attacks on Jews by civilians themselves with the government doing nothing to stop it.
“When the govt turns, then start to worry.”
-Well I think we got a small glimpse of that when DeBlasio and Cuomo labeled all Jewish ares in NYC as “Red Zones” in terms of Covid and restricted only those Jewish neighborhoods and got more brazen about explicitly stating their dangerous and hateful rhetoric despite other non Jewish areas with higher infection rates. That just proves to you that it can happen anywhere.
Im not saying C”VS that something will happen, but unfortunately as you prove from your reply it is just too easy to ignore anti semitism outbreaks and label hem as isolated attacks.
How many Asians were assaulted and how many advertising has NYC put up to “stop Asian Hate”? On the other hand how many shuls and Yeshivas were set on fire, vandalized, in addition to Jews being attacked in the street…how many ads on public transportation have we seen to stop this? Not even one.February 8, 2022 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm in reply to: Israel South Africa? #2058792
“Article in Wall Street Journal”
There’s Apartheid in the Holy Land, but Not in Israel
Palestinian law makes selling land to Jews a crime punishable by death, often without trial.
By Eugene Kontorovich
Feb. 8, 2022 6:36 pm ET
The report by Amnesty International accusing Israel of apartheid—a likely preview of similar moves at the United Nations and the International Criminal Court—has been widely debunked, including in these pages. Yet what is remarkable about its 200 pages of distortions is the evidence of real apartheid-like policies that Amnesty leaves out. There are reasons to be concerned about the emergence of apartheid in the Holy Land—but not the ones Amnesty cites.
The defining characteristic of apartheid—what distinguishes it from generic racial discrimination—is the rigid separation of groups in public spaces and positions of power. This is the apart in apartheid.
Thus, a sign of apartheid could be a government policy that bans real-estate sales or transactions to the disfavored group. Apartheid is suggested by policies that carve out massive zones where the disfavored group cannot live or work, create ethnically homogenous zones, and restrict the disfavored group to ghettos. One might consider it apartheid if a government enforced a policy of extrajudicial execution of members of a disfavored group.
All these policies are practiced in the West Bank and Gaza—by the Palestinian Authority government against Jews. What makes the “Israel apartheid” meme particularly despicable is that is not just a lie, it is an inversion of the truth. In all areas controlled by Israel, Jews and Arabs mix openly. Yet the Palestinian Authority has for decades ruled over Gaza and about half the West Bank—and all the areas under its jurisdiction are Jew-free.
There isn’t a single Jewish community living anywhere under Palestinian control. This isn’t because of Jewish preferences. Jewish communities exist across the world; they would certainly exist 10 minutes from Jerusalem if it weren’t for the Palestinian Authority’s policies of excluding Jews and inciting violence and prejudice against them.
Palestinian law makes selling land to Jews a crime punishable by death, often without trial. Nor does the authority recognize any Jewish titles to private property. Last year a Palestinian religious official said on Palestinian TV that “this land is a pure right of its Muslim owners, the people of Palestine.” A senior Palestinian Authority figure said in an official publication, “Whoever sells real estate to the enemy . . . is considered a traitor to the religion, the homeland, and the people, and all those who commit this must be punished.”
In Israel, by contrast, Arabs enjoy full property rights, enforced by the courts against Jews. Perversely, Amnesty cites as an example of Israeli apartheid a series of legal proceedings in which Jewish property owners in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah seek (thus far unsuccessfully) to evict squatters who happen to be Arab. In Amnesty’s alternate universe, Jews enforcing their property rights is apartheid; Jews being denied the right to own property isn’t. The South African government used death squads against blacks. The Palestinian government pays terrorists for killing Jews—the more people killed, the bigger the bounty. It regularly imprisons the few brave Palestinians who speak out against its policies.
In all the territories controlled by the Palestinian government, Jews are prevented from worshipping at their holy sites, despite explicit provisions in the Oslo Accords requiring the Palestinian Authority to protect such worship. When Jews manage to visit such shrines, they must come in the middle of the night under armed guard. And even in areas under Israeli control, like the Temple Mount—Jews’ holiest site—the Palestinian Authority prevents public Jewish prayer by threatening mass violence if Jews “defile” it with their “filthy feet,” in the words of President Mahmoud Abbas.
All this is part of a larger vision. The Palestinian Constitution defines Palestine as an exclusively “Arab nation,” with Islam the official religion and Arabic the sole official language. At the same time, Palestinian officials and educators deny any Jewish history or connection to Israel. In Israel, on the other hand, though it is the only Jewish-majority country in the world, Judaism isn’t the official religion. Both Hebrew and Arabic enjoy official status. Yet Amnesty claims that merely identifying as a “nation state” of a particular people is an apartheid practice—but only when it comes to Israel.
Apartheid is not merely a term of opprobrium, it is a crime created by and defined in international treaties. As a legal matter, while Ramallah’s treatment of Jews is discriminatory and violates human rights, it is impossible to say it formally qualifies as apartheid. The standard for apartheid has been set so high by the international community, that thus far only South Africa has been deemed a clear case. But by the standards implicit in Amnesty’s report, the Palestinian government is guilty.
-Mr. Kontorovich is a professor at George Mason University Scalia Law School, and a scholar at the Kohelet Policy Forum, a Jerusalem think tank.February 8, 2022 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm in reply to: Israel South Africa? #2058791
Palestinians created their own flag and call Israel “Falestin”. Im not sure if even Israel would annex those territories if it would be considered Apartheid when this group of people do NOT recognize the land as Israel and do not want to be part of that land they want to be part of Palestine which in their opinion is the whole country. Last I checked Apartheid meant Citizens of a country who had less rights. The Palestinians in “Palestinian” territory are not Israeli citizens and also do not want to be since they dont recognize Israels existence. Quite a catch 22.February 8, 2022 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm in reply to: Israel South Africa? #2058784
Im not agreeing on any theoretical ideas which is the exact issue. Israel is being attacked on theoretical or nonexistent situations. Im sure things will fall into place when we get there. How about we start with real Apartheid and conflicts such as the Muslim Uygers in China being mass murdered and sent into camps as we speak, Russia/Ukraine conflict, India/China land dispute, Pakistan/Kashmir, Yazidis, China/Taiwan, North Korea Citizens, and so on. There is an obvious bias here to try to take away the Jewish homeland from the Jews and thats all it is.February 8, 2022 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm in reply to: War on Social Media #2058778
No takers on any reasons why Yidden need Social Media?February 8, 2022 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm in reply to: Israel South Africa? #2058770
They are calling it Apartheid as the situation is currently. Annexing is theoretical and hasnt happened yet.
Also isnt the definition of Apartheid that certain citizens have less rights? The non Israeli “Palestinians” are NOT citizens so how does that fit into the definition of the word?February 8, 2022 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm in reply to: Is it time to leave America #2058765
Hold on so let me get this straight. Many comments saying running away isnt the solution. Why do you call it running away? Thats like saying you are near an active volcano and have a few days to get elsewhere but you choose to stay in that area since you dont want to be “running away”.
Isnt there an idea of keeping yourself safe? Are you saying those who managed to escape the Holocaust made a mistake? Should they all have just stayed and accepted fate? Also in this case it is different since its possible we are in the last stage of the Golus so maybe its the final push who knows.