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Confronting the Jewish Alinskyites

by Speranza ( 64 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Israel, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Progressives at June 11th, 2012 - 8:00 am

Caroline Glick feels that “[T]he time has come for the majority of American and Israeli Jews to stop being cowed and confused by destructive manipulations.”

by Caroline Glick

Saul Alinsky, the godfather of subversive radical political action, had a very clear strategy for undermining and destroying his enemies: Infiltrate, divide and destroy.

Since his disciple Barack Obama was elected US president in 2008, Alinsky’s impact on Obama has received a fair amount of attention.

Less noticed has been the adoption of Alinsky’s methods by radical leftist Jews in the US and Israel for the purpose of undermining the American Jewish community on the one hand, and Israel’s nationalist camp on the other. This week we saw the impact of both campaigns.

The striking weakness of the American Jewish community was exposed on Tuesday with the Democratic primary defeat of Rep. Steve Rothman in New Jersey. In Israel we saw the impact of the campaign to undermine and destroy the nationalist camp with the defeat of the proposed legislation aimed at saving the doomed Givat Haulpana neighborhood in Bet El.

Ahead of the 2008 US presidential elections, the anti-Israel pressure group J Street made a sudden appearance. Claiming to be pro-Israel, the anti-Israel lobby set about neutralizing the power of the American Jewish community by undermining community solidarity. And it has succeeded brilliantly.

Rothman is Jewish and a strong supporter of Israel. His defeat at the polls in New Jersey by Rep. Bill Pascrell owed in large part to openly anti-Semitic activism by Pascrell’s Muslim supporters.

According to an investigative report of the primary campaign by the Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo, in February Pascrell’s Muslim supporters began castigating Rothman and his supporters as disloyal Americans beholden only to Israel.

Aref Assaf, president of the New Jersey-based American Arab Forum, published a column in the Newark Star Ledger titled, “Rothman is Israel’s Man in District 9.” He wrote, “As total and blind support becomes the only reason for choosing Rothman, voters who do not view the elections in this prism will need to take notice. Loyalty to a foreign flag is not loyalty to America’s [flag].”

These deeply bigoted allegations against Rothman and his supporters were not challenged by Pascrell. Pascrell also did not challenge Arabic-language campaign posters produced by his supporters enjoining the “Arab diaspora community” to elect Pascrell, “the friend of the Arabs.” The poster touted the race as “the most important election in the history of the [Arab American] community.”

Rather than challenge these anti-Semitic attacks, Pascrell enthusiastically courted the Muslim vote in his district.

Pascrell was a signatory to what became known as the “Gaza-54 letter.” Spearheaded by J Street, the 2010 letter, signed by 54 Democratic congressmen, called on Obama to put pressure on Israel to end its “collective punishment” of residents of Hamas-controlled Gaza.

Pascrell’s race was far from the only recent instance of anti-Semitism being employed by Democratic candidates to win their elections. In Connecticut’s 2006 Democratic Senate primary, anti-Semitic slurs and innuendos were prominent features of Ned Lamont’s successful race against Sen. Joseph Lieberman. Defeated in his party’s primary, Lieberman was forced to run as an Independent. He owed his reelection to Republican support.

LIBERMAN’S GENERAL election victory over Lamont did not force all of his fellow Democrats to rethink their use of anti-Semitism as a campaign strategy. At a candidate’s debate in this year’s Connecticut Democratic Senate primary race, candidate Lee Whitnum attacked her opponent Rep. Chris Murphy as a “whore who sells his soul to AIPAC.”

Given the fact that the overwhelming majority of Jewish Americans are supporters of the Democratic Party, it should have been assumed that they would have responded to Whitnum’s anti- Semitic slurs by seeking to get her expelled from their party. They also could have been expected to pour resources into defeating candidates like Pascrell who actively court the votes of open Jew-haters. But this didn’t happen.

Instead, due to J Street’s agitation, and the penetration of the Jewish organizational world by J Street fellow travelers, for the past three years, the American Jewish community has been fighting among itself about what it means to be pro-Israel. At a time when the US Jewish community’s party of choice is increasingly falling under the influence of radical leftists and Muslims who reject Israel’s right to exist, rather than standing tall, Jewish communities around the US are being neutralized by the solipsism of self-defeating, J-Street-invented issues like whether AIPAC is legitimate and whether Jewish anti-Zionists can be considered pro-Israel.

Equally horrible, if not worse, at a time when Israel is being threatened with annihilation by Iran, and Jewish communities in Europe and Latin America are under physical assault, the voice of the self-obsessed American Jewish community is coming through more and more weakly, with powerful voices questioning the very legitimacy of its collective voice.

In Israel, the success of local Alinskyites was on display this week as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu found himself squaring off against his party’s most committed constituency.

The 350,000 Israeli residents of Judea and Samaria and their massive support base inside the Likud, and indeed throughout Israeli society, suffered a tremendous defeat this week.

Netanyahu’s decision to torpedo a proposed law that would have prevented the implementation of the Supreme Court-ordered destruction of the Givat Haulpana neighborhood in Beit El has made these Likud members perceive themselves as isolated and in danger.

Just as the American Jewish community needs to recognize the J Street effect to contend with its current condition, so in Israel both sides of the divide in the nationalist camp need to understand how they came to find themselves on opposite sides of the fence.

Misreading what has happened, many are drawing false analogies between Givat Haulpana and the destruction of the Jewish communities in Gaza in 2005 and the destruction of homes in Amona in 2006. In both those previous cases, the destruction of the homes was the consequence of government policy. Then-premier Ariel Sharon wanted to destroy the Jewish communities of Gaza and northern Samaria. Their destruction was the centerpiece of his governing agenda. So, too, his successor Ehud Olmert wanted to destroy Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. He ran on a policy of destroying them in the 2006 elections.

This is not the case with Netanyahu.

Netanyahu can be faulted for not providing sufficient protection to Jewish property rights in Judea and Samaria. He has not permitted Jews to build on state land to make up for the fact that they face market discrimination from the Palestinian Authority which has made it a capital crime to sell private land to Jews. And of course, he bowed to US pressure and instituted the deeply prejudicial temporary construction ban on Jews in 2009 and 2010.

But unlike Sharon and Olmert, Netanyahu has not made the destruction of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria a goal of his government.

To the contrary, he has enacted initiatives to strengthen the Jewish communities there and to raise the general public’s awareness of the centrality of Judea and Samaria to Jewish history and heritage.

Netanyahu is not the best friend of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. But he is more a friend than an enemy.

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The Alinsky strategy is brilliant in its cunning mendacity. And his followers in the American Jewish community and Israel have already succeeded in causing great harm. The stakes are high in both countries. The time has come for the majority of American Jews and Israelis to stop being cowed and confused by their destructive manipulations.

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  1. theoutsider
    1 | June 11, 2012 8:24 am

    George Romney was a close friend of Saul Alinsky. Google it.


  2. Speranza
    2 | June 11, 2012 8:44 am

    @ theoutsider:
    George Romney is not alive -- so what is your point, unless you believe that the son has to pay for the father?


  3. 3 | June 11, 2012 8:52 am

    @ theoutsider:

    And Barack Obama’s father was an alcoholic bigamist. Shall we judge the son by the acts of the father? If so, Obama is going to come off far worse that Romney.


  4. 4 | June 11, 2012 9:03 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    George Romney was a close friend of Saul Alinsky. Google it.

    “Close friend”? Romney met with Alinsky in 1967 concerning the Detroit riots as Alinsky was a leading Leftist voice and Romney was Governor of Michigan. There are some grainy pics from the time. I don’t know if this exactly qualifies as a “close friendship” as much as a consultation.

    Can we now count all of the radicals, with whom Obama has been documented to have met, as his “close friends”?


  5. 5 | June 11, 2012 9:41 am

    @ theoutsider:

    George Romney was a Liberal Republican, so no surprise there. How is this relevant?


  6. 6 | June 11, 2012 9:47 am

    Equally horrible, if not worse, at a time when Israel is being threatened with annihilation by Iran, and Jewish communities in Europe and Latin America are under physical assault,

    Only in Venezuela have Jews been harassed and they left mostly. In the rest of the countries they are part of the ruling class. Has Glick ever been to a Latin American country? Good article, but she really jumped the shark about Latin America.


  7. Bumr50
    7 | June 11, 2012 9:47 am

    @ theoutsider:

    Proof?

    You can post a link here. Google it.


  8. Will Consult for Food
    8 | June 11, 2012 9:48 am

    Elvis is alive and running a mini-mart in Albuquerque. Google it.


  9. Speranza
    9 | June 11, 2012 9:49 am

    @ Rodan:
    Things are not so great for the Jews of Argentina.


  10. 10 | June 11, 2012 9:49 am

    @ Will Consult for Food:

    Charles Johnson is a great philosophical thinker.


  11. Speranza
    11 | June 11, 2012 9:50 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    “Close friend”? Romney met with Alinsky in 1967 concerning the Detroit riots as Alinsky was a leading Leftist voice and Romney was Governor of Michigan. There are some grainy pics from the time. I don’t know if this exactly qualifies as a “close friendship” as much as a consultation.

    Can we now count all of the radicals, with whom Obama has been documented to have met, as his “close friends”?

    It is sort of like the Debbie Schlussel/Atlasshrugged way of damning everyone who has ever met Grover Norquist or appeared at the same conference with him -- or any Governor who has every been photographed with Muslims.


  12. 12 | June 11, 2012 9:51 am

    @ Speranza:

    Do you have any links on that? There are several Jews in the Argentine Congress and the deputy Mayor of Buenos Aires is Jewish. I have not read about any physical assaults of intimidation towards Jews in Argentina.


  13. Speranza
    13 | June 11, 2012 9:55 am

    @ Rodan:
    They pretty much struck a deal with Iran to cover up the bombings of the Jewish community center in 1994, to say nothing about the past sanctuary for Third Reich criminals.


  14. Speranza
    14 | June 11, 2012 9:55 am

    Chile has a very large Palestinian population.


  15. 15 | June 11, 2012 9:56 am

    Speranza wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    They pretty much struck a deal with Iran to cover up the bombings of the Jewish community center in 1994, to say nothing about the past sanctuary for Third Reich criminals.

    That turned out not to be true.


  16. 16 | June 11, 2012 9:58 am

    @ Speranza:

    That population is Christian and Chile has a large Jewish population as well that is well integrated and successful.

    Can you provide any links that Jews in Chile are being discriminated against?


  17. 17 | June 11, 2012 9:59 am

    Essential VDH Read it. YOU’ll like it. It is all about how Liberalism is imploding!


  18. 18 | June 11, 2012 9:59 am

    @ Speranza:

    say nothing about the past sanctuary for Third Reich criminals.

    They also gave sanctuary to Jews. Argentina is a odd country.


  19. Da_Beerfreak
    19 | June 11, 2012 9:59 am

    Just because it can be found on the internet doesn’t make it true.
    Sheila Jackson Lee Declares Rodney King a ‘Great Philosopher’
    :roll:


  20. 20 | June 11, 2012 10:05 am

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    I don’t know. He could be right up there with Nietzsche. Who was, of course, bugfucking insane, but people call him a “great philosopher” too… :roll:


  21. Bumr50
    21 | June 11, 2012 10:07 am

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    @ Iron Fist:

    Drunks always make the BEST philosophers of course!


  22. waldensianspirit
    22 | June 11, 2012 10:09 am

    But think how intolerable it would be for Jews around the world if there were no Israeli State.


  23. 23 | June 11, 2012 10:16 am

    @ waldensianspirit:

    If ISrael were destroyed, the Mohammedans would shift their genocidal aims overseas. The existance of Jews anywhere would be called a “provokation”. You can bet on it. The Mohammedans see it as an existential struggle, one that they intend to win by extermination and subjugation. Why don’t we see it on an equal footing? And do unto them before they do unto us?


  24. RIX
    24 | June 11, 2012 10:16 am

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Just because it can be found on the internet doesn’t make it true.
    Sheila Jackson Lee Declares Rodney King a ‘Great Philosopher’

    I am just disappointed that she didn’t invoke that other
    great American philosopher, Bart Simpson, “If you didn’t
    see me do it, I didn’t do it.”


  25. SciFiGuy
    25 | June 11, 2012 10:20 am

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Just because it can be found on the internet doesn’t make it true.
    Sheila Jackson Lee Declares Rodney King a ‘Great Philosopher’

    In her world and mental aptitude, he probably is!!!


  26. Da_Beerfreak
    26 | June 11, 2012 10:22 am

    @ RIX:
    Bart’s a cracker… :wink:


  27. 27 | June 11, 2012 10:23 am

    Ex-Argentina president to stand trial for obstructing investigation into Jewish center attack

    Argentina’s former President Carlos Menem was ordered on Friday to stand trial for obstructing justice in an investigation over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires, Argentinian media reported on Saturday.

    Menem was president at the time of the bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association building in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people were killed and hundreds were injured.

    Menem, who is now 81, and served as president from 1989 to 1999, was initially charged in 2009 with hiding and tampering with evidence and abusing his position to cover up the involvement of Syrian-Argentine businessman Alberto Kanoore Edul in the bombing. Edul was a family acquaintance of Menem’s, who is also a Syrian-Argentine.

    [....]

    In 2007, Argentine authorities secured Interpol arrest warrants for five Iranians and a Lebanese in connection with the attack. Tehran denied links to the bombing but offered talks with Argentina last July to start “shedding light” on the case.

    Argentina is not backing off the investigation.


  28. 28 | June 11, 2012 10:24 am

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    Actually, Bart is a yellow person… 8O


  29. 29 | June 11, 2012 10:24 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Spain, Greece, Cyprus, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Armenia would be the next targets in the Jihad.


  30. waldensianspirit
    30 | June 11, 2012 10:25 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    yellow crackers are next


  31. 31 | June 11, 2012 10:25 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Exactly.


  32. RIX
    32 | June 11, 2012 10:26 am

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    @ RIX:

    Bart’s a cracker…

    Silly me , you’re right.
    Even a White cartoon character is part of the
    oppresor class.


  33. Bumr50
    33 | June 11, 2012 10:32 am

    @ RIX:

    I don’t think this guy’s gettin’ away…

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson was charged with felony hit-and-run by the L.A. County Sherriff’s Department after a bizarre series of apparently deliberate crashes this past weekend, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    What kind of lifestyle are you living if you’re careening around LA drunk in the early morning?


  34. 34 | June 11, 2012 10:33 am

    @ Macker:

    I saw Prometheus this weekend. Not as good (or memorable) as Aliens, but an entertaining flick.


  35. 35 | June 11, 2012 10:48 am

    In related news.

    Poll finds support for Obama among Jewish voters has dropped

    President Obama’s support has dropped by double digits among Jewish voters from 2008, but he still earns more than double the support of challenger Mitt Romney among American Jews, according to a new survey from Gallup.

    The president is the choice of 64 percent of Jewish registered voters, versus 29 percent for Romney. But that equates to a 10-point drop for Obama among Jewish voters from November 2008, and a six-point pick up for Republicans. And while some of that can be explained by Obama’s slipping numbers across all demographics, the rate at which Jewish voters are defecting from the Obama campaign — and signaling support for Romney — exceeds national averages.


  36. 36 | June 11, 2012 10:50 am

    Argentina is ruled by, at the very least, dedicated statists. I’d go so far as to say communists light. Don’t believe me? Ask Repsol.


  37. 37 | June 11, 2012 10:53 am

    @ Mike C.:

    They are Progressives/Personistas.


  38. RIX
    38 | June 11, 2012 11:21 am

    @ Bumr50:
    They are saying now that the guy had a seizure.
    It may be true, but it seems odd that he has a seizure
    & then takes off & hits another car.
    Or did he have the seizure after he hit the second car?


  39. mawskrat
    39 | June 11, 2012 11:25 am

    ‘conformal cyclic cosmology’ means that black holes will eventually consume all the matter in the universe.
    According to his theory, when they have finished, all that will be left in the universe will be energy -- which will then trigger the next Big Bang -- and the new aeon.


  40. The Osprey
    40 | June 11, 2012 11:25 am

    Will Consult for Food wrote:

    Elvis is alive and running a mini-mart in Albuquerque. Google it.

    I googled it and all I got was a link to your post and a bunch of names of Abq minimarts.
    How about a link?


  41. 41 | June 11, 2012 11:26 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    All I want to know is: did they use nukes? 8)


  42. 42 | June 11, 2012 11:27 am

    @ The Osprey:

    Dammit! He’s supposed to be working at some Burger King in Kalamazoo!

    /


  43. 43 | June 11, 2012 11:31 am

    @ Macker:

    No nukes. Sorry.


  44. 44 | June 11, 2012 11:31 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Boo Hiss….


  45. Da_Beerfreak
    45 | June 11, 2012 11:37 am

    @ The Osprey:
    Can’t be true.
    I saw him bagging groceries at the Giant store in Annandale VA… :wink:


  46. RIX
    46 | June 11, 2012 11:39 am

    The Chicago Public Schools have some of if not
    they worst academic results in the nation.
    By Union work rules teachers do not even have to test
    out proficient in the subject they teach!
    They are semi-literates, cranking out more Semi-literates.
    But they are demanding a 30% raise over two yers & have
    alreday had a strike authorization vote.
    How about a lock out? Staff the schools with fresh college
    grads & retired Catholic school teachers.
    It would be a hige improvement.


  47. RIX
    47 | June 11, 2012 11:41 am

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    Elvis isn’t dead. I know a guy who was at Graceland
    and waved a jelly doughnut over the grave.
    No hand popped out, so he isn’t there.


  48. lobo91
    48 | June 11, 2012 11:43 am

    @ RIX:

    The Chicago Public Schools have some of if not
    they worst academic results in the nation.
    By Union work rules teachers do not even have to test
    out proficient in the subject they teach!
    They are semi-literates, cranking out more Semi-literates.

    And the former head of the Chicago Public Schools is now bringing his expertise to the whole nation as Secretary of Education.


  49. 49 | June 11, 2012 11:44 am

    @ RIX:

    My son is a product of the Chicago Public Schools. He turned out to be an outstanding citizen.

    NOT.


  50. lobo91
    50 | June 11, 2012 11:45 am

    @ Speranza:

    It is sort of like the Debbie Schlussel/Atlasshrugged way of damning everyone who has ever met Grover Norquist or appeared at the same conference with him – or any Governor who has every been photographed with Muslims.

    Hmm…I’ve met Grover Norquist.

    /Ruh roh…


  51. RIX
    51 | June 11, 2012 11:48 am

    @ lobo91:

    And the former head of the Chicago Public Schools is now bringing his expertise to the whole nation as Secretary of Education

    That is an irony. In the world of Obama, nothing
    succeeds like failure.


  52. RIX
    52 | June 11, 2012 11:49 am

    Macker wrote:

    @ RIX:
    My son is a product of the Chicago Public Schools. He turned out to be an outstanding citizen.
    NOT.

    Are you serious?


  53. 53 | June 11, 2012 11:52 am

    @ RIX:

    I am totally serious. His mother raised him and blocked me from a natural relationship with him. That’s why he stopped talking to me almost ten years ago.


  54. RIX
    54 | June 11, 2012 11:52 am

    @ Macker:
    Hey man, I’m sorry to hear that.


  55. Speranza
    55 | June 11, 2012 11:55 am

    RIX wrote:

    The Chicago Public Schools have some of if not
    they worst academic results in the nation.
    By Union work rules teachers do not even have to test
    out proficient in the subject they teach!
    They are semi-literates, cranking out more Semi-literates.
    But they are demanding a 30% raise over two yers & have
    alreday had a strike authorization vote.
    How about a lock out? Staff the schools with fresh college
    grads & retired Catholic school teachers.
    It would be a hige improvement.

    Wherever the municipal unions have power -- the product suffers.


  56. 56 | June 11, 2012 12:03 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Macker:
    I saw Prometheus this weekend. Not as good (or memorable) as Aliens, but an entertaining flick.

    Not to be an “I told you so” but like I told you before you went to see it, how many times can you watch “Alien” a have it be as good as the original? Sequels rarely exceed the original (or are even half as good as the original), which is not to say that it doesn’t happen, it just isn’t all that common.


  57. RIX
    57 | June 11, 2012 12:06 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Wherever the municipal unions have power – the product suffers.

    I spent a Summer working for the Chicago Board of
    Education as a yoot.
    I never once heard anybody mention students.


  58. RIX
    58 | June 11, 2012 12:10 pm

    This just galls me. Obama uses the Vietnam Memorial
    (Wall) as a prop on Memorial Day.
    He spent 18 minutes there , but the public was denied
    access from 9am to 3pm.
    So Vets that came to honor those on the Wall & family
    members there to reflect were blocked for six hours.


  59. 59 | June 11, 2012 12:33 pm

    RIX wrote:

    This just galls me. Obama uses the Vietnam Memorial
    (Wall) as a prop on Memorial Day.
    He spent 18 minutes there , but the public was denied
    access from 9am to 3pm.
    So Vets that came to honor those on the Wall & family
    members there to reflect were blocked for six hours.

    And I hope it drives each and every one of those Veterans and their families to spread the word that we MUST get rid of Бара́к Хусе́йн Обама and his ilk!


  60. RIX
    60 | June 11, 2012 12:52 pm

    @ Macker:

    And I hope it drives each and every one of those Veterans and their families to spread the word that we MUST get rid of Бара́к Хусе́йн Обама and his ilk!

    I’m sure that it will.


  61. Speranza
    61 | June 11, 2012 1:03 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Wherever the municipal unions have power – the product suffers.

    I spent a Summer working for the Chicago Board of
    Education as a yoot.
    I never once heard anybody mention students.

    Most of them if you get to be taken into their confidence -- will admit that they despise their students.


  62. SciFiGuy
    62 | June 11, 2012 1:03 pm

    RIX wrote:

    This just galls me. Obama uses the Vietnam Memorial
    (Wall) as a prop on Memorial Day.
    He spent 18 minutes there , but the public was denied
    access from 9am to 3pm.
    So Vets that came to honor those on the Wall & family
    members there to reflect were blocked for six hours.

    When the Big “O” came into Houston a few weeks ago for a fund raiser, it was on a Friday night, during rush hour, and it was raining. Houston PD and the Secret Service had portions of the main arteries closed for 2 to 3 hours. Took me almost 4 hours to go from the west side of Houston to the east side.


  63. m
    63 | June 11, 2012 1:10 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    Can we now count all of the radicals, with whom Obama has been documented to have met, as his “close friends”?

    Please please please please please!


  64. 64 | June 12, 2012 8:15 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    It is sort of like the Debbie Schlussel/Atlasshrugged way of damning everyone who has ever met Grover Norquist or appeared at the same conference with him – or any Governor who has every been photographed with Muslims.
    Hmm…I’ve met Grover Norquist.
    /Ruh roh…

    I’m not big on guilt by association.

    Grover Norquist is, indeed, an infamous Muslim Brotherhood mole. That in itself is not contagious.


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