US and Israeli Politics…….

Here are a couple of articles the Tundra Tabloids received from the authors themselves. The first is from Andrew Bostom who appeals to US president Barack Obama, to address Jews from the Touro Synagogue before he delivers his planned speech to the Muslim world from a Muslim capital. Bostom wisely asks Obama to “condemn the jihad-inspired antisemitic violence fomented by esteemed Islamic religious institutions, that include the Cairo’s Al Azhar University”.
The second article is by Prof.Barry Rubin, who explains the present Israeli political situation, and what to expect once the upcoming elections for the Knesset have been completed. According to Rubin, there is not much of a divergence in the way the main parties will approach the extestential threats facing the Jewish state. KGS

Andrew Bostom: This morning at The American Thinker, I urge President Obama to acknowledge the contemporary plight of Jews beset by resurgent jihadism, and traditional Islamic Jew hatred—before he makes his widely ballyhooed conciliatory speech in a Muslim capital. And I have the ideal venue for Mr. Obama’s address to Jews—an iconic American symbol of freedom of conscience, and freedom from persecution, which President Kennedy characterized thusly, on September 15, 1963:

“It [Touro] is not only the oldest Synagogue in America but also one of the oldest symbols of liberty. No better tradition exists than the history of Touro Synagogue’s great contribution to the goals of freedom and justice for all.”

Mr. Obama, before your planned speech in a Muslim capital., I urge you to address the world’s Jewish community, and condemn the jihad-inspired antisemitic violence fomented by esteemed Islamic religious institutions, including notably, Cairo’s Al Azhar University. And I can suggest the ideal venue-redolent with American history-where you should make this statement: Touro, America’s first Jewish synagogue, located in Newport, in my beloved home state of Rhode Island.

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Prof.Barry Rubin: Many people don’t understand what’s happening now in Israeli politics, so here’s a brief, and non-partisan, appreciation. Compared to the past, there’s far less difference between the three main parties. This is largely due to the objective situation, which is rather inflexible.
It is easy to characterize some as rabid right-wingers who throw away chances for peace and others as rabid left-wingers who are ready to make too many concessions. Neither argument is correct except for the fringes, which are not going to shape Israeli policy. I am tempted to add that abroad, the left thinks we’re evil, while the right thinks we’re stupid. All of this has little to do with reality.
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