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Trump Adviser: Jews Supporting Mideast Peace Are 'Far Worse Than Kapos'

David Friedman, one of Donald Trump’s “two advisors on Israel,” penned a column today attacking journalist Peter Beinart for criticizing the GOP presidential candidate for, among other things, tapping Friedman as one of his advisers.

Beinart reported that Friedman “has accused President Obama of ‘blatant anti-Semitism’ and suggested that unless Palestinian citizens of Israel decide ‘to support the state,’ Israel should reconsider its policy of ‘bestowing upon them the benefits of citizenship’” and once “compared J Street to ‘Kapos during the Nazi regime.’”

In response, Friedman lashed out at Beinart and J Street, an American advocacy group that promotes diplomacy to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, by claiming that J Street supporters “are far worse than kapos” because unlike those “who turned in their fellow Jews in the Nazi death camps” while facing “extraordinary cruelty,” these “smug advocates of Israel’s destruction” have done it “from the comfort of their secure American sofas.”

He also insisted that the president is indeed an anti-Semite and berated the “the Jewish left” as “lost souls” who “are no friends of Israel.”

Trump, Friedman writes, “thinks that when radical Islamic terrorists are trying to kill you, the right thing to do is kill them first. Don’t negotiate, reason or cajole. Just defeat them. Or as Mr. Trump would say, ‘win.’”

The column, we should note, comes just two days after Trump said he would not condemn supporters who sent anti-Semitic threats alluding to the Holocaust to a Jewish reporter.

HT: Sarah Posner.

Let’s look at the criticisms offered by Mr. Beinart of views that I have previously expressed. He thinks I’m no good because (1) I have accused President Obama of “blatant anti-Semitism,” (2) I have questioned the wisdom of Israel bestowing the benefits of citizenship, including free tuition at some of its best universities, upon those who advocate the overthrow of the State, and (3) I have likened J Street supporters to “kapos during the Nazi era.” Let’s unpack each of those a bit.

First, Obama’s anti-Semitism. Here’s the context – Hamas puts on school plays in which 10 year olds dressed as terrorists plunge fake knives into 10 year olds dressed as Jews to the delight of the audience, and Palestinian Authority leaders (they’re supposed to be the “moderate ones”) bestow praise upon all participating in the “knife intifada.” Asked to comment on the unspeakable tragedy of innocent Jewish civilians being murdered by knife-wielding Islamic radicals, Obama and Kerry do little more than condemn the proverbial “cycle of violence.” I’m sorry, but this is pure and outright murder and any public figure who finds it difficult to condemn it as such without diluting the message with geo-political drivel is engaging in “blatant anti-Semitism.”

Second, the wisdom of free stuff for those engaged in advocating the overthrow of the State of Israel. Every civilized country other than Israel punishes treason. In the United States, advocating to overthrow the government by force or violence can get you life in prison. In Israel, Islamic radical citizens speak this way all the time, often on the way back and forth from world class institutions of higher learning which they attend for free. Is this a good idea? Is there no minimal allegiance required for Israeli citizenship? Sure seems like a fair question to me.

Finally, are J Street supporters really as bad as kapos? The answer, actually, is no. They are far worse than kapos – Jews who turned in their fellow Jews in the Nazi death camps. The kapos faced extraordinary cruelty and who knows what any of us would have done under those circumstances to save a loved one? But J Street? They are just smug advocates of Israel’s destruction delivered from the comfort of their secure American sofas – it’s hard to imagine anyone worse.

Mr. Beinart, therefore, has done us a service, albeit unintentionally. He has shown us the danger of the Jewish left – the lost souls who blame Israel for not making a suicidal “peace” with hateful radical Islamists hell bent on Israel’s destruction. This is Hillary Clinton’s crowd, and they are no friends of Israel.

Donald Trump’s view of Israel isn’t quite as nuanced as that of Mr. Beinart nor as academic as that of President Obama. He thinks that when radical Islamic terrorists are trying to kill you, the right thing to do is kill them first. Don’t negotiate, reason or cajole. Just defeat them. Or as Mr. Trump would say, “win.”

Erik Rush: Obama Using Immigration To Build A 'Full-Blown Police State'

On Wednesday, WorldNetDaily columnist Erik Rush said that President Obama was trying to bring terrorists and criminals — or as Rush phrases it, “murdering scum” — into the U.S. in order to justify curbs on access to firearms and to create a “full-blown police state.”

“It is indisputable that the Obama White House catalyzed widespread instability in the Middle East and parts of Africa, and thus the Muslim invasion of Europe,” he wrote. “I have written here and elsewhere on the topic of European and Western elites’ orchestration of the European refugee crisis and their desire to expand this to America for the purpose of coalescing power, neutralizing individual liberties and expanding the global reach of their international socialist cabal.”

Rush, citing dubious reports about the Obama administration releasing violent criminals from prison and secretly bringing in refugees on cargo planes, said that “toxic individuals from around the globe” are coming into the U.S. and other nations in order “to touch off sufficiently increased trends in civil unrest, domestic terrorism and crime so that governments will have to implement ever more draconian measures to simply keep the peace.”

It has been documented that since the start of hostilities in Syria in the spring of 2011, the Obama administration admitted several thousand Syrian refugees into the U.S. and resettled them in three dozen different states. There have also been unconfirmed reports of refugees from Syria being clandestinely transported to the U.S. on commercial cargo jets on numerous occasions since then, and escorted to parts unknown by Department of Homeland Security personnel, as well as the alleged corroboration of same via the testimony of commercial cargo jet pilots speaking on the condition of anonymity.

It is indisputable that the Obama White House catalyzed widespread instability in the Middle East and parts of Africa, and thus the Muslim invasion of Europe. I have written here and elsewhere on the topic of European and Western elites’ orchestration of the European refugee crisis and their desire to expand this to America for the purpose of coalescing power, neutralizing individual liberties and expanding the global reach of their international socialist cabal.

In light of this, suffice it to say that the Obama administration is most assuredly not bowing to international pressure with regard to admitting more Middle Eastern and African Muslim refugees; it is not likely that much arm-twisting at all would be necessary to motivate that pack of scum in the indicated direction.

Also last week, it was reported that in 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) summarily freed nearly 20,000 criminal aliens who had over 64,000 convictions between them. No explanation, no justification, not even a weak pretext articulated by the Obama administration – the scurvy mob was just released onto our streets.

We know that the Obama administration orchestrated the 2014 “unaccompanied minor” tsunami by virtue of evidence that remains readily available online. Many of these disaffected waifs (who have already cost American taxpayers an average of $17,000 each) wound up being members of violent Latin American gangs; others were incubating exotic Third World diseases from which American children later suffered after said waifs were quietly relocated to communities across America.

As I have said before, the importation of toxic individuals from around the globe to Western nations is calculated to touch off sufficiently increased trends in civil unrest, domestic terrorism and crime so that governments will have to implement ever more draconian measures to simply keep the peace.

Paradoxically, crimes committed by illegal alien criminals and assorted Islamists will be ignored as causative due to political correctness. They will also go some distance toward bolstering the left’s efforts against the Second Amendment. Many of the crimes and terror attacks will be framed as having been aided by the “easy access to guns” in America. True-believing lefties and the uninformed will certainly chime in with that chorus, particularly as circumstances worsen. As in Scandinavia, Britain and other European nations, citizens will have to go up against the imported troglodytes without the benefit of superior firepower.

In the West – in America – the remainder of the international socialists’ agenda and global expansion will take place under cover of a full-blown police state.

At least, that’s the plan.

Glenn Beck Says God Must Punish America For Rejecting Ted Cruz Because 'He Ain't A Bad Dad'

Last night, a teary-eyed Glenn Beck and his studio audience engaged in something of a therapy session as they struggled to come to grips with the fact that God's chosen candidate, Ted Cruz, has withdrawn from the Republican presidential race.

The rejection of Cruz by Republican voters was "the last reckoning for us," Beck declared, warning that God will now allow this nation to suffer the consequences of our decisions. America, Beck said, has become "a petulant child" that God has warned and scolded and disciplined over and over again "but the behavior is getting worse" and so punishment must follow. 

God cannot allow this nation to escape the punishment that is due, he said, because "that would be a bad dad. That would be a very bad dad and the one thing I know about God, He ain't a bad dad."

Later, Beck declared that he can never vote for Donald Trump because such a vote carries eternal consequences.

"Tuesday changed the course of the world," he said, and now "when we lose [freedom] here," everyone will be called to account by God "because we were born at this time, in this country because every one of us are warriors," but too many people gave up the fight before the battle was won.

Beck refuses to put himself in a situation where he has to try to justify to God his decision to vote for a lying, narcissistic sociopath like Trump, saying that those who are attempting to minimize or dismiss the rampant warning signs about the Republican frontrunner are no different than those throughout history who have voted to "elect a madman."

Trump Campaign Manager: 'Nobody Cares' About Policy Plans!

If you wonder why Donald Trump has only offered vague, rash and reckless plans and has flip-flopped on nearly every one of his positions — most recently on the minimum wagethe national debt and his economic plan — just listen to how his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, explained why Trump doesn’t have any clear policies in an interview back in September.

When “Granite Grok” co-host Susan Olsen challenged Lewandowski as to why Trump has repeatedly praised universal, public health care systems, Lewandowski said that Trump’s stance on health care doesn’t matter because “nobody cares” about his specific policies on any issue — besides immigration.

Lewandowksi said that people should simply trust Trump rather than expect him to release any detailed plans.

Olsen: When you peel back all the rhetoric and all the talk and the showmanship and the words and the Twitter accounts and the un-politically correct things going on, then you have policy, and that’s the substance. One of the things in the debate that really threw me off was Trump saying that he thought universal health care in Canada was successful, which it’s not. What do you do about those kinds of things? What’s his actual policy and substance behind the man who is the showman?

Lewandowski: So let’s look at it. We have talked about illegal immigration from day one. From the day he announced on June 16, part of our platform was to talk about illegal immigration. So then we put out an immigration plan, a 1,990 word immigration plan that is very simple and says, ‘Here’s what our plan is to prevent illegal immigrants from continuing to come into our country.’

And then people said, ‘Wow, what is your plan on taxes? What is your plan on this? You know what that is?’ I’ll just be honest with you because I’m a very honest guy. That is the media trying to drive a narrative because the rank-and-file person, the person who lives at 123 Maple Street in Wyndham, New Hampshire, where I live, doesn’t care because it is a bunch of broken promises that politicians put out, these 15- and 20-page or, in previous campaigns, 45-page plans on how to renegotiate the tax strategy. Guess what? It’s all a bunch of lies, these guys don’t do anything.

What we have to do is we have to put our faith in people who have a proven track record of getting things done. And here’s what it comes down to, it’s very simple, it doesn’t get any simpler than this. The real question is: Who do you want to have negotiating on behalf of you, an American citizen, whether it’s with a foreign leader or with Congress to do what is best for you? Do you want a career politician who has never been able to accomplish anything, that’s a low-energy individual, or do you want a person who is actually going to go and say, ‘I lived this, I know how bad and broken the tax system is and it’s time fix it’? And what we have said is we will put out our tax plan in the next couple weeks now and all that is, it’s a simple outline so people can understand how fundamentally broken our system is and we need to do something to fix it.

I don’t think the average person — maybe I’m wrong — I don’t think the average person wants to read a 45-page policy plan on what Mr. Trump’s position is to reform the IRS because, candidly, nobody cares. All they know is the system is broken and they want it better and I think that’s a reasonable thing to say.

Franklin Graham: Proposed Stonewall Monument Will Be 'A Monument To Sin'

Evangelist Franklin Graham, who is currently traveling the country with his supposedly nonpartisan “Decision America” tour, appears to be fixated on the purported dangers of LGBT rights, warning that the movement is destroying everything from the church to marriage to the Girl Scouts.

Continuing that trend, the conservative preacher took to his Facebook page today to criticize reports that President Obama is planning to erect the first national monument to the gay rights movement near the site of the Stonewall protests in New York City, calling the planned monument “a monument to sin.”

“I can’t believe how far our country has digressed,” he wrote. “I hope that the president will reconsider. Flaunting sin is a dangerous move.”

George W. Bush To Accept Award From Anti-LGBT World Congress Of Families

The World Congress of Families, a loose alliance of organizations that seeks to stop advances in LGBT equality and reproductive rights throughout the world, announced today that former President George W. Bush will be accepting an award at its annual event in Tbisili, Georgia, later this month.

WCF, which is run out of the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, an Illinois-based think tank, has been holding conferences since 1997. But it attracted greater attention two years ago when it planned to hold its annual congress at the Kremlin in Moscow, hosted by prominent allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin and advocates of the country’s recent crackdown on its LGBT citizens . WCF’s leadership had supported Russia’s spate of anti-LGBT laws, including signing a letter in support of a law banning gay “propaganda” to minors. One WCF official, Larry Jacobs, said that the law was a "great idea” and that the “Russians might be the Christian saviors of the world.”

WCF eventually withdrew its official support from that conference after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, although the event went ahead as planned , with the participation of officials from WCF and other U.S.-based Religious Right groups. Last year’s conference was held in Salt Lake City, where organizers attempted to deny the organization’s work promoting homophobia globally, even as Rafael Cruz, the father of then-presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, used the event to warn that the LGBT community will “try to legalize pedophilia.”

Bush is set to accept the award at an event whose speakers include Putin allies, anti-LGBT extremists and a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.

Along with Bush, this year’s WCF will feature prominent U.S. anti-gay activists including the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown, who coordinated with WCF to travel to Russia to support the country’s anti-gay policies in 2013. Also scheduled to speak is Natalia Yakunina, the wife of former Putin ally Vladimir Yakunin, who was instrumental in organizing and funding the Moscow event, and Vladimir Mischenko, a top official at a foundation run by Yakunin.

The Tbisili event will also feature several speakers from WCF’s global network, including the Howard Center and WCF’s founder Allan Carlson, who helped define the idea that the organization promotes of a “ natural family” based on traditional gender roles. Also speaking will be WCF spokesman Don Feder, who warned at a previous WCF event that the human race is financing “ its own extinction” through birth control and who sidelines as an extremist anti-immigrant columnist.

WCF’s Russian representative, Alexey Komov, will also be speaking. Komov, an enthusiastic supporter of Russia’s anti-gay “propaganda” law, was a main organizer of the WCF Moscow event, and has reportedly helped to direct funding to a pro-Putin propaganda effort in the U.S. At a memorable press conference in Washington leading up to the Moscow conference, Komov lost his cool and started spouting conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks and the John F. Kennedy assassination.

Also on the docket is WCF’s regional director in Africa, Theresa Okafor, who at a previous WCF gathering said that “you wonder if there’s a conspiracy” between Western governments that support LGBT rights and the terrorist group Boko Haram to “silence Christians.” Okafor, who has promoted repressive anti-LGBT laws in a number of African countries, was honored with WCF’s “Woman of the Year” award at last year’s conference. Joining her will be WCF’s French representative, Fabrice Sorlin, a far-right politician who once compared Russia’s defense of “traditional values” to its repelling of “the Mongol hordes of Genghis Khan.”

Bush’s acceptance of an award from the World Congress of Families makes some sense: The social conservative movement in the U.S. has been appalled by the Obama administration’s stated commitment to promoting protections for LGBT people around the world and is nostalgic for the Bush administration’s support for the Mexico City Policy, which blocked overseas aid to family planning groups that provide abortions.

But does the former president really want to be elevating the profile of a group that promotes repressive anti-LGBT policies like the Russian propaganda law?

Kevin Swanson: President Trump Is God's Plan For Bringing About The Destruction Of America

On his radio broadcast yesterday, radical right-wing pastor Kevin Swanson said that the prospect of electing Donald Trump as president is part of God's plan to prepare America for complete destruction.

Swanson, who last year held a conference featuring several Republican presidential hopefuls at which he proclaimed that homosexuality ought to carry the death penalty, cited Daniel 4:17 to explain that God is sovereign over humanity and will place over nations "the basest of men" to bring about their destruction.

"The rabble and the mob" have flocked to Trump, Swanson said, and so God will use the billionaire mogul to bring about His plan to finally destroy this nation.

"He sets up over the empires the basest of men and prepares the empires for the dismantlement," Swanson said, "as He did to Babylon, as He did to Assyria, as He did to Persia, as He did to Greece, as He did to Rome. This is the process. The way in which empires come down is the basest of men are put in control according to the sovereign ordination of Almighty God."

"You're talking about the absolute lowest, least qualified, basest of men are put in position in order that these kingdoms, these empires may come down," Swanson said.

Glenn Beck: Cruz Should 'Unsuspend' His Campaign Because Of Kasich's 'Dirty Tricks'

Glenn Beck kicked off his radio program yesterday by declaring that John Kasich was the "most despicable" of all the figures in the Republican presidential primary because he suddenly dropped out of the race only after Ted Cruz had already done so, thereby clearing the way for Donald Trump to win the nomination.

For weeks, Beck had been furious with Kasich and insisted that he was putting the entire nation at risk by not getting out of the race so that Cruz could go head-to-head with Trump and defeat him. For Kasich to now drop out only after Cruz had dropped out was proof to Beck that Kasich had cut some sort of deal either with Trump or with the GOP to stay in solely for the purpose of ensuring that Cruz could not win the nomination.

"All research shows" that if Kasich had dropped out earlier, "Cruz would have won," Beck asserted, despite the fact that Trump won the last seven primary states with over 50 percent of the vote. "This is clearly dirty tricks. They're not even trying to hide it ... If I were Ted Cruz, I would unsuspend my campaign today."

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/5/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 5/5/16

  • Richard Viguerie, who once called Donald Trump "a serious narcissist" with "serious psychological problems," now says  that the billionaire mogul can unify the GOP and win the presidency if he names Newt Gingrich as his running mate.
  • Joseph Farah says that he is positively terrified of Trump but will still support him nonetheless.
  • Kris Kobach feels "somewhat vindicated" by Trump's primary victory.
  • Scott Lively says that the Supreme Court's 1996 Romer v. Evans decision striking down Colorado's anti-gay Amendment 2 was "the beginning of the end of the pro-family vision of returning America to family values."
  • C-FAM's Wendy Wright says that President Obama's foreign policy legacy is nothing but "chaos and LGBT."
  • Finally, FRC prays for the success of the right-wing boycott against Target: "May God continue to open the eyes of the leaders of culture who have been coopted by the sexual revolution so as to abandon all common sense. May He bless communities, cities and states that stand firm, refusing to bow to political correctness for the sake of our children, grandchildren, and the future of our nation."