Wednesday, September 28, 2011




Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More Taxes Mr President /

"Raise my taxes" the Buffett cry and now joined in by a retired Google shill.
I think anyone who wants to pay mmore taxes,need not wait for Congrssional action.Not only can Buffett set an example by writing a quarterly check , but he can get 100 0r 1000, or 10,000 followers to do likewise and send the govt. mucho dinero.
As for most Americans,they believe the govt. spends too much,with much too much waste.
As the critcs are pointing out.if Buffett wants to be a poster boy for taxes, he should make his returns open for inspection.

I saw this beautiful you-tube film of Gov. Perry dancing around his desk with a group of Chabad leaders in honor of Chanukah.truly amazing.ebtitled "Dancing with the Rabbis".

Today Israel approved 1100 housing units in Gilo .As expected the cry goes out "this will complicate the peace process".
What peace process?
To the contrary this is a great time for Israel to build in Area A,and to annex all settlements.The Europeans are in chaos.Sarkozy and the Germans have plenty on their plate.The Eurozone is in danger,and the political unity they spoke about is not there.
Obama as we discussed cannot act with full vigor against Israel until the elections.The Israeli left is but a shadow of itself.
Now is the time for vigor and action to move ahead on Judea and Samaria.
In addition if a Republican wins the presidency-it will be a new ballgame.

Monday, September 26, 2011


PM Erdogan is turning himself into a junior Ahmedajean with his outrageous lies about Israel including that they have killed thousands of Palestinians,while suffering little losses from rockets.In addition he accuses Israel of using the Holocaust as a crutch for support.
I wonder how forgiving he would be if rockets came into Izmir, or car bombs in Ankara.Or, if Greece stood up and said Turkey should not exist.

The more I tink about it, the more I realize how pitiful was the Obama talk at the UN, if you were a left winger.or a "peacenik"
Now, in the midst of a political campaign, he went into campaign mode in the UN, held his nose,bit his lip and said nice things about Israel etc.
However,if G-d forbid he wins re-election and thus becomes LAME DUCK one day after the election, he will go out of his way to pay Israel back and screw them in any way possible.
Interestingly today the American Jewish Comm showed that there is a wide chasm between orthodox conservative and reform Jews in their feelings toward Obama and his handling of Israel.
For example on the question of Obama's handling of US relations with Israel.Orthodox disapproved 80-15,conservative disapproved 59-33 while reform was 46-45.Similarly only the orthodox favored Romney or Perry over Obama.We Jews are not monolithic, and the old Democratic DNA of liberal Jews still is alive, but perhaps diminishing

Sunday, September 25, 2011


It is hard to know if this weekend saw a fatal implosion of the Perry campaign,or even the beginning of new elements in the Republican race.It is clear, that Perry was not prepared for the debates with well-thought-out approaches to immigration,social security and foreign policy among other issues.

While conservatives are not happy with Romneycare,and its role in formulating Obamacare,they are not pleased with Perry's approach to illegal immigration.
For the state to grant thousands of dollars in grants to attend in-state colleges (to the children of illegals),while not granting such "mercy" to US citizens from out-of-state is crazy.For Perry to call his opponents on this "heartless"is way off base,and insulting. To be against E-verify makes no sense.
The Caine victory in the Forida straw poll speaks to the unease of the Repblican voters with their cast of candidates.

Personally I would not be suprised if these events will precipitate Palin and possibly Christie as well as Giuliani from entering the race.
The lessons of Perry,underline the importance of a candidate spending a long time before announcing their candidacies in order to make themselves educated on the nuances of each issue.
Romney has been criticized as following the results of polls with his talking points-like Obama.Republicans would like someone who speaks from the heart-thus a Caine victory.
A note to Peggy Noonan, who in her column noted tha the editorial page of Haaretz criticized Perry for being too right-wing.
She should know this is the most left wing-anti- nationalistic paper in Israel.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bill Clinton

To0day former Pres. Bill Clinton blasted PM Bibi Netanyahu as the cause for the lack of peace in the ME. Speaking to the Clinton Initiative,he placed the lack of progress aquarely on Bibi's head.
Two factors were at play he said.
1-the refusal to accept the Camp David
2-the influx of Russian Jews,and the demographic changes that make the population less interested in peace.
I do not recall that the PLO or Arafat accepted any agreement with Israel.To the contrary, the answer of the PLO was suicide bombers,terrorism and "NO" acceptance of Israel as a Jewish State.
That attitude with the refusal to accept Jerusalem as an undivided capitol of Israel,as well as in sisting on the pre-"67 borders,and the right of return,showed the world and the ISRAELIS THAT THEY WERE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT PEACE.They did not carry out even 1 aspect of the Oslo accord.
The influx of over a million Russsian Jews together with orthodox Jews from the US,represent the beaty of Israel.It also speaks to the vitality of its democracy.
Where is the the democracy of the PA? IN GAZA? Abbas cannot even enter there.
Nowhere does Clinton mention Iran,Hamas,Hezbollah, rocket fire and the constant threats that make it impossible to believe any Arab.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Obama speech / Dr Barry Hochdor A'H

yes it was a good speech.
However we would not be in this situation had Obama not screwed up from the beginning until the present.-as we have discussed.
Luckily this is an election cycle and the WH is scared crap of Koch going to Florida and speakin g to Jewish audiences.
It is true that most Jews are n ot registered Republicans ( I AM ), but thewy will lay a critical role in the election.

I was saddened to learn of the untimely death of an old friend and neighbor-Dr Barry Hochdorf.He was a retired dentist,who for 30 years has run the Passover program at the Granit Hotel,where for the last 5 years I have served as a scholar-in-residence.He was known for his hospitality and leadership in the Monsey community.
He was visiting his family in Israel,when he became ill and passed away.
May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and and Jerusalem.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Perry and Romney on the UN

Todays news conference by Gov. Perry on the UN -Palestinian crisis is right on target.Similarly the attack by Gov. Romney and the letter by 14 US Senators to the President all cover the same issues.Perry and Romney of cours are looking to the Florida primary and susequent election.
The bottom line is that Obama does not have in his gut a feeling for the Jewish people and their history with the land of Israel.His frame of reference is the post-Holocaust era,and thus 2 people with competing claims.
As a born Muslim,no matter what he calls himself today,he cannot seperate his feelings from his attachment to his people.Only the politics of the day,the need to win re-election and keep the Jewish vote at a high level for his candidacy forces him to hold his nose and smile at Bibi.Inside he would love to be able to unseat him.Howevever every public slight only strengthens him in Israel.

Egypt has resumed natural gas shipments to Jordan and not to Israel.The excuse-differences over price.
The Turks have put up a public show trying to prevent the Israels from using the new NATO radar system, which will be run by the US. We have course have turned their request down.

Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Obamas fault

The announcement that Turkey will soon have some sort of fellowship with Egypt brings to mind another failed union.I refer to Syria and Egypt who once thought they could have a pincer movement against Israel.

This whole mess with Abbas and the UN is the fault of Obama.By placing public pressure on Israel in areas such as announcing the '67 boundries as a starting point,and the freeze on settlement construction encouraged Abbasa.
How can the world even consider Statehood, when he cannot control Gaza,has no borders and is an economic basket case, all raise the question,How are they ready for Statehood.?
From the very beginning of his administration,Obama felt the Dem. Jews would not leave him-place pressure on Bibi-bring down his coalition-replace it with a left wing group that he could pressure.That didn't work out.
The he screwed Mubarek who was protecting the treaty with Israel ,and said at the UN last year the Palestine was next in line for statehood.
He has allowed Iran to continue nuclear preperation,and paid lip service to their downfall.
He dangled a divided Jerusalem before Abbas,despite their refusal to
recognize Israel as a Jewish State,or renounce the "right of return".
He has not visited Israel,and he is not liked or respected there.
He has no feeling for the Jewish homeland or the Jewish people,beyond Dem. votes.
The Chicago Tribune writer has it right,it is time for him him to say-no second term-"I have had it".

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Arab gambit

Many years ago, I had the experience of negotiating with an Arab lawyer in Jerusalem over a building that his church owned,and we (the OU ) wanted to buy.They refused to sell, but were willing to lease,and thus began a marathon which had me negotiating against myself.
Never did he budge from his position,always saying "Dr Ganchrow,do you really expect me to come back to my people with such an offer? "
If we look at the history of dealings between Israel and the PLO/PA you find the Arabs have never changed their positions-Jerusalem as their capitol, the "right of return" 1967 borders,no recognition of Israel as a Jewish State etc.
Israel always makes concessions-withdraw from Gaza,halting settlement construction for 10 months ,taking down barriers and so on.

Gov. Rick Perry is reaching out to the pro-Israel community.In addition to his WSJ op-ed, he had a Jerusalem Post op-ed on 9/16 entitled "The Palestinians illegitimate UN gambit".
Whoever the Republican nominee will be,it will be like a breath of fresh air if they are victorious ( in regard to our peo-Israel policy).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Jews and Obama / NLRB

CONG HENRY WAXMAN (D- CALIF) is one of the most liberal of the left wing of the Dem. party.In describing the loss of the 9th Congressional district, and the exodus of traditional Democratic Jews from the party,he blamed 2 factors.
1 -Jews "misunderstood" the Obama policy toward Israel , and
2 -Jews want to "protect their wealth"
Rashi--Jews are not smart enough to recognize the anti-Israel policies that place blame on Israel but support the PA. (divide Jerusalem, stop settlements,embarress Netanyahu , go back to '67 and so on).
In addition Jews like other Americans see their wealth diminish,the economy screwed up,no jobs,taxes and more taxes and are upset.
Too bad for Henry that Jews are like all Americans in this regard.

Three cheers for the GOP, for voting in the House to stop the idiocy of the NLRB who want to prevent Boeing from opening a plant in South Carolina.Harry Reid should bring this bill up, and forget his defense of millions for bike lanes.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Months ago I wrote that the orthodox and traditioinal Jewish Community was unhappy with Obama and his treatment of Israel. All the left wingers, and the inner city liberals not only denied this claim, but doubled down and said they supported his dom estic AGENDA AS WELL.
Last nite , speaks for itself on this issue.
You have to love the professional politicians-They lie as they smile.I believe Debbie Wasserman Schultz takes the cake.She said,"this is a difficult district for Democrats".She forgot 90 years of Weiner,Schumer,Manny Celler and so on.
Now some self -hating blogger,says the district is atypical because there are orthodox Jews there.Howevever,luckily they don't exist elsewhere.
Monsey,Teaneck,Englewood,Miami,Boca Raton,and the other 750 -850 communities with flourishing orthodox communities ARE NOT PART OF HIS AMERICA..

J Street the anti-zionist -"pro-Israel" group, is calling on Congress not to cut off funding for the PA if they go to the UN. TERRIFIC !

Obama is tone deaf-taxes-taxes and more taxes -all of which have been rejected by Congress previously.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Erdogan / Obama

Todays WSJ had a very nice story on the Turkish economy and the growth of tourism.Thus it is hard to understand the threats by PM Erdogan suggesting he could go to was against Israel .His bellicose statements that their jets can hit Israeli targets is primarily for Islamic audiences.
Surely Israel will not be frightened.Moreover, Israeli jet planes etc would surely respond on Turkish territory.What does he think would happen to his tourism etc.?
He is hoping to exert leadership in the Islamic world.He should be careful not to allow himself to be carried away and do something he and the region will regret.
If anything he is acting like a spoiled brat.

What is Obama thinking or smoking?
Of course the bill has to be scored,howevever there is not one fresh idea in the package.
He is out campaigning, and since his speech his disapproval numbers are up.
In an hour or so the numbers from the NY 9 will be in,and that may change the debate.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The media attack on Israel /Turkey / Election Day

The attack by the NYT on Israel is classical.One of the best things I did years ago was to cancel my subscription.
The attempt by Abbas to avoid diurect negotiations is a clear violation of Oslo.In truth Golda Meir said it clearly"there is no such a thing as a Palestinian people".
There is no way that Jerusalem can be divided, or that 2 "Nations" shall share the city as a capitol.
There is no way to deal with an entity whose underlying motives and intentions are to destroy you and create another Islamic State.
That Benny Morris can write an op-ed about the end of the Jewish State is not suprising considering from whom it originates.
Compared to any other State in the region,Israel is prospering and this week had its credit rating elevated.
Someone pointed out that should Palestine gain UN recognition as a State,every rocket from Gaza is a violation of international law.
The Gates quote that Netanyahu(Israel) is ungrateful to Obama is way off.Being friends does not mean committing national suicide.That Obama in campaign mode says "back to '67" and he expects the Israelis to jump,is ludicrous.Indeed every single PM of Israel has faced these pressures from the WH and State Dept.Each President leaves, but Israel despite the threats of Turkey etc is stronger.
In all he stories I have read of the Turkish threat to send 3 warships into the area and claiming this is a danger for Israel, two important facts are not mentioned.
Firstly the oil/gas drilling will also have cover from drones and the IAF. Secondly the Israeli submarine units can play havoc if needed with Turkish surface vessels.

Let us see what happens tomorrow in the 2 Congressional races.Nevada is a sure GOP win.Whether the the Dems are "lowballing " the polls so that if they win it will look like a great victory, or whether we are seeing a bellweather result of voter anger at Obama is not clear.Since the GOP expected nothing until recently,it appears that the Dems are panicking.A GOP win will send shivers down the spines of Dem candidates.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Abbas and the UN

Sept is well underway,as we approach Rosh Hashonah.Today is 9/11 and with it not only all the sad memories,but the realization that despite the Administrations claim Al Quida is on its death bed,we all know that a theologic terrorist organization operating within billions of human beings will not simply fade away.They must be starved,humiliated and DEFEATED.
A current Foreign Affairs article on the Moslem Brotherhood in Egypt explains why this radical organization picks and chooses its recruits from teen age until adulthood.This requires many steps until final initiation.It too will not fade away,as it has been in existance for many decades.
Sept. is also the UN meetings and Mahmoud Abbas has apparently decided to go for broke.By publicly challenging and ignoring the President,he will wind up with very little plus a US veto.
On the ground nothing will change for him for the positive.I found it intersting that Susan Rice our UN representative demanded--demanded the immediate release of Shalit. A message-- how can you call yourself a responsible entity if you kidnap humans?
What Abbas is thinking is not clear.Perhaps he feels he can face down Obama and get away with it.After all the Israelis do it all the time.
He forgets that when Netanyahu is invited to a Joint Session to turn down the President,he has the backing not only of the Republican Party, but the overwhelming majority of both parties,and the American people.The Jewish electorate is primarily Democratic.
We have a national election coming up, and the Dems are in trouble in this weeks Congrsseional race primarily over Israel-and the economy.The President and his pollsters will be watching for any DIMINUTION in Jewish support for Weprin,which will send a message that will easily be understood.
In addition the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Elana Ros Lehntinan is as strong a Zionist as one would ever meet.She has said clearly-"you go to the UN-bye-bye US aid".
All this is in addition to the possible changes of the relationship between the PA and Israel post-Oslo.
Finally,how can the UN -even General Assembly give Abbas a nod-
1-his term of office long ago ex[pired.
2-he does not control Gaza
3-he is totally bankrupt ,and
4-refuses to accept Israel as a State of the Jewish People.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The special election / Jobs Talk?

Next Tuesday is the special Congressional election in the old Anthony Weiner district.Normally this should have been an easy Democratic win.However this is a highly Jewish /Orthodox area, and the Jewish people,certainly the traditional ones are very unhappy with Obama over his treatment of Israel.The recent polls are close.Now, the Republican Jewish Coalition is sending 30,00 mailings to every Jewish home attacking Obama on Israel.
What with Ed Koch endorsing the Republican,we could have an important upset in the making.

Sadly the President turnrd down an opportunity to meet with Boehner and Cantor prior to tomorrow nites speech, to see if they have some common ground on jobs.
Wisely the Republicans have chosen not to respond to the talk.Firstly the football game will be starting.Secondly it appears that there will be nothing new in the talk-just another campaign talk.
Yesterday, I received a robo-call that started "if the election were held today, who would you vote for-Hillary Clinton or Obama?I hung up because I don't like to waste my time.Yet-interesting.
The Dems are getting a little panicky.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Union rhetoric

Every day we read of new govt. agencies and subdivisions facing economic disaster and default.Today the Rhode Island pension system is being called a Ponzi scheme.
The Post Office will default on a 5 billion dollar loan and in a few months will be bankrupt if no changes are allowed in their union contracts.
When I was a kid,my father taught me to respect unions.He was a product of the depression.I was never allowed to cross a picket line.
Organized labor has changed ,but not for the better.When Hoffa yells to kill the "SOBS", on behalf of America and its workers,he conveniently forgets that the Tea Party people include workers.Furthermore it was the American people who sent the Tea Party to Washington to change the debate.
If this is the best labor can do, or rely on Biden calling on them to prevent thr barbarians from entering the halls of power,they are in big trouble.The less facts you have on your side,the more you tend to insult-it won't work.
The pensions and excess jobs mandated by union agreements were fine when money was no object.Those times have changed.The public will not tolerate throwing away public funds beyond the scale of private industry.
Finally this rhetoric will go over fine at a labor rally, but what does middle America think of such grubbiness?

Monday, September 05, 2011

Boycott Turkey !

I remember when Mexico voted against Israel in the "Zionism is Racism" vote in the UN.
Americans of all faith hit Mexico where it hurt-tourism.
It did not take long after the cancellations of groups and individuals that the empty beaches of Acapulco forced Mexico to see the light.
Turkey is expelling all Israeli diplomats,harrassing passengers with Israeli passports and acting in a manner that spews hate toward Israel.
They deserve to feel the heat.
As I have said here many tiumes-it is time for a Congressional resolution on the Turkish genocide against the Armenians.
If individuals cancel or avoid Turkey,they should convey their reasons to the Turkish Consulate.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Perry vs the rest /Israel

We live in a eorld full of challenges and problems.It is obvious to all but the most die- hard left wingers, that our current Pres. is not up to the job.As a conservative Republican I would vote for any of the big 3 candidates if that were the ultimate nominee.ANYONE BUT OBAMA.
Having said that,there is the question as to who I will vote for in the Florida primary. There are many issues and on some one candidate is more to my liking than the other.For example on Immigration,the Romney plan is more to my liking than Perrry.It is tougher regarding a fence,and not giving Govt. funding to pay for illegal immigrant schooling.
Yet in my mind this is a secondary issue.My first concern is who can better beat Obama.Now we are about to have 3 debates this month,and we will see what the post-debate analysis shows regarding the issues,and their ability to communicate.
Todays Rasmussen poll, show that Perry is ahead of Obama.Yes it is early,however Labor Day is the start of the campaign to weed out the candidates.
If the election were held today,my vote would be for Perry-despite or perhaps because of the hatchet job the NYT is doing on him and Cong. Issa.

The folding of the tents on Rothchild Tel Aviv may mark a new phase of the social -economic protests in Israel. Or it can be the end of this phase awaiting the report of the Govt. commission.In any case the absence of violence speaks to the vibrancy of democracy in Israel.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Racism and other thoughts.

It is unbelievable that as Obama's numbers sink,the black Congressional Caucus and their supporters yell "racism".
That Obama tried to be cute and pull a fast one on Boehner that was ok-for Boehner to stand his ground was a no-no .
The question is are there any issues that one can criticize a President who today predicted 9% unemployment,without being called a racist?
Does anyone who wants smaller govt., less taxes and a smaller govt. defecit be anything less than a racist ( OR WANTS TO SEE BLACK LYNCHING) ?
The problem is "the matter speaks for itself" . The economy and the political environment is being destroyed daily by these lame brain thinkers in the WH.

Someone suggested that the one Republican on the NLRB resign-thereby making it impotent.That is because you must have 3 members for a quorum,and with the retirement of the Chairperson,there are now 2 Dems and i Rep.
Republicans in the Senate would prevent any new new nominees from gaining approval-thus the evil NLRB would cease to function.

It was wonderful to read that construction in Judea and Samaria has jumped 660 % since the beginning of the year.Construction in the rest of the country has likewise gone up.