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The President's Message
"Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | March 27, 2011 | Ari Bussel

Posted on 03/28/2011 9:13:07 AM PDT by Ari Bussel

The President’s Message by Ari Bussel

The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations met with the President of the United States recently.

His message was simple: “I know that not all of you agree with one another and that you do not speak in one voice.”

It does not take a smart person to point out the obvious, but it takes a very shrewd politician to take advantage of the situation.

A rich and powerful man who plays global nations like pawns on his personal chessboard decided on a course of action. All he needs to do is pull the strings, instigate and let the games begin.

The strategy he uses is ancient and has proven itself time and again throughout history: Divide and Conquer.

The American Jewish Community was once one with Israel. Indeed, there is much criticism about its apparent unconcern and inaction during the Holocaust. However, there was a feeling of redemption as the Community stood by Israel since after WWII until after the 1967 Six-Day-War. Some even say the support continued unabated through the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the ensuing Oil Embargo.

There are those who would mistake the power and money behind the “Jewish Lobby” (AIPAC) and the plethora of 100-year-old Jewish organizations for strength. How wrong they would be.

The shrewd chess player, one who likes to play god, does not like the Jews one bit, and likes Israel even less. In fact, his happiest memories are as a child, and the Nazis apparently still dominate his longing for world order, for a rush of adrenaline, for a universe ridden of all vermin.

He decided the best way to defeat the Jews is by using their own game. The Muslims, incidentally, are pursuing the very same strategy, but they apply it against the Western World, penetrating every fabric of society, from politics to the judiciary, entertainment to trade and commerce. The employ the very freedoms that have been the unshaken basis of Western Society to slowly eat away at the core until the cancer spreads throughout and the body is destroyed.

Pluralism, multiculturalism and political correctness have been the receptors that tied the cancer cells and brought them home to every healthy tissue of the body. In Judaism it is “liberal, progressive thinking,” “Tikun Olam” (making the world a better place) and one’s “obligation to not only defend Israel, but criticize her as well.”

“Why do the work,” thinks the Master Chess Player deep in thought, as he knows that had the Jewish people in concentration camps rebelled, they would have had the upper hand. Except, given the dire conditions, the uncertainty of what was really happening (so well guised it was) and the deep conviction and brutality the Nazis exhibited, there was no opposition, a fate complete.

The Nazis were masters at propaganda and mind control over the masses. They lured their victims into the abyss of no return. This was a masterful plan, a stroke of genius, declared the Chess Master.

Likewise today, what is better than to turn the Jewish elements against each other? Jews, after all, cannot agree on anything. As the old saying goes, “show me two Jews and I’ll show you three opinions” (or any variant thereof).

There is an ongoing internal debate within the Jewish Community: Who belongs in the Jewish Communal Tent? Unlike all other debates, primarily about the Palestinians, a “Two State Solution,” “Israel’s Demographic Problem,” “Being Democratic and Jewish,” etc., this is the one argument the Community carries internally.

Thus, the Israeli Deputy Consul General in Los Angeles insisted on including all streams of the Jewish Community in a “community-wide demonstration” following the Turkish Terrorist Flotilla of May 31st, 2010. Many in the audience booed the representative of Americans for Peace Now when he started to speak.

The same inclusion did not work at a later “community gathering” after a family of five was butchered by Palestinian terrorists. Noticeably absent were all those elements of the Jewish community who should have been there had they cared about the ongoing dehumanization of Jews and delegitimization of Israel. They chose to be absent.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is still debating about the inclusion of J Street, although the President of the Federation stated in writing that they “do not support J Street.”

Other notable “discussions” included Neturei Karta’s appearance alongside Iran’s Ahmadinejad; Jewish Voice for Peace; the “Other Israel Film Festival” in New York City; and the un-inviting of J Street in Boston which was reported in the Boston Globe and caused three times as many people to show up. Also: The support by the Jewish Federation of Orange County, California, for the Olive Tree Initiative, and their letter against a local pro-Israel activist Dee Sterling that attracted much more attention. There are numerous other examples.

Should the Jewish Communal Tent include the up-and-coming “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace” crowd, for instance? How about Jews for Peace or Jewish Voice for Peace or other organizations proclaiming to be part of the Jewish heritage and to support the Jewish State and Jewish People, although their actions suggest differently?

Yes, if we join the Master Chess Player from his vantage point, we would realize these internal debates cause polarization within the community and draw the attention and energies away from the real threat to the mundane. Is there really a Jewish person who does not want peace? It is in their very DNA, inseparable from being Jewish.

“Let the Jews fight among themselves,” he says, satisfied, “for they cannot agree on anything, not even ‘Who is Jewish,’ or ‘Is Israel Jewish and Democratic?’”

There is not even a consensus about Israel’s right to exist in its own Land of Israel.

Reform Jews feel excluded, Secular Israelis feel abused by and hatred toward Hassidic (Orthodox) Jews, and no one seems to agree on anything in particular. The division is greater than the single least common denominator binding all Jewish people together.

Alas, this is not surprising. We have distanced ourselves from our Biblical heritage, the essence of being Jewish (behaving according to the Bible, not the outwardly act of wearing symbols like a yarmulke), thus we no longer recognize our claim and connection to the Land of Israel or to our eternal capital Jerusalem.

All that was needed to make this apparent was the emergence of another king to act as a magnate and make the divide as clear as possible. This was offered by the creation of “J Street” within the Jewish Community, and since the method is proving so successful, the same has been devised toward the Evangelical Christian Community offering an “alternative voice for Christian Zionism.”

Israel is going to suffer greatly in the hands of the United States of America, its close friend of decades. The recipe has been ingenious – the only ingredients necessary were those readily on hand. Just mix and serve – an immense explosion guaranteed.

I am not sure if one day in the future we will blame no other than ourselves. At present, I am convinced dark days are coming and we are the hosts ushering them in to our very core.


The series “Postcards from America—Postcards from Israel” by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager is a compilation of articles capturing the essence of life in America and Israel during the first two decades of the 21st Century.

The writers invite readers to view and experience an Israel and her politics through their eyes, Israel visitors rarely discover.

This point—and often—counter-point presentation is sprinkled with humor and sadness and attempts to tackle serious and relevant issues of the day. The series began in 2008, appears both in print in the USA and on numerous websites and is followed regularly by readership from around the world.

© “Postcards from America — Postcards from Israel,” March, 2011 Contact:

First Published March 27, 2011

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: americanjewry; jewishfate; multiculturalism; whitehouse

1 posted on 03/28/2011 9:13:11 AM PDT by Ari Bussel
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2 posted on 03/28/2011 9:19:32 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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Dancing with the Stars better not be late because of obama. I watch the show to calm down and get away from obama.

3 posted on 03/28/2011 9:50:16 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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I'm not terribly interested in what the usurper has to say, not until he proves his eligibility. As for the president (or more accurately, the next President of the United States, George Bush's successor after the dreadful 4 year gap we're enduring), in a recent interview she responded:

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: "What would you say or what would you like to see as the mission, the mission statement, so that we can work, you know, from there? What should we be doing?"

SARAH PALIN: "Well, Qaddafi has the blood of innocent Americans on his hands. As we understand it, he's sanctioning the killing of so many Americans with the Lockerbie bombing, and he needs to be held accountable for that. So what happened all those years ago, well, now is our opportunity to make sure that he is held accountable."

"So what our president said at first, that our mission is to see Qaddafi go, he's got to go, but then we're told by one of his top advisers, the president's top advisers, saying, well, no, really, Qaddafi is probably going to prevail on this. He's probably going to prevail over the opposition. And then our president changes the tune again, saying, well, it's not our mission to oust Qaddafi. A lot of confusion."

"I would like to see, of course, as long as we're in it -- we better be in it to win it. And if there's doubt, we get out. Win it means Qaddafi goes and America gets to get on out of there and let the people of Libya create their own government, choose their own leader. And America, no nation building. We get out. We take care of our affairs elsewhere."

That's not exactly the answer I would have chosen, but it's a reasonable, responsible strategic viewpoint, which is dramatically better than the random decisions coming from what passes for leadership in our White House.

Should we invade Libya:

Should we change our minds after three weeks of Qadaffi massacring his people and decide that now we invade Libya:

4 posted on 03/28/2011 10:16:08 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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5 posted on 03/28/2011 6:43:12 PM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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