Jews as ‘the other’

Migrants

Jews who support Binyamin Netanyahu, his embrace of Donald Trump,[1] his government’s and his country’s treatment of “the other” as Palestinians,[2] his government’s treatment of “the other” as Jewish migrants of color,[3] and his government’s treatment of “the other” even as non-orthodox Jews,[4] should consider when Jews were fleeing the Holocaust, when they were “the other,” when they were turned away from U.S. shores on substantially the same grounds that Donald Trump’s government now turns away and seeks to turn away migrants today.[5]

Cathryn J. Prince, “Nearly turned back, a ship of Holocaust refugees got help from Eleanor Roosevelt,” Times of Israel, August 15, 2019, https://www.timesofisrael.com/nearly-turned-back-a-ship-of-holocaust-refugees-got-help-from-eleanor-roosevelt/


Bernie Sanders

There is a new blog post entitled, “Bernie Sanders’ self-destruction.”


Brexit

I had already noted that a hard Brexit will be a calamity.[6] Subsequently, it became clear that British businesses were not buying Boris Johnson’s rose-colored bullshit, that they were already preparing for that calamity, and that economic activity was already suffering as a result.[7] Now we have confirmation from within the government[8] of the earlier Institute for Government report[9] warning of that calamity. Johnson’s apologists reply that the document was prepared while Theresa May was still prime minister and does not reflect Johnson’s government’s preparations.[10] Which still sounds like rose-colored bullshit.

Bobby Allyn and Frank Langfitt, “Leaked Brexit Document Depicts Government Fears Of Gridlock, Food Shortages, Unrest,” National Public Radio, August 18, 2019, https://www.npr.org/2019/08/18/752173091/leaked-brexit-document-depicts-government-fears-of-gridlock-food-shortages-unres


  1. [1]Raphael Ahren, “Spurning lawmakers, Netanyahu loses the Democrats he never thought he had,” Times of Israel, August 16, 2019, https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-never-thought-he-had-the-support-of-democrats-now-he-might-not/
  2. [2]Mohamed Mohamed, “Right of return is the heart of Palestine’s struggle,” Electronic Intifada, September 6, 2016, https://electronicintifada.net/content/right-return-heart-palestines-struggle/17856
  3. [3]Oren Liebermann, “An off-duty police officer shot dead an unarmed black teen, sparking riots. But it didn’t happen where you think,” CNN, July 4, 2019, https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/04/middleeast/ethiopia-israel-protests-analysis-oren-intl/index.html
  4. [4]i24 News, “Israeli lawmakers to demand official recognition of non-Orthodox movements,” November 5, 2018, https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/187989-181105-israeli-lawmakers-to-demand-official-recognition-of-non-orthodox-movements
  5. [5]Cathryn J. Prince, “Nearly turned back, a ship of Holocaust refugees got help from Eleanor Roosevelt,” Times of Israel, August 15, 2019, https://www.timesofisrael.com/nearly-turned-back-a-ship-of-holocaust-refugees-got-help-from-eleanor-roosevelt/
  6. [6]David Benfell, “Boris Johnson might think he’s playing poker with the European Union, but he’s actually playing ‘chicken’—with a brick wall,” Not Housebroken, August 2, 2019, https://disunitedstates.org/2019/08/02/boris-johnson-might-think-hes-playing-poker-with-the-european-union-but-hes-actually-playing-chicken-with-a-brick-wall/
  7. [7]Tim Wallace, “‘Very real’ recession risk as economy contracts for first time in seven years,” Telegraph, August 9, 2019, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/08/09/recession-risk-now-real-economy-contracts-first-time-seven-years/
  8. [8]Bobby Allyn and Frank Langfitt, “Leaked Brexit Document Depicts Government Fears Of Gridlock, Food Shortages, Unrest,” National Public Radio, August 18, 2019, https://www.npr.org/2019/08/18/752173091/leaked-brexit-document-depicts-government-fears-of-gridlock-food-shortages-unres
  9. [9]Lisa O’Carroll and Rowena Mason, “Johnson told no-deal Brexit will crush domestic policy plans,” Guardian, July 28, 2019, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/28/boris-johnson-ifg-no-deal-brexit-crush-domestic-policy-plans
  10. [10]Bobby Allyn and Frank Langfitt, “Leaked Brexit Document Depicts Government Fears Of Gridlock, Food Shortages, Unrest,” National Public Radio, August 18, 2019, https://www.npr.org/2019/08/18/752173091/leaked-brexit-document-depicts-government-fears-of-gridlock-food-shortages-unres

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