November 16, 2006
Israeli-Palestinian Confederation; CAIR; Borat; Elections; More JewQ questions
(Page 2 - Previous Page)His analysis showed the properties desirable in an improved system for protecting humans from high-speed projectiles. Then, we prepared samples and, with the aid of the Picatinny Arsenal where we ran the rifle-firing projectile tests, we evaluated and proved the validity his analysis.
Today all armor systems are based on this technology. Personally, I was honored to be in his presence. Truly a great, unassuming and humble man -- well deserving of every honor bestowed upon him!
With all due respect to the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), I have some serious doubts about the accuracy of its self-funded "poll," claiming that 35 percent of Jews who saw its misleading ads were swayed to vote Republican. The RJC ran these ads in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania.
According to CNN exit polls, 87 percent of U.S. Jews voted for their Democratic candidate for Congress; 74 percent of U.S. Jews voted for Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez; 78 percent of U.S. Jews voted for Sherrod Brown for Senate in Ohio and Bob Casey for Senate in Pennsylvania; 86 percent of U.S. Jews voted for Hillary Clinton in New York and Bill Nelson in Florida. If the RJC's claims are true, these numbers would be much lower.
In fact, it seems that the American Jewish community spoke clearly and agreed that the Republican Party was not the party to protect their interests. Six of the 28-33 new Democratic members of the House of Representatives will be Jewish, including U.S. representatives from Arizona, Kentucky and New Hampshire. Of the 30 Jewish members of House of Representatives, only one is a Republican.
In a Democratic Congress, we will have a Congress with long-time friends of the Jewish community in high places. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo) will chair the International Relations Committee and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys) will be the second-ranking member of that committee. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) will chair the House Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation and Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) will chair the subcommittee on Middle East.
Rep. Nita Lowy (D-N.Y.) will chair the International Operations Appropriations Subcommittee and Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) will chair the influential Government Reform Committee. There is also a possibility that Rep. Jane Harman (D- Venice) will chair the Select Committee on Intelligence.
The CNN exit poll makes clear that the American Jewish community voted with their feet and rejected Republican policies that were inconsistent with our beliefs and values. Israel and America will both be better off for it.
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Do not be fooled by the convoluted double-talk of Hussam Ayloush (Letters, Nov. 10). He is a prime example of the current anti-Zionism-anti-Semitism that tries to mask itself as freedom and justice for Palestinians.
I heard him speak recently, and he referred to the Palestinians as being in concentration camps. He and his ilk represent a most insidious form of Jew-hatred. Steve Emerson, on the other hand, is a hero who brings the truth to light. The Jewish community needs to be clear on who really expresses the truth, and it is not CAIR.
More Questions for Dumb Jews
Question: What is the name of the Israeli national anthem in Hebrew, and what does it mean in English?
Answer: "Hatikvah." It means "the hope."
Q: Why are there three patriarchs and four matriarchs?
A: Because Jacob married both Leah and Rachel.
Q: Who sent Joseph to prison in Egypt?
A: Potiphar's wife.
Q: Who was Joseph's favorite brother and why?
A: Benjamin, because he was Rachel's other son.
Q: Who is known as "HaTzadik"? (a) Moses, (b) Aaron, (c) Joseph, (d) David.
Q: In what year was Israel established as a sovereign nation by the United Nations?
Q: True or false -- Arab nations chose to attack Israel on it's holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur, in l973.
Q: In what year did the Six-Day War occur?
Q: True or false -- An Israeli prime minister was assassinated by a fanatic Jew.
Q: True or false -- Orthodox Jewish men say a prayer daily thanking God that they are not women.
Q: Observant Jewish women are excused from what kinds of ritual observances?
A: All time-bound commitments.
Q: True or false -- One of the 13 principles of faith includes daily waiting for the arrival of the messianic age
Q: Name three things you purportedly will be asked as soon as you arrive in the next world:
A: Were you honest in business, did you set aside time to study Torah, did you create to the best of your ability a Jewish family (legacy)?
Q: What is the Chofetz Chaim known for, and how do we refer to it regularly?
A: He is known for the lessons on how to guard your tongue -- not speak gossip -- and we refer to it in our day-to-day lives as lashon hara.
Rabbi John Rosove of Temple Israel in Hollywood has written that he was "mortified" at Israel's use of the cluster bomb (Letters, Nov. 3). It's OK for them to use it against us but not for us to retaliate with? It's a war, rabbi -- a real war.
I urge you, if you are so "mortified" by the Israelis use of weapons of any sort against those people who have vowed to eradicate Israel from the face of the earth, to please go live there. Take your family, your beloved wife, your adored children and go.