Natalie Portman’s Ultimate Virtue Signalling

My decision not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony has been mischaracterized by others. Let me speak for myself. I chose not to attend because I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to be giving a speech at the ceremony. By the same token, I am not part of the BDS movement and do not endorse it. Like many Israelis and Jews around the world, I can be critical of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation. I treasure my Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, cinema, and dance. Israel was created exactly 70 years ago as a haven for refugees from the Holocaust. But the mistreatment of those suffering from today’s atrocities is simply not in line with my Jewish values. Because I care about Israel, I must stand up against violence, corruption, inequality, and abuse of power. Please do not take any words that do not come directly from me as my own. This experience has inspired me to support a number of charities in Israel. I will be announcing them soon, and I hope others will join me in supporting the great work they are doing.

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Hollywood is in a weird position. On the one hand it is thoroughly left-wing, which ships with a certain amount of antisemitims. On the other hand the place is awash with Jewish people. Some claim that the latter statement is not PC, but I don’t do PC. There is a lot of nepotism going on and to be safe decision makers let even unrelated Jews slip into the fold from time to time to make sure that nobody’s niece is set back.

To be a Hollywood person, one should be a special kind of Jew. You must swear on the Tora that you hate the Tora. When Ben Shapiro wrote his book “Primetime Propaganda” he hid his kippa under a baseball cap in order to do his undercover research.

Yet, from time to time these actors are stuck between Hollywood’s antisemitism and the expectations of their families. Natalie Portman found an interesting way out. If you really cannot bring yourself to hate Israel, you must hate the government. But if you don’t know a specific policy to criticize you better hate the conservative Prime Minister.

Ms Portman is lucky that Israel has Netanyahu. She sure wouldn’t have criticized a leftist leader in the short months before Israel’s final destruction by her enemies.

I am very critical of the recent attack against an Iranian military base in Syria, which I believe has been carried out by the IDF and has killed ten pro-Tehran warriors. But Portman’s criticism is no criticism. In her entire statement she does not specify what she wants to see changed. She speaks in very abstract terms. And you bet that she either doesn’t know a thing or obfuscates that she stands on no proper ground on which to criticise the Prime Minister.


Since 2017 German Regions Deported Just Ten Islamic Jihadis, 745 Known Jihadis Still in Country

New figures released by the German Interior Ministry at the request of a Free Democratic Party (FDP) MP show that the regional governments have only deported 10 foreign radical Islamic extremists while 745 extremists in total still remain in the country.

The figures come after a parliamentary request from FDP politician Konstantin Kuhle and show a lack of ability at German regional governments to deport large numbers of dangerous Islamic extremists. The 745 extremists on the list are considered by the government to be under reasonable suspicion of wanting to carry out acts of terrorism Neue Ruhr Zeitung reports.

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In historic ruling, court says Italian state negotiated with mafia

An Italian court convicted former high-ranking state officials and mob bosses on Friday for holding secret negotiations in the early 1990s following a devastating wave of mafia murders and bombings. Speaking in a high-security “bunker” courtroom on the outskirts of Palermo, Judge Alfredo Montalto ruled that the negotiations had damaged the interests of the state as he shed light on one of the murkiest chapters in recent Italian history.

After the verdict, members of the public clapped and cheered the prosecutors who brought the case to trial five years ago, two decades after a string of mafia bombs and assassinations killed 23 people, including prominent anti-mafia magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.


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“Protest” and Protest

WordPress is sandboxed and does not allow me to blog with full HTML support (not even basic iframes).

Anyway, the very same picture above is used by ZEIT online in an article which lets the reader know in the teaser that “again Palestinians have protested against the Gaza blockade.” Protest!

Same people villify perfectly peaceful tea party and pegida protests non-stop!


Crackdown on dodgers of mandatory German broadcaster fees in May

Germans have to pay a lot of money for the pro-Merkel propaganda.

One of the biggest complaints expats have when they move to Deutschland is the €17.50 Rundfunkbeitrag (broadcasting contribution) they need to pay each month. Since 2013, every household regardless of whether residents have a TV or radio, must pay this fee.

On May 6th, data from the residents’ registration offices will be passed on to the fee collection service of ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio (commonly referred to as the Beitragsservice). Those who have been avoiding the fee will be contacted via post after an evaluation of the data.

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German 7th Grader: ‘I Am Marginalised Because I Am German and Eat Pork’

Bullying in German schools in Berlin’s heavily migrant populated areas has increased drastically with pupils claiming that they are threatened and beaten simply because they are German, and not Muslim.

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Hungary’s real wages will grow more than anywhere else in the world

Recently Viktor Orban won another election in Hungary. The majority of the people voted to keep him in power. Despite frequent negative articles about him in the Western media, Orban remains. As with any politician, he has plenty of vocal opponents, but the elections speak for themselves. I don’t want to say he is great…

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