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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

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Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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Jewish World Review January 25, 2008 / 18 Shevat 5768

Republican Primary Voters Imperil the Free World by Ignoring Giuliani

By Julia Gorin

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | There are several politicians running for the Republican nomination, but only one leader. And to the detriment of the free world, the latter is precisely the candidate that Republican caucus goers have been overlooking. I'm talking about Rudolph Giuliani, the man who if we haven't completely lost our sanity and will to survive, should be the next president of the United States.

When fanciful hopes for a Middle East peace were at their highest in the mid 1990s, and Yasser Arafat was legitimized by the entire world including Israel as a statesman, Rudy Giuliani had one question: "Why is there a terrorist at my party?"

The occasion was the UN's 50th anniversary concert at Lincoln Center in 1995. Writing in the Huffington Post recently, former New York Public Advocate Mark Green tried to describe Giuliani's reaction to seeing Arafat in the audience in unflattering terms:

According to an American official at the UN who saw what happened and spoke to me, Mayor Giuliani "threw a temper tantrum" when he spotted Arafat in the crowd minutes before the curtain went up. He grew "red faced and went out of control," said the official. "Rudy was absolutely infantile like a two year old" and dispatched his aide to eject Arafat — despite the fact that this was a celebratory, symbolic UN event to which the PLO leader was duly invited and ticketed.

The heart leaps. Heaven forbid anyone should dampen the UN symbolism that gives terrorist regimes an equal say and places worldwide Jew-killing in political context. With Jews like Mark Green, who needs the PLO? Green went on to describe Rudy's uncontrolled gut reaction as "pro-Israeli antics", while others at the time depicted it as "pandering" to the Jewish vote. But Giuliani explained, simply, "I don't forget." What he didn't forget were the PLO's crimes against America, and that the Nobel laureate and frequent White House guest had "never been held to answer for the murders that he was implicated in."

In his own, more recent, retelling of the Lincoln Center incident, Giuliani relates his clarity of mind using plain, Jackie Mason-style wisdom:

I didn't call for a team of lawyers to tell me on the one hand you can throw him out, on the other hand you can't. Maybe you can partially throw him out. Maybe we can have him sit, like, further up. I made a decision. You see, I lead. That's what a leader is about.

This touches on another important Giuliani quality. Unlike politicians such as Hillary Clinton, whose facial expression "did not change noticeably" when a supporter recently contrasted Barack Obama with JFK by pointing out that JFK was assassinated and so credit for civil rights laws goes to Lyndon Johnson — just as her expression didn't change in 1999 when Suha Arafat accused Israel of poisoning women and children — Giuliani has human, in-the-moment, morally sound reactions to events and statements. He doesn't first consult with his staff to see what reaction he should have, or wait for a public reaction to determine his.

Recall the ten million-dollar check for New York disaster relief after 9/11 from Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, who went on to suggest that the U.S. should "re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause." We all know what Giuliani told the prince he could do with his ten million. In unequivocal and trenchant terms, Giuliani stated, "To suggest that there's a justification…only invites this happening in the future…And one of the reasons I think this happened is because people were engaged in moral equivalency in not understanding the difference between liberal democracies like the United States, like Israel, and terrorist states and those who condone terrorism. So I think not only are those statements wrong, they're part of the problem."

My fellow Americans, there is a reason that while the likes of Bill Clinton, George Bush and John McCain get statues, murals, boulevard names and hero's welcomes from Albanians, Rudy Giuliani got death threats. Under the current administration's Clinton-inherited policies, our military finds itself protecting Albanian mafia drug interests from investigation, specifically the al Qaeda-connected Kosovo Liberation Army's heroin facilities. Contrast this with Giuliani's 1985 prosecution of the New York leg of this drug cartel, which garnered the then U.S. Attorney an assassination contract, as the Wall St. Journal reported at the time:

The informant who visited the office of U.S. Attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani last December had a chilling story to tell: A defendant in a drug racketeering case that Mr. Giuliani was prosecuting was offering $400,000 to anyone who would kill a certain assistant U.S. attorney and a federal drug enforcement agent.

For 45 minutes Mr. Giuliani and his chief assistant, William Tendy, listened to and evaluated the tale. Five other informants later corroborated it. The threatened lawmen — assistant prosecutor Alan M. Cohen and narcotics agent Jack Delmore — were given 24-hour-a-day protection by federal marshals…The drug case that brought forth the threats Mr. Giuliani is concerned about involved the disruption of the so-called "Balkan connection," heroin trade conducted by among others a loosely organized group of ethnic Albanians, centered in New York.

… A Jury this year convicted Joey Lika and Mr. [Skender] Fici on charges of racketeering conspiracy…To emphasize to the defendants that their opponent was the government, and not just Mr. Cohen, U S. Attorney Giuliani himself appeared in court for the sentencing in March…Mr. Giuliani refuses to discuss details, but he says he has learned recently that there had been an effort to fulfill an assassination contract against him and Messrs. Cohen and Delmore…While Mr. Giuliani says he now considers the threat against himself "minor," DEA agent Delmore and his family have moved away from New York. Prosecutor Cohen is still investigating other drug dealers in New York but he, too, has a new residence.

The witness intimidation and murder that the Albanian mafia is famous for has been in full swing at the Hague, where closing arguments are being heard in the war crimes trial of former Kosovo "prime minister" Ramush Haradinaj after many tireless but unsuccessful attempts by the U.S. government to protect him from prosecution — as opposed to protecting witnesses from Haradinaj's henchmen. It's all part of one of two simultaneous, Munich-style giveaways in progress, presided over by the current administration under the tutelage of Clinton-era policymakers. (Israel, newly dubbed by President Bush as an "occupier", is the second.)

Israel and Kosovo are two fronts in the global jihad on which Republican and Democratic policies have converged into the same misguided course. That being the trend, and the 2008 candidates being bigger politicians than Bush (who at least tried to do the right thing for four years before giving up and joining the Clinton/elder Bush blob), any choice but Giuliani would only intensify our self-defeating efforts in these two regions.

It may be too hopeful to think that one man can reverse the tide of what has become an institutionalized pro-terror policy in the Middle East and "the new Middle East," as the Balkans are increasingly called. But without Giuliani there is no hope at all.

Pro-life Republicans mustn't forget what era we are living in. Fixating on Giuliani's personal views on abortion may mean doing so at the expense of civilization itself. In contrast, evangelical leader Pat Robertson proved capable of prioritizing when he gave his endorsement to Giuliani, the only serious choice for president. It would serve the Right to keep in mind that Giuliani is not a pro-choice activist, that his choices for judgeships will still be conservative, and that, unlike some politicians present at the 2000 funeral for New York Cardinal John O'Connor, Giuliani was among those standing and applauding when Boston Cardinal Bernard Law said of the departed, "What a great legacy he has left us in his constant reminder that the Church must always be unambiguously pro-life."

A president is not the beginning and ending barometer of a country's abortion climate. We've just had a pro-life president, and abortion is still legal. If we sacrifice the bigger stakes on the altar of the abortion debate, the only births we salvage will be those of Muslims and dhimmis.

"Dhimmis" is the Islamic term for non-Muslims, who are relegated to second-class status, if allowed to live at all, in Islamic societies — the proliferation of which is the endgame of the jihad we're in. Our current leaders, who fight terrorism but not jihad, have submitted us to playing our part and fulfilling the role that our Islamic masters have outlined for us children of a lesser god — one manifestation being our military's handling of Korans at Gitmo only through gloves, as the hands of Kufirs are considered unclean.

If "change" is the favored theme this election year, a Western leader who doesn't know his place would certainly be a refreshing one. Considering that the laws governing the societies from which Gitmo detainees hail provide for hanging homosexuals from the gallows, then electing a president whose favorite party gag is showing up in drag would send just the right message.

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