In this issue

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

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

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

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

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

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

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

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review March 18, 2010/ 3 Nissan 5770

A Perpetual Process

By Arnold Ahlert

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | One of the most accurate definitions of crazy is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result each time. One of the more accurate definitions of liberalism is the notion that believing something is true makes it true, no matter how many times it's proven to be false. Perhaps the most annoying example of both is the never-ending farce known as the "Two-state Solution for Middle East Peace."

Pick an incarnation, any incarnation of the "peace process," going back through every American administration, and every group of players representing the Israelis and the Palestinians since this exercise began. What emerges? Pure craziness, as in a one hundred percent track record of failure to reach an accord, even as we've been told that this time — again, pick any time you want — will be different.

Now add a dollop of liberalism to the mix. What liberals hear: both sides are committed to achieving a two-state solution. What has actually occurred: there has never been a single instance in which the Palestinians have officially stated they recognize in Israel's right to exist, or have renounced their intentions to annihilate the Jewish state.

In other words, the entire charade known as the peace process can be reduced to this: Israelis want a compromise, Palestinians want the elimination of Israel — or no deal.

Any questions?

Here's a good one: why would anyone in his right mind believe the only thing fueling worldwide Islamic fascism is the lack of a compromise between Israel and the Palestinians? How could anyone — besides crazies and liberals — actually believe the only thing preventing Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc., etc., from beating their swords into plowshares is the resolution of that particular conflict? How would that stop Islamic fanatics from killing more people in the group which tops their slaughter list — fellow Muslims?

Memo to the terminally naive: the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA are not located in Israel. And while Israel is referred to as the "Little Satan" by head-chopping, baby killing, suicide bombing Islamic crazies, the "Great Satan," target Numero Uno for the Worldwide Caliphate dream-mongers is the United States of America.

Letter from JWR publisher

Pat Buchanan, ever the apologist for everything anti-Semitic, contends that America standing in lockstep with Israel will result in the United States ending up "with all of Israel's enemies, who are legion, and only Israel's friends, who are few."

Mr. Buchanan's right, of course. We're far better off aligning ourselves with the "legions" of totalitarian fanatics, religiously-driven mass murderers and assorted anti-Semites, than the "few" decent, freedom-loving, pro-Jewish factions in the world.

Snap out of it, Pat.

America's genuine Arabic friends might not fill up a movie theater. America's "allies of convenience" on the other hand, many of whom see us as little more than a less crazy alternative to the nihilistic Iranian mullahs, make up the overwhelming bulk of our Middle East "pals."

Yet Mr. Buchanan hardly stands alone. Plenty of Americans, including plenty of "enlightened" Jews, think our alliance with Israel is more trouble than it's worth. Perhaps they even believe that Israel itself is more trouble than it's worth. Such "even-handedness" is quite fashionable in many quarters, most notably on college campuses, where a generation of Americans is being taught the "value" of making moral equivalence between people who videotape their enemies' beheadings and people who defend their right to exist. I still remember when America was a beacon of freedom and justice, a country which believed in defending good against evil, not "splitting the difference" between the two for the sake of peace and quiet.

Full disclosure: despite many years of readers' assumptions to the contrary (judging by my mail), I am not Jewish. Nor do I have any particular fondness for the Israelis I've encountered over the years, many of whom I find arrogant to the point of obnoxiousness. But last time I checked, arrogance was not a capital offense, and a lack of perfection in Israel's methods for maintaining its very existence is not grounds for condemning everything they do to survive. Perhaps if some of our college campuses, along with other repositories of intellectual elitism, were being bombarded with small rockets on a semi-regular basis, or were situated next door to a culture which celebrates the mass-murdering martyrdom of its progeny, attitudes would be different.

That the Obama administration has a "crisis" with Israel is completely unsurprising. The same bunch suffused with the multiculturalist nonsense that all grievances must have some basis of legitimacy (the same legitimacy which allows granting terrorists Constitutional rights lest they be perceived as "unfair" to the summary executioners of 3,000 Americans) have no patience for a country which refuses to recognize the "rights" — of its sworn enemies. Perhaps the only group of people more clueless are Jewish liberals who will keep voting Democrat even if mushroom clouds are rising over Tel Aviv.

Better to see Israel annihilated than be perceived as "prejudiced" against Muslims?

Islamic terrorists harbor no similar version of "reasonableness." But then again, they don't have to. Half the world doesn't care how many missiles get fired into Israel. They only care when Israel retaliates, something for which that country is invariably condemned. They don't care how many Palestinians waltz into pizzarias and discos and blow up innocent Jewish men, women and children. They only care when Israel builds a wall to prevent it.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Palestinians are eternal victims, Israelis eternal aggressors.

Without that constant, the futility of the two-state solution would be recognized for the virulent fraud it truly is. This complete denial of reality has required only one other ingredient to keep it going: American hubris. The idea that a third-party negotiator from the United States is the magic ingredient required to break the stalemate between Jews and Palestinians has never been debunked, despite a perfect track record of failure.

Why don't the Europeans broker a deal? If the demographic trends in Europe are any indication, it behooves them to pursue reconciliation more than it does us. They are a lot further along the road to Islamization than we are. Surely a Union which is militarily impotent and teeming with an unassimilated Muslim population must see the value in finding a solution to the one problem that begets all Islamic intransigence everywhere, right?

Of course not — which speaks volumes about Europeans' genuine understanding of Islamo-fascism's global intentions and its utter lack of linkage to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Better to let the United States remain the focus of Islamic rage, while our continental allies tut-tut from the sidelines.

Better to let the crocodile eat them last.

No doubt some people will see this column as one-sided. I sure as hell hope so. Islamic fundamentalists want people like me dead. Islamic "moderates" are content to stand aside and watch me get murdered. The handful of Muslims who stand against the insanity are the same ones who can also abide the existence of a Jewish state. I stand with them and every American, Israeli, and other citizens of the world who recognize that Muslim fundamentalists are an existential threat to the entire planet. They are yet another incarnation of the historical phenomenon in which the "anointed" seek the total destruction of "the other" as a means of achieving global utopia.

The peace process? An ongoing sideshow of false expectations and futile results. The ultimate combo platter of crazy and liberal, for entertainment purposes only.

Some people never learn.

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