Friday, November 2, 2018

Trump’s new immigration ad was panned as racist. Turns out it was also based on a falsehood.

washington post


The expletive-filled advertisement President Trump released this week, seemingly to raise fears about immigration in advance of the midterm elections, was widely denounced, with Democrats and even some Republicans criticizing it as racist.
But beyond the outrage, the ad was also reportedly based on a falsehood.
The 53-second video focuses on the courtroom behavior of Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant who was convicted of killing two sheriff’s deputies in California in 2014 and bragged about it during the trial.
“Democrats let him into our country,” the ad’s script reads. “Democrats let him stay.”
Just one problem: It doesn’t appear to be true.
Bracamontes, who had been deported multiple times before his crime rampage, appears to have last entered the country while George W. Bush was president, sometime between May 2001 and February 2002, when there is a record for his marriage in Arizonaaccording to the Sacramento Bee.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

MISHPETEI YISROEL

daas Torah.


Book is Mishpitei Yisroel signed by Gedolim Rav Nisim Karelits, RavShmuel Orebach, Rav Chaim Kanieveski, Rab Shimon Bedni, RavChaim Mayer HaLevi Wosner, Reb Noson Kupshits, Rab Moshe Zev Zurger, Rav Shmuel HaLevi Wosner, and Reb Yitschok Tuvia Weiss most from the past generation.
Rabbi Dovid Eidensohn
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Rav Kook & Rav Elyashiv

jewish action

Specifically, most published accounts of his life disregard, or perhaps suppress, the many connections he had with the first chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook. Furthermore, his close relationship with Rav Kook’s successor, Rabbi Isaac HaLevi Herzog, and the several decades during which he served as a judge in the Court of the Chief Rabbinate, are mentioned only in passing in accounts of his life—if not totally overlooked.

Pence sets off firestorm with campaign prayer by 'Christian rabbi'

.nbcnews.


Vice President Mike Pence was roundly criticized on Monday for appearing at a campaign rally in Michigan at which a Messianic rabbi invoked Jesus in mourning the deaths of 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Rabbi Horowitz Reports on the Outcome of Today's Trail

Dear Friends:
`Thank you all for your interest, support and encouragement regarding this bizarre defamation lawsuit taking place in Israel over the past three years. Here is a short summary of today’s events in the Jerusalem courthouse. 
Many people attended today’s hearing to express their support for the safety and well-being of Israeli children. In fact, the judge actually delayed the start of the hearing so the staff could look for a larger courtroom, but none was available. As a result, lots of the people who came were unfortunately not able to fit in the courtroom. 
This was in stark contrast to Weinberg’s 2009 original trial in Brooklyn (that conviction earned Weinberg his sex offender status). Back then, Weinberg had 200 people backing him in court every day of the trial and 90 letters of support from prominent community members, which was noted in the stinging rebuke delivered by the Judge at the time of sentencing https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/judge-lashes-out-at-orthodox-community-in-sex-abuse-case-says-it-protects-abusers-not-victims/.  
In this two-steps-forward-one-step-back march to a safer world for our children, it is important that we note and take encouragement from the extraordinary shift in attitude our community has had in the past nine years — where we now are almost universally supporting the victims and insisting that the abusers who destroy their lives are punished to the fullest extent of the law. 
Weinberg and I were both cross examined by the opposing attorneys for over two hours — with the questions directly addressing (read: attacking) points we each raised in the various affidavits we had previously submitted. 
Weinberg and I were both cross examined by the opposing attorneys for over two hours — with the questions directly addressing (read: attacking) points we each raised in the various affidavits we had previously submitted. 
Again, on behalf of our children, thanks for your support of efforts to make the world a safer place for them. 
Yakov

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

RABBI YAKOV HOROWITZ - AN OPEN INVITATION

Dear Friends,   



The sex-abuser-slander-trial against me continues next week on Thursday, October 25th, at the Jerusalem Courthouse, 1 Cheshin Street at 10:00 a.m. Jerusalem time, in the courtroom of Judge Michal Hirschfeld. 

Finally, after 3 years, this outrageous slander lawsuit brought against me by convicted sex offender Yona Weinberg, for warning Har Nof residents in 2015 of the danger he poses to their children, is moving to resolution. 

In this segment, we will both be giving testimony on the witness stand and be cross examined by the opposing attorneys. The Judge will, hopefully, render her decision at the next hearing (or perhaps sanity will prevail and the case will be dismissed). 

Joining the likes of Madoff, alleged binary options fraudster to get DOJ website

.times of Israel
Alleged binary options fraudster Lee Elbaz, who is awaiting a trial in Maryland District Court, will receive the notorious distinction of having a Department of Justice website devoted to her case and trial, placing her in a small category that includes disgraced financiers Bernie Madoff and Robert Allen Stanford, whose victims and alleged victims were too numerous for the government to notify individually.

Elbaz, who was arrested September 14, 2017 when she landed at JFK airport in New York for a planned vacation, is set to be tried in January 2019. The Department of Justice filed a motion on October 15 requesting that the government create a Department of Justice website to notify victims about the public court proceedings.


The reason for creating the website, the Department of Justice wrote, is because “the government believes that the alleged conduct may have affected thousands of individuals.”




Monday, October 22, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Saudis offer pathetic explanation of Khashoggi death to preserve ties to US and clear crown prince

foxnews

Saudi Arabia claims that Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist who had been living in the U.S., was accidentally strangled Oct. 2 in a fight with 15 Saudis employed by the nation’s security services and military inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.


The Saudi government said it has arrested the entire team and three others. It blames two of the Saudi crown prince’s key aides – the deputy director of Saudi intelligence and his top communications adviser – for Khashoggi’s death. And the kingdom appointed that same crown prince to head a committee to review the incident and restructure the nation’s intelligence agency.
President Trump called the arrests “a great first step” and said he wanted to talk more to the Saudis about what happened. The White House issued a statement offering the Khashoggi family condolences over the “tragic” incident.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sen. Rand Paul: It's time to rethink America's relationship with Saudi Arabia -- It is not our friend

fox


It is no surprise to most Americans that we help arm, train, equip and otherwise prop up the government of Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have long bought and paid for many politicians and for an image of moderate pro-Americanism as part of the face they show the world.
But the face presented simply is not reality. It is time to use our leverage to force change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We can start by cutting off our military aid and weapons sales to the kingdom.
The killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is many things, including brutal and terrifying to those who report on the Saudis. What it also should be, in light of what it exposes about the Saudi regime, is a turning point in our relationship, where we as Americans stop and ask ourselves what we have been propping up and supporting.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018