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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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

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Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

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

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

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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

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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

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April 2, 2014

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Jewish World Review June 27, 2008 / 24 Sivan, 5768

Why doesn't Iran understand that Israel has no choice

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | There are three things that are certain in this world:

  • There will always be madmen running countries

  • These madmen will threaten:

    A. Anyone that has the gall to disagree with them.

    B. Neighbor nations when deemed week and easy to bully.

    C. Easy to pick on minorities, like…say…Jews.

  • Israel will do what it thinks is necessary to survive.

Iran's finest, Ahmadinejad (Ah'm Mad), is one of those nuts. Why bother with this seemingly inconsequential pipsqueak?

Because history tells us we have to.

I hear the History Channel was canceled…too many repeats

Hitler wrote Mein Kampf, volume one and two, back in 1925 and 1926. The ink was barely dry on the Versailles treaty that ended WW1 on June 29th, 1919. For those from Branson Adolf's first tome appeared fresh from his jail cell a mere six years after the end of hostilities.

In it was his muddled version of Aryan racial superiority, newfound Jewish hatred, and German "lebensraum ", (living space). Even Mussolini hated the book.

The volumes were omens of things to come.

Who believed Adolf was a serious threat before he invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939?

Obviously, not enough took this particular maniac and his words to heart.

Hitler managed to drag his recently unarmed, broken country into easily conquering a sleeping Europe. The eventual cost of the war was 65 million dead from around the world, including the intentional and systematic murder of six million Jews. You might say he was a high achieving low tech murderer. Adolf didn't have a nuke

Now put Ah'm Mad's yearn to wipe Israel off the map, and his proclamation to go after "Big Satan" USA next in perspective. Chief UN nuke expert, ElBaradei declares that within six months of inspectors leaving Iran, Ah'm Mad would have operational nuclear bombs at his disposal. I think one would have to be a complete bobble head for Obama to believe Ah'm Mad isn't serious.

I don't know why Arab/Muslims continue to threaten Jews in general and Israel in particular, but they do.

Seven Arab states told Arabs within the confines of new country Israel to leave their homes and businesses until they wiped the Jews out in 1948. Then they invaded within hours of the establishment of Israel. Those Arab countries didn't have a nuke.

In 1967 Egypt's Nasser pledged to drive the Jews of Israel into the Mediterranean, starting the process with the blockade of the Gulf of Aqaba. He didn't have a nuke.

Hezbollah, with a legacy of murdering 241 US Marines in one day in 1983, started a war by kidnapping IDF soldiers in Israeli territory after threatening to kill every Jew in Israel. Thousands of missiles were fired to fulfill their dream of killing all Jewish men, women, and children, while the terrorists hid amongst civilian populations. They didn't have a nuke.

Israel marched out of Gaza as a unilateral gesture of peace to Palestinians, dismantling Jewish settlements as they left. What was and is Hamas's response? Profess victory and launch more missiles from closer positions to kill, you guessed it, more Jews. They didn't have a nuke.

You can't ignore evil into submission

It's not like there's no precedent for knocking out nukes that the UN has designated as dangerous countries to have them.

Last September Israel took out Syria's newly decorated Korean atom bomb factory. One hardly heard a peep. Secretly, the neighboring Arab countries were relieved. Now Syria won't have a nuke.

The last example is Saddam's burgeoning nuclear bomb plant called Osirak. Way back in 1981, Israel destroyed the Osirak factory.

But the real precedent was set by a Muslim country that made a preemptive strike to save itself.

You guessed it.

Iran bombed and severely damaged Saddam's "peaceful" nuclear reactor in 1980.

Et tu, Ah'm Mad?

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