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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Man who would be Israel's first gentile PM gets it

In his first update to this lengthy response to a Glenn Greenwald column, Robert Stacy McCain says he'd like to become Israel's first gentile Prime Minister. Given his understanding of what's going on here and his prescription for what he would do in office, I'd vote for him (Hat Tip: Instapundit).
What I do want to say is this: If Frum were pro-Israel purely because he himself is Jewish, such a sentiment would be entirely healthy, normal and defensible. I expect Sean Hannity to care more for Ireland than for Iceland, and I expect Barack Obama to care more for Kenya than for Cambodia. The Jew who is proudly Jewish, the Arab who is proudly Arab -- these are men I admire and understand, even if I wish their ancient quarrels didn't continually result in hatred, murder and wars that cause me to pay more for a gallon of gasoline.

By God, I remember when gas was 39 cents a gallon and I believe in my heart that if the descendants of Ishmael and the descendants of Isaac could live in peace, we would get back to 39 cents a gallon again. (Providing, of course, President Palin's first executive order in 2013 is to round up the environmentalist nitwits and ship them to Gitmo, where they belong.)

On the other hand, if some of the more atavistic descendants of Ishmael continue vowing to kill every Jew they can get their hands on, then it behooves every Jew with any sense of honor to respond: War to the knife, and knife to the hilt.

When you're a Jet, you're Jet all the way. Certainly American Jews can disagree over the wisdom of Israeli policy, considering that the Israelis disagree amongst themselves. But to denounce Israel as guilty of "terrorism" for responding forcefully to repeated rocket and mortar attacks by those Hamas thugs in Gaza, to denounce Marty Peretz's defense of Israel as "uniquely despicable" -- this is what Greenwald has done, and in so doing has covered himself with dishonor.

The effect of Greenwald's discourse is that Israel can undertake no meaningful action against her enemies without being condemned in similar terms. If it were within Greenwald's power to enforce his policy preferences, Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and every other half-baked cabal of terrorist crackpots would be able to kill Jews with impunity.

The terrorists have no intent or purpose -- no political philosophy or policy aim -- that cannot be summed up in two words: Kill Jews.
To find out McCain's prescription for Israel, read the whole thing. (In fact, read the whole thing anyway - he's quite entertaining).

You will note that I did not link Glenn Greenwald's column at the top. I didn't want to send you all there right away. It's here. And yes, self-hating Jew is a fair description.


At 3:01 AM, Blogger Robert Stacy McCain said...

Thanks for your support, Carl. Of course, the family name was originally "McCainowitz," but when great-great-great-grandfather Shlomo McCainowitz left the Edinburgh ghetto and came to America . . .

At 3:35 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Glenn Greenwald, Mark Elf and the rest of the Jews For A Second Holocaust lunatic fringe. Calling for Israel's destruction is fashionable again in our time... naturally since the Jews make every one angry at them!

At 3:59 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

They never learn:

Abba Eban said: "The Palestinians will never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity."

For the Gentile, quick synopsis of every Jewish holiday: They tried to kill us; we won; let's eat.

At 6:14 AM, Blogger abbaJohn said...

Abba Said: when the jews lived under the Muslim empire it was known as the "golden age of the Jews" glad they can now return the favor!

At 6:30 AM, Blogger F1 said...

I don't believe a bit that arabs are the descendants of Ishmael.
When Ishmael went to the arab land,there were arabs who were there for centuries before him.
and there is no trace of Ishmael and his descendants.
But for jewish, you can trace them back to the time of Abraham.
Nobody knows where the family line of Ismael ended. Please stop saying that arabs and jewish are brothers. No relation at all.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Gracie said...

Hi F1,

That is incorrect. Ishmael was Abraham's son through Sarai's maid, Hagar. Arabs are the descendants of Ishmael.

Genesis 16:15 So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.

Abraham was called Abram before God changed his name to Abraham.

My pastor, Pastor Bill Wenstrom from Prairie View Christian Church (www.prairieviewchristian.org) has taught verse-by-verse in the book of Genesis and has taught on this Biblical fact. Here is the link to the class where he teaches on Genesis 16:15:


then go to:

82 15-Jan-2006 Genesis 16:13-16 Hagar's Response to the Lord's Promises

Another Bible study that you might be interested in is from Pastor Robert Mclaughlin of Grace Bible Church in Somerset, MA (www.gbible.org) entitled "The Israeli-Arab conflict" These classes are on MP3s. Here is the link to the website:


These churches are both grace ministries, so all of the Bible doctrine on the websites are completely free of charge.

In Christ,


At 6:12 PM, Blogger F1 said...

Hi Gracie, thanks for your honest opinion, but you missed the point.
Every thing you said was right,but nothing to do with the arabs.
The arabs were there in their land when Ishmael and his mother left Abrama and settled in the arab land. Example,Columbus came to america,but there were people in america,Are we the descendants of Columbus? no. You got the point now.


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