Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

ROARING INTO 2020: ELECTION 2020, ANTI-SEMITISM, IMPEACHMENT

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Anti-Semitism, Election 2020, Iraq, Iran, Bibi Netanyahu, North Korea, oh yeah,  impeachment and Donald Trump are just some of the topics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show this week when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper roar into 2020, OK, Halli not so much Matt on this their first broadcast of the new decade, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

ANTI-SEMITISM

A new year, a new decade — we’ve moved well into a new century, and yet that old and ugly little thing called anti-Semitism has reared its ugly head once again. Election 2020, which has been the talk of the town since Donald Trump was elected is still eleven months away, but that is this year. Can November come too soon? A U.S. diplomatic installation has come under siege, the fortress that is the American Embassy in Bagdad. Where do we go from here? Iran? And Speaker Pelosi has yet to send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate, Trump remains furious, as are his sidekicks in obstruction of Congress and abusers of power, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Miss Lindsey Graham. Senator Susan Collins has a few things to say about that. Should anyone believe a thing Susan Collins says?

Anti-Semitism, Election 2020, the Middle East, Iraq, Iran, Bibi Netanyahu, the impeachment of Donald Trump. Roar! Tune in when Halli and Matthew Cooper tackle all things politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

TO IMPEACH OR NOT TO CONVICT, THE QUESTION

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To impeach or not to convict that is the question. And are there any noble minds left in the Republican Party? Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli’s partner in politics former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, where the two political pundits slice and dice all things politics and some days, Donald Trump. To keep the Shakespeare metaphor going: To err is human, for the president of the United States to commit bribery, extortion and obstruction of justice – treason, high crimes and misdemeanors – and get away with it in normal times would be unforgiveable. But there is nothing normal about these times. Weeks of hearings, hours of testimony, exactly where are we on the impeachment train? To find out, tune into the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and also available on all your favorite apps.

To impeach or not

All the world’s a stage, and those who testified in House Intelligence Committee and Chair Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) impeachment hearings certainly were some interesting players. From the somewhat naive Russian immigrant, turned Purple Heart recipient, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the director of European affairs for the National Security Council to the everybody loves a kidder who has a million dollars to buy himself an Ambassadorship, and a fifty grand watch to flaunt, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, to the steely Dr. Fiona Hill, former Russia expert for the National Security Council with the polite English accent and a glance that could cut big mouth Rep. Jim Jordan in two, it was quite the play to watch in Washingto, D.C. But that’s not all, On another stage in Georgia the Democrats held yet another debate. And in the Middle East theater, the longest standing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was indicted on counts of bribery, fraud, and Breach of Trust. Netanyahu called it a “coup.” One wonders where he got that word. Duh.

To impeach or not to convict that is the question. And are there any noble minds left in the Republican Party? the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

TRUMP DANES TO CALL HIMSELF JESUS…

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Rashida Tlaib. The Jewish question. Anti-Semitic tropes by Trump who danes to call himself Jesus,the BDS Movement, Israel, Joe Biden and we’re just beginning when Halli and her partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper talk all things politics this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Rashida Tlaib

And oh what a week it was. Anti-Semitism and Israel were the topics of the week when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, barred Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and her cohort Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering Israel and the first two Muslims elected to Congress took their battle with Israel to the airwaves. Trump egged them on, called Jews who voted with the Democratic Party the old anti-Semitic trope “disloyal,” and the Democrats sided with the two Congresswomen, both who themselves have made anti-Semitic statements against Israel and are pro the BDS terrorist movement, the Palestinian economic war machine against the Jewish state. But that’s not all. Joe Biden regained his double-digit lead in the Democratic Party’s presidential contest, while Kamala Harris has taken a precipitous 12-point fall. Is Biden a good bet for the Dems? Why isn’t Steve Bullock, Montana’s popular governor and a moderate Democrat leading a Republican state not getting attention from Democratic Party voters? Is gun control dead? Will the trade war finish off Trump? Is a recession on the horizon? Trump wanted to buy Greenland, and the Danes told him no, so Trump canceled his visit to Denmark? Halli and Matt discuss whether calling Trump crazy is effective, and so much more.

Here we go…join Halli and Matt on the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

Michael Cohen Pays a Visit to Congress: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Edition

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Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen pays a visit to Congress: The Good, the bad and the ugly…freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows – racism is alive and kicking in the Republican Party… witness intimidation by Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz…these stories and we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and our weekly political review with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. There’s a lot of news and a lot of questions. Does Jim Jordan own a suit with a jacket, just askin’. Who’s this character Louisiana’s Clay Higgins? Who has the better hairdo: Trump or North Korea’s Kim Jong Un? Does longstanding Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu survive his bribery and fraud charges and live to fight another day?

Michael Cohen pays a visit to Congress, Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows, Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins, witness tampering via Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Kim Jong Un, the end of Bibi Netanyahu? These stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

NANCY SPIELBERG AND GLENN KURTZ: ABOVE AND BEYOND THE HOLOCAUST

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SpielbergAboveandBeyondmovieaddIt is 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet soldiers and still stories of the Holocaust remain untold. Two of those stories are brought to light thanks to the miracle of film. Joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 27, 3 pm ET are the producer and the director of the film ABOVE AND BEYOND, Nancy Spielberg and Roberta Grossman. And author Glenn Kurtz who uncovered a family treasure which shows the remarkable footage of his grandfather’s birthplace in a Polish village filmed in 1938 prior to the outbreak of World War II, the story of Glenn’s efforts to discover what happened to the people in the film as told in Glenn’s award-winning book THREE MINUTES IN POLAND.

ABOVE AND BEYOND, THE BIRTH OF THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE is produced by accomplished businesswoman, fundraiser and philanthropist, Nancy Spielberg and directed by award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman, who has produced more than forty hours of documentary film and television, including HAVA NAGILA and BLESSED IS THE MATCH: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HANNAH SENESH, which was short-listed for an Academy Award. ABOVE AND BEYOND tells the moving and powerful story of a group of World War II pilots, mostly American, who risked life and limb to volunteer to fight for Israel in the 1948 War of Independence.

SpielbergBookThreeMinutesinPolandGlenn Kurtz, a graduate of the New England Conservatory-Tufts University double degree program who holds a PhD from Stanford University in German studies and comparative literature and whose writing has been published in the New York Times, Salon, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. In THREE MINUTES IN POLAND, DISCOVERING A LOST WORLD Glenn recounts his four-year journey to identify the people captured in his grandfather’s haunting images, and introduces us to seven survivors of Hitler’s scourge.

Untold stories of World War II with Nancy Spielberg, Roberta Grossman, Glenn Kurtz on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 27, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

JERUSALEM POST COLUMNIST DR. MARTIN SHERMAN

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MartinShermanhimselfWednesday April 22, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show looks at alternatives to the two-state solution, assesses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, explores Israel’s relationship with the U.S. and President Obama and the pending deal with Iran when joining Halli at her table is Jerusalem Post columnist Dr. Martin Sherman.

Dr. Martin Sherman served for seven years in operational capacities in the Israeli Defense establishment. He was a ministerial adviser to Yitzhak Shamir’s government and lectured for 20 years at TelAvivUniversity in Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies. With a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Geology, and MBA and Finance and a PH.D in political science and international relations, Sherman was the first academic director of the internationally renowned Herzliya Conference and is the author of two books and numerous articles and policy papers on a wide range of political, diplomatic and security issues. Born in South Africa Dr.Sherman has lived in Israel since 1971 and is the founder of the independent policy center – the Israel Institute of Strategic Studies.

A discussion about Israel, Iran, the Israel-Palestinian conflict and resolution, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama and more with Jerusalem Post columnist Dr. Martin Sherman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 22, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

FUEL FOR MORNING THOUGHTS

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Good morning, everyone!

It’s show day. Join me 3 pm today on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds when our discussion will focus on Women Who Do It All! For a line-up of my guests follow the following link. You can listen to the show on any page on The Halli Casser-Jayne website. In fact, you can listen to past shows right here on our pages, too.

As always, this mornings interesting headlines are picked just for you. Today’s focus: Iran.

DON’T LET IRAN STALL FOR TIME

IRAN’S AHMADINEJAD SEEKS STRATEGIC AXIS WITH EGYPT

IRAN ALREADY NUCLEAR

FOR IRAN, ALL NUCLEAR POLITICS IS LOCAL

US CAN KEEP SYRIA OUT OF IRAN’S GRIP

Have a super day. See you on the radio at 3 pm ET.

Halli

FUEL FOR MORNING THOUGHTS: A FEW WORDS ON CHUCK HAGEL

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Today begins confirmation hearings for President Obama’s nomination to head defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel. Before I make my case against Hagel’s confirmation, let me say that most likely Hagel will be confirmed. First, the general consensus is that a president is entitled to select his cabinet, the advisers that he will work with most intimately. Second, and this is WRONG, the Senate is a Good Ol’ Boy’s Club and they tend to stand with their own. Third, even Democrats, i.e. the disgusting Jewish Sen. Chuck Schumer, surely as aware of anyone of Hagel’s out-of-the-box views on Israel and Iran, will vote for Hagel. Schumer recently traded his vote against Hagel for running the president’s inauguration against his birthright homeland and his religion and what is morally right.

Hagel has made outrageous statements about Israel. In the last weeks he has tried to reframe those statements by writing a new stanza to his old song. It changes nothing. Everyday some outrageous soundbite of his surfaces, about Israel, about how we handle Iran, about how we approach war (on this he is mostly right). But saying that we should be careful about going to war is a no-brainer, isn’t it?

Hagel’s nomination says as much about President Obama’s position on how the U.S. deals with it’s only true ally and its longtime ally in the Middle East, Israel, as it does about Obama’s feelings for a people, the people who call themselves Palestinians who have been offered land for peace far too many times without appropriate concessions on their part and turned such offers down.  Most importantly is the reality that  their leaders refuse to acknowledge the Jewish State .

A word about anti-Semitism: Too many pundits these days are hiding behind their wrongly perceived intransigence of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and Israel. Equally, they have suddenly taken the position that it is the intransigent people who call themselves Palestinians who are the victims, when, in fact, the Palestinian’s wounds are self-inflicted. Israel is the Jewish state. It is therefore impossible to separate Judaism from Israel. What powers Israel is Judaism and Jewish morality.  By the same token, its Arab neighbors difficulty with Israel’s existence is not at all about land, but about the reality that the land is Jewish land. Therefore, when people like Chuck Hagel make statements deriding Israel, those statements cannot be considered anything but fueled by an inherent anti-Semitism.

Of course, most anti-Semites never think they are. Anti-Semitism is insipid, which is why it has lived as long as it has. I fully believe that Hagel and for that matter, President Obama do not see their positions or their feelings as inherently anti-Semitic. In the president’s case, I hesitate to call him an anti-Semite. Rather he is simply WRONG on Israel and foreign policy. Hagel’s words, on the other hand, tell an entirely different story.

World War II and the Holocaust seems centuries away. “We must never forget” has been replaced by “that was then, this is now,”  which is not what most practicing Jews believe. American Jews tend to fit into two categories. Those who can’t and won’t forget, and those who feel that the only way forward is to forget, moreover, to be bigger than their past and in the extreme, to embrace the enemy. Peter Beinart and the morons behind J Street fit into this category. Yes, Jews can be wrong.

Chuck Hagel is the wrong man for the job, if for no other reason than he and his statements and feelings towards the Jewish State do not mesh with the majority of American Jews.  His lack of understanding on the significance of keeping Iran nuclear free, though not unimportant, pales in the context of his insipid anti-Semitism.

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