August 23, 2011, - 12:16 pm

Anti-Israel Israeli Author (& Race) on Obama’s Vacay Reading List

By Debbie Schlussel

I’m not surprised that a novel by one of Israel’s most anti-Israel propagandists is on Barack Hussein Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard vacation reading list.  Obama hates Israel, so why not read the “work” of an anti-Israel Israeli–a modern-day kapo who hates Israel as much as he does–to back it up?



Barack Hussein Obama a Big Fan of Anti-Israel Israeli Author David Grossman

David Grossman’s “The Yellow Wind” is one of the most viciously, lie-filled anti-Israel novels there is.  The rest of his writing is similar.  Grossman might as well be collecting a paycheck from HAMAS or the Bin Laden family.  He writes so they don’t have to.  And now his latest book is on Obama’s reading list, which includes–shocker–nothing on great American leaders in history or the greatness of America . . . probably because he’s neither interested in great American leaders nor does he think we are a great country (and we are slightly less great thanks to him). It’s no surprise that one of his books is about Blacks and their integration into American society. Clearly, he’s obsessed with the issue and isn’t “post-racial” at all.

US President Barack Obama has taken an asset of permanent value on his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard: David Grossman’s novel, “To the End of the Land.”

According to a White House statement, the Israeli writer’s book is one of three books the American president plans to read during his 10-day holiday.

The other two books were authored by Abraham Verghese, an Ethiopian-born physician who began writing best-sellers several years ago, and journalist Isabel Wilkerson, who wrote about African Americans’ integration into the American society.

Hmmm . . . a book about race in America, a book by an anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-HAMAS Jew, and a book by an Ethiopian. Gee, he’s not trying to send a message is he?

If Obama wanted to read a good Israeli author, I’d suggest something by Efraim Karsh, who tells it the way it is. Italian Journalist Giulio Meotti writing in the left-wing Israeli newspaper, Yediot Achronot, has a nice summary of David Grossman’s co-dependence on Judenrein (as well as that of his fellow kapo, Israeli writer, Amos Oz):

Grossman’s paradigm, simply put, was always the same: Israel must end its role of occupier and oppressor if the horror of terrorism is to end.

It seems as though Grossman’s conscience as an intellectual hasn’t been shaken by the Twin Towers attack, by the 1,600 Israeli civilians killed in terror attacks, by a decade of rockets on southern Israeli cities or by Iran’s atomic death cult.

Shortly after the Gaza war, Grossman called for an independent inquiry into the conduct of the IDF, paving the way for the biased Goldstone’s report. He also urged dialogue with Hamas. When Grossman went to collect a cash prize funded by the Israeli state, he refused to shake hands with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

After the flotilla incident, Grossman charged that Israel behaves like “a band of pirates.” He said the blockade on Gaza was “despicable,” attacking the Israeli government “which is prepared to embitter the lives of a million innocent people in the Gaza Strip, in order to obtain the release of one imprisoned soldier.” …

When Ariel Sharon sent forces into the West Bank to defeat the terrorists, both Grossman and Oz went to help the Palestinians with their olive harvest. Their noble generosity didn’t stop Hamas from slaughtering two Jewish girls in a nearby settlement, Linoy Sarussi and Hadas Turgeman. Now, again, after a new Jewish family was destroyed in Itamar, the writers chose to send postcards and books to the terrorists. Israel deserves better bards.

And America deserves better Presidents . . . with better reading lists.

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61 Responses

There is nobody worse than somebody who will sell-out his own people. Hmmm, now which one am I thinking of here?

Davieboy on August 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm

It’s likely someone close to Obama recommended the Grossman book. Here’s a good guess: Samantha Power, who’s a raving Jew-hater (which tends to be the default position in her native Ireland).

Hopefully, Obama will be gone in a year’s time, but a President Perry and his Islamic string-puller Norquist wouldn’t likely be any better.

Santorum would seem to be the best choice. He’s a serious candidate with zero money and zero support. His strategy seems to be to wait it out, let Perry and Romney bludgeon each other (which they have so far refused to do). If Palin gets in, then she will nullify any chance Bachmann may have had. Santorum’s problem is that he lost big in 2008, and that he has a propensity to say stupid stuff.

adam on August 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Why is everyone ignoring Ron Paul?

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of this man and I don’t trust him as far as I can throw him, but there’s so much hype about him in the GOP and the media just seems to ignore it.

    Is he the real deal or Am I wrong?

    AR on August 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm


      Ron Paul is VERY anti-Israel, to the point of antisemitism. He votes with Kucinich on foreign policy. Look up his votes on THOMAS.

      Occam's Tool on August 23, 2011 at 4:17 pm

You’re wrong there Debbie.
David Grossman is politically left wing and advocates a 2 state solution like the majority of Zionists in the world.

BTW his 20-year-old son Uri, a staff sergeant in an armoured unit, was killed by an anti-tank missile during an IDF operation in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.

AR on August 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    David Grossman is politically left wing and advocates a 2 state solution like the majority of Zionists in the world.

    Dear AR: I advocate a 2 state solution and I know how to count. Israel and Jordan, anyone?

    Miranda Rose Smith on August 24, 2011 at 5:02 am

Never heard of that shameful author. I will make sure to avoid his crap books.

What a bizarro world we live in. The anti-semite is an Israeli Jew. I just don’t get it. I am sure I will someday, but it’s hard to wrap my brain around that. Now that I am thinking about it, there are no self-haters as intense as “self-hating” Jews. I’m trying to think of an example akin to that and I just can’t. Black Americans in America don’t hate themselves…in fact, they are predominately Democrats (who make excuses for their) struggles. I have never heard of a group of Asians who hate themselves and want their country destroyed. I am half Mexican but I never see any self-hating Latino groups out there (and like Black Americans, they make excuses for their struggles and tend to follow dopey Democrats). There are no Americans of Mexican descent who want to see Mexico destroyed and Mexico is practically a narco-state! And the drug kings are getting increasingly more heinous and the place is unsafe as hell!!!

I just don’t get it.

I’m not Jewish but I am on the Israeli side. It just seems not only morally correct but feels very natural to me. What a very strange phenomenon, I must say!

Are there self-hating Mooooslims? Maybe they would help the world trying to defuse the crazed, death cult if there were such a thing.

Skunky on August 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I think the self-hating Washington and Whitehall (UK) WASPs are a close second. At least Grossman isn’t a position to seriously sell-out his country which these creeps can and do.

    Nir Leiu on August 23, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Adam I liked your mention of Samantha Power. She’s supposedly very anti-genocide, but is no friend of the Jews. Another friggen’ thing I don’t get.

AR, Ron Paul is hardly ignored. Been wondering why that has been the talking point as of late. He’s strange and from the Plant Zog, so he should just go back to Zog and run for President there!

Zero is an African Colonial. Not sure why since I believe his real Dad maybe the American Frank Marshall Davis…but I know for sure it isn’t Barack Obama Senior. At any rate, he seems to be wed to the fact that his father is Kenyan (and as Rush Limbaugh alludes to, that is why he feels no kinship with American blacks and their plight…and if he believes he is Kenyan, then he can’t claim to “be down” with the slave struggle of America’s past). And as Rush also pointed out, The Justice Brothers know this and it peeves them.

Bottom line, those doing their homework by now SHOULD understand that Obama is anti-Israel, anti-Jew and an African Colonial who hates America and wants to dismantle it into his utopian Marxist nightmare.

Skunky on August 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    ron paul is an ignoramous. isolationist which once was policy many years ago.

    truthers have long backed paul – remember that bill maher show.

    obama is a half muslim which is why he was educated in madrassa schools.

    this piece of frces has installed islimism in one single large arab state for his people.

    this disease obama must be excised.

    Bill C. on August 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Skunky – zero also hates the Brits whom he blames for jailing his terrorist Kenyan grandfather (to be fair and balanced, some believe the mau-mau were freedom fighters – however they did slice and dice innocent families).

    zero hardly knew his father – let alone his grandfather.

    Do you think his feelings towards the brits caused him to hurl the Churchill statue out of the oval office?

    Nir Leiu on August 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      Nir, you are spot-on about his hatred of the Brits. Which ties exactly into your point about Churchill. There is an article on The American Thinker about how his African Colonialism ties exactly into his hatred of the Brits. It was written by a Kenyan, too. Go on and search “Obama:The African Colonial”. I won’t link it because I am not sure of DS’ feelings on TAT.

      The only peeps who had the guts to talk about that angle are Rush and Jim Quinn of “Quinn & Rose”.

      Also, your point on Washington self-loathing was very apt. Never thought of that but it applies well!

      Skunky on August 23, 2011 at 9:46 pm

We would have been better served if he had chosen the entry level books in Economics 101 and accounting 101, as well as the Christian Bible.

Michael on August 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I absolutely detest Israel and Zionism but even I don’t get why you would continue to live in a country he hates.
Say I’d be American and anti-American, then what would be my business living in America?

If Grossman wants to make a statement, he should just join Hamas. Now THAT would be one helluva statement, hehe. 😛

Motives on August 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    which arab or muslim nation gives equal rights to other relogions or atheists?

    or do you detest muslimism even worse???????????????????????

    Bill C. on August 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      Motives’ daddy was an SS piece of crap according to him, and Motives is an equally repellent turdbird.

      Occam's Tool on August 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm

        Occam’s Tool,

        Actually, it was my GRANDFATHER, not my father. And he was not a “piece of shit”, he was a loving family man.
        Got rich by finding jews for the Nazi’s and got away after the war because he was a personal friend of the mayor of his hometown. He lived to a ripe old age, nobody ever raised a finger against him. Maybe because those who would have done so were already dead.

        A very nice and friendly man – to those he loved. Loved his country, too. And his countrymen, the white ones. Not the jews. You know their art collections that where conviscated? From that money, my father and his siblings had many great vacations abroad in the post-War era. Living like kings. 🙂

        Motives on August 24, 2011 at 10:10 am

I’m not into novels. I mainly read biographies. Out of curiosity, I looked up “To The End Of The Land” on Amazon to find out what people were saying about it. To my amazement, it is over 600 pages long, and has received 72 reviews there. There are apparently a lot of people out there with an attention span that far exceeds my own, including Barrack Obama. Unless he is a speed reader, I guess he is planning on taking an extra long vacation.

Irving on August 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    “…it is over 600 pages long, and has received 72 reviews there. There are apparently a lot of people out there with an attention span that far exceeds my own, including Barrack Obama. Unless he is a speed reader, I guess he is planning on taking an extra long vacation.”

    The books O taken on vacation are more than a person in his position could possibly read; they’re more likely for effect, playing the fawning liberal press, about one of the only two things he is competent at, the other being sabotage…

    Perfected democrat on August 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

I suggest the Jihadist Enabler In Chief read “They Must Go”.

I_AM_ME on August 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    …by Rabbi Meir Kahane.

    An excellent book and I have it.

    JeffE on August 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I’ve come to the firm conclusion that Obama, Powers, Clinton and the rest actually hope to see Muslim Brotherhood or other radical regimes replace “moderate” ones in the ME. In this, they have been wildly successful.

My thesis is that they seek to hasten the fall of the Israel, the US and the West by creating more powerful and effective enemies. It’s a policy designed to strengthen enemies abroad and at home. Extremely dangerous. Norquist fully understands and supports it, of course. Perry hasn’t got a clue.

adam on August 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Adam, I really agree with your thesis. Zero wants to take down the USA many notches and by any means necessary. He gets away with it because he gets away with practically EVERYTHING. The press covers for him and being that he is a protected class in the game of “identity politics” he even has a layer of extra protection.

    I understand what he is and what he wants to do BUT I wonder how he reconciles his desire to take America’s numero uno status away AND STILL hold on to his desire to be the leader of the world? How come he can’t see the two CAN’T go together?

    I also think that is akin (yet, less dangerous than) to his desire to let Mooooslims take the numero uno status by hook or crook. Those who even half understand the Jihadists know that Zero will NOT be welcomed with open arms by those seeking the Caliphate. In fact, he will be looked at as more as an infidel than I would as a true Christian. His head is on the chopping block before mine!

    But then again, that may be the paradox of Liberalism. Those idiots who voted for him in Nov. 2008 really messed up the World in a hyper-speed sorta way. God help us!

    Skunky on August 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm

This one is reaching JUST a bit.

“It’s no surprise that one of his books is about Blacks and the integration into American society.”

So you would have been happier if he had read books by black separatists (blacks who reject integration and state that blacks should live apart from whites) like Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X instead?

“nothing on great American leaders in history or the greatness of America”

Actually, America’s ability to go from a form of slavery that broke all of the Old Testament regulations designed to make the practice more humane to a thoroughly unconstitutional Jim Crow system to being a fully integrated society all in about 125 years IS a statement on the greatness of America.

“and a book by an Ethiopian”

So, he is supposed to avoid and reject books by Ethiopians? Why, pray tell? I suppose that a book written by a member of the Falash Mura would also be undesirable? (Then again, Obama would NEVER read a book by a Falash Mura, but that is besides the point. Kind of. Not really. Anyway …) The fellow, while regrettably a liberal, one of this country’s leading doctors (not some rock musician, talk radio host, entertainer or athlete) and has been in this country FOR THIRTY YEARS. He came here LEGALLY and is as much of an AMERICAN CITIZEN as anybody else … as any Italian, Polish, French, German etc. person who came through Ellis Island. Avoiding a book because of the race of the author is no superior to reading a book because of the race of the author.

“David Grossman’s “The Yellow Wind” is one of the most viciously, lie-filled anti-Israel novels there is.”

Hey, that is a good point. And it fits a pattern: Obama does not support Israel. Anyone familiar with the third world liberation theology propaganda disseminated by Jeremiah Wright’s so-called church knows that. (There is also the fact that despite being a “Christian church”, they strangely employ a ton of Nation of Islam members. Interfaith relations I guess?) But c’mon Debbie, 1 out of 3? While a .333 batting average will get you in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, you are nonetheless capable of much much better.

Gerald on August 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Gerald, when you disagree with DS you do it in a very thoughtful and insightful way. You help us use our critical thinking skills.

    I can’t speak for DS, but let me counter your doubts with what I thought of while reading the post. (I also think Little Al gave a good rebuttal).

    1) (Blacks and Integration into society) It goes without saying that Zero, as an anti-American, anti-semite, African Colonial and Marxist DESIRES to keep whites and blacks at odds with each other. He sees how useful this is to his utopian hell-hole as well as his true beliefs that Whitey owes Blacks a lot and that Whitey is best contained when submissive and apologetic to the Black “struggle”. Also, I think his buddy Bill Ayers also believes in this as well. Zero is NO Conservative. If he was, he would see that colour has NOTHING to do with that and identity politics is a heap o’ crap. Conservatives see that the American Dream is open to ALL HARD WORKERS no matter their race or colour. This is proven by hard-working LEGAL immigrant workers who obtain the American Dream when many lazy and recipient class native Americans (not Indians) can’t because they lack the desire and/or hard work of the fight. Obama does NOT want unity. It will NOT help his dream. Plus he is racist. (see Rev. jeremiah Wright).

    2) I would think that DS would agree with your opinion (especially as Jim Crow laws were constructed by southern DEMOCRATS). She just knows Zero hates America and will not celebrate the conventional wisdom of great American Patriots. Not sure of your beef there.

    3) (Book by Ethiopian) I think DS was pointing out how Zero (like all oleaginous Liberals…and “trying too hard” Beneton ads) is pretentious and barf-inducing because he judges peeps on their “minority” status and exotic homelands rather than their character and morals and values. To Zero, an Ethiopian ALWAYS trumps and Ugly American. Always.

    That’s how I read it!

    (I loved Private Eye’s post! I don’t read the anti-Semite’s posts anymore (whom PE responded to) but I like how he put the creep in his place! Good on ya, PE!)

    Skunky on August 23, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Obama is so completely our of touch with people who have a genuine empathy with Israel, that he (or more accurately his advisers) actually believe they are currying favour with Jewish supporters by making it public that this book is on his reading list. No doubt that when we get the next email message from Democrats telling us what a great friend of Israel Obama is (I get these messages even though I live in the UK), this book being on his reading list will be added to the ‘proof’.

HOWEVER, while Grossman’s writings are indeed typical of the Israeli left – naive and bordering on anti-Zionist – Grossman is by no means the worst offender and this book was inspired by the tragic loss of his son at end of the 2006 Lebanon war.

ED: HUH? He’s among the most left-wing, anti-Israel authors, one of THE worst if not THE worst offenders, and his views are not representative of anything but a small sliver of Israelis. Even most of the Israeli left isn’t as anti-Israel as he is. Your mention of his son’s death is completely irrelevant and gives no excuse or cover to his Israel-hating statements, for which you are making the most absurd excuses. If losing a son in war excuses hating your country, then apparently Cindy Sheehan is a national hero. That’s your logic. It’s extremely flawed. And here’s another tip: Grossman is neither “naive” or “bordering” on anti-Zionist. He is an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Jew who knows exactly what he is saying and doing. Wake up. DS

Edgar Davidson on August 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

@Motives on August 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I am a Jew and a Zionist. I am living where my people have always lived, the land of Israel, for thousands of years. You are an ignorant vile gentile that wishes Jews to be unarmed, insecure and most likely dead. Because of stupid little shits like you, my family and my people were murdered by NAZIS while the faggot country you live in, turned Jews over to the NAZIS to save your own cowardly skin. Sorry to disappoint you, but Israel is not going anywhere, and the Jews are not gonna die to fulfill your erotic fanatasies. Instead, however, your shitty little country will turn into an islamic province where you will become a dhimmi and pay jizya to your overlords. Have a horrible life, you Jew-hating bastard.

Private Eye on August 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Hey Private Eye – why don’t you say what you REALLY think???

    Nir Leiu on August 23, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Private eye,

    “I am a Jew and a Zionist.”

    -Good for you!

    “I am living where my people have always lived, the land of Israel, for thousands of years.”

    -No they haven’t. Jews and Arabs share the same blood. The “Chosen people” is long dead. You guys are merely the retarded cousin of the Biblical ancient Israelites. 😉

    “You are an ignorant vile gentile that wishes Jews to be unarmed, insecure and most likely dead.”

    -Ignorant? No sir. Vile? Again, no. The rest of your story seems just about right. 😛

    “Because of stupid little shits like you, my family and my people were murdered by NAZIS”

    -I am well-educated, usually only people who hate me call me stupid without paying attention to my arguments. My reply is usually: “right back at ya!”, so there you go! 😉

    “while the faggot country you live in, turned Jews over to the NAZIS to save your own cowardly skin.”

    -The Netherlands is not a “faggot country”. At least we were not represented by a transsexual pervert like Dana International on the Eurovision Song Festival (the gayest festival ever, btw, Israel fits right in). 😀
    That being said: yes, we turned in Jews. You know why? Because indeed, we wanted to save our OWN people. Jews never really assimilated, and we did not like them. It wasn’t cowardice, but hatred what made us drive your kind to the Concentration camps. You know, even BEFORE the war began, in the 1930s, we had built camps where we put the German jews in the fled Germany to our country. In the war they were used to store the Hebrews untill they were driven to Auschwitsch or whatever hellish place Hitler wanted you guys to perish in.
    Not a very nice thing to do, but what does it have to do with Israel? 😉

    “Sorry to disappoint you, but Israel is not going anywhere, and the Jews are not gonna die to fulfill your erotic fanatasies.”

    -Erotic fantasies? Haha, you sick perverted asshole! There is no place in my fantasy for the any of you people. Also, erotic fantasies typically do not envolve death and destruction. Maybe in the mind of a psychopath such as yourself, not in mine.

    “Instead, however, your shitty little country will turn into an islamic province where you will become a dhimmi and pay jizya to your overlords.”

    -My beautiful country, which I love dearly, will remain. My people will remain. Yours shall perish.

    “Have a horrible life, you Jew-hating bastard.”

    May you rot in Hell for all eternity, along with your ancestors and descendents. 🙂

    Motives on August 24, 2011 at 10:23 am

I won’t go so far as to call Grossman an anti-Semite or even anti-Israel. He is however an honored member of the Israeli cogniscenti, the elite for whom Israel is always at fault, always the one responsible for making peace. Which makes him another famous left-wing fool. Just like Israel’s current President Peres, who’s been wrong about almost everything since the late 1980s.

Agree with Debbie on Karsh (read both “Palestine Betrayed” and earlier “Islamic Imperialism”). A few others I’d recommend:

Lee Smith’s “The Strong Horse”
Dore Gold’s “The Fight for Jerusalem” as well as “The Rise of Nuclear Iran”
Dan Diner’s “Lost in the Sacred”
Ian Johnson’s “A Mosque in Munich”
George Gilder’s “The Israel Test”

If it’s Israeli fiction he wants, there’s Haim Sabato’s “Adjusting Sights” set in the 1973 war. And were he prepared to challenge his own preconceived notions, I’d suggest Sowell’s “Intellectuals and Society”.

Something tells me though that none of these will ever cross his desk. Maybe he’d pick up Paul Berman’s “Terror and Liberalism”, but only because the L-word is in the title.

Raymond in DC on August 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm

“nothing on great American leaders in history or the greatness of America”

Do you really think there’s another American that our Narcissist-in-Chief wants to read about more than himself? Didn’t think so!

Sean M on August 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Gerald, re your methodology, note that the problem is as much in the selection of these books as with the books themselves. Yes, nothing wrong per se with blacks’ integration into society, but of all the books someone could read, fiction, non-fiction, novels or non-fiction about our military or the military of other countries, all the historical epochs, Biblical novels or non-fiction, science, economics, biographies of men and women in politics, the arts, etc., his choices are extremely narrow, and show his obsession with these issues, even apart from the choices themselves.

So, even apart from their specific content, this post emphasizes the narrowness of the choices.

Little Al on August 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

They always forget to include on the reading list the Koran that B Hussein takes with him wherever he goes.

– somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot

Jarhead on August 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm

To Motives,

I understand you’re an anti-semite jew-hater and also anti-Israel. That’s you’re opinion and your entitled to be an anti-semitic bigot Motives, and I know all of us on this blog have our opinions to hold you to task on what exactly you’re saying. Bro, since you claim that you live in the Netherlands, you’re original language is “dutch” and politically you’re a conservative/right winger (I’m a conservative along with Debbie Schlussel herself and most of us the readers here on her blog), here in the USA there’s this pundit who’s on the conservative right who’s also an anti-semite like you who goes by the name of “Pat Buchanan”!

Motives, you’re rhetoric is very similar to that of Pat Buchanan on what he thinks and says about jewish people and Israel. And the samething can be said for “Noam Chomsky”, who’s a left wing leftist/liberal. And you also notice a few years ago Motives that Buchanan wrote a book and completely apologized for Hitler and his nazi party, many conservative commentators were disgusted with Buchanan for writing a pro-Hitler book, and DS to her own credit called out Buchanan for his writing on this website. BTW Motives, did you know that Debbie Schlussel’s ancestors were victims and survivors of the holocaust in Germany and Poland (DS is Polish-American who’s of the jewish faith)?

PS, I live along the east-coast and I felt a little earthquake a few hours ago, at first I thought I was little dizzy, then I heard that we had an earthquake! It was very interested for me, because this is the first time that I’ve ever exprienced an earthquake in person, which happend to be 5.9 on the ricther-scale.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on August 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Dear Sean,

    I hope you and yours are safe and the Earthquake disturbed NOTHING.

    Occam's Tool on August 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      I’m doing great Occam’s Tool, from what I’ve learned, this quake spread from southern Virginia right up to New York.

      I also heard a few years ago that a small earthquake it southeast Michigan and also affected the Detroit, MI area right where DS lives. It’s very rare that an earthquake can occur east of the Rockie Mountains!

      “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

      Sean R. on August 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      Dear Sean,

      I hope you and yours are safe and the Earthquake disturbed NOTHING.

      Occam’s Tool on August 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm


      So do I.

      Miranda Rose Smith on August 24, 2011 at 5:05 am

    PS, I live along the east-coast and I felt a little earthquake a few hours ago, at first I thought I was little dizzy, then I heard that we had an earthquake! It was very interested for me, because this is the first time that I’ve ever exprienced an earthquake in person, which happend to be 5.9 on the ricther-scale.

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on August 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm


    Dear Mr. R.: I’ve been in several earthquakes. ONE, I felt it and thought it was my boyfriend’s dog, lying on the floor and scratching himself. In,I think the Fall of 1985, there was a small earthquake, early one morning. I was half asleep. I felt it and thought it was a garbage truck, out in the street.

    Miranda Rose Smith on August 24, 2011 at 4:54 am


    I know the background of Miss Schlussel.
    I know she is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. I myself am the grandson of Holocaust PERPETRATORS.

    Anyway, Holocaust or not Holocaust, it does not change my opinion on Israel or Judaism one bit. Why should it? Plenty of Muslims slaughtered in the Crusades by Christians and it didn’t make the world love all Muslims, or feel sorry for them.

    I’m not going to support someone or some cause because the ancestors of that person suffered something horrible. Neither am I going to hate someone for something their ancestors have done, the way many jews and World War Two veterans nowadays hate the German people (including those Germans born long after the war). My aunt was murdered by black South Africans, but it didn’t make me hate all black people. 🙂

    Motives on August 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

      Why is it that some believe “Motives” (a nic that is used by more than one poster here) is non-Muslim? The deranged smilies and winkies of the main “Motives” poster are nearly dispositive. The religion of Satan causes a permanent dissociative state that is frequently manifested by the weird combination of Jew-hatred and superficially pleasant, kidding typographical devices.

      Motives, honeycakes, one reason that I think Muslims must be driven out of the US, Europe, Israel, and eventually the world, is because there is no such thing as a good Nazi. I hope to help create a world where you are so discriminated against that you convert to a real religion or to none at all. You need to be discriminated against and humiliated. You are an animal, an Amalekite, subhuman. Only by converting to a real religion can you be restored to personhood.

      Imagine a world without Islam!

      skzion on August 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm

        Am I a “subhuman”? An “Amalekite”? A “vile Gentile”? I’ve been called all these things, and more…
        Haha… Sounds very much like the Jewish equivalent of the Nazi “Untermensch”. Then the Jews must be like the Nazi “Übermensch”, the Christians like their minions (neither this nor that) and the Muslims the personification of Satanism and pure evil?

        Nah, I ain’t being it. In the end, we are both human beings. I will never say a Jew is any less human then any other type of person. Got any idea how many Muslims and Arabs are jews and christians who where forced to convert ages ago? Several of those “evil Palestinians” share the same blood as the Israeli’s do. Man, I even heard that madman Gadaffi has a Jewish grandmother. 😉

        Motives on August 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm

          Yes, “the Muslims [are] the personification of Satanism and pure evil.” This is why they (and you) are inherently racist and Jew-hating.

          So long as you follow the “religion” of Satan, you are subhuman and your continued life is a great disgrace. Jews are commanded to blot out the memory of Amalek. You must be forced into abandoning this evil, not pandered to or comforted because of it. Muslim life, to me, has no value. That is why I am happy when a Muslim country like Somalia has a drought.

          But being Satanic is not inherent to any particular race or ethnicity; it is, ultimately, a choice. So when you, “Motives,” decide to convert and then apologize for your error and demonstrate your new views by concrete actions, you will be restored to personhood.

          skzion on August 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Is David Grossman self-hating Jew, or what? As a gentile, I always love it when American liberal Jews in the media tells Israel what’s in “their best interests.” I wish the Israelis would say “go eff yourselves, you don’t live here!”

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

Patrick on August 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Hey, the Israelis regularly brush off American Jews who tell Israel how to runs its affairs, but don’t want to move there.

    Seek on August 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm


    You are a sick and twisted individual and you have some serious issues. You are actually GLAD when a country such as Somalia has a drought, JUST BECAUSE they’re muslims?
    If a Somali child dies, you applaud this, because it is an “evil Muslim”?

    I was raised a Christian. Yes, I abandoned my faith later on. But one thing my Christian grandmother taught me, some twenty years ago, was this:
    “In all people, there is something good to be found. If you repent, your sins will be forgotten. A child is unable to make such concious decision, and if it dies, it goes to heaven instantly and becomes an angel.”
    I thought that was very sweet. Of course, she meant a Christian child. But what if a Muslim child dies?

    Just curious, Skizion.

    Motives on August 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      Poor “Motives” can’t even get my nic (skzion, not Skizion) right. Notice, in addition, that suddenly “Motives” has forgotten his various typographical ticks (smilies, winkies, and so forth).

      “Motives,” haven’t you figured out by now that your rhetorical tricks do not work on me? You, who pose here as a neo-Nazi from the Netherlands, are suddenly going boo-hoo about some Amalekite spawn in Somalia? Suddenly I am “sick and twisted”?

      So, to clarify. Even if Muslims were not Bnei Amalek, they would still be dedicated to killing Jews. As you are a Muslim, you know this perfectly well. However, I am confident that Muslims are indeed Bnei Amalek. Naturally, then, I wish Muslims ill. The spawn of an Amalekite coupling is a new Amalekite. Naturally I am pleased when said spawn dies, along with its “parents.”

      I completely reject any sympathy for intrinsic evil.

      Ultimately, decent folk should agree on a basic objective: a world without Islam. Why would I object when the primitive infrastructure that Muslims without oil create leads to drought and death? How better to create converts than to allow the natural pathology that Islam produces to have its effect?

      Those spawn would will die would grow up to be Jew-killers. Of course I welcome their demise. As the Rambam makes clear that collective punishment is just, I do not fret overmuch that there might be a very tiny minority of Somalis who would grow up and renounce Islam.

      I think I am being crystal clear. Islam must be extirpated. The US should not support Muslim life, it should oppose it. While I would prefer to see conversion rather than death, imposing conversion in places like Somalia is, practically speaking, impossible.

      Any Muslim can become a person, as opposed to a non-person, very simply by conversion and a proven dedication to undo what Muslims have done to others so far. What could be more reasonable?

      skzion on August 24, 2011 at 10:05 pm

        Ever been invited to have dinner with Muslims? I have.
        Ever befriended Muslims? I have.
        I doubt you’d even be open to that, as you seem them as INTRUDERS to your land, the same way the people of Europe have always seen the Jews as INTRUDERS when they came to the continent.

        Since you seem to regard it as your holy, God-given task to kill the Amalekites and their evil spawn, I have come to a conclusion. You, Skzion, are an extremist. You are dangerous and disgusting.
        Reading in the Bible about the Amalekites and the way they were exterminated (man, woman, child, even cattle) by the Ancient Israelites, I realised something: it’s genocide. Genocide is not just something the jews have fallen a victim to, it is also something they have been the perpetrators of.
        So the “Chosen People”, IMHO, are no better then the Nazi’s. Maybe even worse. 😉

        This evil Amalekite is here to stay, will raise a large family of Amalekites and will be active in the Amalekite community, plotting to defeat the evil enemy… Haha! You live in a dream world, Skzion. Sounds more like LotR then actual reality. 😛

        Motives on August 25, 2011 at 10:19 am

          Motives sez:

          “So the “Chosen People”, IMHO, are no better then the Nazi’s [sic]. Maybe even worse. ;)”

          But wait, Motives LIKES the Nazis. Why then does he use “Nazi” as a term of disparagement? Notice the return of the winkies–when used in the context of an attack, this kind of typographical tic is a sure sign of the evil and derangement of Islam.

          It is instructive and hilarious to watch Motives try to play the “genocide card” when he passionately believes in genocide. What he really wants is for Jews to play by “UN Rules” while he and his brotherly Muslims play by the rules of Islam. I am pleased when Muslims die, because Muslims are inhuman–mere concentrations of evil.

          Motives and his brotherly Muslims are in no position to dictate terms. They rarely innovate, and they create little wealth except what has been uncovered by others. Muslims deserve no more deference or protection than Nazis do.

          If we who cherish life understand our obligations, we will appreciate and encourage Muslim death. Simple as that. Motives thinks he can reproduce his way to world control. Maybe so, but let it be a fair fight: he can play by Sharia, and we Jews can play by Torah.

          skzion on August 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Grossman’s comments regarding the flotilla incident that Israel behaves “like a band of pirates” just illustrates how Israel, when it defends itself from attack, is the one who is ultimately blamed.It simply cannot win.

Gaza is a terror state. It’s the most aid-subsidised place on the planet — and much of that aid comes from Israel. Israel only fights the Palestinians when they are attacked and confronted with a threat.

Indeed, Mr Grossman, regarding the flotilla incident, failed to mention how the flotilla was armed with weaponry designed to attack IDF soldiers even though the flotilla was proclaimed to be a boat of peace.Oooopsie. He forgot that part.

Barry on August 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm

one anti-Semitic scumbag reading a book by another anti-Semitic scumbag. Any Jew or Christian who votes for this piece of crap is a traitor to America and their religion.

Jonathan E. Grant on August 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm

No disrespect, Beautiful Mistress of the Blog … but I despise the abbreviation of our noble language. VACAY is …. what the illiterate jug head Twitterers write. You’re legions above such tripe.

And I love you with all my heart.

So, there. 🙂

Jack on August 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm

We’re all in big trouble here. With the events in the m.east. It’s truly a sad time.

samurai on August 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Debbie don’t blame me, I voted for the old, decrepit guy. Also in a moment of weakness I went to Whole Fools for lunch the other day. I had a treifedicah (nonkosher) sandwich and peach iced tea, but in my defense 1) My friend paid for it (I would have gotten something more expensive if I knew) 2) I informed my Yiddishe lunch mate of their anti-Israeli policies and 3) we agreed the women shoppers were better looking than at a normal people grocery.

A1 on August 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I voted for the old, decrepit guy.

    Dear steak sauce: So did I.

    Miranda Rose Smith on August 24, 2011 at 4:57 am

He aint reading those books…..he just wants to send a message that he endorses these books and their authors. He is showing his true colors. On another note….when are we going to see a book authored by Deborah Schlussel?

Rex on August 23, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Obama is a functional illiterate. He is incapable of reading or understanding anything that outside his extremely narrow and limited sphere of interests and predilections. Intelligent people read to learn, grow, understand, develop, etc. Obama cannot do any of these things. If he were interested in learning about Israel and himself, he would be reading “The Israel Test,” by George Gilder. But he unquestionably already flunks that test, and attempting to read something as intelligent as Gilder’s book would be too painful a reminder of his inferiority.

Ralph Adamo on August 23, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    You’re dead right. The non-Jewish, George Gilder’s book, The Israel Test, should be read by all peoples of conscience. Well researched and truly inspirational. Just a snippet.

    ‘The central issue in international politics … is the tiny state of Israel. The prime issue is not a global war of civilizations between the West and Islam …The real issue is between the rule of law and the rule of leveler egalitarianism, between creative excellence and covetous “fairness,” between admiration of achievement versus envy and resentment of it.

    Israel defines a line of demarcation. On one side…are those who see capitalism as a zero-sum game in which success comes at the expense of the poor…On the other side are those who see the genius and good fortune of some as a source of wealth and opportunity for all.

    The test can be summarized by a few questions: What is your attitude toward people who excel you in the creation of wealth or in other accomplishment? Do you aspire to their excellence, or do you seethe at it? Do you admire and celebrate exceptional achievement, or do you impugn it and seek to tear it down? Caroline Glick … sums it up: “Some people admire success; some people envy it. The enviers hate Israel.”

    Today tiny Israel … stands behind only the United States in technological contributions. In per-capita innovation, Israel dwarfs all nations.’

    With those words now ringing in your ears, have you heard anything of worth praising the Jews from the WH, nope. From those quarters we have heard about the greatness of Arabs throughout history, the Affirmative Action of pushing a Muslim into a leading role in Nasa and the various students of the same faith being GIVEN places in the Nasa programme. Meritocracy has no value in the present administration.
    Considering that BHO’s education, plus that of his mother’s and his supposed African father, were all paid for by the gracious USA taxpayers. In light of this, it would have been a fine gesture for BHO to show off his university degrees….

    Back to the subject of the books. With the state of the USA economy BHO would have have benefitted from George Gilder’s book.Sad that he’s so short sighted.

    Eyes Wide Open on August 24, 2011 at 4:17 am

When Grossman went to collect a cash prize funded by the Israeli state, he refused to shake hands with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Remember how Hitler, y’mach shemo, refused to shake hands with Jesse Owens?

After the flotilla incident, Grossman charged that Israel behaves like “a band of pirates.”

“Behaves like a band of pirates” because they did what coast guards all over the world do, every day of the week, and boarded a ship that was approaching their coast illegally? A ship that was part of an insulting publicity stunt and that had been asked to proceed to Ashdod so that the Israelis could unload it and check for arms? Arms that would have been used to slaughter Israelis? Behaving like a band of pirates when they boarded the ship, were beaten with iron bars, and responded, at first, with paint balls? What did he say when the North Korean navy sank that innocent, minding its own business, South Korean ship?

He said the blockade on Gaza was “despicable,” attacking the Israeli government “which is prepared to embitter the lives of a million innocent people in the Gaza Strip, in order to obtain the release of one imprisoned soldier.” …

Does he know that England once went to war over Robert Jenkins’s ear? Gilad Shalit isn’t imprisoned; he’s a kidnap victim. How embittered can the lives of the people of Gaza be if they get tons of aid from Israel, every week?

How long would David Grossman last if all those oppressive, racist war criminals he’s constantly ranting against were not there to protect him? (Of course he rants against them because he knows he’s not fit to clean their shoes; he’s jealous of their courage and self-respect.)What does he plan to do, where does he plan to go, if Israel is ever, G-d forbid, destroyed? Does he think for a minute that, if the Arabs ever get ahold of him, they will spare his sorry life? Does he plan to behave like a band of pirates and defend his family by throwing books at the Arabs?

Miranda Rose Smith on August 24, 2011 at 3:26 am

Once again our “esteemed” president showing his true colors.

Naomi R on August 24, 2011 at 9:40 am

Grossman is just another “JINO” (Jew in name only). He happened to have come out of a Jewish womb. That’s all.End of story. Being born a Jew you will always carry the tag of Jew even if you’re an Adolph Hitler or similar. Grossman is no more Jewish than Obama.

Jerry on August 24, 2011 at 10:20 am

Grossman’s ideology is the same as that of Israel’s Meretz party. While this ideology is typical only of Israel’s hard Left and not of the Labour party, let’s not kid ourselves: Grossman simply concentrates the Jew-hatred that is common to a substantial percent of the Israeli halachally Jewish population.

And yet . . . and yet . . . maybe we are focusing on the wrong problem here. Bibi, not anyone from Meretz, is facilitating the murder of Jews in Eretz Israel. He is playing patty cakes with Hamas. Nor is he unique. Sharon committed perhaps the most sinful act of any Israeli PM by expelling Jews from Aza, for recall that Jews are commanded to expel Muslims from Eretz Israel, not the other way around.

Hussein, an anti-Semite through and through, is not responsible for Jewish deaths in Israel; the Israeli political stratum, supported by a cowardly and apathetic population, is responsible. The political stratum includes such fake rabbis as the Sephardic “rabbi” Ovadiah “$hade$” Yosef and the “Lithuanian” “rabbi” Yo$ef $holom Elia$hiv. I mention these names just to be clear that I am not singling out secular stinkers.

skzion on August 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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