Jews are in the news not only in World news but also in American politics. The elections in America are scheduled for November 2020 with President Trump running against a Democratic candidate who may be from his Jewish liberal opponents. One of these candidates may be Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of NY and successful businessman. Charles Schumer another important Jew in American politics has not showed interest in running for President but he is still young and may sometime become a Democratic Presidential candidate.
Ali Khamenei ѕаіd Friday that “thе disappearance оf Iѕrаеl” mеаnt thе destruction оf the Stаtе of Israel, nоt the аnnіhіlаtіоn оf the Jеwѕ. Khаmеnеі аddrеѕѕеd a “Pаlеѕtіnіаn саѕе” іn a ѕреесh, ѕауіng thе Iѕlаmіс Republic’s роѕіtіоn wаѕ “dеfіnіtіvе.”
The reaction in Israel to the remarks of President Trump claiming that Jews who vote Democrat are showing disloyalty to Israel was received in Israel very cautiously. Ynet Yediot a major newspaper Israel commented on his remarks: Israel officials prefer to stay quiet and not to comment on his remarks even though it is for support of Israel. Various Jewish groups distanced themselves from his statements.
Racism is interwoven in life and it is hard to avoid racists not only in secular racist discrimination but also in religion. Black Americans have fought against racism in America and are only now beginning to win their battle. Martin Luther King led the black Americans as an American Baptist Minister until he was assassinated in 1968. When your color is black it is difficult to hide it when seeking employment.
Racism is a reality. It is here to stay. The Bible has already given the answer to the problems created by racism and it is not capital punishment. “Then Moses set apart three cities on this side of the Jordan toward the sun rising; that the slayer might flee there, who should kill his neighbor unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live.” Three cities of refuge were set up by Moses with the permission to set up six more when the borders of Israel will grow.
President Trump appears crazy in love with Israel. There is a close connection between the two nations more than just politics and economics. Not only is Israel and America representing Democracy in the world, they are both connected to the essence of freedom and democracy revealed by their flags, the American flag also called the Star Spangled Banner, and the Israel Flag.
The battle against atheism in Israel, America and throughout the world continues. Lubavitch Chassidism centrally located in 770 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York represents the Jewish people in this battle. They have built a network of Chabad centers throughout the world.
Understanding the problems occurring today in the State of Israel, the schism between religious and secular, first one has to examine the history of the State of Israel from Biblical times until today. A large majority of the Jewish population in Israel and in America are secular Jews and only a portion of the Jewish people are religious observant. In the history of times Jewish agnostics and atheists have also been activists and leaders in the secular world Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, Albert Einstein. In America today amongst the liberal politicians is Bernie Sanders. The State of Israel was founded by Jewish atheists. Wikipedia claims that half of all American Jews have doubts about the existence of God compared to 10 -15% off other American religious groups.
The Jewish people and their leaders are beginning to soften up about their feeling about Jesus the Messiah. Christians are beginning to soften up about their feeling about Jews. The event of crucifixion is recorded in history in the first century Judea between 30-33 AD. The crucifixion is recorded in New Testament epistles and other ancient sources as an historical event. The softening up of the heart of stone was part of the Jewish prophecy of Ezekiel, I will give to you a new heart and a new spirit, I will remove from you a heart of stone and give you a heart flesh.
The news of Christmas day: Lebron James injured in the second half of the game with Golden State. Israel attacks Iranian weapon storehouses in Syria.
Everyone enjoys the fantastic basketball star Lebron James. There is no one in the NBA that compares to him. He is the closest basketball star today to Michael Jordan. Especially exciting is his tremendous ability to leap in the air in defense against other great players on the way to dunk and the way he is able to maneuver to make the dunk himself. Of course he cannot compare to Steven Keri as a three pointer. Lebron today began a new career with the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas day.
In the second half of the game Lebron James was injured his team lost badly to Golden State. Lebron James this week was criticized for making a rude statement in the internet which was publicized about Jews how they are money people. He later apologized. He is known for his sense of humor.