Theresa May is hoping to build up the same kind of a
warm relationship with Trump, as Margaret Thatcher had with President Reagan.
Reagan and Thatcher saw eye-to-eye on economic neo-liberalism and shared an aggressive
anti Soviet-Union drive.
It took some time, but now, the Soviet Union’s
successor, which calls itself Russia, is successfully pushing back the West. It
should be clear that this has been allowed to happen under Obama’s watch.
Putin is systematically weakening the Western blocks:
he was instrumental in bringing Trump to power, thereby ensuring that the USA
will be run by an inexperienced and irresponsible cabal. He is trying to help
in breaking up Europe and is, for example, funding Le Pen’s fascist party in
France. In all likelihood, Putin’s apparatus will intervene in Germany’s coming
elections, to get rid of Mrs. Merkel – the only world class politician standing
up to him.
This is war.
Trump is – as he likes to remind us – a dealmaker. To
do deals, it is best, to have many small and weakened counterparts, rather than
a strong opponent. This is where Trump and Putin share the same goal. They both
want to break up the EU.
Back to Britain: Pathetic Brexiter, Mrs. May is
seeking friends, and to that end she has just sent Trump a present: she came
out with strong criticism of Secretary of State Kerry’s speech about Israeli
settlements. Pathetic like an old toothless w****, that offers services, which younger
and stronger ones will not stoop to, she hopes to attract Trump’s favour.
2016 was a nasty year, but just before it’s end, The
UN’s Security Council brings a smile and some satisfaction. By a 14-0 vote and
the abstention of the USA, they passed resolution 2334, condemning Israel’s
illegal settlements in the occupied territories.
For years, The US has been the and still is the great
enabler of the Israeli occupation. With its funding of Israel to the tune of
$3.8 billion per annum, the Obama administration has failed to make use of the leverage,
which the US could have to bring about a peace settlement in the Middle East. At the end of his presidency, Obama – who has
finally agreed not to veto a Security Council decision censuring Israel – is
showing his frustration, disappointment and disgust of the way Israel has been
It is a great shame that this has come so late and, indeed, it may have come too late – with all the damage caused by the Israeli occupation – but, better late than never.
To the current members of the Security Council: Well done and thank you: China, Russia, UK, France, and Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Uruguay, as well as Senegal, Venezuela, Angola, Ukraine, Malaysia, and Egypt.
leader of German’s far right party AfD, Frauke Petri, has reacted to the Berlin
attack, by saying that Germany was no longer safe.
question is what make Germany unsafe? Is it the asylum seekers or is it perhaps Germany’s
right wing extremists who attack migrants and asylum homes who make Germany unsafe? Or the woman [the
same Petri] who spreads hatred by demanding that border police should shoot those
crossing the border illegally? Or the woman [Petri again] who suggested that a multicultural
society with immigrants and refugees is akin to a compost heap. Or the man
[this time it is her partner], Marcus Pretzell, another AfD star, who blaming
Chancellor Merkel for the situation, said that the Berlin casualties were “her
If the Berlin
dead are the “Merkel dead”, perhaps the hatemongers from the right should be
referred to as the “Hitler living”?
understood why the Haifa Technion, Israel’s technical university, needed a full
time paid rabbi. Finally, I know:
Technion’s rabbi has published a ban, forbidding Jewish students from entering
the student’s union club house and eating there, as a Christmas tree had been
put up in the building. This pagan symbol that allows a Christian religious
presence in the midst of the Technion, is unacceptable, says the rabbi.
We do not need rabbis, priests or imams in our universities. Students who
need spiritual guidance can go to their own synagogue/ church/ mosque/ psychiatrist/ or voodoo
The latest joke from the Trump tweet stable, in
response to yesterday’s terror attacks, which he described as “Islamic terrorists regularly slaughter
Christians in their communities” is that “The civilized world must
fully agree with Trump that we must change our thinking, I find the idea that Trump
evidently thinks of himself and his lot as the civilised world rather curious. Barbarians,
I would suggest, would be a more accurate description. And if anyone needs a
reminder, all you need to do is look up one of the many Trump election campaign
King Trump is into complaining about uncivilised Muslims – how about doing
something against the antisemitic thuggery in his own backyard?
been reported that the police in Whitefish,
Mont. have stepped up patrols and are working with the F.B.I. after a neo-Nazi
and white supremacist website listed the names and contacts of local Jews,
calling on readers to “take action” against them.
Trump likes tweeting about the big problems. Why not tweet about that? Unless, of course, he does not want to annoy those who have just voted for him.
a drinks party in Germany, I met 70-year-old TS, who, still excited by Trump’s
ambition and fighting spirit, explained that Hillary Clinton was a liar and a
corrupt establishment figure and that she fully supported Trump. Nothing in
Trump’s behaviour, business record, campaign style and content or lack of any
experience in government would change TS’s mind. Not even the fact that Trump
was just as much establishment as Clinton.
added how important it was to stand up against the politics of “our communist”. The communist that she was referring to was
Germany’s Chancellor Merkel, and Communist to TS seemed to be the ultimate
term of abuse. My suggestion that Mrs. Merkel was the one thing that Germany
could truly be proud of, did not get me anywhere. Not only did Merkel help
Greece but she also allowed two million unregistered foreigners enter Germany,
TS explained. If they were unregistered, how did she know how many of them had
entered was not something TS cared to get into.
ago, an old German told me – in defence of his decision to vote for Hitler
–that what had really frightened him in
those days, was not the Nazis but the communists. Just thinking.
May, the woman now running the UK, gave the role of Britain’s Foreign Secretary
to Boris Johnson, one of the leaders of the Brexit campaign, a man with a track
record of lying and one of the most irresponsible, rude and loudmouthed men in
here is what happens, when Boris Johnson refreshingly said something true: He
spoke about the situation in the Middle East and spoke of the countries abusing
their own religion to further their political objectives: “the Saudis, Iran, everybody, moving in and puppeteering
and playing proxy wars.” Prime Minister Theresa May immediately rebutted him
with: “the foreign secretary's views are not the government's position on, for
example, Saudi Arabia and its role in the region." Of course not, we want
to do business with them and who cares about the rest.
What a difference between
no-values Theresa May and Germany’s values-led Angela Merkel.
don’t know what it is like with the upper class and the rich, but in our lower
classes, there comes a point, when a dating couple that is seriously thinking about
getting married, arranges for the parents to meet. The etiquette is that for that
important first meeting, say at the boy’s parents’ house, the girl’s family
will bring a box of fancy chocolates, the famous “bonnboniere”. Both families
will mentally prepare safe subjects for conversation, such as holiday and trip
destinations or the joys of barbecuing and the women might want to show off
their macramé skills.
Trump’s election, we are also learning about his family and it turns out that
his daughter has married an orthodox Jew, whose father had received a two-year
jail sentence for illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness
tampering. The witness tampering, he pleaded guilty to, was hiring a prostitute
for ¢10,000 to seduce his sister’s husband. A hidden
camera recorded the activity, and the lurid tape was sent to his sister, to
arrive on the day of a family party.
the Trumps and the Kushners are what in yiddish they call “machatunim”, that is
in-laws. And I am wondering about that
first meeting, when the Trumps first came to the Kushners or was it the other
way round. What the women will have spoken about I have no idea - Melania (or was it Ivana?) Trump is somehow not
the macramé type. But I can well imagine, the conversation between the p***y
grabber and the pr*******te hirer.