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What will happen when they find out that Israel has a homogeneous Western culture, and is (successfully) protected by massive walls?

Reporter for Windy City Times removed from her position, for uncovering the truth about the Chicago Dyke March.

Gretchen Rachel Hammond of the Windy City Times covered a piece on the “voice of  Chicago’s gay, lesbian, bi, trans and queer community,” the article talked about how some women were asked to leave the Dyke March, as the rainbow flags they were carrying contained Jewish stars on them. It has been noted that during the march on the 24th of June, that three women were kicked out from participating in the march.

Laurel Grauer, was amongst the women that were asked to leave. She stated, “They were telling me to leave because my flag was a trigger to people that they found offensive,” and that, “Prior to this [march] I had never been harassed or asked to leave and I had always carried the flag with me.”

Ellie Otra, another women that was kicked out, stated that the organizers “whispered” and “pointed” at her and that she was asked to either “roll up my Jewish Pride flag or leave.”

“During the picnic in the park, organizers in their official T-shirts began whispering and pointing at me and soon, a delegation came over, announcing they’d been sent by the organizers,” Ellie Otra stated in her post on Facebook. “They told me my choices were to roll up my Jewish Pride flag or leave. The Star of David makes it look too much like the Israeli flag, they said, and it triggers people and makes them feel unsafe. This was their complaint.”

She further stated, “I was thrown out of Dyke March for being Jewish. And yes, there were other Jews there, visible ones even, who weren’t accosted, who had fun, even! And yes, Israel exists in a complicated way. But in this case, it doesn’t matter what Israel does or doesn’t do. This was about being Jewish in public, and I was thrown out for being Jewish, for being the “wrong” of Jew, the kind of Jew who shows up with a big Jewish star on a flag. No matter how much I tried to avoid conflict, to explain. Oh, maybe there was a way I could have stayed, but rolling up my beautiful proud flag for them would have been an even bigger loss.”

In her interview with the Israel Times, Hammond stated that she was moved to the sales department and is currently on the lookout for an editorial job.

“Right now I’m in the sales department,” she told the Times of Israel on Monday. “I’m still a part of the company, and it’s my only source of income. To keep what job I have, I can’t comment on it. As an employee of Windy City Times who has loved the company and loved her role in the company for the past four years, I have to respect my publisher’s decision.”

The Windy Times have confirmed Hammond has been moved, but failed to provide any explanation on as to why the move was made.

Tracy Baim, publisher and executive editor for the paper stated, “I cannot comment on our people, but know that we stand by our reporting on our stories.”

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Iran Deal

Donald Trump calls the Iran Deal the worst deal in American history, but that hasn’t stopped Obama from giving Iran money and now approving two new nuke plants.

Iran is the world’s largest state sponsor of terror and the recipients of $400 million in unmarked cash sent from Obama.

If that wasn’t enough, Obama has now gone one step further in helping Iran get a nuclear weapon.

Iran is now moving forward with a plan to build two nuclear power plants and the country has invested $10 billion in the construction.

According to the Obama administration, these nuclear plants are allowed under the Iran deal.

Ted Cruz said, “Nothing in the behavior of the Iranian regime in the year since the JCPOA went into effect should give us any confidence that they will be confining their nuclear program to peaceful activities”.

Ted has a point.

Just last January, Iran took an entire American ship hostage.

The country’s leaders still want to wipe Israel off the map and many chant “death to America”.

Why are we giving the largest state sponsor of terror in the world the ability to pursue their nuclear program?

The problem is that one of the byproducts of running clean nuclear power plants is the dangerous “heavy water” that is created in the process.

The byproducts of the reactions can be used to make dirty bombs or worse.

America has committed to buying back some of the dangerous material, but how can we know we are getting it all?

Allowing the Iranians to peruse their nuclear power program could in fact speed up the timeline for them getting a nuclear weapon.

Obama is going to be out of the office this January, but America is going to have to deal with this awful plan for decades to come.

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Ted Cruz

In New Hampshire political forums, a video clip of Ted Cruz is making the rounds that has some voters up in arms.

At a 2014 conference “In Defense of Christians” the Texas senator Ted Cruz, told the booing crowd, “If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, then I will not stand with you.”

Cruz basically did a mic drop and marched off the stage before getting lynched by the crowd of Christian Middle Easterners.

Cruz’s “pro-Israel” argument is one rooted in the bible. But is it the responsibility of the American taxpayer to protect the antagonistic nation?

Ted Cruz thinks so.

From an economic standpoint, the relationship with Israel is strictly one-sided. However, apologists for support or Israel tout the security and intelligence benefits of the relationship.

Others argue that the United States defense of Israel only serves to make it a target of radical Muslim terrorists.

Cruz’s native country, Canada, takes an even harder line for Israel by banning entry from people with Palestinian names. But our Northern neighbor has provided only $300 million to aid Israel.

The United States provides an average of $3 billion a year in support to Israel; $130 billion since 1949. That’s $16,131 per person in support for the entire population of the Jewish state.

That’s significantly more money that is spent on the individual American taxpayer each year.

Ted Cruz has no issue with this significantly lop-sided relationship with Israel . . . any by his own words, if you don’t like it, he doesn’t like you.

Watch the video below:

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Matisyahu

A Spanish music festival cancelled a performance by a Jewish musician because he refused to sign a pledge supporting Palestinian statehood.

Matisyahu, a Jewish reggae star who became famous as a “hassidic ragae” star (but has since left his conservative branch of Orthodox Judaism), was scheduled to appear at the Rototom Sunsplash music festival in northern Spain.

Matisyahu is an American Jew, not Israeli.

The music festival, which has long supported a Palestinian state, has been especially critical of Israel in recent years.

So much that the event’s director, Filippo Giunta, asked Matisyahu before his performance to issue a “signing statement of video” that would make it “very clear” that Palestinians are entitled to their own state (to be made up of territory Israel claims as its own.)

“If you sign these conditions, you can continue the performance,” Giunta had said.

Matisyahu, who has long been an unabashed supporter of Israel, refused. And that raised the ire of anti-Israel boycott campaigners from nearby Valencia, Spain.

The boycotters accused Matisyahu of supporting “an apartheid state which practices ethnic-cleansing,” and called for his performance to be cancelled.

Apparently, other musicians–hearing that Matisyahu had refused to sign a pledge–threatened to cancel their own performances as well, because he was “seen to represent Israel.”

Matisyahu did not appear on the stage, as a result of his commitment to his faith and Israel. But he continues his European tour for the remainder of the summer.

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As the Iranian nuke deal plays out in the political charade that is pitting Congress vs Obama, Iran is extending the reach of their military.

The American people are not going along with President Obama with the Iranian Nuke deal. A CNN/ORG poll was just released showing that 52% of Americans want Congress to reject the deal. Only 44% wanted Congress to align with Iran.

The recent deal with Iran has sparked an angry response from Israeli government officials that has played out publicly. Then news was released Tuesday that, after 30 years, imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is being released.

Is the Obama administration so desperate to make a deal with Iran and quiet the Israeli criticism that is releasing prisoners to do so? The official statement is no.

One has to consider the political repercussions of a failed deal with Iran. Hillary or the Democratic candidate will have to face a rejected deal on the campaign trail. It will forever tarnish the Obama legacy as well.

From the Iranian point of view, if Congress denies the deal, it could embolden Iran to become a more aggressive enemy. They could see it as a slap in face. Moving forward from a failed deal with Iran will take many years, if ever.

On the other hand, passing the deal make America look weak. Especially if we start trading imprisoned Israeli spies in order to quell public criticism when America didn’t get any their citizens back from Iran in the deal.

The whole thing is a mess. Obama marginalized the opposition in a speech before he left for Africa saying that the attacks on the “landmark Iranian deal” by his the GOP presidential hopefuls are “ridiculous if it weren’t so sad”.

Meanwhile in Iran, thousands of people gather in the street to chant “Death to America.” When asked about the chants calling for the death of the USA, John Kerry said, “they are not helpful and pretty stupid”.

Marco Rubio, GOP presidential candidate, got into an exchange with John Kerry and is adamant about stopping the deal in Congress. This might be the issue that Marco Rubio needs to hang his hat on as his campaign continues.

While the political ramifications plays out on the Iranian deal in America, Iran went ahead and purchased 100 mid-air refueling planes from Russia… and the “Death to America” chants continue.

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