Modernizing the Israeli Haredi Community

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The modernization of the Israeli Haredi community is not simply an objective but an absolute necessity. The problem comes down to simple mathematics. As the Haredi community has grown, they have become a larger and larger percentage of the Israeli population. If there is one thing we have learned, it is that there is a critical point beyond which the rest of the population becomes unable to produce sufficient wealth that they can take care of another portion of the community. Those numbers differ depending on numerous variables, but once the dependent populations clears 40%, let alone reach 50%, they become an overt and unbearable burden on the remainder of the population and other government services such as defense begin to suffer catastrophically. For this reason, the Haredi community needs to be pulled, voluntarily or kicking and screaming, into the mainstream working population. For a model of such one need…

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The SCOTUS Confirmation Process Has Gotten Out of Hand

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The framers of our constitution would be turning over in their graves if they could see what happened to their words “with the advice and consent of the senate.”

Now senators neither advise nor consent to Supreme Court nominations. They politicize, delay, demonize, obscure, fabricate and discredit what should be a non-partisan process of assuring that the most qualified lawyers serve on our highest court. Instead we have come to expect votes that are cast largely along party lines.

It was not always what it has now become. Even in the recent past, highly qualified but controversial nominees — such as Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsberg — were confirmed with hardly any dissents. No more.

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The Relentless Radicalization of Sweden

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A new study[1] of Salafism in Sweden, conducted by the Swedish Defence University, paints a bleak picture of the ongoing radicalization of Muslims in Sweden.

The Salaf are the “pious ancestors” during the first three generations of the followers of Mohammed; its ideology has come to be associated over the last few decades with al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as with local al-Qaeda affiliates. According to the study, Salafists, who believe in Islam as Mohammed’s early followers practiced it, tend to reject Western society in favor of a “pure” Islam: “Not all Salafists are jihadists, but all jihadists are Salafists”. [2]

Although the study does not give an estimate of how many Salafists are in Sweden, it does describe how Salafist milieus there have evolved and grown stronger, especially during the past decade, and lists several examples of the influence they wield in different Swedish cities and localities.

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Watch: Palestinian girls can’t stop laughing as they get paid to invade Israel and fake injuries on Gaza border

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No, Israel did not start using laughing gas.
These Palestinian women laugh because they get paid to riot on the border with Israel.
Hamas sends them in order to create provocations and damage Israel’s image.
As you can see in the video below during the riots on the Gaza-Israel border the Muslims shouted an Arabic verse from the Quran to remind the Jews of Muhammad and his army’s slaughter and mass beheading of the Jews of Khaibar, after they had surrendered.
“Khaibar Khaibar ya yahud, jaish Muhammed sa-ya’ud” (In Arabic).
They were literally warning the Jews that their day to be beheaded by Muslims is coming, Like the Jews of Khaybar.

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