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June 12, 2017

Holocaust survivor is comparing Trump’s mass deportation to the arrests of Jewish people by the Nazis

Filed under: Germany, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 5:01 pm

The following quote is from a news article which you can read at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/6/12/1671099/–It-s-tearing-families-apart-Watch-Holocaust-survivor-s-testimony-condemning-ICE-arrests

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Holocaust survivor testifies

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A Holocaust survivor and U.S. military veteran testified against anti-immigrant bills pending in the Michigan House of Representatives, describing a childhood lived in constant fear and comparing Trump’s mass deportation force to the arrests of Jewish people by the Nazis.

Civil rights advocate, Rene Lichtman, 79, noted his testimony fell on the anniversary of the tragic 1939 voyage of the SS St. Louis. Due to anti-Jewish hostility, the ship—carrying nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees—was turned away from Canada, Cuba, and the U.S. While a handful were able to disembark in Cuba, the rest were forced to return to Europe and an untold number died in the Holocaust.

At times holding up old black and white photos of family members, Lichtman warned legislators—and the rest of us—that he now sees “a lot of parallels” in the Trump era.

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In spite of the fact that his son-in-law Jared Kushner is Jewish, Trump does not seem to have much sympathy for the Jews.

May 31, 2017

James Comey will tell the truth about Trump

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 1:24 pm

Trump is going down!

You can read about it in this news article: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/31/politics/fbi-comey-testimony/

The following quote is from the news article:

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Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide’s ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.

Final details are still being worked out and no official date for his testimony has been set. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.
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May 29, 2017

“So amazing & will never forget” said Trump at Yad Vashem

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:58 pm
“So amazing & will never forget.”
Is this the proper thing to say when visiting a Holocaust Memorial? I don’t think so!
The following quote is from the news article:
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Donald Trump delivered a solemn message of remembrance and a defiant pledge of ‘Never again’ on Tuesday as he visited Israel‘s Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem – and left a handwritten message saying his visit was ‘so amazing’.

It was criticized on Twitter by people claiming it failed to show sufficient respect to the victims of the Holocaust – although his speech had been a lengthy tribute to the dead.

One Israeli journalist published a pointed comparison of the message Trump left with that written by Barack Obama when he visited Israel in 2013.

However Trump’s speech was widely praised – and the chairman of Yad Vashem said that he believed the president did not deserve criticism.

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May 25, 2017

Jared Kushner reportedly pushed for the firing of FBI Director James Comey

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 5:52 pm

You can read all about it in this news article: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/25/jared-kushner-russia-fbi-donald-trump-215191

Jared Kushner is married to Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka

The following quote is from the news article:

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In a White House sullied by ties to Russia and all sorts of unsavory characters from the fringe, Kushner was set to float above, surrounding himself with fellow figures from the elite worlds of Manhattan finance and real estate and deep-sixing the harder-edged ideas of the White House’s “nationalist” wing.

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The news article continues with this quote:

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Kushner and his representatives did not respond to requests for comment about this story. But those who know him from his days as a young New York real estate magnate and newspaper publisher say that America is just getting to know the Jared Kushner they have always known, that beneath the unflappable golden exterior is someone unafraid to bungee jump or to counter-punch when he feels slighted.

“Polite elegance,” said his friend Strauss Zelnick, an entertainment mogul and founder of the private equity firm Zelnick Media Capital, when asked to describe Kushner’s modus operandi. But, Zelnick added, “He’s tough. In an exceedingly polite way, he is as tough as any one is in New York City real estate.”

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Paul Ryan said this morning that 9-11 was an attack by a foreign government –who knew?

Filed under: Germany, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:22 am

I was watching on TV today as Paul Ryan spoke about what is currently going on in the world today. He mentioned Donald Trump’s trip to Germany, where he was shown on TV walking with Angela Merkel.

Then Ryan mentioned that America was attacked by a foreign government on 9-11. He seems to believe that a foreign government destroyed buildings in New York City, which were owned by one man, but never struck again.  This was a one day attack. Very strange!

I have blogged until I am blue in the face about 9-11:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/911-attack/

May 24, 2017

Trump called the Holocaust “history’s darkest hour.”

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:31 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article, which you can read in full at http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/05/22/breaking-news/trumps-yad-vashem-visit-highlights-mixed-holocaust-record/

Sara Netanyahu, and first lady Melania Trump look on as President Donald Trump meets holocaust survivor Margot Herschenbaum during a visit to Yad Vashem, today in Jerusalem.

The following quote is from the news article:

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President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial today, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his children” during the most sensitive stop on his two-day visit to Israel.

Trump had come under criticism in some quarters for planning just a brief half-hour stop at Yad Vashem, following a series of missteps by his administration on issues of concern to the Jewish American community — such as inadequately denouncing the anti-Semitic rhetoric of some of his supporters and appearing cavalier at times about the Holocaust.

But Trump pleased his hosts in Israel by taking a strong stand in expressing sympathy for Holocaust victims and support for the Jewish state.

In a solemn ceremony, Trump rekindled the memorial’s eternal flame and laid a wreath in honor of the 6 million Jews killed. A children’s choir sang and a cantor recited a special prayer for the dead.

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So Trump finally got it right. He had first visited Yad Vashem for only 15 minutes, which was a grave insult to the Jews.

The figure of 6 million is symbolic. The actual number of Jews who died in the Holocaust dwindles down by the day.

Note that the “Holocaust survivor” in the photo is very old, but she seems to be in good physical condition and very spry. Strangely, this is the same with most “Holocaust survivors” who have lived to an advanced age. How did this happen?

May 23, 2017

Trump’s 2nd trip to Yad Vashem — as he tries to make amends

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 3:46 pm
U.S. President Donald Trump rekindles the eternal flame during a ceremony commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust, in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem May 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump wears a yam-aka at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on his second trip to honor the Jews

I previously wrote about Trump’s first trip to Yad Vashem, where he stayed for only 15 minutes. Vad Vashem is a vast place which takes at least 2 days to see.  The Jews were affronted by Trump’s insulting attitude toward the Jews — staying only 15 minutes in such a sacred place. What is WRONG with him?

The following is a quote from a recent news article which you can read in full by clicking on the link below:

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKBN18J1JJ

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U.S. President Donald Trump paid tribute at Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial on Tuesday to the six million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust, calling it an indescribable act of evil.

Holding hands, the president and First Lady Melania Trump walked solemnly to lay a wreath together upon the ashes of Holocaust victims, buried at the site’s Hall of Remembrance.

“Words can never describe the bottomless depths of that evil, or the scope of the anguish and destruction. It was history’s darkest hour,” Trump said in a short speech after the memorial ceremony.

“It was the most savage crime against God and his children,” said Trump, who is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Territories on the second leg of his first foreign trip since taking office in January.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania lay a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust, in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Mrs. Donald Trump lays wreath.

Trump’s administration has drawn anger over past omissions and utterances regarding the Holocaust.

In January, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Trump administration statement failed to mention Jews, the overwhelming majority of those who were killed in the Holocaust.

In April, White House spokesman Sean Spicer triggered an uproar when he said Hitler did not sink to the level of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by using chemical weapons on his own people. Spicer also used the term “Holocaust centers”, in an apparent reference to the Nazi death camps.

Spicer later apologized after his comments sparked an uproar on social media and elsewhere for overlooking the fact that millions of Jews perished in Nazi gas chambers.

The Anti-Defamation League said in April that anti-Semitic incidents, from bomb threats and cemetery desecrations [sic] to assaults and bullying, have surged in the United States since the election of Trump, and a “heightened political atmosphere” played a role in the rise.

Trump had been criticized for waiting until late February to deliver his first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents, previously speaking more generally about his hope of making the nation less “divided.”

He later called such incidents “horrible … and a very sad reminder” of the work needed to root out hate, prejudice and evil.

Trump was due to travel to Rome later on Tuesday, where he will continue a nine-day trip that began in Saudi Arabia.

 

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Trump is singing “I want to hold your hand”

Filed under: Music, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:17 am

Melania Trump recently made news when she refused to hold The Donald’s hand.  You can read all about it at

http://nypost.com/2017/05/22/melania-really-does-not-want-to-hold-donald-trumps-hand/

According to this news article, Melania has once again refused to hold her husband’s hand: http://gizmodo.com/president-trump-lands-in-rome-gets-rejected-by-melania-1795472694

Now Trump is singing the Beetles song “I want to hold your hand”.

May 22, 2017

Donald Trump’s wife did not go up to the famous Western Wall in Jerusalem

Filed under: Trump, TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:01 am

This morning I watched, on TV, as President Trump went up to touch the Western Wall in Jerusalem. He was not accompanied by his wife. This led me to wonder if women are allowed to touch the wall.

Years ago, when I was traveling the world over, I wanted to go to Israel. I consulted a Jewish friend about this, and he told me not to go to Israel. He said “the Jews will rob you, rape you, and leave you lying in a ditch beside the road”. Those were his exact words. So I didn’t go to Israel.

This morning I read a news article which answered my question about whether women could go up to the Western Wall: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-becomes-first-sitting-u-s-president-to-visit-the-western-wall/

The following quote is from the news article:

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President Trump on Monday became the first sitting American president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, which is considered Judaism’s holiest site.

Mr. Trump was seen placing a note inside the wall as he visited the mens-only side — a tradition visitors can partake in by writing a prayer or request and placing it in one of the wall’s cracks. Meanwhile, first lady Melania Trump was seen standing in front of the small portion of the wall devoted to women.

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Apparently all TV cameras were on Trump, while no one photographed Melania as she touched “the  small portion of the wall devoted to women.”

May 16, 2017

Is Trump crazy or what?

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: — furtherglory @ 4:16 pm

Read this news article before you answer the question in the title of my blog post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-crazy-gop_us_59162dc5e4b00f308cf55361

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