By Ed Koch
I have watched about a half-dozen events involving the Republican presidential candidates, including their appearance this week before both the Republican National Jewish Coalition and the Iowa debate moderated by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos.
In the beginning of the early debates, I was not very impressed with any of the candidates’ grasp of the issues being discussed. Either my standards have lowered over the passing months — I was not really listening — or they have increased their comprehension of the issues. I believe it is the latter. "
By Charles Harvey, Investigative Reporter/Owner for
Newt Gingrich not pro-Israel to Ed Koch, and to Ed Koch, it's about his Jewish heritage.
Love and Brotherhood
Note: Fellow man, and neighbor, is referred to those of Jewish Blood, always first and foremost.
"Everyone knows that the Ten Commandments command us not to murder. The full scope of Jewish law goes much farther in requiring us to protect our fellow man. We are commanded not to leave a condition that may cause harm, to construct our homes in ways that will prevent people from being harmed, and to help a person whose life is in danger, so long as it does not put our own lives in danger. These commandments regarding the preservation of life are so important in Judaism that they override all of the ritual observances that people think are the most important part of Judaism. Almost any commandment may be violated to save a life."
Israel receives more aid than any other Country on Earth. Please do not believes that political spin they give you, other than they want to save their own bottoms, period. Just like the "Torah" teaches the Jewish people must always come first.
Well, there goes some readers of this article, thinking, "That I'm Antisemitic. Wrong, I am not even a racist. There goes some readers again thinking, "he is lying. Wrong, I was, abandon as a young child and raised by the system. In the system, in bunks next to me, or in the next room, were Afro-Americans, Mexicans, Latinos. I never knew a boy of the Jewish faith in the system, because the Jewish community take, care of their own, a virtue that should be learned by most culture.
I'm a Christian, I belong to no one denomination, but get on my knees in the morning asking for help from God and Jesus Christ, and at night to give thanks. I try to grow spiritually. I like the teachings of Jesus Christ, because he taught to love all, not just special people. Did you know the God, and Jesus Christ as I understand them, even loves Palatines, and Muslims? I cannot believe it, some readers, may think, Palestinians, and Muslims are all bad. However let us not forget our own American history toward other races, toward An ethnic group (or ethnicity,) under an alleged "Nation Under God."
When it comes to Israel, they take money from America, that could be used by Americans.
America has not only sacrifice billions of dollars to the Jewish people, we have given a America blood,
and buried many at Arlington and at the tomb of the unknown soldiers.
The main reasons, I think, is our Government give the most to Israel overall other countries on Earth, is because Many people of the Jewish faith, are in the 1%, and well connect politically, and through lobbyist,
money equals influence.
"The word "Torah" is a tricky one, because it can mean different things in different contexts. In its most limited sense, "Torah" refers to the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. But the word "torah" can also be used to refer to the entire Jewish bible (the body of scripture known to non-Jews as the Old Testament and to Jews as the Tanakh or Written Torah), or in its broadest sense, to the whole body of Jewish law and teaching"
The Cost of Israel to US Taxpayers
By Richard H. Curtiss
Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer
The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
For many years the American media said that “Israel receives $1.8 billion in military aid” or that “Israel receives $1.2 billion in economic aid.” Both statements were true, but since they were never combined to give us the complete total of annual U.S. aid to Israel, they also were lies—true lies.
Recently Americans have begun to read and hear that “Israel receives $3 billion in annual U.S. foreign aid.” That's true. But it's still a lie. The problem is that in fiscal 1997 alone, Israel received from a variety of other U.S. federal budgets at least $525.8 million above and beyond its $3 billion from the foreign aid budget, and yet another $2 billion in federal loan guarantees. So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000.