Category: Issue 2019

THINK-ISRAEL features essays and commentaries that provide context for current events in Israel. The war Islam is waging against Israel and the West is top priority. We report on global anti-Semitism, Islamism and creeping Sharia. We aim to make sense of what's going on.  

Two Imperatives

Two Imperatives: “To ensure its long term survivability as the Jewish nation-state, Israel has to deal effectively with two imperatives: The Geographic and the Demographic. The first imperative calls for Israeli control...

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By 1920 the Ottoman Empire

“By 1920 the Ottoman Empire had exercised undisputed sovereignty over Palestine for 400 years. In Article 95 of the treaty of Sevres, that sovereignty was transferred to England in trust for a national homeland for the...

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January-December 2019

What we are talking about in the January–December 2019 Issue

  1. This Issue (Lipkin)
  2. Muslim Brotherhood Distributor of Terror/Sharia (Taylor, Warner, Greenfield, Hamid, Ibrahim, Korol, Guitta, Feoktistov, Toplansky, Shideler, Mora, Zahran)
  3. BDS (Dershowitz, Weisberg, Mikelionis, Phillips, Gittleman, Wolf, Tobin, MacEoin)
  4. Ignorance/Denial of American Jews to Rising Anti-Semitism (Rosenthal, Cohen, Glick, Hausman, Tobin. Leibler, Bergstein, Besner, Gerstenfeld)
  5. American Jewish Traitors (Rosenthal, Stillwell, Spero, Greenfield, Feoktistov, Frank, Baker, Lipkin)
  6. Europe (Dabbas, Guitta, Meotti, Bawer, Sun Bay Paper, Millière, Kern, Goudsmit, Bergman)
  7. History (Shragai, Moon, Sharpe, Eisikovitch et al, Shindler, Grobman&Rosenbluth, Rosenberg, Blum, Fishman-Duker, Bawer, Greenger, Freund)


Editor's Note:

Think-Israel tends to use salafist rather than extremist or Islamist or militant or fundamentalist or activist to describe generically a pious Muslim, one who sticks as closely as possible to the unfiltered words and actions of Mohammad and the first three generations of Muslims, including, especially, the Companions of the Prophet. In modeling himself as closely as he can on the preachings and practices of Mohammad, a salafist can in modern terms be precisely described as an uninhibited terrorist, a theological supersessionist, a political supremacist who believes Islam and sharia law must dominate and a social barbarian, who wages jihad with whatever tools are available. Thanks to the high quality of whitewash supplied by sympathetic propagandists, he seldom is so described.


This issue begins with suggesting why an organization such as the Muslim Brotherhood, with its wide range of ways to promote sharia from networking with politically, socially and theologically important groups in the West to starting the terrorists group Hamas in the Middle East, is still not labeled terrorist by the American government. It goes on to look at anti-Jewish activities that American Jews allow with no protest or participate in to some extent. It is most puzzling that just as Resurgent Islam, in league with Far-Left Democratic Party socialists, is again stirring a serious and strong brew of anti-Semitism, American Jews are largely unperturbed. American Jews who promote far-left-socialism, globalism and almost any group but their own, often work for the enlargement of socialist institutions, ignoring or castigating Judaism. Meantime, European Jews are already suffering severely from a large increase of anti-Semitism stemming from the large number of Muslim 'refugees' that have been coming to Europe the part few years.

We conclude with a History Section which begins with a description of some current excavations in Jerusalem, in the City of David and moves to other eras. One particularly startling bit of history is how the IDF had to be carefully conditioned to override their concern for all Jews so they could become capable of kicking out the innocent Jews living and working in Gaza, leaving it in the hands of Arab terrorists. It was supposed to bring peace. It brought increased hatred from the Arabs and havoc among the Jews.

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Marchers including Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) Board Chairman Khaled Lamada (2nd from left) and Waleed Sharaby (wearing yellow scarf) a leader of the Brotherhood-inked Egyptian Revolutionary Council, show the 4-finger MB-solidarity sign (John Rossomando, IPT News, May 29, 2018)/phot>

Considering the villainy done by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) world wide, not exempting the USA, why is there still argument about labeling the MB a terrorist organization? The answer may lie in their use of stealth jihad as a major technique in the early stages of infiltration of a host country, holding back their strong-arm methods until they judge they can go for full control. Their 'quiet subversion', as Raymond Ibrahim puts it, allows people that don't want to see the obvious to point to the MB's peaceful behavior as evidence that the MB means no harm. In Prez Obama's time, they were even welcome in the White House and capable of squashing anti-Muslim Government training material (see here). Even today, if you google queries involving them, many of the items focus on islamophobia and other noxious injuries to the MB, not coming from them.

This set of articles starts with information on Sharia law, the practical product of Sharia ideology, the rock to which the Islamic lifestyle is anchored, before discussing some MB techniques and gambits. The next articles look at CAIR, an MB front linked to Hamas, and Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, a prominent figure in the MB leadership. For insight into how CAIR argues, read James Simpson article, "CAIR's New 'Islamophobia' Report: The Larger Threat," here.

Finally, we extend the range of information about the MB to the Middle East, where MB groups and activities promoting its global mission have, in the last few years, been in conflict with such countries as Egypt and Saudi Arabia but are acceptable in Jordan, Qatar and others countries.

Issue 2019