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Michael Lumish

Mike Lumish is a teacher, a recent PhD in American History, a resident of San Francisco, a liberal, and until recently a Democrat, who is thoroughly disgusted with the anti-Zionism and Israel Hatred promoted by the Left... He also tends to smoke too much.


New Poll: Palestinians Do Not Want a State Next to Israel

2010 September 2

I’ve been arguing for quite some time – along with about a million other people – that the Palestinians do not want a state in peace next to Israel, because they refuse, time and again, to accept such a state. As I’ve noted repeatedly, they turned down such offers in 1937 and 1947 and 2000 and as recently as 2008. read more…

Confronting Jew-Hatred at Daily Kos: A Jew Stands Up

2010 August 31

I continue to maintain that Daily Kos is the premier progressive website on the Internet and is thus representative of progressive-left thinking, more generally. That’s why it pisses me off. As someone who comes out of the Progressive Movement I am horrified to see that anti-Zionism and Israel hatred (with its shrouded anti-Semitism) is a perfectly acceptable part of the discourse within the Progressive Movement. It’s entirely alienating and will slowly erode Jewish support for that movement, if not Jewish support for the Democratic Party. read more…

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Confronting Jew Hatred on Daily Kos: Meteor Blades Edition

2010 August 30

The Daily Kos administrator that patrols Israel-Palestinians discourse is Meteor Blades (Timothy Lange) – and Blades is definitely no friend of either the Jewish people or the Jewish state.

Here’s one reason why. read more…

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Z Street Blues

2010 August 26

It never ceases to amaze me the degree to which our current federal government, not to mention our current President, seems just hell-bent on alienating American Jews.  Do they think that somehow smacking around pro-Israel and pro-Jewish organizations will serve their purposes?  Do they suppose that Arabs states, or Muslim states, will like the United States better if the US is nasty to the Jews?  (If so, they might consider giving Lee Smith’s The Strong Horse a close read.) Do they think that diaspora Jews have such a case of Stockholm Syndrome that we do not mind being kicked around? read more…

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Evangelicals Rock!

2010 August 25

Slate has an article by Steven I. Weiss that needs to get some attention. Most Jews, particularly most progressive Jews, have issues with the Evangelical community. They don’t trust them. The main reason that progressive Jews do not trust Evangelical Christians is because they believe that the reason that Evangelicals support Israel is out of some crazed notion of looming Armageddon.   Jesus will return amidst the fire and wreckage and then show Nazi Germany and the medieval Catholic Church how the Holocaust and anti-Semitic persecution should have been done. read more…

The Cutest Genocidal Threat in the History of Genocidal Threats

2010 August 12


Hamas children’s TV program again calls for the ‘slaughter of Jews’ from Palestinian Media Watch on Vimeo.

And perhaps the cutest genocidal threat in the history of cuteness, as well!

One of the things that got me in trouble on Daily Kos was that I mentioned that Palestinians sometimes teach their children to hate Jews. read more…

Confronting Jew-Hatred at Daily Kos: The Week in Review

2010 August 10

Daily Kos, along with such blogs as the Huffington Post, is one of the major purveyors of left-wing Israel Hatred, if not hatred toward Jews, more generally, to be found on-line. Over the course of the last week, between Sunday, August 1 and Saturday, August 7  “Kossacks” published 17 “diaries” on the subject of Israel and/or the Arab-Israel conflict, the great majority of which were entirely hostile smear jobs. read more…

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Brigitte Gabriel: A Christian Survives Radical Islam

2010 August 6

It boggles my mind, the things that I am beginning to learn now that I have freed myself from the Left.  I am still a progressive, of course, but then, so is Ms. Gabriel.  Until today, to my shame, I had simply never heard of her.  Or, if I had, I am sure I just shrugged her off.  My own left-wing ideology, my self-imposed blinders, did not allow someone like Gabriel to come through.

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Pro-Israel Left Illusions on Daily Kos

2010 August 3

Believe it or not, Israel does have some support on Daily Kos.  (Shocking!  I know!) As hard as it might be to believe, not everyone who writes on the Israel-Arab conflict at The Great Orange Satan is hostile to Israel.   Among the pro-Israel Left, however, there are some (such as Meretz / Peace Now / J-Street supporters) who usually place virtually the entire responsibility for making concessions on the Israelis.  There are those (such as myself) who tend to place most of the responsibility for the failure of the peace-process on the Palestinians. And there are those who place responsibility for the failure of the peace-process, and the need for further concessions, on both sides in a more or less equal fashion.

The mistake that those who place virtually the entire responsibility for making concessions on the Israeli side makes, aside from wasting their time arguing with malicious anti-Zionists, is two-fold.  read more…

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Hot Post: Confronting Jew Hatred on Daily Kos: Are They Nazis?

2010 August 1

Editors Note: On Sundays we’re going to start a new feature where we republish some of the most popular and important posts of the week for those who might have missed them. This post by Michael Lumish was originally published on July 30, 2010.

Well, no.  Of course, they are not Nazis.  That is, they are not members of the National Socialist German Workers Party (that’s not quite possible, now is it?) nor are they modern day Neo-Nazi white supremacists.  They are, for the most part, leftists who claim to hate war, favor environmental regulation, women’s rights, gay rights, and the entire hodge-podge of issues, including an anti-racist agenda, that makes up what we call the “progressive movement.” read more…

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Confronting Jew Hatred on Daily Kos: Are They Nazis?

2010 July 30

Well, no.  Of course, they are not Nazis.  That is, they are not members of the National Socialist German Workers Party (that’s not quite possible, now is it?) nor are they modern day Neo-Nazi white supremacists.  They are, for the most part, leftists who claim to hate war, favor environmental regulation, women’s rights, gay rights, and the entire hodge-podge of issues, including an anti-racist agenda, that makes up what we call the “progressive movement.”

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Daily Kos Accuses David Horowitz of “Israel Bashing”

2010 July 27

Among the many thousands of horribly written and entirely unjust “diaries” that I have read on Daily Kos over the years, this one just has to be highlighted.  Someone who goes by the moniker “eztempo” published a piece attacking David Horowitz for the new Freedom Center ad that aired on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, yesterday. read more…

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