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Klezmer Comedy

By StevenKalka, July 15, 2011

Now to lighten up the atmosphere. Klezmer comedy from Mickey Katz.

Sixteen Tons. parody of original coal mining song sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Duvid Crockett.

Borscht Riders in the Sky


Anti-Semitism and the left

By StevenKalka, July 11, 2011

The left was originally allied with the Zionists as a marriage of convenience. When it was the Jews versus the British Empire, it suited their political agenda. Once Israel took off the ground and became successful, the left no longer needed it. They found a new so called oppressed group to champion, the Palestinians.


Can the Northern Irish be objective about the Middle East?

By StevenKalka, June 29, 2011

Jon Otway says "The nationalist communities of West Belfast understand only too well. As an occupied people they have a natural sympathy for other occupied peoples. Ergo they fly the Palestinian flag. The folks of the Shankill Road , having a natural sympathy for occupying powers,fly the Israeli flag. It's not rocket science. You don't have to decide which side you are on yet.


Why Obama is Opposed to Israel - by Bishop E. W. Jackson, Sr.

By StevenKalka, June 22, 2011

E. W. Jackson Sr.:
Why Obama is Opposed to Israel



Eric Hoffer's Defense of Israel - from LA Times 1968

By StevenKalka, June 21, 2011

Do you remember Eric Hoffer?
He was a longshoreman who turned into a philosopher, wrote columns
fornewspapers and some books. He was a non-Jewish
American social philosopher. He was born in 1902 and died in 1983, after
writing nine books and winning the US Presidential Medal of Freedom.
His first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized
as a classic.


One of my Favorite Funny Jewish Film Scenes

By StevenKalka, June 17, 2011

One of my all time favorite funny Jewish film scenes was the bar mitzvah movie presentation from
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974).

See the movie review below:


Re: Klavan's One State Solution

By StevenKalka, June 14, 2011

Here's an original solution. Give the entire Middle East to the Jews.


Israel's left asks Europe to back Palestinian UN bid - my response

By StevenKalka, May 27, 2011

[But in a letter sent this week to European ambassadors in Israel by the far-left Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement, influential Israelis, among them a Nobel laureate and an Israel Prize winner, as well as the former Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg and Israel's former ambassador to South Africa, expressed their support for a Palestinian bid.


The Two Ronnies - Insurance Policy against becoming Jewish

By StevenKalka, May 17, 2011

Now for a little levity - classic Two Ronnies, Insurance against becoming Jewish.


The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People under Siege

By StevenKalka, May 16, 2011

Though it was published 6 years ago, "The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege" by historian and psychiatrist Kenneth Levin is still very relevant today.


Is western military intervention in Libya worthwhile?

By StevenKalka, April 27, 2011

While the EU may be very well unfit to manage Libyan foreign policy, the question remains if sufficient humanitarian or economic interests are served by military involvement from any western nation. Yes, Khaddafy is a very repressive tyrant who has and will brutally suppress dissent.