Thursday, April 6, 2017

Calling on American Jewish Congress to update Report on status of Biafra

The following Memorandum from the American Jewish Congress was written 49 years ago. Today, the Leader of the Biafran people, Nnamdi Kanu, after being falsely imprisoned in Kuje Prison by the Federal Government of Nigeria, for crimes which have not yet been articulated, was again denied his lawful constitutional rights (yes, Nigeria has a constitution.) That is because this British/Nigerian dual citizen held since October of 2015 along with and many others, advocate freedom for Biafra from Nigeria. At the previous court hearing, the judge proclaimed that Kanu would be tried in a secret, masked trial according to Sharia Law. 70 million Biafrans, comprised of Igbo, Ijaw and many other tribes of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) seek only their freedom from ongoing slaughter by President Muhammadu Buhari, a war criminal and Hausa Islamist. Please tune in to Radio Biafra for up to date news on this fluid breaking news and reaction to the stalling of Nnamdi Kanu's court case. Today, on twitter, I have called upon the Chairman of the American Jewish Congress, Jack Rosen, a fellow Child of Holocaust Survivors, as Biafrans are, to update the Memorandum from 1968. I have also offered to act as an American/Israeli liaison to the Biafran people.  



Nnamdi Kanu appears in court wearing Jewish Star, Tallit, Kippah 
despite Judge's call for Sharia Law proceedings 
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MEMORANDUM: AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS
       15 East 84th St. New York , N. Y. 10028 TR 9-4500
December 27, 1968

To:                   Chapter and Division Presidents
                        Chapter and Division CIA Chairmen
                        CRC’s
                        
Field Staff

From: Phil Baum  Director
                              Commission on International Affairs

     I am pleased to enclose a comprehensive memorandum outlining the background and present status in Nigeria/Biafra. This memorandum was prepared by the staff of the Commission on International Affairs because of numerous requests for information about the origin, extent and implications of the Biafran conflict.
     We hope this document will provide some insight both into the beginnings of the present war and of the feasibility of community action to help bring about its resolution. Jewish community relations councils have participated in some measure in various relief activities designed to provide food and medical supplies to Biafra despite the fact that such relief activities are not usually within the purview of community relations councils.
     However, private relief endeavors by themselves are proving woefully inadequate and of diminishing value in effectively preserving life. New initiatives including some going beyond relief may now be necessary. Our memorandum is intended to help clarify the propriety of Jewish communal participation in these activities. The scope of Jewish community relations work is always difficult to define. A tragedy of this scale requires us to reconsider our opportunities and obligations in the midst of vast human travail.


THE TRAGEDY OF BIAFRA  


COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS
15 East 84th Street
New York, N. Y.  
December 15, 1968

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Rise of the Networked Left by Caroline Glick "An acrid stench of repression is spreading through America"


The riots against Murray and Yiannopoulos are a familiar sight to the campus Jewish community.

An acrid stench of repression is spreading through America.
Last Thursday, conservative political scientist Charles Murray from the American Enterprise Institute was attacked by a leftist mob at Middlebury College.
Murry was invited to Middlebury by the college’s AEI club. He was to discuss his new book, Coming Apart, which discusses the plight of white working class Americans. Middlebury’s liberal political science professor Allison Stanger was set to ask him questions about his work.
As has been widely reported, a mob of leftist students prevented Murray from speaking. They shouted him down with a stream of epithets that went on without interruption, until Murray and Stanger were spirited out of the lecture hall.
They were brought to another location where they carried out their conversation in front of a camera that was livestreaming to students blocked by the mob from hearing them in person. The mob followed them to the new location and rioted outside the room as they spoke.
The rioters assaulted them as they made their way from the second location to their car. They hurt Stanger in the neck.
The assault continued after the professors entered their getaway car and at the restaurant where they tried to dine at with students.
In the end Murray and his companions were forced to leave town in order to have dinner away from the rioters. Stanger was later treated for her wounds at a local hospital.
The riot against Murray at Middlebury occurred barely a month after right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulis was blocked from speaking at the University of California at Berkeley by a similarly violent mob. The Berkeley rioters caused more than $100,000 in property damage. They beat up students who came to hear Yiannopoulis speak.
The riots against Murray and Yiannopoulis both received wide media coverage. The basic narrative of the stories regarding both is that the shouting down of speakers and mob assaults by leftist students and professors is a new phenomenon.
To Jewish ears, this storyline is deeply unsettling.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

 
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Saturday, December 31, 2016


We Never Lost Hope: A Holocaust Memoir & Love Story

Five relatives narrate their harrowing World War II experiences in this family chronicle.
It could be said that rather than writing this affecting and effective book, Litvin sculpted it. Her breezy but vital narrative provides the shape and overall historical context for her family’s story, but her relatives are the ones doing the real work. Using the first-person accounts of her parents, an aunt, an uncle and a friend of the family, the author offers a nuanced and multifaceted look at the plight of Jews in mid-20th century Eastern Europe.
From a small Angora farm in Satu-Mare, Romania, to the horrifying grounds of Auschwitz and finally, to a new life in America, the five distinct voices of Edith, Hilda, and Mendi Festinger, Nate Litvin and Kurt Meyers provide a powerful and intimate journey through one of mankind’s darkest hours. Litvin does well not to mute her sources with an authoritative filter. The book’s undeniable authenticity comes from the life events retold by each narrator–while most historical texts offer one individual’s take, We Never Lost Hope presents five survivors working through their memories.
Litvin augmented the book with photographs, news articles and other ephemera (telegrams, maps, etc.) that support the sense of intimacy and reality. Since some accounts can occasionally run long, it may have been helpful for Litvin to provide more editorial insight and direction. Still, the book is a soaring testament to the strength and adaptability of five remarkable people.
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The Masada Faktor : Naomi LitvinThe Masada Faktor

Award winning for Fiction. This Mediterranean Noir is set in modern day Israel, 2014, before and during the Gaza War, Natasha Bernard has immigrated to the Holy Land.
Natasha goes in search of answers to a mystery revealed to her by her mother, on her death bed, which involves the survival of Israel. Seventy years after the end of World War II a plot is set to destroy the Jews to mimic the disaster of Masada.
The Masada Faktor was conceived by Hitler in his last days. While in Israel, the Gaza War breaks out, complicating Natasha’s new life.
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Beneath A Stormy Cloud: Moving On Without Her

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Friday, November 4, 2016

#NnamdiKanu in court Nov8 in Nigeria: life/death drama rivals US Election Day #Biafra


While the world goes crazy with the conspiracy and gossip issues swirling in the vortex of the United States election on November 8, 2016 there is another, lesser known issue on the same day but of the utmost importance to millions of Biafran people in the African country of "Nigeria" known by insiders as the "Zoo."

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra #IPOB Nnamdi Kanu has been held in Kuje Prison in dismal conditions in Abuja, Nigeria for more than a year despite orders from the courts to free him. Kanu is a British and Nigerian dual citizen and the founder of Radio Biafra of London. Listen to Radio Biafra Live on ipob (scroll down, look on right side for widget.)