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Abu Yehuda

Abu Yehuda

Abu Yehuda is me, Vic Rosenthal.

After 26 years in California (and 8 years as the author of FresnoZionism.org), I have returned to Israel. Time for a new blog.

The theme will be more or less the same: the Jewish State, and the struggle to keep it in a very unfriendly world.

Politically, I’ll just say that I’m a fan of Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Menahem Begin.

Why do I spend so much time writing and editing this blog, which few people will read? The answer is that I can’t be quiet in the face of the continuous barrage of anti-Israel and antisemitic material in so much of the media.

Somehow the anti-Zionists have been successful in turning the truth upside down, using concepts like self-determination and human rights — concepts which truly characterize Zionism as I understand it — to portray Israel and Zionism as racist and inhumane.

The lies that are told about Israel, and often believed by well-meaning but poorly informed people, do not describe the Israel I know. And the true intentions of Israel’s enemies must be made manifest.

I want to set things straight. It’s a compulsion.

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