Abu Yehuda is me, Victor Rosenthal.
After 26 years in California (and 8 years as the author of FresnoZionism.org), I returned to Israel in August, 2014. 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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I have reached out in the past to let you know what a fantastic job at defending Israel and presenting a reasonable, intellectually sound and practical approach to Israel I think you do. I fervently wish that someone like you could find their way into the Israeli Knesset or, even better, into the likely soon to be vacant prime minister position. I find myself agreeing with your position is about 99% of the time and it is a huge relief to know that somebody as articulate and accurate as you is out there to get those points of view out to the world. Thank you so much for all you do.