Melanie Phillips adds context at new documentary, "Body & Soul: State of the Jewish Nation," premiere in L.A.

Director, Gloria Greenfield discusses her new, theatrical documentary about Israel, "Body and Soul: State of the Jewish Nation," which she is screening around N. America and Europe.



Director Gloria Greenfield

The N.Y. Times calls Body and Soul "a concise, skillful recounting of the story of the Jewish people and their connection to the land of Israel." 

In this trailer for "Body & Soul: State of the Jewish Nation," UK Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is among many experts who explain Judean/Palestine history and Zion's role in the faith and culture of the Jewish people.



Melanie Phillips with Adam and Gila Milstein at LA premiere
The film premiered in L.A. on April 23rd, accompanied by remarks from Ms. Greenfield, backer Adam Milstein, and British author, Melanie Phillips. Ms. Phillips praised the film and contextualized the importance of people seeing it to c0unter the Islamist-imperialist movement's delegitimization of Western societies.  She and Ms. Greenfield then addressed audience questions, shown in this JewTube exclusive playlist.
 
(Additional clips behind Playlist menu & control)
Sold-out premiere audience listens to Gloria Greenfield

"Body and Soul" is running at the Cinema Village in Manhattan's Soho through April 30th. To learn more about screenings, obtain tickets or DVD's, please visit BodyAndSoulTheMovie.com

L.A. Holocaust survivors concerned over revived anti-Semitism in west- reinforced by testimony from "Woman of Gold" attorney & Israeli diplomat

The L.A. Museum of the Holocaust ("LAMOTH") program, which drew some 1,100 attendees, began at 2 p.m. and included city leaders, rabbis and others, who offered words of remembrance for the 6 million Jews who perished in the Shoah. 


Diplomats from Europe & Japan attended L.A. ceremony
“I hope we as Jews will stand up to make sure that just as Germany has accepted its role [in the Holocaust] and has spoken out, and other countries have done the same, it is time for us to see that in every national capital, that when we see the mass extermination of peoples we all have a responsibility to make sure that history is written,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said, speaking from the stage under a canopy set up for the day’s program. 

 Other participants included Rabbi Sharon Brous of IKAR, who delivered the invocation; Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles David Siegel; Holocaust survivor Eva Brettler; The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles President Jay Sanderson; LAMOTH executive director Samara Hutman; and L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district the museum is located. Philanthropist Jona Goldrich, who donated funds toward the construction of the museum, was among those in the audience. (Ryan Tork, "Shoah commemoration brings both high and heavy spirits to Pan Pacific" in The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles)

Chronicled in JewTube's video clips: Israeli Consul General David Siegel; Randy Schoenberg, Pres., LA MOTH; Cantor Herschel Fox (Temple Valley Beth Shalom) singing the "Jewish Partisan's Hymn"; Rabbi Shaye Berkowitz and son Schneur 
 Berkowitz, 22, of Hancock Park; Rabbi Sharon Brous of Ikar Congregation. 

Israeli superstar, Avihu Medina visits L.A. over Mimouna and what do you think greets him?

Mimouna, the traditional festival celebrated by North African Jews on the last day of Passover, is often overlooked when discussing the Jewish holiday of liberation.  Sephardic songwriter/singer, Avihu Medina performed last Mimouna in Los Angeles and believes he found a little too-much Tel Aviv there- instead of in Tel Aviv.

In this JewTube exclusive video, Mr. Medina and some of the attendees share their views about the occasion.  Watch:


Jewish communities outside of North Africa would also celebrate the end of Passover with similar traditions: the Iraqis customarily went out into nature and took a dip in the Tigris. The Persians also went out into nature. In Egypt, Israel and Turkey, the Jews celebrated the opening of a new year. "- "Ten things you didn't know about Mimouna" by Cafe Gibraltar, +972, April 10, 2015 

Iran's nuclear terror strategies- Dr. Michael Singh; Dr. Benjamin Weinthal, Nir Kalron at AIPAC

Addressing the US Congress, Israeli Premier Netanyahu cautioned the world about Iran's "tentacles of terror" around the world. 

Three experts on Iran's political strategies discuss how the prospect of nuclear weapons capability will advance her influence over Middle East, Europe, and African societies, governments, and international forums.
The role of nuclear weapons in Iranian terrorism- Dr. Michael Singh

Thwarting Islamist Iran & Hezbollah in Europe- Benjamin Weinthal

Nir Kalron: defeating Iranian supported jihad in Africa 
Attendees' question and answer on Iranian counter-imperialism strategies to Dr. Michael Singh, Benjamin Weinthal, Nir Kalron


Filmed at AIPAC Policy Conference last year in Washington, D.C.

Obama Admin twists Bibi's words to wrest Americans' protection of "Islamophobic" Israel against deal to enable Islamist Iran amassing nuclear material

Obama Admin and lapdog media vilify Israel to fulfill Obama's aspiration- grease US shift from Israel towards Iran as regional power, critics say; 
"Obama Pursuing His Ideological Ambition to Weaken Israel
by Peter Wehner in Commentary 3/24/15

Pres. Obama is using Prime Minister Netanyahu’s comments to achieve an end he has clearly wanted all along: the weakening of the Jewish state. Mr. Obama is the product of a progressive milieu, including in the academy, where hostility to Israel is widespread. 
 

As president, there have been constraints on how much Mr. Obama could do to undermine Israel. But the president has seized upon comments by Mr. Netanyahu leading up to the Israeli election to advance his agenda – in this case, considering reversing decades of U.S. policy by turning to the United Nations to impose a two-state solution. (This is only one piece in a much larger puzzle.)  Read more
Why is NBC 's Meet the Press host Chuck Todd behaving as Pres. Obama's henchman in 'gotcha'-interviewing Israel's Amb. Ron Dermer? Mark Levin gives examples in this audio excerpt



Mark Levin explores Obama's anti-Israel/
pro-Iran policies as a threat to global safety.
Stanley Kurtz wrote "Radical-in-Chief"

Author, Stanley Kurtz, ("Radical-in-Chief") appeared on radio's Mark Levin Show on 23 March to explain how it ought be no surprise that Obama is treating Israel with such contempt these days. In "What Obama Thinks of Israel," (National Review 21 March 15) Mr. Kurtz asks,
"Has Obama been gunning for a battle with Israel like the one we’re seeing now from day one? Yes. Obama’s break with Israel was both predictable and predicted. (Read more)
Mr. Kurtz shows how Obama is really just reverting to what he believed before he ran for president in 2008, when he
was pals with Edward Saeed, Rashid Khalidi, and Ali Abunimah of the Arab-American Action Network. (Right Scoop). 

Stanley Kurtz, references his Pro-Palestinian-in-Chief in National Review May 2011, in which he laid out these alliances and issues.
The continuing influence of Obama’s pro-Palestinian sentiments is the best way to make sense of the president’s recent tilt away from Israel. 
Mark Levin denounces anti-Semitism from White House
Mark Levin called for a national discussion about the anti-Semitism which reeks from Obama's administration in conversation with Sean Hannity.


Mark Levin: "The fact of the matter, Sean, I want to say this and it’s important. Eric Holder said this nation is full of cowards because we won’t have a discussion about race. Well, I think this nation needs to have a discussion about what’s going on in this White House and this administration about anti-Semitism." (Video credit: Sophia Duffy)

Israeli electorate resists Obama-control

Israeli Election Update: Netanyahu’s Conservative Party Opens Wide Lead by Daniel Greenfield in FrontPage Mag
With 57 percent of the votes counted, Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party has opened a major lead against the left’s un-Zionist Camp with 32 seats in Israel’s Knesset parliament against 24 for the Labor left. This is a major shift from exit polls showing a virtual tie. These numbers can and will change, but it’s certainly a promising development. The Muslim-Communuist United Arab List falls to fourth place.
Why the Israeli election results are great news for Netanyahu, in one chart by Zack Beauchamp March 17, 2015 in Vox.com


Caroline Glick was on the Mark Levin Show tonight explaining that Bibi Netanyahu really did win the election today in Israel and that he will be the only one who can form a coalition to run the Knesset. She also talks about how American money was used to bring out the Arab vote but explains how it backfired and gave Bibi the win. It’s a great interview. Listen:

Israeli election is a referendum on Israelis' willingness to sacrifice to resist the Obama-enabled, global Islamist revolution

In the final hours before Israelis go to the polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out the establishment of a Palestinian state under his administration, expecting it would become a proxy for enemy Iran. The US, eager to avoid a military conflagration with Iran, is attempting to negotiate Iran's nuclear program from weaponizing- without Israeli participation.  At last year's N.R.B., JooTube daringly asked Israel's new Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, "How well can Israel trust Pres. Obama to negotiate away Iran's nuclear threat?"

This year, disconcerted by Pres. Obama and negotiator Secretary of State John Kerry's weak deal terms with Iran, Prime Minister Netanyahu accepted House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to pose his concerns to a joint-session of Congress. 

President Obama turned Mr. Netanyahu's objection into a partisan issue, alleging that he and Mr. Boehner were attempting to ignore protocol and shame the Obama administration, which would neither meet with, nor advocate congressional Democrats attending the speech. 

Mr. Netanyahu took the occasion of the AIPAC 2015 Policy Conference to explain why it was important for him to bring the issues of the terms which would enable Iran nuclear weapon capability in addressing the U.S. Congress.

Meanwhile, a group of Obama campaign coordinators, 270 Strategies, was employed to defeat Mr. Netanyahu- allegedly with U.S. funding. 
A source told Fox News the investigation focuses on State Department grants to a non-profits group that has been leading field organizing efforts openly aimed at replacing Netanyahu’s government with a center-left coalition. The news report has been making big waves in the news media here in Israel.

Reported FoxNews.com: “The fact that both Democratic and Republican sides of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations have signed off on the probe could be seen as a rebuke to President Obama, who has had a well-documented adversarial relationship with the Israeli leader.” A source told Fox News the senatorial probe is looking into U.S. governmental “funding” to OneVoice Movement, which is a partner in a get-out-the-vote drive with a newly-formed Israeli political action group calling itself V15.
Jeremy Bird of 270 Strategies
  V15, short for Victory 2015, attracted U.S. media attention after it hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. The V15 organization has partnered with OneVoice, a U.S.-U.K. nonprofit, for its get-out-the-vote-organizing drive aimed at replacing Netanyahu’s government with a center-left coalition. 
OneVoice received a State Department grant for $350,000.  It was OneVoice that reportedly hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. The reported move to investigate the state funding comes one week after Netanyahu gave an interview in which he spoke of “tens of millions of shekels from abroad” aiding in an effort to mobilize leftist Jewish and Israeli Arabs voters to defeat him. OneVoice is reportedly sponsored by scores of nonprofits and received two grants in the past year from the U.S. State Department. The State Department is also listed as a partner of OneVoice on the group’s website. Read more at World Net Daily. 
Lt. Col. Allen West: 'Obama 'shamefully' seeking to defeat Netanyahu for exposing the threat from Kerry's Iran deal.' 

Netanyahu's Cabinet Minister Uzi Landau (Yisrael Beitenu party) addressed the issue of global interest to stand against Islamist terrorism in this pre-Congressional address at the National Religious Broadcasters Association in Nashville at the end of February.



Mrs. Karen Shirley, a Californian grandmother attending AIPAC, expressed dismay at those who would shun Mr. Netanyahu's revelations on the Iranian deal which Mr. Kerry is fast-tracking. 


An Israeli journalist (who preferred to not use his name) explains how Israel's electoral party system, President, and Supreme Court ensure her representative democracy. The minor parties, such as Yisrael Beitenu will take on an important role in coalition building in tomorrow's election.

Isaac Herzog, leader of the Zionist Union party, introduced himself to American Zionists last year at the AIPAC Policy Conference, speaking with Times of Israel editor, David Horovitz.

Why is Obama, who declined meeting with Bibi in DC as to not "meddle," connected to campaign to defeat Likud?

On March 14th, Fox News quoted a source revealing a bipartisan U.S. Senate committee with subpoena powers is investigating the possibility the Obama administration may have aided OneVoice’s efforts to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu via grants from the State Department. OneVoice received a State Department grant for $350,000.  (Read more from Aaron Klein at WND)

Anti-Netanyahu election group admits to American funding
U.S. money, Obama campaigners team up to swing Israeli election by Aaron Klein in WND.com

Jeremy Bird of V15 organizes campaigns against Bibi (Photo:Ofer Vaknin)
One Voice is a US.-U.K. non-profit sponsoring V15, a new Israeli political action group leading a get-out-the-vote-organizing drive aimed at replacing Netanyahu’s government with a center-left coalition. OneVoice’s offices in Tel Aviv are being used as the campaign headquarters for V15′s anti-Netanyahu effort, as WND first reported. 

It was OneVoice that reportedly hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. 270 Strategies has been consulting in V15′s campaign.  Read more at WND.com


Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute comments at CPAC on Netanyahu's obligation to expose Obama's selling Israel out.

Uri Wollman, V15′s spokesman, told WND that his organization’s ballooning infrastructure is funded primarily by three private philanthropists: 

S. Daniel Abraham, the billionaire founder of the Slim Fast food line. Abraham is a major donor to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Foundation. Abraham’s financing of V15 was until now unconfirmed.
S. Daniel Abraham, American founder of Slim Fast
The Palm Beach billionaire is a known contributor to leftist political parties in Israel. He is also a backer of the so-called Two State solution through the Washington-based Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation, which he co-founded.



KIND snacks' Daniel Lubetzky facilitates OneVoice campaign
Daniel Lubetzky, a social entrepreneur whose OneVoice Movement is partnered with V15. Lubetzky is the CEO and Founder of KIND Healthy Snacks and the KIND Movement. He is also founder of PeaceWorks Inc. and the PeaceWorks Foundation’s OneVoice Movement. Lubetzky’s involvement in financing V15 is unsurprising since his OneVoice movement is openly partnered with V15, while V15 is utilizing OneVoice’s Tel Aviv office space as its headquarters, as WND reported.
Alon and dad Yehoshua Kastiel (Photo:Asaf Einy in Haaretz)

Alon Kastiel, 33, a Tel Aviv-based businessman and owner of multiple local venues, including bars, clubs and hotels. 

The admission confirms charges by Netanyahu’s Likud Party, which earlier called on Israel’s Central Elections Committee to outlaw V15′s activities to “ensure the integrity of the election.” The Likud Party accused V15 of violating campaign finance law by accepting foreign contributions, with Likud lawyer David Shimron claiming Abraham and Lubetzky were behind the group’s funding. The OneVoice movement is openly partnered with V15, while V15 is utilizing OneVoice’s Tel Aviv office space as its headquarters, as WND reported. 
Read more at World Net Daily

Why, when Obama snubbed Benjamin Netanyahu to "not meddle" in Israel's election, are his former campaign people employed in Israel to unseat a Bibi-led government?

Author, Evan Sayet has a theory regarding the Obama administration's policy of facilitating Islamism, shifting American favoritism from Israel towards Iran, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (unlike Tsipi Livni and Isaac Herzog's mis-labeled "Zionist Camp") interfering with that agenda:

 

Obama admin attempts to drive wedge at AIPAC between Democrat Jews and support for Netanyahu exposing B.H.O.'s Iranian nuke sell-out

Jewish Dem Rep. Brad Sherman gives Obama pass over smear campaign against Netanyahu's plea to Congress


Longtime AIPAC attendee displeased with Democrat Jews' siding with Obama against Israel

Obama administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) Ranking member, Senate Foreign Affairs Committee

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (in original, JooTube chronicle of audience reactions)

AIPAC 2015- Netanyahu's global allies support him on Iran nuclear points against Obama

AIPAC's Iran nuclear weapons concerns to Congress AIPAC Canadian FM John Baird & Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar on Iran

Scholars at AIPAC contradict the anti-Zionist, 'history revisionists'

Eli Hertz, curator of Israel Myths and Facts, challenges leftist, activist-scholars rewriting Zionist history-  like Ilan Pappe, Shlomo Sand, and Milo Peled.


Indigenous people of Palestine are Jews- Historian Bradley Gordon at AIPAC '14

Audience Questions and Answers

Neighboring options for your travels to the Middle East

Many people considering a trip to the Holy Land include a stop in Egypt. But what other nearby countries offer options for the religious-interested visitor?  We spoke with representatives from Israel, Turkey, and Jordan at the L.A. Travel and Adventure Show. 

Scott Finerman and Dan Manor, of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism discuss travel and touring Israel at the L.A. Travel and Adventure Show which runs February 21-22nd at the Long Beach Convention Center.




Turkish Airlines handles the second-most, Israeli-bound passengers to El Al, and is the home of many sites of interest to the Christian tourist, Mark Newell explains.



Omar Bin explains what Jordan has to offer in your Holy Lands expeditions.