How many Jews died in both Iraqi Wars?……..FOUR! Yoram says he is a Jewish Philosopher and Jewish Nationalist. Does he bid other nations to fight the enemies of Israel – so Jews don’t have to fight? I was called a “Nazi” by a ex-Jewish friend because I question whether God backs the modern Nation of Israel, and ask, do Jews present a false scenario to Christianized Americans, that resembles Goebel’s Propaganda. Yorum counts Tucker Carlson, The Prince of Religious Nationalism in America, amongst his and Israel’s friends. Like Tucker, Yorum has a innocent little boy face, in his case, a Innocent Jewish Boy. I will be digging deep to see if he backed the Texas Abortion Bounty. Consider ‘The Night of Shattered Glass’ and Jews required to wear a yellow star.
Yoram was educated at Princeton that was founded by SIGNER John Witherspoon who is Scott-Irish. His people did most of the fighting against Britain, because, they had been fighting the Brits – for a Coon’s Age! Yorum claims there is a organized secular hostility to reading the Bible. The Taliban will make the same argument – as they oppress women – for starters!
Yorum is another Chicken Little sounding a warning “The sky is falling’
“Make sure the Nation of Israel survives – at all costs! Read your Bible. Get involved!”
I am the President of ‘The Goldbrick Think Tank’. I challenge Yoram to a debate. I will publish my little book on National Jesus ‘Rightful King of the Jews’. If I can figure out Jesus was a candidate for National King of The Jews, then so can many devout Jews – and rightwing Jews – who work hard to see Americans – die in their place!
President: Goldbrick Think Tank “Your Little Mom and Pop Think Tank”
If women read the Bible, they would think twice about wanting an abortion. Force women to read the Bible while encouraging Crisis-Christians – not to wear a mask! Make Israel – strong!
The practice of wearing special clothing or markings to distinguish Jews and other non-Muslims (dhimmis) in Muslim-dominated countries seems to have been introduced in the Umayyad Caliphate by Caliph Umar II in the early 8th century. The practice was revived and reinforced by the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil (847–861), subsequently remaining in force for centuries. A genizah document from 1121 gives the following description of decrees issued in Baghdad:
Two yellow badges [are to be displayed], one on the headgear and one on the neck. Furthermore, each Jew must hang round his neck a piece of lead with the word Dhimmi on it. He also has to wear a belt round his waist. The women have to wear one red and one black shoe and have a small bell on their necks or shoes.
Last week, the Ritz-Carlton in Washington played host to a much-hyped conference devoted to “national conservatism.” Hosted by the newly-formed Edmund Burke Foundation, the conference sought to sketch the blueprint of a right-wing nationalism shorn of its uglier elements (the mission statement cast itself “in stark opposition to political theories grounded in race”). The keynote speakers were Tucker Carlson, John Bolton, Josh Hawley, and Peter Thiel, but the impresario behind it was the Edmund Burke Foundation’s chairman, Yoram Hazony, whose speech announced that “today is our independence day” from neoconservatism and neoliberalism and called for a return to “Anglo-American traditions.”
While Steve Bannon has won the headlines, Hazony has emerged in the last year as the leading proponent of a more high-toned conservative nationalism. His current prominence is linked to his 2018 book, The Virtue of Nationalism, which has quickly become the closest thing the movement has to an intellectual manifesto. The book has received rapturous reviews across the right-wing press and won the 2019 Conservative Book of the Year award. While it gained plaudits from the more intellectually respectable precincts of the right (it carries blurbs from leading conservative Trump critics Yuval Levin and Reihan Salam), it has also been acclaimed by the MAGA crowd. In April, former Trump official Michael Anton (another participant in last week’s conference, better known as the pseudonymous author of the 2016 screed “The Flight 93 Election”) invoked Hazony’s book as the intellectual basis for a supposed “Trump Doctrine” in foreign policy—a hard-nosed yet non-crusading creed rooted in the recognition that “there will always be nations, and trying to suppress nationalist sentiment is like trying to suppress nature.”
Media coverage of Hazony in the United States has tended to refer to him simply as an “Israeli political philosopher,” but the label doesn’t really do justice to his interesting and highly illustrative career. Born in Israel in 1964, but raised and educated in the United States, he described being “mesmerized” by an encounter as a Princeton undergraduate with the ultranationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane, a few years before Kahane’s party was banned in Israel for anti-Arab racism. Going on to earn a doctorate in political theory, Hazony chose not to pursue an academic career, instead moving to Israel with Princeton friends to found the Shalem Center, an American-style think tank based in Jerusalem. Hazony was an early member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s inner circle, and Shalem would remain closely aligned with the Likud Party. It would also serve as a nexus for the Israeli and American right; funding came from American billionaires like Ronald Lauder and Sheldon Adelson, while the roster of fellows tended to feature Israeli political figures who played well inside the Beltway. Hazony and others in the Shalem leadership spent the 1990s living in Eli, an Israeli settlement deep in the West Bank, until security concerns following the Second Intifada convinced them to relocate to East Jerusalem.
Yoram Hazony is an Israeli philosopher, Bible scholar and political theorist. He is president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem, and serves as the chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation. Hazony founded the Shalem Center in Jerusalem in 1994, and was president and then provost until 2012. He designed the curriculum for Shalem College, Israel’s first liberal arts college, established in 2013.
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Yoram Hazony was born in Rehovot, Israel, and moved with his family to Princeton, New Jersey. He was raised and educated in the United States and returned to live in Israel after finishing university. Hazony received his BA from Princeton University in East Asian studies in 1986, and his PhD from Rutgers University in political philosophy in 1993. While a junior at Princeton he founded the Princeton Tory, a magazine for moderate and conservative thought. He is the brother of David Hazony and Daniel Hazony. He married Julia Fulton, who he met at Princeton, and she moved to Israel with him. The couple lives in Jerusalem and has nine children.
Academic and journalism career
Hazony has served as Director of the John Templeton Foundation‘s project in Jewish Philosophical Theology, and as a member of the Israel Council for Higher Education committee examining general studies programs in Israel’s universities and colleges.
He is author of a regular blog on philosophy, politics, Judaism, Israel and higher education called Jerusalem Letters. Hazony has published in outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and American Affairs.
Views and opinions
Hazony is a Modern Orthodox Jew and related his views on Open Orthodoxy in an article published in 2014. Hazony stated that he feared that Open Orthodoxy was acting as an ideological echo chamber in which any unapproved views were ridiculed and quashed without debate. Hazony described his concern that elements of Open Orthodoxy had seemingly decided to accept all conclusions of academic Bible critics as indisputable fact, without even going through the motions of investigating whether these conclusions were true.
Hazony is an outspoken nationalist and has written that nationalism uniquely provides “the collective right of a free people to rule themselves.” However, several critics of Hazony’s book The Virtue of Nationalism (2018) maintain it is both theoretically inconsistent or incoherent and that it bears little relation to the historical body of nationalist thought. In a review for the Tel Aviv Review of Books, Yair Wallach argues that Hazony’s most recent book (The Jewish State: Herzl and the Promise of Nationalism) is characterised by “intellectual dishonesty”, in part for presenting a selective account of Theodor Herzl‘s understanding of Zionism and nationalism.
Awards and recognition
Hazony’s book The Virtue of Nationalism (Basic Books, 2018) was selected as the Conservative Book of the Year for 2019. His Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture (Cambridge, 2012) received the second-place PROSE Award for best book in Theology and Religion from the American Association of Publishers.