What Dominicans Should Know

Sosúa but not only Sosúa…San Cristóbal, San Pedro de Macorís, Puerto Plata, Santiago, la Vega, Higüey, Nagua, and much more. Read, share, and make your country a better place.

The photo Gobiernen Bien El Pueblo está atento was taken on la Avenida de la Independencia many, many years ago. I was on my way to the office of the Department of Education’s 1.000 por 1,000 in Santo Domingo soon after Melanio Paredes was “despedido.” At that time, the Dominican Republic probably needed a party called the RPM or Revoluciones Por Minuto, but it got PRM instead.

And these were my recommendations that I posted on my website at that time “Programa de GED en español por el internet…combinación de GED y educación básica por adultos…Educación de los Padres y otras personas comunitarias

RPM o Revoluciones por minuto  Transformando la juventud por el periodismo, los miembros de pandillas, delincuentes, prostitutas, etc. Cambios en la instrucción de las escuelas públicas…mentores en las mañanas para los estudiantes que necesitan remediación Desarrollo de un programa agresiva de combatir la deserción de la escuela de ellos que no asisten mucho a las clases Compromiso de los padres Campaña de Anti-droga intervención combinado con el compromiso de los padres.”

And right now I am fighting for a faith-based initiative to battle COVID-19 and once again the progress to help people is very slow. Here is just one example of my principal work to wake up people. Click here and the information is in Spanish and should be read by all people of the Christian faith.

Here you can read information in Spanish and in English related to history. Sosúa became home to Jewish people escaping Hitler. Trujillo made that happen, but Trujillo was a dictator who finally was eliminated by Dominicans. Mussolini fell at the hands of Italians. Hitler died in a bunker before being captured by the Allies. Trujillo also had tens of thousands of Haitians killed in the Massacre at the Dajabón River.

Martin Danenberg started an effort to help Sosúa more than a decade ago and he is happy to see that others have discovered this haven for Jews and are doing new work. Martin has promoted education with Dominicans including former President Leonel Fernandez. Today he is connected very strongly with the leadership of the bodegas in New York City and more. Google Latino Lives Matter and see his presentation about Dominicans. Click the link for more information (Ojalá Que Llueva Café) that goes back to 2009, but the work took off after 2003. La educacion es la clave a un futuro major or Education is the key to a better future. From San Pedro de Macorís to Puerto Plata and from Samaná to the Dajabón people can get better educated. Visit his website and click on the pages.

The only US Ambassador to the United States that Martin has had a meeting with was in Santo Domingo when Raul Yzaguirre was the ambassador. Martin has had meeting with Major League Baseball, the Catholic Church, FEDOMU, mayors and governors. Read about that in Spanish here so click the link. And when Republicans tried to destroy the character of Joe Biden, Martin wrote this article in English and Spanish. Click here.

The schools of the Dominican Republic and its people can learn English much faster. You will enter a language bookstore by clicking here and the books will help everyone to learn English (Ojalá Que Llueva Inglés) and other languages as well.

There is a radio broadcast of Adolf Hitler speaking in Germany (about the Jewish problem) that lasts about a minute.  The broadcast ends.

Martin will be starting a Zoom show with the father of Sean Bell who was killed by the NYPD over a decade ago. He also expects to invite on legends of the National Basketball Association through Wali Jones who played on the NBA championship Philadelphia 76ers decades ago. Dominicans and other Latinos will be invited on as well. He can be reached at martin@mygedhotline.com

Did you think that I was done? I have learned that the President of the Dominican Republic now wants to have a policy of “mano duro” against delinquency. I can remember a meeting of the PRD where Hipólito Mejía was present that I attended, and people wanted to “rescatar la juventud.” Now NYC has woken up to trying to prevent gun violence through a new program of help that will include GED so the youth can get on track. I was able to tape this video at my demonstration at City Hall in NYC many years ago, but I learned a little about Santo Domingo from a youth that I helped pass the test that year. Here is a Latino youth talking about his friends. You must watch this and share it. Check out this video taken at my Save the GED Test Rally at City Hall about a decade ago. Former City Councilman Robert Jackson left an important labor meeting to participate for eight minutes and after that this youth asked to participate and I grabbed the opportunity to hear him out. Think about what an improvement could have taken place if all this youth’s friends had decided to get an education instead of participating in criminal behavior. So nobody did anything about that big problem and these things may take place all over a large city.

And now we can turn to Sosúa and how Martin wanted to make a motion picture. He visited Jaime Piña in Santo Domingo in the neighborhood called Piantini. Piña is a film maker and cousin of Porfirio Piña who basically introduced Martin to Juan Luis Guerra.

As people speak in German on a ship, a young man (Albert) is drawing.  He is talented beyond his years and quite emotional as many artists are.  A woman speaks to him and he gets upset.  Soon the ship arrives in port.  It is sunny and warm and water is a green-blue, water he has not seen before and there is vegetation on the land that is not at all like Austria.   This is the Dominican Republic and it is 1940. This is the story of Sosúa.

The Jewish people here have been saved by Rafael Trujillo, the dictator of the Dominican Republic.  We see the people at work and setting up the school right away where they take in Dominican children, and building a synagogue.  We see Batey life, the life of poor people in rural Dominican Republic who live near sugar plantations.   Dominican farmers laugh as European, urban Jews put up a fence for the animals.  The next day the fence falls down and the Jews hire Dominicans to help them.  Albert plays with Dominican children, thinking that all children must be the future and a better future than Jews got from Germany.    Life has changed, but his personality stays pretty much the same.  He is very interested in poetry and art and whatever he can find out about the Holocaust in Europe, the Holocaust that he escaped.  He cries upon learning about the Holocaust, reading about the Nuremberg trials of those who committed horrible atrocities.   Some of those people are executed for their crimes and others are acquitted or imprisoned.   He pays close attention to the formation of the state of Israel on the radio and in the newspapers.

Albert has learned Spanish well and uses the language in all important aspects of life.  He meets Dominicans and even children who were born of Haitian parents and he goes fishing with a youth named Toussaint.  They really enjoy each other’s company.  He tells Toussaint “We are all human beings trying to live together.  I read about your name and you were named after a great leader.”  Toussaint explains that he had heard about the killing of millions of Jews in Europe and he thinks the same kind of thing happened to a member of his family near the Haitian border.  Toussaint says, “I think that God has brought us all here together for a great purpose, something that humanity has never known before.  Albert says, “You are going to do great things when you grow up.”

 As years go by, Albert tells friends that it really is not safe to be a Jew anywhere.  We have to fight against everyone.  Trujillo brought us here to make people whiter.  Why?  We left racism to enter a racist state.  It makes no sense.  Most of us left and perhaps they knew this was wrong from the beginning.   They must have known.  We were given a license to have sex with everyone to create new Dominican babies? 

 On another occasion, Albert tells people his theory of how Israel came to be.  I say that Golda Meir went to President Harry Truman and told him that the Jews would never sue the United States for the damage done to Jews during the Holocaust.  The United States refused to take us in and we could have been killed if we did not land here.  No reparations must have been the deal!  It is all about money.  It is all about bad governance and corruption.   The Nazis took away our money in Germany before they took away our lives, billions of marks and millions of lives.  It’s all about money.

Albert spends much of his time creating and his passion is painting, painting the people and the landscapes.  Others have left for America and Israel, but he has remained.  He has a Dominican girlfriend, a woman who is a different color.  He follows the politics of his adopted country and yearns for something better.  He pays close attention to what others say about the government, but he chiefly expresses himself by the arts.  He reads to his girlfriend and their friends and he writes a song about all the Jewish children that have left Europe without their mothers, never to see them again.  He is passionate, but careful.   He has been warned to be that way.  His girlfriend makes a copy of the song and she and friends decide to put music to it.  The song is Sosúa the Second Life.  Jews have babies, work and play, but millions have died.    This is the story of a people that went from Hitler to Trujillo.  He fights back his tears.


Madre mía cuanto te extraño

Llorando lágrimas de amor por ti

Llenando en un mar desconocido e inmenso

Con sentimientos tan intensos

Todavía una inquietud me pasa a mí

Y la razón cómo y porqué yo me partí

De su amor maternal por mí

Con un adiós absurdo salí de su casa

Pensando de un anschluss y un kristalnacht sinistro

Y una inquietud me lo pasa

Nos pasamos

Las leyes de Nuremberg escapamos

Un pueblo hablando nuestro idioma

Todos nos atacaron

Como un vicioso tiburón

Pero aquí, mamá

Entramos en un puerto y un día diferente

Protegido por se parece

Un nuevo Luperón

Por edicto doctoral

Bailamos en los mares con caballos

Olvidamos la marcha del temor

Vacas y dominicanos fabricando queso junto

Olvidamos el progreso del temor

Dieciocho niños se nacieron de los pares

Mamí un bebe está llorando contento, increíble

Imposible en Alemania, Polonia y Romania

Hecho posible (reproducido) por el milagro del sonido de un tambor

Gracias al mango glorioso y latkas de yuca quisqueyana

Gracias al lenguaje español

Gracias al despartar con un gallo y mi caballo

Sí, mamí mi caballo

Gracias al poderoso y vida dando sol

Porque no me escriba madre mía

Para que yo pueda informarle

De Charamico, Puerto Plata y el Batey

Tomando mi café al estilo vienesa

También un nuevo régimen

Y una diferente ley

Quisiera besarte y amarte

Por la vida que me dio

Tengo una segunda vida

Debajo de un arduo sol

Tengo una segunda vida en Sosúa

Debajo de un arduo sol

We see Albert’s girlfriend and musicians working on the song, providing the music.  The song is really coming together as they compose and discuss what is needed.

Time passes and there is a problem that surfaces.   Jealousy.  There is a Dominican who flirts with his girlfriend.  Albert has to fight back to protect this relationship.  He wins the fight, but it brings too much attention to himself.  People are talking.  Perhaps he did not belong with this girl in the first place.  He senses anti-Semitism growing.  He feels the young man is anti-Semitic. 

 The young man who lost the fight seeks revenge.  He wants to eliminate this Jew who has beat him fairly.  He says that Jesus was killed by Jews.  He is Catholic.  Time passes and it is the moment to take action.  He breaks into Albert’s home and waits.  He almost trips and sees Albert’s hidden work.  There is a small painting of Black people, Haitians being killed in a river.  He sees the violence committed by Dominican men and blood all over the Haitians.   He leaves with the painting under his shirt.  He soon tells friends that he is going to get rid of Albert for good, pointing his finger in the air and simulating shooting a gun.

 A man in the Batey is talking to the Dominican youth and he puts his arm on his shoulder, telling him that we will take care of him.  A Catholic priest is informed by one of the men in town and the Catholic priest says that something has to be done about Albert and it is not about fighting him and beating him up.  This Jewish youth has to be taught a bigger lesson.  The man says “This is our country.”

 Albert’s girlfriend finds out from her friend’s mother who cleans the home of the chief of police in the province of Puerto Plata that Rafael Trujillo is on his way to visit the community.  There is talk in the Batey that something is going to happen.  She warns Albert.

 Albert tells a close woman friend and she takes action, visiting the homes of people she can trust.  She will pay to have Albert removed from the Dominican Republic.  Albert’s presence may also be a threat to all the Jews who remain in the Dominican Republic.  She is trying to make arrangements for him to go out to sea to find a new home in Puerto Rico or St. Marteen.  The Dutch have always helped the Jews.  She is sure that someone will help her get things done quickly.

As she walks around, a Black youth sees her and calls out.  She does not recognize him.  “It’s me.  Toussaint,” the young man says.  She tells him that she has a problem.  He feels sad and asks her what she needs.  She tells him she needs a boat immediately to help Albert.  He leads her to a man and they discuss the matter.  The man is a fisherman.    Later Albert is seen speaking to the man and discerns his French-Kreole accent as he speaks Spanish.    She and Albert are taken later under the cover of darkness to a boat.  Albert prays for the safety of all and he knows how dangerous it could be even for the Haitian fisherman.   The boat heads out to sea.  A ship brought Albert to Sosúa and a boat is taking him away from Sosúa.  Albert turns his body around and faces the Dominican Republic and takes a last look, not knowing if he will ever be able to return.

 ©2013 Martin N. Danenberg

I hope that many more Jews around the world learn more about what happened in the Dominican Republic’s northern coast where Jews who were saved from Hitler were allowed into a county. When I attended the Sosúa Exhibit in the Jewish Museum by Battery Park, I learned that it was the most successfully attended event in its history. Let’s tend to the business of making a better world thru this kind of education. And think about paying back the Dominican people by sharing incredible ideas that can make the Dominican Republic a better place for its people.

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Boise City, Oklahoma COVID-19 News

There could be thousands or more places around our nation where people would start wearing masks and doing more to save lives in the manner of Jesus.

The most popular comment to the CNN report made in Boise City was pronouncing the name of the city correctly as I searched a few FACEBOOK pages and in my call to the clerk of that city I, too, was corrected.

The death rate over 10 years due to the flu is 0.13 and COVID-19 is 14 times more deadly (on the average) at 1.8 percent. Oklahoma stands now at 1.1 percent for deaths. And that means that the Trump flu has killed about 8 times more people for now in Oklahoma than a regular flu would have. Those figures may go up over time as the Trump flu has spread dramatically to places that people thought it would not go.

In making the call to Oklahoma, I found out that people are not wearing masks and by choice. I know from my own experience that I started wearing a mask after March 7, 2020. I would have to find the first purchase made, but it could have been during the following week that I started to wear masks. I wonder when people started wearing masks in Boise City (pronounced Boys). I would assume that if people started later there and combined with Donald Trump’s “brilliant” decision to tell people that they have a choice, that lots of people just went along, particularly since Trump told people that things were under control. At that point it would like trying to get a drug addict off of drugs. And within weeks, the Trump economy was heading for disaster as people chose saving lives instead of listening to Trump. Clearly the death toll could have and would have been several times higher, with people even dying at work from COVID-19.

The CNN segment, where the reporter mispronounced the name of Boise and who was the only person wearing a mask, was about getting vaccinated. One man called Trump the “lesser of two evils” in the 2020 race and I smiled hearing that, but Trump is mostly evil and his religious views came out strongly during the pandemic. Jesus Saves Lives never came out of his lips. And Jesus, the Jew, instead of resting on Shabbat or the Sabbath, healed people and saved lives. I sent my article to the city clerk after talking to her. You know Jesus Was Not a Neanderthal. In my own family we wear masks but there seems to be a problem right now about taking the vaccine. I will see how that plays out since people can change their minds. That was my point in sending out the article to people in Boise City.

Seriously I had a connection with Oklahoma as a child. My dad served in the Army in Muskogee and grew up with more than that in my home.

Oh, what a beautiful mornin’

Oh, what a beautiful day

I’ve got a beautiful feeling

Everything’s going my way

Oh, what a beautiful day

The music of Rodgers and Hammerstein was my Beyoncé, Bocelli, Bacharach, and Bon Jovi all in one. Oklahoma! I loved it and I can hear my mother sing (well that is a large exaggeration if you know what I mean).

The conversation with the clerk continued reminding me of all the geese (cooked goose of Oklahoma today) who better scurry since I brought up the subject of people attending a funeral parlor where half the people wore masks and other half did not, depending on who the deceased was and the attitude of his family. The clerk brought up the point of freedom of choice again at this point. People in Boise City have been called “ignorant” and I guess they resent being called that. Ignorant to me. Knowing what I now know about Jesus, which eluded me for many months, would be justification for calling those people ignorant as well. And finding out that people who consider themselves good Christians continued not wearing masks would lead me to conclude that their problem is greater than ignorance. The next level is stupidity. And considering that the wearing of masks is enforceable just like any law or ordinance anywhere (not 100 percent enforceable), we can move that kind of irresponsible behavior along the continuum toward criminal. There are people being arrested for antisocial behavior across the United States for putting others at risk. So it could be, also, that the powerfully maskless people of Boise City, Oklahoma are using their power as a legal shield to protect themselves.

I told the clerk that I would not invite her to my home and she laughed and told me that she was not planning to come to New York. She had no clue what I had in mind at that point. I can be honest in telling her that I have sent my article out to people on FACEBOOK who want people to wear masks and to be socially responsible bearing in mind that COVID-19 is a big killer and they have not replied to me. People are just that way. I did not get a reply from the clerk, but I hope that she is sharing that important information, that powerful information, about Jesus. And one more thing, please do not start saying that the middle initial of the man who mishandled the COVID-19 virus in the White House is J for Jesus, the savior. Au contraire, he was just the idiot holding the Republican Party together for much of the last four years. And Trump’s tea party is heading people to prison for the Capitol insurrection.

So what do people across America in places like Boise City, Oklahoma do when visiting places where masks are required? And I hope that my ideas are persuasive since it is not the policy directive of Joe Biden to use Jesus’s name in saving lives (at least not at this moment). And I’m sure that there are thousands of places that think they have done their best and the truth is that they probably lack the complete picture of why their numbers are low.

Alaska and Utah have a mortality rate of 0.5 percent which is significantly better than the mortality rate of Oklahoma. There could be countries that that are ten times less in mortality than Oklahoma.

Over the last 14 days, cases have been dropping from 4.5 percent (in Vermont) all the way to 46.9 percent (in California). Oklahoma dropped 42.77, which is good news. Other states with 40 percent or more include Arizona, Virginia, and Nebraska. And those states that have had increases recently are Hawaii, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. North Dakota and Wyoming have increases that are double or more of the other states. South Dakota, Minnesota, and our nation’s capital have single digit increases for the 14 day period.

The Republican Party dominates in Boise City, Oklahoma and throughout the county where Trump got 92 percent of the vote. Here you can see a factual account of what is going on in relation to COVID-19. It is far from complete, nor do I intend to write more. The important thing is to learn more. I can see why people are so complacent in Boise City, Oklahoma, but I hope to see a transformation.

I hope that people are tolerant of my Trump viewpoint. It’s my right to choose what I say.

I wrote the material that you have read two days ago and today I learned through a friend who is in Florida and has been near the Villages on her way to Jacksonville that “99 percent” of the people she has seen are wearing masks. Considering that we are in the midst of a pandemic and given the fact that we know people are pointing to their constitutional right to choose whether or not to wear masks still has to be addressed much more. And I know who misled Boise City or who misled Trump. COVID-19 is a strong virus just as AIDS was spread through a virus. Even during the AIDS epidemic people were encouraged to wear some kind of mask or protection. Isn’t that right? Too many people were put at risk back then and the same thing is going on now, encouraged by people in government.

Bukele on Fox Entertainment

New Ideas or Nuevas Idea

Nayib Bukele appeared on Fox Entertainment as Tucker Carlson interviewed the Salvadoran president. I noticed that fans of Bukele posted the interview on FACEBOOK. Upon watching the interview, I wrote that Carlson got what he wanted from Bukele. Bukele has a way of presenting some honesty in his conversations, making it appear to be total honesty. And this is what his followers hardly realize.

Before moving forward with these ideas or ideas in Spanish, I can quickly tell my readers that in 27 years in my home in Suffolk County I have never experienced anti-Semitism; however, I will continue to fight against it wherever it exists. I did attend a meeting devoted to anti-Semitic activities of youth in Commack just several years ago. Commack is not far from where I live. And in establishing that context here, Jewish people have suffered terrorism throughout the millenia around the world which was related to discrimination and hate which at times was not related to religion. And as an example, the Inquisition in Spain resulted in the removal of most Jews from Spain and the death of others who did not or chose not to go.

El Salvador has faced crises that have led to the diaspora around the world and the largest part of it is in the United States. Lack of jobs and fear of violence do permeate the nation as it exists in others around the world. Bukele established that as truth and I concur. Tucker Carlson sat there with that all too familiar expression on his face revealing that he needed more from Bukele. That look that reeks of half constipation and half truth or no truth at all. This seems to be Carlson’s calling card which he is entitled to, but let’s see what developed in the script.

Bukele said that the immigration of his people is bad for his country and bad for the United States or was he really just saying that it is bad for people in the United States like Tucker Carlson, a man who distorts things the way that the press distorted things against the Jews in France, Germany, and even in the United States that we all know about. Inject the word Jew into the scenario instead of Salvadoran or Honduran and you can imagine immediately that something has gone wrong in the discussion between the two men. I’ve been telling people for a long time that keep the Jew out has been replaced by keeping others out.

Here on Long Island and across many parts of the United States where there are immigrants who did not get at the end of the line to come here there is a very positive feeling that we need those people. They pick our food in fields and work in the kitchens of our restaurants. Many have established businesses that cut our lawns and provide the manpower to dig us out of the snow so that we can function better. All the people protected by TPS or Temporary Protective Status and those who do not have those protections have added value to their families back home as people have done for centuries. And that value takes place in different ways including making the line for jobs shorter there.

What Bukele did was to make it appear that those immigrants are “bad” playing into the hands of people across our nation who watch Fox. Congressman Tom Suozzi, who helped set up a well-protected help center in Glen Cove when he was mayor there came back from speaking to the other side of America and told an audience that a different half of the American people were not ready to legalize the immigrants.

In the last couple of years, I noticed that an African immigrant in France scaled several floors of a building to rescue a child that was dangling toward the street below, holding on some how to prevent almost certain death. That man was awarded with citizenship. The “bad” part of what has taken place is that Americans of all races have turned their backs on their fellow man, people who deserve a pathway to citizenship. Bukele must have been thinking that Trump was still the president as he participated in the interview.

Also in the discussion, Bukele spoke about what the immigrants call “remesas” or money that they send home each month. That is a huge industry and has helped El Salvador and other countries immensely. And I repeat that it has helped all immigrants over the last century or more all over the world. Again, here, Bukele has diminished himself. But will his fans admit that? In Mexico, those remesas passed the level of Mexico’s largest industry and I would assume the same or similar thing for El Salvador due to its huge diaspora.

Palestine, where Bukele’s family came from, exhibited the same things as Jews moved there as Zionists or even not as Zionists. There were caravans just as there are Central American caravans, but by sea. And the flag of Honduras flew on a ship that I read and wrote about. There was violence as people arrived and deaths. The British and the Arabs tried to keep Jews out. So there was considerable hatred. I have witnessed resentment against the Hispanics in my community and across Long Island where I live. I noticed it even among relatives of my family more than a decade ago. “There are too many Spanish speaking people here” I have heard a few times. I have watched an African American also state that he his company has a policy of hiring that is Afrocentric. I know a man who is well known in Hip Hop who emphatically called people from El Salvador “illegals.” The Honduran flag flew on the Exodus and you can go to Jewish Business News to find out more.

Published On: Fri, Nov 23rd, 2018Blogs / Europe / Israel & Middle East / US / Canada | By Martin Danenberg

Exodus (1947) Under The Honduran Flag: The Illegal Jewish Caravan

The conclusion that I quickly came to was that Bukele, by saying that the immigration which is “bad” for his country and ours gives strength to the call to deport all of his people, the people from Honduras, and other countries, reminding me but not being exactly like the call to get rid of Jews in the past in various countries and even today in the United States.

I have seen Bukele on video prepare for a speech that he was going to make. Was his “bad” comment part of his preparation or did he just happen to find that horrible thought sitting there talking to Tucker Carlson. Bukele has helped stir the pot of hate and he needs to come forth to correct the situation. Now! I was not entertained by his appearance on Fox Entertainment. And keep in mind that it was Trump and conservative commentators that set the stage for what happened in 2017 when they spoke about deporting 20 million people.

And here is this morning’s news about immigration.


Ted Cruz, Jim Jordan Say Joe Biden’s ‘Don’t Come’ Border Message ‘Too Late’

David Brennan                             2 hours ago

I just read a couple of days ago that the chief reason why people move from one state to another in the United States is to find a better job and that happens in Republican as well as Democratic states. I have known for over a decade about the tough environment to find a job in Colorado, for example. It took a trip to find that out. Yes the United States is hurting today as it has in the past, but there is no reason to scapegoat any people. And I want to see Joe Biden do much more right now to help those crossing our nation’s border instead of doing what Trump did as he used a plan of action that was reminiscent of what the Nazis did to get rid of Jews before The Final Solution was put into place leading to the death of 6 million Jews.

I also wrote this about conservative talk show hosts (including Rush Limbaugh who just passed away). “Donald Trump has not served in the military and he has always lived an extremely protected life, just as those radio talk show hosts have. They use someone else to challenge the despots and their armies.  Just once I would love to see one of them confront the person they are talking about by going into that country to protest.  That is why I put Donald Trump in the middle of Hebron playing golf, unprotected by anyone.

Instead of MAGA we have much more of MTFT or More Trouble For Trump”

Published On: Mon, Jan 8th, 2018Blogs / US / Canada | By Martin Danenberg

Trump Silence About Jews And African-Americans: Unacceptable For Leadership Today

Instead of MAGA we have much more of MTFT or More Trouble For Trump

And in summing up things, I am trying to learn much more about President Nayib Bukele and I yearn for something, maybe a book about him that I can digest. I did read the book by Lopez-Obrador and wrote about it.

Gun Shots and Covid-19 Law Breakers

I had emailed NYPD about my proposals including GED only hours before I watched CBS News and the day before I emailed the US Department of Education to bring my proposal about Jesus Saves Lives to the United States Cabinet. I have friends in law enforcement all over our nation that will take note of the urgency in this article. This is about “special ed” students, past and present that require new help and “special ad-justment” Christians that have to get back to the basics of Jesus. Click the link.

Gun violence is up in New York City and now the city wants to help potential gunmen earn their GED. This was the focus on CBS News just minutes ago. And today I had to hang up the phone after unsuccessfully reaching the Commissioner of Police in San Juan, Puerto Rico about tourists and COVID-19.

The gun violence resulted in two wounded inside a fish restaurant in Brooklyn on Pitkin Avenue and a man who was interviewed suggested that there is great danger there. I called and wrote to the District Attorney months ago about helping youth and adults with their GED, but I was rebuffed.

My two concerns are making news over and over. The gun violence is up over 42 percent and there are incidents where tourists are causing police to intervene in Puerto Rico (probably Brooklyn has a similar problem with its own people) as people are not respecting COVID-19 rules.  Violence is probably up in Puerto Rico as well and I wanted to address the matter with the office of the commissioner there.

I emailed both the governor of Puerto Rico and the mayor of New York City before watching the news and beginning this article.

I was just informed about the situation among the bodegas of New York City and it seems that more people are complying with the mask mandate and other protocols. Minor, frustrating problems exist for the bodega owners and their employees that the public should be informed about. In Puerto Rico tourists are causing problems, involving the police where they should not be getting involved. In other words, they have their hands full already. And I was told, also, that in Little Italy (qui mangia bene) that the area is packed with people that are potentially spreading COVID-19. I have learned to eat out on Long Island during hours which I call a late lunch-early dinner and that helps to avoid bigger crowds in restaurants.

New York State is one of the plantation states for GED which means it is always at the bottom in helping African Americans obtain their GED, ranking at the bottom with Alabama and Mississippi.

About fifteen years ago Puerto Rico stopped sending its annual GED statistics which are made public. At one time, there were 20,000 diplomas or more, but that soon fell below 2,000 annually and finally the N/A became the number provided.

My outreach to help Brooklyn and the city included a plan to intervene to keep special ed students away from trouble which I have documentation from April 2020 (better late than never). Since learning that about two-thirds of youth going to jail or prison, I have shared this information with lots of people. That very high statistic for a small percentage of students also probably means that African American youth made up over 70 percent and this is often called “The Pipeline to Prison.”

I had written (articles and a proposal for the US Justice Department) about gangs putting down the guns and earning a GED a long, long time ago. For Christ’s Sake, Joe Biden keeps saying, it’s all about doing the right thing. Educating people matters! And the Biden White House is in a position to do much more than Obama and Trump ever did.

Eets Note My Jobe

Here are my own comments on the NY State nursing home scandal, based on what I now know. There are people all over our nation who act as though it is not their job to help American during COVID-19 until what seems like a juicy scandal appears.

The lyrics below come from a Dominican singer and song writer that I happened to meet in person over a decade ago in New York City. I thought of those lyrics at the beginning of our battle against COVID-19.  Why? Despite being the wealthiest large nation on earth, I knew that the level of preparedness across our nation was going to be DEVASTATING. And having a man in the White House who had already been called “moron” even inside the White House was going to make things worse.

No me digan que los médicos se fueron

No me digan que no tienen anestesia

No me digan que el alcohol se lo bebieron

Y que el hilo de coser

Fue bordado en un mantel

No me digan que las pinzas se perdieron

Que el estetoscopio está de fiesta

Que los rayos x se fundieron

Y que el suero ya se usó

Para endulzar el café

Here is a translation that I found:

Don’t tell me the doctors left

Don’t tell me they don’t have anesthesia

Don’t tell me they drank the rubbing alcohol

and that the thread for stitches

was embroidered into a tablecloth

Don’t tell me they lost the forceps,

that the stethoscope is out partying,

that the X-rays melted,

that the serum was already used

to sweeten the coffee

Mil gracias a JLG y 4-40

This is all about the lack of preparedness in the Dominican Republic, but it was universally known. Even rural areas of our nation were going to be affected adversely as they continue to be. COVID-19 has affected the world just as the Spanish Flu during World War I.

The title of this article is based on my best recollection of an old television show starring Freddie Prinze. Take a moment to research Chico and the Man and El Niagara en Bicicleta, the lyrics of which were written above by Juan Luis Guerra.

This brings me to a boiling point about COVID-19 and the Governor Andrew Cuomo story. We go to the minutes of the meeting of the New York State legislature. At that time there were 30,000 lives lost and people in our government wanted to find out what had happened and how things could be made better.

20 It was one month later that our Wadsworth

21 laboratory confirmed New York’s first case of

22 COVID-19.

23 What we now know, that it was already here.

24 In the two weeks from that moment, we had

25 implemented a series of aggressive actions to

1 protect our most vulnerable populations.

2 And those practices continue today, and will

3 serve as a foundation, as we prepare these

4 facilities for a second wave, and beyond.

This was pretty much when the first death from COVID-19 was announced as February 29, 2020. We can move on with additional minutes of that meeting of the legislature.

11 The CDC has acknowledged that the European

12 travel ban, which was on March 13th, was too late.

13 The virus had already reached community spread here

I will get to information that has been missing from mainstream media which I have written about. This is about a missing COVID-19 FACTOR that I first detected months after the legislature met.

And here in New York State, we restricted

8 nursing home visitors, we ordered workers to be

9 temperature-checked every day.  We implemented

10 specific isolation and quarantine procedures for

11 exposed and ill staff and residents.

12 We built unprecedented systems for facilities

we conducted 1300 on-site inspections –

  • every single nursing home and adult-care facility in

1 the state was inspected at least once — to ensure

2 that the infection-control practices were in place.

3 And we supported these facilities by providing

4 14 million pieces of PPE, connecting them to a

 5 staffing portal of more than 96,000 volunteers, and

 6   helping facilities transfer residents to other homes

 7 as needed.

   So we looked at the admissions to nursing

18 homes between March 25th and May 8th.

19There were 6326 COVID-positive patients that

20 were admitted to nursing homes from hospitals during

 21 the time when COVID hospitalizations were rising.

  • And what did we find?

23So, a few key facts I want to show you.

24 The peak in nursing home fatalities was on

 25 April 8th.  The peak in admissions of COVID-19  

1 hospital patients occurred on April 14th.

2 So the question would be, which was,

3 Essentially, a week later:  Why does that matter?

4 Well, if the March 25th guidance was the

5   major driver in deaths, which some claim it to be,

6   then the peak of admissions would precede the peak

7    in deaths.

8   That’s just the mathematics, the statistics

9    of it all.

10 However, it occurred the other way around;

11 the peak in deaths occurred before the peak in

12 admissions.

13 In fact, when you look at the curve, as the

14 admissions of residents was increasing, the deaths

15 were decreasing.

16 So some would want to say, why is this so

17 important?

18 Well, it contradicts this false narrative

19 that’s circulating about regarding the March 25th

 20 guidance document.

21 The false narrative is, that COVID-positive

22 residents brought into the nursing homes from the

23 hospitals.

24 But we have to be objective here, and the

25 data does not support that.

14 From May through July, COVID-related deaths

15 in nursing homes more than doubled in Florida, they

16 nearly doubled in California, and they tripled in

17 Texas.

I just wrote about Mark Levin and Governor Ron DeSanctis where the portrayal of the role of the governor there was outstanding compared to New York.

Mark Levin and Ron DeSanctis

This comment was sent to me last week from an important politician “u didn’t include Trump oh I forgot you liked him.”

That elected official has received hundreds of my articles, most of them while Trump was president. I have watched this person closely for a long time, but I have not written about him and right now nor do I wish to expose him. Would I do that later? Sure but not in revenge for making that comment. I would expose his politics that have resulted in his poor performance regardless of whether he agrees or disagrees with my points.

Let’s turn now quickly to Governor Ron DeSanctis of Florida and his interview with Mark Levin. Mark Levin was kind to mention that even Republicans are moving to Florida and not just people from “blue states.” People have been moving to Florida for decades. What has the governor done out of the box? And in March the governor said was that he started to protect nursing homes and barred hospitals from sending the aged back to nursing homes and he talked about how he would create other centers if he had to in order to keep the elderly safe.

Dems Relied on ‘Flawed Assumptions,’ Not Data During Pandemic

Posted on February 27, 2021

Now that it is March 7, 2021, I want to know what the flawed data was that the governor mentioned and did not support in his talk even once. And it was reported in our legislature that Florida was realizing that people in the nursing homes were being infected early on by employees who were asymptomatic, something that was not mentioned on the Mark Levin Show. I reached out to Cumulus during the week to share my article with that radio company and I have not heard back. Governor DeSanctis said that he prevented people from going from hospitals back to nursing homes early on in March and that was his claim to fame. And this is what was mentioned in August 2020 by Dr. Zucker in New York State.

9 Now, it causes me great pain, as a physician,

10 and as the health commissioner in the state, to see

11 the total number of COVID cases in Florida, in

12 Texas, in California, as they have each surpassed

13 New York.

14 From May through July, COVID-related deaths

15 in nursing homes more than doubled in Florida, they

16 nearly doubled in California, and they tripled in

17 Texas.

Should the governor of Florida resign?

With the largest number of nursing homes, the

2 first instance of staff reporting a COVID-related

3 illness was on March 16th, as one sees on this

4 image, which is the blue peak there.

And now we can get to Assemblyman Kim who I really knew nothing about. In reading information about him and his policy positions, I can applaud him.

ASSEMBLYMEMBER KIM:  Okay.  That’s fine.

3   Thank you, Commissioner.

4   So for argument’s sake, then let us assume

5 that the conclusions of the report are correct;

6 namely, that the admission of COVID-positive

7 patients to nursing homes had a negligible effect on

8 the spread of the coronavirus disease there.

9 If this is true, then what — what explains

10 the impetus on a reversal of the March 25th

11 directive in early May, to prohibit nursing homes

This is a moment to focus on one of the leading voices opposing Governor Cuomo and I am not fan of Cuomo, except that his communication to the public was so much better than what we got from Donald Trump during those days. But now we get to something revealing about this assemblyman.


12 from accepting COVID-positive patients?

And here comes Dr. Zucker’s reply to the assemblyman.

13 DR. HOWARD ZUCKER:  So this goes back to that

14 statement I made earlier in my opening remarks

15 about, there’s a false narrative out there.

16 And that — and this is where I — I have to

17 correct these statements that are being made.

18 There was no reversal.  The March 25th memo

 19 is still in place.

20 We still say, based on the guidance of CMS

 21 and the CDC, that a nursing home cannot accept a

22 patient without being able to care for it.

23 That’s part one.

24 The March — the May 10th guidance that you

25 just referenced was about the ability to test people

And we know that testing was slow to begin and not all the testing was ACCURATE. And even now we know and must remember always that getting the vaccines does not mean that all of US are 100 percent safe.

What concerns me most about Assemblyman Kim (and I am not going to read over 600 pages of that meeting) is if the protocols in place were not changed, why did he think that they had been changed. If Dr. Zucker was lying at that time, he should have been asked to resign. If he was telling the truth, he deserved an apology at that moment.

And clearly there was a moment in March to do better things for our nation. This is from Yeshiva World.

White House Holds Phone Conference With Admorim, Rabbonim, And Community Activists

March 17, 2020 6:04 pm8

“An urgent phone meeting regarding the spread of the Coronavirus conducted by the Whitehouse concluded moments ago at which dozens of Admorim and Rabbonim participated. Leading the meeting was Avi Berkowitz and a council for the President. Despite rumors on Jewish social media stating he would participate, President Trump and VP Pence did not participate in the call.”

The same kind of phone call should have been made to the Christian community as well, but instead of that the White House soon made an urgent call for maskless as if a bank were calling people to go paperless. The result has been the bankruptcy of the United States by in Donald Trump We Trust.

And I fully and I repeat fully understand why the Cuomo staff hesitated to give the feds information on number of nursing home deaths. Think about that! And considering what I have said about Trump and all of US know Trump much better now than back then, it really isn’t much of an alteration in the nursing home numbers. If altering the numbers which I read about in the press is the same alteration.

I wonder if the New York State Health Department did the best that it could at that time by lowering the deaths then and there. It’s hard to say given the level of preparedness which is being ignored by Repugnicans all over America who will gladly point to Operation Warp Speed to obtain vaccines which took time. The topic here is not about warped speed, but about warped minds in government that could have done better.

I will mention this briefly in finishing up for now. Mayor Michael Bloomberg changed the way high school diplomas were counted in New York City. I noticed it, but I had this to say at the time. He counted high school diplomas and GED diplomas together for the first time and it did make him look good just looking at the increase in numbers. I felt that there should have been an asterick placed over the statistics to indicate that. We can recall the same thing happening in New York to Roger Maris (162 games instead of 154 games) in breaking Babe Ruth’s record. And that new record was very controversial in its day, but nobody died over it.

Yes I was aware that people including family were critical of Cuomo sending people back to nursing homes. This reaction is almost a year old now. The CDC indicated for our governors to do the following “and the CDC, that a nursing home cannot accept a patient without being able to care for it.” This is being rewritten here for you to absorb.

People in government are not protecting their people all over our nation. I have been in touch with parents who lost loved ones in The Parkland Massacre in Florida and our schools do not even have panic buzzers today to warn the police. Also note that the deputy who lost his job for not running onto the school grounds to help has since then, after much controversy, gotten his job back. The rule that he worked under was that in case of a shooting he “may” take action, which many in the public reacted to and which cost the sheriff his job there (that job is elected). So much of what goes on across our nation reminds me of the time when “Nobody took the Jews.” Or in other words “Eets Note My Jobe.”

I wrote this in Jewish Business News back then.

Published On: Mon, Dec 24th, 2018Blogs / US / Canada | By Martin Danenberg

Forget Trump’s Wall: Fund Alyssa’s Law?

Alyssa’s Law, a bill that would require all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms to help protect students during emergencies.

And I also wrote this over two years ago “The blame is squarely going to be put on the shoulders of liberals, progressives, and even communists. Looking back at that 25th anniversary of If I Had a Hammer, we should note the great progress that was made and that people like Pat Buchanan were stirring the pot then and that is what you still see today.” Was I right?

And one more thing. Dr. Zucker was looking at the peak, but he could have taken a two-week average to compare things to instead of just the peak. People were dying you know.

In an article or letter in The Los Angeles Times, a reader just wrote that these governors “Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas, Doug Ducey of Arizona, Ron DeSantis of Florida, Brian Kemp of Georgia, Kim Reynolds of Iowa, Tate Reeves of Mississippi, Greg Gianforte of Montana and Kristi Noem of South Dakota” should be thought of as liabilities for their handling of the Corona Virus and voting rights. I thank Craig Arnold of California.

Don’t tell me the doctors left

Don’t tell me they don’t have anesthesia

Jesus Was Not a Neanderthal

I am not referring to Jesus Alou who was a baseball player. Nor I am referring to Esteban de Jesus who was a champion from Puerto Rico. This is about Jesus of Nazareth who is known to billions of people around the world. The same Jesus who was Jewish, followed the Talmud, and who on the Sabbath Day healed people and saved lives. This is the same Jesus that much or most of the world has forgotten about in favor of talking about singing Christmas carols without masks and opening churches and business to full capacity following the directives of Donald Trump and Sean Hannity. That is the same Donald Trump whose Christianity rests on “An Eye for An Eye.”

Joe Biden referred to

Governor Gregg Abbott said a while back about guns “The problem is not guns, it’s hearts without God.” Are we not talking about Jesus right here? I have written about the former president of the NRA who is famous for saying “From My Cold Dead Hands” and I also wrote about him in relation to “The Ten Commandments” where he saved his own mother (a Jewess) from being crushed in a real estate project called the Pyramids. At that moment in the film Heston made a great transition to fight for the oppressed, enslaved Jews. I wrote this in one of my articles “I was just watching a scene from the Ten Commandments in which Moses asks the man in charge of building the pyramid “Are you a master builder or a master butcher” after saving the life of a Jewish woman caught between the stones who would have been crushed (his own mother).  Trump, the real estate builder, should have learned much more in life. And Governor Greg Abbott should have learned much more as well.

He is diminished his Christianity (he is Catholic) and his patriotism by his actions. The problem began almost a year ago with The White House as people were being told that “the cure is worse than the problem.” Texas and Mississippi should be involved in enforcing the health regulations that came out of the CDC and other health departments instead of saying or even thinking that the rules are “unenforceable.” Not picking up after your dog in Florida (Ron DeSanctis’ state) is punishable by a $1,000 fine.

Millions of people have watched the same movie and appreciated the transformation of Moses that I described. It is now time for Governor Greg Abbott to make his own transformation. Hundreds of millions of people are watching. Communists and Catholics, it seems to me, can forget that Jesus Saves Lives, especially when there is great risk to their economic systems. Biden is not a Neanderthal either! And Texans for Jesus save lives during COVID-19.

Mark Levin and Ron DeSanctis

This comment was sent to me last week from an important politician “u didn’t include Trump oh I forgot you liked him.”

That elected official has received hundreds of my articles, most of them while Trump was president. I have watched this person closely for a long time, but I have not written about him and right now nor do I wish to expose him. Would I do that later? Sure but not in revenge for making that comment. I would expose his politics that have resulted in his poor performance regardless of whether he agrees or disagrees with my points.

Let’s turn now quickly to Governor Ron DeSanctis of Florida and his interview with Mark Levin. Mark Levin was kind to mention that even Republicans are moving to Florida and not just people from “blue states.” People have been moving to Florida for decades. What has the governor done out of the box? And in March the governor said was that he started to protect nursing homes and barred hospitals from sending the aged back to nursing homes and he talked about how he would create other centers if he had to in order to keep the elderly safe.

Dems Relied on ‘Flawed Assumptions,’ Not Data During Pandemic

Posted on February 27, 2021

And with that said, we can look at the list of states and nations close to the United States to see what the potential was to fight COVID-19. Levin cited that sure millions of people could have died over 5 years without vaccines to prevent COVID19, but he did not even attempt to look at all the lives that could have been saved. And saving the lives of the elderly was the key point made at the beginning. Florida is booming is the real purpose of this interview with some highlights of fighting COVID-19.

Let’s look at some state and international numbers right now regarding Florida in relation to everything. Florida 142 deaths per 100,000 people. Puerto Rico 63. El Salvador 29. Dominican Republic 29. Guatemala 37. Honduras 45. Nicaragua 3. Cuba 3. Venezuela 5. Haiti 2. We could have been much safer in those places, right? Mexico 146. Beliz 83. Beliz is right next to Mexico. Think about that!

If De Sanctis really knew what he was doing, from the beginning he could have been in close touch other states in the area including Louisiana 206. Alabama 201. Mississippi 222. Georgia 157. And there are many more “red” states where death due to COVID-19 has been huge. Pravda or truth the “red” way is not my way. This is what Levin-Lenin TV gave to its viewers.

Other countries that did better than Florida were Paraguay, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, and Brazil. There must be much more factual information that is being left out about this matter. Perhaps Mark Levin could do another show where the governor is refuted? I would imagine that Levin is cringing at this thought and would probably say to himself and his audience that he is not going to invite a “Trotsky” onto his show. After all lots of voters in Florida and the blue candidates were portrayed as communists or socialists. Mark Levin has created Levin TV which here could be interpreted as another form of Lenin TV which comes out of Pravda. Levin and DeSanctis showed only the positive elements of that ridiculous Trump year. DeSanctis intermingled his plan which created COVID only nursing facilities with all the other key things that were initiated by the Trump Administration along with the CDC.

I wrote this on April 20, 2020.

“Ted Cruz wants the United States to collaborate with Israel and its scientific companies in this matter of formulating tests, treatments, and cures. This is what globalism is about but there is more. Cruz wants to eliminate the dependency on China. I say that Israel is an ally and it has advanced scientific development. I would prefer to see another way of obtaining the help of Israeli scientists. The United States has done that sort of thing before in the creation of the Atomic bomb and the location was Manhattan. Also after World War II the United States brought in German scientists who propelled US into the space age.  Even the New York Yankees built up the most powerful team in baseball by paying money to bring talent to New York (Roger Maris was one example). We never had any rockets flying over our heads because of all that critical development in science, but Israel recently has had some damage due to rocket fire and we should place scientists in the safest environment possible. What about Indiana as the placement of the lab or labs and the scientists?”

We knew that people were dying of COVID-19 (undocumented immigrants who worked in meat plants) far away from New York and Florida. So I wrote that. And South Dakota has one of the leading deaths per capita numbers in our nation. South Dakota 212 deaths per 100,000 people.

Regardless of Florida’s ranking, its governor has failed. The deaths speak for themselves. You see in fighting a war such as World War II, it is not only the projection of potential lives that could be lost, but also the actual number of lives lost (and the wounded as well). The Levin-DeSanctis team has pulled the wool over the eyes of many or most of the viewers. Hawaii, which is also far away from US, had 31 deaths per 100,000 people. No state is next to Hawaii. And there is no state to the east of Florida. And there is no state to the east of Maine which had 52 deaths per 100,000. Washington which has no state on its west had 66 deaths per 100,000. And California with no state on its west and with over 50,000 deaths had 130 deaths per 100,000, which is lower than Florida. Maybe the governor is spending too much time in Disney’s fantasy world?

If we look back to July of 2020, we can see part of what was taking place. “

The Sunshine State saw more than 310,000 new cases in July, while Texas and California both had more than 260,000 new infections,” as reported by Reuters at that time.

I hope that my readers conclude that I have unmasked both Mark Levin and Ron De Sanctis. And for the remainder of 2021 I hope that more people in Florida observe the patriotism surrounding saving lives used by our military, the Jewish Talmud, and the work of Jesus who healed people and saved lives even on the Sabbath day.

And at the CPAC meeting in Orlando where lots of people did not wear masks and the leaders did not enforce the wearing of masks, the golden calf appeared to show up. This is what I wrote on October 13, 2019 “And although Israel has tremendous fire power, King Trump of Israel appears to be more like praying to the Golden Calf in the story of the Ten Commandments.  And when Trump’s demise takes place, and it appears to be more and more imminent right now, the reality probably will be that things that he has done and spoken about in and for Israel will be reversed in a return to normalcy.” And this is from an article in the Hill only two days ago “A golden statue of former President Trump was unveiled late Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla., quickly prompting ridicule from social media users, many of whom compared it to the Old Testament account of the Golden Calf.” And I wrote that over a year before Trump’s failures began in handling the virus.

If Ft. Lauderdale can fine people $1,000 for not picking up doggie poo, why can’t Repugnicans and others be fined for not wearing masks?

The Attack on Hebron (1929) and More

Orthodox Jews not allowed to hold a large funeral, limited to 6 people by the police.

At the time of the Sukkot-Simchat Torah holidays, the Yeshurun Synagogue was asked not to hold a large procession and it complied with the police.

The blowing of the shofar was prohibited.

Weak police force. Poor intelligence network. Largely older police who were out of shape.

Looting of stores (and homes).

Thought of bombing the Arabs.

About 800 Jews lived in Hebron out of 20,000 people. Rumors of Jews killing Arabs.

700 Arabs put on trial, 55 convicted of murder, 25 sentenced to death

160 Jews put on trial, 2 convicted of murder and sentenced to death

David Ben Gurion years later called the massacre in Hebron Judenrein or to exclude Jews from a country (or the world) which was a Nazi expression.

A list of 435 Jews saved by Arabs

133 Jews and 116 Arabs were dead, 339 Jews and 232 Arabs were wounded

The attack on Hebron and the violence in Jerusalem led to those numbers of killed and wounded.

As anyone can plainly see, there are some similarities but few of them as we look at today’s America. The cast has changed, but some or many things remain the same. The attack on The Capitol spilled over from a speech made by Donald Trump. The Mufti of Jerusalem was called into to placate the crowd, but the historical interpretation of that talk is that he made matters worse. I doubt if Trump would have made things worse with a prepared, brief talk for people to return to their homes at the very moment that it was greatly needed. But you never know about Trump. He could have told the people to stand by instead of stand back or down. The deaths in Washington, D.C. do not compare, but nobody should have been killed and nobody should have died. And that investigation continues.

Trump nationalism created a huge problem and Jewish and Arab nationalism created a huge problem in Palestine. A lot of it was predictable long before 1929. What is certain is that it was about getting or maintaining power. America First, Arabs First, Jews First should never be so forceful and permanent with all the problems that people face where they live and Palestine had its problem.

By the Spring of 1931 there were about 160 Jews who had returned to their homes in Hebron, creating a feeling of peace, normalcy, and law and order, but that was an illusion. Our own peace seems to be that kind of illusion as well. We will learn much more about the plotting that was taking place. We are being told that this problem will not go away for about 20 years. And in Palestine, almost 20 years later there was war among the people who lived there. And looking back and counting, there has been no real peace for over 70 years.

There seemed to be one possible ray of hope after those horrible events described. I read these words and the words apply to leaders everywhere. I had already read about an important request made that mentions that the mufti had turned down the idea of a jihad which would have intensified terrorism throughout Palestine. Arab nationalism pushed it in word and deed. And there was always the fear then that an Arab would be killed by other Arabs. So it was Muhammed Iz-al-Din al-Qassam who asked al-Husseini, the mufti, to join him in declaring a jihad against the British. The mufti refused as he was in a different mode at the time. David Ben Gurion later met with Musa Alami, hoping to win for the Jews, of course, but feeling that life could improve greatly for the Arab population under an independent Jewish state.

I had to quickly find out more about Musa Alami and he was willing to allow Arabs in Palestine to remain poor for another hundred years rather than unite with Ben Gurion. And al-Qassam met his death violently and became a martyr to his people.

And what about other points of view? There actually were centrist views in between these two peoples who desired only victory. Here are some proposals to consider that were made at the time by Jews who wished to do things based on a higher moral code. This goes back to 1930.

Joint marketing of oranges

Cooperation among fire fighters

Joint campaigning against malaria

Joint campaigning against changes in rent-control laws

Common censorship of films

Shared labor unions, education, and political parties

I cannot say that an opportunity was lost during those years, but all this information is very interesting. It may have been insufficient to change minds, but clearly other ideas could have been added. With that said I do have to note that the readings that I have done have not shed light on just how peace could have been achieved in those days.

And one more thing to share is that one of the best-known Arabs who is repeatedly mentioned in the book about Palestine by Tom Segev. Khalil al-Sakakini sent his daughter Hala to a German school in Palestine, where the German children actually joined a branch of the Hitler youth. All the children in the school sang Deutschland Uber Alles and Raise the Flag, the Nazi Party anthem. Sakakini was a good man in many ways, but his politics included the hope that Hitler would liberate Palestine from the Jews.

Among the many thoughts that I have is this one. What would have happened if the Ottoman Turks had been on the winning side in World War I? That thought would also provoke what would have happened to US.

Zionists and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

“One of the preachers made a nationalist speech calling on the Islamic faithful to fight against the Jews to the last drop of blood….”

                                  August 23, 1929 in Jerusalem

“mufti al-Husseini urged his community to keep the peace.”

        from Tom Segev One Palestine Complete

That quote should sound quite familiar in 2021 with two twists or more. Take out the word Islamists and substitute something else. Take out the word Jews and substitute something else. Remove Jerusalem from your thought and substitute something else.

In my last article I write about real estate development in ancient Egypt, the pyramids. That excerpt was about Moses in a new context. It only took me a couple of days to find information about real estate development in Palestine that I decided to share.

Real estate requires land and construction. The path toward real estate and the breaking of the ground and the cutting of the ribbon is achieved in many ways, legal and illegal. We know that Zionists wished to buy land and once Palestine became the chosen location through the cooperation of England, things accelerated toward purchasing land. In those years before 1920 ten percent of all land was held by the Jewish people.

This article will shed light on the relationship of the Zionists to the man who became the Mufti of Jerusalem. I would hope that Congresswoman Tlaib and others who form “The Squad” in Congress and people all over the country already know about this.

I had already read about him in previous pages and how peaceful he had been. Things developed and that peace turned into leading his people against the Jews. And we know that he contributed ideas toward The Final Solution of the Jews in the 1940s.

And after being told over two decades ago that the Jews should never have gone to Palestine by an African American in New York City, which I kept in mind, I found out a lot about the development of the Mandate of Palestine, including the kibbutzim and the development of the Hebrew language there.  Knowledge about events, context, and being fair are required to understand everything that happened. I had some prior knowledge, but my new readings were an eye opener. Keeping things in context means a lot.

There was no Holocaust at that time, there had been vicious pogroms against Jews, World War I had concluded with tens of millions of people dying during those days, racism was much more common everywhere, and in general the human spirit was largely in a different place. And at the core of the problem back then was corruption mixed with hate.

We begin with this. “The Palace was to be built” which sounds like the desire to build any luxury hotel. And now we can go behind the scenes as Jewish developers needed an Arab partner, which they found (they included Chaim Weizmann’s brother-in-law). The mufti required that lots of Arab workers would be hired or preferential hiring. This is something that still takes place under the table. And that meant that the day of rest would be on Friday (the Muslim sabbath). Both sides were nationalist and idealistic as they developed the plan of business, but their nationalism along with “religious piety” were pushed aside to do business.

During the development of the foundation on the property, skeletons were found and it appeared to be a Muslim burial site. This was kept secret per the suggestion of the mufti. The mufti’s rival was Mayor Nashashibi. Nashashibi who had power would not allow the building to connect to the city sewage system. It was now secretly agreed to pump the human matter through pipes into a nearby Muslim cemetery.

The Supreme Muslim Council invested 70,000 pounds in the building. The mufti got a house built for him at a low price and he was a frequent guest at the hotel.

Here is a list of the names of those Arabs who sold Jews land that was compiled in 1937, including the mufti and his rival:

Muza Hazim al-Husseini, leader of the Arab national movement

the father of mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini

Jamal al-Husseini, a prominent nationalist

Ragheb al-Nashashibi

the mayors of Jaffa and Gaza

members of the family the Dejanis of Jerusalem

the A-Shawa family of Gaza

Musa Alami

And that did not prevent some of the men not only to hide what they had done, but also to advocate to the British the prevention of land sale to the Zionists.

Another way of putting this is the politics included Zionism First and Arab Nationalism First as they tried to build a nation for themselves. We in America already had a very developed nation, a nation that was literate where the Arabs were not.

Would the Zionists have bought all the land in Palestine? The answer appears to be yes. They did not have the funds, even though world opinion had already been contaminated with the idea of financial control and conspiracy by Jews around the world. Palestine’s Jews did receive some financial support to keep afloat under difficult decisions and there clearly was not enough money either to help ten times the number of Jews to go there or one million Jews.

As you can see there was corruption over money and power. Few of those European Jews could avoid corruption at all cost. I believe that even though the vast majority had been either victims of discrimination and persecution or knew about the history of persecution and pogroms, they could probably did not learn enough about conflict resolution and things we know today that would have helped. And today about one million Israelis live in poverty.

There will be more coming about Palestine. Remember that I wrote The Sacred Oath about that history within the context of the Camp David Peace Talks of President Jimmy Carter. And the opening scene took place in Hebron in 1929. I learned more already about that era by reading Segev’s book.

I have a kind of non-related story to share that I know that people love to hear. Among the first people to read and love the story that I wrote called TOV MEOD or Very Good which became The Sacred Oath was Mark Warren, the first African American to win an Emmy for directing Laugh In. He made Come Back Charleston Blue and directed Amateur Night at the Apollo among many other things. After Mark’s death more than a decade later, I called a well-known television person who had been connected for many years with The Dick Clark Show. Upon mentioning Mark’s name, I was told by a perfect stranger that based on what I had just told him that we are family. Mark had helped the man establish himself in television in Canada. I have noticed that a new Black Jewish Entertainment Alliance has just been formed to fight hate and I hope that it succeeds fast. And I continue to do “my thing” across our nation as I reach out to people.

And today’s headline about Roger Stone reports that he is being investigated along with The Proud Boys. I wrote this on September 15, 2020. “There is something wrong about being anti-fascist right now among Republicans. One would think that finding fascistic people who take the law into their own hands would remind Republicans of the first mob that got drunk and set fire to a synagogue in Austria leading to Kristallnacht. The latter leading to countless deaths, burning of synagogues and destruction of Jewish property. There was no civil war over that, just fascism taking over. And now Roger Stone wants Trump to declare martial law and stay in the presidency. That is where Trump has led US to, the ultimate victory of the fascist.”

And I wrote this on January 8, 2021 and it was later corrected by the news media that one of the anti-Semitic tee shirts written about was not worn by any of the demonstrators in question, but here is what I wrote “The Proud Boys whose leader helped run the Latino campaign in Florida for Trump and who is chummy with Roger Stone and the Cuban national who inserted anti-Semitic inserts in the Miami Herald for about seven months…” Substitute something else I wrote earlier. Hmmm!

Ivanka Trump, Nikki, and Marjorie: True Repugnicans

I will get to that shortly but I just read two paragraphs about Mussolini’s Italy which go back to 1925, almost a century ago. There were people fighting for workers’ rights in Italy before much of the competition was extinguished. And there were divisions among those people just as there still were divisions among the fascists. Capital and labor were to sit together in Mussolini’s government, but that had to be worked out.

Mussolini’s power resulted in people around him who would make him grandeur than he was, to deify him. With no twitter at that time, the fascist newspapers gave out the command to the nation. Imitate Mussolini and his life, obey him “conscientiously.” Today we can see those Repugnicans who follow Trump to the letter of his spirit. They wear their emotions on their sleeves when he speaks. That passion comes from one basic ideal for them which is “he doesn’t take shit from no one.” That we can see right now in Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of the three women who wish to make a revolution. “Three Who Made a Revolution” is the title of a book that I read in the 1960s about Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky. Since the communists never achieved a revolution here, it is now up to three women to break the glass ceiling further and give US the closest thing to the fascist revolution that Mussolini was providing in Italy. Trump has replaced Mussolini within that neo-Fascist environment. And that also means that with all the talk about helping the workers, they are not going to get the help they need, probably never.

We turn first to Ivanka who announced, according to what I read, that she may turn to politics and will focus on criminal justice reform. Trump had four years to do much more with criminal justice reform, an important aspect of the Election of 2020 where he clearly did something to achieve an important life change for slightly over 100,000 men and women in federal prisons, but he left the rest up to the states. He could have done more, but he chose to do less.

July 3, 2018 from Jewish Business News

Published On: Tue, Jul 3rd, 2018Blogs / US / Canada | By Martin Danenberg

The Silence Of Ivanka Trump And Gudrun Burwitz: Daughters Of Strong Leaders

Here is just one paragraph from that article “Although Ivanka Trump says she disagrees with things that her father is doing, we do not hear her voice and that is harmful in a democracy.  Gudrun was, until her death, loyal to her father and she was a Holocaust denier.  Just as Ivanka supports members of the Republican Party responsible for this current administration, Gudrun supported ex-Nazis throughout her life, providing money and support to those convicted of their crimes.  And the organization she worked with to distribute the aid and comfort was called, naturally, Stille Hilfe (“Silent Aid”).  Peter Finkelgrun, a German-Jewish investigative reporter learned that Gudrun supported a war criminal who allegedly kicked his father to death in Theresienstadt in 1943.  She helped a Nazi who was complicit in the deaths of 437,000 people in Belzec.  She did things for Klaus Barbie, Eric Priebke, and Anton Malloth.  I guess that Gudrun felt that there were good people on both sides.”

And this was also published in Jewish Business News

Published On: Thu, Feb 21st, 2019Blogs / Europe / US / Canada | By Martin Danenberg

The Year Of With Justice For All: Without Trump In 2019

A study of the Dreyfus Affair and the movie The Music Box would help educate people, people that are the victims of injustices as well.

I could not provide the cartoon that is in the article, but I can provide this (I told you so as far back as 2015) The Dreyfus Affair bitterly divided French society. The cartoon depicts a family meal. In the upper picture, the family says, “Above all, we will not talk about the Dreyfus Affair!” In the lower picture, the family members are quarreling and the headline says “… they spoke …”(Caran d ache). Written as it previously appeared. Those family members were not just quarreling, they were fighting. And around the world people did get killed.

Trump has applied layers of pain and shame to the American landscape. We do not want to even imagine four more years of his errors. Nobody would take the family vehicle to a mechanic who erred so badly, but this is not about an automobile. This is about a man and his supporters who keep misinforming and lying in order to undermine US. The U.S. Senate is in control of the impeachment trial and it appears once again that no EVIDENCE is needed since a two-thirds majority is needed and the Democrats lack that percentage.

We turn to Nikki Haley who on Fox News last week told US about the Iran Nuclear Deal at a time when it is clear that Iran has increased its capacity to create an atomic weapon right under Donald Trump’s nose. And this was the strongman who could prevent Iran from getting there and doing that, the man who disposed of the other deal where there would be monitoring of Iran’s progress. I wonder how many honest people are willing to promote exactly what I just wrote. I did not make up the fact of Iran’s progress toward creating a bomb, but I do point to the failure of the Trump years in allowing that to happen. Supporters of Israel should be greatly disappointed about that news. And now Nikki Haley on Fox News, with a straight face, suggests that Joe Biden take his cues from Donald Trump. I ask myself if Nikki Haley’s intelligence is legal? It would to be declared illegal, but we learned earlier that Trump is loved because “he doesn’t take shit from anyone.” She basically is calling for the continuation of sanctions by Biden after four years of Trump, a method that has apparently made things worse as Biden steps in. Her strongman failed even to keep the status quo handed to him by Barack Obama. In other words there was an increase in jobs for three of the four years of Trumpism, but he also must take responsibility for the increase in nuclear potential as Israeli news today points out “Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Tuesday it would take Iran around six months to produce enough fissile material for a single nuclear weapon.” And that was from The Jerusalem Post.

Then we get to Marjorie Taylor Greene who is acting just as Trump acts toward CNN. That is where the news came from. Here is a woman who was elected and has already been removed from committee assignments due to her verified statements of anti-Semitism and hate and who before the writing of this article had talked to The Donald. Yes she did apologize, but I have spoken out about apologies and denunciations because we need to do more. She refused to answer the questions proposed to her by a CNN reporter who was not particularly well prepared to handle that situation. It would be an understatement to say that someone so news in Washington, D.C. can be so repugnant.

Question one. Who pays the congresswoman’s salary? The people. Question two. Who pays the salary of the reporter? CNN. The reporter was asked to apologize for all the stories of Trump and collusion with Russia as Taylor-Greene evaded the question asked. In other words, the reporter does not have to apologize for her employer, but Taylor-Greene has to answer questions related to the anti-Semitism and hate. The people want to know, maybe not all the people but some or most of them do. Taylor-Greene would not have to answer those questions if she were queen of her own nation, but she is not that at all. She acts like she owns the business of being congresswoman.

That is your lineup of repugnant women in government. A basketball lineup will be coming shortly.

People were killed in The Capitol attack and I am so happy that families have informed on their own. Then there are others that would do it all again. I wrote this on July 2, 2020 and it applies to all aspects of the Trump years and not just a single incident “And for some time now Donald Trump has played down his own incompetence repeatedly. Repeatedly hardly seems an appropriate word to do. His supporters refer to him as a great president. His ineptitude long surpassed Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi troubles as she sought to become president. But Trump supporters continue to support Trump’s own Benghazis at home and abroad and reacting to the truth as though we were saying Ben Gazzara. Trump is damned if he was briefed and damned if he wasn’t briefed. An alarm was supposed to be raised just as an alarm should have been raised when George Floyd had a police officer’s knee and weight on his neck. All the President’s Men are responsible for what happened.” And there has been no alarm raised by these three women who wish to create a “Revolution for Repugnicans.” They failed to speak out just as the Germans and Austrians failed before World War II. And in America the warnings were here, too as Nazis tried to overthrow our government. And now we are learning from Congressmen Adam Schiff that Donald Trump wanted to permanently install himself as president.

I had to dig deeper to find this statement about Ivanka “Why it matters: While President Trump’s eldest daughter dismisses talk she is weighing a campaign against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), criminal justice reform is a popular, bipartisan issue to associate with as she plots her future endeavors.” So it is possible that she will not jump into the political ring against Marco Rubio or anyone else in the near future. That doesn’t diminish the total role she played in the last four years and Four Years Matter including much of the bad of those four years. And Marco Rubio could easily decide to promote criminal justice reform if he runs again and trump Ivanka Trump.

Trump-Kushner is after all the daughter of The Donald. Winning again will be extremely hard the next time for any Trump. Nikki Haley was just called out for not knowing American history (the material above was written several days ago). She stated that Washington was president at the time of the Constitution’s preparation which is wrong. She quoted Abraham Lincoln and gave Washington the credit, and she overstated an American Army. American presidents have overstated the greatness of our army. I had read Alexis Coe describe the tweet on CNN, that is “280 characters and a whole lot of errors.” Coe wrote that Nikki had to show her patriotism as I do today on February 17, 2021 in my own way. I just turned 76 and I rooted for the Philadelphia Warriors and then the “76ers” in professional basketball in my youth.

I have talked about this mostly with Wali Jones who went to Overbook, a high school in Philadelphia. I can still remember where I was in a junior high school on the Lower East Side where I first read about Wilt Chamberlain. I liked the Paul Arizin jump shot and decided to root for Philly. Maybe I was misinformed about sports, who knows?

Those were the days of Celtics domination. It seemed like Bill Sharman never missed a foul shot, the Jones boys and Russell ran everyone ragged, Cousy came out of retirement and played very well, a baseball pitch named Conley went to play for the Celtics, Wali and Wilt had the fortune to play with Hal Greer, the Kangaroo Kid Billy Cunningham, Matt Guokas, Chet “the Jet” Walker, and Lucas Jackson, Bill Melchionni, Bob Weiss, and Larry Costello. They became crowned champions.

I have met some famous athletes as people know. Joe Frazier was my favorite because in a matter of minutes he showed that he cared about me and my life. Other meetings were really noteworthy including meeting “Coach” John Chaney (Wali’s hygiene teacher in high school), Ed Figueroa of the NY Yankees (we talked for half an hour), John Carlos who shared personal information with me as his memory opened up about those days in Harlem back in the 1960s, and meeting Roy Campanella while I was teaching (I had hopes of meeting him one evening on the playing field before a Brooklyn Dodgers’ game back in 1956. There are other notables including James “Bonecrusher” Smith for introducing me in a three way call with James “Buster” Douglas, Hector “Macho” Camacho, and Bobby “Zorro” Hunter. I’ve met Earl “The Pearl” and “Tiny” among a cast of others as well.

But…but…but I have transitioned myself to just think about “Wilt” Chamberlain and to writing about Neville Chamberlain and the appeasement of Hitler. To mentioning Bill Russell but hoping to introduce a proposal to Russell Honoré in Louisiana.

I would like the general to influence the state of Louisiana through the National Guard. That organization can set a great example if the National Guard sets up a faith based initiative whereby all religious faiths tell Americans that patriotism=pikuach nefesh or Saving Lives from the Talmud=Jesus healing and Saving Lives on the Sabbath Day. In other words those Christians and Jews who are highly religious have gone against the Judeo-Christian faith by touting religious freedom and constitutionality and free speech when they have neglected the higher power. Truth matters!

It was the Trump White House that made a call about pikuach nefesh in March to our Jewish community in March 2020 but failed to recognize that Jesus was Jewish and followed the Talmud. Who in the Christian community wrote about back then or since to straighten out a problem that has led to almost 500.000 deaths. In Louisiana people are actually going to funeral homes to grieve and bury their dead, some in masks and others in denial which can easily lead to more illness and death. The Trump White House failed US.

This is a war against COVID-19 and we could use an atomic weapon to help US win. The national guard could be that weapon to speak this nation, finally, in the best direction.

Nikki Haley’s Misinformed Presidents’ Day Tweet Is a Great Argument for Overhauling Our Entire Education System

This came out as I was writing from the site Mary Sue by Vivian Kane about 15 hours ago. I would recommend and can recommend great things to read. History matters.

I created this several days ago and decided to place it here to address the pandemic in another way.

My Ten Commandments Story

Moses and Pharaoh before the Exodus. My Way.

Moses was told that a plague was coming and people would die. He took action to save lives.

Moses wanted the people, at first, to wear masks to protect themselves.

Pharaoh wanted the Jews to get back to work.

Moses, if you have seen the movie, spoke out decades earlier against the brutality of the Egyptian masters who were controlling the Jews.

On April 5, 2020 I wrote this.

I was just watching a scene from the Ten Commandments in which Moses asks the man in charge of building the pyramid “Are you a master builder or a master butcher” after saving the life of a Jewish woman caught between the stones who would have been crushed (his own mother).  Trump, the real estate builder, should have learned much more in life.  And I did refer to him recently in an article as “Pharaoh Trump.”

Anyway Pharaoh ordered the Jews to get back to work to save the economy, but Moses would not listen to him. And Pharaoh ruled that the people could have their choice, masks or no mask.

And at the final hour, Moses knowing Pharaoh’s treachery ordered his men to go before all the doors of the Jews and spread blood there. Which they did. So Pharaoh did not win the battle. Jewish lives were saved.

Now any student of current events can decide the following. Who, in your opinion, is the Democrat and who is the Repugnican?

Of course our youth who are studying to be realtors creating their own modern day pyramids may disagree.