Category Archives: Freedom of Speech

Our thoughts on the DNC 2012 Flip-Flop-Flub on Israel…

We’re sure you’re all up to date on the latest head-scratching kerfuffle at the Democratic National Convention.  In the first half of this episode, the Democratic Party removed key pro-Israel provisions from its platform, such as the provision declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capitol, and the one stating that Palestinian refugees should be resettled outside of Israel.  Predictably, Democrats got pummeled for the change.  In the second half, Democrats scrambled to restore the pro-Israel language to their platform, which had previously been (basically) unchanged for decades.  And then other Democrats tried pretty hard to vote that down.  So how did this mess come to be and what does it tell us?  Our thoughts, below the fold… Continue reading Our thoughts on the DNC 2012 Flip-Flop-Flub on Israel…

“Mitt Romney Baptized Dead Jews”

So went a bunch of tweets we received from of one of our myriad followers on Twitter.  (If you’re not in the myriad, join the herd here: )  Not having spent much time investigating this claim, we dutifully promised to our follower that we would read, think, and post… in that order.

After a lot of reading, and almost certainly too much thinking, it’s posting time.  WARNING: this is probably far too detailed and obscure for readers with anything less than an obsessive interest in Mormonism.  But we promised to post, so post we shall…

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The ADL: an un-American dinosaur

Last Friday, the Anti-Defamation League announced that it asked Rick Santorum to stop talking about “Jesus candidate[s]” and to dial down his religious rhetoric in general. From their press release: Continue reading The ADL: an un-American dinosaur

Jews, Faith, Obama, and Idol Worship

Full disclosure: this reflects my (Masonides) individual political and religious beliefs, and I apologize in advance if this offends or angers anyone.   Please read the post in its entirety before responding.  As always, TJP welcomes opinions from folks of all political persuasions and faiths, and we certainly welcome any submissions that might disagree with this piece. Continue reading Jews, Faith, Obama, and Idol Worship

JP: Democratic think-tank caught in anti-Israel (and maybe anti-Semitic) scandal

The Jerusalem Post has a nice article today on a scandal that has been brewing for a while. Continue reading JP: Democratic think-tank caught in anti-Israel (and maybe anti-Semitic) scandal

Introducing The Jewish Patriot ( for shortsies) is a political blog written by an eclectic group of politically active Jews.  While our editorial board (currently consisting of me, Masonides) leans toward the non-isolationist libertarian side of most issues, we welcome submissions and comments from anyone who thinks he or she can add a well-constructed, fact-based point of view to our discussion.

We focus on political issues that are particularly relevant to American Jewry.  U.S. support of Israel is obviously up for grabs, but so are plenty of other topics: religious freedoms and other civil rights, education and tax policy, the government’s role in social justice (some might call this “tikkun olam“), abortion policy, and a host of other issues.

As we barrel into the 2012 Presidential election cycle, the importance of American Jewish political awareness is at an historic high.  Many politically independent and right-leaning Jews are questioning Jews’ traditional allegiance to the Democractic Party and its principles, current and past.  Republican organizations, most notably the Republican Jewish Coalition, are connecting with Jewish voters with unprecedented results.  Why?  Because both parties know that relatively small changes in Jewish voting trends could turn this election on its head.

We here at hope to be a resource for the politically-interested Jew who wants to make intelligent political decisions.  We expect to provide analysis you can understand, facts you can check, and a productive forum for civil dialogue.

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