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Dear Friends,  

We are fortunate to live in a country like America where we have all been so blest.  The poorest of poor

here lives much, much better than people in Third World countries.  

Unfortunately, we seem to have a growing "fifth column" here.  We have people in the media like the New York Times who are incapable of telling the difference between Hamas terrorist attacks year after year after

year, and the necessity of Israel finally having to retaliate.  Let me tell you, just one rocket attack coming

into San Antontio or Austin from Mexico would result in northern Mexico being turned into a gigantic parking lot.  But then again, we Texans have an uncanny ability to distinguish good from evil.  Obviously, the NYT lost that ability years ago.  

Then we have poor Jimmy Carter who seems to be developing serious dementia when he rationalizes that

poor Hamas is doing nothing more than defending Israeli Nazism. He obviously seems to think rewarding terrorism, not stopping it, is the solution for problems in the Middle East.  Poor dear, he also must not be aware all those silly cartoons in our papers making fun of him. Perhaps, Georgia has a shortage of homes

for the mentally challenged. He does need to be muzzled and kept behind locked doors.  

Third in our growing "fifth column" is wuzzy UCLA Chancellor Gene Block who seems to think it's OK

for our tax dollars to go to campus supported Israel and America hate fests by Hamas supporters.  Gosh, only 65 years ago he probably would have sponsored the American Bund Party rallies.   

Now, last on my list of "fifth column" members (but certainly not the only ones) is my favorite, Bill

Moyers who sees Hamas as only a "resistance movement".  One of his most outrageous statements

was that in the Hebrew Bible "God-soaked violence became genetically coded".  I still am in shock

over such an anti-Semitic, anti-religious remark coming from a supposedly educated man.  

I love America, but I fear with confused, weak-willed people like this, our country is in grave danger.

These people seem so full of themselves and so "politically correct", they remind me of the old saying

"You can be so open-minded, your brains fall out".  This does seem to be the case in America today.  

Monica McMillen

Fort Worth, Texas



Russian version
An introduction to MAOF
Haim Goldman

Dear Friends,

Would you believe that the undersigned has anything in common with

-- Professor Victor Davis Hanson (Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University),
-- Dr Charles Krauthammer, (Washington Post, Time, The Weekly Standard),
-- Caroline Glick (Deputy Managing Editor of the Jerusalem Post),
-- Jonathan Tobin (Executive Editor of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent).

Amazingly, the editors of the MAOF website decided that the missives of the undersigned are worthy of translation and posting along the articles written by these distinguished authors.

The first letter was published without the consent of the undersigned.
However, after thorough examination of the laudable attitude of MAOF and of the excellent contents of the website, the undersigned had most graciously granted his permission for publication of his missives in both English and Russian.

“Analytical Group MAOF” [1] is an organisation founded about ten years ago by Russian-speaking Jewish intellectuals. The attitude of MAOF is definitely pro-Zionist -- unambiguously and unapologetically.

One of MAOF’s primary purposes is providing information and analysis about Middle-Eastern and world affairs as well as about Israel’s history, values and dilemmas. In addition to extensive publication activity in various media, MAOF also organises excursions and seminars. While the vast majority of the contents of the MAOF website is in Russian, texts originally written in English are provided in the original [2] as well as in Russian.

There are arguably about 250 millions of Russian-speakers worldwide and many of them do not read English. The indisputable motivation for the author’s permission was to grant those millions of disadvantaged people the grand benefit of reading the author’s ruminations. If the author is ever maliciously accused that his tacit motivation for authorising the publication was his craving to be listed along with the above-mentioned distinguished writers, his plea will definitely be “nolo contendere”.

The editors of MAOF expressed their gratitude by granting the undersigned a privilege that no other author got – the opportunity to review and correct the Russian translation before publication. The original letters of the undersigned are at [3] and their Russian version is at [4]. At of today, only two letters are posted but several other letters are pending translation.

You are kindly ENCOURAGED TO RECOMMEND the MAOF website to your friends and colleagues worldwide, particularly those who speak Russian. Those who do not enjoy the benefit of proficiency in the exquisite Russian language can find many thought-provoking and inspiring articles about Middle-Eastern and world affairs in the English section [2].

Sincerely,

Haim Goldman
28.10.2006

REFERENCES:

[1] http://maof.rjews.net
[2] section.php3? sid=37&num=25
[3] authorg.php3? id=2107&type=a
[4] authorg.php3? id=2166&type=a