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Figures lie and liars figure.

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Submitted by Beverly Margolis (United States), Oct 31, 2015 at 21:30

It is fascinating to see how much foreign aid goes to various countries. If my math is right, $40 billion dollars go to foreign aid; that is one percent of our total budget.

People love to harp on how much Israel gets and how they get it. They totally ignore the fact that Israel creates American jobs by purchasing American goods. They do not receive cash as so many people think. Of course this has to do with anti-Semitism. Americans have joined the rest of the world in swallowing Arab propaganda. The lies about Israel go without very much thought.

Israel is the ONLY democratic country in the entire Middle East. All other countries surrounding that tiny nation (she is about the size of New Jersey) are enemies of the United States and many of those countries wish to destroy the only Jewish state in the world.

Americans fall for Arab propaganda because of the inherent ignorance of what Jews are. They have always been a mystery to Gentiles. They think of the Arabs as VICTIMS, turning the truth on its head. Israeli Jews are paying for the lies of the Arabs. Their leaders KNOW that they are lying, but the lower classes actually buy those lies as the truth.

The average person can't tell who is and who isn't a Jew. They are no different from anyone else. They may keep kosher or not. We are as different from each other as any group of non-Jews. I once told a woman that I was a Jew. She just laughed her head off. "You can't be a Jew, where are your horns if you are one." WHAT? She had seen an image that was supposedly Moses coming down the mountain. So she thought that all Jews had horns. It was based on the biblical mention that when Moses came down the mountain his face was bright and the "horns" were the light rays behind him.

It was one of the funnier things I'd ever heard. I've heard moronic thing such as "Bev, why do you Jews kill Christian children to bake their crackers on Passover?" I nearly fell down with that one. I explained to her that we've NEVER done that. First, it would break the commandment "You shall not murder." Secondly, according to Leviticus 17 Jews cannot eat blood. The myth started when a young British boy went missing for a few days. They made up the lie that it had to be the Jews who needed his blood to make their matzos. It spread like wild fire and although it has been many centuries since, the myth is told over and over again.

Another BIG LIE is that the book "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." It has been shown on Egyptian television as though it were the truth. It was, of course, the product of the KGB. It has caused untold agony for Jewish people since the dawn of the 20th century.

With a population of 0.2% of the world's population it is remarkable that people think that we can control the banks, the world's economy, Hollywood (I used to live in Hollywood which is simply a part of the city of Los Angeles) etc. They have no idea of how few Jews there are on this planet yet there are those who wish we didn't exist.

Bottom line: Jews are the only people who know who they are and how long we've been on this planet. We've been here for over three thousand years. We were the people who gave the world morals and ethics. We have never been forgiven for that. -30-

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