Too Bad American Patriot David Isaac Feels Personally Attacked by Lies they Tell.

Author Tuvia Tenenbom, answers some of the points made by David Isaac in his scathing review of Lies Tell a Journey Through America in the Washington Free Beacon.

Here is a link to a review by David Isaac in the Washington Free Beacon. The review contains far too many inaccuracies, especially given the size of the article, and here is a responds to some of them:

Had it not been packed with made-up facts I wouldn’t bother to respond, as I do understand that American patriots like David feel personally attacked by a book that’s critical of America.

Here goes:

No, I don’t live in the U.S. of A. for 15 years. Where did you get this figure from, David? The correct number is 35 years.

No, I am not a columnist for the Forward. I resigned from that post quite some time ago, after being censored by editors when writing a critical essay on self-hating American Jews — a fact that's mentioned in the book. Have you read the book, David?

You write: "Catch the Jew! had the added benefit of being Tenenbom's idea, something that can't be said of his latest effort.” Wrong! All my books so far came to life at the suggestions of my editors — and I have mentioned as much in each of the books. Have you read any of them?

You write: "What makes his conclusion odder still is that inside of three minutes, many of these same interviewees warm to him.” My dear David: Who gave you this three-minute timetable? You make up numbers, over and over.

A little comment: “Tocqueville He’s Not” is a nice soundbite but nowhere does your review contain a single factual argument disproving anything written in The Lies They Tell. Is that why you have resorted to this soundbite?

While reading Catch the Jew! by Tuvia Tenenbom the 1990 film Europa, Europa kept coming to mind!

CATCH THIS BOOK! Review by Roy Doliner, co-author of the New York Times and international best-seller The Sistine Secrets. His sequel, Veiled in Mystery: the last secret of Michelangelo, is due out next year.

While reading Catch the Jew! (Gefen Publishing), Tuvia Tenenbom's utterly fascinating collection of verbal snapshots of "the situation" in Israel today, the film Europa, Europa kept coming to mind. This 1990 film tells the true story of Solomon Perel, a young Jew who manages to stay one step ahead of the Holocaust by using his multi-lingual skills to change identities whenever the winds of war blow in a different direction. His talent as a chameleon enables him to transform himself instantly into a Polish Catholic partisan, a Russian Communist, and even a rising young star in the Nazi army.

In the case of Solomon Perel, he used his polyglot expertise to escape from mortal danger. Tuvia Tenenbom does the opposite. Fluent in Hebrew, German, Arabic, English and probably a dozen other languages, he effortlessly morphs into a German convert to Islam, a Euro atheist anti-Israel agitator and various other characters, all in order to infiltrate some of the most impenetrable and dangerous situations one can imagine.

Tenenbom's writing is personable and charming. Reading his words, the reader can understand how he was able to delve deep into the heart of darkness, becoming close friend and confidant to Islamic arch terrorists, European anti-Semites, Jews who gladly are making a career of betraying and demonizing Israel, and an entire rogues' gallery of unsavory, unscrupulous characters. He shines a harsh, sardonic light on the secret, smelly and highly lucrative racket of attacking Israel. Somehow, he is able to leaven all this with a large dose of congenial humor. The book is so engaging that I kept devouring one chapter after another like popcorn - or rather, like Bamba - zipping through all 467 pages in 3 days.

In the end, Tuvia's journey is not only into the unholy machinations going on in the Holy Land, but also into himself. After playing roles such as Tobi the Aryan and Abu Ali the supporter of terrorism, he comes full circle to being even more himself; Tuvia the Jew, descendant of Abraham and Sarah, and son of the land of Israel. 
 

Roy Doliner is the co-author of the New York Times and international best-seller The Sistine Secrets. His sequel, Veiled in Mystery: the last secret of Michelangelo, is due out next year.

Tuvia Tenenbom Shares Honor with Lucy Aharish

Both Lucy and Tuvia are included in the Algemeiner Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015.

Lucy Aharish is a “trailblazing Muslim journalist, who brings a discourse of tolerance and interdenominational openness to Israel’s public agenda.”

Tuvia Tenenbom, also blazed a few trails in this time, most recently by writing "Catch the Jew!" and "I Sleet in Hitler's Room". They are both included in the Algemeiner Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015.

Aharish and Tenenbom met in 2014 when Aharish interviewed Tenenbom in English for i24 News.

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In Catch the Jew! Tuvia Tenenbom uses humor and charm to explore life in Israel and Palestine. In the course of his research he uncovers an international agenda to find fault with Jews and Israel. These people have one goal; to Catch the Jew doing something wrong! To buy "Catch the Jew!" on Amzon.com click here.

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Vladimir Putin and Tuvia Tenenbom in The Algemeiner top 100 people who positively influence Jewish life in 2015.

Vladimir Putin and Tuvia Tenenbom are both included in this prestigious list. Here's why!

Vladimir Putin and Tuvia Tenenbom are both included in this prestigious list. Here's why!

Tenenbom, in his book Catch the Jew! warned the world about the role European anti-Semitism plays in the Israel-Palestine conflict while Putin calmed us all down a bit by inviting Jews to return to Russia if they suffer from anti-Semitism in Western Europe.

Read the Algemeiner's  article about the Putin award here. Read their praise of Tuvia Tenenbom here.  

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In Catch the Jew! Tuvia Tenenbom uses humor and charm to explore life in Israel and Palestine. In the course of his research he uncovers an international agenda to find fault with Jews and Israel. These people have one goal; to Catch the Jew doing something wrong! To buy "Catch the Jew!" on Amzon.com click here.

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Praise for Israel's Edge Talpiot The IDF's Most Elite Unit by Jason Gewirtz 

Brimming with colorful interviews, Israel’s Edge relates the story of how an elite army unit – Talpiot – ultimately drove innovations like Iron Dome and also had a catalytic effect on Israel’s high-tech industry.

Dan Senor, co-author, Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, a New York Times bestseller

Tuvia Tenenbom Schools Lord Mendelsohn on the New Israel Fund!

"Thanks to you I will increase my donation to the New Israel Fund" This is what Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn said to Tuvia Tenenbom at the Finchley Synagogue, 5 March, 2016. He is probably still reeling from Tuvia's response!

By JC Reporter, March 6, 2016

Controversial Israeli writer Tuvia Tenenbom launched a 10-minute tirade against Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn during an address to Finchley Synagogue on Shabbat.

Mr Tenenbom, who was disinvited from a Limmud panel last December, accused Lord Mendelsohn through his association with the New Israel Fund of being a self-hating Jew, comparable to the Jews who collaborated with the Nazis and helped fund the rise of Adolf Hitler.

The Israeli-born writer had been invited to speak to the community about his book, ‘Catch the Jew!’

Lord Mendelsohn said of the incident: “I read Mr Tenenbom’s book, which addressed some well-known issues with the style you would expect of a strident polemic. What his verbal assault showed was that it was written by someone with a hate-filled, ugly and deeply prejudiced political personality. On balance it is probably better for him to stick to writing.”

He added: “It wasn’t what I had expected to happen between adon olam and a herring at Kiddush”. 

Lord Mendelsohn is the President of the Commonwealth Jewish Council, Co-President of Norwood and a former Chairman of Kinloss Community Centre and Finchley Synagogue. He is a former member of the board of trustees of the New Israel Fund in Britain.

This replaces an earlier version of the story. 

In response, Mr Tenenbom said:

"The depiction of the event at the synagogue lacks content. During my speech I gave numerous examples of findings made by New Israel Fund to various anti-Israel groups and people and I argued that by doing so the NIF has positioned itself as an organization made up of sworn, self-hating Jews, who deliberately undermine Israel’s cause by spreading unsubstantiated propaganda against Israel and her Jewish supporters in the Diaspora. To this, Lord Mendelsohn told me that I had reminded him he had not yet made his annual contribution to the NIF, but that now – thanks to
me - he will increase it.

"In reply, I said that his reaction to my comments about the New Israel Fund was itself an example of the Jewish self-hatred that I write about in my book, Catch the Jew! For him to brag about donating more to the NIF, and this after I had pointed out the rabid self-hate causes it supports with endless flow of cash, was nothing short than a living
proof to the uncritical, irrational, fundamentalist worldview that people like
this Lord suffer from."

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"First Time I have ever felt so strongly about a book to post a review under my own name". gUEST POST BY Mark Roisman, New Rochelle, New York

Mark Roisman gets what many other readers miss; Tuvia Tenenbom is no right winger! See his review of Catch the Jew! by Tuvia Tenenbom on Amazon.com 

"Without exaggeration one of most important books ever written about Modern Israel" Reader Review of Catch the Jew! by Tuvia Tenenbom on Amazon.com

I have never previously read a book that I felt so strongly about,to the point where I'm posting a review under my own name. As well, I have actively persuaded (or at least attempted to persuade) friends and acquaintances to read this book .It's that important.

It's very frustrating for supporters of Israel to live in a modern zeitgeist where black is white, and white is black. For years, my frustration only grew as the politically correct culture slowly decided that Israel, a modern, western, moral country was evil incarnate, and the Bond villains surrounding them were the heroes in the white hats. A truth teller, an unbiased observer, preferably from another planet would be needed to see the falsehoods for what they are. and present the facts as they really are, in order to change the world.

I suspect Tuvia Tenenbom, a lapsed Jew who abandoned Israel physically and spiritually decades ago, a secularist who, I suspect (he is apolitical in this book, so I really can only speculate) leans more left than right on the political spectrum, ever guessed that he would be that truth teller, but he is. Mr. Tenenbom, wades through the weeds of NGO's, anti-Zionists, self-hating Jews and holocaust deniers of all ethnicity, and exposes, through their own words and actions, what is truly going on. Most tellingly, and frighteningly, is how obvious it is; all that is necessary is unbiased observation.

Tenenbom, doesn't do any deep investigative reporting, he doesn't sort through secret files, he doesn't use spy cameras, it's not necessary. He merely gives them the impression he's telling their story, and they don't even try to hide what they're doing.

My favorite example is when a Palestinian activist tells Tenenbom how the Israelis forbid Palestinians from owning property in the same conversation in which he brags about the real estate he owns, without even realizing the disconnect.

Tenenbom's conclusion is upsetting, yet proves his honesty, and I disagree with that conclusion, but that doesn't change the importance of this book, because honest men can disagree about opinions. However, while his opinions are his own, his facts are indisputable. There are none so blind as those who will not see.

See this review of Catch the Jew! by Tuvia Tenenbom on Amazon.com 

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Learning Arabic Cured me of BDS!

Here is a guest post by Susanna Kris, who commented on our Facebook post January 22 2016 urging people to learn Arabic, as she did, and as Tuvia Tenenbom did, and as a result, had better insight into the Israel Palestine conflict. 

 

Susanna Kriz, Commenting on our Facebook Post, January 22, 2016

I used to be one of the self-hating fools which Tenenbom describes in his book. Many people who are not familiar with Israel will probably think that he is exaggerating, but the contrary is true: he made a bleak, indigestible truth palatable with his great sense of humour. 


I can tell for sure that none of self-hating Jews who are working towards their own annihilation see themselves as self-haters. They see themselves as positive exceptions to the rule, as heroic dissidents who hold up essential Jewish values, namely, justice for everybody. 

I am half Israeli and half German ("I Sleep in Hitler's Room" is great, too), and I found it very telling that some of the self-haters whom Tenenbom met rejected the term "Jew" and preferred to refer to themselves as "Hebrews" - presumably because they think that Jews (as in diaspora Jews) are pathetic whiners. However, in the diaspora, it is exactly these "pathetic whiners" who make up groups like the Jewish Voice for Peace. Many are from families of Shoah survivors, and they feel let down or betrayed by Israel for one reason or another. My motivation for joining the BDS movement was that I was called a pathetic whiner by my Israeli relatives whenever I tried to tell them about my experience with anti-Semitism in Germany.

What cured me is that I started learning Arabic - and learned some bitter lessons about how cynical Arabs are about Jews who fight for the Palestinian cause.

I couldn't have felt more abused if I had been an advocate who was gang raped by her clients. Tuvia Tenenbom often asked Israeli activists for the Palestinian cause whether they know Arabic, and all of them answered "No". He does know Arabic. Let me tell you, learning Arabic is the best deprogramming method imaginable.

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In Catch the Jew! Tuvia Tenenbom uses humor and charm to explore life in Israel and Palestine. In the course of his research he uncovers an international agenda to find fault with Jews and Israel. These people have one goal; to Catch the Jew doing something wrong! To buy "Catch the Jew!" on Amzon.com click here.