US joins EU hexing Jewish goods – not in my name
US joins EU hexing Jewish goods – not in my name

For some reason this did not make the headlines I thought it deserved, America’s decision to join Europe on sanctioning Jewish goods.

Putting it like that is not entirely correct, I suppose. We, the United States, are only labeling goods coming from Judea and Samaria as not quite kosher.

So goes the incantation.

I do declare once again, however; “Sanctions are what they say. The ovens are what they mean.”

“Made in the West Bank” is opaque enough to let customers know that the merchandise could have come from anywhere – anywhere except Israel. Israel’s ancestral heartland, Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) is being reserved for our Syrian-refugee/Hamas/ISIS resettlement program.

You don’t understand? Must we give it to you in Swedish?

As for me, I read the directive in English and guess what – it truly is nothing new.  

We are assured that this hex is simply a “reissue” of an older labeling practice…merely a reiteration of a policy that’s been in place for years.

We did it before, says our Administration, and we’re doing it again, that’s all.

Why again? My understanding runs as follows:

1. We are separating the “West Bank” through labeling as a reminder; in case you forgot that it is always a good time to sock it to the Jews.

We are learning from the best – the Europeans!

2. We like Sweden. We like how they think over there. Just yesterday, for example, their leaders got together with the rest of Europe’s leaders and declared that what happened in Cologne didn’t really happen. Well, it did. But it had nothing to do with the Migrants. Nothing. Understand?

Ladies and gents of America, we like that thinking. Problem? What problem? Smart. Deception is good. Vote Hillary.

3. We like Europe. What’s wrong with Europe? Men don’t come to the aid of their wives and daughters. Even women think Rape is good, better than being Racist. It’s a whole new liberal/progressive Sharia-obedient world over there and we’re bringing it over here, starting with the 80,000 refugees Sweden proposes to relocate.

Relocate to where? The “West Bank” would be a good place, or maybe to a neighborhood near you in Peoria?

Surely plans are in the works in the White House to do just that, including the 60,000 Migrants Finland would love to toss back.

Plus Austria that suddenly woke up and wants 50,000 deported.

They won’t be going back to the hellholes from where they came. That’s for sure.

Plenty of room here in San Bernardino. We’ve got more than 100 Sanctuary Cities to boot.

We may not be as formal and polite as many Europeans, but we have not yet managed a Mussolini or a Hitler.
Meanwhile as the rest of America is debating whether to import 10,000 all-male Syrian “refugees,” here’s news while you were sleeping: from Syria and neighboring Arab states they’ve been coming to the USA, slipped through an Obama side door at the rate of 100,000 a year.

Agreed, it makes no sense throwing them out and bringing more of them in, as Merkel keeps doing.

“The supply is endless,” as I wrote in this prophetic thriller.

We like Merkel. We are starting to think like Merkel. (Merkel’s latest leap toward total insanity has it that they will all be going back once the dust settles. Oh yeah? Take it from the Boys coming home after WWI; “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘em Down on the Farm After They’ve Seen Paree?”)

In short, the United States is becoming more and more like Europe. This is strange because America was invented to get away from Europe.

We do everything we can to be different. At least so it was. They play soccer. We play baseball. They still idolize Richard Wagner. We still idolize Elvis.

They invade countries. We liberate. We rock. They Weltschmerz.

We’re talking about the upcoming Super Bowl. They talk Schopenhauer.

We think men should behave like men and don’t you dare touch our women!

We may not be as formal and polite as many Europeans, but we have not yet managed a Mussolini or a Hitler.

As for me, include me out. I know a boycott when I see a boycott. I even know the smell. Check J.D Salinger.

He was there to liberate Dachau. He told his daughter, “The smell of burning flesh never leaves your nostrils.”

Can’t fool me, either. I’ve also been around.

Our Government Officials keep saying these labeling sanctions are nothing new. How true! Nothing new. Nothing new at all.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the international classic “Indecent Proposal” now followed by the prophetic thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: