Mossad Agent Captured Over Saudi Arabia

An active Arab imagination has resulted in numerous innocent animals being executed

as “Israeli spies”

11 Dec 2019 | Edy Cohen  1-866-854-1684

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It is well known that the Mossad is respon-sible for Israel’s security outside its borders and that the famous Israeli spy agency sometimes uses a variety of agents with different identities to infiltrate Arab countries. 

     Most Mossad agents are Israelis, but often the agency recruits spies from other countries who are sent to infiltrate Israel’s enemies according to the particular skills the task requires. In this case, a special agent was recruited, unlike any other in the past.

     A recent Twitter post reported on a Mossad agent that was captured in northern Saudi Arabia. The agent, it turns out, was a vulture. The official Saudi report determined that the “Mossad agent” was an Israeli vulture armed with photographic and “espionage” equipment. “Heroes” of the Saudi security forces were on their way to place him under arrest and take the bird away for interrogation. The video shows Saudi youngsters at the scene who say that they are not asking for any prizes for the capture, but that they are Saudi nationals who love their homeland and the “security services” (what else could they say as Saudi officials came to investigate). It’s not clear as to the fate of the poor vulture, but chances are likely that he will be executed.

شباب من تبوك يقبضون على طائر من انواع النسور وعليه اجهزة تصوير ومراقبة اسرائيلية وتم تسليمه للجهات الامنية بعد محاولات من جهة خارجية بعدم تسليمه .. هؤلاء هم ابناء الوطن الشرفاء

     But alas, the innocent bird is not a Mossad agent at all, but a vulture with a tracking device attached to his body by the Veterinary Department of Tel-Aviv University. The department is exploring the migration of birds in the region. This is not the first time that a “Mossad agent” has been caught in Arab countries. In fact, a few years ago another vulture was captured in Lebanon and was immediately suspected of being part of an Israeli attempt to spy on Hezbollah. About nine years ago, the Egyptians caught a shark along the coast of Sinai and immediately suspected that the Israelis had sent the fish, and spread such rumors around the region and the world.

     “They say that the Israeli Mossad has released a lethal shark into the Red Sea in order to undermine tourism in Egypt,” the governor of the South Sinai district, Muhammad Abd al-Fadil Shusha, told an Egyptian news agency. 

     Sharks, carnivorous birds, pigeons, storks and even squirrels are all animals that have been reported in recent years being used by the Mossad. As strange as it may sound, many people believe these reports, and some of the animals were actually executed as punishment for cooperating with the “Zionist enemy.” It is clear that as most of these reports come from Arab countries, that they are a result of an active Arab imagination that likes to attribute any unusual activities to a Mossad conspiracy.

     A lot of this hysteria stems from the trauma inflicted by the success of Israeli spy Eli Cohen, who in the 1960s had so successfully infiltrated Syria that he was appointed by the Syrian president as the country’s Minister of Defense. Middle East Arabs have yet to get over the scandal of the Cohen affair, and tend to attribute a lot of internal problems and abnormal incidents to the Israeli spy agency.

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Jewish Groups Praise Trump's Measure Against Campus Anti-Semitism

Jewish groups in December welcomed President Donald Trump's Executive Order which will help to protect Jews on college campuses from anti-Semitism. "Jews are indeed a nationality, and Jewish students have faced increasingly-obvious bias on campus," said Rabbi Pesach Lerner, President of the Coalition for Jewish Values. "The fact that it has been thinly disguised as 'anti-Israel' activity is no excuse for bigotry, and adopting the definition of anti-Semitism used by the State Department is the correct response. The President deserves our thanks for doing what is right and just," he added. The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO, likewise welcomed the measure:

     "It will have an immediate impact on USA campuses plagued with anti-Semitic and extreme anti-Israel acts, where many Univer-sity officials complained that the lack of a working definition of anti-Semitism hampered efforts to deal with anti-Semitic incidents on campus. Now, through this Executive Order, university officials and Jewish students will be better equipped to deal with hate attacks often associated with the anti-Israel BDS campaigns," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, SWC Director of Global Social Action. "More broadly, President Trump's Executive Order sends a strong message domestically and around the world against history's oldest hate at a time of surging anti-Semitism on both sides of the Atlantic," Cooper added. (VFI News/Arutz-7) 

     Prayers are being answered in the battle against anti-Semitism with USA President Trump's latest measure against college anti-Semitism.  Other successes this year and last have occurred against the BDS movement which aims to delegitimize the State of Israel. Please continue to intercede against spiraling global anti-Semitism.

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year is “They.”

According to Merriam-Webster, the word “they” was selected “based on a 313 percent increase in look-ups on the company’s search site” this year. Why the sudden and intense interest in this particular pronoun? Because the word “they” is now being used as a personal pronoun by persons who view themselves as “non-binary.”

     New Yorkers have been aware of the “transgender” phenomenon (in which a person identifies as a member of the opposite sex) for quite some time. The “non-binary” concept also relates to gender identity; a “non-binary” person is someone who does not identify as male or as female. “Non-binary” persons often wish to be referred to with the pronoun “they” rather than gendered pronouns like “he” or “she.”

     Merriam-Webster states that interest in the word “they” was fueled by various individuals, including a “non-binary” model who calls himself Oslo Grace; a member of Congress (Rep. Pramila Jayapal) who “got emotional while talking of her gender-nonconforming child during a House committee”; and popular recording artist Sam Smith, an openly homosexual man who recently claimed a “non-binary” identity and asked to be referred to as “they” rather than “he.”

     Unfortunately, Merriam-Webster has given in to this phenomenon by redefining the word “they.” We are not about to begin to refer to a man or a woman using gender-neutral pronouns. Instead, we will continue to stand for the increasingly unpopular truth that human beings are not “non-binary”; rather, we are each created male or female by a loving God.

Editor's Note:  In the English language, the pronoun they is a plural word. The gender pronouns for a male are he or him. The gender pronouns for a female are she or her. When there is no gender, the correct pronoun in the English language is it. Perhaps it is the best pronoun to use when a person doesn't want to be identified as he or she. It isn't necessary to reinvent the English language to accommodate those with gender confusion or gender dysphoria. And please don't hate them. They really need our prayers. RAC

Old School Liberals and

Modern Liberals

I remember the "old" days, when Liberals used to say, "You do your thing, and I'll do my thing." Today "Liberals" say, "I'll do my thing, and I will force you to do my thing." They only tolerate those who agree with them. If a Conservative or an Israeli dares to be a speaker on a college campus, he is shouted down by these intolerant "Liberals." So much for freedom of speech. Even worse are the so-called "progressives," who demonstrate how "progressive" they are by their verbal (and often physical) assaults against "Zionist Jews" or anybody who is pro-Israel.

     It's a sick society that tries to force Christian bakers to make wedding cakes for same-sex marriages. Medical professionals should not be forced to perform abortions or to assist in such procedures when such people are people of faith. Faith-based orphanages should not be forced to place children into LGBTQ homes.

     It is also wrong for tax-paying members of the faith community to be forced to support public school systems whose goal is to indoctrinate young people instead of educating them. School vouchers would give parents a choice of schools.

Additional Jewish Gifts to the World

A witty host from the Jewish podcast Unorthodox said, “You know those Christmas songs you like? Jews wrote them. You know those movies you like? Jews made them. You know that Messiah you have? We made him.”

Editor's Note:  As the Jewish recording artist Kinky Friedman sang, "They ain't making Jews like Jesus anymore." (Kinky Friedman also made an unsuccessful run to be governor of Texas several years ago.)

$150 Billion Dollars Worth Of Jewish Possessions Left in Arab Lands

Thousands of Jewish residents in Arab countries were forced to flee their homes following the creation of the state of Israel.  Jewish refugees far outnumbered so-called Palestinian refugees[1] who voluntarily left Israel decades ago - having been counseled to do so by Arab warlords - and now clamor for the right to return by the millions and reclaim land, houses, and Israeli citizenship.    Jews, on the other hand, suffered the losses, remade their lives and prospered in other lands, mainly in Israel who absorbed and nurtured them. They have not been standing at Arab doors with their hands outstretched, demanding to be let back in and compensated along with their progeny.  A new report published days ago, which was completed with the help of the National Security Council, notes that Jews who were expelled or fled Arab nations in the late 1940s and ’50s left some $31.3 billion worth of property in Iran; $6.7 billion in Libya; $1.4 billion in Syria; $2.6 billion in Yemen; and $700 million in Yemen’s temporary capital of Aden.

     The parameters examined in the report include rural and urban property, businesses’ value, loss of income and potential income, and loss of communal property.” Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel is expected to share the findings with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in the coming weeks.

Paris Court Agrees: Killer of Jewish Woman Not Responsible For His Actions Because He Was High on Marijuana         World Jewish Congress

The court relieved Kobili Traore, 29, of criminal responsibility for his slaying of Sarah Halimi, whom Traore pummeled for about an hour while shouting about Allah and calling her a demon before throwing the 60-year-old physician to her death from the window of her third-story apartment. It did say that the killing was partly because of anti-Semitism.

Editor's Note:  Being high on marijuana, drunk on alcohol, or unhinged by other drugs should never be used as a defense. There would be a great temptation to deliberately "get high" before attacking someone in a hate crime. And then use "being high" as a defense. This sets a very bad example to the criminals.        RAC

UK Study Finds Amnesty International to Be Highly Anti-Semitic

Amnesty International defines itself as “a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are”. However, the UK Jewish Human Rights Watch released a report this week revealing widespread bias and racism inside the Amnesty organization. British anti-Semitism expert David Collier of Jewish Human Rights Watch said that such attitudes against Israel and the Jewish people are keeping the international group from its original mission.

     The new study claims that Amnesty International has become a tool for spreading institutionalized and anti-Semitic hatred against Israel and promoting policies consistent with the goals of the BDS movement. According to Collier, a controversial action by India is almost certain to receive attention. Persecuted Christians are blatantly ignored. Attacking Israel is top of the list. Pakistan can literally make opposition figures disappear and Amnesty International can rarely even be bothered to yawn.

     Amnesty’s activity is inherently racist. When directed towards Israel, the cumulative obsession can clearly be labeled anti-Semitic," he said. Collier further noted that that Amnesty knowingly employs anti-Israel and pro-BDS activists in its activities related to the Arab-Israeli conflict, creating a one-sided, biased narrative against Israel. Collier claims that the organization even employs activists who openly support terrorism against the State of Israel. The study, titled 'Amnesty International, From Bias to Obsession,' will be reviewed by UK law enforcement agencies to see if the organization's activities do not violate British law.          Source:  Vision for Israel, PO Box 7743, Charlotte NC 28241-7743

Editor's Note:  Vision for Israel is a good source for email news. They also do wonderful charity work for the poor and needy in Israel, including providing much needed school supplies for children, hot meals for the elderly, and aid to Holocaust survivors.          RAC

Jesus was not
a Palestinian.
He was a
Mizrachi JewEvery year, in the days leading up to Christmas, the “Jesus was a Palestinian” talking point surfaces off- and online. Every year, anti-Israel activists hop on this bizarre bandwagon and drive it over historical facts.

Many of the public figures that push this phrase are not Christian; they have no stake in Jesus’s ethnic background. They claim he was a Palestinian because it furthers the erasure of Jewish people’s connection to the land of Israel.

by Ben Mazzig

     The theory originated with former Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat in 2006, and has snowballed ever since. Today, some even argue that Jesus was the first Palestinian “martyr.” This year, anti-Israel BDS supporters such as Rep. Ilhan Omar, Omar Suleiman, and Linda Sarsour have advanced this ahistorical narrative. Al JazeeraThe Independent, and even The New York Times have published articles defending this conjecture.

     The goal of the argument that “Jesus was a Palestinian from Nazareth” is not only to erase Jewish ties to the land of Israel, but also to depict all Jews as “white,” and in consequence, less sympathetic to intersectional social justice movements. This April, the Times published an article on the deep importance of Jesus’s skin color, stating that: “Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.”

     The message is coupled with Palestinian propaganda. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat tweeted a video titled “Merry Palestinian Christmas” with a Palestinian saying, “Jesus was one of us. He didn’t have blonde hair and blue eyes; he wasn’t from Kentucky. Mary too was a Palestinian. Mary’s grandmother — a Palestinian. John the Baptist, St. George, the apostles — all Palestinians.”

     Countless Jews have dark skin. Claiming that because Jesus was a person of color he must be ethnically Palestinian erases countless Jews in the world today. Mizrahi Jews, the largest ethnic group of Jews in Israel, share the same skin tone, heritage, and birthplace as Jesus. Yet we would never be accepted as Palestinian or identify ourselves as such.

     Indeed, activists furthering the Palestinian Jesus narrative are aware of the diversity of Israeli society and the global Jewish community; they distort it to deny all Jewish people our indigenous rights.

     “While evidence in favor of this view is overwhelming, activists who oppose Israel’s right to exist and deny the Jewish people’s connection to the land — perhaps before learning where indigenous status stems from and what it means — still have an issue with this claim, supporting a narrative built on falsehoods that today is basically acknowledged as fact,” explains indigenous rights activist Ryan Bellerose.

     To get the movement to crush Israel welcomed in social justice spaces where indigenous rights are valued, activists must falsely allege Jews are not indigenous.

“Archaeology, genealogy, and his-tory all support the Jewish claim to indigeneity,” says Bellerose. “To say that Palestinian Arabs were the first inhabitants of the land of Israel is problematic for actual indigenous people like the Jewish people, the Amazigh, the Copts, the Assyrians, the Samaritans, and others who were forcefully conquered, subsumed, and converted. It would literally be akin to white Europeans in North America making that same claim.”

     When challenged, anti-Israel advocates who deny that the Jews are indigenous to Israel brush it off, saying that it is ridiculous to go “that far back.”Nevertheless, when we are going as far back to the birth of Jesus, it is essential to get the facts straight. The simple truth is that activists are taking a relatively new name for this region — “Palestine” — and placing it upon a far more ancient Jewish person.

     In 132 CE, the current state of Israel was renamed “Palestina” by the Romans. They did this to punish Jews for their largest revolt against  Rome by stripping them of connection to Jerusalem and Judea while honoring the Philistines, a foreign people who had conquered them.

     The use of even the earliest variants of Palestine began over 100 years after the birth of Christ. The term “Palestine” was unofficially used to describe land south of Syria by the Ottoman Empire in the 1500s and was not popular among the people living in the region at the time. Only after World War I did another occupying force, Britain, declare modern-day Israel, as well as Jordan, “Palestine.” Just like the Romans, anti-Israel activists use this term to diminish Jewish historical claims to Israel.

     This is a tactic to deceive people into thinking that since Jesus had darker skin and was from the Middle East, he cannot be Jewish. It exploits people’s lack of knowledge about Jewish diversity; most people in Western societies only know Jews who have lighter skin and are usually of recent European descent. However, while all Jews are indigenous to the land of Israel, 56 percent of the Jewish population of Israel (over three million people) never left the Middle East and Africa. In modern terms, all Jews were once “Mizrahi Jews.” Therefore, if you want to give Jesus a contemporary ethnicity, it is “Mizrahi Jew” that fits, not “Palestinian.” ....

Palestinian Man Sells Land to Jews, and Now He’s Dead

Israel Today Staff

Despite ostensibly seeking peace, the Palestinian regime maintains what amount to racist laws. A Palestinian man who allegedly sold property to Jewish buyers was reported dead on December 22 at a hospital in the de facto Palestinian capital of Ramallah.

     The man, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested in 2012 on charges of conducting “illegal” business “with the enemy.” He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Palestinian Authority did not provide any details as the circumstances of his death, whether it occurred of natural causes, or was the result of physical harm. He died before his prison sentence ended.

     Dozens of Palestinian Arabs have been kidnapped, murdered, arrested, jailed and otherwise punished over the years for selling property to Jews. Despite its peace treaties with Israel, the Palestinian Authority maintains laws prohibiting real estate transactions with Jews (not just Israelis), though it will hypocritically howl to the international community when Israeli Jews try to avoid selling property to Arabs.

     Palestinian Muslim clerics have even gone so far as to issue fatwas against Arabs who sell to Jews, labeling them “traitors” and “infidels.” (Fatwas often demand death to such “traitors.”)


Is Alcoholics Anonymous

too 'Christian' for Jews?

In Israel, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings take place in synagogues and Jewish private homes. You are as likely to see a siddur (Jewish prayer book) as the Big Book, A.A.'s basic text.

     Nearly everywhere else, A.A. meetings usually take place in church basements. Is the A.A. too Christian for Jews? Michael Graubart was an alcoholic and an observant Jew. He became sober 27 years ago through the benefits of A.A. membership. A.A. was his last chance to become sober. But what's a Jewish drunk to do?

     Remarkably, that week the rabbi at his synagogue focused his sermon on a young Jewish woman going for drug and alcohol rehab. He spoke convincingly about the value of the A.A.'s 12-step recovery.

     Michael went to meet with the rabbi. He pointed out that most of Christian beliefs are Jewish in origin. And also that the 12 steps of A.A. were unknowingly drawn from Judaism!

     During the Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Holy Days, Jews take stock of their lives and identify sins and behaviors that they wish to cast away. At Tashlich, on Rosh HaShanah afternoon, Jews symbolically cast their sins using pieced of bread into bodies of water. In A.A., this self-examination is called the "fourth and fifth step." Instead of casting sins into the water, people write their sins on pieces of paper and then rip them up or burn them. Then the people are told to ask their higher power to help them overcome their sins and addictions, and become better people.

     In Judaism, one cannot ask God for forgiveness on Yom Kippur until one asks for forgiveness from those whom he or she has harmed. In the A.A., those in recovery are asked to make amends with those whom they have offended.

     But what about meeting in church basements? Judaism has the concept of pikuah nefesh, which means to save a life. If something is going to save a life, it is permitted.

     But what about the Lord's Prayer, which is normally recited at the end of A.A. meetings? The Orthodox rabbi who spoke to Michael Graubart said, "When you look at the language of the Lord's Prayer, it's actually a series of Hebrew and Aramaic prayers strung together. For example, the first line, "Our Father who art in Heaven" is the exact equivalent of "Avinu shebashamayim."

     Next, "Hallowed be Thy name" is the same as the first line in the Kaddish prayer, "Yit'gadol v'yit'kadash sh'mei raba." And so on, all the way through to the end of the prayer.

     Every aspect of the A.A. 12-step programs that "feels Christian" has it antecedents in Jewish law and prayer. So being Jewish is no bar to recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous is the most successful world-wide program in delivering people from addiction. If you wander into a church basement for an A.A. meeting, you will find plenty of Jews and non-Jews. (Maybe even Messianic Jews. RAC)


One More Reason to Quit Pork

Two inspectors from the federal Food Safety and Inspection filed whistleblower complaints alleging that under new, looser inspection rules, the nation's pork will soon be contaminated with feces, toenails, bladders, and hair.


One More Reason to Quit Netflix

A Netflix Christmas special that implies that Jesus was gay sparked fury in Brazil, which calls for the comedy's creators to be arrested for blasphemy. The First Temptation of Christ begins with Jesus returning home for his 30th birthday with an effete companion, Orlando. God, who Jesus has been told is his uncle Vittorio, is still mooning Mary, who gets caught smoking a joint. 2 million Brazilians signed a petition asking Netflix to ban the show. 


New Decade Opens With Israel’s Population at 9,136,000

On 31 Dec. 2019, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Israel's population stood at 9,136,000. In the past year, Israel’s population grew by 1.9%. Approximately 6,772,000 Israelis identify as Jews - or 74.1% of the entire population - and 1,916,000 as Arabs - 21%. A total of 177,000 babies were born during 2019, and 34,000 people immigrated to the country under the Law of Return. The Jewish Israeli women's fertility rate (3.05) exceeded that of Arab Israelis (3.04) for the first time, reported the CBS on Tuesday. In 2019, 177,000 babies were born in Israel - 74% to Jewish women and 23.2% to Arabs. According to CBS calculations, Israel's population will top 10 million people by the end of 2024. (VFI)

     Thank you, dear Lord, for the increase of your people in Israel during 2019. “Do good in your good pleasure to Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem.” Ps. 51:18

Israel Breaks Its Tourism Records in 2019

Some 4.55 million tourists visited Israel in 2019, the Tourism Ministry announced on the eve of 2020. Visitor entries increased by 11% compared to 4,120,800 in 2018. The foremost starting places for visitors were the USA (890,000), France (338,200), Russia (296,000), Germany (268,900) and Britain (218,700). In a whopping 51% increase from 2018, some 144,400 visitors arrived from China last year. (VFI News)

     “Many people shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob.’” Isa. 2:3

Leviathan Natural Gas Field Starts Flowing For 2020

Leviathan offshore natural gas field is the largest energy project in Israel's history. Its resources began flowing on Tues. 31 Dec. 2019, hours ahead of the new decade.  Yossi Abu, CEO of Delek Drilling LP, said, "For the first time since its establishment, Israel is now an energy powerhouse, able to supply all its energy needs and gaining energy independence. At the same time, we will be exporting natural gas to Israel's neighbors, Egypt and Jordan, thus strengthening Israel's position in the region." The Leviathan field holds some 22 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. The gas supply will enable Israel to phase out expensive and polluting imported coal for generating electricity. The Leviathan site is located in the Mediterranean Sea 77 miles west of Haifa. (VFI News)

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Israelis Coping With Addiction

The latest national public health survey in Israel conducted among adults aged 18–65 reported that 27% of the population used cannabis and 2% other illegal drugs in the past year, with 0.25% reporting heroin use during this period.

     The most common addictions were to alcohol, cannabis, opiates such as heroin and morphine, cocaine, and cheap stimulants. In Israel, the attitude of the establishment and the general public has softened somewhat in recent years regarding the approach to drug use, especially the use of cannabis. On the legal level, the war on drugs policy continues.  In reality, however, criminal indictments and penalties have been focused on drug dealers and less on users. In April 2019, Israel officially decriminalized the adult use of cannabis. (VFI News)

Poverty Increases In Israel

While Israel has enjoyed much increase in 2019, end of the year poverty figures reveal that some 2.3 million Israelis, including one million children, live beneath the poverty line. Additionally, child poverty has climbed by two percentage points, from 27.1% to 29.1%. Poverty among the elderly also increased, from 17.2% to 18.8%. The report also found that nearly one-fifth of Israelis, over 1.6 million people suffer from food insecurity, a 2-point increase over the previous year. It warned that those trends will likely increase again this year and accused the government of “a continued policy that forsakes a quarter of Israeli citizens and a third of its children.” 

     Vered Windman, executive director of the Israel National Council for the Child, said the report showed the failure of the government’s economic and social policies. She also blamed the lack of a functioning government over the past year amid repeated elections. “There must be a dramatic change in Israel’s socioeconomic policy which dooms almost one in three children to lacking health, education, and welfare and harms their human dignity.” She warned that such disparities “will have far-reaching social consequences in the future.” The latest children’s poverty rates place Israel as second to the highest in the OECD, countries with only Turkey ranking higher.  The poverty line in Israel is defined as an income of NIS 3,593 ($1,040) a month for singles and NIS 5,750 ($1,664) for couples. The poverty crisis is compounded by the fact that the cost of living in Israel is among the highest of developed nations. (VFI News)

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Beyond Meat

According to the US Dept of Agriculture, the average American consumes 217 pounds of meat per year. However, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends only 6 ounces of all protein foods, which includes eggs, beans, meat, and legumes, or about 137 pounds per year for most adults. We all require protein for good health. However, too much protein is also a health hazard. There is nothing wrong with eating meat. It isn't a sin. But many of us eat far more meat than we need, with has implications for our health and for the health of the planet.

     Beyond Meat is a company that is keen to change that equation with plant-based burgers and sausages. They look, cook, and taste like the real thing. They are soy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and pareve to boot! And they are now Rabbinically kosher! There are also many other "meatless" meats available.

     Personally, I eat meat, but with a bit of guilty conscience. I am not opposed to eating meat. However, most of the meat production is now on an industrial scale, with most animals being raised in giant factory farms, in extremely crowded and unnatural environments. We have images in our minds of Old MacDonald's farm. This is primarily from earlier generations. Most small family farms have been driven out of business by industrial farms.  Aside from animal cruelty, it is bad for the environment, as the animal waste from these factory farms enter the environment. It also requires high amounts of antibiotics, as disease can spread quickly in such crowded environments. However, as I told my vegetarian sister, "It's not my fault that animals taste so good!" However, now there are excellent alternatives. Even Burger King now sells vegetarian Impossible Whoppers, which taste better than the original Whoppers! (Burger King did a test marketing to unknowing customers, giving them vegetarian Impossible Whoppers. They were then asked how the burgers tasted. All agreed that they tasted great!)

     Our nation's addiction to meat also consumes huge amounts of water and resources. The water in the average swimming pool can produce 312 beef burgers, or 60,837 Beyond Burgers.

     Another alternative is bugs! Yes, there are kosher bugs: grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets. (See Leviticus 11:21-22.) Mizrachi Jews, and people around the world, eat bugs. People in the West will eat God's garbage disposals such as shrimp, lobsters, pigs, clams, etc., which are useful in cleaning the environment. But they will turn up their noses at the idea of eating locusts and grasshoppers which eat nice, clean plants. I ate a locust. It tasted fine! And it is much better for the environment to eat high-protein bugs instead of factory-farm meats.        

Source: Kosher Spirit  WWW.OK.ORG

[1] It should also be noted that there would have been zero Palestinian refugees if the Arab nations had not declared war on the new Jewish nation in 1948.