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October 2007

The Left Must Celebrate Progress in Iraq!

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I don’t think there’s much question that there’s been progress in Iraq. Some markets seem to be flourishing, American deaths are down. That phantasma-gory-a of suicide bombings one day after another may even be petering out. Hallelujah. I remember a…

‘Commentary’ Prints Slam of Homosexuality as Against God’s Command

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The November Commentary is not online yet, but I’m a subscriber, and it contains an article by a Christian theologian, R.R. Reno, that justifies the Jewish law against intermarriage–including Reno’s own, for which his Jewish daughter is now paying a…

Does Giuliani See Neocon Braintrust as a Means of Raising $?

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Giuliani’s dangerous assembly of neocon advisers suits his temperament. Giuliani is hotheaded and operatic. I wonder if it also doesn’t serve his fundraising interests. Neoconservatism is a largely Jewish movement, and a large amount of political giving is now Jewish….

Time Mag Website, and Condi, Broach ‘One-State’ Solution

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Here is a wonderful blog item by Scott MacLeod of Time Magazine, about Condoleezza Rice’s testimony before the House yesterday. The perspicacious MacLeod notes Condi’s words doubting the two-state solution. Our concern is growing that without a serious political prospect…

Haaretz Strikes Again; Condi Likens Palestinians to Southern Blacks

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Again I wonder why we’re not seeing this story in the U.S. press, but Haaretz reports that Condoleezza Rice regards the system of bizarre and freakishly discriminatory laws that govern Palestinian life in the West Bank as being like Jim…

How Israel’s Press Prophets Would Have Profited the U.S.

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Here’s a link to a powerful article (in the Harvard/MIT journal International Security) on the tremendous damage done to the U.S. by faulty press coverage of Israel/Palestine, by Jerome Slater, a scholar at SUNY Buffalo. Apropos of my posts on…

Why I’m Bored by California Wildfire Story

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I had a brilliant mentor in journalism in Zachary Stalberg, the former editor of the Philadelphia Daily News. He hated natural disaster stories. “No villain.” (Of course the global warming angle does bring back the good-and-evil narrative. )

The Israel Lobby Targets Haaretz

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It takes me a while to understand stuff I see with my own eyes. In my post last night about CAMERA’s conference on Israel’s Jewish defamers (which I paid $40 to attend), I failed to linger on executive director Andrea…

Where Were You in the Elitist War, Daddy?

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On his book tour, Alan Greenspan has been talking about the dangers of capitalism. Sounding the socialist, he sees a moral problem with the rising gap between rich and poor. The unprivileged will begin to question the rightness of capitalism…

An Israeli on His Countrymen’s Reputation for Rudeness

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I went to a party last night in the city and met an Israeli. Handsome, tall, a chest as broad as a desk. We talked about movement between the U.S. and Israel, and I asked him about the Israeli reputation…

Is JPod’s Elevation Good for the Jews? (Or for This Jew, Anyway?)

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Congratulations are due to John Podhoretz, chosen to become the next editor of Commentary in 14 months. Nonetheless, the appointment is shocking. Podhoretz is famous on the internet as a gadfly and horse’s ass; once he sent me a note,…

My Brush With the Israel Lobby

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For a guy who writes about the Israel lobby all the time, you’d think I would have related all I personally know about the lobby by now. Not true. I’ve never told this story. I live in New York’s 19th…

Jerusalem Post Says American Establishment Is More Than Half Jewish

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One of Israel’s most fascinating functions for American Jewry is, It is our id. Here we have responsibility, logic, power, and indirection. There they have brawn, testosterone, impulse, straightforwardness. When I was young, women used to say that over in…