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June 2008

‘J Street’ Seems to Be Finding a Niche

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J Street, the leftish Jewish lobby, is having an effect. Here is a piece urging Obama to make common cause with the “other Jewish lobby”– not the Likudnik-neocon lobby, AIPAC. Here is J Street’s great ad in the New York…

Where Is Jeffrey Goldberg Now That Feith Needs Him?

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I have some limited sympathy for Doug Feith as a guy who’s been abruptly marginalized; it’s hard to imagine a more precipitous farewell. It reminds me of seeing former Cheney aide David Wurmser speaking at a New York law firm…

Feith Seeks Rehabilitation. The World Ignores Him

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The Washington Independent runs a story by James Risen of the New York Times that makes a half-hearted effort to rehabilitate Douglas Feith. Feith says the piece was killed by the Times.The Washington Independent calls the story “The Return of…

‘Dual Loyalty’ Debate Edges Into the Center Ring

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The Joe Klein dual-loyalty assertion is being debated everywhere, including here by Shmuel Rosner, who goes thru some formalities about being an Israeli so he can’t comment then promptly tosses that aside to speak as a member of the Jewish…

Joe Klein Assertion of War-for-Israel Stirs Hornets

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Max Boot at Commentary is going crazy over Joe Klein’s assertion that Jewish neocons played an important role in pushing the Iraq war to make Israel safe. Myself I have trouble reading a blog entry this long. Also the tone…

Buzz on ‘The New Yorker”s Adelson Piece

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Connie Bruck’s profile of Sheldon Adelson in the New Yorker continues to resonate. Says Christopher Varley: “I have written about the pernicious influence of Israel ’s so-called friends in America on many occasions. They use their wealth and influence to…

‘The New Yorker’ Resumes Its Position as Journalistic Leader

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My crowd is buzzing over Connie Bruck’s profile of Sheldon Adelson in The New Yorker. I have pressed for just such coverage of the U.S.’s third-richest man, and birthright-nut, for months. I notice that the Israel angle is right up…

Look at the Bright Side of High Gas Prices

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The Hudson River this year is empty of the countless stinkpot personal trophy yachts. So is the Schuylkill in Philly. Americans are reordering their priorities not to be such giant oil-pigs. They will ride bicycles more, live their lives more…

Bastions and Bastards (My Weekend)

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I had a big weekend. My father-in-law turned 80 and we celebrated in Philadelphia. I married into a Protestant clan and a lot of the festivities took place in Chestnut Hill, which is the sort of privileged old neighborhood in…