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April 2009

Benvenisti: 2-state-solution talk plays into Netanyahu’s hands

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An excellent piece on why there’s been a “sea-change” in favor of binationalism, and the idea is now promoted in “symposia around the world,” including those progressive symposia that used to push the two-state solution. By Meron Benvenisti, the pioneer…

Is Rabbi Lerner going wobbly? 3 critics weigh in

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Three responses to the post on Michael Lerner yesterday based on the New Jersey Jewish News report: 1, from an anonymous Jewish critic, 2, from Jeff Blankfort, 3, from Jack Ross. 1. Lerner is not “going wobbly,” Lerner has always…

What does it take to make it at ‘The New Republic’?

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“Serving Israel on the public relations front and international arena has been Oren’s side job for the past two decades.” From Nathan Guttman’s piece in the Forward on Michael Oren, a New Republic contributing editor, and the likely next ambassador…

Guns & Militias & Nazis – Oh my!

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Check out the latest from Max Blumenthal: So, as if Obama didn’t have enough to deal with, there are now neo-Nazis running around with automatic assault rifles tucked in their back packs organizing the new militia movement. Great. Note to…

Foxman links criticism of Gaza with Holocaust

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In Cleveland, Abe Foxman implies that UNRWA’s John Ging, who had lately visited the city at the invitation of the Arab community to talk about Gaza, is contributing to a global wave of anti-Semitism that we haven’t seen since the…

How can you like the human race?

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Gas prices are down and when I go to the supermarket I always notice a parked car or two going, with the windows closed, so that it will be nice and cool when the person is finished their shopping. I…

Michael Lerner says the left would ‘totally demean Israel’

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Remember how important Rabbi Lerner was to the last Democratic White House? He was a spiritual adviser to Hillary Clinton. Well now he’s extending his hand to Obama. That means taking a slap at the left, too. From the New…

The American street wants to talk about the Israel lobby

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Lately, Huffington Post, a battleground for Progressive Except on Palestine forces (my side gets some play now and then) has published Israel lobby spokesmen Lanny Davis, Alan Dershowitz, and Mortimer Zuckerman. Still, CAMERA isn’t happy. The pro-Israel media-monitor finds that…

The American street wants to talk about the Israel lobby

Philip Weiss on

Lately, Huffington Post, a battleground for Progressive Except on Palestine forces (my side gets some play now and then) has published Israel lobby spokesmen Lanny Davis, Alan Dershowitz, and Mortimer Zuckerman. Still, CAMERA isn’t happy. The pro-Israel media-monitor finds that…

Billboards criticizing US aid to Israel taken down under pressure

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A few week ago we posted about ten billboards going up around Albuquerque, NM calling for congress to cut off aid to Israel. They were put up by The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, a multi-ethnic, multi-religious coalition…

New commenting software on Mondoweiss

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You’ve probably noticed that the comments section looks a bit different. We’re trying out some new commenting software called Intense Debate. Check out their website for the new features at your disposal, and let us know what you think. It…

Gutless in Gaza, by NPR

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Susie Kneedler writes: NPR finally reported from Gaza yesterday morning: It was better than recent silence; sympathy for Palestinians, but “report” still got lost in Israeli defense of refusing to allow in cement for re-building and the question of smuggling….

Homer nods (Jon Stewart blows the Harman story)

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Jon Stewart did the Jane Harman story last night and blew it. Didn’t mention Israel for over a minute. Doesn’t say Harman’s Jewish. Doesn’t talk about the Israel lobby really. Doesn’t talk about the occupation or Gaza or Iran, the…

Homer nods (Jon Stewart blows the Harman story)

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Jon Stewart did the Jane Harman story last night and blew it. Didn’t mention Israel for over a minute. Doesn’t say Harman’s Jewish. Doesn’t talk about the Israel lobby really. Doesn’t talk about the occupation or Gaza or Iran, the…