Author Archives: Scott Roth and Phil Weiss

About Scott Roth and Phil Weiss

Scott Roth is publisher of Follow him on twitter at scottroth76 .

Jewish National Fund lures singles to Israel with tasteless sexual joke in NYT

What a tasteless ad in the NYT! The Jewish National Fund and J Date are luring Jewish singles on an Israel trip with a picture of two camels and the line, One hump or two?

Posted in Israel/Palestine | 64 Comments

At Auschwitz: ‘The IDF is the Jewish people’s answer to the Holocaust’

Members of the Knesset visit Auschwitz. Israel lobbyists are along– Malcolm Hoenlein, Shmuley Boteach and Eric Cantor. And the IDF says it is the spirit of the Jewish people after Auschwitz. Who elected them?

Posted in Israel/Palestine | 38 Comments

Israeli and American flags fly at half-staff in the Five Towns

Scott Roth reports from Long Island: It’s not clear to me why any Jewish organizations in the United States should be flying flags at half-staff for an Israeli prime minister. We’re not in Israel.

Posted in Israel/Palestine | 36 Comments

Glenn Greenwald brings facts and reason to ‘Real Time’, ruins Bill Maher’s night

Last night Bill Maher had Glenn Greenwald on his show. Maher, a self-professed atheist who thinks religion is poison but thinks Israel is wonderful got a big surprise.

Posted in Media, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics, War on Terror | Comments Off

Why I joined Mondoweiss


Mondoweiss’s new publisher Scott Roth explains how he came to the issue of Israel/Palestine and his interest in Mondoweiss.

Posted in American Jewish Community, Israel/Palestine, Occupation, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | Tagged | 160 Comments

‘Up With Chris’ on MSNBC features 2 Palestinians out of 4 guests — and bankruptcy of neocon Frum’s claims

Noura Erakat leaves David Frum stammering in defense of settlements on MSNBC show ‘Up With Chris’

Posted in Israel/Palestine | 30 Comments

Israeli watching bombing of Gaza from southern Israel: ‘Arabs are less than dogs, kill them all’

Phil Weiss and Scott Roth are in southern Israel today, following the story of the Israeli assault on Gaza. Here are a collection of tweets Roth posted during the trip.

Posted in Gaza, Israel/Palestine | 8 Comments

The boy on the horse

“He’s Arab, it’s forbidden for him to be here” the settler boy called out from his horse. Badia Dwaik stood his ground in Hebron, even as a soldier obeyed the boy.

Posted in Israel/Palestine | Tagged | 74 Comments

While Palestinians in the West Bank barely have enough water to drink . . .

A photo of Ma’ale Adumim’s Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation | Tagged | 52 Comments

Bob Simon misses the story on Tel Aviv

People who are still fuming over Bob Simon’s 60 Minutes piece from last month, which was critical of Israel’s treatment of Palestinian Christians and called Michael Oren to task for attempting to kill the story before it aired, received a gift last Sunday – a fluffy superficial ode to the city of Tel Aviv’s undeniable awesomeness.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Media, Nakba | 20 Comments

The nonchalant, flippant, and nostalgic judges who put the occupation on legal footing

Groundbreaking Sundance documentary shows judges who created legal footing for Israeli occupation lack any sense of responsibility

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Occupation | Tagged | 3 Comments