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  • Natalie Portman and Woody Allen see anti-Semitism as pervasive
  • Meet the pro-Israel donors who boosted Cory Booker's Senate run
    • "Zios" -- I like that.
      Thanks though I have a suspicion that you mean it disparagingly.

    • Why the "but"? I am _agreeing_ that unlimited campaign contributions are a problem.

      (That is one of the issues with people of any ideology; they can't realize when someone is agreeing.)

      Though as to "Colonial Zionism" -- I laugh and call it cant.

    • Is it a factor? Sure. Obviously. (And personally I like it.)
      It's politics.

      I hope that you are not suggesting anything sinister.

      So long as the Supreme Court is ruling (incorrectly I think) that there should be no limitation on contributions, there is absolutely nothing wrong with giving to any candidate you like, with the express intent of supporting/influencing their outlook.

      (To be clear: YES, there should be limitations on campaign contributions throughout the American system. I am with Bill Moyers on this one.)

  • Einstein letter, on sale at Ebay, blamed Jewish terrorists for risking 'catastrophe' in Palestine
    • How do you get the conclusion that Einstein was "damning the Zionist project"?

      Sounds like it may be wishful thinking on your part.

  • Journalists should tell their readers if they're Zionists
    • Had the author said "All reporters should disclose their education, interests, biases etc" I might say "Well, interesting idea. How do you do it? What's the process?"

      But this post is not written in good faith to elevate all public discourse but only concerning Israel. Such an attitude is pretty fucked-up, (technically-speaking.)

    • Perhaps anonymous writing and commenting should be prohibited? Applies to all people who write anywhere? Whether newspaper or blog etc etc? Not just journalists.

    • So you are not an ANTI-zionist?

      Maybe I have misread you. I thought that your criticism of Israeli government policy broadened into active antipathy for the entire Jews-forming-their own-nation endeavor.

    • What is a "non zionist"?
      I have never heard that term before.

  • Nakba in The New Yorker, BDS in Variety
  • Surprise-- courageous Elizabeth Warren is craven on Israel lobby
    • No it's not trolling

    • Yes, Citizen, of course having coffee with Warren and Paul would be great. I am open to any time, if you can get to their calendars.

      But your use of the term "Israel Firster" is offensive. Did you mean it so? I hope not.

    • Fabulous!
      Then we are off to a great start:
      There are few facts here and mostly opinion.

    • Thanks for your concern, Annie.
      It's great to receive such a nice welcome. :)

      I'll offer my opinions as appropriate.
      And, don't worry, I'll try to be gentle.
      I think you and I may have some substantial disagreements but hey! I'm a liberal! and I am tolerant of a wide variety of opinions, unless they are just dumb-dumb-dumb.
      (Single dumb is often OK if the person means-well-but-ignorant. It's when you get into double- and triple-dumbs that I get a bit impatient. But I am sure that you understand.)

    • "Are you suggesting that hostility to Israel is in some way wrong?"
      Duh. Obviously so.

      "Israel is undoubtedly evil in conception, evil in creation, and evil in conduct."
      Your remark is so off-the-wall and over-drawn, so preposterous and ill-informed, that you must be some sort of agent provocateur from AIPAC to make Weiss et al and Mondoblog look very very bad.

      Or, I can't take your remark as anything but stupid. There is no charitable way to explain-away such idiocy. Please go away.

    • One thing to consider is that Warren is not an expert on the Middle East while she has deep expertise on finance.

    • @JewishGoyim

      Thanks for your support and I will look carefully in general, and of course especially at your comments.

    • Thanks for your comment, HarryLaw.

      I hope that you are correct and perhaps my first impression (this blog is full of anger about Israel to the exclusion of virtually any other injustice -- and I acknowledge that Israeli policy is in some instances is foolish and unproductive) is not accurate.

      Best.

    • I've just started reading your blog and you (and your other posters and commenters) obviously have serious concerns.

      But about WHAT you are concerned is not clear.

      Ostensibly it is about Israel.

      But your single-minded hostility to Israel strikes a false chord -- it is not just about justice for Palestinians or about Israel or American Jews.

      I'll be reading and trying to understand to see if I can figure out the psychodrama. Many of your readers (all of your fellow posters) are probably decent well-meaning people. (Yes there a quite a few simple 100% bigots among the commenters.) But there is something so single-minded in your concern about Palestinians/Israel that I find out-of-proportion and unbalanced.

      But I will keep reading, for a while, anyway. Maybe I'll figure it out.

      Best.

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