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  • 'Israel has no choice' -- 'NY Times' columnists largely line up behind Gaza massacre
    • The smug, bloodthirsty viciousness of Tom Friedman, Bari Weiss, Bret Stephens, and Shmuel Rosner disgusts every moral human being. These ghouls are today’s version of Goebbels and Streicher.

  • 34 House Dems condemn Israeli charges against Issa Amro -- follower of civil rights movement and Gandhi
    • A cogent truth, strong elaboration of no justice, no peace, whose incessant international violation by our government underlies so much of our own suffering and loss of life in the Middle East.

      But not easy to live up to, consider Ike’s refusal to allow the Geneva Accords scheduled elections in Viet Nam in 1956 because of intelligence that Ho would take 85% of the vote, and what that led to.

  • Elor Azarya's 'normative' support for genocide
  • Accusations of anti-Semitism roil Stanford campus as student coalition denies discrimination charges
    • Further evidence of TNYT bias is its refusal to print comments supporting the Student Coalition; for example, the comment below that I sent in on April 15th, which TNYT deemed unhelpful:

      To the Editor:

      Claims that a student coalition acted in an improperly discriminatory manner by questioning a candidate for its political support about the ramifications of the candidate’s chosen identity (or identities) are in themselves bigoted.

      Would there be any complaint about questioning Ms Horwitz as to her opinion of divestment from Israel if she were identified as a zealous Republican or evangelical Christian?  What about asking another candidate about his stance on same-sex marriage based on his identity as an evangelical or Republican?

      Can anyone any longer dispute that religion is a form of identity that has enormously powerful political repercussions, often in a troubling admixture of irrationality and entitlement, so that for any panel assessing supporting a candidate to ignore religious identity would be a failure of due diligence?

      Given further that Ms Horwitz had a history of proselytizing for Israel, and then had “scrubbed” her social media to conceal her politics, isn’t it clear that the student coalition had good reason to be especially stringent in questioning her, and also that her subsequent media-boiling, so far unsubstantiated, claims of having been subjected to antiSemitism that “shocked and horrified” her should be examined with a cold eye?

      MG DUKE

  • Bill Maher justifies Netanyahu's racism by saying U.S. has done much worse
    • May I suggest PS/PERP (Pseudo Progressive Except Re Palestine) as the category for Maher and his ilk?

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