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Daughter of an Italian immigrant with a deep love for Italy, its Rinascimento, its art, and its people.

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  • Iran deal is still imperilled by deep state-- hardliners, Israel lobby, Hillary Clinton
    • With regard to your second parapgraph, I don't think the picture is grim, rather if what you write is in fact true, I'm DELIGHTED by those developments. Change is inevitable in a dynamic and vibrant society, death is the end of change, and a society unable to change is one which is dying.

  • Why Clinton's Iraq decision matters
  • 'Washington Post' publishes Elliott Abrams' diatribe against Palestinians without rejoinder
  • President Obama wants us to argue about the special relationship
    • Let's make this very clear to the Zionists. There is no such thing as 'dual' loyalty. If the two things, nations, people, ideas, to which you claim loyalty, come into conflict, you will choose one or the other. That's a fact. You cannot be loyal to the State of Israel and loyal to the United States, if you in fact subscribe to the idea of 'loyalty'. David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy Magazine is a very stupid man.

  • Christian Zionists expose their anti-Semitism at conservative summit in Iowa
    • And it is not anti gentile to make the claim you are a 'chosen' people? The whining is particularly tieresome, Mr. Fredman.

      The animosity between Jews and what was originally a Jewish cult later called Christianity began early in Christianity's history. DO NOT forget that Judaism was a recognized religion by the Romans whereas Christianity at first was not and as such it did not have the protection afforded to Judaism. The early persecutors of Christians were in fact other Jews. The story of Saul of Tarsus, who later became the apostle Paul and who was one of those early persecutors and haters of Christianity is a well known example. I believe some parts of the text in the New Testament reflects an ongoing and reciprocal dislike of Jews and Christians.

      The fortunes of Christians and Jews, however, reversed themselves when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman empire, and the persecuted became the persecutors. Pay back's a bitch as some like to say.

      While we are on this early history, let's make it very clear that the Romans did not destroy Jerusalem or prosecute a war against Jews because they were Jews but because they had the unmitigated temerity to attempt rebellion. The Romans did not tolerate that behavior. They crucified somewhere around 5,000 slaves after the Spartacan rebellion.

      There is an unfortunate propensity on the part of some Jews such as yourself to call out the bad behavior of non Jews while ignoring the equally ugly and noxious behavior of their fellow Jews.

  • US Congressman Danny Davis calls for lifting the blockade of Gaza
    • @ bilal a. "Israel tending to Wounded Syrian Rebels" -- how noble, how kind, how just, .......... how sarcastic I am.

      Are you truly a nitwit, bilal a, telling us that Israel is tending the those who are attempting to wipe out Israel's arch enemy, Bashar al Assad? And as for the U.N. pulling out its peacekeepers from the Syrian side ....... Israel launches attacks against SYRIAN side does it not?

  • The threat of sanctions worked against Israel in 1956 -- and it can work again
    • @ bilal a. What the hell ARE you talking about Bilal A. Not to rehash history here, but there was a devastating war in Europe. Germany was in ruins. Sure there were people who may have died of hunger (love using the word 'starvation' don't you, it has a suitably horrible sound to it), but when you use the word 'complicit' are you saying Eisenhower deliberately withheld food from the German people? Are you saying he denied requests to send in food aid? Disallowed trucks carrying food to pass into Germany?

      As for Dresden, because of the lack of clarity in your writing I ask whether are you specifically referring to German citizens in Dresden who died of starvation post World War II, or are you writing about two separate events -- the bombing of Dresden, and the lack of food for the German people post World War II? Or perhaps are you playing the usual manipulative Zionist strategy to smear Eisenhower because he was in fact the last American president to stand up to the Zionists. Your smear hasn't worked with me, and I will tell you this -- Eisenhower, whatever his faults, and ALL have them, was a far better man than the vast majority of Zionist leaders.

  • Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis
    • @Marnie. I wouldn't have said "kiss my ass", but I would kindly request that you pull your head out of your nether regions when you equate Stalin with Putin. You've watched far too much American television.

      I echo Dan Crowther and Cloak and Dagger. ENOUGH WITH THE PUTIN BASHING.

  • Fox's Hannity abuses Yousef Munayyer, says he has a 'thick head'
    • I have an Aunt who used to think Hannity was worth listening to, now she can't stomach the creep. She called me the other night enraged after watching this interview.

  • Something you can do, wherever you are
    • What happened with "CNN lies", a bumper stick that was quite prominent on the cars of Orthodox Jews in my neighborhood may be 15 years ago or so. We were told that CNN was anti-Israel. Now here you are touting a poll conducted by CNN. So ..... CNN is no longer anti-Israel such that its polls can be trusted?

      Frankly, I couldn't give a rat's behind about CNN's polls. What I do know is that more and more Americans (despite what their stupid politicians say or do) are questioning support for Israel. This has happened because many have had their eyes opened to the diet of propaganda they have been fed over the years by a biased media. I am proud to say I have done my part to enlighten many people I know, many who were initially suspicious and hostile when I criticized Israel, but now, like me, are vocal critics.

  • The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce
    • No ceasefire if it means going back to things as they were for the Palestinians. No unconditional surrender for Hamas. This will not be resolved peacefully, only through armed conflict. There is no other way. If I were Israeli, I'd be worried about the outcome. Their soldiers don't seem to acquit themselves very well, there's already been what 20+ dead in a short time? They're very good at sending missiles and rockets, but not much else.

  • Kristof says Stephen Hawking and American Studies Association support Hamas
    • Yes, someone did, which surprised me, because he is a typical, nonsense-spouting, no-nothing, pseudo journalist, worried about keeping his job.

  • Oldman labels himself an 'A-hole' for saying Jews run Hollywood
    • I find it not at all believable that Oldman and the editors of Playboy magazine did not anticipate the furor that would ensue from Oldman's words. He, himself, knowing as he does Mel Gibson's experience, must have anticipated the reaction to the published interview. All of which makes me wonder if there is something more behind the entire episode -- a well played poker game designed to make your opponent (Foxman) show his hand and ultimately lose.

      Who will be the real 'loser' in the end? I think Foxman and the ADL, exposing themselves for the arseholes and megalomaniacs that they are.

  • Jeffrey Goldberg leads the charge on latest BDS smear: Presbyterian Church divestment is anti-Semitic because David Duke supports it
    • Isn't it an awfully long piece to devote to the ravings of a bunch of nitwits? Truly, the charge of anti-semitism has no 'sting' left to it, the venom having been squeezed out a long time ago by the likes of Goldberg and others.

      It seems to me the best to do is ignore these fools.

  • Oldman says Hollywood is 'run by Jews,' then offers over-the-top apology
  • Make 'hasbara' a household word
    • ISIS, ISIL. Who made up those names? Our State Department? Isn't it just a bit too convenient that they both are acronyms, and this silly country is so terrible enamored of acronyms.

  • Fire Thomas Friedman
    • I couldn't bear to read more than a few paragraphs and then skimmed the rest.

      Truly, Friedman has dropped double digits in his IQ, and from what I've read of his columns in the past, he started out at 95.

  • Cantor's defeat had nothing to do with religion
    • P.S. Or is it that hordes of anti-semites have moved into Virginia? One could write a great satirical piece for the "Onion" about this silliness.

    • “Part of this plays into his religion,” Mr. Wasserman said. “You can’t ignore the elephant in the room.”

      Really, Mr. Wasserman. Did his 'religion' play a part in his winning of the last 7 (is that right) elections? What an idiot!

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