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Rusty Pipes

"I am a Progressive Christian who wants to see our government act evenhandedly in resolving the conflict in Israel/Palestine, bringing about a just peace." I have been an active participant in I/P diaries at Daily Kos and related blogs (Booman Tribune, Talk to Action, Street Prophets) since 2005.


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  • 'We want him to speak up on Palestine': Boston SJP statement on being kicked out of Bernie Sanders rally
    • If you have not yet done so, one way to send a message to Sanders and his staff is by endorsing his platform and writing in "Justice 4 Palestine" in the "other" box for "issue areas of interest". Sanders needs to know that the progressive base expects more than just lip service of "strong support for the 2-state solution." It's way past time for action.

  • As Palestine's flag is raised at U.N., Abbas dumps Oslo security obligations
    • Here's the passing reference to UN protection:

      It is no longer useful to waste time in negotiations for the sake of negotiations; what is required is to mobilize international efforts to oversee an end to the occupation in line with the resolutions of international legitimacy. Until then, I call upon the United Nations to provide international protection for the Palestinian people in accordance with international humanitarian law.

    • Precisely my take on his speech and the flag-raising. Abbas makes a passing reference to requesting blue helmets, even though the request has been turned down before.

      Demanding that Israel be forced by the UN to comply appears like Abbas' next logical step.

  • Anti-WASP tropes in the 'NYT'
    • Ghastly! That's exactly the character I thought of when someone mentioned the lockjaw. While the accent may not be entirely extinct, it certainly is more prevalent among North East elites born before the mid-20th century than today. One of my husband's elderly aunts had it.

    • I heard it referred to as the Lower Shore Lockjaw in college. At least that's what it sounded like when someone pronounced it through clenched teeth.

  • Building our Power: Announcing the 2015 national Students for Justice in Palestine conference
    • Part of the urgency for responding to requests for scholarship donations is that the conference is barely two weeks away (October 9-11, a fact that can be found, not in this article, nor anywhere on the conference page, but on the blog tab of SJP's webpage). Considering the challenges of getting cheap flights at the last minute, students wanting to attend this event (especially those on the quarter system whose classes haven't even started yet) will need to make their plans soon -- like the day after tomorrow:

      Registration is currently $25 per person, which is the early bird fee.
      Early bird registration ends on Sept 25. After that date, the fee will go up to $40 per person.
      Registration closes on Oct 2.
      Please make sure that you get your SJP registered as soon as possible to avoid late fees!

      We will take absolutely no applications after Oct 2. There are no registrations at the door under any circumstances.

  • Bernie Sanders is 'radical' on economic policy but a pussycat for Israel
    • In 2004, when Howard Dean called for an evenhanded approach to Israel and Palestine, he was attacked so viciously by the Lobby that he had to walk back his statement. Ultimately, his campaign was distorted and dismissed by the MSM and tanked by the Democratic establishment. No matter what Netanyahu and the Israeli Right have done to Israel's image, calling for an evenhanded policy is still further out than the MSM or the Democratic Party establishment is willing to go.

      Calling for bringing the parties together for talks is so twenty years ago and yet it is considered the safe Liberal Democrat position. Even so, decreasing or ending US military aid to Israel is not a safe position. Yet that is what Sanders advocates in the interview -- couched as optimally phasing out military aid and replacing it with aid to help build the Palestinian economy.

      Sanders is not going to get out too far ahead of Obama on foreign policy, even where he has some differences with him. The exceptions might be in cases where he can connect foreign policy with his domestic economic agenda.

    • At this point, six Democratic debates are scheduled. I hope that Chafee raises this issue in the debates for as long as he is a candidate. It would be refreshing to see a former Republican pushing the other Democratic candidates from the left on this issue. It would also force the MSM to acknowledge that this message resonates with a growing portion of the Democratic base.

  • Buy tickets now! Only $360 to hear Elliott Abrams and Dennis Ross!
    • Is it possible to bring Palestinians and Israelis any closer than they are now? A little breathing room will do the Palestinians some good. A little sunlight between the Israelis and Americans would be even better.

  • A guide to the worst refugee crisis since WWII
    • Mayhem's info about Israel's medical care for Syrians is distorted. Israel is operating as Al Nusra Front's MASH unit for operations in the Golan; the UN has reported observing the transport of wounded rebels across the fence into Israel's custody. Druze in Syria, many of whom had attempted to remain neutral, have started supporting the SAA after some of their villages have been given the choice by Takfiri insurgents between conversion to Sunni Islam or massacre. Druze in the occupied Golan Heights have overwhelmingly supported Bashar Assad since the biginning of the Arab Spring. Israeli Druze, who serve in the Israeli army, have increasingly resisted Israel's support for the Syrian insurgency.

    • Early in the conflict, Russia evacuated thousands of Syrians with Russian relatives or connections. Considering the huge number of Chechens who have fought with the Syrian insurgency (many of whom have been killed, others of whom have married Syrian brides), Russia has good reason to be cautious about screening Syrians trying to cross its borders.

    • Whoa! Did I just tune in AlJazeera? While Norton does valuable reporting on Palestine, when he ventures into Syria (as he also did last year), we get humanitarian intervention promotion worthy of Samantha Power. Seven million of the refugees from war-torn Syria have taken shelter in government-controlled areas. Gulf states, which have had no qualms about supplying arms to insurgents, have fallen far short of their promised humanitarian aid for refugees for the past few years. Erdogan, who has supported the insurgency since before the Arab Spring, has pulled many stunts from his bag of tricks to pull the UN or NATO into an R2P intervention in Syria. He's certainly not above pushing Syrian refugees out of Turkey's camps and into Europe in his effort to get a 'no-fly zone" for refugees in Northern Syria. But such motives can get lost easily in the flood of statistics about refugees.

  • AIPAC is going out with a whimper not a bang
    • If AIPAC takes Dine's advice, it might be able to bounce back as it did after 1982. Already, hasbarists are using the incident to claim that there is no Israel Lobby because AIPAC loses 1% of the time. As long as there is Citizen's United, there will be plenty of congresscritters eager to take AIPAC's donors' money and turn in AIPAC's drafts as their term papers. AIPAC's power will not be seriously curtailed until it is forced to register as the agent of a foreign government (AIPAC has been able to sidestep that requirement because of lack of foreign financing. Of course, when you consider that the Zionist project has always been a charity case dependent upon the largesse of its diaspora supporters, before and after statehood, getting American Zionists to send some of their support to AIPAC -- rather than to Israel, then Israel sending as much to AIPAC -- really simplifies bookkeeping.)

    • About five years ago, a few members of the JVP group, Young Jewish and Proud took turns holding up signs at a Netanyahu speech with variants of "Israel Delegitimizes Itself." It wasn't AIPAC, maybe AJC or ADL. I think one of the protesters was attacked with a folding chair.

  • Obama gets Wasserman Schultz-- and salutes her 'homeland' with a Netanyahu valentine
    • No doubt DWS was getting pressure not only from Israel-firsters in her district and in the White House about her vote. She also should be getting pressure about her leadership of the DNC for waffling about supporting the President on THE major foreign policy achievement of his presidency. POTUS has tremendous input about who leads the DNC -- in many cases picking one out. Faced with the choice between losing the DNC chair or risking Zionist support in her home district, DWS waited to see which way the wind was blowing (after Obama had secured 34 Senators) and then supported the President. She's an ambitious woman who reportedly has used the DNC position to earn a lot of favors from other politicians -- which she can cash in should she run for a higher office. While there are a lot of retired Jewish Zionist voters in her district, there are many other Democrats as well -- some of whom, like African Americans, would hold it against her if she dissed Obama.

      Courage has nothing to do with it.

  • Update: UK petition calling for Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes reaches 100,000 signatures
  • Ben and Jerry won't tell you who's trying to kill Iran Deal
    • Their message seems to be more in line with JStreet than with AIPAC. Like Bernie, they are talking about Billionaires, but not about a top agenda for the majority of Billionaires who give big bucks to the Democratic Party.

  • NY's Center for Jewish History to host Ayelet 'Little Snakes' Shaked in conversation with Bret 'Hiroshima' Stephens
    • If the best that Israel can do to put a better face on its increasingly right-wing government is to put forward attractive, young spokespeople, it might grab some new eyeballs, but not necessarily the brains that are attached.

  • BDS call for boycott should not ignore states' responsibility to uphold international law
    • As long as politicians fail to apply International Law, individuals and civic organizations will have no other nonviolent recourse than Boycott and Divestment. As the people lead, more and more leaders will follow -- then we will begin to see increasing Sanctions applied to Israel (including the ban of settlement products).

  • Just as Dermer turned the White House into a diplomatic battlefield, Danon will do the same at the UN
    • Now would be an opportune moment for the UN General Assembly to review Israel's terms of membership. Since Israel has been given over 60 years to fulfill a condition for membership, the return of Palestinian refugees, and has made no sincere effort to implement that obligation, its membership in the UN and its committees should be suspended, if not terminated. Danon is the perfect face for Israel for that vote.

  • For the high holidays, Bernie should bring his presidential campaign to Tzedek Chicago
    • I wouldn't be surprised if West missed out on quite a few high-paying gigs by spending so much time helping to campaign for Obama. A lot of people who sacrificed their time and credibility to get Obama elected have been disappointed by his record thusfar. West has been more outspoken than others.

    • If Sanders doesn't happen to be in Chicago for Yom Kippur, supporters like West could fill him in on details about Israel and Palestine that he did not pick up at the kibbutz.

  • Pittsburgh Jews say Obama will allow 'Second Holocaust' while Israel's ambassador openly lobbies Capitol Hill
    • Or thinking of say, the Syrian Ambassador slinking around the halls of Congress. Oh wait -- there is no Syrian Ambassador and the Syrian UN representative is banned from traveling as far as DC.* Why? Because neocons and Israel Firsters, like Elliott Engel**, pushed through the AIPAC-drafted Syrian Accountability Act in 2003, steadily poisoning America's relationship with and limiting the Executive's options for diplomacy with that country ever since.

      *Syria's Jaafari is the only UN representative restricted to travel to within 25 miles of NYC.
      **Elliott Engel was one of the first Democrats to oppose the Iran Deal.

  • Jeffrey Goldberg's melodramatic apology for Chuck Schumer
    • Maybe Goldberg's actually noticed readers questioning why pundits who were so wrong in their promotion of the Iraq War still have such prominent jobs.

    • He should be toast. MoveOn is mobilizing its base to withhold contributions from any Democrat who opposes this deal. The savings should be diverted to support challengers in their state primaries. Schumer deserves the Lieberman treatment.

  • Roundtable on the Palestinian solidarity movement and Alison Weir
    • Actually, I believe that JVP's top priority is to reach Progressive Jews about Palestine. It is so involved in gaining access to institutional Jewish spaces (which have been shutting out proponents of BDS) that it is willing to throw "questionable" allies under the bus. If the ADL, Stand with Us or some other group has circulated dossiers with cherry-picked quotes about an ally through the Jewish community, JVP would rather disassociate from the ally than argue for the ally and risk losing Jewish institutional consent in order to gain access to a broader pool of Jews who self-identify as Progressive and yet have been spoonfed the Zionist narrative (like students affiliated with Hillel). The goals of BDS are important to JVP leadership; allies (no matter the longevity nor quality of work for the cause), not so much.

    • Alison gave me a copy of the book three years ago. The book itself is not new. But in the publishing world, if a book does not get reviewed and the author does not get interviewed within a short window, interest in the book can wane (in fact, a whole lot of "ink" has been spilt on this site about the lack of coverage for Blumenthal's Goliath in the MSM).

      According to Weir, the whispering campaign against her has been gaining traction for a few years, as she has found out that several groups, including JVP chapters, have been pressured by national JVP to drop her talks and booksignings. Indeed, the recent kerfuffle with JVP leadership and ETO came about at the same time that she was denied a table at this year's ETO's conference to sell her book, even though she has tabled in years past.

    • I have to say that I am disturbed by the extremely unprofessional way that Josh Ruebner has handled this affair. In late July, less than a week before an important briefing for Congress, he made a series of three public posts on his personal facebook page related to ETO's decision on Alison Weir. While he said that ETO's statements were not accusing Weir of being an anti-Semite, his subsequent posts slurred her as such. He proceded to block several people who disagreed with him from commenting on the discussion, calling them haters. He got snippy with others who disagreed, by claiming he really didn't have time to engage with them because he had an important briefing to prepare. I am also disgusted by the comments by some activists whose work I had respected calling loudly for purges of the movement. Fortunately, Ruebner has managed to avoid the topic on his personal page since then. I keep getting messages from ETO about their upcoming conference (which look increasingly desperate, offering discounts). I wonder how registration is going.

    • We do not need to speculate about "zionist infiltrators" in JVP's leadership to assume that they are as susceptible to "concerned" friends, family and former classmates as Phil Weiss was to Richard Witty. Certainly there have been dossiers circulated, in whole or in snippets, about every major critic of Israel. No doubt every appearance by Weir and every post at IAK has been subjected to a fine tooth comb to find quotes by her or others to scrape out of context to add to the dossier. One expects that whisper campaigns based on email and links to such a dossier has followed Weir to every appearance, if not been handed out as a Stand With Us flyer to protest her lectures.

      Further, anyone who has been active as a critic of Israel for half as long as Weir would know that no matter how available an informative speaker is to lecture to an audience, write op-eds or give interviews to media, the offers have been sparse -- especially from the mainstream media. It's not as though the MSM STOPPED calling Weir after she gave her first interview to a rightwing source. The MSM doesn't even have the guts to call Jimmy Carter until he admits that he has cancer. Indeed, Weir feels so strongly about Americans NOT getting this information from other sources, that she has a policy about giving interviews to ANYONE who asks her.

      Alison is an educator. She believes that, when given accurate information, minds can be changed -- even anyone within hearing range of the broadcast of a rightwing talkshow host. She's not trying to recruit groups to join a coalition, she's not trying to convince the Klan to march in your parade. She's trying to educate individual Americans, many of whom vote, some of whom even tell their legislators what they think about issues.

      The belief that people can change is a very liberal idea. The belief that hatred and bias is not a state of being to which a person is irredeemably doomed (one is "a racist"), is a liberal idea. The belief that ignorance can be fought with facts is a liberal idea.

      Alison also works with and gets information from many people and sources -- some of whom are or used to be part of The Establishment -- former ambassadors, congresspeople, intelligence officials. Working in The Establishment gives these people a lot of experience and expertise about government and foreign affairs. Even so, functioning in The Establishment requires a degree of compromise. For Weir's critics on the left, relying on these establishment figures and their varied analyses about Israel taints her as being blind to America's imperial sins when she argues for the interests of America rather than Israel.

      Frankly, there's been plenty of room on this site for debate between supporters of Chomsky, those of Mearsheimer and Walt and a host of opinions in between. Weir's positions on the Israel Lobby are not out of the range of acceptable debate here.

      The choice of JVP's leadership to try to exclude Weir from their events and ETO's membership may gain them some short-term advantage as they seek access to inter-Jewish spaces on campus and in local communities. Establishment Jewish organizations may have threatened to exclude them if they do not sever ties with "irredeemable anti-Semites" like Weir. But JVP's leadership has seriously underestimated the price that this choice has cost the organization's reputation with other groups involved in Palestinian rights -- including the American BDS movement (not to mention the many, many JVP members who disagree with the leadership's decision).

  • 'Bernie, what about justice 4 Palestine?'
  • President Obama wants us to argue about the special relationship
  • Shocker: 'NYT' runs front page press release for AIPAC warning Obama to cool his jets
    • Indeed, one might wonder whether the placement of today's article is a response from higher-ups to yesterday's opinion piece by Italian American editor, Carol Giacomo, that pointedly questioned Schumer's leadership credentials:

      Given Mr. Schumer’s wrong-headed and irresponsible decision, Democrats may want to reconsider whether he is the best candidate to be their next leader in the Senate, a job he desperately wants.

      In addition to being the third-ranking Democratic leader in the Senate and a major party fund-raiser, Mr. Schumer is Congress’ most influential Jewish member. His choice could affect the votes of other lawmakers who are wavering. Whether to support the nuclear deal is the most consequential foreign policy decision facing lawmakers since the Iraq war and opponents are waging a fierce multi-million dollar campaign to defeat it.

      Mr. Schumer is a smart man and a clever politician but his arguments for opposing the agreement are no more convincing than those put forward by other opponents. While supporters of the deal, including the major powers and most nuclear experts, acknowledge it has weaknesses, the fact is, it offers strong and unprecedented curbs on Iran’s nuclear activities.

      No doubt some major advertisers did not like her editorial.

  • Iran Deal Latest: AIPAC lies and, in a first, Schumer runs from the cameras
    • There's a reason a Friday News Dump is made on a Friday afternoon. Schumer's move has been all over the news today -- right alongside the Republican debate and Jon Stewart's last show.

  • Defying Obama on Iran deal, Schumer cites Hamas
    • Schumer and Engel need to be primaried for this. Even if opposition candidates do not win, diverting their time and resources to fight off a primary can tarnish politicians and drain them. New York is a big state with plenty of talent. No matter how much money Schumer can raise, maybe New York progressives are ready for a change.

  • 'I love Obama' 'You're infatuated' (The argument on the left)
  • Sanders risks losing left over unprogressive views of Palestine -- Washington Post
    • This might as well be Clintonites' talking points. Just as right after the BlackLivesMatter protest at Netroots (which Hillary didn't bother to attend, so she was not challenged to respond impromptu to the issue in that forum), the Clintonites put out the talking point that Sanders was insensitive to Black people.

      As is clear from articles on Counterpunch, much of the far Left is not planning to vote in the Democratic primary anyway. For the growing numbers of Democrats who are concerned about Palestinian human rights, Sanders is better on the subject than any other primary candidate running (although that is not stiff competition). The real question is whether Sanders can ATTRACT independents who do not usually vote for the Democratic Party's candidate.

  • Walker and Bush talk tough on Iran in bid for Adelson's millions
    • Bush can probably manage without neocon money in the primary. He needs to avoid attacks from neocon think tanks and pundits in the press and to avoid alienating Christian Zionists -- whose votes he will need in the general, even if they vote for someone else in the primary.

  • St. Louis Jews call on ADL to cancel honor to police
    • Sorry, that's GA, not AG. Here's the link to Alison's blogpost. Interestingly, the blogpost after Tucker's is "White House Correspondents Association refuses table to Helen Thomas at upcoming dinner – on 50th anniversary of allowing women journalists to attend, a breakthrough accomplished by Helen ."

      Back in the day when I was a regular at the Garish Orange Site, Zionist trolls used to try to entrap critics of Israel by links with questionable people or sites, no matter how many degrees of separation in order to get them banned (one of the people they tried that on was Anna Baltzer because she interviewed a member of Al Awda MB while living on the West Bank). Then other critics of Israel were threatened for associating with or defending the banned.

      The rituals of circular firing squads and throwing allies under the bus are based on fear. The longer I have been involved in this movement, the more weary I have become of these games.

    • For some of the reasons that ETO mentions in Annie's link. In JVP's initial letter to supporters, they also condemned her for her framing about the Israel Lobby and American National Interest: "Weir and IAK have a fundamental political framing that the U.S. is not implicated in the same racist and white supremacist structures as Israel. This "tail wags the dog" theory is a form of chauvinistic nationalism that absolves American interest in perpetuating injustice--not just in Israel but in other regions around the world. " Then again, as JVP has been increasing in name recognition and in challenging establishment groups, like Hillel, about definitions about who is authentically Jewish and why Jews who affiliate with BDS are excluded from Jewish spaces and institutional funding, perhaps they decided to throw Alison under the bus.

      It is interesting that among the charges against IAK is the presence of a blog post at a time when another controversial activist, AG, was being thrown under the bus. IAK provided the opportunity for a variety of voices to weigh in, including the one with the objectionable cite. The blogpost immediately preceding that one reflects Alison's typical stance:

      While people are suffering in Israeli prisons and being killed in Gaza, it is sad to see time and energy expended in a campaign against [AG]. I respect and like people on both sides of this controversy and am troubled over this distracting and destructive (but, I hope, temporary) split.

      I, of course, come down on the side of open discussion, even when the subject matter is difficult or troubling – in fact, that's probably when it's most needed. I believe in such old fashioned but critical concepts as the free marketplace of ideas, and I oppose censorship and would-be "thought police" telling others what they may or may not do, even when those attempting to do this have created valuable work that I admire.

  • Nine reasons Obama is going to win on Iran. The first: Netanyahu
    • Hillary has name recognition, a war chest so huge it has scared off most of her well-known potential rivals and lots of political chips to call in (but politicians already offered endorsements in 2008, they may not feel as obliged to publicly back her in this race). She can still rely on the elderly female voters who want to see a woman president before they die. But with many months to go before the first primary, her negatives will weigh increasingly for other women voters as they will for men.

  • 'Suck Iranian ****' --- Netanyahu's Farsi twitter account earns negative reviews
    • Bibi's trolling for hatespeech from Iranians. Then he can use the ripest of those responses to further his narrative of how crude, dangerous and untrustworthy Iranians are.

  • Abe Foxman says goodbye to an America of secret Jew haters
  • The case for US government sanctions on Israel
    • For the most part, little to no response. And yet, they are the ones on whom the American people must rely to enact legal sanctions -- as they eventually did to South Africa. I wonder what response Chomsky has gotten from his congresscritters about Sanctions against Israel for its war crimes and occupation.

    • Great statement about sanctions by LAJP. Frankly, I wish you had stopped there without bringing Chomsky's arguments about BDS into the discussion. You note that End the Occupation and some church groups, like United Methodists, have been urging various types of sanctions for years.

      What you fail to mention is that most American groups involved in BDS are part of the coalition of groups that have been a part of End the Occupation. I have not heard the leadership of any of these groups telling people to ignore Sanctions, to not bother with contacting politicians about I/P policy and just focus on the B and D of BDS. (I have heard many lay people complain about being worn out trying to get any response from their representatives on ANY issue related to I/P -- so they are not only relieved, but energized by the potential of doing something with their consumer dollars to Boycott Apartheid or their individual or collective investments to Divest from the occupation.)

      It is worth noting that politicians, who are required actors for enacting sanctions, are not known for their courage. If the people lead, the leaders will follow. The B and D of BDS were used in the South long before Congress passed the Civil Rights Act. The B and D of BDS were active long before Congress finally enacted sanctions against South Africa.

      It is a worthy task for the BDS movement to step up actions for Sanctions. The growing successes and public education from Boycott and Divestment initiatives may increase the calls from the general electorate for politicians to take a principled stand on I/P and support for those politicians who are willing to resist pressure from the Israel Lobby (and thank you for acknowledging that such a thing exists -- Chomsky hardly does). In the meantime, working on Boycott and Divestment makes dealing with recalcitrant politicians a less discouraging and draining task.

  • Hillary Clinton promises megadonor she will work with Republicans-- to oppose BDS
    • As the media acknowledges, "The Democratic frontrunner [who] has long touted her support of Israel as a senator and secretary of State, a key issue in the American political debate" uses that history of support in her jobs as American Senator and SOS to raise funds from major Zionist donors.

      The Israel Lobby has been trying to cloak the AJC-EUMC working definition as the "State Department Definition of Anti-Semitism" in its attempts to silence criticism of Israel and BDS activities on campuses. Since the State Department under Condi Rice resisted using the 2005 AJC-EUMC working definition and it was promptly adopted by State when Hillary became SOS, we may well re-brand it as the Hillary-Fundraising Definition of Anti-Semitism.

  • 'Jewish cow' is udderly superior to all other cows in the world, Netanyahu says
    • Interesting that, as a former Israeli is making his rounds of NPR talk shows promoting his documentary about the Beit Sahour nonviolent cow resistance, Netanyahu is talking up the Israeli dairy industry as though it is the envy of the world.

    • Not the first Hebrew speaker to talk about Jewish cows by far. One of the prophets called elite Israelites who were exploiting poor Israelites "cows of Bashan."

  • 'Six Jews sitting in the White House discussing the Palestinian state'
    • American Jews clearly have been forgetting their place: Their cousins and co-religionists who have made aliyah are clearly braver, stronger, worthier people than they. For this, all of their communications about and to Israelis should be framed in gratitude. Such gratitude can be best expressed through donating to Israeli causes and lobbying their congressmembers as AIPAC urges. And even though Israeli Jews think that diaspora Jews are soft and gullible, they will deign to accept their gratuities, if not their opinions.

      But for some reason, diaspora Jews are just losing touch with those feelings of gratitude. Perhaps they can be put in touch with their guilt by accusing them of being the wicked child.

  • State Dep't report on latest Gaza onslaught itemizes children's deaths for first time
    • Did Israel experience a slight impact on the face? That was a slap directed by the Facts. Uncle Sam has just reduced by a fraction its protection of Junior Israel from an encounter with Harsh Reality. Apparently, coddling Junior has not helped it learn how to play well with others. Perhaps this move by State is an indication of further reduction of the padding provided to the over-protected child. Separation anxiety can be rough.

  • Schumer says Jewish and American interests on Iran deal differ but he has 'to do what's right for U.S.'
    • In an interview on BBC today, the Kaspersky person was suggesting it was Israel because the spyware used was similar to the Stuxnet that was co-designed by Israel and the US.

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