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Career Military Officer. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Did the Peace thing first, then the War thing. Peace is better

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  • Michael Oren misrepresents 1971 synagogue bombing that changed his life
    • Oren is just sad. If he should choose to commit revisionist crimes upon history regarding Israel, his adopted country, that's his business. But I refuse to be passive while he revises my history. I understand why he got his ass kicked as a kid, and it wasn't because of him going to church the wrong day of the week

  • In rebuke to Israel, State Dep't says it has no objection to BDS aimed at occupation
    • Congress was informed of the objection to the language including the settlements and the legal rationale why DoS would object. They went ahead anyway.
      I never saw any debate on this on cspan.

  • Latest Netanyahu cartoon says west is allowing ISIS to build 'atomic bombs' aimed at US and Christianity
  • 'Jewish cow' is udderly superior to all other cows in the world, Netanyahu says
  • Foreign direct investment in Israel dropped by 50% in 2014 and expert says it's due to the Gaza war and BDS (Updated)
  • Cycles of violence only begin when Palestinians kill Israelis
    • This story isnt hanging together. the hikers were supposed to coordinate visits to the spring with the IDF. They didn't. They said they stopped for a Palestinian hitchhiker. That just doesn't happen these days. mayber 20 years ago. Feels like a drug hit.

  • The living martyr, a visit to the Bakr family in Gaza
    • Lysias, I tried to track that down without success. Contemporary reports are conflicting. The recently completed investigation exonerating IDF from wrongdoing did not publicly disclose if the fires were air or surface. I suspect the IDF is withholding that information to avoid providing information that could be used in identifying the responsible officers.

  • Israeli leader turns on US Jewish journalists Friedman, Wieseltier, Remnick and Silvers for disloyalty and anti-semitism!
  • Dershowitz spills the beans: Supreme Court's Jerusalem case impact on Iran deal
    • “The case should never have been brought,"

      Dersh is right on this one point. Strategically stupid.

      Does anyone doubt if the case were a very Pro Settlement President, and a two state leaning congress, who Dersh would argue for?

  • BDS could cost Israel $4.7 billion a year
    • Ironically, Israeli companies are divesting from the West Bank, Ahava, Israel Africa, Sodastream. There was a little controversy, but Israelis seem to accept it.

  • The peace process is 'a savior for war' -- Ari Shavit
    • The Settler bloc has pretty much said that they will bust the coalition if any restriction on the settlement enterprise is imposed.

  • Racism is in the air: Video showing racist exchange between Israelis and a flight attendant goes viral
  • No one's talking about peace in Israeli election, U.S. liberal Zionists are warned
    • Gorenberg's "Accidental Empire" seems to be well done history of the Occupation, from the perspective of an Israeli, but good scholarship as far as I can judge.

  • 'She dedicated the whole of her young life to helping those in need of freedom, justice and peace': American hostage killed in Syria remembered for work in Palestine
  • Dear Mr. Netanyahu, please don't cancel your speech
  • Media coverage of Adelson's support for Christie leaves out Adelson urging Obama to nuke Iran
  • Chair of Democratic National Committee opposes Jewish intermarriage and MSNBC showing Gaza carnage
  • Lawrence Summers says BDS movement is 'persecuting' Israel
  • Netanyahu is a paper tiger
  • Shit dead rabbis say about gentiles
  • Independent investigation details Israel's deliberate targeting of civilians in Gaza
    • Israel's Awlaki says:

      "Therefore, during war the attacked people are allowed to punish the enemy population in any punishment it finds worthy, such as denying supplies or electricity and also to bomb the whole area according to the discretion of the army minister and not to just simply endanger soldier’s lives but to take crushing deterrence steps to exterminate the enemy."

      link to 972mag.com

  • Netanyahu speech scandal blows up, and 'soiled' Dermer looks like the fall guy
  • State Dep't says Netanyahu speech is not inappropriate, disrespectful, humiliating or embarrassing
    • Lysias,

      After action reports are starting to dribble out. Narrative is IDF was on a fam tour with Givati company grade reinforcements or rotating replacement force in soft sided vehicles. There was an order to return to base, and they were hit by Kornet Spriggan ATGMs while queued at a checkpoint near Qunetra. Everybody doing the CYA hustle.

  • Former Obama aide's thinktank calls for 1/4 of French Jews to move to Israel
  • Occupier’s justice: heads and tails you lose
    • Kiryat Arba. Deep in the West Bank. Visit Kahane park, named after a famous terrorist, and across the Street from the much visited grave of Baruch Goldstein, responsible for a terror attack that killed 29 and wounded 124 Palestinians.

  • 'NYT' and Matthews warn that Netanyahu speech to Congress could lead US to war
  • Exhibit of iconic 1948 photos -- 'The Long Journey' -- opens today in NYC
    • Yes, a surprising bit of news. Abbas was in Russia signing the deal for developing the Gaza gas fields. It is not clear if any coordination with Israel occurred.

      Tony Blair's British Gas had the license, but Israel blocked the deal for years while they were trying to work out a formula that prevented revenues reaching the PA. BG finally gave up.

      link to al-monitor.com

      It is only fair, Israel granted licenses to a Dick Cheney company to explore parts of the Golan Heights for oil and gas.

  • Netanyahu speech could turn Israel lobby into a political football
    • Yup, Harry. The other 5 actors in the P5+1 want the sanctions to end, and will accept supervised enrichment and stepped up inspections, which Iran is offering. No way are we going to cut off trade with the other P5 nations with no good reason other than minor internal political noise. we didn't for Cuba. Nor should we.
      Israel wants an economically weak Iran, and see sanctions as a means to achieve that. Everyone knows Iran could have the bomb in weeks, if they don't already. The challenge is to remove or reduce Iran's incentive to deploy or use it. Integrating, not isolating Iran, into the International trade regime, is more likely to keep things quiet than sanctions.

    • The wheels are coming off this thing. Some historically Pro Israel Dem lawmakers pushed back on AIPAC surge on more sanctions last year and won. Pro Israel Republicans are getting more aggressive, and are losing. The large donor community is splitting, and is somewhat in disarray, Adelson and Wexner are going their own way, Republicans think they can pick up more by taking the harder line. Clinton supporters were lined up behind Livni, Repups are for Netanyahu, but both are damaged goods.

      At same time, this Epstein/Dershowitz and now Sheldon Silver scandals have shaken up the NYC philanthropic community, and they are very concerned that any escalation in Iran will blow back on the community.

  • In Iraq and Syria the US sanctions its allies while its friends back its enemies (got that?)
    • Too true. What baffles me is that by any objective standard, the 20 year old PNAC project has been a massive fail. But we haven't seen a shift of strategy, they just keep doubling down, and seeing catastrophe after catastrophe. A real failure of imagination, with untold costs in human suffering and geopolitical instability.

    • yup. Tectonic. Buckle up.

    • Yeah. israel is going to have to decide to be a participant in the new stabilizing order, or to be a destabilizing element. It really doesn't matter, population or GDP wise which side they align with, pick one.

    • Milo Minderbinder's logic of war. Iran is the natural ally in shutting down ISIL. Time now for a workout of cutting up the pie, negotiate areas of influence between KSA and Iran and find and keep a new equilibrium. KSA shuts down its proxies, gets Egypt, Iran stays out of KSA and Gulf states, but gets Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. Russia is guarantor for Iran, US is Guarantor for KSA, Jordan, Egypt and Gulf states.

      A generation of regional stability.

  • Obama won't meet Netanyahu during 'bizarre,' 'historic,' 'unprecedented' visit (Updated)
    • This shit is going International. The convoy attack was in the Shebaa Farms area, claimed by Lebanon and occupied by Israel. The Rocket attack was in the Mount Hermon region, in the Golan, claimed by Syria, and occupied by Israel. Both areas are critical sources of ground water feeding Israel's supply.

      One UNIFIL observer killed.
      It drives me nuts to see the media show maps with these areas as "Israel", and the incidents as attacks on Sovereign Israeli territory. They are not.

    • Donor pressure, I imagine. Republican strategists and pollsters, Ron Dermer, Arthur Finkelstein, Frank Luntz, John Mclaughlin , are tightly integrated in Israel's electioneering for Likud and further right parties. Unsavory lot. Tough group, although I am surprised Finklestein still has a job, after his polling utterly failed in the last Israeli election, and in Obama's victory of Romney. He predicted Romney +4, and Likud/YB with 45 seats.

      Dermer was behind this latest genius move.

    • yeah Lysias, a very interesting unintended consequence. With potentially huge implications.

    • More crazy,

      an unnamed senior Israeli official accuses Obama admin of lying about Mossad warnings.

      link to ynetnews.com

  • Living in Israel isn't the solution to antisemitism
    • Generalplan Ost, was another post war plan for Poland. Armed and walled clusters and islands of ethnically homogenous victors located near natural resources and industrial centers, connected by modern roads and rail restricted for use by the victors. What remained of the former inhabitants would be allowed to live, barely, as unskilled labor, but not to organize into a political entity. Enforced by merciless discipline, fear and intimidation.

    • Psst. Hops, Heinsbroek is Dutch=The Netherlands, not Deutschland. Close though.

  • Diaspora Jews are not in 'exile,' they are at home
    • Meanwhile, some religious leaders in Israel are saying not so fast on this French immigration thing.

      Rabbis: French aliyah will lead to assimilation
      Leading religious leaders voice concerns that French Jews' immigration will result in mixed marriages, cause religious Jews to stop observing mitzvot.

      The haredi press raised further concerns that many of the immigrants would refuse to undergo a conversion process or that the procedure would be conducted by institutions and courts which do not meet the strict standard, and that as a result their children will create mixed marriages later on.

      link to ynetnews.com

  • Can we just retire the phrase 'relative calm'?
  • Congress invites Netanyahu to rebut Obama on Iran, and White House slams 'breach of protocol'
    • AIPAC has its annual policy conference in DC at the same time, senior Israeli politicians generally attend. This year it looks like there will be a whole pack of them this year. Perhaps the president should invite all of the heads of Party lists to to meet with him at WH together, or separately. That would send a message and somewhat neutralize Netanyahu's electioneering boondoggle.

    • Wow. Menendez is pissed. Wheels are coming off this thing.

      But other US lawmakers in the delegation said they received conflicting messages from Israeli officials on the sanctions bill.

      “We met with a number of government officials from many different parts of the government. There’s not a uniform view there,” Republican John Barrasso said.

      Menendez, who has fiercely fought for his bill, and on Wednesday sharply criticized the Obama administration’s approach, was reportedly irked by the Mossad intervention, and contacted Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer for an explanation.

      Read more: Mossad said to warn US on Iran sanctions in break with PM | The Times of Israel link to timesofisrael.com
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    • interesting op-ed in today's paper.

      link to ynetnews.com

      "It follows, therefore, that the State of Israel should think about the purpose of its foreign policy, which is connected to global values, find a new path and save its eroded legitimacy.

      It is up to the professionals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to lead the process of adopting and designing a purpose, via consultations with intellectuals from a variety of fields and sectors – Jews and non-Jews, Arabs, men and women, religious and secular, from the center and the periphery.

    • The president should invite another head of state for a State a dinner on same date. maybe from a country the same size or smaller. The invite Netanyahu, but make him sit in the back.

  • Gaza war blowback? Palestinian stabs 13 on Tel Aviv bus.
    • Har Nof is very near the site of Deir Yassin. It is on lands outside the UNGA 181 partition plan that designates territories for the new Jewish state.

  • Virulent, violent verbal tactics reveal Dershowitz as a bully, says fellow Israel advocate
    • I can recommend several competent firms, if you are looking for yourself. I haven't encountered Torassian's firm, I don't know their track record. Who ever is managing Israel's PR should be sued for malpractice. But then again, they don't have much to work with.

    • dersh is a PR liability. Period.

  • Update: On MLK Day, lots of folks are talking Palestine
    • Bullshit.

      MLK on South Africa

      Our responsibility—our responsibility presents us with a unique opportunity: We can join in the one form of nonviolent action that could bring freedom and justice to South Africa, the action which African leaders have appealed for, in a massive movement for economic sanctions. In a world living under the appalling shadow of nuclear weapons, do we not recognize the need to perfect the use of economic pressures? Why is trade regarded by all nations and all ideologies as sacred? Why does our government and your government in Britain refuse to intervene effectively now, as if only when there is a bloodbath in South Africa—or a Korea or a Vietnam—will they recognize a crisis? If the United Kingdom and the United States decided tomorrow morning not to buy South African goods, not to buy South African gold, to put an embargo on oil, if our investors and capitalists would withdraw their support for that racial tyranny that we find there, then apartheid would be brought to an end.
      link to democracynow.org

  • Mandela ad is pulled in L.A. following graffiti vandalism
  • To counter radical Islam, we must confront our own hypocrisy
    • I wouldn't presume to pre judge outcomes. I think you are right, bilateral negotiations are a dead end, so that leaves International mediation. An imposed solution that both sides are gonna hate. Which is the inevitable endgame, the only question is if there is another long and bloody conflict before a settlement is arrived at, or not.

    • Let's put this to rest. Sharia law in England is a current meme on right wing talkie devil box shows. The UK permits some aspects of family law (divorce, adoption, custody, inheritance) to be handled by religious courts, both Jewish and Islamic. But the participants can opt out any time, and the courts can not make any decisions that contravene UK law.

    • Nope, mediation is preferable to armed conflict or the current slow rolling genocide, for all parties. The occupation is killing Zionism.

    • I am gonna get shit for being a pollyanna, but the only alternative to armed conflict are mediation and resolution under some sort of International consensus. Utterly imperfect, but the alternatives are worse

    • I want to know who feels safer, because of this action. This is madness.

  • Palestinian Bedouin dies as Israeli police fire tear gas on funeral procession
    • It was the 8th such incident in less than a year. In light of this violation Syria could reasonably notify Israel that cease fire agreements are voided, and give 24 hours notice for Israel to evacuate non combatants from Israeli occupied Golan, as it is now a free fire zone.

  • Avraham Burg's Israeli vision, and French passport
    • The confederation idea was built into the UNGA 181 Partition plan, after 5 years, the Jewish and Arab states would have a referendum to confederate or not, and to decide the status of the Corpus Seperatum that included Jerusalem.

      At the time, it was judged that there was too much animosity between the parties for any hope of federation as part of a near term settlement, so separating them and allowing for a cooling off period seemed wise.

    • Burgs view is that Zionism (should have) ended when an independent Jewish state was established. When the objectives of Zionism were achieved. The next logical phase would have been nation building, not an imperialist adventure that endangers the gains of Zionism.

  • #JeSuisUnJuifBritannique
    • One is an Admiral right? John Paul something? Bonhomme Richard and all that? Or was that the Pope ?

    • Shallow end of the gene pool, those Windsors, eh? Toe sucking dullards, the whole lot

    • As an experiment, substitute "Ashkenazi" for "Jew", and give the same poll to Israeli Sephardi and Mizrahi. And the intermarriage one to both. You may find a surprising degree of antisemitism amongst both groups.

    • Probably not, but not unlikely a distant cousins arranged Henry's loans, tho

      more Tudor agitprop, lord, I so do miss the Plantagenets.

    • Anyone recall the flap when Nigel Farage allied the UKIP movement with a Polish holocaust denier? And some British jews defended him?

      And the new and improved BNP successfully recruited Jews in an attempt to erase its Anti-Semitic reputation?

      And Marine Le Pen doing the same thing in France?

      Apparently, Anti-semitism can be tolerated as long as it is coupled with Anti-Islamism.

    • I think they call it self loathing over there. Of course he wasn't educated in Oxford. He read in Cambridge, you see. Explains a lot. And he was, gasp, a member of the Liberal party.

      Read this, pretty clear indictment.

      I can easily understand the editors of the Morning Post and of the New Witness being Zionists, and I am not in the least surprised that the non-Jews of England may welcome this policy. I have always recognised the unpopularity, much greater than some people think, of my community. We have obtained a far greater share of this country's goods and opportunities than we are numerically entitled to. We reach on the whole maturity earlier, and therefore with people of our own age we compete unfairly. Many of us have been exclusive in our friendships and intolerant in our attitude, and I can easily understand that many a non-Jew in England wants to get rid of us. But just as there is no community of thought and mode of life among Christian Englishmen, so there is not among Jewish Englishmen. More and more we are educated in public schools and at the Universities, and take our part in the politics, in the Army, in the Civil Service, of our country. And I am glad to think that the prejudices against inter-marriage are breaking down. But when the Jew has a national home, surely it follows that the impetus to deprive us of the rights of British citizenship must be enormously increased. Palestine will become the world's Ghetto. Why should the Russian give the Jew equal rights? His national home is Palestine. Why does Lord Rothschild attach so much importance to the difference between British and foreign Jews? All Jews will be foreign Jews, inhabitants of the great country of Palestine.

      And this horror!
      I would say to Lord Rothschild that the Government will be prepared to do everything in their power to obtain for Jews in Palestine complete liberty of settlement and life on an equality with the inhabitants of that country who profess other religious beliefs. I would ask that the Government should go no further.

    • This echoes the debate between two prominent British Lords, back in early 20th century. Both were Jewish and they had opposing views on Zionism and Anti-Semitism.

      Lord Montagu, at the time the only Jewish Minister in Government, called out the British Cabinet for Anti-Semitism, because they were supportive of Zionism. Not the opposite.

      really worth a read.

      link to jewishvirtuallibrary.org

      "Zionism has always seemed to me to be a mischievous political creed, untenable by any patriotic citizen of the United Kingdom. If a Jewish Englishman sets his eyes on the Mount of Olives and longs for the day when he will shake British soil from his shoes and go back to agricultural pursuits in Palestine, he has always seemed to me to have acknowledged aims inconsistent with British citizenship and to have admitted that he is unfit for a share in public life in Great Britain, or to be treated as an Englishman."

  • US calls ICC decision to investigate Gaza 'tragic irony'
    • Yup, a credible internal investigation into war crimes can defer ICC action, which can drag on for years. I fully expect we will see something like this.

      Another tactic would be to re-start peace negotiations, the ICC is prohibited from exercising jurisdiction if it might disrupt peace or reconciliation efforts. That's why Rivlin is appealing to the PA to come back to the table, and Prosor moaning at the UN about the PA not seeking negotiations. I expect the US to take this up as well, as part of a tactic to defer ICC action. Portrayal of the PA as bad actors for declining to negotiate and trying to restart a sham roadmap peace process.

      It has been reported that the PA is offering a return to negotiations if there is a settlement freeze, this would stop ICC action, but odds are Israel will choose settlement expansion over ICC heat.

      A third tactic would be for Israel to join the ICC itself, which confers a sort of amnesty on past conduct in return for good conduct going forward. I don't see this happening, considering their current rhetoric.

      However, the the PA's best play is to file claims based on violations of Geneva IV in the territories. Home demolitions, illegal detentions and killings, population transfer, resource theft, etc. That would call the fundamental legality of the settlements into adjudication. Finally. It would have the effect of targeting the civilian political echelon responsible for the policies.

      Not that war crimes committed as part of a hot war aren't important, difficult to prosecute, though, fog of war and self defense and proportionality are slippery concepts. But Geneva IV is pretty unambiguous about the prohibition on acquisition of territory by force, and the duties of occupying powers. Indictees could reach into the finance and commercial enterprise leadership. This would be a major freak out

      Remember, even just an ICC subpoena requires signatory nations to arrest and transport individuals to the Hague, so travel would be limited to non ICC nations. China, India, and the US, and North Korea.....

    • exactly. Americans are irony blind, like being color blind, congenitally unable to recognize irony, which ironically, makes us even more apt to commit stunning acts of Irony, without even knowing it! Like rain on your wedding day, isn't that not Ironic?

    • The PA will likely bring specific claims relating to home demolitions, resource theft, and restriction of movement in the occupied territories. This is what must alarm Israel the most. And it should.

    • Looks like Netanyahu is going to launch a full on Dershowitz style Anti-ICC PR slander campaign. Against the advice of his Foreign Ministry. I wonder if we will get dragged along?

      link to haaretz.com

    • If this is a step closer to resolving this conflict with less human suffering, it is a good thing. Bring it.

    • Some ugly reaction in the Israeli press to the appointment of Andre Carson to the House Intelligence Committee.
      link to ynetnews.com

      And in the US, to our shame
      link to politico.com

    • Very disappointed in my government's response. As important as investigation and prosecution for crimes committed during military operations, the basic crime of violations of Geneva IV, including the transfer of populations, expropriation of resources, etc, annexation of territory acquired by force, etc., may have the biggest impact on the conflict and its resolution.

      And indictments could come down quick, that would have a huge impact on the political echelon. Months not years.

  • Two Palestinians are killed near Gush Etzion settlement bloc in West Bank
    • Shit's getting' jiggy in the Golan. Canceled leaves, anti missile batteries moving. NEO op about to go down in Saa'na, where our hand picked president guy is in hiding.

    • Gobsmacked now, On CNN, "Unrest in Yemen may be aiding AQ" .

      Iran backed Houthi have taken control of much of the capital. Houthi are enemies of AQ. Houthi control of Yemen would be bad for AQAP, but also bad for Saudi. This mess could escalate in ways nobody wants.

      I wonder if Israel's airstrike on the Iranians in Syria was run by the US, or did it occur without our knowledge or approval? If the latter, how pissed are we? If the former, WTF?

    • The linkage with Shawrabi is likely simply a message from Israeli intel to show that they can still track and target high value targets despite the loss of their asset..

      Israel would certainly prefer to have Al Nusra on the Golan border, than Hezbollah with S-300 anti-air capability. Tacit if not explicit cooperation would make strategic sense.

      If ever Israel needed a nice little war it is now. According to script, they want Hezbollah to retaliate in kind, following which Israel can claim an unprovoked, jew hating terror attack, and in legitimate self defense, blow the crap out of Bekaa valley, maybe Beirut again.

      2015 is an odd year, Gaza is reserved for even years, so this year, Lebanon gets it.

    • Walid might be right. Of course the American media will cover this as "Israel strikes Al Qaeda", counting on our ignorance. Usually a safe bet.
      This looks like a deliberate provocation to sink the Iranian nuclear talks.

    • Annie,
      You might be right. I am still worried that it might be driven by the Iran nuclear negotiations. If they succeed, Netanyahu is weaker electorally. A medium sized hot war with Hezbollah would be a triple win for Netanyahu before elections. From his perspective. Generate sympathy for Israel as a victim of Iranian state sponsored terror, weaken the ICC push, further defer negotiations with the PA (you can't be expected to negotiate peace when you are in the middle of a hot war), Buff his creds as the go to security guy, etc.
      Of course it will all blow up horribly In The longer term, but the PM just needs to get through March elections. He's a short term guy. Not a strategic thinker.

    • I am afraid it could be a manifestation of the Israel/Iran proxy war, trying to provoke a counter response that would sink the P%+1/Iran rapprochement.

      Or is could be old fashioned Election time shenanigans.

      Before anyone calls me out for bigotry for suggesting that the timing of these cross border strikes might have electoral resonance,

      "Major General (res.) Yoav Galant, who is a leading candidate in the Koolanu party's Knesset list, hinted strongly Sunday that the killing of Jihad Mughniyeh in Syria may have been timed to help Binyamin Netanyahu do well in the upcoming national elections."

      "the former Head of Southern Command. "And yet, from events in the past, you can learn that sometimes the timing is not unrelated to the subject of elections.”

      link to israelnationalnews.com

    • This might be trouble. Israeli media are reporting that Al-Nusra/AQ forces were struck, but Lebanon is saying Hezbollah forces were struck. Including someone from the Muganiya clan, so definitely Hezbollah.

      Hezbollah is opposing Al Nusra in Syrian Golan. Is the IAF providing ground attack support for Al Qaeda in the Golan? While we attack them in Yemen?

      There have been rumors. Is Israel trying to provoke another Lebanon incident?. It is election time after all.

  • There is no pride for Jews in the state of Israel
    • The sneer is gone from Netanyahu’s lip, his teeth are clenched in hate,
      He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate;
      And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go,
      And now the air is shattered by the force of BiBi's blow.

    • Musker, Not Ben Cardozo?

    • Mulchster, you mean the windblown and interesting and yet effortlessly damn good looking thing?
      I'll bet if we sat down and had a Sodastream diet root beer together we'd find common ground.

    • In the early 50's, women medical school grads were about 4% of the total. Astonishing to think of that these days. What were they thinking?

    • Try wearing a hijab.

    • Yeah, we finally get into the Augusta golf club and now they want to let women and asians in. I tell ya, the repression never ends.

    • There's been great progress. I can't think of an area of social endeavour in the United States, the professions, journalism, media, finance, politics, entertainment where Jews are under-represented. We've come a long way. The final frontiers seem to be US Army infantry and professional hockey. We can always do better.

    • Morris Fishbein, the editor of the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association 1924-1950, remarked in an interview:

      "If there were quotas in the past, he declared, they were geographical and not religious. State medical colleges favor entrants from their own state, he pointed out. Nevertheless, geographical quotas worked against the tremendous number of New York City Jewish applicants, he said, until New York State increased the number of its medical schools in the past decade."

      Read more: link to jta.org

      N.B. NYU Medical school (during the time of racial quotas at other NYC schools) produced an amazing generation of physicians)

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