On July 25, 2015 The Washington Post carried an article by its Jerusalem correspondent, William Booth, on Israelis celebrating the one-year anniversary of Israel’s war on Gaza. Booth’s report was entitled, “A year after the Gaza war, good times are back on Tel Aviv’s beaches.” The next day, Palestinian journalist Mohammad Omer, published an article describing “The beach: Gaza’s one lifeline.” No more than 44 miles apart, the beaches described by Booth and Omer are world apart, yet they are inseparably and perversely linked.
Category Archives: US Politics
Michael Oren reveals the hypocrisy of Israel’s claim to be the only democracy in the Middle East when he quotes an Israeli general on the US and the Arab spring: “To defend Western freedom, they must preserve Middle Eastern tyranny.”
The theologian Marc Ellis gave a sensational speech at the Carter Center in 1988, on the Palestinian uprising and the Jewish people. Friends fearing for his safety accompanied him from the hall. The next day he was seated across from Jimmy Carter and the president expressed anger at the Begin government for not following through on commitments at Camp David
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is throwing mountains of money around in an attempt to derail the Iran nuclear deal. NPR says AIPAC will spend $20 million to $40 million to oppose the Iran deal, but that might be a conservative estimate.
Thomas Friedman sets his most recent article “If I Were an Israeli Looking at the Iran Deal” to music.
It’s a long list of Americans in public life who have paid a price in lost jobs or vilification for being critical of Israel
“Israel lobby” is a descriptive term, not an expression of bigotry. If Bill Kristol responds to Obama’s statement that Israel is only country publicly to oppose the pact by saying, “All the greater Israel’s glory,” I have a right to say that the Iran Deal opponents care about a foreign country.
Shocker. On its front page, The New York Times runs a p.r. release for the ISrael lobby group AIPAC, saying Obama’s battle with it raises fears of a lasting rift. Why not hopes of same?
“Pricetag” murder of Palestinian baby in West Bank reveals hopelessness of two-state solution, but Jodi Rudoren of NYT massages away the truth with piece on W Jerusalem “soulsearching”