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  • 'United States of Israel' has compromised U.S. 'sovereignty' on Iran policy -- Gideon Levy in D.C.
    • Israel will wake up one day without a friend in the world. One day, when asked, an ambitious American politician will deny and denounce Israel and he, or she, will not turn into a pillar of salt. One day, the "mainstream media" will cease their hand-wringing about the Middle East and begin pointing fingers at Israel in a feeding frenzy. AIPAC and the rest of the Israel-firsters will be perceived as supporting a country that is using us as cannon fodder and a cash cow.

  • As clock ticks in Switzerland, the Adelson primary heats up in the U.S.
    • People like Sheldon Adelson give Jews a bad name. The kind of political manipulation that the Israel lobby engages in will one day be the end of all U.S. support for Israel. Throughout history nations have abandoned former allies without so much as a shrug or backward glance.

  • Netanyahu won. Now what?
    • It is interesting to watch Jews agonize. Jews can agonize better than anyone else in the world. Sadly, what the readers of Mondoweiss may only now just be realizing is that Netanyahu is the true face of Zionism. If you look back at the history of Zionism, you will note that it began in eastern Europe. I know Vienna isn't eastern Europe, but the Austro-Hungarian Empire was part of that multi-cultural eastern Europe that included Russia. In both states the various nationalities and religious groups lived, more or less, in a state of perilous peace and would occasionally turn on each other. The collapse of Yugoslavia comes to mind. The founders of Zionism were either rabid nationalists or Marxists. There is nothing of the liberal Anglo-Saxon parliamentary tradition inherent in the Israeli political psyche; it is ethnic, inward-looking and suspicious of outsiders. The ultimate danger for Israel's existence is that the U.S. may one day to pull the plug and stop sending hard-earned American taxpayer dollars. That may be the real significance of Likud's victory.

  • The farewell party of the mezuzah-kissers
    • The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.

      Adolf Hitler

  • 'NYT' reports 'surge of hostile sentiment against Jews' nationwide -- on what basis?
    • The fascists had a slogan, "Many Enemies, Much Honor". While it may sound a little corny, it is incisive in its insight into human nature. A revolution, a mass movement, needs enemies in order to give it strength and meaning. Zionism needs anti-Semites to survive as a mass movement and conjuring up enemies, which is what the NYT article does, is all part of that.

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