Thursday, April 18, 2019

Politics

That’s one way to win the Jewish Vote

14:00 14 July in Politics
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Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann may have been hoping to endear herself to the Jewish crowd by saying President Obama has "chutzpah."  The fact that it came out "choot-spa" may not help her quite so much. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_mWlXvKnq8&feature=player_embedded]...

A Shakeup in District 9

13:27 13 July in Politics
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by Theodore Samets In Monday’s Huffington Post, Ed Koch, the former Democratic mayor of New York City, and an outspoken supporter of Israel, did something scandalous: He advocated that his former constituents in Brooklyn and Queens elect a Republican in the special congressional election taking place...

United (Nations) We Fall

16:53 12 July in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal [caption id="" align="alignright" width="252" caption="Richard Falk was criticized for posting this cartoon on his blog."][/caption] Anthony Weiner may have proved that social media can reveal the naked truth, but a far more stark reality has emerged from the personal blog of the United Nations...

Dueling Loyalties?

15:30 08 July in Culture, Politics
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by Theodore Samets Among the many back-and-forths between current American, Israeli, and Palestinian leaders is the demand that Palestinians recognize Israel not only as a nation but specifically as a “Jewish state.” Yesterday on Time’s Global Spin blog, Tony Karon, a Jewish but notoriously anti-Israel commentator, asks:...

Join Us for Happy Hour!

10:57 07 July in Politics
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DC is in the throes of its typical midsummer heat--Metro trains are sticky and airless, office workers are sweating through their rolled-up shirtsleeves, and the roads to Delaware and Maryland's beaches have come to a hair-pulling crawl. So leave the crowded Metro and the endless drives...

NGO Monitor Responds

11:55 05 July in Politics
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By Naftali Balanson, NGO Monitor (From the July/August Issue of Moment) Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s uncritical piece on the Israeli NGO known as Breaking the Silence, or BTS (“The IDF’s Silent Whistle-Blowers,” May/June 2011), omits crucial information about the group. A significant portion of the organization’s activities...

A Social Media Intifada

16:25 29 June in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal Move over “Angry Birds.” The newest up-and-coming iPhone app may be for revolutions. While social media platforms have become commonplace in both our vernacular and daily use, they have also played an important role in fomenting recent revolutions. In 2009, thousands took to the...

Hate Speech in the Netherlands

15:45 28 June in Politics
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by Symi Rom-Rymer Last week, popular far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of all charges of inciting hatred against Muslims.  The allegations made against him were based on his provocative statements that likened the Koran to Mein Kampf and called Islam a fascist religion.  The...

Mind the (Israeli) Gap

14:06 27 June in Culture, Politics
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By Gabi P. Remz AIPAC and J-Street send very different messages. Netanyahu and Obama cannot agree. Synagogues vehemently debate the prospects of saying a prayer for the IDF. So for an 18-year-old fresh out of high school and beginning to flesh out his or her relationship...