Saturday, March 23, 2019

Politics

AIPAC vs. Seinfeld

13:32 24 December in Culture, Latest, Politics
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by Daniel Kieval I recently heard a lecture by J. J. Goldberg, senior columnist for The Forward, about the current state of American Judaism and its relationship to Israel. Goldberg spoke about intermarriage and what he termed the "Seinfeld effect," in which the national popularity of...

Who's Afraid of Nixon's Anti-Semitism?

18:15 13 December in Latest, Politics
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By Steven Philp As governments process the information illicitly made public by Wikileaks, the legal release of conversations recorded during the Nixon administration may seem irrelevant.  Many of the recorded conversations released this week by The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum were recorded shortly before the...

Israel’s Katrina

12:19 09 December in History, Latest, Politics
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By Gabriel Weinstein After last week’s forest fire, the Carmel region in Northern Israel’s once emerald forests and fields have become a barren prairie of charred branches, ash heaps and dismembered buildings. The Israeli government estimates it will cost around 2 billion shekels (about $553 million)...