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Israel Tag

Should Jews Play Wagner?

14:28 28 July in Arts & Culture, Culture
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by Theodore Samets Richard Wagner, the lauded 19th-century German composer of operas such asTristan und Isolde and Parsifal, had an anti-Semitic streak. It was more than just a streak. He discussed Jews throughout his writings, most notably in an essay, “Judaism in Music,” which derided Felix Mendelssohn...

Blame Canada (for Anti-Zionism)

12:20 26 July in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal Canadian bacon isn’t the only thing that’s unkosher. Earlier this month, the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (CPCCA), released its report concluding that anti-Semitism is on the rise in Canada, especially on university campuses. Since its inception in March 2009, the CPCCA,...

Glenn Beck’s Wet Hot Israeli Summer

14:07 18 July in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal Glenn Beck is making quite a splash in the Jewish state this summer. This August, Beck will host “Restoring Courage,” a three-part event that Beck’s website describes as “an opportunity to demonstrate to the world that Israel does not stand alone.” The first...

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:...

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...