This was sent to me today by Ilene Cohen, Executive Editor of World Politics, journal of Princeton’s Institute for International and Regional Studies.
October 7, 2010
Here I am sitting in an office at Princeton University and I missed this incredible opinion column (following). Thanks to my friend Asli, sitting in her office at UCLA, for sending me this piece from The Daily Princetonian. Davis has put his finger on the core of the problem, that so much of Jewish … [more]
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MEC Analytical Group
21 September 2010
We are grateful to Richard Dalton for bringing to our attention the account below of an exchange of views on 17 September on the prospect of another war between Israel and Lebanon. Jeffrey White of the generally pro-Israeli Washington Institute for Near East Policy (where the exchange took place) sets the scene for a war which would be even more destructive than previous wars. In language which uncomfortably recalls American positions from … [more]
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Note: The following piece by Israel Shamir, a contemporary Israeli intellectual, was resurrected April 18, 2010 after Wiesel’s open letter appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, and New York Times…
Elie Wiesel wrote a letter to President Obama demanding hands off Jewish hold on Jerusalem. He recycled his own letter of January 2001, so here is what I answered him then.¹
– Israel Shamir
The touching words of Elie Wiesel painted a … [more]
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Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 1:57 PM
Subject: Chas Freeman’s Brilliant Speech in Oslo
TO: Distinguished Recipients
FM: John Whitbeck
Miraculously, almost instantly after I circulated the interview with Chas Freeman earlier today, one of my distinguished recipients sent me the text of his speech in Oslo this morning, to which I had referred in my lead-in to his interview. It is transmitted below.
This speech is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.
I fervently urge taking the time to read it and … [more]
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This young Jewish PhD candidate at the University of Chicago has written what I believe is an extremely insightful and timely essay — one that merits the urgent attention and concern of leaders in the fields of politics, religion and academia, not just in America and Europe, but in Israel, as well.
Monsieur d’Nalgar: To clarify, Ray Close is introducing the essay of student/scholar Daniel Luban below. Not to be confused with the photo I added of Dutch MP Geert … [more]
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Over the past few days, there has been some interesting debate going on about the relative merits of the ‘spy swap’ concluded with the Russians. I have my own views of the case, and thought I’d share them with you. I’ve already sent these views to a number of former CIA colleagues and to a former US ambassador to Moscow, all of whom (so far) have agreed fully with my analysis. (That, in itself, I have found to be … [more]
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“Did the U.S. Incite Iran’s Crackdown?”
Let me start by making it clear that I have absolutely no specific evidence to support the following assertions. My views are based purely on intuition, developed I suppose over several decades of experience in observing and participating in covert actions of every imaginable variety.
There is an obnoxious but deeply-imbedded subculture in the US intelligence community that began to appear most noticeably during the period when “Cowboy Bill” Casey was director of the … [more]
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