Category: Palestine

Rabbi Fox

Ms. Gassaway, I had hoped the rabbi’s recent rant would be disregarded by your readers as the specious partisan pandering it obviously is to anyone who understands even the smallest bits of Middle Eastern history and contemporary realities “over there.”  However, given that more than a week has passed, and now today’s follow-on huzzahs by …

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Dreaming of what once was

 Dear Janna,  Perhaps the answer is to out-market the vision of what is possible vs. the vision of those things feared or coveted.  Somehow, we’ve got to convince people that the alternative to fear and avoidance of insecurity is better than the status quo.  When I opined earlier about my Levantine dream, I forgot to …

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A century of willful ignorance

 A friend of mine just sent me an interesting article by Ramzy Baroud, about Johns Hagee and McCain:  http://www.palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=13720  Here’s the first paragraph from Baroud’s article:  A memorable quote in Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894) still carries a wealth of relevance. He writes, “They own the [holy] land, just the mere land, and that’s …

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Nazis

 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/our-reign-of-terror-by-the-israeli-army-811769.html or http://bit.ly/btjS0r or http://tinyurl.com/3uz2fs

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Broad brush

 Anti-Semite.  My, my, my, but aren’t we quick these days to paint someone as an anti-Semite?!  As in “Charley Reese is an anti-Semite” because he dares suggest Israel’s manifest influence on foreign policy may not be in America’s best interest.  As in “Charley Reese is an anti-Semite” because he reminds us of the inconvenient truth, despite systematic efforts by the Israeli …

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The shoah must go on…

 On Friday, Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai threatened a “shoah” on Gaza in response to qassam rocket fire directed at Ashkelon. “Shoah” is a Hebrew term for “big disaster” and is often used to describe the Holocaust. Vilnai’s comment to Israeli Army Radio (according to a CNIF bulletin): “The more Qassam fire intensifies and …

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Plethoric pandering

 I had hoped, in part because he seemed like a nice-enough guy, that Mike Huckabee would not descend to the level of pandering epitomized by the other Republican candidates.  There were warning signs last fall, when he revealed he was getting up to speed on Middle East issues by reading books written by far-right messianic …

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