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The ABC’s of Palestinian land grabs

SOMETHING ABOUT the evidence of the eye contradicts the sales pitch on the printed page and the computer screen.

The eye that visits the West Bank sees this: Building. Jewish building. Arab building. Building all around.

The sales pitch in many media says this: Jews build on the West Bank. That’s it. Settlements. Jews are grabbing Palestinian land on the West Bank.

Eye vs. screen.

Evidence vs. sales pitch.

The truth is, not only do Jews settle land in the West Bank, but Palestinians grab land on the West Bank.

Liberal Lens

Rahm Emanuel two-faced on city pensions

On its face, Chicago’s municipal pension system is an integral part of the Chicago city government. The system is included in the city’s budget, it is directly funded by the city, and its various boards of trustees include city officials and mayoral appointees. Yet when it comes to enforcing the city’s anti-corruption laws in advance of the Chicago’s closely watched 2015 municipal election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is suddenly arguing that the pension funds are not part of ...
View from Central Park

Like vertical shards of colored glass

When I first moved to Israel as a twenty something, I found myself one day preparing for an autumn holiday, wanting to make a fruit salad. The fruit salad I had always made was inspired by my mother’s recipe, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and cantaloupe, with an orange citrus and mint sauce to go with it. I searched high and low for the fruits so I could make this delicious and refreshing fruit salad, but alas, there were none to be found.
View From Denver

Wheel of fate

I AM AFRAID to ask their names, although I don’t know why. I am afraid of a lot of things. Truly it is irrational, for how can a person just one line above the catatonic hurt me? He stands there, quite tall, about 6’ 3” I’d say, sort of rotating slowly on the balls of his feet, moving neither forward nor backward, with this plastic grin on his face. It is different, extremely different, from the “plastic smile” we attribute to superficial people. This grin is engraved on his face as ...
View from Central Park

The Boss of the Plains

The Boss of the PlainsYee-haw! It’s here. The National Western Stock Show. And last Thursday at noon, under a perfect blue Denver sky, with the charming and vintage silhouette of a pale gray Union Station and its orange lettering, its clock, and Mount Evans looming far behind it, towering over the crowd, the annual Stock Show parade hit Seventeenth Street.
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Ben Carson blames gun control for the Holocaust

Julie Wiener In an interview on CNN, the Republican presidential hopeful said fewer people would have been killed by the Nazis had more citizens owned guns. ... [Link]

White House calls for fully restored status quo on Temple Mount

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration also condemned escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians. ... [Link]

Why did James Franco need a rabbi? and 7 other Jewish news Qs

Jas Chana Bob Dylan, Kim Kardashian and Madonna walk into a quiz — this one. They’re schmoozing, shilling, maybe even schvitzing. And not to be outdone, James Franco pops in for a little celebrating... [Link]

Netanyahu pins wave of attacks on incitement by Hamas, PA

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