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Apr 28th


The US is as spineless as Israel

When you negotiate with terrorists, be they Palestinian or Iranian, the results always come back to bite.

“One-time exception.”

Yeah, right. Famous last words of an Obama spokesperson, commenting on the country’s prisoner exchange with Iran — the innocent traded for the guilty.

Yeah, right. One time only.

Check it out with Israel, which has made one-time exceptions, how many times now? Ten times? Fifty times? One-hundred times? It depends only on how far back you start counting.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 January 2016 14:40 )


Letter to national United Methodist Church

With your divestment from five Israeli banks, you are either ignorant or bumbling or evil. Whichever, you are complicit in evil. You are an accessory to cold-blooded murder. You aid and abet a Palestinian society that teaches hate and bloodshed — that names streets for terrorists, that glorifies the murder of Israelis on children’s TV shows, that calls the murderers of innocents, if killed in the midst of their terrorism, “martyrs.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 January 2016 14:40 )


Martin Luther King Jr.

Thirty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a federal holiday. At that time, most people living remembered the man and the powerful impact he had on the advance of civil rights in the United States. Thirty years later, most living Americans have no direct recollection of Rev. King. He is remembered in the history books, and the holiday has become less about the man himself and more about his legacy.

Ostrich redux

A man in Philadelphia, Edward Archer, shot into a police car at point blank range. His goal was to kill. He almost did. Miraculously, the policeman, Jesse Hartnett, survived 13 shots. Why did Edward Archer do this? He told Philadelphia police — Captain James Clark — that he followed Allah, that he pledged allegiance to ISIS. “That is the reason I did what I did.” He also said that his attempted murder of an innocent man was in the name of Islam and that he believes that “the police def...

Transparency 101

In case anyone doubted that a simple exercise in good governance could be politicized in the extreme by partisans on both sides, look no further than a recent bill introduced in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. The bill would require non-profits to disclose whether and to what extent they are funded by foreign, that is, non-Israeli, governments. By the reaction, you would think that democracy in Israel had just been destroyed.
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