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Gaza needs what Greece is getting

The fantasyland of eternal bailouts. The fantasyland of eternal hatred.

The ultimate lesson about Greece is not economic, it’s about Fantasyland. Greece has lived in Fantasyland — just like Gaza.

Greece’s fantasyland is the free lunch. Gaza’s fantasyland is the attitudinal free lunch: hatred without consequences.

The Greek fantasy is the supply of money as automatic as the laws of nature.

The Gaza fantasy is the end of Israel despite the laws of nature.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:28 )

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July 4: Would we have been among the 40%?

The founders of this country were a small percentage of the colonial population. Paul Revere may have ridden his horse throughout Middlesex County in Massachusetts, warning residents of impending attack, but contrary to Longfellow’s poetic interpretation of his ride, Revere most likely did not use the term “British” to describe the enemy that fateful night in 1775. He, like the rest of the colonists, still considered himself British.
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Freedom of speechlessness

There will soon be on the horizon the death of litigation. Remember our super-litigious society? Scratch it. It’s dust. In the dustbin of history. No one will be sued for damages because no damages will occur. Because, you see, human speech has met its end. Not only will we be free to be speechless; we will choose to be. For our own good. Otherwise, we will be sued, and who want’s that?
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Quote . . . Unquote

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week: “We believe that it is a fundamental mistake to enable such a terrorist regime [Iran] to get to nuclear weapons, which is what the proposed agreement will give them. It will give them a definite pathway to nuclear bombs — not a bomb, but nuclear bombs. “It will also replenish their coffers with many billions, actually perhaps up to hundreds of billions of dollars, to enable them to continue their terrorism and aggression. This is somethin...

This is a diplomat? Michael Oren’s colossal blunder

What happened to the good sense he seemed to exhibit as an ambassador? Michael Oren, the American-born, former ambassador of Israel to the US — he of skilled tongue, eloquent pen and brilliant mind — made a colossal blunder last week. It is hard to believe how somebody so polished and, on the outside at least, so adroit, could have been so utterly blind to the consequences of his action. It calls into question, in retrospect, his entire service as ambassador and makes one wonder whether a ...
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Marcy Oster In addition, hundreds of former residents of the evacuated Sa-Nur village in the West Bank and their supporters have returned to the site and are refusing to leave. ... [Link]

Dermer slams Huckabee on Holocaust-Iran deal analogy

Ron Kampeas The ZIonist Organization of America supports the controversial statement by Huckabee, who says he stands by his remarks in face of Obama’s criticism. ... [Link]

NYC education officials urged to investigate quality of yeshivas

Julie Wiener Fifty-two former yeshiva students, parents of current yeshiva students and ex-teachers signed a letter expressing “deep concern” about dozens of schools. ... [Link]

Microsoft buys haredi-founded tech firm

Julie Wiener The founder and president of New Jersey-based FieldOne is a Satmar Hasid who taught himself several computer languages. ... [Link]

Arab-Israeli lawmaker: Jews have no religious ties to Temple Mount

Julie Wiener Masud Ganaim, a member of the Joint Arab List, told Israel Radio that “historically, religiously, it is a Muslim site, period.” ... [Link]

5 ex-U.S. ambassadors to Israel back Iran deal

Julie Wiener The envoys said in a letter that they “see no fatal flaws that should call for the rejection of this agreement.” ... [Link]

8 Jewish federations come out against Iran deal; most stay silent

Andrew Tobin While the majority of the 151 Jewish federations in North America are withholding judgment on the nuclear deal with Iran, at least eight have come out against it. ... [Link]

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