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My running commentary on events: local, national, and international. Areas of special interest include Israel, Iraq, and dissidents in the Muslim world.

Thank You, Ms. Eden

January 12, 2008

A big thanks to my friend and former Daily News editor Dawn Eden for inviting me to guest blog yesterday at http://www.dawneden.com/blogger.html

Ms. Eden is to the blogosphere what candlelight is to a face: an illumination...

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His Right Hand Man on Ariel Sharon: Humanitarianism Was Strong in Him

January 10, 2008

“If Israel is an apartheid state, how come Saudi Arabian women are coming to Hadassah and other hospitals [in Israel] for fertility treatments?” asks Dr. Raanan Gissin, former right hand communications man to Ariel Sharon. The question,...

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Hillary Earned It, the O-Bomb Just Showed Up

January 9, 2008

Am I the only non-leftist who’s glad to see Hillary take New Hampshire? It’s not that I give her points for crying, but there was something far-fetched about the media’s anointing of Obama after his win in just one state.

Obama’s a...

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Israel’s Christian Sudanese Friends

January 2, 2008

Yesterday Israel’s Ma’ariv carried my opinion piece on the Christian Sudanese refugees in Israel. It was translated into Hebrew, but I have pasted the English version below.

Also, today The New York Sun carries the tragic news from Khartoum...

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Dare I Publish Post Number Four About Ron Paul?

December 31, 2007

Supporters of Ron Paul, I must give you points for enthusiasm. Thanks for all the comments, and for keeping them, for the most part, civil. Some of the criticism I’ve received for previous posts charges I don’t know enough about Ron Paul to...

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Ron Paul, Rebel Without a Solution

December 31, 2007

In a previous post, I wrote that Ron Paul’s performance last week on “Meet the Press” made me think he’s been spending too much time locked in the bathroom reading Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” a sort of unofficial...

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Ms. Bhutto’s Guts

December 28, 2007

Whatever else was or was not true about Benazir Bhutto, she was a human being who refused to be intimidated by terrorists – and for that she merits admiration. In a piece she wrote in October for The Wall Street Journal after an attempt on her...

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Love Letters from Ron Paul’s People

December 26, 2007

You gotta love Ron Paul and his admirers. No sooner had I posted a few thoughts about the man’s performance on “Meet the Press” on Sunday than I started receiving vitriolic comments from his followers across the country. That’s ok...

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No Wonder All the Malcontents Love Ron Paul

December 25, 2007

It’s no wonder all the malcontents love Ron Paul. On “Meet the Press” on Sunday, he propounded the naïve idea that the attacks of September 11 were, at least partially, America’s fault.

“They attacked us here because we were over there,”...

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Is This a Great Town or What?

December 19, 2007

Why do I doubt that this story in which a Muslim risked his safety for Jews could have taken place in Paris?

Of course, it is a remarkable story and is therefore unlikely to have taken place anywhere. But what I mean is, it is extremely difficult...

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