Jonthan Tobin on Today’s NY Times: Obama Has Shifted U.S. Policy Against Israel

April 26, 2010

Jonathan Tobin aptly characterizes, in this piece, the increasingly alarming situation currently facing Israel. He does a good job of outlining the basic reality and President Obama’s fallacious assumptions about it, as well as the...

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Mike, You Did Us Proud

January 30, 2009


Tonight at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, Mayor Michael Bloomberg did us proud. The mayor of New York, Bloomberg recently showed his character by traveling to Israel while that nation was suffering much international condemnation for...

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Monday Was the Day to Celebrate and Honor a Hero. As to Our New President, Let Us Hope

January 20, 2009


Not to take anything away from our new President. But the remarks of a friend yesterday got me thinking. I asked this friend if he, as an African-American (in his case he was born in Africa and is now a U.S. citizen) felt moved by the...

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Reconsidering Jesse Jackson’s Words Regarding Obama and Israel

October 17, 2008

Rereading Amir Taheri’s interview of Jesse Jackson that ran in Tuesday’s New York Post, I realize I may have fallen into a trap.

Yesterday I noted here on my blog that, while Jackson is not an official spokesperson for the Obama campaign, his...

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Patriotic Americans, Supporters of Israel, and of Peace Through Strength Should Not Kid Ourselves That Obama’s Brand of Change Will Be Good

October 15, 2008

Granted, Jesse Jackson is not an official spokesman for the Obama campaign. But I don’t hear Obama repudiating the alarming statements Jackson has made in recent days concerning Barack Obama’s plans for U.S. foreign policy generally,...

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Don Quixote Comes to Israel

July 25, 2008

From The Jerusalem Post Magazine



It is fitting Daniel Lubetzky would grow up to be an entrepreneur who tries to bring peace to the Middle East. He recalls how, one summer when he was 12 and working for a textile wholesaler in Mexico City, he overheard people on the...

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La Plus C’est Change, la Plus C’est la Meme Chose

July 1, 2008

This interview from 1958 of the great Abba Eban, at that time Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. and its chief delegate to the U.N., provides eye-opening perspective on Israel’s enemies and detractors, as well as its...

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Remember the Circus, and Support Giuliani in Florida and Beyond

January 26, 2008

From The Jewish World Review


Ah, 1995, when terrorists were statesmen and Rudy Giuliani, in the words of Ed Koch, had “behavioral problems dealing with other people.”

I refer to that glorious time following Yasser Arafat’s receipt of the Nobel Peace...

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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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Israel’s Sudanese Friends

January 1, 2008

From Ma'ariv


Reprinted from Ma’ariv January 1, 2008

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Knesset recently that while he would like to grant asylum to 489 Muslim refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region to protect them from genocide, he is inclined to send...

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