Well, of course. A Sunday evening after two NFL playoff games is the perfect night to schedule a Democratic debate. Because that is what the American people feel like watching on a Sunday night.Ross Douthat has a typically perceptive column wondering what would happen if Bernie Sanders actually thought he had a chance at winning the nomination.
From Ian:PM Netanyahu: Israel Condemns Terror, Palestinian Authority Praises ItPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the opening of Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting to again condemn acts of Jewish terrorism, but stressed that just as the scope of Jewish terrorism can in no way be compared to the much greater Palestinian terrorism, so too the reaction of Israeli society is completely different than
Goldberg’s landmark essay on 44’s foreign policy shows the impatience, exasperation and utter unseriousness of the Free World's leaderIf only America’s stubborn allies removed their blinders, which he attributes to tribalism or spinelessness, they could, like him, see the world for what it is — and resolve their problems on their own.
Why all this fuss about Israel? Aren't they nothing but trouble for America?To hear a lot of what's going around these days, Israel is at the heart of the problems we have with the Muslim world, and things would be just fine if we became more 'balanced'...or translated, became more pro-Arab and curtailed our support for those pushy, stubborn Jews.
Juche!The concept of Strategic Patience with North Korea sounds great in a climate controlled environment surrounded by smart people. In the real world with the real North Korea - it's about as cool as allowing some chic Xanx'd out of her mind to drive you homeAfter North Korea launched its sixth satellite, or long-range missile, on Saturday, U.S.
I first published a Passover post in March 2010, when Iran was in the news because of the Green Revolution. The Mullah’s tyranny resonated with me as I thought about the Passover story. But there’s tyranny in the world every year — in ISIS territory, in North Korea, in Cuba, in Putin’s Russia, and — […]
From Ian:Pro-Palestinians create parody 'New York Times' to slam 'pro-Israel bias'A group of pro-Palestinian sympathizers fanned out across New York City earlier on Tuesday and distributed thousands of parodied copies of The New York Times bearing headlines and stories that contradict what they claim to be the newspaper's pro-Israel bias in its coverage of the Middle East conflict.
There's a new sheriff in town in the Middle East -- and it's not the United States of America, who just spent trillions of dollars and lost thousands of soldiers in two different wars in the region. The new hegemon in the Levant and the Fertile Crescent is a rising axis of Russian, Iranian, and Syrian power.Russia and Iran is a natural marriage -- each needs the other in different ways.
Let's put Adolph Reed's quote-- "Ideology is the mechanism that harmonizes the principles that you want to hold and what gets you paid"-- aside for a moment and look at what Bernie would like to accomplish within the confines of the Democratic Party at this point.
From Ian:Israel’s Legitimacy is not dependent on a Palestinian State, or The NY TimesWe hear from critics of Israel that Israel needs a two-state solution to be legitimate.Without a Palestinian state, the argument goes, Israel will rule over millions of resentful Palestinians to whom it will have to deny their basic rights in order to maintain its Jewish nature.
From Ian:Likud politicians slam Zoabi for Israel-Nazi comparisons at Holocaust eventFirebrand MK Hanin Zoabi of the Joint (Arab) List was bitterly criticized by leading Likud politicians for a speech at a Holocaust memorial event Sunday in Amsterdam, where she equated Nazi Germany’s genocide against the Jews to current Israeli policies toward Palestinians and Israeli Arabs.
From Ian:JCPA: Luxury Alongside Poverty in the Palestinian AuthorityA Photo Album of Palestinian Luxury in the West BankCompleting the Picture of Palestinian Life in the West BankRamallah’s landscape is undergoing a transformation. Multi-story villas fronted by ornamental porticos and columns are rising on Ramallah’s hilltops along with glass and marble office buildings.
From Ian:Barkat slams Cameron: East Jerusalem better off now than under UKJerusalem mayor Nir Barkat on Thursday slammed comments by British Prime Minister David Cameron in which he criticized conditions in East Jerusalem, questioning Cameron’s knowledge of the region and pointing a finger at the UK for its policies during the pre-state British Mandate.
From Ian:Michael Oren: Sanders should apologize for Gaza ‘blood libel’Bernie Sanders should retract and apologize for his “libelous” suggestion that Israel killed more than 10,000 innocent Palestinians during the last Gaza war, MK Michael Oren said Thursday, asserting that the Democratic candidate’s misrepresentation ultimately serves the interests of Hamas and other terrorist groups.
From Ian:PMW letter to Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs: Fatah promotes terrorResponding to Palestinian Media Watch documentation, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen admitted he "opposes" a Fatah official's terror glorification.
From Ian:Hundreds of London tube trains plastered with anti-Israel adsMillions of Londoners were exposed Monday to a series of anti-Israel posters on the underground network to mark the beginning of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement’s 12th annual Israeli Apartheid Week.
Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher's Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week's question: What Are Your Predictions For 2016?The Glittering Eye: For a number of years at this time of year I'd issue a set of predictions on my blog. I had a pretty good track record—80%+ accuracy.
Ah, Russia ain't all that. Sure tovarisch - Russia enables bad actors and has the ability to wreck bunches of havoc. Yet deep down inside - She's hollow...Happy crowds waved Russian flags; homecoming pilots were given fresh-baked bread by women in traditional dress. Judging by the pictures on television, Vladimir Putin won a famous victory in Syria this week.