Why In The World Is Larry Korb Helping Jonathan Pollard?

By: Tuesday December 21, 2010 3:03 pm

NEAR DETROIT, MI — Jonathan Pollard, a former civilian Navy intelligence analyst, is a traitor convicted of spying on the U.S. at the Mossad’s Bureau for Scientific Liaison’s behest. He’s been in jail for 25 years. Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu has a thing about trying to free him. There’s a fringe in Israel, as there [...]

You Just Can’t Make Peace With Palestinians

By: Monday December 20, 2010 11:20 am

What horrible people, right? Long tables were laid out in the main hall of the Mukata, the presidential compound, and a traditional lunch of lamb and rice was served. Special kosher meals in sealed containers were provided for the Orthodox Jewish delegates. Yes, by all means, take intransigent positions on settlements that cut Abbas’ legs [...]

Shmaltz It Up!

By: Sunday December 19, 2010 5:40 pm

Not doing anything Monday at 7:30? In D.C.? Come by the Historic Sixth & I Synagogue, where a bunch of writerly Jews will be telling tales of great jewwy Jewishness. I’ll be one of them. Self-indulgent? Certainly, but there’ll be true-life-tales of Jewishness and foreign travels. And what a cast! Emily Yoffe from Slate, NPR’s [...]

Really, Helen Thomas?

By: Sunday December 5, 2010 8:30 pm

Sigh. “Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists,” Thomas said. “No question.” All right, addled and embittered elderly individual. I won’t pile on. But this is ugly and beneath you. I’m a Zionist and I can’t get a meeting in Hollywood. I keep waiting for my big pile of [...]

$3 Billion In Planes For Ninety Days’ Worth Of Settlement Freeze

By: Monday November 15, 2010 12:05 am

Hard not to be cynical about this, especially considering this: According to Peace Now’s count, since the end of the [settlement] freeze in October 26th, the settlers managed to start to build 1,629 housing units, and even to dig the foundations for 1,116 of them. The works started in 63 settlements, 46 of them east [...]

Let’s Get DFHy About The Drones

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 11:33 am

New America has a fascinating new poll out surveying the Pakistani tribal areas for what the drone strikes look over there. On first blush, it’s bleak, as you can learn from write-ups at Danger Room (cough) and from Adam Serwer. But there are also some hopeful signs. I wrote about some of them for the [...]

Not All Modest Proposals Are Modest

By: Tuesday September 28, 2010 3:16 pm

When Jeffrey Goldberg is right, he’s right: Really more of a modest suggestion: Why not risk your governing coalition and impose a total freeze on settlement growth outside of the greater Jerusalem area? This way, you’ll show the world, and the Palestinians — who are governed, on the West Bank, at least, by a group [...]

Settlements, Unfrozen

By: Monday September 27, 2010 8:30 am

I’m on my way to a thing at the Pentagon that’s going to take up my morning. But take a look at how Israeli settlers in the West Bank celebrated the expiration of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s moratorium on expanding the settlements: “The building freeze is over,” Danny Danon, a right-wing lawmaker from Prime Minister Benjamin [...]

Lebanon’s ‘Ground Zero Synagogue’

By: Monday September 20, 2010 5:31 pm

Gus Bridi observes: In the process of re-building Beirut yet again, in 2008, renovations began and have now been completed on the Maghden Abraham Synagogue located in the middle of newly renovated downtown Beirut in an area known as the “Solidere” which has become the focal point and showcase of Lebanon’s rebirth. This isn’t some [...]

And I’m Not Sorry For The Things I Do

By: Friday September 17, 2010 3:56 pm

But Yom Kippur is approaching, so I suppose I should at least act like I am. This blog is going dark, as dark as my miserable soul. Then again, I’ve been an absentee landlord lately, so how could you even tell? Something else to atone for and possibly not correct.