Who’s a Zionist? Those who support policies that endanger Israel, suggests Jeremy Ben-Ami.
A New Voice for Israel: Fighting for the Survival of the Jewish Nation, by Jeremy Ben-Ami (Palgrave Macmillan, 242 pp., $26)
THE BOOK’S TITLE SHOULD BE “HOW TO PRETEND TO BE A ZIONIST WHILE HELPING ISRAEL’S ENEMIES DESTROY IT”….RSK
You have to give Jeremy Ben-Ami his due. In 2008, the liberal activist and former Clinton administration official founded J Street as a left-wing alternative to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the lobbying group for Israel in the United States. A new organization was needed, Ben-Ami writes at the beginning of his book—part memoir, part political tract—because the “arc of conflict involving Israel in the Middle East, though long, was ultimately bent toward peace.” Unfortunately, Ben-Ami adds, because of the Netanyahu government, “the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict [might] slip through our fingers. As that happens, the dream of the Jewish people to be a free people in their own land also slowly disappears.” To keep this dream alive, the peace process needs a jolt from progressive American Jews in the form of more criticism of the Israeli government’s intransigence on negotiations with the Palestinians.
http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/content/module/2011/10/18/main-feature/1/the-genesis-of-modern-science/e Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Newton, and the other founders of modern science were all believers in the truths of the opening chapter in the Hebrew Bible. The belief implicit in Genesis, that nature was created by a law-giving God and so must be governed by “laws of nature,” played a necessary role in the […]
Open Letter to the Founder of USA Today Concerning C-SPAN Al Neuharth USA Today 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22108 (public relations office: 703-854-5304) Dear Mr. Neuharth, Concerning your commentary in USA Today, Friday, October 7, 2011 – “C-SPAN founder lets you judge the news” – regarding Brian Lamb, founder and CEO of C-SPAN, […]
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/10/christopher-columbus-was-the-first-zionist.php “Christopher Columbus Was the First Zionist” Someone leaked a batch of emails that have been exchanged by leaders of the Occupy Wall Street group. I’ve only dipped into them briefly, but some are pretty entertaining. This thread reminded me of my days as a leftist, and the difficulty of accommodating the diverse and sometimes […]
The “Moderates” Celebrate the Shalit SwapBy Andrew C. McCarthy http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/280537 “Prisoner releases only embolden terrorists by giving them the feeling that even if they are caught, their punishment will be brief. Worse, by leading terrorists to think such demands are likely to be met, they encourage precisely the terrorist blackmail they are supposed to defuse. Those […]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10609/pub_detail.asp A review of Reza Kahlili’s book “A Time To Betray-The Astonishing Double Life Of A Cia Agent Inside The Revolutionary Guards Of Iran” and an interview with the author. Click on the picture to go to the Amazon site for purchasing details. Many Americans who remember the advent of the Ayatollah and the taking […]
EVERYTIME ISRAEL RESPONDS TO A TERRORIST KILLER WITH A PUMPKIN SEED THE US STATE DEPARTMENT AND THE MEDIA GO INTO A HISSY FIT ABOUT “DISPROPORTIONATE” RESPONSE. HUH? WHAT IS MORE “DISPROPORTIONATE”….THAN THE DEAL FOR SHALIT?
NONETHELESS HE IS HOME…..WELCOME HOME GILAD….MAY YOU BECOME A GREAT SPOKESMAN FOR THE GLORY OF ISRAEL AND AVOID THE PATH OF HOSTAGES WHO BECOME USEFUL TOOLS FOR THEIR CAPTORS.
1.CNN to hold national security presidential debate [CNN]
2.Gilad Shalit released as Israel begins to free 1,000 Palestinians [TELEGRAPH]
3.Obama opposes repeal of healthcare program suspended last week [THE HILL]
4.White House insists Obama’s next bus tour isn’t political – the trip is FULLY ON THE TAXPAYERS’ DIME, not the president’s re-election campaign’s [USA TODAY]
5.Family Criminal Enterprise Known As The Haqqani Network Conducts Terrorist Attacks Inside Afghanistan [WT]
6.Wall Street Drowns in Swelling Euro Fears; Dow Dives 247 [FOX BUSINESS]
7.‘Fast & Furious’: How a botched operation spawned fatal results [WT]
8.Homeowners And Credit-Card Borrowers Are Falling Behind On Their Payments [FT]
9.Supreme Court to Take Up ‘Stolen Valor Act’ [FOX]
10.GOP Presidential Hopefuls’ New Year’s Plans: Des Moines [NATIONAL JOURNAL]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10605/pub_detail.asp The Wall Street demonstrators have managed to capture the attention of people across the globe. For some, this is the Arab Street transplanted to the USA. For others, it is the anti-capitalist sentiment exemplified by the Obama administration. However, for me it is seizing the moment to create the Woodstock nation in the mind […]
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,druck-791018,00.html The Smiling IslamistPopular Politician Worries Secular Tunisians By Mathieu von Rohr Free elections are set to take place for the first time next week in Tunisia, the country that set the Arab Spring in motion. The strongest party could turn out to be that of Rashid al-Ghannushi, an Islamist who returned to his country from exile […]