Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Sometimes anti-israel is anti-israel

Posted: 24 Mar 2010 04:13 AM PDT

Robert Wright sets up many straw men and knocks them down in Against pro-Israel. He cynically lists "symptoms" of being anti-Israel. Symptom no. 1: Believing that Israel shouldn't build more settlements in East Jerusalem. President Obama holds this belief, and that seems to be the reason that Gary Bauer, who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, deems Obama's administration "the most anti-Israel administration in U.S. history." Bauer notes that the East Jerusalem settlements are "entirely within the city of Jerusalem" and that Jerusalem is "the capital of Israel." That's artful wording, but it doesn't change the fact that East...

Musical <strike>monday</strike> wednesday #135

Posted: 24 Mar 2010 03:46 AM PDT

Elie and I alternated hosting Musical Monday every week - though this is the last one until April 12 due to Passover. This week is a bit different. First of all I haven't finished it yet. But the way Musical Monday works is that the players figure out the individual songs and identify a common theme. But, in a sense, this week's MM, the process then works backwards. Does that help at all? For the answers to Musical Monday #134 check here. 1) And Wendy's stealing clothes from Marks And Sparks. 2) Just promise me this: that you'll give me...

Forget ObamaCare--Israel Will Be A Big Issue In 2010 Elections

Posted: 24 Mar 2010 01:37 AM PDT

Support for Israel, and its implications for US foreign policy, is already emerging as an issue in the upcoming Congressional races shaping up this year. Republicans have an easier time backing Israel as part of their criticism of Obama's foreign policy in general and towards Iran in particular. Not so Democrats, who while they like to claim to be solid friends of Israel, must also deal with the increasingly vocal group among them that say pressure on Israel is the way towards peace.That might be reflected in last month's Gallup poll:Over the last five years, support for Israel has increased slightly...

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