Tag Archives: Israeli Settlements

The Sound and the Fury

Many pretentious and angry young men – and there may be no other kind, save for the infinitely irritating Justin Bieber – commit that passage from Shakespeare to memory: To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Pickles

Diplomacy is hard. You have to say the right thing in the right way, to get the other party to do what you want when they’d rather not. Will Rogers said it’s the art of saying “nice doggie” until you … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Home Again

Blame Thomas Wolfe and his problems with his hometown, Asheville, up in the tired mountains of North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains. Those mountains are aptly named. Asheville is that quiet town where they locked up Zelda Fitzgerald in that … Continue reading

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Some Call It Treason

Friday evening in Hollywood and there’s no point in knocking out another column on healthcare reform – the vote will be Sunday and until then it’s one obscure congressman or congresswoman after another popping up on Fox News or CNN … Continue reading

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The Joy of Chanting Israel First

It was supposed to blow over, but it didn’t – Vice President Biden goes to Israel to do the usual we-stand-by-you thing – just so they don’t get nervous and go off and nuke everything they can find in Iran … Continue reading

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Israel’s Attempt to Humiliate America

On May 14, 1948 Israel was born at the stroke of midnight, Jerusalem time. The United States, deciding to be on the right side of history, with Hitler and the Holocaust burning in its memory, announced its recognition of the … Continue reading

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Simple Cause and Effect and Endless War

It’s always bubbling along in the background of American politics. The United States was instrumental in the creation of Israel – in 1947, the British government withdrew from its commitment to the Mandate of Palestine, as there was no way … Continue reading

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