Category Archives: America and Israel

When Not To Say the Right Thing

One must be careful what one says. That’s only polite, and it’s also useful. When the wife asks if that dress makes her look fat, it doesn’t. It never does. Use the right words. Lie. Otherwise, there will be trouble. … Continue reading

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The End of the Line

This started long ago. In 1947, the British government withdrew from its commitment to the 1923 Mandate for Palestine – the Ottoman Empire was long gone, and now so were the Nazis, but now there was no way to arrive … Continue reading

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Finally Breaking the Rules

Everyone will now remember the day the real leader of the free world came to the United States to address a Joint Session of Congress, to upbraid and shame the young and hopelessly naïve president of that now equally hopeless … Continue reading

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Giving Collective Punishment One More Try

The nice thing about the Fourth of July weekend is that nothing is ambiguous. America is a fine place, and everyone is out and about doing American things – at those parades and picnics and baseball games, ending with fireworks … Continue reading

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Without Even a War

Even now it’s hard to forgive Yoko Ono. Starting in 1969, all of us had to listen to that dull and droning John Lennon song with its endless and almost tuneless chant – “All we are saying, is give peace … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

It’s obvious that war is far easier than diplomacy, and, in a way, far more effective. Rather than the slow process where each side in whatever the dispute is works out a way for each side to get pretty much … Continue reading

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Bemused Scorn Will Do

Okay – CNN is in trouble. It was no surprise that Jim Walton, the president of CNN Worldwide, abruptly resigned after ten years of running the place, rather well, actually. But something had to change. Yes, he turned the place … Continue reading

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