Category Archives: Israeli Settlements Issue

No One Gets Thrown Under the Bus as There’s No Bus There

One of the great mysteries in America politics is why the conservative right – and especial its born-again evangelical wing – all those folks who support Israel no matter what, on everything – don’t get the Jewish vote here, ever. … 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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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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Second Thoughts

Good speeches can change things. Or maybe, as with every graduation speech you’ve ever heard, they change nothing at all. You remember Hillary Clinton mocking Obama back on February 25, 2008: The former first lady abandoned the conciliatory tone she … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, In Cairo…

It was supposed to be a big deal. Everyone said it was a big deal. Maybe it was. It was that long-awaited speech Obama had promised to give in the Arab world. It just turned out to be in Cairo: … Continue reading

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