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Doonesbury attracts Abe Foxman's ire for 'anti-semitic' cartoon

Here is a recent cartoon (below) in the popular, long-standing and widely syndicated Doonesbury series by Garry Trudeau. Abe Foxman’s Anti Defamation League of B’nai Brith have somehow uncovered anti-Semitism … Continue reading

10 June, 2009 · 8 Comments

Israel's Flag Is Not Mine

Like King Abdullah al-Hussein of Jordan’s American address in 1947, this telling letter by Alfred M. Lilienthal published in 1949 reveals a far greater openness of debate and expresses serious … Continue reading

29 March, 2009 · 5 Comments

Israel At War With Itself

Prior to his most recently aired segment on US 60 Minutes on CBS, Bob Simon also filed this report on the divisions within Israeli society.  This is an interesting glimpse … Continue reading

26 January, 2009 · 3 Comments

Joe Klein launches a truth rocket, but …

… doesn’t himself quite escape the gravitational pull of the Israel-first mentality. At least, so far. First, credit where its due: Time’s political columnist Joe Klein joins a growing number … Continue reading

1 August, 2008 · 11 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"