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Fear and loathing in the US-Israel alliance

TIMES OF ISRAEL
by Haviv Rettig Gur
July 29, 2015

…Conservative leaning, an Israeli patriot proud of his decades of service to his country, Oren finds a great deal about Obama troubling – what he considers Obama’s stumbles and miscalculations in the Middle East, the president’s apparent agnosticism when it came to American exceptionalism, and his reliance on “ideology” and “worldview” in place of hard strategy. 155 more words

Israel & Middle East

"Sad, Dispiriting And Potentially Disrupting": How Israel May Be Damaging The Alliance Between Blacks And Jews

“Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak.”

— A June 21 tweet by Judy Mozes, wife of Israeli interior minister and vice prime minister Silvan Shalom. 784 more words

GOP

“. . .Do not pay your last respects with laurel and a royal display. . .” (Samih Al-Qasim)

❶ From MONDOWEISS
ISRAELI GENERAL LIKENS ATTACK ON GAZA TOWERS TO 9/11 ATTACK, AS ‘SYMBOL’
Dan Cohen
July 27, 2015
An Israeli general likened Israel’s bombing of three landmark towers in the Gaza Strip last year to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. 875 more words

Al Aqsa Mosque

Consider the context of that hot Iran take

I just listened in to a conference call sponsored by a couple of organizations that are in favor of the Iran deal, and one of the participants made the point that we shouldn’t assume that anyone who opposes this deal is doing so because they’re out for war with Iran. 770 more words

Bad Guys

“. . . in the begging of the willow and in the river’s obstinacy. . .” (Mourid Barghouti)

From MA’AN NEWS AGENCY
ISRAELI FORCES FREE PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKER KHADER ADNAN
July 12, 2015
NABLUS (Ma’an) — The Israeli authorities released Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan on Sunday, two weeks after a deal was reached that ended his 55-day long hunger strike. 596 more words

Khader Adnan

The lost tribe of America

ELDER OF ZIYON
by Vic Rosenthal
July 9, 2015

My post about Michael Oren and American Jews brought many comments and emails…I admit to having strong opinions about some things that go against the ‘progressive’ narrative about Israel: I think Israel needs to hold on to Judea and Samaria for security reasons, because it is the spiritual and historical heartland of the Jewish people, and because we are wholly justified in this by international law. 76 more words

Israel & Middle East