Archive: Aug 2012

By Tuesday, 50 Israeli families will have been tossed out of their homes in their village of Migron, which is set for destruction.  They will not be dispossessed because they unlawfully squatted on someone else's property. The residents of Migron will be tossed from their homes - on the order of the Supreme Court - because Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein and his associates believe they are above the law. And due to this opinion, Weinstein and his associates refuse to recognize t…
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This week a German doctor in Bavaria filed a criminal complaint against Rabbi David Goldberg. Rabbi Goldberg's "crime"? He performs ritual circumcisions on Jewish male infants in accordance with Jewish law. The doctor's complaint came shortly after a ruling by a court in Cologne outlawing the practice of male circumcision. The Austrians and the Swiss also took the ruling to heart and have banned infant male circumcision in several hospitals in Switzerland as well as in the Austria…
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Good bye to my friend, my companion, my protector, my shadow, my gal. Good bye my Olivia.   
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 In 1949, the Communist takeover of China rattled the US foreign policy establishment to its core. China's fall to Communism was correctly perceived as a massive strategic defeat for the US. The triumphant Mao Zedong placed China firmly in the Soviet camp and implemented foreign policies antithetical to US interests. For the American foreign policy establishment, China's fall forced a reconsideration of basic axioms of US foreign policy. Until China went Red, the view resonant among fo…
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Just in time for President Shimon Peres to revert to type and seek to undermine the government's ability to attack Iran's nuclear installations, the Tribal Update, the satirical newscast brought to you each week by Latma, the Hebrew-language, satirical media satire website I run, brings you Israel's Most Honored President.We also feature a discussion into the real cost of bombing Iran, and much, MUCH more! Enjoy the show!    In honor of the approaching end of summer vacation…
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Last month, provoked by the Obama White House's penchant for routinely using top secret information to advance its political fortunes on the backs of US allies, agents and armed forces, Latma produced an English-language song we called Tell on Me, to the tune of the immortal words of Ben E. King's masterpiece Stand By Me.If you missed it then, here it is again.    I mention our work because this week a courageous group of former US Special Operations fighters posted a video where…
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In a statement to the Yale Daily News, Yale President Richard Levin said he is "in the process of convening a meeting of the Yale Corporation Committee on Trusteeship to discuss the process of reviewing the matter, which we take very seriously." "The matter" Levin was referring to was Yale Trustee Fareed Zakaria's confessed plagiarism. As I mentioned yesterday, Zakaria was suspended - albeit briefly -- from CNN and Time for plagiarizing an article on gun control.  Levin's statemen…
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 Politico has an incredibly disingenuous article up about how Israeli national security "experts" give Obama a higher score on Israel than Romney. The article is based on a blog post by Shmuel Rosner. Rosner has picked a panel of "experts" whom he apparently asks about various issues from time to time. He gives their answers a score and based on that score he tabulates his results. Of course, it's not really true that Israeli "experts" score Obama higher than Romney on Israel. Ros…
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So Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt Mohamed Morsy just sacked the leaders of the military junta General Hussein Tantawi and the Egyptian Army's' Chief of Staff General Sami Enan. Morsy has also cancelled the constitutional protections that the Egyptian military has enjoyed and overturned their edicts circumscribing his control over foreign and military policy.That is, as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has declared, today Morsy completed the Egyptian revolution. Egypt is now an Islamic…
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 Another one for the annals of higher education. Fareed Zakaria, TIME and CNN's media star and Obama foreign policy advisor and media flack has been caught plagiarizing. See here. Both media outlets have suspended him.  Interestingly silent in this scandal is Zakaria's other major professional home: Yale University. You see, in addition to his well known media and political associations, Zakaria also serves as the chairman of Yale University's Educational Policy Committe…
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