Monthly Archives : April 2014


John Kerry’s Jewish best friends

  Anti-Semitism is not a simple bigotry. It is a complex neurosis. It involves assigning malign intent to Jews where none exists on the one hand, and rejecting reason as a basis for understanding the world and operating within it on the other hand.     John Kerry’s recent use of the term “Apartheid” in reference to Israel’s future was…

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Abbas Hamas

Time for consequences

    It’s hard not to admire Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s brazenness.   Two weeks ago, Abbas signed on to 15 international agreements that among other things require the PA to respect human rights and punish war criminals.   And this week, he signed a unity deal with two genocidal terror groups all of whose leaders are war criminals.…

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hagel chang

The disappearance of America’s will

    The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US’s indifferent response to it.   In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, America’s most dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in decades.   As Gordon Chang noted at a symposium in Los Angeles last month hosted by the…

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Forgetting freedom on Passover

  Passover, which begins on Monday night, is the festival of freedom. The holiday reminds us of the brutal enslavement of the Jews by Pharaoh and the Egyptians. We recall their midnight flight from Egypt, pursued by the mighty Egyptian army, and God’s miraculous rescue of the Jews at the shores of the Red Sea. We remember how Moses led…

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