Archive for January, 2010

The Protocols of the Elders of Zapato

January 31, 2010

Last week, somewhere, in a dark room in a dark building in Reston, Virginia, a meeting of the most powerful men and women of the world took place.
That’s right. You know who they are, you’ve heard of them for years now. Some have told you that they’re just an urban myth, that they don’t really exist. [...]

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Another Favorite…

January 29, 2010
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A Quadruple Heads-Up

January 29, 2010

Sometimes I find myself reading an article about a politician who won an election or began leading a country out of nowhere. It happened to me recently with the Scott Brown fiasco in Massachusetts, and it happens to me often when it comes to other places around the world, too. But that’s the way things [...]

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Not Evil All the Time

January 26, 2010

Last week, Ethan Bronner of the NYTimes wrote a very interesting piece about the mixed feeling Israelis have about the country’s aid to Haiti. No one was against the aid itself, but rather the discussion revolved around how the aid portrayed Israel in the world, and how it stands in stark contrast to the aid [...]

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Yes, Mrs. Sara Netanyahu

January 23, 2010

It’s late at night at the Prime Minister’s residence. Bibi is comfortably seated on his La-Z-Boy, reading Glenn Beck’s latest novel. As his wife Sara walks in, he puts down the book, looks over the rims of his glasses at the title, looks back again at his wife, and grins. “Ah, the irony”, he thinks [...]

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What? So Soon?

January 23, 2010

Remember what Thomas Friedman wrote a few weeks ago about the U.S. involvment in the Mideast peace process?

Let’s just get out of the picture. Let all these leaders stand in front of their own people and tell them the truth: “My fellow citizens: Nothing is happening; nothing is going to happen. It’s just you and [...]

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How to Screw up an Omelette

January 20, 2010

While we were all watching the stream of pictures and videos of devastation coming in from Haiti, another huge seismic event was building up right under our noses, a 9 on the political Richter scale, in Washington D.C.
The Democrat’s loss this week in the Senate race in Massachusetts is a huge setback for the Obama administration, [...]

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something to be proud of

January 20, 2010
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Shabbat Music

January 16, 2010

Nothing quite like a nice, peaceful Shabbat, with the sun shining in mid-January, walking around in shorts and flip-flops, and that good ‘ole soft music the radio knows how to play…

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I'ma get medieval on your ass

January 12, 2010

Every once in a while, a certain event reminds me of a certain quote.
The latest of these occurred this morning, while reading about the ridiculous treatment the Turkish ambassador to Israel was given by foreign ministry officials. Click here to see a short video clip  (in English) of what it’s about, and to see the pictures [...]

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