Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Iranian counterrevolution: a good start

Because something is happening here But you don’t know what it is Do you, Mister Jones? – Bob Dylan, Ballad of a Thin Man Since Thursday, December 28, something has been happening in Iran. Anti-regime demonstrations have broken out all … Continue reading

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Too much nuance

“Anyone who takes the approach that this is a black and white situation with a good side and a bad side clearly does not understand the conflict – nor could they have a peaceable solution in mind.” – Laura Ben-David … Continue reading

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The Obama-Hezbollah-Iran crime family

A stunning investigative report by Josh Meyer in Politico has revealed that the Obama Administration interfered with and then shut down a campaign by the Drug Enforcement Agency and other law enforcement agencies against a billion-dollar drug and weapons trafficking … Continue reading

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Truth serum for the Palestinians

It is almost as if the Trump Administration has administered a truth serum to the Palestinian leadership with its statements on Jerusalem. When Trump declared on December 7 that the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Palestinians … Continue reading

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Trumpus Maccabeus

Thirteen Conservative rabbinical students studying in Jerusalem wrote a letter in which they criticized the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. They wrote in part, We, a group of rabbinical students of the Jewish Theological Seminary … Continue reading

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