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Peace Process? What Peace Process?

In the Middle East it is said there are three kinds of dead:  dead, dead and buried, dead and buried and not coming back.  The peace process is at stage one and no one seems to care much about reviving it.

The topic will get little more than passing attention at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference that begins this weekend.

Sheket B'vakasha

As he prepared to leave today for Washington, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left his government with some very tough orders:  Be quiet.

No surprises from Eli Yishai and his interior ministry, with their penchant for announcing new settlement construction at the most inopportune times. 

No publicity stunts on the Temple Mount or religious flashpoints on the West Bank.

No bombastic pronouncements from Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

No threats of attacks on assorted enemies by former generals with high government posts.

'Holocaust Never Happened," Says GOP Candidate

A candidate for the Republican nomination for the House of Representatives in Illinois insists the "Holocaust never happened" and is a scam by Jews to extort millions of dollars.

'I Wanted To Vomit'

That’s the way I felt when I read that Rick Santorum said it sickened him to read John F. Kennedy’s speech on separation of church and state.  Interestingly he was silent about a similar speech by Ronald Reagan.

Arab-American Paper Endorses Ron Paul

With three of the four leading Republican presidential contenders – Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich – running as strong supporters of Israel, it comes as no surprise that the Arab American News has endorsed Ron Paul in Tuesday’s Michigan primary.

A Clear Choice For Israel's Friends -- Updated

The Big Smear

When Joseph P. Kennedy III announced his candidacy for Congress, an ultra-Orthodox Web commentator decided to portray him not as the grandson of Bobby Kennedy, who was assassinated by a Palestinian Arab for being too pro-Israel, but as the “Great grandson of Jew-hating Hitler admirer.”

That has to be the most outrageous example of hate speech I’ve seen in a long time.

Remembering Ben Rosenthal

Fifty hears ago today, February 20, 1962, the world’s attention was on Cape Canaveral, Florida, a long way from Queens, New York. A lot more than the 937 miles on the map.

The next morning a three-line banner headline across the front page if the New York Times declared

GLENN ORBITS EARTH 3 TIMES SAFELY

PICKED UP IN CAPSULE BY DESTROYER

PRESIDENT WILL GREET HIM IN FLORIDA

How To Lose The Women's Vote

  1. Tell them the best form of birth control is an aspirin held firmly between the knees.
  2. Hold a congressional hearing on women’s health and reproduction and have only men testify on your opening panel.
  3. Oppose contraceptives to appease the Catholic Bishops and religious extremists by saying it’s really about religious freedom.  Ultra-Orthodox Jews have lined up with the Church, unlike most other Jews.
  4. Compete over who can be more anti-abortion than the next guy. Ban all abortions, no exceptions.

Allen West: The Potty Mouth That Roared

Allen West was on his best behavior – for Allen West – at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) meeting in Washington.  He gave "an unusually tame speech" for a man "known for flinging red meat by the bucket," said the Washington Post.  His biggest applause line came from a member of the CPAC audience who shouted, "Allen West for President."

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