Posted: Sun, 07/12/2015 - 13:32 |
A new poll making headlines lately in Israel declares that the country "can no longer claim to have the bipartisan support of America” because Democratic elites have deserted the Jewish state.
How credible is this poll? Consider this: it was conducted by a highly partisan Republican pollster who surveyed 802 "highly educated, high income…opinion elites" – not rank and file or members of Congress -- that he selected to measure partisan American attitudes toward Israel.
Posted: Sat, 07/11/2015 - 16:58 |
Bibi's Costly Feud
No issue is more critical for Israel right now than the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet Benjamin Netanyahu has squandered any influence he may have had in shaping the administration's positions by mounting a full frontal assault on the integrity and intentions of the American president and by colluding with a GOP leadership determined to use the issue as one more weapon in their anti-Obama campaign.
Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 21:26 |
Conservative and Reform Jews have far more freedom to practices their religion in the United States than in the Jewish state. Especially if they're women.
Let a woman try to wear a tallit or tfillin and pray from a Torah at the Wall in Jerusalem and she could wind up in jail. To Azoulay that's not prayer but "provocation," and he has vowed to roll back whatever meager progress has been made in recent years.
Posted: Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:32 |
In ancient times, namely the pre-Internet Vietnam War era, Members of Congress routinely had two form letters for responding to constituents writing about the war. Each version agreed with the letter writer, pro or con. Eventually they were outed and had to adopt a single position, much to the consternation of politicians who devote endless energy to avoiding the tough decisions that might offend constituents and contributors.
Posted: Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:06 |
When JFK was asked why he was running for president in 1960 he answered, “Because that’s where the power is.” When kid brother Ted was asked the same question 20 years later he couldn't think of an answer and his presidential ambitions went downhill from there.
President of the United States is the most powerful and prestigious job in the world, so why, once again, is the crowd of candidates not the finest America has to offer?
Posted: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:24 |
Here he comes to save the day, Mighty Mouth.
Donald Trump has deigned to run for president, convinced that the nation's future is in peril unless he takes over. "If I get elected president, I will bring (the United States) back bigger and better and stronger than ever before," he modestly promised.