Posted: Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:06 |
One of the most despicable hate mongers in this country, Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, who died on Wednesday. He was 84.
Phelps and his followers, most of them family members, were particularly noted for spewing their anti-gay venom and messages of hate at the funerals of members of the armed services. But Jews were also a favorite target for their hate.
Posted: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:00 |
The question being asked in Jerusalem is whether Mahmoud Abbas will hear the same unpleasant truths about making peace and not missing another opportunity to create a Palestinian state when he visits the White House on Monday that Barack Obama had for Bibi Netanyahu last week.
Posted: Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:41 |
Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Samuel Lewis, who died Tuesday at 84, was "the essential American at Camp David" negotiations between Israel and Egypt because "he was the only one who really understood the Israelis," said Graeme Bannerman, former staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "Without his vociferous explanation of Israeli concerns and constraints, the American delegation may not have been able to develop a balanced position."
Posted: Mon, 03/03/2014 - 17:30 |
"Treatment of Jews and the status of Jews in Russia has often been a barometer for judging Russian rulers," Princeton politics professor Stephen Cohen said Sunday, and " [Vladimir] Putin has been better for Jews in Israel than any Russian leader in history. If you want evidence of that, just ask Israel."
Speaking on Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, Cohen said "of all the autocrats who have ruled Russia over the last 400 years, Putin is the least authoritarian," with the possible exception of Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev.
Posted: Sun, 03/02/2014 - 14:11 |
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference going on at the Washington Convention Center is the best dog and pony show in town, replete with a variety of interesting breakout groups, intelligent speakers, training sessions for activists, hasbarah, hands-on lobbying for the rank and file and the star power of meeting a glad-handing herd of pandering politicians.