Posted: Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:53 |
During this holy week, John Kerry, a man with Jewish grandparents and Catholic upbringing, is trying to pass over old disputes and resurrect Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. So far his mission has been like a religious pilgrimage to Jerusalem: talking to a wall. Oh sure, each side professes its desire for peace, but each also has a definition it knows is unacceptable to the other and appears in no mood for real compromise. That leaves many during this holy season to conclude that under current leadership, peace doesn't have a prayer.
Posted: Sat, 04/12/2014 - 23:25 |
There's an old saying in the Middle East that there are three levels of dead: dead, dead and buried, dead and buried and not coming back. Right now the peace talks are dead and the guys with the shovels, Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas, can't decide whether to keep digging or resume talking.
Each leader thought he was clever enough to kill the talks and put the blame on the other, but blame is about the only thing they have in common.
Posted: Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:49 |
Judging by the reaction of the thought police you'd think Chris Christie stood before the Adelson acolytes in Sin City and did a full Sieg Heil. The outrage was palpable, the room gasped. When informed of his transgression, he practically fell to his knees to genuflect to King Sheldon in abject apology.
What was his sin? He used the O word. Apparently the O word is now in the same category as the N word and the F word for some folks.
Posted: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:32 |
While the Jews prepare to celebrate Passover and recall Moses' demand of Pharaoh, immigration activists across the United States are planning demonstrations in Washington Saturday calling on President Obama to let their people stay.
They want the President to throttle back his deportation policy and stop splitting immigrants from their families and communities. They expect him to do more than tell the Department of Homeland Security to review its deportation policies.