Route 17 Blog

Posted: Wed, 02/16/2011 - 14:38 | Posted by: Jonathan Mark | Route 17

MEMRI, the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute, which translates and analyzes Arabic media, has uncovered the latest fascinating development in Cairo.

The Egyptian media -- which covers Egypt the way the YES network covers the Yankees -- are now apologizing and backtracking from their pro-Mubarak coverage.

Posted: Mon, 02/14/2011 - 16:04 | Posted by: Jonathan Mark | Route 17

Lindsay Lohan Tweets a congratulations to the Egyptian people and tells how she prays that Egypt keeps its peace treaty with Israel. She hopes Egypt "sets the trend for its neighbors to create peace with Israel and the entire region." Everyone in Hollywood should be that cool. At a time when most people are giddy about the changes in Egypt, she sees the bigger picture.

Posted: Sat, 02/12/2011 - 19:36 | Posted by: Jonathan Mark | Route 17

On the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, and the 25th anniversary of Natan Sharansky crossing the Gleinicke Bridge to freedom in West Berlin, it's important to remember some of the people who made that crossing possible.

Posted: Thu, 02/10/2011 - 14:55 | Posted by: Jonathan Mark | Route 17

A lot of people make fun of Hitler's artistic ability, talking about him as a failed artist, as if he were more of a house painter than an aspiring painter in the realm of the fine arts. Yes, his canvases were more appropriate for cheap motels than musems.

Posted: Mon, 02/07/2011 - 16:09 | Posted by: Jonathan Mark | Route 17

A letter to the editor of The New York Times that was printed on June 6, 1934.

The Times had run a story, "Religion Among Jews Found To Be Waning."

One reader, Sidney J. Simon, wrote to the editor, disagreeing with the article's conclusion as summed up in that headline.

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