Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Doesn’t it seem like the ongoing negotiations over an Israeli settlement freeze, pressed by a U.S. president who says he wants to do things differently than his predecessors, are taking on a familiar Middle East business-as-usual quality?
I was going to blog something on the Sweden-Israel dust up over the ludicrous charge in a Swedish newspaper that IDF forces harvest the organs of dead Palestinians as soon as I could figure out what to say, but it seems to me the Jewish Week’s Gary Rosenblatt and liberal Israeli blogger Gershom Gorenberg said just about everything that needs to be said on the subject.
J Street’s legion of detractors have something else to be unhappy about; the year-old pro-Israel, pro-peace process lobby and political action committee has hired one of Washington’s most highly regarded Jewish activists.
Hadar Susskind, who currently works as vice president and Washington director for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), has signed on as director of policy and strategy for the political arm of the group.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
“Them shiney gold coins
Sure looked bright and jolly
I took the money home and I gave it to my Molly.
She promised and she swore that she never would deceive me
But the devil’s in the women and they never can be easy
Musha rigum duram da
Whack-fo the daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar.”
– Irish folk tune