You know about the zillion or so Jewish blogs out there in cyberspace, but there are also plenty of blogs that are not focused primarily on Jewish issues – but which provide a lot of content about Israel, U.S. Middle East policy and a range of domestic issues that Jews love to debate. Here are five that are consistently interesting:
A few weeks ago, I was wondering what was going through Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head when he decided to attend next week's nuclear summit in Washington, where representatives of 47 countries, including many of heads of state, will gather to talk about nuclear terror, and in the process produce what local officials say will be some record-breaking traffic gridlock.
You can't turn around today without reading blogs and news items about the AIPAC policy conference, underway in Washington cavernous Convention Center; one of the most interesting comes from the Atlantic's prolific Jeff Goldberg.
The script goes like this: Washington objects to Israeli settlement construction; there are some angry words on both sides, and then an apparent coming together around some vaguely defined, transparent face-saving compromise. Both sides insist there's no crisis in the relationship.
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
Haven’t we seen this movie before?
The script goes like this: Washington objects to Israeli settlement construction; there are some angry words on both sides, and then an apparent coming together around some vaguely defined, transparent face-saving compromise. Both sides insist there’s no crisis in the relationship.
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
I generally admire human rights watchdog groups, even if they sometimes show a little more enthusiasm in criticizing Israel than in criticizing its neighbors. Human Rights Watch has always struck me as a useful group in a world overflowing with human rights disasters – contrary to the views of some pro-Israel groups, which regard any criticism of Israel as blasphemy.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
James Besser in Washington
Some interesting reading for your Tuesday.
Over at the Huffington Post, National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) director Ira Forman, a partisan’s partisan, offered some equal-opportunity and very nonpartisan criticism of some of the actors in the raging Chas Freeman controversy.