Norman Podhoretz

Broadcasts From The Edge

Israel loved on talk radio, WABC buffs up ratings and Zionist lineup
04/26/2010 - 20:00
Associate Editor

If Israel is getting roughed up lately, that’s never the case at WABC-Radio (770 AM). Its conservative hosts — Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin, among others — can sound as if they’re broadcasting from Israel. Aaron Klein, their newest on-air host, actually is broadcasting from microphones in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. What was once “W-A-Beatles-C” might as well be “W-A-Bibi-C.”

WABC host Aaron Klein passionately supports the Israeli right, but Islamic Jihad and Hamas call in, too. “It’s important,” says

Limbaugh, Foxman Row: Intolerance Run Amok

Furor over ‘anti-Semitic’ remark highlights toxic nature of political debate.
02/02/2010 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

Does vocal support for Israel give public figures a pass on just about anything else they say?


The Jewish Agenda is Jewish, Not Liberal

Podhoretz fails to realize that Jewish “interest” transcends political labels, argues the author.

10/08/2009 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish WEek

The publication of Norman Podhoretz’s “Why Are Jews Liberals?” (Doubleday) has been greeted more by yawns than by expressions of gratification or of outrage. Podhoretz, for many years the editor of the erstwhile liberal and more recently neocon Commentary magazine, walks the reader through Jewish history and comes up with an entirely non-startling conclusion: Jews are “liberal” because throughout the millennia we received our only support from universalist ideas, wherever they could be found.

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Why are Jews still liberal? Is there an echo in here?

  Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 I’ve mostly tuned out all the deep analysis over Norman Podhoretz’s new book asking “Why Are Jews Liberals,” mostly because  the whole discussion seems to me be about finding fancy ways to say the obvious. Talk about deju vu; this argument has been going on for decades, and we’re mostly still hearing the same blather.  
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