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Where’s Miss Piggy? Oops, It’s Israel.

09/04/2009
Staff Writer
Mahane Yehuda, the open-air market off Jaffa Road in the center of Jerusalem, is a popular shopping site for natives and tourists. Apparently, puppets need to pick up some melons and rugelach too. At least Grover did last week. One of the stars of the popular “Sesame Street” TV show, he was in Israel last week for the filming of a 12-part series that will teach American Jewish children about Jewish culture.

Delegitiizing J Street: The Plot Thickens

Want one more example of how ferocious the fight to delegitimize J Street has become?

Michael Goldfarb, the Weekly Standard blogger who has been one of the most vocal J Street opponents, gloated yesterday that JTA Washington bureau chief Ron Kampeas “has become the latest name to disappear from the J Street program in advance of next week’s conference. Kampeas was to moderate a panel on  ‘What does it mean to be pro-Israel?’”

The Latest From Adi

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Five weeks settled in to Israel, we have an update from Nefesh B’Nefesh olah Adi Cydulkin.

 

Things are OK here, not much has changed as far as bureaucracy goes.


Delegitimizing J Street: the plot thickens

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 Want one more example of how ferocious the fight to delegitimize J Street has become?  

Why was Nozette targeted in spy case?

I was surprised at the paltry second day coverage of the strange case of Stewart Nozette, the Maryland space scientist arrested this week in an FBI sting operation in which he allegedly agreed to spy for Israel.

The reason coverage was thin, I suspect, is that this is a hard case to figure out.  Was this entrapment, or were there good reasons for federal authorities to suspect Nozette was a national security danger?

Holocaust comparisons again...and again and again

What would folks do if they didn't have  the Holocaust to use as a frame of reference for just about everything they don't like?

Agudath Israel endorses hate crimes bill, rejects claims of Christian right

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 It may not mean a lot in the overall scheme of things on Capitol Hill, but it means a lot to Jewish groups involved in the fight: Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox group that often takes conservative positions on social issues, has endorsed the hate crimes bill awaiting Senate approval.

Why was Nozette targeted?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 I was surprised at the paltry second day coverage of the strange case of Stewart Nozette, the Maryland space scientist arrested this week in an FBI sting operation in which he allegedly agreed to spy for Israel.  

Holocaust comparisons again…and again.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 What would folks do if they didn’t have  the Holocaust to use as a frame of reference for just about everything they don’t like?  

Holocaust comparisons again…and again.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 What would folks do if they didn’t have  the Holocaust to use as a frame of reference for just about everything they don’t like?  
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