About Paul Berger

Paul Berger is a British freelance writer living in Brooklyn, New York. His
work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, US News and
World Report and Online Journalism Review.

End of the Affair

By March 30, 2007

Well, this marks the last of my posts as last-minute guest editor of the Daily Shvitz. It's been fun. Thank you to Michael for inviting me to post. Thank you for reading. And wishing you all a happy Pesach. I … Read More

Brits ‘Did it on Purpose,’ Rosie

By March 30, 2007

I didn't know Rosie O'Donnell was an expert on military operations. According to her personal blog, Britain invaded Iranian waters as a pretext for a US-led invasion. False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, … Read More

Taste Test: Piss Christ vs Chocolate Christ

Taste Test: Piss Christ vs Chocolate Christ
By March 30, 2007

Catholics are up in arms over a 6ft chocolate sculpture of Christ that will go on display in New York over Easter. The work, called "My Sweet Lord," will be on view in a window of the Roger Smith Hotel's … Read More

March Madness Nearly Over For NYPD

By March 30, 2007

March 2007 must be one of the worst months in recent history for the New York City Police Department. Despite figures released this week showing a further drop in crime, the city's cops keep coming under attack. As if the … Read More

Human Rights, UN Wrongs

By March 30, 2007

Hillel Neuer, executive director of U.N. Watch, gave a short but blistering speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council recently: Faced with compelling reports from around the world of torture, persecution, and violence against women, what has the Council … Read More

Bombing Iran

By March 29, 2007

The Subway blogger had a slightly tense commute into work this morning: An older gentleman gets on the train. Looks normal enough. Wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. He has a fedora hat on and a big, white beard. … Read More

Anti-Semitism in the UK

By March 29, 2007

There's a slightly confusing article on the Guardian website today about a raucous anti-Semitism debate at the annual conference of Britain's National Union of Students. Feelings ran so high in the debate at Blackpool that the chairman was forced to … Read More

Arab Lesbians Hold Haifa Conference

By March 29, 2007

The New York Sun reports on a conference of Arab lesbians that was held in Haifa yesterday: Many of the attendees said they were sad that the only place safe enough to hold a conference for gay Arab women was … Read More