Politics

This is Feminism?

This is Feminism?
By January 21, 2008

According to an article over at the Forward, Ms Magazine has refused to run an advertisement (pictured below) that features images of Israel’s top female political leaders, and the American Jewish Congress is pissed off about this. The ad was … Read More

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Barack Obama for President

Barack Obama for President
By January 4, 2008

It won't come to readers as a particular surprise that Barack Obama is my candidate for 2008, but at Mike's invitation, I'll lay out the reasons why. After all, as I've acknowledged, a lot of the good press Obama receives, … Read More

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An Afternoon with Mubarak Awad

An Afternoon with Mubarak Awad
By January 1, 2008

Lost in the white summer heat of Friendship Heights, and diabolically misdirected, I see a car pull up to the curb. Mubarak Awad waves me in. I had managed to misread his impeccable directions to his Nonviolence International headquarters in … Read More

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Justice in a Time of Madness

Justice in a Time of Madness
By January 1, 2008

To call for justice is at the same time to rail against its opposite. From Jewish prophets to contemporary public interest groups, from democracy seeking citizens of Greek city-states to national liberation movements, those who pursue the creation of a … Read More

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A Tale of Two Uprisings: From the Warsaw Ghetto to Musa Dagh

A Tale of Two Uprisings: From the Warsaw Ghetto to Musa Dagh
By December 19, 2007

On the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, students in the U.S. joined an ADL delegation to participate in the March of the Living. In Poland, the students visited the Warsaw Ghetto. ADL national director Abraham Foxman said, "This … Read More

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The Moral of the NIE

The Moral of the NIE
By December 4, 2007

I was all set to be the first Cabalist to post something about the latest NIE on Iran, announcing "with high confidence" that Iran's nuclear weapons program has been suspended since 2003, when Mike beat me to it. But I … Read More

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History for the Untrained: A Look at Six Days

History for the Untrained: A Look at Six Days
By December 1, 2007

Reviewed: 1967: Israel, The War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East Tom Segev. Translated by Jessica Cohen. Metropolitan Books, 2007. In a 2002 Salon interview with Israeli historian Michael Oren, interviewer Suzy Hansen asked whether his then-new book, … Read More

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Against Mourning

Against Mourning
By December 1, 2007

Jews are not the only people ravaged by memory. For African Americans, it is the long arm of slavery that holds back the living. “…[m]ama told me what they all lived through, and we were supposed to pass it down … Read More

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