Archive for the 'Israel' Category

Why Is Eric Cantor Undermining American Foreign Policy?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Israel, Republicans

First, the weirdness… Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday during a meeting in New York that the new GOP majority in the House will “serve as a check” on the Obama administration, a statement unusual for its blunt disagreement with U.S. policy delivered directly to a foreign leader. “Eric […]

November 13th, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Israeli Spill

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Israel, Mid-East, Political Graffiti


June 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

On Right Wing Reaction To Obama’s Speech

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Islam, Israel, Obama

Jeffrey Goldberg’s words, my thoughts… An African-American President with Muslim roots stands before the Muslim world and defends the right of Jews to a nation of their own in their ancestral homeland, and then denounces in vociferous terms the evil of Holocaust denial, and right-wing Israelis go forth and complain that the President is unsympathetic […]

June 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Differences

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Islam, Israel, Obama, Quotes

“So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, and who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity. This cycle of suspicion and discord must end.” – Obama in his speech to the Muslim […]

June 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Obama in Cairo

By Debate Wise | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Islam, Israel, Obama

Obama has arrived in Cairo to give a major speech that is expected to focus on improving ties with the Islamic world. One speech alone is obviously not going to be enough. The Islamic world is angry enough with the West that they are unlikely to suddenly forgive us just because the US has a […]

June 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Egyptians to Israel: 30 years without bloodshed is SO overrated!

By Darren Garnick | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Israel, National Security, News

(Egypt’s 1973 October War Panorama Museum — NY Times photo) One of my biggest regrets during my post-college backpacking jaunt through Cairo was that the October 1973 War Panorama Museum was closed. Like a kid stretching his neck over the fence at a shut-down amusement park, I stared through the iron grates at a sculpture […]

April 10th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

How is a Mideast ceasefire like Manny Ramirez contract negotiations?

By Darren Garnick | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Israel, News, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

Really the only way to guarantee a ceasefire is to wait until your enemy runs out of bullets. So it’s baffling what the nutcake negotiators from Israel and Hamas are trying to achieve with these “temporary” ceasefire proposals. The latest scoop from Israel’s Haaretz newspaper: “Hamas’ Gaza spokesman Ayman Taha, meanwhile, has said recently that […]

January 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Israel Declares Cease Fire

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Israel, The World

They say that they’ve achieved their goals, but with nearly 1,200 Palestinians dead and the cease fire not actually involving Hamas, I can’t help but think that this is a tenuous peace at best. From BBC: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel had achieved its goals and Hamas – which has been firing rockets at […]

January 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Joe The Plumber Thinks Media Shouldn’t Report On Wars

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Disasters, Israel, Media, Military, Video, War

Kind of an odd statement coming from a guy who accepted a paid gig to be a war correspondent, but hey…it’s not like Pajamas TV is paying Wurzelbacher to be consistent or even correct. AP reports… And here’s a partial transcript just in case you can’t see the video… I’ll be honest with you. I […]

January 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Joe The Plumber/Israel Redux

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Israel, Video

I did some digging and found the following interview Joe Wurzelbacher did with Shepherd Smith on Fox News back in October. Among the highlights… When asked if he knows anything about Obama’s positions on Israel, Wurzelbacher doesn’t have an answer. Instead he tries to hide behind some lame excuse about people going out and finding […]

January 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 11 Comments »