Thursday briefs

But it’s not anti-Semitic: Michael Gerson on the ruling in Germany that makes circumcision a crime. Also a critique of Andrew Sullivan, the anti-Israel, anti-circumcision, but not anti-Semitic columnist. He doesn’t hate Jews. Just the Jewish state and circumcision. Give him time. He’ll come around to the Helen Thomas point of view. Just watch. Sadly, he is one of my blogfathers.

But it’s not an accusation of racism: Nancy Pelosi says that Mitt Romney getting booed at the NAACP was “a calculated move“. She refuses to explain what she means by the. Gee, let’s think. “He wants racists to get mad at black people for booing the white presidential candidate” might be what she means. Which would attribute to Romney and the people who intend to vote for him racist motives. So much for that civil discussion the Dems were talking about after Gabby Giffords was shot.

Sheldon Adelson 1, David Harris 0: The NJDC took down their petition against Adelson. The pushback got to be too much, considering that nearly the entire Jewish world thought Harris was a total ass for going after Adelson before any facts were in. And he is. Just listen to his explanation:

“Regarding our recent campaign surrounding Sheldon Adelson, we don’t believe we engaged in character assassination,” said the statement sent late Wednesday by David Harris, NJDC’s president, and Marc Stanley, its chairman. “We stand by everything we said, which was sourced from current, credible news accounts.”

Shorter David Harris: I don’t care if it’s not proven, it’s an allegation we can use against someone we hate because he doesn’t think the way we think or vote the way we vote.

Total asshole. That’s him.

By the way, maybe we don’t want to exhume Arafat after all: Of course the anti-Israel media is pushing the Arafat poisoning story with all its might, but suddenly, the PA is hesitating about releasing all of Arafat’s medical records and performing an autopsy. Gee. I wonder why.

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