Category Archives: News Briefs

Good news briefs

Ami Isseroff’s (and many others) efforts pay off: Seattle is cancelling the anti-Israel bus ads that were scheduled to run for a month. Jewish groups launched a strong protest movement, and the King County government decided that it wasn’t worth … Continue reading

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Your Tuesday morning briefs

Some good old-fashioned right-wing anti-Semitism: Just a blast from the past for those of us who remember the anti-Semitism of the right. The Texas legislature has the kind I remember from my childhood: “Religious” Christians who want to make sure … Continue reading

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Tuesday morning news roundup

Who’s got Wikileaks? We’ve got Wikileaks: Here’s one on Netanyahu. Here’s John Kerry telling Qatar that the Golan has to go back to Syria. (Qatar? WTF?) Here’s one on Egypt being “stubborn and recalcitrant” (and yet, no 42-minute dressing-down by … Continue reading

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Monday briefly briefs

Don’t call him Shirley: A moment of silence for the incomparable Leslie Nielsen. Oh, we can stop the investigation now: Islamist Prime Minister Erdogan says that Hezbollah had nothing to do with Rafik Hariri’s death. Everybody go home, nothing to … Continue reading

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Sunday long weekend briefs

Yeah, that outreach is really working: Iran is now practically declaring that Lebanon is its client state: They’re not even trying to hide it anymore, so the big question is: Will Iran go to war with Israel if there is … Continue reading

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Friday Israeli Double Standard Time briefs

I’m concerned that they’re concerned: Hold onto your hats. The UNHRC is expressing “deep concern” about the Iranian habit of beating, torturing, flogging, and stoning its citizens. And this year, six more states voted to be “concerned” about these evils. … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

Yeah, sure, okay: Iran says that it chased half a dozen foreign jets out of its airspace during air defense drills. Also, sixteen UFOs, forty-five Zionist infiltrators, and Santa Claus on an early test run of the new RoboRudolph. Oh, … Continue reading

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The It’s Tuesday briefs

Another year gone already? I don’t know what it is, but this task seems more onerous now that I’m a year older. Or maybe I’m just all tuckered out from driving back and forth to NJ twice in the last … Continue reading

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Monday briefs

UN to Israel: What Jewish history? UNESCO has declared the tombs of the Patriarchs and of Rachel to be “Palestinian.” Because the Palestinians named them mosques. City of Hebron the oldest Jewish city in existence? Doesn’t matter. It’s Palestinian, because … Continue reading

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Friday briefs

Documenting Egyptian war crimes: But there won’t be a hue and cry over them, because they were committed against Israelis. Wasted PR funds: The publisher and senior editors of the New York Times visited Ariel, the “settlement” city. My prediction: … Continue reading

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Thursday briefs

But it’s anti-Zionism! Jordan, the nation that signed a peace treaty with Israel, does not allow Jewish religious symbols. It used to mean no religious Jew could bring t’filin into the country. Now, you can’t even wear a yarmulke. In … Continue reading

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Tuesday morning Middle East briefs

Say, that Obama-Syria outreach really worked! The latest insult from Baby Assad: Bashar Assad told Al-Hayat newspaper in an interview published Tuesday that the U.S. “created chaos in every place it entered.” Smart power! So, how’s that idea about separating … Continue reading

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Sunday snarks

Must… not… say… it… Must… not… say… it: The Palestinians are opening a Rachel Corrie restaurant. Say, think it’ll feature pancakes? Damn. I said it. Iranian ERA Watch: Iran has restricted 12 “Western” social sciences. These include law, women’s studies, … Continue reading

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Saturday briefs

Christians telling Jews what to do, 2010 version: A synod of Middle East bishops met, and decided that a) Israel shouldn’t be occupying “Palestinian lands,” b) Israeli Christians shouldn’t sell their homes no matter what, and b) There is no … Continue reading

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Friday briefs

In your face, Iran!: An Israeli took the world’s record for most simultaneous games of chess played—from an Iranian. Oh, the misery! And this is a Master of Juvenile Scorn™ in the making: “Taking the record from an Iranian in … Continue reading

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