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AIPAC's Phony Iron Dome Vote

Iron Domeby M.J. Rosenberg

The last item Congress voted on before going on vacation for five weeks was a $225 million appropriation to "replenish" Israel's Iron Dome system.

That makes sense. The system is protecting Israelis from rocket assault  Of course we want to replenish Israel's arsenal?

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It's Not Anti-Semitism


by M.J. Rosenberg

Dr. Steven Beller, an independent scholar based in Washington DC,  presents an alternative analysis of the anti-Jewish hostility currently being experienced in Europe as a result of Israel’s offensive against Gaza. Dr. Beller was a visiting scholar at George Washington University and a Research Fellow at Peterhouse College Cambridge. He is the author of major books on Austrian and Jewish history and also an expert on the history of antisemitism. He authored Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction for Oxford University Press (2007).

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Clash Of Civilizations


The Israeli army confirmed today that up to 130 Palestinian civilians were slaughtered in Rafah last Friday following the triggering of the Hannibal protocol - an IDF directive that is designed to thwart the capture of Israeli combatants.

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The Commies Are Coming! (Again)

NATOAfter the U.S. government’s post-Cold War encirclement of Russia, through NATO, succeeded in achieving a foreign-policy crisis in Ukraine, I repeatedly have said that it was entirely predictable that Russia would seize Crimea rather than permit it to come under U.S. control.

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Poetry and War

Rafeef Ziadah

During these days of continuing massacre in Gaza I have found it difficult to focus the mind elsewhere. I came across a short statement of about 200 words by the great, enigmatic 20th century poet, Wallace Stevens, stuck between poems in his Selected Poems, p.270, with a characteristically unemotional title—‘A Prose Statement on the Poetry of War.’

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