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Palestinian State of Failure

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 9:43pm
Arafat being carried ill

A fascinating discussion from Jonathan Schanzer on the John Batcheler show.

Listen to the whole thing and learn yourself something.

I was not aware, until Batcheler’s introductory comments, about the NYC bomb plot targeting Golda Meir. Guess who uncovered...

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One year ago: Hagel nominated “to supervise … generation-long process of defense cutbacks”

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2:28pm
http://youtu.be/f_Xab2X_Yik

I wish I had made this prediction, but it was David Brooks writing about the nomination of Chuck Hagel in January 2013:

Chuck Hagel has been nomin...

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Wendy Davis drops to 11 pts down in latest poll

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:01pm
U Texas Poll Feb 2014 Abbott Davis partial pie chart

The latest poll from the University of Texas/Texas Tribune shows that Wendy Davis’ 15 minutes of fame may be fading.

After closing the gap to mid-single digits behind Greg Abbott in prior polling, Davis is back down to 11 points behind:

In the governor’s race, Abbott would beat Davis 47...

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American Studies Assoc. tells Regional Chapters not to communicate with me

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10:38am
http://youtu.be/SCVu-PHrOYQ

We reported yesterday how incoming American Studies Association President Lisa Duggan of NYU organized an anti-Israel conference through NYU, but didn’t want those who disagree to know about it (via Elder of Ziyon).  The Facebook post about the event since has been taken down.

It appears that secrecy is the new policy at ASA.

Earlier this...

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Vicious and Deceptive anti-Israel Propaganda Hate Week starts

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Posted by    Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:40am
Rethink 2014 Josh Newmark

The ancient “blood libel” that Jews use the blood of non-Jewish children to make Matzah has its modern incarnation in Israel Apartheid Week, which starts this week on campuses.

Not surprisingly, the incoming President of the American Studies Association, Lisa Duggan of NYU, is leading an anti-Israel effort that coincides with Israel...

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“To see this as a microaggression… is the microaggression”

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Posted by    Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 9:46am
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/free-speech-on-campus-under-attack/3237801126001

In my post, Microaggression Mania: McGill U. student leader apologizes for .gif of Obama kicking open door, I noted how student leader Brian Farnan was mandated to issue an apology for sending a GIF taken from a Jay Leno parody of Obama kicking open a door at the end of a...

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The ugly, repugnant attack on a pro-Israel black American student

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00pm
Chloe Valdary Video Our Duty

I haven’t paid much attention to Richard Silverstein.  I did once describe him as an “apologist for anti-Israel extremism,” in my post Most pathological #BostonMarathon Tweet.

Nothing I’ve seen since leads me to think that description was wrong.  Others are less charitable, and he is a frequent target of mockery from pro-Israel bloggers,...

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Remember your Creepy Uncle Sam?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:01pm
http://youtu.be/R7cRsfW0Jv8

Remember Creepy Uncle Sam?

Here’s a stroll down memory lane.

 
 
 

Presumed Guilty Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:50am
Reed College Giant Snow Ball

Presumed Guilty:

(face palm)

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LIVE – Revolution in #Ukraine

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:01am
Casket Open Ukraine Kiev 2-22-2014

Update 2:35 p.m. Eastern — Julia Tymoshenko addresses crowd in Kiev:

The President of Ukraine has fled Kiev but it is unclear if he has resigned. (UPDATE: Refuses to resign, calls protests a facsist coup d’etat.)

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“Journalists” are the new no-money-down mortgages

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:21pm
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pamphlet_dutch_tulipomania_1637.jpg

A whole lot of money is chasing the new cool kids, the newly name-branded “journalists” like Ezra Klein and Glenn Greenwald, who bring their friends along with them to the bottomless internet money pits.

Eric Wemple at WaPo describes the superlative feeding frenzy growing the bubble in the trading of journalists, American...

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Is Joe Manchin really now against Obamacare?

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:24am
http://youtu.be/U_BiJXEmOvM

As reported by the Beckley, West Virginia Register-Herald, Joe Manchin said he would vote to repeal Obamacare.

That quote (below) has received a lot of attention, but in context it’s not at all clear that Manchin was doing anything other than playing both sides of the fence because he also...

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Rifle used by Detroit Mom to defend family is illegal “Assault Weapon” in NY

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:15am
http://youtu.be/vpv9tJwjmAk

I saw the videotape below at Ace of Spades HQ, as well as at Hot Air, regarding a Detroit mother at home with her children when three men, at least one...

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Ukraine: Deal or no deal? (Update – agreement signed)

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:17am
Ukraine EuroMaidan Protest 2-18-2014 Speaker

There are conflicting reports about an agreement reached between the government and opposition.

Reuters reports as of 7:51 8:23 Eastern, Yanukovich announces early Ukraine poll but no deal yet with opposition:

Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich announced plans for early elections on Friday in a series of concessions to his pro-European opponents, but it...

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McGill student who apologized for Obama GIF now undergoing mandated sensitivity training

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3:01pm
Leno Obama kicking open door

In my post Microaggression Mania: McGill U. student leader apologizes for .gif of Obama kicking open door, I detailed the punishment and apology of McGill University student leader Brian Farnan for sending a .gif image of Obama kicking open a door.  The image was from a famous parody video on the...

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Israel: More popular than ever in U.S., and not as isolated as you think

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:27am
http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/06/its-530-a-m-and-a-phone-is-ringing-in-harper-texas/

To repeat, take the Boycott Divest and Sanction movement seriously, because it reflects an insidious coalition of anti-Israeli leftists and Islamists, which reflects a sophisticated part of the overall war on Israel.

But, keep things in perspective.

Despite all the heated anti-Israel rhetoric coming from academic extremists, Israel has favorability ratings in the latest...

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LIVE: Truce falls apart in #Ukraine, violence flares in #Euromaidan protests

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 8:28am
Ukraine EuroMaidan Protesters 2-19-2014

The truce announced yesterday didn’t last long.  CNN reports:

A shaky truce crumbled in Kiev Thursday morning, when gunfire erupted at the city’s Maidan, or Independence Square, which has been ground zero for anti-government protesters.

At least 20 protesters died, said Oleg Musiy, head of the protesters’ medical service. A police officer also...

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