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Vienna: “Free, Free Palestine” chant becomes “Kill, Kill the Jews”

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Posted by    Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 4:00pm 4/4/2015 at 4:00pm
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This is becoming all too common.

An anti-Israel protest, often under the banner of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, turns outright anti-Semitic.

The gross demonization and dehumanization of Israel and Israeli Jews by the BDS movement is the mother’s milk of modern anti-Semitism.

We saw it throughout Europe in the summer of 2014,...

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Obama: Iran wouldn’t budge on keeping nuke program (so we capitulated)

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Posted by    Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2:30pm 4/4/2015 at 2:30pm
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The Iran nuke Framework deal is bad for anyone other than Iran.

Iran achieved its two key negotiating objectives: Keep its nuclear infrastructure in place and get sanctions relief.

As

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Happy Passover and Easter

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Posted by    Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:30pm 4/3/2015 at 7:30pm
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Passover starts at sundown tonight, and Easter is Sunday.

To our Jewish and Christian readers, Happy.

That Happy, of course, is tempered by the historical reality, as is written in the Passover Haggadah:

For not just one alone has risen against us to...

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Scott Walker: Indiana protests caused by people “chronically looking for ways to be upset”

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Posted by    Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:00pm 4/3/2015 at 3:00pm
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Scott Walker was interviewed by Charlie Sykes about the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act protests.

Walker defended the law, stated that Wisconsin had a similar provision embodied in its Constitution, and that the outrage was sparkd by those “chronically looking for ways to be upset about things,” BuzzFeed reported:

Walker said the outrage...

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Obama blinked, Iran didn’t

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Posted by    Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11:30am 4/3/2015 at 11:30am
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Well that “Framework” negotiation was fun.

For the Iranians, who got a great deal at least as far as a Framework goes.

As this WaPo editorial points out, the Obama administration gave up on key parameters:

THE “KEY parameters” for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program released Thursday fall well short of the goals...

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Virginia State Bar now hero of anti-Israel movement

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:30pm 4/2/2015 at 7:30pm
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On March 27, 2015, the Virginia State Bar, the state licensing agency, precipitously cancelled a planned mid-year seminar in Israel just a few hours after 36 VSB members emailed the VSB Council complaining of discriminatory...

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Iran gets the nuke deal it wanted

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2:21pm 4/2/2015 at 2:21pm
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A vague agreement to agree was just announced. The precise details are somewhat vague, as it’s just a statement of point, but one thing is clear: Iran is thrilled.

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Political correctness may end Virginia State Bar international conferences

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:31pm 4/1/2015 at 8:31pm
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We continue to investigate the strange cancellation of a mid-year legal seminar in Israel by the Virginia State Bar (VSB).  With the help of Judicial Watch, we have served a FOIA request on VSB, and will pursue the facts...

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DOJ lets Lois Lerner off the contempt hook

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:36pm 4/1/2015 at 3:36pm
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You all remember Lois Lerner’s contemptuous refusal to testify before a House Committee after she gave an opening statement in which she effectively testified to her defense.

The House sought a DOJ prosecution for contempt.

News that will shock no one, DOJ will not prosecute.

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My Apology Tour to Israel

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:30am 4/1/2015 at 11:30am
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I just booked my plane tickets to visit Israel in May.

Maybe I’ll call it an Apology Tour.

I’ll let Israelis know that the current administration, with its childish chickens**t taunting treatment of Israel, does not represent the American people, who overwhelmingly support Israel. (Will this violate the Logan Act?)

Fortunately, I have the...

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Virginia State Bar’s Rush To Cancel Israel Trip Worse Than Thought

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:00pm 3/31/2015 at 9:00pm
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The Virginia State Bar’s cancellation of its mid-year legal seminar in Israel gets stranger and stranger.

For background, see my posts:

I have learned new...

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Serious scraping

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:00am 3/31/2015 at 7:00am
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Though if I had to guess, this driver will leave the bumper stickers on. Forever.

Dear Professor Jacobson,

As we were heading home from a visit to lefty family in the Berkshires this past weekend, our usual game of “spot the Subaru” was interrupted by this bold color amid the pale pastels parked on Main Street in Stockbridge.

Expecting the usual drivel, we were pleasantly surprised at the blatant attempt to foment insurrection.

We drove around the block so I could get this picture.

Thanks for all you do,

9thDistrictNeighbor

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Exclusive: Virginia State Bar case against Israel trip falling apart

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Posted by    Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:50pm 3/30/2015 at 7:50pm
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The Virginia State Bar, the official licensing agency governing attorneys in the Commonwealth, caused a firestorm of controversy with a mass email from President Kevin E. Martingayle to the membership on Friday night, March 27, 2015, cancelling a scheduled mid-year seminar in Jerusalem.

Just two days earlier, however, Martingayle had emailed the...

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Death by Blogging

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Posted by    Monday, March 30, 2015 at 4:00pm 3/30/2015 at 4:00pm
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Blogger Burnout” is a frequent joke around here.

But it’s true.

Andrew Sullivan quit blogging in late January 2015, as we reported at the time Breaking – Big Blogger Burns Out. Sullivan’s announcement focused mostly on a desire to change paths:

Why? Two reasons. The first is one I hope anyone can understand: although...

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The Death Panel Lives

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Posted by    Monday, March 30, 2015 at 2:30pm 3/30/2015 at 2:30pm
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I was dying to find out whether the Supreme Court would take the case challenging the Obamacare Death Panel.

Some grave news out of the Supreme Court.

Via The Hill:

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to ObamaCare that argued a cost-cutting board set up by the law was unconstitutional.

The...

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Virginia Speaker demands State Bar reverse Israel boycott

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Posted by    Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:50pm 3/29/2015 at 7:50pm
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It was a classic Friday night document dump — information released after the daily news cycle had ended on a Friday, and a long two-plus days until the Monday news cycle started.

It’s a tactic we are used to seeing from politicians disclosing bad news.

It’s not a tactic people expected to see...

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Virginia State Bar Boycotts Israel, Cancels Jerusalem Seminar

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 4:00pm 3/28/2015 at 4:00pm
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On Friday, March 27, 2015, Virginia State Bar President Kevin E. Martingayle sent an email to the membership cancelling a planned Mid-Year Legal Seminar in Jerusalem. It is unclear what time it went out, with some members referencing late afternoon or evening.

The full letter is reprinted later in this post. The...

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