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US Embassy Opens in Jerusalem to Praise and Violence

US Embassy Opens in Jerusalem to Praise and Violence

Moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has long been talked about, but on Monday became reality, along with sharp divides to what such a move means both to the region and the United States role in ever-elusive Middle East Peace. Those that had long predicted that such a move would be accompanied with violence, were tragically not disappointed.

bad analogies

I was out for drinks with friends and Israel came up in the conversation.  A friend of mine said that she’d heard somewhere – Fox maybe? – that if you likened Gaza to a Nazi concentration camp you were an anti-Semite, and isn’t that ridiculous?  Can’t we criticize the Israeli government’s policy without being anti-Semitic?…

affinity and expectations

Andrew writes, of Gaza and the American political reaction: this assault on top of a blockade, carried out with an “iron fist” as the US was in transition from one president to another was backed by a resolution carried by unanimous consent in the Senate, and with only 5 votes against in the House. American…

In which…

Robert Stacy McCain reveals both an inherent lack of understanding regarding the Israel/Palestine conflict, and an unhealthy degree of bloody, American-made machismo.  Really McCain, you think totally subduing the Palestinian people and then “rinsing” your bayonets in the Jordan is the road to peace?  You justify this fantasy with the example of Sherman in his…