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How Human Rights Became a Veil of Anti-Semitism

“Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has pointed out that Jew-hatred is usually justified by appeals to a culture’s highest authority. During the Middle Ages, that was religion—so the Jews were charged with killing Jesus. During the Enlightenment it was science, so Jews were deemed an inferior race. Today’s highest source of authority is human rights—so Israel is portrayed as the worst violator.”

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Theoretical Peace

from The Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens writes On Palestinian Statehood But isn’t a Palestinian state a necessity for Israel? Can it maintain its Jewish and democratic character without separating itself from the millions of Palestinians living west of the Jordan…

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Acceptable Genocide

from The Real #GenocideinGaza in Slate by Ron Rosenbaum Excerpts: For a quarter century now this genocidal Hamas pledge has been there for the world to see. Genocide, not some metaphor, not some Godwin’s Law–breaking comparison, but genocide—a mission statement.…

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The Saudis Criticize Hamas

From Saudi foreign minister: we must denounce our hatred toward Israel and begin normalize ties with Jewish nation Speaking on the sidelines of the world assembly of Islamic scholars in Jeddh, Saud bin Faisal Al Saud said that the Middle-East…

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No Substitute for Victory

Daniel Greenfield writes One Million Ceasefires in his excellent blog, Sultan Knish. Excerpts: Israel is expected to accept a million cease-fires, no matter how worthless, because a cease-fire is an innately good thing, regardless of whether it’s actually good for…

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The Case for Barbarism

From The Wall Street Journal, Palestine Makes You Dumb, by Bret Stephens Excerpts: Consider the media obsession with the body count. According to a daily tally in theNew York Times,  as of July 27 the war in Gaza had claimed 1,023…

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Ignoring the Smell

Rarely is a conflict been as morally clear as the current Gaza campaign. The history is clear and indisputable. Israel left Gaza, painfully uprooting committed settlers.  Thriving greenhouses were left for the Palestinians to have a productive enterprise.  The new…

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The Difference between Gaza and The West Bank

From Ricochet, Why Gaza by Paul Rahe There is a profound difference between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. In 1947, the population of the latter was miniscule. By 1948, it was considerable. Something on the order of 80%…

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Why Democracy Fails in the Middle East

Daniel Greenfield write a bit of profound analysis of Democracy in With a Pocketful of Democracy in his blog Sultan Knish Excerpt: In an amoral society, democracy is one of the few things left to us by dead white men…

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Two Wolves and a Sheep

I am guilty of associating freedom with democracy.  Thomas Sowell writes in his book The Thomas Sowell Reader that there is a distinct difference in the chapter ‘Freedom Versus Democracy.’ Democracy and Freedom are too often confounded.  Britain itself did…

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