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Glenn Beck’s Wet Hot Israeli Summer

14:07 18 July in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal Glenn Beck is making quite a splash in the Jewish state this summer. This August, Beck will host “Restoring Courage,” a three-part event that Beck’s website describes as “an opportunity to demonstrate to the world that Israel does not stand alone.” The first...

A Shakeup in District 9

13:27 13 July in Politics
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by Theodore Samets In Monday’s Huffington Post, Ed Koch, the former Democratic mayor of New York City, and an outspoken supporter of Israel, did something scandalous: He advocated that his former constituents in Brooklyn and Queens elect a Republican in the special congressional election taking place...

United (Nations) We Fall

16:53 12 July in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal [caption id="" align="alignright" width="252" caption="Richard Falk was criticized for posting this cartoon on his blog."][/caption] Anthony Weiner may have proved that social media can reveal the naked truth, but a far more stark reality has emerged from the personal blog of the United Nations...

Dueling Loyalties?

15:30 08 July in Culture, Politics
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by Theodore Samets Among the many back-and-forths between current American, Israeli, and Palestinian leaders is the demand that Palestinians recognize Israel not only as a nation but specifically as a “Jewish state.” Yesterday on Time’s Global Spin blog, Tony Karon, a Jewish but notoriously anti-Israel commentator, asks:...

NGO Monitor Responds

11:55 05 July in Politics
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By Naftali Balanson, NGO Monitor (From the July/August Issue of Moment) Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s uncritical piece on the Israeli NGO known as Breaking the Silence, or BTS (“The IDF’s Silent Whistle-Blowers,” May/June 2011), omits crucial information about the group. A significant portion of the organization’s activities...

A Social Media Intifada

16:25 29 June in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal Move over “Angry Birds.” The newest up-and-coming iPhone app may be for revolutions. While social media platforms have become commonplace in both our vernacular and daily use, they have also played an important role in fomenting recent revolutions. In 2009, thousands took to the...

Mind the (Israeli) Gap

14:06 27 June in Culture, Politics
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By Gabi P. Remz AIPAC and J-Street send very different messages. Netanyahu and Obama cannot agree. Synagogues vehemently debate the prospects of saying a prayer for the IDF. So for an 18-year-old fresh out of high school and beginning to flesh out his or her relationship...

Arab Spring, Flotilla Summer

10:14 22 June in Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal ‘Tis the season. Flotilla season, that is. Summertime marks a new tradition of groups gathering in boats and sailing to the Gaza Strip, with the alleged aim of providing humanitarian aid to the Palestinians, though many think the main objective is to test...

Israel and the Left

09:33 15 June in Politics
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by Theodore Samets In its consistent effort to commoditize political positions as “left” or “right,”“conservative” or “liberal,” much of American media has determined that to be pro-Israel is to be right-wing, to be anti-Israel is left-wing. It exists even here on InTheMoment, when last week a blogger...