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From my new book review in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there. And here is Park MacDougald's review of The Virtue of Nationalism in New York magazine.
From the Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. (via MondoWeiss): David Brooks’ Son Is In the Israeli Army: Does It Matter? by Rob Eshman 2 days ago One of the more interesting nuggets buried in a long, Hebrew-language interview with New York Times columnist David Brooks in the recent Ha'aretz magazine is the revelation, toward the... Read More
From the Jerusalem Post:Also on
Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: Congratulations on your triumphal tour of Washington D.C. You have emerged as the de facto leader of anti-Obama sentiment in America.In return for all that America has done for you, may I ask, in all seriousness, that you do a favor for America?Namely, please come to America again and deliver a high... Read More
Akiva Eldar writes in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz about Bibi Netanyahu's triumphant address (two dozen standing ovations) to the U.S. Congress:Old joke:Poor Obama figured he could take a gentle swipe at Bibi, thought he could articulate American policy without clearing every jot and tittle with Bibi beforehand, because Bibi is the equivalent of a Republican in... Read More
The annual American Israel Political Action Committee policy conference starts Sunday in Washington D.C. Here's AIPAC's promotional video:In a 2005 Washington Post column, "AIPAC's Big, Bigger, Biggest Moment," Dana Milbank wrote:The annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has long produced a massive show of bipartisan pandering, as lawmakers praise the well-financed and... Read More
From my column, which reviews the new book by the Israeli-American think tank known as the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute:As a long-time admirer of Israel, I’ve come to envy especially the freedom of discussion that Israeli culture permits on fundamental questions of demographics.Consider, for example, the new book 2030: Alternative Futures for the... Read More
From Edmund Sanders in LA Times: But one Israeli economist is warning that beneath Israel's back-patting lurks a hidden peril — fueled by demographic trends and political choices — that could eventually mean an end to the country.Armed with a Power Point presentation he's been showing to lawmakers, newspaper publishers and anyone else who will... Read More
Back in November, I responded to a book review in the WSJ that began:withOne advantage of David Brooks being a covert member of the Steveosphere is that it increases the sophistication of public discourse. Brooks doesn't want to get laughed at by me for being oblivious to the obvious, so, when he writes about Start-Up... Read More
If Obama is serious about persuading Israel to pull its settlements out of the bulk of the West Bank in order to allow the Palestinians to have their own state there instead of having to live like prison inmates under the thumb of the Israeli Army guarding the settlements, then here's a suggestion for a... Read More
I frequently criticize the mainstream media for not writing about things that are boring and depressing. And yet, I found Israel's pummeling of the Gaza Strip to be boring and depressing, so I've barely mentioned it, other than suggesting some technical defensive solutions that Israel could try to counter the not-terribly-frightening threat of Gaza-launched flying... Read More
From Haaretz of Tel Aviv (via Philip Weiss):So, apparently, the 29-year-old Defense Minister of Georgia is an Israeli citizen. That's ki
The term "conspiracy theory" has become a most effective pejorative, useful in dismissing both actual conspiracy theories and the way the world actually works, which is through networks.For example, why did the low budget film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" make $200 million at the U.S. box office? Was it a conspiracy? Well, sure, there... Read More
From the Israeli newspaper Haaretz: My published articles are archived at -- Steve Sailer
From the Jewish Telegraph Agency:A Jerusalem square will be symbolically dedicated to Jonathan Pollard ahead of President Bush's visit to Israel. Mina Fenton, a Jerusalem city councilwoman, announced this week that the capital's Paris Square will be symbolically renamed "Pollard Square" in a ceremony on Jan. 7, two days before George W. Bush begins his... Read More
American politicians and federal officials are still trying to get straight in their heads that confusing Shia vs. Sunni thingie, but it turns out that the Middle East has a whole bunch of living religions that aren't exactly part of Islam, Christianity, or Judaism.Sure, we've all heard of the Samaritans in Israel, the mysterious and... Read More
From The New Republic, here's a review of Mearsheimer & Walt's book The Israel Lobby. Jeffrey Goldberg's review, which begins by drawing an extremely long analogy between Osama bin Laden and the two college professors, is headlined:That's a joke, right? Somebody, please tell me that's a joke.Goldberg writes:I hear that 31 states have already voted... Read More
Have you ever noticed how vastly much more attention is paid in the America press to Israel, a country of 6 million an ocean away, than to Mexico, a country of 109 million that shares a 1,952 mile border with us?I'm not talking here about press bias for or against Israel or Mexico, just about... Read More
Considering that columnist Eric Alterman recently got himself arrested at the Democratic candidate's debate, there's a bit of a pot-kettle aspect to Alterman's American Prospect article denouncing long-time New Republic boss Marty Peretz as "crazy." But he does a good job of explaining how Peretz's passionate ethnocentrism has damaged his magazine: It is really not... Read More
Here's a 2006 story from The Guardian that didn't get much play in the American media: Menachem Begin 'plotted to kill German chancellor'· Bomb aimed at Adenauer killed disposal expert· Clash over reparations for Holocaust behind attackLuke Harding in Berlin, Thursday June 15, 2006, The GuardianIsrael's former prime minister Menachem Begin was involved in a... Read More
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