Shmuley Boteach, the TV talk show sophist who goes by the name of “America’s Rabbi,” recently took out a NY Times ad attacking John Kerry, accusing the Secretary of State of “moral blindness” and of “devaluing Jewish lives.” There are any number of observations one could make about this, but I’ll limit myself to just a few.
A collective of people who view themselves simultaneously as both “chosen” as well as “victims”–it has proven to be a deadly and poisonous combination. But of course, how could it have been otherwise?
By Barbara Erickson | Nov. 23, 2015
Jodi Rudoren today in The New York Times puts up a numbers barrier to hide the reality of Palestinian casualties in the latest spate of violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. The aim, as usual, is to maintain the claim of Israeli victimhood and to obscure the criminal brutality of the occupation.
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was an invited speaker at the Zionism 3.0 conference in Palo Alto, California on November 22. Hotovely is a member of the right-wing Likud party and has called for assassination of Palestinian leaders and annexation by Israel of all the land “between the [Jordan] River and the [Mediterranean] Sea.” As she began to speak, five activists rose from the audience to declare her under citizen’s arrest, in keeping with warrants recently issued for Israeli officials in Spain, South Africa and Turkey.