Cross-Currents Blog

Oops

Are we surprised? In the same week that the previously-mentioned op-ed from Peace Now attempts to blame Bush for the violence, a prominent Palestinian editor says that Arafat never intended to make peace at...

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Look in a Mirror, Lady

Slack-jawed disbelief — it’s the only possible reaction. Those with rational minds will be amazed by this gem from the President and CEO of Americans for Peace Now. Peace Now, of course, is the...

Dead on, as usual

Evelyn Gordon of the Jerusalem Post is an old friend from college. At the beginning of her college career, she was both liberal and non-religious. By the end, she had improved considerably on both...

Would Vilna have voted Kerry?

There’s a Reform Temple in Pennsylvania that, for several decades, blew a French Horn on Rosh HaShanah. Then younger members started agitating for the use of a real Shofar, instead. The old-timers responded with...

More Moronicism

First of all, my erev Shabbos entry didn’t give examples of violence between 1993 and 1996 that Carter manages to ignore. Alan Miller sent a letter to the NY Times (where Carter’s drivel first...

A Warm Place in Hell

George Bush once again demonstrated his understanding of terrorism and terrorists. He had nothing positive to say about Arafat, so he chose (wisely, as a head of state) to say nothing about him at...

Carter’s Bigotry

Jimmy Carter is the only president that I have seen in person. I recall visiting the Air and Space Museum (part of the Smithsonian Institution) as a boy, and there he was, waving from...

Arafat is Dead

R’ Avi Shafran, Agudah’s director of public affairs, forwarded the following comments: Jews don’t dance in the streets and fire weapons in celebration when their enemies die, but it would be disingenuous to say...

Euthanasia no, Suicide yes?

The Muslim Sheik dispatched to Arafat’s side was quoted on al-Jazeera saying that euthanasia is forbidden under Islamic law. Too bad Arafat’s in a coma, otherwise he could blow himself up, since as we...

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