leftwing jews Archive
Posted on May 26, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts on the resiliency, when confronted with empirical data, of the President’s anti-Israel foreign policy sensibilities: Final Blow to Anti-Israel Linkage Myths? Obama’s Telling Silence State Department Spin on Jerusalem Meltdown is Already Wrong
Posted on May 23, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts on the misguided solipsism of the Jewish-American far left. Since they don’t know many pro-Israel American Jews, the reasoning appears to go, there must not be many pro-Israel Jews left in America: Study...
Posted on April 10, 2012A roundup of the Commentary Contentions posts from December on Howard Gutman, Obama’s ambassador to Belgium. The ambassador blamed Palestinian intransigence on Israel, then blamed European anti-Semitism on Israel, and then found himself defended by the President’s water-carriers in the...
Posted on April 9, 2012A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts leading up to the J Street annual conference, including the 2011 spectacle of an evangelical urging participants to go forth and undermine support for Israel by reference to a classical anti-Semitic canard: J...
Omri@Contentions Roundup: Jewish Unity Pledges, Amnesty’s Abandonment of Shalit, Scientists Offend Muslims, Etc.Posted on November 2, 2011A roundup of recent Commentary Contentions posts on domestic Jewish politics, how the Obama reelection campaign is handling same, Amnesty International’s shameful record on Gilad Shalit, and new entries on to the list of things that offend Palestinians specifically and...
Posted on October 14, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links – and frantic White House efforts to throw Obama’s anti-Israel diplomatic offensives down the memory hole – from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: 14 months left of having Forman/WH/@NJDC explain that Jewish voters oppose Obama because they...
Posted on October 11, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links, and tidbits from the Obama campaign’s delightful new “Jewish Americans for Obama” page, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: Remember when Obama defenders said he wouldn’t plunge US/Israel alliance into crisis, then he did, then they lectured...
Posted on September 29, 2011From my recent Commentary Contentions post “Questions Arise About Partisan Documents”, on what exactly might be going on at Robert Wexler and Zvika Krieger’s ostensibly “non-partisan” S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East, where they may or may not be...
Posted on February 27, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links, and a couple questions for – and observations about – Stephen Walt and his foreign policy expert ilk, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: Apropos of nothing, a question for Walt, MJ Rosenberg, etc: what DOES count...
Posted on February 20, 2011Highlights, lowlights, links, and your obligatory Merely Tweeted J Street edition, from the Mere Rhetoric Twitter stream: Can’t tell if J Street thinks they’re clever for parsing words like “pro-israel” and “support” or if they’re just college sophomores I kind...