A lot of crazy ^$&% happens in the Jewish world each week. Don’t miss these stories on: the battle of the musical Jews, an American national service, the Palestinian state’s flag in DC?, Rubashkin redo, and more blood libel craziness.
It’s the battle of the musical Jews. Check out Jewcy’s Jew v. Jew take on Minnesota relic Bob Dylan v. Lou Reed.
A U.S. general advocates what Israel has always had – a national service for all Americans. What do you think? Americorps or the military for all of us?
A flag is raised for the non-existent Palestinian state in Washington, DC and US Congresswoman Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen says doing so is BS, manipulation, and an attempt to derail peace. J Street applauds it and attacks the Congresswoman. What do you think? Capital J has the full back-and-forth on this newest attempt by J Street to make a statement on the Israeli-Arab conflict that just, hmmm, doesn’t make them seem that “pro-Israel,” and the fall-out from J Street’s attack on the Congresswoman.
Bias in Iowa kosher meat manufacturer Rubashkin’s sentence? The ACLU thinks so, and is joining the clamor for a new trial.
No way. New York Jewish Film Festival debuts “Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish” where all the actors are from Brooklyn’s chasidic community, current members, or those who have left. Fascinating. Hope it comes to MN.
Palin’s not the only politician to use Nazi and murderous references to talk about health care. This week’s dumb-a– comment comes from Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen. Does it make a difference when the comments are made by a Jew?
Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish is coming to the Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival. Check out the website for details.
That’s awesome! It sounds like such a cool movie!
Does it make a difference when the comments are made by a Jew? H3ll yes! Cohen is a shanda for the community and his comments should be denounced forcefully. I don’t expect much from Palin.
J Street is pro-Palestinian. They are the best political friends the Palestinians have. They only claim to be pro-Israel because they want attention.
I am disgusted by the recent J Street email that only allows for two options: their pro-Palestinian “peace” deal or violence. Where is the US media & Democratic party denouncing them like it denounces the US wingnuts who discuss violence as an option? Why can’t the status quo hold?
email from J St:
“. . . Here at home, a new Congress threatens to fight any bold moves for peace the President makes. The Administration admits peace efforts are at a standstill and asks for new ideas.
All these shifting winds point to a big change on the horizon. The status quo simply cannot hold any longer.
Whether that change is another disastrous outbreak of violence or meaningful progress on peace depends in large part on what President Obama decides to do next — and also on how strongly we ask him to do the right thing.”
Here’s more misinformation from J St email today:
“Consensus is growing that America needs a bolder approach to resolving the conflicts in the Middle East.
New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman argues that the window for a two-state solution is rapidly closing and Israeli leadership is ‘disconnected from reality.’ ”
Here’s what SLP’s own Tommy Friedman actually wrote in his 12/10/2010 NYT column:
“. . .It demonstrates just how disconnected from reality both the Israeli and the Palestinian leaderships have become. . .At a time of nearly 10 percent unemployment in America, we have the Israelis and the Palestinians sitting over there with their arms folded, waiting for more U.S. assurances or money to persuade them to do what is manifestly in their own interest: negotiate a two-state deal. Shame on them, and shame on us. You can’t want peace more than the parties themselves, and that is exactly where America is today. The people running Israel and Palestine have other priorities. It is time we left them alone to pursue them – and to live with the consequences.”