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  • Netanyahu Believes Obama Admin Insults Were Bid to Weaken Israel’s Hand on Iran

    11/05/2014 4:58:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 4, 2014
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his associates think slanders recently published against him in the name of a senior White House official were intended to soften public opinion toward a developing major US agreement with Iran, Israel’s NRG News reported Tuesday. Netanyahu believes that the Obama administration wants to minimize Israel’s visibility in the United States, in order to muffle attempts to delegitimize such a deal, one that Israeli officials fear would allow Teheran a “breakout” ability to quickly assemble a nuclear weapon. However, at this point, Netanyahu plans to work behind the scenes and is not planning an overt...
  • The Democrats Can’t Afford to Lose Israel

    11/05/2014 5:07:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 5, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Jewish leftists keep threatening to break up with Israel. They deliver a list of their demands, scribble nasty things about the Jewish State on social media and even write entire books in which they threaten to break up with it for good, but they never actually move on to stalking some other country. Peter “Crisis of Zionism” Beinart, Jeffrey “Chickens__t” Goldberg act like jealous boyfriends constantly warning Israel that they are about to break up with it. But the break up never happens. It can’t. Stalkers use their victims to prop up their shaky identity. Without Israel, Jewish leftists who...
  • How the Mafia Is Ruining Naples's Food Scene

    12/20/2012 10:04:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | DEC 13, 2012 | CHRISTINE MACDONALD
    People around the world have embraced the local food movement as a way to support local economies, eat healthier and reduce their carbon footprint. Residents of Naples, Italy, however, are doing just the opposite. Napolitanos like Antonio Trotta read grocery store labels to avoid eating local fruit and vegetables, meat, even the region’s famed buffalo mozzarella produced in eastern Campania, outside Naples. The area north of Naples* was once an important agricultural center. But the local mafia, the Camorra, has been dumping waste from European factories and hospitals on the land for decades—an environmental problem compounded nightly when dozens of...
  • Is the Middle East becoming less Arab?(Sunni hate Shia-loving Obama?)

    11/08/2014 2:49:58 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 8 November 2014 | Hisham Melhem
    Is the Middle East becoming less Arab? Hisham Melhem Saturday, 8 November 2014 President Obama’s letter to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in which he laid out the foundation of a new relationship emanating from a nuclear compromise, and stressed shared U.S.-Iranian interests in combatting the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is emblematic of a gradual and subtle shift in Washington’s attitudes towards the region in general and its Arab actors in particular. In this rapidly changing Middle East, the U.S. sees a diminishing Arab influence brought about by the erosion of the state system, lack...
  • Netanyahu is a 'chicken(bleep)? Here's what's next for America and Israel

    10/29/2014 11:40:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox Staff
    <p>WH officials reportedly called Netanyahu names like 'coward'</p> <p>A top, unnamed Obama administration official calls an important leader, a “chickensh*t.”</p> <p>Was this a hard-nosed warning aimed at the Ayatollah Khamenei to pressure Iran to destroy those 23,000 centrifuges before next month’s nuclear negotiating deadline?</p>
  • Jewish Republicans Help Take Senate, House – Look To 2016

    11/05/2014 12:21:10 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 14 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 5, 2014 | Herb Brandon
    By Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyWashington — November 5, 2014 … Contrary to the myth that all American Jews vote with Democratic and other liberal parties, thousands yesterday helped the Republican party to retake the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. “For many of us, we didn’t see this Republican victory as one club conquering another,” said Joel Leyden, Director of Israel 4 USA. “We realized that the mid-term elections represented basic security issues for both the US and Israel. Between suffering terror attacks in Jerusalem, threats to the US by ISIS, Islamic Jihad and Hamas and having...
  • Name-calling bruises US-Israel relations

    11/06/2014 5:17:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 01, 2014 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    A senior Obama administration official recently told journalist Jeffrey Goldberg that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a “chickenshit.” A second senior official also reportedly called Netanyahu a “coward” on the issue of Iran’s nuclear threat. If these reports are accurate, did the Obama administration — indeed perhaps President Obama himself — authorize the officials to issue these highly provocative statements? The White House has tried to distance itself from the remarks, but it seems unlikely that two senior administration officials would use such explosive words without White House approval. Goldberg says that this is the way American and Israeli...
  • US ‘unequivocally opposed’ to E. Jerusalem construction (Jen Psaki says US is "deeply concerned")

    10/27/2014 3:12:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 27, 2014, 9:28 pm | Rebecca Shimoni Syoil
    WASHINGTON — Israel’s continued building across the Green Line is “incompatible with their stated desire to live in a peaceful society,” State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday, in response to reports that Israel would continue to advance building plans in controversial Jerusalem neighborhoods. Psaki said that while the US had yet to hear an “official announcement” that plans to build in East Jerusalem would go forward, the US is “certainly deeply concerned” by the reports. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the topic more broadly during a phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend, Psaki said,...
  • While Wearing Hamas Green, State Department Spokesman [ Jen Psaki ] Avoids Offending Hamas

    10/28/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 28, 2014
    As State Department spokesman Jen Psaki appeared to be going out of her way to avoid implicating Hamas in an act of terrorism, she was coincidentally dressed in a shade of green reminiscent of Hamas’ color. When asked by AP reporter Matt Lee about reports that the terrorist leanings of a 14 year-old Palestinian-American boy named Orwa Hammad, Psaki pleaded ignorance. Hammad was reportedly hurling molotov cocktails before being killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF); Psaki played dumb.
  • Obama asks Iran to mediate Israeli - Palestinian peace process (Satire?)

    10/28/2014 12:16:49 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 28, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Israel's vile actions, completely out of Obama's control, have greatly imperiled heroic Palestinian efforts to advance His peace process. Accordingly, Obama has asked neutral and moderate Iran to act as an impartial mediator.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94a3236AcUQ] Video linkStatement of President Obama Good morning, My fellow citizens of the world. This morning I must talk with you about the greatest threat to peace in the Middle East and, indeed, the entire world. The racist apartheid Israeli regime remains obstinate in the face of justifiably severe criticism from the International Community. Israel recently murdered an innocent Palestinian child for his peaceful protests against the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem and other areas of what must,...
  • RJC: Dangerous Escalation in Obama Hostility Toward Israel

    10/28/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 28, 2014 | Israel News Agency Staff
    By Israel News Agency StaffWashington, D.C. — October 28, 2014 … The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) responded to several troubling expressions of hostility toward Israel coming from the Obama administration in recent days. These included a snub towards Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. The White House denied him meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Jeffrey Goldberg, diplomatic correspondent for The Atlantic, reported today that he recently spoke to a senior Obama administration official about, “the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the...
  • Bennett: Obama Administration 'Throwing Israel Under the Bus'

    10/28/2014 8:52:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10/28/14 | Elad Benari
    “The United States administration is planning to throw Israel under the bus,” Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday night, responding to harsh words against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu which were attributed to senior officials in the Obama administration. “Israel is stronger than all those who curse it,” said Bennett, after Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic quoted officials in Washington as having described Netanyahu as “chickens**t”, among other things. “The prime minister is not a private individual, but the leader of the Jewish State and the Jewish world as a whole. Serious curses such as these against the Israeli...
  • US Deeply Concerned about Israel's Future

    10/29/2014 2:48:09 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/29/2014 | MICHAEL WILNER
    Washington - Officials in the Obama administration are attempting to quell commotion over whether relations with the government of Israel are now in crisis. The US says they are not. But for the first time, in a determined, consistent fashion, administration officials are also allowing longstanding concerns over public rebukes, military tactics and policies on the ground— namely, settlement activity— to seep into the public...
  • Obama Calls Netanyahu “Chicken(bleep)– Lacks Proper Arab Cursewords

    10/29/2014 4:34:45 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 33 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 29, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    <p>Washington — October 29, 2014 … From Ebola, Benghazi, Obamacare, IRS, ISIS to finding the right curse words to call Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Obama just can’t get it right!</p> <p>Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg has quoted an anonymous Obama Administration official as calling Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu a “chickensh*t” because Bibi refuses to weaken Israel’s security.</p>
  • Ed Henry GRILLS Earnest: WH, DOJ Has Pursued Reporters For Leaks, Why Not Find ‘Chicken' Source?

    10/29/2014 6:56:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/14 | Al Weaver
    After a report in The Atlantic reported a White House official referred to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu as “chickenshit,” Fox News’ Ed Henry pushed White House spokesman Josh Earnest over a seemingly double standard regarding leaks. Henry questioned Earnest, asking why the White House and the Justice Department have gone after reporters such as James Risen and James Rosen for leaks, yet aren’t pursuing who leaked the derogatory quote to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, which could do harm to U.S./Israeli relations. Ed Henry: On that question, Ron raised a good point about the leaks in a grand jury. The administration...
  • Why Obama Hates Netanyahu

    10/30/2014 7:05:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-30-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama’s foreign policy was supposed to reboot America’s relationship with the rest of the world. Old allies would become people we occasionally talked to. Old enemies would become new allies. Goodbye Queen, hello Vladimir. Trade the Anglosphere for Latin America’s Marxist dictatorships. Replace allied governments in the Middle East with Islamists and call it a day for the Caliphate. Very little of that went according to plan. Obama is still stuck with Europe. The Middle East and Latin American leftists still hate America. The Arab Spring imploded. Japan, South Korea and India have conservative governments. And then there’s Israel. The...
  • Only 16% of Israel believe US president's administration is more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian

    10/30/2014 3:01:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    Only sixteen percent of Israelis believe US president Barack Obama’s administration is more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian, according to a Smith Research poll taken exclusively Wednesday night for The Jerusalem Post.
  • Israel to Reopen Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem

    10/30/2014 7:03:32 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Oct 14 | JODI RUDOREN and ISABEL KERSHNER
    <p>Israel barred all access to a contested sacred site in the Old City for the first time in many years on Thursday, a step that a Palestinian spokesman denounced as “a declaration of war” and one that strained Israel’s crucial alliance with neighboring Jordan.</p>
  • Majority of Israeli Jews believe Obama is pro-'Palestinian

    10/30/2014 7:53:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 10/30/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    A new Smith poll taken for the Jerusalem Post on Wednesday night shows that a majority of Israeli Jews believe that the American President is pro-'Palestinian.' Only 16 percent of Israelis believe US President Barack Obama’s administration is more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian, according to a Smith Research poll taken Wednesday night, exclusively for The Jerusalem Post. The poll of 500 respondents representing a statistical sample of the adult Israeli Jewish population was taken following a report in The Atlantic in which officials close to Obama were quoted sharply criticizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and calling him “chickenshit.” The report...
  • Kerry Says Only Muslims, Not Jews, May Pray at Jewish Holy Site

    10/31/2014 7:29:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 74 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 31, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why exactly is the Secretary of State trying to dictate who can and can’t pray at a particular place? Does Kerry think that the Temple Mount is a public school? Washington called for Israeli authorities to reopen the Temple Mount to Muslim worshipers Thursday, while also condemning the shooting of a US-born activist who lobbied for Jewish rights on the holy site “It is absolutely critical that all sides exercise restraint, refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric, and preserve the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount – in word and in practice,” Kerry said in a statement. “The...
  • The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here

    10/28/2014 1:19:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/28/2014 | JEFFREY GOLDBERG
    The Obama administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming. The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickens**t,” this official said, referring to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, by his nickname. This comment is representative of the gloves-off manner in which American and Israeli officials now talk about...
  • Israel: Obama, EU Encourage Terrorism In Jerusalem

    10/28/2014 1:33:11 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 28, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — October 28, 2014 … Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for over 3,000 years. Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Jewish citizens he represents didn’t just create this transparent fact. In 1,000 BCE King David conquered Jerusalem and declared the city the Capital of the Jewish Kingdom. Fast forward – there was a war in 1967. Israel recaptured all of Jerusalem from Jordan. Under international law Jerusalem is not occupied. It has been and remains indigenous to the Jewish people. So why would US State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki say that...
  • Senior Obama administration official reportedly calls Netanyahu chicken (bleep) [coward too]

    10/28/2014 3:32:37 PM PDT · by SJackson · 91 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Netanyahu goes toe-to-toe with US, EU over criticism ... Share on Facebook Twitter Google Plus Report in The Atlantic quotes two officials who question the PM's ability to act on either the peace process or the Iranian nuclear issue. The administration of US President Barack Obama has expressed its displeasure over Israel's recent announcement that it would be building more housing units in east Jerusalem, but now reported name-calling directed at Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can be added to the tensions between the two allies. Jeffrey Goldberg, diplomatic correspondent for The Atlantic, reported Tuesday that he recently spoke to...
  • Senior Obama official: Israeli PM Netanyahu is 'chicken[snip]'

    10/28/2014 7:56:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/14 | KELLY COHEN |
    <p>Add another item to the list of insults officials in the Obama administration have lobbed at Benjamin Netanyahu.</p> <p>A senior Obama administration official recently described the Israeli prime minister as “chickenshit,” according to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.</p> <p>The list also includes descriptions such as "recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and 'Aspergery,' " according to Goldberg.</p>
  • US rejects 'chicken(bleep) insult against Netanyahu as 'counterproductive' (backtracking begins)

    10/29/2014 9:21:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/29/2014 16:50 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration rejects the characterization of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu as "chickenshit," an insult to the premier's leadership and character leveled anonymously by a senior administration official on Tuesday, as reported by the Atlantic. "Certainly that's not the administration's view, and we think such comments are inappropriate and counter-productive," National Security Council spokesperson Alistair Baskey said in an e-mail. "Prime Minister Netanyahu and the president have forged an effective partnership, and consult closely and frequently, including earlier this month when the president hosted the prime minister in the Oval Office." The quote in the piece published by...
  • Team Obama's Pointless Attack on Israel

    10/29/2014 10:55:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    National Interest ^ | October 28, 2014 | John Allen Gay
    What does the Obama administration hope to accomplish by trashing Israel in the press? This is the most important question after an apparently coordinated wave of anonymous quotes welled up in Tuesday’s press. Relations with Israel have steadily worsened over the course of Obama’s presidency, and little of what was said was out of step with some views being expressed in broader policy circles. But why say it, and why now? The wave began Monday night, with Foreign Policy’s Gopal Ratnam saying that the White House was “undermining” Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon during his recent visit to the United...
  • Ed Henry to Earnest: You've Gone After Reporters, But You Won't Find "Chicken(bleep)" Source?

    10/29/2014 11:18:32 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 29, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: On that question, Ron raised a good point about the leaks in a grand jury. The administration has spoken out on them. The administration also has a long track record over the many months about complaining about leaks involving national security. We've seen threats to reporters like James Risen, who could potentially be thrown into jail over leaks to him. James Rosen's phone records gone through because of leaks to him. My question going back to the Israel story is, why then are you kind of sloughing off this idea that you kind don't care who...
  • White House tries to ease flare-up over Netanyahu insults (Obama official calls PM “chicken****”)

    10/29/2014 12:09:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-29-2014 | FoxNews.com
    The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a “chicken****.” Administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust effort to find out who said it. But Alistair Baskey, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the criticism does not reflect how the rest of the administration views Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Certainly that's not the...
  • Cotton Calls on Obama to Renounce 'Vulgar' Bibi Attack

    10/29/2014 1:37:33 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1:15 PM, Oct 29, 2014 | Daniel Harper
    Tom Cotton, the Republican candidate for Senate from Arkansas, is calling on President Obama to renounce the "vulgar" attack on Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu which was expressed by an anonymous administration official in a recent Atlantic article. "I’m appalled at recent media reports suggesting the Obama administration is seeking ‘détente’ with Iran, while unnamed administration officials disparage Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with vulgar ad hominem attacks. I call upon President Obama to renounce these reports and disclose the names of these officials and fire them. Iran remains our worst enemy and Israel our closest ally. The Obama administration’s...
  • Top Jewish leader calls on Obama to ‘name, apologize for and repudiate’ official

    10/29/2014 2:36:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 29, 2014
    <p>Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has called on President Obama to "name, apologize for, and repudiate" the anonymous official quoted in an Atlantic Magazine article describing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit," The Algemeiner reports.</p>
  • The Obama-Netanyahu Feud

    10/29/2014 6:07:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    New York Sun ^ | October 29, 2014
    “Chickensh--t” is the word an aide at the State Department is using to describe Prime Minister Netanyahu, according to Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic. Another Obama administration official calls the Israeli premier a “coward.” The officials lacked the courage to speak on the record, but if Mr. Goldberg reported they said it, you can take it to the bank. Another adjective the Atlantic legman says he’s heard used about Mr. Netanyahu is “aspergery,” meaning having difficulties with social intercourse. This about a leader who, in Mr. Netanyahu, has kept together a long-term coalition government in the planet’s liveliest parliamentary democracy....
  • Obama Administration Finally Identifies The Middle East’s Biggest Problem: Israel

    10/29/2014 6:09:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10-29-14 | David Harsanyi
    The Atlantic’s Jeffery Goldberg has written a piece detailing the deteriorating relationship between Israel and the Obama administration. The chief purpose of Goldberg’s piece is to humiliate Benjamin Netanyahu. None of this is especially shocking, considering the antagonism the administration has shown towards the Jewish State from the start. It’s the sort of antipathy Goldberg identified as Jewish paranoia back in 2008. Goldberg begins his piece with the following: The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. ‘The thing...
  • White House tries to ease flare-up over Netanyahu insults

    10/29/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/14
    The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a “chickenshit.” Administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust effort to find out who said it. But Alistair Baskey, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the criticism does not reflect how the rest of the administration views Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Certainly that's not the...
  • Dear Jews: Stop the Obama Paranoia

    10/29/2014 5:01:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 8 2008 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    I can't tell you how many e-mails I've received in the past two weeks that attempt to revive all of the absurd fears about Barack Obama, mainly of the sort that suggest he's a Manchurian Candidate who has been groomed his entire life by some Middle Eastern version of KAOS to seize the White House and immediately annihilate Israel. It's craziness of this sort: ...snip... So, all you rumor-mongering, fever-headed Jewish conspiracists: Support McCain, if you want, and there are credible reasons for doing so, but stop smearing Obama in the face of overwhelming evidence that the man is a...
  • What, Exactly, Is Hamas Trying To Prove?

    07/13/2014 4:39:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 13, 2014 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Mahmoud Abbas, the sometimes moderate, often ineffectual leader of the Palestinian Authority, just asked his rivals in Hamas a question that other bewildered people are also asking: “What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?” The Gaza-based Hamas has recently fired more than 500 rockets at Israeli towns and cities. This has terrorized the citizenry, though caused few casualties, in large part because Israel is protected by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system. In reaction to these indiscriminately fired missiles, Israel has bombarded targets across Gaza. Compared with violent death rates in other parts of the Middle East, the number...
  • Indyk: The Peace Process is Dead

    07/03/2014 7:13:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 7/3/14 | Elad Benari
    The Israel-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace process is dead, according to Martin Indyk, formerly the U.S. special Middle East envoy who resigned from his post last week. Speaking to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg in his first interview since stepping down, Indyk said that there is strong dislike between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. "There is a deep loathing of each leader for the other that has built up over the years," Indyk said in the interview, which was published Thursday. "'Loathing' may be too strong [a word] for how Netanyahu feels about Abu Mazen (Abbas -ed.),"...
  • The Atlantic: Conservatives Might Be Left Out of Next Tech Wave Due to Dislike of Cities

    06/17/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 17, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    I have a question for Alexis C. Madrigal of The Atlantic. Were you watching AMC's Halt and Catch Fire last Sunday? I have to ask because your humble correspondent has the suspicion that you watched and took note of the spaced out  character of Cameron Howe, a genius computer programmer who enjoys playing video games and having her ears perpetually plugged in to a Walkman playing loud Hard Rock music. On Sunday's episode, Cameron was walking around downtown Dallas while spending the money from her first tech company paycheck when she met some homeless drug addicts in an alley. So...
  • How Can We Understand Benghazi Without Probing the CIA's Role?

    05/13/2013 6:20:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Atlantic | May 13, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/how-can-we-understand-benghazi-without-probing-the-cias-role/275781/
  • Should Paid 'Menstrual Leave' Be a Thing?

    05/16/2014 2:47:23 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 74 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 16, 2014 | EMILY MATCHAR
    For most American women beyond the age of high school gym class, “I’ve got my period” isn’t considered much of an excuse for anything. We’re meant to pop an Advil and get on with things, Red Devil be damned. But in several, mostly East Asian, countries, so-called “menstrual leave” is a legally enshrined right for female workers. However, as these countries attempt to move toward greater gender equality in the workplace, menstrual leave has come under debate. Do these policies simply further the notion that women are weak, hormonally-addled creatures controlled by their uteri? Or do they encourage more equality...
  • Rush Limbaugh Has a Fun New Conspiracy Theory About Donald Sterling

    04/30/2014 11:44:13 AM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 4-29-14 | ABBY OHLHEISER
    In a segment that even Rush Limbaugh admitted would probably get picked up by an army of his critics (hi!), the conservative radio host pretty much ran with a caller's theory today that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was set up. That theory makes one big assumption: that Magic Johnson, the subject of Sterling's latest recorded racist rant, orchestrated the whole controversy in order to open up an opportunity to buy the Clippers for a lower price. Sterling was suspended for life from the NBA today, and the league will try to force him to sell his team.
  • Will Hillary voters hand the GOP nomination to Rand Paul? (Operation Chaos)

    04/09/2014 2:16:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2014 | AllahPundit
    A fiendishly clever theory from Peter Beinart. Remember “Operation Chaos”? That was Rush Limbaugh’s plan to have GOP voters wreak havoc on the Democratic nominating process in 2008. With McCain’s nomination already all but assured and Obama clinging to an apparently insurmountable lead over Hillary, Rush encouraged Republicans in states with open primaries (i.e. states where you don’t have to be registered as a party member to vote in that party’s primary) to cross over and vote for Hillary in the Democratic primary instead. The idea was to drag the primary process out for Democrats as long as possible, forcing...
  • Rand Paul Is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner

    01/23/2014 4:50:23 PM PST · by mandaladon · 165 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 23 Jan 2014 | PETER BEINART
    Don't laugh. He has built-in advantages in Iowa and New Hampshire, a party moving in his direction, and formidable fundraising potential. If Chris Christie was ever the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, he isn’t anymore. All along, the theory behind his candidacy was that he could overcome his lack of conservative bona fides with a combination of personality, competence, electability, and money. Bridgegate undermines all four. In the minds of many voters, Christie’s personality has morphed from brash to bully. It’s harder to look competent when your top aides egregiously abused power under your nose. Christie’s supposed electability...
  • The Questionable Ethics of Teaching My Son to Love Pro Football

    01/20/2014 11:16:36 AM PST · by deks · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 16, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Subtitle: Fathers and sons have bonded over football games for generations, but today it's harder for parents to ignore the growing concerns surrounding the sport. Excerpt: My son, unfamiliar with the NFL’s pieties, assumed that hurting the other team’s players was the goal. To his untutored eye, the violence that guilt-ridden fans like myself decry was a feature, not a bug. He didn’t cheer the injuries; he’s too sweet for that. But despite my insistence to the contrary, I suspect the message he took from the experience was: The only thing you need to know about the large man writhing...
  • This Liberal Film Reviewer Just Insulted Our Military…

    01/14/2014 8:18:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | January 14, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    The radical left in America has long rooted against the U.S. military. Beginning in earnest with a mismanaged effort in Vietnam, soldiers have been pilloried by elitists who view any military action as a show of aggression against a helpless foe. As the War on Terror continues to rage, these sources have embraced increasingly derogatory rhetoric in describing the Middle East effort. When a Hollywood blockbuster film, “Lone Survivor,” dared to present the story of Navy SEAL bravery, the anti-military crowd naturally rushed to criticize the project and the real-life soldiers portrayed therein. In a recent review written for The...
  • The Atlantic publishes two articles normalizing pedophilia

    08/28/2013 5:04:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8-28-13 | Wesley J. Smith
    - I have written about this before. In our growing hedonistic culture, pedophilia is in the process of being normalized, downgraded by some from a severe sexual perversion into a mere ”orientation.” The Atlantic–mainstream media!–has two articles that push us in that direction. First, “I Pedophile,” by David Goldberg–a Canadian journalist convicted for viewing child pornography–argues that his obsession with children is a “sexual orientation:” The main query that I am convinced will always be without an answer is why I am a pedophile. It is the equivalent of trying to determine why someone is heterosexual or gay. We don’t...
  • Politico: Media Didn't Ignore Benghazi

    08/06/2013 1:06:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/6/13 | William Bigelow
    Politico’s Dylan Byers, in a piece for his buddies in the MSM, declares that conservative criticism of the mainstream media is overblown. Byers writes: So often conservative media, like conservative media criticism, can't be taken seriously because it overplays its hand. Like someone who shouts "thief!" the second his keys go missing, much of the conservative echo-chamber has a hyper-aggressive penchant to see conspiracy where they'd do better to see questions in need of answers. As a general rule -- albeit with plenty of exceptions -- there is a guilty-until-proven-innocent approach among those who fashion themselves as "anti-MSM," which can...
  • Politico and Atlantic.com’s turn to explain Gosnell blackout

    04/13/2013 3:20:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Get Religion ^ | April 13, 2013 | Mollie
    >Earlier I shared what happened when I asked an AP reporter and a Washington Post reporter about their personal Gosnell blackouts.It was so illuminating that I decided to check out a few other media outlets. I headed over to Politico. Since Washington Post reporter Sarah Kliff tried to justify her lack of coverage of the Gosnell trial by calling it a local crime story, I thought I’d add other local stories into my search. Thanks for the idea! So here’s what I found out. Politico‘s search engine pops out 165 results on Trayvon Martin (local crime story in Florida), 94...
  • Who Won the Iraq War? China

    03/25/2013 4:14:49 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Mar 22 2013 | Matt Schiavenza
    But the spoils of victory aren't going to last. On March 20th, 2003, one day after the United States and a "Coalition of the Willing" began its military assault of Iraq, China's Foreign Ministry released a statement condemning the war. "The Chinese government appeals to the relevant countries to stop military actions and return to the right path of seeking a political solution to the Iraq question." Four years later, as a vicious anti-occupation insurgency in Iraq erupted into a full-blown civil war, China again expressed its displeasure with the operation, blasting the U.S. for "flagrant abuses of human rights"...
  • Rove's 'No More Akins' Group Outrages Conservatives (Free Republic Mentioned)

    02/06/2013 5:13:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 142 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 2/4/13 | ELSPETH REEVE
    Karl Rove's American Crossroads has started a new group to make sure the 2014 Senate races produce zero Todd Akins. But it turns out some conservatives like Rove less than Akin. -snip- The Senate Conservatives Fund's Matt Hoskins told Politico the Crossroads group was the "Conservative Defeat Project." Free Republic posters mocked "Tokyo Rove." On Breitbart.com, Ben Shapiro called Rove and his cohorts, "The Bush insider team that helped lead to the rise of Barack Obama." RedState editor Erick Erickson said the Conservative Victory Project was sure to pick losers. "I dare say any candidate who gets this group’s support...
  • Hagel Allies Coordinate Smear Campaign Against Critics, Emails Reveal

    01/14/2013 3:35:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/14/13 | Adam Kredo
    A group of anti-Israel activists and journalists are engaged in a coordinated campaign to stifle criticism of controversial secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel by attacking the former Republican senator’s critics, according to emails obtained by the Free Beacon. Fenton communications chief executive officer David Fenton, the Atlantic’s national correspondent James Fallows, former diplomat Charles ‘Chas’ Freeman, Just Foreign Policy director Robert Naiman, and American Conservative founding editor Scott McConnell participated in a recent email exchange dedicated to silencing Hagel’s critics, the emails reveal. The emailers targeted recent comments made by Elliott Abrams, a former Bush administration National Security Council...