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May 23rd, 2024 - 10:36 pm § in Humor, Israel/Palestine, Racism

Speaker Mike invites Israeli leader, snubs Kenya leader

House Speaker Mike Johnson will invite Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress even if the Senate doesn’t cooperate (see story here), but refused a similar invite to Kenya president William Ruto — even though he sides with Israel against Hamas (de[...]

May 17th, 2024 - 10:22 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Politics, Republicans

He didn’t say, “I support Hamas,” Republicans did

The GOP’s congressional campaign committee put those words (see them here) in Rep. Pat Ryan’s mouth. Why? Because Ryan (D-NY) voted against a GOP bill attacking Biden’s arms delivery pause, as did nearly all House Democrats. It’s a ludicrous political attack. Ryan supports the U[...]

May 12th, 2024 - 3:06 pm § in Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine

Thought for the day

Thought for the day: Saying “from river to sea” is declared to be antisemitic and supporting terrorists because it implies Palestinians want all of Palestine, by people who see nothing wrong with Israel taking all of Palestine. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 12th, 2024 - 1:42 am § in Israel/Palestine, Politics, Republicans

GOPer calls Gaza war “Biblical warfare”

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC; photo left, profile here) called the Gaza war “Biblical” and claimed Israel “doesn’t occupy the land, they own it,” The Hill reported on Saturday, May 11, 2024 (read story here). That doesn’t seem to leave a lot of room for Gaza’s appr[...]

May 11th, 2024 - 8:07 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Schools & Colleges

Who should run universities?

“In recent years, universities across the US have come under increasing pressure from conservative politicians and donors criticizing them as liberal bastions of ‘wokeness.’” This is an excerpt from a CNN article on May 11, 2024, about pro-Palestinian campus protests (read it her[...]

May 10th, 2024 - 1:36 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Israel/Palestine, Politics, Republicans

BiBi vows to fight with “fingernails” if Biden denies him weapons

After Uncle Sam threatened to cut off his prodigal nephew, the Israeli leader vowed, “If we need to, we will fight with our fingernails.” (See story here.) That’s an interesting concept. It might give Palestinians a fighting chance. If he’s going to do that, he should let the[...]

May 9th, 2024 - 6:05 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Schools & Colleges

Do people with strong opinions belong in academia?

Scholarship rests on impartial inquiry. Its credibility derives from neutrality. A scholar should be neither for nor against his subject; his role is to understand and explain it. But faculty are human, and have opinions. So the problem is deciding when their personal feelings and opinions get in th[...]

May 9th, 2024 - 4:50 pm § in America, Biden, Israel/Palestine

Has Hamas won?

“Know your enemy better than you know yourself,” Sun Tzu wrote, or phrasing to that effect. If Hamas leaders are truly diabolical, they would carry out an attack on Israel so atrocious it would provoke a gross overreaction. That’s exactly what happened. What’s in it for Hamas[...]

May 9th, 2024 - 12:46 am § in Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Schools & Colleges

Monologue isn’t dialogue

This excerpt is from a story in The Daily, the University of Washington’s student newspaper, that was published online on May 2, 2024 (read it here): James Pfeiffer, professor of global health at UW, encourages people on campus to go down and engage with the encampment and in dialogue with pro[...]

May 2nd, 2024 - 5:40 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Politics, Schools & Colleges

As usual, officials are lying about the protests

This time Mother Jones is calling out NYC Mayor Eric Adams (see story here). Days after city cops stormed the Columbia University campus, Hizzoner held a press conference. He used it to condemn “outside agitators,” naming a retired teacher Mother Jones says “was not on Columbia’s[...]