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Jonathan Katz, as far as I’m concerned, expertly sums up the moral calculus: While watching these events unfold from afar, I try to keep two related things in mind. One, as the British journalist Jake Hanrahan astutely tweeted this afternoon, this is “not a football match.” It is not a morality play conducted for our […]
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Fascists Honoring Fascists

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On June 18, 2019
The biggest, most beautiful settlement kicking legitimate residents off their land ever. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a new settlement in the Golan Heights named after his “great friend” Donald Trump.Netanyahu unveiled a sign at the proposed site of the settlement on Sunday bearing the name “Trump Heights,” and thanked the US President […]
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Why Conservatives Support Israel

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On November 11, 2015
Support for Israel on the right has many strands that have increasingly come together–U.S. geopolitical interests for some, Israelis seen as an island of whites in a sea of scary Arabs for others. But at its core, right-wing support for Israel comes down to biblical prophecy that at its core is about the elimination of […]

Debate Over

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On March 19, 2015

Above: A racist. I guess the debate over whether Benjamin Netanyahu is a racist is over: The prime minister also dismissed allegations that he was a racist following comments about Arab voter turnout

Food News and Notes

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On May 2, 2014
A few victual related items for your Friday afternoon: 1. The fad of celebrity chefs making “runway food” to promote the conspicuous consumption of rich people that then gets celebrated like the 80s is stupid. Is Anthony Bourdain turning into a sort of modern version of Robin Leach, at least for one form of consumption? […]
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