Israeli journalists at the widely-respected Haaretz newspaper are on strike to protest probable layoffs and budget cuts, the Haaretz website announced. Up to 100 employees are expected to be laid off.
The strike, which began at 4 p.m. Israeli time, will last until midnight. At midnight, employees will vote on whether to continue to the strike or go back to work.
A friend went to Jimmy Carter’s book-signing in Pasadena the other day. 3200 books, all snapped up weeks before, then signed by an aloof former president, who did not shake hands but was flanked by two phalanxes of security. Everyone who came in was X-rayed, or wanded.
My friend tells me Carter had a focused Read More
I caught Lieberman on Meet the Press today. The guy is an amazing politician. He’s always been a great politician, this time he outdid himself. He knows how to talk to people, he knows how to build a coalition, he is creative and synthetic and articulate. Hat’s off to him for the political Lazarus job Read More
Even as the Washington Post continues its effort to blackball Walt and Mearsheimer as antisemites, how interesting that their ideas gain wider and wider circulation. Later this month the giant issue they raised, the Israel lobby, will be the subject of a debate, sponsored by the London Review of Books, in the great Read More
HAIFA—Cpl. Michael Mizrahi’s Merkava tank crew had given up. After an hour-long search through the warrens of the southern Lebanese village of Kila for a Hezbollah missile squad, the tank gunner awaited new orders.
Then the anti-tank rocket came bursting out of a nearby school, slamming into the tank’s right flank in between Read More
The Forward has a great editorial this week that makes the 1973 analogy. The humiliation to Israel of the 1973 Yom Kippur war led to the peace treaty with Egypt, and the humiliations to Israel of this latest war might prepare the ground for peace. Gideon Levy made the same point in Haaretz last Read More
Bob Herbert had a breathtaking column in the Times today, condemning Israel for going overboard in its (just) retaliation for the Hezbollah strike, and faulting the U.S. for allowing it. “Neither Israel nor the United States can kill enough Muslims to win the struggle against terror,” he writes, and says the United States should Read More
Three weeks ago, Tony Judt, a professor of European studies at N.Y.U., published a devastating piece in the Israeli daily Haaretz. Titled “The Country That Wouldn’t Grow Up,” it argued that Israel’s contempt for world opinion of its actions had caused it to lose touch with reality.
the State of Israel remains curiously Read More
Here’s another vote of confidence in Freddy.
“I am planning to run for Mayor in the 2009 elections,” Adolfo Carrion tells the Israeli daily Haaretz.
Later in the piece, he does say he’s backing Ferrer this year.