Scottish philosopher David Hume hit the nail on the head when he observed that \"the heart of man always attempts to reconcile the most glaring contradictions.\" Hume, of course, wasn\'t thinking of Palestinian apologists back in 1749. But he certainly wouldn\'t have been ashamed of applying his pithy aphorism to their persistent bouts of moral incoherence.
The best thing about David Lehrer\'s firing as head of the local Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been the local reaction, which has done more to awaken Los Angeles\' Jewish leadership than anything in recent memory. The worst thing about Lehrer\'s firing: That the ADL\'s New York leadership thought it could get away with it, and, sadly, it probably will.
Acuity, passion, the ability to hold several conflicting ideas at the same time, a wide-ranging and detailed understanding of the world we live in, and an ability to articulate a broad intellectual and moral vision -- watching Bill Clinton last Monday night at the Universal Ampitheatre made me realize how much I miss these attributes in a president.\n\nThis is not a criticism of George W. Bush. I imagine he would be the first to acknowledge, with some pride, that he\'s no Bill Clinton. Among the crowd that pressed to touch flesh with Clinton in a post-speech reception, several people admitted that Clinton would probably have done no better, and maybe worse, than Bush in executing the war against Al Qaeda. Different men, different strengths and weaknesses.\n\nBut last Monday night, it was Clinton\'s gifts that were on display.
\nI sure hope Abe Foxman knows what he\'s doing, because no one else can seem to figure it out.\n\nBy summarily dismissing David Lehrer from his position as regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) here, Foxman has managed to unite a good portion of this often divided community. He has united them against Foxman.
The event will be held in October by Americans for Peace Now.
One textbook called Zionism "a radical racist political movement."
A Google Search for ‘Jewish Baby Strollers’ Yields Anti-Semitic Images. An Extremist Campaign May Be to Blame
The campaign appears to stem from 4chan.
"I’m satisfied that it’s finally happening," she said.
“The only way to a comprehensive and just peace is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”
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