Quotes by Some Prominent Israelis (and American Sheldon Adelson)

Below are some quotes by prominent Israelis and by Sheldon Adelson, Israel's richest and one of its most powerful supporters.  My critics will point out that they provide an unbalanced portrait of Israel and that I do not include quotes by Palestinians and their supporters which portray Palestinians in a bad light. To which I say, "Guilty as charged!"  I make no pretense that this is a balanced presentation.  But I present to you this unbalanced picture for two reasons.

Why the Iranians Hate Us

NASA has proven that it is easier to find liquid water on Mars than to find a major Republican politician who will admit that the U.S. is at least partially to blame for Iran's hostility to the U.S.  It's easier to denounce Iranians when they scream "Death to America" than to acknowledge that they have some justification for their anger.  It's easier for us to threaten war with them than for us to leave our warm cocoon of self-righteousness and take a good hard look at our own behavior.  

And now for something completely different . . .

John Cleese--Minister of silly walks




Donald Trump--Minister of Silly Faces



Definition: ZomBiebi (alt. spelling: Zombibi)-- A neocon who mindlessly echoes the Israeli Prime Minister's talking points on Iran and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Incapable of independent thought or feeling human emotions.

Senator Cory Booker, Shmuley Boteach and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Shmuley Boteach recently wrote a column for the Jerusalem Post that looked like a plea for people to be understanding of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker's difficult position in regards to the Iran nuclear deal while simultaneously badgering him to reject the deal. Why is this so important? Boteach is a close personal friend of the Senator's and you can be sure the Senator will hear his voice loud and clear. I'd quote the part of the column where he describes how he developed his close personal friendship with Booker over the years, but then I'd have to quote half his column. If you haven't already read his column, DO IT NOW!

Congressman Tom Reed's Poll

The Poll


I received the following invitation to answer a poll on the Iran Deal by email yesterday from my Congressman, Tom Reed.

An Open Letter to Congressman Tom Reed

Dear Congressman Reed,

You sent out an email on July 24 explaining why you were going to vote to reject the Iran deal.  You wrote:

Theodor Meron: The Settlements Violate International Law

The Palestinians are likely to make Theodor Meron's Top Secret Memo exhibit A if the ICC decides to hold hearings against Israel.   Meron, a Holocaust survivor with a doctorate in international law from Harvard, was one of Israel's top legal experts in 1967. When  Israel's Foreign Ministry asked him whether it would be legal  to settle in the territories captured in the Six Day War, Meron wrote an opinion that stated:

Supporters of the Iranian Nuclear Arms Deal

There have been so many organizations of thoughtful, highly qualified people who have come forth in favor of the Iran nuclear deal (formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPA) that it is hard to keep them all straight.  Here is what some of the more important ones are saying about the deal.


An Open Letter to Senator Chuck Schumer

The following letter is a response to Senator Charles Schumer's announcement that he intends to oppose the Iran nuclear deal. Read the reasoning behind his decision before reading my response to his decision.



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