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  • From The Onion to ‘Daily Show,’ a roundup of Speechgate satire

    The Daily Show Daily Show Full Episodes, More Daily Show Videos, Comedy Central Full Episodes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday about the proposed Iran nuclear deal was one of the most anticipated and contested speeches of modern times. The circumstances surrounding House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation, which bypassed President Barack Obama, subsequently… More ▸

  • How Netanyahu’s speech played in Israel

    In America, pundits and politicians are wondering what Netanyahu’s speech will mean for the next few months, years, even decades of U.S.-Israel and U.S.-Iranian relations. In Israel, everyone is focused on the next two weeks. Since the speech was announced in January, Netanyahu’s critics have accused him of using the U.S. Capitol stage to boost his… More ▸

  • Maybe Bibi is the orator (and Pelosi is the mansplainer?)

    Following the big speech, Ron tackled the burning question: Is Bibi a mansplaining Orientalist? Ron was riffing on Nancy Pelosi’s harsh criticism of the speech, and working off of the following definition of mansplaining: To explain in a patronizing manner, assuming total ignorance on the part of those listening. The mansplainer is often shocked and hurt when their… More ▸

  • Is Bibi a mansplaining Orientalist?

    Is Bibi a mansplainer? Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, all but said so after Netanyahu’s Congress speech Tuesday: As one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the… More ▸

  • From the Archive: Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Mapplethorpe’ moment

    When you think of Leonard Nimoy, who died last week, you’re probably more likely to think of the pointy-eared Spock than of scantily dressed women. But in 2002, the actor best known for his role on “Star Trek,” generated a small storm with his black-and-white photographs of women clad in nothing but prayer shawls and tefillin, the leather phylacteries… More ▸

  • Sen. Robert Menendez’s rock star moment at AIPAC

    Sen. Robert Menendez hands down got the most enthusiastic reception of any speaker so far at AIPAC’s annual conference. I’d say you could barely hear the New Jersey Democrat on Monday night but for the whoops and shouts, except that Menendez has a preacher’s style and his rich tenor and rolling cadences rode the cheering like… More ▸

  • Forbes’ billionaires list features new and old Jewish faces

    The billionaires’ club isn’t as exclusive as it used to be. On Monday Forbes released its 29th annual list of every billionaire on the planet, and it features a record 1,826 people, or 181 more than last year. As in previous years, Jews are disproportionately represented on the roster of the world’s wealthiest, with 10 Jews among the top… More ▸

  • White House squeezes U.S.-Israel into two sides of a card

    It’s the week of the AIPAC policy conference. It’s the week of That Speech — Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, organized without consulting the White House. With all the drama and tension, the Obama administration doesn’t want you thinking loyalty to the president and support for Israel are incompatible. So it’s giving supporters a two-sided card called “5… More ▸