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  • Foxman & Sharpton

    For those of you who read through my entire Q & A with Abe Foxman, this will be hard to believe: There was actually some stuff that didn’t make it in. One line was his claim that James Traub and The New York Times Magazine had tried to undercut his credibility by comparing him to… More ▸

  • Jewish Dems go Coulter on Huckabee

    If the National Jewish Democratic Council is so steamed over Ann Coulter’s saying that Jews need to be perfected by embracing Christianity, then why has it released a cartoon mocking the religious views of GOP presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee? Yes, as the NJDC notes in its accompanying press release, back at… More ▸

  • Does the NYT Magazine have a Jewish problem?

    The public editor of The New York Times, Clark Hoyt, recently gave a real spanking to the Sunday magazine and Deborah Solomon over her approach to the weekly "Questions For" feature. Next time he has the magazine on the brain, maybe he could get to a question that’s been bugging me for months: Does the… More ▸

  • Foxman in a Tutu

    Abe Foxman is taking it on all sides for calling on the University of St. Thomas to reinvite Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Zionist Organization of America issued a statement slamming the ADL leader. At the same time, some of Foxman’s Jewish critics on the left who accuse him of attempting to stifle criticism of Israel,… More ▸

  • Does Coulter hurt GOP?

    The response of the National Jewish Democratic Council to the latest Ann Coulter controversy is a campaign calling on news networks to stop inviting her on their shows. The NJDC may want to rethink that strategy, judging from this article by Richard Baehr, political director of American Thinker and a leader of the Republican Jewish… More ▸

  • Turkey will greet us with flowers

    Big vote tonight in Lexington, Massachusetts, as Armenian-American activists and their Jewish allies press ahead with their campaign to get municipalities to sever ties with the Anti-Defamation League. Much more on this later (both a JTA story and some blog posts). At this point, however, I’d like to focus on the wider geo-strategic fallout if… More ▸

  • Coulter follies

    The Anti-Defamation League and American Jewish Committee are out with statements condemning Ann Coulter’s recent interview on CNBC with Donny Deutsch. Both groups focus in on her assertion that Jews should be “perfected” by dumping Judaism and becoming Christians. But the real zinger, I think, came a few moments earlier in the interview, when she… More ▸

  • Columbia’s next speaker

    If Columbia Univeristy officials ever figure out who hung the noose on Professor Madonna Constantine’s office door, they will probably expel the culprit. Unless of course it turns out he’s a Holocaust and homosexual denier, who has a hand in killing American troops, a desire to see Israel disappear and an appetite for nuclear weapons…. More ▸

  • Too many Jews at Nuremberg

    Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Senator Chris Dodd recently wrote an op-ed for JTA pegged to the release of his new book, “Letter From Nuremberg,” a collection of correspondence from the time his father, Thomas, played a lead role in the prosecution of Nazi war criminals. In his JTA op-ed, Dodd argues that his father’s letters… More ▸