Thursday, February 28, 2013

Turkey’s Erdogan Calls Zionism A “Crime Against Humanity” at UN Conference at View from Geneva

Just finished reading Gil Troy's fabulous book, "Moynihan's Moment" about Sen. Pat Moynihan's efforts to stop the UN from adopting its infamous "Zionism is racism" resolution and his battle to combat that belief during the remainder of his life. 

Today's news about Turkey's prime minister calling Zionism a crime against humanity demonstrates that the fight started by Moynihan must still be waged.

By the way, it took place at a UN event.

Here's the blog posting from UN Watch - Turkey’s Erdogan Calls Zionism A “Crime Against Humanity” at UN Conference at View from Geneva

Friday, February 15, 2013

Organ donation and the Jews

Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, writing for the Orthodox Union's on organ donation, does much to demonstrate that Jews, including religiously observant Jews, can donate organs.  For one family's path along the road of organ donation, run a Google search on Alisa Flatow organ donation.

I recommend that you read the full article. This Article Could Save a Life

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In Israeli politics, not all is at it seems

This from Jonathan Tobin at Commentary -

Lapid is not that far different from Netanyahu.  And I think that's a good thing.
Lapid’s rise reflects the way the overwhelming majority of Israelis have moved on from their prior obsession with the peace process. Since the Palestinians have repeatedly rejected peace and used Israeli withdrawals to create terror enclaves like Gaza, there is a consensus that until a sea change occurs among Arabs, more such concessions are unthinkable.
Essentially, the response (or lack thereof) by the Palestinian Authority to first Barak's, then Sharon's, then Olmert's offers or steps towards a settlement with the PA, has irked the Israeli in the street.
So, anyone who thought that Yair Lapid was the messiah of Israeli politics is in for a rude awakening.  Israeli politics is never boring.

Read the full column.

Stephen M. Flatow