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The head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, says that intelligence (not to mention public statements) indicate that Hamas is planning terror attacks aimed at derailing peace talks. Hardly a surprise, but it does put into relief how utterly infantile the self-appointed spokesmen of the American Jewish left have been in suggesting that engaging with Hamas, or even supporting its inclusion in a Hamas-Fatah unity government, might somehow advance the cause of a two-state solution. J-Street’s vacuous position states that “one makes peace with one’s enemies and not one’s friends.” Uh, not if one’s enemies have no interest in making peace.
Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force on Palestine has written eloquently on why legitimizing Hamas would be completely counterproductive. MJ Rosenberg, one of the writers Ibish has criticized, commented on Twitter the other day, “whats [sic] with Arabs who are to the right of AIPAC?” Leaving aside the absurd assertion that Ibish is to the right of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (which has led to a Twitter feud over the past two days in which Rosenberg has repeatedly misstated Ibish’s positions), I would reframe this: What’s with Jews who are friendlier to Hamas than a professional advocate for Palestinian nationalism?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?