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Loving and Hating Israel

Loving and Hating Israel
By June 10, 2010

What an awkward and awesome time to talk about Israel. Over the past couple weeks, Israel’s actions in the news reignited all the conflicted ambivalence my friends and I feel about our association with the Jewish state. Just the week before, the … Read More

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Exclusive Interview With Peter Beinart’s Blackberry

Exclusive Interview With Peter Beinart’s Blackberry
By June 7, 2010

Jewcy: You’ve been pretty busy the last few weeks?  We caught your master on CNN yesterday, and read the Haaretz interview with him today. Let me tell you something, I’m sick of this guy.  Every three seconds somebody wants his … Read More

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7 Reasons I’m Conflicted About the Freedom Flotilla

7 Reasons I’m Conflicted About the Freedom Flotilla
By June 2, 2010

1. The blockade of Gaza is wrong and must end. After several years, I think we can all agree that Israel’s not going to succeed in starving the Palestinian people into rejecting Hamas. It didn’t work in Cuba, it’s not … Read More

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A Third way to Look at the Flotilla

A Third way to Look at the Flotilla
By June 2, 2010

Many of us have spent the last two days vacillating between anger, fear, frustration and confusion. There is so much that we don’t yet know or understand about what happened off the shore of Gaza.  But what we do know … Read More

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Why are People Afraid of Strong Jewish Women or: Things Learned From Watching Saved by the Bell

Why are People Afraid of Strong Jewish Women or: Things Learned From Watching Saved by the Bell
By June 1, 2010

There’s an episode of Saved by the Bell (the original, of course) where Slater and Zack have managed to screw up with Jessie and Kelly once again, and in order to win back their love, create the "What I Should … Read More

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Don’t Worry Israel, Sarah Palin Still Loves You

Don’t Worry Israel, Sarah Palin Still Loves You
By June 1, 2010

While it’s still uncertain what exactly took place between the IDF and the Gaza-bound protest flotilla, we know one thing is for sure: Sarah Palin thinks that the dang mainstream media is just gonna mislead you on the whole thing, … Read More

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Twitter Users Spend Memorial Day Making Flotilla a Trending Topic

Twitter Users Spend Memorial Day Making Flotilla a Trending Topic
By May 31, 2010

If you ever needed evidence that Twitter was the best platform to read dozens of different facts and opinions on politics by a wide array of people, the confrontation between Israel and the pro-Palestinian flotilla should be all you need. … Read More

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Rage Against the Machine, not the Rock.

Rage Against the Machine, not the Rock.
By May 28, 2010

Our post about Elvis Costello’s choice to cancel a summer tour of Israel in light of somebody revealing to him that there’s a conflict going on there, got a lot of people talking.  Today in the New York Times, there … Read More

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