About Michael Weiss

Michael is an editor of Nextbook and a contributing editor of Jewcy. His work has appeared in Slate, Gawker, New York, Democratiya, Reason, The New Criterion, The Weekly Standard, City Journal and Standpoint. His blog is Snarksmith.

Daily Read on the Gaza War

By January 16, 2009

Egypt Cites Progress Toward Truce As Gaza Toll Exceeds 1,000 [New York Times] The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Jakob Kellenberger, who spent Tuesday in Gaza City, agreed that the situation with civilians was dire but … Read More

British Muslims Against Anti-Semitism

By January 15, 2009

One thing I’ve always admired about Britain is its almost pathological tolerance for eccentric or fringe opinion. We have fascists and communists in the United States, but they seldom pose a threat to commanding large, electable movements such as the … Read More

How Israeli Jews and Arabs Feel About the War

By January 15, 2009

J-Post reports: A whopping 94% of the public support or strongly support the operation while 92% think it benefits Israel’s security, according to the Tel Aviv University survey. The poll found that 92% of Israeli Jews justify the air force’s … Read More

“I’ll Buy Anything As Long As It’s Shiny and Made By Apple”

By January 14, 2009

Because I care: Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

Civilian Casualties and War

By January 13, 2009

If you haven’t already done so, please read today’s lead story by Adam LeBor on the definition of war crimes. Also recommended is Jeff Goldberg’s latest post on the legitimacy of using civilian casualties as an indicator of their commission. … Read More

German Police Remove Israeli Flag From Private Residence

By January 12, 2009

Watching NY1 last night, I noted an anchor referring to three "peaceful" rallies that took place in Germany over the weekend. One was in the city of Duisburg, and of its 10,000 or so attendees, a large number was pro-Hamas … Read More

Ni La Guerre Ni Hamas

By January 12, 2009

Liberal Jews in Britain write to the Observer: We are writing this letter as profound and passionate supporters of Israel. We look upon the increasing loss of life on both sides of the Gaza conflict with horror. We have no … Read More

Call for Jewcy Personal Ads

By January 9, 2009

In my youth, my older sister and I had a lot of sport looking over the Village Voice‘s personals section, an invaluable supplement of print journalism now dying a slow death thanks to Craigslist, AdultFriendFinder and other quick-lay websites. I … Read More