"In conservation circles, the suggestion lately is that encouraging consumers to eat small fish might, ironically enough, be the best way to save them." John Donohue reports on Sustainable Seafood Week for The New Yorker.
We're not going to solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem this morning, WNYC public radio host Brian Lehrer told listeners Monday at the close of his all-Jewish discussion with NY Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren and Time columnist Joe Klein about the Netanyahu victory aftermath. They might have come a little closer if his guests had included a Palestinian instead of two Zionists. Klein called Netanyahu's race-baiting Election Day speech ...
This past weekend, American Studies Assn. members held our annual conference in Los Angeles, with the theme "The Fun and the Fury." Those familiar with the ASA mainly because of news about our year-old academic boycott of Israel might be surprised by our sessions ranging from "Vanguardist Jazz in the Seventies" to "Selfie Nation" -- all engaging topics that are intrinsic to the field of American studies.
The Gaza war and collapse of the peace process destroyed liberal Zionists' cherished vision of an egalitarian Jewish democracy, forcing many of Israel's defenders to embrace the raw Islamophobia of ex-AP reporter Matti Friedman's Tablet essay that blamed coverage of Operation Protective Edge in the media on ant-Semitism.
+Pete Seeger sings "Over The Rainbow" by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, backed by Congressman John Hall, Dar Williams and Peter Yarrow at a Hall fundraiser at Arcadia Farms, Yorktown Heights, NY on Oct. 10, 2010.
False equivalence, Orwell-style: NYT now says James Baker gave out the White House switchboard number and told Israelis "and Palestinians" to "call us when you are serious about peace" in 1990. As +Ali Abunimah clearly shows and the NYTimes reported then, Baker was addressing only Israel.