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January 27, 2014

Mayor de Blasio's closed-doors meeting with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) plays into the worst stereotypes about Jews. No thanks, Bill.

Pretty hysterical irony. Gawker reported Jan.

February 7, 2012

Al-Iman Mosque in The Bronx is hosting a small Jewish congregation that lost its storefront shul. Congregants on both sides have left in protest, but rabbis and imams alike say they are getting along just fine.

After recent sinister developments in New York CIty—a wave of vandal attacks on both Jewish and Muslim targets, and a police scandal concerning use of Islamophobic propaganda within the NYPD—it's nice to get some good news.

November 11, 2011

Vandals torched three cars and scrawled hateful graffiti to mark the anniversary of Kristallnacht this year in Brooklyn's heavily Jewish neighborhood of Midwood. City politicians make the requisite condemnations—even as they betray the Palestinians with endless pro-Israel pronouncements. Where is the single-standard anti-racism?

Vandals torched three cars and scrawled hateful graffiti to mark the anniversary of Kristallnacht this year in Brooklyn's heavily Jewish neighborhood of Midwood.

October 7, 2011

Members of U.S. Congress move to impose severe economic penalties on Palestine if it continues to seek statehood. This is an offense against the "democratic" values that both the U.S. and Israel purport to uphold.

Enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as fundamental human prerogatives are "the right of the people peaceablyto assemble, and to petition...for a redress of grievances." The amendment expressly banned Congress from abridging that right.

September 22, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement is refreshingly independent from the usual sectarian factions that control left-wing protests in New York—but was called by Adbusters magazine, which activists have let off the hook for egregious anti-Semitism.

Taking a tip from the "indignados" who occupied downtown Madrid for several weeks over the summer, hundreds of protesters on Sept.

September 13, 2011

The "Truthies" and sectarians who protested in downtown Manhattan continue to fetishize 9-11 as much as the patriots they loathe. For both the patriots and the protesters, it is all about the USA—while the Muslim world is finally moving on. 

Ten years after 9-11, there are many hopeful signs that the world is finally moving on from the dystopian dynamic unleashed by the attacks.