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Bibi, Obama and Israel’s A-Historical View of Itself

“It’s time to recognize this basic truth: Israel is not what’s wrong about the Middle East. Israel is what’s right about the Middle East.” I’m guessing this Bibi gem won one of those 29 Congressional standing ovations on Tuesday. Probably a facepalm – or laugh-out-loud – moment for many Israelis. Here’s our PM in plain view of the entire world, demonstrating in first person what is domestically known as the Ugly Israeli: a ridiculously arrogant, pushy, free-riding, zero-self-awareness caricature of a person. (For Americans, think about that rude sloppily dressed Yankee tourist barging into a vegetarian restaurant in India and demanding a hamburger.) Or as Carly Simon would put it: “You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about YOU.” But seriously. Leaving aside the pitiful circus that Congress becomes when they do … Read entire article »

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