Thursday, December 08, 2011

Yesterday's News Roundup

I went to bed last night before I could do a roundup, so much of this stuff is from yesterday.

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Is Israel responsible for the OWS crackdowns? No. But is Max Blumenthal lying about his sources? In all likelihood, yes.

Jeffrey Goldberg agrees with Peter Beinart that the settlements are slowly making a "one-state solution" inevitable, and if Israel wants to survive, it has to muster the balls to cut them loose.

11th Circuit decides that discrimination on basis of transgender status is sex discrimination. Arch-conservative Judge Bill Pryor surprises by joining the opinion.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' overruling of the FDA on P;an B is a complete and utter disgrace.

Palestinian poet successfully gets Jewish Israeli Arab writer booted from a panel.

Tim Kaine and George Allen are already trading shots as they chase Virginia's open Senate seat.

Finally, someone from Berkeley has linked through Facebook to my discussion of their JSU's appalling decision to exclude J Street. I'm just curious about the context (is it someone's wall, or is it a Facebook page for one of the relevant orgs?). So if someone knows and wants to drop a comment to satiate my curiosity, I'd be grateful [UPDATE: Mystery solved, I think!].

1 comment:

Zahav said...

Re: the crackdown, it's interesting to note how the Israeli government dealt with their summer long protests of much larger scale. Some mks went to visit with the protestors and at least pretended to listen. They even formed a commission to address some of their concerns. And eventually the protestors folded up their tents and went home. Doesn't seem to be that the crackdown was inspired by Israel.