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Persuasion — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

October 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Culture and how to get viagra without prescription Ideas

Haim Watzman Written while reading Jane Austen at election time Mr. Gary Melman, of Lowry, in Denver, was a man, who for his own amusement, never took up anything but the Wall Street Journal, there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; there is faculties were roused into admiration […]

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Republicanfellas — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

August 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Culture and Ideas, Politics and Policy

Haim Watzman One very large hand landing on your shoulder is not a good sign at McCloskey’s on 46th Street. Two hands, one on each shoulder, is red alert. And that is what I felt Wednesday night as I was downing a shot of Wild Turkey and wondering whether the blonde doll behind the bar […]

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You’re a Good Man, Bibi Brown — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

July 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman “Fire! Fire! The Temple’s on fire!” I cry out, waking myself up. Ilana rolls over and glares at me. “Calm down,” she says. “Your freedoms do not include shouting ‘Fire!’ in a crowded Temple.” “Ohmigod,” I say. “I had the weirdest nightmare.” “It must be something you didn’t eat,” Ilana suggests. “I was […]

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Is There an Obama Effect?

June 19th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Politics and Policy

Gershom Gorenberg Is this all coincidence? Or is part of what’s been happening in the propecia without a doctor Middle East for the past two weeks a result of the U.S. president declaring that the buy lexapro online pharmacy conflict of civilizations is over? My new article in The American Prospect examines the evidence. Barack Obama spoke in Cairo two weeks ago. The […]

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Beyond Unbelief: Bibi’s Speech and Fred Cavayé’s Pour Elle

June 16th, 2009 · 15 Comments · Culture and Ideas, Politics and Policy

Haim Watzman Sometimes a mediocre film puts everything in perspective. When the lights went down in the Cinematheque last night I was in the middle of discussion with my companion (full disclosure: I’m married to her) how to parse Bibi’s two-state speech. One position (not mine) was that the prime minister had offered an honest […]

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Debating David Frum

February 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Judaism and Religion

Gershom Gorenberg Bloggingheads invited me to talk with neocon David (“Axis of Evil”) Frum about the election fallout here, the new administration there, and what it would take to reach peace. You can watch here on SoJo, or switch to blogggingheads.tv if you want to zoom in on a particular topic.

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I Swear It’s Not Too Late (But It Could Be Soon)

November 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics and Policy

When Pete Seeger rewrote chapter 3 of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) as a song, he changed just a few words at the end, making it, “A time for peace – I swear it’s not too late.” I don’t think it’s too late for Israelis and Palestinians to make peace. But waiting will make it more difficult. On […]

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Obama and viagra 25 mg for sale Israel: The View From Home

November 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics and Policy

Haim Watzman Daneila London-Dekel, Ha’aretz‘s down-to-earth editorial cartoonist, injects a little realism into today’s paper, which consists almost entirely of buy cialis 5 mg a series of articles expressing amazement, wonder, and admiration at Barack Obama’s election. I’m also in a state of amazement, wonder, and admiration but I appreciate London-Dekel’s reminder that we’ve still got to get the […]

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Keep the Faith: The Jews Vote Obama

November 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Politics and Policy

Oops. It didn’t work. Labeling him a Muslim, labeling him a crazy black man, saying he’ll be bad for Israel. Apparently, those scare tactics stirred up exactly that minority of American Jews who don’t vote Democratic anyway. Well, we all have relatives we don’t understand. The rest know how to translate “In every generation, a […]

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Hope Envy

November 5th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Politics and Policy

For nearly all of the 31 years that I’ve lived in Jerusalem, I’ve felt that this is where history happens, that my old friends in America are merely in the bleachers. For the past few months, and especially last night, the roles were reversed. Over there, back in the old country, they were making the […]

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Black and Blue: Obama and Golda

November 4th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Politics and Policy

Haim Watzman There wasn’t much to read in this morning’s Ha’aretz. Nearly every one of the paper’s senior writers has written a piece about how amazing it is that the United States is on the verge of electing a black president. It is amazing, of course, especially for anyone my age and above, those who […]

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Vote Till You Drop

October 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics and Policy

The price of cheap prescription cialis being a citizen of two countries, it seems, is that elections never stop. So even before the American election winds up in one final festival of long lines, hanging chads, and voter intimidation, Israel is about to begin a new national campaign. Unlike the order cialis cheap U.S. vote, the Israeli one will provide over […]

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