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Report from AIPAC Conference: Candidates’ Speeches


For the beginning of Phyllis Bernstein’s reflections on AIPAC, click here.  She continues her analysis by examining how the Presidential candidates presented themselves and where they stand on issues of concern to AIPAC: My main question is how will Israel have peace if it is unwilling to delineate a border, end the occupation, and allow for Palestinian sovereignty, security, and dignity? AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) isn’t dealing with that question. I wish …

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Bernie Sanders’ Kibbutz Experience and ‘Stalinism’


The entire phenomenon of Bernie Sanders as a credible candidate for President of the United States is one of the stunning stories of this extraordinary election year.   I need not comment here on another astonishing story going on in that other political party’s contest. But the idea of a 74 year-old, secular, Jewish, socialist possibly emerging victorious as either the Democratic nominee or the eventual winner seems fantastic in both senses of the word.  (I’ve underlined these …

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