Blessed Is The Righteous Judge
April 07, 2009
Avigdor Lieberman has been the Israeli foreign minister not quite a week. And already he has spent three days in questioning by the police. That's while he's been in office. There have been dozens of times before. With what criminal charges will he be charged? They are all tangible variations of the seven deadly sins. The most relevant of these is gluttony. Lieberman is a gluttonous man: anything to make money.
A Decent Respect To The Opinions Of Mankind
March 17, 2009
These were the words of the Signers, and perhaps of one man, Thomas Jefferson. And I commend them to Benjamin Netanyahu.No, I do not expect or, for that matter, desire that Israel design its politics to the opinions of an increasingly maddened mankind. So I would amend the injunction of July 4, 1776 to "a decent respect to the opinions of decent mankind." That is not an enormous cohort, and it seems to become smaller, despite Ambassador Rice's delusions, with every session of the United Human Rights Council.There is still a large part of the world and a goodly number of nations that remain