12 December 2010

Some free laughs thanks to NYT

First a lede to this article:

Efforts to suppress an opposition party in Siberia seem to underscore how laws intended to guarantee free and fair elections carry little weight in Russia.
And now Roger Cohen (who else) on a scene that developed in Jerusalem:
About 20 people saw the whole thing and just watched. They were screaming, ‘You are not real Jews.’ Most of them were American. It was one of the most disappointing moments of my life — you can disagree as much as you want with a banner but to allow violence and not react is outrageous. For me it was a turning point. Nobody previously had said I was not a real Jew.
Yeah, Roger, now a bit more about J-Street and we could go to sleep, thanks...