First off, congratulations to my friends at CIFWatch who won our round in the Pro-Israel Blog-off that just ended. If this contest simply gets more people reading their work and the work of other bloggers putting their energy into the cause, then all I can say is Mazel Tov!

Congratulations also to the state of California which has been spared a BDS ballot initiative thanks to the simple fact that the chumps who tried to drag the Middle East conflict into state politics failed to get the 433,971 signatures needed to put this question onto the ballot. No word on how many signatures they actually did receive, but suffice to say that we’ve found yet another example of a BDS loss due to distinct lack of interest in their squalid little program beyond the Israel-is-Always-Wrong-Palestinian-Hasbara crowd itself.

And, finally, congrats to Arza, the Zionist voice within the Reform movement, for pegging BDS exactly as war by other means in their exemplary article on the subject which can be found here.

I’m back from my visit to the Left Coast which included a stopover at Olympia Washington. More news on that adventure later this week.

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3 Responses to Congrats

  1. Jen February 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    I can't wait to hear about your trip.

  2. DrMike February 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Thanks for the link to the ARZA piece. Just another bit of evidence that Jewish community organizations across the spectrum of both observance and politics are united against BDS. Except, of course, for Jewish Voice for Peace–and how “Jewish” are they when Ismail Haniyeh's good buddy Paul Larudee (Gaza flotilla member who the Israel Navy plucked out of the Mediterranean Sea after he jumped into it to try to swim to Gaza City) identifies himself as a JVP member?

    Just curious, though– have the BDSers given up having their arguments challenged and countered here, or have you just had enough of them posting their crap in your comments section so have moderated them away?

  3. Jon February 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    I've only ever deleted two comments from this blog: one piece of marketing spam and one rant that had something to do with the pollusion of the genetic pool of the Greek race (I think). In other words, unlike the BDSers who refuse access to their Web sites via allowing comments (or who routinely delete comments they don't like), this site remains welcome to all opionions.

    If the BDSers have decided to bypass it of late, I suspect it's more a result of their not liking the fact that others have the right to subject their comments to subsequent criticism. (Just a guess.)

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