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Border Crisis

I think we've uncovered the true border crisis. Innocent kids happily sitting on their YMCA buses heading out to camp for the standard day of monkey bars and bow-and-arrows and swimming, suddenly surrounded by crowds of anti-immigrant freak shows, mistaken them for migrant children heading to some detention center and threatening to pick up their buses and carry them back over the border back into Mexico. Here's the latest terrifying incident.

I Gaur-Oh-Tee It!

I guarantee this is the funniest thing you'll see all day. Never seen a pol (deservedly) crash and burn on live video quite like this before. Watch.

An Exchange

A Note from TPM Reader JS and my response ...

I am by my nature an optimist. But what in the past few years in the region has given you any basis to believe in the rosy outcome for the West Bank were Israel to withdraw its forces?

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Continuing the Conversation

Now from TPM Reader JA ...

I must take exception to the line of comments from those who claim to be Jews who blame the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe and elsewhere solely on Israel, and prefer to disassociate with Israel and Zionism rather than engage it and support the many Israelis who both love their country and seek to change the current political leadership.

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Stop And Watch This Video

You'll want to slap yourself if you don't watch this video. Doofus congressional candidate tells how he saw the fear in the eyes of the migrant child being bused to a nearby shelter in on-going border crisis. Then confronted with the fact that they were local kids going to the YMCA.

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Thank You and That's It

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Is Israel Endangering Jews Worldwide?

TPM Reader BF fears Israel is endangering Jews worldwide ...

I need to add to the comments you posted from ES. He missed the major implication.

Let me note that I write as an assimilated Jew of French extraction. I have always had sympathy for Israel, seeing it, at the very least as a final refuge should circumstances bring anti-semitism back to the forefront in the West.

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Jew-Hating At Its Heart

TPM Reader ES follows up on his note from last week in which he washed his hands of Israel and Zionism ...

To add to the discussion on Zionism/Judaism:

There was a demonstration in Paris on Sunday, in support of the Palestinian people. People walked from Place de la Republique to the Place de la Bastille, about fifteen to twenty thousand of them. After the official end of the demonstration, a group of protestors took it upon themselves to march on a synagogue - as the place de la Bastille is at the tip of what could be loosely called Paris' Jewish quarter.

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