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What uncircumcised penises and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have in common

By Katie Halper
Friday, July 25, 2014 14:58 EDT

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which continues to rage and kill and divide and destabalize the world, is tragic and overwhelming.

Luckily, we are here to help. Katie Halper (hey it’s me, writing this post) and Heather Gold bring you the weekly show Morning Jew, in which we look at the headlines and  ask the question that all Jews ask themselves but rarely ask out loud, let alone on video: “Is the news good for the Jews?” We are committed to finding the Jewish angle to any story, regardless of whether the angle actually exists.

But, with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there is no shortage of Jewish angles. So, we present to you our shandeh of the week, an Israeli academic said,

The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped.

Fear not. We also bring you a mensch of the week, who also wins the MJAAUHA  (The Morning Jew Award for Appropriate Use of the Holocaust in an Analogy). And he’s not even Jewish! But he mights as well be, because he knows something about Jewish history most-non-Jews don’t.

We explore the surpising similarity between uncircumcised penises and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, try to make the case for Palestinian rights in Yiddish, and explain how and why the U.S. created the current refugee crisis. 

Also, Katie is thinking about becoming the next Jewish First Lady of Massachusetts. The IDF probably isn’t happy about being Retweeted by a sociopath’s brother. And #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies! 

So… Jews and gentiles, enjoy. And see Jew next week!



A refreshingly open call for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from an Israeli deputy speaker

By Katie Halper
Thursday, July 24, 2014 13:46 EDT

I’ve always said that I like my ethnic cleansers like my men: honest, direct, and with a plan. Sadly, like good men, honest and open ethnic cleansers are few and far between. As the Israeli government, and those who blindly defend it, claim that the attacks in Gaza are for self-defense, and self-defense alone, one man has the courage to admit that the real goal is to rid the area of Palestinians and populate it with…


The next time a ‘pro-lifer’ says something bad about immigrants, show them this

By Katie Halper
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:08 EDT

So, maybe the conservative “pro-life” movement isn’t exactly at the forefront of the immigration reform movement… yet. But they could be! And, if they’re not totally full of it, should be. The truth is anti-immigrant and anti-choice (pro-life) legislation and sentiment often go hand in hand. If that feels a little…


George Zimmerman’s brother stands with Israel, guess we can all go home

By Katie Halper
Monday, July 21, 2014 15:56 EDT

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is, indeed, complicated, complex, charged, overwhelming, tragic, confusing and other things that, to quote C&C Music factory, make you go hmmm. Some people see the issue with an enviable clarity and simplicity, with views ranging from (a) Ayrabs won’t rest until they’ve killed all Jews to (b)…


Why Joe Biden thanked LGBT people for saving straight people, and I do too!

By Katie Halper
Friday, July 18, 2014 10:52 EDT

Vice-President Biden may get credited with pushing President Obama out of the closet on the issue of marriage equality. But Joe’s the one who’s grateful to the LGBT community, as I learned while attending a speech he delivered Thursday in Detroit at Netroots Nation (where I snapped the photo of…


Why the Tea Partier who mistook YMCA kids for foreign terrorists was right

By Katie Halper
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 14:59 EDT

The liberal media, or I should say media, to avoid being redundant, is, as usual, getting it all wrong when it comes to immigration. Its latest stunt, which, I’m sad to say,  Raw Story’s own Amanda Marcotte took part in, involves Adam Kwasman, an Arizona financial consultant and Tea Partier who is seeking the…


Five sexy products that let ladies conceal their guns and show off their bodies

By Katie Halper
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:04 EDT

Is that a gun in your bra? Or are you just happy to see me? Ladies, are you feeling conflicted and dissatisfied in your relationships with guns? On the one hand, you’re flattered by all the attention you’re getting from the gun industry. You love when the gun lobby shares its…


Caveman rapist accessories are a huge hit on Fox News

By Katie Halper
Monday, July 14, 2014 1:48 EDT

If there’s one thing men and women can agree on, it’s that accessories depicting pre-historic rape are awesome. But don’t take my word for it. Check out what happened on “Outnumbered,” the Fox TV  program featuring four lady anchors and one lucky guy guest. With its daring coverage of such…


Anal deposits, child abuse, domestic violence and more: The 5 worst people of the week

By Katie Halper
Friday, July 11, 2014 16:35 EDT

GOP politicians, Tea Party enthusiasts, racists, homophobes, misogynists all contribute to make the world a terrible place on a daily basis. So don’t blame yourself if you’re not able to keep up with all the terrible people and the terrible things they do. How could you? Luckily, I took it…


The intellectuals attacking Obama should have the president quaking in his boots

By Katie Halper
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:47 EDT

I’ve always been able to look at politics and politicians objectively. For instance, I may not like what Mitch McConnell has to say, but I’m not going to pretend he’s not freaking hot. And this intellectual honesty has led me to believe that the President and those who support him…