How did Liberal-left Jews end up dicking around with THE WORLD as Militant Internationalists?
I recall at the 13th. Street house seeing about 4 of my Jewish roommates in the T.V. room watching the Six Day War. Most of them had been on a Kubutz in Israel. My friend, Peter Shapiro, lived on one for several months. I noted the power they took from the victory of Israel over several nations that had been their Biblical enemies. We were followers of Meher Baba and Peter played a sitar. Bill Graham made the Loading Zone his Homeboy Band because of the Jewish bond. Bill took an interest in Christine Wandel, and took her to dinner when the Zone played at the Fillmore. There was a power vacuum. The neocons made their move. They opposed Trump who was not invited to Pittsburg.
I am……..The Last Hippie Standing! I am Doctor Pepper’s One Man Band! And now Christine Wandel betrays me for her house in Pennsylvania. The Gideon Computer, has come true!
The Peace Movement was Sabotaged!
In the period leading up to June 1967, tensions became dangerously heightened. Israel reiterated its post-1956 position that the closure of the straits of Tiran to its shipping would be a casus belli. In May Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser announced that the straits would be closed to Israeli vessels and then mobilised its Egyptian forces along its border with Israel. On 5 June, Israel launched what it claimed were a series of preemptive airstrikes against Egyptian airfields. Claims and counterclaims relating to this series of events are one of a number of controversies relating to the conflict.
The Egyptians were caught by surprise, and nearly the entire Egyptian air force was destroyed with few Israeli losses, giving the Israelis air supremacy. Simultaneously, the Israelis launched a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip and the Sinai, which again caught the Egyptians by surprise. After some initial resistance, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser ordered the evacuation of the Sinai. Israeli forces rushed westward in pursuit of the Egyptians, inflicted heavy losses, and conquered the Sinai.
Nasser induced Syria and Jordan to begin attacks on Israel by using the initially confused situation to claim that Egypt had repelled the Israeli air strike. Israeli counterattacks resulted in the seizure of East Jerusalem as well as the West Bank from the Jordanians, while Israel’s retaliation against Syria resulted in its occupation of the Golan Heights.
Neocons: Intellectuals who drifted from the far left to the center to the right, carrying their flagship magazine, Commentary, with them. They are mostly Jewish, and mostly New York based. Neocons tend to be militant internationalists. They publish their own inside-the-Beltway weekly, The Weekly Standard.
William Kristol (/ˈkrɪstəl/; born December 23, 1952) is an American neoconservative political analyst. He is the founder and editor-at-large of the political magazine The Weekly Standard and a political commentator on several networks. Kristol is a vocal supporter of the Never Trump movement. Although an ardent Republican in the past, Kristol opposes Donald Trump and has criticized what he calls the “Trumpified Republican Party.”
Kristol was born on December 23, 1952 in New York City, into a Jewish family. His father, Irving Kristol was an editor and publisher who served as the managing editor of Commentary magazine, founded the magazine The Public Interest and has been described as the “godfather of neoconservatism”. His mother, Gertrude Himmelfarb, is a scholar of Victorian era literature. He graduated in 1970 from Collegiate School, a preparatory school for boys in New York City.
In 1973, Kristol received an A.B. from Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude in three years. He was a student of Harvey Mansfield. Kristol received a Ph.D. in government from Harvard in 1979. During his first year of graduate school, Kristol shared a room with fellow government doctoral candidate Alan Keyes.
Podhoretz has supported the Iraq War from its inception until the present. In his book, Bush Country, he wrote, “The natural terrorist hunger to acquire WMDs, and Saddam Hussein’s desire to humiliate the United States, combined to make Iraq a new kind of threat to America and the world.” In a July 25, 2006 column for the New York Post that discussed the Israel-Lebanon conflict, Podhoretz advocated a more Machiavellian policy in Iraq, writing: “What if the tactical mistake we made in Iraq was that we didn’t kill enough Sunnis in the early going to intimidate them and make them so afraid of us they would go along with anything? Wasn’t the survival of Sunni men between the ages of 15 and 35 the reason there was an insurgency and the basic cause of the sectarian violence now?” In a December 2006 column, he wrote, “The most common cliché about the war in Iraq is now this: We didn’t have a plan, and now everything is in chaos… This is entirely wrong. We did have a plan—the problem is that the plan didn’t work… We thought a political process inside Iraq would make a military push toward victory against a tripartite foe—Saddamist remnants, foreign terrorists and anti-American Shiites—unnecessary… The only plan that will work is a plan to face the tripartite enemy—the Saddamists, the foreign terrorists and the Shiite sectarians—and bring them to heel. Kill as many bad guys as we can, with as many troops as we can muster.”
n disagreement with several writers at National Review and conservatives in general, Podhoretz has aggressively favored a more open immigration policy for the United States. He wrote: “I said merely what I feel deeply—which is that, as a Jew, I have great difficulty supporting a blanket policy of immigration restriction because of what happened to the Jewish people after 1924 and the unwillingness of the United States to take Jews in.” Podhoretz has been generally supportive of President Bush’s proposals for a guest worker program and a path to citizenship for certain illegal immigrants in the U.S.
In November 2007, comments on Commentary’s blog “Contentions”, Podhoretz attacked his former colleague at National Review Online, Mark Krikorian, for what Podhoretz called a “vision of a walled-off America primarily under threat from border-crossing immigrants.” Podhoretz attempted to connect Krikorian’s stance on immigration to an isolationist foreign policy. In response, Krikorian called Podhoretz a “pedantic bore” who had no “actual arguments” against Krikorian’s position on immigration.
Through the 1950s and early 1960s, the future neoconservatives had endorsed the American civil rights movement, racial integration and Martin Luther King Jr. From the 1950s to the 1960s, there was general endorsement among liberals for military action to prevent a communist victory in Vietnam.
Neoconservatism was initiated by the repudiation of the Cold War and the “new politics” of the American New Left, which Norman Podhoretz said was too close to the counterculture and too alienated from the majority of the population; Black Power, which accused white liberals and Northern Jews of hypocrisy on integration and of supporting settler colonialism in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict; and “anti-anticommunism“, which during the late 1960s included substantial endorsement of Marxist–Leninist politics. Many were particularly alarmed by what they claimed were antisemitic sentiments from Black Power advocates. Irving Kristol edited the journal The Public Interest (1965–2005), featuring economists and political scientists, which emphasized ways that government planning in the liberal state had produced unintended harmful consequences. Many early neoconservative political figures were disillusioned Democratic politicians and intellectuals, such as Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who served in the Nixon and Ford administrations, and Jeane Kirkpatrick, who served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations in the Reagan administration.