President Obama defended his handling of tensions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a "60 Minutes" segment that contrasted his style with Mitt Romney's.
As one who has been harping for years on the Israel lobby’s unique ability to silence critics of Israeli policies whether they work in politics, the media, academia or anywhere else, I can’t say that I am surprised by the brouhaha surrounding Sunday’s 60 Minutes broadcast of a Bob Simon report on the treatment of Palestinian Christians.
Thousands of Christian and Jewish supporters of Israel have bombarded CBS executives with complaints about a "60 Minutes" segment that blamed Israel for the exodus of Christians from the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Occasionally down the years I’ve winced at being labeled a “self-hating Jew” because my reporting from the Middle East was perceived as tainted by hostility toward Israel. It wasn’t true, of course, but I figured it came with the territory, meaning that I was deemed biased because I reported accurately what was happening on the other side, with the Palestinians.
Marc Salem can "read" the serial numbers on a bill in your wallet, stop his own pulse and guess a word you've picked from a book. Just don't call the performer, who is an observant Jew, a "mind-reader."