Tony Judt speaks

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Tony Judt is the prominent NYU professor who combines the worst of Europe and self-hating liberal Jewishness in calling for the disestablishment of Israel because Israel is, well, bad for the Jews. According to Judt, the epidemic of anti-Semitism in Europe and elsewhere is a result of the (alleged) historic injustice associated with Israel’s founding. This week’s Forward reports on an interesting interview with him in which his train of thought is on full display: “Embattled academic Tony Judt defends call for binational state.” In the hard copy of the Forward, the article runs with a photo of Judt that establishes him as a possible separated at birth twin of Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Maher. Above is a slightly more flattering photo of Judt than the one in the Forward. Judt not only looks strikingly like Maher, he has the uncanny gift of channeling Maher’s thoughts.
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The Forward also runs a terrific interview with Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman (pictured above): “Senator: Saddam nab, Dean’s rise make GOP an easy sell.” Norm is a guy who appears to be making waves as President Bush’s ambassador to the American Jewish community. (The Forward’s report of the interview also carries some choice quotes from a Dean spokesman responding to Norm.) Not only does Norm make more sense than Judt, he’s somewhat easier on the eyes.

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