Obama’s Israel trip on HuffPost Live.

I was on HuffPost Live this morning, talking about President Obama’s visit to Israel — he arrives tomorrow at noon, if memory serves. We discussed what we expect to see during the trip, what we’d like to see, and if there’s even any real point to the trip or, in fact, trying to do anything about Israel/Palestine peace at all.

So! If you’d like to see that discussion, click here. This time, I start right at the very beginning, and though it looks like I’m wearing a fetching cherry-red lipstick, my lips are, in fact, adorned with nothing but Carmex. Lighting!

Segregated buses – they’re all the rage!

I was on HuffPost Live yesterday, talking with hosts Mike Sacks and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin and Palestinian nonviolent activist Fadi Quran about Israel’s decision to introduce segregated bus lines on the West Bank.

The lines are technically optional (though I pity the Palestinian who chooses to eschew them) and apparently welcomed by the laborers who generally have to struggle to get to work — and they’re really only for that small percentage of West Bank Palestinians who are lucky enough to have gotten work permits inside Israel in the first place. We also talked about a lot of the other manifestations of the occupation and if you ask me, if you’re looking for a quick mood enhancer, this probably isn’t it.

But yesterday was also a day off from school and it turned out I was coming down with a fever (pretty much no other symptoms – just the fever and related dull-headed achyness), so I never managed to post it (or anything else).

I will confess that I haven’t even watched it yet, because I’m a little worried I wasn’t making much sense. But if you would like to take that risk, click here. If you’re my mom: I start talking just after the 3 minute mark, I think.

Yep, again, on HuffPost Live about Israel and Gaza. And Twitter.

No yelling this time, mostly agreement and gentle head-nodding. I’m pretty glad I managed to wrangle my needs-to-be-cut hair a little more successfully today.

If you want to watch, click here; if you’re my mom, I start talking at the 6 minute, 35 second mark.

On HuffPost Live talking about Israel and Gaza.

My brand as The Most Reasonable Adult In The Room was a little challenged on this one. Lots of yelling (but very little by me…).

Click here to watch; if you’re my mom and want to skip to where I start, it’s at the 7 min 30 sec mark. I also speak further along (at about 24 min 25 sec), but there’s a lot of yelling on either side.

On camera on HuffPost Live, talkin’ ’bout voting as a Progressive for Obama.

So I’ll fess up: My earlier blog post was inspired by the fact that I knew I was going to be on HuffPost Live this afternoon and I needed to organize my thoughts.

If you’d like to watch, just click here (and if you’re my mom [hi Mom!], I start talking at the 5 minute, 10 second point).

PS It occurs to me to mention that in this segment, I was on a panel with Daniel Ellsberg, aka Mr. Pentagon Papers. So you know: That doesn’t happen every day!

PPS It further occurs to me to mention that I mostly talked about why it actually matters a very great deal to American women that the Republican not be nominated elected. FIFTY PERCENT OF THE UNION, is all.

On HuffPost Live about Libya.

I was very happy to be given the chance to appear on HuffPost Live again, this time to talk about the situation in Libya and the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens. To watch that, click here (and if you’re my family and only really interested in me, I start at about the six minute mark, with a reference to the statement made by Sens McCain, Lieberman and Graham).

On the HuffPost Live doo-hickey.

Do you want to see me talk about Jerusalem and the Democratic Party platform? Sure you do!

Just click here.

PS Totally shoulda worn my glasses. Dang it!

Jews – are they going to vote for Romney, or what?

I did a thing! On HuffPost Live!

Yesterday I was part of a panel of American Jews (including the moderator, Mike Sacks, a former Supreme Court correspondent for The Huffington Post, now a host with HuffPost Live) talking about the American Jews and the upcoming elections, specifically: “Jews – are they going to vote for Romney, or what?”

Writer MJ Rosenberg and I came down on the “or what” side, while Michael Goldstein (the Michael Goldstein, from the ad!) and David Milstein, a college senior and president of the Young Jewish Conservatives at his school, were on the “for Romney” side.

Unfortunately, I cannae embed it. Curse you, free WordPress platform!

So please, if you would like to see me discuss this these issues with these gentlemen, click here! I think you’ll find three things to be true:

  1. I managed to not yell, which is a good thing.
  2. Every single time I said David’s name, I sounded like I was his mom (…), which was less good — sorry, David!
  3. I look rather like Lokai, resident of the planet Cheron, from the original Star Trek. By which I mean: Half my face is in shadow. WHERE  ARE MY LIGHTING TECHS?

Click here to watch, won’t you?

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