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Who’s John Hagee?

So Matt Yglesias asks.  As readers of this blog will probably already know, he was noted for being more pro-Israel than the Israelis last summer during the war in Lebanon, declaring  the bombing of Lebanon to be a “miracle of God.”  That his “miracle” was busily killing Christians along with other Lebanese civilians never seems to have troubled him.  Naturally, he was speaking at AIPAC.  Yglesias sums up:

So you see, John Hagee, who wants to see Israel adopt a hawkish foreign policy that he believes will result in its destruction at the hands of a Russo-Arab alliance is a friend of the Jews. By contrast, everyone who thinks a little pressure to make peace could wind up helping Israel in the long run is an anti-semite.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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