The Aug. 15 Journal-Standard featured a column by Mark Thiessen titled "The Rise of anti-Semitism on the Left." Marc begins his column by pointing out that the State Department has revised its definition of anti-Semitism to include "drawing a comparison of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis." When thinking of the treatment Palestinians are receiving, the comparison seems about right

I've got news for Mark: if the American people ever take off the blinders to the treachery, past, and present, perpetrated against the country by Israel, there'll be a tsunami of anti-Semitism.

In other news: Israel has blocked Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel. I recall a report indicating the two women intended to visit the Palestinians. While I'm uncertain of the logistics, I suspect reaching the Palestinian people, held in the West Bank, and Gaza requires entry through Israel. That Israel would torpedo a fact-finding mission seems par-for-the-course.

I seldom agree with Elizabeth Warren, however, her comments regarding Israel's refusal to allow the women to enter is spot on when she infers that Israel has belittled itself by this act.

— Richard Rowland, Polo