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Nonetheless, he got seven honorary degrees, and in 1982 received the Jerusalem Medal. It's Israel's highest civilian honor for outstanding service to the Jewish state. It includes purveying myths, preaching hate and false logic, supporting Israel's worst crimes, and vilifying anyone denouncing them.

Glenn Greenwald calls Peretz's blog "a museum for every anti-Arab/Muslim stereotype and caricature that exists." Hubristically called The Spine, it's no longer written.

Yet few challenge him. After decades of extremist commentaries, he continues polemical hate pieces in TNR columns. According to Alterman:

"By pretending to speak as a liberal but simultaneously endorsing the central crusades of the right, he has enlisted The New Republic in the service of a ruinous neoconservative doctrine, as the magazine sneered at those liberals who stood firm in the face of its insults." 

"He has done so, moreover, in support of a blinkered and narrow view of Israeli security that, again, celebrates hawks and demonizes doves."

He whitewashes Israeli crimes and vilifies Palestinian victims as terrorists for his own misguided purposes. Yet Islamophobe David Horowitz called him "a pillar of responsible liberalism since buying (TNR) in 1974."

In fact, he's not only unabashedly pro-Israel, he embraces the entire neocon foreign policy agenda. It includes Reagan's Central American wars, the Gulf and 2003 Iraq wars, attacking Afghanistan post-9/11, removing Gaddafi, Cold War hawkishness, and anyone to the left of his ideologically extremist views on Iran and Syria.

On February 28, he asked if Israel could "pull of an attack on Iran." He suggested better do it now before it's too late, and it's got the capability to inflict considerable damage. Jointly with Washington assures greater success. Opposing views aren't welcome. Anyone espousing them he calls "lame brains."

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