Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s statement from last night after the FAA banned American flights to Tel Aviv:

“This evening I will be flying on El Al to Tel Aviv to show solidarity with the Israeli people and to demonstrate that it is safe to fly in and out of Israel. Ben Gurion is the best protected airport in the world and El Al flights have been regularly flying in and out of it safely. The flight restrictions are a mistake that hands Hamas an undeserved victory and should be lifted immediately. I strongly urge the FAA to reverse course and permit US airlines to fly to Israel.”

And, then a message for the FAA while he’s on the ground:

The FAA flight ban is in effect for another 24 hours, a move Fox News military and intelligence reporter Lea Gabrielle called an overreaction given the type of the rockets Hamas shoots and the fact they are not guided. Glenn Beck voiced the concerns of many, including many in Israel, that the travel ban hands Hamas a win unnecessarily.

You may remember that in May, Michael Bloomberg was scolding an Ivy League commencement audience for their intolerance, saying “There was more disagreement among the old Soviet politburo than there is among Ivy League donors.”

And, now, a study in contrasts. This is from the official Facebook page of actress (and attachment parenting enthusiast) Mayim Bialik who in a very classy and straightforward post affirms her support for Israel during Operation Protective Edge. She gives herself no airs and is nasty to no one, though some have surely been nasty to her. She does not congratulate herself for her stance, though the pop culture winds blow strongly against her position, along with the attitudes of so many in entertainment and media.

If you hate me for being jewish or a supporter of the right of Israel to exist, kindly post on pages that support your opinions rather than trying to bully me and other people who are Jewish. I’m sorry there is so much hatred and miseducation but we won’t fix it by name calling Jewish celebrities, I promise. God bless America for letting us have our own opinions and God bless Israel for allowing jews to have a home. I pray for a peaceful state for Palestinians who also seek peace and want to pursue it. Not sure there is more to say.

Good for her. On the other hand, here’s Jon Stewart spraining his elbow patting himself on the back for bravely voicing the opinion of about 98 percent of the media. You are truly a hero, Jon. Watch if you think you’re strong enough to even bear witness to this feat of intellectual and moral fortitude under fire: