Category Archives: Commentary

Pursuing ideals

The important thing is to never give up. Here is a poem that describes what we must do in crazy times like these. ~ ~ ~ Even though our reality Is filled with discrepancies and problems We should not stop … Continue reading

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Comments on an Israeli propaganda video

Israel has one response to critics like historian Ilan Pappe, author of “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine,” attack the book and its author as frauds, the object being to kill the book and destroy its author. That is the only purpose … Continue reading

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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, a book review and commentary

From the time of modern Israel’s birth in 1948, the message from Israel to the world was a simple one: For the first time in over a thousand years, Jews have a home where they can live free of the … Continue reading

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When reality stares us in the face, face it

On March 14, 2014 journalist Alison Weir published a book “Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the US was used to create Israel.” To date it has received 289 reviews, 79% of them 5-star reviews. One reader … Continue reading

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How Not to Win Friends and Influence People: ignore them and talk about yourself

In April of this year, Rabbi Alissa Wise of Jewish Voice for Peace gave a talk at a Christian pro-Palestine conference, Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), held in Vancouver, BC. FOSNA’s goals are (1) to promote awareness and understanding of … Continue reading

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Denial and the inconvenience of reality

Denial is the refusal to acknowledge an unacceptable truth or emotion or to admit it into consciousness. We use it to defend ourselves from knowing what we do not want to know. If pushed, we may respond with anger, until … Continue reading

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How not to build peace

It’s simple: Divide everyone into “Us” and “Them”, link the two with the word “versus” (“against”), and there you have it: the opposite of “you” will always be “them,” and “they” are always the enemy. Simple, isn’t it? It’s also … Continue reading

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