Category Archives: Israel

Rise of the ultra-right in the Jewish State of Israel

From the top, Knesset member Moshe Feiglin, Israeli students, Gaza, Knesset member Ayalet Shaked. Photos, in the same order: Wikipedia, Press TV. The Independent (UK). The Independent (UK). * * * Reading the news that pours in from Gaza and … Continue reading

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An Old Man and a Young Man in Gaza – A Poem by Heathcote Williams

Rest in Peace Mohammed Abu Khadr This magnificent poem by English poet, actor and awards-winning playwright Heathcote Williams is a stunning revelation of the evil that lies at the heart of modern Israel and the Zionism from which its founders sprang. … Continue reading

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Are The Israelis Serious? That depends, and The Time May Be Now

  “The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.” —Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963) In a speech to the UN General Assembly on November 29, 2012, Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron … Continue reading

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A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict. Interview with Richard Forer

In the interview, the interview Ruth Marjalizo, begins with this question: “You were a stalwart follower of Israel during your whole life, but nowadays you are not anymore – or not as much as before. Can you explain to us … Continue reading

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Letters from Palestine, a review

Kenneth Ring, PhD and Ghassan Abdullah, editors: Letters from Palestine: Palestinians Speak Out about Their Lives, Their Country, and the Power of Nonviolence. Wheatmark, Tucson, Arizona, 2010. For Palestinians, 1948 was a catastrophe. When Israel was born, between 700,000 and … Continue reading

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The Presbyterian divestment vote, preamble to Part Two

Will divestment work? Robert Naiman, in his article in Truthout, believes that it will, and gives some good reasons why. http://truth-out.org/news/item/24561-presbyterians-divest-from-the-israeli-occupation-the-end-of-the-beginning

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Israel, Moral Values, and the Future

Israel, Moral Values, and The Future More than anything else, the issue of Israel’s future is a moral one. Prior to the founding of the modern state of Israel in 1948, a date that Palestinians call “The Nakba” (Catastrophe), Israel’s … Continue reading

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Anti-Zionism is Not Anti-Semitism

This is a short article by blogger and author Richard Forer that addresses the issue of what is, and isn’t anti-semitism. It’s one of the best things I’ve yet read on the subject. Mr. Forer is the author of the … Continue reading

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Gaza is already unliveable and Israel is making it worse, by Rana Alshami

This article, by young Gaza resident Rana Alshami, is published in Richard Forer’s blog, at http://www.richardforer.com/2014/06/gaza-is-already-unlivable-and-israel-is-making-it-even-worse/   Please read and pass it on to others. The situation in Gaza is ghastly, sadistic, and urgently in need of intervention by the international community. … Continue reading

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Omar — A film review by Gilad Atzmon

As you know, one of my “hot button” issues is the deplorable treatment of Palestinians by the Jewish State of Israel. This is what jazzman and philosopher Gilad Atzmon has to say about Palestinian director Hany Abu Assad’s most recent film, … Continue reading

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