Tag Archives: George Polley

When is a child not a child? To Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s when the child is Palestinian

Jerusalem (AFP) – Under a photo of a glowering Benjamin Netanyahu, “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday vowed harsh retribution against Hamas, the Islamist rulers of Gaza, after a mortar round fired from the Palestinian territory killed an Israeli … Continue reading

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For a Liveable Future To Be Possible: First in a series

“We, with our knowledge of conflict and human history; of the consequences of trauma in our lives, watch children cry, and wonder how, out of sight of some new skyscraper, now the tallest building on the planet, we manage with … Continue reading

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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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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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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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In praise of mothers everywhere

Marie Gerard Polley 1905-1990 I am struck by the devotion, inner grace and peace of elderly mothers. I think it begins with the beginning of motherhood when a young woman realizes that she is pregnant, deepening when she holds her … Continue reading

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Doing what works

Want a better life because things aren’t going so well? Here are some pointers on how to build one, gleaned from my years of living and studying the subject.  Treat yourself and other people with respect. You’ll be amazed at … Continue reading

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