Category Archive: Israel

Sep 28 2016

Peacemaker!

Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana

By Robert Fisk, Wednesday 28 September 2016 11:00 BST

 

When the world heard that Shimon Peres had died, it shouted “Peacemaker!” But when I heard that Peres was dead, I thought of blood and fire and slaughter.

I saw the results: babies torn apart, shrieking refugees, smouldering bodies. It was a place called Qana and most of the 106 … [more]

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Sep 21 2016

The full measure of its guilt

Important!

Just a little over 15 years ago, one day after September 11, 2001, Ward Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, wrote the following essay.  He was roundly condemned for his troubles by media pundits, who called for his resignation and deemed him unfit to teach. The university’s Board of Regents publicly apologized for Churchill’s writings about the 9-11 attacks, investigated him for academic misconduct, and then fired him.  Churchill filed a lawsuit against CU and … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2016/09/21/the-full-measure-of-its-guilt/

Sep 14 2016

A Palestinian child

What Ari Shavit Doesn’t Understand About Palestinian Children and Jews

By Ziona Ziyona Snir , Sep 14, 2016 9:56 AM

 

Dear Ari Shavit,

Despite my bemusement at your demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state 68 years after it was recognized as such by the whole world, I don’t mean to get into that issue. I want to focus on one sentence in your article: “Only when every Palestinian child in Dheisheh and Balata knows that there’s a … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2016/09/14/a-palestinian-child/

Aug 08 2016

Get over it

Judaism is not a major player in the history of humankind

By , Jul 31, 2016

 

Though many Israelis are convinced that the history of the human race revolves around Judaism and the Jewish people, in truth, Judaism has played a relatively minor role in the annals of our species. Unlike such universal religions as Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, Judaism is a tribal creed. It focuses on the fate of one small nation and one tiny … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2016/08/08/get-over-it/

Jan 18 2016

Once upon a time

 

Important!

What follows is an email conversation that occurred between 2002 and 2007, when I first launched the ill-fated Mission: Meeting website.  Since there is renewed interest in a similar venture, perhaps made more urgent because (1) so little has changed, and 2) so many extraordinary eyewitnesses to the humanity of the “Holy Land” are of a generation that is, ironically, leaving us behind, I am sharing this now in the hope that it might breathe new life into an … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2016/01/18/once-upon-a-time-2/

Jan 13 2016

What would Jesus the Palestinian do?

What do you call a Christian who opposes the occupation of Palestine by undermining its socio-economic and religious underpinnings?

By , Jan 11, 2016

 

Among other things, you might call him Christ.

There is a quiet sea of change in support for Israel among American Christians. This transformation is so powerful it might ultimately end the occupation of Palestine by shifting support away from Israel, but it has largely gone ignored. More conservative evangelical Christians, who have … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2016/01/13/what-would-jesus-the-palestinian-do/

Dec 13 2015

An embarrassing reflection of us

 

By Jacques, d’Nalgar, December 13 2015

 

Why all the sanctimonious hand-wringing over Donald Trump’s latest bombastics?  Are we really that shocked when this unfiltered braggart harrumphs that the world’s Muslims must not be allowed to sully our exceptional, Christian America?

After all, isn’t that what most of us really want?  Sure, we may not say it in polite company, but eloquent mendacities are always lost in the cacophony of real-world actions.  And we’ve been loudly acting out our … [more]

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