Category: Israel

Not running to be a god

A King for Jesus: What the Religious Right Sees in Trump By Roger O. Friedland, October 26, 2016   What does the love of Jesus have to do with Trump? How to explain his overwhelming support from evangelical voters, who—for more than three decades—have formed the bastion of the Christian right? According to a Pew …

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The good of the state

It’s Every Israeli’s Right, and Duty, to Speak Up – Including at the UN By Michael Sfard, Oct 24, 2016 8:18 PM   Long ago, when I was a high school student in Jerusalem, I had a civics teacher who explained something quite astonishing to my class. The state is a means, he said, and …

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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 …

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The full measure of its guilt

“Some People Push Back”: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens By Ward Churchill, September 12, 2001   When queried by reporters concerning his views on the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, Malcolm X famously – and quite charitably, all things considered – replied that it was merely a case of “chickens coming …

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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 …

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Get over it

Judaism is not a major player in the history of humankind By Yuval Noah Harari, 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 …

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Once upon a time

    The name “Mission: Meeting” is sort of an inside joke for missionaries and MKs (children of missionaries are called “missionary kids” or “mishkids”) who endured endless¹ “mission meetings” (planning and business meetings). It also conveys the idea that this project’s mission is to allow web site visitors to “meet” real people of the …

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