Category: Palestine

Believing like Jesus

A wonderful time of year Monsieur d’Nalgar:  Mr. Lindholm informed me of several corrections that are now reflected herein.  These corrections were made via social media after the letter was published in the Sentinel Record…  The comments that follow were also harvested from social media.  Vendredi 22 décembre 2017 à l’ère commune.  Joyeux Noël à tous! …

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Memory is stubborn

Invention of the Mizrahim By Susan Abulhawa, 20 Sept 2017   The State of Israel was conceived at the turn of the 20th century in Eastern Europe by a group of elite European Jews who launched a movement called Zionism that sought to establish a physical nation state exclusive to Jews. It was a typical …

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Fundamentalist religiosity

Why Religious Zionism Is Growing Darker By Tomer Persico, May 16, 2017 5:41 PM   At a gathering of religious Zionist public figures two weeks ago, Deputy Knesset Speaker Betzalel Smotrich talked about his diplomatic plan, which he dubbed “The subjugation plan.” The purpose of the plan, he said, was “to erase all Palestinian national …

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A Heartfelt Apology

A Heartfelt Apology to Haaretz Readers By Gideon Levy, Apr 20, 2017 3:58 PM   Dear Orna and Moshe Gan-Zvi, I was saddened to read in Tuesday’s Hebrew edition of Haaretz that you’ve decided to cancel your subscription. I don’t know you, but I will miss you as readers. As someone who is partly responsible …

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Rights are not bestowed by an oppressor

Why We Are on Hunger Strike in Israel’s Prisons By Marwan_Barghouti, April 16, 2017   HADARIM PRISON, Israel — Having spent the last 15 years in an Israeli prison, I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel’s illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners. After exhausting all …

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The irony is breath-taking

Deir Yassin Today From http://www.deiryassinremembered.org   Although virtually all six million Palestinians in the world know of Deir Yassin, few have ever been there. The site is not identified on post-1948 maps of Israel. But it is not difficult to find. The central part of Deir Yassin is a cluster of buildings now used as a …

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Peace will come with justice

The cult of atheist Zionism posing as Judaism By Rich Siegel, January 1, 2012   This essay was first published in Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists, edited by Avigail Abarbanel (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), used with permission.   I consider myself a cult survivor. I was raised in the cult of …

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