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US Politics

Henry Girous on Hysterical Authoritarianism: Terrorism, Violence and the Culture of Madness

Editor’s Note: Henry Giroux’s picture of America presents a society that would be rather depressing if it were the whole picture. What it leaves out is the irrepressible desire of human beings to live in a world of love and …
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Israel/Palestine

“Let the Palestinian People Go”: What Younger Jews Will Be Asking of Israel at Passover Seder This Year

What makes this year’s Passover Seders unlike any others is that a majority of American Jews have been forced to face the fact that Palestinians today are asking Jews what Moses asked Pharaoh: “Let my people go.” The Israeli elections, and subsequent support for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s open racism and obstinate refusal to help create a Palestinian state, is not playing well with many younger Jews, and they will be challenging their elders to rethink their blind support for Israeli policies.
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Israel/Palestine

The Militarists and Haters Win in Israel

Being a militarist and racist state will not help win Israel any friends around the world, and in the not-too-long-run it will weaken Israel’s support in the United States both among Americans in general and in particular among young Jews.
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Israel/Palestine

A Palestinian is “Relieved” that Netanyahu Won–it Helps BDS

ALI ABUNIMAH’S BLOG Why I’m relieved Netanyahu won Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Wed, 03/18/2015 – 12:59 netanyahu-congress.jpg Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the US Congress, 3 March. (Caleb Smith/Flickr) Many had hoped that Benjamin Netanyahu would be defeated in yesterday’s Israeli election. …
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Israel/Palestine

Still Crying in Gaza’s Wilderness by James S. Gordon, M.D.

Still Crying in Gaza’s Wilderness James S. Gordon, M.D. Raed Taleb-Gdeh’s narrow, tired face is looking up into mine. His long nose is inches from my own, but he is shouting. “I believe in the prophets Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed! …
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US Politics

By Separating Nature from Economics, we have walked blindly into tragedy– by Jeffrey Sachs

By separating nature from economics, we have walked blindly into tragedy Jeffrey Sachs           March 10, 2015 Recent news brings yet another example of hubris followed by crisis followed by tragedy. The hubris is our ongoing neglect …
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Truthdig chooses Rabbi Lerner as “Truthdigger” of the Week

Every week the Truthdig editorial staff selects a Truthdigger of the Week, a group or person worthy of recognition for speaking truth to power, breaking the story or blowing the whistle. Read why this week they chose our own Rabbi Michael Lerner!
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Benjamin Netanyahu’s Fantasy World: A response to Netanyahu’s address to Congress

You can read this online on Huffington Post’s home page Tuesday evening, March 3rd, here. Benjamin Netanyahu’s Fantasy World by Rabbi Michael Lerner “If you take out Saddam, Saddam’s regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on …
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War & Peace

Why Netanyahu is the Right Man to Address the U.S. Congress on Iran–by Yakov M. Rabkin

by Yakov M. Rabkin, Netanya, Israel, March 2, 2015 Israel’s Prime Minister is well-placed to explain to the U.S. Congress the alleged danger of a nuclear Iran. After all, it was Israel and its allies in Washington who fabricated this …
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Judaism

Revenge–the Unconscious Subtext of the Scroll of Purim by Michael Kagan, Jerusalem

Revenge – the Unscrolling of Purim MICHAEL KAGAN February 24, 2015,  (reprinted with permission from The Times of Israel) Michael Kagan Michael Kagan is the author of the Holistic Haggadah (Urim), God’s Prayer (Albion-Andalus) and The King’s Messenger (Albion-Andalus Books)… [More] …
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US Politics

NO, Mr. Netanyahu! We Will NOT Let You Drag the U.S. Into a Proxy War for Israel Against Iran — Sign the NY Times Ad

We invite you to sign and contribute financial support to make this New York Times ad possible (go to tikkun.org/peaceproject to sign and donate to make this ad possible). Would you join us as a signer of the proposed full-page …
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Spirituality

Between Madness and Truth

  Between Madness and Truth:   What our inner trickster can teach us. From HaAretz By Gabriel Bukobza Our socialization requires that we tame our impulses, but we pay a price for this suppression. That’s why cultures have created characters that …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on the Israel Elections in March

Uri Avnery February 7, 2015                                                             Over Bottled EVERYBODY KNOWS what the Israeli elections are about. The choice is stark: on the one side, the dream of a Greater Israel “from the sea to the river”, …
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War & Peace

Meet Violence with Love

Love can triumph–but only if we militantly pursue a society based on love. By militantly I mean, without apology and without self-doubt, but fully committed to changing every economic, political and social institution with The New Bottom Line: love, kindness, …
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US Politics

Yitzhak Frankenthal–an evening with the courageous creator of the Bereaved Parents in Jerusalem

My name is Yitzhak Frankenthal, and I’m a religious, Israeli Zionist. On July 1994 my eldest son Arik died in combat with Hamas. Since then I have worked to promote peace and reconciliation. In early 1995 I was chosen as …
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