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War & Peace

Will the Neo-Cons’ Long War Ever End?

June 5, 2017   America’s Long War or Global War on Terror has taken some ugly turns as the West’s continued war-making in the Muslim world leads to new terrorism against Western targets, with no end in sight, explains Nicolas …
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War & Peace

What would war with Korea look like?

Here’s a reasonable question to ask in our unreasonable world: Does Donald Trump even know where North Korea is? The answer matters and if you wonder why I ask, just remember his comment upon landing in Israel after his visit …
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War & Peace

Civilian Victims of War

Whose Children?  A World that Cares Little for Civilian Victims of War www.counterpunch.org A little over a month ago a suicide car bomb blast hit a convoy of civilians outside of the towns of Fua and Kefraya west of Aleppo …
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War & Peace

Is Trump Instigating Sectarian Violence Between Shia and Sunni Muslims?

Editor’s Note:  Shia and Sunni forces have engaged in sectarian violence long before there was a president Trump. But as the authors suggest, his attempt to put together a Sunni alliance against Iran will likely contribute to an escalation of …
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US Politics

Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump’s United States of Amnesia

Editor’s Note: Glad to share with you another article from our media ally TomDisptacht.com with an introduction from Tom. I can’t really say “enjoy” because the message is so disturbing!– Rabbi Michael Lerner In the first paragraphs of George Orwell’s …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel denying human rights of prisoners

Zeid urges Israel to respect the human rights of detainees GENEVA (24 May 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday expressed serious concern as the mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons entered …
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Culture

Seeing Double: A Middle Eastern Comedy of Errors

In the 1980′s, few Americans knew much about life in the territories Israel had occupied in 1967. Fewer still understood the PLO’s historic offer to settle for a state in less than half what had been Palestine. Yet in 1989, the San Francisco Mime Troupe produced Seeing Double, a mistaken-identity farce that argued for a two-state solution. The seeming unfitness of the genre for the topic proved the secret of the show’s success: laughter allows room for hope.
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Culture

The Women’s Balcony–a delightful film

The Women’s Balcony, a movie which captures a beautiful slice of Israeli life, is a huge upper at a time when many people are feeling depressed and saddened by the state of our world. The movie captures the way that …
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Israel/Palestine

The Settlement Legality Debate by Nathaniel Berman

Editor’s Note:  The Spring 2017 issue of Tikkun Magazine is entirely devoted to the 50th anniversary of the Six Days War and the beginning of the Occupation of the West Bank by Israel. It includes a wide range of Israeli …
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War & Peace

Wisdom from a man who prosecuted Nazi war crimes

Introducing: 60 MINUTES ALL ACCESS LEARN MORE + Unlimited, ad-free viewing of 60 Minutes archives, Overtime and extrasToggle  The Nuremberg Prosecutor 60 MINUTES OVERTIME When Ben Ferencz met Marlene Dietrich 60 MINUTES OVERTIME Learning history from a man who made it 60 …
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Environment

Global Population and the Insane Policy of US State Dept.

Just a Glimpse  Mary Anne Mercer Here’s a question about doing good in the world.  How could we prevent nearly half a million unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, or maternal death? I was stunned to read recently that the U.S. State …
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US Politics

National Faith Leaders Statement on Anti-LGBTQ Bills

I’m proud to be part of this group of faith leaders challenging the anti LGBTQ moves that are being taken in many states in the wake of the Trump presidency. Please read our statement and the full list of faith …
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Judaism

Commentary on one of the more difficult readings in Torah by Lisa Rappaport

  [Editor’s note: Some of the weekly Torah readings–called the weekly parasha– are hard to relate to, and this past week’s reading, Parshat Tazria/Metzorah, is among them. More difficult. Rabbinic student in the Aleph program Lisa Rappaport gave one of …
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Israel/Palestine

Yom Ha’Atzma’ut –a rabbinic teaching

Atzma’ut and Atzamot: The Bones of Israel by Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman Reading haftarah on the seventh day of Pesach, we saw through the prophet Ezekiel’s eyes a valley full of dry bones (bikah meleah atzamot) declaring that their hope is gone (avdah tikvateinu). For …
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Environment

March for the Environment April 29–an appeal from Bill McKibben & Tikkun

An appeal from Bill McKibben and Endorsed by Tikkun It is hard to avoid hyperbole when you talk about global warming. It is, after all, the biggest 
thing humans have ever done, and by a very large margin. In the …
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