Editorials & Actions

Israel/Palestine

Calling for a boycott of goods from the Israeli settlers is now against Israeli law

Uri Avnery April 18, 2015                                “There Are Still Judges…”                                            THIS WEEK I won a dubious distinction: a groundbreaking Supreme Court judgment has been named after me.   It is an honor I would have …
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War & Peace

This time it is not Israel responsible for Palestinian suffering–see the situation in Yarmouk, Syria

Palestinians trapped dying in Yarmouk, Syria – a test for the left If, as progressives, we truly care about injustices done to Palestinians, if our goal as leftists goes beyond expressing fury toward Israel, we must raise our voices every …
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War & Peace

Islamic State Is the Cancer of Modern Capitalism by Nafeez Ahmed

Islamic State is the Cancer of Modern Capitalism    Nafeez Ahmed March 27, 2015 Middle East Eye The brutal ‘Islamic State’ is a symptom of a deepening crisis of civilisation premised on fossil fuel addiction, which is undermining Western hegemony …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery from Tel Aviv: So What if the Iranians Got Nuclear Weapons?

Editor’s Note: This thought experiment by Uri Avnery raises an important question for all those who are driven by fear of Iran having nuclear weapons, a fear that seems to increase precisely when Iran is negotiating a path to assure the …
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War & Peace

Why the Nuclear Agreement with Iran is a Good Deal

 A Good Deal, a Long Time Coming  by Scott Ritter Posted: 04/02/2015 7:29 pm EDT Updated: 2 hours ago The deal recently concluded between Iran and the so-called “P-5 plus 1″ nations (the United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) is …
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US Politics

Henry Giroux 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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