Editorials & Actions

Israel/Palestine

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism: A Critique by Abba A. Solomon and Norman Solomon

Editor’s Note: Tikkun supports J Street, Americans for Peace Now, Jewish Voice for Peace, Rabbis for Human Rights, the interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives, and any other organization that is vigorously and non-violently working to end the Occupation of the …
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Oliver Stone on Meeting Mikhail Gorbachev

Introduction from Peter Gabel: The situation in Ukraine remains extremely unstable with pro-Russian separatists still engaged in some street battles with the Ukraine army and the Kiev leadership holding “peace talks” with very limited participation from the pro-Russian sector. Meanwhile, …
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israel

Obstacles to a Just and Sustainable Peace Agreement

It will be no surprise to Tikkun readers to note that we have been strongly critical of the Occupation of the West Bank and its treatment of the Palestinian people. Nevertheless, as I’ve explained in detail in Embracing Israel/Palestine (www.tikkun.org/EIP), we view …
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Judaism

Special Seder Messages for Passover

Tikkun’s supplement to the traditional Passover Seder Haggadah is not just for Jews—it will move spiritual progressives both secular and religious. Please feel free to read it and make copies of it for your own use! As we’ve said in …
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War & Peace

Uri Avnery on Crimea, Ukraine, Putin and the Nazis

Uri Avnery March 21, 2014 A Hundred Years Later THERE IS an old Chinese curse that says: “May you live in historic times!” (If there isn’t, there should be.) This week was a historic time. The Crimea seceded from Ukraine. Russia …
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War & Peace

What If They Gave A War and Nobody Paid?

Editor’s note: an interesting article by a Tikkun subscriber and ally. What if they gave a war and nobody paid?  By David Hartsough   “Considering the Tax Shelter.” (Flickr/JD Hancock) As April 15 approaches, make no mistake: The tax money that many of …
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Israel/Palestine

Wrestling Jerusalem: Great new SF play on Israel and Palestine–a must see!

Loving the Stranger  a theatre review by Corey Fischer About Wrestling Jerusalem  by Aaron Davidman The first sentence that Aaron Davidman speaks in Wrestling Jerusalem, his new solo play at Intersection for the Arts, will have an all-too-familiar ring to …
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War & Peace

Ukrainian Fascism & Anti-Semitism–Not Everyone Agrees

We continue our attempt to provide a wide variety of perspectives on what is happening in the Ukraine. Here we present the perspective of some of the Jewish establishment organizations reassuring us that anti-Semitism is not a big problem in …
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Health

Transformative Medicine as one Part of Emancipatory Spirituality

One of the foci of the interfaith and atheist or secular humanist welcoming Network of Spiritual Progressives (you DO NOT have to be religious or believe in God to be a spiritual progressive) is to build consciousness changing groups in …
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Israel/Palestine

Jews Against Zionism–an intro to their perspective

Editor’s note:  While the article below has a narrow conception of Zionism, equating it with the policies of its most racist and reactionary elements (though not without some foundation, given that these elements are currently dominant in the Zionist movement)–a …
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Israel/Palestine

Peter Beinert on why Israel Has Lost the Moral High Ground

Reprinted from Ha’aretz, Israel’s premier newspaper. View article here. AIPAC speech pits Netanyahu vs. Herzl on the nature of moral divides by Peter Beinart Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech this week to AIPAC was like Havdalah. It was about separation. “The line I want to …
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Israel/Palestine

The verbal assaults on Kerry from Israel

This article from Israel’s premier newspaper, Ha’aretz, reminds us that it’s not just the little guys who get verbal abuse when disagreeing with whatever is the official line of Israel on just about any question. Israeli officials and their cheerleaders …
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Editorial

A Variety of Perspectives on the Ukraine Conflict and the Potential Revival of a Cold War

Some of our readers have objected to us presenting critiques of the coup that overthrew Ukraine’s democratically elected government, which had tilted away from the European Union and toward Russia. We were not seeking to affirm that choice in particular—rather, we were seeking to present a more complex picture of the situation by pointing to the one-sidedness in the media, which made it seem as if the West were obviously innocently interested in promoting human rights and democracy and therefore siding with the coup from the streets.
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US Politics

Challenging the Power of the Banks

The Stone That Brings Down Goliath? Richmond and Eminent Domain Tuesday, 04 March 2014 10:09By Ellen Brown, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California, in front of a boarded-up house in Richmond, December 20, 2013. Many Richmond residents owe more money on …
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War & Peace

Ukraine: What is Really Happening

Editor’s Note from Rabbi Michael Lerner: One thing I’m sure of is that media accounts available in the United States are so tainted by anti-Russia and U.S. nationalist and capitalist interests that we have no idea of what is really …
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