Monthly Archives: May 2014

(1929) Year Zero of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Hillel Cohen)

In this look at 1929 anti-Jewish riots in British Mandate Palestine, Hillel Cohen’s 1929 (Hebrew) throws much needed light on contemporary debates regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict. Rather than focus our attention on 1948, the creation of the State of Israel, … Continue reading

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Flowers (New York)

A little strip of flowers on a Morningside Drive garden. These pictures came out peculiar, somewhat off center and a little out of focus. Unaware and very much alive, it was like they were taken by a five year old.

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(Palestine) No Binational State (Omar Barghouti)

What’s a liberal to do now that the 2 State Solution is dying or already dead on its deathbed? What are the alternatives out there already and are they any good? More and more it’s being argued that a “binational … Continue reading

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Glass 1025 5th Avenue Lobby (New York)

I like the perspectival shifts opened out by this little glass box lobby just across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collapse between inside and outside in the bright reflection, the neat little garden space, and the reflection of … Continue reading

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The 1 State Solution is 1-Side Solution  (Israel-Palestine)

Stuck between a rock and hard place, what’s a liberal Zionist to do? One-Staters like Philip Weiss want the 2-Staters to give up the ghost finally, now that it’s perfectly clear to that there’s no Israeli partner for a 2 … Continue reading

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St John the Divine North Wall (Discourse of the Saints)

See it while you can. The new residential towers being built along W.113 will probably block this long view of the north wall of St John the Divine. Standing at Amsterdam Avenue, the zoom lens revealed first the cross and … Continue reading

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(Another Jewish Neo-Nazi) Blood & God & Death (Here & There In the Land of Israel)

No, I don’t think Israel is a Nazi state, but I think it’s time to start calling out the Jewish Nazis, or neo-Nazis if you prefer, like this rabbi from the Israeli town of Afula. A couple of week back, … Continue reading

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Reinhold Niebuhr and The Case for Israel

Why Reinhold Niebuhr Supported Israel Posted: 05/07/2014 11:13 am EDT Updated: 05/07/2014 11:59 am EDT I saw at the Huffington Post this piece by Syracuse University colleague Gustav Niebuhr and Elisabeth Sifton about Reinhold Niebuhr. As a historical reflection with strong contemporary echoes … Continue reading

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(The End of the World) Temple Mount Catastrophe  (There is No God, but…)

Take a look at the catastrophic pit into which the State of Israel, Jewish and democratic, is about to tumble. Cynical and dangerous people, two Israeli parliamentarians, a Likud MK and a Labor MK, are proposing a law allowing Jewish … Continue reading

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One State Logic (Michael Oren and David Rothkopf Debate) Israel-Palestine

This rather sad email exchange between Michael Oren and David Rothkopf at Foreign Policy is worth the read. David Rothkop sums up what many liberal Zionists and liberal supporters of Israel are thinking these days. While I’m surprised that a recent … Continue reading

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