Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gavrilo Princip & Franz Ferdinand (1914)

100 years ago, June 28, 1914

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Jewish BDS (Moral Posture, Strange Positionings & Uncomfortable Befellows)

Politics can make for strange positionings and uncomfortable bedfellows. Friends and others ask why liberal Jews and liberal Zionists don’t support BDS in order to help promote a 2 state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. What else would move the … Continue reading

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Heresy & Christian Anti-Zionism (What Do Presbyterians Talk About When They Talk About Israel)

For anyone interested in the recent kerfuffle about Christian BDS at the Presbyterian Church USA and the pamphlet “Zionism Unsettled,” Adam Rovner’s piece here in the Forward is a must read. What I saw in part and Rovner identifies with … Continue reading

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Maryland River Walk (Susquehanna State Park) (Summer 2014)

This path at Susquehanna State Park in north east Maryland runs right along the river, bending in and out of the forest. At this dramatic juncture, the Susquehanna River is wide, just a couple miles away about to dump into … Continue reading

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Yafa Arabiyeh Falastaneeyeh (No Jewish Partner) (1 State)

+972 is hands down the best, unflinching, most forthright site for left critical opinion in Israel. The other day, they ran an interesting suite of pieces in response to what was thought to be a joint Arab-Jewish protest in Jaffa. … Continue reading

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Red Flag (Socialist Zionism) (Habonim Dror)

Not the American flag, not an Israeli flag, they’re still flying the red flag at Habonim-Dror Camp Moshava. There’s something deep and atavistic about this symbol, a reminder that, a long time ago in its heyday, Zionism once stood for universal … Continue reading

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“Zionism Unsettled” (Holocaust, Heresy & Christian Anti-Zionism at the Presbyterian Church USA)

Published by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church USA, the study guide “Zionism Unsettled” has been very much on people’s mind as they consider the recent vote instructing the Church to divest from three U.S. companies for their ties … Continue reading

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Christian BDS (Presbyterian Church USA)

An anodyne statement with a bombshell stuck inside, the recent motion by the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) to divest from 3 companies with ties to the Israeli military (you can read it here) highlights fundamental confusions that are basic to … Continue reading

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French Anti-Semitism — No Big Deal at Mondoweiss

I often turn to Mondoweiss here at JPP because he is a vocal Jewish voice supporting BDS. His writing against Israel enjoys the visceral verve that comes from seeing one side to a story from a fixed point perspective. I … Continue reading

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New York City Park & Pray (Islam)

Facing east, this cabby found a very unobtrusive spot to park and pray on Morningside Drive, right before the big staircase descending down to the park at the corner of 116th St. An intimate zone cordoned off by nothing more … Continue reading

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