Monthly Archives: July 2014

Mashed Up (Marxists, Islamists, Nazis)

The demos across continental Europe, particularly France and including Germany have pulled together a very strange “multitude” consisting of neo-Nazis, anti-imperialists, secular Baathists, and Islamic fundamentalists. Antisemitism mashed up with anti-Zionism mashed up with a critique of West society mashed up … Continue reading

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Pictures & Stories (Gaza 2014)

FB friends, please do not open this link if you can’t bear to look. The photo at the top of the post is graphic. From Gaza, terrible pictures and terrible stories mediate or re-present, as best they can, the reality … Continue reading

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Khaled Meshaal & Benjamin Netanyahu (Gaza 2014)

  It’s really up to them, isn’t it? I’m posting below Gershon Baskin’s current analysis: The government of Israel had little choice but to use military means to confront the challenge of the rockets from Gaza. The indiscriminate firing of … Continue reading

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(Flowchart) Redundancies (Talking About) (Gaza 2014)

As I follow along the various and winding discursive paths, I’m coming to the conclusion that there’s nothing anyone can say about Gaza and Israel now that is not going to be redundant.  If I knew how to do it, … Continue reading

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Pretentious Moral Posturing (Gaza 2014)

Next to the sickening spectacle that is the current round of fighting in Gaza and Israel is all the moral posturing across the board in relation to it. The anti-Zionist left, including and especially the Jew-haters among them, uphold the … Continue reading

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Futility On Top of Futility (No Solution) (Gaza 2014)

This is why I think the left in Israel loses this argument. In what has been described by one prominent observer as the most cogent anti-war statement from that Israeli left, Dahliah Scheindlin, in her recent piece in +972. http://972mag.com/how-can-you-possibly-oppose-this-war/93924/, … Continue reading

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International Law & Ethics (Israel Democracy Institute) (Gaza 2014)

For what it’s worth, here’s a legal brief, which you can read here, relating to the current military operation in Gaza. It was prepared at the Israel Democracy Institute, and hews pretty closely to the 4th Geneva Convention, about which … Continue reading

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Hamas Gaza (2014)

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(Sounds Like) Do It Yourself (Jewish) Philosophy of History

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Morality, Politics & More Dead Children (Gaza 2014)

Maybe it boils down to this. Nothing, no cause, no reason, no right to resist to the occuopation, no right to self-defense, no operational error can justify the putting of people into harm’s way or the killing of children, not … Continue reading

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