Tag Archives: Israel

Annexation Polls (Dahlia Scheindlin)

  Noted public opinion expert and analyst Dahlia Scheindlin recently conducted a set of questions to Israelis about annexation. Respondents were not given the opportunity to say “I don’t know.”  Of interest in the third slide is the large group … Continue reading

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Israel Annexation & International Law

Explaining the legal ins and outs of annexation (domestic and international) is this interview here with Pnina Sharvit Baruch, described as a 20-year veteran of the Israel Defense Forces’ International Law Department, the department’s head from 2003 to 2009, a … Continue reading

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From Messianism to Real Estate (American Jews & Jewish Settlements in the West Bank)

Too long a tale to tell here, the origins of the Jewish settlement project in the occupied West Bank after the 1967 Six Day War was an indigenous phenomenon ideologically rooted in the Israeli religious right and the messianic imagination. … Continue reading

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What To Do With Jewish Studies Letter on Annexation & Apartheid

Yes, I can anticipate the jokes and jibes, friendly and unfriendly, but….. Here’s what you can do with the Jewish Studies Letter on Annexation and Apartheid. This is the main site: Letter Against Annexation & Apartheid in Israel. –Promote on … Continue reading

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(International Law Professors) Letter against Annexation of the West Bank

A letter addressed to Israeli government leadership by a long list of international law scholars against annexation of West Bank territories. Scroll down for the English. I’m also posting a PDF here [[H/t Nathaniel Berman]] 10.6.2020   לכבוד: חבר הכנסת … Continue reading

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Jewish Studies Letter Against Annexation & Apartheid in Israel

The serious talk in Israel about annexation represents a historical inflection point that will negatively affect us all in our professional and personal lives. Please consider signing this open letter from Jewish Studies teachers and professors in North America, Israel, … Continue reading

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Law/Annexation/Apartheid in Israel (Michael Sfard & Nathaniel Berman)

Against the view on the left that de jure, as opposed to de facto, annexation will only reveal the true mask of the regime and won’t make a difference in terms of direct legal-jurisdictional and social impacts on Palestinian lives … Continue reading

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Antifa in Jewish Palestine (circa 1934)

(h/t Edo Konrad & Brat Skoff (?) on Twitter at @edokonrad and @brat_skoff) This Antifa is not what some of you might think it is or want it to be. It’s from Jewish Palestine circa 1934, a bi-national Zionist organization, … Continue reading

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(Anthropology of Judaism) Lag Ba’Omer

Touching upon the history and anthropology of Jewish religion, as well as concluding methodological reflections. With many thanks to Joshua Schwartz and Shari Rabin, respectively, for the kindness of sharing their expertise and these two scholarly references re: the pilgrimage … Continue reading

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(Dys-Functionalist Theory of Religion) Lag Ba’Omer Coronavirus (Dying for God)

Going back to Durkheim, sociologists of religion who assume a functionalist interpretation of religion look to religion and ritual as something that brings and holds a society together, regenerates it. A dys-functionalist approach to the study of religion and ritual … Continue reading

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