Tag Archives: Israel

(Israel) Deputy Minister of “Jewish National Identity” (Theocratic and Anti-Jewish)

More on religion and state and the state of orthodox Judaism in Israel. From the religious Zionist Noam party, homophobe and misogynist Avi Maoz will be appointed deputy minister in the Office of the Prime Minister promoting “National-Jewish identity.” Under … Continue reading

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Rightwing Religious Threats to Democracy in Israel (Leena Dallasheh and Dana Golan)

For anyone interested, I am posting an overview of the ultra rightwing-religious government that Benjamin Netanyahu is now in the process of cobbling together. Shaul Magid sent me a 15 page document by Drs. Leena Dallasheh and Dana Golan at … Continue reading

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Jewish Fascism + Fascist Judaism + State of Israel

There has been a lot of threatening and threatened talk reported in the Israeli press about the Supreme Court and also about the the culture of loyalty and about the imposition of gender segregation in Israel after Netanyahu forms his … Continue reading

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(Hebron) Hayyei Sarah Pogroms (Religious Zionism)

Hebron in the occupied West Bank is the traditional site of the first hold of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel according to the Bible. Read once a year, this week’s parsha, Hayyei Sarah, tells how Abraham bought … Continue reading

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(In Israel) Mutations of Judaism (Asa Kasher)

Asa Kasher is an Israeli philosopher who wrote many years ago the IDF code of ethics. His comments at FB about the recent election and the shape of the national religious right and the ultra orthodox as dominant social forms … Continue reading

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Ben-Gvir (American Jewish Organizations Respond) Jewish Power

From the caustic and critical to the supine, here are responses from American Jewish organizations to the possible/probable establishment of a theo-fascist government of Israel under Ben-Gvir and Netanyahu.

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(Polar Night) Israel Elections 2022 (Max Weber)

Thinking about “politics as a vocation” and these closing lines by Max Weber in reponse to the elections in Israel and to the rise of ethno- and ethno-theofascists both there and here in the United States. Weber recommends himself today … Continue reading

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The Elder of Ziyon, Jewish Studies, & Me

“Elder of Ziyon” is the nom de web of a rightwing activist. He’s including here yours truly in this piece about [1] real and imagined anti-Zionsts in Jewish Studies, [2] rightwing religious Zionists and provocative prayer in East Jeruslem and on the Temple Mount. He … Continue reading

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(Red Line) Liberal Jewish BDS (On the Cusp)

The Religious Zionism party in Israel is an anti-democratic National-Judaism-Religious-Zionism hybrid. It is dangerous and racist. Jews in the diaspora will have to figure out how to respond if they are brought into a governing coalition led by Netanyahu and … Continue reading

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Jews + Israel + Fasicism

Others might pretend otherwise, but ethics is not the essence of Judaism. Jewishness and Judaism have always been politically fungible. On response to the election of the far right nationalist Giorgia Meloni in Italy are these two columns here and … Continue reading

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