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There Is No Friend/Enemy Distinction in Israel & Palestine (May 2019)

Until proven otherwise, after the latest round of bloodletting after the latest round of bloodletting right before the elections in Israel, it is more than clear that there is no friend/enemy distinction in Israel and Palestine. The friend/enemy distinction is … Continue reading

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A Painful Question re: Rabbis & Racism & Judaism & Israel

You can read here about the remarks by Rabbi Eliezer Kashtiel, the head of the Bnei David academy in Eli, and Rabbi Giora Redler, also at Bnei David, about enslaving Arabs and in support of racism and Hitler. I’ll start … Continue reading

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Israeli Black Panther Haggadah (1971)

You can find here a partial translation of the 1971 Israeli Black Panther Haggadah. There are 7 pages of the Hebrew original co-authored by Reuven Abergel and an English translation. Contents include the compilers’ introduction as well as political satirical … Continue reading

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(Boom T’rach) Tale of 5 Balloons (An Israeli Political Parable)

There is no happy end to this. Just when you thought that maybe their luck will turn, you know it won’t. In the classical Israeli children’s story from 1974, The Tale of 5 Balloons, the children are so sad that … Continue reading

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The Zionist Idea (Then & Now)

One lovely, the other quite unlovely, compare the cover art of the two editions of Arthur Hertzberg’s classical anthology of ideological writing contained in The Zionist Idea. Once upon a time, one could say, Zionism understood itself as amalgamating culture and … Continue reading

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Anti-Zionism & Anti-Semitism & Jewish Power

Apologies for this long, unpleasant post and the reactive content. Some of the material began to gestate last summer. Rather than string them out over a number of days as individual blogposts, I have composited a set of smaller single … Continue reading

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Jewish Nation State of the Jewish People (Avi Katz)

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