Category Archives: Understanding both sides

Primum Non Nocere

Graduating from medical school we all raised a hand to take the Hippocratic Oath including the promise to “abstain from doing harm.”  Close to “primum non nocere except it is translated from Greek, not Latin.  Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that … Continue reading

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Would You Resist?

If your neighbor took over much of your front yard, your living room, kitchen and one bedroom?  Their family moved in with force and occupied part of your home with plans to stay and take over the entire property eventually.  … Continue reading

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THE HOLOCAUST, PALESTINE AND THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE

He could have remained, safely teaching in the United States during the zenith of Nazi power in 1939. But Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian wrote in 1939, “‘I have come to the conclusion that I made a mistake in coming to … Continue reading

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CHAINED TO HIS BED HE CAN’T EVEN DIE AT HOME WITH HIS FAMILY

“Thousands of mourners turned out on Thursday for the funerals of three Palestinians, including two teenagers killed by Israel Defense Forces’ gunfire in some of the worst violence in the West Bank in years. Meanwhile, Palestinian militants in the Gaza … Continue reading

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MR. PRESIDENT, COME IN

Welcome, Sir. We’d like to chat with you over a cup of tea. We know that some in your country want you to come to the Holy Land with an American peace plan in hand. That has never worked. We … Continue reading

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PICKED UP BY A GREAT NEW YORK PUBLISHING HOUSE!

Morgan and James through their fiction imprint, Koehler Publishing in Virginia. A story. An American struggles to make sense of the ongoing conflict in the land called Holy. To be released in the summer 2013,  e-book first, then paperback. She … Continue reading

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HUNGER STRIKES AGAIN

Someone you care for wastes away in prison. A Palestinian held indefinitely without charges, defense or trial. With no other recourse he protests in desperation, starving himself. Non-violent resistance to unjust treatment. Words alone will not change the situation. Even … Continue reading

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