Category Archives: US enablement empowers

The Tension Grows

The good news—he still has a job.  The bad news—he hasn’t been paid now for three months.  Our Palestinian friend had introduced us proudly to a family in their new house last summer.  (The old one, an adjacent pile of … Continue reading

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A PROFOUND AND SIMPLE TRUTH

Our friends in Palestine continue to experience daily harassment and denial of their freedoms. Punctuated by Israeli soldiers opening fire on young people demonstrating non-violently for liberty. Killing civilians, innocent young people who are committed to non-violent resistance is okay? … Continue reading

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“BUT WE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THIS”

Solomon the king of Israel at the zenith of its power and wealth in the ancient world, wrote those words. In his younger days, the wisdom that came from him became legendary and his Proverbs part of the Hebrew Scriptures. … Continue reading

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HOPE FOR THE U.S. CONGRESS IN THE NEW YEAR?

With the countdown to the fiscal cliff approaching zero days, one wonders whether lawmakers acting like adults would help. Is compromise and fairness possible? Is recognizing the facts, the potential consequences and being willing to set aside the dogmas of … Continue reading

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FROM PLUTONIUM TO PRISON

He suggested the American Colony Hotel for lunch, itself part of the modern history of Jerusalem.  Amid its beautiful stones and courtyards Joshua’s story rolled out, a young Jewish immigrant from Morocco at age 9 in 1964, family recruited with … Continue reading

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THE LION AND THE LAMB

“Ask him anything you like,” said my friend in a Persian Gulf country.  So I asked the young Sheikh, “why does the Arab world hate America?”  Without a moment’s hesitation he replied, “because of your support of Israel over Palestine.” … Continue reading

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WHY PICK ON ISRAEL/PALESTINE OVER ANY OTHER WORLD CRISIS?

Do you remember Pogo, a furry lovable little creature in a comic strip from years ago?  He once said, “We have met the enemy, and they is us.” Look at current hot spots in the world.  We in the West, … Continue reading

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