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“You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught”

Rodgers and Hammerstein released their timeless musical, South Pacific in 1949.  It burst on the post-WWII American society freshly aware of the people of the Pacific islands because of the war with Japan.  Two people falling in love struggle with … Continue reading

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“Living Stones,” More Than A Book

The phrase is well known to many around the world who concern themselves with the tumult in the Middle East in general, and Israel/Palestine in particular.  Contrasting with the inanimate rocks forming ancient shrines, synagogues, mosques and churches, “living stones” … Continue reading

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Holy Land Earthquake

Guidelines put out this week by the European Union caused shaking in Israel. http://www.scribd.com/doc/154273042/Guidelines-on-IL-and-EU-Funding-Instruments “A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, described the new ruling, which was published on June 30, as an “earthquake.” http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.535952 First a little … Continue reading

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“What Hurts Is…”

The Jewish State kicking the Bedoins off their historic land.  It’s going to happen in southern Israel where they have lived for centuries.  While most of the land evictions take place in the Palestinian West Bank, this one takes place … Continue reading

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Shoah, Nakba and Re-writing History

Catastrophe or “Shoah” in Hebrew refers in Israel to the Holocaust of Nazi Germany, the   systematic extermination of six million Jewish people during WWII.  The preserved death camps, Auschwitz and others lie in silent evidence of the horror of that … Continue reading

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What’s A Good Zionist to Do?

Not easy these days for those of us in the Israeli government.  People in other countries keep talking about the West Bank, or even worse, Palestine.  The territories are really Judea and Samaria.  And it’s not occupied land since it … Continue reading

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Zionism: Why Is It Important?

The intractable Israeli conflict with Palestine puzzles many Americans.  For example, looking through the Israeli lens, why would Netanyahu on his way to Poland, now castigate his own government’s joint statement with Polish authorities, quoted in Haaretz today: “Both governments … Continue reading

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