Tag Archives: Nakba

“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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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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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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WHAT KEEPS IT BOILING?

The Middle East/North Africa pot bubbles with conflict while we in the United States try to “help.”  But it doesn’t seem to work.  There’s oil there, and we do understand that.  But being separated by large seas and being a … Continue reading

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“PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES”

“But the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, their right to justice must also be recognized. (Cheers, applause.) And put yourself in their shoes. Look at the world through their eyes.” ·                                 Obama Urges Young Israelis to Lead the Push for … Continue reading

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DARKNESS BEFORE THE DAWN

It didn’t work…or did it? Several days ago the tent camp collapsed when Israeli soldiers came in the middle of the night. Headlines in Jerusalem: Israeli security forces evacuate activists from Palestinian tent outpost in E-1 area Heavy security forces … Continue reading

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“WE CAN NO LONGER KEEP QUIET”

In American Wild West movies the guy whose land is being taken by his powerful enemies storms out of his house rifle blazing, ready to die to keep what is rightfully his. Having no chance of winning over evil, at … Continue reading

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