Tag Archives: Israel

Tom Hayden :
It’s time to act against escalation in Iraq and Iran

We must support diplomacy while pointing out there is no military solution. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 3, 2015 Peace and justice activists should — at the very least — send messages now to members of … finish reading Tom Hayden :
It’s time to act against escalation in Iraq and Iran

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METRO EVENT | Alice Embree : Israeli author and peace activist to speak in Austin

Related: Latin American countries are breaking with the U.S. on its uncondiditonal support for Israel. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 17, 2014 Event: Speaker: Israeli activist Miko Peled Place: Westminister Presbyterian Church Address: 3208 Exposition Blvd., … finish reading METRO EVENT | Alice Embree : Israeli author and peace activist to speak in Austin

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Marilyn Katz :
Sipping lattes on the edge of a Volcano

What do Palestinians, human rights workers, progressive Israelis, and Israeli settlers have to say about daily life in an occupied land? By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | April 29, 2014 Part two of two. The international news coverage … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Sipping lattes on the edge of a Volcano

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Marilyn Katz :
Two decades after Oslo, a look at life in Israel and Palestine

While in the Middle East last October, I saw firsthand why ending occupation is so necessary — and why it will be so difficult. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | April 22, 2014 Part one of two. With … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Two decades after Oslo, a look at life in Israel and Palestine

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 16, 1953-1954

Nasser forces resignation of General Naguib; no mass Jewish emigration during this period. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | February 10, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” series, “The Movement … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 16, 1953-1954

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Israel, Hillel, and Idolatry

Harvard Hillel banned a speech by former Israeli Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg. The spiritual issue: Israel, Hillel, and idolatry The Hillel International prohibitions make the State of Israel, and indeed only one version of it, into an idol. By Rabbi … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Israel, Hillel, and Idolatry

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Robert Jensen : Peace Talks Are New Chapter in an Old Book

Peace talks: the players. Image from AP Graphics Bank. Peace talks:A new chapter in an old book Discussions about the issue, whether among citizens or by officials at the negotiating table, must begin with an acknowledgement of the power wielded … finish reading Robert Jensen : Peace Talks Are New Chapter in an Old Book

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : American Jewish Poet Hilton Obenzinger on Israel, Zionism, and the Radical Sixties

Hilton Obenzinger with family photo. Photo courtesy of Stanford University. Interview with Hilton Obenzinger: Stanford professor, Sixties radical,  and anti-Zionist American Jewish poet “American Jews have been suckered into supporting Israel in unthinking ways. This has been changing, but not … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : American Jewish Poet Hilton Obenzinger on Israel, Zionism, and the Radical Sixties

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David McReynolds : After the Truce in Gaza

Political cartoon by Paul Jamiol / Jamiol’s World / Informed Comment.EdgeLeft:After the truce in Gaza This was not only a victory for Hamas, but also for Israel, which achieved at one stroke a deep division between the two sides of … finish reading David McReynolds : After the Truce in Gaza

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Marilyn Katz : West Bank Diaries

Shuttered Palestinian shops along Shashuda Street in Hebron, West Bank. Photo by Marilyn Katz.The separation is total:West Bank Diaries More than anything it appears that these fences are cages, locking people in, restricting their movement, and ultimately making them prisoners … finish reading Marilyn Katz : West Bank Diaries

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Marilyn Katz : Israel Needs a New Narrative

Israeli soldiers guard Palestinians protesting the relocation of an Israeli road gate in Beit Iksa in the occupied West Bank, on March 22, 2012. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli / AFP / Getty Images.Israel needs a new narrative Casting Jews as … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Israel Needs a New Narrative

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Jack A. Smith : Will Israel Bomb Iran?

Will Israel strike? Image from Gestetner Updates.Bombing Iran:Will they or won’t they? Iran insists it is not producing or about to produce nuclear weapons… Israel is known to possess at least 200 nuclear weapons and delivery systems. By Jack A. … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Will Israel Bomb Iran?

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