Tag Archives: Palestinian Occupation

Marilyn Katz :
Read the small print…

Nearly 200 members of Congress could’ve signed on to a bill criminalizing free speech and legitimizing Israel’s occupation of Palestine. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | July 27, 2017 Democratic legislators have been busy lately fighting efforts by … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Read the small print…

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Murray Polner :
Silent rabbis

Arthur Hertzberg believed that the quasi-religious reverence for Israel, right or wrong, tainted the beauty and grandeur of Judaism. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 One of the smartest, most courageous and provocative rabbis I … finish reading Murray Polner :
Silent rabbis

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Marilyn Katz :
It’s time to speak out for Gaza

Why have American politicians and editorial boards been silent in the face of extreme violence? By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2014 The latest seven-week war in Gaza is over. More than 2,000 people are dead … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
It’s time to speak out for Gaza

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Marilyn Katz :
Netanyahu’s Gaza game plan

Armed conflict will only lead to mounting numbers of dead on both sides. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2014 Unlike the finite death toll in the Malaysian jet downing, the numbers of dead in Gaza … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Netanyahu’s Gaza game plan

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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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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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VERSE / Margery Parsons : Surfing in Gaza

Surfer in Gaza. Image from Common Dreams.Surfing in Gaza The children of Gazapacked in campslike anchovies in tingo down to the beachto swim, and to surf.There is nothing timid about the way they take the waveson their boardshome-made with scraps … finish reading VERSE / Margery Parsons : Surfing 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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