Tag Archive: Israel

Sep 11

Dupes Are Born Every Minute

In Brief—With apologies to P.T. Barnum (sorta), the author points out how humans will believe what they want to believe despite solid evidence that they are wrong, whether it’s politics, religion or science. “There’s a sucker born every minute.” (falsely attributed to P.T. Barnum)— You can dress it up and put lipstick on a pig, …

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Jun 26

Anti-Semitism, BDS and the First Amendment

In Brief—This is a discussion of unacceptable anti-Jewish prejudice but also efforts by pro-Israeli government supporters to tar legitimate groups urging boycotts (BDS) to oppose Israeli policies vis-à-vis the Palestinians. Policies Not People— “Kike,” “Heeb,” and “Christ Killer” are just a few of the offensive racial slurs relating to Jews. Such slurs are not as …

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Aug 03

Predictable Enemies: Israel vs. Palestinians

In Brief—The roots of Palestinian anger grew from the poisonous soil of British colonialism. The anger and needless bloodshed we see today can be replaced by new ways of thinking, non-military policies and long-overdue remedies. Remedies for change are offered, but does the wisdom of peaceful alternatives have the power to overcome hatred? ———————————————————————————————————————————————— A …

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Jul 27

Anti-Zionism is Not Anti-Semitism

In Brief—The roots of the present day conflict between Israel and the Palestinians go back to the British mandate in the land originally called Palestine. Identifying those roots has led some to the erroneous conclusion that anything suggesting opposition to Israeli policy regarding the Palestinians is anti-Semitic. This explains the error in such a judgment. …

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