Monthly Archives: October 2014

South Lebanon or Gaza?

A couple of political cartoons from 1981 that look correct (sadly) for today if we substituted Gaza for South Lebanon. I think the old cases need to brought out because so many people are extremely forceful in their beliefs about … Continue reading

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Bibi Netanyahu: Ever a Partner for Peace?

Israeli Partner for Peace? I continue my sharing from┬áthe archives of Allan Solomonow and his five decades of organizing for Middle East Peace and Israel/Palestine. Moving a little closer to the present from the 1958 piece by Martin Buber and … Continue reading

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Martin Buber, 1958: Concluding Segment on Zionism and Israel

In this concluding portion of Martin Buber’s statement published in 1958 by Willliam Zukerman’s Jewish Newsletter, the Jewish philosopher (author of “I and Thou,” “Between Man and Man,” “For the Sake of Heaven,” The Prophetic Faith,” and other works) takes … Continue reading

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Martin Buber in 1958: Old Zionism and Modern Israel (“Effects of Hitlerism”)

In this segment (3 of 4) of the article I unearthed in the files of Allan Solomonow, Jewish sage and philosopher Martin Buber continues to lovingly challenge Israel and all Zionists to beware not just fascist tendencies within all nationalisms, … Continue reading

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Martin Buber: Old Zionism and Modern Israel, part2

Yesterday I shared the beginning of a piece written by the late, great Jewish sage and philosopher Martin Buber in 1958 entitled “Old Zionism and Modern Israel.” In it, Buber expressed guarded optimism about Zionism despite his general concern about … Continue reading

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Martin Buber: Old Zionism and Modern Israel (1956)

I turn now from Bertrand Russell to another giant of the 20th century who saw the futility and immorality of war and acted consistently with their beliefs, feelings and sense of faith–Martin Buber. Very few of Allan Solomonow’s articles are … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell on the Middle East, pt. 3 of 3

Printed posthumously on February 23, 1970 in the New York Times, these final reflections by Bertrand Russell–presented to the delegates at the International Conference of Parliamentarians on the Middle East Crisis, in Cairo on February 2, 1970, the day before … Continue reading

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