Tag Archives: American Jewish community

The problem isn’t just with Israel

As I wrote the title, “The problem isn’t just with Israel,” I realized that it could mean something other than what I am saying. It could have meant, “It isn’t fair to criticize Israel alone; other countries are as bad.” … Continue reading

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Long Time Predictions–Ignored–Their prescience Seems important, but why?

I have been struggling with my motivation for posting about these old organizing efforts. I’m feeling conflicted about bringing up examples of Jewish Americans and Israeli from 30, 40, 60 years ago saying righteous things about Palesinian political and human … Continue reading

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No Honoring of Murders in Houses of Worship

A tenet of nonviolence is to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and imagine what their life is like and how I would react to the pressures and joys they face. The murders in the Har Nof synagogue by a … 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: 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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