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The Invention of the Jewish People

The fundamental myth of Zionism is the return of the Jewish people to its land. The sovereign people was conquered, and exiled far and wide, but remained aloof and united, inspired by the memory of its ancient sovereignty. In the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 | Comments Off on The Invention of the Jewish People

Justice Goldstone at Brandeis

Justice Richard Goldstone spoke at Brandeis University on November 5, with former Israeli UN ambassador Dore Gold, on a program entitled “The Challenge of the UN Gaza Report.” Goldstone, a South African jurist and former prosecutor of International Criminal Tribunals … Continue reading

Posted in 2009 | Comments Off on Justice Goldstone at Brandeis

Michigan Peaceworks on Palestine

What should one make of an Arab-Jewish women’s “dialogue group,” presumably concerned with the catastrophe in Palestine, one of whose Jewish members led the suppression of activism on Palestine in a general peace and justice group she also helped found? … Continue reading

Posted in 2007 | Comments Off on Michigan Peaceworks on Palestine

Suez 1956, Iran 2007?

In the fall of 1956, Britain, France and Israel attacked Egypt, in “the best-documented war plot in modern history,”1 which the conspirators put in writing and signed at a meeting at Sevres near Paris on October 22-24. Israeli prime minister … Continue reading

Posted in 2007 | Comments Off on Suez 1956, Iran 2007?

Thrice-told Tales

Gabriel Kolko‚Äôs work as a historian casts a giant shadow, but his recent account of “Israel, Iran and the Bush Administration” (CounterPunch, February 10/11) is open to challenge. The Israeli peace talks with Syria, which Kolko finds of “enormous significance,” … Continue reading

Posted in 2007 | Comments Off on Thrice-told Tales

Truman and Israel

The Truman Administration’s policy on Palestine challenges at its start the “strategic asset” view of the US-Israel relationship, and reinforces the “Israel lobby” view, as argued in the recent article by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt. Truman’s support for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2006 | Tagged | Comments Off on Truman and Israel

Shabtai Gilad Zvi, anti-Zionist messiah

This arose in October, 2018 on Facebook, on a post by Gilad Atzmon, linked at the end. The post featured an article by Atzmon about the failure of Holocaust education, arguing that universal lessons about “the Holocaust” need to be … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | Tagged | Comments Off on Shabtai Gilad Zvi, anti-Zionist messiah