Do not go to the Radiohead concert

My granddaughter, I know we only see each other once or twice a year. I roam between continents and you grow and bloom in the enchanted village where you live, amid mountains and pine trees. And once when I was writing about the debate Roger Waters and Thom Yorke had, when the Pink Floyd legend asked the Radiohead legend Continue reading

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Holy Stones

kotelLet us assume, for the sake of the argument, that UNESCO’s recent decision regarding the linkage between the Jewish people and the Western Wall in Jerusalem was wrong. Suppose for a moment, for the sake of the argument, that the response of the Israeli government is not just a spin to lick its constituents boots, to avoid answering the Continue reading

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Leave now, my children

akubDry540Leave now, my children. Pack your belongings, say good bye to your friends, take the kids and get out of there. Get out the State of Israel and go as far away as you can. Leave now and do not look back, because one day, and it is already around the corner, you will have to decide if your kid joins the Israeli Military and take part in supporting the brutal occupation, or pay the full price of refusing to serve Continue reading

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It’s not us, it’s them

burnTreesIt is not us who burned Ali Dawabshe, 1.5 years old, and his mother Reham to death. It is not us who burned his father Sa’ad and his brother Ahmed. It’s not us, it’s them. We do not burn people. We are the good guys chasing the bad Nazis who burned people because they were different, chasing them to the end of the world and Buenos Continue reading

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I will destroy

“And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.”

melechCome on Mate, destroy. Peradventure fifty shall be found there – destroy. Peradventure forty five shall be found there – destroy. Peradventure ten shall be found there – destroy. Just destroy, for God’s sake. Why do you hesitate, why? Shortly even ten would not be found, as they will be either dead or they flee. So stop thinking so much and destroy. Believe me, they will understand, the ten. Stop stalling then, because nothing good is gonna come of it. Just another fire, just another murder. So destroy. Everyone. Including the ten.
You know what, if it makes it easier for you, then there are not even ten. Four top. Out of which one is out there with the reserves to guard murderers in between conferences and talking points about peace. So it’s down to three. It is. For three shall you not destroy? Look what became of them: murderers and collaborators with killers. killers wrapped in metal jackets and murderers wrapped in prayer shawl. That’s what they are. So shall you not destroy?

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Photo: Zakaria Sadah, Rabbis for Human Rights

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Which is better?

“Which is better, one Israeli soldier dead or one thousand Gazans civilians killed?”
(A common right-wing Israeli argument)

Someone has to die. That’s what I’ve been told.
Someone simply has to. Someone must die!..
Someone has to die on the right side,
Or someone will have to die on the other side. Which is better?
The right side or the other. The right or the other, side?
There is always a balance between the right side and the other side.
If someone dies on the right side, then nobody dies
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It does not offset

Scales of Justice2The question is, why the Israeli government is sending aid and rescue delegation to Nepal? Nir Gontarz asks this question in his article “Quiet, flying” (The Seventh Eye, 28.4.2015, Hebrew), and Nir Gontarz answers that they do it for public relations, or PR, for short. The Israeli government is pushing a self PR, or “Hasbara”, or propaganda, through its army and its delegation to Nepal. And Nir Gontarz is correct, they do. It goes without saying that the Continue reading

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