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Diaspora Jewry needs to let go of idealised Israel

April 11, 2009

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Jeff Halper April 10, 2009 A funny thing happened to me on my way to synagogue in Sydney; my scheduled talk was cancelled. Granted, I am very critical of Israel’s policies of occupation and doubt whether a two-state solution is still possible given the extent of Israel’s settlements. But this hardly warrants the demonisation to […]

Israel’s ‘victories’ in Gaza come at a steep price

December 31, 2008

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The Jewish ethical tradition means embracing Palestinians, too. By Sara Roy from the January 2, 2009 edition, Christian Science Monitor Cambridge, Mass. – I hear the voices of my friends in Gaza as clearly as if we were still on the phone; their agony echoes inside me. They weep and moan over the death of […]