Israel has a history both of collaborating with despotic, abusive states and of hiding such activities behind a game of cloaks and daggers
On October 16, the Forward published a letter from Abraham Wyner, a Professor of Statistics who argued that criticism of Israel’s sales to the Burmese military is exaggerated. He was writing in response to Peter Beinart’s article in the Forward calling out mainstream Jewish organizations for failing to criticize Israel’s provision of weapons and training to Myanmar.
Halloween creates a fetish out of violence and death. And it’s dangerous.
As hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people are expelled from their homes Myanmar has been getting weapons from Israel.
“The idea kinda came from the ‘lightness’ that I imagined Mr. Cohen would be feeling right about now,” the video’s director said.
As Einstein wrote, “Everything should be done to keep alive the tragic affair of Sacco and Vanzetti in the conscience of mankind.”
As the world becomes, to all appearances, a discordant, chaotic jungle inhabited by trees with glass shard leaves and strange, growling nocturnal beasts, it might seem counter-intuitive to seek comfort and guidance from the works of a 17th century Jewish heretic who spent most of his life living quietly as a lens grinder and exchanging learned letters with European intellectuals. On the 350th year since Spinoza’s death, however, he still has much to teach us.
Radiohead is facing pressure for an upcoming performance in Israel. Today, R.E.M’s Michael Stripe posted in support of the choice.
There are predictable ingredients in a Muslim-hatred souffle.
“We did not evolve from a single ‘cradle of mankind’; we evolved on the African continent.”