Zionism & Jewish Values

Former UK Chief Rabbi: Anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism By Ari Soffer, Aritz Sheva, 4/4/2016 Britain’s former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has written a blistering oped slamming modern-day anti-Zionism as the “new anti-Semitism.” In his Newsweek article, published Sunday, Rabbi Sacks refers to figures showing how escalating anti-Semitism has left many Jews considering leaving EuropeMeer lezen over “Zionism & Jewish Values”

Hanukkah & Phariseeism

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Phariseeism: Hypocritical observance of the letter of religious or moral law without regard forMeer lezen over “Hanukkah & Phariseeism”

American Jews & Race Purity

American jews & the purity of the jewish race YNet News, 13-11-2013 “So now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done accordingMeer lezen over “American Jews & Race Purity”

Miracles Not Allowed

Syria militants spreading Islamophobia Press TV, Friday Nov 1, 2013 A senior Iranian Sunni cleric says foreign-backed Takfiri militants operating inside Syria are spreading Islamophobia across the world, Press TV reports. In an interview with Press TV on Thursday, Molavi Abdolhamid Ismaeelzahi described the militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad asMeer lezen over “Miracles Not Allowed”

Vladimir Putin: “God created us equal”

Putin  chooses to play the peacemaker. And why not? By William Pfaff, Truthdig 11-9-2013 Barack Obama should be thanking Vladimir Putin for getting him out of a dilemma that would have ruined his presidency. His attack on Syria, as it was (and is) programmed,  would have been or will be no “shot across the bow.”Meer lezen over “Vladimir Putin: “God created us equal””

Revolution or a Total Mess?

A Total Mess What is a Revolution? by Tariq Ali, CounterPunch 4-9-2013 Ever since the beginning of the Arab Spring there has been much talk of  revolutions. Not from me. I’ve argued against the position that mass uprisings on their own constitute a revolution, i.e., a transfer of power from one social class (or evenMeer lezen over “Revolution or a Total Mess?”

Iraq & The Arab Identity

Who are we? Iraq Struggles With Its National Identity Harith Hasan for Al-Monitor Iraq, 22-8-2013 “So we stand unshaken, clear in our mind and vision as to truth against falsehood, the colour black , which represents darkness, wickedness and aberration, as opposed to the colour white which represents truth, justice, fairness, purity, virtue, adherence toMeer lezen over “Iraq & The Arab Identity”

Between Sharia and International Law

Elham Aminzadeh: Iran’s top female politician I24 News, 13-8-2013 Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has appointed Elham Aminzadeh as Vice President for Legal Affairs – the first female to occupy the position in Iran’s history. Aminzadeh is a law and public policy professor at Tehran University. Like Rouhani, Aminzadeh earned her Ph.D from the Glasgow UniversityMeer lezen over “Between Sharia and International Law”

Bashar al-Assad & Jihad

Bashar al-Assad: What is happening in Syria is the complete opposite to the concept of jihad By The Syrian Observer, 5-7-2013 President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview o the local newspaper al-Thawra, in which he claimed that his opponents have “used up all their tools” and failed to overthrow his regime. Interviewer: During this difficultMeer lezen over “Bashar al-Assad & Jihad”

God, The ‘Good’ Sadist

We in the West have become so used to dualistic (reductionist) thinking that it is sometimes difficult for us to perceive how to put more holistic viewpoints into practice. As Parker J. Palmer states in his book The Promise of Paradox: A Celebration of Contradictions in the Christian Life, “We have not been well preparedMeer lezen over “God, The ‘Good’ Sadist”