Sheri Oz

Settler-Colonial Israel Is A Shitty Country

settler-colonial country

And here is proof from our very own Hebrew University of Jerusalem! Two faculty members at Hebrew U. got together to write an article about how Israel commits child abuse toward the Palestinian Arab children living under what they call the “settler-colonial regime”. This article is nothing more than a …

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Does Israel Miss The British Mandate?

Seems we Israelis, or some of us, may have been nostalgic for the British Mandate period for — well, for ever-since-the-Brits-got-on-their-boats-and-shipped-back-to-the-UK. Professor Eitan Bar-Yosef of Ben Gurion University says we have missed them in two different ways; neither of these are very complimentary to us, but not in a mean …

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Jews Are From Mars . . . Or Perhaps From Ross 128

antisemites

Well, not really Ross 128 itself, because Ross 128 is a star. Like our own sun, it is a star that has a planet near it that looks habitable. Astronomers have not yet named Ross 128’s nearby, possibly-habitable-planet. But since Mars does not seem to be able to sustain human …

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Jews: Colonized Or Colonizers?

page of thesaurus with words related to colonized

This is about antisemitism and mind games and colonizers and the colonized. The inspiration leading to my reflections here was found in a relatively recent article published in the prestigious British Journal of Criminology. The authors of this article are relentless in their vilification of Israel. I will soon provide …

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Jordan Is Palestine Conference: What Did It Achieve?

flag of Jordan - Jordan is Palestine conference review

A conference is a great way to meet people interested in what you are interested in, to hear speakers talk about what you are interested in and to have the opportunity to ask questions of those who know more than you do. There are people who come to conferences knowing …

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Much Ado About Mudar Zahran

Mudar Zahran

This is Part II of a three-part series on the Jordan Is Palestine Conference that took place on 17 October 2017 and reports on things Mudar Zahran said at the conference and later, in telephone interviews with me. Mudar was at the heart of much controversy in the weeks leading …

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Jordan Is Palestine Conference: The Jordan Option Assessed

flag of Jordan - Jordan is Palestine conference review

Great line-up, lots of controversy. I anticipated that it would be an interesting event! Here is my story about the Jordan Is Palestine Conference that took place in Jerusalem on 17 October 2017. I am going to cover this topic in three separate but connected posts, divided up as follows: …

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Rasmea Odeh and Fake Academics

rasmea odeh

Rasmea Odeh is unfairly maligned, according to a paper showcased on Reed College’s online journal. Fake academia at its best! This critique was prepared in honour of Odeh’s deportation from the USA scheduled for today (19 September 2017).   @TimesofIsrael What makes terrorist murderer Rasmea Odeh an ‘ex-terrorist’? Repentance? #Terrorist …

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Why Did ‘Times of Israel’ Change This Article’s Title?

anti-Israel media bias in Israeli newspaper

Some readers and media analysts must have become really touchy lately — to the point that Times of Israel (TOI) changed the title to their article about a teacher who posted leftist materials on her Facebook timeline. The supposedly misleading nature of many titles news sites affix to published articles …

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Ras Ali — You Have Never Met A Bedouin Town Like This

entrance to Bedouin town, Ras Ali

North of Haifa there is a road that seems like it is going nowhere. I knew there was a town at the end of the road, a Bedouin town, but I had no idea what kind of town I would find there other than that it has a population of …

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The Arabs Should Have Victories Like This Every Day!

Temple Mount

Perspective is something we easily lose when our emotions run high. I have a friend who often puts things into proper proportions for me. I sought a calming voice after the saga that was distressing (for me and many others, but not everyone) of putting up metal detectors and cameras …

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Why I Hate That Bibi Raised The Issue Of A Population Exchange

Wadi Ara

I am not talking here about the merits or lack thereof of the proposal itself — but of its context. Supposedly big news coming out of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office in the form of a “leaked” phone call with USA President Trump. Bibi is now supporting an idea floated …

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Jerusalem And The Western Wall: Is This What Reform Wants?

Western Wall and the Reform Movement

Think outside the box when looking for solutions to the current fissure in the Israel-Diaspora relationship. Many American Jews, some of whom are Zionists, say they feel like they have been slapped in the face when Netanyahu cancelled the agreement reached regarding the egalitarian prayer section along the Western Wall …

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Oslo And Occupation

Clinton, Rabin and Arafat at signing of Oslo I - is there occupation after Oslo?

Those who regard Israel as occupying the West Bank (Judea & Samaria) should reconsider the issue in view of the way they regard legally binding contracts. All countries have legal ages of majority, the age at which an individual can sign a legally binding contract. In the USA, for example, …

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Muslims Have More Feelings Than Others; Jews Have No Feelings At All

normalization with Israel

Poor Muslims. Poor downtrodden sensitive Muslims. Everyone has to walk on eggshells so as not to even inadvertently insult one of them, or all of them collectively. Their delicate egos cannot take it. Such a demand for consideration must be behind the following declaration issued in the Palestinian Authority (PA): …

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I Will Not Join An Arab-Jewish Peace Organization (Yet)

I do not see the point of joining any “peace” organization that includes Israelis and “Palestinian” Arabs before we see such a group rise up from within the “Palestinian” Arab population itself and not because some Jews reached out to them and offered them an olive branch on bended knees. …

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Palestinian Arab, Habib, Isolated And Afraid, Yearns For Normalization With Israel

normalization with Israel

Leaders have legacies; the rest of us have lives. And normalization with Israel is a death sentence for some. Trump may be making his opening gambit for a Nobel Prize. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is making sure his legacy will include bamboozling the Western World with lies about …

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How many times has the Red Cross visited Israeli prisoners in Gaza?

The international press is still going on about your hunger strike in Israel’s prison system. They are treating your requests as if any other country would honour such demands on the part of murderers they have in THEIR prisons. Tell me, Mr Barghouti – how do your prison conditions compare …

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Self-Assertiveness, Nationalism And Israel.

Or: How did nationalism get such a bad rap? And: What’s a proud Israeli to do? People on the left side of the political spectrum talk about nationalism as if it is a dirty word, something to be discarded for global(homogen)ization. During the election campaign in the USA, many Americans …

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Interview With A Female Entrepreneur In Hebron’s Casbah

Partner in Women in Hebron organization

If someone tells you that economic desperation and “occupation” lead to Palestinian terrorism, then tell them about Laila and her sister, Nawal. Their story, and other similar stories from around the world, show that resourceful people find ways to better their lives and suggest that you look elsewhere for your …

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