Tag Archives: Kurds

Good News Weekend – Israel.

We turned the clocks back last Saturday night so Shabbat now comes in just after 4.30 pm! It’s very weird to be on winter time with early nights while the days are still (mostly) sunny and warm. In any case it’s time (just about!) for my latest Good News Friday …

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From Israel: “May Heaven Help Us!!”

We have just completed the three-week holiday cycle that began with Rosh Hashana and ended with Simchat Torah (a rejoicing in the Torah). It has provided a very necessary respite from the constant tensions and anxieties generated by the news – a time for garnering strength and reaffirming priorities. As …

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Resigned acceptance of the inevitable? Why is everyone so much more upset with Trump than with Turkey? My first ‘contact’with the Kurds was when I wrote a piece about Mustafa al-Barzani for Sydney University student newspaper Honi Soit in the middle 1970s. Then, as apparently now, the response was deafening disinterest. …

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