This week’s Souciant article is up. In it, I look at the bigotry of the Zionism of Eli Yishai, its prominent role in Israel and Zionism not only today but historically, and how Jewish self-determination could exist without both that hate and the obsession with an artificially created and enforced “Jewish majority.”
Archive for the ‘1967’ Category
Posted in 1967, Zionism, tagged asylum seekers, Avigdor Lieberman, B'Tselem, Benjamin Netanyahu, David Ben-Gurion, Eli Yishai, HaMoked, Israel, Jewish National Fund, Josef Weitz, Mandate for Palestine, Migrants, Miri Regev, Palestinians, Peace Index, Peel Commission, Refugees, United Nations, Yishuv, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Zionism on June 13, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in US-Israel Lobby, 1967, tagged United Nations, Palestinians, Egypt, Jews, Middle east, AIPAC, Israel Lobby, BDS, Hillary Clinton, United States, Vietnam, John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, Six Day War, Lyndon Johnson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, France, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Saban Forum, Suez War, Menachem Begin, Gamal Abdel Nasser on June 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
In the final installment of my series marking 45 years since the 1967 War and the beginning of the occupation, I look at the huge role that war played in the development of the “special relationship” between the US and Israel. The relationship has obviously been a disaster for the cause of peace and for the Palestinians, but has it really been good for Israel and the US?
Posted in 1967, Democracy, tagged African refugees in Israel, Al-Aksa Intifada, Avi Shlaim, Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak, Gershom Gorenberg, Israel, Israeli Arabs, Jewish National Fund, Levi Eshkol, Miri Regev, Palestinians, Tel Aviv, Xenophobia, Yasir Arafat on May 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
In this week’s column at Souciant you can see the second entry in my series on the causes and effects of the 1967 war and beginning of the occupation, as we near the 45th anniversary of those events. In this piece, I look as well at the recent race riots in south Tel Aviv and how the xenophobia of the rioters and, perhaps more importantly, the political leaders who inspire that hate, is connected to a culture of occupation.
Posted in 1967, Iran, tagged 1967, Ali Khameinei, Ba'ath Party, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Egypt, Gamel Abdel Nasser, Hassan Firouzabadi, Iran, Israel, Jordan, King Hussein, Levi Eshkol, Lyndon Johnson, Mahmoud Ahmedenijad, Moshe Dayan, Six Day War, Straits of Tiran, Syria, UNEF, United States, USSR, Yitzhak Rabin on May 23, 2012 | 1 Comment »
As the likelihood of an attack on Iran continues to diminish, and on the 45th anniversary of Egypt’s closing the Straits of Tiran to Israeli traffic, I use my weekly column at Souciant to look at some parallels and differences between the lead-up to the 1967 war and the current situation with Iran. It’s a history we need to remember, even re-learn, lest history repeat itself with consequences that, as we’ve seen with the ’67 war, can evolve over decades into things we can’t imagine at the time.