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Can religious Zionism overcome its addiction to state power?

| November 30, 2021

The Dawn of Redemption: Ethics and Tradition in a Time of Power, Mikhael Manekin, Evrit Publishing House, 2021 (Hebrew) In 1988, a year after the First Intifada erupted across the occupied territories, I was a soldier in the Israeli army sitting in the back of a small transporter with my unit. We were travelling from one place to another in the West Bank, when we picked up a soldier who was heading to the casbah, or citadel, in the Old Town of Nablus.

Benzion Netanyahu – Wikipedia

| November 30, 2021

Israeli historian Benzion Netanyahu Benzion Mileikowsky Tzila Segal Benzion Netanyahu (Hebrew: , IPA:[bentsijon netanjahu]; born Benzion Mileikowsky; March 25, 1910 April 30, 2012)[2][3] was an Israeli encyclopedist, historian, and medievalist. He served as Professor of History at Cornell University. A scholar of Judaic history, he was also an activist in the Revisionist Zionism movement, who lobbied in the United States to support the creation of the Jewish state.

The UK government is on the wrong side of history again – Aljazeera.com

| November 27, 2021

On November 19, British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that she is seeking a terror designation for the Palestinian movement Hamas. Its military wing has already been banned in the United Kingdom, but now the government wants to extend the measure to the political party as well. If the designation is approved by the British Parliament, this would effectively criminalise support for the movement, including actions such as wearing clothing with its slogans or flying its flag.

Margins of History: On Shay Hazkani’s Dear Palestine: A Social History of the 1948 War – lareviewofbooks

| November 25, 2021

SOON WE WILL searchIn the margins of your history, in distant countries,For what was once our history.

Proud Zionist Who Immigrated From South Africa Killed by Hamas Gunman in Jerusalem’s Old City – Algemeiner

| November 25, 2021

Eli Kay, a 26-year-old immigrant to Israel from South Africa, was killed on Sunday by a Hamas terrorist who opened fire on Israeli civilians by the Western Wall in Jerusalems Old City. Kay, a Western Wall guide from the central Israeli city of Modiin, was on his way to work when Fadi Abu Shkhaidem, a 42-year-old Hamas terrorist from Jerusalems Shuafat refugee camp, shot him dead, also wounding four others. I mourn with his family and strengthen them at this difficult time, said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett expressing his condolences to the Kay family.

Readers Write: Elaborating on the significance of Great Neck adopting IHRA’s definition of antisemitism – Readers Write – The Island Now

| November 8, 2021

This fall, my hometown of Great Neck, New York was one of several Long Island communities that adopted the working IHRA definition of antisemitism. With a concerning rise in antisemitic incidents in cities across the United States and university campuses, the IHRA definition is an incredibly useful tool to help city officials, law enforcement and academic administrations understand antisemitism, and undermine those who seek to seek to do harm and spread bigotry. A few significant examples denoted by the IHRA definition include Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion, accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews, or accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, and denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.

Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin Review: Clash of the Titans – The Wall Street Journal

| November 8, 2021

In the halcyon age before Covid, I caught a flight to a small town in Germany to see an opera about love between two philosophers.

My Fellow Progressives Are Always Asking Me if Anti-Zionism is Antisemitic. Here’s What I Tell Them – Jewish Exponent

| November 8, 2021

Oren Jacobson By Oren Jacobson Ive spent most of the last decade focused on grassroots organizing and capacity building inside the American progressive movement. From helping build the largest leadership development organization on the left, to launching a first-of-its-kind organization to mobilize male allies into the fight to protect and expand reproductive freedom, Ive proudly helped elect progressive change makers and pass landmark legislation. Ive done all of that as a Jew who wears a kippah in public, as someone who, statistically speaking, shouldnt exist.

Leaders of anti-Zionist cult Lev Tahor to stand trial in New York – The Jerusalem Post

| November 8, 2021

But thats the route taken in recent weeks by some 70 members of a small Orthodox sect that has been trotting the globe for more than 40 years in search of a safe haven to practice a fundamentalist version of Judaism one that has led the Israeli press to dub it the Jewish Taliban. cnxps.cmd.push(function () { cnxps({ playerId: '36af7c51-0caf-4741-9824-2c941fc6c17b' }).render('4c4d856e0e6f4e3d808bbc1715e132f6'); }); Lev Tahors choice of Iran is perhaps connected to its espousal of anti-Zionism

Singer who performed at anti-Zionist event wants to represent Israel – The Jerusalem Post

| November 8, 2021

Israeli-Turkish singer Linet Menashe said that she wishes to represent Israel for the Eurovision Song Contest, despite controversies that the singer had performed at an anti-Zionist conference, Ynet reported on Monday.Solely using her first name as her official stage name, Linet, 46, is a contestant on season 4 of X Factor Israel, a reality TV singing competition that will pick the Israeli representative to the Eurovision Song Contest, Ynet news reported back in April. Linet received harsh criticism from Israeli audiences as a result of this information


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