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Monthly Archives: March, 2009

Music For Palestine II

In honour of Land Day: Following on from Music for Palestine I (songs in English) are a selection of songs for and about Palestine in Arabic. There are many more … Continue reading

31 March, 2009 · 1 Comment

Israeli soccer team told to 'fight like in Gaza'

Yossi Sarid brings news in Haaretz of how the israeli national soccer team will be given a pep talk by a commander of the Givati Brigade before its game against … Continue reading

30 March, 2009 · 4 Comments

Boycott, Surrender or War

“There is no peace process. There never was”, Jeremy Salt writes from Ankara. “There is only a war process. The fictions of the Oslo process, Madrid, the Declaration of Principles, … Continue reading

30 March, 2009 · 3 Comments

Israel's Flag Is Not Mine

Like King Abdullah al-Hussein of Jordan’s American address in 1947, this telling letter by Alfred M. Lilienthal published in 1949 reveals a far greater openness of debate and expresses serious … Continue reading

29 March, 2009 · 5 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"