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Category Archives: Diasporas

Azmi Bishara on a ministry of strategic threats

Azmi Bishara is always a read I enjoy. In this week’s Al-Ahram Bishara writes that a Ministry of Strategic Threats comes right out of the theatre of the absurd that … Continue reading

5 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

Jewish lobby for peace with Palestinians gathers pace in US

This is an encouraging development — further news on a story first reported here 13 October as it appeared in the Israeli Globes Notable quote about the new McCarthyism on … Continue reading

25 October, 2006 · Leave a comment

Netanyahu: ‘No future for Diaspora Jews’

by Gil Hoffman :: The Jerusalem Post :: 6 Oct 2006 Opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu questioned the future of Diaspora Jewry in a closed-door meeting with American contributors to the … Continue reading

7 October, 2006 · Leave a comment

Antony Loewenstein: Silence is Complicity

Brisbane Writer’s Festival :: 16/9/06 The recent war between Israel and Hizbollah revealed deep-seated denial within the Australian Jewish community. The Australian Jewish News editorialised on August 17: “One can … Continue reading

2 October, 2006 · 1 Comment

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"