An alternative take on Palestinian UN initiative:
Those who monitor the Hebrew press and understand the Jewish State may be slightly puzzled to find out that while in the Hebrew press there is only just a little and insignificant attention to the current Palestinian leaders' drive for statehood, the Israeli English media outlets are saturated with news about the prospect of a pro-Palestinian resolution in the UN next week.
If you want to understand this clear discrepancy between the Jewish Hebrew press and English outlets, then here it is--we are dealing here with a clear split within the Jewish collective psyche.
I guess that some may be surprised to learn that Israel and most Israelis actually want the Palestinian initiative to go ahead and to succeed. They want a Palestinian State because this is the only solution that would save the 'Jews only State' from a demographic meltdown.
A review of Gilad Atzmon's new book, The Wandering Who?
Gilad Atzmon, OpEdNews contributing writer, has just published a study of Jewish identity politics. The Wandering Who? chronicles his journey away from his Jewish identity, and by extension away from all exclusive identities, into an inclusive humanness. It's a painful journey, a brutally honest self exploration of these internalized tribal impulses. He emerges from the struggle deracinated but emancipated, freed of a destructive load of cultural baggage.
3. ALAN HART AT FREIBURG CONFERENCE (video+text)
Essence of the suppressed truth
By Alan Hart
The following is the text of a speech I delivered on 11 September to a conference in Freiburg, Germany, "Palestine, Israel and Germany - the Boundaries of Open Discussion". The full title of my address was The mainstream media's complicity in Zionism's suppression of the truth of history.
I describe the conflict in and over Palestine that became the Zionist - not Jewish! - state of Israel as the cancer at the heart of international affairs; and I believe that without a cure this cancer will consume us all. I also believe that almost nothing is more important than crossing and actually eliminating the boundaries that have prevented, and to a very large extent do still prevent, informed and honest discussion about who must do what and why for justice for the Palestinians and peace for all. And that's why I was pleased to accept an invitation to address this conference.
Before we get into substance I want to tell you a couple of things about myself and then offer you a key, actually THE key, to understanding.
As the advance promotion for this conference indicated, I think I am the only person in the world who enjoyed intimate access to, and on the human level friendship with, arguably the two greatest opposites in all of human history - Golda Meir, Mother Israel, and Yasser Arafat, Father Palestine. The first picture in my epic, three-volume book ZIONISM: THE REAL ENEMY OF THE JEWS is of Golda Meir when she was prime minister. It is inscribed in her own hand "To a good friend, Alan Hart." On lecture and debating tours across America I used this picture as a weapon of self defense when I was falsely and maliciously accused of anti-Semitism. I would hold up the picture, read out the inscription, and say to my accuser, "Do you think that old lady was so stupid that she couldn't have seen through me if I was anti Jew?!" Everywhere I went that had the effect of turning audiences against my accuser.