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Author Archives: Marc H. Ellis
Whatever your faith community or theological persuasion, on Easter Sunday let’s be clear: The world is unredeemed. No amount of “redeemed and not yet” theological hocus pocus will do. Even doing Seder’s and Easter the “right way” isn’t going to help us
Christians atone for the teaching that Jews crucified Jesus, from the Gospel of John. But Jews must atone for the treatment of Palestinians, which Christians have allowed them to get away with, says Marc Ellis at Mondoweiss.net
Scriptures should evolve to include what is done in God’s name after the forming of faith communities. Expand the Passover story to include the modern state of Israel. Shall we call it the Book of Palestine? Or we could recite both histories together – the Book of Exodus and the Book of Palestine.
Jews need Passover today like Christians need salvation – to be diverted from the injustice we are enabling. Has Passover become a faux prophetic trope to banish the unstable Jewish prophetic?
The Exodus story isn’t for the faint of heart – unless you’re play acting, which most Jewish observance of Passover amounts to, if we’re honest. Marc Ellis on reinterpreting the Passover Seder.
If Passover cannot really be celebrated without Palestinians being free – and since Palestinian freedom isn’t on the immediate or even long-range horizon and ironically Passover has become a time for punishing Palestinians for asserting their right to be free – should we suspend our celebration of Passover?
The Passover experience for Jews has been distorted beyond recognition. While the New York Times debates whether mobile phones should be used to enhance the Passover experience, it ignores the obvious question: How can Jews celebrate Passover when we are oppressing another people? The plaintive cry – “Next year in Jerusalem” – has already occurred. The results are devastating for Palestinians. In the long run, are they less disastrous for Jews?
Why doesn’t Netanyahu doesn’t break from his right wing pack and accept Mahmoud Abbas’s offer for an American-led NATO occupation of Palestine? He would take almost all of Palestine while leaving a cheap and subservient labor pool of millions of Palestinians for Israeli and Palestinian kingpins. Call it the SodaStream solution.
John Kerry seems to be talking about an “internationally funded ghettoized entity” for Palestine, says Marc Ellis
Progressive Jews have been arguing for a demilitarized Palestinian state for decades. It’s a staple of progressive Jewish discourse. I, for one, am not climbing on the demilitarized state bandwagon. It is a disingenuous act. It means you are giving away the right of Palestinians to be free.
Before she quit Oxfam, I’m sure Johansson thought about the issue deeply – with her publicist. No doubt Oxfam did as well – with its publicists. –Marc Ellis is cynical about the relationship between the celebrity and her (former) cause.
Not a word on tyranny in Egypt, and barely a line about Syria’s descent into extremism, as Obama champions the U.S. role in the world.
The charade is empowering – for the powerful. The charade is a disaster – for the suffering.
Democracy wears military fatigue, not just in Egypt, but in the US and Israel. Can’t Jews understand that they were wrong about the “liberation” of 1948?
Is Kerry pursuing regime change in Syria or is he posturing for the world community? Kerry should get off his anti-Iran soapbox and get on with helping to end the suffering of the Syrian people.
News reports say that John Kerry has the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed up to provide housing for Palestinian refugees in foreign countries
The New York Times promotes Israel’s “bad neighborhood” reason for never making peace with Palestinians. But the castle and the ghetto have always failed Jews
Trivializing Nazi and the Holocaust. Ethnically cleansing a people to create a state, placing permanent settlements to expand the state and then building a wall around the remaining occupied population – that’s the ultimate trivialization of Jewish suffering.
Call and response from the altar: a litany of Israel’s human rights violations. Never again, we say. Yet there is no ending, even after Sharon
Ariel Sharon’s Lebanon adventure in 1982 precipitated the isolation of Israel in the international community, as well as a civil war within the Jewish community over Israel that continues to divide Jews today. That war was an instigator for the new Israeli historians and their subversive narrative of Israel’s origins which is now accepted around the world. In the long run, Sharon diminished support for a Jewish state even among mainstream Jews. That support will never be recovered.
At Sharon’s funeral today, not a word was heard about how progressive Jews loathed Sharon, and how he did not belong in “our” dream of a Jewish state. Israel has conquered Palestine– that is what Sharon left behind. And he left Jews the debris of a religion and a culture that once wrestled with the ethical.
Miko Peled on Sharon: He possessed an insatiable appetite for power, glory and fortune. His tendencies as a cold-blooded, merciless killer were evident from early on in his career. Says Marc Ellis: Simply put, Sharon was a thug.
Israeli soldiers are the Jewish boots on the ground. But the larger question is often deflected. Who sent them on their mission? What is the American Jewish community’s responsibility for Israel’s wars and occupation? Marc Ellis asks at Mondo.
The question before BDS is whether there is an occupation tipping point. If so, Israel would have to admit defeat and withdraw at least to all the places it now controls. That is, Israel will get everything it has but will be unable to get everything it wants. Whether BDS can get what Palestinians need is debatable.
Not long ago, Jews were seen as infiltrators. Jews were the prototypical fifth column, Marc Ellis writes at Mondo. Now it’s critics of Israel who are infiltrating