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erizo

B.A. in Medical Science from Cambridge England and M.A. In Continental Philosophy from Warwick University England. Have been living in Israel for 19 years, working as a translator, copy editor, content writer and currently working as a teacher of English for Academic Purposes in different colleges in the South of Israel. Slowly but very surely became anti-Zionist during my years in Israel observing the fundamental racist and supremacist doctrine put in to practice in every walk of life within Israel and Palestine. Ultimately a messianic ideology that necessarily oppresses one people for the prosperity and benefit of another.

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  • The problem with Miko Peled's 'Holocaust: yes or no'
    • Yes Jonathan, You hit the nail on the head. Peled has given ammunition, however unwittingly, to the Israel Lobby and its cronies. Unfortunately his comment did prove an immense distraction to the fabulous and powerful conference and was wholly unnecessary. That is what is so sad here. With the terrific and relentless work Peled is doing for Palestinian Rights, one sometimes wonders whether the almost "celebrity status" that he has obtained amongst activists and Palestinians has maybe inflated his ego to the extend that he believes that the judiciousness of his work has put him beyond reproach. That is a dangerous place for anyone to be, as present events reveal only too well. No-one is beyond reproach. Everyone who believes in the moral path must act with responsibility. Peled's words were most certainly irresponsible. The most courageous thing for him to have done (and it is still not too late to do so) would be to retract his comments and apologise for them.

  • The end of apartheid in Israel will not destroy the country, it can only improve it
    • Amen! I dream that this scenario will come into being. However, unfortunately, I cannot see it happening in my lifetime. A whole generation of Israelis have been brainwashed by the supremacist mindset of Zionism - they will defend it with their lives, for they cannot see outside the totalitarian belief system. I too believe that the reality depicted by Nada will come into being, but only after years of bloodshed and attrition and a paradigm shift by the outside world to finally put a stop to Israeli's messianic ideology encompassing moral turpitude and oppression of the other. For now, it is precisely the outside world, and in particular America, that facilitates such a reality within Israel. But a new socail-media embibed generation of Americans are growing up too, more savvy, less accepting of the hegemonic narrative, and more questioning the beliefs of their elders. With them too come hope of change ...

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