Tag Archives: Gandhi

What next after the latest frustrated flotilla?

 The latest flotilla to try reach the coast of Gaza has been turned back — ships impounded and passengers deported — just like every other one since December 2008 (right before the launch of Israel’s massive attack). And although the … Continue reading

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Do we really need another ‘Gandhi’?

 Calls abound for another Gandhi — particularly when the subject is the Palestinian struggle for human rights and self-determination. Nicholas Kristof is just the latest. The main reason why my business partner and I called our latest venture the Palestinian … Continue reading

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We’ve learned nothing since 9/11

Excepting a few marginalized journalists and thought leaders, most Americans have learned less than nothing about the causes of the September 11, 2001 attacks. In the wake of that dreadful day, and for years afterward, then-President Bush claimed, almost comically, … Continue reading

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Hollywood dramatized ethnic cleansing in India and Pakistan, why not the other I/P?

Proof if any more is needed of the existence of a powerful Israel lobby in our country: Tonight over dinner I watched the last 30 minutes of Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi (1982) on Turner Classics. I was staggered to see the … Continue reading

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Neocon questions: Where is the Palestinian Gandhi? And where is the great Churchill of our times?

Joseph Lelyveld on a new India famine book in the New York Review of Books focuses on Churchill’s racism, “Winston’s refusal to accept things as they are and not as they were in 1895,” as Leopold Amery, sec’y of state … Continue reading

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Dialogue re Kristof, non-violence, and stones

Weiss: Matthew Taylor has published a couple of pieces on this site urging Palestinians and solidarity activists to adopt nonviolence as a strict rule of engagement. Lately Nicholas Kristof made a similar argument in the New York Times under the … Continue reading

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Nonviolence and the struggle for Palestinian-Israeli equality

My post about nonviolence vs. violence and the Gaza Flotilla unleashed a heated debate. Max Ajl, David Bromwich, Robin Yassin-Kassab, Ken O’Keefe elsewhere, Max Ajl again, and Norman Finkelstein outside this forum have spilled many impassioned electrons on this topic, not to mention … Continue reading

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