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The view from where I live: a new blog/website

Maybe you’ve noticed, it’s been quiet around here for awhile. Or maybe it’s been so quiet, you didn’t notice. The reason: Recently I launched a new website and blog. It’s here: http://michaelriordon.com/. With creative help from Jess Posgate, finally it … Continue reading

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Israel: the morning after

Two Jewish responses to yesterday’s elections in Israel.  Both are published on Mondoweiss, March 18, 2015. Netanyahu won.  Now what?  Avigail Abarbanel. Who can save Israel now?  Philip Weiss. Avigail Abarbanel: “The message to those of us who support the … Continue reading

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“Genocide begins with the silence of the world.”

On August 1, The New York Times and other mainstream papers in the US and the UK published a full-page ad written by famous Holocaust survivor and campaigner Elie Wiesel. Part of a vast international propaganda offensive to justify Israel’s … Continue reading

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Desmond Tutu to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves!

Gaza rally, London, July 2014  Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, August 14, 2014: “If you add together all the people who gathered over the past weekend to demand justice in Israel and Palestine – in Cape … Continue reading

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Gaza: Why do Israel and the U.S. insist on war?

Gaza City, July 27, 2014.  Photo: Oxfam International. “For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. had repeated opportunities to opt for a diplomatic solution in Gaza.  Each time, they have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families … Continue reading

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Gaza: what next?

According to mainstream media, the terms of a ‘cease-fire’ are currently in negotiation between the elected government of Gaza and the elected government of Israel. In a tweet posted August 5, a spokesman for the Israeli military wrote: “Mission accomplished.” … Continue reading

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STOP IT!

“In my opinion, the resistance is just a temporary phenomenon to achieve particular goals: to end the blockade and allow Palestinians to live in freedom and dignity in a state of their own.” – Nour Omar Shaban, 16 years old, … Continue reading

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From inside Gaza: “How much of our blood is sufficient?”

Palestinians mourn victims of Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, 12 July. Many of us feel enraged but helpless in the face of Israel’s war crimes, with the active complicity of elites and mainstream media in Europe and North America.  … Continue reading

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