Israel/Palestine

Tomgram: Chip Ward, Leave It to Beaver(s)

by Chip Ward on July 29, 2014

The great novelist Wallace Stegner sorted the conflicting impulses in his beloved American West into two camps...

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Tomgram: Chip Ward, Leave It to Beaver(s)

by Chip Ward on July 29, 2014

The great novelist Wallace Stegner sorted the conflicting impulses in his beloved American West into two camps...

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Democracy Now! 2014-07-29 Tuesday

by Amy Goodman on July 29, 2014

Democracy Now! 2014-07-29 TuesdayHeadlines for July 29, 2014"Nowhere to Go": Gaza Suffers One of Deadliest Days So Far as Israel Vows "Protracted" AssaultPalestinian Journalist Mohammed Omer: Lifting the Blockade Isn't a Hamas Demand — It's a Human RightJeremy Scahill: Leaked U.S. Terrorist Continue →
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Democracy Now! 2014-07-29 Tuesday

by Amy Goodman on July 29, 2014

Democracy Now! 2014-07-29 TuesdayHeadlines for July 29, 2014"Nowhere to Go": Gaza Suffers One of Deadliest Days So Far as Israel Vows "Protracted" AssaultPalestinian Journalist Mohammed Omer: Lifting the Blockade Isn't a Hamas Demand — It's a Human RightJeremy Scahill: Leaked U.S. Terrorist Continue →
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The Contrails Have It: Iron Dome Is a Dud

by Russ Wellen on July 29, 2014

Iron Dome battery deployed in the field. (Photo: Israel Defense Force / Wikimedia Commons)

Iron Dome battery deployed in the field. (Photo: Israel Defense Force / Wikimedia Commons)

Contrails, the wake of an aircraft usually created by water vapor in its exhaust. When you hear them mentioned these days, it’s usually an attempt to paint them as “chemtrails,” the supposed product of a secret Continue →

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Why We Don’t Need to Feel Bad About Feeling Bad

by Andrea Ulrich on July 28, 2014

Sad Man

“Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go.” ~Mooji

I once thought that the goal of meditation was to reach a state of constant positivity—a natural euphoria in which a person simply does not get angry or depressed.

I think that a lot of people begin practicing meditation thinking that their Continue →

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Overcoming Shame: Forgive Yourself and Let Go

by Jennifer Chrisman on July 28, 2014

Ashamed

“Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.” ~Unknown

I haven’t always been the woman I am today.

I used to be scared. Of everything. And everyone. Painfully shy and insecure, I saw myself as a Continue →

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An incident involving diplomatic immunity has caused an uproar in both Malaysia (pictured) and New Zealand. (Photo: Uwe Schwarzbach / Flickr)

An incident involving diplomatic immunity has caused an uproar in both Malaysia (pictured) and New Zealand. (Photo: Uwe Schwarzbach / Flickr)

Diplomatic immunity has long been a staple of good-faith diplomatic relations between governments in the modern state system. But although the privilege was designed to reduce the incidence of Continue →

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Democracy Now! 2014-07-28 Monday

by Amy Goodman on July 28, 2014

Democracy Now! 2014-07-28 MondayHeadlines for July 28, 2014During Brief Lull, Gazans Return to Neighborhoods Destroyed and Bodies Beneath the RubbleWhat Do Gazans Endure? A Palestinian Student Who Lost 2 Brothers, 4 Cousins Tells His StoryProfessor Ilan Pappé: Israel Has Chosen to be Continue →
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Democracy Now! 2014-07-28 Monday

by Amy Goodman on July 28, 2014

Democracy Now! 2014-07-28 MondayHeadlines for July 28, 2014During Brief Lull, Gazans Return to Neighborhoods Destroyed and Bodies Beneath the RubbleWhat Do Gazans Endure? A Palestinian Student Who Lost 2 Brothers, 4 Cousins Tells His StoryProfessor Ilan Pappé: Israel Has Chosen to be Continue →
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Essentially all of Gaza has become a military target. (Photo: Kashfi Halford / Flckr)

Essentially all of Gaza has become a military target. (Photo: Kashfi Halford / Flckr)

Cross-posted from the Colorado Progressive Jewish News.

Preface: This is the first of a series I hope to write on the current Israeli war on Gaza. There will be a follow-up piece specifically on U.S. policy. I also Continue →

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Slow Down

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.” ~Hermann Hesse

As a child, I hated when someone told me to sit still and be quiet, and rightly so. I was young and full of energy; every minute of being still Continue →

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