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Truth at last, while breaking a U.S. taboo of criticizing Israel by Professor George Bisharat

Some say that Palestinian citizens in Israel enjoy better circumstances than those in surrounding Arab countries. Ironically, white South Africans made identical claims to defend their version of apartheid. Americans owe a debt to former President Jimmy Carter for speaking … Continue reading

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Who is annexing Whom? – An article by Uri Avnery

IN A rare late-night session, the Knesset has finally adopted two obnoxious racist laws. Both are clearly directed against Israel’s Arab citizens, a fifth of the population. The first makes it possible to annul the citizenship of persons found guilty … Continue reading

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Iranian Democracy – “Between Tel Aviv and Tehran!” – by Uri Avnery

As much as we don’t like Ahmadinejad, he almost certainly did win the Iranian election, and Obama has done well to hold his tongue. ¬†As Avnery points out, we in ‘the West’ really don’t understand Iran, and we really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Racism in Australia Today

Racism in Australia Today Speech from “Speak Out Against Racism” Rally A speech given at the ‘Rally Against Racism’, held on July 2nd 2010 under the “I have a Dream” mural in down-town Newtown (Sydney, Australia) It is my privilege … Continue reading

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A Fallen Chief Seeks Redemption – The Daily Telegraph April 19th, 2003

SHAMED HIH chief Ray Williams surfaced yesterday and headed straight to church in search of redemption. With jail looming as a possibility for Mr Williams, he and wife Rita sought solace in the arms of their minister at a Good … Continue reading

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Faith is Passion. (A Sermon on Romans 9:1-5)

I am telling the truth in union with Christ-I am not lying, for my conscience, confirms it in the Holy Spirit. I have deep sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart, for I could wish that I myself were condemned … Continue reading

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The Secular Jesus. (A sermon on Luke 14:1-6)

One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, … Continue reading

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Remarriage is Adultery!? (A reflection on Mark 10:2-16)

Jesus said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” Every now and then you find yourself tacking a Bible passage that just … Continue reading

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The Law of Love. (A reflection on Matthew 22:34-40)

But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to … Continue reading

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