Author Archives: eslkevin

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.

“[ For M]ost American Jews, Israel has become the content of their Jewish religious identification. [For too many Jews,] It has very little other content.


NERMEEN SHAIKH: , I’d like to again quote from something you said in a 2002 New York Times interview with Chris Hedges. You said, “The support for Israel,” in the United States, “fills a spiritual vacuum. If you do not … Continue reading

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Huge new Israeli settlement in West Bank condemned by US and UK –British foreign secretary urges Israel to reverse decision to seize 990 acres of Palestinian land near Gvaot to create new city


Huge new Israeli settlement in West Bank condemned by US and UK British foreign secretary urges Israel to reverse decision to seize 990 acres of Palestinian land near Gvaot to create new city from http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/01/israeli-settlement-west-bank-gvaot-condemned Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem The … Continue reading

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HEGEMONIC WAR & USA Today


HEGEMONIC WAR By NESTOR MATA from: http://www.malaya.com.ph/business-news/opinion/hegemonic-war THOUGHTS of a hegemonic war or great power war are beginning to surface once again. The fears of such a calamitous global catastrophe have been reignited by the constant stream of news about … Continue reading

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Economic policy and social responsibility


by Mercedes B. Suleik from: http://www.mb.com.ph/economic-policy-and-social-responsibility/ The current “politically correct” trend is to dichotomize the secular and what pertains to one’s consciential convictions, or as the world would call it, religion. And so, religious convictions are not supposed to impinge … Continue reading

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HENRY SIEGMAN on similarities between the Public and Electorate of the Nazi-Era in Germany and the Public and Electorate in Israel (and USA) Today


NERMEEN SHAIKH: Henry Siegman, as you are far more familiar than most, the argument made by Israel and supporters of Israel is that what might be construed as a disproportionate response by Israel to Hamas has to do with the … Continue reading

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The Guns of August Returned in 2014


The Guns of August By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan In her epic book, “The Guns of August,” historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how World War I began in 1914, and how the belligerence, vanity and poor policies of powerful leaders … Continue reading

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The “Oral Orders Given to Rabin” and How Israeli Historians compare Hamas today with Israeli and Zionist Movements of the 1930s and 1940s


Is there any difference? PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU today says: “I know that in our society, the society of Israel, there is no place for such murderers. And that’s the difference between us and our neighbors. They consider murderers to … Continue reading

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THE JEWISH QUESTION OF THE DECADE AS CONCERNS ISRAEL–by HENRY SIEGMAN


“So, the question I ask myself: What if the situation were reversed? You know, there is a Talmudic saying in Pirkei Avot, The Ethics of the Fathers: “Al tadin et chavercha ad shetagiah lemekomo,” “Don’t judge your neighbor until you … Continue reading

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Henry Siegman: “Couldn’t Israel be doing something in preventing this disaster that is playing out now, in terms of the destruction of human lives? Couldn’t they have done something that didn’t require that cost? And the answer is: Sure, that they could have ended the occupation, with results—whatever the risks are, they certainly aren’t greater than the price being paid now for Israel’s effort to continue and sustain permanently their relationship to the Palestinians.”


“A Slaughter of Innocents”: Henry Siegman, a Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace, on Gaza from: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/1/a_slaughter_of_innocents_henry_siegman GUESTS Henry Siegman, president of the U.S./Middle East Project. He is the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress from 1978 to 1994 … Continue reading

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HOW AUSTRALIA PERFECTED SOLAR POWER AND THEN WENT BACK TO COAL


It’s kind of like UAE buying into Nuclear Power after having one of the hottest and sunniest lands on Earth for millennia.–kas HOW AUSTRALIA PERFECTED SOLAR POWER AND THEN WENT BACK TO COAL By Julian Morgans All images courtesy of … Continue reading

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