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The Fit in Faith Podcast
Adulting 101 with Pete Hardesty

The Fit in Faith Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 58:47


How many of you guys can raise your hand to the fact that you need to adult better? Well, today's podcast guest, Pete Hardesty, has been a friend of mine for a very long time, and we reconnected this past year. He has been a mentor in many ways through Young Life, which is an organization that helps adolescents become who they are meant to be. Way before I understood identity and before I even considered writing "Always Becoming: Sex, Shame, & Love", Pete Hardesty was there teaching me. He was planting seeds years ago, and I believe the younger generations, especially with today's turmoils and traumas, need someone like Pete, who is now 30 plus years into his time with the Young Life organization and a co-author to two best-selling books - Adulting 101 Book One and Book Two. Enjoy the gems he drops about how we can help the younger generations step into who they are meant to be!  

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection
Mike Pompeo Shatters the Lie of Israeli Occupation | Israel News

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 24:15


We're running in the Bible Marathon on November 5th. Sponsor our running team by making a donation at https://theisraelguys.com/donate/. Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Judea and Samaria this week. Not being content by just crossing Jerusalem's border to visit the Psagot Winery, he ventured deep into Israel's heartland and visited ancient Shiloh. He also made several bold declarations during his time in Samaria. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Waqf and a multi-billionaire Palestinian businessman have all gotten together to build a luxury complex in East Jerusalem. Their stated intention is to provide housing for Palestinians. The real reason they want to build a 300 million dollar complex in Jerusalem, is much deeper. Find out more on today's episode of the Israel Guys. Purchase a limited edition TIG t-shirt: https://shop.theisraelguys.com/store/... Shop our Affiliate Links: Purchase wine from Israel: https://shop.theisraelguys.com/store/... Shop products from Israel: https://www.artzabox.com/?rfsn=609513... Subscribe to the network free at https://theisraelguys.com/ Subscribe to our Rumble channel: https://rumble.com/c/TheIsraelGuys Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theisraelguys.

Bible Study: Parody and Subversion in Matthew's Gospel
Episode 55: The Fig Tree, The Mountain, and The Sea; Matthew 21:18-22

Bible Study: Parody and Subversion in Matthew's Gospel

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 19:10


Please consider making a donation to Christian Peacemaker Teams for the work in the West Bank, in Hebron/al- Khalil in Palestine. You can read more about their work and make a donation at https://www.cpt.org/.Support the show (https://paypal.me/ParodySubversion?locale.x=en_US)

Democracy in Question?
Challenges of the Israeli democracy today

Democracy in Question?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 33:38


Democracy in Question? is brought to you by:• Central European University: CEU• The Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in Geneva: AHCD• The Podcast Company: Novel Follow us on social media!• Central European University: @CEU• Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in Geneva: @AHDCentreSubscribe to the show. If you enjoyed what you listened to, you can support us by leaving a review and sharing our podcast in your networks!  BibliographyBurg, A (2018). In Days to Come["A New Hope for Israel"]. Israel: Nation BooksBurg, A. (2016). The Holocaust Is Over; We Must Rise From Its Ashes. UnitedStates: St. Martin's Publishing Group.Burg, A (2012). Very Near to You: Human Readings of the Torah, Jerusalem,Israel: Gefen Pub House.Elkana, Yehuda (1988), ‘The Need to Forget'. Ha'aretz.Hirschman, A (1970). Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms,Organizations, and States. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.GlossaryJewish Agency (for Israel)The Jewish Agency since 1929 provides the global framework for Jewish people, ensures global Jewish safety, strengthens Jewish identity and connects Jews to Israel and one another. Source:Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin Netanyahu, Israeli politician and diplomat who served as Israel's permanent representative to the United Nations in the ‘80s and twice as his country's prime minister (1996–99 and 2009–21) and was the longest-serving prime minister since Israel's independence. Source:Nation LawIsrael as the Nation-State of the Jewish People informally known as the Nation-State Bill  or the Nationality Bill, is an Israeli Basic Law largely symbolic and declarative in nature,passed by the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) on 19 July 2018. The legislation declares that Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people, and that “the right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people.” It establishes Hebrew as the official language of Israel and downgrades Arabic to a language with “special status”. The law also asserts that Jewish settlement—without specifying where—is a national value, and promises to encourage and advance settlement efforts. Source:Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)The OPT consists of the West bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza. Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza during the 1967 war. The launch of the 1993 Oslo peace process between Israel and the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) led to the creation of  the Palestinian Authority (PA). Source:Targeted prevention or targeted killings by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF): Targeted prevention occurred in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict against persons accused of carrying out or planning attacks on Israeli targets in the West Bank or inside Israel. Source:Yehuda Elkana (1934-2012)Yehuda Elkana was a historian and philosopher of science, the third President and Rector of Central European University (1999-2009), an Auschwitz survivor who became an international scholar and public intellectual with a deep commitment to open society. He was an academic pioneer, leading CEU for nearly half the life of the University. Source:Green LineIsrael's territory according to the agreed 1949 Armistice Demarcation Line encompassed about 78% of the Mandate area, while the other parts, namely the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, were occupied by Jordan and Egypt respectively. The 1949 Armistice Lines between Israel and its Arab neighbors came to be known as The Green Line. Source:'73 WarYom Kippur War, also called the October War, the Ramadan War, the Arab-Israeli war of October 1973, or the Fourth Arab-Israeli War, was initiated by Egypt and Syria on October 6, 1973, on the Jewish holy day of Yom kippur. It also occurred during Ramadan, the sacred month of fasting in Islam. The war was launched with the diplomatic aim of persuading Israel to negotiate on terms more favourable to the Arab countries. The Six-Day War in 1967, the previous Arab-Israeli war, in which Israel had captured and occupied Arab territories including the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights was followed by years of sporadic fighting. When Anwar Sadat became President of Egypt  shortly after the War of Attrition (1969–70) ended, made overtures to reach a peaceful settlement if, Israel would return the territories it had captured. Israel rejected those terms, and the fighting developed into a full-scale war in 1973. Source:Peace with Egypt known as Camp David AccordsCamp David Accords, agreements between Israel and Egypt signed on September 17, 1978, that led in the following year to a peace treaty between those two countries, the first such treaty between Israel and any of its Arab neighbours. Brokered by U.S. President Jimmy Carter between Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and officially titled the “Framework for Peace in the Middle East,” the agreements became known as the Camp David Accords because the negotiations took place at the U.S. presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland. Sadat and Begin were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1978 for their contributions to the agreements. Source:IntifadaIntifadah, (“shaking off”), either of two popular uprisings of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza aimed at ending Israel's occupation of those territories and creating an independent Palestinian state. The first intifada began in December 1987 and ended in September 1993 with the signing of the first Oslo Accords which provided a framework for peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. The second intifada, sometimes called the Al-Aqṣā intifada, began in September 2000. Although no single event signaled its end, most analysts agree that it had run its course by late 2005. The two uprisings resulted in the death of more than 5,000 Palestinians and some 1,400 Israelis. Source:Oslo accordsThe Oslo Accords were a landmark moment in the pursuit of peace in the Middle East. A set of two separate agreements signed by the government of Israel and the leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)—the militant organization established in 1964 to create a Palestinian state in the region—the Oslo Accords were ratified in Washington, D.C., in 1993 (Oslo I) and in Taba, Egypt, in 1995 (Oslo II). While provisions drafted during the talks remain in effect today, the relationship between the two sides continues to be marred by conflict. Source:  

New Books in Jewish Studies
Mikhael Manekin, "The Dawn of Redemption: Ethics and Tradition in a Time of Power" (Evrit, 2021)

New Books in Jewish Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 56:27


In The Dawn of Redemption: Ethics and Tradition in a Time of Power (Evrit, 2021), Mikhael Manekin argues that modern Jewish nationalism--widespread today among secular as well as religious Israeli-Jews--is incompatible with traditional Jewish ethics. Manekin, an Orthodox religious Jew and anti-Occupation activist, draws on traditional texts, as well as his own family history, in an attempt to reconcile a religious ethical system created in the diaspora with the political reality of a modern nation state. He argues that Jewish ethics, grounded in a long-time religious-tradition, can fuel and guide critically minded, politically engaged citizens. Specifically, Manekin argues that the Jewish tradition denounces the desire for power and control, as well as ideologies of ethnic superiority and political subjugation. Mikhael Manekin is the director of the Alliance Fellowship program, a network of Arab and Jewish progressive leaders in Israel. Before running the Alliance, Mikhael served as the director of Molad- a non-partisan progressive think tank in Jerusalem focused on democratic change in Israel. Prior to that, Mikhael was the executive director of Breaking the Silence, an Israeli military veterans' group focused on educating the public as to the results of military control of the West Bank and Gaza. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Yael, and their children Ruth Sarai and Noach. Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/jewish-studies

New Books Network
Mikhael Manekin, "The Dawn of Redemption: Ethics and Tradition in a Time of Power" (Evrit, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 56:27


In The Dawn of Redemption: Ethics and Tradition in a Time of Power (Evrit, 2021), Mikhael Manekin argues that modern Jewish nationalism--widespread today among secular as well as religious Israeli-Jews--is incompatible with traditional Jewish ethics. Manekin, an Orthodox religious Jew and anti-Occupation activist, draws on traditional texts, as well as his own family history, in an attempt to reconcile a religious ethical system created in the diaspora with the political reality of a modern nation state. He argues that Jewish ethics, grounded in a long-time religious-tradition, can fuel and guide critically minded, politically engaged citizens. Specifically, Manekin argues that the Jewish tradition denounces the desire for power and control, as well as ideologies of ethnic superiority and political subjugation. Mikhael Manekin is the director of the Alliance Fellowship program, a network of Arab and Jewish progressive leaders in Israel. Before running the Alliance, Mikhael served as the director of Molad- a non-partisan progressive think tank in Jerusalem focused on democratic change in Israel. Prior to that, Mikhael was the executive director of Breaking the Silence, an Israeli military veterans' group focused on educating the public as to the results of military control of the West Bank and Gaza. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Yael, and their children Ruth Sarai and Noach. Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Middle Eastern Studies
Mikhael Manekin, "The Dawn of Redemption: Ethics and Tradition in a Time of Power" (Evrit, 2021)

New Books in Middle Eastern Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 56:27


In The Dawn of Redemption: Ethics and Tradition in a Time of Power (Evrit, 2021), Mikhael Manekin argues that modern Jewish nationalism--widespread today among secular as well as religious Israeli-Jews--is incompatible with traditional Jewish ethics. Manekin, an Orthodox religious Jew and anti-Occupation activist, draws on traditional texts, as well as his own family history, in an attempt to reconcile a religious ethical system created in the diaspora with the political reality of a modern nation state. He argues that Jewish ethics, grounded in a long-time religious-tradition, can fuel and guide critically minded, politically engaged citizens. Specifically, Manekin argues that the Jewish tradition denounces the desire for power and control, as well as ideologies of ethnic superiority and political subjugation. Mikhael Manekin is the director of the Alliance Fellowship program, a network of Arab and Jewish progressive leaders in Israel. Before running the Alliance, Mikhael served as the director of Molad- a non-partisan progressive think tank in Jerusalem focused on democratic change in Israel. Prior to that, Mikhael was the executive director of Breaking the Silence, an Israeli military veterans' group focused on educating the public as to the results of military control of the West Bank and Gaza. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Yael, and their children Ruth Sarai and Noach. Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/middle-eastern-studies

Undaunted: Conversations with Radical Peacemakers
The Check-in: "One of the biggest attacks in broad daylight"

Undaunted: Conversations with Radical Peacemakers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 44:53


A community of Palestinians in the West Bank was the target of a coordinated attack by Israeli settlers last week in what was described as “one of the biggest attacks in broad daylight by settlers on a Palestinian community.” We hear first-hand stories from special guest Marina Klimchuk, who spent the first few days after the attack with residents of Mufagara, and we discuss: was the attack a sensational anomaly, or part of a larger strategy?We also discuss the seemingly-outlandish, but increasingly-engaged possibility that our divisions may lead to political violence, even civil war. How do we as peacemakers consider this possibility, and what can we do today to wage peace and prevent violence?Read and share the Principles and Practices of PeacemakingSubscribe to the Telos Newsletter for more news analysis and peacemaking resourcesFollow Telos on Instagram @thetelosgroupIf you're enjoying the podcast, become a monthly donor to Telos!--David French, A Whiff of Civil War in the Air: https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/a-whiff-of-civil-war-in-the-air

An Infinite Path
Essay: A Street Photographer Appreciates A Street Artist

An Infinite Path

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 17:18


Graffiti is writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and within public view. It dates back to the Roman Empire, older to ancient Greece, and more advanced ancient Egypt. It's like hunting since it's an act that can land anywhere on the spectrum of honorable to deplorable. With game trophy hunting of endangered species being vandalism while sustenance hunting which honors the animal being natural, graffiti that's not art is contractive, such as gang signs that make the surface it's made on worse, while graffiti that's art can make the surface it's made on better.Outside of commercial graffiti, where artists are hired to paint a billboard on the side of a high rise per se, the majority of this action outside of those rare occurrences, involves the graffitist self creating a canvas in public view without permission. So most graffitists through time have chosen to protect their identities through anonymity and/or to avoid prosecution from the state.Ask anyone on a street about graffiti, especially the artistic type, and they will surely mention one nom de plum - Banksy. A nearly household name who's a pseudonymous England-based street artist who's become one of the world's most notorious known for his political art. Anonymity, which has been the superhero trait for many authentic occultists through time, has also worked to Banksy's personal advantage. For both reasons he planned and didn't plan for. As he said in the 2010 documentary film focused around him, Exit Through The Gift Shop, “What I do is in sort of a legal grey area”, thus he takes his privacy very seriously. It also of course gives him more of a safety blanket. And allure. While not making his works so much about his ego, but more the art works themselves. At least in theory. With Banksy in the past saying “fame is a grotesque sole destroying vulgarity for the egomaniacal, narcissists who are, of course, staggeringly insecure”. Having no desire for fame is a very soul mature and sophisticated trait. Yet every once in a blue moon, those who feel that way still acquire it. Or perhaps it acquires them.To highlight how incredibly talented Banksy is, The film Exit Through The Gift Shop started out being made in the early 2000's by a Los Angeles-based French shopkeeper Thierry Guetta, whose obsession with street art leads him to attempt to make a documentary about the subject. Notice how I said attempt because the halls of the akashic records are full of struggling filmmakers who want to or try to make a documentary and never finish one. This is because Guetta is what we call a shooter. Which is just a dude with a camera who shoots stuff, without really any editing skill and even less narrative writing skill. He actually connected up with Banksy and gets exclusive access to film him, but turns out to be such a crap filmmaker that Banksy actually ends up taking over the project and steering the creative with the many thousands of hours and years of footage Guetta had shot. The film, after being assembled into something with a narrative story by Banksy, shows how Thierry Guetta has become Mr. Brainwash, now one of the most provocative and famous figures in the contemporary world of street art, and also contains exclusive interviews and footage of Banksy, Invader, Shepard Fairey, and many other graffiti artists. So for never having taken on this moving medium, and perhaps being the one and only time he does so in feature length. He did a quite good job putting it together into an enjoyable to watch doc. Which is not an easy task.Banksy's primary focus, street art, has typically contained common motifs of monkeys, apes, rats, children, elderly, police, and soldiers with recurrent critiques of societal operating problems such as hypocrisy, despair, absurdity, poverty, greed, alienation, and off balance profiteering - of which there's certainly no shortage of in the world. His work could be said to be anti-establishment, anti-war, anti-authoritarian, anti-fascist, and even critical of capitalism while also being somewhat anarchistic and nihilistic. All with twists of humor and relevance. Because he is not only a brilliant graffitist, multi medium artist, activist, not to mention adding filmmaker to that resume - Unlike many lukewarm artists, Banksy's work stands out from the hoards because it actually has real things to say and we very much personally resonate with him and his creative outputs.Since our personal main form of documentary still image work is street photography, we'll highlight here that the vast majority of those who have ever seen a piece of Banksy art have done it through the photographs taken of it, rather than the physical work itself. Banksy's stencil spray work, an artform which allows one who prefers to sneak around in the shadows, and usually under cover of night, to get in and out very quickly, has a quite distinct (individualized, hint, hint) visual style. So much to the point where you know it when you see it. But the only real way to absolutely confirm a work is genuinely his, is when Banksy shares a street photo or video on the internet. As confirmation a work is his, you if you will. Some of the most compelling street shots have a focal point of someone or something interacting or in a scene, (in situ), with a sign, or storefront, or work of art. We've personally taken photos inside art galleries that entail a painting and people's reaction to the painting, or in frame in front of the painting, which then became a meta expression of the artwork, being another artwork created with an artwork contained within. Some of the most amazing street art becomes even more amplified when photographed and that photograph has someone or something accentuating or interacting with the artwork. For example, a Banksy painting on a wall of rats in a beach chair was intentionally done on a concrete wall against a sandy beach. So the floor of sand was intended to be part of the artwork. Or a small memorial of the World Trade Center is placed right at a location with a crack in the wall running vertically down one of the towers so that a flower can be placed inside of it. Banksy does oftentimes include a secondary focus to a piece which may be a life sized person who is then looking at the focal point of the art. But oftentimes these real life 3D additions make what would otherwise be a 2D piece of art into more of a full volume, which when then captured photographically, becomes the largest expression of what the piece of art could hope to be. So the art becomes as much about the photography of it than the piece itself.It's known that Banksy is for sure a male, originally from Bristol, England, and there are debates about his real identity. At the time of this writing, there's actually significant proof of his birth corporate fiction name but we'll touch on that another time. There's also proof that he may operate as himself with another person or multiple other people. Radiating out from Bristol, down to London, his work has been thrown up across parts of Europe, the United States, and more specifically in locations such as Chiapas Mexico - an area known fort the indigenous Zapatista Army of National Liberation, and also in Palestine, hitting the Palistinean side of the aprprtide states of Israel's controversial and ironically enough, holocaust style West Bank barrier.Banksy's art is a prime example of the classic controversy of vandalism vs. art. Or another way to frame it is brandalism vs vandalism - brandalism being the sanctioning of corporate culture plastering their message and sigeles (another form of vandalism) everywhere in public space. No different than graffiti, only sanctioned because they've paid for it. The book Seven Years With Banksy says “By prescient I mean that what you see on a wall boldly painted by someone often projects into the future; it's powerful and effective – and the status quo doesn't like it. They never have and they never will, because they can't control it. But if you can pay through the nose for a billboard, you can say virtually anything you like. And as citizens we all have to swallow the messages of envy and greed from our ‘friendly' corporations because they have created laws saying that kind of indoctrination is OK. It's been paid for. And every graffiti artist, understands that. Adverts are as far from the truth as it is possible to get. They represent the utopia that you must pay for as you slope through your trashy end of town without a penny to scratch your arse with. But to go out there in the dead of night when even the dogs are asleep and to put up on a wall a picture of the way you, as a free citizen, see this whole setup is to have the courage of your convictions so the general public can witness how you see it, for free. And we all know graffiti can be exquisitely poignant and beautiful, more than any advertiser can co-opt or come up with. As long as there are advertising billboards there will be graffiti and there is no contest as to which is the more creative and true.”Supporters of public art very much endorse Banksy's work distributed in urban areas as pieces of art over vandalism and some government councils, such as Bristol, have officially protected them, while officials of other areas have deemed his work to be solely vandalism so it's been removed by the state or by other taggers. This is very common behavior for graffitists, who constantly paint over one another's works. Jocking for the top stop position of being seen and not covered up.For we must also never forget, the matrix is a cultural overlay on top of nature, which only allows and encourages lukewarm creativity to a certain point. And anything beyond that is strictly prohibited for being too truthful. For truly free expression and speech are the cornerstones of any real authentic democracy. Not pho, somewhat pretending to be democracies that are really, corporatocracy, plutocracies, or kleptocracies. So forms of real journalism and art are always swimming upstream from these systems. And one who works inside this system only can become an exception when they become so well known - Even though they may still highlight the subversive inversion to the powers of the corportized state. Now that Banksy's works are considered so valuable, he's almost become somewhat protected by that system. For Capitalism even finds a place for its enemies when they make it money. And the larger and more well known Banksy's art gets, the more he trolls the art world, the more both are exploited. For now everything he touches somewhat becomes gold monetarily. With literally entire sections of walls he tags removed soon after they go up. Knowing this, he often keeps his work to more publicly owned buildings or walls and only hits easily removable surfaces if he intentionally intends to use a work of his as a donation to the place. Such as leaving a stencil on an exterior door of a youth club that's struggling financially so they gain the revenue from selling the work. Or donating an artwork honoring health care workers who've been redlind during the covid pandemic.But as a whole, he hates the commodification and commercialization of art - Often trolling it. Being quoted as saying “The art world (meaning combining art with money) is the biggest joke,” “It's a rest home of the over privileged, the pretentious, and the weak. Knowing it doesn't care as much about the aesthetics let alone the messages of what the art is saying, which was proved in the case of an occurrence of Banksy having an old timer set up a fold up table in New York city for one day of his artwork. Which is perceived as fake with canvases selling for only $60 when they're worth in excess of $200,000, very few people bought them on the day. For the business art world cares exclusively about an artist's work's perceived high value and the standing of the artist themselves. Not the quality of the work. This was something we once personally experienced when showing our street photography to a Leica gallery manager. They wanted to know all about us and our status and standing in the photographer world, rather than the quality of the photography itself. Banksy himself has said Graffiti art has a hard enough time as it is, without hedge fund managers wanting to hang it on their walls.Another example of this sliminess was a blockchain company, (and there a lot of good things about blockchain) bought a $95,000 Banksy artwork, burned it and broadcast it live on the anti socials — all part of a process of turning the work into a virtual asset called a non-fungible token, or NFT - of which there are some good things, and some bad things as well. The company behind the stunt acquired the print in a New York gallery, then destroyed it. Moments later, they uploaded the digital representation of the art using blockchain technology on a NFT selling site. Hopefully they didn't really destroy it but instead a copy and it was just a marketing stunt for the NFT. But, whether real or staged, their mindset was that they were transferring the physical value of art by removing the physical piece from existence. So they bought the physical art piece just to destroy it. The problem here is they obviously don't give a shit about the artwork itself, they set fire to it.Prior to this, Banksy did probably the most known “high class negging” stunt against the art selling world in the now famous occurrence of his “Girl with Balloon” painting which was designed to self district after being remote triggered the moment after being sold at auction for $1.4 million dollars. With a built in shredder inside the frame being activated, with initial tests of the self shredding frame having ripped up the work successfully in trial runs, but on the actual day, only functioning to about half way, leaving the piece mostly intact. Sure it's a bit questionable to not think that Sotheby's, the world's largest art broker who caters to the ultra rich, couldn't have somehow been aware of the stunt prior to it occurring. Not taking the time to do a thorough inspection on the very unusually thick frame the artwork was in. But, who knows.Anything truly novel art will be a bid disconcerting and unsettling to the more conservative minded. It will rise up and break through multiple glass ceilings and the more it punches through, the more it will be discouraged. Yet, real leading edge creativity will be fiercely individualistic, challenge the status quo, not to mention be paradigm destroying. For every institution Banksy criticizes for suffering from extreme pretentious un-creative disease loves his artwork even more - because it's valuable to them monetarily. Which is the only language they know. And after the occurrence used it to their commercial advantage. The stunt gained not only massive attraction online but then also followed up by a press release from them, stating that Banksy was actually the first artist to create a final work of art live at auction. Not to mention the fact that the stunt made the painting more famous and thus valuable.Banksy's take on the semi successful stunt was that the urge to destroy is also creative. Which is also a Picasso quote. This has been seen many times with performance art or public stunt art, much of which also happens on the street and harkens back to the monks destroying their sand mandalas to highlight the ephemeral nature of life and reincarnations.After another work from Banksy, the ‘Devolved Parliament' painting, was sold, Banksy posted a quote from art critic Robert Hughes: “Art should make us feel more clearly and more intelligently. It should give us coherent sensations that we otherwise would not have had. But the price of a work of art is now part of its function, its new job is to sit on the wall and get more expensive. “Instead of being the common property of humankind the way many books are, art becomes the particular property of somebody who can afford it. Suppose that every worthwhile book in the world cost $1 million – imagine what a catastrophic effect on culture that would have.”We admire Banksy so much. Not just for his messaging, but consistency with his values over the years. Making folks think. Engaging them in discussion. Speaking through his art. High art, or art movements, with purpose and thus impact, are often started and created on the street - where everyone, not just those who can buy it, have access. No matter how known Banksy is, his work will have major elements that continue right where they started, perhaps on your soggy neighborhood street corner. He's not full of fake subversion and rebellion, and although he does a stunt or two, his main medium shows no sign of degrading. Since popularity does not equate to value, it's encouraging to see over the years, and he has been active for many years now, it's encouraging to see that although money and some ego of his name, sure now do apply, his free expression and continued creativity are leading edge. Culture jamming is a protest used by many anti-consumerist social movements to disrupt or subvert media culture and its mainstream cultural institutions, especially including advertising. It constantly works towards "exposing the methods of domination" of mass society. And Banksy has long shown that he is a master of it.———An Infinite Path podcast official URL http://www.aninfinitepath.comSpotify | iTunes | Overcast FM | Stitcher | Player FMElevate yourself with a membership to nilesheckman.com, purchasing our current extended episode archive or essay volumes, or sharing a proactive review on iTunes. 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Limitless Spirit
Episode 66: How should Christians respond to corporate social activism

Limitless Spirit

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 31:42


As Christians, we are called by God to live to His standards that He sets in the Bible. In the recent years corporations have become involved in social and political activism that ultimately reflects the character of their leadership and their customers. Frequently, these values are very contrary to Christian values. How should we respond to the world around us in a way that reflects God's character and His presence in our lives?In this episode, our host Helen Todd talks with Phillip Todd, an economist for the US Senate who specializes in issues concerning small businesses. They discuss the recent news about Ben and Jerry's deciding to withhold business from the West Bank, what causes corporate activism, and how should Christians respond to see positive change in the future. 2:30 - Helen and Phillip talk about Ben and Jerry's recent business decision.6:00 - The causes of corporate activism.14:45 - Do corporations need to take political stands on certain issues?17:45 - Phillip describes the effect of boycotts against companies.22:20 - “If more people take a stand… you're building a coalition.”24:00 - The CEO's role in making political and social decisions.26:15 - Could corporate activism lead to a divided economy?  After you listen to this episode, go to our host website: www.rfwma.org and find out how World Missions Alliance can help you connect to your greater purpose. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Limitless Spirit Podcast, click below:Support the show (https://rfwma.org/give)            Email us your questions and comments at podcast@rfwma.orgWMA is 501(c)(3), donations are tax deductibleSupport the show (https://rfwma.org/give)

Unpacking Israeli History
Oslo: The Peace That Wasn't

Unpacking Israeli History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 41:04


By January 1993, the Israelis and the Palestinians had opened secret negotiations, culminating in the Oslo Accords, a series of agreements between Israel and the PLO, as the representatives of the Palestinians. So, what was Oslo? What is its legacy? How did the Israeli public, including the settlement leadership, view Oslo? What about the Palestinians? And, what lessons can we learn from this haunting story? ~~~~ Unpacking Israeli History is generously sponsored by Alan Fisher and Barbara Sommer, and Jon and Rachie Teller, and this episode is generously sponsored by Yoni and Lisa Wintner, Beverly and Blake Lorenz, and Dr. Neil and Pam Weissman. ~~~~ Learn more about Unpacked: https://jewishunpacked.com/about/ Visit Unpacked on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/unpacked  Unpacking Israeli History about Baruch Goldstein: https://jewishunpacked.com/baruch-goldstein-legacy-of-a-massacre/ Unpacking Israeli History about Rabin's assassination: https://jewishunpacked.com/the-assassination-of-yitzchak-rabin/ Unpacking Israeli History about UN Resolution 3379: https://jewishunpacked.com/is-zionism-racism-un-resolution-3379/ ~~~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8CFL6gHgxI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD0YmVwYJpA https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/madrid-conference https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-original-palestine-national-charter-1964 Rise and Kill First, by Ronen Bergman https://www.adl.org/education/resources/glossary-terms/the-oslo-accords-oslo-process https://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/foreignpolicy/peace/guide/pages/declaration%20of%20principles.aspx https://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/foreignpolicy/peace/guide/pages/the%20israeli-palestinian%20interim%20agreement%20-%20main%20p.aspx https://iris.org.il/arafats-johannesburg-speech/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1994/05/26/arafats-loose-lips/ffd735a8-fe5f-4172-87fa-a77b4261c820/ https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/yasser-arafat-a-fake-hero-a-lord-of-corruption/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=6x25gf58ezI https://www.smh.com.au/world/sharon-not-frightened-by-ancient-jewish-death-curse-20050728-gdlrql.html https://www.haaretz.com/1.4853346 https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-great-revolt-66-70-ce https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-they-heard-yitzhak-rabin-speak-right-before-his-murder-and-they-ll-never-forget-it-1.9291295 https://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/palestineremix/the-price-of-oslo.html#/14 https://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/foreignpolicy/terrorism/palestinian/pages/suicide%20and%20other%20bombing%20attacks%20in%20israel%20since.aspx https://sci-hub.se/https://www.jstor.org/stable/41289422 Like Dreamers, Yossi Klein Halevi https://open.spotify.com/track/1aO1Pg9yuW6aVe6yYObjpk?si=2f2589b4f8dc479b https://rabbisacks.org/pinchas-5781/ https://palwatch.org/page/8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhMF30VLZCA Noa Tishby, Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj2-MMB_st0 ~~~~ Unpacked is a division of OpenDor Media

Stories from Palestine
Psychology Spa in Palestine

Stories from Palestine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 26:25


Psychology and health care in PalestineIn this podcast episode I speak with Jumana Kaplanian about psychology in Palestine and the stigma about mental health that still exists in the Palestinian society. Jumana  holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Psychology from Bethlehem University in Bethlehem and an MSc in Psychology from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford.Mental illness is considered one of the largest and least acknowledged health problems in Palestine.​ For decades the West Bank has suffered from political, social, and economic strife. Palestinians have been exposed to a series of traumatic events, such as imprisonment, torture, humiliation, human rights violations, house demolitions, land confiscation, restriction of movement, unemployment, and under-employment. As a result, many people suffer from various emotional and psychological traumas. The importance of psychological treatment in PalestineMental health service providers in Palestine usually offer support, rehabilitation, and counseling services for people dealing with psychological problems. Mainly, these organizations focus on counseling and treating the disorders rather than arming people with the required knowledge to realize the importance of psychological needs to seek treatment. In most cases, these organizations are the ones who approach people to offer help. In many other cases, people ignore their psychological distress for an extended period and only seek help when they reach advanced disorder stages. Awareness of mental health at Psychology SpaPsychology Spa works to raise awareness of mental health, fight social stigma, and achieve social transformation regarding mental health.   ​Psychology Spa is the first specialized non-profit company in Psycho education in Palestine since 2016. Psychology spa is a place where groups meet to learn, discuss, share, and seek ways to gain psychological knowledge.   Websitehttps://www.psychologyspa.com/Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/PsychologySpaIf you want to support Stories from Palestine podcast with a donation or if you want to subscribe to the email list or follow on Facebook and Instagram, go to:https://podspout.app/storiesfrompalestine

Rethinking Palestine
Incarcerating Palestine in Life and Death with Randa Wahbe

Rethinking Palestine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 32:11


Randa Wahbe joins host Yara Hawari to discuss Palestinian political prisoners in the wake of the Gilboa prison break, and explain how Israel's military prison system serves as a key pillar of the regime's settler-colonial project.Support the show (https://al-shabaka.org/donate)

The John Batchelor Show
1722: Israel speaks softly to Abbas; & What is to be done? Jonathan Schanzer @JSchanzer @FDD GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 12:25


Photo: Abu Ammar (Yasir Arafat), Abbas's predecessor, speaking at he UN General Assembly.. He died with billions of dollars in multiple personal accounts; it's fairly well established that that money came from enormous donations made by nation-states to and for the Palestinian people, who unfortunately have not fared well economically under any of the comparatively kleptocratic regimes that have ruled and regulated wither the West Bank or Gaza. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  Israel speaks  softly to Abbas & What is to be done? Jonathan Schanzer @JSchanzer @FDD GLXXG https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/25/world/middleeast/israel-palestinians-abbas-bennett.html

Kan English
News Flash September 27, 2021

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 6:00


Condition improves of 2 IDF soldiers injured during West Bank arrest operation. Prime Minister Bennett due to address UN General Assembly. Coronavirus cabinet expected to meet on Sunday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kan English
News Flash September 26, 2021

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 5:53


Two IDF soldiers seriously wounded during West Bank arrest operation. At least four terrorists killed, four arrested in what Israel described as operation to thwart imminent attack. Prime Minister Bennett arrives in New York ahead of UN General Assembly address.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter
The Establishment of a Palestine State

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 58:29


Bible prophecy foretells the establishment of a Palestinian State in the West Bank and that Europe, the origin of the Antichrist will be involved. An Israeli news source has reported a defacto Palestinian State is in process, funded by 3b Euros from the European Union. This is the Judean area Jesus prophesied about in Matthew 24. We will analyze these events on this edition of End of the Ag

It's New Orleans: Out to Lunch
Can You Hear This?

It's New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 32:26


In a free-market economy, the role of government is often debated. On the one hand, business generally prefers to be left alone by government, interpreting the word “free” in free-market as free from regulation. On the other hand, there are any number of business organizations whose principal functions are to extract as many regulatory and tax advantages as possible for their particular industry.  In response to this lobbying, the Louisiana State government, like any good investor, does its best to diversify. The state has instituted economic development initiatives to attract and grow a wide range of businesses, from film to aerospace. You might remember a few years ago, starting with the re-development period after Hurricane Katrina, there was a big push to create what was called New Orleans' Biomedical District. That economic development has, as of today, reportedly created 34,000 new jobs and had an economic impact of some $3.3 billion. The Biomedical District includes the Veterans Administration Hospital, the University Medical Center, the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, and the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.  The New Orleans BioInnovation Center provides office space, laboratories, business support, and even financial investment for biotech startups. They have a 66,000 square-foot building on Canal Street that opened in 2011, and cost $47m to build. This size investment in a “build it and they will come” strategy takes some serious financial and science skill to navigate. Similar state-funded bio innovation initiatives in Baton Rouge and Shreveport failed. To keep the New Orleans enterprise afloat, in 2021 Kris Khalil was named Executive Director of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. In one type of best-case scenario, the object of biomedical innovation is to come up with a medical device that becomes an everyday piece of equipment that sells in the millions. For example, the FitBit and Apple Watch have turned the decidedly un-sexy concept of a heart monitor into a fashion item. In the same way, eyeglasses are technically a medical device. But somehow, Warby Parker and others have turned assisted vision into what is now a fashion accessory. What's next? Which otherwise pedestrian item that we use for medical-assisted-living could become hip and ubiquitous? With the growing number of people walking around with ear-buds blasting sound directly into their ears, could the next medical fashion item become the hearing aid? If you'll excuse the pun, that might not be as crazy as it sounds. Federal legislation called “The Over The Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017” finally went into effect in early 2021. This legislation allows hearing aids to be sold in stores or online, without any consultation, prescription, or referral. As a result, some trend-spotters are predicting major growth in the hearing aid industry. Dina Zeevi is President of the Louisiana Society of Hearing Aid Specialists, and a Board Member and Administrative Secretary of the Louisiana Board of Hearing Aid Dealers. She's also a Hearing Instrument Specialist and the owner of a hearing aid store on the Westbank, called Hear Now. Out to Lunch is recorded over lunch at NOLA Pizza in the NOLA Brewing Taproom. You can find photos from this show by Jill Lafleur at our website.  And here's more lunchtime conversation about New Orleans' health and hearing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stand Up For The Truth Podcast
Jim Fletcher: Israel Matters – History and Bible Prophecy

Stand Up For The Truth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 53:15


Today we discuss the importance of Israel, true history that may surprise you, and fulfilled prophecies where God's sovereignty is concerned. We look at both the spiritual and political reasons Israel is a key player on the world stage in these last days. Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

Jones.Show: Thought-Full Conversation
121: Author Charles Lichtman cuts loose on his new thriller, “The Sword of David”

Jones.Show: Thought-Full Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 42:06


Charles Lichtman's new action-packed thriller, “The Sword of David,” tells the story of an Israeli commando traveling across the globe, following clues in search of a major biblical treasure that could change the destiny of the world. Chuck is an expert in Middle East affairs and issues regarding terrorism. A practicing attorney in Florida, he serves on the national Board of Directors of Secure Community Network, an arm of the Jewish Federations of North America, responsible for protecting all Jewish buildings and people in the United States, and serving as Chair of the Security Committee for the South Palm Beach Jewish Federation. He has twice been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year,” founded a national voter protection program, and is an avid photographer and pianist. “The Sword of David's” hero, Chaim Klein—a fearless Israeli Special Forces officer—has his hands full. After Klein unexpectedly finds the long-lost Ark of the Covenant, he must then search the globe for the Ten Commandments tablets. Klein must also confront and stop a consortium of Islamic states and terrorist organizations who are planning a simultaneous attack that would obliterate dozens of Western cities and Israel. Along the way, he comes across the mystical and awe-inspiring Sword of David. In this nonstop action-packed thriller, which draws on supernatural elements, Klein and his crew visit Ethiopia, London, Paris, Lebanon, and Rome. We also see the terrorists plotting in the West Bank, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Istanbul. The final climactic confrontation between Klein and the terrorists is unexpected and inspirational. In “The Sword of David,” you will meet colorful characters—including Rafsani, the terrorist who trained under the infamous Carlos the Jackal; the Israeli spy Galit who works undercover in Paris under the alias Sister Chloe; Baroness Collins, who has an important position in the UK government as well as being the head of a secret organization long thought to be defunct; a renegade CIA operative; a Palestinian once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize; and the Palestinian's terrorist grandson. Based on the author's painstaking research of biblical artifacts, religion, history, and terrorism, “The Sword of David” feels authentic and current. JONES.SHOW is a weekly podcast featuring host Randall Kenneth Jones (author, speaker & creative communications consultant) and Susan C. Bennett (the original voice of Siri). JONES.SHOW is produced and edited by Kevin Randall Jones. KevinRandallJones.com Charles Lichtman online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/chucklichtman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chucklichtman/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chucklichtmanwriter/ Web: chucklichtman.com JONES.SHOW online: Join us in the Jones.Show Lounge on Facebook Twitter (Randy): https://twitter.com/randallkjones Instagram (Randy): https://www.instagram.com/randallkennethjones/ Facebook (Randy): https://www.facebook.com/mindzoo/ Web: RandallKennethJones.com Follow Randy on Clubhouse Twitter (Susan): https://twitter.com/SiriouslySusan Instagram (Susan): https://www.instagram.com/siriouslysusan/ Facebook (Susan): https://www.facebook.com/siriouslysusan/ Web: SusanCBennett.com Follow Susan on Clubhouse www.Jones.Show

Gospel Spice
How should we understand today's Middle East? | Joel Rosenberg, part 2

Gospel Spice

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 47:54


Episode 110 – In the wake of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, how are we to understand the Middle East today? How should Western Christians approach Israel and all things Jewish? What about Bible prophecy in light of the Jewish state today? Who are the enemies and the allies of the West, and of Israel, in the Middle East today? Stephanie is joined again by Joel Rosenberg, New York Times bestselling author of novels and nonfiction books with nearly 5 million copies in print. This is part 2 of Joel Rosenberg's exclusive interview with Stephanie. Make sure to first listen to part 1, episode 109! An evangelical Christian, dual U.S.-Israeli citizen and global influencer living in Jerusalem, Joel Rosenberg embodies the Gospel Spice mission to inspire you to taste and see that the Lord is good, through an in-depth experience of the cultural flavors of Scripture. Joel is an unmatched storyteller with a contagious passion for Christ and his people. This makes him the ideal Gospel Spice anniversary guest as we celebrate our 2nd anniversary this month! Not to mention, Stephanie has been a fan of his books and political analyses for almost 20 years now. In his latest book, Enemies and Allies, Joel asks, “do recent changes in the Middle East signal peace?” One Arab country after another is signing historic, game-changing peace, trade, investment, and tourism deals with Israel. At the same time, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming a highly dangerous alliance that could threaten the Western powers. Meanwhile, the U.S. is drawing down its military forces in the Mideast and focusing on matters closer to home. Where's it all heading? Enemies and Allies takes readers behind closed doors in the Middle East and introduce them to the very kings and crown princes, presidents and prime ministers who are leading the change. Today, Joel also tells us about his Jewish family and growing up in America, before moving to Israel with his wife Lynn and his four sons in 2014. We talk spices and Jewish flavors – spiritually and literally! Joel takes us on a tour into Jerusalem—its streets, flavors, smells and most importantly, its uniquely global culture today. How is the Jewish Christian church doing today? Make sure to listen to find out! How can we understand what is happening in the Middle East today, from Afghanistan and Tehran to Jerusalem and Amman? Joel Rosenberg joins us to share a sobering truth about our world today: “To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it.” This applies spiritually, but also politically today more than ever, as history has shown. Then we move on to more personal things: how does Joel study Scripture in general, and prophecy in particular? How does his expertise on all things Mideast inform his thriller writing? What should we Christians know about the Middle East today to understand our world? How does our perspective on Israel inform our faith? And, how does prophecy build faith? We talk about expanding our view of God to make Him our delight and glorify Him – a topic near and dear Stephanie's heart, as you might know! How does Joel use his thriller-writing talent to sneak in other topics? Well, you GOT to hear Joel's analogy of the meatloaf smoothie. It's got to do with leveraging our entertainment culture to share the gospel, and it is irresistible. And then, how should Christians view Israel? This is a heavy question with answers ranging from disdain, to ignorance, to idolatry. Joel brings a balanced, discerning view that is sure to inform your approach to all things Jewish—spiritually and yes, politically too. This leads us to a conversation about the famous Abraham accords that normalized relationships between Israel and 4 Muslim nations in 2020: how do these breakthrough accords inform our attitude as Christians today? How about Iran? How about Afghanistan and the role of the US in the Middle East today? MORE ABOUT JOEL ROSENBERG Joel has been profiled by the New York Times, the Washington Times, and the Jerusalem Post and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. As a sought-after speaker, he has addressed audiences at the White House, the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, the Israeli president's residence, the Israeli Knesset, the European Union parliament in Brussels, and business and faith conferences in North America and around the world. Joel became famous in 2002 when writing novels that had the uncanny tendency to become reality. He says, “Before my first political thriller was released, I had never in my life been on national television. Nor had I been on but a few small radio shows. But when The Last Jihad was published in November of 2002, I suddenly found myself interviewed on more than 160 radio and TV programs. Sean Hannity. Rush Limbaugh. Michael Reagan. Fox News. MSNBC. I had the opportunity to talk to more than twenty million people in less than sixty days. The media was intrigued that anyone could have written a novel that opened with a plane hijacked by radical Islamic terrorists flying a kamikaze attack into an American city and then led to a war between the United States and Iraq over terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. They were even more intrigued that I'd begun writing nine months before 9/11 and had finished the book before any of it had ever happened for real. How was this possible? Did I work for the CIA? Did I have some sort of inside information? To each host I would explain how after more than a decade in Washington as a senior advisor to a number of U.S. and Israeli leaders including Steve Forbes, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Natan Sharansky, I had decided to write a political thriller about a War on Terror I was convinced was coming and how such a war might be triggered. I explained the research I had done, and the process I'd gone through of writing a first novel. Such questions only intensified after my second thriller, The Last Days, was published in October 2003. It opened with the death of Yasser Arafat and an American president pushing hard for peace and democracy in the Middle East. Thirteen months after it was published, Arafat died, and two months later President Bush decided to make democracy in the Middle East the centerpiece of his second term agenda. What was particularly odd was that the first few pages of Days put readers inside a U.S. diplomatic convoy heading into Gaza as part of the peace process that would involve an Israeli pullout from Gaza and the West Bank when that convoy was attacked by a massive explosion. Just two weeks before Days hit bookstores, something terrible happened. A U.S. diplomatic convoy heading into Gaza as part of the peace process was suddenly attacked by a massive explosion. Among the readers of his books are Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former President George W. Bush, former CIA Director Porter Goss, former Delta Force Commander General Jerry Boykin, former senior White House advisor Jason Greenblatt, Jordan's King Abdullah II, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Israeli Interior Minister Natan Sharansky, former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, and many other US, Israeli, Arab and other foreign leaders. Joel's latest non-fiction book, “Enemies and Allies,” releases this week and is already poised to become a global bestseller (you can order it here: https://joelrosenberg.com/non-fiction/). Do recent changes in the Middle East signal peace? One Arab country after another is signing historic, game-changing peace, trade, investment, and tourism deals with Israel. At the same time, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming a highly dangerous alliance that could threaten the Western powers. Meanwhile, the U.S. is drawing down its military forces in the Mideast and focusing on matters closer to home. Where's it all heading? Enemies and Allies will take readers behind closed doors in the Middle East and introduce them to the very kings and crown princes, presidents and prime ministers who are leading the change. Make sure to go to and subscribe at Allarab.news and AllIsrael.com for regular updates. For more information, visit joelrosenberg.com and follow Joel on Twitter (@joelcrosenberg) and Facebook (facebook.com/JoelCRosenberg). Support us!

Occupied Thoughts
Nakba, Mob Violence, and Inequality: the Past, Present, & Future of Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Occupied Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 80:19


featuring Hana Amoury (Activist), Orwa Switat, PhD (Urban Planner), & Rami Younis (Director/Writer)with Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP). This past May, Palestinian citizens of Israel took to the streets to demonstrate solidarity with Palestinians under attack in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. As many Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line and in the diaspora spoke of a new Palestinian unity, Palestinian demonstrators inside Israel were met with violence from organized gangs of Israeli Jews, leading to clashes that caused many casualties, including deaths. Israeli police not only failed to protect Palestinian citizens of Israel, but in the aftermath of the protests and clashes, police targeted thousands of Palestinian citizens with arrest. Jewish Israeli politicians incited against them and the mainstream media was flooded with articles warning of the end of “coexistence.”  What really happened in May and what has changed since then? How does the narrative of Palestinian integration into Israel - especially into the Israeli economy - relate to those events and their aftermath? How do Palestinian citizens of Israel see their struggles relating to the struggles of Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem, and elsewhere? Why did Jewish mobs attack Palestinians in some cities - Lyd, Jaffa, Haifa - but not others? And how does the history and present reality of the Nakba shape Palestinian citizenship in Israel?  Original Music by Jalal Yaquoub

Arroe Collins
Kent Babb Releases The Book Across The River

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 10:39


There are two New Orleans: the glamorous party city that tourists see and the day-to-day reality of the heavily segregated Black neighborhoods outside the French Quarter. That more real New Orleans is defined by economic inequality, street violence, drugs, and institutional racism. For the young people born and raised there, it is the land of no opportunity—indeed, many struggle just to survive to adulthood. One of the few paths to success for teenage boys is football, which offers a way out with the promise of college scholarships and the possibility of a lucrative pro career. But it is too easy for even the most talented high school players to get off track when faced with the fraught daily reality of life. It takes a special person to guide these young men away from preordained failure and toward success—and even to keep them alive. In Algiers, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, that person is Edna Karr High School coach Brice Brown. Award-winning sportswriter Kent Babb first told the inspiring story of Brice Brown in the Washington Post. Now, in ACROSS THE RIVER: Life, Death, and Football in an American City (HarperOne; August 10, 2021; $27.99), Babb goes deeper, widening the narrative with intimate portraits of Brown's players, staff, and surroundings in an ever-tested community. Blending aspects of such disparate classics as Friday Night Lights, The Yellow House, and Ghettoside, Babb's accomplished multi-character narrative illuminates many lives and captures the pulse of New Orleans in all its turbulence, complexity, and defiance. Thirty-four-year-old Brice Brown found high school coaching after his own college football career. As Babb's intensive time spent with him begins, Brown has already led Karr's team to three consecutive state championships in Louisiana's ultra-competitive Class 4A division, and he and everyone in the tight-knit program are primed for a historic fourth win. “Communities such as Algiers rely on the sport as an important incentive and a vehicle to teach life skills and teamwork,” Babb observes. “Brown, for his part, uses the game to teach players that they can, and should, leave the West Bank forever. But first they must survive.” To this end, the brainy and idiosyncratic coach is like a foul-mouthed version of a community preacher. Even after practices, he keeps close tabs on his players via cell phone, patrolling their neighborhoods, often giving them (and even their parents) cash from his own pocket for daily essentials. He rides them hard when he sees their attention flagging because of the outside demands their tough existences place on them. Hanging over Brown, and the program, is the death of Karr's former star quarterback, Tollette “Tonka” George, whose shooting near a local gas station remains unsolved. It haunts the community, not least of all the young man's mother and the minor-celebrity NOPD homicide detective assigned to investigate Tonka's murder. Brown is determined to protect the young men on his team from a similar fate. One, who never knew his father and lives on his own while his mother is in prison, is a brooding natural athlete with the weight of the world on his young shoulders. The quarterback pushes against his father's expectations and ambitions, and a wide receiver squanders his middle-class advantages and gets into trouble with the law. One younger teammate manages to win Brown's outwardly hardened heart with his irreverent energy and humor, gaining the fatherly affection of a coach who's usually all-in on football, which often comes at the expense of his own personal life. More often than not, Brown also quietly takes care of his staff, assuming their financial worries or life crises as his own. As the team makes its way through the season and reaches the playoffs, Brown also jockeys behind the scenes to secure places and scholarships for his players at colleges, showing them a path to the future of which they might otherwise be unaware. Meanwhile, Brown repeatedly puts his own future on hold, refusing to pursue career opportunities that would reward his singular talents and passions. As Kent Babb takes readers inside the lives of Brown and his players, he paints an unforgettable portrait of a community mired by relentless violence and pain, but also dedication and love. Featuring eight pages of full-color photos, ACROSS THE RIVER is an arresting testament to the turbulent and tough roots of America's game and its indelible place as a pathway of hope in the lives of so many.

Arroe Collins
Kent Babb Releases The Book Across The River

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 10:39


There are two New Orleans: the glamorous party city that tourists see and the day-to-day reality of the heavily segregated Black neighborhoods outside the French Quarter. That more real New Orleans is defined by economic inequality, street violence, drugs, and institutional racism. For the young people born and raised there, it is the land of no opportunity—indeed, many struggle just to survive to adulthood. One of the few paths to success for teenage boys is football, which offers a way out with the promise of college scholarships and the possibility of a lucrative pro career. But it is too easy for even the most talented high school players to get off track when faced with the fraught daily reality of life. It takes a special person to guide these young men away from preordained failure and toward success—and even to keep them alive. In Algiers, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, that person is Edna Karr High School coach Brice Brown. Award-winning sportswriter Kent Babb first told the inspiring story of Brice Brown in the Washington Post. Now, in ACROSS THE RIVER: Life, Death, and Football in an American City (HarperOne; August 10, 2021; $27.99), Babb goes deeper, widening the narrative with intimate portraits of Brown's players, staff, and surroundings in an ever-tested community. Blending aspects of such disparate classics as Friday Night Lights, The Yellow House, and Ghettoside, Babb's accomplished multi-character narrative illuminates many lives and captures the pulse of New Orleans in all its turbulence, complexity, and defiance. Thirty-four-year-old Brice Brown found high school coaching after his own college football career. As Babb's intensive time spent with him begins, Brown has already led Karr's team to three consecutive state championships in Louisiana's ultra-competitive Class 4A division, and he and everyone in the tight-knit program are primed for a historic fourth win. “Communities such as Algiers rely on the sport as an important incentive and a vehicle to teach life skills and teamwork,” Babb observes. “Brown, for his part, uses the game to teach players that they can, and should, leave the West Bank forever. But first they must survive.” To this end, the brainy and idiosyncratic coach is like a foul-mouthed version of a community preacher. Even after practices, he keeps close tabs on his players via cell phone, patrolling their neighborhoods, often giving them (and even their parents) cash from his own pocket for daily essentials. He rides them hard when he sees their attention flagging because of the outside demands their tough existences place on them. Hanging over Brown, and the program, is the death of Karr's former star quarterback, Tollette “Tonka” George, whose shooting near a local gas station remains unsolved. It haunts the community, not least of all the young man's mother and the minor-celebrity NOPD homicide detective assigned to investigate Tonka's murder. Brown is determined to protect the young men on his team from a similar fate. One, who never knew his father and lives on his own while his mother is in prison, is a brooding natural athlete with the weight of the world on his young shoulders. The quarterback pushes against his father's expectations and ambitions, and a wide receiver squanders his middle-class advantages and gets into trouble with the law. One younger teammate manages to win Brown's outwardly hardened heart with his irreverent energy and humor, gaining the fatherly affection of a coach who's usually all-in on football, which often comes at the expense of his own personal life. More often than not, Brown also quietly takes care of his staff, assuming their financial worries or life crises as his own. As the team makes its way through the season and reaches the playoffs, Brown also jockeys behind the scenes to secure places and scholarships for his players at colleges, showing them a path to the future of which they might otherwise be unaware. Meanwhile, Brown repeatedly puts his own future on hold, refusing to pursue career opportunities that would reward his singular talents and passions. As Kent Babb takes readers inside the lives of Brown and his players, he paints an unforgettable portrait of a community mired by relentless violence and pain, but also dedication and love. Featuring eight pages of full-color photos, ACROSS THE RIVER is an arresting testament to the turbulent and tough roots of America's game and its indelible place as a pathway of hope in the lives of so many.

Arroe Collins
Kent Babb Releases The Book Across The River

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 10:39


There are two New Orleans: the glamorous party city that tourists see and the day-to-day reality of the heavily segregated Black neighborhoods outside the French Quarter. That more real New Orleans is defined by economic inequality, street violence, drugs, and institutional racism. For the young people born and raised there, it is the land of no opportunity—indeed, many struggle just to survive to adulthood. One of the few paths to success for teenage boys is football, which offers a way out with the promise of college scholarships and the possibility of a lucrative pro career. But it is too easy for even the most talented high school players to get off track when faced with the fraught daily reality of life. It takes a special person to guide these young men away from preordained failure and toward success—and even to keep them alive. In Algiers, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, that person is Edna Karr High School coach Brice Brown. Award-winning sportswriter Kent Babb first told the inspiring story of Brice Brown in the Washington Post. Now, in ACROSS THE RIVER: Life, Death, and Football in an American City (HarperOne; August 10, 2021; $27.99), Babb goes deeper, widening the narrative with intimate portraits of Brown's players, staff, and surroundings in an ever-tested community. Blending aspects of such disparate classics as Friday Night Lights, The Yellow House, and Ghettoside, Babb's accomplished multi-character narrative illuminates many lives and captures the pulse of New Orleans in all its turbulence, complexity, and defiance. Thirty-four-year-old Brice Brown found high school coaching after his own college football career. As Babb's intensive time spent with him begins, Brown has already led Karr's team to three consecutive state championships in Louisiana's ultra-competitive Class 4A division, and he and everyone in the tight-knit program are primed for a historic fourth win. “Communities such as Algiers rely on the sport as an important incentive and a vehicle to teach life skills and teamwork,” Babb observes. “Brown, for his part, uses the game to teach players that they can, and should, leave the West Bank forever. But first they must survive.” To this end, the brainy and idiosyncratic coach is like a foul-mouthed version of a community preacher. Even after practices, he keeps close tabs on his players via cell phone, patrolling their neighborhoods, often giving them (and even their parents) cash from his own pocket for daily essentials. He rides them hard when he sees their attention flagging because of the outside demands their tough existences place on them. Hanging over Brown, and the program, is the death of Karr's former star quarterback, Tollette “Tonka” George, whose shooting near a local gas station remains unsolved. It haunts the community, not least of all the young man's mother and the minor-celebrity NOPD homicide detective assigned to investigate Tonka's murder. Brown is determined to protect the young men on his team from a similar fate. One, who never knew his father and lives on his own while his mother is in prison, is a brooding natural athlete with the weight of the world on his young shoulders. The quarterback pushes against his father's expectations and ambitions, and a wide receiver squanders his middle-class advantages and gets into trouble with the law. One younger teammate manages to win Brown's outwardly hardened heart with his irreverent energy and humor, gaining the fatherly affection of a coach who's usually all-in on football, which often comes at the expense of his own personal life. More often than not, Brown also quietly takes care of his staff, assuming their financial worries or life crises as his own. As the team makes its way through the season and reaches the playoffs, Brown also jockeys behind the scenes to secure places and scholarships for his players at colleges, showing them a path to the future of which they might otherwise be unaware. Meanwhile, Brown repeatedly puts his own future on hold, refusing to pursue career opportunities that would reward his singular talents and passions. As Kent Babb takes readers inside the lives of Brown and his players, he paints an unforgettable portrait of a community mired by relentless violence and pain, but also dedication and love. Featuring eight pages of full-color photos, ACROSS THE RIVER is an arresting testament to the turbulent and tough roots of America's game and its indelible place as a pathway of hope in the lives of so many.

Gospel Spice
What is happening in the Middle East today? | with Joel Rosenberg

Gospel Spice

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 53:12


Episode 109 – With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 barely behind us, how are we to understand the Middle East today? How should Western Christians approach Israel and all things Jewish? What about Bible prophecy in light of the Jewish state today? Who are the enemies and the allies of the West, and of Israel, in the Middle East today? Stephanie is joined by Joel Rosenberg, New York Times bestselling author of novels and nonfiction books with nearly 5 million copies in print, to celebrate our 2nd anniversary this month. Their conversation was so fascinating that we will publish it in two episodes this week (episode 109, this one, and episode 110 on September 15, 2021). An evangelical Christian, dual U.S.-Israeli citizen and global influencer living in Jerusalem, Joel Rosenberg embodies the Gospel Spice mission to inspire you to taste and see that the Lord is good, through an in-depth experience of the cultural flavors of Scripture. Joel is an unmatched storyteller with a contagious passion for Christ and his people. This makes him the ideal Gospel Spice anniversary guest! Not to mention, Stephanie has been a fan of his books and political analyses for almost 20 years now. In his latest book, Enemies and Allies, Joel asks, “do recent changes in the Middle East signal peace?” One Arab country after another is signing historic, game-changing peace, trade, investment, and tourism deals with Israel. At the same time, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming a highly dangerous alliance that could threaten the Western powers. Meanwhile, the U.S. is drawing down its military forces in the Mideast and focusing on matters closer to home. Where's it all heading? Enemies and Allies takes readers behind closed doors in the Middle East and introduce them to the very kings and crown princes, presidents and prime ministers who are leading the change. Today, Joel also tells us about his Jewish family and growing up in America, before moving to Israel with his wife Lynn and his four sons in 2014. We talk spices and Jewish flavors – spiritually and literally! Joel takes us on a tour into Jerusalem—its streets, flavors, smells and most importantly, its uniquely global culture today. How is the Jewish Christian church doing today? Make sure to listen to find out! How can we understand what is happening in the Middle East today, from Afghanistan and Tehran to Jerusalem and Amman? Joel Rosenberg joins us to share a sobering truth about our world today: “To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it.” This applies spiritually, but also politically today more than ever, as history has shown. Then we move on to more personal things: how does Joel study Scripture in general, and prophecy in particular? How does his expertise on all things Mideast inform his thriller writing? What should we Christians know about the Middle East today to understand our world? How does our perspective on Israel inform our faith? And, how does prophecy build faith? We talk about expanding our view of God to make Him our delight and glorify Him – a topic near and dear Stephanie's heart, as you might know! How does Joel use his thriller-writing talent to sneak in other topics? Well, you GOT to hear Joel's analogy of the meatloaf smoothie. It's got to do with leveraging our entertainment culture to share the gospel, and it is irresistible. And then, how should Christians view Israel? This is a heavy question with answers ranging from disdain, to ignorance, to idolatry. Joel brings a balanced, discerning view that is sure to inform your approach to all things Jewish—spiritually and yes, politically too. This leads us to a conversation about the famous Abraham accords that normalized relationships between Israel and 4 Muslim nations in 2020: how do these breakthrough accords inform our attitude as Christians today? How about Iran? How about Afghanistan and the role of the US in the Middle East today? MORE ABOUT JOEL ROSENBERG Joel has been profiled by the New York Times, the Washington Times, and the Jerusalem Post and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. As a sought-after speaker, he has addressed audiences at the White House, the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, the Israeli president's residence, the Israeli Knesset, the European Union parliament in Brussels, and business and faith conferences in North America and around the world. Joel became famous in 2002 when writing novels that had the uncanny tendency to become reality. He says, “Before my first political thriller was released, I had never in my life been on national television. Nor had I been on but a few small radio shows. But when The Last Jihad was published in November of 2002, I suddenly found myself interviewed on more than 160 radio and TV programs. Sean Hannity. Rush Limbaugh. Michael Reagan. Fox News. MSNBC. I had the opportunity to talk to more than twenty million people in less than sixty days. The media was intrigued that anyone could have written a novel that opened with a plane hijacked by radical Islamic terrorists flying a kamikaze attack into an American city and then led to a war between the United States and Iraq over terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. They were even more intrigued that I'd begun writing nine months before 9/11 and had finished the book before any of it had ever happened for real. How was this possible? Did I work for the CIA? Did I have some sort of inside information? To each host I would explain how after more than a decade in Washington as a senior advisor to a number of U.S. and Israeli leaders including Steve Forbes, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Natan Sharansky, I had decided to write a political thriller about a War on Terror I was convinced was coming and how such a war might be triggered. I explained the research I had done, and the process I'd gone through of writing a first novel. Such questions only intensified after my second thriller, The Last Days, was published in October 2003. It opened with the death of Yasser Arafat and an American president pushing hard for peace and democracy in the Middle East. Thirteen months after it was published, Arafat died, and two months later President Bush decided to make democracy in the Middle East the centerpiece of his second term agenda. What was particularly odd was that the first few pages of Days put readers inside a U.S. diplomatic convoy heading into Gaza as part of the peace process that would involve an Israeli pullout from Gaza and the West Bank when that convoy was attacked by a massive explosion. Just two weeks before Days hit bookstores, something terrible happened. A U.S. diplomatic convoy heading into Gaza as part of the peace process was suddenly attacked by a massive explosion. Among the readers of his books are Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former President George W. Bush, former CIA Director Porter Goss, former Delta Force Commander General Jerry Boykin, former senior White House advisor Jason Greenblatt, Jordan's King Abdullah II, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Israeli Interior Minister Natan Sharansky, former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, and many other US, Israeli, Arab and other foreign leaders. Joel's latest non-fiction book, “Enemies and Allies,” releases this week and is already poised to become a global bestseller (you can order it here: https://joelrosenberg.com/non-fiction/). Do recent changes in the Middle East signal peace? One Arab country after another is signing historic, game-changing peace, trade, investment, and tourism deals with Israel. At the same time, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming a highly dangerous alliance that could threaten the Western powers. Meanwhile, the U.S. is drawing down its military forces in the Mideast and focusing on matters closer to home. Where's it all heading? Enemies and Allies will take readers behind closed doors in the Middle East and introduce them to the very kings and crown princes, presidents and prime ministers who are leading the change. Make sure to go to and subscribe at Allarab.news and AllIsrael.com for regular updates. For more information, visit joelrosenberg.com and follow Joel on Twitter (@joelcrosenberg) and Facebook (facebook.com/JoelCRosenberg). Support us!

Occupied Thoughts
Palestinian Protests and the Future of the Palestinian Struggle

Occupied Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 74:58


Since the Palestinian Authority's killing of political activist Nizar Banat in June, Palestinians have been holding protests in Ramallah and other parts of the West Bank. The PA has responded with tear gas, stun grenades, and harassment of human rights defenders and journalists, in what has been described as a “concerted crackdown on freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest.” In recent weeks, dozens of protesters – including prominent human rights activists – were detained by PA security forces. While the detainees have since been released, the crackdown highlights the Palestinian leadership's diminishing tolerance for dissent as well as a deeper crisis of legitimacy. What's behind these latest protests as well as the PA's crackdown against them? What is the relationship between the protests in Ramallah and recent Palestinian popular political mobilizations in Gaza, Jerusalem, and inside the Green Line? And what do these Palestinian initiatives mean for the overarching struggle against ongoing Israeli occupation and dispossession?

The Bitter Truth with Abe Abdelhadi
I Heart Hamas. Jennifer Jajeh discusses show biz and the apartheid regime that the U.S. can't quit

The Bitter Truth with Abe Abdelhadi

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 52:19


Actress, writer and activist, Jennifer Jajeh, joins us to discuss show biz in the age of Israeli apartheid and how, even in the U.S., free speech isn't quite free. We get into her one woman show, I Heart Hamas, and her time living in the West Bank during the first Intifada. Jajeh is a Palestinian-American actress, comedian and writer from San Francisco, California. She received a bachelor's degree in History and Philosophy from UCLA and received her actor's training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. She toured her one woman play, I Heart Hamas, for over five years in the U.S. Europe and the Mid-East. Support the show through https://thebittertruth.info/merch to get fun stuff or visit https://www.patreon.com/thebittertruth  

PeaceCast
#205: MachsomWatch

PeaceCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 28:15


MachsomWatch was founded in 2001, when three Jewish women from Jerusalem first saw a military checkpoint in the West Bank. Today, it is comprised of some 200 Israeli women, all volunteers, who have taken it upon themselves to bear witness to the occupation, and advocate for Palestinian human rights. We spoke with two of them, Aviva Hay and Anat Tueg.  MachsomWatch's web site: https://machsomwatch.org/en MachsomWatch's virtual photo exhibition: https://www.haaretz.com/haaretz-labels/INTERACTIVE-1.10140478 Write to us: onir@peacenow.org    

EveryDay Voices
Episode 12: An Incomplete Homecoming

EveryDay Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 42:46


On this special episode of EveryDay Voices, Andrew Hirsh interviews his co-host, Ezzeldeen Masri, who just returned from a journey to the West Bank—his first visit in six years. They discussed what has changed in the region since Ezz's last trip, how it felt to be in Palestine yet unable to see his home in Gaza, what our regional partners at Zimam are achieving on the ground, what gives him hope, and more. You can find and subscribe to the show by searching for EveryDay Voices on Apple, Spotify, and SoundCloud, or by visiting onevoicemovement.org/everydayvoices. This show is part of our international programming, OneVoice Connect, and if you'd like to learn more about this work, and how we can help your community engage in constructive discourse and action around the conflict, visit onevoicemovement.org/program. Written and recorded by Ezz Masri and Andrew Hirsh Edited by Andrew Hirsh Music: Kalte Ohren (septahelix remix) by septahelix (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/septahelix/59527 Ft: starfrosch Image courtesy of Ezzeldeen Masri

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
Are Israel and Palestine really working things out?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 6:07


Israel's defence minister and deputy prime minister, Benny Gantz, paid a visit to the West Bank, marking Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas's first official meeting with a senior Israeli politician in more than a decade. Andrew Mueller explains how this appears to be more than it really is. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

On the Issues with Alon Ben-Meir
On The Issues Episode 79: Daniel Bar-Tal

On the Issues with Alon Ben-Meir

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 55:15


I am happy to have back on the podcast Dr. Daniel Bar-Tal, Professor Emeritus at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University. Dr. Bar-Tal is a noted psychologist, who since the early eighties has focused on political psychology and the study of the socio-psychological foundations of intractable conflicts and peacebuilding, including reconciliation. In this episode, we discuss the concept of an Israeli-Palestinian confederation, including the current status quo, mitigating the entrenched psychological perspectives among both Israelis and Palestinians, the ongoing occupation and its effects, and what forces or political changes would need to be seen on every side in order to create an environment where peace is possible. Full bio: Dr. Daniel Bar-Tal is Professor Emeritus at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University. Dr. Bar-Tal received his graduate training in social psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed his doctoral thesis in 1974. He previously served as a Director of the Walter Lebach Research Institute for Jewish-Arab Coexistence through Education, Tel Aviv University and as President of the International Society of Political Psychology, and was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Palestine Israel Journal. He has won numerous awards, including the Alexander George Award of the International Society of Political Psychology, Nevitt Sanford Award of the International Society of Political Psychology, and Morton Deutsch Conflict Resolution Award of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence. He was awarded the Golestan Fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2000-2001, and in 2013 received honorary membership in the Polish Society of Social Psychology. Since the early eighties his interest has shifted to political psychology and the study of the socio-psychological foundations of intractable conflicts and peace building, including reconciliation. In the latter area, he studied the evolvement of the socio-psychological infrastructure in times of intractable conflict that consists of shared societal beliefs of ethos of conflict, collective memory, and emotional collective orientations. He also studied socio-psychological barriers to peacemaking and ways to overcome them, and acquisition of the conflict repertoire by children and adolescents. Within this scope of studies he developed with his collaborators theoretical frameworks for concepts like siege mentality, intractable conflict, delegitimization, collective victimhood, socio-psychological infrastructure, culture of conflict, effects of lasting occupation, barriers to peace making, construction and struggle over conflict supporting narratives, acquisition of intergroup psychological repertoire, early development of the ethos of conflict, transitional context, collective identity, and peace education, among many others. He has published a number of books on the subject, and has co-edited a wide variety of volumes, and in addition has published over two hundred articles and chapters in major journals, books and encyclopedias. Through the years he has lectured widely on his work, and worked as Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University, Brandeis University, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, University of Muenster, University of Maryland College Park, Polish Academy of Science, University of Palermo, and Australian National University. He retired in 2015 and decided to devote his second career to political activism. He founded a peace movement Save Israel-Stop the Occupation with the goal to end the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and establish the Palestinian state. SISO's website can be found here: www.siso.org.il/

The Bitter Truth with Abe Abdelhadi
Stolen Fully Furnished. Miko Peled talks about the ongoing assault on Palestinians by Israel.

The Bitter Truth with Abe Abdelhadi

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 39:04


Activist, author, speaker and friend of the show, Miko Peled (https://www.patreon.com/mikopeled) Joins us to discuss the ongoing land grab and slaughter of Palestinians by Israel. The so-called ceasefire made the American media go to sleep, not the IDF. He details the illegal arrests and the bulldozing of Palestinian homes inside the State of Israel as well as bombing Gaza and stolen homes in the West Bank. Is Israel a true democracy or merely another Mideast theocracy, not unlike Saudi Arabia, proving yet again that we can't reform apartheid? Peled is a renowned activist for Palestinian rights and the author of the General's Son and Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five. Support the show through https://thebittertruth.info/merch to get fun stuff or visit https://www.patreon.com/thebittertruth

Daily News Brief by TRT World
Monday, August 30, 2021

Daily News Brief by TRT World

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 2:21


Multiple rockets hit near Kabul airport as US and its allies rush evacuations, and Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Man City hearts. *) Rockets fired at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport US anti-missile defences have intercepted as many as five rockets fired at Kabul's airport with no casualties reported. The US is rushing to end its longest war and evacuate remaining citizens and at-risk Afghans before Tuesday's deadline. The mission became more dangerous after a Daesh-K suicide attack on Thursday killed 170 Afghans and 13 US troops at the airport. On Sunday, the US said its second drone strike in a week blew up “multiple suicide bombers” from Daesh-K. An Afghan official said three children were killed in the strike. *) Ida downs New Orleans power on deadly path through Louisiana Hurricane Ida has knocked out power to all of New Orleans and inundated coastal Louisiana communities on a deadly path through the Gulf Coast. Forecasters warned of flash floods and life-threatening storm surge as Ida continued its rampage Monday through Louisiana and Mississippi. Ida has already been blamed for at least one death in Louisiana. *) Scores killed in Houthi strikes on Yemen base, spokesman says At least 30 soldiers have been killed and 60 wounded on Sunday in air strikes on a Saudi-led coalition military base in southwest Yemen. The Houthis carried out several attacks using armed drones and ballistic missiles on al Anad military base, a southern forces spokesperson said. Saudi Arabia became involved in Yemen's war in 2015 to quash a Houthi uprising. The ensuing conflict caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis. *) Palestinian president, Israeli defence minister hold rare talks Israel's defence minister has held talks with the Palestinian president in Ramallah, the first high-level meeting between the two sides in years. Sunday's meeting between Benny Gantz and Mahmoud Abbas signalled a possible shift after limited communication between the Palestinian Authority and Israeli leaders in recent years. Gantz's office said he told Abbas that Israel will take new measures to strengthen Palestine's economy. A Palestinian official said the leaders discussed possible steps, including demands for a halt in Israeli military operations in the occupied West Bank. *)City fans disappointed as Ronaldo returns to Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be back at Manchester United, breaking hearts at Man City after rumours fuelled hopes that the Portuguese star would pick them. United agreed to a deal with Juventus on Friday to bring Ronaldo back to the club where he spent six seasons, winning eight major trophies plus his first Ballon d'Or. News of Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford has sent the United support into a frenzy of excitement.

Sulha (formerly The Great Debate)
20 Questions | A Palestinian and Israeli speak w/ Rafi & Malkon #03

Sulha (formerly The Great Debate)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 134:44


Welcome everyone to 20 questions where Malkon a Palestinian & Rafi an Israeli both living in Jerusalem will ask each other a series of questions about solutions and the future of the land. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬★ MEET OUR GUESTS ★▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Rafi Gassel is a Jewish Israeli who lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three children. He works in Biotechnology dealing with DNA Sequencing and Diagnostics. He is also a peace activist who promotes a rational approach to dealing with the conflict incorporating novel approaches such as mutual recognition of indigenous rights and a federal state in Israel and Palestine. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Malkon Marizian is an Armenian Palestinian living in Jerusalem. He has a BA in psychology and an MA in Human Rights. He volunteers for Musalaha, a non-profit organization that works towards reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians based on the Biblical principles of peace, justice, and love. He has also given a Discovery Talk for Birthright Armenia, comparing and contrasting the historic experience of the people that form his identity.Get in touch with Malkon:malkon.marizian@gmail.com▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Sulha Socialshttps://linktr.ee/theSulha▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Adar's Socialshttps://linktr.ee/adarw▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Support the ShowPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/sulhaPayPal: https://paypal.me/AdarW?locale.x=en_USBTC: 3DBp9R2imyuiyXkFZfLG9KsjRUJQYdfTDRETH (ERC20): 0x63B21a81b1122e22C074b83C7BfbF32a32620B16▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Huge shoutout to our Patreon Champion & Legendary members:- SpeedyWeedy - www.myspeedyweedy.com - Rajia

Rethinking Palestine
US Military Aid to Israel with Nadya Tannous

Rethinking Palestine

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 33:37


Nadya Tannous joins host Yara Hawari to discuss US military aid to Israel and its vital role in sustaining the colonial project in Palestine as well as in shaping US's imperial and capitalist interests in the Middle East.Support the show (https://al-shabaka.org/donate)

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #154: The War State Spins Lies to Exploit Tragedy at Kabul Airport

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 65:37


Connor Freeman – writer at the Libertarian Institute – returns to the show to discuss the dual suicide bombing at the Kabul airport. As of the recording, at least 60 Afghans and 13 American soldiers were killed in the blasts. ISIS-K – a group of mostly non-Afghans that have pledged loyalty to the Islamic State – claimed credit for the attack, which came after several terrorism alerts from US and Taliban officials in recent days.  In response to the bombing, American hawks have exploited the tragedy by spinning lies about the situation in Afghanistan, many claiming Washington could easily take Kabul under control with a few soldiers. Others have suggested that America commit war crimes and wipe Afghan cities off the map in response, often conflating the Taliban with ISIS-K. Kyle and Connor debunk the most popular myths being pushed.  Connor breaks down how Israel is terrorizing the Palestinians. In the West Bank, Tel Aviv is increasing the use of night raids, seeing IDF soldiers storm refugee camps in the middle of the night. Israeli forces have responded to Palestinian opposition to the raids with increased violence. During a recent raid, Israeli forces murdered a Palestinian teenager.  Kyle and Connor update ongoing protests in Gaza. The situation for Palestinians in the blockaded enclave is even worse as IDF snipers recently opened fire on demonstrators, injuring over 40 people, including 24 children. A Palestinian gunman shot one of the snipers in the head. In response, Israel has bombed Gaza City.  Along with bombing Palestinians, Israel has also been targeting Syria. While Syria and Russia have announced they would attempt to prevent the strikes, Israel has so far been undeterred. The strikes add to the instability in the region that could be exacerbated as Israel pushes Biden to leave the JCPOA. Connor explains how Israel's reckless bombing is driving tensions in the Middle East. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Conflicts of Interest
The War State Spins Lies to Exploit Tragedy at Kabul Airport

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 65:37


Connor Freeman – writer at the Libertarian Institute – returns to the show to discuss the dual suicide bombing at the Kabul airport. As of the recording, at least 60 Afghans and 13 American soldiers were killed in the blasts. ISIS-K – a group of mostly non-Afghans that have pledged loyalty to the Islamic State – claimed credit for the attack, which came after several terrorism alerts from US and Taliban officials in recent days.  In response to the bombing, American hawks have exploited the tragedy by spinning lies about the situation in Afghanistan, many claiming Washington could easily take Kabul under control with a few soldiers. Others have suggested that America commit war crimes and wipe Afghan cities off the map in response, often conflating the Taliban with ISIS-K. Kyle and Connor debunk the most popular myths being pushed.  Connor breaks down how Israel is terrorizing the Palestinians. In the West Bank, Tel Aviv is increasing the use of night raids, seeing IDF soldiers storm refugee camps in the middle of the night. Israeli forces have responded to Palesitnian opposition to the raids with increased violence. During a recent raid, Israeli forces murdered a Palestinian teenager.  Kyle and Connor update ongoing protests in Gaza. The situation for Palestinians in the blockaded enclave is even worse as IDF snipers recently opened fire on demonstrators, injuring over 40 people, including 24 children. A Palestinian gunman shot one of the snipers in the head. In response, Israel has bombed Gaza City.  Along with bombing Palestinians, Israel has also been targeting Syria. While Syria and Russia have announced they would attempt to prevent the strikes, Israel has so far been undeterred. The strikes add to the instability in the region that could be exacerbated as Israel pushes Biden to leave the JCPOA. Connor explains how Israel's reckless bombing is driving tensions in the Middle East. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

The Daily Poem
Naomi Shihab Nye's "Fundamentalism"

The Daily Poem

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 7:23


Naomi Shihab Nye (Arabic: نعومي شهاب ناي‎; born March 12, 1952) is a poet, songwriter, and novelist. She was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother. She began composing her first poem at the age of six and has published or contributed to over 30 volumes. Her works include poetry, young-adult fiction, picture books, and novels.[1] Although she calls herself a "wandering poet", she refers to San Antonio as her home. She says a visit to her grandmother in the West Bank village of Sinjil was a life-changing experience. Nye received the 2013 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature in honor of her entire body of work as a writer,[2] and in 2019 the Poetry Foundation designated her the Young People's Poet Laureate for the 2019–21 term.[3]Bio via Wikipedia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sulha (formerly The Great Debate)
Standing Up #21: Speaking with Corey Gil-Shuster from The Ask Project

Sulha (formerly The Great Debate)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 100:29


Corey Gil-Shuster is the creator of the Ask an Israeli/Ask a Palestinian Project. The project collects questions from people around the world that Israelis and Palestinians answer. All answers are included unedited for content. The project started in 2012 and has around 1000 videos to date. Corey grew up in Canada and has lived in Israel for over 20 years. He has an MA in conflict studies from Ottawa University. He is currently the director of the International MA Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation at Tel Aviv University.Get in touch with Coreywww.youtube.com/coreygilshuster ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Sulha Socialshttps://linktr.ee/theSulha▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Adar's Socialshttps://linktr.ee/adarw▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Support the ShowPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/sulhaPayPal: https://paypal.me/AdarW?locale.x=en_USBTC: 3DBp9R2imyuiyXkFZfLG9KsjRUJQYdfTDRETH (ERC20): 0x63B21a81b1122e22C074b83C7BfbF32a32620B16▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Huge shoutout to our Patreon Champion & Legendary members:- SpeedyWeedy - www.myspeedyweedy.com - Rajia

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #151: Hawks’ Boast of Obsessive Anti-China Paranoia as Basis for Policy

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 42:59


On COI #151, Kyle Anzalone explains how Biden's China policy is being formed by officials who boast about being Sino-paranoid. Biden's new Air Force Secretary said he was “obsessed” with China and was hoping to “scare” the CCP. The delusions of key Biden officials is creating an increasingly anti-American bond between Russia and China. The two nuclear superpowers recently demonstrated their growing ties with a round of joint war games.  Kyle breaks down the ongoing disorder at the Kabul Airport. US officials have suggested the Taliban is complying with the US effort to evacuate Americans. However, Western media has reported Taliban actions are making it impossible for Americans to reach the airport. The US has signaled ambitious goals to evacuate tens of thousands in the coming days, but have only evacuated a few thousand successfully to date.  Kyle updates Israel's occupation of Palestine. Tel Aviv recently seized 23 tonnes of chocolate en route to Gaza, depriving the people of an unusual luxury. Israel is planning to construct over 2,000 new settler homes in the West Bank. In a surprise move, the State Department condemned the announcement.  Kyle discusses Iran's civilian nuclear energy program. The US recently warned Iran against advancing its program after designing an uranium metal plate. The plate is for the Tehran Research Reactor, built for Iran by the US in the 1960s. Washington – which has a massive nuclear arsenal – continues to point the finger at Iran for producing energy and medicine with its nuclear program.  Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Two Nice Jewish Boys
#254 - The Jew Who Studied In An Islamic College (Avi Shalev)

Two Nice Jewish Boys

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 56:52


Check out our NEW merch store! www.2njb.com/merch *** For so many, the Arab-Israeli World is a mystery. Even in Israel, where we live side by side with Arab-Israelis, it's a foreign culture to us non-Arabs. We read about it in the news, we see it depicted in movies and television and we hear it talked about endlessly. But we don't really know what it's like. Probably the only part of their culture some of us know fairly well is Arab food - Shawarma, Knaffeh, Msabaha, the list goes on and on. It's a good list too. But other parts of the culture are alien to us. For example, what is it like to study in an Arab academic institution? Well, our guest today might just have some insight. Avi Shalev served in Military Intelligence and the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip for 24 years. And then, he had what some might call a crazy idea. He wanted to obtain a teaching certificate in order to teach Arabic in schools and he decided to do it in Al Qasemi College, a Sufi Muslim academic institution in Baqa al-Gharbiyye, an Arab village along the border with the West Bank. Avi wanted to cross the imaginary lines that divide Jewish and Arab Israelis and try to understand what life is like on the other side. Avi documented his experiences in his new book Al Qasemi Journal, or Yoman Al Qasemi in Hebrew and he joins us today to share his experience. We are thrilled to have Avi Shalev on the podcast today. "The Al-Qassemi Diaries" on Headstart: https://headstart.co.il/project/64485

Conflicts of Interest
Hawks' Boast of Obsessive Anti-China Paranoia as Basis for Policy

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 42:59


On COI #151, Kyle Anzalone explains how Biden's China policy is being formed by officials who boast about being Sino-paranoid. Biden's new Air Force Secretary said he was “obsessed” with China and was hoping to “scare” the CCP. The delusions of key Biden officials is creating an increasingly anti-American bond between Russia and China. The two nuclear superpowers recently demonstrated their growing ties with a round of joint war games.  Kyle breaks down the ongoing disorder at the Kabul Airport. US officials have suggested the Taliban is complying with the US effort to evacuate Americans. However, Western media has reported Taliban actions are making it impossible for Americans to reach the airport. The US has signaled ambitious goals to evacuate tens of thousands in the coming days, but have only evacuated a few thousand successfully to date.  Kyle updates Israel's occupation of Palestine. Tel Aviv recently seized 23 tonnes of chocolate en route to Gaza, depriving the people of an unusual luxury. Israel is planning to construct over 2,000 new settler homes in the West Bank. In a surprise move, the State Department condemned the announcement.  Kyle discusses Iran's civilian nuclear energy program. The US recently warned Iran against advancing its program after designing an uranium metal plate. The plate is for the Tehran Research Reactor, built for Iran by the US in the 1960s. Washington – which has a massive nuclear arsenal – continues to point the finger at Iran for producing energy and medicine with its nuclear program.  Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD  

Axios Today
Biden defends his decisions on Afghanistan

Axios Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 11:12


President Biden addressed the nation yesterday about the situation in Afghanistan, after the Taliban seized control and declared that “the war is over.” The Pentagon estimates approximately 6,000 U.S. troops will assist with the evacuation of American personnel in Afghanistan. Plus, a new kind of back-to-school. And, understanding plans for new construction in the occupied West Bank. Guests: LA Times' Melissa Gomez, Axios' Hans Nichols and Barak Ravid. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Go deeper: Afghanistan falls Israel to approve new construction in West Bank for both settlers and Palestinians Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Balagan
Ice cream, the BDS movement and Populism with Jeff Becker

Balagan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 32:41


A tale of Ice cream and strong hypocrisy – What is going on with Ben & Jerry's decision around the West Bank and who benefits from it?

Big Questions with Cal Fussman
Ben & Jerry: The Mission Of Ice Cream

Big Questions with Cal Fussman

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 50:06


Cal goes into his archives to listen to a conversation he had with Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield about their early years as friends and business partners in Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. He remembers the conversation being filled with funny stories and the power of ice cream to bring people together, which seems at odds with the recent decision of the company and its parent to boycott the West Bank in protest of Israeli treatment of Palestinians. The friction created by the boycott leaves Cal wondering if there's a wiser way to allow ice cream to work its magic.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
Conflicts of Interest #143: Corporate Press Covers for Israel as It Murders Palestinians By Choice

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 59:29


On COI #143, Kyle and Will break down the latest quarterly report from the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), which paints a bleak picture for the country as the US' 20-year war and occupation finally appear to be winding down. A major Taliban offensive over the spring and summer has put around half of Afghanistan's districts under the militant group's control, sending civilian casualties to record levels for the period between May and June. Despite being propped up by American largesse for nearly two decades straight, the Afghan military has been woefully unprepared to meet the ongoing assault. Washington has imposed two rounds of sanctions on Cuban officials on allegations they worked to "suppress" recent anti-government protests, part of a growing pressure campaign on Havana by the Biden administration, which has vowed additional penalties in the future. With the sanctions largely symbolic so far, it's unclear whether Biden is looking to seriously take on the regime, or merely to score a short-lived domestic PR win. Israeli forces shot four Palestinians dead in the occupied West Bank last week, including a 12-year-old boy. Another victim – all were civilians – was murdered in cold blood during the child's funeral, where IDF troops deployed to terrorize mourners. Kyle and Will discuss the extreme state violence Palestinians are forced to tolerate on a daily basis, and Washington's role in ensuring it never stops. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Without A Country
Ep. 80: Go Wash Your Lover's Hair

Without A Country

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 120:41


Comedians Corinne Fisher and Shayne Smith discuss Ben & Jerry's leaving the West Bank, a Girl Boss stomping a “Back the Blue” sign, soft boys who want to be held, and so much more! Air Date: 7/20/21 **PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW ON iTUNES & SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL** WHERE YOU CAN ANNOY US:Corinne Fisher: @PhilanthropyGalShayne Smith: @ShaydozerProducer: Alec AlaggioEngineer: Natalie DeCiccoResearch Assistant: Sami WeisbandSpecial Thanks: @GaSDigitalSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Daily Zeitgeist
Zeit67-530Trend 7/19: Ben & Jerry's, Stephen A. Smith, American Academy of Pediatrics, Geraldo Rivera, English FA, Keldon Johnson, Anti-Sex Beds

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 22:35


In this edition of Zeit67-530Trend, Jack and Miles discuss Ben & Jerry's decision to stop sales in West Bank settlements, Stephen A. Smith being wrong for a living, the AAP recommending masks for everyone 2 and up, Geraldo Rivera making sense?!?!?, the English FA cracking down on racial abuse, Keldon Johnson's breakout performance for Team USA, and 'Anti-Sex' beds in the Olympic Village? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Democracy Now! Audio
Democracy Now! 2021-07-08 Thursday

Democracy Now! Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 59:00


Haiti declares a state of siege after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse; As the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan nears completion, the Taliban is escalating its offensive by seizing more districts; Why the Palestinian Authority is cracking down on Palestinian demonstrators in the occupied West Bank. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe