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Jul 8, 2020, 9:21 AM
Palme, Rabin and the Murderers of Hope
”Satans Mördare!” Damn Killers! Are perhaps the most famous words of the Social Democratic Prime Minister of Sweden, Olof Palme. He was talking about the Franco dictatorship in Spain that was executing anti-fascist rebels by firing squad. It was...
Jun 3, 2020, 6:50 PM
Its About Race, Stupid
”Its obviously not about race” Sam Harris said in his podcast a few weeks ago, talking about the root causes of the Trump phenomenon. Now Sam Harris is a brilliant thinker in many ways, but here he shows the...
May 1, 2020, 9:40 AM
Pitfalls and Promise in National Myths
That internet troll that is the prime minister’s son had his own pearls to give about the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony that takes place every year on Israel’s Memorial Day. “We have one day in a year to...
Apr 26, 2020, 12:48 PM
Fossil Fuel Free Futures
When the Oil Era Ends What if all the fossil fuels stopped being used? All of a sudden the taps were switched off in the oil rigs, the gas rigs and coal mines would grind to a halt. There would...
Mar 31, 2020, 10:30 AM
We Need to Talk About Religion
A biblical pandemic stalks the earth and swarms of locusts are working their way through parts of Africa and Asia. Perhaps now is the time to pray and take comfort in religion. Perhaps. When religion is used in this...
Mar 2, 2020, 12:28 AM
Keep Looking Left, the Right Has Nothing for Us
Tomorrow is groundhog… Sorry I mean election day. So, we are stuck in the same conundrum, who to choose and why. On one hand we have Netanyahu, with friends like terrorist friendly Ben Gvir, Mr annexation Bennet, “lets pack the...
Nov 4, 2019, 3:52 PM
Personal responsibility for the environment?
What is our own environmental responsibility? In the scale of the destruction that is going on against the natural world it seems obvious to many people that we need to make better choices. So people who care often choose...
Sep 14, 2019, 8:23 PM
Why do so many in Israel celebrate the occupation?
Netanyahu has told us that he aims to annex parts of the West Bank so that he can take votes away from the far right. Ok. Just one question. We just had the most extreme right-wing government in Israel's...
Sep 2, 2019, 7:27 PM
Green New Deal for Israel? About time!
In my first blog post I asked why the green movement was so slow at being represented in the Israeli political landscape and wondering where our Green New Deal was. Miki Haimovich of the Blue and White party seemed...
Jun 7, 2019, 12:36 AM
200 super-hot days a year means no agriculture, for starters
There are three pieces of news that are above and beyond the importance of all other news that has come during the past year. They are certainly more important than the sum of Netanyahus affairs or even real dangers...
Toby Gisle is 42 years old, and a trained circus performer who now works as an English teacher in Tel Aviv. Although he grew up in London, he is originally from Sweden. His writings have appeared in a few different publications in Sweden.