Links, July 1

AS ALWAYS, THIS ISN’T CONTENT I AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH–SIMPLY WHAT I’M READING AROUND AT THE MOMENT/POSITIONS I FOUND INTERESTING/FODDER FOR STUFF I’M WRITING OR THINKING ABOUT

JEWISH INTEREST
Tzadikim Nistarim
Hanukkah Version Of ‘Shake It Off’ Is The Best Parody This Season

‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
The Middle East Friendship Chart
Chris Hayes’s commentary on Israel and Hamas
Palestinian Rage Has Been Building — Along With Jewish Hate
Mayim Bialik: I’m Devastated by the Violence in Israel
Obsessing About Gaza, Ignoring Syria (and Most Everything Else)
You can boycott anything in Israel — except the occupation
Iconic Mideast Photo Is a Fake — and Heartbreaking One at That
The Middle East Friendship Chart
Chris Hayes’s commentary on Israel and Hamas

“The Jews are a peculiar people: Things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews.

Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people, and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it. Poland and Czechoslovakia did it. Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchmen. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese–and no one says a word about refugees.

But in the case of Israel, the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab. Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis. Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious it must sue for peace.

Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world.”
― Eric Hoffer

“Hoffer was influenced by his modest roots and working-class surroundings, seeing in it vast human potential. In a letter to Margaret Anderson in 1941, he wrote:

My writing is done in railroad yards while waiting for a freight, in the fields while waiting for a truck, and at noon after lunch. Towns are too distracting.

He once remarked, “my writing grows out of my life just as a branch from a tree.” When called an intellectual, he insisted that he was a longshoreman.”

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