Morton Nadler's Blog
- Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
- June 23
- I have been a lifelong opponent of Zionism. Don't tell me about anti-Semitism. I got plenty of that as a kid! I am very sad that after all the harm that our knee jerk support of Israel has caused us, we persist. Why? Oh why do we intend to veto the Palestinian request to be recognized as a state?
We insist on "negotiations." But states don't negotiate with committees, they negotiate with states. Remember. Israeli PM Shamir, on leaving office said, I could talk for 10 years and in the meantime we would have half a million more settlers.
If you're curious you can see my autobiography at
I strongly recommend this site: http://www.israeli-occupation.org/
MY RECENT POSTS
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September 03, 2012 01:05PM
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August 28, 2012 07:22PM
- Galileo said it: "Eppur si
June 03, 2012 03:16PM
- Bravo, Giacomo Bagarella,
April 13, 2012 03:43PM
- Is two state dead?
April 12, 2012 10:04AM
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Let’s talk about Sheldon Adelson, the Vegas casino billionaire who has been pumping money into the presidential race. Adelson, we know from reports, is a pro-Israel hawk who has been giving millions to the GOP for ostensibly one reason only: to he… Read full post »
It Can’t Happen Here/The Plot Against America
Sinclair Lewis/Philip Roth
These two novels deal with the possibility of a fascist government in America. They start from different premises, based on their historical settings. “It Can’t Happen Here” [ICHH] was written i… Read full post »
Nevertheless it moves!
BETHLEHEM, June 2, 2012 – Palestine’s Christians expressed support for decisions by the governments of South Africa and Denmark, as well as from Switzerland’s largest retail chain Migros, to distinguish products made in the illegal West Bank settlements fr… Read full post »
Bravo, Harvard Crimson,
Harvard students were pilloried for daring to organize a conference to investigate the so-called one-state solution [http://onestateconference.org/]. The jerked knees were afraid the pretense of “Jewish and Democratic“ would be exposed. Recovering their compo… Read full post »
I forwarded a Huffington Post item to some friends. One of them responded to my forwarding of the item with a well-merited sarcastic comment:
“Well duh!! After 50 years of Israeli stalling we have only a few people declaring the two state solution dead. What a joke!! The two state… Read full post »
In my recent post on the Unitary State I expressed strong support for the single democratic state. Of course, I have no chicken in the pot. I have no voice in the matter, only an opinion.
Actually, if there were a vote impending I could take a flight to Ben… Read full post »
In February I addressed the Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine, a Virginia Tech student organization, on the issue: One state or two for Israel and Palestine. On my initiative the club invited Hillel to participate. Three Jewish students came, ushered by an elderly gentleman.
I descr… Read full post »
Virginia Tilley, “The One-State Solution,” University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2005
Ali Abunimah, “One Country,” Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2006
Joel Kovel, “Overcoming Zionism,” Pluto Press, London, 2007
Constance Hilliard, &ldqu… Read full post »
The Kingdom of Jordan used to be called "Trans-Jordan," meaning The other side of the Jordan. "Cis-Jordania" is This side of the Jordan.
There is a gathering chorus of books, editorials, op-eds, essays, all calling in one way or another for an end to the neo-apartheid regime in Israel and Occupied Palestine. The BDS [Boycott-Disinvestment-Sanctions] movement is inexorably gaining momentum, the Iran-bomb diversion notwithstanding.
The… Read full post »
In February I addressed the Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine at Virginia Tech on the issue of one state or two in the land between the Jordan and the Mediterranean: One state or two for Israel and Palestine. On my initiative the club invited Hillel to participate. Three… Read full post »
For years the Palestinians and Israelis have been caught in a struggle over their “homeland.” Both peoples consider it their ancient homeland. More and more the two-state solution shows no sign… Read full post »
I have obtained a c opy of "The Impossible Dilemma: Who is a Jew in the State of Israel," by Oscar Kraines, 1976. Already on the second page Kraines calls it how it is. The question is not, "Who is a Jew," but rather, "Who is to determine who is a… Read full post »
The state of Israel does not have a written constitution. One explanation for this is that the Orthox Rabbinat considers the Torah adequate to resolve all legal questions that may arise.
Editor’s Note: This is a story that is not new to advocates and activists for Palestine, but despite all the efforts by Australian lawyer Gerard Horton du… Read full post »
Haaretz reports a new agreement between Fatah and Hamas, reached in Cairo. Haaretz also reports that Israel and the “Quartet” are unhappy with the agreement. It appears that Hamas explicitly contradicts a basic tenet of Netanyahu’s Likud party.
Haaretz on Hamas:
1. Because of the almost even split between conservative (Likud) and liberal (Kadima), it is necessary for a coalition government to be formed. In order to form a center-right cabinet representing a majority of the Knesset (Israeli parliament), it was necessary to/… Read full post »
Film Depicts How Paris Mosque Sheltered Jews During WWIIes"
released film in France depicts for the first time how the Paris
Mosque saved Jews and Muslim resistance fighters during World War
Troves of books, movies and articles have been released over the years in France describing/… Read full post »
If you Google Likud platform Knesset you will be brought to the very official Knesset website where you will see:
1. Israel will never recognize an Arab state west of the Jordan River
2. Israel will only negotiate on this with the Kingdom of Jordan, not with Palestinian nobodies
3. The… Read full post »
The storm around Abbas’ UN statehood request.
1. What is Israel afraid of?
a. An independent Palestinian state could theoretically bring suits against Israel in international courts, but the Security Council, with US ag… Read full post »
Where, oh where, are the American tomato and olive pickers, whose jobs the "illegals" were taking away?
I'd come and help you out, suh, but I'm afraid,at 90, I'm too old.
Israel will not accept a Palestinian State ever. Just Google Likud platform Knesset to go to a very official site. There you'll see that Likud claims all the land between the Jordan and the Mediterranean.
Statehood will prevent this illegal annexation.
PM Shamir need not have worried. He’s got his half million settlers, the Palestinians still haven’t got their state, and his opponents were right. He did want to “negotiate” as a way to prevent any change; so they followed his example. The Israeli government having finally run… Read full post »
From the New York Times,
June 27, 1992!
Shamir Is Said to Admit Plan To Stall Talks 'for 10 Years'
By CLYDE HABERMAN
Published: June 27, 1992
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was quoted in a published interview today as saying he wanted to drag out peace talks with the Palestinians for a… Read full post »
Do we ever ask ourselves, "why did they do it?" These young men, literate, technically savvy enough to drive a plane into a chosen target, did they do it for the stock answer: the promise of 77 or however many virgins in Allah's heaven?
They were members of Al Qaida. For… Read full post »