Author Archives: Richard Witty

What Now (July 24, 2014)

Yesterday, I sent out e-mails to facebook friends that had expressed some interest in what is going on in Israel/Palestine/Gaza, asking: Simple question. 1. What do you propose that Israel do right now? 2. What do you propose that Israel … Continue reading

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The Two-State Solution Changes

The prior concensus of what a two-state solution/approach would have looked like, is summarized by Obama‚Äôs statements in 2009, while he was committed to putting his personal political capital and the weight of US power and prestige into cementing completion … Continue reading

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“All My Relations/Tikkun Olam” – Conspiracy of Wholeness

I have a trivial story that I told my children growing up. I’ve revised it here from what I told them. The punchline is the same. “There once were two brothers around bar mitzvah age who were confused about what … Continue reading

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“All My Complaints” – Conspiracy of Entropy

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As If

My sources of information are limited. Of newspapers, I read New York Times, Washington Post, Haaretz daily. I don’t have a television hookup, so never see any commercial TV. Of blogs, I read 972, Open Zion, and Mondoweiss (even though … Continue reading

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Palestinians Lives and Human Rights

I’ve been watching a number of debates between Peter Beinart and others and more conservative supporters of Israel. There are two general themes expressed (both Zionist). The conservative theme is that the status quo is just fine. The presumption is … Continue reading

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Homelessness vs Home(FULL)ness

Elaborating on a blog post at my other blog “Loving Home in Practice” http://rwitty.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/homelessness-vs-homefulness/ “Home(full)ness” is the concept of living fully in place. Its the basis of indigenous societies (including nomadic), and of ecological social views. It implies a loving … Continue reading

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