How many Zionisms?

By Steve Brook [There is increasing evidence that antisemitic feeling is increasing globally. The fact that the Israeli-Palestinian crisis still remains unresolved is probably playing a major role in this…. More than 15 years ago, in its summer 1994 issue, the...

The bunker mentality or a truly democratic Israel

The bunker mentality or a truly democratic Israel Peter Beinart’s essay in the New York Review of Books about the demise of liberal Zionism has caused has caused quite a stir. Moshe Yaroni (a nom de plume) has continued the discussion on his blog, in which he says:...

Tolerance in the Time of Cholera: Albie Sachs

Albie Sachs is one of South Africa’s heroes, a former judge of the Constitutional Court and a victim of a terror attack by agents of the old regime. He recently made a speech about the Goldstone Affair to the Cape Town Press Club in which he said: “Today I...

The death of a communal mind

It’s always interesting to be in a country with at least 11 officially recognized African tribal communities, and a number of other ethno-cultural tribes including the Jewish community. As in Australia, there is the problem of take-no prisoners in the South...

Adalah and its democratic constitution

I’ve blogged an opinion piece about a ‘democratic constitution for Israel on the Galusaustralis site. The full version is also available here. I have also tried to address criticisms in the comments to the Galus article, with additional references.