Are We Really Aiding Gaza?

(published in the New Zealand International Journal, December 2019) I lived and worked in the Gaza Strip 2011 – 2015, as the economic director of Mercy Corps and then as a business and livelihoods consultant to the office of UNRWA’s Gaza Director.  Four years is...

Jewish Yes, Zionist No

Jewish Yes, Zionist No. Defence Minister Ron Mark met Israel’s Prime Minister last week.  Netanyahu is quoted as asking New Zealand to change its definition of anti-Semitism, so that it includes political opposition to Zionism: “[T]he new form of antisemitism is...

Make 2018 Your Year of Primary Sources

Make 2018 Your Year Of Primary Sources Dear Fellow Progressive / Reform Jews, I am sorry to hear that the setbacks of 2017 have disappointed you. Well, ok, not so much. Your previous comfort was troubling, and I am relieved for anything that loosens its grip. You may...