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Michael Lesher: Sorek Hysterics and “Moderate” Madness

If I’ve learned one paradoxical truth from years of writing about occupied Palestine, it’s that a sophisticated Israeli propagandist is nearly always more brutish than a merely ignorant one

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Michael Lesher: What the mugging of Ilhan Omar teaches us

If we allow the apologists to obscure Israel’s crimes with a sideshow of phony outrage and hypocritical posturing, we’ll only encourage the mugging of the next person who dares to tell the truth about the real State of Israel

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Michael Lesher: 7 Things You Need To Know About Israel’s Latest Attack On Gaza

Being of mild disposition, I am ill suited to describe in detail the thuggery by which the putative Jewish State executed 17 of its 2 million Gaza prisoners (wounding some 1,400 more) by way of inaugurating the Jewish Festival of Liberation last Friday. Fortunately, however, there is no need of such descriptive talent. The things Read more…

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Michael Lesher: Why do they hate us? An apology for my enemies

If these people wanted the facts they would have absorbed them long ago: today, the real difficulty is keeping one’s head deep enough in the sand to avoid knowing the facts

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Michael Lesher: Crime and punishment: Fadi Qunbar, Elor Azaria and Israel’s occupation

That’s why those of us who make use in our writing of such selective memory, such willed ignorance of Palestinian suffering, are accomplices in the crimes of occupation

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Michael Lesher: Why the Orthodox rabbinate protects sex abusers — and the occupation

Only when we completely shed the idea that some people deserve greater privileges than other people will Orthodox Jews be able, at long last, to confront our lamentable record in sex abuse cases

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Michael Lesher: Mall shootings, fear, and the blindness of privilege

In a society where racism and neoliberalism are fashioning increasingly desperate environments for more and more working people, ignorance is too costly a luxury

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