Author Archives: Simon Plosker

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The Independent: Zionism “Displaced the Palestinians”

According to The Independent: Today, Palestinian activists were scathing about the Pope’s plans to make the first visit by a pontiff to the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, the political movement that established Israel and displaced the Palestinians. As a political movement and an ideology, Zionism was neither about, nor was responsible for, displacing Palestinians. It

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Ignorance and Confusion in Aspen

Writing in the Aspen Times, columnist Paul Andersen demonstrates a distinct lack of understanding of Israel and the Palestinians. Describing a cycling trip in the West Bank he comes to some confused conclusions: Seeing herdsmen with sheep and goats was not a novelty, but seeing women in full burqas shepherding the flocks told us we

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Mick Jagger’s False Quote Spreads Through Social Media

As the owner of tickets for next month’s Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv, I’m very much looking forward to seeing Mick Jagger and the rest of the legendary rock band defying both their age and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. It’s not surprising that Israel advocates are trumpeting the Stones concert as

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