Criticism of Israel is misrepresented as anti-Semitism

Criticism of Israel is misrepresented as anti-Semitism

By Jonathan Power March 6, 2019 After the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 70 the Jews were thrust into the outer world – many into Arab countries, later to become Muslim, where they were extended protection, and later into the Roman and then Christian world where they were accepted for many centuries. […]

Israel keeps going the wrong way

Israel keeps going the wrong way

  By Jonathan Power August 7, 2018 Recall Shakespeare’s great work of dramatic art, the Merchant of Venice, where Shylock was treated as an unpleasant Jew (with a lovely, self-effacing daughter) who dealt mainly in shady usury. His speech to the court is one of Shakespeare’s most remembered: “Hath not a Jew eyes? / Hath […]

Aage Bertelsen (1901 – 1980) – Danish educator for peace

Aage Bertelsen (1901 – 1980) – Danish educator for peace

  By Jan Oberg and Johan Galtung He was a tall man and a great man, a visionary, pacifist, civil resister, educator and philosopher. He took life more seriously than most and he could be playful and fun like a child. His life’s guiding principle was ”Engage in your time!” and while he wrote and […]