We join the many Canadians shocked and saddened over the situation in Gaza these past two weeks. At JSpaceCanada, we sympathize deeply with the Gazan people, who live under both an oppressive regime led by Hamas and a blockade that in combination make life extremely difficult for residents.
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By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (March 13, 2018) – I learnt today that, to make sure that I don’t misinform you, I should only comment on events in Israel long after they happen. What seemed quite plausible, perhaps even certain, this afternoon turned out to be false and irrelevant only hours later. After Prime Minister Netanyahu’s […]
By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Feb. 21, 2018) – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu isn’t the only person of power to surround himself/herself with advisers who pretend to agree with all his/her prejudices. Instead of wise counsel they offer applause. As a result, his entourage seems to consist of people not worthy of high office. That’s now […]
JSpaceCanada is deeply concerned about the resolution regarding Israel-Palestine being brought forward at the NDP National Convention later this week and urges NDP members to reject it.
By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Feb 12, 2018) – Soon after returning from our latest trip to Poland, when my wife and I took our younger grandchildren and their parents to show them our roots in the country, I published a column in the Toronto Star (Celebrating Judaism in today’s Poland) in which I suggested that […]
I am very pleased to contribute the lead-off blog for YourSpace – JSpaceCanada’s new forum for discussion and debate. JSpaceCanada was created for those who felt they no longer had a voice in the Canadian Jewish community and who yearned for a safe space to discuss Israel and the Middle East from a progressive perspective, […]
By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Jan. 25, 2018) – While the prime minister of Israel insists that others, notably the Palestinian Authority, recognize his country as a Jewish state, there’re now Israelis who’ve come to question its Jewishness. Thus in today’s Ha’aretz one of its regular columnists, Yossi Klein, writes that we seem to have become […]
By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Jan 23, 2018) – It’s not uncommon to hear or read Israeli intellectuals telling us that Zionism is finished. It was essential for the establishment of the Jewish state and important in its early decades, but by now it has ceased to be relevant. These critics often describe themselves as post-Zionists. […]