“A Journey into the Intellectual World of the Romanian Jew Mihail Sebastian: Works, Testimony, Identity” – Yehoshafat Christian POP

Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, Department of Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, under the supervision of prof. Tuvia Friling, november 2013 [PDF] Abstract: Both historiography and history of the Romanian Shoah are a matter which could be… Continue lendo “A Journey into the Intellectual World of the Romanian Jew Mihail Sebastian: Works, Testimony, Identity” – Yehoshafat Christian POP

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Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land | The Nation

About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as "infiltrators" by right-wing politicians and activists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPxv4Aff3IA For more, read Max Blumenthal's article, "Israel Cranks Up the PR Machine," The… Continue lendo Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land | The Nation

Peter Singer and Yuval Noah Harari on the Power of Responsibility

What have you done for planet earth today? Watch Yuval Noah Harari and Peter Singer – professor of bioethics, philosopher and author of Animal Liberation – discuss human responsibility towards animals, growing poverty within a neoliberal order, and the increasing impact of globalization on the planet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGH0cyg_tjc The conversation is moderated by Prof. Liad Mudrik,… Continue lendo Peter Singer and Yuval Noah Harari on the Power of Responsibility

Israel seethes at Russian FM’s ‘unforgivable’ claim Hitler ‘had Jewish blood’ | The Times of Israel

The Times of Israel, May 2, 2022 Bennett blasts Lavrov’s ‘lies’ as FM summons envoy for ‘clarification’; Lavrov had defended ‘denazification’ of Zelensky-run Ukraine by saying ‘some of worst antisemites are Jews’ Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP) Israeli leaders on Monday denounced Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for saying… Continue lendo Israel seethes at Russian FM’s ‘unforgivable’ claim Hitler ‘had Jewish blood’ | The Times of Israel

“Reflections on the Pandemic and the Future” – Yuval Noah HARARI | Tokyo Metropolitan University

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZNCItia-xk In late January 2022, two years into the pandemic, Yuval Noah Harari was hosted by Tokyo Metropolitan University for a discussion on the global implications of COVID-19, and where we might go from here. The event included a conversation with the Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, and a Q&A with the university's students and… Continue lendo “Reflections on the Pandemic and the Future” – Yuval Noah HARARI | Tokyo Metropolitan University

Why is Ukrainian and Palestinian resistance treated differently? | Al Jazeera

As Russian troops continue their assault on Ukraine, Western governments have progressively tightened sanctions against Russian political leaders, billionaires and businesses, while publicly supporting Ukrainian popular resistance and opening their borders to refugees. Newspapers and TV channels have led with stories of Ukrainian resilience against dire odds, and Ukraine’s president recently addressed a US music awards… Continue lendo Why is Ukrainian and Palestinian resistance treated differently? | Al Jazeera

“The War in Ukraine Could Change Everything” – Yuval Noah HARARI | TED Talks

Concerned about the war in Ukraine? You're not alone. Historian Yuval Noah Harari provides important context on the Russian invasion, including Ukraine's long history of resistance, the specter of nuclear war and his view of why, even if Putin wins all the military battles, he's already lost the war. (This talk and conversation, hosted by… Continue lendo “The War in Ukraine Could Change Everything” – Yuval Noah HARARI | TED Talks