Tag Archives: Palestine

Divided by Faith?

by Craig Martin It seems to be a common sense notion that people fight over differing religious beliefs. Consider the following paragraph from an NPR news story, which I take to be typical: When Osama bin Laden declared war on … Continue reading

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Masks of Fear: IDF and Hamas

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a mutual hostage-taking.  Without lapsing into the myth of parity, it is safe to say that there is an ongoing and systematic deployment of fear and violence designed to immobilize, destroy, and control bodies on both … Continue reading

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Religion and Cartoons: Nina Paley, Durkheim, Politics

By Donovan Schaefer Nina Paley, who first came to my attention with her 2008 film Sita Sings the Blues, has released an animated short entitled “This Land Is Mine,” a prelude to a possible new feature length work tentatively called  … Continue reading

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Israel and Palestine: Tit for Tat?

By Craig Martin I recently saw this video, “This Land Is Mine,” which was making the rounds on Facebook (at least among my friends). There’s no doubt that the video is clever and that the choice of music is perfect for … Continue reading

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Scholarship From The Road: Archaeology and Vandalism at the Sea of Galilee

By Alyssa Beall Earlier this summer, I had the unexpected opportunity of participating in an archaeological dig on the Sea of Galilee.  Before two weeks of early, early mornings and hot days on our dig site, we had about a … Continue reading

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Two Maps

I came across two maps today. The first one is a joke; it’s titled “Europe according to the United States of America”: As far as I can tell this map is designed to poke fun at and expose American stereotypes … Continue reading

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