That least controversial of subjects
Well said, Ben, as usual. But even those with short attention spans will be enlightened by this award-winning short film featuring an even shorter actor who makes short shrift of an escalating conflict: https://www.filminquiry.com/the-present-2020-review/ (Stream it on Netflix and elsewhere).
Keep cutting through that fog. I can’t imagine how dispiriting it must be to constantly try but we really do need voices like yours. I am one person of course but I appreciate it. The humanism you bring to the conversation is important and often forgotten.
Wow: “In the *name* of security, anything is permitted.” First time I realized how the occupation has nothing to do with security, and believing it does is willful ignorance. (Of course there also are those who defend it because God is on their side, but I would argue that in this case willful ignorance is worse than fanatical belief.) 3 hours of essential viewing. As a Jew, I’m nauseous.
I would recommend that people watch Occupation 101, available on YouTube https://youtu.be/C56QcWOGSKk
Yet another tendentious video by Thilo Jung , a German green leftist who managed to interview Max Blumenthal, Omar Barghouti of BDS fame , Martin LeJeune who is a Erdogan gimp and who converted to Islam in Berlin no less and other anti Israel players.
Jung also managed to interview the discredited antisemitism scholar Wolfgang Benz in Berlin, where they both agreed that antisemitism isn’t a problem . Benz organized a Berlin conference with an Iranian front org about „islamophobia“ don’t You know.
Like your substack, Jung does not age well.