They came for the Jews and I said nothing… with a gaze to the Middle East

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” This poem by Martin Niemöller, he wrote thinking about what happened in the 19th and 20th century in Europe. However, reflecting on Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lybia, it would not be a false comment there either. Baghdad, Aleppo, Damascus, Sana and Benghazi all once had big Jewish populations,…

War is not a football game!

War is not a football game, even shortly after the Brazilian World Cup It is not for you to choose one team or another, and incite violence in one or … Continue reading War is not a football game!

Fund Raising Appeal, Germany for Mend Palestine.

This was translated and posted by me, modified and introduced for teh German market,  on behalf of MEND, Palestine in December 2006 to a variety of German recipients I had … Continue reading Fund Raising Appeal, Germany for Mend Palestine.

Frieden sollte nichts mit Religion zu tun haben (Schlaglichter 3-4/90)

This was my first published interview in Schlaglichter 3-4990, a Socialist political magazine.  I was still vary of the consequences of publishing and used the pseudonym Zvi vom Sylvenstein, close enough I thought to … Continue reading Frieden sollte nichts mit Religion zu tun haben (Schlaglichter 3-4/90)