Saturday, 27 June 2015

The Topsy-Turvy world of the Israel Gaza conflict – First thoughts on the UN’s report

My new post is up at Patheos


"Assuming it is serious about protecting its own people, one day Israel is going to have to sit down and talk to Hamas. When it does it will need to adjust its topsy-turvy world view.

In the real world, Hamas is weak, not strong. Neither Hamas politicians nor Hamas militias have a stranglehold on Israel. The reverse would be more accurate.

And there's no point in demanding that they first renounce their racist charter, or recognise the essential Jewishness of the State of Israel, or embrace pacifism and lay down their arms before any conversation can start. If they do that they will have nothing left to negotiate with.

The IRA declared its war against the British was over and decommissioned its arms at the end of the negotiations NOT at the beginning!"

You can read the full post at Writing from the Edge on Patheos

Thursday, 18 June 2015

A new home for Micah

Dear Micah's Paradigm Shifters

I wanted to let you know that I have a new home for my blogging.

I've been recruited by the website Patheos to write regular posts from a British Jewish perspective very much in tune with my work on Micah's Paradigm Shift.

The new blog is called 'Writing from the Edge - Rescuing the Hebrew Covenant one blogpost at a time' and you can read the debut piece which has just been published.

Patheos is home to a rich array of writers coming from diverse religious and political perspectives and it reaches hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. So I hope to grow the brilliant support that you have given me over the last four years.

I plan to write more regularly (and more concisely!) than in the past and with a slightly boarder remit. 

I will post short extracts at Micah's Paradigm Shift but you will have to click through to read the full articles at Patheos. Alternatively, you can set up a blog subscription for Writing from the Edge from my new homepage.

Thank you again for being such loyal followers and I hope I can continue to provide something worth reading.

Robert Cohen
Blogger At Large