Political Essays collected by Oded Goldreich
Essays related to the academia
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On this page I intend to post some politically-related essays
that I liked (and have obtained an e-version of).
Unless stated otherwise, the essays are in Hebrew.
Material available below
Let me end with a nice quote of Emile Habiby:
We, politicians, realize that sighing, like swearing,
does not make any difference.
Hence, our action must spring from reality,
no matter how painful it is, to move it forward, not backward,
towards a possible normative change, not a reckless, unfeasible one.
Nevertheless, despite our realism, can we prevent humans from sighing,
and the oppressed from swearing?
Pillars of Society, painting by George Grosz, 1926.
painting by Otto Dix, 1932.
Carrot for the Rich, the Stick for the Poor, Arie Caspi, April 2003.
What enables non-philosophy in Philosophy?
Supreme Court for Justice and the Occupation, by
Philosophical is Political,
art against the war in Gaza, January 2009.
the context of the academic boycott on Israel,
Matar, May 2010.
and the Financial Crisis (in English), by Shlomo Swirski, Feb 2011.
Freedom, and Struggle, by Eva Illouz, July 2011
is the Salary, by Orly Benjamin, July 2011
the Bedouim and the Negev, by Oren Iftachel et al, 2012.
concentration of capital and weakening of labor in the last deacde,
by Efraim Davidi, May (1st) 2012.
On the university vs oppression,
by Dimitry Shumsky, July 2012.
track record of the Left, by Eva Illouz, Dec. 2012.
fear of the Nazi in us, by Orna Ostreicher, Jan. 2014.
possibility of a ``Jewish Intellectual'',
by Eva Illouz, Apr. 2014.
breadth and depth of secularity,
by Eva Illouz, June 2014.
Fascism in Israel,
by Ofer Cassif, July 2014.
army of revenge,
by Uri Misgav, August 2014.
place to go,
by Ilana Hammerman, Sept. 2014.
A public debate regarding Bagatz's authority
to nullify legistraltion, Oct/Nov 2014.
[my opinion is on pages 28-29.]
A short history of inhumanity,
by Eva Illouz, Feb. 2015.
On apologies, July 2015.
Two general paragraphs on the relation of culture to government, in a
report on a farewell party for a former minister,
by Noam Ben-Zeev, Mar. 2015.
A slim notion of the rule of law:
Turkey and Israel, by Avi Rubin, May 2015.
Is the Zionist Camp ripe for a change?,
by Maya Rosenfeld, May 2015.
Arabs should not joke,
by Asaf David, November 2016.
Nationalism as a smoke screen - Take 1000,
by Dov Hanin, May 2017.
The right-wing (in Israel) is not fixable,
by Uri Misgav, June 2017.
Basic principles vs Utilitarianism:
The case odf separate-but-equal in IL universities,
by Menny Mautner, July 2017.
On the political significance
of Rabin's murder, by Assaf Sharon, Nov 2017.
On wars against civil population,
by Yirmiyahu Yovel, Jan 2009, republished June 2018.
As Israelis, we call on the world to intervene
(in English), by Ilana Hammerman and David Harel, June 2018.
Yes, Making the Galilee Jewish again
is racism, by Rogel Alpher, July 2018.
On the nation law
versus the declaration of independence,
by Brig.Gen. Amal Asad, July 2018.
On the constitutions of nation states -
a brief comparison, by Yuval Shany, Aug 2018.
The nationalistic-right agitates
and the journalists collborate, by Ravit Hecht, Aug 2018.
The Oslo agreement did not fail, it was failed,
Gush Shalom, Sept 2018.
I don't fear (to resist)!,
David Enoch, October 2018.
Beyond MeToo: The revolution should maintain
the commitment to some old moral principles, by Eva Illouz, Oct 2018
On the educational myths of Neo-liberalism,
by Gil Gertel, Feb 2019
The new discourse of the Nationalistic Front in IL,
by Raef Zreik, Apr 2019
On the meaning of sovereignty,
by Yair Assulin, May 2019
Not everything is in our head,
by Alon Idan, Oct 2019
The attack on the secular state,
by Eva Illouz, Jan 2020
Why Anti-Bibi is significant,
by Meron Rapaport, July 2020
how to live under the COVID,
by Raya Leibowitz, Sept 2020.
The collapse of politics,
by Yigal Eilam, Nov 2020.
Ruling by Fear, by Eva Illouz, Dec 2020
In support of Merav Michaeli,
by Sami Shalom Shitrit, March 2021.
The elections will not change much,
by Michael Sfard, March 2021
Reconciliation cannot be based on denial,
by Ayman Odeh, April 2021
Which compromises are justified for
the new govt, by Michael Sfard, June 2021
Identity Politics as a smoke screen
for opportunism, by Orly Noy, July 2021.
A taste of IL police,
by Noya Rimalt, July 2021.
The police is broken,
body-worn cameras will start its fixing,
by Roman Bronfman, August 2021.
It is the innocence which constitutes the crime
(Take 2), by Maya Rosenfeld, August 2021.
Apartheid as a universal notion,
by Michael Sfard, Sept 2021.
Unity among the Arabs, partnership with the Left,
by Odeh Bisharat, Nov 2021.
The Settlers' Avantgarde and the KKK,
by Michael Sfard, February 2022.
- On Legitimating Racism,
by Mordechai Kremnitzer, March 2022.
We are not extremists, you are blind,
by Ayman Odeh, April 2022
Ayman Odeh reminds the Zionist Left
of the main issue, by Dimitry Shumsky, April 2022.
Entering the 56th year of the occupation,
by Michael Sfard, June 2022
Universal Education and who opposes it,
by Gil Gertel, August 2022
- The lady doth protest too much, methinks
(or on the excuses for eliminating judicial review),
by Mordechai Kremnitzer, January 2023.
- On the three govt-planned revolutions
by Almog Bahar, January 2023.
- On the rhetorics of the populist revolution in IL:
distorting the past, misrepresenting the present,
and endangering the future,
by Mordechai Kremnitzer, February 2023.
- An analysis of the govt-planned revolution
as aimed at eliminating judical critique of govt activities,
by Barak Medina, February 2023.
- On the wrong claims of the planned judicial revolution,
by Y. Edrey, February 2023.
- On the notion of test of reasonability,
by Y. Zamir, February 2023.
- What is being attacked is the notion of Truth,
by Yoana Gonen, March 2023.
- On the fundamental flaws underlying
the president's outline for a judicial reform,
by Mordechai Kremnitzer, March 2023.
People are not born cruel,
they become cruel in a society that legitimizes cruelty,
by Alon Idan, March 2023.
From Nationalism and Negative Nihilism to Nazism,
by David Ochana, March 2023.
The New Judaism: Superiority, Oppression and Force,
by Menachem Klein, March 2023.
What defines a modern totalitarian state,
by Avrum Burg, May 2023.
by Assaf Sharon, May 2023.
Genuine objection to the jewish supririty agenda
defines an alternative vision, by Meron Rapoport, June 2023.
- A Jewish and Democtratic State:
A historical analysis, by Barak Medina, July 2023.
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