Political web-page of Oded Goldreich
||The War, Otto Dix, 1932
||The Pillars of Society, George Grosz, 1926
Material available below
See also a small collection of essays
- On posting personal political views here:
a sort of apology.
- On the request to write in Hebrew, July 2011.
- My political views,
an old version (Jan. 2003).
- Palestine and Israel: Facts and Opinions,
- On politics and academia,
a webpage started in July 2007.
- Reviews of some books and lecture series (in Hebrew):
- A collection of short essays (in Hebrew),
the value of human life depends on the human's loyalty (in Hebrew),
The Fear of Taking a Moral Stand (in Hebrew), Nov. 2010.
Interestingly enough, Haaretz chose to published a mild version
that omitted the more general claims made in
the state of the economy (in Hebrew), July 2011.
- Reality, Danger, Hope, and Duty
(in Hebrew), Aug 2014.
- Communication without contents
(in Hebrew), Aug 2017.
- A moderate call for a progressive vote,
- The Israel Prize Affair (2021-22), April 2022.
- For the record: a collection of notes.
Videos and podcasts (all in Hebrew)
My political views (a brief summary (from early 2000s)):
The Israeli society has been degenerating morally and intellectually
for several decades, and has reached a disgustingly low point.
This degeneration is due in part to a global degeneration
(lead by the USA), but is actually dominated by a local factor:
I refer to the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip,
which is a brutal system of ethnic subordiantion
(i.e., a system that violates the most basic human rights of the
Palestinians and brutalizes the Israeli society).
Thus, the single most important change that should take place is
the immediate ending of this occupation.
Turning from the most concrete and immediate to the most general and
long-range, I call for moving from a soceity organized according to
the rational of capital-gain (i.e., a Capitalist soceity)
to a soceity organized for the benefit of mankind
(i.e., a Socialist soceity). In the short range, the neo-conservative
attack on the welfare-state and organized labor has to be blocked,
and social (i.e., democratic) regulation of the economy has to be promoted.
And in the meanwhile (as well as in the latter days),
I call for safe-guarding of human rights. In particular,
I call for the de-militarization of the Israeli Society,
abolishing all forms of discrimination against Israeli Arabs,
Women, and Gay/Lesbians,
providing fair treatment of foreign workers,
separation of State and Religious Affairs, and
providing a critical analysis of (mass and elite) Culture.
A concrete suggestion:
(see facebook site),
the only political party in the Israeli parliament
that is committed to all these views.
[Last update: March 15th, 2006]
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