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Choosing Love and Yoga with Palestinians in the Canary Islands

August 19, 2016


I came to Fuerteventura looking for yoga and sun; I returned home feeling loved with a new family.

David Sye Interview – part 2

April 28, 2016


Following on from Part 1 of the interview with Yogabeats founder David Sye, here’s part 2, where we’re sat just after dinner, talking about why he doesn’t give a shit for yoga, being threatened with a lynching at an anti-fur event and the future of the collective consciousness. Can you talk me through the initiative […]

David Sye Interview Part 1

March 28, 2016


Back in November I spent a week in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands at a yoga retreat, as part of a humanitarian campaign called Yogabeats. The objective, via raising £17,000 – to pay for visas and a safe passage out of the West Bank – through crowdfunding and other means of fundraising, was to bring […]

An interview with an Anti-Zionist Rabbi in London

December 14, 2012


Long time no blog. Where have I been? Oh, just doing some stuff. In any case, there’s a few special treats to end the year with, including the video above with Rabbi Jacob Weiss of human rights organisation, Rabbis for Palestine. It took place in mid-November during Israel’s invasion of Gaza, with a large congragation […]

Rachel Corrie further dents Israel’s losing battle of public opinion

August 28, 2012


If the outcome of the case of Rachel Corrie wasn’t enough to convince that anything said and accused of Israel was something easily brushed off, then it’s the latest of a series of whitewashes that the Knesset and supreme court are responsible for. The American activist was run over by a bulldozer demolishing a Palestinian […]

Has Eid become materialistic?

August 28, 2012


  I remember the first Eid gifts I received when I was eight. It was the one thing I’d wanted so bad – a Casio watch! They were in a Snoopy and Peanuts goodie bag that me and my younger brother received when we were little. Inside, our mum was creative – there’d be an […]

An interview with Neturei Karta

July 13, 2012


A short while ago I wrote a piece on the Orthodox anti-zionist group Neturei Karta, which can be read here. I also wanted to know a bit more about the group in particular and managed to get a few words from Rabbi E. Beck. Based in New York, they took time out from their very […]