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Choosing Love and Yoga with Palestinians in the Canary Islands

August 19, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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 […]