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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 […]

Depression isn’t something you can snap out of

August 18, 2014

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There’s no methodical, cut and thrust way to get rid of feeling blue, but everyone has their own light at the end of a tunnel. You don’t have to row yourself through a stormy sea all on your own.

Money Can Buy Everything Except Spiritual Enlightenment

December 26, 2012

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Boxing Day may as well be symbolized by a ringing till and hoards of queues with the odd pitched tent if what the mainstream media has you believe. The excitement of people practically falling over one another to get a cardigan they didn’t need to begin with is a fascinating one. What is it with […]

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 […]

An open letter to Britons and London 2012

August 14, 2012

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Dear fellow countrymen, Well done. Kudos to every single one of you. I knew we had it in us to be united as a proper United Kingdom for the first time pretty much since, well – ever and get behind the Olympics, Team GB and the sense of occasion of being involved in something so […]

Is this a very British Olympics already, before its even started?

July 26, 2012

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So at last! After years of preparation, billions spent and multi-national corporations flashing their products in your face, the big show commences in a matter of hours, the chance of a lifetime has finally arrived: the sun has come out! I jest. But national pride for would-be part-time patriots and sporting events has ratcheted up […]

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 […]