From Khalistan to Palestine
Guest blogged by Moninder Singh I am for Palestinian statehood, and at the same time I am for the existence of the state of Israel. I am against rockets fired into civilian areas killing innocents indiscriminately, but I am even more against what can only be seen as purposely targeted air strikes against...
Palestine/Israel 101
185 Palestinians have been killed, thousands injured, and nearly 1,000 homes destroyed in the last week in Gaza by Israeli airstrikes (underwritten by American tax dollars). My last post about the dangers of Sikh alliances with pro-Israel groups has sparked some important and much needed discussion and...
Solidarity with Oppression? The Danger of a Sikh-Israel Alliance
A rally in Brooklyn, NY in support of the BDS movement on Monday. Monday evening in Brooklyn, about 50 people gathered to protest Israeli apartheid and encourage the boycott of Israeli goods, a part of the growing boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. Inspired by the effective use of boycott...
Sikh Solidarity with Gaza
At least 21 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed and hundreds more injured in the last week by the Israeli “Defense” Forces. Three Israelis have also been killed in this latest escalation of violence in the region. The situation is dire, as Israel is now ramping up for a full on ground...
Longing for home, from Palestine to Punjab
Last week marked the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba, meaning catastrophe, when an estimated 700,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homes with the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. I, and others, have argued elsewhere why the Palestinian struggle for freedom and self-determination...
Sikhs’ Reactions to the Israeli Government Terrorism
The story splashed all over the newspapers. An event that had been purposefully ignored by the US news could no longer be avoided when a number of humanitarian activists were killed (still no official number or names of those murdered??) by Israeli forces on Monday. Activists from all over the world...
Jew-Hindu Bhai Bhai: The Popularity of Mein Kampf in India
Sometimes some articles are too disturbing to not make a comment. The word Mein Kampf immediately brings to mind Adolf Hitlers deluded dream and genocidal paranoia of the Jewish peril. Long the Bible of idiotic Aryan supremacist groups, the book seems to have found a rather new (or maybe) old niche...
The INDIA Lobby and US Foreign Policy
In 2006, Professors John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) and Stephen Walt (Harvard) published a book titled The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy. In the book, Mearsheimer and Walt raise the following point that since 1967, America’s relationship with Israel has been the centerpiece of...
UPDATED: Whither a Voice: Sikhs and Palestine
While emotions often run high on this issue, an email from a friend struck me enough to think about and create a forum for the issue. As current estimates has over 850 Palestinian and 13 Israeli deaths, the tragedy in Gaza will be continued with Israeli strikes. Throughout the world, we have seen breath-taking...