One of our best and most prolific writers at Israel Thrives was Ziontruth.
Between May 6 and June 24 of 2013 "Ziontruth," a brilliant opinionator from Israel, wrote some of the very best material ever to be published at this blog. I did not always agree with everything that Zion had to say, but I was exceedingly happy to provide him with a platform.
The purpose of Israel Thrives varies according to the participant, but for me the main project is about changing the terms of discussion so that they better reflect reality and better serve the purpose of social justice for the Jewish people in the Middle East. One of the main things that I will remember Ziontruth for, and that will influence my thinking going forward, is in his insistence that the native Jewish population of the Land of Israel are the indigenous "Palestinians." From an historical perspective this is unquestionably the case.
I do not know if we will see Ziontruth again, although I certainly want him to understand that he is always more than welcome, but I also very much want to acknowledge his contribution.
Below is a list of the 16 pieces that Ziontruth wrote between early May and the end of June of this year.
I will catalog this material so that it is easily accessible from the front page going forward, but for the moment this will get me started.
A Big Tip 'O the Kippa to Ziontruth:
Anti-Zionism: A Racist Ideology
The Justice of Zionism
The Indigenous Argument
Respecting Our Enemies
Our Dignity Matters
Progressives for Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide
Then As Now, It’s About Ideology
A Realist’s Mistrust
The Druze Exception
Orthodox Judaism and Islam: A Nationalistic Conflict Still
The Nakba Stratagem
Confronted with an Uncharitable World
The Ease of Making Demands
Location, Location, Location!
Single-Nation States and Modern Values