His parents were Jewish immigrants from South Africa his maternal grandfather was from Russia, and his maternal grandmother, who was Sephardic, was from Egypt. Kennedy School of Governmentand his father, Julian Beinart, is a former professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Yet another company which was in focus of that report, Booking. HRW congratulated Airbnb for its decision: This was a most obvious immediate reference to Booking.
In a morally debased display of cowardice, Booking. Say a thief was advertising their stolen goods on a platform you provided, and you knew it was criminal, but you let them continue.
By normal legal standards anywhere, you would be knowingly complicit in crime. This is an untenable position. And this is not really new for Booking.
The practice goes back years. Two years ago, I wrote an article exposing how Booking. A correction of sorts has been made since then. When I checked Booking. The change was more than likely made in response to European Union guidelines.
Yet that does not alter the fact that Booking.
Airbnb decision causes a storm amongst Israel supporters So Booking. Even though Airbnb declared only a selective withdrawal from some, but not all, illegal Israeli settlements, it has drawn ferocious response from the Israeli government, with ministers calling to punish the firm in all of Israel and internationally.
Airbnb, however, is contradicting its own statement by failing to delist properties in illegal Israeli settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, including the Old City. All Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian — and Syrian — territory constitute war crimes under international law.
East Jerusalem is no exception. Which listings does this cover? Does it include listings in the Golan Heights?
The irony of demanding such consistency is probably completely lost on Greenblatt. He is suggesting that nothing should be boycotted here and is sounding like a true agent of the Israeli government. Liberal Zionists such as Peter Beinart, who support a boycott of settlements, are not accepting this line.
And his anti-Semitism accusations are nothing but hysterical. David Rosenberg was addressing this in his Haaretz opinion the other day: In fact, it does a lively business in Israel and as of this writing, even in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights which Israel has formally annexed.
The distinction Airbnb is making is between occupier and occupied, not between Jew and gentile. It wants to stay put in the settlements and have all this go away.
It is taking the side of the illegal settlers, it is choosing to profit from war crime rather than apply social responsibility and legal integrity. That storm is surely coming.Logically, Illogical: Analysis of Peter Beinhart's "The Icarus Syndrome" Logically, Illogical Peter Beinart’s The Incarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris engages the reader in his comparison of America’s leadership to old Greek Mythology.
The Buddhism thread of the Book Club discussion continues. For the reader who says that you can’t arrive at the position that the self doesn’t exist by argument, in fact the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhists (the one in which the Dalai Lama belongs) believes that not only is logic helpful in this endeavour, it is essential.
any of various types of erroneous reasoning that render arguments logically unsound. Obsolete. deception. Today I was amused to discover that, in an article in the Forward, Peter Beinart had, almost word for word, recycled my ideas. Analysis Fear Trumps Hope and Defies Logic - Trump’s Victory Proves It.
Fear of change. Fear of old certainties being swept away. Fear in the erosion of traditional values and, above all, fear of hope in a better but unassured future. To say they are neo-nazis is a statement of complete ignorance, ditto for Sharlet's analysis that they desire political power foremost (or at all for that matter).
That is not the aim of this "group".