Weekly Links October 12th-19th 2012

It is prudent to keep in mind that Israel is a very complex society (like all societies are), and does not admit of simple caricatures from the left or the right.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/fortress-israel-and-the-mideast-conflict-as-a-one-man-show/

It is becoming harder and harder to see how the environmental impact we are having on the planet is not the one issue that dwarfs all others

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/join_the_blockade_of_the_keystone_pipeline_20121015//

A window into how the every-day in Jerusalem is more weighted with meaning than it is elsewhere

http://theseandthose.pardes.org/2012/10/12/an-unexpected-israel-experience/

The importance of always employing the scientific method, especially when postulating large claims, like the inadequacy of science as a whole to explain human existence

http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/this-must-be-heaven

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