Know Where You Stand: Decades Ago, the Prescient Daniel Berrigan Lamented The Dream of Israel Had Become A Nightmare
We mourn the indomitable Daniel Berrigan, who serenely deemed his decades-long fight for peacemaking "tough, unfinished, blood-ridden" - and vital. Among his keen insights, he denounced an Israel that even by 1973 had become "a criminal Jewish community" embarked on an "imperial adventure...The model is not the kingdom of peace; it is an Orwellian transplant, taken bodily from Big Brother's bloody heart." On Israel as elsewhere, he counselled, "Know where you stand, and stand there." May he be, at last, at peace.