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avatar Albert Wachtel
Albert Wachtel is a professor at Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges whose editorials have been published and syndicated by the "Los Angeles Times,","The Wall Street Journal" and "San Francisco Chronicle," among other newspapers. He is also the author of "Critical Insights: James Joyce" (Salem Press, 2013).

ARTICLES BY: Albert Wachtel


May 27, 2015 10:45 am
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Never Forget – But Don’t Stay Trapped in the Past

Films that reawaken the horror of the Holocaust are an unfortunate necessity. They introduce that time of despicable inhumanity to the uninformed and misinformed, and...

November 18, 2014 8:01 pm
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Prayer on the Temple Mount Isn’t Necessary

The rebirth of Israel, 2000 years after Rome undertook to destroy the nation by calling it Palestine, deserves celebration. And now, in the face of...

October 26, 2014 1:06 pm
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Explaining the Roots of Islamic Terror

War is hateful, but when pitted against murderous aggressors, war must be fought. Northwestern Europe has not learned the lesson of the Chamberlain path to World...

October 13, 2014 7:35 am
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Jihad, Cancer, and World War III

We are engaged in a third world war without knowing it. Unlike the 20th century wars, it is sprinkled across the globe in relatively small...

October 2, 2014 12:53 am
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IS and Other Terror Groups Thrive on Mideast Oppression

The Islamic State is a flare up - certainly the most vicious - but just one of a swirling range fueled by Arab discontent. IS...

September 23, 2014 11:36 am
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Israel’s Unspoken Problem: Money, Oil, and Influence

These days, money doesn't have to talk in the war of words. It pays others to talk for it. The most recent example of how that...

September 14, 2014 6:20 pm
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Peace in the Middle East is Possible

The unthinkable is happening, and it's time to build on it. After Israel traded Sinai for "cold peace" with Egypt, quietly entering a warm alliance on...

September 4, 2014 6:53 am
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The Limits of Democracy in the Middle East

Programmatic do-gooders, people who think themselves morally bound to leap to the side of those who seem to be underdogs, unwittingly are asking Israel to...

August 29, 2014 9:58 am
3

Physical Violence and the Violence of Words: Israel’s Wars Against Hamas

In Israel's neighborhood, sticks, stones, and name calling are adult problems. The old children's adage says that the first two are dangerous, but argues incorrectly...

August 21, 2014 12:13 am
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Israel’s Opponents Are Irrational

Belief in itself is by definition not reasonable. What facts and reason demonstrate leave no room for belief. The people of Israel had and still...

August 11, 2014 11:18 am
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There is No Israeli Genocide

Inadvertently, the Obama Administration has acknowledged that Israel's conduct in the war against Hamas and other terrorists in Gaza is right. But the road to...

August 3, 2014 12:31 pm
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Gaza is Out of Joint: the Wages of War in Israel/Palestine

There is no moral high ground during a war. The wages of war, to adapt John Milton, is death. But the reason for fighting and...

July 31, 2014 4:50 am
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The UN’s Tunnel Vision

The "offensive tunnels," through which Gaza terrorists crept into Israel eight years ago, killed two of Gilad Shalit 's comrades, wounded two others and kidnapped...

July 29, 2014 1:47 pm
2

Neutralizing the Threat to Israel From Gaza

With Iron Dome in place and many above ground terrorist sites in Gaza destroyed, tunnels-- yet another technological horror Hamas owes to Iran--are the greatest...

Culture

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Radiohead Rocks Tel Aviv With Longest Performance in 11 Years, Defying BDS

JNS.org - Some 50,000 Israelis flocked to Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Wednesday night...

Features

US Jewish Leaders From Right to Left Back Metal Detectors on Temple Mount

JNS.org - There is a broad consensus among American Jewish leaders in support of...

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

A Tale of Two Palestinian Worlds

JNS.org - For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state -- the disputed territories in...

World

Trump Aide Greenblatt Heads to Israel to Try to Diffuse Temple Mount Crisis

JNS.org - President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative, Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Israel on Monday to mediate discussions between Israel, the Palestinians and the Jordanians over the Temple Mount crisis. A Trump...

Middle East

Report: Hezbollah, Syrian Army Advance Against Sunni Militants in Offensive...

Lebanon's Shi'ite militia Hezbollah and the Syrian army advanced against Sunni militants on Saturday, the second day of an assault...

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