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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
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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
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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

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry

JNS.org - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...

World

UK Buys Israeli Iron Dome Technology to Defend Falkland Islands

JNS.org - The United Kingdom has signed a $104 million contract for the purchase of advanced missile defense technology used in Israel’s Iron Dome short-range missile defense system. In purchasing the Sky...

Middle East

At Least 235 Killed, 109 Injured in Deadly Egypt Mosque Attack

At least 184 people were killed and 125 injured when gunmen armed with explosives attacked a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, according to officials quoted by the state...

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