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Dr. Alex Joffe is an archaeologist and historian specializing in the Middle East and contemporary international affairs. Educated at Cornell University and the University of Arizona, he is currently a Shillman-Ginsburg fellow of the Middle East Forum, a research scholar at the Institute for Community and Jewish Research, and a contributing writer for Jewish Ideas Daily. His web site is alexanderjoffe.net.

ARTICLES BY: Alexander Joffe


September 3, 2018 1:22 pm
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The Anti-Israel Effort Intensifies in Politics and on Campus

August’s major BDS issue was the continuation of the British Labour Party’s antisemitism crisis, which began more than two years ago. For instance, it was...

August 1, 2018 3:50 pm
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BDS Advocates Try to Split the Jewish Community From Israel

In July, the BDS movement accelerated its efforts to divide the American Jewish community from Israel and intensify internal divisions in the latter. Two incidents in...

July 16, 2018 12:29 pm
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Palestinian Sovereignty After Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent illnesses have again raised the issue of his successor. This festering problem highlights contradictory aspects of Palestinian political...

July 3, 2018 11:36 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: Connections to Terror and Poisoning Jewish Youth

During the summer, the focus of BDS has become the international arena. Israeli officials revealed that most global BDS organizations have connections to terrorism through individuals...

June 1, 2018 10:53 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: Antisemitism Rises on Campus

The academic year ended with sudden late pushes for BDS resolutions and associated protests. While there were notable wins for BDS in student government, the...

May 3, 2018 3:30 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Boycott Efforts Intensify on Campus

April was an extremely active month for BDS thanks to the confluence of Passover, "Apartheid Week," Israeli Independence Day, and Israel’s 70th anniversary. Several BDS...

April 1, 2018 2:28 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Campus Protests, Labour Party and More

March saw a variety of BDS efforts on campus, some timed to coincide with "Apartheid Week" and the Easter-Passover season. At the same time, BDS-inspired...

March 4, 2018 9:28 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: A Rapid Descent Into Antisemitism

Disparate BDS events in February suggest that the anti-Israel boycott movement is being forced to reorient itself due to unprecedented pushback. This included US pressure that...

February 5, 2018 3:06 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Israel Bans Boycott Groups, More Positive Developments

January was shaped by the Israeli decision to ban high-profile BDS activists from the country -- as well as a series of embarrassing missteps by the...

January 8, 2018 12:46 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Outrage on Jerusalem

In December, the most important BDS-related developments came in the wake of the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This designation will eventually...

December 5, 2017 5:52 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Anti-Israel Activity Increases on Campus

The BDS movement advanced nationally in November, with anti-Israel legislation introduced in the US Congress. The results of such resolutions on campus, however, were mixed -- suggesting...

November 2, 2017 12:32 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: The Movement Returns to Campus

In October, BDS was characterized by "intersectional" accusations and a variety of assaults on free speech, university and Jewish organizations. Among the most odious were...

October 4, 2017 4:58 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Hate Arises on US College Campuses

The BDS movement on campus has swiftly aligned itself with "antifa" protests against "white supremacy," which usually accuse Israel and its supporters of being racists...

September 4, 2017 3:04 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: The Coming Year on Campus

August saw the violent collision of politics and culture in American life, with the BDS movement playing the spoiler. The riots between neo-Nazis and white...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

As US Sanctions Near, Europe Fails to Protect Iran Deal

At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior US official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the...

Israel

Blaming Israel for Downing Plane, Russia to Sell S-300 Air Defense System t...

Russia will sell Syria the advanced S-300 air defense system following the downing of a Russian plane that the Kremlin...

Middle East

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and...

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