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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


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...

August 2, 2017 4:14 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Boycott Marches on, but Double Standards Become Painfully Clear

The BDS movement has been stymied in the political arena by legislative initiatives. But through deliberate obfuscation, new efforts to expand anti-boycott legislation have now...

July 4, 2017 1:26 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Academic Situation Improves, Cultural Sphere Worsens

With the school year over, the focus of BDS activity has moved to other parts of the academic ecosystem. One of the most important developments...

Features

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

Israel

Israeli Company’s Delivery Drone May Soon Take Flight in North Caroli...

An Israeli technology company that created a drone, designed to deliver food and other consumer goods to residential areas, is...

Middle East

Hamas Refuses to Work With Greenblatt, Kushner, Calling Them ‘Spokesm...

JNS.org – Hamas has rejected working with the United States on fostering peace between Gaza and Israel on Friday, despite...

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