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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


May 1, 2019 11:36 am
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BDS Expands on Campus After ‘Apartheid Week’ and Other Incidents

Anti-Israel activities reached a peak in April, with BDS resolutions being considered at a number of schools, and with "Israel Apartheid Week" events at several...

April 1, 2019 6:33 am
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BDS Continues on Campus, While Some Democrats Take on Omar and Tlaib

BDS activity on college campuses increased sharply in March. The most consequential move was the decision by a mixed faculty-student body at Pitzer College to...

March 21, 2019 4:33 am
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The Young Insurgents and the Antisemitism Crisis in the Democratic Party

With astonishing rapidity and cravenness, the US Democratic Party has succumbed to Corbynization. Tweets and other statements by a few newly elected members of Congress...

March 11, 2019 8:57 am
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Why Has Palestinian Nationalism Failed?

The February 2019 Warsaw Summit, which saw the Israeli prime minister take his seat beside Arab leaders, was a turning point that signaled the ebbing...

March 3, 2019 6:31 am
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NGOs and Politicians Continue to Push the BDS Agenda

In February, the Israeli Strategic Affairs Ministry released a report demonstrating that leading BDS groups are staffed by current and former members of Hamas and the Popular Front for...

January 31, 2019 10:20 am
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Pushing Aside Jewish Concerns About BDS

January saw the BDS-induced antisemitism crisis within the Women’s March reach its peak and a newly elected BDS supporter appointed to the House Foreign Affairs...

January 7, 2019 9:28 am
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The BDS Fight Boils Over on Campus and Elsewhere

In December, the BDS movement continued to be a prominent political and campus issue, fully integrated into larger questions of antisemitism, free speech, and the...

November 30, 2018 11:36 am
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BDS in Politics and on the College Campus

BDS news in November was dominated by the midterm elections. Several BDS supporters were elected to the House of Representatives, notably Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar,...

November 2, 2018 9:28 am
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BDS Debates Rage on College Campuses

BDS news in October continued to be dominated by examples of institutions being subverted and manipulated by the BDS movement. Earlier this year, two University of...

October 3, 2018 8:56 am
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Fall 2018: BDS Returns to Campus and Politics

As the academic year begins, controversy over the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism -- which includes demonization of Israel -- has now spread to...

September 26, 2018 11:44 am
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Antisemitism in the West

Western political parties are undergoing an astonishing antisemitism crisis. The British Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn have been exposed as deeply and irrevocably...

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...

Culture

Remembering a Military Photographer — and a Forgotten Israeli Hero

JNS.org - On Israel’s Memorial Day earlier this month, the family and friends...

Now Museum Pieces, Yiddish Typewriters Tell the Story of a Once-Vibrant Culture

Not long after the first models appeared on the market in the 1870s, the typewriter...

Features

Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of...

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

World

Jewish Woman Tries to Return Passover Haggadah to Jeff Bezos at Amazon Shar...

A Jewish Amazon Prime member interrupted the company's annual shareholders meeting last week and asked CEO Jeff Bezos to help...

Israel

Report: Israeli Source Confirms IDF Responsible for 2015 Assassination of A...

An ex-IDF officer has confirmed that Israeli assassinated arch-terrorist Samir Kuntar in 2015, London-based Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat claimed on...

Middle East

US Military in Region Is ‘Weakest’ in History: Iran Deputy Guar...

The US military presence in the Middle East is at its "weakest in history," a deputy commander of Iran's elite...

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