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Andrew Pessin is Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College, and author of several books of philosophy for the general reader as well as two novels. For more information, visit www.andrewpessin.com.

ARTICLES BY: Andrew Pessin


April 20, 2018 11:36 am
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The Jewish Army That Could Have Fought Hitler

In 1940, in the first months of World War II, the three great Zionist leaders in the world -- Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, and Vladimir Jabotinsky, the...

December 13, 2016 2:24 pm
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‘Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief’ (REVIEW)

Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief, by Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN: 1349478202. $105 (Kindle: $31). On the surface,...

November 20, 2016 9:10 am
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‘Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel & Jews’ (REVIEW)

Richard Cravatts, Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel & Jews. David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2016. ISBN: 0692785507. $14.95. Richard Cravatts is a man who knows...

November 13, 2016 7:57 am
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‘Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel’ (REVIEW)

Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel, by Cary Nelson, (MLA Members for Scholars’ Rights and Indiana...

September 21, 2016 5:23 pm
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Oberlin Student Senate Condemns Symposium Promoting Self-Respect and Civil Rights for Jews

You can't make this stuff up. Some alumni at Oberlin College are unhappy with the way things are going at their alma mater. Some students at...

June 6, 2016 10:40 am
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McGill University and How Western Civilization May Have Just Saved Itself — From Itself

Something quite remarkable happened a few days ago. It happened quietly, in a remote corner of some administrative building probably, but it ought to be...

June 5, 2016 6:31 am
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Two ‘Historic’ Conferences Mark the Start of the Battle Against BDS

At the United Nations this week, a large group of Israel-supporters convened to “Build Bridges, Not Boycotts” at an “International Summit” sponsored by the Israeli Consulate...

May 2, 2016 6:55 am
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The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times...

April 17, 2016 7:16 am
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UK Jewish Student Leaders Demand ‘Immediate Answers’ From Anti-Israel Candidate for Student Union President

The leaders of 57 Jewish student organizations in the United Kingdom, along with several hundred others “in solidarity,” have written an open letter demanding “immediate...

April 17, 2016 6:48 am
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UMass Amherst Chancellor Reaffirms Opposition to BDS as Graduate Student Union Passes BDS Resolution

The Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass) Thursday reaffirmed his opposition to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, just as the...

April 15, 2016 6:27 pm
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Secretive Watchdog Group Releases Report on Disrupters of Jerusalem Mayor’s Talk at San Fran State U

A secretive group that documents anti-Israel and antisemitic campus activities on Thursday released a preliminary report on last week’s disruption of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s...

April 14, 2016 8:12 pm
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Jewish Day School Drops Controversial Suit Against Family That Protested Its Israel Policies

A Jewish day school in Durham, NC, has dropped its lawsuit against a couple who withdrew their children in protest over what they felt was the institution’s...

April 14, 2016 7:29 pm
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U of Chicago Reaffirms Political Neutrality, Repudiates BDS in Response to Student Government Resolution

The University of Chicago (UC) released a statement Thursday repudiating divestment and academic boycotts against Israel on the basis of its official political neutrality. The...

April 14, 2016 7:26 pm
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U Mass Amherst Faculty Offer Last-Ditch Opposition to BDS Before Conclusion of Grad School Union Vote

A half-dozen faculty members at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass) published a letter in the student newspaper Thursday criticizing a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

EU Denies It Is Planning to Offer Financial Aid to Iran to Preserve Nuclear...

Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister, Arab MK in Ferocious War of Words

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh conducted a ferocious war of words on Sunday following a controversy over the injury of an Arab demonstrator...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...

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