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Edward Alexander is Prof. Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Washington,his most recent book is The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal (Transaction, 2012).

ARTICLES BY: Edward Alexander


September 16, 2018 9:12 am
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Sex, Politics, and Judith Butler at NYU

A few days ago, I happened upon a letter of August 17 in the Chronicle of Higher Education calling upon Professor Judith Butler to step down...

June 6, 2018 8:50 am
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‘Pinkwashing’? Seattle vs. Israel

In 2012, a long-planned visit approved by Seattle's then-mayor and the city's LGBTQ Commission of a LGBTQ delegation from Israel was cancelled a day before...

December 11, 2017 12:51 pm
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The History of the Wandering Jew

Albert Londres, a non-Jewish muckraking French journalist, set off for London, Prague, Subcarpathia and Poland early in 1929, in order to examine the harsh and...

February 9, 2017 2:36 pm
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Reflections on Death, Mourning and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflections on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition, by Hillel Halkin; Princeton University Press, 2016; 232 pp. Is there any subject...

September 8, 2016 10:40 am
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Obama, Merkel and ‘The Right Side of History’

“US Sends Iran Two More Loads of Cash." So blared the headline on the front page of the September 7 issue of The Wall Street...

May 29, 2016 10:46 am
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‘Berning’ the Jews: Sanders and the Democratic Platform Committee

"Antisemitism is no longer a problem, fortunately. It’s raised because privileged people want to make sure they have total control, not just 98% control. That’s...

April 17, 2016 12:26 pm
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Bernie Sanders Versus the Tenth Commandment

Bernie Sanders, with the regularity of a steam engine, has pounded away for months at the injustice, the wickedness, even the racism of “income inequality.”...

February 16, 2016 1:22 pm
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Bernie Sanders: Socialist, Progressive, Jew

In the course of his mercurial rise to national prominence, Senator Bernard Sanders has diligently affixed the adjective “democratic” to the “socialism” that is the...

February 14, 2016 3:48 am
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Nothing Abides: Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam (REVIEW)

Nothing Abides: Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam, by Daniel Pipes. Transaction Publishers, 2015. More doggedly than any other expert on Middle East affairs Daniel...

January 22, 2016 5:02 am
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Jewish Academics Turn Against Hillel

The enemies of Israel neither slumber nor sleep. They include not only the technically competent barbarians of Iran, exuberantly aggressive with the prospect of nuclear...

November 22, 2015 6:16 pm
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The Campus Uprisings, Israel, and the Downfall of Larry Summers

The Wall Street Journal of November 14-15 carried an astute article by Roger Kimball (editor of the New Criterion) entitled “The Rise of the College...

October 20, 2015 11:29 am
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‘If There is a Third Intifada, We Want to Be the Ones Who Started It’

“If There is a Third Intifada, We Want to Be the Ones Who Started It” --New York Times Magazine Cover Story (Illustrated), March 17, 2013 "The most...

August 20, 2015 2:11 pm
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A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for...

July 22, 2015 5:22 pm
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The Nuclear ‘Deal’ and Obama’s Post-POTUS Future

President Obama’s decision to send the potentially catastrophic “executive agreement” (formerly known to speakers of English as a “treaty”) with Iran for immediate unanimous approval...

Features

Devastated California Jewish Communities Fight Fire with Light

JNS.org - Their voices filled with emotion, Chabad rabbis from across California made clear their determination to help people in...

Trauma and Terror: The View From Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story...

World

German Neo-Nazis Use New WhatsApp Stickers Option to Spread Antisemitic Ima...

German far-right and neo-Nazi groups are exploiting the text application WhatsApp's new option to create custom stickers in order to...

Israel

Palestinian President Abbas’s Fatah Party Mocks ‘Fearful’...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party reacted with glee to last week's massive rocket barrage on Israel's south. According to monitoring...

Middle East

Jordanian MP Who Praised Murder of Seven Israeli Schoolgirls Feted in UK Pa...

A Jordanian Member of Parliament who hailed the murder of seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was feted in the British...

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