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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


June 13, 2019 1:37 pm
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How Should We Spell ‘Antisemitism’?

In 1977 I attended a meeting with Yehuda Bauer, the preeminent Israeli Holocaust scholar, and the late Naomi Pascal, then a main editor of the...

April 23, 2019 12:40 pm
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The Democrats’ Real Antisemitism Problem: Bernie Sanders  

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

March 13, 2019 11:28 am
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Journalism’s Longest War: The New York Times Versus Zionism and Israel

Review: Jerold S. Auerbach, Print to Fit: The New York Times, Zionism and Israel: 1896-2016. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2019. It has long been a commonplace...

January 15, 2019 11:32 am
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O Brave New (Repaired) World

Jonathan Neumann’s new book To Heal the World?: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel is a scathing analysis of the pseudo-religion of “tikkun...

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...

Culture

Toronto Raptors Jewish Co-Owner: Team Will Visit Israel If It Wins NBA Championship

JNS.org - The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship on Thursday, and...

Actor Neil Patrick Harris Shares Picture in Israel Ahead of Tel Aviv Pride Parade

American actor Neil Patrick Harris, who starred in "How I Met Your Mother,"...

Features

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

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...

World

UK Labour Leader Corbyn Blasted for Taking ‘Anti-US’ Position o...

Controversial UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn was blasted from all sides on Sunday after he claimed there was no...

Israel

Israeli President Welcomes Muslim Delegation From Europe: ‘Judaism Ha...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday met with a delegation from the Conference of Imams in France, as well as...

Middle East

Syria State TV Says Wildfires Spark Explosion in Army Ammo Depot West of Da...

An explosion on Saturday in a Syrian ammunition depot in a military zone west of the capital was caused by...

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