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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


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...

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...

Culture

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...

Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time...

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Confirms She Converted to Judaism Before Marrying Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss confirmed for the first time publicly that she...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

17 UC Berkeley Professors Warn ‘Discriminatory’ BDS Campaign Po...

Seventeen faculty members at the University of California, Berkeley, warned on Tuesday against the threat posed by the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment,...

Israel

Israel Says UN Gaza War Crimes Report Biased Against It

Israel said on Thursday a UN report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the...

Middle East

Iran Will Boost Defense Capabilities Despite US Pressure, Khamenei Says

Iran is determined to boost its defense capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile program, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday. "We...

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