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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


October 6, 2019 11:36 am
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Britain’s Academic Left Expunges Jews From the Holocaust

The late Lucy Dawidowicz once referred, decades ago in a letter to me, to the widespread practice of stealing the Holocaust from its European Jewish...

August 8, 2019 7:51 am
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Al Sharpton and the Decline of the Democrats

In recent months, most of the contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, ever zealous for (bad) new causes, have displayed an oily sycophancy towards the...

July 11, 2019 2:54 pm
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Kamala Harris’ ‘Victory’ Over Joe Biden

The left flank of the Democratic Party, as ignorant as it is dogmatic, has been crowing over Kamala Harris' "victory" over Joe Biden in the...

June 23, 2019 8:37 am
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How the Israeli Left Lost It

Review of The Crack-Up of the Israeli Left by Mordechai Nisan, Canada: Mantua Books. “When It comes to defaming Jews, the Palestinians are pisherkes [pipsqueaks] next to...

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...

Features

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

US Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Mourn Sudden Death of Civil Rights Icon Elijah...

Many American Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed condolences on Thursday over the sudden death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a...

Israel

After Latest Unity Offer Rejected, Israeli Coalition Talks Remain Stalemate...

After a day of speculation, Israel’s centrist Blue and White party rejected a unity government proposal from Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Gaza’s Growing Pet Population Stretches Scant Vet Resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities. Some...

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