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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


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...

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...

Culture

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...

Features

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

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

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

German Jewish Leader Calls for Country’s Military to Employ Rabbis

The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany is calling the country’s military to employ rabbis, Deutsche Welle reported. The report quoted a column Josef Schuster penned for the Frankfurter...

Israel

Top US Official Visits Hezbollah Tunnel Dug Under Israel-Lebanon Border

A top US official visited on Wednesday a Hezbollah tunnel recently uncovered by the IDF on the Israel-Lebanon border. “Stood ankle deep in mud today inside a tunnel dug into Israel...

Middle East

Hezbollah Hits Back at US Criticism of Its Role in Lebanon

Hezbollah hit back against American condemnation of its role in Lebanon on Thursday, calling it a "violation of sovereignty," after the US expressed concern over the organization's expanding influence. After meeting...

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