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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


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...

June 22, 2015 2:46 pm
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EXCLUSIVE: Jews Against Themselves, by Edward Alexander (EXCERPT)

Jews Against Themselves is about the new forms taken by Jewish apostasy in an age when Jewish existence is threatened more starkly and immediately than at...

March 31, 2015 5:52 pm
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Hillary Clinton and Michael Lerner: A Historical Footnote

The Algemeiner recently reported that "After weeks of escalating criticism of Israel by the Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and the...

March 2, 2015 3:50 pm
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John Kerry: A Cossack in a Sukkeh

John Kerry generally enters into diplomacy concerning Israel like a bull in a china shop; or, shall we say, like a Cossack in a sukkeh....

January 29, 2015 9:21 pm
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Paris, Argentina, Iran: An Opportunity for Obama?

"In the warmest of hearts there's a cold spot for the Jews." Irving Howe wrote these words to me in 1972 in a letter (actually,...

December 3, 2014 11:30 am
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Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation (REVIEW)

At the present historical juncture, when millions of Arabs and hundreds of millions of Muslims awaken each morning thinking of ways to destroy Israel and...

November 2, 2014 1:24 pm
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A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe (REVIEW)

A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe. Edited by Nina Howe, with a foreword by Morris Dickstein. (New Haven and London: Yale University...

August 28, 2014 2:11 pm
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Jewish Survivors and Their Progeny Against Israel

The Jewish enemies of Israel, if they are sufficiently profligate in the expenditure of claptrap, often come to the aid of her defenders. Early this...

May 19, 2014 4:14 pm
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Zionism 101: Far Better Than the Courses at Vassar or Stanford, and About $60,000 Cheaper

To those of us old enough to remember the first Israel Independence Day, in 1948, it stands as one of the few redeeming events in...

Features

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

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...

World

Trump Says US Navy ‘Destroyed’ Iranian Drone in Gulf

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a US Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in the latest incident...

Israel

Netanyahu: Israel Will Deliver ‘Crushing Blow’ in Any Future Wa...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that if Israel was forced into another war with Hezbollah, “we will...

Middle East

Three Iranian Nationals Charged With Exporting Carbon Fiber From US to Iran

JNS.org - Three Iranian nationals have been charged with illegally smuggling carbon fiber, a crucial component to make a nuclear bomb, announced the US Department of Justice on Tuesday. Behzad Pourghannad...

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