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Richard Landes is the author of Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience and The Paranoid Apocalypse: One Hundred-Year Retrospective on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. He blogs at the Augean Stables.

ARTICLES BY: Richard Landes

April 26, 2017 1:33 pm

A Case Study of Lethal Journalism: The New York Times and Marwan Barghouti

The New York Times recently ran an op-ed by Palestinian Marwan Barghouti in which he accused Israel of arbitrary arrests, kangaroo courts, systematic torture, brutal...

January 13, 2017 4:08 am

Who Is Really Betraying Jewish Values?

Eva Illouz wrote a dramatic New Year’s piece for Haaretz, in which she accused fellow Jews who support Trump of falling prey to messianic fantasies and “betraying...

August 26, 2016 2:22 am

Pessin, Ironic Prophet: The Liberal Emperor’s New Clothes of Humanitarian Racism

[In the spring of 2015, Connecticut College erupted into a bizarre frenzy of condemnation over philosophy professor Andrew Pessin’s Facebook post from and about the...

July 29, 2013 1:30 pm

France is Losing Hearts and Minds of Native-Born Muslims

Granted that it's Ramadan, which skews the sample, but every day, certainly every week now, it seems, there's a new indication that France is losing...

May 26, 2013 7:51 pm

Welcome, Refugee from rekaB Street: Shmuel Rosner’s Mea Culpa

In the flood of commentary and analysis of the Al Durah controversy, I've tried to fisk the most important typical responses. And of...

May 24, 2013 11:10 am

Lethal Journalists React to the Al Durah Report: Insights Into the NGO-Journo Matrix

It's well known here in Israel that the journalists, the NGOs and the UN folk party together, that within a few weeks of coming...

May 22, 2013 9:36 am

The Al Durah Affair: What Makes Journalists Behave so Badly?

The Israeli government finally came out with a report - thirteen years late - on the Muhammad al Durah affair. It's thirteen years late....

January 31, 2013 2:06 am

Palestinian Projections and the Workings of Jew-Hatred

The indispensable PMW has just published a translation of an article in Ma'an, the Palestinian news agency publication. PMW emphasizes the vicious anti-Semitism of the piece...

January 29, 2013 1:50 am

Goldberg and the Daniels: Of Sewage Pipes, Lethal Narratives, and DurahJournalism

A recent spat in the blogosphere raises issues worth considering. After Jeffrey Goldberg informed his ample readership that President Obama believed that Israel did not understand...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...