Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
Zionophobia, anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism have become the coin of the realm in academic circles. Two significant occurrences are indicative of this widespread disorder, although there have been reactions against it as well. The first has been DePaul University's decision to deny tenure to Norman Finkelstein, an anti-Zionist Jewish professor who willingly collaborates with neo-Nazis, Holocaust-deniers and anti-Semites. The second occurred...
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At BookExpo America -- the publishing industry's annual gathering that occurred earlier this month in the heart of Manhattan -- Chris Anderson, the editor of Wired magazine, discussed how he'd like to give away his next book online. He's planning to call it, appropriately, Free, and he'll provide copies to those readers willing to read it with advertisements adorning its...
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A strange alliance of extremists links traditional anti-Semites with Israel's foes
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
What happens when the far right collides with the hard left? Will the universe explode? Will the laws of physics be distorted by some anti-Newtonian implosion of logic? No, they won't. Not as long as the two ends of the spectrum are uniting to slam the Jews, that is. Such a moment arrived when the pre-eminent journal of the far...
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Among the reams of print that have appeared recently upon the appearance of the new biography of Ralph Ellison by Arnold Rampersad -- all of it justified since Ellison is one of the major novelists of the 20th century -- one of the best notices has been Michael Anderson's, which appeared in the May 28 issue of The Nation. The...
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By:
Gershon Baskin
Forty years ago, following weeks of unimaginable anxiety regarding the continued existence of Israel, the Israel Defense Force swept across the Sinai, the Golan Heights and the West Bank -- not only taking the world by surprise, but also the Israelis themselves. The amazing military victory also brought with it renewed hopes for the possibility of peace with its neighbors...
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